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2011-01-25

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Cairo's Tiananmen Square moment?

This is amateur footage from the clashes taking place in the Egyptian capital of Cairo.

This is amateur footage from the clashes taking place in the Egyptian capital of Cairo.

Europe

NATO troops 'should have probed organ claims in Kosovo'

A yellow painted house in northern Albania has become linked with gruesome allegations of atrocities during Kosovo’s struggle for independence in the

A yellow painted house in northern Albania has become linked with gruesome allegations of atrocities during Kosovo’s struggle for independence in the

Europe

Kosovo's prime minister targeted by report

Audrey Tilve, Euronews: “Dick Marty, you are a man with a reputation for shocking revelations . First there were secret CIA prisons in 2006. Today

Audrey Tilve, Euronews: “Dick Marty, you are a man with a reputation for shocking revelations . First there were secret CIA prisons in 2006. Today

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Discontent simmers in Egypt

Discontent has been simmering for months in Egypt, but only a few dare show it – like the people who took to the streets of Cairo last August. They

Discontent has been simmering for months in Egypt, but only a few dare show it – like the people who took to the streets of Cairo last August. They

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Chechnya - a bloody history of conflict

For more than a decade, the blame for terrorist attacks in Russia has been laid at the feet of separatists from Chechnya. There have been more than

For more than a decade, the blame for terrorist attacks in Russia has been laid at the feet of separatists from Chechnya. There have been more than

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Thousands march in Egypt protests

Tens of thousands of protesters have taken part in an unprecedented anti-government demonstration in the Egyptian capital of Cairo. Opposition

Tens of thousands of protesters have taken part in an unprecedented anti-government demonstration in the Egyptian capital of Cairo. Opposition

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Muscovites mourn bomb attack victims

One day after the attack at Domodedova airport, people have been honouring those killed in the blast. Muscovites are facing heightened security

One day after the attack at Domodedova airport, people have been honouring those killed in the blast. Muscovites are facing heightened security

Europe

Thaci implicated in Kosovo organ trafficking

Kosovo’s prime minister is fighting to protect his reputation after the Council of Europe called for an enquiry into human organ trafficking during

Kosovo’s prime minister is fighting to protect his reputation after the Council of Europe called for an enquiry into human organ trafficking during

Business

Davos policymakers address 'global burnout syndrome'

World leaders and top business executives gathered for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland have plenty of crises to discuss. Among them

World leaders and top business executives gathered for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland have plenty of crises to discuss. Among them

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Egyptians protest against government in Cairo

Thousands of protesters have marked what online activists describe as a “Day of Wrath” inspired by a revolt that toppled Tunisia’s president.

Thousands of protesters have marked what online activists describe as a “Day of Wrath” inspired by a revolt that toppled Tunisia’s president.

Science_technology

New fuel cell could mean cleaner, greener boats

Researchers in Europe have come up with a cleaner alternative to power some of the world’s biggest polluters: cruise-ships and ferries. They have

Researchers in Europe have come up with a cleaner alternative to power some of the world’s biggest polluters: cruise-ships and ferries. They have

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Medvedev vows action on blast culprits

Russia’s president has vowed to crack down hard on those responsible for Monday’s deadly bomb blast at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport. The suspected

Russia’s president has vowed to crack down hard on those responsible for Monday’s deadly bomb blast at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport. The suspected

Science_technology

Bomb-proof textiles take off

Aviation safety is a worldwide concern. European researchers want to prevent further catastrophes with the help of textiles tested in explosive ways

Aviation safety is a worldwide concern. European researchers want to prevent further catastrophes with the help of textiles tested in explosive ways

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Nasrallah calls for Lebanese partnership government

With the balance of power shifting to their side, Hezbollah supporters have taken to the streets of Lebanon. The Shi’ite movement’s leader hailed

With the balance of power shifting to their side, Hezbollah supporters have taken to the streets of Lebanon. The Shi’ite movement’s leader hailed

Business

IMF: Europe should beef up financial rescue fund

The International Monetary Fund has told Europe that it needs to strengthen its financial rescue fund. In its latest updated World Economic

The International Monetary Fund has told Europe that it needs to strengthen its financial rescue fund. In its latest updated World Economic

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La SNCF exprime ses regrets pour son rôle dans la Shoah

Lors d’une cérémonie organisée à Bobigny (Seine-Saint-Denis), le président de la SNCF, Guillaume Pepy, a reconnu le passé sombre de la compagnie

Lors d’une cérémonie organisée à Bobigny (Seine-Saint-Denis), le président de la SNCF, Guillaume Pepy, a reconnu le passé sombre de la compagnie

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"The King's Speech" leads Oscar nods

British historical drama “The King’s Speech” leads the field in the race for the Oscars with a total of 12 nominations, including that of Best

British historical drama “The King’s Speech” leads the field in the race for the Oscars with a total of 12 nominations, including that of Best

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Lebanon PM appointment prompts protests

The backlash against the appointment of Najib Mikati as prime minister-designate has been felt right across Lebanon. Dubbed a ‘day of rage’

The backlash against the appointment of Najib Mikati as prime minister-designate has been felt right across Lebanon. Dubbed a ‘day of rage’

Culture

French Comedy Film Festival awards Finnish movie

The jury at the Alpes d’Huez International Comedy Film Festival was unanimous this year in awarding its top prize. It was a movie in from the cold

The jury at the Alpes d’Huez International Comedy Film Festival was unanimous this year in awarding its top prize. It was a movie in from the cold

Culture

Marilyn Manson launches exhibition in Vienna

US shock-rocker Marilyn Manson has launched his first show as a painter in the Austrian capital Vienna. Entitled “Genealogies of Pain”, it is a

US shock-rocker Marilyn Manson has launched his first show as a painter in the Austrian capital Vienna. Entitled “Genealogies of Pain”, it is a

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Qantas jet plunges 25,000ft in mid-flight

All is well that ends well but the 99 passengers of a Qantas jet have had one heck of a fright. An air-conditioning fault caused depressurisation

All is well that ends well but the 99 passengers of a Qantas jet have had one heck of a fright. An air-conditioning fault caused depressurisation

Business

Emerging markets boost Siemens profit

Siemens says it managed to beat profit forecasts for the three months to the end of last year. Net profit from continuing operations rose 17 percent

Siemens says it managed to beat profit forecasts for the three months to the end of last year. Net profit from continuing operations rose 17 percent

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Shock Q4 contraction for UK economy

The harshest December weather on record meant Britain’s economy shrank by 0.5 percent in the final three months of last year. However, even

The harshest December weather on record meant Britain’s economy shrank by 0.5 percent in the final three months of last year. However, even

Business

Food crisis warning from FAO

The UN’s food agency is calling for rules to curb speculation in surging commodity prices. The Food and Agriculture Organisation is warning that

The UN’s food agency is calling for rules to curb speculation in surging commodity prices. The Food and Agriculture Organisation is warning that

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Hezbollah candidate asked to form Lebanon's government

A Hezbollah-backed billionaire businessman has been asked to form Lebanon’s next government, in a move that has infuriated some parts of the

A Hezbollah-backed billionaire businessman has been asked to form Lebanon’s next government, in a move that has infuriated some parts of the

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Tunisia plans council to monitor government

Politicians in Tunisia plan to create a council to monitor the country’s interim government. It follows days of angry protests outside the prime

Politicians in Tunisia plan to create a council to monitor the country’s interim government. It follows days of angry protests outside the prime

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Moscow tries to move on after attack

Despite traumatic events and the threat of another attack, the people of Moscow have been going about their business. Early on Tuesday morning

Despite traumatic events and the threat of another attack, the people of Moscow have been going about their business. Early on Tuesday morning

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Clashes on Egypt's 'day of protest'

Tens of thousands of Egyptian protesters have taken to the streets in angry protests to denounce President Hosni Mubarak. Clashes between police

Tens of thousands of Egyptian protesters have taken to the streets in angry protests to denounce President Hosni Mubarak. Clashes between police

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Shi'ite pilgrims mark Arba'een

Hundreds of thousands of Shi’ite pilgrims are gathering in the Iraqi city of Karbala for the religious rite of Arba’een. The event marks 40 days

Hundreds of thousands of Shi’ite pilgrims are gathering in the Iraqi city of Karbala for the religious rite of Arba’een. The event marks 40 days

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Yemen releases female activist

Demonstrations continued for the third day in Sanaa, Yemen. There were rival pro and anti government demonstrations. Tawakul Karman, the journalist

Demonstrations continued for the third day in Sanaa, Yemen. There were rival pro and anti government demonstrations. Tawakul Karman, the journalist