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2012-08-28

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Hurricane Isaac heads toward Louisiana and Mississippi

Tropical Storm Isaac is now a category 1 hurricane heading towards to the Louisiana-Mississippi coastline. It is expected to reach land on

Tropical Storm Isaac is now a category 1 hurricane heading towards to the Louisiana-Mississippi coastline. It is expected to reach land on

Business

Will ECB 'save the euro' plan be enough?

The European Central Bank is trying to ease fears about its plans to “save the euro” by buying the government bonds of those eurozone countries that

The European Central Bank is trying to ease fears about its plans to “save the euro” by buying the government bonds of those eurozone countries that

Business

Japanese wind beneath Vestas' wings?

The world’s biggest wind-turbine maker – Denmark’s Vestas – may be about to find help from Japan. Its share price rocketed up on Tuesday in

The world’s biggest wind-turbine maker – Denmark’s Vestas – may be about to find help from Japan. Its share price rocketed up on Tuesday in

News

Arafat poisoning claims inquiry

Prosecutors in France have opened a murder inquiry into the 2004 death of Yasser Arafat in a military hospital near Paris. The former Palestinian

Prosecutors in France have opened a murder inquiry into the 2004 death of Yasser Arafat in a military hospital near Paris. The former Palestinian

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Belgium's unforgiven Dutroux case

In August 1996, Marc Dutroux becomes known to all of Belgium, and will be loathed for his crimes, a cause of national trauma. He is arrested with

In August 1996, Marc Dutroux becomes known to all of Belgium, and will be loathed for his crimes, a cause of national trauma. He is arrested with

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Car bomb kills 12 at Damascus funeral

Twelve people have been killed and dozens injured after a car bomb exploded at a funeral in the Syrian capital, Damascus. An anti-regime group said

Twelve people have been killed and dozens injured after a car bomb exploded at a funeral in the Syrian capital, Damascus. An anti-regime group said

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World War Two bomb found in Warsaw

An unexploded Second World War bomb has been found during construction work on a metro line in Warsaw. Nearby buildings including Poland’s

An unexploded Second World War bomb has been found during construction work on a metro line in Warsaw. Nearby buildings including Poland’s

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Venice in a flap over 'pigeon art'

Exciting art or cruelty to pigeons? Make your own mind up over the coloured plumage currently to be seen in St Mark’s Square in Venice. In a

Exciting art or cruelty to pigeons? Make your own mind up over the coloured plumage currently to be seen in St Mark’s Square in Venice. In a

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Lufthansa faces strikes as cabin crew talks fail

Industrial action is looming at German airline Lufthansa after last-ditch pay talks with cabin crew collapsed. Hundreds of flights could be

Industrial action is looming at German airline Lufthansa after last-ditch pay talks with cabin crew collapsed. Hundreds of flights could be

News

'Day After' looking to new dawn in Syria

The Syrian opposition has long been urging the international community to do more to bring an end to the Assad era. At a news conference launching

The Syrian opposition has long been urging the international community to do more to bring an end to the Assad era. At a news conference launching

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Judge doubles sentence for Russian opposition activist

A Russian opposition activist has been jailed for eight years for drug dealing. The sentence is twice as long as prosecutors had demanded, leading to

A Russian opposition activist has been jailed for eight years for drug dealing. The sentence is twice as long as prosecutors had demanded, leading to

Europe

Parole given to accomplice of Belgium child-killer

The ex-wife and accomplice of Belgian child killer Marc Dutroux has been granted parole.   Michelle Martin has served 16 years of a 30-year

The ex-wife and accomplice of Belgian child killer Marc Dutroux has been granted parole.   Michelle Martin has served 16 years of a 30-year

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Two dead as Mombasa Muslims riots continue

A police officer and civilian have been killed after a grenade was thrown at a police vehicle during a second day of rioting in the Kenyan port city

A police officer and civilian have been killed after a grenade was thrown at a police vehicle during a second day of rioting in the Kenyan port city

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Belgium: Early release from jail for Dutroux's ex-wife

A Belgian court has given the green light for the release from jail of Michelle Martin, the ex-wife and accomplice of notorious child murderer Marc

A Belgian court has given the green light for the release from jail of Michelle Martin, the ex-wife and accomplice of notorious child murderer Marc

Culture

Italian car design revs up Los Angeles

A red 1953 Cadillac coupe, once owned by the star Rita Hayworth, is just one of many iconic cars at an exhibition in Los Angeles to celebrate

A red 1953 Cadillac coupe, once owned by the star Rita Hayworth, is just one of many iconic cars at an exhibition in Los Angeles to celebrate

Culture

ParaNorman takes on the zombies

The long-established technique of stop-motion animation gets a 3D upgrade in the darkly comic ParaNorman. The film focuses on a boy, played by Kodi

The long-established technique of stop-motion animation gets a 3D upgrade in the darkly comic ParaNorman. The film focuses on a boy, played by Kodi

Business

Catalonia wants 5 billion euros from Madrid

Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia has asked Madrid for just over five billion euros in rescue aid from a central government fund. Catalonia

Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia has asked Madrid for just over five billion euros in rescue aid from a central government fund. Catalonia

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France drives down fuel prices

The French government has struck a deal with the energy industry to cut fuel prices at the pump by six cents a litre. The agreement will last for

The French government has struck a deal with the energy industry to cut fuel prices at the pump by six cents a litre. The agreement will last for

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Syria's Day After project

As Syrian rebels sing praises to Allah as their war goes on, other of the Assad regime’s detractors continue preparing for what may come out of the

As Syrian rebels sing praises to Allah as their war goes on, other of the Assad regime’s detractors continue preparing for what may come out of the

Special_reports

Summer Learning

Researchers say that on average, students lose about a month of progress in maths skills each summer, so many projects are now promoting learning for

Researchers say that on average, students lose about a month of progress in maths skills each summer, so many projects are now promoting learning for

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Syria army pursues rebels in Damascus suburbs

The focus of the battles in Syria seems to have returned to the outskirts of Damascus as well as continuing in the northern city of Aleppo, where

The focus of the battles in Syria seems to have returned to the outskirts of Damascus as well as continuing in the northern city of Aleppo, where

Business

Spanish recession set to deepen

Spain is falling deeper into recession as Madrid moves closer to seeking a European rescue package. Data released on Tuesday show the economy

Spain is falling deeper into recession as Madrid moves closer to seeking a European rescue package. Data released on Tuesday show the economy

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Jobless figures rise again in Spain

Spain’s second recession in three years is biting hard. Cesar Aguado and his wife Puri and their two children live in the small town of El Viso de

Spain’s second recession in three years is biting hard. Cesar Aguado and his wife Puri and their two children live in the small town of El Viso de

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Study suggests IQ risks for young cannabis users

Young teenagers who become hooked on cannabis may be causing lasting damage to their memory, intelligence, and attention, a long-term study

Young teenagers who become hooked on cannabis may be causing lasting damage to their memory, intelligence, and attention, a long-term study

Business

Italy's debt costs fall

Italy’s two-year borrowing costs fell nearly two percentage points at an auction of debt on Tuesday. Rome sold all it wanted to – three billion

Italy’s two-year borrowing costs fell nearly two percentage points at an auction of debt on Tuesday. Rome sold all it wanted to – three billion

Business

Credit Agricole's Emporiki sale soon

Credit Agricole has said it hopes to complete talks on the sale of its troubled Greek bank Emporiki within weeks. Three Greek bidders are

Credit Agricole has said it hopes to complete talks on the sale of its troubled Greek bank Emporiki within weeks. Three Greek bidders are

Business

Airbus wins Philippine Air order

Airbus has won a huge order from Philippine Airlines (PAL) beating out US rival Boeing. The European planemaker will supply 54 new jets as the

Airbus has won a huge order from Philippine Airlines (PAL) beating out US rival Boeing. The European planemaker will supply 54 new jets as the

News

Human voice 'speaks to Earth from Mars'

NASA has transmitted back to Earth the sound of the first ever human voice from another planet. The US space agency radioed the recording of its

NASA has transmitted back to Earth the sound of the first ever human voice from another planet. The US space agency radioed the recording of its

Science_technology

Getting to grips with an artificial finger

Surgeons at Malmö‘s University Hospital in Sweden are used to treating patients with injured hands or fingers, but sometimes the only option they

Surgeons at Malmö‘s University Hospital in Sweden are used to treating patients with injured hands or fingers, but sometimes the only option they