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2011-12-15

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Toxic alcohol kills more than 140 people in India

More than 140 people have died in India after drinking cheap, contaminated alcohol. A number of arrests have been made over the locally-brewed

More than 140 people have died in India after drinking cheap, contaminated alcohol. A number of arrests have been made over the locally-brewed

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Power cut knocks out Berlin's S-Bahn trains

Berlin’s urban fast train network was brought to a halt on Thursday by a power cut at a control centre. Thousand of passengers were affected by

Berlin’s urban fast train network was brought to a halt on Thursday by a power cut at a control centre. Thousand of passengers were affected by

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German president tells of regrets amid loan scandal

Germany’s beleaguered President Christian Wulff has broken his silence amid a property scandal that could cost him his job. He has expressed

Germany’s beleaguered President Christian Wulff has broken his silence amid a property scandal that could cost him his job. He has expressed

Sport

Military support to back up security at London 2012

Protecting London 2012 will be the biggest security challenge which Britain has faced in decades. That is the view of the defence secretary who has

Protecting London 2012 will be the biggest security challenge which Britain has faced in decades. That is the view of the defence secretary who has

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Vote called on Italian austerity package

Italy’s government has called a confidence vote in parliament to speed up the approval of a 33-billion euro austerity package. Italian Prime

Italy’s government has called a confidence vote in parliament to speed up the approval of a 33-billion euro austerity package. Italian Prime

Europe

Medvedev promises euro aid but rebuffs election concerns

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev made it clear that a visit to Brussels was for him to talk about the future of the euro and visa-free travel, not

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev made it clear that a visit to Brussels was for him to talk about the future of the euro and visa-free travel, not

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Abbas tells euronews about Fatah-Hamas common ground

Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas may be getting closer to striking a unity deal, with Mahmoud Abbas telling euronews that common ground has been

Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas may be getting closer to striking a unity deal, with Mahmoud Abbas telling euronews that common ground has been

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Carlos the Jackal's revolution by terrorism

After years behind bars, Ilich Ramírez Sánchez is still defiant. The Venezuelan was hauled out of his French prison cell in November to answer for

After years behind bars, Ilich Ramírez Sánchez is still defiant. The Venezuelan was hauled out of his French prison cell in November to answer for

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Putin 'welcomes' protests while dismissing them

In Vladimir Putin’s latest four-and-a-half hour television marathon the Russian prime minister dismissed the recent protests against his United

In Vladimir Putin’s latest four-and-a-half hour television marathon the Russian prime minister dismissed the recent protests against his United

Business

Smooth Spanish bond sale, but euro zone still besieged

For once there was some good news from the eurozone debt crisis as Spain was able to sell many more government bonds than it expected at its latest

For once there was some good news from the eurozone debt crisis as Spain was able to sell many more government bonds than it expected at its latest

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Chinese troops surround protesting village

The standoff in Wukan village in Guangdong province in China continues. It is the latest expression of rural discontent in the rapidly- transforming

The standoff in Wukan village in Guangdong province in China continues. It is the latest expression of rural discontent in the rapidly- transforming

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Carlos the Jackal found guilty

Venezuelan born Ilich Ramírez Sánchez also known as Carlos the Jackal has been found guilty for crimes that claimed the lives of 11 people almost 30

Venezuelan born Ilich Ramírez Sánchez also known as Carlos the Jackal has been found guilty for crimes that claimed the lives of 11 people almost 30

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Abbas tells euronews about Fatah-Hamas common ground

Wishing Hamas happy birthday, tens of thousands of supporters rallied in Gaza to celebrate the Palestinian group’s 24th annniversary. But while the

Wishing Hamas happy birthday, tens of thousands of supporters rallied in Gaza to celebrate the Palestinian group’s 24th annniversary. But while the

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Greek pensioners protest austerity cuts

More than one thousand pensioners, some walking with canes, confronted police outside the Greek parliament during a protest march on Thursday

More than one thousand pensioners, some walking with canes, confronted police outside the Greek parliament during a protest march on Thursday

Special_reports

Occupy Wall street takes its case to Main Street

It has been almost three months since demonstrators first came to America’s financial heart to ‘occupy’ Wall Street. But today the tents have been

It has been almost three months since demonstrators first came to America’s financial heart to ‘occupy’ Wall Street. But today the tents have been

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Liege shooting death toll rises to six

A fifth victim has died of the injuries she received in Tuesday’s Liege shootings in Belgium. In total 160 people have needed treatment for injuries

A fifth victim has died of the injuries she received in Tuesday’s Liege shootings in Belgium. In total 160 people have needed treatment for injuries

Science_technology

Small is beautiful

They are only the size of a domestic washing machine but ESA’s mini-satellites are getting some big results. The Proba series is busy observing the

They are only the size of a domestic washing machine but ESA’s mini-satellites are getting some big results. The Proba series is busy observing the

Culture

Alvin and the Chipmunks are back

Singing chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore are back. Along with their long-suffering adoptive father-cum-manager Dave Seville – played by Jason Lee

Singing chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore are back. Along with their long-suffering adoptive father-cum-manager Dave Seville – played by Jason Lee

Business

Greece sinks deeper into job hell

Greek unemployment hit a record high this summer despite a rise in tourism. Job centres filled up as construction companies, manufacturers

Greek unemployment hit a record high this summer despite a rise in tourism. Job centres filled up as construction companies, manufacturers

Culture

USSR display reforms, reveals and revolutionises

What do Miss Charm, Chernobyl and Mikhail Gorbachev have in common? Not a great deal you may think, but they all appear in the exhibition “USSR: End

What do Miss Charm, Chernobyl and Mikhail Gorbachev have in common? Not a great deal you may think, but they all appear in the exhibition “USSR: End

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Chirac guilty of embezzlement, but avoids jail

Guilty of embezzlement — the verdict making Jacques Chirac the first former French head of state to be convicted of a crime since the end of World

Guilty of embezzlement — the verdict making Jacques Chirac the first former French head of state to be convicted of a crime since the end of World

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Medvedev rebuffs EU concern over Russian polls

He did not quite say “it is none of your business”, but President Dmitry Medvedev’s message was clear as EU leaders raised the thorny topic of

He did not quite say “it is none of your business”, but President Dmitry Medvedev’s message was clear as EU leaders raised the thorny topic of

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Dramatic car chase in Australia

A man and a woman allegedly armed with a handgun car-jacked a vehicle in the New South Wales town of Beresfield, local media reported. Police chased

A man and a woman allegedly armed with a handgun car-jacked a vehicle in the New South Wales town of Beresfield, local media reported. Police chased

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Back in the Day: the Boston Tea Party

December 16, 1773 Dozens of men in the then-British colony of Boston, Massachusetts break into a British merchant ship and throw 342 chests of tea

December 16, 1773 Dozens of men in the then-British colony of Boston, Massachusetts break into a British merchant ship and throw 342 chests of tea

Business

TAM + LAN = LATAM

Latin America’s biggest airline is ready for take off.   The merger of TAM, the leader in the Brazilian aviation market, with Chile’s main carrier

Latin America’s biggest airline is ready for take off.   The merger of TAM, the leader in the Brazilian aviation market, with Chile’s main carrier

Business

Finland slashes growth forecast

The Bank of Finland has cut its economic growth forecast for the next two years and said the government must make “substantial” spending cuts and

The Bank of Finland has cut its economic growth forecast for the next two years and said the government must make “substantial” spending cuts and

Business

Eurozone decline eases, recession still looms

New business surveys show the pace of decline in the euro zone’s private sector unexpectedly easing in December. Markit’s Purchasing Managers’

New business surveys show the pace of decline in the euro zone’s private sector unexpectedly easing in December. Markit’s Purchasing Managers’

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America closes its Iraq war chapter

The US military has officially ended its war in Iraq. Nearly nine years after the invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein, the war has cost the

The US military has officially ended its war in Iraq. Nearly nine years after the invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein, the war has cost the

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Spanish fishermen slam pact end with Morocco

Spanish fishermen have condemned the European Union’s rejection of an extension of a fishing agreement with Morocco. EU lawmakers dismissed a fresh

Spanish fishermen have condemned the European Union’s rejection of an extension of a fishing agreement with Morocco. EU lawmakers dismissed a fresh

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Putin calls for cameras in polling stations

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has faced the nation live on TV for the first time since a general election that his opponents claim was

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has faced the nation live on TV for the first time since a general election that his opponents claim was