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2011-12-14

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UNESCO: 'There are those that praise us, those that accuse us'

UNESCO has welcomed the Palestinians as the 195th member; an historic, yet controversial move that has rocked the organisation. The Palestinians

UNESCO has welcomed the Palestinians as the 195th member; an historic, yet controversial move that has rocked the organisation. The Palestinians

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As Iraq war ends, Obama welcomes troops home

He pledged to bring the troops home. And with his campaign promise almost fulfilled, US President Barack Obama has paid tribute to some of the last

He pledged to bring the troops home. And with his campaign promise almost fulfilled, US President Barack Obama has paid tribute to some of the last

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Arab Spring honoured with EP Sakharov Prize

Honouring peaceful revolution in several Arab nations, in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, democracy activists Asmaa Mahfouz of Egypt and

Honouring peaceful revolution in several Arab nations, in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, democracy activists Asmaa Mahfouz of Egypt and

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Cosa Nostra gang arrested for extorting anti-mafia TV show

Italian police say they have arrested 28 members of a Palermo crime gang which preyed on businesses, including the production of one of the country’s

Italian police say they have arrested 28 members of a Palermo crime gang which preyed on businesses, including the production of one of the country’s

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Russian space rocket designer Boris Chertok dies

Russian space rocket designer, Boris Chertok has died at the age of 99. For many years Chertok played a key role in engineering Soviet-era space

Russian space rocket designer, Boris Chertok has died at the age of 99. For many years Chertok played a key role in engineering Soviet-era space

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Tymoshenko's jail appeal falls flat

Yulia Tymoshenko has failed in her latest attempt to overturn her seven-year jail sentence for abuse of office. The former Ukrainian prime minister

Yulia Tymoshenko has failed in her latest attempt to overturn her seven-year jail sentence for abuse of office. The former Ukrainian prime minister

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Amateur videos capture 'assault' in Syria

A number of videos uploaded to social media sites show the alleged aftermath of a military assault by Syrian forces in Homs. In the amateur video

A number of videos uploaded to social media sites show the alleged aftermath of a military assault by Syrian forces in Homs. In the amateur video

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Israel displays Eichmann items

Revisiting a dark period of crime and punishment: a licence plate is among the items vaunting the capture in Argentina more than 50 years ago of

Revisiting a dark period of crime and punishment: a licence plate is among the items vaunting the capture in Argentina more than 50 years ago of

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Norway's PM visits South Pole 100 years after Amundsen

Scientists and explorers have gathered at the South Pole, 100 years to the day since Norwegian Roald Amundsen became the first person to reach

Scientists and explorers have gathered at the South Pole, 100 years to the day since Norwegian Roald Amundsen became the first person to reach

Business

EU pessimism hits euro's value

Worries about a lack of a solution to the eurozone sovereign debt crisis caused the euro to take a pounding on the foreign exchanges on

Worries about a lack of a solution to the eurozone sovereign debt crisis caused the euro to take a pounding on the foreign exchanges on

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Translation problem at the European Parliament

During the press conference with the polish president of the EU council, Juan Manuel barroso can not hear the portuguese interpretation. He only had

During the press conference with the polish president of the EU council, Juan Manuel barroso can not hear the portuguese interpretation. He only had

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Political obstruction to Monti's austerity plans

Despite Mario Monti’s popularity remaining high there are signs of opposition and political obstruction. His speech to Italy’s upper house of

Despite Mario Monti’s popularity remaining high there are signs of opposition and political obstruction. His speech to Italy’s upper house of

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What made Belgian gunman go on rampage?

What made a lone gunman go on a bloody rampage? And how could a man jailed for arms and drugs offences get his hands on deadly weapons? They are

What made a lone gunman go on a bloody rampage? And how could a man jailed for arms and drugs offences get his hands on deadly weapons? They are

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Merkel's partner in disarray as key figure quits

The junior party in Angela Merkel’s conservative-led coalition is in disarray after the shock resignation of a key figure, seen as a rising

The junior party in Angela Merkel’s conservative-led coalition is in disarray after the shock resignation of a key figure, seen as a rising

Business

UK dole queues lengthen as recession looms

The number of people out of work in Britain hit the highest level in more than 17 years in October. In addition, the jobless figures look set to

The number of people out of work in Britain hit the highest level in more than 17 years in October. In addition, the jobless figures look set to

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OPEC reaches oil output deal

OPEC oil producers have agreed a new production limit that keep output at about the level it is currently. Iran had wanted to cut production

OPEC oil producers have agreed a new production limit that keep output at about the level it is currently. Iran had wanted to cut production

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Merkel says crisis could make Europe stronger

Onwards and upwards — that was the tone of Angela Merkel’s speech to Germany’s Bundestag, as she reported back on last week’s EU summit to save the

Onwards and upwards — that was the tone of Angela Merkel’s speech to Germany’s Bundestag, as she reported back on last week’s EU summit to save the

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Shocked Belgians mourn Liege victims

Belgium is united in grief for the victims of the Liege attack. They were remembered at the Walloon parliament, the school of one of the slain

Belgium is united in grief for the victims of the Liege attack. They were remembered at the Walloon parliament, the school of one of the slain

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Back in the Day: Pisa's leaning tower re-opens slightly straighter

December 15, 2001 The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa re-opens to the public after 11 years of work to make the landmark more secure. The tower had been

December 15, 2001 The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa re-opens to the public after 11 years of work to make the landmark more secure. The tower had been

Culture

Des Vents Contraires

Des Vents Contraires is a new film staring Audrey Tatou of Amelie fame. It tells the story of a man whose wife disappears leaving him and their two

Des Vents Contraires is a new film staring Audrey Tatou of Amelie fame. It tells the story of a man whose wife disappears leaving him and their two

Culture

Christmas Music

Forget the rest – Michael Buble has released a new album simply entitled “Christmas” and it’s already topping the charts. His compilation of festive

Forget the rest – Michael Buble has released a new album simply entitled “Christmas” and it’s already topping the charts. His compilation of festive

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EU Presidency slams "eurosceptic" Britain

The head of the rotating EU Presidency has rounded on Britain over its refusal to sign up to new tougher fiscal rules. Speaking in Strasbourg, the

The head of the rotating EU Presidency has rounded on Britain over its refusal to sign up to new tougher fiscal rules. Speaking in Strasbourg, the

Europe

Visa-free travel and financial aid to top EU-Russia summit

Financial aid and visa-free travel will dominate talks when EU and Russian leaders meet in Brussels later this week. Moscow has said it may

Financial aid and visa-free travel will dominate talks when EU and Russian leaders meet in Brussels later this week. Moscow has said it may

Business

Thomas Cook axes 200 shops

Cash strapped travel firm Thomas Cook is to close more of its shops in Britain than previously announced — a total of 200. It also posted a

Cash strapped travel firm Thomas Cook is to close more of its shops in Britain than previously announced — a total of 200. It also posted a

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Credit Agricole to cut jobs, warns on profit

Credit Agricole is to cut 2,350 jobs, mostly at its investment banking division.   The French bank also said it will not pay a dividend to

Credit Agricole is to cut 2,350 jobs, mostly at its investment banking division.   The French bank also said it will not pay a dividend to

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Olympus reveals massive balance sheet hit

The true cost of Olympus’ 13-year long fraud has been revealed. The disgraced Japanese camera and medical equipment maker has met a deadline for

The true cost of Olympus’ 13-year long fraud has been revealed. The disgraced Japanese camera and medical equipment maker has met a deadline for

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Egypt Islamists seek to maintain lead in 2nd round vote

Egypt’s rival Islamist groups were seeking to increase their gains in the second round of a parliamentary election taking place on Wednesday. But

Egypt’s rival Islamist groups were seeking to increase their gains in the second round of a parliamentary election taking place on Wednesday. But

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Ukrainian court drops charge linking Kuchma to murder

A Ukrainian court has dismissed a charge against former President Leonid Kuchma of involvement in the murder of an opposition journalist twelve years

A Ukrainian court has dismissed a charge against former President Leonid Kuchma of involvement in the murder of an opposition journalist twelve years

Science_technology

A fresh approach to diagnosis

A few tiny spots could revolutionize the way doctors test for and diagnose a range of health problems. Researchers at Swansea University, in the

A few tiny spots could revolutionize the way doctors test for and diagnose a range of health problems. Researchers at Swansea University, in the

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Pop on a pod

They call it the ‘Heathrow Pod’, and it is a new way of getting around the urban jungle. Rather than waiting for a bus, business travellers just take

They call it the ‘Heathrow Pod’, and it is a new way of getting around the urban jungle. Rather than waiting for a bus, business travellers just take