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2012-09-21

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U.S. to remove Iran's MEK from terror list

The United States is removing the People’s Mujahadeen of Iran, or MEK, from its list of terrorist organisations. The group supports the overthrow

The United States is removing the People’s Mujahadeen of Iran, or MEK, from its list of terrorist organisations. The group supports the overthrow

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Turkish officers guilty of plotting coup d'etat

There were mixed reactions in Turkey when three former military officers were convicted on Friday for plotting a coup d’etat. The “sledgehammer”

There were mixed reactions in Turkey when three former military officers were convicted on Friday for plotting a coup d’etat. The “sledgehammer”

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Pakistan: deadly protests against anti-Islam film

Protests in Pakistan against a ‘blasphemous’ film have turned deadly, with at least 17 people losing their lives and almost 200 wounded. Two

Protests in Pakistan against a ‘blasphemous’ film have turned deadly, with at least 17 people losing their lives and almost 200 wounded. Two

Business

Apple's avalanche of smartphone sales enough?

Apple set a new record share price and market value just after the unveiling of its latest smartphone. The company received more than two million

Apple set a new record share price and market value just after the unveiling of its latest smartphone. The company received more than two million

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Turkish towns evacuated on border with Syria

The border village of Akcakale is being evacuated, as Syria’s civil war spills over into Turkey. Rebels seized control of the Tal Abyad gate on

The border village of Akcakale is being evacuated, as Syria’s civil war spills over into Turkey. Rebels seized control of the Tal Abyad gate on

Business

Weaker eurozone countries leaders meet

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, who was in Rome meeting his Italian counterpart has been told keep up the good work. Mario Monti urged him

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, who was in Rome meeting his Italian counterpart has been told keep up the good work. Mario Monti urged him

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Three Turkish officers jailed for coup d'etat plot

Three former Turkish generals have been given 20-year-sentences for plotting a Coup d’etat. The “sledgehammer” trial relates to a 2003 military

Three former Turkish generals have been given 20-year-sentences for plotting a Coup d’etat. The “sledgehammer” trial relates to a 2003 military

Business

The power of i

Apple’s latest gadget – the iPhone 5 – will certainly make it a lot of money given that it accounts for half of the company’s annual profit but can

Apple’s latest gadget – the iPhone 5 – will certainly make it a lot of money given that it accounts for half of the company’s annual profit but can

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World Alzheimer's Day: Spanish scientists trial vaccine

On September the 21 World Alzheimer’s day aims to raise awareness about the most common form of dementia. Around 36 million people are affected by

On September the 21 World Alzheimer’s day aims to raise awareness about the most common form of dementia. Around 36 million people are affected by

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Israeli soldier and militants killed in border clash

Three gunmen crossed into Israel from Sinai and opened fire on soldiers, leaving one dead and wounding another. The militants themselves were then

Three gunmen crossed into Israel from Sinai and opened fire on soldiers, leaving one dead and wounding another. The militants themselves were then

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Bullfighting not banned by France Constitutional Court

Bullfighting has been declared legal in France after animal rights activists lost the battle to have the sport classified as cruelty to animals

Bullfighting has been declared legal in France after animal rights activists lost the battle to have the sport classified as cruelty to animals

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UN condemns Georgia prison abuse

Georgia’s newly-appointed prisons minister Georgy Tugushi says he will put an end to torture and violence in detention. The message comes in the

Georgia’s newly-appointed prisons minister Georgy Tugushi says he will put an end to torture and violence in detention. The message comes in the

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Lehman Australia successfully sued

A group of councils, churches and charities in Australia has successfully sued the Australian arm of failed investment bank Lehman Brothers

A group of councils, churches and charities in Australia has successfully sued the Australian arm of failed investment bank Lehman Brothers

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Turkish government's power trial of military

It may the most important trial in Turkey’s recent history: hundreds of active and retired military officers accused in a civil court of plotting to

It may the most important trial in Turkey’s recent history: hundreds of active and retired military officers accused in a civil court of plotting to

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Charlie Hebdo nothing sacred

The police protection provided for journalists proves that a physical threat is taken seriously. In this story, offended Muslims are thought to pose

The police protection provided for journalists proves that a physical threat is taken seriously. In this story, offended Muslims are thought to pose

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Matteo Manassero: The future of Italian golf

Matteo Manassero is a 19 year-old golfer from Verona, Italy and the youngest ever winner of a European Tour Open. In 2010, he won the Castelló

Matteo Manassero is a 19 year-old golfer from Verona, Italy and the youngest ever winner of a European Tour Open. In 2010, he won the Castelló

Culture

Gucci gets the fashion ball rolling in Milan

Fashion brand Gucci kicked off the Milan womenswear fashion week with an array of aristocratic elegance. The fashion houses designer Frida Giannini

Fashion brand Gucci kicked off the Milan womenswear fashion week with an array of aristocratic elegance. The fashion houses designer Frida Giannini

Culture

Emma Watson goes back to school

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a coming-of-age drama, based on the best selling book of the same name, written and directed by Stephen Chbosky

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a coming-of-age drama, based on the best selling book of the same name, written and directed by Stephen Chbosky

Culture

Islamic art at the Louvre

The Louvre has dedicated a new wing entirely to Islamic art. In a project which has cost nearly 100 million euros and taken 10 years to complete, the

The Louvre has dedicated a new wing entirely to Islamic art. In a project which has cost nearly 100 million euros and taken 10 years to complete, the

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Hollande opens Jewish memorial centre in Drancy

France has inaugurated a memorial and museum to honour the memory of Jews deported during the second world war. President François Hollande went to

France has inaugurated a memorial and museum to honour the memory of Jews deported during the second world war. President François Hollande went to

Business

Universal faces the music with EMI sell-off order

Vivendi’s Universal Music Group has been given the go ahead by the EU to buy EMI’s recorded music unit. But European competition regulators said to

Vivendi’s Universal Music Group has been given the go ahead by the EU to buy EMI’s recorded music unit. But European competition regulators said to

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Turkish officers await 'sledgehammer' verdict

Hundreds of Turkish military officers are awaiting the verdict of the “sledgehammer” trial, in which they stand accused of plotting a coup

Hundreds of Turkish military officers are awaiting the verdict of the “sledgehammer” trial, in which they stand accused of plotting a coup

Business

Women entrepreneurs could be answer to crisis

This week, Business Planet takes a look at one of Europe’s answers to the economic crisis: a network of tutors encouraging women entrepreneurs

This week, Business Planet takes a look at one of Europe’s answers to the economic crisis: a network of tutors encouraging women entrepreneurs

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France faces Muslim storm over cartoons

France has tightened security around the world wherever its nationals may face danger from Muslims outraged at blasphemous cartoons published in

France has tightened security around the world wherever its nationals may face danger from Muslims outraged at blasphemous cartoons published in

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Last US Afghanistan "surge" troops return home

US troop numbers in Afghanistan today returned to their pre-2009 “surge” figures with the departure of the last of the extra 33,000 troops ordered in

US troop numbers in Afghanistan today returned to their pre-2009 “surge” figures with the departure of the last of the extra 33,000 troops ordered in

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Die-hard fans flood Apple stores as iPhone 5 goes on sale

Germans keen to be one of the first to get the iPhone 5 as it went on sale for the first time on Friday, braved a cold night of camping outside an

Germans keen to be one of the first to get the iPhone 5 as it went on sale for the first time on Friday, braved a cold night of camping outside an

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Bulgaria steps up fight against organised crime

Bulgaria has again been refused entry into the Schengen zone. Back in July, Sofia was slammed by the EU in a highly critical report. It said

Bulgaria has again been refused entry into the Schengen zone. Back in July, Sofia was slammed by the EU in a highly critical report. It said