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2012-03-28

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Iran welcomes Turkey's Erdogan, playing down Syria split

Iran has rolled out the red carpet for visiting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, talking down recent tensions in bilateral

Iran has rolled out the red carpet for visiting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, talking down recent tensions in bilateral

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Supreme Court debates Obama healthcare reform

People on both sides of the argument protested outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, as nine top judges debated healthcare reform for the last

People on both sides of the argument protested outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, as nine top judges debated healthcare reform for the last

Business

Opel-Vauxhall closure uncertainty continues

The uncertainty continues for thousands of workers at Opel and Vauxhall. US parent company General Motors — fed up with years of steep losses — is

The uncertainty continues for thousands of workers at Opel and Vauxhall. US parent company General Motors — fed up with years of steep losses — is

Europe

EU to let citizens propose policy

Fancy shaping EU policy? Come April 1st, that should be possible under a new Brussels backed scheme. No, it’s no April Fool. Dubbed the European

Fancy shaping EU policy? Come April 1st, that should be possible under a new Brussels backed scheme. No, it’s no April Fool. Dubbed the European

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Docudays UA: ставлення до душевнохворих в Україні

В Україні існує лише 5 місць, де душевнохворі люди можуть проходити трудову реабілітацію, а також заробляти за це гроші. Одна з таких

В Україні існує лише 5 місць, де душевнохворі люди можуть проходити трудову реабілітацію, а також заробляти за це гроші. Одна з таких

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Clear-up time at Jerusalem's Western Wall

Jerusalem’s Western or ‘Wailing’ Wall has been cleared of the many prayer notes and messages left by worshippers in the cracks between the

Jerusalem’s Western or ‘Wailing’ Wall has been cleared of the many prayer notes and messages left by worshippers in the cracks between the

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Polish unionists take pension protest to parliament

Opponents of pension reform in Poland are preparing to take their case to parliament ahead of Friday’s parliamentary vote on a possible

Opponents of pension reform in Poland are preparing to take their case to parliament ahead of Friday’s parliamentary vote on a possible

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Tibetan exile dies after setting himself ablaze

A Tibetan exile has died, two days after setting himself on fire in New Delhi to protest against Chinese rule in the Himalayan region. 27-year-old

A Tibetan exile has died, two days after setting himself on fire in New Delhi to protest against Chinese rule in the Himalayan region. 27-year-old

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Revolution Square mass on last day of Papal visit to Cuba

Pope Benedict XVI’s last day in Cuba was marked with a public mass in Havana’s Revolution Square. Among the thousands who turned out were leading

Pope Benedict XVI’s last day in Cuba was marked with a public mass in Havana’s Revolution Square. Among the thousands who turned out were leading

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Cuba hosts Pope on Latam peace tour

Pope Benedict XVI is on a challenging visit to Cuba. The one-party island is one of the last bastions of Communism. Havana kept it officially atheist

Pope Benedict XVI is on a challenging visit to Cuba. The one-party island is one of the last bastions of Communism. Havana kept it officially atheist

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Obama health care objections

Universal health care coverage is a dream that US President Barack Obama has gone to great pains to share with the nation, to turn it into reality

Universal health care coverage is a dream that US President Barack Obama has gone to great pains to share with the nation, to turn it into reality

Science_technology

A Sweet Solution

European scientists are sharing a sweet new solution to one of the bitter enemies of chocolate making. “We have developed technical solutions to

European scientists are sharing a sweet new solution to one of the bitter enemies of chocolate making. “We have developed technical solutions to

Culture

King's Speech opens in London's West End

The King’s Speech was last year’s major cinematic success, winning many awards including seven BAFTAs and four Oscars. Colin Firth portrayed the

The King’s Speech was last year’s major cinematic success, winning many awards including seven BAFTAs and four Oscars. Colin Firth portrayed the

Culture

German comedy Russendisko on 1990s Berlin

Three young Russian friends – Vladimir, Andrej and Mischa – move to Berlin just after the fall of the wall. Based on a best-selling German book

Three young Russian friends – Vladimir, Andrej and Mischa – move to Berlin just after the fall of the wall. Based on a best-selling German book

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London teachers say no to lower pensions

Thousands of teachers took to the streets of London over the government’s austerity measures that will affect their pensions. Members of National

Thousands of teachers took to the streets of London over the government’s austerity measures that will affect their pensions. Members of National

Science_technology

Einstein archives: relativity to hair tips

The complete archives of the world renowned scientist Albert Einstein will soon be available online. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which

The complete archives of the world renowned scientist Albert Einstein will soon be available online. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which

Europe

Close up: EU to step up Mafia fight

The EU has Italy’s biggest and nastiest criminal gangs in its sights. Seen as Rome’s problem until a few years ago, the unprecedented shootings of

The EU has Italy’s biggest and nastiest criminal gangs in its sights. Seen as Rome’s problem until a few years ago, the unprecedented shootings of

Business

Portugal's pain as austerity bites

Portugal has just drawn praise from the so-called troika – the European Commission, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank – for its

Portugal has just drawn praise from the so-called troika – the European Commission, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank – for its

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When Benedict met Fidel...

They are no ordinary octogenarians.   And when Pope Benedict XVI, head of the Roman Catholic Church, sat down with Cuba’s revolutionary icon Fidel

They are no ordinary octogenarians.   And when Pope Benedict XVI, head of the Roman Catholic Church, sat down with Cuba’s revolutionary icon Fidel

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Spain braces for general strike

Spanish unions hold their first general strike since 2010 on Thursday, and as with two years ago the reasons for downing tools are the same; the

Spanish unions hold their first general strike since 2010 on Thursday, and as with two years ago the reasons for downing tools are the same; the

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Arab League looks for common voice on Syria

Arab foreign ministers are meeting as the Arab League looks to add its backing to the six-point UN peace plan for Syria. Despite the League’s

Arab foreign ministers are meeting as the Arab League looks to add its backing to the six-point UN peace plan for Syria. Despite the League’s

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US civil case to hear Strauss-Kahn sex assault claims

Nafissatou Diallo, the New York hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault last year, brings a civil case against the former

Nafissatou Diallo, the New York hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault last year, brings a civil case against the former

Business

Monti's full confidence in eurozone

Italy’s prime minister Mario Monti says he believes the eurozone debt crisis is nearly over. Speaking on a visit to Tokyo Monti was trying to sell

Italy’s prime minister Mario Monti says he believes the eurozone debt crisis is nearly over. Speaking on a visit to Tokyo Monti was trying to sell

Business

UK growth revised down

Britain’s economy shrank more than previously thought at the end of last year. Updated numbers from the UK’s Office for National Statistics show

Britain’s economy shrank more than previously thought at the end of last year. Updated numbers from the UK’s Office for National Statistics show

Business

Russian goes big on bonds

Russia is raising the equivalent of 5.24 billion euros by selling bonds redeemable in five, 10 and 30 years. Sources told Reuters the sale will

Russia is raising the equivalent of 5.24 billion euros by selling bonds redeemable in five, 10 and 30 years. Sources told Reuters the sale will

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Strains over Syria overshadow Turkish PM's Iran visit

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Tehran for talks on Iran’s nuclear programme. Bilateral relations have been strained

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Tehran for talks on Iran’s nuclear programme. Bilateral relations have been strained

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Latest Fukushima probe appalls experts

There is more bad news from the stricken Fukushima nuclear site in Japan, where a probe of the only one of the three destroyed reactors where access

There is more bad news from the stricken Fukushima nuclear site in Japan, where a probe of the only one of the three destroyed reactors where access

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US plane diverted after pilot's erratic outburst

A US domestic flight was forced to make an emergency landing after its captain started acting strangely and terrified passengers had to restrain

A US domestic flight was forced to make an emergency landing after its captain started acting strangely and terrified passengers had to restrain

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Annan gets China onboard Syrian peace push

The UN’s international envoy to Syria Kofi Annan has got Chinese backing for a peace plan just hours after President Bashar al-Assad agreed to its

The UN’s international envoy to Syria Kofi Annan has got Chinese backing for a peace plan just hours after President Bashar al-Assad agreed to its