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2012-10-04

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Cameron joins UK appeal for abducted girl

The British Prime Minister has appealed to the public for help in the search for a five-year-old girl who went missing in mid-Wales. April Jones

The British Prime Minister has appealed to the public for help in the search for a five-year-old girl who went missing in mid-Wales. April Jones

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Villagers in Akcakale bury their dead

The shell which was fired from across the border in Syria had blasted through walls of the Turkish village of Akcakale. As the firing started

The shell which was fired from across the border in Syria had blasted through walls of the Turkish village of Akcakale. As the firing started

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Turkey: military response in Syria deterrence not war

Turkey’s armed forces have continued attacking targets inside Syria after parliament authorised foreign military operations – but the government says

Turkey’s armed forces have continued attacking targets inside Syria after parliament authorised foreign military operations – but the government says

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Morocco denies entry to Dutch "abortion ship"

It has now emerged that a Dutch pro-abortion has managed to enter Moroccan waters despite attempts to block its progress. The Women on Waves

It has now emerged that a Dutch pro-abortion has managed to enter Moroccan waters despite attempts to block its progress. The Women on Waves

Business

No tooth fairy dust for Nobel Biocare profits

Nobel Biocare, the world’s second-largest maker of dental implants paid the price of its profit warning in Zurich on Thursday. The Swiss company’s

Nobel Biocare, the world’s second-largest maker of dental implants paid the price of its profit warning in Zurich on Thursday. The Swiss company’s

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Buddhists protests against attacks in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, hundreds of monks have been protesting against attacks on Buddhists. Demonstrators say more than 20 temples have been attacked recently

In Sri Lanka, hundreds of monks have been protesting against attacks on Buddhists. Demonstrators say more than 20 temples have been attacked recently

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Fourth Briton arrested for drug smuggling in Indonesia

Indonesia authorities have charged a fourth Briton with drug smuggling. The case of Julian Ponder, 49, is linked to that of British woman Lindsay

Indonesia authorities have charged a fourth Briton with drug smuggling. The case of Julian Ponder, 49, is linked to that of British woman Lindsay

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University bombing suspect arrested in Spain

Spanish police have arrested a 21-year-old man in Palma de Mallorca on suspicion of plotting to blow up the University of the Baleric Islands

Spanish police have arrested a 21-year-old man in Palma de Mallorca on suspicion of plotting to blow up the University of the Baleric Islands

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Romney widely applauded for debate

Most people are saying Mitt Romney is still in the game. That comes after the first televised debate between him and the incumbent Barack Obama in

Most people are saying Mitt Romney is still in the game. That comes after the first televised debate between him and the incumbent Barack Obama in

Nocomment

Greek police clash with shipyard workers

Police clashed with scores of protesting shipyard workers on Thursday after they forced their way into the grounds of Greece’s Defence Ministry in

Police clashed with scores of protesting shipyard workers on Thursday after they forced their way into the grounds of Greece’s Defence Ministry in

Europe

European nuclear power plants undergo stress tests

Could European nuclear power plants withstand an extreme natural disaster or would they be as susceptible as Japan’s Fukushima, which suffered a

Could European nuclear power plants withstand an extreme natural disaster or would they be as susceptible as Japan’s Fukushima, which suffered a

Culture

Miloš: Reviving the classical guitar

It is one of the greatest accolades for any musician to play in one of the world’s most famous venues: the Royal Albert Hall in London. Now it has

It is one of the greatest accolades for any musician to play in one of the world’s most famous venues: the Royal Albert Hall in London. Now it has

Business

Facebook hits 1 billion globally, claims 600 million mobile users

Social media giant Facebook has hit the symbolic target of one billion users the company announced on Thursday. It also claimed 600 million mobile

Social media giant Facebook has hit the symbolic target of one billion users the company announced on Thursday. It also claimed 600 million mobile

Culture

Back to our roots

City life, its speed, excitement, variety, culture and job opportunities act as a magnet for young people. But not everyone of a certain age yearns

City life, its speed, excitement, variety, culture and job opportunities act as a magnet for young people. But not everyone of a certain age yearns

Science_technology

Explore Great Barrier Reef... without getting wet

First it was roads, now Google are mapping reefs. Photos of six stunning underwater locations have just been released, among them Australia’s Great

First it was roads, now Google are mapping reefs. Photos of six stunning underwater locations have just been released, among them Australia’s Great

Culture

Bonus interview: Jasper Hope

Interview with Jasper Hope, Chief Operating Officer at the Royal Albert Hall.

Interview with Jasper Hope, Chief Operating Officer at the Royal Albert Hall.

Europe

Large-scale exercise prepares EU for cyber attacks

For the first time, banks and internet companies were part of an exercise preparing EU institutions in case of a cyber attack. Four hundred

For the first time, banks and internet companies were part of an exercise preparing EU institutions in case of a cyber attack. Four hundred

News

US election: Romney seen as winner of first TV debate

Mitt Romney came out top in the first of the US presidential election TV debates, according to opinion polls and commentators. The Republican

Mitt Romney came out top in the first of the US presidential election TV debates, according to opinion polls and commentators. The Republican

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Syria apology as country softens stance on Turkey

Syria has, through the United Nations apologised for the shelling of the border town of Akcakale and said such an incident would not happen

Syria has, through the United Nations apologised for the shelling of the border town of Akcakale and said such an incident would not happen

Culture

Walken stars as dog-napper in Seven Psychopaths

Martin McDonagh’s comedy Seven Psychopaths stars Colin Farrell as an alcoholic Irish screenwriter and Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell as his two

Martin McDonagh’s comedy Seven Psychopaths stars Colin Farrell as an alcoholic Irish screenwriter and Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell as his two

Culture

Opera Lulu gets a blues and jazz makeover

A new version of the opera Lulu has premiered in Berlin, with a score by Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth. It tells the tale of Lulu, an upperclass

A new version of the opera Lulu has premiered in Berlin, with a score by Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth. It tells the tale of Lulu, an upperclass

Business

ECB mulling issuing bond insurance

The eurozone, through the ECB, is considering providing insurance for buyers of government bonds for the first time. The leap forward is being seen

The eurozone, through the ECB, is considering providing insurance for buyers of government bonds for the first time. The leap forward is being seen

Business

Lost list latest blunder in Greece's war on tax dodgers

You do not need to be a god to wonder how Greece is going to get out of trouble if the Financial and Economic Crimes Unit can lose a list of 2000

You do not need to be a god to wonder how Greece is going to get out of trouble if the Financial and Economic Crimes Unit can lose a list of 2000

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Turkey approves military action in response to Syria attack

Turkey’s parliament has voted by 320 to 129 in favour of authorising foreign military operations for a period of one year. This permits action in

Turkey’s parliament has voted by 320 to 129 in favour of authorising foreign military operations for a period of one year. This permits action in

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Coast to coast Americans ruminate on debate

Voters in the USA now have one month to consider how the debate may influence their choice for president and what they want to hear next time around

Voters in the USA now have one month to consider how the debate may influence their choice for president and what they want to hear next time around

Business

Spanish debt dives as market says rescue sure bet

The markets are giving Spain the benefit of the doubt if the latest bond auction is an guide. Yields fell sharply as dealers snapped up nearly four

The markets are giving Spain the benefit of the doubt if the latest bond auction is an guide. Yields fell sharply as dealers snapped up nearly four

Business

OECB holds fire on rate cut

Having taken to the unusual retreat of Brdo castle in Slovenia, quitting their tower in Frankfurt to incant over the ECB runes, the interest rate has

Having taken to the unusual retreat of Brdo castle in Slovenia, quitting their tower in Frankfurt to incant over the ECB runes, the interest rate has

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US job figures expected to affect presidential campaigns

One month away from the US presidential election, an announcement this Friday on the state of unemployment is expected to influence

One month away from the US presidential election, an announcement this Friday on the state of unemployment is expected to influence