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2012-09-17

Europe

EU Commission to limit food-based biofuels

In a major policy shift, the European Commission has said it wants to cap food-based biofuels to five percent. The new limit was announced during

In a major policy shift, the European Commission has said it wants to cap food-based biofuels to five percent. The new limit was announced during

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Tunisian police besiege mosque to arrest wanted Salafist

Police in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, surrounded a mosque on Monday where a wanted Salafist leader is hiding out. Abu Yadh is accused of calling

Police in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, surrounded a mosque on Monday where a wanted Salafist leader is hiding out. Abu Yadh is accused of calling

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In Somalia, one woman's struggle for her sisters

“I came from the Ethiopian border, we used to raise animals, mainly goats. Because of the drought, I lost all my animals. And there was also fighting

“I came from the Ethiopian border, we used to raise animals, mainly goats. Because of the drought, I lost all my animals. And there was also fighting

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Somalia's new president faces decades of accumulated anarchy

Violence in Somalia has become a more or less permanent condition. The internally warring country in the Horn of Africa has not had effective

Violence in Somalia has become a more or less permanent condition. The internally warring country in the Horn of Africa has not had effective

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Sabra and Shatila massacre, 30 years on

The worst massacre ever suffered by the Palestinian people took place in Lebanon 30 years ago. In the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps, women

The worst massacre ever suffered by the Palestinian people took place in Lebanon 30 years ago. In the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps, women

Business

Heatwave chills H&M's sales

Swedish clothing chain H&M has suffered in the August heatwave. Sales are down by four percent at the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, and

Swedish clothing chain H&M has suffered in the August heatwave. Sales are down by four percent at the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, and

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Greece: Judges go on strike

Magistrates and judicial employees have started a five day strike in protest against a 12 billion euro austerity package which could see substantial

Magistrates and judicial employees have started a five day strike in protest against a 12 billion euro austerity package which could see substantial

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Occupy Wall Street marks first anniversary

Occupy Wall Street protesters marked the movement’s one-year anniversary on Monday by taking to the streets of New York’s financial district. The

Occupy Wall Street protesters marked the movement’s one-year anniversary on Monday by taking to the streets of New York’s financial district. The

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Anti-Islam film: Protests across the world

Anti-American clashes sparked by a US-made film which mocks the Prophet Muhammad continue across the Muslim world. In Indonesia hundreds of

Anti-American clashes sparked by a US-made film which mocks the Prophet Muhammad continue across the Muslim world. In Indonesia hundreds of

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Tunis mosque beseiged in protest arrest attempt

Tunisian security forces have surrounded a mosque to arrest the leader of an islamic group accused of being involved in violent protests at the

Tunisian security forces have surrounded a mosque to arrest the leader of an islamic group accused of being involved in violent protests at the

Business

Moscow pounces on market to sell Sberbank

Taking advantage of the share’s highest price since April the Russian government is resuming its privatisation campaign by selling Sberbank, Europe’s

Taking advantage of the share’s highest price since April the Russian government is resuming its privatisation campaign by selling Sberbank, Europe’s

Business

USA, China swap WTO complaints

Fears of a trade war have ignited between the USA and China after Beijing filed a case at the WTO to overturn the levying of anti-dumping duties on a

Fears of a trade war have ignited between the USA and China after Beijing filed a case at the WTO to overturn the levying of anti-dumping duties on a

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Gaza court jails jihadists for murder of Italian peace activist

A military court Gaza convicted four Islamist extremists on Monday of kidnapping and murdering Italian peace activist Vittorio Arrigoni. Mahmud

A military court Gaza convicted four Islamist extremists on Monday of kidnapping and murdering Italian peace activist Vittorio Arrigoni. Mahmud

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Police presence at Occupy Wall Street’s first anniversary party

On Monday, exactly a year after putting economic inequalities under the global spotlight with its rallying cry of “We are the 99%”, Occupy Wall

On Monday, exactly a year after putting economic inequalities under the global spotlight with its rallying cry of “We are the 99%”, Occupy Wall

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British royal couple launch criminal case over topless photos

It is perhaps ironic that Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate were greeted by topless dancers when they arrived in Marau in the Solomon

It is perhaps ironic that Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate were greeted by topless dancers when they arrived in Marau in the Solomon

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Mohamud is new president of 'lawless' Somalia

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has begun the task of overseeing a nation often described as a ‘lawless country’ after being inaugurated as Somalia’s new

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has begun the task of overseeing a nation often described as a ‘lawless country’ after being inaugurated as Somalia’s new

Business

Fiat confirms Italian investment plan at risk

Italian carmaker Fiat has again said all bets are off as far as its 2010 “Fabricca Italia” project goes. After stunning the workforce and markets

Italian carmaker Fiat has again said all bets are off as far as its 2010 “Fabricca Italia” project goes. After stunning the workforce and markets

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Hezbollah leader calls for week of anti-film protests

Protests against the film considered ‘blasphemous’ by many Muslims continue in a number of countries, with angry people taking to the streets of

Protests against the film considered ‘blasphemous’ by many Muslims continue in a number of countries, with angry people taking to the streets of

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Marikana miners defy protest ban

Striking miners defied a protest ban to gather once again at a South African platinum mine on Monday in an ongoing dispute over pay. They built

Striking miners defied a protest ban to gather once again at a South African platinum mine on Monday in an ongoing dispute over pay. They built

Business

Secrets could be EADS/BAE deal-breaker

America’s defence industries have not taken long to respond to the proposed EADS/BAE merger, via a former US undersecretary of commerce who warned

America’s defence industries have not taken long to respond to the proposed EADS/BAE merger, via a former US undersecretary of commerce who warned

Culture

Eccentric, eclectic: London Fashion Week is back

London Fashion Week is now is full swing. More than 100 top British and international designers including Vivienne Westwood, Henry Holland and

London Fashion Week is now is full swing. More than 100 top British and international designers including Vivienne Westwood, Henry Holland and

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Spain transport strike causes road gridlock in Madrid and Barcelona

Public transport strikes in Spain have caused chaos for tens of thousands of commuters for the second time in a month. Hundreds of high-speed and

Public transport strikes in Spain have caused chaos for tens of thousands of commuters for the second time in a month. Hundreds of high-speed and

Culture

Karl Urban on challenge of playing Dredd

Comic book lawman Judge Dredd is back on the silver screen after Sylvester Stallone’s much panned 1995 film, in Dredd 3D, directed by Pete Travis and

Comic book lawman Judge Dredd is back on the silver screen after Sylvester Stallone’s much panned 1995 film, in Dredd 3D, directed by Pete Travis and

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Japan-China islands row threatens trade

A territorial row between China and Japan looks set to hurt trade between Asia’s two biggest economies. Demonstrators demanded a boycott of

A territorial row between China and Japan looks set to hurt trade between Asia’s two biggest economies. Demonstrators demanded a boycott of

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Violent anti-Japan protests in China

Chinese protesters attacked a hotel that houses the Japanese consulate in the capital of China’s southern Guangdong province. The Chinese government

Chinese protesters attacked a hotel that houses the Japanese consulate in the capital of China’s southern Guangdong province. The Chinese government

Science_technology

How plastic bottles can heat your home

Some 13 billion plastic bottles are thrown away in the UK alone each year and, as a bottle takes around 700 years to break down, they will be there

Some 13 billion plastic bottles are thrown away in the UK alone each year and, as a bottle takes around 700 years to break down, they will be there

Europe

EU to simplify cross-border trade rules

Less than one in ten Europeans buy online from other EU countries. For both consumers and sellers, the process is simply too complicated. Legal

Less than one in ten Europeans buy online from other EU countries. For both consumers and sellers, the process is simply too complicated. Legal

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Focus: Yeongam gears up for South Korean Grand Prix

In 2010, the quiet town of Yeongam in South Korea was shaken by the arrival of Formula 1, when the Korea International Circuit that had cost

In 2010, the quiet town of Yeongam in South Korea was shaken by the arrival of Formula 1, when the Korea International Circuit that had cost