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2013-02-04

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Kerry takes over at the State Department

US Secretary of State John Kerry has started his first day in office with a witty and joke-filled speech to his staff. The former senator and 2004

US Secretary of State John Kerry has started his first day in office with a witty and joke-filled speech to his staff. The former senator and 2004

Business

Britain gets tough on risky banking

The British government has unveiled details of new laws intended to dissuade banks from taking risks hat lead to them having to be bailed out with

The British government has unveiled details of new laws intended to dissuade banks from taking risks hat lead to them having to be bailed out with

Business

Rajoy scandal fears hit Spanish bonds

The rate of interest the Spanish government is having to offer to get investors to buy its bonds rose sharply on Monday. A row over slush fund

The rate of interest the Spanish government is having to offer to get investors to buy its bonds rose sharply on Monday. A row over slush fund

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Funeral of Egypt activist 'tortured to death'

The funeral of an activist allegedly “tortured to death” has given Egyptian protesters another reason to be angry at the president. Twenty-eight

The funeral of an activist allegedly “tortured to death” has given Egyptian protesters another reason to be angry at the president. Twenty-eight

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Spain's political crisis

In this News Plus, we take a look at Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s precarious position – the man who reached the pinnacle of his career on

In this News Plus, we take a look at Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s precarious position – the man who reached the pinnacle of his career on

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Welby sworn in as Archbishop of Canterbury

It has been called the impossible job, but the right reverend Justin Welby was sworn in as Archbishop of Canterbury, and will begin guiding the

It has been called the impossible job, but the right reverend Justin Welby was sworn in as Archbishop of Canterbury, and will begin guiding the

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Georgia to resume wine & water exports to Russia

Signs of a thaw in relations at last between Russia and Georgia with the agreement today that wine and mineral water exports to Russia can

Signs of a thaw in relations at last between Russia and Georgia with the agreement today that wine and mineral water exports to Russia can

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Filin says 'wait and see' for acid attacker

The artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet Sergei Filin has left hospital in Moscow bound for specialist treatment in Germany to try and save his

The artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet Sergei Filin has left hospital in Moscow bound for specialist treatment in Germany to try and save his

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Ahmadinejad says ready for space 'sacrifice'

Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has volunteered to become his country’s first astronaut. Flushed with the success of last week’s monkey space

Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has volunteered to become his country’s first astronaut. Flushed with the success of last week’s monkey space

Europe

Romania to stay under EU 'special monitoring'

The European Commission rebuked Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Monday for failing to meet EU demands to uphold the rule of law and urged him

The European Commission rebuked Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Monday for failing to meet EU demands to uphold the rule of law and urged him

Europe

Romania to stay under EU 'special monitoring'

The European Commission rebuked Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Monday for failing to meet EU demands to uphold the rule of law and urged him

The European Commission rebuked Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Monday for failing to meet EU demands to uphold the rule of law and urged him

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Belgian paedophile asks for early release

Belgian paedophile and child killer, Marc Dutroux, has appeared before a court in Brussels. He was asking to be released early and placed under

Belgian paedophile and child killer, Marc Dutroux, has appeared before a court in Brussels. He was asking to be released early and placed under

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Slush fund scandal follows Spain's Rajoy to Berlin

On a visit to Berlin, Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy has again denied taking money from a slush fund. Meeting with German Chancellor Angela

On a visit to Berlin, Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy has again denied taking money from a slush fund. Meeting with German Chancellor Angela

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Malala speaks following surgery to reconstruct skull

The 15-year-old Pakistani activist, shot in the head by the Taliban last October, says her health is “getting better, day by day.” Malala Yousefzai

The 15-year-old Pakistani activist, shot in the head by the Taliban last October, says her health is “getting better, day by day.” Malala Yousefzai

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Anti-bullfighting protest in Mexico

Hundreds of anti-bullfighting protesters gathered in front of the Monument to the Revolution in Mexico City to call for an end to the sport. Smeared

Hundreds of anti-bullfighting protesters gathered in front of the Monument to the Revolution in Mexico City to call for an end to the sport. Smeared

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Flash mob music at Bucharest airport

The Bucharest Symphony Orchestra staged a flashmob at ‘Henri Coanda’ International Airport near Bucharest. The 40 musicians, disguised as pilots

The Bucharest Symphony Orchestra staged a flashmob at ‘Henri Coanda’ International Airport near Bucharest. The 40 musicians, disguised as pilots

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Cambodia cremates 'King-Father' Sihanouk

The body of Cambodia’s former King Norodom Sihanouk has been cremated in the capital Phnom Penh. Since his death in October he had lain in state

The body of Cambodia’s former King Norodom Sihanouk has been cremated in the capital Phnom Penh. Since his death in October he had lain in state

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'Nuclear weapons against our beliefs' says Iran's foreign minister

Iran’s foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi has been speaking to euronews on the margins of a security conference in Munich. The former head of the

Iran’s foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi has been speaking to euronews on the margins of a security conference in Munich. The former head of the

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Extreme-right supporters march in Athens

More than 5-thousand supporters of Greece’s extreme right party Golden Dawn marched past the US Embassy in Athens on Saturday, chanting anti-Turkish

More than 5-thousand supporters of Greece’s extreme right party Golden Dawn marched past the US Embassy in Athens on Saturday, chanting anti-Turkish

Culture

Virtual Panel: how to become a successful actor

“I really believe that, as an actor, no matter what your age is, you should always put the character and the story in first place and not you, as a

“I really believe that, as an actor, no matter what your age is, you should always put the character and the story in first place and not you, as a

Culture

'Danz' along to Swiss Lips' sounds

Perfecting the art of the dance-rock crossover, Manchester band Swiss Lips has released their new single Danz. The band has also confirmed three

Perfecting the art of the dance-rock crossover, Manchester band Swiss Lips has released their new single Danz. The band has also confirmed three

Culture

Hopkins plays Hitchcock

Anthony Hopkins plays film legend Alfred Hitchcock in the Sacha Gervasi-helmed movie Hitchcock, which explores the period in the director’s life when

Anthony Hopkins plays film legend Alfred Hitchcock in the Sacha Gervasi-helmed movie Hitchcock, which explores the period in the director’s life when

Business

Politics overshadow Monte Paschi bank probe

It is a crucial week for Italy’s Monte Paschi bank. As part of investigations into possible fraud magistrates are questioning key witnesses

It is a crucial week for Italy’s Monte Paschi bank. As part of investigations into possible fraud magistrates are questioning key witnesses

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Italy election campaign: Berlusconi and Grillo gain momentum

With just three weeks to go until Italy’s general election, there is still no clear indication of an alliance amongst any of the key parties. The

With just three weeks to go until Italy’s general election, there is still no clear indication of an alliance amongst any of the key parties. The

Business

Ready to say 'Auf Wiedersehen' to Spain

Political uncertainty in Spain, along with further grim unemployment numbers, pushed up the cost of borrowing by the Madrid government on Monday and

Political uncertainty in Spain, along with further grim unemployment numbers, pushed up the cost of borrowing by the Madrid government on Monday and

Business

JAL seeks 787 grounding compensation

Japan Airlines is to ask for compensation from Boeing for the grounding of the 787 Dreamliner. Currently no 787s are flying as investigators in

Japan Airlines is to ask for compensation from Boeing for the grounding of the 787 Dreamliner. Currently no 787s are flying as investigators in

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Europol smashes global football match-fixing ring

A suspected football match-fixing syndicate has been uncovered during an 18-month global investigation. An Asia-based group is thought to have been

A suspected football match-fixing syndicate has been uncovered during an 18-month global investigation. An Asia-based group is thought to have been

Science_technology

Telephone lie detector traps benefit frauds

A Smartphone that can tell you what university your caller went to and a piece of software that can tell when you’re lying on the phone… that’s

A Smartphone that can tell you what university your caller went to and a piece of software that can tell when you’re lying on the phone… that’s

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Cuba election: Castro makes rare appearance

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has made a rare appearance, venturing outside his home to vote in the country’s parliamentary

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has made a rare appearance, venturing outside his home to vote in the country’s parliamentary