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UK's first 'poo bus' starts running

BBC News - Thu, 2014-11-20 04:11
The UK's first bus powered entirely by human and food waste goes into service between Bristol and Bath.
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In pictures: Scarcity and Waste

BBC News - Thu, 2014-11-20 04:11
Finalists of Syngenta Photography Award
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How much is everything in the UK worth?

BBC News - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:58
The Office for National Statistics has announced the market value of the UK.
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Islamic State video draws attention to Syrian victims

BBC News - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:57
What do we know about the Syrians beheaded in IS video?
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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: East-West Meets Far North

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:42
It’s no wonder that the Norwegians above the Arctic Circle are nervous about the prospect of a new Cold War.






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EU still considering fining France over budget rules - Reuters

Google News France - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:33

Reuters

EU still considering fining France over budget rules
Reuters
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU officials are considering fining France for failing to cut its budget deficit, although the euro zone's second biggest economy, a driving force in the creation of the shared currency, could yet be spared the unprecedented ...

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VIDEO: Jagger on Brown and losing L'Wren

BBC News - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:21
Sir Mick Jagger has told the BBC about his new biopic on music legend James Brown, and how going on tour helped the Rolling Stones singer get over the loss of his partner L'Wren Scott.
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RBS struggles against never-ending fines

BBC News - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:07
Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Ross McEwan knows he has more bad stuff to clear out before he has any chance of hitting clear blue water
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Technip Proposes $1.83 Billion French Oil-Services Merger - Wall Street Journal

Google News French - Thu, 2014-11-20 02:44

Wall Street Journal

Technip Proposes $1.83 Billion French Oil-Services Merger
Wall Street Journal
PARIS—France's Technip SA has made a preliminary takeover offer of €1.46 billion ($1.83 billion) in cash for smaller French oil-services company CGG, a sign of accelerating consolidation in the sector as falling oil prices have crimped spending by big ...
Technip's €1.5bn bid for French energy surveyor CGG rejectedFinancial Times
Technip puts up $1.8B offer for French seismic companyFuelFix (blog)

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Your pictures: Movement

BBC News - Thu, 2014-11-20 02:39
Readers' photos on the theme of "movement"
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VIDEO: Stunt biker's loop on Thames barge

BBC News - Thu, 2014-11-20 02:21
Bicycle stunt rider Danny MacAskill's latest challenge took place on the River Thames, as he performed a rarely seen loop-the-loop in front of the London Eye.
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Children's art in Iraqi Kurdistan

BBC News - Thu, 2014-11-20 01:59
Expressions of hope through art in Iraq
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France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship - The Independent

Google News France - Wed, 2014-11-19 23:45

France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
The Independent
Russia has warned that France will be subject to huge compensation fees if it does not give up control of the vessel, named the Vladivostok, before the end of November. It was supposed to be handed over on 14 November, the Russian news agency Itar-Tass ...
Russian Sailors Were Denied Access To The Mistral Warship They're Buying ...Business Insider
France not acting as independent state in Mistral dispute — Russian lawmakerITAR-TASS

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VIDEO: Turkmenistan to meet China gas needs

BBC News - Wed, 2014-11-19 22:33
China is investing in Turkmenistan's energy sector to boost the supply of gas to its fast growing economy.
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East-West conflict set to run and run

BBC News - Wed, 2014-11-19 22:11
The current dispute between Russia and the EU is not likely to be resolved any time soon, says Mark Mardell.
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VIDEO: $1m bill for baby's early arrival

BBC News - Wed, 2014-11-19 21:49
A Canadian family is facing a bill of almost $1m (£638,000) from an American hospital, because their daughter was born prematurely while they were on holiday in Hawaii.
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Pakistani, Held in Iraq, Wins a Round in Court

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Wed, 2014-11-19 18:53
The plaintiff, who was detained in Iraq in 2004, says he was tortured on and off for a decade, first by British and then by American troops.






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Colombia general 'released soon'

BBC News - Wed, 2014-11-19 18:31
Colombia's Farc rebels reach an agreement with the government over the conditions necessary for releasing an army general and four others.
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A Second Frenchman Is Identified as Appearing in ISIS Beheading Video

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Wed, 2014-11-19 18:28
French officials said they believe Michaël Dos Santos, 22, was among the militants in a video that included a clip of a beheaded American aid worker.






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Meeting U.S. Envoy, Putin Appears to Soften His Tone

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Wed, 2014-11-19 17:40
Upon receiving the new American ambassador to Russia, President Vladimir V. Putin said Moscow and Washington could find avenues of cooperation despite recent tensions.






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