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2012-05-14

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Remains exhumed in Rome as part of missing teenager inquiry

The remains of a reputed mobster were exhumed from a tomb in Rome on Monday, as part of an investigation into the disappearance of a teenager in

The remains of a reputed mobster were exhumed from a tomb in Rome on Monday, as part of an investigation into the disappearance of a teenager in

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Greek parties promise more coalition talks

Greek political leaders will continue negotiations to build a unity government in a desperate last bid to avoid a new election, according to state

Greek political leaders will continue negotiations to build a unity government in a desperate last bid to avoid a new election, according to state

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Palestinians in Israeli jails to end hunger strike

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are reported to have agreed to end a mass hunger strike. As thousands of sympathisers for the strikers held

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are reported to have agreed to end a mass hunger strike. As thousands of sympathisers for the strikers held

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Spain's 'indignados' accuse Bankia of unfair repossessions

A small number of Spain’s “indignados” protesters demonstrated outside the Madrid headquarters of the country’s fourth largest bank, accusing it of

A small number of Spain’s “indignados” protesters demonstrated outside the Madrid headquarters of the country’s fourth largest bank, accusing it of

Business

Huge losses cause top banker to resign

The chief investment officer of one of Wall Street’s biggest banks, JP Morgan Chase, is to leave the company following trading losses that could

The chief investment officer of one of Wall Street’s biggest banks, JP Morgan Chase, is to leave the company following trading losses that could

Business

Greece could say goodbye to the euro

What was once dismissed as unthinkable is now talked about openly. Greece could leave the euro. In fact US bank Citigroup puts the chances of an exit

What was once dismissed as unthinkable is now talked about openly. Greece could leave the euro. In fact US bank Citigroup puts the chances of an exit

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Nuclear talks: IAEA pushes Iran for access to sites

The United Nations nuclear watchdog has opened a third round of talks with Iran over its disputed nuclear programme by pressing Tehran to grant

The United Nations nuclear watchdog has opened a third round of talks with Iran over its disputed nuclear programme by pressing Tehran to grant

Culture

The Nature of Altai

In the south of Siberia, where Russia comes together with Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China, lie pristine lands where people try to live in harmony with

In the south of Siberia, where Russia comes together with Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China, lie pristine lands where people try to live in harmony with

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Yeosu Expo, sustaining ocean life

South Korea has been celebrating the living oceans and coastlines. Yeosu Expo 2012 with its village of pavilions shows the country’s determination to

South Korea has been celebrating the living oceans and coastlines. Yeosu Expo 2012 with its village of pavilions shows the country’s determination to

Culture

Life after war in Bosnia

The movie Uspomene 677 explores the issues facing those living in contemporary Bosnia; people who either lived through the war or grew up in its

The movie Uspomene 677 explores the issues facing those living in contemporary Bosnia; people who either lived through the war or grew up in its

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'Double defeat' for Germany's Merkel

Some are describing it as a double blow for Angela Merkel. As Germany’s Social Democrats celebrate trouncing her CDU in a regional poll, the

Some are describing it as a double blow for Angela Merkel. As Germany’s Social Democrats celebrate trouncing her CDU in a regional poll, the

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Lebanon PM in bid to end Syria-linked violence

Fighting linked to the Syria conflict has continued in the Lebanese city of Tripoli. Monday saw more fierce clashes as tension spilled over between

Fighting linked to the Syria conflict has continued in the Lebanese city of Tripoli. Monday saw more fierce clashes as tension spilled over between

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Fifteen people killed in Nepal plane crash

Fifteen people have been killed in a plane crash in the Himalayas. Six other people onboard the aircraft, operated by Agni Air, were also injured –

Fifteen people have been killed in a plane crash in the Himalayas. Six other people onboard the aircraft, operated by Agni Air, were also injured –

Europe

EU foreign chiefs agree fresh sanctions on Syria

EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels have agreed fresh sanctions against Syria. Amid the continuing violence between rebels and the Bashar

EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels have agreed fresh sanctions against Syria. Amid the continuing violence between rebels and the Bashar

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Germany's NRW's new muscle

‘Hit the Road, Jack’… is one of the songs they played at a victory party for SPD Social Democrat Hannelore Kraft. Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrat

‘Hit the Road, Jack’… is one of the songs they played at a victory party for SPD Social Democrat Hannelore Kraft. Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrat

Business

Japanese utility company profits slump

The Tokyo Electric Power Company has reported an annual loss of around 7.6bn euros. Most of the losses are due to compensation claims for the

The Tokyo Electric Power Company has reported an annual loss of around 7.6bn euros. Most of the losses are due to compensation claims for the

Business

Markets tumble on Greek future

Stock markets have been falling again as uncertainty about the future of Greece rattles investor confidence in the eurozone. Bank stocks lead the

Stock markets have been falling again as uncertainty about the future of Greece rattles investor confidence in the eurozone. Bank stocks lead the

Culture

Eurovision excitement builds in Azerbaijan

Eurovision fever has gripped Azerbaijan, with just days to go before the finale of the annual singing competition. Also read: Eurovision: the great

Eurovision fever has gripped Azerbaijan, with just days to go before the finale of the annual singing competition. Also read: Eurovision: the great

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Syria ceasefire undermined by Rastan clashes

Syrian rebels have reportedly killed at least 23 soldiers in battles around the town of Rastan just north of Homs. Several civilians also

Syrian rebels have reportedly killed at least 23 soldiers in battles around the town of Rastan just north of Homs. Several civilians also

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Hollande prepares to take over French presidency

It is a big week for French president-elect Francois Hollande. He will officially take over the top job on Tuesday, after sealing victory in the

It is a big week for French president-elect Francois Hollande. He will officially take over the top job on Tuesday, after sealing victory in the

Science_technology

Belgium's big babies

Armelle weighed just over four kilograms when she was born one day ago. She is one of a growing number of bigger babies; newborns who weigh more

Armelle weighed just over four kilograms when she was born one day ago. She is one of a growing number of bigger babies; newborns who weigh more

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French company to go on trial over Mediator drug scandal

The French pharmaceutical company Servier was due to go on trial on Monday over a diabetes drug, which is said to have caused up to 2000

The French pharmaceutical company Servier was due to go on trial on Monday over a diabetes drug, which is said to have caused up to 2000

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Sea Shepherd founder 'arrested in Germany'

Controversial marine conservation group Sea Shepherd, known for intervening in the world’s oceans, says its founder has been arrested. Paul Watson

Controversial marine conservation group Sea Shepherd, known for intervening in the world’s oceans, says its founder has been arrested. Paul Watson

Culture

Traveller's Diary: Altai

Denis Loktev, Barnaul In our continuing journey across the largest country in the world, we’ve seen many beautiful places – the amazing purity of

Denis Loktev, Barnaul In our continuing journey across the largest country in the world, we’ve seen many beautiful places – the amazing purity of

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Georgia president visits flooded capital

Georgia’s President Mikhail Saakashvili has visited the flood devastated area in the capital Tbilisi after heavy rains caused the Kura river to

Georgia’s President Mikhail Saakashvili has visited the flood devastated area in the capital Tbilisi after heavy rains caused the Kura river to

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Six die in river collision in Argentina

Six people have been confirmed dead in Argentina after a cargo ship and a Paraguayan tug boat collided on the Parana River. Divers are still

Six people have been confirmed dead in Argentina after a cargo ship and a Paraguayan tug boat collided on the Parana River. Divers are still

Sport

City seal English title with final kick of season

It could hardly have been more dramatic, or more fitting that Manchester City should win their first English title in 44 years with almost the final

It could hardly have been more dramatic, or more fitting that Manchester City should win their first English title in 44 years with almost the final

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Madrid square cleared on eve of 'Indignados' anniversary

Police moved in to evict protesters from central Madrid on Monday morning, on the eve of the first anniversary of the grassroots ‘Indignados’

Police moved in to evict protesters from central Madrid on Monday morning, on the eve of the first anniversary of the grassroots ‘Indignados’

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Queen Elizabeth is entertained by Jubilee pageant

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has been entertained by a special pageant at Windsor Castle near London. Hundreds of horses and performers from across

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has been entertained by a special pageant at Windsor Castle near London. Hundreds of horses and performers from across