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2011-01-15

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Le Pen takes over French far-right from Le Pen

In France, the political far-right is a matter of dynastic succession. Marine Le Pen has succeeded her father, Jean Marie, as head of the National

In France, the political far-right is a matter of dynastic succession. Marine Le Pen has succeeded her father, Jean Marie, as head of the National

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Tunisia set for coalition government with more talks planned

On the streets of Tunis there is a delicate peace as tanks and soldiers stood guard after a night of looting. In the suburbs there have been

On the streets of Tunis there is a delicate peace as tanks and soldiers stood guard after a night of looting. In the suburbs there have been

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Tunisian PM announces president has quit

In a television address, Tunisian Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi tells the nation that President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has stepped aside and he

In a television address, Tunisian Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi tells the nation that President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has stepped aside and he

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Fiat wins Turin union vote

Fiat workers on Saturday narrowly backed reforms at the Italian carmaker’s Turin factory aimed at limiting strikes and absenteeism in return for

Fiat workers on Saturday narrowly backed reforms at the Italian carmaker’s Turin factory aimed at limiting strikes and absenteeism in return for

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Tunisians living in France gather

Tunisians gathered in French cities after President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali stepped down.

Tunisians gathered in French cities after President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali stepped down.

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Ben Ali 'definitively' ousted as Tunisian president

Tunisia’s Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was definitively ousted as president on Saturday after the country’s Constitutional Council named the parliament’s

Tunisia’s Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was definitively ousted as president on Saturday after the country’s Constitutional Council named the parliament’s

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Marine Le Pen 'new leader' of French National Front

The French right-wing National Front has elected Marine Le Pen as its new leader, according to sources within the party. The official result is due

The French right-wing National Front has elected Marine Le Pen as its new leader, according to sources within the party. The official result is due

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Who is Salva Kiir?

Salva Kiir may be best known for his cowboy hat and for his landslide victory in April 2010 as president of Southern Sudan. He may soon celebrate his

Salva Kiir may be best known for his cowboy hat and for his landslide victory in April 2010 as president of Southern Sudan. He may soon celebrate his

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Tunisia's Ben Ali: dictator and western ally

Ex-president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali ruled Tunisia with an iron fist for 23 years. He ousted predecessor Habib Bourguiba in a bloodless coup by

Ex-president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali ruled Tunisia with an iron fist for 23 years. He ousted predecessor Habib Bourguiba in a bloodless coup by

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Rumpus over 'wrong' zodiac signs

The suggestion that the signs of the zodiac are all wrong has prompted near panic, judging from the buzz on the internet over the past week. The

The suggestion that the signs of the zodiac are all wrong has prompted near panic, judging from the buzz on the internet over the past week. The

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Cool Coma wins in Cordoba

The penultimate stage of the 2011 edition of the Dakar Rally took the competitors on a 266 kilometre special from San Juan to Cordoba

The penultimate stage of the 2011 edition of the Dakar Rally took the competitors on a 266 kilometre special from San Juan to Cordoba

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Overnight unrest after Tunisia's president flees

Turmoil has continued in Tunisia overnight after popular protests swept the president from power. Looters and gangs have exploited the security

Turmoil has continued in Tunisia overnight after popular protests swept the president from power. Looters and gangs have exploited the security

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India stampede kills more than 100 pilgrims

More than 100 Hindu pilgrims have been killed in a stampede in southern India. Dozens more have been injured. It happened as people headed home

More than 100 Hindu pilgrims have been killed in a stampede in southern India. Dozens more have been injured. It happened as people headed home

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Brazil buries its dead after worst floods in decades

The bodies keep arriving as the death toll soars. Brazil is struggling to bury all the victims of the country’s worst floods in decades. Simple

The bodies keep arriving as the death toll soars. Brazil is struggling to bury all the victims of the country’s worst floods in decades. Simple

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The day Tunisia turned on its leader

Friday the 14th of January began much like any other morning over the last four weeks. But the day will go down in Tunisia’s history as the

Friday the 14th of January began much like any other morning over the last four weeks. But the day will go down in Tunisia’s history as the