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2011-02-21

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Bahrain - a country divided.

Shi’ite protestors in Bahrain are not just calling for an end to the dynasty that has ruled the country for over 200 years. They are also demanding

Shi’ite protestors in Bahrain are not just calling for an end to the dynasty that has ruled the country for over 200 years. They are also demanding

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Foreign nationals relieved to escape Libyan chaos

EU nationals fleeing the chaos in Libya are beginning to arrive home as the situation in the North African country continues to deteriorate. Two

EU nationals fleeing the chaos in Libya are beginning to arrive home as the situation in the North African country continues to deteriorate. Two

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British climber missing in Spain

Rescuers in Spain are searching for a British mountaineer missing after an avalanche in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Granada on Sunday. Two

Rescuers in Spain are searching for a British mountaineer missing after an avalanche in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Granada on Sunday. Two

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Pressure mounts on Gaddafi as unrest spirals

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s 40-year grip on power is under increasing pressure as unrest in Libya reaches Tripoli. There are reports of live

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s 40-year grip on power is under increasing pressure as unrest in Libya reaches Tripoli. There are reports of live

Europe

EU fears immigration through Libya

The turmoil in Arab countries finds the European Union states struggling to find common positions. Meeting in Brussels, the 27 foreign ministers have

The turmoil in Arab countries finds the European Union states struggling to find common positions. Meeting in Brussels, the 27 foreign ministers have

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Gaddafi plays hardball with his people

As the violence spreads across Libya, strongman Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s has vowed that he will not bow to pressure from the street to step

As the violence spreads across Libya, strongman Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s has vowed that he will not bow to pressure from the street to step

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EU in knots over Libya

The European Union’s foreign ministers have been grasping for a common strategy over Libya. They are grappling with a threat by its leader, Muammar

The European Union’s foreign ministers have been grasping for a common strategy over Libya. They are grappling with a threat by its leader, Muammar

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As young as you feel on high-wire

In India, a 91-year-old dare-devil has proved that age is no obstacle, by crossing a 300 metre deep ravine on a high-wire in the western state of

In India, a 91-year-old dare-devil has proved that age is no obstacle, by crossing a 300 metre deep ravine on a high-wire in the western state of

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Car smashes into Italian airport

In Milan a terminal at the international airport had to be closed for a while on Monday after a man drove a car into the departure lounge in an

In Milan a terminal at the international airport had to be closed for a while on Monday after a man drove a car into the departure lounge in an

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German Chancellor suffers poll defeat

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats have suffered their worst defeat in an election since the second world war. In the Hamburg

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats have suffered their worst defeat in an election since the second world war. In the Hamburg

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Bahrain opposition considers talks but sets demands

Thousands of demonstrators including some 1500 striking teachers have rallied in the centre of Manama’s Pearl Square, the symbolic focal point of

Thousands of demonstrators including some 1500 striking teachers have rallied in the centre of Manama’s Pearl Square, the symbolic focal point of

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Rights group demands justice for Libya's dead

Human Rights Watch has called on those countries with influence in Libya to unify in a call for an end to the unlawful killing of protesters. The

Human Rights Watch has called on those countries with influence in Libya to unify in a call for an end to the unlawful killing of protesters. The

Business

Daewoo gets big order for bigger ship

South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding has received an order for 10 vessels from Maersk, the world’s biggest container shipping company, with an option

South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding has received an order for 10 vessels from Maersk, the world’s biggest container shipping company, with an option

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Pressure mounts on Gaddafi as unrest spirals

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s 40-year grip on power is under increasing pressure as unrest in Libya reaches Tripoli. There are reports of bloodshed in

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s 40-year grip on power is under increasing pressure as unrest in Libya reaches Tripoli. There are reports of bloodshed in

Business

Jaguar Land Rover looks East

Jaguar and Land Rover are reportedly in talks with top Chinese four wheel drive vehicle maker Great Wall Motor Company about a possible China

Jaguar and Land Rover are reportedly in talks with top Chinese four wheel drive vehicle maker Great Wall Motor Company about a possible China

Business

Diageo hopes Turkish deal will delight

Britain’s Diageo has agreed to buy the Turkish spirits group Mey Icki for the equivalent of one and a half billion euros. The deal will give the

Britain’s Diageo has agreed to buy the Turkish spirits group Mey Icki for the equivalent of one and a half billion euros. The deal will give the

Business

Euro zone private sector booming

New business surveys show activity in the euro zone’s private sector growing faster than expected. The Ifo economic think tank’s German business

New business surveys show activity in the euro zone’s private sector growing faster than expected. The Ifo economic think tank’s German business

Business

Libya unrest send oil prices soaring

Oil prices have shot up as clashes in Libya threatened to disrupt supplies of crude. With scores killed in anti-government demonstrations, the

Oil prices have shot up as clashes in Libya threatened to disrupt supplies of crude. With scores killed in anti-government demonstrations, the

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Clashes continue in Yemen

As unrest in Arab countries continues to spread there are reports in Yemen of one teenager being killed and four other people being wounded in

As unrest in Arab countries continues to spread there are reports in Yemen of one teenager being killed and four other people being wounded in

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Libyan opposition leader optimistic on Gaddafi exit

With hundreds of deaths reported over a week of violence, the secretary general of the Libyan National Movement spoke to euronews from Louisiana in

With hundreds of deaths reported over a week of violence, the secretary general of the Libyan National Movement spoke to euronews from Louisiana in

Europe

EU microfinance: small amounts, big help

Microfinance projects are getting underway in Europe. The first two are in the Netherlands and Belgium. Making access to credit easier is one

Microfinance projects are getting underway in Europe. The first two are in the Netherlands and Belgium. Making access to credit easier is one

Europe

Bus and coach passenger rights

More than 70 million Europeans travel by coach each year. What legal guarantees of service, similar to those of plane, train and boat passengers, are

More than 70 million Europeans travel by coach each year. What legal guarantees of service, similar to those of plane, train and boat passengers, are

Culture

Westwood does wonderland in London

Veteran British designer Vivienne Westwood found inspiration from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland“ for her latest collection at London Fashion

Veteran British designer Vivienne Westwood found inspiration from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland“ for her latest collection at London Fashion

Culture

'Iranian Berlinale' comes to a close

As the Berlin Film Festival came to an end, its most enduring image remained an empty chair. It symbolised the absence of jury member Jafar Panahi

As the Berlin Film Festival came to an end, its most enduring image remained an empty chair. It symbolised the absence of jury member Jafar Panahi

Science_technology

New media's crucial role in North African events

There is no doubt about the crucial role played by new media, in particular mobile communication, in the recent events in north Africa. At the

There is no doubt about the crucial role played by new media, in particular mobile communication, in the recent events in north Africa. At the

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Islamist car bomb targets Somali police camp

A suicide car bomb in Somalia has killed at least 17 people near a police training camp in the capital Mogadishu. It went off in the early morning

A suicide car bomb in Somalia has killed at least 17 people near a police training camp in the capital Mogadishu. It went off in the early morning

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Record defeat for Germany's Christian Democrats

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party has suffered a crushing defeat in the Hamburg state election. It is the worst result for the Christian

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party has suffered a crushing defeat in the Hamburg state election. It is the worst result for the Christian

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Day of mourning in Estonia for child fire victims

Estonia is marking a day of mourning after 10 children were killed on Sunday in a fire at an orphanage for disabled children. The president of the

Estonia is marking a day of mourning after 10 children were killed on Sunday in a fire at an orphanage for disabled children. The president of the

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Britain promises European human rights debate

Britain’s Justice Secretary has promised to reform the relationship between the European Court of Human Rights (pictured) and national EU parliaments

Britain’s Justice Secretary has promised to reform the relationship between the European Court of Human Rights (pictured) and national EU parliaments