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2011-02-23

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Gunfire on the streets of Abidjan

Fresh gunbattles have broken out in Abidjan in Ivory Coast. Reports claim forces loyal to disputed president Laurent Gbagbo launched an attack on a

Fresh gunbattles have broken out in Abidjan in Ivory Coast. Reports claim forces loyal to disputed president Laurent Gbagbo launched an attack on a

Europe

Italy's EU immigration rescue call

What if Arab revolutions launched a thousand ships? Italy has not felt this vulnerable to illegal immigration since communism collapsed in Albania 20

What if Arab revolutions launched a thousand ships? Italy has not felt this vulnerable to illegal immigration since communism collapsed in Albania 20

Europe

EU considers immigration emergency

Italy’s interior minister, Roberto Moroni, has voiced fears of an immigration tsunami caused by revolution in the Arab countries of the

Italy’s interior minister, Roberto Moroni, has voiced fears of an immigration tsunami caused by revolution in the Arab countries of the

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Italy wants EU help amid Libyan immigration fear

Italy fears that the unrest in Libya will see a flood of Libyan immigrants heading for its shores. euronews’ Annibale Fracasso met with Italian

Italy fears that the unrest in Libya will see a flood of Libyan immigrants heading for its shores. euronews’ Annibale Fracasso met with Italian

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Nations scramble to get nationals out of chaotic Libya

Hundreds of foreign nationals are camped out at a frantic Tripoli Airport as governments from around the world scramble boats and planes to get their

Hundreds of foreign nationals are camped out at a frantic Tripoli Airport as governments from around the world scramble boats and planes to get their

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Eastern Libya free from Gaddafi rule: ex-major

Thousands of Libyans in the eastern city of Tobruk have been celebrating after breaking free from Muammar Gaddafi. About a week into the uprising

Thousands of Libyans in the eastern city of Tobruk have been celebrating after breaking free from Muammar Gaddafi. About a week into the uprising

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Libyan pilot refuses orders to bomb city

A Libyan air force jet has reportedly crashed near Benghazi after its crew bailed out after refusing to bomb the city. According to Libya’s Quryna

A Libyan air force jet has reportedly crashed near Benghazi after its crew bailed out after refusing to bomb the city. According to Libya’s Quryna

Business

Barclays wins Lehman lawsuit

Lehman Brothers hurried sale of much of its US operations to Barclays at the height of the financial crisis was fair, a bankruptcy court judge has

Lehman Brothers hurried sale of much of its US operations to Barclays at the height of the financial crisis was fair, a bankruptcy court judge has

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Gaddafi: 'mad dog of the Middle East'

The late US President Ronald Reagan once described Colonel Muammar Gaddafi as “the mad dog of the Middle East.” Gaddafi’s theatrical and rambling

The late US President Ronald Reagan once described Colonel Muammar Gaddafi as “the mad dog of the Middle East.” Gaddafi’s theatrical and rambling

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Exodus to leave Libya

On Libya’s western border with Tunisia, thousands passed the checkpoints in a matter of hours, weighed down with as many of their belongings as they

On Libya’s western border with Tunisia, thousands passed the checkpoints in a matter of hours, weighed down with as many of their belongings as they

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Greece in the grip of anti-austerity demos

Violence has once again hit the streets of the Greek capital as police and protesters clashed during a huge, anti-austerity rally. Protesters threw

Violence has once again hit the streets of the Greek capital as police and protesters clashed during a huge, anti-austerity rally. Protesters threw

Culture

Three more top London fashion tickets

In this fashion edition of ‘Le Mag’ Julien Macdonald, Burberry and Giles Deacon unveil their autumn/winter 2011 collections during London Fashion

In this fashion edition of ‘Le Mag’ Julien Macdonald, Burberry and Giles Deacon unveil their autumn/winter 2011 collections during London Fashion

Culture

Exhibition highlights dark side of Nazi Olympics

Most people know about the 1936 Summer Olympics in Munich when Hitler had to shake Jessie Owen’s hand after he beat the master race over 100

Most people know about the 1936 Summer Olympics in Munich when Hitler had to shake Jessie Owen’s hand after he beat the master race over 100

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More than just Libya behind soaring oil prices?

Oil prices continue to soar – going above $110 a barrel on Wednesday – as a quarter of Libya’s crude output has been shut down and energy companies

Oil prices continue to soar – going above $110 a barrel on Wednesday – as a quarter of Libya’s crude output has been shut down and energy companies

Science_technology

A photovoltaic oasis

In the harsh, isolated, semi-desert region north of Cairo in Egypt, 150 acres has been planted with beans, peas and orange trees. But there is a

In the harsh, isolated, semi-desert region north of Cairo in Egypt, 150 acres has been planted with beans, peas and orange trees. But there is a

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Yemen politicians resign over government violence

At least seven members of parliament have resigned in Yemen to protest over government violence against demonstrators. Witnesses say at least two

At least seven members of parliament have resigned in Yemen to protest over government violence against demonstrators. Witnesses say at least two

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New Zealand rescuers face 'hard choices'

Rescuers in Christchurch have been concentrating there efforts on earthquake damaged buildings where signs of life have been detected. Around 120

Rescuers in Christchurch have been concentrating there efforts on earthquake damaged buildings where signs of life have been detected. Around 120

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Deaths from New Zealand quake likely to rise

Rescue teams in New Zealand worked late into Wednesday night to search for survivors of the Christchurch earthquake. The number of confirmed dead

Rescue teams in New Zealand worked late into Wednesday night to search for survivors of the Christchurch earthquake. The number of confirmed dead

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More Libyan officials abandon Gaddafi

Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi appears to be taking increasingly brutal measures to put down a popular uprising against his 41 year rule. Italy’s

Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi appears to be taking increasingly brutal measures to put down a popular uprising against his 41 year rule. Italy’s

Business

Nasdaq considers NYSE bid

The Nasdaq exchange is reportedly looking at launching a rival bid for NYSE Euronext rather than see it merge with Germany’s Deutsche Boerse

The Nasdaq exchange is reportedly looking at launching a rival bid for NYSE Euronext rather than see it merge with Germany’s Deutsche Boerse

Business

Chinese consumers more pessimistic

Consumer confidence in China dropped in the final three months of last year hurt by expectations for rising prices. China’s National Bureau of

Consumer confidence in China dropped in the final three months of last year hurt by expectations for rising prices. China’s National Bureau of

Business

Commerzbank to start repaying state aid

Commerzbank has said it will post higher earnings this year and start to repay the 16.4 billion euros bailout money it got from the German

Commerzbank has said it will post higher earnings this year and start to repay the 16.4 billion euros bailout money it got from the German

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Saudi King returns with promises of social aid

A ceremony has been laid on in the Saudi capital to welcome home king Abdullah after three months abroad for medical treatment. The monarch

A ceremony has been laid on in the Saudi capital to welcome home king Abdullah after three months abroad for medical treatment. The monarch

Science_technology

New imaging system may cut caesareans

Doctors worried about the rise in caesarean sections as a means of childbirth take heart from a new Italian 3D scanner, AMOLAB, that allows a more

Doctors worried about the rise in caesarean sections as a means of childbirth take heart from a new Italian 3D scanner, AMOLAB, that allows a more

Science_technology

Kite solution on horizon for windpower

Conventional wind turbines can be dangerous for birds, are ugly, noisy, and do not take advantage of the really strong constant winds found at higher

Conventional wind turbines can be dangerous for birds, are ugly, noisy, and do not take advantage of the really strong constant winds found at higher

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Tripoli eyewitnesses: green flags, gunfire and shortages

There have been more emotional reunions as foreigners arrive home from Libya where many have witnessed the uprising and its aftermath at first

There have been more emotional reunions as foreigners arrive home from Libya where many have witnessed the uprising and its aftermath at first

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Rahm Emanuel elected Chicago mayor

Barack Obama’s former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, has been elected as the next Mayor of Chicago. Emanuel avoided having to go to a second round

Barack Obama’s former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, has been elected as the next Mayor of Chicago. Emanuel avoided having to go to a second round

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Libya witness: 'It's time for revolt. We are free'

With foreign journalists banned form Libya, information on what is happening on the ground is hard to come by and difficult to verify but euronews

With foreign journalists banned form Libya, information on what is happening on the ground is hard to come by and difficult to verify but euronews

Nocomment

Egyptians flee Libya through border crossing

Dozens of Egyptians were seen crossing Salloum border point into Egypt, escaping reported unrest and a violent government crackdown in Libya. Read

Dozens of Egyptians were seen crossing Salloum border point into Egypt, escaping reported unrest and a violent government crackdown in Libya. Read

Nocomment

Gaza Strip: Rafah crossing open

The Rafah crossing was opened allowing movement into the Gaza Strip, whilst the movement out of the Gaza Strip was also allowed for the first time

The Rafah crossing was opened allowing movement into the Gaza Strip, whilst the movement out of the Gaza Strip was also allowed for the first time