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2012-05-29

News

Italian region reels from second quake

The two quakes are the worst to hit Italy since the L’Aquila tremor that killed the nearly 300 people three years ago. They have also hit Emilia’s

The two quakes are the worst to hit Italy since the L’Aquila tremor that killed the nearly 300 people three years ago. They have also hit Emilia’s

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Most Syria massacre victims 'summarily executed'

New amateur video purports to show the shelling of Houla on Friday that left at least 108 people dead, including many women and children. People

New amateur video purports to show the shelling of Houla on Friday that left at least 108 people dead, including many women and children. People

Business

Spain's bank bailout plans boost borrowing costs

Spain’s shaky banks, the country’s indebted regional governments and Madrid’s plans for helping them have pushed up its borrowing costs to

Spain’s shaky banks, the country’s indebted regional governments and Madrid’s plans for helping them have pushed up its borrowing costs to

News

'Flame' virus attacks computers in Middle East

A sophisticated virus, dubbed ‘Flame,’ is infecting computers across the Middle East. Security experts think it has been deployed for

A sophisticated virus, dubbed ‘Flame,’ is infecting computers across the Middle East. Security experts think it has been deployed for

Business

Opera Software - Facebook's next acquisition?

The Norwegian internet browser company Opera Software’s share price was boosted by a rumour that Facebook is keen to buy it to gain greater access to

The Norwegian internet browser company Opera Software’s share price was boosted by a rumour that Facebook is keen to buy it to gain greater access to

News

Germany's green giga-goals

Germany has not met its ambition to cover all its power needs for one day exclusively through renewable sources, but half of Monday’s demand was met

Germany has not met its ambition to cover all its power needs for one day exclusively through renewable sources, but half of Monday’s demand was met

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15 dead as earthquake strikes northern Italy

At least 15 people have been killed dead after an earthquake struck northern Italy on Tuesday. Authorities said seven people are still missing. As

At least 15 people have been killed dead after an earthquake struck northern Italy on Tuesday. Authorities said seven people are still missing. As

Sport

Music setting the tempo at Kiev's fan-zone

Euro 2012 Football fans will get the chance to sample live Ukrainian and international music in Kiev’s fan-zone site, in the heart of the city

Euro 2012 Football fans will get the chance to sample live Ukrainian and international music in Kiev’s fan-zone site, in the heart of the city

News

Western countries expel Syrian diplomats over massacre

Amid anger over the massacre of more than 100 people in the Syrian town of Houla, several western countries say they are expelling Syrian

Amid anger over the massacre of more than 100 people in the Syrian town of Houla, several western countries say they are expelling Syrian

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Quebec: Talks resume in bid to end student strike

Students and government officials have resumed talks in Quebec City, aimed at ending a standoff over tuition fee hikes. More than 80 protesters

Students and government officials have resumed talks in Quebec City, aimed at ending a standoff over tuition fee hikes. More than 80 protesters

Europe

Complaints against EU institutions increase

There were a record number of investigations into alleged maladministration involving EU institutions last year, the bloc’s internal watchdog says

There were a record number of investigations into alleged maladministration involving EU institutions last year, the bloc’s internal watchdog says

News

Egyptians angry at election options

Tahrir Square in the Egyptian capital is the focus of a giant let-down for many activists for change. They are deeply disappointed that the two most

Tahrir Square in the Egyptian capital is the focus of a giant let-down for many activists for change. They are deeply disappointed that the two most

News

Spain on the brink of becoming Greece?

The Spanish government has been struggling with its budget deficit for quite some time, but it now faces the biggest bailout of a bank ever.

The Spanish government has been struggling with its budget deficit for quite some time, but it now faces the biggest bailout of a bank ever.

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Merkel meets federal heads as Germany tries to go green

Despite a failed attempt to generate the whole country’s energy needs using only renewable sources on Monday, the government is determined to make

Despite a failed attempt to generate the whole country’s energy needs using only renewable sources on Monday, the government is determined to make

News

French unions urge Hollande to hike minimum wage

France’s new prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault met with unions and business leaders on Tuesday to map out how to revive the country’s

France’s new prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault met with unions and business leaders on Tuesday to map out how to revive the country’s

News

Blair, Murdoch, who next?

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair answered questions at the Leveson Inquiry for hours on May 28, mostly on his relationship with media mogul Rupert

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair answered questions at the Leveson Inquiry for hours on May 28, mostly on his relationship with media mogul Rupert

Science_technology

Stefan Lehnert: inventor of the biodome

Tens of thousands of different tropical plants, 300 exotic animals and a rain forest; it sounds like somewhere in Asia but it is actually Leipzig Zoo

Tens of thousands of different tropical plants, 300 exotic animals and a rain forest; it sounds like somewhere in Asia but it is actually Leipzig Zoo

Culture

Josh Brolin as young Tommy Lee Jones in MiB 3

Will Smith stars as Agent J in Men in Black 3. He must travel back to the 1960s to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and altering

Will Smith stars as Agent J in Men in Black 3. He must travel back to the 1960s to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and altering

Culture

Chinese architect receives Pritzker Prize

Chinese architect Wang Shu has recently been awarded with the international Pritzker Architecture Prize, the first person from China to win the

Chinese architect Wang Shu has recently been awarded with the international Pritzker Architecture Prize, the first person from China to win the

News

Witnesses blame poor safety in deadly Qatar fire

Qatar’s Crown Prince Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani has ordered an investigation into the deadly fire at Doha’s largest shopping mall. Nineteen

Qatar’s Crown Prince Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani has ordered an investigation into the deadly fire at Doha’s largest shopping mall. Nineteen

Business

Japan and China to trade yen-yuan directly

Asia’s two biggest economies, Japan and China, are to start trading their currencies directly from the start of June. Previously they have set

Asia’s two biggest economies, Japan and China, are to start trading their currencies directly from the start of June. Previously they have set

Business

Recession empties Spanish shops

April was one of the worst months in recent history for Spain’s shopkeepers. Spanish retail sales fell by 9.8 percent from April last year

April was one of the worst months in recent history for Spain’s shopkeepers. Spanish retail sales fell by 9.8 percent from April last year

Business

Samsung gets head start on iPhone

Samsung has launched its top-of-the-range Galaxy S3 smartphone in Europe – aiming to steal a march on Apple before it releases its new iPhone later

Samsung has launched its top-of-the-range Galaxy S3 smartphone in Europe – aiming to steal a march on Apple before it releases its new iPhone later

News

Several dead in new quake in northern Italy

Northern Italy has been struck by a new earthquake, nine days after a fatal tremor hit the same region. Latest reports say at least 15 people have

Northern Italy has been struck by a new earthquake, nine days after a fatal tremor hit the same region. Latest reports say at least 15 people have

News

Radioactive fish from Fukushima found near California

Scientists have found bluefin tuna off the coast of California that have been contaminated by radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant

Scientists have found bluefin tuna off the coast of California that have been contaminated by radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant

News

Several dead as northern Italy hit by new tremor

Northern Italy has been struck by a new earthquake, nine days after a fatal tremor hit the same region. Latest reports speak of several casualties

Northern Italy has been struck by a new earthquake, nine days after a fatal tremor hit the same region. Latest reports speak of several casualties

News

State of emergency to tackle Peru anti-mining protesters

Peru’s army and police have been given special powers in an effort to end anti-mining protests, which have turned violent. Two people have been

Peru’s army and police have been given special powers in an effort to end anti-mining protests, which have turned violent. Two people have been

Nocomment

Car ball revs up in Estonia

As Europe gets ready for the European football championships in Poland and Ukraine, Estonia showcases a different football variety – car ball. The

As Europe gets ready for the European football championships in Poland and Ukraine, Estonia showcases a different football variety – car ball. The

Nocomment

Trying to fly in Germany

Hundreds gathered on a Mainz riverside in Germany to watch handmade flying machines competing in the city’s Flugtag festival.

Hundreds gathered on a Mainz riverside in Germany to watch handmade flying machines competing in the city’s Flugtag festival.