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2012-08-29

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False alarm over 'hijack' scare at Dutch airport

Dutch fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a Spanish airliner over fears it had been hijacked – but it turned out to be a false alarm. Police

Dutch fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a Spanish airliner over fears it had been hijacked – but it turned out to be a false alarm. Police

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Isaac batters New Orleans with heavy rains

Hurricane Isaac moved along the south east coast of Louisiana on Wednesday, battering New Orleans with heavy rains. Winds hit speeds of up to

Hurricane Isaac moved along the south east coast of Louisiana on Wednesday, battering New Orleans with heavy rains. Winds hit speeds of up to

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Drought reduces lake to pond

Heat and drought have has caused the level of central Europe’s biggest lake to drop to around 50 centimetres, the lowest for nine years. Lake

Heat and drought have has caused the level of central Europe’s biggest lake to drop to around 50 centimetres, the lowest for nine years. Lake

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Ban Ki-moon defies US and Israel by attending Iran summit

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has met President Ahmadinejad of Iran and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini during a visit to Tehran. He

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has met President Ahmadinejad of Iran and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini during a visit to Tehran. He

Europe

EU concerned by Tymoshenko appeal failure

The European Union has criticised Ukraine’s High Court for rejecting ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko’s appeal against her abuse of power conviction

The European Union has criticised Ukraine’s High Court for rejecting ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko’s appeal against her abuse of power conviction

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Ann Romney, Mitt and love

Ann Romney joined the Republican National Convention to rapturous applause. The chosen candidates’ wives are customarily considered to be key

Ann Romney joined the Republican National Convention to rapturous applause. The chosen candidates’ wives are customarily considered to be key

Business

Disconnected results hit Bouygues shares

First-half results from French conglomerate Bouygues deeply disappointed investors and their response was merciless. The share price plunged

First-half results from French conglomerate Bouygues deeply disappointed investors and their response was merciless. The share price plunged

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Tymoshenko supporters mourn 'passing' of Ukrainian justice

Supporters of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko held a mock funeral for the rule of law in Ukraine on Wednesday after the country’s high court

Supporters of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko held a mock funeral for the rule of law in Ukraine on Wednesday after the country’s high court

Business

Bulgaria hopes for energy independence

A consortium of energy companies has signed a deal to start exploring for gas and oil off Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast. French oil major Total

A consortium of energy companies has signed a deal to start exploring for gas and oil off Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast. French oil major Total

Business

US growth revised up to 1.7 percent

The US economy performed slightly better than originally thought in the second quarter of the year. Gross domestic product expanded by 1.7 percent

The US economy performed slightly better than originally thought in the second quarter of the year. Gross domestic product expanded by 1.7 percent

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Differences emerge over eurozone debt crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian leader Mario Monti say they are satisfied with the progress Italy has made in implementing reforms

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian leader Mario Monti say they are satisfied with the progress Italy has made in implementing reforms

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Interplanetary pop from Mars to Earth

Unfortunately the Martians themselves were not able to hear it. But earthlings back at NASA’s base in California were privileged to listen to the

Unfortunately the Martians themselves were not able to hear it. But earthlings back at NASA’s base in California were privileged to listen to the

Culture

Hope Springs eternal for Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep’s latest film, about overcoming mid-life marriage problems might raise more than a few laughs, but ‘Hope Springs’ is designed to leave

Meryl Streep’s latest film, about overcoming mid-life marriage problems might raise more than a few laughs, but ‘Hope Springs’ is designed to leave

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Mitt is the man for the White House, Romney's wife tells US

“This is the man America needs.” So says Ann Romney, describing her husband Mitt to a rapturous Republican National Convention in Florida. In

“This is the man America needs.” So says Ann Romney, describing her husband Mitt to a rapturous Republican National Convention in Florida. In

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Republican mission for America

The delegates at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, wasted little time in voting Mitt Romney the party’s official candidate to run

The delegates at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, wasted little time in voting Mitt Romney the party’s official candidate to run

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Libyan Health Minister criticises 'new corruption'

Fatima Hamroush, Libya’s interim Health Minister spoke to euronews reporter Ali Sheikholeslami. euronews: “Minister, you criticised the amount of

Fatima Hamroush, Libya’s interim Health Minister spoke to euronews reporter Ali Sheikholeslami. euronews: “Minister, you criticised the amount of

Business

French bankers ready to bolt?

La Défense, the financial district of Paris, which houses the headquarters of many of France’s big banks and top financial firms could soon to be

La Défense, the financial district of Paris, which houses the headquarters of many of France’s big banks and top financial firms could soon to be

Science_technology

Smart chair: powered by thought

It sounds like something from science fiction, being able to control a device through thought alone. However, a prototype wheelchair manoeuvred by

It sounds like something from science fiction, being able to control a device through thought alone. However, a prototype wheelchair manoeuvred by

Science_technology

Iraq's sole-power phone-charging feat

An enterprising inventor in Iraq has taken steps to re-charge mobile phones using sole power. Inspired by the many pilgrims in the holy city of

An enterprising inventor in Iraq has taken steps to re-charge mobile phones using sole power. Inspired by the many pilgrims in the holy city of

Business

Russia 'to cut gas exports'

Russia’s Economy Ministry is reportedly cutting its gas export forecast for this year due to sluggish demand from recession-mired Europe. The

Russia’s Economy Ministry is reportedly cutting its gas export forecast for this year due to sluggish demand from recession-mired Europe. The

Business

New Greek austerity deal close

Greece’s political leaders say they have broadly agreed the latest austerity package demanded by the EU and the International Monetary Fund in return

Greece’s political leaders say they have broadly agreed the latest austerity package demanded by the EU and the International Monetary Fund in return

Business

Draghi tells Germans ECB action needed for stability

The European Central Bank has to use “exceptional measures” at times to meet its mandate of keeping inflation in check. So said ECB President

The European Central Bank has to use “exceptional measures” at times to meet its mandate of keeping inflation in check. So said ECB President

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Munich residents survey damage after blast from the past

Several hundred residents in Munich were still waiting to be allowed home on Wednesday morning after the controlled explosion of a World War

Several hundred residents in Munich were still waiting to be allowed home on Wednesday morning after the controlled explosion of a World War

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India: Death sentence upheld for Mumbai attacker

India’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving gunman behind the deadly Mumbai attacks in

India’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving gunman behind the deadly Mumbai attacks in

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Ukraine court rejects Tymoshenko appeal

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has lost her appeal against a conviction for abuse of office at the High Court in Kiev. The

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has lost her appeal against a conviction for abuse of office at the High Court in Kiev. The

Nocomment

Madrid faces worst wildfires in a decade

A forest fire near Madrid has forced more than 2,000 residents to flee. The towns of Robledo de Chavela, Santamaría de la Alameda and Valdemaqueda

A forest fire near Madrid has forced more than 2,000 residents to flee. The towns of Robledo de Chavela, Santamaría de la Alameda and Valdemaqueda

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Deadly attack in Afghanistan

An Afghan government spokesman says that a truck bomb in Kandahar has killed two civilians. Some 16 more have been wounded as well as the provincial

An Afghan government spokesman says that a truck bomb in Kandahar has killed two civilians. Some 16 more have been wounded as well as the provincial