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2011-03-21

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Syria protests spread south

Anti government protests have spread across Syria to the south of the country.   Several hundred people took to the streets in the town of Jassem

Anti government protests have spread across Syria to the south of the country.   Several hundred people took to the streets in the town of Jassem

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Yemen leader increasingly isolated as allies defect

Men in uniform are switching sides at an increasingly high level as pressure mounts on Yemen’s embattled president to stand down. Top diplomatic

Men in uniform are switching sides at an increasingly high level as pressure mounts on Yemen’s embattled president to stand down. Top diplomatic

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International Crisis Group warns of Libya splitting

Laura Davidescu, euronews: With the no-fly zone in place over Libya, and Western leaders insisting that the campaign is not about ousting Colonel

Laura Davidescu, euronews: With the no-fly zone in place over Libya, and Western leaders insisting that the campaign is not about ousting Colonel

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Italy calls for EU to share migrant burden

Italy is urging other European countries to take a greater share of the immigrants pouring across from North Africa. The tiny island of Lampedusa

Italy is urging other European countries to take a greater share of the immigrants pouring across from North Africa. The tiny island of Lampedusa

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Japan's quake-hit nuclear plant remains a risk

The situation at Japan’s quake-damaged nuclear plant remains very serious, the head of the UN atomic agency said on Monday. But Yukiya Amano said

The situation at Japan’s quake-damaged nuclear plant remains very serious, the head of the UN atomic agency said on Monday. But Yukiya Amano said

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Emphasis shifts from bombardment to patrol

The first wave of international air strikes on Saturday disabled Libya’s air defences, allowing western jets to patrol. Gaddafi’s advance on

The first wave of international air strikes on Saturday disabled Libya’s air defences, allowing western jets to patrol. Gaddafi’s advance on

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Key allies desert beleaguered Yemeni president

Military, diplomatic and other allies of Yemen’s embattled president are deserting him in droves, as pressure mounts on the veteran leader to

Military, diplomatic and other allies of Yemen’s embattled president are deserting him in droves, as pressure mounts on the veteran leader to

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Libya splits EU, Italy asks for NATO

The European Union’s foreign ministers continue to have trouble speaking as one voice over intervention policy in Libya. EU foreign policy chief

The European Union’s foreign ministers continue to have trouble speaking as one voice over intervention policy in Libya. EU foreign policy chief

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Bribes probe sears EU Parliament

Three European Parliament members are under investigation on corruption allegations. The Sunday Times says journalists posing as lobbyists offered 60

Three European Parliament members are under investigation on corruption allegations. The Sunday Times says journalists posing as lobbyists offered 60

Business

Deutsche Telekom dials up a deal for T-Mobile

Deutsche Telekom seems to have dialled up a good deal with an agreement to sell its US mobile phone division T-Mobile for the equivalent of 27.5

Deutsche Telekom seems to have dialled up a good deal with an agreement to sell its US mobile phone division T-Mobile for the equivalent of 27.5

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Bahrain crackdown foiled 'foreign plot': king

Bahrain has foiled a “foreign plot” in crushing unrest led by Shi’ite Muslims, the Gulf state’s monarch said on Monday. Its Sunni minority rulers

Bahrain has foiled a “foreign plot” in crushing unrest led by Shi’ite Muslims, the Gulf state’s monarch said on Monday. Its Sunni minority rulers

Business

Still a long way from business as usual in Japan

With more than one week having passed since Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami the country’s carmakers and technology firms have been

With more than one week having passed since Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami the country’s carmakers and technology firms have been

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Anti-government protests spread in Syria

After a weekend of demonstrations in Syria demanding democracy, unrest looks to be spreading. Residents said security forces blocked entrances to

After a weekend of demonstrations in Syria demanding democracy, unrest looks to be spreading. Residents said security forces blocked entrances to

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UN and Arab League talk unity over Libya

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon attended a meeting at the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo. On the agenda were talks on maintaining unity

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon attended a meeting at the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo. On the agenda were talks on maintaining unity

Nocomment

Norouz: The Afghan and Iranian New Year

Thousands of Afghans marked Norouz or new year in Afghanistan’s northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

Thousands of Afghans marked Norouz or new year in Afghanistan’s northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

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Strong showing for French far-right

France’s far-right National Front party (FN) is celebrating a resurgence in support in the first round of local elections on Sunday. The FN managed

France’s far-right National Front party (FN) is celebrating a resurgence in support in the first round of local elections on Sunday. The FN managed

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Merkel party retains German state but battle looms

Germany’s ruling conservatives are celebrating success in provincial elections but a tougher test lies ahead next week. The CDU emerged strongest

Germany’s ruling conservatives are celebrating success in provincial elections but a tougher test lies ahead next week. The CDU emerged strongest

Culture

Rock'n roll photographer shoots stars old-style

He has been doing this for more than 30 years: shooting rock’n roll stars with his traditional camera and developing the pictures in his bathroom

He has been doing this for more than 30 years: shooting rock’n roll stars with his traditional camera and developing the pictures in his bathroom

Business

ECB drops more hints on rate rise

The European Central Bank is ready to take decisive and timely action to guard against the risks of inflation rising further. So says ECB policymaker

The European Central Bank is ready to take decisive and timely action to guard against the risks of inflation rising further. So says ECB policymaker

Business

Austerity vote could topple Portugal's govt

Portugal’s main opposition party, the Social Democrats, have again refused to back the country’s latest austerity plan. That makes it more likely

Portugal’s main opposition party, the Social Democrats, have again refused to back the country’s latest austerity plan. That makes it more likely

Business

Bumper dividend from German truckmaker MAN

MAN is handing its shareholders a much higher than expected dividend totalling 84 million euros. The German lorry maker also confirmed it was seeking

MAN is handing its shareholders a much higher than expected dividend totalling 84 million euros. The German lorry maker also confirmed it was seeking

Science_technology

Cheap new "tea bag" water filter may save lives

Millions of people die each year in Africa because of a lack of clean drinking water. Researchers at Stellenbosch University in South Africa have

Millions of people die each year in Africa because of a lack of clean drinking water. Researchers at Stellenbosch University in South Africa have

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Vote counting underway in Haiti

Counting is underway in Haiti, after the delayed second round of the country’s Presidential election. UN peacekeepers monitored the polling

Counting is underway in Haiti, after the delayed second round of the country’s Presidential election. UN peacekeepers monitored the polling

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Yemeni general backs democracy protesters

By Mohamed Sudam and Cynthia Johnston SANAA, March 21 (Reuters) – A top general threw his support behind protesters on Monday and warned Yemen could

By Mohamed Sudam and Cynthia Johnston SANAA, March 21 (Reuters) – A top general threw his support behind protesters on Monday and warned Yemen could

Science_technology

Rare baby hyenas to be kept in Kenya orphanage

Three rare abandoned hyena cubs are being cared for at the animal orphanage in Nairobi National Park. They belong to the endangered striped hyena

Three rare abandoned hyena cubs are being cared for at the animal orphanage in Nairobi National Park. They belong to the endangered striped hyena

Science_technology

Tackling tuberculosis in children

Tuberculosis remains a threat to children’s health all around Europe. Child TB is hard to diagnose and difficult to cure. Why is it so challenging

Tuberculosis remains a threat to children’s health all around Europe. Child TB is hard to diagnose and difficult to cure. Why is it so challenging

Special_reports

Low cost learning is priceless

Low cost schools are a new educational trend which is making a big impact in developing countries. The growth of these schools shows how fostering

Low cost schools are a new educational trend which is making a big impact in developing countries. The growth of these schools shows how fostering

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Journalists shown rubble in Gaddafi's compound

TV crews have been taken into Colonel Gaddafi’s heavily fortified compound in Tripoli and shown the remains of a building said to have been destroyed

TV crews have been taken into Colonel Gaddafi’s heavily fortified compound in Tripoli and shown the remains of a building said to have been destroyed