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2012-10-11

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Extent of Armstrong's doping takes centre stage

Cycling legend Lance Armstrong, unilaterally stripped of his titles and banned for life from racing in August, has finally heard the many charges

Cycling legend Lance Armstrong, unilaterally stripped of his titles and banned for life from racing in August, has finally heard the many charges

Sport

USADA release damning Armstrong report

The United States anti-doping agency’s (USADA) damning report on the case of Lance Armstrong and his former US Postal team continues to send

The United States anti-doping agency’s (USADA) damning report on the case of Lance Armstrong and his former US Postal team continues to send

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Turkish PM insists Syrian plane had munitions

Turkey’s prime minister has said the Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Turkey was carrying Russian-made military equipment bound for the

Turkey’s prime minister has said the Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Turkey was carrying Russian-made military equipment bound for the

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Turkey: Allegations that air passengers mistreated untrue

Turkey has denied the allegations that it mistreated passengers on board a Syrian aircraft suspected of carrying military equipments. Speaking to

Turkey has denied the allegations that it mistreated passengers on board a Syrian aircraft suspected of carrying military equipments. Speaking to

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Pakistani girl shot by Taliban moved to new hospital

A Pakistani schoolgirl fighting for her life after being shot in the head and neck by Taliban gunmen has been transferred to a specialist hospital in

A Pakistani schoolgirl fighting for her life after being shot in the head and neck by Taliban gunmen has been transferred to a specialist hospital in

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Behind the EADS-BAE mega-merger flop

The collapse of talks to form a 35-billion euro marriage between EADS and BAE Sytems has shifted focus away from mega-mergers and onto smaller deals

The collapse of talks to form a 35-billion euro marriage between EADS and BAE Sytems has shifted focus away from mega-mergers and onto smaller deals

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18th century galleon found off the coast of Sicily

A Spanish galleon dating back to the 18th century has been discovered by Italian authorities off the coast of Messina, in the southern region of

A Spanish galleon dating back to the 18th century has been discovered by Italian authorities off the coast of Messina, in the southern region of

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Puppies freed from illegal traders

Two men have been arrested in Dublin after more than 30 puppies were found stuffed into boxes in the back of two cars. It’s suspected they were bred

Two men have been arrested in Dublin after more than 30 puppies were found stuffed into boxes in the back of two cars. It’s suspected they were bred

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Egypt hopes restored pyramid will attract visitors

Egypt has opened the Khefren Pyramid, the second largest in the country, after almost three years of restoration work. The ministry of Antiquity aims

Egypt has opened the Khefren Pyramid, the second largest in the country, after almost three years of restoration work. The ministry of Antiquity aims

Culture

Rock 'n' roll princess Presley releases country album

The only daughter of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Lisa Marie Presley has released her third album, Storm and Grace, a raw, powerful country disc that

The only daughter of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Lisa Marie Presley has released her third album, Storm and Grace, a raw, powerful country disc that

Culture

YouTube announces 60 new channels at MIPCOM

Stars from television and the other sectors of the entertainment world came to Cannes for one of the world’s most important TV markets. MIPCOM is

Stars from television and the other sectors of the entertainment world came to Cannes for one of the world’s most important TV markets. MIPCOM is

Business

Burberry bounces back

Burberry had its best trading day in more than three years on Thursday in London. The share price of the UK’s largest luxury-goods maker surged by

Burberry had its best trading day in more than three years on Thursday in London. The share price of the UK’s largest luxury-goods maker surged by

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Greek joblessness hits 25 per cent and rising

One in four people in Greece are now out of work with unemployment running at a rampant 25 per cent with things likely to get worse. The jobless

One in four people in Greece are now out of work with unemployment running at a rampant 25 per cent with things likely to get worse. The jobless

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Turkey defends action over plane amid row with Syria and Russia

Turkey’s government insists it had every right to intercept a Syrian passenger plane, forced to land in Ankara on its way from Moscow to

Turkey’s government insists it had every right to intercept a Syrian passenger plane, forced to land in Ankara on its way from Moscow to

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Syrian passengers claim they were badly treated

Syria has alleged the Turkish action against the Damascus-bound passenger jet violated international laws. Speaking to the media at the country’s

Syria has alleged the Turkish action against the Damascus-bound passenger jet violated international laws. Speaking to the media at the country’s

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China's Mo Yan wins Nobel prize for literature

Chinese writer Mo Yan has won this year’s Nobel prize for Literature. The man himself, who’s pen name means “Don’t speak” is said to have been

Chinese writer Mo Yan has won this year’s Nobel prize for Literature. The man himself, who’s pen name means “Don’t speak” is said to have been

Business

Credit cut raises pressure on Spain to ask for aid

Spain came under renewed pressure to formally ask for a financial bailout after a ratings agency cut the country’s credit worthiness to one point

Spain came under renewed pressure to formally ask for a financial bailout after a ratings agency cut the country’s credit worthiness to one point

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Spain’s budget cuts threaten Erasmus exchange program

The fiesta is over. In 2013, the Spanish ministry of education will slash 60% from its contribution to Erasmus financial aid for Spanish recipients

The fiesta is over. In 2013, the Spanish ministry of education will slash 60% from its contribution to Erasmus financial aid for Spanish recipients

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Armstrong lawyers attack 'witch hunt' over doping report

The International Cycling Union says it will react as soon as possible to the US Anti-Doping Agency’s (USADA) report accusing Lance Armstrong of

The International Cycling Union says it will react as soon as possible to the US Anti-Doping Agency’s (USADA) report accusing Lance Armstrong of

Nocomment

Man versus wild stag in London

A man in London narrowly escaped the antlers of an angry stag. The stag pursued him after he wandered too close to the herd in a west London park

A man in London narrowly escaped the antlers of an angry stag. The stag pursued him after he wandered too close to the herd in a west London park

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Dozens of puppies found in car boots

These puppies were found stuffed in boxes in the back of two cars in Ireland. The authorities suspect they were bred illegally on a puppy farm and

These puppies were found stuffed in boxes in the back of two cars in Ireland. The authorities suspect they were bred illegally on a puppy farm and

Science_technology

Expert urges 'limit kids' screen time'

The amount of time that children spend in front of screens – be they televisions, computers, games consoles or mobile phones – should be cut to stave

The amount of time that children spend in front of screens – be they televisions, computers, games consoles or mobile phones – should be cut to stave

Science_technology

X-ray expertise

A Danish company has developed a series of machines that can quite literally see the unseen. Joergen Rheinlaender, the Director at InnospeXion

A Danish company has developed a series of machines that can quite literally see the unseen. Joergen Rheinlaender, the Director at InnospeXion

Business

Lenovo takes top PC spot

The Chinese electronics giant Lenovo became the world’s biggest manufacturer of PCs in the third quarter knocking the American Hewlett Packard off

The Chinese electronics giant Lenovo became the world’s biggest manufacturer of PCs in the third quarter knocking the American Hewlett Packard off

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Anti-North Korean protests in Seoul

Conservative South Korean activists slashed and burnt a North Korean flag and a photo of leader Kim Jong-un, urging the North not to intervene in

Conservative South Korean activists slashed and burnt a North Korean flag and a photo of leader Kim Jong-un, urging the North not to intervene in

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Seven to face terrorism charges in France

France is to press terrorism charges against seven suspected Islamic militants over a series of attacks on Jewish targets. They were among a dozen

France is to press terrorism charges against seven suspected Islamic militants over a series of attacks on Jewish targets. They were among a dozen

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Russia demands answers from Turkey over diverted Syrian plane

Russia has demanded an explanation from Turkish authorities about why they forced a Syrian passenger jet to land in Ankara. Officials suspected the

Russia has demanded an explanation from Turkish authorities about why they forced a Syrian passenger jet to land in Ankara. Officials suspected the

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Shell on trial over pollution in Niger Delta

Royal Dutch Shell faces a lawsuit on Thursday from four Nigerian villagers in a case that could set a precedent for damage claims against

Royal Dutch Shell faces a lawsuit on Thursday from four Nigerian villagers in a case that could set a precedent for damage claims against

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Chinese author Mo Yan wins 2012 Nobel prize for literature

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Mo Yan“who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary”, according

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Mo Yan“who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary”, according