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2010-11-13

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French government resigns ahead of reshuffle

President Sarkozy has accepted the French government’s resignation ahead of a long expected reshuffle. The prime minister Francois Fillon has been

President Sarkozy has accepted the French government’s resignation ahead of a long expected reshuffle. The prime minister Francois Fillon has been

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Protest to hold Morocco accountable over deaths

Several thousand people have protested in Madrid against Morocco over recent violence in Western Sahara. It follows last Monday’s dismantling by

Several thousand people have protested in Madrid against Morocco over recent violence in Western Sahara. It follows last Monday’s dismantling by

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Obama in exports warning to Asian countries

Tensions between the world’s largest economies have re-emerged in Japan, playing host to the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum. After

Tensions between the world’s largest economies have re-emerged in Japan, playing host to the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum. After

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Afghan violence on anniversary of Taliban's fall

A bomb hidden on a motorbike has killed at least 10 people, three of them children, in a crowded market in Afghanistan. Most of those who died in

A bomb hidden on a motorbike has killed at least 10 people, three of them children, in a crowded market in Afghanistan. Most of those who died in

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Peru presents footage of hidden Amazon tribe

Could a lost tribe still be untouched by civilisation in the 21st century? Yes, say authorities in Peru who have released footage of what is

Could a lost tribe still be untouched by civilisation in the 21st century? Yes, say authorities in Peru who have released footage of what is

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Japan moves to ease neighbourly tension

China and Japan have used the APEC summit in Yokohama to try to break the ice in relations that have chilled markedly in recent months. The meeting

China and Japan have used the APEC summit in Yokohama to try to break the ice in relations that have chilled markedly in recent months. The meeting

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Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Suu Kyi is freed

Myanmar’s pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is free for the first time in seven years. And, as the opposition leader emerged from the home that

Myanmar’s pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is free for the first time in seven years. And, as the opposition leader emerged from the home that

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi is freed from house arrest

Pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has been freed from seven years of house arrest by Myanmar’s military rulers. She greeted the more than 1,000

Pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has been freed from seven years of house arrest by Myanmar’s military rulers. She greeted the more than 1,000

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi is released from house arrest

Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is free.   Police removed barricades from outside her home as hundreds of supporters gathered to

Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is free.   Police removed barricades from outside her home as hundreds of supporters gathered to

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APEC leaders meet in Japan

Another day, another summit. But after widespread criticism of the G20’s watered-down commitments in Seoul, can the Asia-Pacific Economic

Another day, another summit. But after widespread criticism of the G20’s watered-down commitments in Seoul, can the Asia-Pacific Economic

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Haiti 'cholera death toll at 800'

The death toll in Haiti’s cholera epidemic climbed on Thursday to 800, according to an American medical expert. Ezra Barzilay, an epidemiologist at

The death toll in Haiti’s cholera epidemic climbed on Thursday to 800, according to an American medical expert. Ezra Barzilay, an epidemiologist at

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New York gets its Christmas tree

Workers installed the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center in New York City. The Norway spruce weighs 12 tons and is 74-feet-high and 40-feet-wide.

Workers installed the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center in New York City. The Norway spruce weighs 12 tons and is 74-feet-high and 40-feet-wide.

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Dignitaries honour the influential Magna Carta

The Magna Carta, the world’s most “influential secular document” is closing in on it’s 800th anniversary. Lord Tom McNally, Minister of State for

The Magna Carta, the world’s most “influential secular document” is closing in on it’s 800th anniversary. Lord Tom McNally, Minister of State for

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All eyes on France as G20 ends

While the jury is still out on how successful the G20 in Seoul actually was, the summit closed with all eyes fixed on France’s Nicolas Sarkozy as he

While the jury is still out on how successful the G20 in Seoul actually was, the summit closed with all eyes fixed on France’s Nicolas Sarkozy as he

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Government cuts target Italy's culture budget

There are fears that many of Italy’s historic treasures could go to rack and ruin because of large scale government cuts. Some 300 million euros

There are fears that many of Italy’s historic treasures could go to rack and ruin because of large scale government cuts. Some 300 million euros

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G20 gives way to APEC

Barely has the ink dried on the final communique from the G20 summit but nine of its participants are back around the table again. This time it is

Barely has the ink dried on the final communique from the G20 summit but nine of its participants are back around the table again. This time it is

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UN's grim forcast for Haiti

The latest estimate from the United Nations is that as many as 200,000 Haitians could contract cholera – and the organisation has launched a

The latest estimate from the United Nations is that as many as 200,000 Haitians could contract cholera – and the organisation has launched a

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Afghan violence marks anniversary of Taliban's downfall

Afghanistan has been hit by a fresh wave of violence, nine years to the day since the fall of the Taliban. Security forces say they have thwarted a

Afghanistan has been hit by a fresh wave of violence, nine years to the day since the fall of the Taliban. Security forces say they have thwarted a

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UN urges greater cooperation in Kosovo

Ethnic relations in Kosovo appear to be deteriorating and could ignite wider violence. That is the conclusion of a report from the United Nations

Ethnic relations in Kosovo appear to be deteriorating and could ignite wider violence. That is the conclusion of a report from the United Nations

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Awaiting Suu Kyi's freedom

They waited patiently all day in their hundreds outside her party headquarters and her house. But as Friday drew to a close, there was still no

They waited patiently all day in their hundreds outside her party headquarters and her house. But as Friday drew to a close, there was still no