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April 13, 2015 9:04 am gmt |
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The quaint town of Dunblane, Scotland, has been set abuzz by the wedding of tennis legend Andy Murray to his long-term girlfriend, Kim Sears. Saturday’s event -dubbed “the royal wedding of Scotland” – took place at Dunblane Cathedral, with cheering crowds spilling onto the str...
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April 13, 2015 8:21 am gmt |
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Turkey has recalled its ambassador to the Vatican for consultations in an escalating diplomatic row over Pope Francis’ use of the word “genocide” to describe the massacres of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during World War I.  “Our ambassador to the Vatican Mr Mehmet Pacaci i...
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April 13, 2015 8:11 am gmt |
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A 65-year-old Berlin woman who already has 13 children is pregnant again (expected to have quadruplets by the doctors) in Germany. The woman, Annegret Raunigk, decided to try to have another child because her youngest daughter, who is nine, wanted a little brother or sister. The woman has seven grand...
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April 13, 2015 6:28 am gmt |
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Although she wasn’t recognised as the Best Actress in a musical at the Olivier Awards, Gemma Arterton made sure she was the life and soul of the after party on Sunday night. The 29-year-old actress, who was nominated for her role as factory worker Rita O’Grady in West End show Made In Dag...
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April 12, 2015 8:34 am gmt |
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A central Russian gallery has cancelled the opening of an exhibition of World War Two images by US and British photographers, sparking claims that the event was pulled for political reasons. Yekaterinburg’s House of Metenkov said the closure was a “technical” matter. Russians would ...
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April 12, 2015 6:32 am gmt |
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Hillary Clinton will take another stab at cracking what she calls “the highest and hardest glass ceiling” on Sunday when she starts a long-awaited second run for the White House as the prohibitive Democratic front runner.  Clinton’s campaign for the November 2016 election will empha...
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April 11, 2015 6:05 am gmt |
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Doctors seem to be a step closer to performing a breakthrough surgery: transplanting a human head onto another body. A Russian man with a rare genetic muscle-wasting disorder has volunteered to be the first to try the procedure. “I’m very interested in technology, and anything progressive that might ...
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April 10, 2015 6:04 am gmt |
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The Prime Minister of India – Narendra Modi visit France on the first leg of his three-nation tour. PM Modi arrived in Paris late last night and he is expected to hold talks with French President Francois Hollande and business leaders. Civil nuclear, defence and trade will be the focus of his d...
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April 9, 2015 6:27 am gmt |
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Hundreds of flights to and from France were cancelled on Wednesday as air traffic controllers launched a two-day strike over working conditions and the situation was due to worsen on Thursday. The civil aviation authority had asked airlines to scrap around 40 per cent of flights, warning of “disrupti...
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April 8, 2015 9:09 am gmt |
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A near-perfect replica of France’s famous Grotte Chauvet, a vast cave containing the world’s oldest prehistoric art, is to open this month in which hails a masterpiece of modern ingenuity. Three amateur speleologists stumbled on the breathtaking 36,000-year old drawings and paintings of ferocious wil...
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April 7, 2015 5:46 am gmt |
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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrives in Thailand on Tuesday for a visit aimed at expanding trade and the ruling military will be keen to highlight international support nearly a year after it ousted an elected government. Medvedev’s two-day visit follows criticism from some Western co...
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April 6, 2015 9:21 am gmt |
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According to the European Environmental Bureau (EEA), among 23 European cities which were taken to measure the environment pollution, Copenhagen came in second, beaten only by Zurich. Zurich got the first prize for its commitment to reduce pollution from vehicles, the promotion of cleaner forms of tr...
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April 5, 2015 2:23 am gmt |
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Russia ‘bought’ Marine Le Pen’s support over Crime France’s Front National may have been given a multi-million-euro loan by a Russian bank as a “reward” for backing President Putin’s annexation of Crimea, according to text messages released by Russian hackers...
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April 3, 2015 11:03 am gmt |
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The European antitrust investigation into Google appears to be heating up. More European countries are looking into Facebook’s privacy settings.  And Apple, which already is under scrutiny for its low corporate tax arrangements in Ireland, is now facing potential antitrust questions from the European...
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April 3, 2015 7:16 am gmt |
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Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by food restriction, odd eating habits or rituals, obsession with having a thin figure, and an irrational fear of becoming obsessive. It goes along with the self-perception and involves with excessive weight loss. People restrict the amount of food...
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April 2, 2015 9:06 am gmt |
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Copenhagen is a sister city of Hamburg, Germany. Germany will be the host country for the summer Olympics in 2024. So, Copenhagen wants in, too. The Copenhagen mayor said that he is already in dialogue with Hamburg’s mayor to hold some of the events in Copenhagen and helping Hamburg. So since the dec...
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April 2, 2015 8:37 am gmt |
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A powerful storm drove across central Europe Tuesday leaving a widespread path of destruction across parts of Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the United Kingdom. The storm, nicknamed “Niklas” in Europe, is considered one of the most powerful to hit the region in years, the Sydney Morning Herald rep...
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April 1, 2015 9:52 am gmt |
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McDonald’s tax affairs in Europe are under scrutiny by European Union officials after labour unions accused the US fast food chain of failing to pay its dues, a person involved in the issue said on Tuesday. EU antitrust regulators have asked Luxembourg for information on its tax rulings, according to...
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March 29, 2015 8:35 am gmt |
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Ed Miliband’s hopes for the election have been boosted by a poll showing Labour has opened up a four-point lead over the Tories following last week’s televised contest between him and David Cameron. The YouGov poll for the Sunday Times, taken after Thursday’s Channel 4/Sky TV grilling for the two par...