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2011-01-13

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Brazil flood deaths near 400

The number of dead from Brazil’s devastating floods is expected to rise rapidly. Concentrated mainly in the mountainous regions near Rio, the

The number of dead from Brazil’s devastating floods is expected to rise rapidly. Concentrated mainly in the mountainous regions near Rio, the

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Ben Ali - "I have understood you"

The President of Tunisia has spoken to his people just after the main evening news in a television address, during which he promised a positive

The President of Tunisia has spoken to his people just after the main evening news in a television address, during which he promised a positive

Europe

EU faults Hungary's deadly red mud classification

The Hungarian authorities are being dragged through the mud again, being told they were wrong to classify industrial waste which in an accident in

The Hungarian authorities are being dragged through the mud again, being told they were wrong to classify industrial waste which in an accident in

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Poland's PM says Russia crash report incomplete

Poland’s prime minister has criticised the Russian report into the Smolensk plane crash, saying it is incomplete. President Lech Kaczynski, his

Poland’s prime minister has criticised the Russian report into the Smolensk plane crash, saying it is incomplete. President Lech Kaczynski, his

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Tunis eyewitness fears worse on the way

As violent clashes spread to the centre of the Tunisian capital, one local Tunis-based journalist has suggested events in his country could spiral

As violent clashes spread to the centre of the Tunisian capital, one local Tunis-based journalist has suggested events in his country could spiral

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The news expected to mark 2011

Welcome to the World in 2011, a short look into deciphering media activity that is expected to mark the coming year. There are many unknowns and

Welcome to the World in 2011, a short look into deciphering media activity that is expected to mark the coming year. There are many unknowns and

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Empathy for Tunisian discontent in France

Tunisians and French-Tunisians have come out onto the streets of Paris and Marseille, where they now live, to show how angry they are with the

Tunisians and French-Tunisians have come out onto the streets of Paris and Marseille, where they now live, to show how angry they are with the

Business

UK borrowing costs unchanged despite inflation

Britain’s central bank has kept its key interest rate at a record low 0.5 percent this month as expected. That was despite UK consumer price

Britain’s central bank has kept its key interest rate at a record low 0.5 percent this month as expected. That was despite UK consumer price

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Berlusconi immunity law partially struck down

Anti-Silvio Berlusconi campaigners are celebrating a Constitutional Court ruling in Rome. Italy’s top court has partially struck down a law that

Anti-Silvio Berlusconi campaigners are celebrating a Constitutional Court ruling in Rome. Italy’s top court has partially struck down a law that

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Shooting rocks Tunis

Gunfire has reportedly broken out in the Tunisian capital Tunis, with unconfirmed reports of fatalities. Another person died in overnight clashes

Gunfire has reportedly broken out in the Tunisian capital Tunis, with unconfirmed reports of fatalities. Another person died in overnight clashes

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Alchemist author Coelho gets round Iranian ban

Bestselling Brazilian author Paulo Coelho has placed the Persian versions of his books free online after Iranian authorities banned them. The

Bestselling Brazilian author Paulo Coelho has placed the Persian versions of his books free online after Iranian authorities banned them. The

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Etna eruption shuts Sicily airports

Italy’s Mount Etna has erupted briefly closing two of Sicily’s airports. Despite the volcano spewing out plumes of ash and lava early on Thursday

Italy’s Mount Etna has erupted briefly closing two of Sicily’s airports. Despite the volcano spewing out plumes of ash and lava early on Thursday

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Talks to begin next week on new Lebanese govt

The Lebanese President says formal talks on the creation of a new government will begin on Monday. Michel Suleiman has already asked Prime Minister

The Lebanese President says formal talks on the creation of a new government will begin on Monday. Michel Suleiman has already asked Prime Minister

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Ivory Coast army ease curfew in Abidjan district

Security forces loyal to Ivory Coast’s incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo have eased a curfew around an area of Abidjan, the scene of recent clashes

Security forces loyal to Ivory Coast’s incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo have eased a curfew around an area of Abidjan, the scene of recent clashes

Business

Banesto's profit slumps on bad loans

Spanish high street bank Banesto’s net profit tumbled nearly 20 percent last year, which was worse than analysts had forecast. Spain’s economic

Spanish high street bank Banesto’s net profit tumbled nearly 20 percent last year, which was worse than analysts had forecast. Spain’s economic

Business

Snow blamed for disappointing Tesco sales

Britain’s Tesco missed Christmas sales forecasts and is blaming severe winter weather. The 0.6 percent rise in underlying British sales from the

Britain’s Tesco missed Christmas sales forecasts and is blaming severe winter weather. The 0.6 percent rise in underlying British sales from the

Culture

Blue Valentine: cautionary tale of love lost

‘Blue Valentine’ is a story of love found and love lost. Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling star as Cindy and Dean, a young couple who fall in

‘Blue Valentine’ is a story of love found and love lost. Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling star as Cindy and Dean, a young couple who fall in

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Haiti's earthquake anniversary

People across the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince mark the first anniversary of the magnitude-7 earthquake which, according to the Haitian government

People across the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince mark the first anniversary of the magnitude-7 earthquake which, according to the Haitian government

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Greek commuters hit by one-day strike

Public transport has come to a virtual standstill in Athens with a one-day strike hitting train, bus and tram services. Workers are protesting

Public transport has come to a virtual standstill in Athens with a one-day strike hitting train, bus and tram services. Workers are protesting

Special_reports

Getting help to Somalia against the odds

Somalia is facing a dire humanitarian crisis, according to the UN. Almost 30 percent – or two million – of its long-suffering people need aid to

Somalia is facing a dire humanitarian crisis, according to the UN. Almost 30 percent – or two million – of its long-suffering people need aid to

Science_technology

Space scientists inspired by medieval stained glass

The stained glass windows of ancient medieval churches has provided inspiration for a team of space experts looking to capture the true colours of

The stained glass windows of ancient medieval churches has provided inspiration for a team of space experts looking to capture the true colours of

Culture

Vienna's Spanish Court Riding School

Visitors to Vienna will continue to enjoy one of the Austrian capital’s main attractions after it managed to drag itself out of massive debt. The

Visitors to Vienna will continue to enjoy one of the Austrian capital’s main attractions after it managed to drag itself out of massive debt. The

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Barge carrying sulphuric acid capsizes on Rhine

A vessel carrying 2,400 tonnes of sulphuric acid has capsized on the Rhine in Germany. The accident has forced the closure of the river to shipping

A vessel carrying 2,400 tonnes of sulphuric acid has capsized on the Rhine in Germany. The accident has forced the closure of the river to shipping

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Lebanese president asks PM to stay on as caretaker

The Lebanese President has asked Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri to lead a caretaker administration after the collapse of his government. Hezbollah

The Lebanese President has asked Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri to lead a caretaker administration after the collapse of his government. Hezbollah

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Tunisia still gripped by social unrest

Tunisia remains gripped by the biggest wave of social unrest the country has seen for decades. Ruled by President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali for the

Tunisia remains gripped by the biggest wave of social unrest the country has seen for decades. Ruled by President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali for the

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New York under snow

New York City’s Central Park was covered in deep snow. The post Christmas blizzard paralysed the city.

New York City’s Central Park was covered in deep snow. The post Christmas blizzard paralysed the city.

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Sri Lanka floods

Raging floods waters destroyed over 400,000 fields in Sri Lanka, damaging 10,000 houses and affecting one million people.

Raging floods waters destroyed over 400,000 fields in Sri Lanka, damaging 10,000 houses and affecting one million people.

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Vietnam's Communist Party Congress

Vietnam’s Communist Party members attend the opening ceremony of the National Party Congress in Hanoi, held every five years.

Vietnam’s Communist Party members attend the opening ceremony of the National Party Congress in Hanoi, held every five years.

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Bill Clinton visits Haiti

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton praised a significant South Korean investment in Port-au-Prince and cut the ribbon on the capital’s newly rebuilt

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton praised a significant South Korean investment in Port-au-Prince and cut the ribbon on the capital’s newly rebuilt