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2012-09-25

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Protest turns ugly as police and demonstrators clash

It started as what organisers had said would be a peaceful protest outside the Spanish Parliament. Within hours clashes had broken out between

It started as what organisers had said would be a peaceful protest outside the Spanish Parliament. Within hours clashes had broken out between

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Seven die in attack on Turkey military truck

Six soldiers and one civilian have been killed in an attack on a military truck in eastern Turkey. Another vehicle packed with explosives is said

Six soldiers and one civilian have been killed in an attack on a military truck in eastern Turkey. Another vehicle packed with explosives is said

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Obama in new warning to Iran over nuclear ambitions

US President Barack Obama has told the United Nations General Assembly that America will do what it must to prevent Iran becoming a nuclear

US President Barack Obama has told the United Nations General Assembly that America will do what it must to prevent Iran becoming a nuclear

Business

Merkel and Draghi urge reforms

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi have used speeches to the Federation of German Industries to urge

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi have used speeches to the Federation of German Industries to urge

Europe

Pussy Riot nominated for Sakharov Prize

Jailed Russian punk band Pussy Riot has been nominated for the European Parliament’s prestigious Sakharov prize. Last month, the three group

Jailed Russian punk band Pussy Riot has been nominated for the European Parliament’s prestigious Sakharov prize. Last month, the three group

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Bank card boycott in Portugal's restaurants

Bank cards have been banned in restaurants across Portugal. It is cash only as part of a nationwide day-long protest at charges. An increase in

Bank cards have been banned in restaurants across Portugal. It is cash only as part of a nationwide day-long protest at charges. An increase in

Business

Schaeffler tiring of Continental?

German automotive parts supplier Schaeffler has taken its debt restructuring a step further at the expense of its partner – Continental by selling

German automotive parts supplier Schaeffler has taken its debt restructuring a step further at the expense of its partner – Continental by selling

Science_technology

Astrobiology tries to unravel the origins of life

Where does life come from? Are we really just stardust? And is there life elsewhere than on this planet? A new form of science poses all these

Where does life come from? Are we really just stardust? And is there life elsewhere than on this planet? A new form of science poses all these

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Turkey's folk legend Neşet Ertaş dies

Renowned Turkish folk singer Neşet Ertaş has died, aged 74. Known as a “halk ozanı,” which literally means “folk poet”, he was a master of the

Renowned Turkish folk singer Neşet Ertaş has died, aged 74. Known as a “halk ozanı,” which literally means “folk poet”, he was a master of the

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Early elections as Catalan leader seeks independence from Spain

Catalonia’s president Artur Mas has called early elections in Spain’s biggest region after failing to get more fiscal autonomy from the country’s

Catalonia’s president Artur Mas has called early elections in Spain’s biggest region after failing to get more fiscal autonomy from the country’s

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Parliament braced for protesters in Madrid

Hundreds of indignados, calling themselves the 25s group marched on Parliament in Madrid angry at how the government is managing the country’s

Hundreds of indignados, calling themselves the 25s group marched on Parliament in Madrid angry at how the government is managing the country’s

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Russia praises Belarus election criticised by Europe

Going against the findings of a European body, Russia has praised Sunday’s election in Belarus, describing the ballot as “free, open, and conducted

Going against the findings of a European body, Russia has praised Sunday’s election in Belarus, describing the ballot as “free, open, and conducted

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Syrian children 'traumatised' says British charity

Syrian children have told harrowing accounts of atrocities as they escape the 18-month old civil war, according to a British charity. Save the

Syrian children have told harrowing accounts of atrocities as they escape the 18-month old civil war, according to a British charity. Save the

Culture

Milano Modo Donna closes

Saving some of the best for last, the Milano Modo Donna fashion week ended with some exciting collections for next spring. Federico Piaggi and

Saving some of the best for last, the Milano Modo Donna fashion week ended with some exciting collections for next spring. Federico Piaggi and

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Erika, the globalised tanker disaster

The Erika oil tanker disaster had globalisation written all over it. The ship was registered in Malta. It had been certified as seaworthy by the

The Erika oil tanker disaster had globalisation written all over it. The ship was registered in Malta. It had been certified as seaworthy by the

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French court upholds Erika disaster guilty verdict

France’s highest court has upheld the conviction of oil giant Total in the Erika disaster, which left Brittany’s beaches covered with oil, and

France’s highest court has upheld the conviction of oil giant Total in the Erika disaster, which left Brittany’s beaches covered with oil, and

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Venezuela reaches for new tourism heights

The highest peaks in Venezuela are at the centre of an ambitious re-building programme. As part of an effort to reconstruct the country’s tourism

The highest peaks in Venezuela are at the centre of an ambitious re-building programme. As part of an effort to reconstruct the country’s tourism

Business

Sanofi bows to Paris pressure over job cuts

Drugmaker Sanofi is to scale back planned layoffs under pressure from the French government. Sanofi will now shed around 900 jobs in France over

Drugmaker Sanofi is to scale back planned layoffs under pressure from the French government. Sanofi will now shed around 900 jobs in France over

Business

Bailout call delay pushes up Spain's borrowing costs

The amount of interest that the Spanish government is having to offer to borrow money in the short term is again creeping up. That is because

The amount of interest that the Spanish government is having to offer to borrow money in the short term is again creeping up. That is because

Business

Former Olympus executives plead guilty in fraud trial

Three former top bosses of Japanese camera and medical equipment maker Olympus have admitted involvement in one of Japan’s biggest corporate

Three former top bosses of Japanese camera and medical equipment maker Olympus have admitted involvement in one of Japan’s biggest corporate

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Israel clebrates Day of Atonement

A day of prayer and fasting is about to get under way across Israel as Jews celebrate Yom Kippur the holiest day in their religious calender. Total

A day of prayer and fasting is about to get under way across Israel as Jews celebrate Yom Kippur the holiest day in their religious calender. Total

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French court upholds Erika verdict

France’s highest court has upheld the conviction of oil giant Total in the Erika disaster, which left Brittany’s beaches covered with oil, and

France’s highest court has upheld the conviction of oil giant Total in the Erika disaster, which left Brittany’s beaches covered with oil, and

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Floods in northeast India leave 30 dead

Severe floods across northeast India are thought to have killed more than 30 people, according to local officials. In Assam state alone, relentless

Severe floods across northeast India are thought to have killed more than 30 people, according to local officials. In Assam state alone, relentless

Science_technology

Hackers steer a new route - to your car

Cars which lock without using keys can be hacked into as easily as any other computerised device. Just as you lock it with your remote control, the

Cars which lock without using keys can be hacked into as easily as any other computerised device. Just as you lock it with your remote control, the

Nocomment

South Korea Armed Forces Day

The South Korean military staged a rehearsal for the 64th Armed Forces Day celebration before South Korean Defence Minister Kim Kwan-jin on at

The South Korean military staged a rehearsal for the 64th Armed Forces Day celebration before South Korean Defence Minister Kim Kwan-jin on at

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Hungary chemical spill: 15 executives go on trial

The head of an alumina plant in western Hungary has gone on trial charged with negligence following the country’s worst chemical disaster. Ten

The head of an alumina plant in western Hungary has gone on trial charged with negligence following the country’s worst chemical disaster. Ten

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Deadly flash floods in India

Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 30 people in India’s remote northeast over a three day period

Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 30 people in India’s remote northeast over a three day period

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UN General Assembly opens with packed agenda

Today at the opening of the UN’s 2012 General Assembly three topics are expected to dominate: Syria, Mali, and Israeli/Iranian relations. Ahead of

Today at the opening of the UN’s 2012 General Assembly three topics are expected to dominate: Syria, Mali, and Israeli/Iranian relations. Ahead of

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Somalia offers new deal to Al Shabaab rebels

Somalia has promised to find civilian jobs and training for rebels from the radical Islamist group Al Shabaab if they abandon their part in a six

Somalia has promised to find civilian jobs and training for rebels from the radical Islamist group Al Shabaab if they abandon their part in a six