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2011-01-28

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Egyptians defy Mubarak's curfew as looting continues

Stones were hurled at the party headquarters in Cairo as rioting and looting by anti-government protesters continued well into the night, in defiance

Stones were hurled at the party headquarters in Cairo as rioting and looting by anti-government protesters continued well into the night, in defiance

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Egyptians in Germany show solidarity for protests across Egypt

Egyptians have gathered around their country’s embassy in Germany in a display of support for their fellow compatriots. One sign they held up read

Egyptians have gathered around their country’s embassy in Germany in a display of support for their fellow compatriots. One sign they held up read

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Streets crowded as Cairo defies government curfew

The day dubbed the “Friday of Wrath” that brought tens of thousands of Egyptians onto the streets to protest against the authoritarian regime of

The day dubbed the “Friday of Wrath” that brought tens of thousands of Egyptians onto the streets to protest against the authoritarian regime of

Special_reports

Learning to stay well

Education plays a key role in health awareness which is important for development. Students who have an understanding of health conditions and

Education plays a key role in health awareness which is important for development. Students who have an understanding of health conditions and

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Ayman Nour, Egyptian opposition emblem

Ayman Nour is the leading opposition politician of the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. A lawyer, Nour is an emblematic figure in

Ayman Nour is the leading opposition politician of the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. A lawyer, Nour is an emblematic figure in

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Friday protests sweep across Egyptian capital

Tens of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets of the capital Cairo following Friday prayers on a fourth consecutive day of protests against the

Tens of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets of the capital Cairo following Friday prayers on a fourth consecutive day of protests against the

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Nationwide unrest in Egypt described as unprecedented

Violent clashes broke out in numerous centres, including the big cities of Alexandria and Suez. Protesters managed to force the retreat of police

Violent clashes broke out in numerous centres, including the big cities of Alexandria and Suez. Protesters managed to force the retreat of police

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Egypt erupts as army joins protest crackdown

The headquarters of Egypt’s ruling party have been set ablaze after a curfew was announced to try and quell unrest, the likes of which has not been

The headquarters of Egypt’s ruling party have been set ablaze after a curfew was announced to try and quell unrest, the likes of which has not been

Science_technology

What was there before the Big Bang?

The universe was born 13.7 billion years ago with the Big Bang. But what was there before? Scientists are starting to get an answer thanks to the

The universe was born 13.7 billion years ago with the Big Bang. But what was there before? Scientists are starting to get an answer thanks to the

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Police storm anti-government camp in Tunis

Tunisian authorities have broken up a protest camp outside the prime minister’s office in the capital Tunis. The camp was set up five days ago to

Tunisian authorities have broken up a protest camp outside the prime minister’s office in the capital Tunis. The camp was set up five days ago to

Europe

UK cutbacks, US investment on stage in Davos

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where political and business elites meet each year, key British and American voices have clearly

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where political and business elites meet each year, key British and American voices have clearly

Europe

NATO develops cooperation with Russia

NATO’s Military Committee has been meeting at Brussels headquarters to develop the western alliance’s New Strategic Concept. This included discussion

NATO’s Military Committee has been meeting at Brussels headquarters to develop the western alliance’s New Strategic Concept. This included discussion

Business

Busy Swedish PM at Davos praises euro

Fredrik Reinfeldt came to power in 2006 having led his centre-right ‘The Alliance for Sweden’ coalition to victory. The result would end 10 years of

Fredrik Reinfeldt came to power in 2006 having led his centre-right ‘The Alliance for Sweden’ coalition to victory. The result would end 10 years of

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Army joins the crackdown in Egypt

The Egyptian military is going to help police quell street protests and a curfew has been imposed in major cities, according to national state

The Egyptian military is going to help police quell street protests and a curfew has been imposed in major cities, according to national state

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EU bill to marginalise Britain, MEP says

Britain will be further driven to the margins of the European Union and will risk facing counter reaction from the member states if it approves a

Britain will be further driven to the margins of the European Union and will risk facing counter reaction from the member states if it approves a

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Foreigners among Kabul bomb dead

Afghan police say a suicide bomber was behind an attack on a supermarket in Kabul frequented by expat workers. Eight people are said to have died

Afghan police say a suicide bomber was behind an attack on a supermarket in Kabul frequented by expat workers. Eight people are said to have died

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Anti-drugs hesitation puzzles Colombia's Santos

President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos has politics in his DNA, the fourth member of his family to become head of state, succeeding Álvaro Uribe

President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos has politics in his DNA, the fourth member of his family to become head of state, succeeding Álvaro Uribe

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Wrongly convicted US man cleared after 25 years

A Texas man has walked free from prison after DNA tests suggested he is not guilty of committing a sexual assault for which he was convicted. Larry

A Texas man has walked free from prison after DNA tests suggested he is not guilty of committing a sexual assault for which he was convicted. Larry

Culture

Sundance gives more room to foreign movies

Still largely known for showing American features and documentaries, the Sundance film festival is steadily giving more room to foreign

Still largely known for showing American features and documentaries, the Sundance film festival is steadily giving more room to foreign

Culture

Danish chef wins world culinary contest

Every two years, France’s second largest city Lyon plays host to what is known as the most prestigious cooking competition in the world – the Bocuse

Every two years, France’s second largest city Lyon plays host to what is known as the most prestigious cooking competition in the world – the Bocuse

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More unrest breaks out across Egypt

Fresh clashes have broken out between Egyptian police and anti-government protesters, with people shouting phrases such as “down, down with Mubarak”

Fresh clashes have broken out between Egyptian police and anti-government protesters, with people shouting phrases such as “down, down with Mubarak”

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Army wades into Cairo protests

Army wades into Cairo protests The Egyptian military is going to help police quell anti-government protests and a curfew has been imposed in major

Army wades into Cairo protests The Egyptian military is going to help police quell anti-government protests and a curfew has been imposed in major

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Fresh unrest breaks out across Egypt

An eruption of anger in cities across Egypt.   Fresh clashes have broken out between Egyptian police and anti-government protesters, with people

An eruption of anger in cities across Egypt.   Fresh clashes have broken out between Egyptian police and anti-government protesters, with people

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Brazil promises shelter for flood homeless

Brazil’s president has promised to build up to 8,000 free homes for victims of deadly floods that hit a mountainous region north of Rio de Janeiro

Brazil’s president has promised to build up to 8,000 free homes for victims of deadly floods that hit a mountainous region north of Rio de Janeiro

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Cairo stops internet and mobile phone services

In this age of flash demonstrations organised via the Internet, the Egyptian government has moved quickly to try to keep a rein on the Web

In this age of flash demonstrations organised via the Internet, the Egyptian government has moved quickly to try to keep a rein on the Web

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Mandela discharged from hospital

Former South African leader Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital on Friday after spending two days undergoing medical tests.   Doctors said

Former South African leader Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital on Friday after spending two days undergoing medical tests.   Doctors said

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Anti-riot police clash with students in Ankara

Students demonstrating against Turkey’s government have clashed with riot police in Istanbul and Ankara. Police dispersed the protesters with tear

Students demonstrating against Turkey’s government have clashed with riot police in Istanbul and Ankara. Police dispersed the protesters with tear

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66th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz II-Birkenau

Germany’s president has stood in silence before a grey concrete wall where Nazis executed members of the Polish resistance at Auschwitz, one gesture

Germany’s president has stood in silence before a grey concrete wall where Nazis executed members of the Polish resistance at Auschwitz, one gesture

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'Franco's stolen babies' push for investigation

Victims of an alleged baby trafficking ring that operated in Spain from the 1940s into the 1980s have begun legal action to demand an investigation

Victims of an alleged baby trafficking ring that operated in Spain from the 1940s into the 1980s have begun legal action to demand an investigation

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Cuban dissident Fariñas arrested again

Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas has been arrested for the second day in a row. His mother, Alicia Hernandez, told the AFP news agency that police

Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas has been arrested for the second day in a row. His mother, Alicia Hernandez, told the AFP news agency that police