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2011-02-14

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Iran's ex-President Banisadr talks to euronews

Dr Abolhassan Banisadr was one of the leading lights of the Islamic revolution in Iran and was close to the Ayatollah Khomeini. In 1980, a year after

Dr Abolhassan Banisadr was one of the leading lights of the Islamic revolution in Iran and was close to the Ayatollah Khomeini. In 1980, a year after

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Egypt opposition leader escapes assassination attempt

One of Egypt’s leading opposition figures appears to have had a lucky escape after surviving a suspected assassination attempt. Speaking to euronews

One of Egypt’s leading opposition figures appears to have had a lucky escape after surviving a suspected assassination attempt. Speaking to euronews

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Palestinian new cabinet shake-up

Western-backed Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is forming a new government to prepare for elections later this year. The complete reshuffle

Western-backed Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is forming a new government to prepare for elections later this year. The complete reshuffle

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Bahraini protesters clash with police

Pro-democracy protesters have clashed with police in Bahrain. Hundreds of mainly Shi’ite people held demonstrations on the outskirts of the

Pro-democracy protesters have clashed with police in Bahrain. Hundreds of mainly Shi’ite people held demonstrations on the outskirts of the

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Protests broken up in Iran

With the foreign media banned, the internet restricted, and the mobile phone network shut down, the Iranian authorities are doing their best to

With the foreign media banned, the internet restricted, and the mobile phone network shut down, the Iranian authorities are doing their best to

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Empty holiday spots pressure Egypt's economy

With the Pyramids all but deserted and hotels virtually empty, the few visitors who have not abandoned their Egyptian holidays are being greeted like

With the Pyramids all but deserted and hotels virtually empty, the few visitors who have not abandoned their Egyptian holidays are being greeted like

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Country music triumphs at Grammys

For the second year running a country group has stolen the show at the Grammy music industry awards in Los Angeles. Lady Antebellum picked up 5

For the second year running a country group has stolen the show at the Grammy music industry awards in Los Angeles. Lady Antebellum picked up 5

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Moussavi 'prevented from joining protests'

Ardeshir Amirarjomand, senior advisor to Iranian opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi, spoke to euronews this afternoon in a phone interview from

Ardeshir Amirarjomand, senior advisor to Iranian opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi, spoke to euronews this afternoon in a phone interview from

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Army tells Egyptians: 'Get back to work'

Egypt’s military rulers on Monday called upon disgruntled workers to stop striking and return to their jobs. Employees in a number of key sectors

Egypt’s military rulers on Monday called upon disgruntled workers to stop striking and return to their jobs. Employees in a number of key sectors

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Influx of North Africans with sights set on Italy

They are arriving in their scores, crammed onto small craft. In the last week alone, an estimated 5,500 illegal immigrants, mainly from Tunisia, have

They are arriving in their scores, crammed onto small craft. In the last week alone, an estimated 5,500 illegal immigrants, mainly from Tunisia, have

Business

Russia starts privatisation push with VTB

Russia has kicked off its biggest privatisation drive since the collapse of the Soviet Union with the sale of ten percent in the country’s second

Russia has kicked off its biggest privatisation drive since the collapse of the Soviet Union with the sale of ten percent in the country’s second

Europe

Italy offered help with Tunisian migrants

The European Union’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, at talks in Tunis, has expressed support for Tunisia’s caretaker administration, as

The European Union’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, at talks in Tunis, has expressed support for Tunisia’s caretaker administration, as

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Brazil great Ronaldo hangs up his boots

Brazilian star Ronaldo has announced he is retiring from football at the age of 34. He is one of only two players – the other being Zinedine Zidane

Brazilian star Ronaldo has announced he is retiring from football at the age of 34. He is one of only two players – the other being Zinedine Zidane

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'Listen to the people', says Turkish leader in Iran visit

Turkish President Abdullah Gul is in Iran on a four-day visit, hoping to build ties between the two neighbours. The reason for the trip is business

Turkish President Abdullah Gul is in Iran on a four-day visit, hoping to build ties between the two neighbours. The reason for the trip is business

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Opposition marches in Iran

The opposition has taken to the streets of Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz and Kermanshah in Iran in defiance of a government ban. Marching

The opposition has taken to the streets of Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz and Kermanshah in Iran in defiance of a government ban. Marching

Science_technology

Pre-birth spina bifida breakthrough.

New research in the United States shows that babies with spina bifida recover better if they are operated on in the womb, rather than after they are

New research in the United States shows that babies with spina bifida recover better if they are operated on in the womb, rather than after they are

Science_technology

Surgery without a scalpel

Doctors in Liverpool have unveiled a new cancer scanner that removes the need for invasive brain surgery.   The Novalis TX uses a system similar to a

Doctors in Liverpool have unveiled a new cancer scanner that removes the need for invasive brain surgery.   The Novalis TX uses a system similar to a

Business

Skies to get more crowded says IATA

The number of airline tickets sold is expected to rise to 3.3 billion by 2014 from 2009’s two and a half billion – an increases of nearly a third

The number of airline tickets sold is expected to rise to 3.3 billion by 2014 from 2009’s two and a half billion – an increases of nearly a third

Business

Obama's budget starts spending battle

President Barack Obama is proposing a budget that would cut the deficit from 10.9 percent of the US economy this year to 3.2 percent by 2015. The

President Barack Obama is proposing a budget that would cut the deficit from 10.9 percent of the US economy this year to 3.2 percent by 2015. The

Business

G20 seeks deal on imbalances, unsure of success

French Economy Minister Christine Lagarde has said that it will not be a drama if finance ministers and central bankers from the world’s 20 biggest

French Economy Minister Christine Lagarde has said that it will not be a drama if finance ministers and central bankers from the world’s 20 biggest

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Protests grow in Yemen

Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators have marched through the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, to call on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step

Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators have marched through the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, to call on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step

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Berlusconi's party takes poll dive

Despite the hundreds of thousands of women who marched all over Italy calling for him to quit, Silvio Berlusconi again refused to budge today, again

Despite the hundreds of thousands of women who marched all over Italy calling for him to quit, Silvio Berlusconi again refused to budge today, again

Culture

King's Speech steals the show

The film The King’s Speech has won seven prizes at the BAFTA awards ceremony in London. Colin Firth, who plays the stammering King George VI in the

The film The King’s Speech has won seven prizes at the BAFTA awards ceremony in London. Colin Firth, who plays the stammering King George VI in the

Culture

Country music triumphs at Grammys

For the second year running a country group has stolen the show at the Grammy music industry awards in Los Angeles. Lady Antebellum picked up 5

For the second year running a country group has stolen the show at the Grammy music industry awards in Los Angeles. Lady Antebellum picked up 5

Europe

Safer Internet Day 2011

On 8 February, Safer Internet Day took place in almost 70 countries across Europe and world-wide. How can the Internet be made safer for children?

On 8 February, Safer Internet Day took place in almost 70 countries across Europe and world-wide. How can the Internet be made safer for children?

Europe

Don't chuck that TV, recycle it

Electronics ranging from televisions to mobile phones contain elements which are likely to become scarce. Still, most obsolete electronics end up in

Electronics ranging from televisions to mobile phones contain elements which are likely to become scarce. Still, most obsolete electronics end up in

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Tunisia promises co-operation over illegal migrants

Tunisia has angrily rejected any notion that Italian police will be allowed onto its soil to stem the wave of migrants leaving the country for the

Tunisia has angrily rejected any notion that Italian police will be allowed onto its soil to stem the wave of migrants leaving the country for the

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Palestinian government resigns to seek new start

The Palestinian government – under pressure after internal scandals and events elsewhere in the Arab world – has resigned, say officials in Ramallah

The Palestinian government – under pressure after internal scandals and events elsewhere in the Arab world – has resigned, say officials in Ramallah

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Bahrain latest Arab state to hold protests

A “day of rage” has been called for in Bahrain today, but Sunday also saw clashes in at least one Shia village, Karzakan, following a wedding

A “day of rage” has been called for in Bahrain today, but Sunday also saw clashes in at least one Shia village, Karzakan, following a wedding