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2012-04-10

News

Santorum quits Republican presidential race

Former US senator Rick Santorum has dropped out of the race to be the Republican Party’s presidential candidate in November’s election. It leaves

Former US senator Rick Santorum has dropped out of the race to be the Republican Party’s presidential candidate in November’s election. It leaves

News

Getting high to lower Spanish debt

The people in the Spanish town of Rasquera are going to the polls. Its a referendum which could solve their debt problems, bypass austerity measures

The people in the Spanish town of Rasquera are going to the polls. Its a referendum which could solve their debt problems, bypass austerity measures

Business

Mixed fortunes for STM

The European giant of the microchip industry, STMicroelectronics, is our focus on Behind Markets. It was the biggest loser on the CAC 40 in Paris

The European giant of the microchip industry, STMicroelectronics, is our focus on Behind Markets. It was the biggest loser on the CAC 40 in Paris

News

Smolensk ceremonies belie Polish divisions over cause

A simple ceremony was held in the snow at Smolensk in western Russia, at the site of the plane crash exactly two years ago that killed a Polish

A simple ceremony was held in the snow at Smolensk in western Russia, at the site of the plane crash exactly two years ago that killed a Polish

News

Silence in Southampton marks Titanic's departure

The city of Southampton paid tribute to the victims of the Titanic with a one minute silence. It was 100 years ago the greatest liner of its

The city of Southampton paid tribute to the victims of the Titanic with a one minute silence. It was 100 years ago the greatest liner of its

News

UK can extradite radical cleric Abu Hamza to US, rights judges rule

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza and four other terror suspects can be extradited to the US from Britain, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza and four other terror suspects can be extradited to the US from Britain, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on

Sport

Football - a family affair

The male monopoly of the beautiful game is almost history. Last year’s Women’s World Cup, held in Germany, was a resounding success both in terms of

The male monopoly of the beautiful game is almost history. Last year’s Women’s World Cup, held in Germany, was a resounding success both in terms of

News

Still time for peace deal in Syria, says envoy Annan

Kofi Annan, the UN and Arab League envoy on Syria, on Tuesday said there is still time for his ceasefire plan to work. He had earlier visited

Kofi Annan, the UN and Arab League envoy on Syria, on Tuesday said there is still time for his ceasefire plan to work. He had earlier visited

News

Brussels transport strike goes on after security plan rejected

Public transport in Brussels has been at a standstill for the fourth consecutive day after unions rejected as inadequate improved security

Public transport in Brussels has been at a standstill for the fourth consecutive day after unions rejected as inadequate improved security

Culture

The 4th Biennial in Marrakech

Turning the world on its head is what contemporary art is all about, and the 4th biennial in Marrakech is no exception. The main installations are

Turning the world on its head is what contemporary art is all about, and the 4th biennial in Marrakech is no exception. The main installations are

News

Bloodshed on the streets of Homs

Bloodshed on the streets of Homs in Syria has been spilled again on Tuesday. Rights groups put the total killed by Syrian troops at 31. Of those at

Bloodshed on the streets of Homs in Syria has been spilled again on Tuesday. Rights groups put the total killed by Syrian troops at 31. Of those at

Business

Sony continues to drown in red ink

Japanese electronics and entertainment giant Sony says it is looking at an annual net loss the equivalent of 4.9 billion euros. That is double an

Japanese electronics and entertainment giant Sony says it is looking at an annual net loss the equivalent of 4.9 billion euros. That is double an

Culture

If you go down to the woods today......

When five friends leave for a weekend in a remote forest, they have no idea what kind of nightmare is awaiting them, nor what is waiting for them in

When five friends leave for a weekend in a remote forest, they have no idea what kind of nightmare is awaiting them, nor what is waiting for them in

Culture

Music in tablet form

A group in Estonia has taken live music into the information age by performing, not with intruments, but tablet computers. Padman from Tallinn use

A group in Estonia has taken live music into the information age by performing, not with intruments, but tablet computers. Padman from Tallinn use

Business

Facebook snaps up Instagram for big bucks

One billion dollars is the price that Facebook is to pay for Instagram, a two-year-old photo-sharing mobile phone app developer that has never made a

One billion dollars is the price that Facebook is to pay for Instagram, a two-year-old photo-sharing mobile phone app developer that has never made a

News

Too early to say Syria peace plan has failed: UN envoy Annan

Kofi Annan, the UN and Arab League envoy on Syria, said on Tuesday that there should be no pre-conditions to stopping the violence. He said an end

Kofi Annan, the UN and Arab League envoy on Syria, said on Tuesday that there should be no pre-conditions to stopping the violence. He said an end

News

Greek holiday ferries stranded by seamen's strike

Greek seamen have embarked on a 48 hour strike, consigning passenger ferries to port ahead of one of the most important holiday periods. Tens of

Greek seamen have embarked on a 48 hour strike, consigning passenger ferries to port ahead of one of the most important holiday periods. Tens of

Europe

Syrian opposition calls for strong UN action

With little immediate sign of an end to the violence in Syria, despite UN envoy Kofi Annan’s best efforts to broker a ceasefire, exiled opposition

With little immediate sign of an end to the violence in Syria, despite UN envoy Kofi Annan’s best efforts to broker a ceasefire, exiled opposition

Science_technology

France's tweeting toddlers

They start them young at a primary school at Siarrouy in the Haute-Pyrénées of south-west France. Since November 2011 they have been learning to

They start them young at a primary school at Siarrouy in the Haute-Pyrénées of south-west France. Since November 2011 they have been learning to

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Norway killer Breivik found sane

The latest report on the mental state of Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik has concluded he was sane at the time of his attacks last July. An

The latest report on the mental state of Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik has concluded he was sane at the time of his attacks last July. An

News

Hero US kids stop bus crash after driver falls ill

A security camera captured the moment two American schoolchildren in Washington State stopped their bus from crashing, after their driver suddenly

A security camera captured the moment two American schoolchildren in Washington State stopped their bus from crashing, after their driver suddenly

News

Leipzig commuters coaxed out of cars with free public transport

The eastern German city of Leipzig is allowing anyone who owns a car to use public transport for free until Friday, in a bid to get more people off

The eastern German city of Leipzig is allowing anyone who owns a car to use public transport for free until Friday, in a bid to get more people off

Business

Spain warns on bank capital

The head of Spain’s central bank is warning the country’s lenders may need to raise more capital if the economy deteriorates. Miguel Angel

The head of Spain’s central bank is warning the country’s lenders may need to raise more capital if the economy deteriorates. Miguel Angel

Business

French economy stalls in early 2012

France’s economy did not grow at all in the first three months of this year and, according to a just released survey carried out by the French

France’s economy did not grow at all in the first three months of this year and, according to a just released survey carried out by the French

Business

Surprise Chinese trade surplus in March

A rise in exports meant China returned to a trade surplus in March – and exports to the United States were particularly strong. Imports into China

A rise in exports meant China returned to a trade surplus in March – and exports to the United States were particularly strong. Imports into China

News

Syrian actions seen before as peace plan ignored

Here are some of the main points about international diplomatic efforts in Syria. The special envoy of the UN and the Arab League met the president

Here are some of the main points about international diplomatic efforts in Syria. The special envoy of the UN and the Arab League met the president

News

Kofi Annan visits Syria refugees in southern Turkey

The UN and Arab League’s envoy Kofi Annan is visiting Syrian refugees in southern Turkey, to see for himself some of the thousands sheltering in

The UN and Arab League’s envoy Kofi Annan is visiting Syrian refugees in southern Turkey, to see for himself some of the thousands sheltering in

News

Syria government ceasefire deadline missed

The deadline for the Syrian government to begin withdrawing forces from urban areas as agreed in a ceasefire plan, has come and gone – but there are

The deadline for the Syrian government to begin withdrawing forces from urban areas as agreed in a ceasefire plan, has come and gone – but there are

News

Poland still divided on Smolensk on 2nd anniversary

Poland is remembering the victims of the air disaster two years ago to the day that killed 96 people including former President Lech Kaczynski and

Poland is remembering the victims of the air disaster two years ago to the day that killed 96 people including former President Lech Kaczynski and

Nocomment

Voodo pilgrimage in Haiti

Hundreds of voodoo practitioners take part in an annual pilgrimage in an Haitian village. The Pilgrimage to Souvenance is one of voodoo’s most

Hundreds of voodoo practitioners take part in an annual pilgrimage in an Haitian village. The Pilgrimage to Souvenance is one of voodoo’s most