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2012-01-24

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Uneasy calm returns after clashes in Bani Walid

Bullet-scarred and abandoned buildings bear testament to the battle for Bani Walid, the last Libyan stronghold of Muammar Gaddafi. Calm has once

Bullet-scarred and abandoned buildings bear testament to the battle for Bani Walid, the last Libyan stronghold of Muammar Gaddafi. Calm has once

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France seeks to mend ties with Turkey over genocide law

France has urged Turkey not to take tit-for-tat measures over a draft bill that makes it illegal to deny the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman

France has urged Turkey not to take tit-for-tat measures over a draft bill that makes it illegal to deny the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman

Europe

E-business defies financial gloom

The European Commission has said it wants to support e-commerce and online businesses more. Latest studies show the Internet creates 2.6 jobs for

The European Commission has said it wants to support e-commerce and online businesses more. Latest studies show the Internet creates 2.6 jobs for

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Turkey-Armenia relations more 'important' than 'genocide' law

At a protest outside the French consulate in Istanbul, Turkish people unhappy at the passing of the French ‘genocide bill’ vented their anger. One

At a protest outside the French consulate in Istanbul, Turkish people unhappy at the passing of the French ‘genocide bill’ vented their anger. One

Science_technology

Healthier ageing is just a click away

Three people reflect on how computer technology is helping them to cope with disease due to ageing. “I was working and felt completely exhausted

Three people reflect on how computer technology is helping them to cope with disease due to ageing. “I was working and felt completely exhausted

Sport

Stamp proves costly for Balotelli

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has been charged with violent conduct and handed a four-game ban by the English Football Association for an

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has been charged with violent conduct and handed a four-game ban by the English Football Association for an

Europe

Orban in Brussels to build bridges

Prime minister Viktor Orban has meet the EU’s top brass in an effort to reach a deal over Hungary’s disputed constitution. His visit to Brussels

Prime minister Viktor Orban has meet the EU’s top brass in an effort to reach a deal over Hungary’s disputed constitution. His visit to Brussels

Business

IMF warns Europe is global recession risk

As it cut its outlook for global growth, the International Monetary Fund warned that the eurozone debt crisis is escalating and dragging down the

As it cut its outlook for global growth, the International Monetary Fund warned that the eurozone debt crisis is escalating and dragging down the

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French firms to count cost of genocide law

The Armenian genocide bill passed by the French parliament could hit French companies doing business, or hoping to do business, with Turkey

The Armenian genocide bill passed by the French parliament could hit French companies doing business, or hoping to do business, with Turkey

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Scorsese's 'Hugo' and 'The Artist' favourites for Oscars

Two films dominate this year’s Oscar nominees — Martin Scorsese’s tribute to the early days of filmmaking ‘Hugo’ leads the pack with 11 nominations

Two films dominate this year’s Oscar nominees — Martin Scorsese’s tribute to the early days of filmmaking ‘Hugo’ leads the pack with 11 nominations

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Egypt partially lifts state of emergency law

Egypt has announced its state of emergency law is going to be lifted. The move was declared by the head of the country’s ruling military council

Egypt has announced its state of emergency law is going to be lifted. The move was declared by the head of the country’s ruling military council

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Garzon trial grips Spain

Judge Baltasar Garzon is on trial in Spain, accused by two right-wing groups of breaking a 1977 amnesty by investigating the deaths or disappearances

Judge Baltasar Garzon is on trial in Spain, accused by two right-wing groups of breaking a 1977 amnesty by investigating the deaths or disappearances

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Armenia celebrates 'genocide bill' at French embassy

There was a festive mood outside the French embassy in Yerevan as Armenians celebrated the passing of a French law making it illegal to deny that the

There was a festive mood outside the French embassy in Yerevan as Armenians celebrated the passing of a French law making it illegal to deny that the

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Italy says pollution from cruise ship contained

Italian salvage crews say they expect to begin pumping thousands of tonnes of fuel from the wrecked Costa Concordia by Saturday. Authorities have

Italian salvage crews say they expect to begin pumping thousands of tonnes of fuel from the wrecked Costa Concordia by Saturday. Authorities have

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Shi'ites killed in Baghdad bomb blasts

Four car bomb blasts in mainly Shi’ite areas of Baghdad have left at least 13 people dead and 75 injured.   The first, in the northeastern Sadr City

Four car bomb blasts in mainly Shi’ite areas of Baghdad have left at least 13 people dead and 75 injured.   The first, in the northeastern Sadr City

Science_technology

Software to predict and prevent crime

It is home to a stretch of coast popular with surfers and one of the oldest funfairs in the United States, welcome to Santa Cruz. But over recent

It is home to a stretch of coast popular with surfers and one of the oldest funfairs in the United States, welcome to Santa Cruz. But over recent

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Egyptians freer yet hungrier

Egypt is measuring its national pride one year after its historic revolution. But in spite of many efforts, poverty is booming, foreign currency

Egypt is measuring its national pride one year after its historic revolution. But in spite of many efforts, poverty is booming, foreign currency

News

Britain urges Arab League to push for UN resolution

Britain has called on the Arab League to urge the UN to pass a resolution on Syria. It comes as the League’s monitoring mission appears close to

Britain has called on the Arab League to urge the UN to pass a resolution on Syria. It comes as the League’s monitoring mission appears close to

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NATO's Rasmussen: cuts herald defence sharing

NATO’s intervention in Libya may have resulted in the successful toppling of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, but it also raised awkward questions about the

NATO’s intervention in Libya may have resulted in the successful toppling of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, but it also raised awkward questions about the

Business

Oil refiner Petroplus brought down by debt

Europe’s largest independent oil refiner, Petroplus, said it is filing for insolvency after failing to work out a deal with the banks to which it

Europe’s largest independent oil refiner, Petroplus, said it is filing for insolvency after failing to work out a deal with the banks to which it

Business

ILO highlights chronic need for jobs

An alarming report from the International Labour Organisation which says there are nearly 200 million people currently unemployed worldwide and 600

An alarming report from the International Labour Organisation which says there are nearly 200 million people currently unemployed worldwide and 600

Business

Euro crisis hits Siemens' profit

Siemens, the region’s biggest engineering conglomerate, has revealed an unexpectedly sharp fall in quarterly operating profits – down 23 percent to

Siemens, the region’s biggest engineering conglomerate, has revealed an unexpectedly sharp fall in quarterly operating profits – down 23 percent to

Business

Brinkmanship over Greek debt deal continues

European finance ministers — meeting in Brussels —have been pushing investors holding Greek government bonds to accept lower amounts as part of a

European finance ministers — meeting in Brussels —have been pushing investors holding Greek government bonds to accept lower amounts as part of a

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Protester's death overshadows Italian strike

A strike by Italian truckers against high fuel costs and government reforms has taken a tragic turn with the death of a man taking part in a road

A strike by Italian truckers against high fuel costs and government reforms has taken a tragic turn with the death of a man taking part in a road

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Trial starts for Spain's top human rights judge

Spain’s crusading human rights judge Baltasar Garzon has gone on trial over his divisive attempt to investigate disappearances during Franco’s

Spain’s crusading human rights judge Baltasar Garzon has gone on trial over his divisive attempt to investigate disappearances during Franco’s

Culture

Chuckles on the slopes: ski resort hosts film fest

The French ski resort of l’Alpe d’Huez played host to the 15th edition of the International Comedy Film Festival, with movies from France, Canada and

The French ski resort of l’Alpe d’Huez played host to the 15th edition of the International Comedy Film Festival, with movies from France, Canada and

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Erdogan slams French genocide bill as 'racist'

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has launched a stinging attack on French President Nicolas Sarkozy, after the French Senate voted to make

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has launched a stinging attack on French President Nicolas Sarkozy, after the French Senate voted to make

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Eurozone ministers fail to agree Greek debt deal

Fears that Greece could default on its massive debts are mounting after eurozone finance ministers in Brussels rejected an offer from the country’s

Fears that Greece could default on its massive debts are mounting after eurozone finance ministers in Brussels rejected an offer from the country’s

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Turkish PM labels French genocide bill "racist"

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described the French Senate vote to criminalise genocide denial of the 1915-16 killing of Armenians

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described the French Senate vote to criminalise genocide denial of the 1915-16 killing of Armenians