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2012-09-06

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Democrats rally behind Barack Obama

As President Barack Obama prepared to accept the Democratic Party nomination to run for a second term, it appeared as if the party faithful has been

As President Barack Obama prepared to accept the Democratic Party nomination to run for a second term, it appeared as if the party faithful has been

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Spanish VAT rise 'a backward plunge'

The high street in Spain is set for more pain. Everyday living costs like heating, phone bills, clothes and haircuts have gone up in price following

The high street in Spain is set for more pain. Everyday living costs like heating, phone bills, clothes and haircuts have gone up in price following

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Migrant boat capsizes off Turkey killing 61 people

More than half of the 61 people who died when a migrant boat capsized in the Aegean Sea were children, according to officials. The small vessel

More than half of the 61 people who died when a migrant boat capsized in the Aegean Sea were children, according to officials. The small vessel

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Lithuania KGB website crashes after thousands of hits

A website in Lithuania that publishes lists of KGB spies operating during the country’s Soviet-era crashed on Thursday as thousands of visitors tried

A website in Lithuania that publishes lists of KGB spies operating during the country’s Soviet-era crashed on Thursday as thousands of visitors tried

Business

Nokia's smartphone struggle

Nokia new smartphones failed to impress the markets and the Finnish mobile phone maker’s share price plunged after they were showcased on Wednesday

Nokia new smartphones failed to impress the markets and the Finnish mobile phone maker’s share price plunged after they were showcased on Wednesday

Business

Markets buoyed by ECB bond buying plan

Shares rallied on Thursday as investors welcomed the European Central Bank’s aggressive sovereign bond buying plan. Europe’s stock market indexes

Shares rallied on Thursday as investors welcomed the European Central Bank’s aggressive sovereign bond buying plan. Europe’s stock market indexes

Europe

Europe struggling to find young jobs

Can and should Europe be doing more to help its young find work? Only this week the International Labour Organisation said global youth unemployment

Can and should Europe be doing more to help its young find work? Only this week the International Labour Organisation said global youth unemployment

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Birdman Putin bids to save endangered species 

It appears there are no limits to the talents of Russian President Vladimir Putin.   He was in Siberia on Wednesday to teach young Siberian

It appears there are no limits to the talents of Russian President Vladimir Putin.   He was in Siberia on Wednesday to teach young Siberian

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Obama, 'what we believe'

Barack Obama first got to the White House because he brought Americans the most hope. Now the president of has to convince them he is still their

Barack Obama first got to the White House because he brought Americans the most hope. Now the president of has to convince them he is still their

Sport

Yuvraj Singh to return to action

After nearly a year out battling cancer Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh said he can’t wait for his highly-anticipated return to the sport at this

After nearly a year out battling cancer Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh said he can’t wait for his highly-anticipated return to the sport at this

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Details of French Alps shooting victims released

Some details of the four victims killed in a shooting in the French Alps on Wednesday have emerged following a press conference held by a French

Some details of the four victims killed in a shooting in the French Alps on Wednesday have emerged following a press conference held by a French

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Lufthansa strike widens, hundreds of flights cancelled

Germany’s national carrier Lufthansa has been forced to cancel two-thirds of scheduled flights on Friday ahead of a 24-hour walk-out by cabin

Germany’s national carrier Lufthansa has been forced to cancel two-thirds of scheduled flights on Friday ahead of a 24-hour walk-out by cabin

Business

ECB unlimited bond-buying plan to 'save the euro'

The European Central Bank is to buy the government bonds of struggling eurozone countries’ like Spain and Italy to lower their borrowing costs, but

The European Central Bank is to buy the government bonds of struggling eurozone countries’ like Spain and Italy to lower their borrowing costs, but

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ECB not breaking rules with bond buying, says Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that the European Central Bank is not ripping its own rule book with its massive bond buying

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that the European Central Bank is not ripping its own rule book with its massive bond buying

Europe

International Literacy Day 'wake up call' for Europe

As the world marked International Literacy Day - new figures showed many Europeans still lack basic reading and writing skills.   Roughly one in

As the world marked International Literacy Day - new figures showed many Europeans still lack basic reading and writing skills.   Roughly one in

Business

ECB to buy eurozone countries' bonds with strict conditions

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi has given some details of his plan to “save the euro”. The bank will buy government bonds of struggling

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi has given some details of his plan to “save the euro”. The bank will buy government bonds of struggling

Science_technology

Dinosaur discovery in south of France

Some 75 million years ago, this gigantic 12 metre-long dinosaur – Atsinganosaurus velauciensis, a member of the Titanosaurus family, lived in the

Some 75 million years ago, this gigantic 12 metre-long dinosaur – Atsinganosaurus velauciensis, a member of the Titanosaurus family, lived in the

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Boat sinks off Turkey coast killing illegal immigrants

At least 58 people have drowned after a boat carrying illegal immigrants sank off the coast of Turkey. The passengers were believed to be mostly

At least 58 people have drowned after a boat carrying illegal immigrants sank off the coast of Turkey. The passengers were believed to be mostly

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Poverty denies human rights: EAPN

Maria lives in Portugal. She is 44, her daughter is 13. Divorced and jobless, she used to work as an executive secretary but has been unemployed

Maria lives in Portugal. She is 44, her daughter is 13. Divorced and jobless, she used to work as an executive secretary but has been unemployed

Business

Qantas hopes for turnaround with Emirates alliance

Australia’s struggling Qantas Airways has agreed to a 10-year alliance with Dubai’s Emirates, a key step in efforts to turn around its loss-making

Australia’s struggling Qantas Airways has agreed to a 10-year alliance with Dubai’s Emirates, a key step in efforts to turn around its loss-making

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Nearly a quarter of Greeks jobless in June

The latest unemployment figures for Greece show that almost one in four people was jobless in June. The official number of people out of work rose

The latest unemployment figures for Greece show that almost one in four people was jobless in June. The official number of people out of work rose

Culture

The land of Puccini echoes to La Bohème arias

The tragic story of Mimì and Rodolfo in early nineteenth century Paris, and the unforgettable arias which made La Bohème immortal, have drawn

The tragic story of Mimì and Rodolfo in early nineteenth century Paris, and the unforgettable arias which made La Bohème immortal, have drawn

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Twenty-five dead in explosion in Turkey

The night sky of western Turkey was lit up by an explosion in which 25 soldiers were killed and four others wounded. The blast happened at a

The night sky of western Turkey was lit up by an explosion in which 25 soldiers were killed and four others wounded. The blast happened at a

Nocomment

Greenpeace protest Gazprom Arctic offshore drilling

Activists from the international environmental organisation Greenpeace, some dressed up as bears, staged a protest near Russian energy giant

Activists from the international environmental organisation Greenpeace, some dressed up as bears, staged a protest near Russian energy giant

Nocomment

French apartment block tumbles

A large 14-storey tower block from the 1960’s on the outskirts of Paris was demolished in a matter of seconds on September 5 by French authorities

A large 14-storey tower block from the 1960’s on the outskirts of Paris was demolished in a matter of seconds on September 5 by French authorities

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Young girl found alive at scene of massacre in France

Police have confirmed they have found a four-year-old girl alive hiding under the bodies of the three British victims of a fatal shooting in the

Police have confirmed they have found a four-year-old girl alive hiding under the bodies of the three British victims of a fatal shooting in the

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Libyans welcome the extradition of former spy chief

As his helicopter touched down at Tripoli in Libya what has been described as a sense of relief spread across the North African country. On board

As his helicopter touched down at Tripoli in Libya what has been described as a sense of relief spread across the North African country. On board

Sport

Boxing clever

Five Cameroon boxers that went missing during the London Olympics have re-appeared at a Gym in the British capital. The boxers disappeared from the

Five Cameroon boxers that went missing during the London Olympics have re-appeared at a Gym in the British capital. The boxers disappeared from the

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French police investigate bodies found in UK car

French police are baffled by the discovery of four bodies found in or near a British-registered car, close to the lakeside town of Annecy. All four

French police are baffled by the discovery of four bodies found in or near a British-registered car, close to the lakeside town of Annecy. All four