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2011-02-18

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Six dead in Yemen's anti-regime protests

Anti-regime protesters marched through the Yemeni capital of Sanaa for an eighth straight day on Friday as demonstrations across the country turned

Anti-regime protesters marched through the Yemeni capital of Sanaa for an eighth straight day on Friday as demonstrations across the country turned

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Uganda's Museveni predicts fourth presidential term

Voting has ended in Uganda’s presidential poll with incumbent Yoweri Museveni widely expected to win a fourth term. The Ugandan leader says he is

Voting has ended in Uganda’s presidential poll with incumbent Yoweri Museveni widely expected to win a fourth term. The Ugandan leader says he is

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Revolution fever throughout the Middle East

For years they had kept silent. But over the past few weeks they could not hold back. They put decades of fear to one side and took over the

For years they had kept silent. But over the past few weeks they could not hold back. They put decades of fear to one side and took over the

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Another view on Mideast domino effect

For insight into events in Middle East we spoke to Nabil Al Khatib, the Executive Editor of the Al-Arabiya TV channel. Riad Muasses

For insight into events in Middle East we spoke to Nabil Al Khatib, the Executive Editor of the Al-Arabiya TV channel. Riad Muasses

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G20 seeks indicator deal in Paris

At the G20 meeting in Paris, finance ministers and central bank governors will focus on which indicators should be used to measure global economic

At the G20 meeting in Paris, finance ministers and central bank governors will focus on which indicators should be used to measure global economic

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Witness in Bahrain: the ground is painted with blood

Eyewitness reports coming out of Bahrain say troops have opened fire on anti-government protesters, with many wounded. Demonstrations started

Eyewitness reports coming out of Bahrain say troops have opened fire on anti-government protesters, with many wounded. Demonstrations started

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Egypt 'allows' Iranian warships to use Suez Canal

Egypt has given two Iranian warships permission to pass through the Suez Canal for the first time since the Islamic Revolution, Egyptian state

Egypt has given two Iranian warships permission to pass through the Suez Canal for the first time since the Islamic Revolution, Egyptian state

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People power keeps pressure on Egypt's military

Millions of Egyptians turned out on Friday for a ‘Victory March’ to mark the revolt that swept Hosni Mubarak from power. Across the country

Millions of Egyptians turned out on Friday for a ‘Victory March’ to mark the revolt that swept Hosni Mubarak from power. Across the country

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Bahraini troops "open fire on protesters"

Eyewitness reports coming out of Bahrain say troops have opened fire on anti-government protesters, with many wounded. One account comes from a

Eyewitness reports coming out of Bahrain say troops have opened fire on anti-government protesters, with many wounded. One account comes from a

Europe

Ivory Coast vows banks will open

Ivory Coast says it will re-open branches of two major French banks on Monday. The West African country’s move to take control of French and American

Ivory Coast says it will re-open branches of two major French banks on Monday. The West African country’s move to take control of French and American

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Finding funds for universities

The question of who should pay for university education in Europe is a growing concern and a controversial issue. With the global economic crisis

The question of who should pay for university education in Europe is a growing concern and a controversial issue. With the global economic crisis

Business

Schaeuble: ECB chief decision after March

The question of who succeeds Jean-Claude Trichet as president of the European Central Bank is not being discussed at this week’s Group of 20 meeting

The question of who succeeds Jean-Claude Trichet as president of the European Central Bank is not being discussed at this week’s Group of 20 meeting

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Thousands in Iran demand opposition leaders execution

Thousands of pro-government supporters in Iran have taken to the streets to call for the hanging of two opposition leaders. Angry protesters

Thousands of pro-government supporters in Iran have taken to the streets to call for the hanging of two opposition leaders. Angry protesters

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Norway's only marine reserve hit by oil spill

Authorities in Norway on Friday struggled to contain an oil spill after an Icelandic cargo ship ran aground in the country’s only marine

Authorities in Norway on Friday struggled to contain an oil spill after an Icelandic cargo ship ran aground in the country’s only marine

Business

Germany says ready to back Portugal

Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has signalled Berlin’s readiness to support Portugal if it can’t sell raise money by selling bonds to

Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has signalled Berlin’s readiness to support Portugal if it can’t sell raise money by selling bonds to

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China car sales growth slows

China’s carmakers shipped 16 percent more vehicles to dealers in January. But that was less than December’s 18 percent jump, when drivers bought

China’s carmakers shipped 16 percent more vehicles to dealers in January. But that was less than December’s 18 percent jump, when drivers bought

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Speculation on ECB borrowing spike

Is a bank somewhere in the euro zone in trouble? That question is being asked because emergency borrowing from the European Central Bank remained

Is a bank somewhere in the euro zone in trouble? That question is being asked because emergency borrowing from the European Central Bank remained

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Pick of the Clicks: words and music feed the revolution

It’s one thing starting a revolution, it’s another thing completing one. Or, as Che Guevara put it more poetically: “The revolution is not an apple

It’s one thing starting a revolution, it’s another thing completing one. Or, as Che Guevara put it more poetically: “The revolution is not an apple

Culture

Suicide Room shown at Berlin Film Festival

Suicide Room is Polish director Jan Komasa’s debut feature length film and has screened at the Berlinale as part of the Panorama selection.

Suicide Room is Polish director Jan Komasa’s debut feature length film and has screened at the Berlinale as part of the Panorama selection.

Culture

From Egon Schiele to Michel Gondry

The work of Austrian artist Egon Schiele is currently on show in Vienna. Born in 1890, Schiele, along with Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka, was one

The work of Austrian artist Egon Schiele is currently on show in Vienna. Born in 1890, Schiele, along with Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka, was one

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Anti-government protesters killed in Yemen

Deaths have been reported in skirmishes in Yemen as demonstrators marched for the eighth straight day on Friday demanding an end to President Ali

Deaths have been reported in skirmishes in Yemen as demonstrators marched for the eighth straight day on Friday demanding an end to President Ali

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Germany's 'cut and paste' minister drops PhD

Germany’s beleaguered Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg temporarily dropped his PhD title on Friday amid claims of plagiarism. German

Germany’s beleaguered Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg temporarily dropped his PhD title on Friday amid claims of plagiarism. German

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Victory march to mark Mubarak's fall

Egyptians gathered for Friday prayers and a victory march through Cairo’s Tahrir Square to mark the fall of Hosni Mubarak one week earlier.

Egyptians gathered for Friday prayers and a victory march through Cairo’s Tahrir Square to mark the fall of Hosni Mubarak one week earlier.

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Marine Le Pen next French President?

Marine Le Pen wants to give France’s far right Front National a new face, to change how it is seen in the eyes of the broad public. The 42-year-old

Marine Le Pen wants to give France’s far right Front National a new face, to change how it is seen in the eyes of the broad public. The 42-year-old

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Thousands gather in Cairo for 'Victory March'

Egyptians are holding nationwide celebrations to mark the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak. Tahrir Square is once again the focus of the

Egyptians are holding nationwide celebrations to mark the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak. Tahrir Square is once again the focus of the

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Ugandans vote after bitter presidential campaign

Ugandans are voting in an election that is widely expected to see President Yoweri Museveni win a fourth term.   The ruling party has been widely

Ugandans are voting in an election that is widely expected to see President Yoweri Museveni win a fourth term.   The ruling party has been widely

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At least 24 dead in Libyan protests

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi remains defiant in the face of large scale anti-government protests. In Tripoli, thousands of loyalists came out in

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi remains defiant in the face of large scale anti-government protests. In Tripoli, thousands of loyalists came out in

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Kurdish protesters clash with police in Diyarbakir

Violent clashes took place between Kurdish protesters and police in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir during a demonstration against

Violent clashes took place between Kurdish protesters and police in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir during a demonstration against

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Tanks out in Bahrain's capital

Dozens of tanks have taken up position around the site of the popular protest in the centre of the capital of Bahrain, Manama. The streets around

Dozens of tanks have taken up position around the site of the popular protest in the centre of the capital of Bahrain, Manama. The streets around