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2012-10-01

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Ukrainian journalists protest against 'chilling' defamation bill

Ukrainian journalists on Monday protested outside the country’s parliament in Kiev against a new draft law that they say will restrict media

Ukrainian journalists on Monday protested outside the country’s parliament in Kiev against a new draft law that they say will restrict media

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Death and the destruction of Syria's cultural jewels in Aleppo

Numerous fires now rage across the old city of Aleppo, a world heritage site, as battles between rebels and the Syrian army intensify. Those

Numerous fires now rage across the old city of Aleppo, a world heritage site, as battles between rebels and the Syrian army intensify. Those

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Exclusive: 24 hours in the chaos of Aleppo

After 19 months of bloody conflict there are still no signs of peace in Syria. A ruthless battle has been raging in Aleppo for more than two

After 19 months of bloody conflict there are still no signs of peace in Syria. A ruthless battle has been raging in Aleppo for more than two

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How to succeed in US presidential race debates

Running for president in 1960, tanned, relaxed and made up for the lights and camera, John Fitzgerald Kennedy aced the first televised debate. His

Running for president in 1960, tanned, relaxed and made up for the lights and camera, John Fitzgerald Kennedy aced the first televised debate. His

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Unclear result in Georgia elections

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili’s government has claimed victory in parliamentary elections despite exit polls indicating a close result with

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili’s government has claimed victory in parliamentary elections despite exit polls indicating a close result with

Business

Finmeccanica rises on sale prospects

Finmeccanica was boosted on Monday in Milan by a new offer on its energy unit. The Italian defense systems specialist was up more than 5% at the

Finmeccanica was boosted on Monday in Milan by a new offer on its energy unit. The Italian defense systems specialist was up more than 5% at the

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American Woman! Vote for Me!

Winning women’s votes in the US presidential election will be one of the keys to victory. Workers, students, the young, the elderly, parents or

Winning women’s votes in the US presidential election will be one of the keys to victory. Workers, students, the young, the elderly, parents or

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Pussy Riot appeal adjourned as band member sacks lawyer

A Moscow court has adjourned the appeal of jailed Russian punk band Pussy Riot until October 10. One of the trio, Yekaterina Samutsevich, told the

A Moscow court has adjourned the appeal of jailed Russian punk band Pussy Riot until October 10. One of the trio, Yekaterina Samutsevich, told the

Business

Greece gambles on quick fix in teeth of economic storm

Greece is going for pain now in an attempt to produce a budget surplus in 2013 for the first time in a decade, but the economy is likely to shrink

Greece is going for pain now in an attempt to produce a budget surplus in 2013 for the first time in a decade, but the economy is likely to shrink

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Zuckerberg adds Russian PM Medvedev as new Facebook friend

Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg has a new Facebook friend. The founder and chief executive of the world’s most popular social networking

Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg has a new Facebook friend. The founder and chief executive of the world’s most popular social networking

Europe

'For Europe!' book makes the case for a federal Europe

‘For Europe!’ is a new book, written by two staunch pro-Europeans – Daniel Cohn-Bendit of the Group of Greens-European Free Alliance and Guy

‘For Europe!’ is a new book, written by two staunch pro-Europeans – Daniel Cohn-Bendit of the Group of Greens-European Free Alliance and Guy

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Monitoring the Georgian elections

A group of observers from the European parliament are in Mtskheta, the former capital of the Ancient Kingdom of Georgia, to monitor the electoral

A group of observers from the European parliament are in Mtskheta, the former capital of the Ancient Kingdom of Georgia, to monitor the electoral

Business

New European recession on the way?

Unemployment in the eurozone remained becalmed at a record 11.4% in August while manufacturing put in its worst quarterly performance in Q3 since the

Unemployment in the eurozone remained becalmed at a record 11.4% in August while manufacturing put in its worst quarterly performance in Q3 since the

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Spain seeks to avoid bailout as debt soars

Europe’s Economy Comissioner, Olli Rehn, has been meeting with Spanish officials to discuss its options in the wake of its bleak outlook. It comes

Europe’s Economy Comissioner, Olli Rehn, has been meeting with Spanish officials to discuss its options in the wake of its bleak outlook. It comes

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Flying car in Japan's Typhoon Jelawat

An expletive-laden amateur video shot by US Marine Joseph M. Nolan showed the winds picking up and flipping a vehicle parked at Camp Kinserm, a

An expletive-laden amateur video shot by US Marine Joseph M. Nolan showed the winds picking up and flipping a vehicle parked at Camp Kinserm, a

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China National Day flower-laying

China’s top leaders attend a flower-laying ceremony at the Heroes’ Monument in Beijing to mark the country’s National Day.

China’s top leaders attend a flower-laying ceremony at the Heroes’ Monument in Beijing to mark the country’s National Day.

Business

Taking business into Welsh schools

For its latest edition, Business Planet goes to South Wales where there is a plan to develop education and business side-by-side. Each year, 350

For its latest edition, Business Planet goes to South Wales where there is a plan to develop education and business side-by-side. Each year, 350

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Steel giant confirms French furnace closure-600 jobs to go

Steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal has announced the closure of two idle blast furnaces in eastern France and with it the potential loss of more than

Steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal has announced the closure of two idle blast furnaces in eastern France and with it the potential loss of more than

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Scorpion venom proves to be useful

Scorpions may be feared for their poisonous stings but scientists in Cuba are researching the possibilities of using their venom as a treatment for

Scorpions may be feared for their poisonous stings but scientists in Cuba are researching the possibilities of using their venom as a treatment for

Business

Swiss miners finally agree on merger

Swiss mining company Xstrata has finally agreed to sell out to its local rival Glencore, digging its heels in for an improved 25.6 billion euro

Swiss mining company Xstrata has finally agreed to sell out to its local rival Glencore, digging its heels in for an improved 25.6 billion euro

Business

Lagardere threatens to veto EADS/BAE deal

Major EADS shareholder Lagardere says BAE ‘s terms for the merger of the two companies are unsatisfactory, and says EADS must show how the deal will

Major EADS shareholder Lagardere says BAE ‘s terms for the merger of the two companies are unsatisfactory, and says EADS must show how the deal will

Business

IATA upbeat about aviation market

Despite falls in traffic and few new plane sales the IATA has raised its profits forecast for 2012 for the civil aviation industry. It also expects

Despite falls in traffic and few new plane sales the IATA has raised its profits forecast for 2012 for the civil aviation industry. It also expects

Culture

Eastwood stars in producer pal's debut film Trouble with the Curve

Trouble with the Curve is a father-daughter reconciliation drama set against the backdrop of one of America’s favourite sports. It tells the story

Trouble with the Curve is a father-daughter reconciliation drama set against the backdrop of one of America’s favourite sports. It tells the story

Culture

Exhibition Highlights Dennis Hopper

Celebrated as an actor, Dennis Hopper was less well known as a photographer. A collection of more than 400 recently discovered prints which

Celebrated as an actor, Dennis Hopper was less well known as a photographer. A collection of more than 400 recently discovered prints which

Science_technology

Water proofing for electronic equipment

We all know it’s a bad idea to get your phone wet but it’s surprising how often it happens. Water damage remains one of the main enemies of mobile

We all know it’s a bad idea to get your phone wet but it’s surprising how often it happens. Water damage remains one of the main enemies of mobile

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Marikana mine shooting inquiry begins

A judicial investigation begins today into the deadly shooting of 34 strikers at South Africa’s Marikana mine in August. The inquiry, set up by

A judicial investigation begins today into the deadly shooting of 34 strikers at South Africa’s Marikana mine in August. The inquiry, set up by

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French police arrest handball heroes in match fixing probe

Nikola Karabatic a World, Olympic and European champion is among ten French handball players arrested amid match fixing allegations. French police

Nikola Karabatic a World, Olympic and European champion is among ten French handball players arrested amid match fixing allegations. French police

Culture

AIESEC, the grandfather of student exchange

Did you think there were no student exchanges before Erasmus? Well, think again. AIESEC is 64 years old. So, why haven’t you heard about it before

Did you think there were no student exchanges before Erasmus? Well, think again. AIESEC is 64 years old. So, why haven’t you heard about it before

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Fighting the war's inheritance in Cambodia

This month, Women and War is in Cambodia to meet Meth, Davy, and Somaly. In a country where the proverb is: women are like cotton, they still fight

This month, Women and War is in Cambodia to meet Meth, Davy, and Somaly. In a country where the proverb is: women are like cotton, they still fight