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2012-10-26

Sport

Casillas and Xavi win Asturias award

Spain Internationals Iker Casillas and Xavi Hernández were jointly awarded the prestigious Prince of Asturias award for Sport on Friday at an elegant

Spain Internationals Iker Casillas and Xavi Hernández were jointly awarded the prestigious Prince of Asturias award for Sport on Friday at an elegant

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Oviedo hosts 2012 Asturias ceremony

The 2012 Asturias prizes have been presented to the lucky winners in Oviedo, Spain, by Queen Sophia and the Crown Prince and Princess. The ceremony

The 2012 Asturias prizes have been presented to the lucky winners in Oviedo, Spain, by Queen Sophia and the Crown Prince and Princess. The ceremony

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Hurricane Sandy threatens Florida

Most of Florida was under a tropical storm warning on Friday as a massive hurricane crept menacingly towards the United States’ East

Most of Florida was under a tropical storm warning on Friday as a massive hurricane crept menacingly towards the United States’ East

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Berlusconi's 20 years of court battles

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been accused of swindles, sleaze and sex with starlets during his two decades in politics. None

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been accused of swindles, sleaze and sex with starlets during his two decades in politics. None

Sport

No reallocation of Armstrong titles

No names will appear on the Tour de France winners list between 1999 and 2005 after Cycling’s governing body, the UCI, decided not to reallocate

No names will appear on the Tour de France winners list between 1999 and 2005 after Cycling’s governing body, the UCI, decided not to reallocate

Business

Bailout pressure mounts on Spain

The latest grim Spanish jobs numbers put further pressure on the government to seek international aid. A majority of economists say the official

The latest grim Spanish jobs numbers put further pressure on the government to seek international aid. A majority of economists say the official

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Explosions during Syrian ceasefire

A large car bomb exploded near a children’s playground in southern Damacus on Friday, as a four day ceasefire was supposed to begin. Opposition

A large car bomb exploded near a children’s playground in southern Damacus on Friday, as a four day ceasefire was supposed to begin. Opposition

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Berlusconi sentenced to jail for tax fraud

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to four years in jail for tax fraud. The term was later reduced to one year

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to four years in jail for tax fraud. The term was later reduced to one year

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British oil executive murdered in Brussels

Belgian authorities are investigating the mysterious murder of a British oil executive in Brussels. On October 14 Nicholas Mockford was shot in

Belgian authorities are investigating the mysterious murder of a British oil executive in Brussels. On October 14 Nicholas Mockford was shot in

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Ukrainian political parties plan post-election alliances

As the election campaign draws to a close, Ukraine’s competing political parties are well aware that the world is watching. US Secretary of State

As the election campaign draws to a close, Ukraine’s competing political parties are well aware that the world is watching. US Secretary of State

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Chinese Premier hit by wealth scandal

The New York Times says Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s family has accumulated huge wealth during his time in power. The paper claims partnerships

The New York Times says Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s family has accumulated huge wealth during his time in power. The paper claims partnerships

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Silvio Berlusconi sentenced to four years jail

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to four years in jail for tax evasion following an investigation into the affairs

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to four years in jail for tax evasion following an investigation into the affairs

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Syria ceasefire in tatters as fighting erupts

Several people have been killed in fighting across Syria within hours of a ceasefire being called to mark a holy Muslim day. Gunfire and explosions

Several people have been killed in fighting across Syria within hours of a ceasefire being called to mark a holy Muslim day. Gunfire and explosions

Business

US growth up, but not enough to help Obama

Better than expected, but not enough of an improvement to help Barack Obama in the closely contested race for the White House. The last

Better than expected, but not enough of an improvement to help Barack Obama in the closely contested race for the White House. The last

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Taliban victim Malala Yousufzai 'recovering fast'

The father of a young Pakistani girl, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting education of females, says she is recovering

The father of a young Pakistani girl, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting education of females, says she is recovering

Culture

Ai Weiwei furious at parody video disappearance

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has criticised the government in Beijing after a parody video he made disappeared from Chinese websites. It is a

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has criticised the government in Beijing after a parody video he made disappeared from Chinese websites. It is a

Business

Rosneft TNK-BP deal stirs up the oil market

A spectacular energy deal as Russian oil giant Rosneft moves to buy the joint venture TNK-BP which would make it the biggest market-listed oil

A spectacular energy deal as Russian oil giant Rosneft moves to buy the joint venture TNK-BP which would make it the biggest market-listed oil

Culture

AMAL rewards a road movie and a non-road movie

The International Euro-Arab Film Festival AMAL screened more than 30 films in the official competition of this year’s 10th edition in the Spanish

The International Euro-Arab Film Festival AMAL screened more than 30 films in the official competition of this year’s 10th edition in the Spanish

Business

Budget cuts push Spain jobless to 25 percent

One in four Spaniards are now out of work as the unemployment rate hit a record high in the third quarter. More are expected to lose their jobs

One in four Spaniards are now out of work as the unemployment rate hit a record high in the third quarter. More are expected to lose their jobs

Business

Samsung profits soar again, but can it last?

South Korea’s Samsung has posted a fourth straight record quarterly profit – the equivalent of 5.74 billion euros. Strong demand for its Galaxy

South Korea’s Samsung has posted a fourth straight record quarterly profit – the equivalent of 5.74 billion euros. Strong demand for its Galaxy

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Iranian activists win Sakarov prize

The European Parliament has given its top human rights award, the Sakharov prize for Freedom of thought, to Iranian activists Nasrin Sotoudeh and

The European Parliament has given its top human rights award, the Sakharov prize for Freedom of thought, to Iranian activists Nasrin Sotoudeh and

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Anti-Putin activist charged with plotting protest

Russian opposition leader, Sergei Udaltsov has been formally charged with plotting mass disorder. The anti-Putin activist remained defiant as he

Russian opposition leader, Sergei Udaltsov has been formally charged with plotting mass disorder. The anti-Putin activist remained defiant as he

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Suicide bomber in deadly attack on Afghan mosque

There has been a deadly attack on a mosque in northern Afghanistan. A suicide bomber killed at least 40 people as worshippers gathered for prayers

There has been a deadly attack on a mosque in northern Afghanistan. A suicide bomber killed at least 40 people as worshippers gathered for prayers

Culture

'Skyfall' thrills with new depth

In latest Bond movie ‘Skyfall’ James is battered and bruised and left for dead, a man with questions; hunted by his own side, and as always

In latest Bond movie ‘Skyfall’ James is battered and bruised and left for dead, a man with questions; hunted by his own side, and as always

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US Campaign: the cost of becoming President

The US presidential campaign is set to be the most expensive in history. Both candidates are on their way to raising a billion dollars (over 773

The US presidential campaign is set to be the most expensive in history. Both candidates are on their way to raising a billion dollars (over 773

Special_reports

America's generation debt

In the United States, university students graduate with an average of 25,000 dollars of debt. Today, half of those graduates are either unemployed

In the United States, university students graduate with an average of 25,000 dollars of debt. Today, half of those graduates are either unemployed

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Clowns convention in Mexico

Dozens of clowns wearing enormous shoes, red noses and colourfully painted faces marched through Mexico City to mark the 17th Annual International

Dozens of clowns wearing enormous shoes, red noses and colourfully painted faces marched through Mexico City to mark the 17th Annual International

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US education in focus

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s latest report finds that 42% of American adults have some higher education. But it is

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s latest report finds that 42% of American adults have some higher education. But it is