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2012-09-11

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Economic crisis fuels Catalan desire to break away

It is Catalonia’s national day, and breakaway politicians in the northestern Spanish region are rubbing their hands at an upswing in support for

It is Catalonia’s national day, and breakaway politicians in the northestern Spanish region are rubbing their hands at an upswing in support for

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Ukraine: Tymoshenko trial postponed

The tax evasion trial of jailed former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko will not be heard until October 15, after a judge in Kharkiv decided

The tax evasion trial of jailed former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko will not be heard until October 15, after a judge in Kharkiv decided

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Pirate Bay co-founder extradited to Sweden

The co-founder of free file-sharing website Pirate Bay has been extradited from Cambodia back to his native Sweden where he will serve a one year

The co-founder of free file-sharing website Pirate Bay has been extradited from Cambodia back to his native Sweden where he will serve a one year

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Czech officials search for deadly tainted alcohol

Officials in the Czech Republic are describing it as the worst case of fatal alcohol poisoning in 30 years. Five people have died and another

Officials in the Czech Republic are describing it as the worst case of fatal alcohol poisoning in 30 years. Five people have died and another

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Putin signs decree hindering EU's Gazprom probe

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to protect the interests of strategic Russian companies operating abroad. The decree has come

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to protect the interests of strategic Russian companies operating abroad. The decree has come

Business

Burberry warning spooks luxury goods makers

A profit warning from Burberry has shaken the whole luxury industry on Tuesday. The British brand – which saw its share price slump in London –

A profit warning from Burberry has shaken the whole luxury industry on Tuesday. The British brand – which saw its share price slump in London –

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Car bombing targets Yemen's defence minister

Yemen’s defence minister has survived an assassination attempt that killed at least 12 other people. Major General Muhammad Nasir Ahmad was the

Yemen’s defence minister has survived an assassination attempt that killed at least 12 other people. Major General Muhammad Nasir Ahmad was the

Europe

MEPs warn over EU's budget battle

Europe’s efforts to boost jobs and growth risk being undone by cuts to the EU’s budget, MEPS in Strasbourg have warned. The European Parliament and

Europe’s efforts to boost jobs and growth risk being undone by cuts to the EU’s budget, MEPS in Strasbourg have warned. The European Parliament and

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Greece deficit cut but tax revenue fails to hit targets

Around 100 Communist Party supporters blocked the entrance to Greece’s Labour Ministry on Tuesday, to prevent international finance officials from

Around 100 Communist Party supporters blocked the entrance to Greece’s Labour Ministry on Tuesday, to prevent international finance officials from

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9/11 remembered simply in America

Eleven years after the terrorist attack that changed the world America has remembered its 9/11 dead. Ceremonies in New York, Washington and

Eleven years after the terrorist attack that changed the world America has remembered its 9/11 dead. Ceremonies in New York, Washington and

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Economic woes prompt protests in Palestinian West Bank

A pledge to reverse recent tax increases has not appeased protesters in Ramallah, who are angry despite the concession from the Palestinian

A pledge to reverse recent tax increases has not appeased protesters in Ramallah, who are angry despite the concession from the Palestinian

Culture

New York fashion: Jacobs, Herrera, Marimekko

Marc Jacobs’ models sashayed back to the 60s for New York Fashion Week, wearing big vertical stripes and bold checks in optical art patterns.

Marc Jacobs’ models sashayed back to the 60s for New York Fashion Week, wearing big vertical stripes and bold checks in optical art patterns.

Culture

Giant parade kicks off French dance festival

The biggest choreographed parade in Europe marked the start of the 15th edition of the dance biennale in the French city of Lyon.

The biggest choreographed parade in Europe marked the start of the 15th edition of the dance biennale in the French city of Lyon.

Europe

Report reveals scale of UK human trafficking problem

More than 10 percent of child victims rescued after being trafficked into the UK for forced prostitution or other forms of criminal exploitation

More than 10 percent of child victims rescued after being trafficked into the UK for forced prostitution or other forms of criminal exploitation

Europe

German top court to rule on eurozone bailout fund

Germany’s constitutional court will proceed with a ruling on the legality of the eurozone’s new permanent bailout fund and budget rules, rejecting a

Germany’s constitutional court will proceed with a ruling on the legality of the eurozone’s new permanent bailout fund and budget rules, rejecting a

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Ahmed Shafiq corruption case referred for trial in Egypt

Egypt has ordered that former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq face a criminal court on corruption charges if he returns to the country.

Egypt has ordered that former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq face a criminal court on corruption charges if he returns to the country.

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Health mystery surrounds China's 'next president'

China’s top leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping has not been seen in public for 10 days, sparking rumours that he is seriously ill. The 59-year-old is

China’s top leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping has not been seen in public for 10 days, sparking rumours that he is seriously ill. The 59-year-old is

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Spain's Catalonia region - speeding toward separation?

Spain today is not only grappling with major financial rebalancing; this coincides with a growing voice for separation in the autonomous region of

Spain today is not only grappling with major financial rebalancing; this coincides with a growing voice for separation in the autonomous region of

Business

Peugeot recovery plan report says job cuts inevitable

Job cuts and restructuring at PSA Peugeot Citroen are unavoidable to safeguard its future. That is the conclusion of an expert report into its

Job cuts and restructuring at PSA Peugeot Citroen are unavoidable to safeguard its future. That is the conclusion of an expert report into its

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Amateur video purportedly shows lines of slain Syrian soldiers

In Aleppo, new unverified footage has emerged which is said to show members of the Syrian army kneeling in a long line after apparently being

In Aleppo, new unverified footage has emerged which is said to show members of the Syrian army kneeling in a long line after apparently being

Business

Philips cuts more costs and jobs

Philips is stepped up its cost-cutting efforts – with additional layoffs of workers. The maker of consumer electronics, medical equipment, and

Philips is stepped up its cost-cutting efforts – with additional layoffs of workers. The maker of consumer electronics, medical equipment, and

Science_technology

The rise of the anti-social network

With Pair, Family Leaf, Snapchat and so on, the number of social networks is growing all the time. Many of them promise intimacy and confidentiality

With Pair, Family Leaf, Snapchat and so on, the number of social networks is growing all the time. Many of them promise intimacy and confidentiality

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Officer killed in Istanbul police station suicide bombing

One officer has been killed after a suicide bomber targeted a police station in Istanbul. At least seven others were wounded. The attack took

One officer has been killed after a suicide bomber targeted a police station in Istanbul. At least seven others were wounded. The attack took

Science_technology

Digitising the past

Although millions of books are scanned and put online every year, making old documents and texts available on the web is a difficult and painstaking

Although millions of books are scanned and put online every year, making old documents and texts available on the web is a difficult and painstaking

Nocomment

Police clear Occupy Hong Kong camp

Police cleared a few remaining Occupy Hong Kong protesters from an open-air plaza beneath HSBC’s Asian headquarters, nearly a year after the

Police cleared a few remaining Occupy Hong Kong protesters from an open-air plaza beneath HSBC’s Asian headquarters, nearly a year after the

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France: Tourist bus crash kills two people

At least two people are dead after a Polish bus crashed near the eastern French city of Mulhouse. More than a dozen are seriously injured and

At least two people are dead after a Polish bus crashed near the eastern French city of Mulhouse. More than a dozen are seriously injured and

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Japan buys islands at centre of row with China

The Japanese government has bought three uninhabitated islands at the heart of a territorial dispute with China, officials said on Tuesday

The Japanese government has bought three uninhabitated islands at the heart of a territorial dispute with China, officials said on Tuesday

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US 'helped to cover up' Soviet massacre

Once-top secret documents suggest US officials helped cover up a Soviet massacre of 22,000 Polish troops in 1940. The United States National

Once-top secret documents suggest US officials helped cover up a Soviet massacre of 22,000 Polish troops in 1940. The United States National

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Al Qaeda confirms deputy's death in US strike

On the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Al Qaeda has confirmed for the first time the death of its deputy leader Abu Yahya al-Libi.

On the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Al Qaeda has confirmed for the first time the death of its deputy leader Abu Yahya al-Libi.