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2011-01-21

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Dutch students clash with police over education cuts

Police and university students have clashed in The Hague, in Europe’s latest disturbances linked to education cuts. Following protests in the

Police and university students have clashed in The Hague, in Europe’s latest disturbances linked to education cuts. Following protests in the

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Three killed in Albanian anti-government clashes

At least three people have died in the Albanian capital Tirana during clashes between police and supporters of the opposition Socialist Party

At least three people have died in the Albanian capital Tirana during clashes between police and supporters of the opposition Socialist Party

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Two killed in Albanian anti-government protests

Two people have died in Albania during clashes between police and supporters of the opposition Socialist Party.   A crowd of up to 20,000 met

Two people have died in Albania during clashes between police and supporters of the opposition Socialist Party.   A crowd of up to 20,000 met

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UNESCO targets education

This week in Learning World we highlight one of the organisations that plays a key role in education, UNESCO. Motivated by its mission to build

This week in Learning World we highlight one of the organisations that plays a key role in education, UNESCO. Motivated by its mission to build

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Social tension feared as crisis-hit Portugal votes

As spending cuts bite, street protests could multiply and become increasingly violent, according to an expert who talked to our correspondent in

As spending cuts bite, street protests could multiply and become increasingly violent, according to an expert who talked to our correspondent in

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Economic woes overshadows Portugal election

As Portugal gears up for this weekend’s presidential election, the country remains gripped by its most severe economic crisis in decades. Tax

As Portugal gears up for this weekend’s presidential election, the country remains gripped by its most severe economic crisis in decades. Tax

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Portugal's Cavaco Silva tipped for presidential success

Bailout and austerity – two issues which loom large as Portugal votes in a presidential poll. The election takes place against a background of big

Bailout and austerity – two issues which loom large as Portugal votes in a presidential poll. The election takes place against a background of big

Europe

EU moves to save hamsters and wolves

Rodent and wolf-protection is on the European agenda, and it could prove costly for France and Sweden. They risk the full weight of European law, the

Rodent and wolf-protection is on the European agenda, and it could prove costly for France and Sweden. They risk the full weight of European law, the

Europe

Huge carbon theft keeps EU market closed

A full reopening next week of the European Union’s emissions trading scheme will depend on security improvements. This follows a theft by hackers of

A full reopening next week of the European Union’s emissions trading scheme will depend on security improvements. This follows a theft by hackers of

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Tunisian prisoners freed under amnesty

Tunisia’s new government has promised the release of hundreds of political prisoners under an amnesty. The news saw scores of relatives waiting

Tunisia’s new government has promised the release of hundreds of political prisoners under an amnesty. The news saw scores of relatives waiting

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Tunisians pursue protests as national mourning begins

A week after Tunisians brought down their president, people power is still being felt on the streets. There were peaceful protests on Friday in

A week after Tunisians brought down their president, people power is still being felt on the streets. There were peaceful protests on Friday in

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Iran will not stop enrichment, even if attacked

Iran will continue enriching uranium even if the country’s nuclear plants come under military attacks, according to the Persian Gulf country’s

Iran will continue enriching uranium even if the country’s nuclear plants come under military attacks, according to the Persian Gulf country’s

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Tunisian opposition icon sees positive future

Ahmed Najib Chebbi and his political party are positioned to play a key role in debate over Tunisian society’s changing landscape. Chebbi is

Ahmed Najib Chebbi and his political party are positioned to play a key role in debate over Tunisian society’s changing landscape. Chebbi is

Business

Cambodia hosts ASEAN tourism conference

Over recent years, Cambodia has seen a steady increase in holidaymakers, drawn to the country by its cultural heritage, ancient temples, jungles and

Over recent years, Cambodia has seen a steady increase in holidaymakers, drawn to the country by its cultural heritage, ancient temples, jungles and

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Portugal's president set for re-election

Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva looks set to be re-elected on Sunday, providing a boost to government plans to fix the economy. Polls

Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva looks set to be re-elected on Sunday, providing a boost to government plans to fix the economy. Polls

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Pick of the Clicks: Tunisia- talk about a revolution!

In the chaotic death throes of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s regime, he blamed “hostile elements in the pay of foreigners” for the unrest

In the chaotic death throes of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s regime, he blamed “hostile elements in the pay of foreigners” for the unrest

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Sundance: fresh ideas & fresh films

The Sundance Film Festival – the annual showcase for independent movies – is open for business. The event founded by Robert Redford and programmed

The Sundance Film Festival – the annual showcase for independent movies – is open for business. The event founded by Robert Redford and programmed

Business

Lenovo & NEC 'in joint venture talks'

China’s Lenovo is reportedly in talks with Japan’s NEC for a joint venture in personal computers. The Nikkei business daily said Lenovo plans to

China’s Lenovo is reportedly in talks with Japan’s NEC for a joint venture in personal computers. The Nikkei business daily said Lenovo plans to

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Business mood brightens further in Germany

German business morale rose to its highest level in 20 years in January according to the Ifo economic institute’s monthly survey of seven thousand

German business morale rose to its highest level in 20 years in January according to the Ifo economic institute’s monthly survey of seven thousand

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Part nationalisation for Spanish cajas?

Spain is said to be planning a partial state takeover of its weakest savings banks which are stuck with high levels of bad property loans. There

Spain is said to be planning a partial state takeover of its weakest savings banks which are stuck with high levels of bad property loans. There

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Green Week overshadowed by dioxin scandal

Green Week, the annual Berlin expo devoted to farm produce and food opened to the public on Friday. But over the plates of sausage and steins of

Green Week, the annual Berlin expo devoted to farm produce and food opened to the public on Friday. But over the plates of sausage and steins of

Culture

Black Swan flies into European cinemas

Pyscho-sexual ballet thriller Black Swan has just gone on general release in the UK. Natalie Portman won a Golden Globe for her performance as the

Pyscho-sexual ballet thriller Black Swan has just gone on general release in the UK. Natalie Portman won a Golden Globe for her performance as the

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Foreign language films give France boost

Oceans is one of the most successful European films worldwide last year, and the French production was the most successful in terms of box office

Oceans is one of the most successful European films worldwide last year, and the French production was the most successful in terms of box office

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JFK inauguration ball photos on show

John F Kennedy was inaugurated as President of the United States 50 years ago. To mark the anniversary, renowned photographer Phil Stern is dusting

John F Kennedy was inaugurated as President of the United States 50 years ago. To mark the anniversary, renowned photographer Phil Stern is dusting

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Lukashenko sworn in as Belarus president

Alexander Lukashenko was sworn in for a fourth consecutive term as president of Belarus on Friday. He won the election amid criticism from opponents

Alexander Lukashenko was sworn in for a fourth consecutive term as president of Belarus on Friday. He won the election amid criticism from opponents

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French minister mobbed by Gaza protesters

French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie was mobbed by families of jailed Palestinians during a visit to the Gaza Strip.

French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie was mobbed by families of jailed Palestinians during a visit to the Gaza Strip.

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French FM mobbed by Gaza protesters

Families of jailed Palestinians mobbed French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie during a visit to the Gaza Strip on Friday.   They were angered

Families of jailed Palestinians mobbed French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie during a visit to the Gaza Strip on Friday.   They were angered

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Tunisia mourns the 'Jasmine' dead

Tunisia observes three days of national mourning for those that lost their lives during protests to oust former president Ben Ali in the so-called

Tunisia observes three days of national mourning for those that lost their lives during protests to oust former president Ben Ali in the so-called

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Blair faces second Iraq war grilling

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair appeared for the second time on Friday before a public inquiry into the Iraq War. Blair first gave

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair appeared for the second time on Friday before a public inquiry into the Iraq War. Blair first gave