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2010-11-25

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International Day highlights domestic violence

Actress Keira Knightley played a victim in a hard-hitting charity advert to raise awareness of domestic violence. But, on the International Day for

Actress Keira Knightley played a victim in a hard-hitting charity advert to raise awareness of domestic violence. But, on the International Day for

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Morocco invests in solar energy

The sun is increasingly being seen as a major renewable energy source. In Morocco, the government is building five large solar plants aimed at

The sun is increasingly being seen as a major renewable energy source. In Morocco, the government is building five large solar plants aimed at

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Thousands rally in Ukraine over tax changes

Once it was focal point of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution. Now the main sqaure in Kiev is the scene of popular anger once more. This time, thousands

Once it was focal point of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution. Now the main sqaure in Kiev is the scene of popular anger once more. This time, thousands

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Fears over transparency of Egyptian elections

Egypt is gearing up for a parliamentary election this Sunday. But controversy threatens to overshadow the process. As the politicians beam down

Egypt is gearing up for a parliamentary election this Sunday. But controversy threatens to overshadow the process. As the politicians beam down

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Turkish leader's Lebanon visit sparks clashes

Protesters have clashed with police over Turkish Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Lebanon. The demonstrators are from Lebanon’s

Protesters have clashed with police over Turkish Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Lebanon. The demonstrators are from Lebanon’s

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Rio rocked by a wave of violence

Armoured police cars are patrolling the streets of Rio de Janeiro after a fourth day of gang-related violence. 13 suspected drug traffickers have

Armoured police cars are patrolling the streets of Rio de Janeiro after a fourth day of gang-related violence. 13 suspected drug traffickers have

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Japan faces exports crunch

Japan’s export growth slowed for an eighth straight month in October, and the economy is bracing itself for a possible contraction in the final

Japan’s export growth slowed for an eighth straight month in October, and the economy is bracing itself for a possible contraction in the final

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Pole position for Spain in Gran Tourismo 5 launch

Spain was chosen for the European launch of Gran Tourismo 5, the bestselling computer game that has taken 6 years to develop. Playstation video

Spain was chosen for the European launch of Gran Tourismo 5, the bestselling computer game that has taken 6 years to develop. Playstation video

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Second day of angry student protests in Italy

Italian students and teachers have staged another day of demonstrations against government reforms. Hundreds have taken to the streets of Rome

Italian students and teachers have staged another day of demonstrations against government reforms. Hundreds have taken to the streets of Rome

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The Estonian hotel that has walls with ears

It looks like any ordinary hotel. But take the lift to the top of Hotel Viru in the Estonian capital, and then walk up a flight stairs, and its

It looks like any ordinary hotel. But take the lift to the top of Hotel Viru in the Estonian capital, and then walk up a flight stairs, and its

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Will Irish by-election be a budget backlash?

There have already been angry protests in Ireland as the extent of the country’s financial crisis becomes clear. But now Brian Cowen’s government

There have already been angry protests in Ireland as the extent of the country’s financial crisis becomes clear. But now Brian Cowen’s government

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China concerned at US-South Korea military drills

There was widespread anger at North Korean leader Kim Jong-il in the streets of South Korea over the shelling of one of their islands by the North

There was widespread anger at North Korean leader Kim Jong-il in the streets of South Korea over the shelling of one of their islands by the North

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Counting the human cost of the Korean conflict

Distraught relatives looked on as the bodies of the two civilians killed in Tuesday’s shelling were brought ashore to the mainland by the South

Distraught relatives looked on as the bodies of the two civilians killed in Tuesday’s shelling were brought ashore to the mainland by the South

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Protest in Kabul over election results

Disgruntled election candidates are protesting on the streets of Kabul, backed up by their supporters. They say corruption tainted last September’s

Disgruntled election candidates are protesting on the streets of Kabul, backed up by their supporters. They say corruption tainted last September’s

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Seoul boosts military presence on islands

South Korea is boosting the number of troops on its islands close to North Korea after this week’s deadly artillery attack. The parliament in Seoul

South Korea is boosting the number of troops on its islands close to North Korea after this week’s deadly artillery attack. The parliament in Seoul

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Israeli-Palestinian peace in US, UN hands, say Erekat and Beilin

What is holding up the negotiation process between the Israelis and the Palestinians? ‘Medays’, a forum in Tangier organised by Moroccan think tank

What is holding up the negotiation process between the Israelis and the Palestinians? ‘Medays’, a forum in Tangier organised by Moroccan think tank

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Romanian band raps Sarkozy for Roma expulsions

The controversy over the plight of the Roma people in France has hit the world music scene with Romanian rock band Vama. Entitled “Sarkozy versus

The controversy over the plight of the Roma people in France has hit the world music scene with Romanian rock band Vama. Entitled “Sarkozy versus

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New Zealand PM orders mine tragedy inquiry

The New Zealand government has ordered an independent commission of inquiry into the country’s mining disaster. A total of 29 men are presumed

The New Zealand government has ordered an independent commission of inquiry into the country’s mining disaster. A total of 29 men are presumed

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Ceremony for Cambodian stampede victims

An emotional ceremony has been held to mourn the victims of Cambodia’s Water Festival stampede. The Prime Minister was visibly upset as he paid

An emotional ceremony has been held to mourn the victims of Cambodia’s Water Festival stampede. The Prime Minister was visibly upset as he paid

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Violence in London over university fees

More than 30 people were arrested in London alone as protests against education cuts erupted across Britain. An estimated 130,000 people

More than 30 people were arrested in London alone as protests against education cuts erupted across Britain. An estimated 130,000 people

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Russia's Medvedev warns of political "stagnation"

Steered into Russia’s presidency by Vladimir Putin in 2008, Dmitri Medvedev has made his harshest criticism yet of his predecessor’s ruling

Steered into Russia’s presidency by Vladimir Putin in 2008, Dmitri Medvedev has made his harshest criticism yet of his predecessor’s ruling

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Turkey's government suspends generals

Several generals have been suspended by Turkey’s government in the latest episode of a power struggle between the ruling party and the

Several generals have been suspended by Turkey’s government in the latest episode of a power struggle between the ruling party and the

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NZ govt promises full inquiry into mine disaster

It is a community in mourning. Families were joined by friends and officials in the small New Zealand town of Greymouth to grieve for the 29 trapped

It is a community in mourning. Families were joined by friends and officials in the small New Zealand town of Greymouth to grieve for the 29 trapped

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World Cup host Rio hit by wave of violence

Police and suspected drug gangs have clashed yet again in a wave of violence to hit the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. Cars and buses have been

Police and suspected drug gangs have clashed yet again in a wave of violence to hit the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. Cars and buses have been