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2012-10-18

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Costa Concordia captain appears in court

The captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner has appeared at a pre-trial court hearing in Italy. Francesco Schettino told judges

The captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner has appeared at a pre-trial court hearing in Italy. Francesco Schettino told judges

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Protests at Northern Ireland's first private abortion clinic

Northern Ireland’s first private abortion clinic has opened in Belfast, to protests from pro-life campaigners. Unlike the rest of the UK, abortion

Northern Ireland’s first private abortion clinic has opened in Belfast, to protests from pro-life campaigners. Unlike the rest of the UK, abortion

Europe

Reactions to EU summit in Brussels

Economic concerns are dominating the latest EU summit in Brussels, but some commentators, analysts and politicians are looking beyond headline

Economic concerns are dominating the latest EU summit in Brussels, but some commentators, analysts and politicians are looking beyond headline

Culture

Desdemona lives in Manhattan

Renée Fleming returns to one of her most celebrated roles as Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello. It is currently on at New York’s Met, home to the

Renée Fleming returns to one of her most celebrated roles as Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello. It is currently on at New York’s Met, home to the

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Orange won't be squeezed says Richard

France Telecom Orange is the leading telecommunications operator in France and is one of the most active internationally, with a turnover of 46

France Telecom Orange is the leading telecommunications operator in France and is one of the most active internationally, with a turnover of 46

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Hollande, Merkel set to clash over banking supervision

French president Francois Hollande and Chancellor Angela Merkel will look to settle their differences over EU banking supervision during a two-day

French president Francois Hollande and Chancellor Angela Merkel will look to settle their differences over EU banking supervision during a two-day

Business

Nokia shares soar despite steep losses

Investors have been left stumped by Nokia’s quarterly results issued this Thursday. But how to interpret the figures? Shares in the company soared

Investors have been left stumped by Nokia’s quarterly results issued this Thursday. But how to interpret the figures? Shares in the company soared

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Sylvia Kristel, star of erotic film 'Emmanuelle', dies

Sylvia Kristel, star of the erotic French film “Emmanuelle” that symbolised the sexual revolution of the 1970s, has died aged 60. The movie opened

Sylvia Kristel, star of the erotic French film “Emmanuelle” that symbolised the sexual revolution of the 1970s, has died aged 60. The movie opened

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Libya's rapist 'guide'

Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has been dead for a year, but his legacy of abuse and corruption remains. From early on during the revolution

Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has been dead for a year, but his legacy of abuse and corruption remains. From early on during the revolution

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Twitter blocks neo-Nazi group's messages in Germany

Twitter has blocked messages in Germany from a group banned by local authorities over right-wing extremism, using its powers to withhold content in

Twitter has blocked messages in Germany from a group banned by local authorities over right-wing extremism, using its powers to withhold content in

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Columbia peace talks give hope

Hopes are high that finally 50 years of violence and conflict in Columbia could be resolved. The Columbian government and the country’s Marxist rebel

Hopes are high that finally 50 years of violence and conflict in Columbia could be resolved. The Columbian government and the country’s Marxist rebel

Business

Troika says mission to Greece 'over'

Inspectors for Greece’s main troika creditors have left the country announcing their mission to Greece is over. They said agreement has been

Inspectors for Greece’s main troika creditors have left the country announcing their mission to Greece is over. They said agreement has been

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Hollande, Merkel differ over EU banking supervisor

French president Francois Hollande is set to clash with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Brussels on Thursday. EU heads of government are in the

French president Francois Hollande is set to clash with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Brussels on Thursday. EU heads of government are in the

Sport

Pretty in Pink

Voukefalas Larissa, a cash-strapped amateur Greek football team, has found a new way to pay their bills with help from the oldest profession in the

Voukefalas Larissa, a cash-strapped amateur Greek football team, has found a new way to pay their bills with help from the oldest profession in the

Sport

Openly gay and ready to rumble

Puerto Rican featherweight Orlando Cruz steps into the ring on Friday for the first time since recently admitting to being homosexual. Cruz made

Puerto Rican featherweight Orlando Cruz steps into the ring on Friday for the first time since recently admitting to being homosexual. Cruz made

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44 killed by air strike in northern Syria

Several children were among the dead, following an air strike over the rebel-held village of Maaret al-Noomane. An estimated 30,000 people have

Several children were among the dead, following an air strike over the rebel-held village of Maaret al-Noomane. An estimated 30,000 people have

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Clashes in Athens amid latest Greek day of action

The latest demonstrations against austerity measures in Greece have led to some clashes between protesters and police. Four thousand officers have

The latest demonstrations against austerity measures in Greece have led to some clashes between protesters and police. Four thousand officers have

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UK police say sorry for using Tazer on blind man

British police have apologised to a blind man on whom officers used a stungun after mistaking his cane for a samurai sword. Colin Farmer was

British police have apologised to a blind man on whom officers used a stungun after mistaking his cane for a samurai sword. Colin Farmer was

Science_technology

Smart T-shirt monitors health

This golfer is wearing a special sports shirt. Thanks to the tiny sensors integrated into the material itself and a miniturised transmission box, her

This golfer is wearing a special sports shirt. Thanks to the tiny sensors integrated into the material itself and a miniturised transmission box, her

Culture

Kimbra takes her Vows on tour

Kimbra has just re-released her debut album Vows with six new songs ahead of a tour of the United States and Australia. The

Kimbra has just re-released her debut album Vows with six new songs ahead of a tour of the United States and Australia. The

Culture

Arab art show for Institut's 25th birthday

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris is exhibiting the work of 40 well-known artists from the Arab world.

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris is exhibiting the work of 40 well-known artists from the Arab world.

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Merkel wants Brussels veto on state budgets that break EU rules

German Chancellor Anglea Merkel wants the EU to have the right to veto member states budgets. She said Brussels should be allowed to intervene when

German Chancellor Anglea Merkel wants the EU to have the right to veto member states budgets. She said Brussels should be allowed to intervene when

Business

Nokia beats forecasts but losses surge

Finland’s telecoms champion Nokia has reported a sixth straight quarterly loss, and the failure of its latest Lumia smartphone to grab market share

Finland’s telecoms champion Nokia has reported a sixth straight quarterly loss, and the failure of its latest Lumia smartphone to grab market share

Business

Chinese growth falters again

Growth in China has slowed for a seventh consecutive quarter, the economy growing by just 7.4% from July to September. This is the slowest since

Growth in China has slowed for a seventh consecutive quarter, the economy growing by just 7.4% from July to September. This is the slowest since

Business

Struggling Alcatel-Lucent takes axe to workforce

Global telecoms equipment-maker Alcatel-Lucent is to slash 5500 from its worldwide payroll in the latest announced measures to cut one and a quarter

Global telecoms equipment-maker Alcatel-Lucent is to slash 5500 from its worldwide payroll in the latest announced measures to cut one and a quarter

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Fiery US presidential debate peps up campaigners

Changing demographics have transformed Virginia, traditionally a Republican-leaning state, into a territory very much within the Democrats’ grasp

Changing demographics have transformed Virginia, traditionally a Republican-leaning state, into a territory very much within the Democrats’ grasp

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Turkish musician faces Twitter blasphemy charges

Protesters in Istanbul are rallying in support of musician Fazil Say’s right to express himself. The leading Turkish pianist and composer is facing

Protesters in Istanbul are rallying in support of musician Fazil Say’s right to express himself. The leading Turkish pianist and composer is facing

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Lance Armstrong sheds sponsors, his foundation fights on

Amid mounting evidence of doping, sporting icon Armstrong has lost Nike as a sponsor and beer maker Anheuser-Busch says it will not renew his

Amid mounting evidence of doping, sporting icon Armstrong has lost Nike as a sponsor and beer maker Anheuser-Busch says it will not renew his

Nocomment

Kosovo: clashes over privatisation

Kosovo police used pepper spray to disperse a crowd of about 100 protesters trying to stop a privatisation deal from being signed inside the

Kosovo police used pepper spray to disperse a crowd of about 100 protesters trying to stop a privatisation deal from being signed inside the