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25 June 2010 4:57 PM | Tagged: weather forecaster
Veteran Australian artist Rolf Harris used his wobble board to get Glastonbury fans into the party mood on Friday, as the world's biggest music festival prepared to get into full swing.The 80-year-old, famous for weird instruments also including the didgeridoo, played favourites including Two Little Boys , Waltzing Matilda and Stairway to Heaven on the Pyramid Stage at the festival. There's

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25 June 2010 4:57 PM | Tagged: lyall mercer
SAINT-DENIS, Reunion – A brother of the 16-year-old Californian sailor rescued in the Indian Ocean after her boat capsized says he's eager to greet Abby Sunderland as she comes back to civilization.Sunderland's attempt to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world capsized on June 10 when three-story-high waves snapped her boat's mast.She was rescued two days later by a French

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25 June 2010 4:57 PM | Tagged: indonesia korea
The latest UN summit on climate change, held in Bonn, Germany, produced no grounbreaking results.Euronews asked the EU's Commission for climate matters, Connie Hedegaard, for comment. Euronews: Commissioner, is anyone in the world respecting the EU when it comes to environment and climate change matters? Connie Hedegaard: Definitely yes.You can ask representatives from all sorts of countries and

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25 June 2010 4:37 PM | Tagged: australian open champion
Serbian third seed Novak Djokovic surged into the fourth round at Wimbledon with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 victory against Spain's Albert Montanes on Friday.Djokovic was involved in the latest finish in Wimbledon history on Monday when his first round win over Olivier Rochus was concluded under the Centre Court roof at 10:58pm.But the 2008 Australian Open champion has been in hurry-up mode since then and M

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25 June 2010 4:37 PM | Tagged: combine harvester
A cat that had both its back legs severed by a combine harvester can walk again after being fitted with prosthetic limbs in a world-first operation.Two-year-old Oscar has been given a pair of artificial limbs by veterinary surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick, using a technique developed by a University College London team.Oscar was lazing in the sun near his home in Jersey when the accident happened last Oc

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25 June 2010 2:07 PM | Tagged: international group inc
Global merger and acquisition activity in 2010 is off to its worst start in six years, and with economic uncertainty and a sovereign debt crisis in Europe, the second half could be just as disappointing.As of June 22, global M&A; this year was worth just under $976 billion, according to Thomson Reuters data, less than half the value of the first half of 2007, M&A;'s peak year, and only moderately h

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25 June 2010 1:47 PM | Tagged: afghan capital kabul
The government paid compensation for the deaths of more than 100 Afghan civilians last year, around three times the amount handed out in 2008, Ministry of Defence (MoD) records showed Thursday.Thousands of pounds paid to people who were killed or injured in error by British forces fighting in the war-torn country were revealed in response to a request under Freedom of Information laws made by Cha

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25 June 2010 12:47 PM | Tagged: open skies accord
The EU-US open skies accord, act II.Two years after the entry into force of a first deal, Europe and the United States have agreed on further steps for liberalisation of transatlantic commercial aviation.The first text gave EU countries' airlines the right to land and take off from airports in the US and vice versa.The new deal expands commercial opportunities and cooperation on issues such as th