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2012-10-16

News

"Anonymous" claims to out stalker who drove teenager to suicide

Canadian teenager Amanda Todd took her own life last week after suffering a campaign of online bullying. She posted a video on YouTube in September

Canadian teenager Amanda Todd took her own life last week after suffering a campaign of online bullying. She posted a video on YouTube in September

News

Britain stops hacker extradition to US

The UK government has blocked the extradition of a British computer hacker to the United States to face charges of breaking into American military

The UK government has blocked the extradition of a British computer hacker to the United States to face charges of breaking into American military

News

Russia to consider smoking ban

The Russian government is considering a ban on smoking in public places in an effort to cut the number of smokers in the country by half. The prime

The Russian government is considering a ban on smoking in public places in an effort to cut the number of smokers in the country by half. The prime

News

Danish government reshuffle

The Danish prime minister has reshuffled her government appointing the new leader of the junior coalition partner, Annette Vilhelmsen, as minister

The Danish prime minister has reshuffled her government appointing the new leader of the junior coalition partner, Annette Vilhelmsen, as minister

Europe

EU Commissioner quits after anti-fraud probe

Following a fraud investigation, EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy John Dalli has resigned with immediate effect. Dalli was under

Following a fraud investigation, EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy John Dalli has resigned with immediate effect. Dalli was under

News

Prestige infamy relived

The Prestige was just another anonymous ship decaying on the high seas until one final storm found it in the world’s headlines. The Liberian single

The Prestige was just another anonymous ship decaying on the high seas until one final storm found it in the world’s headlines. The Liberian single

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Bosnian Muslims: Karadzic is mocking us

Those who lost family and friends at the hands of Bosnian Serb forces watched the events in The Hague closely. Kada Hotic, whose husband and son

Those who lost family and friends at the hands of Bosnian Serb forces watched the events in The Hague closely. Kada Hotic, whose husband and son

Business

GKN warning drives down shares

When carmakers suffer, car parts makers also feel the pain and Britain’s GKN saw its shares fall after warning the economic slowdown in Europe would

When carmakers suffer, car parts makers also feel the pain and Britain’s GKN saw its shares fall after warning the economic slowdown in Europe would

News

Red Cross warns refugees are being forgotten

The ‘World Disaster Report’ from the International Red Cross Federation has just come out and its figures for 2011 make grim reading.   Last year the

The ‘World Disaster Report’ from the International Red Cross Federation has just come out and its figures for 2011 make grim reading.   Last year the

News

US 'Fiscal Cliff': tax crisis pending at year-end

As the race for the White House enters its final stretch, another drama is also concerning US policymakers: a flood of tax rises and spending cuts

As the race for the White House enters its final stretch, another drama is also concerning US policymakers: a flood of tax rises and spending cuts

Business

Merkel softens stance on eurozone strugglers

“Stop the finger-pointing” – the call from German Chancellor Angela Merkel who has been praising the efforts of eurozone countries fighting the debt

“Stop the finger-pointing” – the call from German Chancellor Angela Merkel who has been praising the efforts of eurozone countries fighting the debt

News

Obama and Romney square up for 2nd TV debate

Barack Obama’s campaign managers are promising their man will rebound against Mitt Romney in tonight’s second TV presidential debate. Romney was

Barack Obama’s campaign managers are promising their man will rebound against Mitt Romney in tonight’s second TV presidential debate. Romney was

Business

Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit shock resignation

In a move that took analysts and investors by surprise, Citigroup’s top boss Vikram Pandit has resigned, effective immediately. Pandit has been

In a move that took analysts and investors by surprise, Citigroup’s top boss Vikram Pandit has resigned, effective immediately. Pandit has been

News

Top nationalist lawyer shot dead in Corsica

One of Corsica’s most prominent lawyers is among two men who have been shot dead on the French island. 63-year-old Antoine Sollacaro, who had

One of Corsica’s most prominent lawyers is among two men who have been shot dead on the French island. 63-year-old Antoine Sollacaro, who had

Europe

EU Development Days open with focus on hunger in Africa

This year’s opening of the European Development Days coincides with World Food Day – an occasion to remind us that around one billion people face

This year’s opening of the European Development Days coincides with World Food Day – an occasion to remind us that around one billion people face

Science_technology

Fearless Felix's giant leap

The world’s first supersonic skydiver Felix Baumgartner described his 38.6 kilometre jump from the edge of space as “like hell” but has taken his

The world’s first supersonic skydiver Felix Baumgartner described his 38.6 kilometre jump from the edge of space as “like hell” but has taken his

Business

European car sales slump deepens

With fewer visitors to the motor shows and the showrooms, the latest figures prove how fast Europe’s new car market is shrinking. In September

With fewer visitors to the motor shows and the showrooms, the latest figures prove how fast Europe’s new car market is shrinking. In September

Culture

Ethan Hawke plays scared for 'Sinister'

Directed and co-written by Scott Derrickson, Sinister follows true-crime writer Ellison – played by Ethan Hawke – as he moves with his wife and

Directed and co-written by Scott Derrickson, Sinister follows true-crime writer Ellison – played by Ethan Hawke – as he moves with his wife and

Culture

Portuguese designers shine at Lisbon Fashion Week

After New York, London, Paris and Milan, the fashion merry-go-round headed for Portugal and Lisbon Fashion Week. Ricardo Preto took the theme of

After New York, London, Paris and Milan, the fashion merry-go-round headed for Portugal and Lisbon Fashion Week. Ricardo Preto took the theme of

News

Chemical accident at German Kraft plant sparks mass evacuation

An emergency alert has been issued by authorities in the north German town of Bad Fallingbostel, after a chemical leak at a factory run by US food

An emergency alert has been issued by authorities in the north German town of Bad Fallingbostel, after a chemical leak at a factory run by US food

Business

S&P cuts ratings on 15 Spanish banks

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has cut the rating of 15 of Spain’s banks, including the two largest Santander and BBVA. That comes after Friday’s

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has cut the rating of 15 of Spain’s banks, including the two largest Santander and BBVA. That comes after Friday’s

Business

Eurozone September inflation stable

Inflation in the eurozone held steady in September from a year earlier at 2.6 percent. That was the same as in August and slightly lower than the

Inflation in the eurozone held steady in September from a year earlier at 2.6 percent. That was the same as in August and slightly lower than the

News

Spain: Prestige oil spill disaster trial begins

Three seamen accused of causing Spain’s worst ever environmental disaster are going on trial. The Prestige tanker sank in 2002, spilling more than

Three seamen accused of causing Spain’s worst ever environmental disaster are going on trial. The Prestige tanker sank in 2002, spilling more than

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Portugal protests against tough tax hikes

Hundreds of protesters stayed out in front of the Portugese parliament building late into Monday night after the government announced sweeping tax

Hundreds of protesters stayed out in front of the Portugese parliament building late into Monday night after the government announced sweeping tax

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Unpopular exit permits in Cuba to be abolished

Cubans will soon no longer have to obtain exit permits and official invitations before travelling to other countries. Only a passport and visa will

Cubans will soon no longer have to obtain exit permits and official invitations before travelling to other countries. Only a passport and visa will

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Pakistan girl shot by Taliban has 'chance of good recovery'

Doctors treating the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban say she has been flown to Britain because they believe she has a chance of

Doctors treating the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban say she has been flown to Britain because they believe she has a chance of

Sport

Schleck continues to clear name of doping

Frank Schleck arrived at the Luxembourg anti-doping agency building on Monday as begins his bid to clear his name of doping. The Luxembourg rider

Frank Schleck arrived at the Luxembourg anti-doping agency building on Monday as begins his bid to clear his name of doping. The Luxembourg rider

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Israel to hold early elections in January

Israel is to hold early elections on January 22 after parliament approved the date set by out going Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The leader of

Israel is to hold early elections on January 22 after parliament approved the date set by out going Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The leader of

News

Prestige oil tanker trial begins

The trial begins today of those accused over the sinking of the Prestige oil tanker which caused Spain’s worst environmental disaster ten years

The trial begins today of those accused over the sinking of the Prestige oil tanker which caused Spain’s worst environmental disaster ten years