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2012-11-28

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BP banned from new contracts in the US

The oil giant BP has been temporarily suspended from new US government contracts because of its responsibility over the Deepwater Horizon spill in

The oil giant BP has been temporarily suspended from new US government contracts because of its responsibility over the Deepwater Horizon spill in

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Tornado smashes into troubled Italian steel plant

A powerful tornado has rolled in off the sea smashing into the troubled Ilva steel plant in southern Italy. One worker is missing. He is reported to

A powerful tornado has rolled in off the sea smashing into the troubled Ilva steel plant in southern Italy. One worker is missing. He is reported to

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UK sets conditions for Palestinian statehood backing

Denmark and Switzerland have joined the list of several European countries backing Mahmoud Abbas’ bid for Palestinian statehood at the UN. The

Denmark and Switzerland have joined the list of several European countries backing Mahmoud Abbas’ bid for Palestinian statehood at the UN. The

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Police in Tunisia fire tear gas at demostrators

Hundreds of people were injured in clashes with police in Tunisia as protesters demonstrated to demand jobs and a better standard of life. Since

Hundreds of people were injured in clashes with police in Tunisia as protesters demonstrated to demand jobs and a better standard of life. Since

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Saudi's King on TV

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has appeared on television for the first time since a lengthy operation on his back earlier this month. The video

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has appeared on television for the first time since a lengthy operation on his back earlier this month. The video

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Police investigate killer cough mixture in Pakistan

At least 16 people have died in Pakistan’s second city Lahore after drinking suspect cough-syrup. A medicine factory and several pharmacies have

At least 16 people have died in Pakistan’s second city Lahore after drinking suspect cough-syrup. A medicine factory and several pharmacies have

Europe

Eurozone edges towards two-speed Europe

The eurozone will move closer to creating a two-speed Europe if MEPs and the 17 countries using the single currency back plans by the European

The eurozone will move closer to creating a two-speed Europe if MEPs and the 17 countries using the single currency back plans by the European

Business

MegaFon makes market debut

Russia’s second biggest mobile phone operator has entered the markets in Moscow and London and raised 1.7 billion dollars at its IPO. The company

Russia’s second biggest mobile phone operator has entered the markets in Moscow and London and raised 1.7 billion dollars at its IPO. The company

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It's hotter than ever hears climate change talks

Arctic ice is melting at an, “alarming rate”. That’s at the core of a report by the World Meteorological Organisation. Its findings were presented to

Arctic ice is melting at an, “alarming rate”. That’s at the core of a report by the World Meteorological Organisation. Its findings were presented to

Sport

Hiddink to retire

Dutch coach Guus Hiddink is to retire at the end of this season following an illustrious managing career that has spanned almost 31 years. The

Dutch coach Guus Hiddink is to retire at the end of this season following an illustrious managing career that has spanned almost 31 years. The

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Missiles give Syrian rebels a potent sting

In Syria, rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad have shot down a government fighter jet 30 kilometres from Aleppo. The pilot

In Syria, rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad have shot down a government fighter jet 30 kilometres from Aleppo. The pilot

Business

Spain: banks get cash jobs get slashed

The European Commission has approved a 37 billion euro bailout for four Spanish banks in exchange for massive job cuts and branch closures. The

The European Commission has approved a 37 billion euro bailout for four Spanish banks in exchange for massive job cuts and branch closures. The

Business

Greek bond buyback scheme key to economic stability

Greece’s plan to buy back bonds from private investors must work according the Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras. The bond buyback is a part

Greece’s plan to buy back bonds from private investors must work according the Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras. The bond buyback is a part

Business

French find investor for troubled ArcelorMittal plant

The French government claims to have found an industrialist willing to invest 400 million euros to restart ArcelorMittal’s Florange

The French government claims to have found an industrialist willing to invest 400 million euros to restart ArcelorMittal’s Florange

Sport

Bottas earns Williams seat

Valtteri Bottas aims to continue the illustrious lineage of ‘Flying Finns’ in Formula One after being named Bruno Senna’s replacement at

Valtteri Bottas aims to continue the illustrious lineage of ‘Flying Finns’ in Formula One after being named Bruno Senna’s replacement at

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PLO's knocks at UN

It did not work out last year when the Palestinian Authority President asked for state recognition at the United Nations. That request defined a

It did not work out last year when the Palestinian Authority President asked for state recognition at the United Nations. That request defined a

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Death sentences for seven over anti-Islam video

Seven Egyptian Christians have been sentenced to death in their absence by a court in Cairo, for taking part in an anti-Islam video that prompted

Seven Egyptian Christians have been sentenced to death in their absence by a court in Cairo, for taking part in an anti-Islam video that prompted

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Egypt judges to strike over Mursi powers

Amid ongoing protests against Mohammed Mursi, Egypt’s top judges say they are going on strike until the president withdraws his controversial decree

Amid ongoing protests against Mohammed Mursi, Egypt’s top judges say they are going on strike until the president withdraws his controversial decree

Culture

The Hobbit premieres in New Zealand

Sir Peter Jackson’s long-awaited film The Hobbit has screened in New Zealand. Stars including Cate Blanchett and British actor Martin Freeman who

Sir Peter Jackson’s long-awaited film The Hobbit has screened in New Zealand. Stars including Cate Blanchett and British actor Martin Freeman who

Culture

Will new album mirror Emilia's big, big hit?

Swedish-Ethiopian singer Emilia Mitiku – discovered in the 1990s by the son of ABBA manager Stig Anderson – has released her new album, including

Swedish-Ethiopian singer Emilia Mitiku – discovered in the 1990s by the son of ABBA manager Stig Anderson – has released her new album, including

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Hard time for Muslim Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the Islamic roots movement out of which emerged the modern state’s first democratically elected head, is not having

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the Islamic roots movement out of which emerged the modern state’s first democratically elected head, is not having

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German chocaholics warned over contaminated Xmas calendars

Chocolate lovers in Germany have been warned to watch what they eat this Christmas as it could have deadly consequences. The consumer group

Chocolate lovers in Germany have been warned to watch what they eat this Christmas as it could have deadly consequences. The consumer group

Europe

EU agriculture ministers plot CAP defence

Agriculture ministers met in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss how to protect EU farming spending ahead of next year’s budget negotiations

Agriculture ministers met in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss how to protect EU farming spending ahead of next year’s budget negotiations

Business

SFR in voluntary redundancy talks

Vivendi’s SFR telecoms unit has announced a voluntary redundancy plan to shed 856 jobs. Unions are due to meet management in early December to

Vivendi’s SFR telecoms unit has announced a voluntary redundancy plan to shed 856 jobs. Unions are due to meet management in early December to

Business

Italy's borrowing costs fall below one per cent

Italy’s borrowing costs for six-month debt fell to the lowest average level since April 2010. Exactly one year ago Italy was borrowing at a massive

Italy’s borrowing costs for six-month debt fell to the lowest average level since April 2010. Exactly one year ago Italy was borrowing at a massive

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Afghan elite castigated over huge Kabulbank fraud

A report into Afghanistan’s biggest financial scandal which prompted the collapse of the KabulBank two years ago has blamed politicians and bankers

A report into Afghanistan’s biggest financial scandal which prompted the collapse of the KabulBank two years ago has blamed politicians and bankers

Science_technology

Small aircraft, smart safety

Welcome onboard an aircraft unlike any other. It’s been designed to increase safety on small planes and the stakes are high. At one incident every

Welcome onboard an aircraft unlike any other. It’s been designed to increase safety on small planes and the stakes are high. At one incident every

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NZ goes Hobbit crazy for film premiere

New Zealand’s capital is in the grip of Hobbit-fever. Pointy-eared fans of the Tolkien fantasy took over Wellington for the premiere of Peter

New Zealand’s capital is in the grip of Hobbit-fever. Pointy-eared fans of the Tolkien fantasy took over Wellington for the premiere of Peter