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2012-08-30

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Shot miners charged with murder

270 striking mine workers are being charged with murder after police shot dead 34 of their colleagues. They are being tried under South Africa’s

270 striking mine workers are being charged with murder after police shot dead 34 of their colleagues. They are being tried under South Africa’s

Sport

Iniesta voted Europe's best player

Barcelona’s puppet master Andres Iniesta won UEFA’s best player in Europe award for last season on Thursday following a glitzy ceremony in Monaco

Barcelona’s puppet master Andres Iniesta won UEFA’s best player in Europe award for last season on Thursday following a glitzy ceremony in Monaco

Sport

Clijsters retires on a losing note

Belgian former world number one Kim Clijsters signed off her singles career with a second-round defeat by Britain’s Laura Robson at the

Belgian former world number one Kim Clijsters signed off her singles career with a second-round defeat by Britain’s Laura Robson at the

News

London university students could face deportation

More than two thousand students could face deportation from the UK. Earlier, dozens of them protested outside Downing Street, the British prime

More than two thousand students could face deportation from the UK. Earlier, dozens of them protested outside Downing Street, the British prime

Business

Adverse conditions hurt WPP

The world’s largest advertising group WPP, disappointed the markets with mixed first-half results and lower annual targets. That is particularly

The world’s largest advertising group WPP, disappointed the markets with mixed first-half results and lower annual targets. That is particularly

News

Syrian rebels claim more hits against govt

Rebel fighters in Syria claim to have shot down a Syrian air force fighter in the Idlib province close to the Turkish border. A video posted on the

Rebel fighters in Syria claim to have shot down a Syrian air force fighter in the Idlib province close to the Turkish border. A video posted on the

Business

Lack of details on Carrefour turnaround disappoint

Carrefour’s new boss is promising to slash costs and defend the troubled retailer’s key markets like France, Brazil and China. However George

Carrefour’s new boss is promising to slash costs and defend the troubled retailer’s key markets like France, Brazil and China. However George

News

France and Spain unite behind euro

French president Francois Hollande and Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy have both pledged total committment to the euro after talks in

French president Francois Hollande and Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy have both pledged total committment to the euro after talks in

News

The biggest speech of Romney's Republican life

The Republican candidate for the White House Mitt Romney is gearing up for the biggest speech of his life at the party’s National Convention in

The Republican candidate for the White House Mitt Romney is gearing up for the biggest speech of his life at the party’s National Convention in

Business

Inflation adds to Spain's woes

There is more economic pain for the people of Spain in the form of higher inflation. Consumer prices surged in August for the second month

There is more economic pain for the people of Spain in the form of higher inflation. Consumer prices surged in August for the second month

News

Turkey marks Victory Day

Turkey is celebrating Victory Day to mark the final battle in the Turkish War of Independence in 1922. Turkish President Abdullah Gul, however, did

Turkey is celebrating Victory Day to mark the final battle in the Turkish War of Independence in 1922. Turkish President Abdullah Gul, however, did

News

Two dead bodies found in 'Pussy Riot' murder

The bodies of two murdered women have been found in Russia beneath a message scrawled in blood demanding the release of Pussy Riot. The pair had

The bodies of two murdered women have been found in Russia beneath a message scrawled in blood demanding the release of Pussy Riot. The pair had

News

Drug gang shootings rise in Marseille

The French government has rejected calls for the army to be sent to Marseille following a wave of deadly drug-related shootings there.

The French government has rejected calls for the army to be sent to Marseille following a wave of deadly drug-related shootings there.

News

Ryan sounds good to Republicans

The big speech by Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential running mate, 42-year-old Paul Ryan, went over well at the Republican National Convention, notably

The big speech by Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential running mate, 42-year-old Paul Ryan, went over well at the Republican National Convention, notably

Europe

Studying the Erasmus way

In this edition of U-talk Maroš from Bratislava posed the following question: “I study law in Bratislava. I have heard that the EU offers grants

In this edition of U-talk Maroš from Bratislava posed the following question: “I study law in Bratislava. I have heard that the EU offers grants

Culture

Argentine couple tango to victory

Luna Park in Buenos Aires sizzled this week as an Argentine couple: Cristian Sosa and Maria Noel Sciuto twirled their way into first place at this

Luna Park in Buenos Aires sizzled this week as an Argentine couple: Cristian Sosa and Maria Noel Sciuto twirled their way into first place at this

Culture

Mostra Di Venezia

The Venice International Film Festival, or Mostra Di Venezia, celebrated its 80th anniversary this year. Holding its own throughout the years the

The Venice International Film Festival, or Mostra Di Venezia, celebrated its 80th anniversary this year. Holding its own throughout the years the

News

Moscow privatises iconic hotel

One of Moscow’s most historic landmarks has been sold for 222 million euros. The luxury Metropol hotel has hosted all Russian life from revolutionary

One of Moscow’s most historic landmarks has been sold for 222 million euros. The luxury Metropol hotel has hosted all Russian life from revolutionary

News

Egypt's Mursi slams Syria regime in Iran speech

Egypt’s President Mohammad Mursi has blasted Syria’s government as an “oppressive regime” and urged support for the uprising. He was speaking at a

Egypt’s President Mohammad Mursi has blasted Syria’s government as an “oppressive regime” and urged support for the uprising. He was speaking at a

Business

German joblessness rises

Unemployment was up in Germany for a fifth month running in August. It is the latest in a string of disappointing data that adds to evidence

Unemployment was up in Germany for a fifth month running in August. It is the latest in a string of disappointing data that adds to evidence

Business

Merkel visit marks major Airbus order

Beijing is buying 50 Airbus A 320 planes and will assemble more aircraft in China by extending an assembly line at Tianjin near the capital. The

Beijing is buying 50 Airbus A 320 planes and will assemble more aircraft in China by extending an assembly line at Tianjin near the capital. The

Science_technology

Cool baking technology

Jörg Schulz is a baker in Germany who has found a cool money-saving new way of baking his bread. “The NanoBak Technology, which we developed, is a

Jörg Schulz is a baker in Germany who has found a cool money-saving new way of baking his bread. “The NanoBak Technology, which we developed, is a

Special_reports

Detroit: Bailing out the American Dream

Detroit, better known as the Motor City or simply Motown, is  a city which for decades stood as a symbol of the American dream.   Ford, General

Detroit, better known as the Motor City or simply Motown, is  a city which for decades stood as a symbol of the American dream.   Ford, General

News

Heavy Australian losses in Afghanistan

Australia has suffered its bloodiest day in Afghanistan since entering the conflict in late 2001. Five soldiers were killed in two incidents over a

Australia has suffered its bloodiest day in Afghanistan since entering the conflict in late 2001. Five soldiers were killed in two incidents over a

News

Lufthansa braces for Friday strike

Germany’s biggest airline Lufthansa will be hit by strike action from tomorrow in a long-running dispute over pay-rises and the terms of some

Germany’s biggest airline Lufthansa will be hit by strike action from tomorrow in a long-running dispute over pay-rises and the terms of some

News

Focus on Syria aid as UN Security Council ministers meet

As Syria spirals deeper into civil war, UN Security Council foreign ministers will meet today to discuss the humanitarian crisis, particularly the

As Syria spirals deeper into civil war, UN Security Council foreign ministers will meet today to discuss the humanitarian crisis, particularly the

Europe

How do I volunteer in Europe?

In this edition of U-talk Kate from London posed the following question: “I have heard about an EU programme enabling young people to do voluntary

In this edition of U-talk Kate from London posed the following question: “I have heard about an EU programme enabling young people to do voluntary

News

Refugee boat disappears, only handful survive

There are fears for the lives of more than 140 asylum seekers after a suspected refugee boat disappeared en route to Australia. Only six people

There are fears for the lives of more than 140 asylum seekers after a suspected refugee boat disappeared en route to Australia. Only six people

Nocomment

Chilean students protest education reforms

An estimated 100,000 demonstrators marched in Santiago, Chile in a protest against education reforms. There were some clashes with police. Teachers’

An estimated 100,000 demonstrators marched in Santiago, Chile in a protest against education reforms. There were some clashes with police. Teachers’