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2011-03-19

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Libyan rebel blogger killed by sniper

Mohamed Nabous, of Libya Al Hurra TV, has been shot and killed by Colonel Gaddafi’s loyalist forces in Benghazi. He was fatally wounded in the

Mohamed Nabous, of Libya Al Hurra TV, has been shot and killed by Colonel Gaddafi’s loyalist forces in Benghazi. He was fatally wounded in the

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New Japanese tsunami videos

According to the latest calculations, the tsunami which devastated Japan last week produced waves up to 23 metres high. These images are the latest

According to the latest calculations, the tsunami which devastated Japan last week produced waves up to 23 metres high. These images are the latest

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French strikes destroy tanks near Benghazi

French military sources say that the French airforce has already carried out strikes on various targets around Benghazi, and has opened fire on a

French military sources say that the French airforce has already carried out strikes on various targets around Benghazi, and has opened fire on a

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Tension rises in Yemeni capital after killings

Protests continue in the Yemeni capital Sana’a the day after 42 people were killed by security forces as they called for the end of President Saleh’s

Protests continue in the Yemeni capital Sana’a the day after 42 people were killed by security forces as they called for the end of President Saleh’s

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International forces in operations in Libya

Several Western countries as well as some Gulf states have said they will lend their military support for the operation to impose and maintain a

Several Western countries as well as some Gulf states have said they will lend their military support for the operation to impose and maintain a

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Business Weekly: world markets react to the Japan tragedy

In this edition of Business Weekly, we look at how world markets have been affected by the devastating earthquake in Japan, and also by the continued

In this edition of Business Weekly, we look at how world markets have been affected by the devastating earthquake in Japan, and also by the continued

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Japanese hope to restart cooling pumps

Japanese engineers are still battling to cool the tsunami-damaged nuclear reactors at the Fukushima plant. Overnight, they continued to spray sea

Japanese engineers are still battling to cool the tsunami-damaged nuclear reactors at the Fukushima plant. Overnight, they continued to spray sea

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Libya summit threatens air strikes

The international community closed ranks against Colonel Gaddafi in Paris on Saturday. The USA, Europe and the Arab League joined hands in condemning

The international community closed ranks against Colonel Gaddafi in Paris on Saturday. The USA, Europe and the Arab League joined hands in condemning

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Libya says human shields guarding targets

As French airforce jets fly their first reconnaissance missions over Libya and begin patrolling the skies over Benghazi, Jana, the State Press agency

As French airforce jets fly their first reconnaissance missions over Libya and begin patrolling the skies over Benghazi, Jana, the State Press agency

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Gaddafi attacks repelled in Benghazi

A hospital in Benghazi says 26 people are dead and and 40 injured after bombardments by Gaddafi’s forces. The rebels say that a fighter jet shot

A hospital in Benghazi says 26 people are dead and and 40 injured after bombardments by Gaddafi’s forces. The rebels say that a fighter jet shot

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Sarkozy says air forces in action over Libya

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said allied air forces had gone into action on Saturday over Libya and were preventing Muammar Gaddafi’s forces

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said allied air forces had gone into action on Saturday over Libya and were preventing Muammar Gaddafi’s forces

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Libyan air strikes may be imminent

We may be just hours away from air strikes on Colonel Gaddafi’s forces in Libya. Sources close to the emergency summit in Paris, which has brought

We may be just hours away from air strikes on Colonel Gaddafi’s forces in Libya. Sources close to the emergency summit in Paris, which has brought

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Bahrain: Pearl Square statue dismantled

Bahrain army troops demolished the Pearl Square Monument in Manama, while crowds defied a ban on public gatherings to mourn the death of protesters

Bahrain army troops demolished the Pearl Square Monument in Manama, while crowds defied a ban on public gatherings to mourn the death of protesters

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Japanese coastguard ship heads into tsunami wave

The Japanese coast guard released a video showing the massive tsunami waves swelling in the sea off the coast of northern Japan, after the

The Japanese coast guard released a video showing the massive tsunami waves swelling in the sea off the coast of northern Japan, after the

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Mourning in Japan

A Japanese woman mourned her dead mother among the debris in the town of Onagawa on Saturday, gently patting the body wrapped in a blue plastic sheet.

A Japanese woman mourned her dead mother among the debris in the town of Onagawa on Saturday, gently patting the body wrapped in a blue plastic sheet.

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Paris summit on Libya underway

World leaders have arrived in Paris to discuss military intervention in Libya where Colonel Gaddafi is reportedly continuing to break the ceasefire

World leaders have arrived in Paris to discuss military intervention in Libya where Colonel Gaddafi is reportedly continuing to break the ceasefire

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Warren Christopher dies

US negotiator Warren Christopher has died at his home in Los Angeles of cancer, at the age of 85. The former US Secretary of State is credited

US negotiator Warren Christopher has died at his home in Los Angeles of cancer, at the age of 85. The former US Secretary of State is credited

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Gaddafi threat on interference

Government supporters have been out the streets of the Libyan capital in defiant mood, waving pictures in allegiance to Colonel Gaddafi. Meanwhile

Government supporters have been out the streets of the Libyan capital in defiant mood, waving pictures in allegiance to Colonel Gaddafi. Meanwhile

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Gaddafi denies breaking ceasefire

There are reports that Libyan government forces are attacking Benghazi. On Saturday a jet fighter fell from the sky but it’s not clear who shot it

There are reports that Libyan government forces are attacking Benghazi. On Saturday a jet fighter fell from the sky but it’s not clear who shot it

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European court approves Italian school crucifixes

The European Court of Human Rights has overturned a ruling that said Italian schools had no right to hang crucifixes in classrooms. Its decision is

The European Court of Human Rights has overturned a ruling that said Italian schools had no right to hang crucifixes in classrooms. Its decision is

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Lithuania passes controversial education law

Lithuania’s parliament has passed a controversial education law that has caused tension with neighbouring Poland, forcing ethnic minority schools to

Lithuania’s parliament has passed a controversial education law that has caused tension with neighbouring Poland, forcing ethnic minority schools to

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Enthusiastic welcome for former Haitian leader

The former president of Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, has made a triumphant homecoming seven years after he was ousted from power. Thousands

The former president of Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, has made a triumphant homecoming seven years after he was ousted from power. Thousands

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Historic vote in Egypt

Egyptians have been voting in a referendum on constitutional amendments that the military rulers hope will lead to elections within six months.

Egyptians have been voting in a referendum on constitutional amendments that the military rulers hope will lead to elections within six months.

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Libya denies breach of ceasefire

The Libyan government is denying its forces have breached its ceasefire despite the latest pictures from the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. The

The Libyan government is denying its forces have breached its ceasefire despite the latest pictures from the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. The

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Japan nuclear disaster as bad as Three Mile Island

The Japanese nuclear safety agency has raised its level of alert at the damaged Fukushima plant from four to five on a scale of seven. It puts the

The Japanese nuclear safety agency has raised its level of alert at the damaged Fukushima plant from four to five on a scale of seven. It puts the

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Bahrain tears down "bad memory" protest statue

Authorities in Bahrain have torn down a statue in Manama’s Pearl Square, the focal point for anti-government protests in the small Gulf state. The

Authorities in Bahrain have torn down a statue in Manama’s Pearl Square, the focal point for anti-government protests in the small Gulf state. The

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Leaders meet to decide Libya military action

France says military action against Libya could begin within hours of a special international summit in Paris today. US Secretary of State Hillary

France says military action against Libya could begin within hours of a special international summit in Paris today. US Secretary of State Hillary

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Immigrant boat turned away from Lampedusa

Residents on the small Italian island of Lampedusa have prevented a boat carrying 116 immigrants from landing. Each time the vessel, thought to

Residents on the small Italian island of Lampedusa have prevented a boat carrying 116 immigrants from landing. Each time the vessel, thought to

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Benghazi rebel leaders hail no-fly zone

The United Nations may have answered the prayers of the people of Benghazi, finally authorising a no-fly zone to protect them, after long

The United Nations may have answered the prayers of the people of Benghazi, finally authorising a no-fly zone to protect them, after long