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Challenge to UK torture guidance

Monday 27th of September 2010, 0:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Guidance for intelligence officers on how to deal with detainees tortured overseas may breach human rights law, a watchdog says.
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Santos hails Farc 'turning point'

Monday 27th of September 2010, 0:22
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says the killing of guerrilla leader Mono Jojoy marks the "beginning of the end" for the country's Farc rebels.
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Ashcroft 'avoids' UK tax bill

Monday 27th of September 2010, 2:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lord Ashcroft avoided £3.4m in UK taxes on the eve of a rule change for peers, the BBC learns.
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Maoists in police hostage threat

Monday 27th of September 2010, 5:59
related countries: India India

Maoist rebels in India have threatened to kill four surviving police hostages out of seven they seized last week, officials say.
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Soldiers in Afghan deaths charge

Monday 27th of September 2010, 6:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Aruba Aruba

Three Australian former special forces soldiers are charged over an operation in Afghanistan in which six civilians died and four were injured last year.
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US plane's emergency landing

Monday 27th of September 2010, 6:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A passenger plane has made an emergency landing at JFK airport in New York after experiencing landing gear problems.
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Furyk edges Donald to Atlanta win

Monday 27th of September 2010, 6:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Donald, Atlanta

American Jim Furyk holds off England's Luke Donald in heavy rain to win the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup.
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Cheetah's blind date in Lovers' Lane

Monday 27th of September 2010, 6:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's first litter of Northern cheetah cubs born were born at Whipsnade Zoo recently, and their birth is largely due to a specially designed part of the animals' enclosure.
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Japan's export growth slows again

Monday 27th of September 2010, 7:00
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's export growth slowed for a sixth straight month in August, suggesting that the recovery is losing steam.
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High hopes

Monday 27th of September 2010, 7:11
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Has Nigeria lived up to independence dreams?
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US golfers fly in for Ryder Cup

Monday 27th of September 2010, 7:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Monday

The American golf stars who will compete in the 2010 Ryder Cup are flying into south Wales on Monday.
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Japan to press China over boats

Monday 27th of September 2010, 7:35
related countries: Japan Japan, China China
related places: Tokyo

Japan will ask China to pay for damage to two patrol vessels after a collision with a Chinese trawler in disputed waters earlier this month, Tokyo says.
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Ecclestone fearful over Korean GP

Monday 27th of September 2010, 8:09
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone expresses doubts as to whether October's Korean Grand Prix will go ahead.
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Cairo's first female taxi drivers

Monday 27th of September 2010, 8:11
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

For years all the taxi drivers who worked Cairo's notoriously packed streets were men - now eight women have broken the monopoly.
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Unilever buys US hair care group

Monday 27th of September 2010, 8:31
related countries: United States United States

Unilever buys hair care group Alberto Culver for $3.7bn (£2.3bn), adding the Tresemmé, VO5, and Simple brands to its portfolio.
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Green Day singer joins stage show

Monday 27th of September 2010, 8:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Broadway

Green Day singer, Billie Joe Armstrong, has joined the Broadway show based on the band's 2004 album, American Idiot.
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Chavez foes advance in election

Monday 27th of September 2010, 9:27
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The Venezuelan opposition overturns President Hugo Chavez's two-thirds majority in parliament in a poll seen as a test of the president's popularity.
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World Karaoke Championship final

Monday 27th of September 2010, 9:37
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Contestants from around the world have competed in the finals of the World Karaoke Championships, being held in Moscow.
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Egypt pope apologises to Muslims

Monday 27th of September 2010, 9:44
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The leader of Egypt's Coptic Christians apologises for "inappropriate" comments by a bishop that cast doubt on the authenticity of some Koran verses.
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In pictures

Monday 27th of September 2010, 9:51
related countries: Niger Niger

The Niger festival where nomads dress to impress their brides
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UN relief at Rwanda peacekeepers

Monday 27th of September 2010, 9:54
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

UN chief Ban Ki-moon thanks Rwanda for dropping its threat to withdraw peacekeepers from Darfur in response to a leaked report accusing its troops of genocide.
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Israel seeks talks as freeze ends

Monday 27th of September 2010, 10:20
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu urges Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to continue talks, despite the end of Israel's ban on West Bank construction.
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Schools re-open in Indian Kashmir

Monday 27th of September 2010, 10:24
related countries: India India

Schools across Indian-administered Kashmir re-open after more than three months of curfews and strikes.
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Montgomerie writes losing speech

Monday 27th of September 2010, 10:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Colin Montgomerie reveals he has already written a losing speech ahead of the Ryder Cup as the Americans land in Wales.
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Russia and China in energy deals

Monday 27th of September 2010, 10:32
related countries: Russia Russia, China China

China and Russia sign agreements to boost energy co-operation during a ceremony to open an oil pipeline between the countries.
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France's Dati confuses inflation with oral sex

Monday 27th of September 2010, 10:54
related countries: France France

France's former justice minister Rachida Dati mixes up the words fellatio and inflation during a TV interview, sparking a viral web video.
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Fears for Georgian mountain region

Monday 27th of September 2010, 10:57
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A debate over the future of an isolated mountain region in Georgia.
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Irish bank debts 'to be honoured'

Monday 27th of September 2010, 10:59
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Irish Republic must "honour its obligations" to global lenders, Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan says.
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Colombo rebel treatment 'illegal'

Monday 27th of September 2010, 11:00
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The International Commission of Jurists says Sri Lanka has failed to adhere to international law in detaining suspected Tamil Tigers.
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UK aid worker held in Afghanistan

Monday 27th of September 2010, 11:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British aid worker and three local staff have been kidnapped in Afghanistan, security officials say.
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Challenge for Chavez

Monday 27th of September 2010, 11:15
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

Poll results loosen Venezuelan leader's grip on power
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Israeli settlement building resumes

Monday 27th of September 2010, 11:45
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu urges Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to continue talks, despite the end of Israel's ban on West Bank construction.
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Tajik recruiting ground

Monday 27th of September 2010, 11:47
related countries: Tajikistan Tajikistan

Disillusioned youth turn towards radical Islam
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Sudanese get arms to fight rebels

Monday 27th of September 2010, 11:57
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Militias in south Sudan are to be given weapons to help fight off increasing attacks by Lord's Resistance Army rebels.
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Segway tycoon dies in cliff crash

Monday 27th of September 2010, 12:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The West Yorkshire owner of the UK Segway firm dies after apparently riding one of his company's motorised scooters off cliffs and into a river.
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Lampard to miss crucial matches

Monday 27th of September 2010, 12:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Chelsea

Frank Lampard will miss key Chelsea and England matches as he continues to recuperate from hernia surgery.
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Wal-Mart in talks to buy Massmart

Monday 27th of September 2010, 12:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, is in talks to buy South African wholesaler Massmart in a deal worth more than $4bn.
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Southwest Airlines to buy AirTran

Monday 27th of September 2010, 13:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Low

Low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines is buying AirTran Airways for $3.4bn (£2bn) in another sign of consolidation in the US market
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Flame out

Monday 27th of September 2010, 13:08
related countries: China China

Dismantling Beijing's giant Olympic torch
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Wolseley planning Swiss tax move

Monday 27th of September 2010, 13:08
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Building and heating materials group Wolseley announces plans for a new Swiss holding company to reduce its corporate tax bill.
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Pakistan tour manager Saeed quits

Monday 27th of September 2010, 14:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The fallout from Pakistan's troubled tour of England kicks off with the resignation of tour manager Yawar Saeed.
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Nato pursues rebels into Pakistan

Monday 27th of September 2010, 14:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Nato-led forces have killed more than 50 insurgents on Pakistani soil after a rare manned pursuit across the border from Afghanistan, officials say.
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Lawyer 'shot to protect officers'

Monday 27th of September 2010, 14:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A police marksman breaks down as he describes how he shot an armed barrister in London to protect himself and his colleagues.
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Worm affects Iran nuclear plant

Monday 27th of September 2010, 14:48
related countries: Iran Iran

A complex computer worm has infected the personal computers of staff at Iran's first nuclear power station, says the IRNA news agency.
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Pumpkin boat championships held

Monday 27th of September 2010, 15:19
related countries: Germany Germany

The International Pumpkin Boat Championships have taken place for the second time in southern Germany. Several vegatable-based vessels participated in the 200m race.
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Trapped miners 'unhappy with food'

Monday 27th of September 2010, 15:23
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Chile Chile
related places: San Jose

Chilean Navy medical specialist Andres Ilarena has said the 33 miners trapped underground in Chile's San Jose mine were complaining of their food supplies being too small.
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China police probe 'black jails'

Monday 27th of September 2010, 15:27
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

State media in China say police are checking claims that a security firm was paid to abduct people trying to report injustices to Beijing authorities.
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Tweeting ban for Ryder Cup stars

Monday 27th of September 2010, 15:28
related countries: United States United States

The Europe and US Ryder Cup teams are banned from using Twitter until after the end of the tournament.
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In-form Alonso lays down gauntlet

Monday 27th of September 2010, 15:43
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Fernando Alonso warns his Formula 1 rivals "the championship starts now", following his victory in Singapore.
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IMF backs coalition spending cuts

Monday 27th of September 2010, 15:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The International Monetary Fund says the UK economy is "on the mend" and backs government plans to cut spending.
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Lukashenko challengers step out

Monday 27th of September 2010, 15:56
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Nineteen candidates plan to run for president in Belarus - though few observers expect a serious challenge to Alexander Lukashenko.
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Palestinians delay talks decision

Monday 27th of September 2010, 16:21
related countries: Israel Israel

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas says there will be no quick decision on whether to continue talks with Israel.
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Coke's US bottler sale approved

Monday 27th of September 2010, 16:35
related countries: United States United States

Coca-Cola has been granted regulatory approval to purchase it's largest North American bottler
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Search for UK Afghan aid worker

Monday 27th of September 2010, 16:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The search for a Scottish aid worker and three local staff kidnapped in Afghanistan is continuing, security officials say.
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England athletes move to village

Monday 27th of September 2010, 16:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The first batch of England athletes move into the much criticised Commonwealth Games athletes' village on Monday after support staff give the green light.
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Iran bans two opposition parties

Monday 27th of September 2010, 16:46
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian court has banned two parties which backed opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi in last year's poll, a judiciary spokesman says.
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Pakistan anger at Nato-led raids

Monday 27th of September 2010, 16:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Pakistan officials says Nato-led raids which crossed into the country from Afghanistan and killed more than 50 insurgents were a violation of sovereignty.
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Minister quits over police strike

Monday 27th of September 2010, 16:56
related countries: Romania Romania

Romanian Interior Minister Vasile Blaga announces his resignation after last week's strike by thousands of police officers.
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Car maker Ford to add 120 UK jobs

Monday 27th of September 2010, 17:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Ford

The car maker Ford is in the process of recruiting more than one hundred new staff at its British factories.
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China Airlines agrees $40m fine

Monday 27th of September 2010, 17:04
related countries: United States United States, China China

China Airlines will plead guilty and pay a $40m fine for fixing air-cargo prices, the US justice department says.
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Fifa to aid injured Togo keeper

Monday 27th of September 2010, 17:20
related countries: Togo Togo, Angola Angola

Kodjovi Obilale, the Togo goalkeeper shot at the Nations Cup in Angola, will receive much-needed funds from Fifa.
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Liberia drops ex-leader's charges

Monday 27th of September 2010, 17:27
related countries: Liberia Liberia

All charges are dropped against Liberia's former president Gyude Bryant, who governed after the end of the civil war in 2003.
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Canada clean-up 'may take months'

Monday 27th of September 2010, 17:34
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian officials warn that fully repairing the damage done by Hurricane Igor in Newfoundland is likely to take months.
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'No row' over Delhi Games opening

Monday 27th of September 2010, 17:44
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

There is no row over Prince Charles's role in the opening of the Commonwealth Games on Sunday, British diplomatic sources say.
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Ivory seized in airport luggage

Monday 27th of September 2010, 17:50
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thai customs officers have reportedly seized more than 90kg of ivory being smuggled into the country in luggage.
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RBS to shed a further 500 posts

Monday 27th of September 2010, 19:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland is planning to cut a fresh 500 jobs from its investment banking arm.
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MoD's Iraq practices questioned

Monday 27th of September 2010, 20:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The former government's top legal officer during the Iraq war questions the MoD's practices
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Pentagon 'pulps' 9,500 spy books

Monday 27th of September 2010, 20:09
related countries: United States United States

The US military oversees the destruction of 9,500 copies of a book it claims revealed military secrets, after reimbursing the publisher's printing costs.
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Titanic actor Gloria Stuart dies

Monday 27th of September 2010, 20:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Los Angeles, Titanic

American actress Gloria Stuart, who played a shipwreck survivor in the film Titanic, dies at the age of 100 in her Los Angeles home.
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US 'disappointed' by Israeli move

Monday 27th of September 2010, 20:41
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States, West Bank West Bank

The US state department expresses disappointment at Israel's decision not to extend its ban on settlement building in the West Bank.
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Major exhibition of Gauguin's work

Monday 27th of September 2010, 22:00
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

London's Tate Modern will host a major exhibition by the post-Impressionist French artist Paul Gauguin.
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Fears of 'double dip' in Ireland

Monday 27th of September 2010, 22:07
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Problems are still mounting for the Irish economy, with many forecasters fearing the prospect of a double dip recession. Robert Peston has been to Ireland to assess whether it can get its finances back on track.
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Search for kidnapped UK aid worker

Monday 27th of September 2010, 22:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British officials say they are working closely with the Afghan government as a search continues for a Scottish aid worker who was kidnapped on Sunday.
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Mistrial in Buju Banton drug case

Monday 27th of September 2010, 22:51
related countries: United States United States

A US judge declares a mistrial for reggae star Buju Banton, who was accused last year of conspiring to buy cocaine from an undercover police officer.
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Doctor warnings 'on the increase'

Monday 27th of September 2010, 23:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The number of official warnings given to UK doctors has risen by 50% in the past two years, figures show.
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Cemetery living

Monday 27th of September 2010, 23:14
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila

Manila families who live side-by-side with death
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US city erased from Google maps

Monday 27th of September 2010, 23:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

How one city in Florida learned the hard way what it means to be nowhere in Google's world
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Died in vain?

Monday 27th of September 2010, 23:33
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Guinea still waiting for democracy a year after massacre
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Change of job

Monday 27th of September 2010, 23:40
related countries: India India

Former bandit switches sides to take on India's Maoists
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UK to launch three new spacecraft

Monday 27th of September 2010, 23:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A £100m project is announced to build three new British spacecraft to image the surface of the Earth at high resolution.
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