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2013-01-16

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Syria and Iran in bank deal as UN condemns University attack

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has condemned an attack at Aleppo University and warned that the deliberate targeting of civilians is a war

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has condemned an attack at Aleppo University and warned that the deliberate targeting of civilians is a war

Sport

Guardiola to coach Bayern Munich

After a year’s sabbatical former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola will make his highly-anticipated return to football in Germany next season. The

After a year’s sabbatical former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola will make his highly-anticipated return to football in Germany next season. The

Sport

Dakar Rally: Rain wins stage 11

American Kurt Caselli picked up his second stage win of this year’s Dakar Rally when the KTM rider won a rain-hit stage 11 – a 452 km leg of which

American Kurt Caselli picked up his second stage win of this year’s Dakar Rally when the KTM rider won a rain-hit stage 11 – a 452 km leg of which

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Algeria gas site attack sparks international hostage crisis

A major international hostage crisis is unfolding after Islamist militants stormed a gas installation in Algeria, abducting scores of workers. The

A major international hostage crisis is unfolding after Islamist militants stormed a gas installation in Algeria, abducting scores of workers. The

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Obama reveals his plans for gun control

US President Barack Obama has announced his proposals for new gun control measures a month after 26 people were shot dead at Sandy Hook elementary

US President Barack Obama has announced his proposals for new gun control measures a month after 26 people were shot dead at Sandy Hook elementary

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Regional impact of war in Mali

French military action – Opération Serval – against Islamists trying to take control of northern Mali has moved into a new phase: the deployment of

French military action – Opération Serval – against Islamists trying to take control of northern Mali has moved into a new phase: the deployment of

Business

Alcatel-Lucent bouncing back?

The telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent announced on Wednesday it has won an eight-year contract with Reliance Communications, India’s third

The telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent announced on Wednesday it has won an eight-year contract with Reliance Communications, India’s third

Business

Germany goes for gold

Germany’s central bank is to bring home hundreds of tonnes of gold. The bullion is part of the nation’s reserves that it kept in the United States

Germany’s central bank is to bring home hundreds of tonnes of gold. The bullion is part of the nation’s reserves that it kept in the United States

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Gun debate heats as gun lobby targets Obama’s daughters in new ad

A month after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting claimed the life of 26 people, including 18 children, pro-gun lobby the National Rifle

A month after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting claimed the life of 26 people, including 18 children, pro-gun lobby the National Rifle

Business

European car sales slump to 17-year low

Sales of new cars in recession-hit Europe fell to their lowest in 17 years last year. That leaves the region’ s mass market manufacturers with

Sales of new cars in recession-hit Europe fell to their lowest in 17 years last year. That leaves the region’ s mass market manufacturers with

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41 foreigners kidnapped, 3 reported killed by Islamists in Algeria

A group linked to al Qaeda is said to have taken hostage up to 41 westerners at a gas plant in eastern Algeria. Reports say there are claims it is

A group linked to al Qaeda is said to have taken hostage up to 41 westerners at a gas plant in eastern Algeria. Reports say there are claims it is

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Russian court rejects Pussy Riot appeal

A Russian court has thrown out an attempt by Maria Alekhina to have her prison sentence deferred. The member of Pussy Riot, the feminist punk band

A Russian court has thrown out an attempt by Maria Alekhina to have her prison sentence deferred. The member of Pussy Riot, the feminist punk band

Europe

British PM David Cameron gives MPs teaser on EU stance

Two days before his long-awaited speech on the EU, Britain’s Prime Minister gave a little hint to MPs that he’s not in favour of the in/out

Two days before his long-awaited speech on the EU, Britain’s Prime Minister gave a little hint to MPs that he’s not in favour of the in/out

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UN warns Mali conflict will cause humanitarian crisis

Refugees who have managed to flee northern Mali are receiving food aid which has been arriving in the capital Bamako. The situation in the north is

Refugees who have managed to flee northern Mali are receiving food aid which has been arriving in the capital Bamako. The situation in the north is

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Teething problems or long-term issues for Dreamliner?

How much damage will the pictures of passengers being evacuated from a 787 Dreamliner affect confidence in the aircraft? The All Nipon Airways flight

How much damage will the pictures of passengers being evacuated from a 787 Dreamliner affect confidence in the aircraft? The All Nipon Airways flight

Europe

EU clamps down on credit ratings agencies

Credit rating agencies will have to be more transparent about how they assess a country’s sovereign debt under changes agreed by MEPs on

Credit rating agencies will have to be more transparent about how they assess a country’s sovereign debt under changes agreed by MEPs on

Europe

Gay marriage: the same rights for all?

Hello I am Chris Burns. Welcome to The Network. We will be connecting shortly with our guests to get to the bottom of today’s issue. But beware, our

Hello I am Chris Burns. Welcome to The Network. We will be connecting shortly with our guests to get to the bottom of today’s issue. But beware, our

Culture

Inside the UN

French filmmaker Betrand Tavernier shot scenes from his new movie, the black comedy Quai D’Orsay, inside the United Nations building in New York.

French filmmaker Betrand Tavernier shot scenes from his new movie, the black comedy Quai D’Orsay, inside the United Nations building in New York.

Culture

Food photo show: good enough to eat?

From apple farms to sausages with smiley faces; these are just some of the subjects of Berlin-born artist Michael Schmidt for his latest exhibition

From apple farms to sausages with smiley faces; these are just some of the subjects of Berlin-born artist Michael Schmidt for his latest exhibition

Europe

Fighting Cybercrime in Europe

Imagine a world where criminals operate with near impunity. A place where credit card information could be bought for as little as 1 euro – but where

Imagine a world where criminals operate with near impunity. A place where credit card information could be bought for as little as 1 euro – but where

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Berlusconi slams EPP leaders for backing Monti

Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has launched a scathing attack on leading European parliamentarians within his own centre-right

Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has launched a scathing attack on leading European parliamentarians within his own centre-right

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Wikipedia parent company launches new travel site

Wikipedia’s parent company, the Wikimedia Foundation, has launched its twelfth official project: Wikivoyage. Using a similar format to Wikipedia

Wikipedia’s parent company, the Wikimedia Foundation, has launched its twelfth official project: Wikivoyage. Using a similar format to Wikipedia

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Mali: French forces in 'street battles' in Diabali

In Mali street battles are said to have been taking place between French special forces and Islamist militants in the town of Diabali, which fell

In Mali street battles are said to have been taking place between French special forces and Islamist militants in the town of Diabali, which fell

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Apartment block collapses in Egypt, at least 25 killed

At least 25 people were killed in Egypt on Wednesday when an apartment block collapsed in Alexandria, Egyptian media reported. There are at least 10

At least 25 people were killed in Egypt on Wednesday when an apartment block collapsed in Alexandria, Egyptian media reported. There are at least 10

Business

Workers strike at S.Africa's Amplats

Workers at three of Anglo American Platinum’s mines in South Africa have gone on an illegal strike. It started one day after the company said it

Workers at three of Anglo American Platinum’s mines in South Africa have gone on an illegal strike. It started one day after the company said it

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Algerian Islamists kidnap foreigners

A Frenchman has reportedly been killed and at least nine other foreigners kidnapped by Islamist militants in Algeria. The victims, who include five

A Frenchman has reportedly been killed and at least nine other foreigners kidnapped by Islamist militants in Algeria. The victims, who include five

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London helicopter crash leaves two dead

Police have confirmed two people have died at the scene of a helicopter crash in south London and 12 others have been injured. The pilot, who was

Police have confirmed two people have died at the scene of a helicopter crash in south London and 12 others have been injured. The pilot, who was

Science_technology

Bugs for breakfast, anyone?

Producing more food to feed a growing population puts more strain on the world’s already limited resources. Raising livestock takes up a massive

Producing more food to feed a growing population puts more strain on the world’s already limited resources. Raising livestock takes up a massive

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Exclusive: Berlusconi rails against EU leaders

Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has launched a scathing attack on leading European parliamentarians within his own centre-right

Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has launched a scathing attack on leading European parliamentarians within his own centre-right

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Tough new gun laws for New York

In Kentucky, USA, two people have been shot in a car park of a college. The killings came a day before President Barack Obama is expected to unveil

In Kentucky, USA, two people have been shot in a car park of a college. The killings came a day before President Barack Obama is expected to unveil