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2013-02-01

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France reaches landmark deal with Google

France has inked a landmark agreement with Google, under which the web giant will pay 60 million euros into a new fund to help media outlets increase

France has inked a landmark agreement with Google, under which the web giant will pay 60 million euros into a new fund to help media outlets increase

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32 killed in mystery explosion at Mexico oil firm

The death toll from the explosion at the headquarters of Mexico’s state-owned oil company has risen to 32. More than 120 people were injured during

The death toll from the explosion at the headquarters of Mexico’s state-owned oil company has risen to 32. More than 120 people were injured during

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Sex attacks against women in Tahrir Square alarm rights groups

A growing number of sex attacks against women protesting in Cairo’s Tahrir Square has alarmed rights groups in the city. During a recent mass

A growing number of sex attacks against women protesting in Cairo’s Tahrir Square has alarmed rights groups in the city. During a recent mass

Science_technology

Eat less, feel full

It looks like a restaurant kitchen, but it is an advanced research institute on human nutrition in Aberdeen, Scotland. Food is served to study

It looks like a restaurant kitchen, but it is an advanced research institute on human nutrition in Aberdeen, Scotland. Food is served to study

Sport

Maradona's millions

Diego Maradona has not been pardoned over tax debts in Italy despite the Argentine’s lawyer announcing earlier on Friday his client had been cleared

Diego Maradona has not been pardoned over tax debts in Italy despite the Argentine’s lawyer announcing earlier on Friday his client had been cleared

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Toxic smog chokes India capital

Forget Beijing, India’s largest city New Delhi is suffering far worse air pollution. The New York Times reports that a key measurement used to test

Forget Beijing, India’s largest city New Delhi is suffering far worse air pollution. The New York Times reports that a key measurement used to test

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Spain's corruption eruption

In austerity-struck Spain, street protesters are screaming for the government to resign over the latest corruption scandal. At the head of the

In austerity-struck Spain, street protesters are screaming for the government to resign over the latest corruption scandal. At the head of the

Business

That wasn't supposed to happen! US economy shrinks

The US economy unexpectedly shrank at the end of last year, news that was released just as the Federal Reserve policymakers were holding their

The US economy unexpectedly shrank at the end of last year, news that was released just as the Federal Reserve policymakers were holding their

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Malian towns liberated

French and Malian forces retook Timbuktu and Gao this week, removing control of the Niger River Bend from jihadist militants. The population greeted

French and Malian forces retook Timbuktu and Gao this week, removing control of the Niger River Bend from jihadist militants. The population greeted

Business

Chinese buy black cab maker

Chinese car maker Geely has bought Manganese Bronze, the maker of London’s famous black taxis. The purchase – for the equivalent of 12.8 million

Chinese car maker Geely has bought Manganese Bronze, the maker of London’s famous black taxis. The purchase – for the equivalent of 12.8 million

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More protests more violence, as Egypt teeters on the brink

Thousands of Egyptians have taken to Cairo’s Tahrir Square to demand the overthrow of President Mohammed Mursi. Demonstrators have also carried their

Thousands of Egyptians have taken to Cairo’s Tahrir Square to demand the overthrow of President Mohammed Mursi. Demonstrators have also carried their

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'Black Sunday' the day Iran arrested journalists

The Islamic Republic of Iran has arrested 16 journalists in the capital Tehran, accused of cooperating with foreign Persian-language media

The Islamic Republic of Iran has arrested 16 journalists in the capital Tehran, accused of cooperating with foreign Persian-language media

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UK's tallest building The Shard opens to the public

Londoners have been watching the rise of their towering new landmark for months, but from Friday they were able to see the view from the inside for

Londoners have been watching the rise of their towering new landmark for months, but from Friday they were able to see the view from the inside for

Special_reports

Displaced Children

Nearly half of the world’s displaced people are children according to UN figures. Most have little or no access to education creating a lost

Nearly half of the world’s displaced people are children according to UN figures. Most have little or no access to education creating a lost

Business

Mixed news on US jobs

US employers added 157,000 workers to their payrolls in January, and along with that modest growth it turns out the gains for November and December

US employers added 157,000 workers to their payrolls in January, and along with that modest growth it turns out the gains for November and December

Culture

Bears up for grabs in Berlin

It has been a bitter winter in Berlin but to warm the soul and inspire the imagination there is the prospect of the annual film festival. And there

It has been a bitter winter in Berlin but to warm the soul and inspire the imagination there is the prospect of the annual film festival. And there

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France's President Hollande to visit Mali

The French President Francois Hollande is on his way to Mali tonight in support of French and Malian troops engaged in battle against Islamist

The French President Francois Hollande is on his way to Mali tonight in support of French and Malian troops engaged in battle against Islamist

Nocomment

Cambodia: former King Sihanouk's funeral

Mourners pay their respects to former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk as his coffin is moved in a procession to the crematorium, through the streets

Mourners pay their respects to former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk as his coffin is moved in a procession to the crematorium, through the streets

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Ankara denounces US embassy attack as an act of terrorism

A suicide bomber attacked one of the entrances to the US Embassy in Ankara on Friday, killing a Turkish security guard.   A woman, reportedly a

A suicide bomber attacked one of the entrances to the US Embassy in Ankara on Friday, killing a Turkish security guard.   A woman, reportedly a

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Vomiting up a fortune

One mammal’s waste could be another mammal’s treasure. Usually, humans are the mammals wasting the planet’s food and water supplies. In this case, it

One mammal’s waste could be another mammal’s treasure. Usually, humans are the mammals wasting the planet’s food and water supplies. In this case, it

Business

Eurozone inflation eases, jobs picture still grim

Eurozone inflation fell more than expected in January. That implies businesses are cutting their prices to keep people spending amid the weak

Eurozone inflation fell more than expected in January. That implies businesses are cutting their prices to keep people spending amid the weak

Business

SNS Reaal rescued by Dutch government

The Dutch government has nationalised bank and insurance group SNS Reaal at a cost of 10 billion euros. It said that was to prevent the lender’s

The Dutch government has nationalised bank and insurance group SNS Reaal at a cost of 10 billion euros. It said that was to prevent the lender’s

Sport

Ferrari's unveils new F1 car

Ferrari’s unveiled its new Formula One car at the Maranello factory ahead of its testing in Spain next week. It’s called the F138 with the name

Ferrari’s unveiled its new Formula One car at the Maranello factory ahead of its testing in Spain next week. It’s called the F138 with the name

Europe

Rent a car, rent a surprise

Excess charges, insurance, hidden costs. Sometimes renting a car can turn into a nightmare. We went to Italy, one of the countries with the most

Excess charges, insurance, hidden costs. Sometimes renting a car can turn into a nightmare. We went to Italy, one of the countries with the most

Nocomment

West African troops arrive in Mali

Hundreds of troops from neighbouring Niger arrived in the Malian city of Gao on Thursday to bolster French soldiers based there. Burkina Faso, Benin

Hundreds of troops from neighbouring Niger arrived in the Malian city of Gao on Thursday to bolster French soldiers based there. Burkina Faso, Benin

Nocomment

Panda cub's difficult check-up

It took three sets of hands to examine the San Diego Zoo’s baby panda cub Xiao Liwu. It weighs 8.7 kilos and measures 0.6 metres tall.

It took three sets of hands to examine the San Diego Zoo’s baby panda cub Xiao Liwu. It weighs 8.7 kilos and measures 0.6 metres tall.

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Casualties expected to rise in fatal Mexico City tower explosion

A huge explosion has ripped through the Mexico City headquarters of the state-owned oil giant Pemex, killing 32 people and injuring more than

A huge explosion has ripped through the Mexico City headquarters of the state-owned oil giant Pemex, killing 32 people and injuring more than

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Deadly firework blast causes bridge collapse in China

There has been a deadly explosion on board a truck carrying fireworks on a main highway in central China. At least six people are reported to have

There has been a deadly explosion on board a truck carrying fireworks on a main highway in central China. At least six people are reported to have

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