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2011-01-27

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Mubarak: too mighty to move?

Until the past few weeks, Hosni Mubarak could have been forgiven for feeling complacent as he viewed the upcoming presidential elections in

Until the past few weeks, Hosni Mubarak could have been forgiven for feeling complacent as he viewed the upcoming presidential elections in

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Sarkozy at Davos: the euro vanish? Don't even think about it!

A minor blast claimed by left-wing activists came early in the day of Nicolas Sarkozy’s euro rallying call in Davos, Switzerland. The group against

A minor blast claimed by left-wing activists came early in the day of Nicolas Sarkozy’s euro rallying call in Davos, Switzerland. The group against

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Cyber surfers suffer disruption in Egypt

Despite the government’s insistence it respects freedom of expression, phone, internet and social network users in Egypt say service is far from

Despite the government’s insistence it respects freedom of expression, phone, internet and social network users in Egypt say service is far from

Business

Davos: Latin America's century?

The impact of emerging markets is a major focus of this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. With the world economy moving from

The impact of emerging markets is a major focus of this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. With the world economy moving from

Europe

Government-less Belgium nears record

European compromise and consensus are not working in Belgium. Its political parties are no closer to agreeing on a coalition government. The latest

European compromise and consensus are not working in Belgium. Its political parties are no closer to agreeing on a coalition government. The latest

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Dozens killed in Iraq funeral bombing

Dozens of people have now been confirmed dead from a bomb blast in Iraq, according to government officials. The suspected car bomb went off during

Dozens of people have now been confirmed dead from a bomb blast in Iraq, according to government officials. The suspected car bomb went off during

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Tunisia's foreign minister quits interim government

Tunisia’s foreign minister Kamel Morjane has quit after further protests in the capital Tunis. It came after activists, mostly students, stormed

Tunisia’s foreign minister Kamel Morjane has quit after further protests in the capital Tunis. It came after activists, mostly students, stormed

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Berlusconi hit by fresh underage sex allegations

The under age sex allegations enveloping Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi just got worse after prosecutors issued fresh details.   In

The under age sex allegations enveloping Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi just got worse after prosecutors issued fresh details.   In

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Game on! Sony launches next generation console

We have had the next generation mobile phone, last year it was the tablet computer, now it is the turn of the games console. Sony have unveiled

We have had the next generation mobile phone, last year it was the tablet computer, now it is the turn of the games console. Sony have unveiled

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Another day of tension in Egypt's streets

Police are out in force across Egypt in a bid to stop further anti-government protests that have escalated in the last three days. There have been

Police are out in force across Egypt in a bid to stop further anti-government protests that have escalated in the last three days. There have been

Culture

Haute Couture Week closes in style in fashion capital

As Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week came to a close, Valentino’s new duo continued to prove they have the lightest touch in the business. And for

As Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week came to a close, Valentino’s new duo continued to prove they have the lightest touch in the business. And for

Culture

Bonus: Antonio Pappano

Here are a few excerpts from our interview with Maestro Antonio Pappano, Music Director of Italy’s Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. He talks

Here are a few excerpts from our interview with Maestro Antonio Pappano, Music Director of Italy’s Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. He talks

Culture

Antonio Pappano celebrates Mahler's Sixth

Mahler’s Sixth Symphony opened this year’s season at the Auditorium in Rome. 2011 celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Bohemian composer’s

Mahler’s Sixth Symphony opened this year’s season at the Auditorium in Rome. 2011 celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Bohemian composer’s

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Arab anti-government protests spread to Yemen

Street protests demanding a new government that began in Tunisia and Egypt have now spread to Yemen. As many as 16,000 demonstrators have gathered

Street protests demanding a new government that began in Tunisia and Egypt have now spread to Yemen. As many as 16,000 demonstrators have gathered

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Iraq bomb blast claims 48 lives, dozens injured

The number of dead from a bomb blast in Iraq has climbed to 48 according to officials. The suspected car bomb went off during a funeral in a

The number of dead from a bomb blast in Iraq has climbed to 48 according to officials. The suspected car bomb went off during a funeral in a

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Pro-Blasphemy law demonstration in Pakistan

As many as one thousand school girls have staged a protest in Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi in favour of the country’s blasphemy law.

As many as one thousand school girls have staged a protest in Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi in favour of the country’s blasphemy law.

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Thousands rally in Yemen anti-government demo

Tens of thousands of Yemenis have taken to the streets in the country’s capital, calling for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to leave power.

Tens of thousands of Yemenis have taken to the streets in the country’s capital, calling for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to leave power.

Special_reports

Can Spain be saved?

These people are part of the estimated four million Spaniards who are unemployed. That is 20 percent of the population. And today they are at the

These people are part of the estimated four million Spaniards who are unemployed. That is 20 percent of the population. And today they are at the

Special_reports

The fruits of peace

Because peace depends on stability, there is a NATO programme that focuses on scientific environmental cooperation, for example over water management

Because peace depends on stability, there is a NATO programme that focuses on scientific environmental cooperation, for example over water management

Science_technology

Scientists spot oldest-ever galaxy seen

Space scientists believe they may have discovered what could be the most ancient galaxy ever spotted. Dating back some 13.2 billion years, it was

Space scientists believe they may have discovered what could be the most ancient galaxy ever spotted. Dating back some 13.2 billion years, it was

Culture

Turkish action movie slammed as anti-Semitic

A Turkish action movie due out this week is stirring controversy and its release was even delayed in Germany amid accusations of anti-Semitism

A Turkish action movie due out this week is stirring controversy and its release was even delayed in Germany amid accusations of anti-Semitism

Science_technology

Bus of the future

In Rouen in France, engineers have been working within EBSF- The European Bus System of the Future Project to make public transport a bit easier for

In Rouen in France, engineers have been working within EBSF- The European Bus System of the Future Project to make public transport a bit easier for

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Loyalists of Tunisia's ousted president expected to go

Further demonstrations are taking place in Tunisia as protesters persist in their bid to oust former loyalists of deposed President Zine al-Abidine

Further demonstrations are taking place in Tunisia as protesters persist in their bid to oust former loyalists of deposed President Zine al-Abidine

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Growing anti-regime protests spread to Yemen

Street protests demanding a new government that began in Tunisia and Egypt have now spread to Yemen.   As many as 16,000 demonstrators have gathered

Street protests demanding a new government that began in Tunisia and Egypt have now spread to Yemen.   As many as 16,000 demonstrators have gathered

News

Another day of tension in Egypt's streets

Police are out in force across Egypt in a bid to stop further anti-government protests that have escalated in the last three days. There have been

Police are out in force across Egypt in a bid to stop further anti-government protests that have escalated in the last three days. There have been

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Germany marks Holocaust memorial day

Germany is marking Holocaust memorial day, 65 years after the liberation of Auschwitz. This year, Europe’s Roma are being represented for the first

Germany is marking Holocaust memorial day, 65 years after the liberation of Auschwitz. This year, Europe’s Roma are being represented for the first

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Burn Hitler’s book to ashes, make a Bible

To make a bible, you need to burn 100 copies of Hitler’s Mein Kampf, mix the ashes with resin and cast the amalgamation in a mould. That is if you

To make a bible, you need to burn 100 copies of Hitler’s Mein Kampf, mix the ashes with resin and cast the amalgamation in a mould. That is if you

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Explosion at Colombian mine kills 21

At least 21 miners have been killed in Colombia after a build up of methane gas led to an explosion in a tunnel. It happened during a shift change

At least 21 miners have been killed in Colombia after a build up of methane gas led to an explosion in a tunnel. It happened during a shift change

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WWF's Pandathlon in Paris

Tourists have met two Pandas in Paris to promote 2011 WWF’s Pandathlon.

Tourists have met two Pandas in Paris to promote 2011 WWF’s Pandathlon.