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2012-09-05

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South African miners defiant over pay protest

Thousands of striking miners in South Africa are refusing to end their protest over pay and conditions. Violence flared over at the Lonmin platinum

Thousands of striking miners in South Africa are refusing to end their protest over pay and conditions. Violence flared over at the Lonmin platinum

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Regional tsunami warnings after Costa Rica quake

Tsunami warnings have been issued – and then cancelled – following a 7.6 magnitude earthquake in Costa Rica. The powerful tremor hit the Central

Tsunami warnings have been issued – and then cancelled – following a 7.6 magnitude earthquake in Costa Rica. The powerful tremor hit the Central

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Munich Olympics disaster in 1972

The Munich games in 1972 were the first organised in Germany nearly three decades after the Second World War. The Germans wanted a pacifist event

The Munich games in 1972 were the first organised in Germany nearly three decades after the Second World War. The Germans wanted a pacifist event

Business

BP's spill woes mount

The 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill continues to haunt BP with the US Justice Department now accusing the British oil giant of “gross negligence and

The 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill continues to haunt BP with the US Justice Department now accusing the British oil giant of “gross negligence and

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BP accused of Deepwater Horizon 'gross negligence'

It looks increasingly likely that British oil giant BP will face trial over the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Despite months of settlement

It looks increasingly likely that British oil giant BP will face trial over the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Despite months of settlement

Europe

Russian gas giant denies breaking competition rules

Russian energy giant Gazprom has refuted allegations it broke European competition law, after the EU launched an investigation into the firms

Russian energy giant Gazprom has refuted allegations it broke European competition law, after the EU launched an investigation into the firms

News

Munich remembers Olympics massacre

A memorial service has been held to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre when Palestinian gunmen killed 11 Israelis. Both

A memorial service has been held to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre when Palestinian gunmen killed 11 Israelis. Both

Business

Troika troubles in Greece and Portugal

“It’s not fair, we worked hard, we paid our dues, and now our pensions are being slashed as part of austerity measures” – the complaint of Greek

“It’s not fair, we worked hard, we paid our dues, and now our pensions are being slashed as part of austerity measures” – the complaint of Greek

News

Clinton hopes to boost Obama's chances at Democrat Convention

All eyes are on former US president Bill Clinton as he prepares to give a speech to the Democrat party convention in Charlotte, North

All eyes are on former US president Bill Clinton as he prepares to give a speech to the Democrat party convention in Charlotte, North

Science_technology

Plug your energy leaks

Like water from a faulty tap, power leaks from all electronic devices – whether in use or not. The fact is a portion of our energy bill goes down the

Like water from a faulty tap, power leaks from all electronic devices – whether in use or not. The fact is a portion of our energy bill goes down the

Europe

Draghi prepares to unveil bond buying plan

Under pressure to slash the borrowing costs of the eurozone’s weakest member states, ECB chief Mario Draghi is due to unveil his latest bond-buying

Under pressure to slash the borrowing costs of the eurozone’s weakest member states, ECB chief Mario Draghi is due to unveil his latest bond-buying

Business

Northern Europe dominates competitiveness survey

European countries fill five of the top six slots in the latest tally of the world’s most competitive economies. Switzerland was top for the fourth

European countries fill five of the top six slots in the latest tally of the world’s most competitive economies. Switzerland was top for the fourth

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Michelle Obama unwavering

Chicago-born, a lawyer with degrees from Princeton and Harvard, “mom-in-chief” of Malia and Sasha and the first African-American First Lady of the

Chicago-born, a lawyer with degrees from Princeton and Harvard, “mom-in-chief” of Malia and Sasha and the first African-American First Lady of the

News

Scare at US embassy in Brussels

The US embassy in Brussels was temporarily evacuated while Belgian authorities investigated a suspicious car which held a gas container. A bomb

The US embassy in Brussels was temporarily evacuated while Belgian authorities investigated a suspicious car which held a gas container. A bomb

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Ex-Gaddafi spy chief extradited to Libya

Libya’s former spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi is being held in Tripoli after being extradited from Mauritania. He was escorted off the plane by

Libya’s former spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi is being held in Tripoli after being extradited from Mauritania. He was escorted off the plane by

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Montreal shooting suspect in police custody

A unnamed 62-year-old man is in Montreal police custody following the fatal election night shooting in Canada’s French-speaking province of

A unnamed 62-year-old man is in Montreal police custody following the fatal election night shooting in Canada’s French-speaking province of

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Syrian rebels claim shooting down of warplane

Syrian rebels claim to have shot down a government fighter jet in the north of the country. Opposition fighters in northern Idlib province said they

Syrian rebels claim to have shot down a government fighter jet in the north of the country. Opposition fighters in northern Idlib province said they

Culture

George Michael back on tour

George Michael returns to the stage to resume his “Symphonica” tour, ten months after the gig had to be cancelled as he faced a life threatening lung

George Michael returns to the stage to resume his “Symphonica” tour, ten months after the gig had to be cancelled as he faced a life threatening lung

Europe

Car industry's bumpy road, who's to blame?

I’m Chris Burns and welcome to The Network where we connect into a matrix of newsmakers to get to the heart of an issue.    Let’s take a look at the

I’m Chris Burns and welcome to The Network where we connect into a matrix of newsmakers to get to the heart of an issue.    Let’s take a look at the

Culture

Saudi film charms Venice

“Wadjda” is not only one of the first films to come out of Saudi Arabia, even more significantly it is the first feature written and directed by a

“Wadjda” is not only one of the first films to come out of Saudi Arabia, even more significantly it is the first feature written and directed by a

Special_reports

Uganda family planning: 'Choice not chance'

In Uganda today family planning is at the top of the agenda. At the moment there are 34 million citizens but the country has one of the fastest

In Uganda today family planning is at the top of the agenda. At the moment there are 34 million citizens but the country has one of the fastest

Nocomment

Syrian refugees flood Jordan

Officials in Jordan are bracing for as many as 150,000 refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war and are straining to build more camps to accommodate all

Officials in Jordan are bracing for as many as 150,000 refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war and are straining to build more camps to accommodate all

Nocomment

Airstrike on Aleppo

Syrian regime forces launch a deadly air strike on the residential area of Myasar in the rebel stronghold of Aleppo, the country’s largest city.

Syrian regime forces launch a deadly air strike on the residential area of Myasar in the rebel stronghold of Aleppo, the country’s largest city.

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Biggest turnout of striking S. Africa miners since shootings

More than 3,000 South African miners took to the streets near Lonmin’s Marikana mine on Wednesday, as they continue to fight for better wages. It

More than 3,000 South African miners took to the streets near Lonmin’s Marikana mine on Wednesday, as they continue to fight for better wages. It

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Afghan army arrests or sacks hundreds of troops

The Afghan army said on Wednesday that it has sacked or arrested hundreds of soldiers over alleged links to insurgent groups. There is growing

The Afghan army said on Wednesday that it has sacked or arrested hundreds of soldiers over alleged links to insurgent groups. There is growing

Business

Driven to buy in Uzbekistan

With buyers literally fighting to get into showrooms and order its cars, General Motors in Uzbekistan is launching a new model. The Chevrolet

With buyers literally fighting to get into showrooms and order its cars, General Motors in Uzbekistan is launching a new model. The Chevrolet

Business

Seat switch for easyJet

There will be no more scrambling for seats as budget carrier easyJet said it will allocate specific places for passengers on its planes from

There will be no more scrambling for seats as budget carrier easyJet said it will allocate specific places for passengers on its planes from

Science_technology

IFA Berlin: Eye-controlled TV and more

The IFA in Berlin is one of Europe’s top electronic show, and offers us an idea of what we can expect to see in our living rooms in the

The IFA in Berlin is one of Europe’s top electronic show, and offers us an idea of what we can expect to see in our living rooms in the

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Rivals come together for Asturias sports award

The jury for the Prince of Asturias Sports prize have given the award to two Spanish football stars – Iker Casillas and Xavi Hernandez. Players

The jury for the Prince of Asturias Sports prize have given the award to two Spanish football stars – Iker Casillas and Xavi Hernandez. Players