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2011-02-28

News

World leaders pile more pressure on Gaddafi

The international community is accelerating efforts to help oust Colonel Gaddafi. Calls for tougher measures against his regime were made at a

The international community is accelerating efforts to help oust Colonel Gaddafi. Calls for tougher measures against his regime were made at a

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UK military release pictures of daring rescue

The British military have released pictures of a second daring mission to rescue oil workers from the remote Libyan desert. Read our news

The British military have released pictures of a second daring mission to rescue oil workers from the remote Libyan desert. Read our news

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Warning of Ivory Coast humanitarian crisis

While all eyes are focused on events in north Africa, a major crisis is unfolding in the west of the continent, virtually unnoticed by the rest of

While all eyes are focused on events in north Africa, a major crisis is unfolding in the west of the continent, virtually unnoticed by the rest of

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What next for Gaddafi and Libya?

Colonel Gaddafi has vowed that he will not give up power without a fight, ruling out the possibility of following in the footsteps of the former

Colonel Gaddafi has vowed that he will not give up power without a fight, ruling out the possibility of following in the footsteps of the former

Europe

Turkey's Erdogan angry with Germany

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Germany to speak plainly about Turkey’s prospects of joining the European Union. The Turkish prime minister’s remarks

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Germany to speak plainly about Turkey’s prospects of joining the European Union. The Turkish prime minister’s remarks

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Libya: fighting continues in key towns

There has been more fierce fighting in Libya between pro-government forces and fighters who want Muammar Gaddafi out. Internet images appeared to

There has been more fierce fighting in Libya between pro-government forces and fighters who want Muammar Gaddafi out. Internet images appeared to

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Aftermath of ferocious fighting in Benghazi

Today, they are celebrating. But over the last few days, people in the Libyan coastal town of al Bayda have endured some of the most ferocious

Today, they are celebrating. But over the last few days, people in the Libyan coastal town of al Bayda have endured some of the most ferocious

Business

Portugal warns of debt crisis critical moment

With the amount of interest that Portugal is having to offer to get investors to buy its bonds rising to unsustainable levels, Lisbon is appealing

With the amount of interest that Portugal is having to offer to get investors to buy its bonds rising to unsustainable levels, Lisbon is appealing

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Iranian opposition leaders Mousavi and Karroubi reportedly arrested

Iran’s main opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi have been arrested, according to the Kaleme website, which is close to Mousavi

Iran’s main opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi have been arrested, according to the Kaleme website, which is close to Mousavi

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Humanitarian emergency on Libya's borders

As more and more people flee the bloodshed in Libya, the authorities are warning that the rebellion in the country has become a humanitarian

As more and more people flee the bloodshed in Libya, the authorities are warning that the rebellion in the country has become a humanitarian

Special_reports

Inspiring women

International Women’s Day reminds us all that in many parts of the world girls are denied the same access to education as boys. But at the Happy

International Women’s Day reminds us all that in many parts of the world girls are denied the same access to education as boys. But at the Happy

Europe

Blocking fake medicines

Viagra, anti-malarial tablets, painkillers are all increasingly being purchased via the Internet. However there is a risk that what you buy may not

Viagra, anti-malarial tablets, painkillers are all increasingly being purchased via the Internet. However there is a risk that what you buy may not

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Berlusconi back on trial over alleged tax fraud

Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi went back on trial in Milan on Monday for alleged tax fraud. The case is one of four the 74-year-old

Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi went back on trial in Milan on Monday for alleged tax fraud. The case is one of four the 74-year-old

Europe

EU sanctions: no teargas for Tripoli

The governments of the countries of the European Union have approved a package of sanctions against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, including a freeze

The governments of the countries of the European Union have approved a package of sanctions against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, including a freeze

Business

Euro zone January inflation revised down

It turns out euro zone inflation was not quite as bad as initially calculated in January. The European Union statistics office has revised down its

It turns out euro zone inflation was not quite as bad as initially calculated in January. The European Union statistics office has revised down its

Business

Carmakers outline Russian plans for tax breaks

Carmakers have been rushing to detail their plans to build in Russia before a deadline for tax incentives ran out. Volkswagen is to make VW and

Carmakers have been rushing to detail their plans to build in Russia before a deadline for tax incentives ran out. Volkswagen is to make VW and

Business

HSBC profit disappoints

HSBC is the latest UK based bank to disappoint investors with lower than expected earning for last year, even though pretax profit more than doubled

HSBC is the latest UK based bank to disappoint investors with lower than expected earning for last year, even though pretax profit more than doubled

Business

Tech industry upbeat at CeBIT trade show

Geeks gathered in Germany this week, along with the top names in electronics and technology for CeBIT, Europe’s leading high-tech trade fair. As

Geeks gathered in Germany this week, along with the top names in electronics and technology for CeBIT, Europe’s leading high-tech trade fair. As

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Yemen opposition reject unity govt with Saleh

Yemen’s opposition parties have said they will reject any offer from President Ali Abdullah Saleh to form a unity government. Read our news

Yemen’s opposition parties have said they will reject any offer from President Ali Abdullah Saleh to form a unity government. Read our news

Science_technology

Safe and sound, underground

Somewhere deep inside the granite of the Gothard Pass there is a place that has been kept secret by the Swiss for years. It is a Swiss bank with a

Somewhere deep inside the granite of the Gothard Pass there is a place that has been kept secret by the Swiss for years. It is a Swiss bank with a

Culture

'The King's Speech' is king of the Oscars

There were no clean sweeps at the 83rd Academy Awards, but as expected the British period drama about a wartime king and his vocal coach came out

There were no clean sweeps at the 83rd Academy Awards, but as expected the British period drama about a wartime king and his vocal coach came out

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Tunisia stretched by refugee flow from Libya

Tunisia’s capacity to absorb refugees fleeing the fighting in Libya is being tested to the limit. Tens of thousands of foreign workers and their

Tunisia’s capacity to absorb refugees fleeing the fighting in Libya is being tested to the limit. Tens of thousands of foreign workers and their

Europe

European Citizens' Initiative

The functioning of the European Citizens’ Initiative, introduced in the Lisbon Treaty, has now been defined. How will it work?

The functioning of the European Citizens’ Initiative, introduced in the Lisbon Treaty, has now been defined. How will it work?

Science_technology

Hungary's archaeological treasures

A bronze age settlement has been found on the site of a new shopping mall in northeastern Hungary. Archaeologists also uncovered other treasures

A bronze age settlement has been found on the site of a new shopping mall in northeastern Hungary. Archaeologists also uncovered other treasures

Culture

Adele's new album

Adele’s latest album 21 has already hit number 1 in several European countries; now it is out in the US.   Despite the north Londoner’s runaway

Adele’s latest album 21 has already hit number 1 in several European countries; now it is out in the US.   Despite the north Londoner’s runaway

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Libya: more bloodshed in battle for Misrata

There are reports of heavy fighting in the key Libyan city of Misrata 200 kilometres east of the capital Tripoli. Read our news file A witness

There are reports of heavy fighting in the key Libyan city of Misrata 200 kilometres east of the capital Tripoli. Read our news file A witness

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Oman unrest enters third day

Protesters in Oman have clashed with security forces during a third consecutive day of unrest. The demonstrators want higher salaries and a greater

Protesters in Oman have clashed with security forces during a third consecutive day of unrest. The demonstrators want higher salaries and a greater

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Second daring RAF rescue mission to Libya

Oil workers rescued by an audacious British military mission to the Libyan desert have been speaking about their experience. The Royal Air Force

Oil workers rescued by an audacious British military mission to the Libyan desert have been speaking about their experience. The Royal Air Force

Science_technology

Meet Kompai, your robot friend

Kompai is a robot companion to humans who need one.   Born in a workshop near Biarritz, France, Kompai is the fruit of a European Union project to

Kompai is a robot companion to humans who need one.   Born in a workshop near Biarritz, France, Kompai is the fruit of a European Union project to