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2012-09-07

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No rift between brothers in French multiple killing

French police investigating the brutal multiple murder in the Alps say they are following a number of leads, but are no closer to establishing a

French police investigating the brutal multiple murder in the Alps say they are following a number of leads, but are no closer to establishing a

Business

Thumbs up for ECB bond buying plan

The European Central Bank has launched an unlimited bond-buying programme to lower interest rates. But there are strict conditions, including

The European Central Bank has launched an unlimited bond-buying programme to lower interest rates. But there are strict conditions, including

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Pussy Riot release new anti-Putin video

Russian punk band Pussy Riot have hit out at President Vladimir Putin once again in a new video. The footage also shows three members of the group

Russian punk band Pussy Riot have hit out at President Vladimir Putin once again in a new video. The footage also shows three members of the group

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Afghanistan tour well-timed for Prince Harry

Britain’s Prince Harry has returned to Afghanistan for a new four month tour of duty. The 27-year-old will fly attack helicopters on the frontline

Britain’s Prince Harry has returned to Afghanistan for a new four month tour of duty. The 27-year-old will fly attack helicopters on the frontline

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Fears Portugal forest fires could spread

At least four major forest fires continue to rage in several areas of Portugal. One of them is quite close to the capital Lisbon. Others have taken

At least four major forest fires continue to rage in several areas of Portugal. One of them is quite close to the capital Lisbon. Others have taken

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Migrant boat sinks off Lampedusa

One person has died and several would-be migrants are missing after their boat sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa. The dead man’s body was

One person has died and several would-be migrants are missing after their boat sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa. The dead man’s body was

Europe

EU to release extra funds to help Syrian civilians

The European Commission has said it is preparing to release a further 50 million euros in emergency aid to help Syrian civilians due to the country’s

The European Commission has said it is preparing to release a further 50 million euros in emergency aid to help Syrian civilians due to the country’s

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Obama speech targets Romney foreign policy gaffs

How was President Barack Obama’s speech to the Democrat convention on Thursday viewed around the world? One commentator described it as “more serious

How was President Barack Obama’s speech to the Democrat convention on Thursday viewed around the world? One commentator described it as “more serious

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Health matters

Sleeping well is important for our health, few people will argue against that. Most people go short of sleep some time, and feel the effects. A nap

Sleeping well is important for our health, few people will argue against that. Most people go short of sleep some time, and feel the effects. A nap

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Scarlett and Eva add the glam as Obama seeks re-election

The Republicans wheeled out Clint Eastwood for their convention but the Democrats went for glamour drafting in actresses Scarlett Johansson and Eva

The Republicans wheeled out Clint Eastwood for their convention but the Democrats went for glamour drafting in actresses Scarlett Johansson and Eva

Business

Grim US jobs numbers confront Obama and Fed

The latest jobs figures from the US were grim as employers hired far fewer people than expected in August. Payrolls increased by just 96,000 last

The latest jobs figures from the US were grim as employers hired far fewer people than expected in August. Payrolls increased by just 96,000 last

Business

Glencore digs deeper for Xstrata

Swiss commodities trader Glencore raised its offer for miner Xstrata on the day of a deadline for it getting the go ahead. The last minute

Swiss commodities trader Glencore raised its offer for miner Xstrata on the day of a deadline for it getting the go ahead. The last minute

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Spain resists pressure to call for EU bailout funds

Spain has ruled out asking for EU bailout funds as pressure grows on the government. It comes after an influential Spanish business group urged

Spain has ruled out asking for EU bailout funds as pressure grows on the government. It comes after an influential Spanish business group urged

Culture

Futuristic gangland thriller Looper opens Toronto

The sci-fi thriller Looper, starring Emily Blunt, Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, opened the 37th edition of the Toronto International Film

The sci-fi thriller Looper, starring Emily Blunt, Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, opened the 37th edition of the Toronto International Film

Culture

One Direction steal show at MTV Video Music Awards

British boy band One Direction were the big winners at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, taking home three prizes; best pop video, best new artist and

British boy band One Direction were the big winners at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, taking home three prizes; best pop video, best new artist and

Business

GM told cut your losses with Opel-Vauxhall

Dump Opel and Vauxhall – that was the blunt message to General Motors from analysts at Morgan Stanley. They point out that GM’s decision not to

Dump Opel and Vauxhall – that was the blunt message to General Motors from analysts at Morgan Stanley. They point out that GM’s decision not to

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Hungary PM 'unfriends' IMF on facebook

The prime minister of Hungary and the International Monetary Fund are not friends any more, and that’s official. Viktor Orban ‘defriended’ the

The prime minister of Hungary and the International Monetary Fund are not friends any more, and that’s official. Viktor Orban ‘defriended’ the

Nocomment

Unification Church founder mourned

Thousands of mourners gathered at a church in Gapyeong, east of Seoul, South Korea, on September 6 to pay their respects to Sun Myung Moon, the

Thousands of mourners gathered at a church in Gapyeong, east of Seoul, South Korea, on September 6 to pay their respects to Sun Myung Moon, the

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Strike forces Lufthansa to axe 1,000 flights

Germany’s national carrier Lufthansa cancelled 1,000 flights on Friday following a 24 hour strike by cabin crew. Unions called the walkout after

Germany’s national carrier Lufthansa cancelled 1,000 flights on Friday following a 24 hour strike by cabin crew. Unions called the walkout after

Nocomment

Occupy Movement marches at Democratic Convention

Occupy movement protesters took to the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, during the Democratic National Convention, to protest against President

Occupy movement protesters took to the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, during the Democratic National Convention, to protest against President

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Widespread destruction as two quakes hit China

Southwestern China has been hit by two earthquakes leaving as many as 50 people dead and thousands of homes destroyed. Authorities say tens of

Southwestern China has been hit by two earthquakes leaving as many as 50 people dead and thousands of homes destroyed. Authorities say tens of

Business

Markets cheer ECB bond buying, Germans unsure

It seems the world’s financial markets do consider the European Central Bank’s latest moves to tackle the region’s debt crisis are bold enough. On

It seems the world’s financial markets do consider the European Central Bank’s latest moves to tackle the region’s debt crisis are bold enough. On

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Rediscovering a love of reading

The Arab Thought Foundation estimates that most people in the Arab world spend less than six minutes a year reading a book. Some projects are

The Arab Thought Foundation estimates that most people in the Arab world spend less than six minutes a year reading a book. Some projects are

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Lufthansa strike: useful information

Lufthansa: Current travel information Cancelled Flights Arrival & departure Twitter Affected passengers from Germany please call toll free: 0800

Lufthansa: Current travel information Cancelled Flights Arrival & departure Twitter Affected passengers from Germany please call toll free: 0800

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Girl held on blasphemy charges bailed in Pakistan

A Christian girl held on blasphemy charges has been bailed by a court in Islamabad. Rimsha, 14, was arrested three weeks ago after an angry mob

A Christian girl held on blasphemy charges has been bailed by a court in Islamabad. Rimsha, 14, was arrested three weeks ago after an angry mob

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Delegates buoyed by Obama keynote address

Barack Obama’s plea for patience and four more years was extremely well received by his supporters. The crowd in the Charlotte convention arena

Barack Obama’s plea for patience and four more years was extremely well received by his supporters. The crowd in the Charlotte convention arena

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Police probe feud as motive for murder in French Alps

Three members of British family killed in France may have been the victims of a contract killing, according to detectives. Saad al-Hilli, his wife

Three members of British family killed in France may have been the victims of a contract killing, according to detectives. Saad al-Hilli, his wife

Business

Greek business clusters together to find strength in numbers

Just north of Athens there is one of the country’s biggest solar energy farms. Monitoring everything is a system installed by a company with Vassilis

Just north of Athens there is one of the country’s biggest solar energy farms. Monitoring everything is a system installed by a company with Vassilis

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European shares stretch rally over ECB debt plan

Stocks markets in Europe extended their gains on Friday as investors welcomed the European Central Bank’s latest bond-buying plan. The broad

Stocks markets in Europe extended their gains on Friday as investors welcomed the European Central Bank’s latest bond-buying plan. The broad