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2012-07-05

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Ukraine Russian-language bill row rumbles on

Protests continue in Kiev and in smaller towns and cities across Ukraine, as the draft Russian-language bill causes divisions. Near the office of

Protests continue in Kiev and in smaller towns and cities across Ukraine, as the draft Russian-language bill causes divisions. Near the office of

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Horizontal education

Horizontal information exchange – teachers sharing methodology, students sharing information, students helping each other learn – is a way of passing

Horizontal information exchange – teachers sharing methodology, students sharing information, students helping each other learn – is a way of passing

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50 years of freedom and missed opportunities for Algeria

50 years of independence have been good for Algeria. So says President Bouteflika, who opened a year of celebrations with a huge firework display and

50 years of independence have been good for Algeria. So says President Bouteflika, who opened a year of celebrations with a huge firework display and

Sport

Tour de France: Greipel wins again

Stage five of this year’s Tour de France took the peloton over a straightforward 196 kilometres from Rouen to Saint-Quentin in Northern France.

Stage five of this year’s Tour de France took the peloton over a straightforward 196 kilometres from Rouen to Saint-Quentin in Northern France.

Business

VW-Porsche merger finally crosses finish line

Volkswagen’s total takeover of Porsche will be completed by the start of August and the announcement boosted the share price of Europe’s largest

Volkswagen’s total takeover of Porsche will be completed by the start of August and the announcement boosted the share price of Europe’s largest

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Air France crash investigators accused of denial

Pilots and victim’s families have expressed their dissatisfaction at the Air France crash verdict, with several too upset to talk in public

Pilots and victim’s families have expressed their dissatisfaction at the Air France crash verdict, with several too upset to talk in public

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Costa Corcordia captain free from house arrest

The captain of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner Francesco Schettino has had his house arrest lifted. Pending his trial, he is now allowed

The captain of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner Francesco Schettino has had his house arrest lifted. Pending his trial, he is now allowed

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New claims about discovery of missing UK girl Maddie's body

A South African businessman claims to have found evidence missing British girl Madeleine McCann is buried in a neighbours’ garden next to the Algarve

A South African businessman claims to have found evidence missing British girl Madeleine McCann is buried in a neighbours’ garden next to the Algarve

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Huge haul of hashish discovered in Bulgaria

Bulgarian authorities have seized more than 4,000 kilos of hash near the capital Sofia. Fishermen are said to have retrieved the cannabis from the

Bulgarian authorities have seized more than 4,000 kilos of hash near the capital Sofia. Fishermen are said to have retrieved the cannabis from the

Business

Eurozone rate cut to boost growth

The European Central Bank has cut borrowing costs to a new record low trying to breathe life into a weakening eurozone economy. The main interest

The European Central Bank has cut borrowing costs to a new record low trying to breathe life into a weakening eurozone economy. The main interest

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Bahrain: Finally no prison sentence for 11 years old "public enemy"

A Bahriani court has ruled that an 11-year-old boy, who was released from prison early in June after a month behind bars, can remain at home although

A Bahriani court has ruled that an 11-year-old boy, who was released from prison early in June after a month behind bars, can remain at home although

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Algeria's hard-won liberty

On July 5, 1962, Algeria celebrates its new national independence. It followed eight years of war with France and more than 130 years as a French

On July 5, 1962, Algeria celebrates its new national independence. It followed eight years of war with France and more than 130 years as a French

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Rio-Paris downed by equipment and pilot failure

The official inquiry into the ill-fated flight AF 447 from Rio to Paris, which crashed in 2009 with the loss of all 228 people on board, has reported

The official inquiry into the ill-fated flight AF 447 from Rio to Paris, which crashed in 2009 with the loss of all 228 people on board, has reported

Business

Greece falls behind on reforms

Greece’s new Finance Minister, Yannis Stournaras, has admitted Athens has fallen behind in implementing the cuts and reforms demanded in return for

Greece’s new Finance Minister, Yannis Stournaras, has admitted Athens has fallen behind in implementing the cuts and reforms demanded in return for

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Syria: UN mission says ceasefire is 'non-existent'

Syrian troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have made a push on a number of fronts in the fight against pro-democracy rebels, activists

Syrian troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have made a push on a number of fronts in the fight against pro-democracy rebels, activists

Culture

'The Queen of Versailles' - a tale of riches to rags

‘The Queen of Versailles’ is one of the 16 films competing in the Documentary section of the 47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival this

‘The Queen of Versailles’ is one of the 16 films competing in the Documentary section of the 47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival this

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WikiLeaks to release 'Syria Files'

WikiLeaks says it will soon begin publishing more than 2 million emails from Syrian officials that will not only embarrass Damascus, but its

WikiLeaks says it will soon begin publishing more than 2 million emails from Syrian officials that will not only embarrass Damascus, but its

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Romania's president accuses government of power grab

Romania’s ceremonial president has hit back at the government over attempts to impeach him. Traian Basescu is accused by the ruling leftist

Romania’s ceremonial president has hit back at the government over attempts to impeach him. Traian Basescu is accused by the ruling leftist

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Eurozone interest rates at new low to aid flagging economy

The European Central Bank has cut borrowing costs to a new record low trying to breathe life into a weakening eurozone economy. The benchmark

The European Central Bank has cut borrowing costs to a new record low trying to breathe life into a weakening eurozone economy. The benchmark

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Security fears around Libyan election

The main storage centre for election materials in Libya has fallen victim to a suspected arson attack, raising security fears ahead of Saturday’s

The main storage centre for election materials in Libya has fallen victim to a suspected arson attack, raising security fears ahead of Saturday’s

Science_technology

A black hole awaits its galactic dinner

A huge gas cloud is floating through our Milky Way. Its end is near. It is going to be swallowed up by a great black hole. Astronomers at the Max

A huge gas cloud is floating through our Milky Way. Its end is near. It is going to be swallowed up by a great black hole. Astronomers at the Max

Business

VW, Porsche shares gain on tie-up plans

Volkswagen’s shares jumped on Thursday following its agreement to buy the remaining half of Porsche. The sports car maker’s shares also rose

Volkswagen’s shares jumped on Thursday following its agreement to buy the remaining half of Porsche. The sports car maker’s shares also rose

Business

Spanish debt costs rise

Spain’s borrowing costs remain high despite the recent eurozone leaders’ deal aimed at helping the region’s most troubled economies. The Madrid

Spain’s borrowing costs remain high despite the recent eurozone leaders’ deal aimed at helping the region’s most troubled economies. The Madrid

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ECB cuts rates to new low

As expected the European Central Bank has cut borrowing costs to a new record low. The benchmark interest rate has been reduced from 1.0 percent to

As expected the European Central Bank has cut borrowing costs to a new record low. The benchmark interest rate has been reduced from 1.0 percent to

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Sacked for saving someone's life

If you have just saved someone’s life you might expect, at the very least, some words of congratulation even if, as a lifeguard, you were just doing

If you have just saved someone’s life you might expect, at the very least, some words of congratulation even if, as a lifeguard, you were just doing

Europe

EU's global warming battle takes to the skies

The European Union may be risking a trade war over plans to charge all airlines for their CO2 emissions that have doubled in the past 20 years

The European Union may be risking a trade war over plans to charge all airlines for their CO2 emissions that have doubled in the past 20 years

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NATO's wagons roll back into Afghanistan

NATO’s lorries are rumbling into Afghanistan again using the most direct route via Pakistan after a seven-month ban. It follows a US refusal to

NATO’s lorries are rumbling into Afghanistan again using the most direct route via Pakistan after a seven-month ban. It follows a US refusal to