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2012-11-26

News

Congo rebels show no signs of retreat

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s new army chief, General François Olenga, has been leading his troops against M23 rebels. He took over on

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s new army chief, General François Olenga, has been leading his troops against M23 rebels. He took over on

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Mursi ready to 'compromise' over power grab

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi appears to be softening a decision to grant himself sweeping new powers. After a meeting with senior judges, a

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi appears to be softening a decision to grant himself sweeping new powers. After a meeting with senior judges, a

Sport

US Olympic team style

Ever wonder what the US Olympic team do to blow off steam when they are not training in the gym, on the tracks or in the pool? Well, they certainly

Ever wonder what the US Olympic team do to blow off steam when they are not training in the gym, on the tracks or in the pool? Well, they certainly

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Catalan poll blurs regional future

The autonomous region of Catalonia in northern Spain is nursing a political hangover in the wake of elections on Sunday. Parties that campaigned

The autonomous region of Catalonia in northern Spain is nursing a political hangover in the wake of elections on Sunday. Parties that campaigned

Business

Mark Carney appointed next governor of the Bank of England

Mark Carney has been appointed as the next governor of the Bank of England. British Chancellor George Osborne made the announcement in

Mark Carney has been appointed as the next governor of the Bank of England. British Chancellor George Osborne made the announcement in

Business

Is Qatar's interest in Europe fading?

Not yet, Qatar Holding, the Emirate’s sovereign wealth fund, has decided to cash in 379 million unit warrants (debt convertible to stocks) in

Not yet, Qatar Holding, the Emirate’s sovereign wealth fund, has decided to cash in 379 million unit warrants (debt convertible to stocks) in

Europe

Dairy farmers demonstrate in Brussels

Dairy farmers from across Europe have taken to the streets of Brussels to protest against low milk prices. Spraying milk from hoses at the European

Dairy farmers from across Europe have taken to the streets of Brussels to protest against low milk prices. Spraying milk from hoses at the European

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France: Fillon disputes 'illegal' UMP vote

France’s centre-right UMP party announced Jean-Francois Cope as its new leader on Monday, following a leadership vote marred by allegations of

France’s centre-right UMP party announced Jean-Francois Cope as its new leader on Monday, following a leadership vote marred by allegations of

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Deadly blaze at German disability workshop

Police in southern Germany are investigating the cause of a deadly fire at a charity workshop for disabled people. It is thought the blaze broke

Police in southern Germany are investigating the cause of a deadly fire at a charity workshop for disabled people. It is thought the blaze broke

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UK floods force hundreds to emergency shelters

British forecasters have issued more than 200 flood warnings as heavy rains continue to lash England and Wales. Two people have been killed and

British forecasters have issued more than 200 flood warnings as heavy rains continue to lash England and Wales. Two people have been killed and

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Slovakia teachers strike over pay and redundancies

Schools across Slovakia have been forced to shut due to a nationwide teachers’ strike. Thousands gathered in the capital Bratislava demanding a

Schools across Slovakia have been forced to shut due to a nationwide teachers’ strike. Thousands gathered in the capital Bratislava demanding a

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Moustaches mark a century of independence for Albania

Hundreds of ethnic Albanians have picked an unusual way to mark a country’s independence. In 1912, moustaches were in fashion when leaders declared

Hundreds of ethnic Albanians have picked an unusual way to mark a country’s independence. In 1912, moustaches were in fashion when leaders declared

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Egypt: Mursi in talks over powers

The Egyptian President held talks with senior judges on Monday to try to diffuse tensions after he seized new powers. Egypt’s justice minister says

The Egyptian President held talks with senior judges on Monday to try to diffuse tensions after he seized new powers. Egypt’s justice minister says

Business

Arcelor Mittal no longer welcome in France

Arcelor Mittal is no longer welcome in France according to the minister for industrial recovery who accused the multinational of “lying” and

Arcelor Mittal is no longer welcome in France according to the minister for industrial recovery who accused the multinational of “lying” and

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Dairy farmers hit Brussels in protest over low prices

Hundreds of dairy farmers from all over Europe are in Brussels to protest against low milk prices. The two day demonstration is aimed at pushing

Hundreds of dairy farmers from all over Europe are in Brussels to protest against low milk prices. The two day demonstration is aimed at pushing

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Fourteen killed in blaze at German factory for disabled

Fourteen people have been killed in a major fire at a factory in southwest Germany. Sseveral others were injured in the blaze at a workshop which

Fourteen people have been killed in a major fire at a factory in southwest Germany. Sseveral others were injured in the blaze at a workshop which

Science_technology

Australian piggery first to go carbon neutral

Harnessing the power of animal waste to become a carbon neutral farm; that’s what a piggery – home to 22,000 pigs – in Australia is doing. The farm

Harnessing the power of animal waste to become a carbon neutral farm; that’s what a piggery – home to 22,000 pigs – in Australia is doing. The farm

Culture

Keira Knightley is Anna Karenina

Keira Knightley, who plays Tolstoy’s tragic heroine Anna Karenina, says the story is just as relevant today as when it was written in the late

Keira Knightley, who plays Tolstoy’s tragic heroine Anna Karenina, says the story is just as relevant today as when it was written in the late

Europe

IMF and eurozone chiefs discuss Greek aid deal

Eurozone finance ministers are meeting with IMF officials in Brussels to discuss whether to release the next installment of bailout aid for

Eurozone finance ministers are meeting with IMF officials in Brussels to discuss whether to release the next installment of bailout aid for

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Prison protests cause injuries in Russia

A plea for help, a placard reading, “people help us”, from the roof top of a prison in Kopeysk, eastern Russia. The protest was reportedly sparked in

A plea for help, a placard reading, “people help us”, from the roof top of a prison in Kopeysk, eastern Russia. The protest was reportedly sparked in

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Spain: separatist victory in Catalonia

In Catalonia, Spain, the Republican Left (ERC) are the big winners from Sunday’s regional election. The party jumped from 11 to 21 seats in the

In Catalonia, Spain, the Republican Left (ERC) are the big winners from Sunday’s regional election. The party jumped from 11 to 21 seats in the

Culture

Blazing a trail: Britain's Blaise Thresher

She’s just 16, but British singer Blaise Thresher has already written for other artists and her debut single Attitude featuring Twizzle is now

She’s just 16, but British singer Blaise Thresher has already written for other artists and her debut single Attitude featuring Twizzle is now

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Sandy a result of climate change?

Was superstorm Sandy a result of climate change driven by those rising emissions under discussion at talks on climate change in Doha? As delegates in

Was superstorm Sandy a result of climate change driven by those rising emissions under discussion at talks on climate change in Doha? As delegates in

Business

More austerity for Britain, IFS warns Osborne

The Institute for Fiscal Studies says British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne may have to extend his austerity policies until 2018 after

The Institute for Fiscal Studies says British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne may have to extend his austerity policies until 2018 after

Business

Spanish banks to axe jobs in exchange for cash

The Spanish state bank rescue fund will receive a 35 billion euro boost from European authorities on December 15 in exchange for massive layoffs at

The Spanish state bank rescue fund will receive a 35 billion euro boost from European authorities on December 15 in exchange for massive layoffs at

Business

FSA fines UBS millions over trader Adoboli

British Financial Services Authority has been fined UBS 36.7 million euros for failings related to trader Kweku Adoboli losing 1.7 billion euros, the

British Financial Services Authority has been fined UBS 36.7 million euros for failings related to trader Kweku Adoboli losing 1.7 billion euros, the

Culture

Martha Argerich, the one and only

Catch her while you can. Elusive, unapproachable,  Martha Argerich is one of the world’s greatest pianists.   Italy’s best orchestra, the Orchestra

Catch her while you can. Elusive, unapproachable,  Martha Argerich is one of the world’s greatest pianists.   Italy’s best orchestra, the Orchestra

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Israel's Barak to quit politics

Israel’s Defence Minister, Ehud Barak, has announced he’s retiring from politics. Barak, 70, says he made the decision to dedicate more time to

Israel’s Defence Minister, Ehud Barak, has announced he’s retiring from politics. Barak, 70, says he made the decision to dedicate more time to

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Cairo protesters refuse to move over Mursi's power grab

Protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square are maintaining their sit-in as Egypt’s President meets senior judges over his bid to assume nearly absolute

Protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square are maintaining their sit-in as Egypt’s President meets senior judges over his bid to assume nearly absolute