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2011-02-26

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Refugees welcomed at Tunisian frontier.

It is estimated that some 30 000 foreigners have left Libya since the uprising started. Many of them have crossed over the frontier into Tunisia

It is estimated that some 30 000 foreigners have left Libya since the uprising started. Many of them have crossed over the frontier into Tunisia

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Ex-Gaddafi insider thinks Libyan revolt will succeed

One man able to provide a unique insight into Muammar Gaddafi’s world and possibly his next move, is the Colonel’s former head of protocol, Nuri

One man able to provide a unique insight into Muammar Gaddafi’s world and possibly his next move, is the Colonel’s former head of protocol, Nuri

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Shi'ite opposition leader returns to Bahrain

A hardline Shi’ite dissident has returned home to Bahrain from exile to join the burgeoning opposition to the island kingdom’s Sunni royal

A hardline Shi’ite dissident has returned home to Bahrain from exile to join the burgeoning opposition to the island kingdom’s Sunni royal

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Violence spreads against suspected mercenaries in Libya

Fearful of rebellion, the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, has a history of using outside fighters. Packed together in makeshift holding cells in

Fearful of rebellion, the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, has a history of using outside fighters. Packed together in makeshift holding cells in

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Libyan military defections mount

There is mounting evidence that a growing number of Libyan military personnel are defecting and joining the opposition against Colonel Gaddafi. At

There is mounting evidence that a growing number of Libyan military personnel are defecting and joining the opposition against Colonel Gaddafi. At

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Algerian police prevent pro-democracy rally

Fresh attempts to stage a protest rally in Algeria’s capital have been hampered by riot police. Demonstrators, led by Said Sadi, head of the

Fresh attempts to stage a protest rally in Algeria’s capital have been hampered by riot police. Demonstrators, led by Said Sadi, head of the

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Leaving Libya: Exodus of foreigners intensifies

The nightmare is over for more than 2,000 mainly Chinese workers, who have escaped Libya on board a Greek-flagged passenger ferry. It is just one of

The nightmare is over for more than 2,000 mainly Chinese workers, who have escaped Libya on board a Greek-flagged passenger ferry. It is just one of

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Wild streets of Tripoli

Although Colonel Gaddafi is reported to be in control of most of the Libyan capital Tripoli, anti-government protesters appear to be still very much

Although Colonel Gaddafi is reported to be in control of most of the Libyan capital Tripoli, anti-government protesters appear to be still very much

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Libya's UN ambassador calls for tough sanctions

The UN Security Council has rarely seen anything like it, with hugs and embraces after an impassioned speech. The emotional address reduced its

The UN Security Council has rarely seen anything like it, with hugs and embraces after an impassioned speech. The emotional address reduced its

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Anti-government protests continue in Yemen

In Yemen, funerals are taking place for two more people shot dead during anti-government protests. The latest victims were killed in clashes with

In Yemen, funerals are taking place for two more people shot dead during anti-government protests. The latest victims were killed in clashes with

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Exit poll puts Fine Gael ahead to lead Ireland's next government

Ireland’s main opposition party Fine Gael is on course to lead the next government but without an overall majority, according to an exit poll by the

Ireland’s main opposition party Fine Gael is on course to lead the next government but without an overall majority, according to an exit poll by the

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Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers in Hebron

Palestinians demonstrated in Hebron to mark the anniversary of the death of 29 Palestinians killed by a Jewish settler in 1994. Israeli soldiers

Palestinians demonstrated in Hebron to mark the anniversary of the death of 29 Palestinians killed by a Jewish settler in 1994. Israeli soldiers

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Protesters demonstrate against Gaddafi in Asia

Libyans and foreign nationals demonstrate against Muammar Gaddafi in Seoul in South Korea and in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

Libyans and foreign nationals demonstrate against Muammar Gaddafi in Seoul in South Korea and in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

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Part of Libya celebrates, elsewhere they demonstrate

In Tobruk, residents celebrate the victory over Muammar Gaddafi’s forces. Meanwhile in Tripoli, Libyans are still demonstrating and fighting against

In Tobruk, residents celebrate the victory over Muammar Gaddafi’s forces. Meanwhile in Tripoli, Libyans are still demonstrating and fighting against

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French foreign minister faces sack over Tunisian links

There is growing speculation that France’s beleaguered foreign minister will be sacked this weekend over a series of gaffes concerning Tunisia’s

There is growing speculation that France’s beleaguered foreign minister will be sacked this weekend over a series of gaffes concerning Tunisia’s

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Murdered monk movie tops French film awards

The cinema world’s eyes maybe firmly fixed on Hollywood for Sunday night’s Oscars, but not before France held its own film award ceremony, the

The cinema world’s eyes maybe firmly fixed on Hollywood for Sunday night’s Oscars, but not before France held its own film award ceremony, the

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UN urges action on Libya as US imposes sanctions

UN chief Ban ki-moon has urged swift action to deal with the crisis engulfing Libya. The United Nations Secretary-General’s call came as the

UN chief Ban ki-moon has urged swift action to deal with the crisis engulfing Libya. The United Nations Secretary-General’s call came as the

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Thousands try to flee Libya as Gaddafi vows to fight to the death

Thousands of people have massed outside Tripoli airport in the hope of fleeing the chaos ripping Libya apart. Tensions are running high. While

Thousands of people have massed outside Tripoli airport in the hope of fleeing the chaos ripping Libya apart. Tensions are running high. While

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Ireland awaits result of historic poll

Ireland is bracing itself for one of its biggest political shake-ups since independence after polls in the country’s general election closed

Ireland is bracing itself for one of its biggest political shake-ups since independence after polls in the country’s general election closed

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More riots in Tunis

Police in Tunisia have fired warning shots and tear gas to disperse crowds of protesters in the centre of the capital, Tunis. Witnesses say several

Police in Tunisia have fired warning shots and tear gas to disperse crowds of protesters in the centre of the capital, Tunis. Witnesses say several

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Ivory Coast on the brink of civil war, UN warns

Violence across Ivory Coast has brought the world’s top cocoa grower to the brink of another civil war, the UN has said. The latest warning came

Violence across Ivory Coast has brought the world’s top cocoa grower to the brink of another civil war, the UN has said. The latest warning came

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Sarkozy reaffirms opposition to Turkey's EU membership

The French President Nicolas Sarkozy spent a few hours in Turkey and repeated his opposition to its joining the European Union.   Alongside Turkey’s

The French President Nicolas Sarkozy spent a few hours in Turkey and repeated his opposition to its joining the European Union.   Alongside Turkey’s

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Libya divided into protests and celebrations

Conflict rages in the west of Libya, but in the East, there are celebrations. In Benghazi they are waiting for Tripoli to fall and on the streets

Conflict rages in the west of Libya, but in the East, there are celebrations. In Benghazi they are waiting for Tripoli to fall and on the streets