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2013-02-14

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Dancing demos to end violence against women

Streets and squares and parks throughout the world have been reverberating to millions of feet dancing to the same tune. It is all part of the ‘One

Streets and squares and parks throughout the world have been reverberating to millions of feet dancing to the same tune. It is all part of the ‘One

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Kazakhstan's Harmony Lessons shines at Berlinale

For the first time in Berlin Film Festival’s history, an entry from Kazakhstan is in the official competition. Harmony Lessons is the debut feature

For the first time in Berlin Film Festival’s history, an entry from Kazakhstan is in the official competition. Harmony Lessons is the debut feature

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Stricken liner close to safety

The ordeal is almost over for more than 4,200 people who have been trapped on a crippled cruise liner since Sunday. A fire on the Carnival Triumph

The ordeal is almost over for more than 4,200 people who have been trapped on a crippled cruise liner since Sunday. A fire on the Carnival Triumph

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The highs and lows of Oscar Pistorius

Born without a fibula in either leg in 1986, Oscar Pistorius underwent a bi-lateral below the knee amputation just before his first birthday. “The

Born without a fibula in either leg in 1986, Oscar Pistorius underwent a bi-lateral below the knee amputation just before his first birthday. “The

Culture

Monte Carlo: one Violetta can hide another

It is one of the most popular operas in the world. More than 150 years after its premiere, Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece La Traviata still leaves both

It is one of the most popular operas in the world. More than 150 years after its premiere, Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece La Traviata still leaves both

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Italy's scare over health care

Living with a serious physical handicap in one of the world’s most industrialised nations – Italy – is hard enough for people with disabilities and

Living with a serious physical handicap in one of the world’s most industrialised nations – Italy – is hard enough for people with disabilities and

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Cyprus to change president

Cypriots are poised to vote for a new president this Sunday. The incumbent Demetris Christofias is not running. He will leave office with Cyprus on

Cypriots are poised to vote for a new president this Sunday. The incumbent Demetris Christofias is not running. He will leave office with Cyprus on

Business

Eurozone recession worsens

The eurozone slipped deeper than expected into recession in the final three months of last year. GDP declined 0.6 percent – the most since early

The eurozone slipped deeper than expected into recession in the final three months of last year. GDP declined 0.6 percent – the most since early

Business

Beanz meanz Buffett

In a surprise purchase ketchup and baby food maker Heinz is being bought by billionaire Warren Buffett’s investment group, together with private

In a surprise purchase ketchup and baby food maker Heinz is being bought by billionaire Warren Buffett’s investment group, together with private

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French meat firm denies knowingly selling horse

French meat-processing firm Spanghero has rejected claims that it deliberately sold horsemeat labelled as beef. It has released a statement saying

French meat-processing firm Spanghero has rejected claims that it deliberately sold horsemeat labelled as beef. It has released a statement saying

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Fly the merging skies

The consolidation in the skies continues with the merger of American Airlines and US Airways Group. That will create the world’s biggest airline in

The consolidation in the skies continues with the merger of American Airlines and US Airways Group. That will create the world’s biggest airline in

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Bahrain uprising anniversary: Worst clashes in months

Two years after their Arab Spring uprising against Bahrain’s ruling family, protesters have been back on the streets in what they said was a day of

Two years after their Arab Spring uprising against Bahrain’s ruling family, protesters have been back on the streets in what they said was a day of

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Ivorian sets fire to himself at Rome's biggest airport

An Ivorian man is being treated for serious burns after setting himself on fire at Rome Fiumicino airport. It is alleged he doused himself in

An Ivorian man is being treated for serious burns after setting himself on fire at Rome Fiumicino airport. It is alleged he doused himself in

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Greek pensioners protest against austerity

Hundreds of Greek pensioners have staged a protest against the government’s austerity measures. The elderly have faced two pension reductions since

Hundreds of Greek pensioners have staged a protest against the government’s austerity measures. The elderly have faced two pension reductions since

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Security staff strike disrupts German airports

In Germany, a strike by security guards in an ongoing dispute over pay has disrupted travel for thousands of passengers at two of the country’s

In Germany, a strike by security guards in an ongoing dispute over pay has disrupted travel for thousands of passengers at two of the country’s

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The dancing demonstrators of One Billion Rising

Streets, squares and parks throughout the world have been reverberating to millions of feet dancing to the same tune. It is all part of the ‘One

Streets, squares and parks throughout the world have been reverberating to millions of feet dancing to the same tune. It is all part of the ‘One

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Blade Runner Pistorius set for court on murder charge

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is spending Thursday night behind bars after being charged with the murder of his

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is spending Thursday night behind bars after being charged with the murder of his

Culture

Lashings of angst in latest Berlinale offerings

Banned in 2010 from making films for 20 years and sentenced to six years in prison for “propaganda against the system”, Iranian filmmaker Jafar

Banned in 2010 from making films for 20 years and sentenced to six years in prison for “propaganda against the system”, Iranian filmmaker Jafar

Europe

EU unveils revised 'Robin Hood' tax

The European Commission on Thursday unveiled a new proposal for a tax on financial transactions that could be collected worldwide. Only 11

The European Commission on Thursday unveiled a new proposal for a tax on financial transactions that could be collected worldwide. Only 11

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Ukrainian officials seek cause of Donetsk crash

Investigators are examining the wreckage of a plane that crashed at Donetsk Airport on February 13. Most of the passengers were football fans on

Investigators are examining the wreckage of a plane that crashed at Donetsk Airport on February 13. Most of the passengers were football fans on

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Arrivederci Roma - pope tells diocese he plans seclusion

There has been an emotional ceremony in the Vatican where the pope effectively said farewell to more than 1,000 priests from the Diocese of

There has been an emotional ceremony in the Vatican where the pope effectively said farewell to more than 1,000 priests from the Diocese of

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No deal in Iran-IAEA nuclear talks

Talks between UN nuclear negotiators and Iran on investigating the country’s suspected atomic weapons programme have once again failed to result in a

Talks between UN nuclear negotiators and Iran on investigating the country’s suspected atomic weapons programme have once again failed to result in a

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Olympic sprinter Pistorius charged with girlfriend's murder

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murdering his girlfriend. Reeva Steenkamp, a 30-year-old

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murdering his girlfriend. Reeva Steenkamp, a 30-year-old

Business

Grim Greek jobless total hits 27 percent

Greece’s jobless rate has hit a new record of 27 percent as the austerity-fuelled recession there continues to take its toll on the labour market

Greece’s jobless rate has hit a new record of 27 percent as the austerity-fuelled recession there continues to take its toll on the labour market

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Dead rock star memorabilia begins US tour

A collection of rock memorabilia from musicians who died young has been unveiled in the US. The collection features platinum discs, stage clothing

A collection of rock memorabilia from musicians who died young has been unveiled in the US. The collection features platinum discs, stage clothing

Science_technology

Flying lizard set to change the textbooks

An international team of Romanian, British and Brazilian palaeontologists has discovered a new species of pterosaurus called Eurazhdarcho in

An international team of Romanian, British and Brazilian palaeontologists has discovered a new species of pterosaurus called Eurazhdarcho in

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Dresden anti-fascist protesters block neo-Nazi march

More than 13,000 protesters in Dresden, Germany formed a human chain to block a neo-Nazi rally on February 13. One man explained why he came out in

More than 13,000 protesters in Dresden, Germany formed a human chain to block a neo-Nazi rally on February 13. One man explained why he came out in

Culture

Tim McGraw looks forward to part two of his career

American country singer and actor Tim McGraw is one of the USA’s most successful country stars, a regular chart-topper with total album sales in

American country singer and actor Tim McGraw is one of the USA’s most successful country stars, a regular chart-topper with total album sales in