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2012-08-27

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Kissing means a huge commitment in Ukraine

Sleeping beauties taking part in an installation art exhibition in Ukraine face serious consequences if they wake up when being kissed – they have to

Sleeping beauties taking part in an installation art exhibition in Ukraine face serious consequences if they wake up when being kissed – they have to

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Isaac threatens to gatecrash Romney's Republican party

They came to see Mitt Romney. But an uninvited guest called Isaac threatens to steal the show at the Republican National Convention in Tampa

They came to see Mitt Romney. But an uninvited guest called Isaac threatens to steal the show at the Republican National Convention in Tampa

Business

Euro Disney buy out rumours boost shares

Euro Disney continues to gain in Paris on Monday on rumours concerning a buy out by its US parent company, Walt Disney. Euro Disney is heavily

Euro Disney continues to gain in Paris on Monday on rumours concerning a buy out by its US parent company, Walt Disney. Euro Disney is heavily

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US Republicans' serious funding to unseat Obama

With the opening of Convention Season in the United States, the hunt for votes is reaching new heights. The Republican Convention in Tampa, Florida

With the opening of Convention Season in the United States, the hunt for votes is reaching new heights. The Republican Convention in Tampa, Florida

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Campaign finance in the United States – how does it work?

The financing of electoral campaigns at the federal level in the United States is supervised by the Federal Election Commission (FEC), an independent

The financing of electoral campaigns at the federal level in the United States is supervised by the Federal Election Commission (FEC), an independent

Business

Paris pushes petrol price cuts

The French government seems to have scored an early victory in its campaign to help drivers by reducing the cost of fuel. On Monday two French

The French government seems to have scored an early victory in its campaign to help drivers by reducing the cost of fuel. On Monday two French

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Romania reinstates president

The Romanian parliament has upheld a court decision to reinstate the country’s President Traian Basescu. Basescu was suspended after a political

The Romanian parliament has upheld a court decision to reinstate the country’s President Traian Basescu. Basescu was suspended after a political

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Taps turned off as Trevi Fountain undergoes repairs

The famed Trevi fountain in Rome has been drained as it undergoes repairs to its facade. Several small pieces fell from the fountain in

The famed Trevi fountain in Rome has been drained as it undergoes repairs to its facade. Several small pieces fell from the fountain in

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Algarve disco shooting injures nine

Nine people have been injured during a shooting outside a casino in the Algarve, Portugal. Police say an argument started inside the casino’s

Nine people have been injured during a shooting outside a casino in the Algarve, Portugal. Police say an argument started inside the casino’s

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Pussy Riot launch appeal

The lawyer representing the three members of the Russian female punk band, Pussy Riot has launched an appeal against their sentences. The three

The lawyer representing the three members of the Russian female punk band, Pussy Riot has launched an appeal against their sentences. The three

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Turkey wants 'UN safe havens' inside Syria to stem refugee tide

Refugees fleeing the fighting in Syria continue to head to neighbouring Turkey. Turkish authorities say as many as 9,000 Syrians have arrived today

Refugees fleeing the fighting in Syria continue to head to neighbouring Turkey. Turkish authorities say as many as 9,000 Syrians have arrived today

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South Africa: Miners pursue strike after deadly shooting

The strike goes on. That is the message from hundreds of miners gathered outside the Marikana site in South Africa where police shot dead 34 people

The strike goes on. That is the message from hundreds of miners gathered outside the Marikana site in South Africa where police shot dead 34 people

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Deadly anthrax outbreak in Russia

One person is reported dead and ten people have been taken to hospital after an outbreak of anthrax in Russia. The lethal disease is spread to

One person is reported dead and ten people have been taken to hospital after an outbreak of anthrax in Russia. The lethal disease is spread to

Business

Winner and losers from the Samsung Apple clash

Samsung’s big loss to Apple in a potentially game changing US patent lawsuit over smartphones meant a dramatic fall in the South Korean company’s

Samsung’s big loss to Apple in a potentially game changing US patent lawsuit over smartphones meant a dramatic fall in the South Korean company’s

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Hard-drinking Czechs go soft on beer with 'radler'

Brewers in the world’s number one beer drinking nation the Czech Republic say consumers are shifting irreversibly towards softer mixed

Brewers in the world’s number one beer drinking nation the Czech Republic say consumers are shifting irreversibly towards softer mixed

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Protesting Italian miners take over pit

Up to a 100 miners armed with explosives have barricaded themselves in tunnels nearly 400m underground at a mine on the island of Sardinia. Their

Up to a 100 miners armed with explosives have barricaded themselves in tunnels nearly 400m underground at a mine on the island of Sardinia. Their

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Syria government confirms army helicopter crash

Syrian rebels claim to have shot down an army helicopter during fighting in a suburb of Damascus. The government acknowledged the incident but

Syrian rebels claim to have shot down an army helicopter during fighting in a suburb of Damascus. The government acknowledged the incident but

Business

Spain weaker than previously thought

It seems Spain’s economy was in a worse state than we knew. GDP contracted by more than previously estimated in 2010 – by 0.3 percent – more than

It seems Spain’s economy was in a worse state than we knew. GDP contracted by more than previously estimated in 2010 – by 0.3 percent – more than

Business

RUSAL cuts capacity on weak demand

RUSAL, the world’s largest aluminium producer, has said it will cut its capacity by three to four percent by the end of the year. That after the

RUSAL, the world’s largest aluminium producer, has said it will cut its capacity by three to four percent by the end of the year. That after the

Business

German businesses downbeat

The latest survey of companies by the Ifo economic think tank shows business sentiment dropped for the fourth month in a row in August. It is now

The latest survey of companies by the Ifo economic think tank shows business sentiment dropped for the fourth month in a row in August. It is now

Culture

Monet's gardens... in the Bronx

Monet and his famous garden paintings are known the world over but now, thanks to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, art lovers on the other

Monet and his famous garden paintings are known the world over but now, thanks to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, art lovers on the other

Culture

Documentary: all eyes on Chinese activist Ai Weiwei

A new documentary shines the spotlight on Chinese activist and artist Ai Weiwei – whose clashes with his country’s government are ongoing to say the

A new documentary shines the spotlight on Chinese activist and artist Ai Weiwei – whose clashes with his country’s government are ongoing to say the

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Roma families expelled from illegal camp in France

Another illegal Roma camp has been evacuated in France, where rights activists have criticised the approach of the new Socialist government. Police

Another illegal Roma camp has been evacuated in France, where rights activists have criticised the approach of the new Socialist government. Police

Science_technology

Cambodia's endangered animals

Sun bears – the world’s smallest species of bear, are at risk of extinction with habitat loss and illegal hunting to blame. Organisation “Free the

Sun bears – the world’s smallest species of bear, are at risk of extinction with habitat loss and illegal hunting to blame. Organisation “Free the

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Lebanese demand swift end to Syria spillover violence

Saying “no” to deadly clashes sparked by sectarian strife in Syria, people in neighbouring Lebanon have held a rally to call for calm. They met in

Saying “no” to deadly clashes sparked by sectarian strife in Syria, people in neighbouring Lebanon have held a rally to call for calm. They met in

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Caribbean cleans up after Isaac as US gets ready

The people of Florida are well used to hurricanes, and Tropical Storm Isaac brought the usual preparations with the minimum of fuss. Many

The people of Florida are well used to hurricanes, and Tropical Storm Isaac brought the usual preparations with the minimum of fuss. Many

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USA: Republicans get down to business despite storm delay

The start of the US Republican Party’s national convention has been put back by a day because of Tropical Storm Isaac – even though forecasts

The start of the US Republican Party’s national convention has been put back by a day because of Tropical Storm Isaac – even though forecasts

Nocomment

Duck and eat

The first ever duck egg eating contest has been held at Dekalb Market in Brooklyn, New York. Contestants must eat a fertilised duck egg with a

The first ever duck egg eating contest has been held at Dekalb Market in Brooklyn, New York. Contestants must eat a fertilised duck egg with a

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Tropical Storm Isaac clips Cuba

Tropical Storm Isaac hit Cuba on Saturday, making landfall just before midday near the far-eastern tip of the island. In Baracoa, the storm surge

Tropical Storm Isaac hit Cuba on Saturday, making landfall just before midday near the far-eastern tip of the island. In Baracoa, the storm surge