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2012-09-24

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Freestyle soccer players keep it up in Italy

A dazzling display of football wizardry was on show at the Street Style 2012 world final in Lecce, Italy. A crowd of 15,000 flocked to the city’s

A dazzling display of football wizardry was on show at the Street Style 2012 world final in Lecce, Italy. A crowd of 15,000 flocked to the city’s

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Hope fading for finding Nepal avalanche victims alive

The search for more survivors of the avalanche on Nepal’s Mount Manaslu has been suspended. Six people are still believed to be missing after snow

The search for more survivors of the avalanche on Nepal’s Mount Manaslu has been suspended. Six people are still believed to be missing after snow

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Protests follow flogging of Afghan teenage girl

More than 100 women have marched through the Afghan capital Kabul denouncing the sentencing of a teenage girl to 100 lashes for alleged “illicit

More than 100 women have marched through the Afghan capital Kabul denouncing the sentencing of a teenage girl to 100 lashes for alleged “illicit

Business

Total market pleaser

Europe’s third-largest oil company was the second biggest winner on a downward Cac40 in Paris. Total’s share price was up 0.8 per cent. The

Europe’s third-largest oil company was the second biggest winner on a downward Cac40 in Paris. Total’s share price was up 0.8 per cent. The

Business

Lagarde calls for decisive eurozone action

The Head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde has called on political leaders to take the initiative offered by recent policy changes

The Head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde has called on political leaders to take the initiative offered by recent policy changes

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Vietnam jails bloggers for spreading "propaganda against the state"

Three Vietnamese bloggers have been jailed for between four and 12 years as officials continue to clamp down on criticism of the government. The

Three Vietnamese bloggers have been jailed for between four and 12 years as officials continue to clamp down on criticism of the government. The

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Questions over former Israel PM's future moves

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert could be set for a return to politics. The 66-year-old has been spared a jail sentence after he was

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert could be set for a return to politics. The 66-year-old has been spared a jail sentence after he was

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Egypt judge gives death sentences to Sinai attackers

Fourteen Egyptians will be executed for carrying out deadly attacks in the Sinai peninsula last year. The judge handed out the punishment of death

Fourteen Egyptians will be executed for carrying out deadly attacks in the Sinai peninsula last year. The judge handed out the punishment of death

Business

OECD lauds Monti's Italian job

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has warned political parties looking for votes ahead of next year’s Italian election not to

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has warned political parties looking for votes ahead of next year’s Italian election not to

Culture

Adventures in teaching

Just a few weeks ago, Eva might not have believed she would be singing into a microphone in front of her students.   This 25-year-old teacher from

Just a few weeks ago, Eva might not have believed she would be singing into a microphone in front of her students.   This 25-year-old teacher from

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New Zealand launches spy probe into Megaupload founder's arrest

New Zealand has launched a probe into allegations of “unlawful spying” by government agents which led to the arrest of Megaupload founder Kim

New Zealand has launched a probe into allegations of “unlawful spying” by government agents which led to the arrest of Megaupload founder Kim

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Danish sperm bank scandal sends shockwaves through Scandivania

A Danish sperm bank is facing possible legal action after allegedly failing to disclose that one of its donors carried a genetic disease. A Danish

A Danish sperm bank is facing possible legal action after allegedly failing to disclose that one of its donors carried a genetic disease. A Danish

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Toulouse factory blast: French director jailed for manslaughter

The former director of a French fertiliser factory where an explosion killed 31 people has been sentenced to a year in jail for manslaughter. More

The former director of a French fertiliser factory where an explosion killed 31 people has been sentenced to a year in jail for manslaughter. More

Culture

Andy Warhol at the NY Met

A new exhibition of Andy Warhol’s art has opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York. The exhibition is called “Regarding Warhol

A new exhibition of Andy Warhol’s art has opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York. The exhibition is called “Regarding Warhol

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Libyans for rule of law

The Libyan government, following a mass public demonstration of support, is taking tentative steps to consolidate military force more than a year

The Libyan government, following a mass public demonstration of support, is taking tentative steps to consolidate military force more than a year

Culture

Diana Vreeland documentary

“Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel” is a documentary about the most iconic fashion edictor of her time, the very first of the Devil Wears Prada

“Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel” is a documentary about the most iconic fashion edictor of her time, the very first of the Devil Wears Prada

Culture

Ready to wear fashion for next year

Women’s Fashion Show Milano Moda Donna gave a hint of what women will be wearing next year. The event showcases pret-a-porter collections – clothes

Women’s Fashion Show Milano Moda Donna gave a hint of what women will be wearing next year. The event showcases pret-a-porter collections – clothes

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Portugal PM negotiates with union and business leaders

Portugal’s Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho has been locked in talks with business and trade union leaders. He has taken what analysts believe is

Portugal’s Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho has been locked in talks with business and trade union leaders. He has taken what analysts believe is

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News+: Powerless over Belarus

President Alexander Lukashenko saw his supporters sweep to victory in Belarus’ parliamentary elections over the weekend after opposition parties

President Alexander Lukashenko saw his supporters sweep to victory in Belarus’ parliamentary elections over the weekend after opposition parties

Sport

Rowing nuisance in court

Trenton Oldfield who disrupted 158th University Boat Race is in court charged with causing a public nuisance.   On April 7 the 36-year-old

Trenton Oldfield who disrupted 158th University Boat Race is in court charged with causing a public nuisance.   On April 7 the 36-year-old

Business

Asian fashionistas help Prada profits

Italian fashion house Prada has posted a nearly 60 percent increase in net profit for the first half of the year. Analysts say wealthy Asian

Italian fashion house Prada has posted a nearly 60 percent increase in net profit for the first half of the year. Analysts say wealthy Asian

Business

German business confidence down as exports take a hit

German business confidence fell for the fifth month in a row in September as Europe’s debt crisis continues to hurt the continent’s largest

German business confidence fell for the fifth month in a row in September as Europe’s debt crisis continues to hurt the continent’s largest

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Portuguese force austerity plan back to drawing board

Angry Portuguese told their government to disappear in stronger language than ever at their presidential palace near Lisbon on Friday. Politicians

Angry Portuguese told their government to disappear in stronger language than ever at their presidential palace near Lisbon on Friday. Politicians

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Israel's Olmert escapes with suspended sentence

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has escaped prison after being found guilty of breach of trust. Jerusalem’s District cCurt instead gave

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has escaped prison after being found guilty of breach of trust. Jerusalem’s District cCurt instead gave

Business

BP looks to Azeri cash to meet production targets

British oil giant BP will need subsidies from Azerbaijan’s government to prevent a further slide in output at its Azeri oil project. Oil executives

British oil giant BP will need subsidies from Azerbaijan’s government to prevent a further slide in output at its Azeri oil project. Oil executives

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Truckers demand action from EU on cheap labour

Morning rush hour traffic in the Belgian capital was reduced to a snail’s pace when truckers from the country staged a protest angry at cheap labour

Morning rush hour traffic in the Belgian capital was reduced to a snail’s pace when truckers from the country staged a protest angry at cheap labour

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Islamic extremists suffer defections in Somalia

In Somalia, more than 200 al-Shabaab fighters have surrendered to African Union and Somali government forces. The al-Qaeda linked group currently

In Somalia, more than 200 al-Shabaab fighters have surrendered to African Union and Somali government forces. The al-Qaeda linked group currently

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Nepal avalanche: Rescue resumes for missing climbers

Authorities in Nepal have resumed a rescue operation for at least three foreign climbers who are missing after a deadly avalanche in the

Authorities in Nepal have resumed a rescue operation for at least three foreign climbers who are missing after a deadly avalanche in the

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Minsk claims high turnout in Belarus elections

The preliminary results in the Belarus parliamentary elections are in, although the final result will not be known for days. The authorities are

The preliminary results in the Belarus parliamentary elections are in, although the final result will not be known for days. The authorities are