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2012-11-13

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Rome expected to escape severe flooding

After severe flooding in Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, there is better news for Rome, which is forecast to not be as badly affected by the time rain

After severe flooding in Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, there is better news for Rome, which is forecast to not be as badly affected by the time rain

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Hollande promises French growth and jobs

Before he was elected in May, French President Francois Hollande promised he would hold regular news conferences. He used his first address on

Before he was elected in May, French President Francois Hollande promised he would hold regular news conferences. He used his first address on

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Arafat's final days

In October 2004 the Mouqata compound sheltering Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat had been under siege by the Israeli military for two years. The

In October 2004 the Mouqata compound sheltering Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat had been under siege by the Israeli military for two years. The

Science_technology

A world without limits

New technologies are blurring the boundaries between the real and the virtual world. The brain can control a machine, and even perceive it as its own

New technologies are blurring the boundaries between the real and the virtual world. The brain can control a machine, and even perceive it as its own

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Cloudy skies could disappoint Australia's eclipse fans

It will be the first total solar eclipse in over 10 years, and thousands of people have gathered in northern Australia to see the rare phenomenon due

It will be the first total solar eclipse in over 10 years, and thousands of people have gathered in northern Australia to see the rare phenomenon due

Business

Markets react to E.ON profit warning

The profit warning of Germany’s largest utility, E.ON, was harshly sanctioned on Tuesday in Frankfurt. On stock markets weakened by concerns over

The profit warning of Germany’s largest utility, E.ON, was harshly sanctioned on Tuesday in Frankfurt. On stock markets weakened by concerns over

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Britain grants Qatada bail after deportation appeal upheld

Radical Muslim preacher, Abu Qatada, is back at his London home tonight after winning his latest battle against extradition to Jordan. He was freed

Radical Muslim preacher, Abu Qatada, is back at his London home tonight after winning his latest battle against extradition to Jordan. He was freed

Business

European car giants reportedly halt talks

Peugeot and General Motors have put the brakes on talks due to the French car makers financial problems and government-backed bailout, according to

Peugeot and General Motors have put the brakes on talks due to the French car makers financial problems and government-backed bailout, according to

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Was Arafat poisoned? His grave is sealed off ahead of exhumation

The late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat’s grave in Ramallah has been sealed off. Workers have covered his tomb with tarpaulin in preparation for

The late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat’s grave in Ramallah has been sealed off. Workers have covered his tomb with tarpaulin in preparation for

Business

Row sparks fears of crisis within a crisis

How much is the debt crisis in Greece highlighting a crisis within a crisis? International lenders clashed over how Athens can bring its debts down

How much is the debt crisis in Greece highlighting a crisis within a crisis? International lenders clashed over how Athens can bring its debts down

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Keeping tabs on the tax-dodgers

Taxes have made international headlines lately, whether for cases of tax avoidance or tax evasion. On November 13, UK lawmakers criticized

Taxes have made international headlines lately, whether for cases of tax avoidance or tax evasion. On November 13, UK lawmakers criticized

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Civil servants protest against job cuts planned by Greece government

Demanding not a single person lose their job, Greek civil servants are protesting against government plans for redundancies. Wage reductions and

Demanding not a single person lose their job, Greek civil servants are protesting against government plans for redundancies. Wage reductions and

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Titanic jewellery set for US exhibition

Jewellery retrieved from the wreckage of the Titanic is set to go on display for the first time. The collection, which was recovered from a 1987

Jewellery retrieved from the wreckage of the Titanic is set to go on display for the first time. The collection, which was recovered from a 1987

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Solar thermal power arrives in China

China opened its first tower-type solar thermal power stations. Officials say the six-year project will allow solar energy to be transformed into

China opened its first tower-type solar thermal power stations. Officials say the six-year project will allow solar energy to be transformed into

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Aide to former Brazilian president jailed

An aide to former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been sentenced to nearly 11 years in jail for bribery. Jose Dirceu was found

An aide to former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been sentenced to nearly 11 years in jail for bribery. Jose Dirceu was found

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What to do with the house Hitler was born in

A debate continues in Austria over what do with the house that Adolf Hilter was born in. Some locals of the town near Salzburg where the three-storey

A debate continues in Austria over what do with the house that Adolf Hilter was born in. Some locals of the town near Salzburg where the three-storey

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Second top US General caught up in Petraeus email storm

America’s top commander in Afghanistan has also been dragged into the Petraeus affair. General John Allen, who was due to face the Senate on Thursday

America’s top commander in Afghanistan has also been dragged into the Petraeus affair. General John Allen, who was due to face the Senate on Thursday

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Spain and Portugal prepare for general strike

Tens of thousands of people are expected to take part in a general strike in Spain on Wednesday. Two of the country’s largest labour unions have

Tens of thousands of people are expected to take part in a general strike in Spain on Wednesday. Two of the country’s largest labour unions have

Culture

Darkness falls on the Twilight saga

The Twilight saga has finally wound down with Breaking Dawn Part Two, the fifth and final film in the series. After the traumatic birth of her

The Twilight saga has finally wound down with Breaking Dawn Part Two, the fifth and final film in the series. After the traumatic birth of her

Culture

Street art takes centre stage in London exhibition

An exhibition called “Urban Masters” is underway in east London featuring the works of the world’s best street artists of the moment. British

An exhibition called “Urban Masters” is underway in east London featuring the works of the world’s best street artists of the moment. British

Europe

EU Brussels finance meeting leaves unanswered questions on Greece

On the agenda for Ecofin’s roundtable meeting in Brussels – EU banking union and the next chapter in the story of the Greek debt crisis. But

On the agenda for Ecofin’s roundtable meeting in Brussels – EU banking union and the next chapter in the story of the Greek debt crisis. But

Business

US set to lead world oil production

We won’t be using as much oil as was first thought this year or next. The International Energy Agency has trimmed its forecast for world

We won’t be using as much oil as was first thought this year or next. The International Energy Agency has trimmed its forecast for world

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Qatada released on bail

The radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada has been released on bail from a British prison. He will be confined to his home for 16 hours a day, forbidden

The radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada has been released on bail from a British prison. He will be confined to his home for 16 hours a day, forbidden

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Residents flee air strikes on Syrian border town

A second day of aerial strikes on Syrian towns near the Turkish border is continuing to cause chaos. Some refugees can be seen squeezing under

A second day of aerial strikes on Syrian towns near the Turkish border is continuing to cause chaos. Some refugees can be seen squeezing under

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Arafat tomb sealed off in preparation for exhumation

A Palestinian security team is making final preparations for the body of late President Yasser Arafat to be exhumed. His tomb in Ramallah has been

A Palestinian security team is making final preparations for the body of late President Yasser Arafat to be exhumed. His tomb in Ramallah has been

Business

Windows executive leaves Microsoft Corp

Microsoft executive, Steven Sinofsky has left the world’s largest software company barely two weeks after launching the flagship Window 8. The

Microsoft executive, Steven Sinofsky has left the world’s largest software company barely two weeks after launching the flagship Window 8. The

Business

Recession hits mobile phone company Vodaphone

Vodaphone has written down the value of its business in Spain and Italy by almost seven and a half billion euros. The British based company has

Vodaphone has written down the value of its business in Spain and Italy by almost seven and a half billion euros. The British based company has

Business

Spanish inflation hits a high

The financial gloom enveloping Spain deepened as October figures showed consumer prices hit a high. Data revealed the rate of inflation rose at its

The financial gloom enveloping Spain deepened as October figures showed consumer prices hit a high. Data revealed the rate of inflation rose at its

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Suu Kyi visits India for first time in 40 years

Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in India for a week-long trip. The Nobel Laureate has not been back since she studied in

Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in India for a week-long trip. The Nobel Laureate has not been back since she studied in

Science_technology

The computer printer at the heart of the matter

Scientists are taking the idea of 3D computer printing and catapulting it into the realms of something more suited to science fiction. The idea of

Scientists are taking the idea of 3D computer printing and catapulting it into the realms of something more suited to science fiction. The idea of