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2012-10-30

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US election campaign sidetracked by storm Sandy

Despite the election being less than a week away, storm Sandy has blown the US presidential campaign off course. President Barack Obama cancelled

Despite the election being less than a week away, storm Sandy has blown the US presidential campaign off course. President Barack Obama cancelled

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Russia's economy set for growth?

Europe’s economy is weak and Russia’s is benefiting from higher energy prices. What does that mean for the future of their relative economies

Europe’s economy is weak and Russia’s is benefiting from higher energy prices. What does that mean for the future of their relative economies

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Poland denies explosives downed Kaczynski plane

Prosecutors in Poland are denying explosive material was found in the wreckage of the plane crash that killed former president Lech Kaczynski two

Prosecutors in Poland are denying explosive material was found in the wreckage of the plane crash that killed former president Lech Kaczynski two

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NYC counts cost of once-in-lifetime storm

Superstorm Sandy, which hit New York last night, killing at least 18 people along America’s eastern seaboard, continues to batter north-east America

Superstorm Sandy, which hit New York last night, killing at least 18 people along America’s eastern seaboard, continues to batter north-east America

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US 'still dominates' - Amanpour

Against the background of the global economic crisis, domestic issues have trumped foreign policy in the run-up to the US election. To discuss the

Against the background of the global economic crisis, domestic issues have trumped foreign policy in the run-up to the US election. To discuss the

Business

BP's renewed confidence

BP was the standout gainer on the FTSE100 on Tuesday thanks to its better-than-expected results. In the third quarter, the British oil company’s

BP was the standout gainer on the FTSE100 on Tuesday thanks to its better-than-expected results. In the third quarter, the British oil company’s

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Foreign policy complicated

Barack Obama’s foreign policy record disappointed many people outside the US, notably in Europe and the Middle East. His speech in Cairo promised

Barack Obama’s foreign policy record disappointed many people outside the US, notably in Europe and the Middle East. His speech in Cairo promised

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg calls Sandy 'devastating storm'

It could be three days or more before power is restored to parts of New York affected by Storm Sandy. That is the timeline being estimated by the

It could be three days or more before power is restored to parts of New York affected by Storm Sandy. That is the timeline being estimated by the

Business

Spanish recession continues to bite

Spain fell deeper into recession in the third quarter of 2012, new figures published on Tuesday show. The news is likely to pile further pressure

Spain fell deeper into recession in the third quarter of 2012, new figures published on Tuesday show. The news is likely to pile further pressure

Business

UBS slashes jobs, quits fixed income business

UBS is firing ten thousand people. Their jobs will go as the boss of the Zurich-based Swiss bank, Sergio Ermotti said it was a hard decision but

UBS is firing ten thousand people. Their jobs will go as the boss of the Zurich-based Swiss bank, Sergio Ermotti said it was a hard decision but

Culture

Composer Hans Werner Henze dies in Dresden

Hans Werner Henze is one of the most influential composers of our time. His work spans opera, chamber music, concert works and ballet. A constant

Hans Werner Henze is one of the most influential composers of our time. His work spans opera, chamber music, concert works and ballet. A constant

Culture

Family laughs as "Fun Size" hits the silver screen

“Fun Size” is a family comedy, which follows the fortunes of a highschool girl whose cocky little brother goes missing while she is

“Fun Size” is a family comedy, which follows the fortunes of a highschool girl whose cocky little brother goes missing while she is

Business

Apple CEO forces software division chief out

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has pushed out the chief of their mobile software division Scott Forstall. Forstall leaves following problems with the

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has pushed out the chief of their mobile software division Scott Forstall. Forstall leaves following problems with the

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Storm Sandy: The morning after the night before in New York

New York city has woken up to the havoc caused by what is being called ‘Super Storm Sandy’, which hit the east coast of America on Monday night

New York city has woken up to the havoc caused by what is being called ‘Super Storm Sandy’, which hit the east coast of America on Monday night

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NJ family evacuated to makeshift shelter

Byran Sotello is one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans who has been forced to leave his home by Cyclone Sandy. The retired father-of-two is

Byran Sotello is one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans who has been forced to leave his home by Cyclone Sandy. The retired father-of-two is

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Oldest U.S nuclear plant on alert after Sandy

Hurricane Sandy slowed or shut a half-dozen U.S. nuclear power plants, while the nation’s oldest facility declared a rare “alert” after the record

Hurricane Sandy slowed or shut a half-dozen U.S. nuclear power plants, while the nation’s oldest facility declared a rare “alert” after the record

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Eurozone crisis pushes up German joblessness

Unemployment in German was up for the seventh month in a row in October. Allowing for seasonal factors, 20,000 more people were without jobs than

Unemployment in German was up for the seventh month in a row in October. Allowing for seasonal factors, 20,000 more people were without jobs than

Business

Weak forecast hits Fiat shares

Tuesday was a rollercoaster day for Fiat’s share. First they rose after its US unit Chrysler reported an 80 percent increase in quarterly net profit

Tuesday was a rollercoaster day for Fiat’s share. First they rose after its US unit Chrysler reported an 80 percent increase in quarterly net profit

Business

Virgin Australia at centre of web of airline deals

Singapore Airlines is buying 10 percent of Virgin Australia. That will step up its competition with rival Qantas in the lucrative Australian

Singapore Airlines is buying 10 percent of Virgin Australia. That will step up its competition with rival Qantas in the lucrative Australian

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Storm Sandy causes historic Wall Street closure

For the first time in more than 120 years, Wall Street is closed for a second consecutive day due to bad weather. ‘Super Storm’ Sandy has been

For the first time in more than 120 years, Wall Street is closed for a second consecutive day due to bad weather. ‘Super Storm’ Sandy has been

Science_technology

The serious business of Serious Games

Serious Games use computer technology for teaching and training purposes in a variety of fields. Developers claim they are revolutionaly tools to

Serious Games use computer technology for teaching and training purposes in a variety of fields. Developers claim they are revolutionaly tools to

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Buffalo Racing Festival in Thailand

Hundreds of people turned out in Chonburi on Thiland’s eastern seaboard to see the annual Buffalo Racing Festival. The event, which is in its 141st

Hundreds of people turned out in Chonburi on Thiland’s eastern seaboard to see the annual Buffalo Racing Festival. The event, which is in its 141st

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Miss Belly Dance Hungary competition

Contestants gathered from all over Hungary to take part in the 11th annual Miss Belly Dance Hungary competition. The dancers represent the best of

Contestants gathered from all over Hungary to take part in the 11th annual Miss Belly Dance Hungary competition. The dancers represent the best of

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Global Pambassador competition in Chengdu

The 2012 Chengdu Global Pambassador finals opened with a launching ceremony in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. Sixteen finalists from North

The 2012 Chengdu Global Pambassador finals opened with a launching ceremony in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. Sixteen finalists from North

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Massive waterspout floods houses in Australia

A burst water main caused a massive water spout to rise above houses in Melbourne, Australia, on Monday (October 29), flooding streets and

A burst water main caused a massive water spout to rise above houses in Melbourne, Australia, on Monday (October 29), flooding streets and

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Storm Sandy sweeps fire and water over New York

Five of the 16 people confirmed dead across the US and Canada killed by Storm Sandy lost their lives in New York. Streets in the city filled with

Five of the 16 people confirmed dead across the US and Canada killed by Storm Sandy lost their lives in New York. Streets in the city filled with

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Sandy kills 52 in Haiti but worse may be yet to come

As Hurricane Sandy hit the US East Coast on Monday night, the full extent of the storm’s havoc on Haiti is just beginning to emerge. Haiti reported

As Hurricane Sandy hit the US East Coast on Monday night, the full extent of the storm’s havoc on Haiti is just beginning to emerge. Haiti reported

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Sandy devestates US east coast

Millions of people in the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to flooded homes, fallen trees and widespread power outages caused by the giant

Millions of people in the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to flooded homes, fallen trees and widespread power outages caused by the giant

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Syrian miltary launches record number of airstrikes, rebels say

The Syrian government launched a record 60 airstrikes on Monday, rebels said. Anti regime activists said it was the highest number of assaults from

The Syrian government launched a record 60 airstrikes on Monday, rebels said. Anti regime activists said it was the highest number of assaults from