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2012-08-10

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British bicycling booms on back of Olympics

It is a great time to be in the bike trade in Britain. Business is booming on the back of London’s hire bike scheme and the success of British

It is a great time to be in the bike trade in Britain. Business is booming on the back of London’s hire bike scheme and the success of British

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New 'spy' computer virus reported in Middle East

A new cyber surveillance virus is said to have hit the Middle East. Dubbed Gauss, it can reportedly spy on banking transactions and steal log-in

A new cyber surveillance virus is said to have hit the Middle East. Dubbed Gauss, it can reportedly spy on banking transactions and steal log-in

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US biofuel policy a threat to global food supply

The UN’s Food Agency has stepped up pressure on the United States to change its biofuel policy due to fear over a World Food Crisis. 40 percent of

The UN’s Food Agency has stepped up pressure on the United States to change its biofuel policy due to fear over a World Food Crisis. 40 percent of

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S.Korean visit prompts island clash with Japan

The visit of the South Korean president to the Dokdo, or Takeshima islands has been seen by Japan as an affront, and Tokyo has protested. It is the

The visit of the South Korean president to the Dokdo, or Takeshima islands has been seen by Japan as an affront, and Tokyo has protested. It is the

Business

No golden goal for Man Utd NY share debut

There were no big scores for Manchester United as sales of shares in the world’s best known football team kicked off on the New York Stock

There were no big scores for Manchester United as sales of shares in the world’s best known football team kicked off on the New York Stock

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Expert sparks nuclear fears after Belgium shuts reactor

An international nuclear expert has set alarm bells ringing after Belgium shut down a reactor where anomalies including possible cracks were

An international nuclear expert has set alarm bells ringing after Belgium shut down a reactor where anomalies including possible cracks were

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Colombia: Escobar sticker book banned

A sticker album dedicated to the life of the notorious Colombian drugs baron Pablo Escobar has been banned after becoming a favourite among

A sticker album dedicated to the life of the notorious Colombian drugs baron Pablo Escobar has been banned after becoming a favourite among

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Mexico drugs suspects held in Madrid

Four members of a major Mexican drugs cartel have been arrested in central Madrid according to the Spanish interior ministry. The four include the

Four members of a major Mexican drugs cartel have been arrested in central Madrid according to the Spanish interior ministry. The four include the

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Syrian rebels quit Aleppo, promise counter-attack

Free Syrian Army rebels who have abandoned sectors of the city of Aleppo say they are regrouping and preparing for another assault on the city

Free Syrian Army rebels who have abandoned sectors of the city of Aleppo say they are regrouping and preparing for another assault on the city

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Euromillions fever for record prize pot

The pan-European lottery Euromillions is promising a record payout tonight with the jackpot fund at a maximum 190-million euros. As there was no

The pan-European lottery Euromillions is promising a record payout tonight with the jackpot fund at a maximum 190-million euros. As there was no

Business

German recession fear from eurozone downturn

The German economy ministry has issued a stark warning of “significant risks” to growth with declines in manufacturing orders, industrial output

The German economy ministry has issued a stark warning of “significant risks” to growth with declines in manufacturing orders, industrial output

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Egypt reopens Rafah crossing after Sinai attack

Six people identified as ‘terrorists’ by an Egyptian military source are being held after an attack that killed 16 border guards in northern

Six people identified as ‘terrorists’ by an Egyptian military source are being held after an attack that killed 16 border guards in northern

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USA: Order a television and get a rifle instead

Washington DC resident Seth Horvitz and his pregnant wife, Seeta, eagerly expected to enjoy their new high-definition television when it arrived

Washington DC resident Seth Horvitz and his pregnant wife, Seeta, eagerly expected to enjoy their new high-definition television when it arrived

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Afghan police shoot three US soldiers

Three US special forces soldiers have been killed by Afghan security. It is believed the American troops were invited to dinner on Thursday night

Three US special forces soldiers have been killed by Afghan security. It is believed the American troops were invited to dinner on Thursday night

Business

Libor scandal prompts overhaul by UK regulator

Britain’s financial regulator has launched plans to overhaul Libor, the process used to determine inter-bank interest rates. Libor’s credibility

Britain’s financial regulator has launched plans to overhaul Libor, the process used to determine inter-bank interest rates. Libor’s credibility

Business

Stimulus to follow weak Chinese data?

The latest Chinese trade and bank lending figures make it more likely there will be urgent pro-growth action by the Beijing government to stabilise

The latest Chinese trade and bank lending figures make it more likely there will be urgent pro-growth action by the Beijing government to stabilise

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Syria: Aleppo bloodshed

The bloody battle in Aleppo has been the centre of the world’s attention this week. There is increasing insecurity in Syria and hospitals can hardly

The bloody battle in Aleppo has been the centre of the world’s attention this week. There is increasing insecurity in Syria and hospitals can hardly

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Tunisia expects overseas aid after street clashes

Calm is reported to have returned to the streets of Sidi Bouzid in Tunisia, the cradle of the uprising that sparked the Arab Spring. Frustrations

Calm is reported to have returned to the streets of Sidi Bouzid in Tunisia, the cradle of the uprising that sparked the Arab Spring. Frustrations

Europe

Getting a medical prescription filled abroad

David from Brugge in Belgium posed the following question in this edition of U-talk:   “Will a chemist in Italy accept my prescription issued by a

David from Brugge in Belgium posed the following question in this edition of U-talk:   “Will a chemist in Italy accept my prescription issued by a

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Shia shrine caught up in Syrian violence

Seyyide Zeineb’s mosque, near Damascus, is one of Syria’s holiest places for Shia Muslims. The surrounding streets are normally among the busiest on

Seyyide Zeineb’s mosque, near Damascus, is one of Syria’s holiest places for Shia Muslims. The surrounding streets are normally among the busiest on

Business

UK bank storm

US regulators have accused Standard Chartered of scheming with the Iranian government and of hiding thousands of secret transactions for hundreds of

US regulators have accused Standard Chartered of scheming with the Iranian government and of hiding thousands of secret transactions for hundreds of

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Egypt army kills and arrests 'terrorists' in Sinai

Six people identified as ‘terrorists’ by an Egyptian military source are being held after an attack on border guards in northern Sinai over the

Six people identified as ‘terrorists’ by an Egyptian military source are being held after an attack on border guards in northern Sinai over the

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Juventus Manager Banned for Match-fixing

Juventus manager, Antonio Conte, has been banned for 10 months by Italy’s sports tribunal for failing to report match-fixing in a betting scandal

Juventus manager, Antonio Conte, has been banned for 10 months by Italy’s sports tribunal for failing to report match-fixing in a betting scandal

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Islands spat flares up between South Korea and Japan

The Dokdo, or Takeshima islands are rich in fish and maybe gas, but lie in disputed waters almost slap-dash in the middle between South Korea and

The Dokdo, or Takeshima islands are rich in fish and maybe gas, but lie in disputed waters almost slap-dash in the middle between South Korea and

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Greece battles wildfires

Hotels in the resort of Ouranoupolis have been evacuated after a fire broke out, in northern of Greece. Four water dropping airplanes and two

Hotels in the resort of Ouranoupolis have been evacuated after a fire broke out, in northern of Greece. Four water dropping airplanes and two

Sport

London 2012: Bolt wins double-double

Usain Bolt has successfully defended his Olympic sprint double – winning the 100m and 200m in London as he did in Beijing. The Jamaican is the first

Usain Bolt has successfully defended his Olympic sprint double – winning the 100m and 200m in London as he did in Beijing. The Jamaican is the first

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Jamaica celebrates three Olympic 200 metre medals

An explosion of celebrations on the streets of Kingston after Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Warren Weir brought Jamaica triple victory in the 200

An explosion of celebrations on the streets of Kingston after Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Warren Weir brought Jamaica triple victory in the 200