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2012-12-05

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Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck dies

The jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck has died. He was 91 years-old. Brubeck, whose recordings included ‘Take Five’, played with the likes of

The jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck has died. He was 91 years-old. Brubeck, whose recordings included ‘Take Five’, played with the likes of

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Deaths reported amid Cairo violence

Supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi have been brawling outside the presidential palace in Cairo. Petrol bombs were thrown

Supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi have been brawling outside the presidential palace in Cairo. Petrol bombs were thrown

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Germany moves to ban neo-Nazis

Germany appears to have moved a step closer to banning its far-right neo-Nazi party. Despite a protest from the group’s supporters, interior

Germany appears to have moved a step closer to banning its far-right neo-Nazi party. Despite a protest from the group’s supporters, interior

Business

Tesco's American dream fades, shares up

The announcement that British retailer Tesco is considering leaving the US boosted its share price by over three percent on Wednesday. To find out

The announcement that British retailer Tesco is considering leaving the US boosted its share price by over three percent on Wednesday. To find out

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Netanyahu to Europe leaders: no apology over settlements

The Israeli prime minister has remained defiant over controversial settlement plans during a visit to Europe, as Israel presses ahead with proposals

The Israeli prime minister has remained defiant over controversial settlement plans during a visit to Europe, as Israel presses ahead with proposals

Business

More austerity for Ireland

The Irish government says it is on the road to recovery, but still hit the country’s long-suffering people with a new 3.5 billion euro dose of

The Irish government says it is on the road to recovery, but still hit the country’s long-suffering people with a new 3.5 billion euro dose of

Business

EADS ownership overhauled

EADS has reshuffled its shareholdings in the biggest shake-up of control since it was founded over a decade ago. The total of direct state

EADS has reshuffled its shareholdings in the biggest shake-up of control since it was founded over a decade ago. The total of direct state

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Europe's struggling economies 'most corrupt', new survey reveals

The countries worst hit by Europe’s debt crisis are also thought to be the most corrupt, according to a new global survey. Spain, Portugal, Italy

The countries worst hit by Europe’s debt crisis are also thought to be the most corrupt, according to a new global survey. Spain, Portugal, Italy

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Europeans' Christmas budgets

Lower purchasing power this Christmas in Europe is putting a strain on many people’s gift budgets, but in France spending levels are around the same

Lower purchasing power this Christmas in Europe is putting a strain on many people’s gift budgets, but in France spending levels are around the same

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Israeli party protests against E1 settlement plan

According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the proposals for new settlements in the zone known as E1 were added to the Defence Ministry’s planning

According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the proposals for new settlements in the zone known as E1 were added to the Defence Ministry’s planning

Culture

Film festival honours Chinese director

Fans, performers, writers gathered at the The Marrakech festival this year to honour one of the stars of the Chinese cinema. The most successful

Fans, performers, writers gathered at the The Marrakech festival this year to honour one of the stars of the Chinese cinema. The most successful

Business

More cuts at Citigroup

Citigroup, the third largest US bank, has said it is going to eliminate 11,000 jobs worldwide; that is about four percent of its total staff. The

Citigroup, the third largest US bank, has said it is going to eliminate 11,000 jobs worldwide; that is about four percent of its total staff. The

Culture

Generation... why?

What is “Generation Y” exactly? And how is it different from other generations? What are their peculiarities, and what do they expect from older

What is “Generation Y” exactly? And how is it different from other generations? What are their peculiarities, and what do they expect from older

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Royal baby betting bonanza breaks out in broke Britain

It’s a royal baby betting bonanza as Brits head down the bookies to place some bread on the name of Kate and Wills’ first born. As the Duchess of

It’s a royal baby betting bonanza as Brits head down the bookies to place some bread on the name of Kate and Wills’ first born. As the Duchess of

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World's olders person Besse Cooper dies aged 116

The world’s oldest person has died at the age of 116. Born in 1896 in Tennesse, Besse Cooper moved to the US state of Georgia during the First

The world’s oldest person has died at the age of 116. Born in 1896 in Tennesse, Besse Cooper moved to the US state of Georgia during the First

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Russian concern over 'train surfing'

Russian authorities have expressed concern over a new illegal craze, known as train surfing, that is sweeping the capital. Dozens of young

Russian authorities have expressed concern over a new illegal craze, known as train surfing, that is sweeping the capital. Dozens of young

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Global warming opens new shipping lane through Arctic

A tanker carrying Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has crossed the Arctic Ocean route for the first time. It shows how global warming has opened up new

A tanker carrying Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has crossed the Arctic Ocean route for the first time. It shows how global warming has opened up new

Business

Britain's recovery struggle continues

The latest update on Britain’s economy confirms it is performing worse than expected. Finance minister George Osborne insisted that the economy is

The latest update on Britain’s economy confirms it is performing worse than expected. Finance minister George Osborne insisted that the economy is

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283 dead in landslides and floods in southern Philippines

Hundreds of people are still missing, with 283 dead in the wake of typhoon Bopha. Nearly 87,000 people are taking temporary shelter in gymnasiums and

Hundreds of people are still missing, with 283 dead in the wake of typhoon Bopha. Nearly 87,000 people are taking temporary shelter in gymnasiums and

Europe

EU, US lead fight against online child sex abuse

All 27 EU countries are joining up with the US and 20 other nations to fight against child sex abuse online. The UN estimates the illegal sale of

All 27 EU countries are joining up with the US and 20 other nations to fight against child sex abuse online. The UN estimates the illegal sale of

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Young people urged to change countries for work

The economic crisis is looking more and more like the Dark Ages for young Europeans in search of jobs. Official figures show that one out of five of

The economic crisis is looking more and more like the Dark Ages for young Europeans in search of jobs. Official figures show that one out of five of

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Serbian NATO envoy 'commits suicide' in Brussels

Serbia is investigating the sudden death of its ambassador to NATO who apparently committed suicide. Branislav Milinkovic, who was 52, jumped from

Serbia is investigating the sudden death of its ambassador to NATO who apparently committed suicide. Branislav Milinkovic, who was 52, jumped from

Business

HSBC sells Chinese insurer stake

HSBC is selling its stake in China’s Ping An Insurance for 7.2 billion euros. The buyer is CP group, a conglomerate controlled by Thailand’s

HSBC is selling its stake in China’s Ping An Insurance for 7.2 billion euros. The buyer is CP group, a conglomerate controlled by Thailand’s

Business

Tesco likely to quit USA

Under pressure from its shareholders, Britain’s Tesco is reviewing its presence in the United States. The world’s third largest retailer will

Under pressure from its shareholders, Britain’s Tesco is reviewing its presence in the United States. The world’s third largest retailer will

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Spanish health workers protest against privatisation

Spanish trade unions say 90 percent of Madrid’s medical workers have gone on strike, on the second day of a 48 hour walkout. They are protesting

Spanish trade unions say 90 percent of Madrid’s medical workers have gone on strike, on the second day of a 48 hour walkout. They are protesting

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Japan sets up defences ahead of North Korea rocket launch

Japan has set up anti-missile defences on the Okinawa islands ahead of a planned rocket launch by North Korea. A Japan naval vessel transported

Japan has set up anti-missile defences on the Okinawa islands ahead of a planned rocket launch by North Korea. A Japan naval vessel transported

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McAfee flees Belize to seek asylum in Guatemala

John McAfee, the anti-virus software entrepreneur, has fled Belize where he is wanted for questioning in connection with the death of a

John McAfee, the anti-virus software entrepreneur, has fled Belize where he is wanted for questioning in connection with the death of a

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Heavy snowfalls in northwest China

Five days of heavy snow have caused severe damage to local agriculture in the Xinjiang province, in northwest China. Some 500 police officers had to

Five days of heavy snow have caused severe damage to local agriculture in the Xinjiang province, in northwest China. Some 500 police officers had to

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Philippines typhoon kills more than 200

The death toll from the Philippines’ strongest typhoon of 2012 has risen to at least 230. Officials fear hundreds more bodies will be found as the

The death toll from the Philippines’ strongest typhoon of 2012 has risen to at least 230. Officials fear hundreds more bodies will be found as the

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Cairo calm with more protests due

Cairo was quiet early on Wednesday, the morning after the night before. Tuesday saw tens of thousands of Egyptians take their protest to the doors of

Cairo was quiet early on Wednesday, the morning after the night before. Tuesday saw tens of thousands of Egyptians take their protest to the doors of