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2012-09-26

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Ahmadinejad attacks West in UN swan song

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has addressed the United Nations General Assembly, claiming his country is under threat from what he called

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has addressed the United Nations General Assembly, claiming his country is under threat from what he called

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"Moon River" singer dies aged 84

Singer Andy Williams has died at his home in the United States after a year-long battle with cancer. The native of Iowa was best known for the

Singer Andy Williams has died at his home in the United States after a year-long battle with cancer. The native of Iowa was best known for the

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Spain pushes eurozone share down

Violent anti-austerity protests in Greece and Spain were watched closely in Europe’s financial markets as they illustrate the difficulties the region

Violent anti-austerity protests in Greece and Spain were watched closely in Europe’s financial markets as they illustrate the difficulties the region

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Close up: Europe's GM food fears

A recent French study claiming rats fed genetically modified corn suffered tumours has reignited Europe’s fears over GM food. Despite much scepticism

A recent French study claiming rats fed genetically modified corn suffered tumours has reignited Europe’s fears over GM food. Despite much scepticism

Business

Santander's Mexican sell-off

Banco Santander raised $4 billion when it listed shares of its Mexican subsidiary in New York and Mexico on Wednesday. The Spanish bank will use

Banco Santander raised $4 billion when it listed shares of its Mexican subsidiary in New York and Mexico on Wednesday. The Spanish bank will use

Sport

French handball champions accused of match-fixing

French handball champions Montpellier are being investigated for match-fixing after French media reported several players — including members of

French handball champions Montpellier are being investigated for match-fixing after French media reported several players — including members of

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France, three million jobless, getting darker

France, the euro zone’s second-largest economy, has soared above the three million jobless barrier for the first time since 1999. The euro zone

France, the euro zone’s second-largest economy, has soared above the three million jobless barrier for the first time since 1999. The euro zone

Business

Austerity hit Italians shop less

Retail sales in Italy were down in July for the fourth month running. The continued fall in spending by Italian shoppers highlighting the effect of

Retail sales in Italy were down in July for the fourth month running. The continued fall in spending by Italian shoppers highlighting the effect of

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Violence erupts in Athens during anti-austerity protest

Smoke from petrol bombs spread across streets in Athens. Gangs of young people hurled stones and bottles and were chased by riot police firing tear

Smoke from petrol bombs spread across streets in Athens. Gangs of young people hurled stones and bottles and were chased by riot police firing tear

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Double attack in Damascus

Two bombs have rocked the Syrian capital Damascus. The main rebel group in the country, The Free Syrian Army, has claimed reponsibility for the

Two bombs have rocked the Syrian capital Damascus. The main rebel group in the country, The Free Syrian Army, has claimed reponsibility for the

Culture

Portuguese sunshine starts Paris Fashion Week

Portuguese designer Fatima Lopes banished the grey Paris weather with a collection that brought the colours and sounds of her native island of

Portuguese designer Fatima Lopes banished the grey Paris weather with a collection that brought the colours and sounds of her native island of

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Russian billionaire on hooligan charge

Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev, owner of two leading British newspapers, has been charged with hooliganism over a televised

Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev, owner of two leading British newspapers, has been charged with hooliganism over a televised

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Date set for UK 'phone-hacking' trial

Two former editors of Rupert Murdoch-owned newspapers who had close ties to British Prime Minister David Cameron, will be tried in September next

Two former editors of Rupert Murdoch-owned newspapers who had close ties to British Prime Minister David Cameron, will be tried in September next

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Hamza extradition on hold again

Efforts by Britain to extradite Abu Hamza to the US on terrorism charges are again on hold. The radical cleric has lodged a last minute appeal in

Efforts by Britain to extradite Abu Hamza to the US on terrorism charges are again on hold. The radical cleric has lodged a last minute appeal in

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Critic of South African President charged

ANC rebel Julius Malema has been charged by a court in South Africa with money laundering. Malema is considered President Jacob Zuma’s most vocal

ANC rebel Julius Malema has been charged by a court in South Africa with money laundering. Malema is considered President Jacob Zuma’s most vocal

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French student goes on trial in Turkey on terrorism charges

Human rights groups are demanding that Turkey revise its anti-terrorism laws after a teenager was arrested at a Labour Day rally and now faces 32

Human rights groups are demanding that Turkey revise its anti-terrorism laws after a teenager was arrested at a Labour Day rally and now faces 32

Business

'Major Tom' fights for EADS-BAE merger

The boss of aerospace group EADS has been trying to convince German lawmakers that they should back its planned merger with British defence firm

The boss of aerospace group EADS has been trying to convince German lawmakers that they should back its planned merger with British defence firm

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Spain takes its time over rescue

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is playing his cards close to his chest. While in New York, visiting the UN, he did not announce anything

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is playing his cards close to his chest. While in New York, visiting the UN, he did not announce anything

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PM confident Bulgaria will beat energy dependency

Bulgaria’s delayed entry into Schengen, the country’s energy dependency on Russia and its efforts to counter the economic crisis – Prime minister

Bulgaria’s delayed entry into Schengen, the country’s energy dependency on Russia and its efforts to counter the economic crisis – Prime minister

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Athens paralysed as tens of thousands protest

The single biggest protest since Greece’s coalition government took power in June has paralysed Athens with the numbers demonstrating on the streets

The single biggest protest since Greece’s coalition government took power in June has paralysed Athens with the numbers demonstrating on the streets

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Spanish police criticised over Madrid clashes

Protesters clashed with police in Madrid on Tuesday night as the government were preparing a new round of austerity measures. Around 1,500 police

Protesters clashed with police in Madrid on Tuesday night as the government were preparing a new round of austerity measures. Around 1,500 police

Science_technology

Fossil hunters turn up mammoth find

An international team from Russia’s North-Eastern Federal University have found the well-preserved remains of a prehistoric woolly mammoth. They

An international team from Russia’s North-Eastern Federal University have found the well-preserved remains of a prehistoric woolly mammoth. They

Culture

K-pop rools

K-Pop is short for Korean pop music, and it is rapidly gaining popularity around the world as social media networks make it easy for South Korean

K-Pop is short for Korean pop music, and it is rapidly gaining popularity around the world as social media networks make it easy for South Korean

Business

Japan carmakers to cut China output

Japanese carmakers has said they are cutting back production in China, anticipating lower sales. That followed widespread anti-Japan protests over

Japanese carmakers has said they are cutting back production in China, anticipating lower sales. That followed widespread anti-Japan protests over

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Syrian rebels bomb Damascus military building

Syria’s capital Damascus has been rocked by twin bomb attacks. The rebel Free Syrian Army has claimed responsibility for the blasts which occurred

Syria’s capital Damascus has been rocked by twin bomb attacks. The rebel Free Syrian Army has claimed responsibility for the blasts which occurred

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South African President's critic Julius Malema charged

ANC rebel Julius Malema, South African President Jacob Zuma’s most vocal critic and an advocate for mining nationalisation, has been charged by a

ANC rebel Julius Malema, South African President Jacob Zuma’s most vocal critic and an advocate for mining nationalisation, has been charged by a

Nocomment

Truck driver's lucky escape

A Russian truck driver had a very lucky escape after his vehicle collided with another large truck on a Russian highway.

A Russian truck driver had a very lucky escape after his vehicle collided with another large truck on a Russian highway.

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UK: Hundreds evacuated as deluge causes flooding

Parts of northern England were hit by flooding following heavy downpours, with some areas experiencing more than a month’s rain in 24 hours.

Parts of northern England were hit by flooding following heavy downpours, with some areas experiencing more than a month’s rain in 24 hours.