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2011-02-16

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Violent clashes in Yemen

Tensions continue to mount in Yemen as anti-government protests entered their six consecutive day on Wednesday. The demonstrations calling for

Tensions continue to mount in Yemen as anti-government protests entered their six consecutive day on Wednesday. The demonstrations calling for

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Deadly street clashes break out in Iraqi city

At least three people are reported to have been killed and dozens wounded in clashes between police and demonstrators in southern Iraq. The

At least three people are reported to have been killed and dozens wounded in clashes between police and demonstrators in southern Iraq. The

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Libya today

The Libyan Head of State is neither a king, a president nor a prime minister. Colonel Gaddafi is always referred to in official documents as the

The Libyan Head of State is neither a king, a president nor a prime minister. Colonel Gaddafi is always referred to in official documents as the

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Israeli FM warns Iran over warship moves

Two Iranian warships have passed the Suez Canal en route to Syria with Israel’s foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman hinting the Jewish State may

Two Iranian warships have passed the Suez Canal en route to Syria with Israel’s foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman hinting the Jewish State may

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Deaths reported in Yemen clashes

At least two people are reported dead and around 20 have been injured in Yemen as protests spread across the country. In the capital Sanaa security

At least two people are reported dead and around 20 have been injured in Yemen as protests spread across the country. In the capital Sanaa security

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At least 40 injured in unrest in Libya

An amateur video filmed in Libya appears to show demonstrators injured in unrest, with what seems to be rapid gunfire. Witnesses said hundreds

An amateur video filmed in Libya appears to show demonstrators injured in unrest, with what seems to be rapid gunfire. Witnesses said hundreds

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Ayman Nour's fair election optimism

Ayman Nour, the chairman of Egypt’s non-religious El Ghad party, who challenged ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak for the presidency in 2005

Ayman Nour, the chairman of Egypt’s non-religious El Ghad party, who challenged ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak for the presidency in 2005

Business

Daimler turnaround disappoints

Mixed news from Germany’s Daimler as its profit rebounded but was less than expected. Fourth-quarter earnings in 2010 before interest and tax –

Mixed news from Germany’s Daimler as its profit rebounded but was less than expected. Fourth-quarter earnings in 2010 before interest and tax –

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Bahrain protesters look to emulate Egypt revolt

Protesters in Bahrain have held anti-government demonstrations in the capital of Manama, inspired by recent revolts in Egypt and Tunisia. They

Protesters in Bahrain have held anti-government demonstrations in the capital of Manama, inspired by recent revolts in Egypt and Tunisia. They

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Japan suspends whale hunt after protests

Japan says it has suspended its annual whale hunt in the Antarctic after being hounded at sea by anti-whaling protesters. There has been irritation

Japan says it has suspended its annual whale hunt in the Antarctic after being hounded at sea by anti-whaling protesters. There has been irritation

Europe

EU practical, legal steps against fake drugs

The fight against counterfeit medicines has a new European directive on its side, approved by the European Parliament and expected to win the green

The fight against counterfeit medicines has a new European directive on its side, approved by the European Parliament and expected to win the green

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Bahrain: causes of unrest

In Bahrain, the majority of the people are Shia Muslims but the country’s rulers are Sunni Muslims, who are frequently accused of attempting to

In Bahrain, the majority of the people are Shia Muslims but the country’s rulers are Sunni Muslims, who are frequently accused of attempting to

Business

Merkel adviser to head Bundesbank

The new head of Germany’s central bank is Jens Weidmann, who was Chancellor Angela Merkel’s top economic adviser for the last five years. The

The new head of Germany’s central bank is Jens Weidmann, who was Chancellor Angela Merkel’s top economic adviser for the last five years. The

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Labour unrest follows Egyptian revolution

Many Egyptians ignored their military rulers’ plea to return to work on Wednesday. The Higher Military Council wanted workers to go back to their

Many Egyptians ignored their military rulers’ plea to return to work on Wednesday. The Higher Military Council wanted workers to go back to their

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Defiant Berlusconi vows to see out term

Is the party over for Silvio Berlusconi? Several of today’s Italian newspapers believe early elections are inevitable after the prime minister was

Is the party over for Silvio Berlusconi? Several of today’s Italian newspapers believe early elections are inevitable after the prime minister was

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Students take to the streets in Yemen

Hundreds of people have taken to the streets across Yemen, part of an ongoing show of anger against the government of President Ali Abdullah

Hundreds of people have taken to the streets across Yemen, part of an ongoing show of anger against the government of President Ali Abdullah

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French FM defends Tunisia links once again

French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie has again been forced to defend her links to the regime of ousted Tunisian president Zine Al-Abdine Ben

French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie has again been forced to defend her links to the regime of ousted Tunisian president Zine Al-Abdine Ben

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Clashes after protest death in Iran

There have been fresh clashes in Tehran at the funeral of a student killed in anti-government protests on Monday. Anger between supporters and

There have been fresh clashes in Tehran at the funeral of a student killed in anti-government protests on Monday. Anger between supporters and

Business

Sweetened offer wins Genzyme for Sanofi

French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis has agreed to buy US biotech group Genzyme with a improved cash offer the equivalent of almost 14.9 billion euros

French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis has agreed to buy US biotech group Genzyme with a improved cash offer the equivalent of almost 14.9 billion euros

Business

Madoff says banks 'had to know' of his scam

Convicted fraudster Bernard Madoff says a number of banks and hedge funds were complicit in and had to have known about his 48 billion euro Ponzi

Convicted fraudster Bernard Madoff says a number of banks and hedge funds were complicit in and had to have known about his 48 billion euro Ponzi

Business

More Britons out of work

The number of Britons claiming unemployment benefit unexpectedly rose in January for the first time in four months. The pound fell in value against

The number of Britons claiming unemployment benefit unexpectedly rose in January for the first time in four months. The pound fell in value against

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Italian government partners stand by Berlusconi

Is the party over for Silvio Berlusconi? Several commentators in today’s newspapers believe early elections are inevitable after the Italian prime

Is the party over for Silvio Berlusconi? Several commentators in today’s newspapers believe early elections are inevitable after the Italian prime

Science_technology

Satellites, swamps and solutions

Wetlands, marshes and mangrove forests might seem simple expanses of muddy water, but are really complex eco-systems teeming with life. But the

Wetlands, marshes and mangrove forests might seem simple expanses of muddy water, but are really complex eco-systems teeming with life. But the

Science_technology

Mock Mars mission 'lands' on red planet

After eight months inside a cramped steel capsule, astronauts from the Mars 500 project have ‘touched down’ in a virtual landing on the red

After eight months inside a cramped steel capsule, astronauts from the Mars 500 project have ‘touched down’ in a virtual landing on the red

Culture

Mumford and Sons surprise Brits' winner

Grown up boy band Take That took the gong for Best British Group at this year’s Brit Awards. Still huge more than 20 years after their first hit, the

Grown up boy band Take That took the gong for Best British Group at this year’s Brit Awards. Still huge more than 20 years after their first hit, the

Culture

Berlinale: Cinema for Peace

The Cinema for Peace charity gala is one of the highlights of the Berlin Film Festival, attracting film-makers, artists, politicians and celebrities

The Cinema for Peace charity gala is one of the highlights of the Berlin Film Festival, attracting film-makers, artists, politicians and celebrities

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Unrest continues on the streets of Iran

In Iran, a ceremony to mark the death of a student during an opposition rally has turned violent. The 26-year old’s funeral procession had set off

In Iran, a ceremony to mark the death of a student during an opposition rally has turned violent. The 26-year old’s funeral procession had set off

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Anti-government demonstrations across Yemen

Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators and government loyalists fought with rocks and batons in the Yemeni capital Sanaa in political unrest

Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators and government loyalists fought with rocks and batons in the Yemeni capital Sanaa in political unrest