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2011-03-01

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US warns of civil war as Gaddafi digs in

For the moment the west is only talking about a possible military response to the Libyan crisis. NATO, whose forces have been taking part in a

For the moment the west is only talking about a possible military response to the Libyan crisis. NATO, whose forces have been taking part in a

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euronews visits fallen Benghazi military base

euronews journalist Mohamed Elhamy has been filming in Benghazi. He visited an abandoned military base that fell into the hands of anti-government

euronews journalist Mohamed Elhamy has been filming in Benghazi. He visited an abandoned military base that fell into the hands of anti-government

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Dior sacks Galliano

Fashion house Dior has sacked designer John Galliano. The move comes after videos surfaced of the bad boy of fashion unleasing anti-Semitic comments

Fashion house Dior has sacked designer John Galliano. The move comes after videos surfaced of the bad boy of fashion unleasing anti-Semitic comments

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Alert over refugees at Libya-Tunisia border

Fighting in Libya is forcing more and more people to flee, with refugee agencies now talking about a humanitarian crisis. Read our news file

Fighting in Libya is forcing more and more people to flee, with refugee agencies now talking about a humanitarian crisis. Read our news file

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Benghazi revels in freedom but fears shortages

The eastern Libyan city of Benghazi is still caught in the grip of a kind of delirious disbelief, more than a week after anti-Gaddafi rebels took

The eastern Libyan city of Benghazi is still caught in the grip of a kind of delirious disbelief, more than a week after anti-Gaddafi rebels took

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Evacuated workers pour into Malta

Foreign workers fleeing the situation in Libya are continuing to arrive on the Mediterranean island of Malta. The country’s prime minister

Foreign workers fleeing the situation in Libya are continuing to arrive on the Mediterranean island of Malta. The country’s prime minister

Business

Geneva Motor Show opens amid oil spike

The Geneva Motor Show is traditionally slanted towards higher-end models and as it opened this week there were certainly plenty of supercars for the

The Geneva Motor Show is traditionally slanted towards higher-end models and as it opened this week there were certainly plenty of supercars for the

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Protests in Tunisia continue to have an effect

Ongoing protests in Tunisia are continuing to wield an effect. The interim government has legalised a moderate Islamist group which was banned

Ongoing protests in Tunisia are continuing to wield an effect. The interim government has legalised a moderate Islamist group which was banned

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Winter brings relief for Estonian drivers

Residents of four Estonian islands usually have to rely on the ferry to get to the mainland but wintry weather is offering them an alternative. The

Residents of four Estonian islands usually have to rely on the ferry to get to the mainland but wintry weather is offering them an alternative. The

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Dior to sack Galliano for anti-semitic remarks

Fashion house Christian Dior is set to sack its creative director John Galliano following the appearance of video footage in which he appears to make

Fashion house Christian Dior is set to sack its creative director John Galliano following the appearance of video footage in which he appears to make

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Army disperses protesters in Oman

Soldiers have dispersed a small group of demonstrators who had gathered for the fourth day of protests in the port city of Sohar in Oman. Read our

Soldiers have dispersed a small group of demonstrators who had gathered for the fourth day of protests in the port city of Sohar in Oman. Read our

Business

German unemployment falls further in February‎

The number of Germans out of work fell much more-than-expected in February. The figure – not adjusted for seasonal factors, which is the most

The number of Germans out of work fell much more-than-expected in February. The figure – not adjusted for seasonal factors, which is the most

Europe

Insurance rules gender-based premiums out

The European Court of Justice has ruled that insurers cannot charge different premiums to men and women because of their gender. The decision is

The European Court of Justice has ruled that insurers cannot charge different premiums to men and women because of their gender. The decision is

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Warnings of more violence in western Libya

Armed rebels have set up checkpoints to control access to Nalut in western Libya. They overran the town on Monday and want to stop it falling back

Armed rebels have set up checkpoints to control access to Nalut in western Libya. They overran the town on Monday and want to stop it falling back

Science_technology

The Cloudbusters

A 200 metre tower is one of the tools being used to crack one of the trickiest problems in climate science – clouds. Data gathered here feeds into

A 200 metre tower is one of the tools being used to crack one of the trickiest problems in climate science – clouds. Data gathered here feeds into

Business

EU ups 2011 euro zone growth and inflation forecasts

The Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn says the euro zone economy is likely to grow faster than expected this year. Announcing

The Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn says the euro zone economy is likely to grow faster than expected this year. Announcing

Business

EU court bans gender linked insurance policies

The European Court of Justice has ruled there should be no more sex discrimination in insurance policies. It said insurance companies cannot take

The European Court of Justice has ruled there should be no more sex discrimination in insurance policies. It said insurance companies cannot take

Business

Libya says oil output halved, sites undamaged

Libya’s oil output has dropped by around half as workers in the industry have fled because of the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi. That estimate

Libya’s oil output has dropped by around half as workers in the industry have fled because of the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi. That estimate

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Indian Muslims sentenced to death for train attack

Eleven Indian Muslims have been sentenced to death for an arson attack on a train in 2002 that killed 59 Hindus. The fire sparked days of violence

Eleven Indian Muslims have been sentenced to death for an arson attack on a train in 2002 that killed 59 Hindus. The fire sparked days of violence

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German defence minister steps down

Germany’s defence minister has resigned over accusations that he copied parts of his university dissertation for his doctorate. Karl-Theodor zu

Germany’s defence minister has resigned over accusations that he copied parts of his university dissertation for his doctorate. Karl-Theodor zu

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Fate of Iranian opposition leaders unclear

There is confusion as to the whereabouts of Iranian opposition leaders Mirhossein Moussavi and Medhi Karoubi. Their websites said on Monday they

There is confusion as to the whereabouts of Iranian opposition leaders Mirhossein Moussavi and Medhi Karoubi. Their websites said on Monday they

Culture

Gwyneth Paltrow in 'Country Strong'

In “Country Strong” Gwyneth Paltrow is a country singer fresh out of rehab who is trying to pull her life, her career and her marriage back

In “Country Strong” Gwyneth Paltrow is a country singer fresh out of rehab who is trying to pull her life, her career and her marriage back

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International community weighs up Libya options

The United States is moving warships and aircraft carriers closer to Libya, although military analysts say intervention through force is

The United States is moving warships and aircraft carriers closer to Libya, although military analysts say intervention through force is

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German Defence Minister steps down

The German Defence Minister has resigned. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has been embroiled in a row over plagiarism. He was stripped of his

The German Defence Minister has resigned. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has been embroiled in a row over plagiarism. He was stripped of his

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New Zealand falls silent to remember quake dead

New Zealanders on Tuesday remembered their fellow countrymen who lost their lives in last week’s deadly earthquake. At 12:51 pm, the exact time the

New Zealanders on Tuesday remembered their fellow countrymen who lost their lives in last week’s deadly earthquake. At 12:51 pm, the exact time the

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Sex equality ruling 'may make us all worse off'

Insurance companies have been quick to criticise a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that will mean they will no longer be able to offer

Insurance companies have been quick to criticise a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that will mean they will no longer be able to offer

Culture

Masculine mannequins in Milan

There has been a flurry of women’s autumn-winter collections at Milan Fashion Week with a decidedly masculine tone. But there were also some

There has been a flurry of women’s autumn-winter collections at Milan Fashion Week with a decidedly masculine tone. But there were also some

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Hollywood star Jane Russell dead at 89

Hollywood star Jane Russell has died at the age of 89. She passed away at her home in Santa Maria, California after suffering from a respiratory

Hollywood star Jane Russell has died at the age of 89. She passed away at her home in Santa Maria, California after suffering from a respiratory

Nocomment

Pro Ouattara women demonstrate in Abidjan

Hundreds of women turned out in the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan to protest against ongoing political turmoil and violence in the country and

Hundreds of women turned out in the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan to protest against ongoing political turmoil and violence in the country and

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Libya unrest hits Malta's economy

The aftershocks from the violence in Libya are being felt in the Maltese economy. The island’s exports to the North African nation totalled 85

The aftershocks from the violence in Libya are being felt in the Maltese economy. The island’s exports to the North African nation totalled 85