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2012-09-28

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Missing British schoolgirl found safe in France

A 15-year-old British schoolgirl and her 30-year-old maths teacher have been found safe and well in Bordeaux, a week after they travelled to France

A 15-year-old British schoolgirl and her 30-year-old maths teacher have been found safe and well in Bordeaux, a week after they travelled to France

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Italian unions rally against Monti's spending cuts

As many as 30,000 members of Italy’s two largest unions marched through Rome on Friday to protest against government spending cuts. The

As many as 30,000 members of Italy’s two largest unions marched through Rome on Friday to protest against government spending cuts. The

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Floods add to misery for drought-ridden Spain

At least one person has been killed after torrential downpours provoked flash floods in southern Spain. On all 5,000 people have been affected in

At least one person has been killed after torrential downpours provoked flash floods in southern Spain. On all 5,000 people have been affected in

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Czech President victim of airgun attack

Questions about national security are being asked in the Czech Republic after a man repeatedly fired a water pistol at President Vaclav Klaus at the

Questions about national security are being asked in the Czech Republic after a man repeatedly fired a water pistol at President Vaclav Klaus at the

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Spanish bank stress tests move Madrid closer to bailout

An independent audit of Spanish banks has found the country’s troubled lenders would need 59.3 billion euros to stay solvent if there were a serious

An independent audit of Spanish banks has found the country’s troubled lenders would need 59.3 billion euros to stay solvent if there were a serious

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Top Chinese politician faces corruption trial

The man once tipped to be China’s next leader is to go on trial for alleged corruption. Bo Xilai faces a criminal investigation over alleged abuses

The man once tipped to be China’s next leader is to go on trial for alleged corruption. Bo Xilai faces a criminal investigation over alleged abuses

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Battle for Kismayu threatens al-Shabaab

Fighting is continuing in the Somalian port of Kismayu. International forces launched a pre-dawn assault on the town in an effort to drive al

Fighting is continuing in the Somalian port of Kismayu. International forces launched a pre-dawn assault on the town in an effort to drive al

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France and Spain budgets

Within a day of each other, Spain and now France have made public their plans for their next year’s budgets. They are, respectively, the euro zone’s

Within a day of each other, Spain and now France have made public their plans for their next year’s budgets. They are, respectively, the euro zone’s

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Syrian rebels struggle to advance in Aleppo

Syrian rebels are struggling to advance in an Aleppo offensive which has seen fierce combat with few gains. In a move which looks to further

Syrian rebels are struggling to advance in an Aleppo offensive which has seen fierce combat with few gains. In a move which looks to further

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Eurozone bailout blues

Spain was in the headlines once again as it has just introduced new austerity measures causing Spaniards to hit the streets in protest. Italy is also

Spain was in the headlines once again as it has just introduced new austerity measures causing Spaniards to hit the streets in protest. Italy is also

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UN relevance, strengths and flaws

The 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly is underway in New York. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II, to serve

The 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly is underway in New York. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II, to serve

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Alleged Tunisian rape victim charged with 'indecency'

A 27-year-old Tunisian woman has been charged with “indecency” after accusing two policemen of raping her. Officers beat her up and dragged her

A 27-year-old Tunisian woman has been charged with “indecency” after accusing two policemen of raping her. Officers beat her up and dragged her

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Stage set for lively German election

Germany looks set for a lively election in a year’s time after the opposition Social Democrats announced outspoken former Finance Minister Peer

Germany looks set for a lively election in a year’s time after the opposition Social Democrats announced outspoken former Finance Minister Peer

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'Broken' Libor can be fixed says UK watchdog

Britain’s top financial watchdog says it will fix the Libor rate setting system rather than scrap it. Libor was hit by scandal when it was

Britain’s top financial watchdog says it will fix the Libor rate setting system rather than scrap it. Libor was hit by scandal when it was

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Mystery virus sickens German school children

An outbreak of an unknown virus in eastern Germany has made 4,000 school children ill. It is believed contaminated school lunches are to blame

An outbreak of an unknown virus in eastern Germany has made 4,000 school children ill. It is believed contaminated school lunches are to blame

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France to have toughest budget in 30 years

It is France’s turn to feel the cold wind of austerity following the publication of the Socialists’ first budget. It aims to raise 30 billion euros

It is France’s turn to feel the cold wind of austerity following the publication of the Socialists’ first budget. It aims to raise 30 billion euros

Culture

Guillarmé vs the big guns at Paris Fashion Week

A gilded hall at the Intercontinental in Paris provided the glittering backdrop for Balmain’s spring/summer 2013 collection that was a definitive ode

A gilded hall at the Intercontinental in Paris provided the glittering backdrop for Balmain’s spring/summer 2013 collection that was a definitive ode

Culture

Hotel Transylvania welcomes the Drac-Pack

Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are

Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are

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Music festival supremos gather in Morocco

The people who stage music festivals around the globe have been getting their heads together at their annual European forum at Agadir in

The people who stage music festivals around the globe have been getting their heads together at their annual European forum at Agadir in

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Energy costs fuel eurozone inflation

Inflation in the eurozone accelerated in September. Energy costs, which were up 9.2 percent year-on-year, were the main factor. Consumer prices in

Inflation in the eurozone accelerated in September. Energy costs, which were up 9.2 percent year-on-year, were the main factor. Consumer prices in

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Turkish PM lashes out at Russia

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has openly slammed Russia over its stance on the Syrian conflict. Erdogan has been one of the strongest

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has openly slammed Russia over its stance on the Syrian conflict. Erdogan has been one of the strongest

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Spanish transport strike over wage cuts

Spanish public transport workers went on strike on Friday to voice their anger at plans to slash wages and reduce services. They argue next year’s

Spanish public transport workers went on strike on Friday to voice their anger at plans to slash wages and reduce services. They argue next year’s

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Heineken wins Tiger beer battle

Heineken has won full control of Asia Pacific Breweries, the maker of Tiger beer. That ends a two-month takeover battle by the Dutch brewer which

Heineken has won full control of Asia Pacific Breweries, the maker of Tiger beer. That ends a two-month takeover battle by the Dutch brewer which

Europe

European Parliament - time to end the costly travelling circus?

It is a symbol of post-war reconciliation. The European Parliament is built along the border of Europe’s once bitterest of enemies from wars that

It is a symbol of post-war reconciliation. The European Parliament is built along the border of Europe’s once bitterest of enemies from wars that

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Italian unions call for public sector strike

Italy’s two biggest unions called on civil servants to strike on Friday in protest at government spending cuts. Prime Minister Mario Monti has

Italy’s two biggest unions called on civil servants to strike on Friday in protest at government spending cuts. Prime Minister Mario Monti has

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Nepal: plane crashes on takeoff

Nepal airline officials said 19 people died when a plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Kathmandu.

Nepal airline officials said 19 people died when a plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Kathmandu.

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Orthodox priests march against prison abuse

Thousand of Georgia’s Orthodox believers led by their priests took to the streets in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, on September 27 to pray for the

Thousand of Georgia’s Orthodox believers led by their priests took to the streets in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, on September 27 to pray for the

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SPD's Steinbruek to face Merkel next year

Germany’s Social Democrats have chosen the man who will take on Angela Merkel in next year’s General Election in Germany. The SPD has surprised

Germany’s Social Democrats have chosen the man who will take on Angela Merkel in next year’s General Election in Germany. The SPD has surprised

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Five dead in US shooting

Five people have been killed in a shooting in the US city of Minneapolis. The gunman shot four people dead at a sign-making company in the city’s

Five people have been killed in a shooting in the US city of Minneapolis. The gunman shot four people dead at a sign-making company in the city’s