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2012-01-31

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Julian Assange makes fresh extradition appeal

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will ask Britain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday to quash a decision to extradite him to Sweden. Swedish prosecutors

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will ask Britain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday to quash a decision to extradite him to Sweden. Swedish prosecutors

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Ukraine's big freeze: Heated tents help homeless

When the temperature is pushing minus 30 degrees Celsius, a heated tent and a meal can mean the difference between life and death. That is exactly

When the temperature is pushing minus 30 degrees Celsius, a heated tent and a meal can mean the difference between life and death. That is exactly

Europe

Greece's euro exit: is it only a matter of time?

Greece’s tragic economic plight is once again centre stage of the eurozone’s debt crisis. At the latest EU summit in Brussels on Monday January 30

Greece’s tragic economic plight is once again centre stage of the eurozone’s debt crisis. At the latest EU summit in Brussels on Monday January 30

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No amnesty for crimes against humanity, says Garzon

Spanish judge Baltazar Garzon has told a Madrid court that no amnesty can cover crimes against humanity. He is accused of deliberately ignoring a

Spanish judge Baltazar Garzon has told a Madrid court that no amnesty can cover crimes against humanity. He is accused of deliberately ignoring a

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Florida votes after bitter Republican primary battle

US Republicans in Florida appear set to give Mitt Romney his biggest win so for in the race to be the party’s presidential candidate. Polls have him

US Republicans in Florida appear set to give Mitt Romney his biggest win so for in the race to be the party’s presidential candidate. Polls have him

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Facebook 'light my fire'

Palo Alto, California, has been Facebook’s home base since June 2004. It was conceived on the other side of the country, at Harvard University

Palo Alto, California, has been Facebook’s home base since June 2004. It was conceived on the other side of the country, at Harvard University

Sport

Ultraviolet controversy

Germany’s anti-doping agency is to investigate 28 athletes who may have received blood transfusions from a doctor at the centre of a doping scandal

Germany’s anti-doping agency is to investigate 28 athletes who may have received blood transfusions from a doctor at the centre of a doping scandal

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EU deal hailed as first step towards fiscal union

“It is the first step towards a fiscal union.” So says Mario Draghi, the head of the European Central Bank, hailing a deal on stricter budget

“It is the first step towards a fiscal union.” So says Mario Draghi, the head of the European Central Bank, hailing a deal on stricter budget

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Turkey's Erdogan praises move to scrap "genocide" law

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has welcomed a move to overturn a French law that makes it illegal to deny the mass killings of Armenians

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has welcomed a move to overturn a French law that makes it illegal to deny the mass killings of Armenians

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Slovak MPs strip for scrapping their immunity

It is not only Ukrainian feminists who are stripping off to make their point. Seventeen Slovak politicians posted a naked Facebook photo to protest

It is not only Ukrainian feminists who are stripping off to make their point. Seventeen Slovak politicians posted a naked Facebook photo to protest

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Doh! WikiLeaks' Assange lands Simpsons cameo

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is set to star in the animated TV comedy ‘The Simpsons’. The show’s creators say he will appear in the 500th

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is set to star in the animated TV comedy ‘The Simpsons’. The show’s creators say he will appear in the 500th

Business

Dassault is top gun in Indian order dog-fight

The French and Indian government have confirmed that France’s Dassault is to enter into “exclusive negotiations” on selling Rafale fighter planes to

The French and Indian government have confirmed that France’s Dassault is to enter into “exclusive negotiations” on selling Rafale fighter planes to

Business

Eurozone jobless continues to rise

Eurozone unemployment has hit its highest since before the euro was introduced at 16.5 million. The grim figures also reveal a widening gap between

Eurozone unemployment has hit its highest since before the euro was introduced at 16.5 million. The grim figures also reveal a widening gap between

Business

Greece close to debt swap deal

Greece says it has all but concluded a crucial debt relief deal with its private investors. The agreement would see those investors swap their

Greece says it has all but concluded a crucial debt relief deal with its private investors. The agreement would see those investors swap their

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Concordia operation 'too dangerous' to continue

The underwater operation to recover bodies from the half-sunken Costa Concordia has been abandoned because of the dangers to the divers involved in

The underwater operation to recover bodies from the half-sunken Costa Concordia has been abandoned because of the dangers to the divers involved in

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Bosnia's wartime veterans beat the ethnic divide

A bailout is bridging Bosnia’s ethnic divide as 17 years after the end of its conflict, former frontline foes have been digging deep into their

A bailout is bridging Bosnia’s ethnic divide as 17 years after the end of its conflict, former frontline foes have been digging deep into their

Science_technology

Extinction of species accelerating

Scientists are calling it The Sixth Mass Extinction; species are dying off faster than at any time since the dinosaurs disappeared 65 million years

Scientists are calling it The Sixth Mass Extinction; species are dying off faster than at any time since the dinosaurs disappeared 65 million years

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Occupy Washington camps defy eviction deadline

Occupy Washington protesters have defied a police deadline to clear two occupy camps or face arrest. In a gesture of rebellion the protesters have

Occupy Washington protesters have defied a police deadline to clear two occupy camps or face arrest. In a gesture of rebellion the protesters have

Culture

Churchill's Marrakech connection

The Leighton House Museum in London has opened a new exhibition called “Meetings in Marrakesh” focussing on the paintings of Sir Winston Churchill

The Leighton House Museum in London has opened a new exhibition called “Meetings in Marrakesh” focussing on the paintings of Sir Winston Churchill

Culture

Albert Nobbs divides the critics

Glen Close stars in the title role of Albert Nobbs, a film set in the 1800s, which deals with a woman who dresses as a man in order to get a job. The

Glen Close stars in the title role of Albert Nobbs, a film set in the 1800s, which deals with a woman who dresses as a man in order to get a job. The

Business

Spanish property bubble hits Santander profits

Santander has reported a sharp drop in profit as it sets aside 3.2 billion euros to cover foreclosed Spanish property. Fourth quarter profit at the

Santander has reported a sharp drop in profit as it sets aside 3.2 billion euros to cover foreclosed Spanish property. Fourth quarter profit at the

Business

Disasters force Honda to slash profit outlook

Honda has slashed its forecast for annual profit to the lowest in three years but is anticipating a healthy rebound next year. Japan’s third

Honda has slashed its forecast for annual profit to the lowest in three years but is anticipating a healthy rebound next year. Japan’s third

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Likud vote raises prospect of early Israeli election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks set to lead his party into a possible early election. His right wing Likud party is holding its

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks set to lead his party into a possible early election. His right wing Likud party is holding its

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Deal hopes offer cold comfort to ordinary Greeks

Hopes of a refinancing deal between Greece and its international creditors gave the Athens stock market an early boost on opening. However, there

Hopes of a refinancing deal between Greece and its international creditors gave the Athens stock market an early boost on opening. However, there

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Push on Russia not to veto Syria UN vote

As the Syrian conflict continues to take a heavy toll, pressure is building on President Bashar al Assad at the UN to end the violence. The Arab

As the Syrian conflict continues to take a heavy toll, pressure is building on President Bashar al Assad at the UN to end the violence. The Arab

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Judge Garzon defends his Franco probe in Madrid court

Judge Baltasar Garzon, one of Spain’s most famous crusading judges, is giving evidence at his own trial for ordering a probe into mass killings

Judge Baltasar Garzon, one of Spain’s most famous crusading judges, is giving evidence at his own trial for ordering a probe into mass killings

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Cold snap hits eastern Europe

A deadly cold snap is spreading across eastern Europe. Dozens of people have been killed by the freezing weather as temperatures have plummeted.

A deadly cold snap is spreading across eastern Europe. Dozens of people have been killed by the freezing weather as temperatures have plummeted.

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Opposition rally in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s main opposition leader and thousands of her supporters held a rally in the capital Dhaka to demand that an independent caretaker

Bangladesh’s main opposition leader and thousands of her supporters held a rally in the capital Dhaka to demand that an independent caretaker

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Dunkerque kicks-off 2012 Carnival season

Some 10,000 people gathered in Dunkerque, France for the opening “Bal du Chat Noir” ball. Carnival season in Dunkerque takes place every year for

Some 10,000 people gathered in Dunkerque, France for the opening “Bal du Chat Noir” ball. Carnival season in Dunkerque takes place every year for

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Mitts are off as Romney pounds Newt in negative Florida primary

As Republican voters go to the polls in the Florida presidential primary Mitt Romney is in the box seat with a double-digit lead over his closest

As Republican voters go to the polls in the Florida presidential primary Mitt Romney is in the box seat with a double-digit lead over his closest