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2011-02-20

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Merkel's CDU routed in Hamburg state election

Germany’s ruling Christian Democrats have suffered a worse than expected defeat in a crucial regional election in the northern city-state of

Germany’s ruling Christian Democrats have suffered a worse than expected defeat in a crucial regional election in the northern city-state of

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Ousted Tunisian president 'stashed' cash

Tunisia’s ousted president stashed cash, gold, diamonds and other precious items in secret spots in his palace in Tunis according to state

Tunisia’s ousted president stashed cash, gold, diamonds and other precious items in secret spots in his palace in Tunis according to state

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Uganda's President wins disputed poll

Uganda’s long-time President Yoweri Museveni has won a fourth term in office, extending his 25 years in charge. Official results show Museveni

Uganda’s long-time President Yoweri Museveni has won a fourth term in office, extending his 25 years in charge. Official results show Museveni

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Merkel's CDU routed in Hamburg state election

Results from Hamburg’s regional election are widely expected to give a bloody nose to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling party. Defeat in the German

Results from Hamburg’s regional election are widely expected to give a bloody nose to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling party. Defeat in the German

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President calls for talks as thousands stage sit-ins across Yemen

The leader of Yemen’s secessionist Southern Movement has been arrested in Aden as unrest continues for a ninth consecutive day. Hasan Baoum was

The leader of Yemen’s secessionist Southern Movement has been arrested in Aden as unrest continues for a ninth consecutive day. Hasan Baoum was

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Moroccans want to reign in royal powers

At least 2,000 protesters have gathered in a square in Morocco’s capital, Rabat, to demand that King Mohammed give up some of his powers and clamp

At least 2,000 protesters have gathered in a square in Morocco’s capital, Rabat, to demand that King Mohammed give up some of his powers and clamp

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Libyan dead tops 100 as unrest escalates

The death toll in Libya has topped 100, according to US-based Human Rights Watch. The latest figures followed fresh overnight clashes in Libya’s

The death toll in Libya has topped 100, according to US-based Human Rights Watch. The latest figures followed fresh overnight clashes in Libya’s

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Anti-Gaddafi demonstrations held outside Libya

The demonstrations demanding a change of rule in Libya have not just taken place inside the country. In Geneva, hundreds of Libyan expats gathered

The demonstrations demanding a change of rule in Libya have not just taken place inside the country. In Geneva, hundreds of Libyan expats gathered

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Bahrain protesters camp out in square ahead of talks

Thousands of people have camped out overnight in Bahrain’s Pearl Square after the leadership ordered the army and then riot police to withdraw

Thousands of people have camped out overnight in Bahrain’s Pearl Square after the leadership ordered the army and then riot police to withdraw

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Palestinians protest UN vote

Palestinians protestors clash with Israeli security forces in West Bank following a US veto of a United Nations vote on the illegality of Israeli

Palestinians protestors clash with Israeli security forces in West Bank following a US veto of a United Nations vote on the illegality of Israeli

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Demonstration in Algiers

Police try to break up a demonstration against the regime in Algiers, Algeria.

Police try to break up a demonstration against the regime in Algiers, Algeria.

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Red shirts turn out in Bangkok

Hundreds of Red Shirt protesters gathered in the Thai capital Bangkok on Saturday to call for the release of their imprisoned leaders.

Hundreds of Red Shirt protesters gathered in the Thai capital Bangkok on Saturday to call for the release of their imprisoned leaders.

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Iran authorities lockdown Mousavi residence

Iranian authorities are reportedly taking drastic measures to restrict the movement of leading opposition figure Mir Hossein Mousavi. It is

Iranian authorities are reportedly taking drastic measures to restrict the movement of leading opposition figure Mir Hossein Mousavi. It is

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Afghan bank blast kills dozens

At least 35 people are now reported to have been killed after gunmen disguised as border police stormed a bank in the eastern Afghan city of

At least 35 people are now reported to have been killed after gunmen disguised as border police stormed a bank in the eastern Afghan city of

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Iran wins first Golden Bear

The hot favourite has won the Golden Lion at the Berlin film festival. Iranian drama “Nader and Simin – A separation” by Asghar Farhadi reveals a

The hot favourite has won the Golden Lion at the Berlin film festival. Iranian drama “Nader and Simin – A separation” by Asghar Farhadi reveals a

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Large loss of life in Libyan city

Unconfirmed eyewitness reports from Benghazi in Libya say dozens of people have been shot dead during protests on Saturday, many killed by snipers

Unconfirmed eyewitness reports from Benghazi in Libya say dozens of people have been shot dead during protests on Saturday, many killed by snipers

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Rival forces exchange gunfire in Yemen

A peaceful sit-in protest ended in tragedy in Aden, southern Yemen late on Saturday after police dispersed the protesters with gunfire. A 16 year-old

A peaceful sit-in protest ended in tragedy in Aden, southern Yemen late on Saturday after police dispersed the protesters with gunfire. A 16 year-old

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Bahrain protesters return to Pearl Square

Bahrain’s government says it has begun talks with opposition groups demanding reform. The statement released via Twitter came several hours after

Bahrain’s government says it has begun talks with opposition groups demanding reform. The statement released via Twitter came several hours after