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2012-09-13

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World seeks maker of incendiary film

The film nobody saw on its release yet gained a second life on the internet as a 13 minute trailer has now made its director one of the world’s most

The film nobody saw on its release yet gained a second life on the internet as a 13 minute trailer has now made its director one of the world’s most

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Alpine killings resembled a 'Hollywood movie set'

The French prosecutor probing the slaughter of a British family and a local cyclist in the Alps has said the origins, causes and explanations of the

The French prosecutor probing the slaughter of a British family and a local cyclist in the Alps has said the origins, causes and explanations of the

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Stiglitz warns Europe: don't mimic US

A new work by Joseph Stiglitz, ‘The Price of Inequality’, is bad news. We interviewed the Columbia University Professor and Nobel Economics laureate

A new work by Joseph Stiglitz, ‘The Price of Inequality’, is bad news. We interviewed the Columbia University Professor and Nobel Economics laureate

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News+: Dutch pro-Europe parties claim victory

In the Netherlands any fears that the Dutch people would punish the country’s pro-European parties for the euro crisis were quickly dispelled on

In the Netherlands any fears that the Dutch people would punish the country’s pro-European parties for the euro crisis were quickly dispelled on

Business

Fed OKs more stimulus until job growth picks up

In a bold move, the Federal Reserve has launched a third round of monetary stimulus – to try to boost the weak US economy.   In an open ended

In a bold move, the Federal Reserve has launched a third round of monetary stimulus – to try to boost the weak US economy.   In an open ended

Business

Cautious response to aerospace tie-up move

EADS and BAE Systems’ merger plan did not find favour with the markets. The European aerospace company’s share price plunged further and BAE’s

EADS and BAE Systems’ merger plan did not find favour with the markets. The European aerospace company’s share price plunged further and BAE’s

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Indian activists protest against nuclear plant

Activists and locals in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu are protesting against a nuclear power plant. They believe the Russian-bulit facility is

Activists and locals in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu are protesting against a nuclear power plant. They believe the Russian-bulit facility is

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German foreign minister backs circumcision

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle told a Jewish conference on Thursday that he supports the community’s right to carry out

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle told a Jewish conference on Thursday that he supports the community’s right to carry out

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Costa Concordia report blames ship's captain

An official report on the Costa Concordia disaster has blamed the ship’s captain for the accident. It said Francesco Schettino’s risky maneourve

An official report on the Costa Concordia disaster has blamed the ship’s captain for the accident. It said Francesco Schettino’s risky maneourve

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Nissan recalls cars after steering wheel comes loose

Nissan has recalled 51,000 cars after a steering wheel came loose in a driver’s hands while the vehicle was on the road. The recall affects

Nissan has recalled 51,000 cars after a steering wheel came loose in a driver’s hands while the vehicle was on the road. The recall affects

Business

France backs Greek austerity delay - at a price

Greece must deliver on its reform promises. That was the message from French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici who was in Athens on Thursday to meet

Greece must deliver on its reform promises. That was the message from French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici who was in Athens on Thursday to meet

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US consulate attack 'was pre-planned'

Officials in Washington believe the attack that killed the US ambassador and three other diplomats in Benghazi may have been planned in advance.  

Officials in Washington believe the attack that killed the US ambassador and three other diplomats in Benghazi may have been planned in advance.  

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Pope to visit Lebanon

Pope Benedict XVI has a visit planned for Lebanon, beginning this Friday, to last for three days. With the civil war in neighbouring Syria, 50

Pope Benedict XVI has a visit planned for Lebanon, beginning this Friday, to last for three days. With the civil war in neighbouring Syria, 50

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Centrist coalition looks likely after Dutch election

The Netherlands’ prime minister Mark Rutte could form a new coalition government of the two biggest Dutch parties; his liberal VVD Party and Labour

The Netherlands’ prime minister Mark Rutte could form a new coalition government of the two biggest Dutch parties; his liberal VVD Party and Labour

Culture

Bill Murray plays FDR in "Hyde Park on Hudson"

Bill Murray returns in a lead role for the first time since Broken Flowers, seven years ago. He plays US president Franklin D Roosevelt in “Hyde Park

Bill Murray returns in a lead role for the first time since Broken Flowers, seven years ago. He plays US president Franklin D Roosevelt in “Hyde Park

Culture

Haneke's Amour premieres in Germany

Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or award-winning movie Amour has premiered in Berlin and will go on general release across Europe this

Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or award-winning movie Amour has premiered in Berlin and will go on general release across Europe this

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False alarm leads to US consulate evacuation in Berlin

Workers have returned to the US consulate building in Berlin after a false alarm was triggered by a suspect package. Earlier, staff were evacuated

Workers have returned to the US consulate building in Berlin after a false alarm was triggered by a suspect package. Earlier, staff were evacuated

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Anti-US film protests spread to Yemen

The American embassy in Sana’a, Yemen is the latest outpost of Washington’s to come under attack from Islamic extremists outraged by a blasphemous

The American embassy in Sana’a, Yemen is the latest outpost of Washington’s to come under attack from Islamic extremists outraged by a blasphemous

Business

Investors unhappy with BAE/EADS merger plan

EADS, the parent company of Airbus, and Britain’s BAE Systems have confirmed that they have been in talks since June about a merger. That would

EADS, the parent company of Airbus, and Britain’s BAE Systems have confirmed that they have been in talks since June about a merger. That would

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US consulate in Berlin evacuated

Staff have been evacuated from the US consulate building in Berlin after an employee reported a strange smell coming from an envelope.

Staff have been evacuated from the US consulate building in Berlin after an employee reported a strange smell coming from an envelope.

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Egypt's Mursi slams anti-Islam film

Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi on Thursday used his first visit to Europe to condemn the controversial film and its depiction of Muslims. Mursi

Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi on Thursday used his first visit to Europe to condemn the controversial film and its depiction of Muslims. Mursi

Science_technology

Airbus 'eco climb' would be cheaper and quieter

Today’s aircraft use more fuel during take-off than at any other point of their flight. One reason is that planes climb relatively gradually in

Today’s aircraft use more fuel during take-off than at any other point of their flight. One reason is that planes climb relatively gradually in

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Demonstrators storm US embassy in Yemen

Hundreds of demonstrators stormed the U.S. embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, on Thursday. Security guards fired into the air to scare the

Hundreds of demonstrators stormed the U.S. embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, on Thursday. Security guards fired into the air to scare the

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Security at US embassies tightened after Libya killings

Washington has sent two Navy Destroyers to Libya in a show of strength and support after the killing of the four US diplomats at the consulate in

Washington has sent two Navy Destroyers to Libya in a show of strength and support after the killing of the four US diplomats at the consulate in

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SA miners demonstrate for higher wages

Striking mine workers at Marikana mine in South Africa say an agreement could be reached with miner Lonmin mine on their demand to double theirh

Striking mine workers at Marikana mine in South Africa say an agreement could be reached with miner Lonmin mine on their demand to double theirh

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Crowd attack US embassy in Cairo

Heavy security was in place around the United States Embassy in Cairo on Thursday, after a crowd attacked the building to protest against an

Heavy security was in place around the United States Embassy in Cairo on Thursday, after a crowd attacked the building to protest against an

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Fresh film protests held at US embassy in Cairo

Further protests over an anti-Islam film have taken place outside the US embassy in Cairo. Police fired warning shots and tear gas in a bid to keep

Further protests over an anti-Islam film have taken place outside the US embassy in Cairo. Police fired warning shots and tear gas in a bid to keep

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Victory for pro-European parties in Dutch elections

The Dutch electorate has reconfirmed its commitment to the EU by giving a resounding victory to the two pro-European parties. Leader of the

The Dutch electorate has reconfirmed its commitment to the EU by giving a resounding victory to the two pro-European parties. Leader of the

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Victory for pro-European parties in Dutch elections

The Dutch electorate has reconfirmed its commitment to the EU by giving a resounding victory to the two pro-European parties. Leader of the

The Dutch electorate has reconfirmed its commitment to the EU by giving a resounding victory to the two pro-European parties. Leader of the