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2012-04-11

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Panic strikes Indian Ocean countries after Indonesia earthquake

Sri Lanka is just one of the several Indian Ocean countries that received the tsunami warning following the earthquakes close to the Indonesian

Sri Lanka is just one of the several Indian Ocean countries that received the tsunami warning following the earthquakes close to the Indonesian

Business

Bug batters Nokia

A profit warning from Nokia caused its share price to plunge 14.5 percent on Wednesday. The Finnish mobile phone giant said it now expects to post

A profit warning from Nokia caused its share price to plunge 14.5 percent on Wednesday. The Finnish mobile phone giant said it now expects to post

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Costa Concordia captain to remain under house arrest

Italy’s Supreme Court has ordered that the captain of the Costa Concordia remain under house arrest. Francesco Schettino was charged with

Italy’s Supreme Court has ordered that the captain of the Costa Concordia remain under house arrest. Francesco Schettino was charged with

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Respected former Algeria president dies

Algeria’s first president following independence from France has died. Ahmed Ben Bella, who was 95, led the fight against colonial rule after World

Algeria’s first president following independence from France has died. Ahmed Ben Bella, who was 95, led the fight against colonial rule after World

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Apple sued in US over e-book prices

Apple and two major publishers are being sued by the US government for allegedly conspiring to push up the prices of e-books. The lawsuit filed in

Apple and two major publishers are being sued by the US government for allegedly conspiring to push up the prices of e-books. The lawsuit filed in

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Santorum out, Romney up

Staunch conservative Republican Rick Santorum has quit the race to be his party’s nominee to run against the incumbent Barack Obama for the

Staunch conservative Republican Rick Santorum has quit the race to be his party’s nominee to run against the incumbent Barack Obama for the

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May 6 snap election expected in Greece

A snap election in Greece will be called for May 6, according to government officials. A formal announcement will be made on Thursday, but Prime

A snap election in Greece will be called for May 6, according to government officials. A formal announcement will be made on Thursday, but Prime

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Syria to halt military operations on Thursday, says Annan

Syrian authorities promised international envoy Kofi Annan that they will meet Thursday’s deadline to stop military operations, according to his

Syrian authorities promised international envoy Kofi Annan that they will meet Thursday’s deadline to stop military operations, according to his

Culture

Art exhibition for Rolling Stones guitarist

The Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has been granted a platform to showcase his acclaimed artwork. Wood’s solo retrospective – Faces, Time and

The Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has been granted a platform to showcase his acclaimed artwork. Wood’s solo retrospective – Faces, Time and

Culture

Coppola attends masterclass in Paris

A tinted black car arrives in the heart of Paris carrying a man who is highly acclaimed as one of Hollywood’s most influential film directors

A tinted black car arrives in the heart of Paris carrying a man who is highly acclaimed as one of Hollywood’s most influential film directors

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Indian Ocean tsunami alert lifted

The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre on Wednesday cancelled its tsunami watch alert linked to the earthquakes off the coast of Indonesia.   It had

The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre on Wednesday cancelled its tsunami watch alert linked to the earthquakes off the coast of Indonesia.   It had

Business

BMW revs up Q1 sales

BMW has confirmed its highest ever first quarter sales as the number of its cars being driven out of showrooms in March broke all previous

BMW has confirmed its highest ever first quarter sales as the number of its cars being driven out of showrooms in March broke all previous

Business

Airbus lands Indonesian order

Indonesia’s flag carrier Garuda is to buy 11 Airbus A330 passenger jets. The deal was signed during a visit by British Prime Minister David Cameron

Indonesia’s flag carrier Garuda is to buy 11 Airbus A330 passenger jets. The deal was signed during a visit by British Prime Minister David Cameron

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UN Syria credibility in doubt

The United Nations Security Council is facing scepticism over its effectiveness, as Syria fails to keep its promises. The deadline for the

The United Nations Security Council is facing scepticism over its effectiveness, as Syria fails to keep its promises. The deadline for the

Science_technology

Fight to make OK coral

The idyllic view of coral in Guadeloupe is a myriad of colours playing host to exotic tropical fish. Just a few hundred metres away, though, it is

The idyllic view of coral in Guadeloupe is a myriad of colours playing host to exotic tropical fish. Just a few hundred metres away, though, it is

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US monitors cancel tsunami alerts

The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre on Wednesday cancelled its tsunami watch alert linked to the earthquakes off the coast of Indonesia. It had

The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre on Wednesday cancelled its tsunami watch alert linked to the earthquakes off the coast of Indonesia. It had

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Peru miners rescued after nearly a week underground

Nine workers trapped inside an illegal gold and copper mine in southern Peru have been rescued. They were brought to the surface early on Wednesday

Nine workers trapped inside an illegal gold and copper mine in southern Peru have been rescued. They were brought to the surface early on Wednesday

Business

Rajoy: Spain's deficit reduction is urgent

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has admitted his country has a huge task ahead to get its finances back on track, but there is no alternative

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has admitted his country has a huge task ahead to get its finances back on track, but there is no alternative

Business

Eurozone's debt troubles continue

Amid increasing worries about the eurozone’s debt problems, countries are finding it difficult to borrow money by selling government bonds – for

Amid increasing worries about the eurozone’s debt problems, countries are finding it difficult to borrow money by selling government bonds – for

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Indonesia: 8.6 earthquake

A tsunami warning was issued, and then lifted, for countries across the Indian Ocean after a large earthquake in the waters off Indonesia. Residents

A tsunami warning was issued, and then lifted, for countries across the Indian Ocean after a large earthquake in the waters off Indonesia. Residents

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Kofi Annan: Syria says it will respect ceasefire

Kofi Annan says the Syrian government has assured him it will respect the ceasefire with rebels, less than 24 hours before it is due to come into

Kofi Annan says the Syrian government has assured him it will respect the ceasefire with rebels, less than 24 hours before it is due to come into

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French World War II Resistance hero Aubrac dies

World War II French Resistance fighter Raymond Aubrac has died at the age of 97. His family said he passed away at the Val de Grace military

World War II French Resistance fighter Raymond Aubrac has died at the age of 97. His family said he passed away at the Val de Grace military

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US scientists lift Indian Ocean tsunami alert

The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) has cancelled its tsunami watch for the Indian Ocean, hours after a series of powerful earthquakes and

The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) has cancelled its tsunami watch for the Indian Ocean, hours after a series of powerful earthquakes and

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World's Coolest Marathon

Forty athletes gathered at the North Pole to run a full marathon distance of 42.195 kms (26 miles 385 yards) in temperatures of -26 degrees Celsius.

Forty athletes gathered at the North Pole to run a full marathon distance of 42.195 kms (26 miles 385 yards) in temperatures of -26 degrees Celsius.

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Funeral of slain Lebanese cameraman

The funeral of a Lebanese cameraman killed while covering the Syrian conflict was held in southern Lebanon. The cameraman Ali Shaaban worked for the

The funeral of a Lebanese cameraman killed while covering the Syrian conflict was held in southern Lebanon. The cameraman Ali Shaaban worked for the

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Ukraine: Topless Femen protesters support for Abortion rights

Ukraine’s Femen group stage topless protest at the famous St. Sophia cathedral in central Kiev, to demonstrate their support for abortion rights.

Ukraine’s Femen group stage topless protest at the famous St. Sophia cathedral in central Kiev, to demonstrate their support for abortion rights.

Science_technology

E-textiles improving health and safety

It’s never been easier and cheaper to sew small electronic components into wearable clothing. In this issue of Futuris, we are diving into the

It’s never been easier and cheaper to sew small electronic components into wearable clothing. In this issue of Futuris, we are diving into the

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North Korea fuels rocket ahead of launch

North Korea says it’s now in the process of injecting fuel into a long-range rocket ahead of a planned launch that’s been condemned

North Korea says it’s now in the process of injecting fuel into a long-range rocket ahead of a planned launch that’s been condemned