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2012-07-24

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More troops deployed to protect London Olympics

British officials say they’ve made a last minute security upgrade ahead of the London Olympics which kick off on Friday. An extra 1,200 troops will

British officials say they’ve made a last minute security upgrade ahead of the London Olympics which kick off on Friday. An extra 1,200 troops will

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Italy: Has Mona Lisa's skeleton been found?

One of the world’s most enduring mysteries could be on its way to finally being solved if a skeleton found in Florence turns out to be that of Mona

One of the world’s most enduring mysteries could be on its way to finally being solved if a skeleton found in Florence turns out to be that of Mona

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Ghana President John Atta Mills dies

The President of Ghana, John Atta Mills, has died, according to a statement from his office. The official release says the 68-year-old leader

The President of Ghana, John Atta Mills, has died, according to a statement from his office. The official release says the 68-year-old leader

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Unknown technocrat named Egypt Prime Minister

Three weeks after being sworn in as president of Egypt, Mohamed Mursi has picked Hisham Kandil as the new prime minister. The 50-year-old was

Three weeks after being sworn in as president of Egypt, Mohamed Mursi has picked Hisham Kandil as the new prime minister. The 50-year-old was

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Ukraine says final farewell to actor Bohdan Stupka

President Viktor Yanukovich has cut short his holidays to pay a final tribute to Bohdan Stupka, one of Ukraine’s best-known and best-loved

President Viktor Yanukovich has cut short his holidays to pay a final tribute to Bohdan Stupka, one of Ukraine’s best-known and best-loved

Business

Swatch looks to good times ahead

Swatch, the world’s largest watch maker, is determined to hit another sales record this year and is confident it will reach its target of eight

Swatch, the world’s largest watch maker, is determined to hit another sales record this year and is confident it will reach its target of eight

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Romney to focus on foreign policy in Europe and Israel

The timing of the tragic events in the Colorado cinema turned out to be beneficial for the Mitt Romney campaign. Debates over his tenure at Bain

The timing of the tragic events in the Colorado cinema turned out to be beneficial for the Mitt Romney campaign. Debates over his tenure at Bain

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Syria: Chemical weapons increase tensions

Pressure mounted on Damascus as the West began taking notice of chemical weapons in Syria, something the country has made no efforts to hide. On the

Pressure mounted on Damascus as the West began taking notice of chemical weapons in Syria, something the country has made no efforts to hide. On the

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Ex-Anglo Irish bank boss charged with fraud

The man who used to be in charge of the bank most connected to Ireland’s financial crisis has been charged with 16 fraud-related offences. After

The man who used to be in charge of the bank most connected to Ireland’s financial crisis has been charged with 16 fraud-related offences. After

Culture

Drinking to make music

The so called “GlassBlowSing-Quintet” from Berlin relies entirely on empty bottles made of glass or plastic for instruments to make their music. This

The so called “GlassBlowSing-Quintet” from Berlin relies entirely on empty bottles made of glass or plastic for instruments to make their music. This

Culture

Naughty bear 'Ted' opens in Europe

Teddy bears are pretty popular film characters. But don’t be misled, because this particular ‘Ted’ isn’t your average cuddly toy. The stuffed bear

Teddy bears are pretty popular film characters. But don’t be misled, because this particular ‘Ted’ isn’t your average cuddly toy. The stuffed bear

Business

Apple hopes for hefty damages in Samsung battle

Apple wants just over two billion euros damages in its legal battle against Samsung over patents for technology used in smartphones and

Apple wants just over two billion euros damages in its legal battle against Samsung over patents for technology used in smartphones and

Business

Moody's negative on Germany

Europe’s debt crisis is starting to cast wider shadows as the rating agency Moody’s changed its outlook for Germany from stable to negative – a first

Europe’s debt crisis is starting to cast wider shadows as the rating agency Moody’s changed its outlook for Germany from stable to negative – a first

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London's Rail Links Face Severe Disruption Four Days Before Olympics

London’s public transport faced severe disruption this week, hitting three of the main rail links to the Olympic Park in east London. With the

London’s public transport faced severe disruption this week, hitting three of the main rail links to the Olympic Park in east London. With the

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Italy mayors protest budget cuts in spending review

Mayors from towns and cities across Italy have staged a protest against spending cuts outside the Senate in Rome.   Around 200 of the provincial

Mayors from towns and cities across Italy have staged a protest against spending cuts outside the Senate in Rome.   Around 200 of the provincial

Business

Business parties in Swedish countryside

Sweden is one of the top three most innovative countries in the world, along with Switzerland and Singapore. Marika Bonde made her dream come

Sweden is one of the top three most innovative countries in the world, along with Switzerland and Singapore. Marika Bonde made her dream come

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Greece: Economy to contract by more than seven percent

Greece’s economy is expected to contract by more than seven percent this year, according to its prime minister. Antonis Samaras made the gloomy

Greece’s economy is expected to contract by more than seven percent this year, according to its prime minister. Antonis Samaras made the gloomy

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Sweden: Man convicted of anti-immigrant sniper killings

A Swedish man has been convicted of two murders and four attemped murders after a 12-month shooting spree that targeted immigrants in the southern

A Swedish man has been convicted of two murders and four attemped murders after a 12-month shooting spree that targeted immigrants in the southern

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Russia: MPs want inquiry into foetuses found in forest

Barrels containing 248 illegally dumped human foetuses have been found in a forest in Russia’s Urals region. Preserved with formaldehyde, they are

Barrels containing 248 illegally dumped human foetuses have been found in a forest in Russia’s Urals region. Preserved with formaldehyde, they are

Europe

Eurozone's confidence crisis as manufacturing slumps

The eurozone’s private sector shrank for the sixth straight month in July, owing to a slump in manufacturing, according to a survey released on

The eurozone’s private sector shrank for the sixth straight month in July, owing to a slump in manufacturing, according to a survey released on

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Forest fires rage across Europe

As ash reaches Barcelona, Spanish firefighters say they are closing in on the fires that have ravaged Catalonia over the weekend. Strong winds

As ash reaches Barcelona, Spanish firefighters say they are closing in on the fires that have ravaged Catalonia over the weekend. Strong winds

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Feel lucky? Go ahead mayor, make my (pay) day!

Civil servants in a small town in Argentina will now have to try their luck in a lottery for their wages as the mayor has announced a draw will be

Civil servants in a small town in Argentina will now have to try their luck in a lottery for their wages as the mayor has announced a draw will be

Science_technology

Thousands gather for AIDS conference

Guy Jenkins-Bass, 31, has been managing his HIV condition for 13 years and feels that today he’s a healthy man. He explains how he developed the

Guy Jenkins-Bass, 31, has been managing his HIV condition for 13 years and feels that today he’s a healthy man. He explains how he developed the

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Syria: Renewed fighting in Aleppo

Fresh fighting is reportedly underway in Syria’s second city Aleppo. Activists said that rebels have launched an offensive to take the centre of

Fresh fighting is reportedly underway in Syria’s second city Aleppo. Activists said that rebels have launched an offensive to take the centre of

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Spain bailout pressure mounts

A growing belief that Spain is going to need a full bailout from the European Union caused Madrid’s borrowing costs to rise again on Tuesday. The

A growing belief that Spain is going to need a full bailout from the European Union caused Madrid’s borrowing costs to rise again on Tuesday. The

Culture

Traveller’s diary: The art of Muay Thai

I must admit that I didn’t know much about Muay Thai before finding out that I would film a report on this ancient martial art. The more I read about

I must admit that I didn’t know much about Muay Thai before finding out that I would film a report on this ancient martial art. The more I read about

Culture

Muay Thai - 'The art of eight limbs'

Muay Thai means the art of eight limbs. According to legend, Muay Thai helped maintain Thailand’s independence. And being a champion today means

Muay Thai means the art of eight limbs. According to legend, Muay Thai helped maintain Thailand’s independence. And being a champion today means

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Germany AAA credit rating at risk due to other eurozone members

Fears over the finances of its eurozone partners are threatening Germany with the possible future loss of its AAA credit rating. The country’s

Fears over the finances of its eurozone partners are threatening Germany with the possible future loss of its AAA credit rating. The country’s