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2012-08-31

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Wildfires ravage Spain's Costa del Sol

One person has died and several thousands more have been evacuated during a wildfire in Southern Spain. The fire broke out near Malaga and spread

One person has died and several thousands more have been evacuated during a wildfire in Southern Spain. The fire broke out near Malaga and spread

Business

Spain's Bankia reports massive loss

Nationalised Spanish lender Bankia has announced losses of 4.45 billion euros between January and June. That was worse than its total for the whole

Nationalised Spanish lender Bankia has announced losses of 4.45 billion euros between January and June. That was worse than its total for the whole

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Spaniards dash to the shops to beat VAT hike

Spaniards made a last minute dash to the shops on Friday as they looked to beat new VAT tax hikes that comes into effect this weekend. Tax on

Spaniards made a last minute dash to the shops on Friday as they looked to beat new VAT tax hikes that comes into effect this weekend. Tax on

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Lufthansa cabin crews end strike

Striking Lufthansa cabin crews have gone back to work – but disruption continues for Germany’s number one airline. The union, UFO which is

Striking Lufthansa cabin crews have gone back to work – but disruption continues for Germany’s number one airline. The union, UFO which is

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Sardinia facing more job losses

Workers from an threatened aluminium plant in Sardinia demonstrated in Rome on Friday in front of the Economy Ministry. The protesters were

Workers from an threatened aluminium plant in Sardinia demonstrated in Rome on Friday in front of the Economy Ministry. The protesters were

News

Obama's 'second Convention advantage'

The US Republican Party has wound up its National Convention confirming Mitt Romney as its candidate to run against the incumbent Barack Obama in

The US Republican Party has wound up its National Convention confirming Mitt Romney as its candidate to run against the incumbent Barack Obama in

Business

Lego bucks the toy sales decline trend

Girl power helped Lego build a big block of profit in the first half of the year. Earning rose 35 percent from the same period in 2011, to the

Girl power helped Lego build a big block of profit in the first half of the year. Earning rose 35 percent from the same period in 2011, to the

Business

Pricier coffee and cinemas from Spain's VAT hike

The Spanish government’s increase in sales tax from September 1st could not have come at a worse time for the country’ retailers who suffered a 7.3

The Spanish government’s increase in sales tax from September 1st could not have come at a worse time for the country’ retailers who suffered a 7.3

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France mulls aid for Syria's 'rebel-held' zones

France plans to send aid to rebel-held areas of Syria with the aim of stemming the outflow of refugees to neighbouring countries. Paris,will

France plans to send aid to rebel-held areas of Syria with the aim of stemming the outflow of refugees to neighbouring countries. Paris,will

Business

European fuel prices driving down the economy

In Business Weekly, the French government has moved to keep fuel prices from increasing further. Ministers said that was because petrol and diesel

In Business Weekly, the French government has moved to keep fuel prices from increasing further. Ministers said that was because petrol and diesel

Sport

Roddick announces retirement

American former world number one Andy Roddick said on Thursday he will retire after the US Open – the fourth and final grand slam of the

American former world number one Andy Roddick said on Thursday he will retire after the US Open – the fourth and final grand slam of the

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Abramovich triumphs in Russian oligarch trial

The Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has won the latest stage of his legal battle after a judge in London called his former friend Boris

The Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has won the latest stage of his legal battle after a judge in London called his former friend Boris

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A Scottish separatist takes stock

The debate on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom has intensified over the summer. A referendum is expected in autumn 2014. The

The debate on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom has intensified over the summer. A referendum is expected in autumn 2014. The

News

Isaac weakens, the US assesses the damage

The devastation caused by Hurricane Isaac on the gulf coast of the United States is becoming clear now that it has weakened to a tropical

The devastation caused by Hurricane Isaac on the gulf coast of the United States is becoming clear now that it has weakened to a tropical

Culture

The artful diver

Take a journey to the bottom of the sea in Key West Florida to see a shipwreck with a difference. At 150 metres below sea level lies the

Take a journey to the bottom of the sea in Key West Florida to see a shipwreck with a difference. At 150 metres below sea level lies the

Culture

Ice Man and Superstar cast hit the red carpet in Venice

There was a ‘tour de force’ on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival. Doe-eyed Winona Ryder showed she’s still got it as she smiled for the

There was a ‘tour de force’ on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival. Doe-eyed Winona Ryder showed she’s still got it as she smiled for the

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Samsung beats Apple in Japan

Samsung has won the latest court battle in the international legal tussle with rival Apple over smartphones and computer tablets. A court in

Samsung has won the latest court battle in the international legal tussle with rival Apple over smartphones and computer tablets. A court in

Business

Eurozone inflation and unemployment rise

Eurozone inflation jumped more than expected in August. Economists said rising energy prices were the main factor. Consumer prices in the 17

Eurozone inflation jumped more than expected in August. Economists said rising energy prices were the main factor. Consumer prices in the 17

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Fires rage on Spain's Costa del Sol

Thousands of people have been trying to escape from a huge wildfire in southern Spain. The blaze broke out near the port city of Malaga late on

Thousands of people have been trying to escape from a huge wildfire in southern Spain. The blaze broke out near the port city of Malaga late on

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Scotland and the UK: Better Together?

The debate on Scottish independence has intensified over the summer with polls showing a drop in support for a breakaway from the UK. A referendum is

The debate on Scottish independence has intensified over the summer with polls showing a drop in support for a breakaway from the UK. A referendum is

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Angola vote expected to keep dos Santos in power

Angolans are voting in a presidential election that is widely expected to keep Jose Eduardo dos Santos in office. The incumbent’s ruling MPLA is

Angolans are voting in a presidential election that is widely expected to keep Jose Eduardo dos Santos in office. The incumbent’s ruling MPLA is

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Thousands stranded by Lufthansa cabin crew strike   

Thousands of people are stuck in airports across Germany because of a strike by Lufthansa cabin crew over pay and cost-cutting measures.   The German

Thousands of people are stuck in airports across Germany because of a strike by Lufthansa cabin crew over pay and cost-cutting measures.   The German

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Romney promises jobs at Republican 'revival' meeting

The Republican Mitt Romney has formally accepted his party’s nomination as US presidential candidate with a promise to create millions of new

The Republican Mitt Romney has formally accepted his party’s nomination as US presidential candidate with a promise to create millions of new

Nocomment

Thousands flee Isaac in Louisiana

Hurricane Isaac, which was downgraded to a tropical depression 19 hours after making landfall, drove water over a levee in a lightly populated part

Hurricane Isaac, which was downgraded to a tropical depression 19 hours after making landfall, drove water over a levee in a lightly populated part

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Thailand breaks mass-massage world record

Thailand has long been known as the massage capital of the world. Now, it has a Guinness World Record to prove it. A record-breaking 641 masseurs

Thailand has long been known as the massage capital of the world. Now, it has a Guinness World Record to prove it. A record-breaking 641 masseurs

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Assange braces for 12 months in hiding

The founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange has said he expects to remain sheltering in Ecuador’s London embassy for up to a year. He has been in the

The founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange has said he expects to remain sheltering in Ecuador’s London embassy for up to a year. He has been in the

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Clint's Romney ramblings raise Republican eyebrows

The Mitt Romney campaign got a surprise Hollywood touch when the veteran actor Clint Eastwood turned up at the Republican Convention. But the

The Mitt Romney campaign got a surprise Hollywood touch when the veteran actor Clint Eastwood turned up at the Republican Convention. But the

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Lufthansa cabin crew set for eight-hour walkout

Cabin crew at German carrier Lufthansa have gone ahead with an eight-hour strike over pay. Workers say they are angry at plans to limit salary

Cabin crew at German carrier Lufthansa have gone ahead with an eight-hour strike over pay. Workers say they are angry at plans to limit salary

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Swiss bus crash: cause still unclear

The driver of a Belgian bus that crashed into a Swiss motorway tunnel in March suffered from heart problems, according to a new report. But

The driver of a Belgian bus that crashed into a Swiss motorway tunnel in March suffered from heart problems, according to a new report. But

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Sardinia workers protest over latest jobs threat

Dozens of workers have called for the Italian government to help keep an aluminium factory open on the island of Sardinia. The loss-making plant

Dozens of workers have called for the Italian government to help keep an aluminium factory open on the island of Sardinia. The loss-making plant