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2012-10-03

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Vatican rooftop anti-government protester stays put

Visitors to the Vatican hoping to catch a glimpse of the Pope have instead witnessed a one-man anti-government protest on the dome of St Peter’s

Visitors to the Vatican hoping to catch a glimpse of the Pope have instead witnessed a one-man anti-government protest on the dome of St Peter’s

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Sanofi workers rally against planned job cuts

Around 1,000 staff of French drug firm Sanofi have been protesting in Paris against planned job cuts. The pharmeceuticals giant wants to restructure

Around 1,000 staff of French drug firm Sanofi have been protesting in Paris against planned job cuts. The pharmeceuticals giant wants to restructure

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Germany marks its day of reunification

Germany has been celebrating its “Day of Unity” – 22 years since its reunification. Chancellor Angela Merkel attended a ceremony in Munich which

Germany has been celebrating its “Day of Unity” – 22 years since its reunification. Chancellor Angela Merkel attended a ceremony in Munich which

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"I wanna be kissed by you" says Belgium's PM

Belgium’s prime minister, Elio Di Rupo’s become an surprise internet hit for presenting a prize to cyclist Tom Boonen at an award ceremony. Drag

Belgium’s prime minister, Elio Di Rupo’s become an surprise internet hit for presenting a prize to cyclist Tom Boonen at an award ceremony. Drag

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Portugal raises income tax to cut debt in new austerity move

Public anger in Portugal is likely to go up another notch after the government announced a steep rise in income tax to reduce the country’s debt

Public anger in Portugal is likely to go up another notch after the government announced a steep rise in income tax to reduce the country’s debt

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Riots erupt in Tehran over collapse of Iranian currency

Demonstrations reached boiling point at the main bazaar in Tehran – the centre of trade and foreign exchange dealing. Images from an unverified

Demonstrations reached boiling point at the main bazaar in Tehran – the centre of trade and foreign exchange dealing. Images from an unverified

Business

No oil worries over China's slowing economy

Oil demand in Asia will be maintained despite the slowdown in the region’s economic growth. That was the view of participants at the Kazenergy

Oil demand in Asia will be maintained despite the slowdown in the region’s economic growth. That was the view of participants at the Kazenergy

Business

Telefonica details O2 IPO

Spanish telecom giant Telefonica has said it will start selling shares of its German subsidiary O2 by the end of the year, probably this month. It

Spanish telecom giant Telefonica has said it will start selling shares of its German subsidiary O2 by the end of the year, probably this month. It

Culture

Bond celebrates golden anniversary on silver screen

It is 50 years since Ian Fleming’s secret agent James Bond appeared in the first 007 movie, Dr No. In 1962, few cinema-goers had heard of Sean

It is 50 years since Ian Fleming’s secret agent James Bond appeared in the first 007 movie, Dr No. In 1962, few cinema-goers had heard of Sean

Culture

Baku presents a symphony of youth

The Moscow Virtuosi is one of the world’s finest chamber orchestras. At the fourth edition of the International Uzeyir Hajibeili Music Festival in

The Moscow Virtuosi is one of the world’s finest chamber orchestras. At the fourth edition of the International Uzeyir Hajibeili Music Festival in

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Turkey struck by deadly mortar from Syria

At least five people, among them four children, have been killed in Turkey by a mortar bomb fired from Syria. The shell fell in the middle of a

At least five people, among them four children, have been killed in Turkey by a mortar bomb fired from Syria. The shell fell in the middle of a

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Miners strike action spreads in South Africa

The latest strike action to hit the mines of South Africa has been taken by around 24,000 workers from the AngloGold Ashanti Mining Company. Their

The latest strike action to hit the mines of South Africa has been taken by around 24,000 workers from the AngloGold Ashanti Mining Company. Their

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White House hopefuls square up for TV showdown

They are preparing for the first head-to-head televised debate of the US presidential election campaign. It is being hosted by the University of

They are preparing for the first head-to-head televised debate of the US presidential election campaign. It is being hosted by the University of

Europe

Iran resistance group seeks to build on non-terror status

The National Council of Resistance of Iran is getting closer to transforming its image after it was removed from the list of Foreign Terrorist

The National Council of Resistance of Iran is getting closer to transforming its image after it was removed from the list of Foreign Terrorist

Business

Portugal kicks debt can further down the road

Portugal has bought itself a bit of breathing space by carrying out a swap of some of its government bonds. They were due to be paid back next

Portugal has bought itself a bit of breathing space by carrying out a swap of some of its government bonds. They were due to be paid back next

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Kyrgyz police clash with anti-government protesters

There have been violent protests in Kyrgyzstan over the government’s refusal to nationalise a gold-mining venture with a Canadian company.   Police

There have been violent protests in Kyrgyzstan over the government’s refusal to nationalise a gold-mining venture with a Canadian company.   Police

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Ahmadinejad’s cameraman defects during UN visit

When the 140-strong Iranian delegation left New York after the United Nations General Assembly, one seat was empty in the plane to Tehran. Hasaan

When the 140-strong Iranian delegation left New York after the United Nations General Assembly, one seat was empty in the plane to Tehran. Hasaan

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What now for Georgia after change of power?

Will the potential elevation of Bidzina Ivanishvili to the post of prime minister with his six party Georgian Dream coalition set to dominate

Will the potential elevation of Bidzina Ivanishvili to the post of prime minister with his six party Georgian Dream coalition set to dominate

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Confidence is key in Greece

The Greek capital is witnessing further protests over new austerity measures. Civil servants have taken to the streets at the same time that

The Greek capital is witnessing further protests over new austerity measures. Civil servants have taken to the streets at the same time that

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George Papandreou: The future of Greece

George Papandreou was the leader of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (Pasok). In 2011 the former prime minister found himself in uncharted waters

George Papandreou was the leader of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (Pasok). In 2011 the former prime minister found himself in uncharted waters

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Georgia's new top man is Russia-friendly

The Caucasus Republic of Georgia is set for a political overhaul. Former opposition forces have won the parliamentary elections, and the country’s

The Caucasus Republic of Georgia is set for a political overhaul. Former opposition forces have won the parliamentary elections, and the country’s

Business

Cautious eurozone drivers pull down retail sales

It seems eurozone motorists – worried about high prices and the region’s slide into recession – spent less on fuel during the normally busy summer

It seems eurozone motorists – worried about high prices and the region’s slide into recession – spent less on fuel during the normally busy summer

Business

Low interest rates fuel US car sales rebound

Good news for the US economy as car sales there rose last month by the most since before the start of the financial crisis and recession four and a

Good news for the US economy as car sales there rose last month by the most since before the start of the financial crisis and recession four and a

Science_technology

Starfish cull will protect Great Barrier Reef

The coral of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia is slowly dying, under attack on several fronts; storms, coral bleaching linked to climate change

The coral of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia is slowly dying, under attack on several fronts; storms, coral bleaching linked to climate change

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Aleppo hit by deadly car bombs

A series of deadly blasts have ripped through Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, killing at least 40 people and wounding dozens more. The attacks

A series of deadly blasts have ripped through Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, killing at least 40 people and wounding dozens more. The attacks

Culture

Westwood crowns her new collection with Palladium

Vivienne Westwood showcased her Gold Label Spring summer collection ‘Climate Revolution’ at the British Embassy in Paris. Amongst the guests

Vivienne Westwood showcased her Gold Label Spring summer collection ‘Climate Revolution’ at the British Embassy in Paris. Amongst the guests

Culture

Chalayan's new collection seizes the day

The final touches are added before designer Hussein Chalayan’s new collection is strutted down the catwalk in Paris. The British designer, who won

The final touches are added before designer Hussein Chalayan’s new collection is strutted down the catwalk in Paris. The British designer, who won

Science_technology

Micronutrients against malnutrition

In a part of southern Kenya where malnutrition is rife, Stanley is an active three year old boy. Along with hundreds of other Kenyan youngsters, he

In a part of southern Kenya where malnutrition is rife, Stanley is an active three year old boy. Along with hundreds of other Kenyan youngsters, he

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Georgian Dream leader looks to mend ties with Moscow

The opposition victory in Georgia’s parliamentary election could help repair ties with Russia after the two countries fought a brief but bitter war

The opposition victory in Georgia’s parliamentary election could help repair ties with Russia after the two countries fought a brief but bitter war