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2012-03-29

Sport

Barca lodge UEFA complaint about Milan pitch

Barcelona have lodged an official complaint with organisers UEFA about the state of the pitch at the San Siro for ednesday’s 0-0 Champions League

Barcelona have lodged an official complaint with organisers UEFA about the state of the pitch at the San Siro for ednesday’s 0-0 Champions League

Sport

Tiger Woods heads to Masters believing he can win

It is spring time in the United States and the azaleas at Augusta National are ready to bloom. So is Tiger Woods. After two and a half years of

It is spring time in the United States and the azaleas at Augusta National are ready to bloom. So is Tiger Woods. After two and a half years of

News

Difficult fix for Total North Sea gas leak

Gas leaking into the North Sea from a platform owned by Total could take longer to stop after the French company discovered the problem is deeper

Gas leaking into the North Sea from a platform owned by Total could take longer to stop after the French company discovered the problem is deeper

News

Myanmar electoral stakes

There is optimism in Myanmar that elections this Sunday in the army-ruled southeast Asian Republic could finally introduce a taste of

There is optimism in Myanmar that elections this Sunday in the army-ruled southeast Asian Republic could finally introduce a taste of

News

Strike brings Spain to standstill

Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy faced his first test, as unions staged a general strike against fresh austerity measures, as well as labour

Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy faced his first test, as unions staged a general strike against fresh austerity measures, as well as labour

Business

Obama targets oil subsidies

With US petrol pump prices steadily rising, President Barack Obama has moved to make fuel costs a election campaign issue. He challenged members

With US petrol pump prices steadily rising, President Barack Obama has moved to make fuel costs a election campaign issue. He challenged members

Europe

EU parliament calls for Belarus hockey switch

Belarus should not host the 2014 ice hockey championships until the country’s human rights record improves, MEPs say. Their resolution on

Belarus should not host the 2014 ice hockey championships until the country’s human rights record improves, MEPs say. Their resolution on

Special_reports

WISE prizes for educational innovation

Doha’s World Innovative Summit for Education (WISE) 2011 has awarded six prizes to educational projects from across the world. The winning projects

Doha’s World Innovative Summit for Education (WISE) 2011 has awarded six prizes to educational projects from across the world. The winning projects

Europe

EU provides extra funds to resettle refugees

The EU will give more money to individual member countries to resettle refugees. The extra cash comes after MEPs accused the bloc of failing to take

The EU will give more money to individual member countries to resettle refugees. The extra cash comes after MEPs accused the bloc of failing to take

Business

Spain struggles to avoid downward spiral

Protesters against the Spanish government’s latest reform moves burned rubbish at the doors of the Madrid stock exchange and spray painted anarchist

Protesters against the Spanish government’s latest reform moves burned rubbish at the doors of the Madrid stock exchange and spray painted anarchist

News

Hope, luck and prayers for largest-ever US lottery jackpot

There was a flurry of ticket sales, as Americans hope they will be the lucky one to scoop the country’s largest ever lottery jackpot of 500 million

There was a flurry of ticket sales, as Americans hope they will be the lucky one to scoop the country’s largest ever lottery jackpot of 500 million

Culture

Lionel Richie goes home with Tuskegee

Lionel Richie is going back to his Southern roots with his latest album; a country take on some of his biggest hits. The just-released Tuskegee –

Lionel Richie is going back to his Southern roots with his latest album; a country take on some of his biggest hits. The just-released Tuskegee –

Culture

Leonardo's last masterpiece unveils its secrets

Leonardo Da Vinci’s recently-restored last painting The Virgin And Child With Saint Anne and a twin version of the Mona Lisa are on display as part

Leonardo Da Vinci’s recently-restored last painting The Virgin And Child With Saint Anne and a twin version of the Mona Lisa are on display as part

Nocomment

Spanish cyclists join general strike

Hundreds of cyclists took to the streets of the capital Madrid to express their solidarity with the strike called by Spain’s two biggest unions.

Hundreds of cyclists took to the streets of the capital Madrid to express their solidarity with the strike called by Spain’s two biggest unions.

Culture

Standing ovation for SuBo musical

She shot to international stardom in 2009, thanks to her appearence on the Britain’s Got Talent television show. Now Susan Boyle’ rags-to-riches

She shot to international stardom in 2009, thanks to her appearence on the Britain’s Got Talent television show. Now Susan Boyle’ rags-to-riches

Culture

Old is new again in Verdi's 'I Masnadieri'

The glorious San Carlo opera house in Naples is staging Verdi’s ‘I Masnadieri’ (The Bandits), a story about tragic love, feuding brothers, and a gang

The glorious San Carlo opera house in Naples is staging Verdi’s ‘I Masnadieri’ (The Bandits), a story about tragic love, feuding brothers, and a gang

News

Two self-immolations shock Italy

A 27-year-old, Moroccan man working as a builder set himself alight in the middle of the street in the city of Verona, Italy. According to

A 27-year-old, Moroccan man working as a builder set himself alight in the middle of the street in the city of Verona, Italy. According to

News

Sweden: Defence Minister quits over Saudi weapons deal

After weeks of intense pressure, Sten Tolgfors has quit as Sweden’s defence minister over reports the Nordic state planned to help Saudi Arabia build

After weeks of intense pressure, Sten Tolgfors has quit as Sweden’s defence minister over reports the Nordic state planned to help Saudi Arabia build

News

Brazil's Lula returning to politics after cancer 'remission'

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has said he was returning to politics after being told that his larynx cancer was in “complete

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has said he was returning to politics after being told that his larynx cancer was in “complete

Business

OECD warns eurozone lags behind in shaky recovery

Eurozone countries are falling far behind the United States and Canada even as a fragile recovery takes root according to the Organisation for

Eurozone countries are falling far behind the United States and Canada even as a fragile recovery takes root according to the Organisation for

Science_technology

James Cameron: back from the abyss

Filmmaker and explorer James Cameron said he was awestruck by the complete isolation of the world’s deepest point, the Mariana Trench, nearly 11

Filmmaker and explorer James Cameron said he was awestruck by the complete isolation of the world’s deepest point, the Mariana Trench, nearly 11

News

Dutch parties closer to budget deal

Tense negotiations on the budget have restarted in the Netherlands, after being brought to an early end on Wednesday. The parties are now in their

Tense negotiations on the budget have restarted in the Netherlands, after being brought to an early end on Wednesday. The parties are now in their

Business

German jobless rate falls further

Germany’s jobless rate has fallen to its lowest since the reunification of East and West as unemployment dropped for a fifth consecutive month in

Germany’s jobless rate has fallen to its lowest since the reunification of East and West as unemployment dropped for a fifth consecutive month in

Business

BRICS in accusatory mood

Leaders of the BRICS group of emerging market nations want Western powers to give them more voting rights at the International Monetary Fund. After

Leaders of the BRICS group of emerging market nations want Western powers to give them more voting rights at the International Monetary Fund. After

Business

Cotton costs hit H&M profit

Sweden’s Hennes & Mauritz is blaming higher cotton prices in part for its smaller-than-expected rise in quarterly earnings. The world’s

Sweden’s Hennes & Mauritz is blaming higher cotton prices in part for its smaller-than-expected rise in quarterly earnings. The world’s

News

Toulouse delays funeral of gunman Merah   

Algeria did not want his body for burial. Now moves to lay Mohamed Merah to rest near Toulouse have been put on hold.   Given the gunman’s

Algeria did not want his body for burial. Now moves to lay Mohamed Merah to rest near Toulouse have been put on hold.   Given the gunman’s

News

Arab League meets in historic Baghdad summit

Arab League leaders are in Baghdad for an historic summit expected to be dominated by what to do about Syria and the peace plan of special envoy Kofi

Arab League leaders are in Baghdad for an historic summit expected to be dominated by what to do about Syria and the peace plan of special envoy Kofi

News

Japan: Three hanged in first executions since 2010

Three convicted multiple murderers have been hanged in Japan, marking its first executions in almost two years. The move puts Japan back alongside

Three convicted multiple murderers have been hanged in Japan, marking its first executions in almost two years. The move puts Japan back alongside

News

BRICS nations discuss creation of a joint bank

Leaders of emerging market nations are meeting in Delhi to discuss how to transform their growing economic clout into greater global influence. It

Leaders of emerging market nations are meeting in Delhi to discuss how to transform their growing economic clout into greater global influence. It

News

Turkey dismisses partnership with Iran on nuclear power plant

Iran’s nuclear programme and energy are among Turkey’s top priorities during Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Tehran. Ahead of the

Iran’s nuclear programme and energy are among Turkey’s top priorities during Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Tehran. Ahead of the