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2009-04-10

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French special forces botch pirate raid

The French navy has stormed a sailboat held by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, off the Somali coast, killing two pirates and one hostage. The French

The French navy has stormed a sailboat held by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, off the Somali coast, killing two pirates and one hostage. The French

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French forces launch raid on Somali pirates

A number of people are reported to have been killed in an operation by French forces to free hostages being held by pirates off Somalia. President

A number of people are reported to have been killed in an operation by French forces to free hostages being held by pirates off Somalia. President

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Corruption claims in earthquake aftermath

The earthquake in the Abruzzo region caused the collapse of thousands of buildings and homes. But some held up – despite their age. The undamaged

The earthquake in the Abruzzo region caused the collapse of thousands of buildings and homes. But some held up – despite their age. The undamaged

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Bouteflika wins mandate as opposition call fraud

Supporters of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika have been celebrating his huge victory in the country’s presidential election. The result

Supporters of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika have been celebrating his huge victory in the country’s presidential election. The result

Europe

Liberal candidate for next EP

Graham Watson, British head of the third-largest group in the European Parliament is not only leading the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for

Graham Watson, British head of the third-largest group in the European Parliament is not only leading the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for

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Emotions exposed as Italy mourns quake dead

As the nation mourns, even those not directly affected by the tragedy have been experiencing poignant and powerful emotions. Mourners at the

As the nation mourns, even those not directly affected by the tragedy have been experiencing poignant and powerful emotions. Mourners at the

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Thai protesters target ASEAN summit

Asian leaders attending a summit in Thailand have been caught up in the country’s political turmoil. Supporters of fomer Prime Minister Thaksin

Asian leaders attending a summit in Thailand have been caught up in the country’s political turmoil. Supporters of fomer Prime Minister Thaksin

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Georgia's opposition calls for Saakashvili to resign

Georgia’s political opposition have called for a campaign of civil disobedience to oust the country’s president Mikheil Saakashvili from office

Georgia’s political opposition have called for a campaign of civil disobedience to oust the country’s president Mikheil Saakashvili from office

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UK opposition calls for tighter anti-terror security

Demands are increasing for tighter security in Britain after police arrested 12 mostly Pakistani nationals in connection with an alleged terrorist

Demands are increasing for tighter security in Britain after police arrested 12 mostly Pakistani nationals in connection with an alleged terrorist

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Violence prompts Moldovan vote recount

Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin has agreed to a recount of a disputed election after violent protests by those who claim his communists rigged

Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin has agreed to a recount of a disputed election after violent protests by those who claim his communists rigged

Europe

How can the EU improve your life?

You are invited to look down on the President of the European Commission, on the new website called ‘tellBarroso.eu’. No, really, it’s true! He’s

You are invited to look down on the President of the European Commission, on the new website called ‘tellBarroso.eu’. No, really, it’s true! He’s

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Sex trafficking enters European election scene

The Paris-based Scelles Foundation has called on the candidates in the European elections to give urgent attention to fighting forced prostitution

The Paris-based Scelles Foundation has called on the candidates in the European elections to give urgent attention to fighting forced prostitution

Europe

MEPs are Twittering too

Call someone a ‘twit’ these days and it might just mean ‘modern’. Politics, communication and electronics come together at the new ‘europatweets.eu’

Call someone a ‘twit’ these days and it might just mean ‘modern’. Politics, communication and electronics come together at the new ‘europatweets.eu’

Culture

Fast and Furious again

It’s a wheel easy formula which the public doesn’t seem to get tyred of so the ‘Fast and Furious’ folks are back for a fourth outing with a return to

It’s a wheel easy formula which the public doesn’t seem to get tyred of so the ‘Fast and Furious’ folks are back for a fourth outing with a return to

Culture

Graffiti goes up market

One of the world’s most prestigious galleries .. the Grand Palais in Paris has given a major endorsement to graffiti, labeling it art not vandalism

One of the world’s most prestigious galleries .. the Grand Palais in Paris has given a major endorsement to graffiti, labeling it art not vandalism

Culture

Tutankhamun's tomb recreated

The burial chamber of the ancient Egyptian boy king Tutankhamun has been recreated for a traveling exhibition and features perfect copies of over

The burial chamber of the ancient Egyptian boy king Tutankhamun has been recreated for a traveling exhibition and features perfect copies of over

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Italy mourns as quake victims are buried

Italy is in mourning as the country holds a state funeral for the 287 victims of Monday’s catastrophic earthquake in the medieval city of L’

Italy is in mourning as the country holds a state funeral for the 287 victims of Monday’s catastrophic earthquake in the medieval city of L’

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Landslide victory for Bouteflika

Abdel Aziz Bouteflika has won a landslide victory in Algeria’s presidential election. But opposition leaders claimed the vote had been tarnished

Abdel Aziz Bouteflika has won a landslide victory in Algeria’s presidential election. But opposition leaders claimed the vote had been tarnished

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Saakashvili calls for talks with opposition

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has called for dialogue with the opposition as protests against him continued for a second day. Tens of

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has called for dialogue with the opposition as protests against him continued for a second day. Tens of

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L'Aquila centre of day of mourning

It is a day of national mourning in Italy with a mass state funeral for the victims of the Abruzzo earthquake. The number of victims creeps

It is a day of national mourning in Italy with a mass state funeral for the victims of the Abruzzo earthquake. The number of victims creeps

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Survivors face life after the earthquake

Summer approaches on the Adriatic, and far from the tented villages survivors of the Abruzzo earthquake are getting used to hotel life in the beds

Summer approaches on the Adriatic, and far from the tented villages survivors of the Abruzzo earthquake are getting used to hotel life in the beds

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French net piracy law defeated

France’s parliament has rejected a bill which would have meant Internet users would have been disconnected from the net if they download movies and

France’s parliament has rejected a bill which would have meant Internet users would have been disconnected from the net if they download movies and

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Georgians urge Saakashvili to quit

At least 60,000 Georgians have taken to the streets of the capital Tbilisi to demand President Saakashvili quit his job. Opposition leaders have

At least 60,000 Georgians have taken to the streets of the capital Tbilisi to demand President Saakashvili quit his job. Opposition leaders have

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Bouteflika poised for landslide win

Algerian President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika is set for a landslide win in his country’s election. Early indications show five other candidates on the

Algerian President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika is set for a landslide win in his country’s election. Early indications show five other candidates on the