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2011-03-20

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Western allies continue Libya offensive

Coalition forces have attacked Libya from the air and sea as they try to stop Colonel Gaddfi’s offensive on the rebel-held east of the

Coalition forces have attacked Libya from the air and sea as they try to stop Colonel Gaddfi’s offensive on the rebel-held east of the

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Libya's army orders immediate ceasefire

Libya’s army have ordered all of its units to observe an immediate ceasefire. The announcement was made after some 24 hours of bombardment by

Libya’s army have ordered all of its units to observe an immediate ceasefire. The announcement was made after some 24 hours of bombardment by

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Syria burns

In Syria a third day of protests has been marred by violence. The police have opened fire on demonstrators using tear gas and live rounds killing one

In Syria a third day of protests has been marred by violence. The police have opened fire on demonstrators using tear gas and live rounds killing one

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Italian tug boat whereabouts unknown

Italy says it is ready to intervene over an Italian tug boat which has been detained by Libya. The vessel’s current whereabouts have not been

Italy says it is ready to intervene over an Italian tug boat which has been detained by Libya. The vessel’s current whereabouts have not been

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France sends aircraft carrier to Libya

France on Sunday sent an aircraft carrier towards Libya as coalition forces continue their operations across the north African country. The French

France on Sunday sent an aircraft carrier towards Libya as coalition forces continue their operations across the north African country. The French

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Bonus: Omer Meir Wellber

The ‘Musica’ bonus includes several excerpts from our interview with conductor Omer Meir Wellber. He remembers his first time at La Scala, and talks

The ‘Musica’ bonus includes several excerpts from our interview with conductor Omer Meir Wellber. He remembers his first time at La Scala, and talks

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A maestro's apprentice

At La Scala in Milan Daniel Barenboim has been back on the piano stool, playing Franz Liszt’s piano concertos with the Orchestra Filarmonica. As 2011

At La Scala in Milan Daniel Barenboim has been back on the piano stool, playing Franz Liszt’s piano concertos with the Orchestra Filarmonica. As 2011

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Happy Persian New Year

Up to 200 million people are celebrating the Persian New Year’s Day, or Norouz, which starts at midnight on the 21st of March. It is widely

Up to 200 million people are celebrating the Persian New Year’s Day, or Norouz, which starts at midnight on the 21st of March. It is widely

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Arab League backtracks over no fly zone

At a meeting of the Arab League today, there were mixed reactions to the military action being taken to enforce the UN’s no fly zone established by

At a meeting of the Arab League today, there were mixed reactions to the military action being taken to enforce the UN’s no fly zone established by

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Yemen mourns for slaughtered protesters

Thousands of mourners have turned out in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa for the funerals of anti-government protesters shot dead on Friday. Snipers

Thousands of mourners have turned out in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa for the funerals of anti-government protesters shot dead on Friday. Snipers

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Third day of protests in Syria

In Syria a third day of protests has been marred by violence. The police have opened fire on demonstrators using tear gas and live rounds. Reports

In Syria a third day of protests has been marred by violence. The police have opened fire on demonstrators using tear gas and live rounds. Reports

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Haitians go to the polls to pick new president

In Haiti people are voting in the final round of the presidential election. The chaotic first round was marred by fraud allegations and

In Haiti people are voting in the final round of the presidential election. The chaotic first round was marred by fraud allegations and

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Missiles rain down on Libya

Within hours of Saturday’s Paris talks on military action in Libya, the US, UK, French and other European countries began operation Odyessy Dawn

Within hours of Saturday’s Paris talks on military action in Libya, the US, UK, French and other European countries began operation Odyessy Dawn

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Missiles rain down on Libya

The night sky over the Mediterranean coast of Libya lit up on Saturday night as operation Odyssey Dawn got into gear. 110 cruise missiles were fired

The night sky over the Mediterranean coast of Libya lit up on Saturday night as operation Odyssey Dawn got into gear. 110 cruise missiles were fired

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Coalition allies continue Libya air strikes

American, British and French forces have attacked Libya from the sea and from the air to stop Colonel Gaddafi’s offensive on the rebel-held east of

American, British and French forces have attacked Libya from the sea and from the air to stop Colonel Gaddafi’s offensive on the rebel-held east of

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Regional election in Germany

In Germany regional elections are underway and polls show that Angela Merkel’s Conservative party is in danger of losing control of a regional

In Germany regional elections are underway and polls show that Angela Merkel’s Conservative party is in danger of losing control of a regional

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Two miracle survivors found in Japan

In Japan two more survivors have been found in the devastated city of Ishinomaki. An 80-year-old woman and her 16-year-old grandson were pulled from

In Japan two more survivors have been found in the devastated city of Ishinomaki. An 80-year-old woman and her 16-year-old grandson were pulled from

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Japan gets cooling pumps working

Japanese engineers have succeeded in turning the cooling pumps back on at the Fukushima nuclear plant, although the government has now said that once

Japanese engineers have succeeded in turning the cooling pumps back on at the Fukushima nuclear plant, although the government has now said that once

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Japan tsunami footage

New pictures illustrating the moment the tsunami swept into Aomori and Miyagi destroying all in its wake.

New pictures illustrating the moment the tsunami swept into Aomori and Miyagi destroying all in its wake.

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Defiant Gaddafi speech

Colonel Gaddafi says Libya is prepared for a long war, and that the international forces against him will be defeated. He was speaking by telephone

Colonel Gaddafi says Libya is prepared for a long war, and that the international forces against him will be defeated. He was speaking by telephone

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Gaddafi: we will win

Colonel Gaddafi says Libya is prepared for a long war, and that the international forces against him will be defeated. He was speaking by telephone

Colonel Gaddafi says Libya is prepared for a long war, and that the international forces against him will be defeated. He was speaking by telephone

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Missiles rain down on Libya

The night sky over the Mediterranean coast of Libya lit up on Saturday night as operation Odyssey Dawn got into gear. 110 cruise missiles were

The night sky over the Mediterranean coast of Libya lit up on Saturday night as operation Odyssey Dawn got into gear. 110 cruise missiles were

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Historic Haiti vote

The people of Haiti will vote in the final round of an historic presidential election on Sunday. United Nations peacekeepers are helping to

The people of Haiti will vote in the final round of an historic presidential election on Sunday. United Nations peacekeepers are helping to

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Tsunami dead and missing rise above 20,000

Police in Japan say the number of dead and missing after the earthquake and tsunami has risen above 20,000. Three quarters of the victims were in

Police in Japan say the number of dead and missing after the earthquake and tsunami has risen above 20,000. Three quarters of the victims were in

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Libyan TV parades "civilian casualties" of allied raids

Libyan state television has broadcast pictures of what it says are civilian victims of the allied bombing. It said there had been casualties in

Libyan state television has broadcast pictures of what it says are civilian victims of the allied bombing. It said there had been casualties in

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Gunfire in Tripoli as coalition launches Libya attack

Anti-aircraft gunfire has rattled the sky over Tripoli overnight. It follows the first attacks on Libyan air defences from western allies enforcing

Anti-aircraft gunfire has rattled the sky over Tripoli overnight. It follows the first attacks on Libyan air defences from western allies enforcing

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Gaddafi calls for resistance to "colonial crusade"

Colonel Gaddafi’s last public appearance in the flesh was several days ago. But the Libyan leader broadcast a brief message of defiance on state

Colonel Gaddafi’s last public appearance in the flesh was several days ago. But the Libyan leader broadcast a brief message of defiance on state

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Egypt referendum brings large turnout

Millions of Egyptians have turned out to vote in a referendum on a new constitution, a month after the fall of President Mubarak and his

Millions of Egyptians have turned out to vote in a referendum on a new constitution, a month after the fall of President Mubarak and his

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Coalition forces launch attack on Libyan targets

British and American ships and submarines have fired more than 110 cruise missiles at over 20 targets in Libya, targetting air defence systems and

British and American ships and submarines have fired more than 110 cruise missiles at over 20 targets in Libya, targetting air defence systems and

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"It is legal and right": leaders justify attacks

Leaders of the forces assembled to stop Colonel Ghaddafi killing his own people in defiance of a UN resolution have spoken out about the military

Leaders of the forces assembled to stop Colonel Ghaddafi killing his own people in defiance of a UN resolution have spoken out about the military