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2013-01-08

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Tension increases after deaths of Indian soldiers

Two Indian soldiers have been killed and one wounded in an alleged gunfight with troops from Pakistan. A spokesman for the Indian army claimed the

Two Indian soldiers have been killed and one wounded in an alleged gunfight with troops from Pakistan. A spokesman for the Indian army claimed the

Business

Eurozone joblessness hits record high

The eurozone’s unemployment rate reached a new record in November as companies from carmakers to retailers laid people off. Joblessness hit the

The eurozone’s unemployment rate reached a new record in November as companies from carmakers to retailers laid people off. Joblessness hit the

Sport

Dakar Rally: Al-Attiyah puts Peterhansel under pressure

Spain’s Joan Barreda produced yet another flawless run to claim the fourth stage of the Dakar rally from Nazca to Arequipa on Tuesday. The

Spain’s Joan Barreda produced yet another flawless run to claim the fourth stage of the Dakar rally from Nazca to Arequipa on Tuesday. The

News

Bhutan focuses on Gross National Happiness

The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is making waves with its radical approach to measuring development. Instead of, as in the rest of the world

The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is making waves with its radical approach to measuring development. Instead of, as in the rest of the world

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Party leader blasts personality politics ahead of Italy election

He is the clear leader in the latest polls in Italy and now Pier Luigi Bersani has sent an unequivocal message to the voters ahead of the country’s

He is the clear leader in the latest polls in Italy and now Pier Luigi Bersani has sent an unequivocal message to the voters ahead of the country’s

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Venezuelan opposition reject government calls to delay inauguration

The Venezuelan government has proposed a delay to President Hugo Chavez’s inauguration as he is receiving cancer treatment in Cuba. The socialist

The Venezuelan government has proposed a delay to President Hugo Chavez’s inauguration as he is receiving cancer treatment in Cuba. The socialist

Business

Generali bets on the east

Italy’s biggest insurer Generali has ended the uncertainty over its strategy in Eastern Europe. It has decided to take full control of GPH, the

Italy’s biggest insurer Generali has ended the uncertainty over its strategy in Eastern Europe. It has decided to take full control of GPH, the

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Cold snap heightens misery for homeless Greeks

Winter has arrived with a vengeance in Athens, sharpened with the addition of some unusual snowfalls, but this year it is harder than ever for Greeks

Winter has arrived with a vengeance in Athens, sharpened with the addition of some unusual snowfalls, but this year it is harder than ever for Greeks

Europe

EU warns of growing poverty gap.

A new EU report has warned of a growing poverty gap in Europe. The European Commission’s annual Employment and Social Developments review shows the

A new EU report has warned of a growing poverty gap in Europe. The European Commission’s annual Employment and Social Developments review shows the

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Greek PM talking trust in Berlin with the Chancellor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras have held informal talks in Berlin. The two were taking part in a

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras have held informal talks in Berlin. The two were taking part in a

Science_technology

Going green: eco-friendly weddings all the trend

Marriage – an institution which stands the test of time. Two million weddings are celebrated in the European Union each year. Although the number

Marriage – an institution which stands the test of time. Two million weddings are celebrated in the European Union each year. Although the number

Business

Virgin unions blames bosses for bankruptcy

France’s Virgin Megastore has confirmed it will formally ask a court to declare it insolvent on Wednesday.   That follows the collapse of sales of

France’s Virgin Megastore has confirmed it will formally ask a court to declare it insolvent on Wednesday.   That follows the collapse of sales of

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Spain opens high-speed rail link between Barcelona and Figueras

Spain’s first high-speed rail link between Barcelona and Figueras has been given a royal send off. Prince Felipe was guest of honour along with the

Spain’s first high-speed rail link between Barcelona and Figueras has been given a royal send off. Prince Felipe was guest of honour along with the

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Alleged drunk driver Depardieu leaves Paris prosecutors high and dry

Only days after making headlines for receiving Russian nationality, French actor Gérard Depardieu has failed to appear at a Paris’ court where he was

Only days after making headlines for receiving Russian nationality, French actor Gérard Depardieu has failed to appear at a Paris’ court where he was

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Advance party leaves to defend Turkish border

There were emotional farewells at the Eindhoven air base for 50 Dutch and German soldiers from the advance party bound for the Turkish-Syrian

There were emotional farewells at the Eindhoven air base for 50 Dutch and German soldiers from the advance party bound for the Turkish-Syrian

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IMF aid comes with bitter pill for Egypt

With the Egyptian pound hitting new lows against the dollar and a currency crisis threatening the new government the IMF is in Cairo to try and grant

With the Egyptian pound hitting new lows against the dollar and a currency crisis threatening the new government the IMF is in Cairo to try and grant

Business

Sharp slide in German exports

German exports fell 3.4 percent in November, from the previous month. However they remained at the same level as a year earlier. That was

German exports fell 3.4 percent in November, from the previous month. However they remained at the same level as a year earlier. That was

Business

Galaxy phones power Samsung to record profit

Selling almost 500 handsets a minute, Samsung has predicted its fourth quarter profit will be the equivalent of 6.3 billion euros. The world

Selling almost 500 handsets a minute, Samsung has predicted its fourth quarter profit will be the equivalent of 6.3 billion euros. The world

Culture

Men's fashion: Hackett's jackets and more

St Paul’s Cathedral became a fashion venue for menswear brand Hackett as part of the first ever autumn/winter event just for men – London

St Paul’s Cathedral became a fashion venue for menswear brand Hackett as part of the first ever autumn/winter event just for men – London

Culture

Made in Mexico: movie of a musical journey

Hecho en Mexico – Made in Mexico – explores the culture and sounds of the country in a cinematic tapestry of songs and interviews with singers and

Hecho en Mexico – Made in Mexico – explores the culture and sounds of the country in a cinematic tapestry of songs and interviews with singers and

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2012 - a boom year for mobile and tablets apps

Photo credit FlickR/philcampbell Last year was the best year yet for mobile and tablet apps, now key players in the digital world. If Angry Birds

Photo credit FlickR/philcampbell Last year was the best year yet for mobile and tablet apps, now key players in the digital world. If Angry Birds

Science_technology

How wallpaper could save earthquake victims

Several hundred people were killed in the 2011 earthquake in Van in Turkey and tens of thousands were left homeless after their houses were

Several hundred people were killed in the 2011 earthquake in Van in Turkey and tens of thousands were left homeless after their houses were

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Rare Chinese calligraphy discovered in Japan

A rare copy of work by ancient Chinese master calligrapher Wang Xizhi has been found in Japan by experts at Tokyo National Musuem. His original works

A rare copy of work by ancient Chinese master calligrapher Wang Xizhi has been found in Japan by experts at Tokyo National Musuem. His original works

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Giant squid captured in deep ocean water

A Japanese-led team of scientists has captured on film the world’s first live images of a giant squid. The pictures of the silvery, three metre long

A Japanese-led team of scientists has captured on film the world’s first live images of a giant squid. The pictures of the silvery, three metre long

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Macca makeover for Aussie McDonald's

McDonalds is temporarily changing its name down under to celebrate Australia Day. The international fast-food store, affectionately known as Macca’s

McDonalds is temporarily changing its name down under to celebrate Australia Day. The international fast-food store, affectionately known as Macca’s

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Belfast endures fifth night of violence

Belfast has suffered its fifth night of violent protests after some members of a rally held in front of City Hall tried to break into the

Belfast has suffered its fifth night of violent protests after some members of a rally held in front of City Hall tried to break into the

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Bowie's back with a surprise 66th birthday single

Photo credit FlickR/robertgriggsart British musical icon David Bowie has marked his 66th birthday with a surprise gift for fans: his first new

Photo credit FlickR/robertgriggsart British musical icon David Bowie has marked his 66th birthday with a surprise gift for fans: his first new

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Central African Republic peace talks to start today

The rebels poised on the outskirts of the Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, were on time for peace talks due to start on Monday. Their

The rebels poised on the outskirts of the Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, were on time for peace talks due to start on Monday. Their

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US oil rig reaches safe harbour after running aground

US salvage experts have successfully towed the Shell oil rig which ran aground in stormy weather off Alaska last week. The Kulluk is now in safe

US salvage experts have successfully towed the Shell oil rig which ran aground in stormy weather off Alaska last week. The Kulluk is now in safe

Nocomment

China shopping mall fire

Fire fighters battled to put out a huge fire that engulfed a shopping centre in the northeast Chinese city of Harbin. No casualties were reported.

Fire fighters battled to put out a huge fire that engulfed a shopping centre in the northeast Chinese city of Harbin. No casualties were reported.