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2011-03-02

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Refugees greatest need is for transportation

Shusha refugee camp is six kilometres from Ras Jedir on the Tunisian border. The rows of tents are evidence of the work to bring order and

Shusha refugee camp is six kilometres from Ras Jedir on the Tunisian border. The rows of tents are evidence of the work to bring order and

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'Berlusconi's girl' hits out at media coverage

An 18-year-old dancer at the centre of a sex scandal plaguing Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has hit out at the coverage of her case

An 18-year-old dancer at the centre of a sex scandal plaguing Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has hit out at the coverage of her case

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Libya's rebels call for no-fly zone

Anti-Gaddafi forces have called on the international community to impose a no-fly zone across Libya. The national Libyan council set up by the

Anti-Gaddafi forces have called on the international community to impose a no-fly zone across Libya. The national Libyan council set up by the

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New rebel recruits vow to overthrow Gaddafi

As funerals were held in the city of Benghazi for those killed in recent violence, word began to spread about pro-Gaddafi forces attacking the port

As funerals were held in the city of Benghazi for those killed in recent violence, word began to spread about pro-Gaddafi forces attacking the port

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Diplomacy with muscle for Libya?

Two American amphibious assault ships passed through the Suez Canal on their way to waters off Libya. The visual build up of force is not a green

Two American amphibious assault ships passed through the Suez Canal on their way to waters off Libya. The visual build up of force is not a green

Europe

EU triples aid for refugees fleeing Libya

The EU has announced a trebling of aid for refugees fleeing Libya to 10 million euros. The extra cash follows a UN call for an international

The EU has announced a trebling of aid for refugees fleeing Libya to 10 million euros. The extra cash follows a UN call for an international

Business

Merkel still hoping for financial transactions tax

Germany and Austria have said they want all the members of the euro zone to back a tax on financial transactions. The money raised would be used in

Germany and Austria have said they want all the members of the euro zone to back a tax on financial transactions. The money raised would be used in

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Gaddafi forces fight rebels for oil town

Fighting between Gaddafi loyalists and rebel groups has been raging in the oil town of Brega. There were also reports of clashes in nearby Ajdabiya

Fighting between Gaddafi loyalists and rebel groups has been raging in the oil town of Brega. There were also reports of clashes in nearby Ajdabiya

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Two GIs shot dead in Frankfurt

Two American soldiers have been killed by a gunman on a bus at Frankfurt airport. The victims were from a American military base near the German

Two American soldiers have been killed by a gunman on a bus at Frankfurt airport. The victims were from a American military base near the German

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Mikhail Gorbachev speaks out on his birthday

He is the man so often credited with changing the course of history in the Soviet Union and on Wednesday Mikhail Gorbachev celebrated his 80th

He is the man so often credited with changing the course of history in the Soviet Union and on Wednesday Mikhail Gorbachev celebrated his 80th

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Merkel forced into cabinet reshuffle

Germany has a new defence minister after Angela Merkel was forced to reshuffle her cabinet. Thomas de Maiziere replaces Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

Germany has a new defence minister after Angela Merkel was forced to reshuffle her cabinet. Thomas de Maiziere replaces Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

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Further protests against Iranian regime

“Mubarak, Ben Ali and now Ayatollah Khamenei” – the slogan of protesters in the Iranian city of Shiraz.   More amateur video footage of

“Mubarak, Ben Ali and now Ayatollah Khamenei” – the slogan of protesters in the Iranian city of Shiraz.   More amateur video footage of

Business

IATA predicts diving profits

Global airline net profits will halve this year compared with 2010. That the latest prediction from the industry body IATA which says rising costs

Global airline net profits will halve this year compared with 2010. That the latest prediction from the industry body IATA which says rising costs

Business

Spain's dole queues lengthen in February

The number of people out of work in Spain rose in February to its highest level in 15 years. An additional 68,260 people registering for

The number of people out of work in Spain rose in February to its highest level in 15 years. An additional 68,260 people registering for

Business

Gold hits new records on Mideast turmoil

Gold keeps hitting new record highs on an almost daily basis. On Wednesday it went above $1,440 an ounce.   Investors are piling into the precious

Gold keeps hitting new record highs on an almost daily basis. On Wednesday it went above $1,440 an ounce.   Investors are piling into the precious

Business

Bangladesh ousts Yunus

Bangladesh’s central bank says it is removing Nobel peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus as boss of the microlender Grameen Bank. He was ordered to

Bangladesh’s central bank says it is removing Nobel peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus as boss of the microlender Grameen Bank. He was ordered to

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Taliban gunmen shoot dead Pakistan minister

The Taliban said on Wednesday they carried out the fatal shooting of Pakistan’s minister for minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti. The militant group said

The Taliban said on Wednesday they carried out the fatal shooting of Pakistan’s minister for minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti. The militant group said

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Libya: Arms, ethics and the EU

As the body count mounts in Libya and the EU and allies apply diplomatic pressure to force Gaddafi to stand down. The stark reality is that

As the body count mounts in Libya and the EU and allies apply diplomatic pressure to force Gaddafi to stand down. The stark reality is that

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Libyan disturbances in Malta

Anti-Gaddafi protesters in Malta have raised the flag of independence on the roof of the Libyan embassy. The flag pre-dates the Gaddafi regime. The

Anti-Gaddafi protesters in Malta have raised the flag of independence on the roof of the Libyan embassy. The flag pre-dates the Gaddafi regime. The

Culture

Snow-mantic comedy on the slopes

Take a working-class English girl who becomes a champion snowboarder, make her fall for an upper-class smoothy in a posh Austrian ski-resort, and you

Take a working-class English girl who becomes a champion snowboarder, make her fall for an upper-class smoothy in a posh Austrian ski-resort, and you

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Women wary of new Egypt constitution

There are concerns in Egypt that the country’s post-revolution constitution will fail to fully represent women. In the weeks leading up to the

There are concerns in Egypt that the country’s post-revolution constitution will fail to fully represent women. In the weeks leading up to the

Culture

Franco-Mexican spat proving costly to culture

Organisers of France’s Mexican Year of Culture are warning that a diplomatic spat between the two countries could cost tens of millions of

Organisers of France’s Mexican Year of Culture are warning that a diplomatic spat between the two countries could cost tens of millions of

Science_technology

Study finds brain responds to mobile signals

In 2009 the United Nations said around four-billion people had a mobile phone, that is more than half the world’s population. Now a new study from

In 2009 the United Nations said around four-billion people had a mobile phone, that is more than half the world’s population. Now a new study from

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Gaddafi warns of a 'bloody war'

It was a message to the world. Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi has appeared live on national television from Tripoli in front of his supporters for a

It was a message to the world. Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi has appeared live on national television from Tripoli in front of his supporters for a

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World powers split over Libyan intervention

An American and British proposal to set up a no-fly zone over Libya has triggered concern amongst world powers. Turkey and Russia oppose any such

An American and British proposal to set up a no-fly zone over Libya has triggered concern amongst world powers. Turkey and Russia oppose any such

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Battle for Libya: Gaddafi counter-attacks in the east

Reports from Libya suggest forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi are stepping up counter-attacks in the east to try to take back control of several

Reports from Libya suggest forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi are stepping up counter-attacks in the east to try to take back control of several

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Pakistani Christian minister shot dead amid blasphemy row

In Islamabad gunmen have shot dead Pakistan’s Minister for Minorities. Shabaz Bhatti, the only Christian in the government cabinet, was murdered on

In Islamabad gunmen have shot dead Pakistan’s Minister for Minorities. Shabaz Bhatti, the only Christian in the government cabinet, was murdered on

Nocomment

Libya-Tunisia border reaching 'crisis point'

UNHCR staff at the Libya-Tunisia border say that the situation has reached a crisis point. Thousands of people have been waiting on the Libyan side

UNHCR staff at the Libya-Tunisia border say that the situation has reached a crisis point. Thousands of people have been waiting on the Libyan side

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Gaddafi's opponents take Libyan towns

Muammar Gaddafi’s opponents, including mutinous army units, say they hold nearly the entire eastern half of the country, much of the oil

Muammar Gaddafi’s opponents, including mutinous army units, say they hold nearly the entire eastern half of the country, much of the oil

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Libyan rebels prepared Benghazi fight

The countdown to the end of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi may have started, but Libyans in the eastern port of Benghazi say they are mentally

The countdown to the end of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi may have started, but Libyans in the eastern port of Benghazi say they are mentally