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2012-06-05

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Canadian Psycho suspect won't fight extradition

The suspected killer dubbed the ‘Canadian Psycho’ is being moved to Berlin’s Moabit prison, following his arrest in one of the city’s cyber cafes on

The suspected killer dubbed the ‘Canadian Psycho’ is being moved to Berlin’s Moabit prison, following his arrest in one of the city’s cyber cafes on

Europe

Brussels abuzz over bee decline

Brussels and bees – two words you don’t always hear together, but on World Environment Day the future of our furry friends is of increasing concern

Brussels and bees – two words you don’t always hear together, but on World Environment Day the future of our furry friends is of increasing concern

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UK: Diamond Jubilee festivities come to an end

Four days of celebrations in the UK to mark the Queen’s 60 years on the throne have drawn to a close. Elizabeth II appeared on the balcony of

Four days of celebrations in the UK to mark the Queen’s 60 years on the throne have drawn to a close. Elizabeth II appeared on the balcony of

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Russia-China relations

Russia and China have shown they’re perfectly on the same wavelength on the international scene. They have twice blocked UN Security Council

Russia and China have shown they’re perfectly on the same wavelength on the international scene. They have twice blocked UN Security Council

Business

World's oldest bank 'to gain from branch sell-off'

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena was the best performer on the Milan stock exchange on Tuesday as investors anticipated a quick sale of 200 branches

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena was the best performer on the Milan stock exchange on Tuesday as investors anticipated a quick sale of 200 branches

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Italy's earthquakes hit economy

One of Italy’s most productive and prosperous regions, after the recent series of earthquakes which claimed dozens of lives and ruined ancient and

One of Italy’s most productive and prosperous regions, after the recent series of earthquakes which claimed dozens of lives and ruined ancient and

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Explosion at Bulgaria ammo facility injures 7

At least seven people have been injured in a blast at an ammunitions depot in Bulgaria. The explosion happened at a private facility near the

At least seven people have been injured in a blast at an ammunitions depot in Bulgaria. The explosion happened at a private facility near the

Business

Facebook's question - how young is too young?

Facebook is reportedly developing technology that would allow children younger than 13 to use the social networking site under parental

Facebook is reportedly developing technology that would allow children younger than 13 to use the social networking site under parental

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Solar powered plane tries first flight across the Mediterranean

In an attempt to make the first cross-Mediterranean flight of its kind, a solar powered plane has taken off from Madrid. The aircraft is a Solar

In an attempt to make the first cross-Mediterranean flight of its kind, a solar powered plane has taken off from Madrid. The aircraft is a Solar

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Syria bans envoys as Gulf States lose hope in Annan

The Syrian regime has declared 17 foreign diplomats to be persona non grata, effectively banning them from Damascus. They include British, Turkish

The Syrian regime has declared 17 foreign diplomats to be persona non grata, effectively banning them from Damascus. They include British, Turkish

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Five Azeri troops killed in clashes with Armenia

There has been further violence between Azeri and Armenian soldiers. Azerbaijan has accused its neighbour of killing five of its troops in a shoot

There has been further violence between Azeri and Armenian soldiers. Azerbaijan has accused its neighbour of killing five of its troops in a shoot

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Pakistan in fifth missile test in weeks

Pakistan says it has again successfully tested a short-range nuclear-capable missile. The rocket, which had a range of about 700 kilomwetres, was

Pakistan says it has again successfully tested a short-range nuclear-capable missile. The rocket, which had a range of about 700 kilomwetres, was

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Dutchman turns dead cat into 'catcopter'

How do you ensure your dead cat gets to heaven? You stuff it and help it to fly there all by itself. Two Dutch men have honoured a feline named

How do you ensure your dead cat gets to heaven? You stuff it and help it to fly there all by itself. Two Dutch men have honoured a feline named

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Libya court tries first Gaddafi ally

A Libyan court has begun the first trial of a senior official who served ousted leader, Muammar Gaddafi. Fomer head of the external security

A Libyan court has begun the first trial of a senior official who served ousted leader, Muammar Gaddafi. Fomer head of the external security

Business

Spain laments borrowing problems as G7 meets

A distress signal has come from Spain which said it cannot borrow on the international markets to save its embattled banks and wants faster help from

A distress signal has come from Spain which said it cannot borrow on the international markets to save its embattled banks and wants faster help from

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Britain revels in final day of Jubilee celebrations

Britain revelled in the fourth and final day of celebrations for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee on Tuesday. After the glitz and glamour of

Britain revelled in the fourth and final day of celebrations for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee on Tuesday. After the glitz and glamour of

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Dead Catcopter art

Amsterdam’s annual art show had a rather unusual exhibit this year, with artist Bart Jansen showcasing his own dead cat turned into a helicopter

Amsterdam’s annual art show had a rather unusual exhibit this year, with artist Bart Jansen showcasing his own dead cat turned into a helicopter

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Arrests as Russian parliament debates anti-protest law

Around 20 people have been arrested outside the Russian parliament as its lower house prepared to approve a controversial anti-protest law. The new

Around 20 people have been arrested outside the Russian parliament as its lower house prepared to approve a controversial anti-protest law. The new

Science_technology

New fuel cell in line for European award

Thomas Ruyant is a French competitive sailor, with many races and several international victories under his belt. He needs a very light, long-

Thomas Ruyant is a French competitive sailor, with many races and several international victories under his belt. He needs a very light, long-

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Ukraine passes first draft of controversial Russian-language bill

Ukraine has passed the first draft of a Russian-language bill that caused physical fights in parliament nearly two weeks ago. Outside the building

Ukraine has passed the first draft of a Russian-language bill that caused physical fights in parliament nearly two weeks ago. Outside the building

Business

Qantas' shares nosedive on loss warning

Shares of Qantas slumped to a record low – down almost 19 percent – after it warned of its first annual net loss since it was privatised in

Shares of Qantas slumped to a record low – down almost 19 percent – after it warned of its first annual net loss since it was privatised in

Business

Oil slides on demand worries

Oil prices continued to remain low on Tuesday due to expectations of falling demand. That followed another round of poor economic data from the

Oil prices continued to remain low on Tuesday due to expectations of falling demand. That followed another round of poor economic data from the

Business

Luxury spending set to rise

Sales of luxury goods are set to rise unless there is a major global economic crisis. A report by Boston Consulting Group predicts sales should

Sales of luxury goods are set to rise unless there is a major global economic crisis. A report by Boston Consulting Group predicts sales should

Culture

60 years of ERII at the National Portrait Gallery

As part of Britain’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations the National Portrait Gallery in London has gathered some of the most iconic royal images from the

As part of Britain’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations the National Portrait Gallery in London has gathered some of the most iconic royal images from the

Culture

Kasdan makes dog of a movie

Laurence Kasdan’s new movie “Darling Companion”, co-scripted with wife Meg and based on their own experience while on holiday in the Rocky mountains

Laurence Kasdan’s new movie “Darling Companion”, co-scripted with wife Meg and based on their own experience while on holiday in the Rocky mountains

Science_technology

Samsø: where renewable energy rules the roost

The tiny, Danish island Samsø, is garnering a rather big reputation as a leading ‘sustainable energy island’. In 1997 the Danish Energy Agency gave

The tiny, Danish island Samsø, is garnering a rather big reputation as a leading ‘sustainable energy island’. In 1997 the Danish Energy Agency gave

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Putin and Hu Jintao confirm Syria stance on 3-day China visit

Russia and China both agree there should be no foreign intervention in Syria. Russian president Vladimir Putin is in Beijing for a state visit and

Russia and China both agree there should be no foreign intervention in Syria. Russian president Vladimir Putin is in Beijing for a state visit and

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Nigerian plane crash death toll rises to 157

Nigerian rescuers said on Tuesday that at least 157 people have died following Sunday’s plane crash in the city of Lagos. Officials said four

Nigerian rescuers said on Tuesday that at least 157 people have died following Sunday’s plane crash in the city of Lagos. Officials said four

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Berlin police arrest 'Canadian Psycho' suspect

Police have confirmed the man arrested in Berlin is the Canadian suspect Luka Rocco Magnotta, dubbed the ‘Canadian Psycho’. According to

Police have confirmed the man arrested in Berlin is the Canadian suspect Luka Rocco Magnotta, dubbed the ‘Canadian Psycho’. According to

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North Korea: Children's celebration

About 20,000 children across North Korea celebrated the 66th anniversary of the Korean Children’s Union.

About 20,000 children across North Korea celebrated the 66th anniversary of the Korean Children’s Union.