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2011-03-13

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Libyan rebels braced for attacks

Forces loyal to Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi have seized back control of the oil town of Brega. It follows their success on Saturday when they drove

Forces loyal to Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi have seized back control of the oil town of Brega. It follows their success on Saturday when they drove

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UK Lib-Dems deny 'selling out'

Britain’s Liberal Democrats gathered in Sheffield at the weekend for the first time since the party took a share of power in a coalition

Britain’s Liberal Democrats gathered in Sheffield at the weekend for the first time since the party took a share of power in a coalition

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Japan attempts to avoid nuclear meltdown

The cooling system in Japan’s Tokai number two nuclear plant has broken down. The latest crisis comes as authorities struggle to avoid a possible

The cooling system in Japan’s Tokai number two nuclear plant has broken down. The latest crisis comes as authorities struggle to avoid a possible

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Number of quake victims rises

The tsunami came crashing into the northern port of Minamisanriku, sweeping away everything in its path. Whole buildings were washed away, cars

The tsunami came crashing into the northern port of Minamisanriku, sweeping away everything in its path. Whole buildings were washed away, cars

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Power cuts and shortages loom for Japanese

An earthquake, a tsunami and an uncertain nuclear threat: the scale of the disaster to hit Japan dwarfs everyday political crises. For the

An earthquake, a tsunami and an uncertain nuclear threat: the scale of the disaster to hit Japan dwarfs everyday political crises. For the

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Turkish journalists protest over arrested colleagues

Thousands of Turkish journalists have taken to the streets in Istanbul demanding the release of colleagues jailed on charges of antigovernment

Thousands of Turkish journalists have taken to the streets in Istanbul demanding the release of colleagues jailed on charges of antigovernment

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Emergency at second Japan nuclear plant

A second state of emergency has been declared over another Japanese nuclear plant, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the

A second state of emergency has been declared over another Japanese nuclear plant, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the

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China's "Jasmine" protests

Chinese police enforced tight securtiy in Beijing on Sunday to prevent pro-democracy demonstrations taking hold in the captial. Barricades were

Chinese police enforced tight securtiy in Beijing on Sunday to prevent pro-democracy demonstrations taking hold in the captial. Barricades were

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Israel agrees to more settlements

A day after a jewish famiy was murdered by a Palestinian, the Israeli government has given the go-ahead for more settlements on the occupied West

A day after a jewish famiy was murdered by a Palestinian, the Israeli government has given the go-ahead for more settlements on the occupied West

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Protests spread to Lebanon

In Lebanon thousands of people have been protesting in the capital Beirut against what they see as the country’s sectarian political system. They

In Lebanon thousands of people have been protesting in the capital Beirut against what they see as the country’s sectarian political system. They

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Damage and survivors in Japan

The death toll in Japan’s earthquake and tsunami is likely to exceed 10,000 in one state alone, an official said on Sunday 13th March. Millions of

The death toll in Japan’s earthquake and tsunami is likely to exceed 10,000 in one state alone, an official said on Sunday 13th March. Millions of

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Japan: air force base clean-up

Workers cleaning up at an air force base in Miyagi prefecture, after the tsunami coursed through it, smashing fighter jets and covering buildings and

Workers cleaning up at an air force base in Miyagi prefecture, after the tsunami coursed through it, smashing fighter jets and covering buildings and

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Japan facing 'worst crisis since WWII' - PM

The Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan has described the aftermath of Friday’s tsunami and earthquake as the “toughest and most difficult crisis”

The Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan has described the aftermath of Friday’s tsunami and earthquake as the “toughest and most difficult crisis”

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Protesters try to block Bahrain business district

There have been clashes in Bahrain between police and hundreds of protesters who blocked a main highway leading to the Financial Harbour – a key

There have been clashes in Bahrain between police and hundreds of protesters who blocked a main highway leading to the Financial Harbour – a key

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Evacuees from nuclear plant tested for radiation after blast

Evacuees from Fukushima prefecture have been tested for exposure to high levels of radiation after the emergency at the Fukushima plant. The

Evacuees from Fukushima prefecture have been tested for exposure to high levels of radiation after the emergency at the Fukushima plant. The

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US contractor jailed for 15 years in Cuba

A Cuban court has sentenced a US aid contractor to 15 years in jail for crimes against the state. Havana claims Alan Gross was creating

A Cuban court has sentenced a US aid contractor to 15 years in jail for crimes against the state. Havana claims Alan Gross was creating

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Protesters rally in defence of Italy's constitution

Silvio Berlusconi’s controversial plans to change the constitution have brought thousands of protesters onto the streets of Italy. The prime

Silvio Berlusconi’s controversial plans to change the constitution have brought thousands of protesters onto the streets of Italy. The prime

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Portuguese rally as more austerity is planned

Tens of thousands of people have been protesting their plight in Portugal, the day after new austerity measures were announced. A group of Internet

Tens of thousands of people have been protesting their plight in Portugal, the day after new austerity measures were announced. A group of Internet

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10,000 feared dead in Japan tsunami - police

Gradually the rescue workers’ discoveries are confirming the worst fears. Official estimates of the number of victims is being revised upwards

Gradually the rescue workers’ discoveries are confirming the worst fears. Official estimates of the number of victims is being revised upwards

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US backs Arab League's "no-fly zone" call for Libya

A call by Arab countries for the UN to impose a no-fly zone over Libya has won backing from the United States. Washington described the declaration

A call by Arab countries for the UN to impose a no-fly zone over Libya has won backing from the United States. Washington described the declaration

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Fears of second explosion at Japan nuclear plant

Already battling to contain a radiation leak at an earthquake-crippled nuclear plant, Japan is now facing a fresh threat at another reactor. The

Already battling to contain a radiation leak at an earthquake-crippled nuclear plant, Japan is now facing a fresh threat at another reactor. The

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World sends relief teams to disaster-hit Japan

An international relief effort has swung into action for Japan. From sniffer dogs and search and resue teams to medical experts, help is at hand in

An international relief effort has swung into action for Japan. From sniffer dogs and search and resue teams to medical experts, help is at hand in