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2012-03-26

News

North Sea gas leak operation could take months

There are fears a gas leak at a North Sea drilling platform could take months to bring under control. Some 240 workers at Total’s Elgin Franklin

There are fears a gas leak at a North Sea drilling platform could take months to bring under control. Some 240 workers at Total’s Elgin Franklin

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Senegal's president-elect to audit state finances

As the EU and African Union congratulate officials in Senegal for a smooth run off presidential election, attention has turned to the country’s many

As the EU and African Union congratulate officials in Senegal for a smooth run off presidential election, attention has turned to the country’s many

News

Pope looks to boost Church in communist Cuba

Cuba is making final preparations for the historic arrival of Pope Benedict. The pontiff’s three-day visit has boosted hopes among some for deeper

Cuba is making final preparations for the historic arrival of Pope Benedict. The pontiff’s three-day visit has boosted hopes among some for deeper

Business

US Fed cautious over drop in jobless total

America’s Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has warned the current fall in unemployment may not last and that America needs to do more to boost

America’s Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has warned the current fall in unemployment may not last and that America needs to do more to boost

Europe

Sanctions on Syria - can they help topple a regime?

Lebanon is the Mediterranean country bordering Syria which is most concerned by the situation there. The former Lebanese president Amine Gemayel

Lebanon is the Mediterranean country bordering Syria which is most concerned by the situation there. The former Lebanese president Amine Gemayel

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Seoul summit overshadowed by North Korea rocket launch

A summit of nuclear armed states summit in Seoul aimed at keeping the world’s safe from a nuclear attack by terrorists has been overshadowed by a

A summit of nuclear armed states summit in Seoul aimed at keeping the world’s safe from a nuclear attack by terrorists has been overshadowed by a

Business

Easyjet announces 20 million in cost savings

Europe’s second-largest low-cost carrier Easyjet is celebrating the start of regular flights into Southend. The company has largely built the airport

Europe’s second-largest low-cost carrier Easyjet is celebrating the start of regular flights into Southend. The company has largely built the airport

News

Israel severs ties with UN rights body over settlement probe

Israel has cut ties with the UN Human Rights Council over its investigation into Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. The decision means

Israel has cut ties with the UN Human Rights Council over its investigation into Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. The decision means

News

Cameron to reveal contacts in response to scandal

David Cameron, battling to contain a fundraising scandal, has promised to disclose his own contacts with donors to the ruling Conservatives.   The

David Cameron, battling to contain a fundraising scandal, has promised to disclose his own contacts with donors to the ruling Conservatives.   The

Culture

Lock, Stock's Dexter Fletcher directs East End Western

British actor Dexter Fletcher’s directorial debut is a Western with a twist; it’s set in the East End of London. Bill – played by Charlie

British actor Dexter Fletcher’s directorial debut is a Western with a twist; it’s set in the East End of London. Bill – played by Charlie

Culture

Bremen's bunker boom

German architect Rainer Mielke has designed and built himself a luxurious, light-filled penthouse on top of a former World War II bunker, a bunker

German architect Rainer Mielke has designed and built himself a luxurious, light-filled penthouse on top of a former World War II bunker, a bunker

Science_technology

A pas de deux with Parkinson's

The English National Ballet is one of the world’s most renowned dance companies. With a new season fast approaching, dancers are busy rehearsing

The English National Ballet is one of the world’s most renowned dance companies. With a new season fast approaching, dancers are busy rehearsing

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Turkey: Ex-army chief goes on trial for 'terrorism'

Outside the gates, supporters of Turkey’s ex-armed forces chief gathered. Inside Silivri prison, west of Istanbul, his trial was starting on

Outside the gates, supporters of Turkey’s ex-armed forces chief gathered. Inside Silivri prison, west of Istanbul, his trial was starting on

Science_technology

Eliminating measles - personal stories

Nastasia has made a spectacular recovery. Just a year ago she was in a coma after contracting measles. The 16-year-old who lives in Valence

Nastasia has made a spectacular recovery. Just a year ago she was in a coma after contracting measles. The 16-year-old who lives in Valence

Business

Spain enters a week of dangers

Spain is entering a big week, both politically and economically as the government faces some key tests that, if it fails them, could plunge the

Spain is entering a big week, both politically and economically as the government faces some key tests that, if it fails them, could plunge the

News

Senegal's Sall continues pursuit of stability

Macky Sall shot to his present political height of Senegal’s president-elect in a space of 12 years, building on experience. He is originally a

Macky Sall shot to his present political height of Senegal’s president-elect in a space of 12 years, building on experience. He is originally a

News

Only one nuclear reactor working in Japan

Japan is a step closer to being nuclear free after shutting down its second last functioning reactor. The temporary closure of the Kashiwazaki

Japan is a step closer to being nuclear free after shutting down its second last functioning reactor. The temporary closure of the Kashiwazaki

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Tibetan sets himself on fire over Hu's visit to India

A Tibetan man has set himself on fire in New Delhi in protest against a visit by China’s President Hu Jintao later this week. The man was quickly

A Tibetan man has set himself on fire in New Delhi in protest against a visit by China’s President Hu Jintao later this week. The man was quickly

Business

Shell caught in money trap with Iran

As the US and EU’s economic sanctions tighten on Iran what of oil companies who owe the Iranians money? Royal Dutch Shell says it is struggling to

As the US and EU’s economic sanctions tighten on Iran what of oil companies who owe the Iranians money? Royal Dutch Shell says it is struggling to

Business

Car transporters strike hits Italian carmaker's profits

With Fiat going ahead this week with factory closures and Italy’s auto industry predicting it will ship 60,000 fewer vehicles in March, the small car

With Fiat going ahead this week with factory closures and Italy’s auto industry predicting it will ship 60,000 fewer vehicles in March, the small car

Business

German business confidence grows again

Munich-based thinktank Ifo says its business climate index, based on monthly results from 7000 companies, has risen again for a fifth successive

Munich-based thinktank Ifo says its business climate index, based on monthly results from 7000 companies, has risen again for a fifth successive

News

James Cameron goes solo to go so low

Filmmaker James Cameron has scaled new heights by hitting rock bottom.    The director of ‘Titanic’ has completed the world’s first solo dive to the 

Filmmaker James Cameron has scaled new heights by hitting rock bottom.    The director of ‘Titanic’ has completed the world’s first solo dive to the 

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Spain's PM fails to land big regional endorsement

Spain’s ruling centre-right People’s Party has been dealt a blow ahead of launching a new austerity budget on Friday. Despite being tipped to win, it

Spain’s ruling centre-right People’s Party has been dealt a blow ahead of launching a new austerity budget on Friday. Despite being tipped to win, it

News

Senegal's Sall hails presidential win

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Senegalese capital, Dakar, to celebrate the presidential election victory of Macky Sall. It

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Senegalese capital, Dakar, to celebrate the presidential election victory of Macky Sall. It

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Israel: Supreme Court rules against illegal outpost

Israel’s Supreme Court has given Jewish settlers until August to evacuate Migron, the biggest illegal outpost in the occupied West Bank.

Israel’s Supreme Court has given Jewish settlers until August to evacuate Migron, the biggest illegal outpost in the occupied West Bank.

Culture

EU projects for disabled people

The EU funds a number of projects for disabled people. Here are some of them. CATCH (CZ) Catch links and integrates the world of artistic

The EU funds a number of projects for disabled people. Here are some of them. CATCH (CZ) Catch links and integrates the world of artistic

Culture

Culture without obstacles

Breathing new life into the old, regenerating scrap, teaching people to look at new ways of using waste. Removing barriers and challenging

Breathing new life into the old, regenerating scrap, teaching people to look at new ways of using waste. Removing barriers and challenging

Nocomment

North Korea ends 100 days of mourning for Kim Jong-il

North Korea observed the end of the 100-day mourning period following the death of leader Kim Jong-il last December. Tens of thousands of people

North Korea observed the end of the 100-day mourning period following the death of leader Kim Jong-il last December. Tens of thousands of people

Nocomment

Spring festival opens in Shanghai

The Second Shanghai Happy Valley Spring Outing Festival opened in East China’s metropolis. More than 300,000 colourful and flower patterned windmills

The Second Shanghai Happy Valley Spring Outing Festival opened in East China’s metropolis. More than 300,000 colourful and flower patterned windmills

Nocomment

Japan's cup stacking championship

Japan’s fastest hands go for the top cup-stacking prize in the 2012 Sport Stacking Championship. Participants are competing to stack cups into a

Japan’s fastest hands go for the top cup-stacking prize in the 2012 Sport Stacking Championship. Participants are competing to stack cups into a