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Betancourt rescued

The Colombian authorities say they have rescued Ingrid Betancourt and three American hostages held by Farc rebels. Good news, for a change.

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Drugs haul

It looks like it might be the biggest haul in over a decade, at as much as €100m.

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George Best

The media coverage is too much, ease off just a bit!

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Smoker tried to open plane door

From the desperate for a fag department: A French woman has admitted attempting to open an aeroplane door mid-flight so that she could smoke a cigarette. Sandrine Helene Sellies, 34, who has a fear of flying, had drunk alcohol and … Continue reading

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Police: Wife of TV legal analyst slain

This could turn into an even bigger trial than the ones Daniel Horowitz is involved with. The wife of prominent defense attorney and TV legal analyst Daniel Horowitz was found slain in the entryway of the couple’s San Francisco Bay … Continue reading

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U2 on Conan O'Brien video

I am looking forward to seeing next Conan O’Brien, that featured U2 only. I am sure it will appear on BitTorrent downloads fairly soon after. I, for one, will be watching on CNBC Europe next Tuesday.

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IAEA, ElBaradei win peace prize

The IAEA and Mohamed ElBaradei have won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to limit the spread of atomic weapons. I can’t see a problem with that. Bono would have been a more controversial winner.

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Two men held over murder of Robert McCartney

An interesting development to happen after IRA arms decomissioning.

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Venezuela plane crash kills 160

Jaysus these things do seem to come in threes, first the Air France crash in Toronto, then Greece, now Venezuela… A Colombian airliner has crashed in a remote mountainous area of Venezuela killing all 160 people on board. The 152 … Continue reading

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Mikhail Khodorkovsky: Letter from a Russian prison

The former head of Yukos with a letter to the outside world. He warns: I have already realized that wealth, and especially vast wealth, does not in itself make a person free. As a co-owner of Yukos, I had to … Continue reading

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