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2012-11-21

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Ceasefire celebrations as Israel and Hamas agree truce

As news of the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire filtered through to Gaza hundreds of Palestinians came out of hiding to celebrate. After eight days of

As news of the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire filtered through to Gaza hundreds of Palestinians came out of hiding to celebrate. After eight days of

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UK student protest disrupted by hardliners

Britain’s National Union of Students has held a protest march in London over university tuition fees, which was attended by thousands of students

Britain’s National Union of Students has held a protest march in London over university tuition fees, which was attended by thousands of students

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Israel's shrinking diplomatic room

Looking back, four years ago Israel had more diplomatic manoeuvring room than now. But then, by the time its three week military offensive into the

Looking back, four years ago Israel had more diplomatic manoeuvring room than now. But then, by the time its three week military offensive into the

Business

World's largest water company steps up reorganisation

Veolia Environnement is intensifying its reorganisation. The world’s largest water company has completed the sale of its solid waste unit in the

Veolia Environnement is intensifying its reorganisation. The world’s largest water company has completed the sale of its solid waste unit in the

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Tel Aviv bus bomb blast injures 21

A bomb has exploded on an Israeli bus near the states defence ministry in Tel Aviv, wounding 21. Medical teams say three of the passengers suffered

A bomb has exploded on an Israeli bus near the states defence ministry in Tel Aviv, wounding 21. Medical teams say three of the passengers suffered

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Israel and Hamas agree immediate Gaza ceasefire

Israel and the Hamas leadership in Gaza have begun a ceasefire following a deal agreed on Wednesday.   The truce came into effect in the

Israel and the Hamas leadership in Gaza have begun a ceasefire following a deal agreed on Wednesday.   The truce came into effect in the

Business

Africa's top business leaders in talks in Geneva

In Geneva one of Europe’s trade capitals 500 CEOs from some of Africa’s most influential companies debated the continents economic future. It was

In Geneva one of Europe’s trade capitals 500 CEOs from some of Africa’s most influential companies debated the continents economic future. It was

Culture

Rob Zombie and his Lords of Salem

The renowned metal-musician-cum-horror-film-maker Rob Zombie has been talking about his upcoming film “The Lords of Salem” a horror movie he wrote

The renowned metal-musician-cum-horror-film-maker Rob Zombie has been talking about his upcoming film “The Lords of Salem” a horror movie he wrote

Culture

Gambit opening revisits Caine classic comedy

Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz and Alan Rickman star in a remake of a 1960s Michael Caine classic. The new “Gambit” is still a comedy but with a 21st

Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz and Alan Rickman star in a remake of a 1960s Michael Caine classic. The new “Gambit” is still a comedy but with a 21st

Europe

EU civil servants went on strike earlier over proposed cuts

Britain wants to trim the EU’s administrative costs. The Commission suggests pegging them to inflation for five years and cutting staff by 1

Britain wants to trim the EU’s administrative costs. The Commission suggests pegging them to inflation for five years and cutting staff by 1

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French centre-right split as Fillon contests Copé win

The bitter battle to lead the French centre-right opposition is descending into open political warfare between Jean-François Copé, who narrowly won

The bitter battle to lead the French centre-right opposition is descending into open political warfare between Jean-François Copé, who narrowly won

Culture

Ne-yo classic words for dance album

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Ne-Yo has launched an assault on the quality of lyrics in the dance music that is dominating the charts and radio

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Ne-Yo has launched an assault on the quality of lyrics in the dance music that is dominating the charts and radio

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Israel and Hamas continue rocket attacks despite diplomacy

Israel’s bombardment of Gaza continues, smoke rising in plumes and explosions echoing across the city. Targets are said to include the sports stadium

Israel’s bombardment of Gaza continues, smoke rising in plumes and explosions echoing across the city. Targets are said to include the sports stadium

Business

Blame game after HP multi billion euro writedown

American computer giant Hewlett-Packard has asked US and UK authorities to investigate what it claims was a, “wilful effort to mislead” by UK company

American computer giant Hewlett-Packard has asked US and UK authorities to investigate what it claims was a, “wilful effort to mislead” by UK company

Europe

Cameron isolated ahead of EU budget talks

Britain has long been viewed by many member states as the awkward partner in the European Union. Diplomats now talk openly about the UK packing its

Britain has long been viewed by many member states as the awkward partner in the European Union. Diplomats now talk openly about the UK packing its

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Nudity ban in San Francisco

San Francisco city officials have voted in favour of a ban on nudity in public places. This decision ends a bitter dispute with a group of nudists

San Francisco city officials have voted in favour of a ban on nudity in public places. This decision ends a bitter dispute with a group of nudists

Culture

Inga's Fragments

Inga Zolude kindly allowed us to post on our website three extracts from her works, translated in three different languages. Here they are: -

Inga Zolude kindly allowed us to post on our website three extracts from her works, translated in three different languages. Here they are: -

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Gazans share sweets to celebrate bus bomb

As news of the bus blast filtered through to Gaza sweets were passed round the Kamal Adwan and Shifa hospitals in Gaza City. The strips medical

As news of the bus blast filtered through to Gaza sweets were passed round the Kamal Adwan and Shifa hospitals in Gaza City. The strips medical

Science_technology

Little dog, big problem, big breakthrough

Jasper the dachshund’s trotting and playing is testament to the success of some extraordinary medical research. A year ago he suffered a slipped

Jasper the dachshund’s trotting and playing is testament to the success of some extraordinary medical research. A year ago he suffered a slipped

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Tel Aviv bus bomb blasts rocks Israel

A bomb has exploded on an Israeli bus near the states military headquarters in Tel Aviv, wounding 21. Medical teams say three of the passengers

A bomb has exploded on an Israeli bus near the states military headquarters in Tel Aviv, wounding 21. Medical teams say three of the passengers

Business

Financial figures tax Osborne ahead of Britain's budget

Britain borrowed more than expected in October up around three and a half billion euros compared to this time last year. The figures from the

Britain borrowed more than expected in October up around three and a half billion euros compared to this time last year. The figures from the

Business

US bank chief spells out warning on fiscal cliff

Striking a quick deal to avoid the so called fiscal cliff could result in a, “very good year” for the U.S. economy. That’s the view of Ben

Striking a quick deal to avoid the so called fiscal cliff could result in a, “very good year” for the U.S. economy. That’s the view of Ben

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Bomb explosion on Tel Aviv bus

A bomb has gone off on a bus in Tel Aviv, injuring at least ten people. An eye witness said that all the windows of the bus were blown out and that

A bomb has gone off on a bus in Tel Aviv, injuring at least ten people. An eye witness said that all the windows of the bus were blown out and that

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Roberto Di Matteo sacked as Chelsea boss

Chelsea have sacked manager Roberto Di Matteo just hours after the club were defeated 3-0 by Juventus in Turin. The move comes six months after

Chelsea have sacked manager Roberto Di Matteo just hours after the club were defeated 3-0 by Juventus in Turin. The move comes six months after

Nocomment

Gaza's Rafah hit by series of blasts

Israeli airstrikes pounded Rafah on Wednesday morning with a series of five blasts in a row, said to be targeting smuggling tunnels, according to

Israeli airstrikes pounded Rafah on Wednesday morning with a series of five blasts in a row, said to be targeting smuggling tunnels, according to

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Gaza under bombardment

Gaza came under heavy bombardment from Israel last night. At least 30 strikes hit the strip, with buildings used by Hamas particularly targeted

Gaza came under heavy bombardment from Israel last night. At least 30 strikes hit the strip, with buildings used by Hamas particularly targeted

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Explosion hits bus in central Tel Aviv, at least 15 wounded

An explosion hit a bus in the heart of Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding at least 10 people in what officials said was a terrorist attack. The blast

An explosion hit a bus in the heart of Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding at least 10 people in what officials said was a terrorist attack. The blast

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Yemen plane crash kills all on board

Ten people were killed in a plane crash in Yemen today. The military jet came down in an abandoned produce market near Sanaa Airport after

Ten people were killed in a plane crash in Yemen today. The military jet came down in an abandoned produce market near Sanaa Airport after

Europe

No agreement on Greek debt

Eurozone Finance Ministers have failed to reach an agreement on how to make Greek debt sustainable after 12 hours of negotiations in Brussels.

Eurozone Finance Ministers have failed to reach an agreement on how to make Greek debt sustainable after 12 hours of negotiations in Brussels.

Science_technology

Painless solutions to painful situations

Billions of tablets are popped each year to control pain, but scientists say research is beginning to show there aren’t many effective treatments for

Billions of tablets are popped each year to control pain, but scientists say research is beginning to show there aren’t many effective treatments for