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2012-04-02

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Falklands War dead remembered on 30th anniversary

There have been memorial services in Britain and Argentina to mark the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War. In the UK, at the Millenium Chapel

There have been memorial services in Britain and Argentina to mark the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War. In the UK, at the Millenium Chapel

Sport

Arrests made in Italian match-fixing investigation

Former Bari defender Andrea Masiello was arrested on Monday in connection with alleged match-fixing in the Italian topflight last season. Bari’s

Former Bari defender Andrea Masiello was arrested on Monday in connection with alleged match-fixing in the Italian topflight last season. Bari’s

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Greenpeace warns of oil around Elgin gas leak platform

Environmental group Greenpeace says there is a lot of oil around Total’s stricken Elgin platform in the North Sea. Activists sailed up to the

Environmental group Greenpeace says there is a lot of oil around Total’s stricken Elgin platform in the North Sea. Activists sailed up to the

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Syria accepts April 10 peace plan deadline

Syria says it will start implementing Kofi Annan’s peace plan by April 10 but wants commitments that the opposition will also lay down its

Syria says it will start implementing Kofi Annan’s peace plan by April 10 but wants commitments that the opposition will also lay down its

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Kurds halt oil exports to Iraq in row over late payments

A row about late payments has led to the suspension of oil exports to Iraq from its autonomous Kurdish region. After a deal struck last year, the

A row about late payments has led to the suspension of oil exports to Iraq from its autonomous Kurdish region. After a deal struck last year, the

Business

Rajoy seeks to calm investor nerves in Spain

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has given his first speech since the government published its 2012 budget last week, promising his austerity

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has given his first speech since the government published its 2012 budget last week, promising his austerity

Europe

Is eurozone bailout boost big enough?

Have eurozone finance ministers done enough to strengthen Europe’s emergency firewall? Efforts in Copenhagen saw leaders unveil a fund of 800 billion

Have eurozone finance ministers done enough to strengthen Europe’s emergency firewall? Efforts in Copenhagen saw leaders unveil a fund of 800 billion

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Lives lost for Falklands remembered

Thirty years ago today, amphibious forces from Argentina landed on the Falkland Islands, forced the British local government to surrender and took

Thirty years ago today, amphibious forces from Argentina landed on the Falkland Islands, forced the British local government to surrender and took

Europe

Our fundamental rights exposed

Is it a virtual strip search that reveals too much or a vital new tool in aviation security? Full body security scanners at European airports have

Is it a virtual strip search that reveals too much or a vital new tool in aviation security? Full body security scanners at European airports have

Nocomment

Thousands run marathon for landmine awareness in Colombia

Over 4,000 Colombians participated in the “Lend your Leg 11k” marathon in Bogota to call for an end of the use of antipersonnel mines in the country.

Over 4,000 Colombians participated in the “Lend your Leg 11k” marathon in Bogota to call for an end of the use of antipersonnel mines in the country.

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'Million Mustache March' hits Washington DC

Americans with mustaches marched on Washington, demanding a tax break to cover the costs of grooming their facial hair. Organised by The American

Americans with mustaches marched on Washington, demanding a tax break to cover the costs of grooming their facial hair. Organised by The American

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Sarajevo and Bosnia-Herzegovina live legacy of pain

In the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, April 6 marks 20 years since the beginning of the siege of Sarajevo in 1992. It was the longest siege in

In the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, April 6 marks 20 years since the beginning of the siege of Sarajevo in 1992. It was the longest siege in

Europe

Reporter's afterthought

As well as body scanners, Americans hit with “enhanced” pat downs Full-body scanners have also been causing a storm in the USA, where hundreds of

As well as body scanners, Americans hit with “enhanced” pat downs Full-body scanners have also been causing a storm in the USA, where hundreds of

Business

Battle of cosmetics giants Avon v. Coty begins

It looks as though Avon may still be calling after the cosmetics giant fought off a the opening shots in a takeover bid by Coty. Avon has turned

It looks as though Avon may still be calling after the cosmetics giant fought off a the opening shots in a takeover bid by Coty. Avon has turned

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India and Italy row over marines who 'shot fishermen'

An Indian court has postponed a decision concerning the fate of two Italian marines who are accused of killing two fishermen, supposedly after

An Indian court has postponed a decision concerning the fate of two Italian marines who are accused of killing two fishermen, supposedly after

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Hungary president resigns after plagiarism row

Hungarian President Pal Schmitt has resigned after being involved in a plagiarism scandal. Semmelweis University in Budapest stripped him of his

Hungarian President Pal Schmitt has resigned after being involved in a plagiarism scandal. Semmelweis University in Budapest stripped him of his

Business

EU grants for eco-innovation

Eco-innovation provides 3.5 million jobs across Europe, most of them in SMEs (small and medium sized businesses) which can apply for EU financing

Eco-innovation provides 3.5 million jobs across Europe, most of them in SMEs (small and medium sized businesses) which can apply for EU financing

Business

Philips cuts losses and quits TV market

Philips has finalised the spinoff of its loss-making TV division begun last November, retaining just 30% in a joint venture with Hong Kong’s

Philips has finalised the spinoff of its loss-making TV division begun last November, retaining just 30% in a joint venture with Hong Kong’s

Business

Half of Ireland refuses to pay property tax

Not since 1977 have the Irish paid property taxes on their principal homes, and they are not enjoying paying them again. Since a 100 euro charge

Not since 1977 have the Irish paid property taxes on their principal homes, and they are not enjoying paying them again. Since a 100 euro charge

Business

European unemployment climbs again

Unemployment in the eurozone has hit a near-15 year high. Some 17 million Europeans are now jobless, and forecasts are for the jobcentre queues to

Unemployment in the eurozone has hit a near-15 year high. Some 17 million Europeans are now jobless, and forecasts are for the jobcentre queues to

Culture

Titanic Belfast 'symbolises new Northern Ireland'

It took three years to build the ill-fated liner and three times that long to plan and construct the Titanic Belfast, a state-of-the-art museum

It took three years to build the ill-fated liner and three times that long to plan and construct the Titanic Belfast, a state-of-the-art museum

Culture

Adam Sandler sets new Razzie record

Adam Sandler and his movie ‘Jack and Jill’ swept the annual Razzies, winning a record-breaking 10 awards for the worst film and performances of 2011.

Adam Sandler and his movie ‘Jack and Jill’ swept the annual Razzies, winning a record-breaking 10 awards for the worst film and performances of 2011.

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Bin Laden relatives sentenced to jail in Pakistan

Three widows and two daughters of Osama Bin Laden have been sentenced to 45 days in a Pakistani jail. The five women have been found guilty of

Three widows and two daughters of Osama Bin Laden have been sentenced to 45 days in a Pakistani jail. The five women have been found guilty of

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More than 30 killed in Russia plane crash

A Russian passenger plane has crashed in Siberia. At least 31 of the 43 people on board have been killed. Survivors are in a serious

A Russian passenger plane has crashed in Siberia. At least 31 of the 43 people on board have been killed. Survivors are in a serious

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More than 30 killed in Russia plane crash

A Russian passenger plane has crashed shortly after take-off in Siberia. At least 31 of the 43 people on board have been killed. Survivors are in a

A Russian passenger plane has crashed shortly after take-off in Siberia. At least 31 of the 43 people on board have been killed. Survivors are in a

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Suu Kyi hopes for 'new era' after Myanmar vote

Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she hopes her party’s victory in parliamentary by-elections will mark the beginning of a new

Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she hopes her party’s victory in parliamentary by-elections will mark the beginning of a new

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Libyan PM visits scene of deadly tribal clashes

Libya’s prime minister has visited a desert oasis city in the south to try to patch up a tribal dispute that has claimed about 150 lives in the past

Libya’s prime minister has visited a desert oasis city in the south to try to patch up a tribal dispute that has claimed about 150 lives in the past

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30 years on: UK and Argentina mark Falklands invasion

Britain and Argentina are staging separate ceremonies to mark the 30th anniversary of the start of the Falklands War, amid renewed diplomatic

Britain and Argentina are staging separate ceremonies to mark the 30th anniversary of the start of the Falklands War, amid renewed diplomatic