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2011-03-09

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Egypt's army appeals for national unity

Egypt’s military rulers have urged unity in the face of the worst sectarian violence since the fall of Hosni Mubarak. At least were killed on

Egypt’s military rulers have urged unity in the face of the worst sectarian violence since the fall of Hosni Mubarak. At least were killed on

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Squatters move into Gaddafi mansion

In one of the most exclusive areas of London and in an empty house valued at over 12 million euros, the squatters have moved in. It is owned by

In one of the most exclusive areas of London and in an empty house valued at over 12 million euros, the squatters have moved in. It is owned by

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Libya: Rebel leader calls on key tribe for support

The National Council which is leading Libya’s rebellion from Benghazi said if Gaddafi left the country in 72 hours they would not take any further

The National Council which is leading Libya’s rebellion from Benghazi said if Gaddafi left the country in 72 hours they would not take any further

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Tunisia ousted president's party dissolved

Jubilant demonstrators gathered in the court buildings in Tunis. They were celebrating the ruling by a judge to dissolve the political party of

Jubilant demonstrators gathered in the court buildings in Tunis. They were celebrating the ruling by a judge to dissolve the political party of

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Libya's opposition begins to assert itself

In Benghazi, the anger has yet to cool – “Gaddafi is a coward,” cries a crowd, “Gaddafi is the enemy of Allah.” As they bury opposition fighters

In Benghazi, the anger has yet to cool – “Gaddafi is a coward,” cries a crowd, “Gaddafi is the enemy of Allah.” As they bury opposition fighters

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Egypt: Rival groups clash in Cairo's Tahrir Square

Fierce clashes have broken out in Cairo’s Tahrir Square between rival groups. Dozens of men armed with knives and swords, thought to be supporters

Fierce clashes have broken out in Cairo’s Tahrir Square between rival groups. Dozens of men armed with knives and swords, thought to be supporters

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Discovery glides into history

From the blue skies above Florida the shuttle Discovery glided down to a landing that closed a remarkable 27 year career in space. Discovery had

From the blue skies above Florida the shuttle Discovery glided down to a landing that closed a remarkable 27 year career in space. Discovery had

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Oil facilities damaged in fierce Libyan fighting

Fighting between rebels and forces loyal to Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi appears to be closing in on some of the country’s oil facilities. Around Ras

Fighting between rebels and forces loyal to Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi appears to be closing in on some of the country’s oil facilities. Around Ras

Business

Revolutions mean uncertainty for travel industry

Uprisings and unrest in the middle east and north Africa are top topics this week at ITB Berlin – one of the tourism world’s biggest events. The

Uprisings and unrest in the middle east and north Africa are top topics this week at ITB Berlin – one of the tourism world’s biggest events. The

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Mira Sorvino on human trafficking

Actress and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Mira Sorvino speaks out against human trafficking

Actress and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Mira Sorvino speaks out against human trafficking

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UN trafficking victim fund starts small

The United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime has launched a programme to help victims of the slave trade, mostly women and children who are sexually

The United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime has launched a programme to help victims of the slave trade, mostly women and children who are sexually

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New Irish PM: 'Darkest hour before the dawn'

Ireland’s parliament has officially named Enda Kenny as the country’s new prime minister after last month’s general election.   Lawmakers approved

Ireland’s parliament has officially named Enda Kenny as the country’s new prime minister after last month’s general election.   Lawmakers approved

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Human trafficking: UK urged to join EU action

Britain is being urged to join European efforts to tackle human trafficking. London has so far been reluctant to opt into an EU directive that

Britain is being urged to join European efforts to tackle human trafficking. London has so far been reluctant to opt into an EU directive that

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Rebels under siege in Zawiya

Despite claims by Libyan state TV that Zawiya has been retaken by pro-Gaddafi forces, accounts coming from the western city, suggest it is still

Despite claims by Libyan state TV that Zawiya has been retaken by pro-Gaddafi forces, accounts coming from the western city, suggest it is still

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'Tough but no crisis' - Lampedusa official

An influx of immigrants from Tunisia to Lampedusa is stretching the tiny Italian island’s facilities, but there is no crisis yet according to the

An influx of immigrants from Tunisia to Lampedusa is stretching the tiny Italian island’s facilities, but there is no crisis yet according to the

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Carnival in the Canary Islands

Carnival is the most popular festival period in the Canary Islands. Thousands of people prepare throughout the year to take part in this event packed

Carnival is the most popular festival period in the Canary Islands. Thousands of people prepare throughout the year to take part in this event packed

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Carnival festivities in Venice

More than 60,000 people celebrated the end of the Carnival festivities in Venice. Several dozen gondolas and other boats, lit only by candles, moved

More than 60,000 people celebrated the end of the Carnival festivities in Venice. Several dozen gondolas and other boats, lit only by candles, moved

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Protests follow deadly sectarian clashes in Egypt

People have once more taken to the streets of Cairo, this time to protest about sectarian violence which claimed the lives of several. The clashes

People have once more taken to the streets of Cairo, this time to protest about sectarian violence which claimed the lives of several. The clashes

Business

Toyota sees emerging markets profit boost

Toyota has unveiled an ambitious target of nearly doubling its profits in the next four years. The world’s largest car maker plans to do that by

Toyota has unveiled an ambitious target of nearly doubling its profits in the next four years. The world’s largest car maker plans to do that by

Culture

'Twilight' director retells story of Red Riding Hood

US director Catherine Hardwicke, who shot to fame after making ‘Twilight’, recounts the story of the Red Riding Hood in her latest film. In this

US director Catherine Hardwicke, who shot to fame after making ‘Twilight’, recounts the story of the Red Riding Hood in her latest film. In this

Science_technology

CeBIT fair goes big on 3D technology

From the crisis control room of the future to 3D screens without glasses, Hannover’s CeBit fair saw the advent of a number of new 3D products out

From the crisis control room of the future to 3D screens without glasses, Hannover’s CeBit fair saw the advent of a number of new 3D products out

Science_technology

Car makers launch high-tech models at CeBIT fair

Instead of using the Geneva car show, Ford chose Hannover’s CeBIT to introduce its new Sync voice control system to the European market. And car

Instead of using the Geneva car show, Ford chose Hannover’s CeBIT to introduce its new Sync voice control system to the European market. And car

Culture

Avril Lavigne releases 'coming of age' album

Avril Lavigne is releasing her fourth album ‘Goodbye Lullaby’. At the age of just 26, Lavigne has been around for nearly a decade – a long time in

Avril Lavigne is releasing her fourth album ‘Goodbye Lullaby’. At the age of just 26, Lavigne has been around for nearly a decade – a long time in

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Gaddafi warns of 'al Qaeda threat'

Libya’s Colonel Muammar Gaddafi on Wednesday warned his people will fight back if world powers try to enforce a no-fly zone over the country’s

Libya’s Colonel Muammar Gaddafi on Wednesday warned his people will fight back if world powers try to enforce a no-fly zone over the country’s

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Holocaust film goes on show in Iran

A kind of televisual revolution began in Iran on Monday. ‘Shoah’, Claude Lanzmann’s nine-and-a-half hour documentary on the Holocaust began its

A kind of televisual revolution began in Iran on Monday. ‘Shoah’, Claude Lanzmann’s nine-and-a-half hour documentary on the Holocaust began its

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Millions of dead sardines found in US marina

Californian authorities have been left flummoxed, after millions of dead sardines washed up in a marina just south of Los Angeles.   The mass

Californian authorities have been left flummoxed, after millions of dead sardines washed up in a marina just south of Los Angeles.   The mass

Business

Qantas, Singapore latest to up fuel surcharge

Qantas and Singapore Airlines are raising fuel surcharges to offset higher oil prices. For the Australian carrier it was the second such rise in

Qantas and Singapore Airlines are raising fuel surcharges to offset higher oil prices. For the Australian carrier it was the second such rise in

Business

UK January trade gap narrows sharply

Britain’s goods trade gap narrowed in January to its smallest in nearly a year – at the equivalent of eight point two billion euros. December’s

Britain’s goods trade gap narrowed in January to its smallest in nearly a year – at the equivalent of eight point two billion euros. December’s

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EADS back in profit as Airbus orders surge

EADS is forecasting higher revenue and stable core operating profit this year. Announcing a return to profit for 2010, Europe’s largest aerospace

EADS is forecasting higher revenue and stable core operating profit this year. Announcing a return to profit for 2010, Europe’s largest aerospace