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2012-06-29

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Katie Holmes files for divorce from Tom Cruise

It is all over for one of Hollywood’s most glamourous couples. Actress Katie Holmes has filed for divorce from her superstar husband Tom Cruise

It is all over for one of Hollywood’s most glamourous couples. Actress Katie Holmes has filed for divorce from her superstar husband Tom Cruise

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Syria uprising: Leaving ghost towns for refugee camps

Parts of northern Syria have been turned into virtual ghost towns as residents flee the violence from a 16-month old uprising. Footage obtained by

Parts of northern Syria have been turned into virtual ghost towns as residents flee the violence from a 16-month old uprising. Footage obtained by

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Egypt President-elect speaks in Tahrir Square

It was a moment crackling with emotion which many Egyptians could never have imagined. The first Islamist civilian president, Mohamed Mursi -who will

It was a moment crackling with emotion which many Egyptians could never have imagined. The first Islamist civilian president, Mohamed Mursi -who will

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EU bank aid deal 'better than expected, worse than needed'

National debt risk must be distanced from banking debt risk, in hopes that dangerous contagion can be averted. This was the European Union’s

National debt risk must be distanced from banking debt risk, in hopes that dangerous contagion can be averted. This was the European Union’s

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Back in the Day: when time literally stood still

June 30, 1972. The ‘leap second’ is introduced for the first time simultaneously across the world, effectively stopping the world’s clocks for one

June 30, 1972. The ‘leap second’ is introduced for the first time simultaneously across the world, effectively stopping the world’s clocks for one

Business

Blackberry blues

BlackBerry smartphone maker Research In Motion has suffered a devastating setback. In a move that has the markets questioning its ability to

BlackBerry smartphone maker Research In Motion has suffered a devastating setback. In a move that has the markets questioning its ability to

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EU summit outcome exceeds - low - expectations

There have been 20 summits since the euro crisis began, and for once, analysts say, leaders have exceeded – admittedly low –

There have been 20 summits since the euro crisis began, and for once, analysts say, leaders have exceeded – admittedly low –

Business

Last chance summit in Brussels - again

Rarely have markets anticipated bad news for an entire week: another disappointment stemming from another EU crisis summit. But then – relief as

Rarely have markets anticipated bad news for an entire week: another disappointment stemming from another EU crisis summit. But then – relief as

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Police arrest two ETA members in London

Two members of the Basque separatist group ETA have been arrested in London over alleged terrorist offences. Spain’s Interior Ministry confirmed that

Two members of the Basque separatist group ETA have been arrested in London over alleged terrorist offences. Spain’s Interior Ministry confirmed that

Culture

Blair Witch director returns with Lovely Molly

Co-director of The Blair Witch Project Eduardo Sanchez sets out to terrify again with his latest movie Lovely Molly. Newcomer Gretchen Lodge stars

Co-director of The Blair Witch Project Eduardo Sanchez sets out to terrify again with his latest movie Lovely Molly. Newcomer Gretchen Lodge stars

Culture

Djembe sounds at Morocco music festival

It is one of the iconic sounds of Africa – the djembe drum. And at the Gnaoua Music Festival in Morocco some of the best young drummers from West

It is one of the iconic sounds of Africa – the djembe drum. And at the Gnaoua Music Festival in Morocco some of the best young drummers from West

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Euro 2012 party over for Donetsk

The Euro 2012 party is over in Donetsk, the eastern Ukrainian town that hosted the semi final between Spain and Portugal on Wednesday. For European

The Euro 2012 party is over in Donetsk, the eastern Ukrainian town that hosted the semi final between Spain and Portugal on Wednesday. For European

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'Miss Holocaust Survivor' not a sick joke says organiser

Fourteen finalists gathered in Israel on Thursday night for a controversial beauty pageant called ‘Miss Holocaust Survivor’, which critics have

Fourteen finalists gathered in Israel on Thursday night for a controversial beauty pageant called ‘Miss Holocaust Survivor’, which critics have

Sport

Italy 2-1 Germany: How it happened

Against all the odds Italy reached the final of Euro 2012 following a 2-1 win over pre-tournament favourites Germany in the

Against all the odds Italy reached the final of Euro 2012 following a 2-1 win over pre-tournament favourites Germany in the

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Eurozone bends the rules to save single currency

At the end of a two-day summit, the eurozone has adopted a more flexible approach to tackling its crippling debt crisis. The bloc’s future

At the end of a two-day summit, the eurozone has adopted a more flexible approach to tackling its crippling debt crisis. The bloc’s future

Business

Anger at Bankia AGM

Angry shareholders of Bankia heckled bosses at the annual general meeting and demanded compensation for its share price slump. What they got was

Angry shareholders of Bankia heckled bosses at the annual general meeting and demanded compensation for its share price slump. What they got was

Business

Corona owner swallowed by AB InBev

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s biggest brewer, is to buy the half of Mexico’s Grupo Modelo it does not already own. The price is almost 16

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s biggest brewer, is to buy the half of Mexico’s Grupo Modelo it does not already own. The price is almost 16

Business

UK bank scandal spreads, gets costlier

Royal Bank of Scotland is reportedly set to be fined 186 million euros for the same Libor interbank interest rate rigging scandal that has hammered

Royal Bank of Scotland is reportedly set to be fined 186 million euros for the same Libor interbank interest rate rigging scandal that has hammered

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Aviation in times of crisis

Richard Aboulafia is VicePresident, Analysis of the Teal Group euronews: The crisis in the eurozone is in full development. IATA has announced that

Richard Aboulafia is VicePresident, Analysis of the Teal Group euronews: The crisis in the eurozone is in full development. IATA has announced that

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'Adieu' to Minitel, the France-Wide Web

France is scrapping its once groundbreaking Minitel service, complete with mushroom-coloured boxes, that blazed a trail for the World Wide

France is scrapping its once groundbreaking Minitel service, complete with mushroom-coloured boxes, that blazed a trail for the World Wide

Europe

European Union: think positive

In this edition of U-talk, Jacqueline from the Netherlands asks: “Because of all the issues that are out there now: the euro is one of them

In this edition of U-talk, Jacqueline from the Netherlands asks: “Because of all the issues that are out there now: the euro is one of them

Europe

Spain and Italy get EU deal on banking bailouts

Italy and Spain meet in Warsaw in the final of the euro 2012 on Sunday. And both countries will be pleased with their performance in the political

Italy and Spain meet in Warsaw in the final of the euro 2012 on Sunday. And both countries will be pleased with their performance in the political

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Assange refuses to surrender to UK police

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he is unlikely to give in to demands by British police that he leave Ecuador’s embassy in London. The

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he is unlikely to give in to demands by British police that he leave Ecuador’s embassy in London. The

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Turkish TV - a device for social change in the Arab world?

The ‘Arab Spring’ has changed several political regimes in the Middle East, shaping modern culture in the Arab World. With Turkey’s political

The ‘Arab Spring’ has changed several political regimes in the Middle East, shaping modern culture in the Arab World. With Turkey’s political

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UK floods: Transport delays and power cuts continue

Several key transport routes in the UK remain blocked following a day of severe storms. The two rail routes from England to Scotland are still

Several key transport routes in the UK remain blocked following a day of severe storms. The two rail routes from England to Scotland are still

Nocomment

Turkish military build-up on border with Syria

Turkish troops and military vehicles have been deployed on the border with Syria, increasing pressure on Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad.

Turkish troops and military vehicles have been deployed on the border with Syria, increasing pressure on Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad.

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Italian fans rejoice in Rome

Italian soccer fans partied into the night on June 28 after Italy’s 2-1 victory over Germany in the Euro 2012 semi-final. The Azzurri will now take

Italian soccer fans partied into the night on June 28 after Italy’s 2-1 victory over Germany in the Euro 2012 semi-final. The Azzurri will now take

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Colorado wildfires - state of emergency declared

Officials in Colorado have now confirmed the grim toll of one death and more than 340 homes destroyed, as the most devastating wildfire in the

Officials in Colorado have now confirmed the grim toll of one death and more than 340 homes destroyed, as the most devastating wildfire in the

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Outpouring of national pride over latest China space mission

China has hailed the return to Earth of its Shenzhou 9 spacecraft which carried the country’s first woman astronaut into space. Beijing’s fourth

China has hailed the return to Earth of its Shenzhou 9 spacecraft which carried the country’s first woman astronaut into space. Beijing’s fourth

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One Serb seriously wounded as group thrown out of Kosovo

Around 50 Serbs have been injured in clashes with police who tried to deport them from Kosovo. One person has life-threatening gunshot

Around 50 Serbs have been injured in clashes with police who tried to deport them from Kosovo. One person has life-threatening gunshot