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2012-10-08

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Wikileaks Assange supporters ordered to pay

Nine high profile supporters of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange have been ordered to pay more than a hundred thousand euros bail. The group pledged

Nine high profile supporters of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange have been ordered to pay more than a hundred thousand euros bail. The group pledged

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Probe ordered into death of UK man in Spain

There has been a breakthrough for a Scottish family that has been campaigning for the Spanish police to open an investigation into the death of an

There has been a breakthrough for a Scottish family that has been campaigning for the Spanish police to open an investigation into the death of an

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Aung San Suu Kyi says she ready to be Myanmar president

Myanmar’s opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has said she is ready to serve as president if she receives public support. Speaking on her arrival

Myanmar’s opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has said she is ready to serve as president if she receives public support. Speaking on her arrival

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Put Iran "on notice" says Romney

Riding high after the first presidential TV debate, US Republican candidate Mitt Romney has called for a change of course in the Middle

Riding high after the first presidential TV debate, US Republican candidate Mitt Romney has called for a change of course in the Middle

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Turkey attacks Syrian targets for sixth day

Turkey has launched a retaliatory strike on Syria for the sixth consecutive day. The government said it was responding to another mortar bomb fired

Turkey has launched a retaliatory strike on Syria for the sixth consecutive day. The government said it was responding to another mortar bomb fired

Europe

Eurozone's ESM rescue fund up and running

The eurozone’s new bailout fund the European Stability Mechanism has been given the green light by finance ministers in Luxembourg. It is aimed at

The eurozone’s new bailout fund the European Stability Mechanism has been given the green light by finance ministers in Luxembourg. It is aimed at

Sport

Ronaldo and Messi shine

Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo matched each other blow for blow as Barcelona were held to a 2-2 draw by Real Madrid at the

Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo matched each other blow for blow as Barcelona were held to a 2-2 draw by Real Madrid at the

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French terror raids: more arrests likely, says interior minister

French police are likely to make more arrests in connection with last weekend’s anti-terror operation. Interior Minister Manuel Valls has warned

French police are likely to make more arrests in connection with last weekend’s anti-terror operation. Interior Minister Manuel Valls has warned

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April Jones murder suspect appears in court

An angry crowd greeted the arrival in court of a man accused of murdering a five-year-old girl who went missing in Wales last week. Mark Bridger

An angry crowd greeted the arrival in court of a man accused of murdering a five-year-old girl who went missing in Wales last week. Mark Bridger

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Putin shouldn't celebrate - critics

Friends of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya – murdered six years ago – continue to demand that the authorities uncover the truth in the unsolved

Friends of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya – murdered six years ago – continue to demand that the authorities uncover the truth in the unsolved

Business

Nord Stream switches on second gas route

The second branch of the Nord Stream gas pipeline linking Germany with Russia has been put into service. The 1,200 kilometre pipe under the Baltic

The second branch of the Nord Stream gas pipeline linking Germany with Russia has been put into service. The 1,200 kilometre pipe under the Baltic

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UN chief warns of Syria 'escalation' at World Forum for Democracy

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that the “escalation” of violence spreading from the Syrian conflict along the Turkish border and

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that the “escalation” of violence spreading from the Syrian conflict along the Turkish border and

Culture

Another bloody artist

Vincent Castiglia literally bleeds for his work. The 30-year-old New York artist has been creating paintings using his own blood for the past 10

Vincent Castiglia literally bleeds for his work. The 30-year-old New York artist has been creating paintings using his own blood for the past 10

Culture

"Argo" sees Affleck lost at sea

Ben Affleck’s latest movie “Argo” is based on the true story of a bold rescue during the Iran hostage crisis in 1979. The CIA and the Canadian

Ben Affleck’s latest movie “Argo” is based on the true story of a bold rescue during the Iran hostage crisis in 1979. The CIA and the Canadian

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Russian village in independence bid

Residents of a village close to Moscow have declared their independence from Russia. They made the decision after a toll road was built there

Residents of a village close to Moscow have declared their independence from Russia. They made the decision after a toll road was built there

Business

China and Russia have growth forecasts cut

The World Bank has revised its growth forecasts for Russia and China, saying the two economic giants will not grow as much as it had expected. The

The World Bank has revised its growth forecasts for Russia and China, saying the two economic giants will not grow as much as it had expected. The

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Chávez his own favourite

Re-elected Venezuelan leader the unshrinking Hugo Chávez just last February was having cancer treatment in Cuba. He claimed to have cleared that

Re-elected Venezuelan leader the unshrinking Hugo Chávez just last February was having cancer treatment in Cuba. He claimed to have cleared that

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Ex-Milan footballer named in new Georgia cabinet

Georgia’s general election winner has included former AC Milan and Georgian international footballer Kakha Kaladze in his new government, as regional

Georgia’s general election winner has included former AC Milan and Georgian international footballer Kakha Kaladze in his new government, as regional

Nocomment

Oktoberfest ends

The annual Oktoberfest drew to a close for the 179th time with the traditional gun salute after more than six million people drank 6.9 million litres

The annual Oktoberfest drew to a close for the 179th time with the traditional gun salute after more than six million people drank 6.9 million litres

Business

EU markets unimpressed by ESM 'bazooka'

European investors were decidedly underwhelmed by the appearance of the European Stability Mechanism, with the indices of all bourses losing value of

European investors were decidedly underwhelmed by the appearance of the European Stability Mechanism, with the indices of all bourses losing value of

Business

New Barilla plant, sauce of joy in Italian economy

Leading pasta-maker Barilla is bucking the economic trend in Italy by opening a new multi-million euro plant as other big industrial names are

Leading pasta-maker Barilla is bucking the economic trend in Italy by opening a new multi-million euro plant as other big industrial names are

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Chavez supporters celebrate election victory

Thousands of supporters of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez poured into the streets and surrounded the presidential palace to celebrate his

Thousands of supporters of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez poured into the streets and surrounded the presidential palace to celebrate his

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Nobel medicine prize shared by British and Japanese scientists

The Nobel Prize for Medicine has been shared between Britain’s John Gurdon and Japan’s Shinya Yamanaka. The pair were honoured for what the jury

The Nobel Prize for Medicine has been shared between Britain’s John Gurdon and Japan’s Shinya Yamanaka. The pair were honoured for what the jury

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British-Japanese duo win Nobel medicine prize

The Nobel prize for medicine has been jointly awarded to Britain’s John Gurdon and Japan’s Shinya Yamanaka. The pair were honoured for what the

The Nobel prize for medicine has been jointly awarded to Britain’s John Gurdon and Japan’s Shinya Yamanaka. The pair were honoured for what the

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Privately-owned space rocket blasts off in US

An unmanned, privately-owned Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo capsule blasted off from Cape Canaveral in the US at 02:35 CET on Monday. It is on a

An unmanned, privately-owned Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo capsule blasted off from Cape Canaveral in the US at 02:35 CET on Monday. It is on a

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Turkey vows to retaliate after Syrian shells hit border town

The Turkish border town of Akcakale is trying to return to normal after being shelled by Syrian forces last week. Schools were scheduled to reopen

The Turkish border town of Akcakale is trying to return to normal after being shelled by Syrian forces last week. Schools were scheduled to reopen

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Venezuela's President Chavez celebrates re-election

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez has been celebrating his re-election. The founder of self styled Bolivarian socialism, addressed his supporters

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez has been celebrating his re-election. The founder of self styled Bolivarian socialism, addressed his supporters

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Cell biologists Yamanaka and Gurdon awarded Nobel Prize for Medicine

Cell biologists Shinya Yamanakaof Japan and Briton John B. Gurdon have been jointly awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. The

Cell biologists Shinya Yamanakaof Japan and Briton John B. Gurdon have been jointly awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. The

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Mixed reactions in Venezuela to Chavez re-election

As soon as the news of President Hugo Chavez’s re-election came out street parties sprung up across Venezuela’s capital, Caracus. His supporters

As soon as the news of President Hugo Chavez’s re-election came out street parties sprung up across Venezuela’s capital, Caracus. His supporters