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2011-01-14

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Ben Ali biography

Tunisian ex-President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was born in September 1936. He was expelled from school for joining the resistance to French colonial

Tunisian ex-President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was born in September 1936. He was expelled from school for joining the resistance to French colonial

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Anger on the streets of Tunisia

Anti-government demonstrators on the streets of the Tunisian capital after President Ben Ali dismissed the government and announced elections would

Anti-government demonstrators on the streets of the Tunisian capital after President Ben Ali dismissed the government and announced elections would

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Lebanon teeters on the brink

At the moment, Michel Suleiman is the man with the most difficult job in Lebanon. On Monday, the christian president must bring the separate

At the moment, Michel Suleiman is the man with the most difficult job in Lebanon. On Monday, the christian president must bring the separate

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Berlusconi faces fresh probe over teenage girl

Silvio Berlusconi is facing a fresh investigation over a teenage nightclub dancer who attended parties at his private residence. It comes a day

Silvio Berlusconi is facing a fresh investigation over a teenage nightclub dancer who attended parties at his private residence. It comes a day

Europe

Romanian disappointment over Schengen

Cristian Preda, a Romanian member of the European People’s Party in the European Parliament, looks forward to more trust between EU partners over the

Cristian Preda, a Romanian member of the European People’s Party in the European Parliament, looks forward to more trust between EU partners over the

Europe

Romania, Bulgaria see Schengen prospects recede

Blocked from entering the Schengen area this spring, Romania’s relationship with its European Union partners is under strain. France and Germany are

Blocked from entering the Schengen area this spring, Romania’s relationship with its European Union partners is under strain. France and Germany are

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Tunisian president quits

Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has stepped aside after failing to quell the worst anti-government unrest in his two decades in

Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has stepped aside after failing to quell the worst anti-government unrest in his two decades in

Business

Fiat's rational behind Mirafiori move

With not a single euro of Fiat’s profit coming from its Italian operations, boss Sergio Marchionne was able to talk tough in the run-up to the vote

With not a single euro of Fiat’s profit coming from its Italian operations, boss Sergio Marchionne was able to talk tough in the run-up to the vote

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Turkey tries to diffuse Lebanon crisis

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey will play an ‘active role’ in trying to end the latest crisis in Lebanon. The pledge came after

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey will play an ‘active role’ in trying to end the latest crisis in Lebanon. The pledge came after

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Pick of the Clicks: Mother Nature's ruthless streak

Mother Nature does not discriminate. Viewers of news channels and websites this week can be forgiven for confusing well-to-do suburbs of

Mother Nature does not discriminate. Viewers of news channels and websites this week can be forgiven for confusing well-to-do suburbs of

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Education bridging rural-urban divide

In this edition of our special “Learning World” series we take a look at three countries. Migrants to China’s ever-expanding cities are denied

In this edition of our special “Learning World” series we take a look at three countries. Migrants to China’s ever-expanding cities are denied

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Solidarity in the Queensland "war zone"

Parts of Brisbane look like a “war zone” according to Queensland’s state premier Anna Bligh, as the clear-up operation gets underway after

Parts of Brisbane look like a “war zone” according to Queensland’s state premier Anna Bligh, as the clear-up operation gets underway after

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Tunisian government dismissed amid chaos

Tunisian Television is reporting a curfew has been imposed across the country from 5.00 pm Friday until 7.00 am on Saturday. It is also reported that

Tunisian Television is reporting a curfew has been imposed across the country from 5.00 pm Friday until 7.00 am on Saturday. It is also reported that

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Germany unveils anti-dioxin action plan

Germany has unveiled an action plan to enforce higher standards in animal feed following the recent dioxin food scandal. The discovery of the

Germany has unveiled an action plan to enforce higher standards in animal feed following the recent dioxin food scandal. The discovery of the

Business

China fights inflation via bank reserves

In its continued efforts to fight inflation, China’s central bank has again raised the amounts that banks must keep in reserve. It was the fourth

In its continued efforts to fight inflation, China’s central bank has again raised the amounts that banks must keep in reserve. It was the fourth

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Euro zone inflation spikes

More expensive fuel for transport and higher food prices were behind a spike in inflation in the euro zone in December. Energy prices were 11

More expensive fuel for transport and higher food prices were behind a spike in inflation in the euro zone in December. Energy prices were 11

Business

Scrappage schemes over, car sales slump

Sales of new cars fell five and a half percent in Europe last year. The slump came with the end of government incentive schemes designed to get

Sales of new cars fell five and a half percent in Europe last year. The slump came with the end of government incentive schemes designed to get

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Afghanistan's fragile people

After years of war, battle shock has spread among the people of Afghanistan, but while the physical wounds are visible, the psychological danger is

After years of war, battle shock has spread among the people of Afghanistan, but while the physical wounds are visible, the psychological danger is

Culture

Germany's musical take on life with the Wall

A musical has opened in Germany that deals with what life was like under the Berlin Wall. “Hinterm Horizont” or “Beyond the Horizon” is based on the

A musical has opened in Germany that deals with what life was like under the Berlin Wall. “Hinterm Horizont” or “Beyond the Horizon” is based on the

Culture

France brings film festivals to you

Unifrance, which promotes French cinema abroad, and the AlloCiné website are organizing a two-week festival uniquely for the net and dedicated to

Unifrance, which promotes French cinema abroad, and the AlloCiné website are organizing a two-week festival uniquely for the net and dedicated to

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Protesters call on Ben Ali to quit now

The Tunisian capital Tunis is the scene of massive protests demanding the immediate resignation of the president Zine al-Albadine Ben Ali who has

The Tunisian capital Tunis is the scene of massive protests demanding the immediate resignation of the president Zine al-Albadine Ben Ali who has

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Mudslides devastate Brazil holiday town

In normal times Teresopolis is a holiday town. But coffins are being prepared for the victims of the Brazilian floods and landslides. Identifying

In normal times Teresopolis is a holiday town. But coffins are being prepared for the victims of the Brazilian floods and landslides. Identifying

Culture

Vienna Philharmonic breaks with the past

The VPO is moving on: the Vienna Philharmonic is still one of the world’s top orchestras, boasting that special Viennese sound; and still synonymous

The VPO is moving on: the Vienna Philharmonic is still one of the world’s top orchestras, boasting that special Viennese sound; and still synonymous

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Bonus: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Please find a few excerpts in English from our interview with Albena Danailova, ‘concertmistress’ of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and Dr

Please find a few excerpts in English from our interview with Albena Danailova, ‘concertmistress’ of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and Dr

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Brisbane clean up starts

In Brisbane the clean-up has started in some areas as the floods have started to recede. Hundreds of volunteers have been helping, in many cases even

In Brisbane the clean-up has started in some areas as the floods have started to recede. Hundreds of volunteers have been helping, in many cases even

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Kazakhstan moves to extend presidential term

Kazakhstan’s parliament has voted unanimously in favour of a referendum on extending President Nazarbayev’s term in office. A yes vote would allow

Kazakhstan’s parliament has voted unanimously in favour of a referendum on extending President Nazarbayev’s term in office. A yes vote would allow

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Mount Etna briefly erupts

Italy’s volcanic Mount Etna spews plumes of ash and sends lava down its slopes, forcing authorities to close airports briefly.

Italy’s volcanic Mount Etna spews plumes of ash and sends lava down its slopes, forcing authorities to close airports briefly.

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Clashes break out in Turkey's Diyarbakir

Turkish police fire water cannons and tear gas at protesters as the trial of 151 Kurdish activists and politicians resume in the southeast city of

Turkish police fire water cannons and tear gas at protesters as the trial of 151 Kurdish activists and politicians resume in the southeast city of

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UN vehicles attacked in Abidjan

Supporters of incumbent leader Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo destroy a United Nations vehicle in Abidjan, setting it ablaze and beating the driver.

Supporters of incumbent leader Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo destroy a United Nations vehicle in Abidjan, setting it ablaze and beating the driver.