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2011-03-06

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Gaddafi 'victories' denied by rebels and witnesses

Thousands of Gaddafi supporters have taken to the streets of the Libyan capital Tripoli to celebrate. They had been told that their leader’s forces

Thousands of Gaddafi supporters have taken to the streets of the Libyan capital Tripoli to celebrate. They had been told that their leader’s forces

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Poll shows French far right leader ahead of Sarkozy

An opinion poll in France suggests Marine Le Pen would beat President Nicholas Sarkozy in the first round of next years’ presidential

An opinion poll in France suggests Marine Le Pen would beat President Nicholas Sarkozy in the first round of next years’ presidential

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Iranian Minister narrowly escapes impeachment

Iran’s Energy Minister has hung onto his job by just one vote. Majid Namjou could have been impeached if the vote went against him, and President

Iran’s Energy Minister has hung onto his job by just one vote. Majid Namjou could have been impeached if the vote went against him, and President

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Japanese Foreign Minister steps down

Japan’s Foreign Minister has announced his resignation, after a scandal involving accepting political donations from a foreigner. 48 year old Seiji

Japan’s Foreign Minister has announced his resignation, after a scandal involving accepting political donations from a foreigner. 48 year old Seiji

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Rebels' westward push stalled by Gaddafi forces

Amid fierce fighting in eastern Libya, rebel forces have been regrouping after being forced to flee from the town of Bin Jawad. On the road back

Amid fierce fighting in eastern Libya, rebel forces have been regrouping after being forced to flee from the town of Bin Jawad. On the road back

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Protests in Bahrain against naturalised Sunnis

“PRIME MINISTER 1970-2011, 41 YEAR ENOUGH.” The protester’s message written in English on the large sign was clear: after four decades in power

“PRIME MINISTER 1970-2011, 41 YEAR ENOUGH.” The protester’s message written in English on the large sign was clear: after four decades in power

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Security tightened as China warns against protests

China’s warning that it will not tolerate any Arab-style protests has been backed up by increased security on the streets. Police in Beijing kept a

China’s warning that it will not tolerate any Arab-style protests has been backed up by increased security on the streets. Police in Beijing kept a

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Libyan army attempt to stop rebels pushing west

There has been more intense fighting in the eastern Libyan town of Bin Jawad, as pro-Gaddafi forces renew their attack on the rebels. The army are

There has been more intense fighting in the eastern Libyan town of Bin Jawad, as pro-Gaddafi forces renew their attack on the rebels. The army are

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Gaddafi supporters in Tripoli celebrate 'victories'

Supporters of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi celebrated in central Tripoli after the government said its forces had retaken control of rebel-held

Supporters of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi celebrated in central Tripoli after the government said its forces had retaken control of rebel-held

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Rio Carnival

Over a million revellers turned out for the “Black Ball” street carnival parade, according to the organisers on Saturday. The legendary samba troop

Over a million revellers turned out for the “Black Ball” street carnival parade, according to the organisers on Saturday. The legendary samba troop

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Libya: Foreign refugees flee Zawiyah clashes 

The violent clashes in Zawiyah have prompted hundreds of Libyans and foreign workers to flee the country towards the Tunisian border. Dozens made the

The violent clashes in Zawiyah have prompted hundreds of Libyans and foreign workers to flee the country towards the Tunisian border. Dozens made the

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New Zealand earthquake could cost 8 billion euros

The earthquake that struck Christchurch almost two weeks ago could cost New Zealand eight billion euros. The figure has been announced by the

The earthquake that struck Christchurch almost two weeks ago could cost New Zealand eight billion euros. The figure has been announced by the

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Libyan rebels say they're preparing to move west

Journalist, Francesca Cicardi is the eastern Libyan city of Ras Lanuf. From there, she sent this report: “The rebels at Ras Lanuf are making sure

Journalist, Francesca Cicardi is the eastern Libyan city of Ras Lanuf. From there, she sent this report: “The rebels at Ras Lanuf are making sure

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Libyan state television reports Gaddafi victories

The battle for control of the message in Libya is escalating, as the real fighting continues. In Ben Jawad in the east of the country, rebel forces

The battle for control of the message in Libya is escalating, as the real fighting continues. In Ben Jawad in the east of the country, rebel forces

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Irish parties in coalition deal

The Republic of Ireland looks to have a new government after Fine Gael’s Enda Kenny announced a coalition deal has been struck with Labour. The

The Republic of Ireland looks to have a new government after Fine Gael’s Enda Kenny announced a coalition deal has been struck with Labour. The

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Bosnians furious over war crimes arrest

Anger is mounting in Bosnia over the arrest of a former Bosnian general. Around 5,000 marched in Sarajevo after Jovan Divjak was detained in Vienna

Anger is mounting in Bosnia over the arrest of a former Bosnian general. Around 5,000 marched in Sarajevo after Jovan Divjak was detained in Vienna

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Former Egyptian minister goes on trial

A crowd of angry Egyptians awaited the arrival of former Interior Minister, Habib al-Aldi at a Cairo criminal court for the beginning of his trial on

A crowd of angry Egyptians awaited the arrival of former Interior Minister, Habib al-Aldi at a Cairo criminal court for the beginning of his trial on

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Plight of Libyan refugee

The plight of Sub-Saharan Africans mistaken for Gaddafi mercenaries has been widely reported already. But those trying to flee the fighting say

The plight of Sub-Saharan Africans mistaken for Gaddafi mercenaries has been widely reported already. But those trying to flee the fighting say

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Libyan minister claims Zawiyah "under control"

Pictures released by the Libyan authorities purport to show government troops in Zawiyah. In a version of events contradicting accounts on the

Pictures released by the Libyan authorities purport to show government troops in Zawiyah. In a version of events contradicting accounts on the