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2013-02-13

Sport

All square on a night of Champions League action

Manchester United struck early in their Champions League clash against Real Madrid in the Bernabeu with Danny Wellbeck scoring in the 20th

Manchester United struck early in their Champions League clash against Real Madrid in the Bernabeu with Danny Wellbeck scoring in the 20th

Sport

Teenager jumps to maiden victory

Jaka Hvala clinched his maiden win in World Cup ski jumping in the large hill event at Klingenthal in Germany. The 19-year-olds previous best

Jaka Hvala clinched his maiden win in World Cup ski jumping in the large hill event at Klingenthal in Germany. The 19-year-olds previous best

Sport

Japan floored by Olympic decision

Japan has been floored by the news wrestling will be thrown out of the Olympics. Tokyo is bidding to host the showpiece games in 2020 but it seems a

Japan has been floored by the news wrestling will be thrown out of the Olympics. Tokyo is bidding to host the showpiece games in 2020 but it seems a

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EU wants tougher labelling on meat products

Germany is carrying out tests on meat and meat products as supermarkets in North Rhine-Westphalia removed suspicious products from shelves as the

Germany is carrying out tests on meat and meat products as supermarkets in North Rhine-Westphalia removed suspicious products from shelves as the

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Romania defends meat trade as search for horsemeat continues

Romania has defended its abattoirs and a probe has cleared two producers suspected of relabelling horsemeat as beef. The journey from

Romania has defended its abattoirs and a probe has cleared two producers suspected of relabelling horsemeat as beef. The journey from

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Navarro-Valls pays tribute to Benedict XVI

Joaquin Navarro-Valls was the Director of the Vatican’s press office for more than 20 years, stepping down in 2006. His role as gave him perhaps

Joaquin Navarro-Valls was the Director of the Vatican’s press office for more than 20 years, stepping down in 2006. His role as gave him perhaps

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Benedict 'humble and innovative'

What Benedict XVI will leave to posterity and how he will be seen to have contributed to the Roman Catholic Church are questions being posed after

What Benedict XVI will leave to posterity and how he will be seen to have contributed to the Roman Catholic Church are questions being posed after

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Ukraine plane crash kills five football fans

At least five people have been killed in a plane crash in Ukraine.   The twin engined Antonov turboprob was carrying supporters to a European

At least five people have been killed in a plane crash in Ukraine.   The twin engined Antonov turboprob was carrying supporters to a European

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Benedict XVI holds last mass as Pope

Pope Benedict XVI has held his last mass as pontiff at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome in front of a congregration of thousands. He was given a

Pope Benedict XVI has held his last mass as pontiff at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome in front of a congregration of thousands. He was given a

Europe

EU ministers hold horsemeat talks

EU officials held emergency talks in Brussels on Wednesday on the horsemeat scandal. Environment, agriculture and consumer ministers were in the

EU officials held emergency talks in Brussels on Wednesday on the horsemeat scandal. Environment, agriculture and consumer ministers were in the

Europe

Belgian shoppers fret over horsemeat scandal

  The horsemeat scandal is yet to hit Belgian supermarkets, but nevertheless consumers there are worried by developments in France and

  The horsemeat scandal is yet to hit Belgian supermarkets, but nevertheless consumers there are worried by developments in France and

Business

Mobile phone sales down in 2012 says Gartner

Sales of mobile phones fell last year for the first time since 2009. The research company Gartner said that was due to “tough economic conditions

Sales of mobile phones fell last year for the first time since 2009. The research company Gartner said that was due to “tough economic conditions

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Transatlantic trade talks in sight

The European Union and the United States have agreed to talks on a free trade alliance. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said they

The European Union and the United States have agreed to talks on a free trade alliance. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said they

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Italy's jobless generations

Salvatore, a fine dining entrepreneur who has worked on three continents and speaks three languages, has come down in the world since his days as

Salvatore, a fine dining entrepreneur who has worked on three continents and speaks three languages, has come down in the world since his days as

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Erdogan: Turkey-Syria bomb was meant to provoke Ankara

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Monday’s deadly bomb attack at the Turkish-Syrian border was meant to provoke the Ankara

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Monday’s deadly bomb attack at the Turkish-Syrian border was meant to provoke the Ankara

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Dutch florists FloraHolland set for Valentine's

As romantic Romeos rush to buy flowers ahead of Valentine’s Day on Thursday, business is booming at the world’s largest flower

As romantic Romeos rush to buy flowers ahead of Valentine’s Day on Thursday, business is booming at the world’s largest flower

Business

Record loss for Peugeot Citroën

PSA Peugeot Citroën has defended its recovery plan at the same time that it announced its biggest-ever full-year loss.   The French carmaker vowed to

PSA Peugeot Citroën has defended its recovery plan at the same time that it announced its biggest-ever full-year loss.   The French carmaker vowed to

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Ukrainian reporter jailed for gatecrashing Grammys

The US correspondent for a Ukrainian television station managed to enter the Grammy award ceremony with no ticket or accreditation by just walking up

The US correspondent for a Ukrainian television station managed to enter the Grammy award ceremony with no ticket or accreditation by just walking up

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Libya fears Islamist incursions, seeks help to secure borders

French President François Hollande has held talks with Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan in Paris with the leaders debating Libyan calls for Western

French President François Hollande has held talks with Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan in Paris with the leaders debating Libyan calls for Western

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Norwegian police arrest terror suspect

Norwegian police have arrested a man they suspect of threatening to attack on government buildings in Oslo. Late on Tuesday, an armed man told

Norwegian police have arrested a man they suspect of threatening to attack on government buildings in Oslo. Late on Tuesday, an armed man told

Business

Apple considering its cash pile, probably developing a watch

Apple’s Chief Executive Tim Cook has said it is carefully considering calls for the company to return more cash to investors; it is currently sitting

Apple’s Chief Executive Tim Cook has said it is carefully considering calls for the company to return more cash to investors; it is currently sitting

Europe

Right wing, right here, right now

Is a new form of right-wing politics sweeping Europe? Beyond terrorist attacks and lone wolves like Norway’s Anders Bering Brevik, support for

Is a new form of right-wing politics sweeping Europe? Beyond terrorist attacks and lone wolves like Norway’s Anders Bering Brevik, support for

Business

ING to cut thousands more jobs

ING has announced deeper job cuts in its retail banking business in the Netherlands and Belgium. The latest layoffs by the Dutch financial

ING has announced deeper job cuts in its retail banking business in the Netherlands and Belgium. The latest layoffs by the Dutch financial

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Spain parliament agrees to debate eviction law

The Spanish parliament has bowed to public pressure and agreed to debate a citizens’ motion that would protect indebted homeowners from

The Spanish parliament has bowed to public pressure and agreed to debate a citizens’ motion that would protect indebted homeowners from

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Roof collapses at Chernobyl nuclear power plant

A roof at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant has collapsed under the weight of snow. There are no immediate radiation concerns. The Emergencies

A roof at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant has collapsed under the weight of snow. There are no immediate radiation concerns. The Emergencies

Science_technology

Printed prosthetics

Traditionally, amputees have been offered one-size-fits-all prosthetics – functional but not particularly attractive. Now technology is blurring the

Traditionally, amputees have been offered one-size-fits-all prosthetics – functional but not particularly attractive. Now technology is blurring the

Europe

The next Pope: reformist or traditionalist?

He took over at the head of the Church replacing a globe-trotting Pope who defended traditional values. Elected in 2005, Pope Benedict XVI worked as

He took over at the head of the Church replacing a globe-trotting Pope who defended traditional values. Elected in 2005, Pope Benedict XVI worked as

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Why Matt Damon won't go to the toilet

Hollywood star Matt Damon says he will not use the bathroom until the world water crisis is solved. The Oscar-winning actor and activist, who is a

Hollywood star Matt Damon says he will not use the bathroom until the world water crisis is solved. The Oscar-winning actor and activist, who is a