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2011-02-25

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William and Kate go back to where they met

With just under two months to go until the big day, Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton have made a sentimental journey back to where they

With just under two months to go until the big day, Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton have made a sentimental journey back to where they

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Egypt's tourist sector struggles after uprising

Egypt’s most famous tourist sites, the great pyramids, are back open for business. It follows protests and unrest during a popular uprising ousted

Egypt’s most famous tourist sites, the great pyramids, are back open for business. It follows protests and unrest during a popular uprising ousted

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Moves intensify to get foreigners out of Libya

The international effort to get foreigners out of Libya is gathering pace as the situation in the country becomes increasingly volatile. Large

The international effort to get foreigners out of Libya is gathering pace as the situation in the country becomes increasingly volatile. Large

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Families help refugees fleeing Libyan revolt

International aid agencies have praised Egyptian and Tunisian householders who are helping to take care of tens of thousands of refugees fleeing the

International aid agencies have praised Egyptian and Tunisian householders who are helping to take care of tens of thousands of refugees fleeing the

Business

Saudis up output as Libyan oil exports disrupted

Oil prices retreated from their recent highs on Friday as a senior industry official said top exporter Saudi Arabia has increased output following

Oil prices retreated from their recent highs on Friday as a senior industry official said top exporter Saudi Arabia has increased output following

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Gaddafi addresses his supporters in Tripoli

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has appeared in public to rally a gathering of his supporters from the city ramparts in Tripoli. A defiant Gaddafi

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has appeared in public to rally a gathering of his supporters from the city ramparts in Tripoli. A defiant Gaddafi

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Libyan rebellion spreads to Tripoli

Gaddafi appeared on TV as the popular uprising against him spread to Tripoli, assumed to be his last stronghold. Latest reports say the main road

Gaddafi appeared on TV as the popular uprising against him spread to Tripoli, assumed to be his last stronghold. Latest reports say the main road

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Protests continue in North Africa and Middle East

Friday prayers turned into Friday protests in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa. In Yemen, tens of thousands of demonstrators

Friday prayers turned into Friday protests in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa. In Yemen, tens of thousands of demonstrators

Europe

EU-NATO Libya moves need UN

NATO and the European Union are cooperating over the Libya emergency, but practical moves in the area, the Atlantic alliance’s secretary-general

NATO and the European Union are cooperating over the Libya emergency, but practical moves in the area, the Atlantic alliance’s secretary-general

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Dior suspends designer Galliano amid anti-Semitic row

He is in the spotlight ahead of Paris fashion week – but for all the wrong reasons. Flamboyant king of the catwalk John Galliano has been suspended

He is in the spotlight ahead of Paris fashion week – but for all the wrong reasons. Flamboyant king of the catwalk John Galliano has been suspended

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Calls mount for action against Gaddafi govt

International calls for action against the Libyan government are intensifying. Meeting in Hungary European Union defence ministers and NATO’s

International calls for action against the Libyan government are intensifying. Meeting in Hungary European Union defence ministers and NATO’s

Special_reports

Educating tomorrow's scientists

Science, with all its facts and figures, can be a tough subject to learn and just does not appeal to some. But it can be a lot of fun, and that is

Science, with all its facts and figures, can be a tough subject to learn and just does not appeal to some. But it can be a lot of fun, and that is

Business

Boeing beats EADS to build US air tankers

Boeing has beaten EADS for a 22 billion euro contract to built new US Air Force refuelling planes. The 180 air tankers will replace the 50-year-old

Boeing has beaten EADS for a 22 billion euro contract to built new US Air Force refuelling planes. The 180 air tankers will replace the 50-year-old

Business

Lloyds back in profit, but Irish loan losses mount

Lloyds is the latest bank to announce that it took a big hit from bad loans in Ireland. The British lender said losses from loans not being repaid

Lloyds is the latest bank to announce that it took a big hit from bad loans in Ireland. The British lender said losses from loans not being repaid

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Amateur video captures first moments of Christchurch quake

Startling images have emerged of the first moments after the devastating earthquake that hit New Zealand earlier this week. The never-before-seen

Startling images have emerged of the first moments after the devastating earthquake that hit New Zealand earlier this week. The never-before-seen

Business

US Q4 growth unexpectedly revised down

The US economy grew more slowly than initially estimated in the fourth quarter of last year. GDP growth was just 2.8 percent from the same period

The US economy grew more slowly than initially estimated in the fourth quarter of last year. GDP growth was just 2.8 percent from the same period

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Five dead in Iraqi 'Day of Rage'

Thousands of Iraqis have staged a ‘Day of Rage’ inspired by similar movements elsewhere in the Arab world. At least five were killed in towns and

Thousands of Iraqis have staged a ‘Day of Rage’ inspired by similar movements elsewhere in the Arab world. At least five were killed in towns and

Business

Motorola jumps into tablet wars

Motorola’s rival to the Apple iPad has gone on sale in the US with a European launch expected in the next three months. The Xoom tablet is the

Motorola’s rival to the Apple iPad has gone on sale in the US with a European launch expected in the next three months. The Xoom tablet is the

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Pick of the Clicks: Libyan arms- defending the indefensible

Defending the arms trade can be an uphill struggle at the best of times.   Defending the sale of military equipment to Libya at a time when Muammar

Defending the arms trade can be an uphill struggle at the best of times.   Defending the sale of military equipment to Libya at a time when Muammar

Culture

US blockbusters dominate Oscar nominations

Leading this year’s Oscar contenders is ‘The King’s Speech,’ with a whooping 12 nominations, closely followed by the Coen brothers’ ‘True Grit’ with

Leading this year’s Oscar contenders is ‘The King’s Speech,’ with a whooping 12 nominations, closely followed by the Coen brothers’ ‘True Grit’ with

Culture

Oscar-nominated animations films

Oscar nominations come in all shapes and sizes, including the animation film category. French production ‘The Illusionist’ is the only hand-drawn

Oscar nominations come in all shapes and sizes, including the animation film category. French production ‘The Illusionist’ is the only hand-drawn

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Rebel Libyan troops abandon bases

Fresh footage has emerged of Libyan military bases abandoned by troops who have joined protests against Moammar Gaddafi. Tobruk is one of many

Fresh footage has emerged of Libyan military bases abandoned by troops who have joined protests against Moammar Gaddafi. Tobruk is one of many

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Gaddafi defiant as rebellion closes on Tripoli

Libyans in Benghazi have been celebrating Friday prayers in the city for the first time since breaking away from Muammar Gaddafi’s rule. Like a

Libyans in Benghazi have been celebrating Friday prayers in the city for the first time since breaking away from Muammar Gaddafi’s rule. Like a

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Frattini denies Italian support for Libyan rebels

As the Lıbyan crisis intensifies Europe is watching developments nervously. There are concerns over energy supplies and an influx of refugees from

As the Lıbyan crisis intensifies Europe is watching developments nervously. There are concerns over energy supplies and an influx of refugees from

Culture

Milan fashion targets trendy party girls

Gucci opened Milan’s autumn/winter womenswear shows in Milan in a flurry of skin, fur and sheer organza dresses for both day and nightwear. And

Gucci opened Milan’s autumn/winter womenswear shows in Milan in a flurry of skin, fur and sheer organza dresses for both day and nightwear. And

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Ben Ali's corruption culture

Many Tunisians would like to see the former occupants of the presidential palace return to stand trial on corruption charges. The Ben Ali family

Many Tunisians would like to see the former occupants of the presidential palace return to stand trial on corruption charges. The Ben Ali family

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Irish to deliver verdict on leaders at ballot box

Voting is underway in Ireland, the first eurozone member to hold a general election after receiving a massive bail-out. The country’s ruling Fianna

Voting is underway in Ireland, the first eurozone member to hold a general election after receiving a massive bail-out. The country’s ruling Fianna

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Fleeing foreigners bear witness to Libya bloodshed

Back on home soil after escaping the turmoil in Libya, Bosnian evacuees received a rapturous reception from loved ones at Sarajevo airport. But

Back on home soil after escaping the turmoil in Libya, Bosnian evacuees received a rapturous reception from loved ones at Sarajevo airport. But

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New Zealand quake toll rises as hopes fade for survivors

In New Zealand a fresh attempt is being made to find survivors from Tuesday’s deadly earthquake in Christchurch. A team from Britain is joining

In New Zealand a fresh attempt is being made to find survivors from Tuesday’s deadly earthquake in Christchurch. A team from Britain is joining