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2012-02-10

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Homeless teenagers sleep rough in Kiev cold snap

In Kiev teenagers who had been living on the streets have set up temporary home in derelict buildings. Some do not want to be identified and that

In Kiev teenagers who had been living on the streets have set up temporary home in derelict buildings. Some do not want to be identified and that

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Long-awaited Eternit asbestos verdict expected soon

Will the judgement be guilty or not guilty in the ‘asbestos trial’ of the owners of the company Eternit, in Casale Monferrato, Italy? After a

Will the judgement be guilty or not guilty in the ‘asbestos trial’ of the owners of the company Eternit, in Casale Monferrato, Italy? After a

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One year on a new message in Tahrir Square

Protesters are back in Tahrir Square in Egypt with a new message as the first anniversary of President Mubarak’s fall approaches. They are calling

Protesters are back in Tahrir Square in Egypt with a new message as the first anniversary of President Mubarak’s fall approaches. They are calling

Sport

Tom Boonen wins Tour of Qatar

Belgium’s Tom Boonen held his nerve to claim his fourth Tour of Qatar title in Doha on Friday. The 31-year-old, who had led the race from the

Belgium’s Tom Boonen held his nerve to claim his fourth Tour of Qatar title in Doha on Friday. The 31-year-old, who had led the race from the

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McCartney finally gets his Hollywood star

Paul McCartney has been given a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, making him the last member of the Beatles to get one. At the unveiling, he made

Paul McCartney has been given a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, making him the last member of the Beatles to get one. At the unveiling, he made

Business

What can the ECB do to help Greece?

It was another tantalising week for markets, as investors desperately await some decision — any decision — on Greece. In the end it was business as

It was another tantalising week for markets, as investors desperately await some decision — any decision — on Greece. In the end it was business as

Special_reports

Why we should never stop learning

In this week’s Learning World, we are looking at lifelong education: focusing on the huge number of things we have still got to learn long after our

In this week’s Learning World, we are looking at lifelong education: focusing on the huge number of things we have still got to learn long after our

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Egypt 'fed up with military, not afraid of Islamist rule'

The scene in Egypt, after Mubarak has been gone for one year, is of political confusion, fury over military rule – during which dozens of lives have

The scene in Egypt, after Mubarak has been gone for one year, is of political confusion, fury over military rule – during which dozens of lives have

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Serb arrested in Spain over Djindjic killing

Spanish police have arrested a man convicted over the assassination of Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic. Vladimir Milisavljevic was detained

Spanish police have arrested a man convicted over the assassination of Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic. Vladimir Milisavljevic was detained

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Coalition members quit over Greece austerity plan

As Greeks took to the streets on Friday to show their anger at austerity measures, several politicians also walked off the job. The industrial

As Greeks took to the streets on Friday to show their anger at austerity measures, several politicians also walked off the job. The industrial

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Belgium: firefighters spray premier's office

Striking Belgian fire crews have sprayed the country’s cabinet building in Brussels in protest against proposed changes to pensions that ministers

Striking Belgian fire crews have sprayed the country’s cabinet building in Brussels in protest against proposed changes to pensions that ministers

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Vatican: no 'plot to kill Pope'

The Vatican has dismissed an Italian newspaper report that the Pope is being targeted by  assassins and would be dead within 12 months.   The front

The Vatican has dismissed an Italian newspaper report that the Pope is being targeted by  assassins and would be dead within 12 months.   The front

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A tear filled plea from a hospital in Homs

In one hospital in a neighbourhood of Homs the intense personal pain of Syria is evident. An amateur video, which has not been verified, shows a

In one hospital in a neighbourhood of Homs the intense personal pain of Syria is evident. An amateur video, which has not been verified, shows a

Business

Barclays cuts bonuses but still faces protests

Announcing sharply lower profits at its investment banking division, Britain’s Barclays said it was cutting the total of bonuses it is paying to its

Announcing sharply lower profits at its investment banking division, Britain’s Barclays said it was cutting the total of bonuses it is paying to its

Culture

Uptown Girl Brinkley's fashion faux pas

Actresses and models took to the catwalk in New York for the Red Dress Collection, a fashion event that aims to raise awareness of women’s heart

Actresses and models took to the catwalk in New York for the Red Dress Collection, a fashion event that aims to raise awareness of women’s heart

Culture

French Revolution film opens Berlinale

It is the first major film festival of 2012. The agenda-setting Berlinale will see 18 movies competing for the Golden Bear this year including

It is the first major film festival of 2012. The agenda-setting Berlinale will see 18 movies competing for the Golden Bear this year including

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Egemen Bağış: 'The EU must accept Turkey'

Joining the European Union remains a top priority for Turkey despite the economic crisis and controversy over comments made on the Armenian genocide

Joining the European Union remains a top priority for Turkey despite the economic crisis and controversy over comments made on the Armenian genocide

Business

Spain steps up jobless fight

Spain’s cabinet has approved further moves to try and reduced unemployment rates that are the highest in Europe. They include labour law changes

Spain’s cabinet has approved further moves to try and reduced unemployment rates that are the highest in Europe. They include labour law changes

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Syria wounded seek treatment in Lebanon

Lebanon is another neighbouring country dealing with the fallout from the violence in Syria. Tripoli, the largest city in northern Lebanon is just

Lebanon is another neighbouring country dealing with the fallout from the violence in Syria. Tripoli, the largest city in northern Lebanon is just

Business

European stocks rattled by Greek bailout problems

European shares suffered their steepest daily fall since January on Friday and the euro slumped against the dollar having pulled back from the

European shares suffered their steepest daily fall since January on Friday and the euro slumped against the dollar having pulled back from the

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Syria: 25 killed in Aleppo blast

At least 25 people have been killed following a twin bomb attack in Syria. The violence has now spread to the northern city of Aleppo, the

At least 25 people have been killed following a twin bomb attack in Syria. The violence has now spread to the northern city of Aleppo, the

Business

German inflation stayed at 2.1% in January

Inflation in Germany remained above the European Central Bank’s two percent target in January. It was 2.1 percent compared with a year ago. That was

Inflation in Germany remained above the European Central Bank’s two percent target in January. It was 2.1 percent compared with a year ago. That was

Business

Alcatel-Lucent makes first annual profit

Telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent has just posted its first annual net profit and is promising improved margins this year. However reduced

Telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent has just posted its first annual net profit and is promising improved margins this year. However reduced

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Greece government stuck between protesters and troika

Another wave of protests has erupted in Greece as the government cannot seem to please the people or the eurozone finance ministers. There were

Another wave of protests has erupted in Greece as the government cannot seem to please the people or the eurozone finance ministers. There were

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India and EU: Free-trade agreement close

Leaders from the EU and India have made “substantial progress” towards a free trade deal. Talks have been ongoing since 2007 and are said to be in

Leaders from the EU and India have made “substantial progress” towards a free trade deal. Talks have been ongoing since 2007 and are said to be in

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Iceland bouncing back from the brink

The money boom that led to the financial crisis has changed Icelanders’ values. The banking crash there has hit not only their enviously high

The money boom that led to the financial crisis has changed Icelanders’ values. The banking crash there has hit not only their enviously high

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Troika demands more cuts - Greece strikes

Greece is in the grip of another general strike with workers furious about yet more budget cuts demanded by the country’s financial rescuers. The

Greece is in the grip of another general strike with workers furious about yet more budget cuts demanded by the country’s financial rescuers. The

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Syrian bloodshed spreads to Aleppo

The upsurge in violence in Syria has spread to the northern city of Aleppo, where soldiers and civilians have been killed in separate explosions

The upsurge in violence in Syria has spread to the northern city of Aleppo, where soldiers and civilians have been killed in separate explosions

Europe

EU funding for foreign students

Nacisse, from Cameroon, studying at the Free University of Brussels, asks: Why doesn’t the European Community finance students from Africa? Dennis

Nacisse, from Cameroon, studying at the Free University of Brussels, asks: Why doesn’t the European Community finance students from Africa? Dennis

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Fire and ice on Mount Etna

A snow-covered Mount Etna in Sicily started to erupt on Wednesday afternoon. While the view was magnificent, the eruption would not have been

A snow-covered Mount Etna in Sicily started to erupt on Wednesday afternoon. While the view was magnificent, the eruption would not have been