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2012-07-30

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Medieval lingerie

At the Lengberg Castle in East Tyrol, an archeological discovery is rewriting the history of underwear. Until now, common consensus was that bras

At the Lengberg Castle in East Tyrol, an archeological discovery is rewriting the history of underwear. Until now, common consensus was that bras

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EU and Romania impeachment referendum

Romania’s Prime Minister Victor Ponta has pledged not to continue his efforts to oust president Traian Basescu, after he survived an impeachment

Romania’s Prime Minister Victor Ponta has pledged not to continue his efforts to oust president Traian Basescu, after he survived an impeachment

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Medvedev dismisses criticism of Pussy Riot trial

Three members of Russian punk girl band Pussy Riot have pleaded not guilty to charges of hooliganism at their trial in Moscow. They face up to

Three members of Russian punk girl band Pussy Riot have pleaded not guilty to charges of hooliganism at their trial in Moscow. They face up to

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Language issue chips away at Ukrainian unity

On day one of official campaigning ahead of Ukraine’s general election in October the country is split. Hundreds of demonstrators turned up outside

On day one of official campaigning ahead of Ukraine’s general election in October the country is split. Hundreds of demonstrators turned up outside

Business

Air France-KLM's share price boost hides future concerns

Air France-KLM’s better than expected second quarter performance cheered investors. Shares of the group, formed by the merger of French and Dutch

Air France-KLM’s better than expected second quarter performance cheered investors. Shares of the group, formed by the merger of French and Dutch

Business

Air France suffers net loss

Airline group Air France-KLM has cut its operating losses to 66 million euros for the second quarter, compared with 145 million a year earlier

Airline group Air France-KLM has cut its operating losses to 66 million euros for the second quarter, compared with 145 million a year earlier

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Syrian troops clash again with rebels in Aleppo

Syrian government troops and rebels clashed again in Aleppo on Monday. The regime claims to have wrestled back control of the Salaheddine district

Syrian government troops and rebels clashed again in Aleppo on Monday. The regime claims to have wrestled back control of the Salaheddine district

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Swiss soccer player expelled from Olympics over Twitter post

Swiss football player Michel Morganella has been kicked out of the London Olympics, after making Twitter comments which “insulted” South Korea.  

Swiss football player Michel Morganella has been kicked out of the London Olympics, after making Twitter comments which “insulted” South Korea.  

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Romania referendum: Basescu row far from over

Romania’s president may have survived a referendum on his impeachment, but there is a prediction of further political turbulence ahead. Traian

Romania’s president may have survived a referendum on his impeachment, but there is a prediction of further political turbulence ahead. Traian

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Romney's Jerusalem comments harm peace, say Palestinians

Palestinians have accused Mitt Romney of violating international law and undermining peace prospects by calling Jerusalem “the capital of

Palestinians have accused Mitt Romney of violating international law and undermining peace prospects by calling Jerusalem “the capital of

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Aleppo in 'humanitarian crisis', says Syrian opposition

Amid the violence and bloodshed in Aleppo, residents are facing a major food shortage. Humanitarian agencies have been able to deliver some

Amid the violence and bloodshed in Aleppo, residents are facing a major food shortage. Humanitarian agencies have been able to deliver some

Culture

David Guetta offers pearls of wisdom to upcoming DJs

Just where does superstar DJ David Guetta find the time and the energy to produce hit after hit? Not content with taking over Europe with his electro

Just where does superstar DJ David Guetta find the time and the energy to produce hit after hit? Not content with taking over Europe with his electro

Culture

Metegol: Argentina's 3D animation showcases homegrown talent

Get ready to see the world of table football come to life as Argentinian Director Juan Jose Campanella plans to bring his 3D animation Metegol to the

Get ready to see the world of table football come to life as Argentinian Director Juan Jose Campanella plans to bring his 3D animation Metegol to the

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Apple and Samsung battle goes to court

A court in California has become the focal point of the long-running Apple versus Samsung battle as jury selection began. The two technology

A court in California has become the focal point of the long-running Apple versus Samsung battle as jury selection began. The two technology

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Colosseum takes on time in a fight to the death

Rome’s ancient Colosseum is in a fight to the death against a resilient foe, time itself. The 2,000-year-old amphitheatre is no longer in

Rome’s ancient Colosseum is in a fight to the death against a resilient foe, time itself. The 2,000-year-old amphitheatre is no longer in

Business

No end in sight to Spain's financial troubles

The Spanish economy slipped further into recession as austerity measures bit in the second quarter. The economy shrank at a faster pace than in the

The Spanish economy slipped further into recession as austerity measures bit in the second quarter. The economy shrank at a faster pace than in the

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Mud Olympics Germany 2012

A modern Olympiad generally features the finest athletes from all over the world. Not this one. In Brunsbuettel, a small city in Northern Germany

A modern Olympiad generally features the finest athletes from all over the world. Not this one. In Brunsbuettel, a small city in Northern Germany

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Xiaolangdi Reservoir withstands Yellow River flood

The Xiaolangdi Reservoir in central China’s Henan Provinceincreased its floodwater discharging volume to 3,500 cubic metres per second to cope with a

The Xiaolangdi Reservoir in central China’s Henan Provinceincreased its floodwater discharging volume to 3,500 cubic metres per second to cope with a

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London 2012: The rush to sell unsold tickets

British Olympic officials have rushed on sale thousands of unsold tickets for the 2012 Games after public anger at the number of empty seats. Over

British Olympic officials have rushed on sale thousands of unsold tickets for the 2012 Games after public anger at the number of empty seats. Over

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Power cut causes chaos in northern India

India’s northern power grid crashed on Monday, halting hundreds of trains during the morning commute and leaving 370 million people sweltering in the

India’s northern power grid crashed on Monday, halting hundreds of trains during the morning commute and leaving 370 million people sweltering in the

Culture

From hatred to hope. Ending religious intolerance

The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin is a powerful symbol of remembrance for the Jews who were murdered in Europe during World War Two. For many young

The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin is a powerful symbol of remembrance for the Jews who were murdered in Europe during World War Two. For many young

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Poland: Nine dead after train hits minibus

Nine people have been killed after a train hit a minibus on a level crossing in central Poland. The force of the impact hurled the vehicle 30

Nine people have been killed after a train hit a minibus on a level crossing in central Poland. The force of the impact hurled the vehicle 30

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London passes Olympic transport test

London’s transport network appears to have passed its first Olympic challenge. Commuters using the city’s underground train lines said that their

London’s transport network appears to have passed its first Olympic challenge. Commuters using the city’s underground train lines said that their

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47 killed in Indian train fire

At least 47 people have died after a passenger train caught fire in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. One coach of the Delhi to Chennai service

At least 47 people have died after a passenger train caught fire in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. One coach of the Delhi to Chennai service

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Romanian president survives impeachment vote

Romanian President Traian Basescu has vowed to unify his country after surviving his second impeachment referendum in five years. Figures from the

Romanian President Traian Basescu has vowed to unify his country after surviving his second impeachment referendum in five years. Figures from the

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Pussy Riot members go on trial in Moscow

Three members of Russian punk girl band Pussy Riot have gone on trial in Moscow. The trio were arrested in February for protesting against

Three members of Russian punk girl band Pussy Riot have gone on trial in Moscow. The trio were arrested in February for protesting against

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Swimsuit vote in Romania

In the Romanian seaside city of Constanta, Mayor Radu Mazare and dozens of women showed up at the local polling station in their swimwear to vote. As

In the Romanian seaside city of Constanta, Mayor Radu Mazare and dozens of women showed up at the local polling station in their swimwear to vote. As

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Syria: Battle for Aleppo continues

Syrian rebel forces claim to have fought off an army offensive around the district of Salaheddin in the second city of Aleppo. According to the

Syrian rebel forces claim to have fought off an army offensive around the district of Salaheddin in the second city of Aleppo. According to the

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Punk band trial test of Russian tolerance

Three young women, who made a punk-rock protest video against president Vladimir Putin in Russia’s main cathedral, go on trial today in Moscow

Three young women, who made a punk-rock protest video against president Vladimir Putin in Russia’s main cathedral, go on trial today in Moscow