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2012-02-22

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Faulty brakes suspected in Argentina train crash carnage

There was chaos and panic in Buenos Aires central Once station following Argentina’s worst rail crash in more than three decades. At least 49 people

There was chaos and panic in Buenos Aires central Once station following Argentina’s worst rail crash in more than three decades. At least 49 people

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Strauss-Khan released after questioning

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has walked free from police custody after nearly 48 hours of questioning. He spent a night in jail as prosecutors used their

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has walked free from police custody after nearly 48 hours of questioning. He spent a night in jail as prosecutors used their

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Zhirinovsky, a populist's fifth attempt to become Russia's top man  

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, rarely one to hide his forceful physical persona, has campaigned to become president of Russia repeatedly. Now aged 65, this is

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, rarely one to hide his forceful physical persona, has campaigned to become president of Russia repeatedly. Now aged 65, this is

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Mubarak fate to be announced in June

The verdict following the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will be announced on June 2. He is charged with ordering the killing of

The verdict following the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will be announced on June 2. He is charged with ordering the killing of

Europe

Brussels orders Budapest to tackle budget deficit

The EU Commission has told Hungary it must slash its budget gap or face a penalty of almost half a billion euros. The move is unprecedented and is

The EU Commission has told Hungary it must slash its budget gap or face a penalty of almost half a billion euros. The move is unprecedented and is

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Protests reflect Greek feeling on rescue terms

As dusk settled across Athens on Wednesday the hopes of a bright economic dawn to follow were dismissed by protesters who raised their voices against

As dusk settled across Athens on Wednesday the hopes of a bright economic dawn to follow were dismissed by protesters who raised their voices against

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More bodies found on capsized Costa Concordia

Eight more bodies, including a child, have been found in the wreck of the ‘Costa Concordia’ bringing to 25 the total number of lives lost. Eleven

Eight more bodies, including a child, have been found in the wreck of the ‘Costa Concordia’ bringing to 25 the total number of lives lost. Eleven

News

Afghan Korans burnt 'inadvertently' says NATO

As protests spread across Afghanistan over foreign troops burning the Koran, the violence has left at least six people dead. There are reports

As protests spread across Afghanistan over foreign troops burning the Koran, the violence has left at least six people dead. There are reports

Business

US wants lower taxes, fewer loopholes for companies

Sending a political message in an election year, President Barack Obama has proposed a sweeping overhaul of how US companies pay tax. The top

Sending a political message in an election year, President Barack Obama has proposed a sweeping overhaul of how US companies pay tax. The top

Business

Greek bond swap bring new downgrade

Greek lawmakers are pushing forward with a raft of measures demanded by eurozone states in exchange for the 130 billion euro rescue. Meanwhile

Greek lawmakers are pushing forward with a raft of measures demanded by eurozone states in exchange for the 130 billion euro rescue. Meanwhile

News

Myanmar: road to reform?

Myanmar has been isolated internationally for decades. However, in only a few months the country has made, what seems like, startling steps towards

Myanmar has been isolated internationally for decades. However, in only a few months the country has made, what seems like, startling steps towards

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Fresh talks end strike at Frankfurt airport

Staff at Frankfurt airport were back at work as of Wednesday evening, ending a five-day strike that has affected services at Europe’s third busiest

Staff at Frankfurt airport were back at work as of Wednesday evening, ending a five-day strike that has affected services at Europe’s third busiest

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Number of dead in commuter crash could rise

In Buenos Aires at least 40 commuters have been killed in a crash at the busy Once station officials have confirmed. There are fears the number could

In Buenos Aires at least 40 commuters have been killed in a crash at the busy Once station officials have confirmed. There are fears the number could

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Back in the Day: Motorsport legend Fangio taken hostage in Cuba

February 23, 1958. Argentine 5-time world motor racing world champion Juan Manuel Fangio is kidnapped in Cuba, a day before a Grand Prix race in the

February 23, 1958. Argentine 5-time world motor racing world champion Juan Manuel Fangio is kidnapped in Cuba, a day before a Grand Prix race in the

Europe

EU's highest court to rule on anti-piracy treaty

After major opposition, Brussels has referred its anti-piracy treaty to the European Court of Justice to rule if it complies with the EU’s

After major opposition, Brussels has referred its anti-piracy treaty to the European Court of Justice to rule if it complies with the EU’s

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Syria: French foreign minister slams journalist deaths

As the attack on Homs continues for a 19th day running, Syrian activists claim at least 27 people have been killed including American journalist

As the attack on Homs continues for a 19th day running, Syrian activists claim at least 27 people have been killed including American journalist

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ICRC seeks to put Syria truce plan into practice

The International Committee of the Red Cross is trying to contact anyone with influence in Syria to achieve a ceasefire. Its president is due to

The International Committee of the Red Cross is trying to contact anyone with influence in Syria to achieve a ceasefire. Its president is due to

Business

Peugeot 'considering production deal' with GM

PSA Peugeot Citroen is reportedly talking to General Motors about a broad manufacturing alliance. The idea is to reduce their losses in Europe and

PSA Peugeot Citroen is reportedly talking to General Motors about a broad manufacturing alliance. The idea is to reduce their losses in Europe and

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DSK questioning continues over vice ring

Police continued to question Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Wednesday. After an undignified night in jail, as prosecutors used their powers for a

Police continued to question Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Wednesday. After an undignified night in jail, as prosecutors used their powers for a

Culture

A flurry of Britishness at London Fashion Week

At London Fashion Week, iconic British designer Vivienne Westwood has said her work always flies the flag – in more ways than one. “What we do is

At London Fashion Week, iconic British designer Vivienne Westwood has said her work always flies the flag – in more ways than one. “What we do is

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Ex-Nigerian leader bids to stop Senegal violence

Former Nigerian leader Olusegun Obasanjo is in Senegal as a special African envoy to try to defuse tensions ahead of next Sunday’s presidential

Former Nigerian leader Olusegun Obasanjo is in Senegal as a special African envoy to try to defuse tensions ahead of next Sunday’s presidential

Business

Stable capacity for Air France-KLM in the summer schedule

Given the uncertain economic environment, the Air France-KLM Group’s increase in capacity in available seat-kilometres (ASK) will be limited to +0.6%

Given the uncertain economic environment, the Air France-KLM Group’s increase in capacity in available seat-kilometres (ASK) will be limited to +0.6%

Business

Mobile war undermines France Telecom's profit

France Telecom has said it will reduce its dividend payments to shareholders this year and is putting off a promised buyback of shares. It blamed

France Telecom has said it will reduce its dividend payments to shareholders this year and is putting off a promised buyback of shares. It blamed

Business

Eurozone on brink of recession

The eurozone economy is in danger of tipping into recession as the services sector shrank this month along with manufacturing. Surveys of company

The eurozone economy is in danger of tipping into recession as the services sector shrank this month along with manufacturing. Surveys of company

Business

Shanghai court mulls iPad sales ban

A Chinese technology firm is trying to block the sale of iPads in Shanghai, one of Apple’s biggest markets in China. Proview Technology says it

A Chinese technology firm is trying to block the sale of iPads in Shanghai, one of Apple’s biggest markets in China. Proview Technology says it

Science_technology

The advance of the spider robot

Scientists in Germany have developed a prototype robot that they hope will have a wide range of uses from helping emergency relief teams during

Scientists in Germany have developed a prototype robot that they hope will have a wide range of uses from helping emergency relief teams during

Culture

Arab Spring at Berlin's Film Festival

The Berlin International Film Festival has focused on Arab film-makers who documented last year’s uprisings in the Middle East and north

The Berlin International Film Festival has focused on Arab film-makers who documented last year’s uprisings in the Middle East and north

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Two foreign journalists killed in Syria

Bombardment of the Syrian city of Homs continues, with activists claiming at least another 17 people were killed on Wednesday. There are also

Bombardment of the Syrian city of Homs continues, with activists claiming at least another 17 people were killed on Wednesday. There are also

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UN inspectors return from Iran empty-handed

The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog says talks with Iran have failed over its disputed atomic activities. Inspectors from the International

The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog says talks with Iran have failed over its disputed atomic activities. Inspectors from the International

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Kabul US embassy staff warned after Koran desecration

Allegations that foreign troops in Afghanistan burnt copies of the Koran has led to extra security measures at the US embassy in Kabul. Protests

Allegations that foreign troops in Afghanistan burnt copies of the Koran has led to extra security measures at the US embassy in Kabul. Protests