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2012-10-25

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Rebel forces divided on Syrian ceasefire

Syria has declared a ceasefire during the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, although rebel forces are sceptical that it will hold. The truce, due to

Syria has declared a ceasefire during the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, although rebel forces are sceptical that it will hold. The truce, due to

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Ukraine parliamentary vote: violations reported

International observers have arrived in Ukraine ahead of parliamentary elections on Sunday. More than 3,700 monitors are in the country. The vote

International observers have arrived in Ukraine ahead of parliamentary elections on Sunday. More than 3,700 monitors are in the country. The vote

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Spain and Germany also ban Novartis flu vaccines

Italy, Switzerland and Austria have banned the sale of anti-flu vaccines made by Swiss drugmaker Novartis. The move follows a report into small

Italy, Switzerland and Austria have banned the sale of anti-flu vaccines made by Swiss drugmaker Novartis. The move follows a report into small

Business

Cost cuts erase Credit Suisse earnings disappointment

Credit Suisse’s third quarter results were disappointing, but the second-biggest Swiss bank managed to limit the damage during the trading day on

Credit Suisse’s third quarter results were disappointing, but the second-biggest Swiss bank managed to limit the damage during the trading day on

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Romney closes gap with female voters

Recent polls show the race for the US presidency is still neck and neck, but Romney has closed the gap when it comes to female voters. Romney –

Recent polls show the race for the US presidency is still neck and neck, but Romney has closed the gap when it comes to female voters. Romney –

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Ashton meets Palestinian leaders in a bid to revive peace talks

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton continued her tour of Israel and the Palestinian territories on Thursday in an attempt to revive stalled

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton continued her tour of Israel and the Palestinian territories on Thursday in an attempt to revive stalled

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Syrian army commits to Muslim holiday truce

  Syria has declared a ceasefire during Eid al-Adha, starting Friday. The army command says it will suspend military operations for the duration of

  Syria has declared a ceasefire during Eid al-Adha, starting Friday. The army command says it will suspend military operations for the duration of

Culture

Ki-Duk's 'Pieta' gets US release for Oscars

The near-death of an actress on set nearly ended director Kim Ki-Duk’s career four years ago, but after making ‘Pieta’, which took best picture at

The near-death of an actress on set nearly ended director Kim Ki-Duk’s career four years ago, but after making ‘Pieta’, which took best picture at

Business

European carmakers apply the brakes

The carnage continues among carmaker with Ford saying on Thursday that would cut its production capacity in Europe by 18 percent; that is 355,000

The carnage continues among carmaker with Ford saying on Thursday that would cut its production capacity in Europe by 18 percent; that is 355,000

Europe

Cracks keep EP on the move

A cross-party campaign group is pushing for the European Parliament (EP) to stop moving from Brussels to Strasbourg for four days every month, but

A cross-party campaign group is pushing for the European Parliament (EP) to stop moving from Brussels to Strasbourg for four days every month, but

Europe

Cuts threaten Erasmus

The EU’s university exchange scheme Erasmus could be threatened by budget cuts in member states across the union. The much-loved scheme allows

The EU’s university exchange scheme Erasmus could be threatened by budget cuts in member states across the union. The much-loved scheme allows

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Hague urges Serbia/Kosovo dialogue

William Hague, the British Foreign Minister has urged the continuation of constructive dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia. Speaking at a press

William Hague, the British Foreign Minister has urged the continuation of constructive dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia. Speaking at a press

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Transport strike hits French commuters

Several French train services have been cancelled in the first transport strike since President François Hollande took power. The state rail

Several French train services have been cancelled in the first transport strike since President François Hollande took power. The state rail

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Human rights group honours Chinese dissident

Lawyer Chen Guangcheng has received a top prize from advocacy group Human Rights First. Hollywood actor Christian Bale presented the award at a gala

Lawyer Chen Guangcheng has received a top prize from advocacy group Human Rights First. Hollywood actor Christian Bale presented the award at a gala

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Three bus passengers die in Turkish floods

Three people died after flash flooding washed a coach off the road in Gaziantep, southern Turkey. Local news agencies report that a further three

Three people died after flash flooding washed a coach off the road in Gaziantep, southern Turkey. Local news agencies report that a further three

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Sweden's Princess Madeleine to wed

Princess Madeleine has announced her engagement to British-American boyfriend Christopher O’Neill. 30 year old Madeleine, the youngest child of

Princess Madeleine has announced her engagement to British-American boyfriend Christopher O’Neill. 30 year old Madeleine, the youngest child of

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Syria: UN monitors ask to meet Assad ahead of ceasefire

United Nations war crimes investigators have asked to meet the Syrian President as a proposed ceasefire is due to begin. A day before it starts

United Nations war crimes investigators have asked to meet the Syrian President as a proposed ceasefire is due to begin. A day before it starts

Culture

Depeche Mode return with tour, album

British New Wave band Depeche Mode chose Paris to announce a new album and world tour. The press conference opened with the trio presenting one

British New Wave band Depeche Mode chose Paris to announce a new album and world tour. The press conference opened with the trio presenting one

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Muslim faithful gather at Arafat for Haj

Pilgrims from around the world have been arriving at Mount Arafat near the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca for the Day of Arafat, part of the annual Haj

Pilgrims from around the world have been arriving at Mount Arafat near the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca for the Day of Arafat, part of the annual Haj

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East-west language divide

The Ukrainian parliament this summer adopted a law to expand Russian language rights, but parts of the Luhansk region in the east of Ukraine refused

The Ukrainian parliament this summer adopted a law to expand Russian language rights, but parts of the Luhansk region in the east of Ukraine refused

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Sandy heads to Bahamas

The Force 2 Hurricane, Sandy, is leaving Cuba after lashing the island with torrential rain and strong winds of 183 kms per hour. Overnight coastal

The Force 2 Hurricane, Sandy, is leaving Cuba after lashing the island with torrential rain and strong winds of 183 kms per hour. Overnight coastal

Business

UK out of recession with Olympic help

Britain rebounded strongly from recession in the third quarter. GDP growth – up one percent – was the strongest in five years, partly thanks to

Britain rebounded strongly from recession in the third quarter. GDP growth – up one percent – was the strongest in five years, partly thanks to

Business

Santander profit plunges on property losses

Santander, the eurozone’s biggest bank, says its net profit for the first nine months of the year fell by two thirds from the same period last

Santander, the eurozone’s biggest bank, says its net profit for the first nine months of the year fell by two thirds from the same period last

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Peugeot-Citroen to open talks with French unions

The head of French car maker PSA Peugeot-Citroen has agreed to open talks with unions following the announcement of cuts that will result in the loss

The head of French car maker PSA Peugeot-Citroen has agreed to open talks with unions following the announcement of cuts that will result in the loss

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Novartis anti-flu vaccine banned

Italy, Switzerland and Austria have banned the sale of anti-flu vaccines by Swiss drug-maker Novartis. The move follows a report by Novartis of

Italy, Switzerland and Austria have banned the sale of anti-flu vaccines by Swiss drug-maker Novartis. The move follows a report by Novartis of

Nocomment

Kylie sings for Prince Charles and Camilla

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall were entertained by Australian singer Kylie Minogue as she performed a surprise concert

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall were entertained by Australian singer Kylie Minogue as she performed a surprise concert

Science_technology

Plug-in savings

Cutting energy consumption in data centres is a key priority in the IT world. The towering ranks of servers are the backbone of our digital lives

Cutting energy consumption in data centres is a key priority in the IT world. The towering ranks of servers are the backbone of our digital lives

Science_technology

New future at fingertips for amputees

British engineers are launching a bionic hand they claim is as sophisticated as many prototypes, but cheap enough to meet the needs of a mass market

British engineers are launching a bionic hand they claim is as sophisticated as many prototypes, but cheap enough to meet the needs of a mass market

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US Election: A complicated game

There are now less than two weeks left before the USA and the world find out if there is to be a new tenant at the White House. This decision will

There are now less than two weeks left before the USA and the world find out if there is to be a new tenant at the White House. This decision will