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2012-01-26

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Aid charity accuses Libya of torturing prisoners

Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres has ended its work in the Libyan city of Misrata amid claims that it is being asked to patch up tortured

Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres has ended its work in the Libyan city of Misrata amid claims that it is being asked to patch up tortured

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Syrian revolt edges closer to Damascus

Despite the troop presence in some areas around Damascus, Syria’s anti-government uprising looks to be creeping nearer the capital. In some towns

Despite the troop presence in some areas around Damascus, Syria’s anti-government uprising looks to be creeping nearer the capital. In some towns

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How is Europe coping with the financial crisis?

In this week’s edition of The Network, Chris Burns looks at rising anger across Europe as government after government imposes austerity

In this week’s edition of The Network, Chris Burns looks at rising anger across Europe as government after government imposes austerity

Europe

EU enlargement: In search of the next Croatia

Croatia’s ‘Yes’ vote to join the European Union puts it on course to be the club’s 28th member in July 2013. But the low turnout last Sunday suggests

Croatia’s ‘Yes’ vote to join the European Union puts it on course to be the club’s 28th member in July 2013. But the low turnout last Sunday suggests

Business

Spain pushes for jobs help cash from EU

Looking for ideas on how to help Spain’s struggling economy new Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy met with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Thursday

Looking for ideas on how to help Spain’s struggling economy new Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy met with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Thursday

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Brazil grants visa to Cuban dissident

Brazil has granted a tourist visa to a leading Cuban dissident, just days before President Dilma Roussef visits the communist island.    That puts

Brazil has granted a tourist visa to a leading Cuban dissident, just days before President Dilma Roussef visits the communist island.    That puts

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1m fake US dollars seized in Portugal

Portuguese police have smashed a counterfeiting ring and seized around one million fake US dollars. Three men were arrested during the operation in

Portuguese police have smashed a counterfeiting ring and seized around one million fake US dollars. Three men were arrested during the operation in

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First appearance of animal virus in UK

Scientists have discovered the first ever outbreak in the UK of a disease that causes birth defects and miscarriages in animals. The Schmallenberg

Scientists have discovered the first ever outbreak in the UK of a disease that causes birth defects and miscarriages in animals. The Schmallenberg

Science_technology

Japanese scientists discover flu clue

This is the world’s first 3D look at the inside of the flu virus. The pictures were produced by a team of scientists at the Univeristy of Tokyo in

This is the world’s first 3D look at the inside of the flu virus. The pictures were produced by a team of scientists at the Univeristy of Tokyo in

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OSCE monitors ready for Russia's presidential race

European election observers have begun monitoring Russia’s presidential campaign. The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe said it

European election observers have begun monitoring Russia’s presidential campaign. The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe said it

Sport

Olympic environmental commissioner quits as Dow stays

As London prepares for the six-month countdown to the Olympic games the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster in India remains a constant headache for the

As London prepares for the six-month countdown to the Olympic games the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster in India remains a constant headache for the

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Tobin tax on financial transactions - optimists vs others

Not all save the world acts are created equal; take the Robin Hood Tax campaign: it has staggering credentials and people supporting it – including

Not all save the world acts are created equal; take the Robin Hood Tax campaign: it has staggering credentials and people supporting it – including

Business

Big freeze fails to deter protesters at Davos

Adapt and protest. That is one of the messages emerging from Davos. The snow is not enough to deter the demonstrators who have built, ‘Camp Igloo’

Adapt and protest. That is one of the messages emerging from Davos. The snow is not enough to deter the demonstrators who have built, ‘Camp Igloo’

Business

Eurozone should stay intact says Lamy

Some blame part of the Eurozone’s woes on globalization – the interconnectedness of world economies held responsible for the downturn that’s hit so

Some blame part of the Eurozone’s woes on globalization – the interconnectedness of world economies held responsible for the downturn that’s hit so

Business

Eurozone crisis dominates debates at Davos

The shrieks and cries, the swish and swirl of winter sports are the normal sounds which echo across the mountains which surround Davos. Now it is the

The shrieks and cries, the swish and swirl of winter sports are the normal sounds which echo across the mountains which surround Davos. Now it is the

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Kyrgyz inmates sew lips together in prison protest

More than 1,300 prisoners are said to have sewn their lips together with nearly 7,000 on hunger strike. Shock images of the protest have come from

More than 1,300 prisoners are said to have sewn their lips together with nearly 7,000 on hunger strike. Shock images of the protest have come from

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Cameron dubs Franco-German tax plan 'madness'

Britain’s David Cameron has taken a swipe at Franco-German plans for a financial transaction tax in Europe, questioning the sanity of such a

Britain’s David Cameron has taken a swipe at Franco-German plans for a financial transaction tax in Europe, questioning the sanity of such a

Business

Greece in last chance debt talks

In a race against the clock, talks resumed on Thursday between Greece and its debtors. They are haggling over how much of a loss those investors

In a race against the clock, talks resumed on Thursday between Greece and its debtors. They are haggling over how much of a loss those investors

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Concordia victims in compensation talks

With all hopes of finding any more survivors of the Costa Concordia disaster all but gone, attention is turning to helping those who made it alive

With all hopes of finding any more survivors of the Costa Concordia disaster all but gone, attention is turning to helping those who made it alive

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Police detain PIP breast implant boss

French police are continuing to question the head of a firm that supplied non-medical grade silicone breast implants to tens of thousands of

French police are continuing to question the head of a firm that supplied non-medical grade silicone breast implants to tens of thousands of

Environment

Malmö shows off its green regeneration

Malmö, Scandinavia’s bridge to Europe, is Sweden’s third largest city with 300,000 inhabitants. About a third of them are immigrants. Malmö is a

Malmö, Scandinavia’s bridge to Europe, is Sweden’s third largest city with 300,000 inhabitants. About a third of them are immigrants. Malmö is a

Business

Nokia profit slumps on Windows switch

A bad quarter for Nokia as its earning fell 73 percent and it made a loss after tax of just over one billion euros in the last three months of the

A bad quarter for Nokia as its earning fell 73 percent and it made a loss after tax of just over one billion euros in the last three months of the

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No easing of Belarus repression

In the cold, outside the human rights defence body the Council of Europe, this handful of exiles from Belarus shout: “Stop Lukashenko!” (president of

In the cold, outside the human rights defence body the Council of Europe, this handful of exiles from Belarus shout: “Stop Lukashenko!” (president of

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Rio city centre shrouded in dust after collapse

At least three people are now confirmed dead following the collapse of two high-rise buildings in the centre of Rio de Janeiro. A further 19 are

At least three people are now confirmed dead following the collapse of two high-rise buildings in the centre of Rio de Janeiro. A further 19 are

Business

New problems new solutions

The World Economic Summit has opened in Davos to a background of economic and geopolitical changes. They include a deepening debt crisis which is

The World Economic Summit has opened in Davos to a background of economic and geopolitical changes. They include a deepening debt crisis which is

Business

Austerity and solidarity to save the euro

Omnipresent in the background of the World Economic Forum in Davos is the sovereign debt crisis in the eurozone. The great challenge is to find the

Omnipresent in the background of the World Economic Forum in Davos is the sovereign debt crisis in the eurozone. The great challenge is to find the

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Armenian couple name their baby "Sarkozy"

A couple in Armenia have named their new-born baby Sarkozy in honour of France’s president. It comes after the French Senate voted to make it illegal

A couple in Armenia have named their new-born baby Sarkozy in honour of France’s president. It comes after the French Senate voted to make it illegal

Business

NEC under pressure cuts jobs

Japanese electronics firm NEC is to layoff nearly 10 percent of its workers. The 10,000 jobs will be cut to try to reduce costs as competition

Japanese electronics firm NEC is to layoff nearly 10 percent of its workers. The 10,000 jobs will be cut to try to reduce costs as competition

Business

German consumers more upbeat

A new survey shows German consumer morale to be at its highest in 10 months. The report, by the GfK market research institute, found that

A new survey shows German consumer morale to be at its highest in 10 months. The report, by the GfK market research institute, found that