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Atlantis is caught in a moment of brilliance

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:01
As the Space Shuttle Atlantis closed in on the International Space Station, they were briefly visible to an earthbound photographer with the Sun as backdrop.
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Read the books and seen the films? Now visit Harry Potter’s world

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:01
Professor Dumbledore is speaking to me in his study, the Hogwarts headmaster’s holographic projection so real that I feel I can touch it. The corridors of the school for wizards are lined with talking portraits, the final chamber filled with floating candles, and Harry Potter himself appears, urging me to follow him on a magical journey.

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My mum is here illegally, schoolgirl tells Michelle Obama

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:01
A seven-year-old girl has focused attention on the vexed question of how to control illegal immigration from Mexico — while inadvertently blowing the whistle on her mother.
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US warns of ‘consequences’ after Pyongyang is found guilty of sinking ship

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:01
The United States warned North Korea of “consequences” yesterday for its “clear act of aggression” after an international investigation blamed Pyongyang for the sinking of a South Korean warship, with the loss of 46 lives, in March.
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Battle robots in Iraq point the way to the future of warfare

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:01
The remote control vehicle looks like an outsize toy as it trundles forward on the gravel. It stops, spins around, extends a long metal arm and uses it to peck at the ground.
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Briton in Red Shirt demonstration regrets video arson gibe

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:01
A British Red Shirt who was shown on YouTube promising to burn down a Bangkok shopping centre has expressed regret for his words and insisted that he had nothing to do with the arson attack that destroyed the luxury mall four days later.
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Outrage as gay pair are sentenced to 14 years’ hard labour in Malawi

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:01
Two homosexual men have been sentenced to 14 years in prison with hard labour in Malawi for gross indecency and unnatural acts.

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Cartoonist draws a line under contest to picture Prophet

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:01
It took Molly Norris only half an hour to draw the Prophet Muhammad in the likeness of a coffee cup and a box of pasta.

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Afghan officials met insurgent representatives in Maldives

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:01
An Afghan Government delegation has met representatives of Afghan insurgent groups in the Maldives, it was claimed yesterday, and is to do so again this weekend. The alleged talks were confirmed by Maldives Government officials.

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Stock markets fall amid fears of unstable euro

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:01
Stock markets tumbled on both sides of the Atlantic and the euro came under new selling pressure yesterday as concerns mounted over the stability of the currency and the inability of Europe’s divided politicians to defend it.

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Stolen paintings could be offered back to the museum

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:01
After a few months, when the dust has settled, the five stolen paintings could be offered back to the museum by an agent for the thieves. As they are too well known to be offered on the open market they could have been stolen to order, or, as is more likely, they have been taken by a gang out to make money out of returning them.

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Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon wins extradition reprieve

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:00
The extradition of a hacker who broke into the Pentagon's computer network has been put on hold after an intervention from the Home Secretary yesterday.

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Google flicks on the TV that will not keep you away from the internet

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 16:29
Google has unveiled its bid to bring the full world wide web to your television set.

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Pope’s Cyprus visit ‘may lead to summit with Russian Orthodox Church’

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 15:00
There is growing speculation that the Pope’s visit to Cyprus next month for talks with Orthodox leaders could lead to a long-awaited summit between the pontiff and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill I to heal the 11th-century schism between the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity.

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Ten of the biggest art thefts in history

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 14:02
1 The biggest art theft in American history took place at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990. The 13 stolen paintings, including Rembrandt’s Lady and Gentleman in Black, The Concert by Vermeer, Rembrandt’s only marine painting The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, and five pieces by Degas, have never been found.

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Fight not over, say Red Shirts as they are herded out of Bangkok

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 12:18
Weeping Red Shirt protesters were herded on to buses and sent home today as the Thai authorities began to clean up Bangkok after the spasm of killing and destruction that brought their demonstrations to an end.

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American hikers held in Iran have emotional meeting with mothers

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 11:32
Three American hikers imprisoned in Iran and accused of spying were reunited today with their mothers for the first time in ten months at an emotional meeting in Tehran.

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Merkel leads calls for global financial tax as markets continue to slide

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 11:30
Angela Merkel led calls for an international financial tax today as a “signal of strength” as stock markets continued to slump from a lack of confidence in the euro.
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Valerie Plame-Wilson, the CIA spy who took to the Cannes red carpet

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 10:28
For more than 20 years Valerie Plame-Wilson’s most important professional consideration was to stay below the radar.

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Analysis: what next for the great firewall of Pakistan?

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 08:10
Are we seeing the creation of the Great Firewall of Pakistan?

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