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2012-03-15

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Belgium: Day of Mourning for coach crash victims

Candles have been lit in church in the Belgian town of Lommel for victims of the coach crash that has left the community numb with sorrow. Fifteen

Candles have been lit in church in the Belgian town of Lommel for victims of the coach crash that has left the community numb with sorrow. Fifteen

Culture

Harmony between North and South Korea in Paris

This might look like any other philharmonic orchestra, but in fact, these musicians come from both North Korea and France, and the conductor is from

This might look like any other philharmonic orchestra, but in fact, these musicians come from both North Korea and France, and the conductor is from

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Palestinian PM Fayyad on water and Israel

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, has been talking to euronews about water and the part it has played in the conflict with Israel. He was

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, has been talking to euronews about water and the part it has played in the conflict with Israel. He was

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MEPs slam 'discriminatory' Dutch website

MEPs from across the political spectrum have slammed a controversial website set up by Geert Wilders’ far-right Freedom party in the Netherlands

MEPs from across the political spectrum have slammed a controversial website set up by Geert Wilders’ far-right Freedom party in the Netherlands

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Russians enjoy a night a the Bolshoi, via YouTube

The Bolshoi Ballet is a proud part of Russia’s heritage. However, traditionally not everyone in the vast country has had the chance or the means to

The Bolshoi Ballet is a proud part of Russia’s heritage. However, traditionally not everyone in the vast country has had the chance or the means to

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Putin opponent jailed for 5 years for fraud

Russian courts have jailed opposition figures linked to protests against Vladimir Putin. Alexei Kozlov was found guilty of fraud in a business deal

Russian courts have jailed opposition figures linked to protests against Vladimir Putin. Alexei Kozlov was found guilty of fraud in a business deal

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Italy: Police arrest Moroccan over alleged synagogue plot

Italian police have arrested a 20-year-old Morocan man for allegedly planning an attack on a Milan synagogue. He is also suspected of setting up

Italian police have arrested a 20-year-old Morocan man for allegedly planning an attack on a Milan synagogue. He is also suspected of setting up

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Steel workers protest near Sarkozy HQ

French steel workers have tried to deliver a noisy message to Nicolas Sarkozy’s campaign headquarters in Paris. They were protesting about the

French steel workers have tried to deliver a noisy message to Nicolas Sarkozy’s campaign headquarters in Paris. They were protesting about the

News

Anger in Cairo over stadium disaster prosecutions

Fans of Cairo’s Al Ahli football club, which was caught up in Egypt’s worst stadium disaster, have staged an angry demonstration in the capital

Fans of Cairo’s Al Ahli football club, which was caught up in Egypt’s worst stadium disaster, have staged an angry demonstration in the capital

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Syria: A year-long struggle to oust Assad

Syria’s uprising started on March 15 2011. After bubbling for several weeks, protests erupted on the streets of cities all over the country as

Syria’s uprising started on March 15 2011. After bubbling for several weeks, protests erupted on the streets of cities all over the country as

Culture

Grannies groove into Eurovision

A group of grooving grannies have won the competition to represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest this year. They beat 24 other acts with a

A group of grooving grannies have won the competition to represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest this year. They beat 24 other acts with a

Culture

Silent House a one-take wonder

Silent House, remade from the 2010 Uruguayan original La Casa Muda, is a haunted house movie made to look like it was filmed all in one long

Silent House, remade from the 2010 Uruguayan original La Casa Muda, is a haunted house movie made to look like it was filmed all in one long

News

Heverlee - a town hit by tragedy

Seven children from Saint Lambertus school died in the crash. Two others are still in a coma. A teacher and a class assistant were also killed. For

Seven children from Saint Lambertus school died in the crash. Two others are still in a coma. A teacher and a class assistant were also killed. For

Business

Apple shares go through the $600 mark

A single Apple share now costs more than its latest iPad. Shares in the electronics giant briefly went over the magic 600 dollar mark on Thursday

A single Apple share now costs more than its latest iPad. Shares in the electronics giant briefly went over the magic 600 dollar mark on Thursday

Business

Renault cuts back in Slovenia

French carmaker Renault is to cut its Slovenian workforce by some 13% and reduce production due to shrinking European sales. The Revoz unit is

French carmaker Renault is to cut its Slovenian workforce by some 13% and reduce production due to shrinking European sales. The Revoz unit is

Business

Task Force set for long stay in Greece

The European Commission’s special task force providing assistance to the Greek government as it struggles to rebuild its economy has rented an entire

The European Commission’s special task force providing assistance to the Greek government as it struggles to rebuild its economy has rented an entire

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Belgium prepares for national tribute to crash victims

For Belgium, the deadly coach crash in the Swiss mountains is a national tragedy. It is as a nation that its people will observe a minute’s silence

For Belgium, the deadly coach crash in the Swiss mountains is a national tragedy. It is as a nation that its people will observe a minute’s silence

News

Syria's divisions as deep as ever

As President Assad’s opponents vow to continue their fight, his followers have been staging a defiant show of support. In several Assad strongholds

As President Assad’s opponents vow to continue their fight, his followers have been staging a defiant show of support. In several Assad strongholds

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Families arrive as Swiss probe deadly bus crash

Distraught parents and relatives of the Belgian coach crash victims have been visiting the scene of the tragedy near Sierre in Switzerland. A total

Distraught parents and relatives of the Belgian coach crash victims have been visiting the scene of the tragedy near Sierre in Switzerland. A total

Business

Rehn says Portuguese debt reduction "on track"

The EU’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Ollie Rehn, on a two-day visit to Portugal, has said the country is on track to reverse its

The EU’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Ollie Rehn, on a two-day visit to Portugal, has said the country is on track to reverse its

Business

UK's AAA in danger warns Fitch

Fitch ratings agency has revised its outlook on UK debt down, warning the country that it now has a better than one-in-two chance of losing its

Fitch ratings agency has revised its outlook on UK debt down, warning the country that it now has a better than one-in-two chance of losing its

Business

Lufthansa announces profits warning, cuts to come

German flagcarrier Lufthansa has issued a profits warning for 2012 citing economic uncertainty and high fuel prices. It says it will embark on a

German flagcarrier Lufthansa has issued a profits warning for 2012 citing economic uncertainty and high fuel prices. It says it will embark on a

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Karzai wants early exit for ISAF troops

Afghanistan’s President, Hamid Karzai, has called on NATO to end its military mission in his country a year early, in 2013. It comes as the Taliban

Afghanistan’s President, Hamid Karzai, has called on NATO to end its military mission in his country a year early, in 2013. It comes as the Taliban

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Turkey says Syria planting mines to stop refugees

As Turkey prepares more camps for Syrian refugees Ankara is adding its weight to claims that Damascus’ forces have planted mines along the border to

As Turkey prepares more camps for Syrian refugees Ankara is adding its weight to claims that Damascus’ forces have planted mines along the border to

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Swiss tourists said to have escaped Taliban kidnappers

A Swiss couple who were kidnapped by the Pakistani Taliban last July are free after reportedly escaping. A Pakistani army spokesman said the pair

A Swiss couple who were kidnapped by the Pakistani Taliban last July are free after reportedly escaping. A Pakistani army spokesman said the pair

Science_technology

Morphine alternative on horizon

French scientists near Paris have discovered a new molecule for treating pain. This could be life-changing for patients suffering from various rare

French scientists near Paris have discovered a new molecule for treating pain. This could be life-changing for patients suffering from various rare

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Swiss coach crash: tributes to Belgian victims

In Belgium, two primary schools have been turned into makeshift memorials for the victims of Tuesday’s Swiss coach crash that killed 28

In Belgium, two primary schools have been turned into makeshift memorials for the victims of Tuesday’s Swiss coach crash that killed 28

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Transfer of accused soldier fuels Afghan anger

Fury in Afghanistan over the killings of civilians by a US soldier has been fuelled by a decision to move him to a military detention centre in

Fury in Afghanistan over the killings of civilians by a US soldier has been fuelled by a decision to move him to a military detention centre in

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Swiss coach crash: 24 schoolchildren still in hospital

Families of the 28 victims – mostly Belgian and Dutch schoolchildren – who died in a deadly coach crash in Switzerland were preparing to bring the

Families of the 28 victims – mostly Belgian and Dutch schoolchildren – who died in a deadly coach crash in Switzerland were preparing to bring the

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Sarkozy - a Frenchman in a hurry

After General De Gaulle, Georges Pompidou, Francois Mitterrand, who will be moving into the Elysée Palace after the next French presidential

After General De Gaulle, Georges Pompidou, Francois Mitterrand, who will be moving into the Elysée Palace after the next French presidential