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2011-03-22

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Libya clashes continue despite no-fly zone

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s forces have clashed with rebels despite a UN-backed no-fly zone aimed at stopping the violence. Gaddafi loyalists have

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s forces have clashed with rebels despite a UN-backed no-fly zone aimed at stopping the violence. Gaddafi loyalists have

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Israel kills 8 in deadliest day for Gaza in months

At least eight Palestinians, including children, have been killed in Israeli raids on the Gaza Strip in the deadliest day of conflict in the enclave

At least eight Palestinians, including children, have been killed in Israeli raids on the Gaza Strip in the deadliest day of conflict in the enclave

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EU split on Libya recalls Iraq rift

Fears are building of Europe splitting into camps over action in Libya, resembling the strong policy differences over the Iraq war in 2003. The

Fears are building of Europe splitting into camps over action in Libya, resembling the strong policy differences over the Iraq war in 2003. The

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Action on Libya: "a complicated mix of good intentions"

Why are France and Britain leading the military operation to impose and maintain a no-fly zone in Libya? Euronews asked Claude Moniquet, a

Why are France and Britain leading the military operation to impose and maintain a no-fly zone in Libya? Euronews asked Claude Moniquet, a

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Staying power of Yemen's Saleh

Ali Abdallah Saleh has been in power in Yemen for 32 years, but how much longer can he hang on? A military man, the Yemeni President is increasingly

Ali Abdallah Saleh has been in power in Yemen for 32 years, but how much longer can he hang on? A military man, the Yemeni President is increasingly

Business

Counting the cost of Japan's disasters

With the scale of Japan’s destructive earthquake and tsunami becoming more apparent insurers have begun their calculations. Although many of the

With the scale of Japan’s destructive earthquake and tsunami becoming more apparent insurers have begun their calculations. Although many of the

Business

Lactalis lifts stake in Parmalat

The French dairy group, Lactalis, has strengthened its grip on Parmalat by raising its stake in the Italian firm. Europe’s largest dairy goods

The French dairy group, Lactalis, has strengthened its grip on Parmalat by raising its stake in the Italian firm. Europe’s largest dairy goods

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Ashton defends EU unity over Libya

EU foreign-policy chief Catherine Ashton has been facing critical questions in the European Parliament about divisions over involvement in Libya. The

EU foreign-policy chief Catherine Ashton has been facing critical questions in the European Parliament about divisions over involvement in Libya. The

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Deep divisions mark Libyan air campaign

NATO member countries remain deeply divided over the scope, nature and command of the Western air campaign. Turkey says the coalition has already

NATO member countries remain deeply divided over the scope, nature and command of the Western air campaign. Turkey says the coalition has already

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Fresh concern over Fukushima

There is fresh cause for concern over rising temperatures around the core of one of the reactors at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. Despite

There is fresh cause for concern over rising temperatures around the core of one of the reactors at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. Despite

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Philippine army promises reform after 'torture' video

The Philippine army on Tuesday vowed to reform its training procedures after a video emerged on the Internet purporting to show troops abusing young

The Philippine army on Tuesday vowed to reform its training procedures after a video emerged on the Internet purporting to show troops abusing young

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Yemen opposition defiant on demands

Thousands of angry protesters have once again gathered in the capital of Yemen, to push their demand for the President to step down

Thousands of angry protesters have once again gathered in the capital of Yemen, to push their demand for the President to step down

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Gaddafi's forces bomb rebels in Ajdabiya

Muammar Gaddafi’s forces fired artillery shells at Libyan rebels regrouping outside the strategic eastern city of Ajdabiya, forcing a band of

Muammar Gaddafi’s forces fired artillery shells at Libyan rebels regrouping outside the strategic eastern city of Ajdabiya, forcing a band of

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US fighter crashes near Benghazi

A US Air Force F-15E fighter jet crashed in Libya after apparent mechanical failure. The crew was recoverd, a spokesman for the US military Africa

A US Air Force F-15E fighter jet crashed in Libya after apparent mechanical failure. The crew was recoverd, a spokesman for the US military Africa

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Trauma fears for Japan's young disaster victims

What they have been through is unimaginable. Japan’s disasters have robbed many children of everything – their homes, family and friends. And

What they have been through is unimaginable. Japan’s disasters have robbed many children of everything – their homes, family and friends. And

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Coalition extends Libya no-fly zone

Activity continued at airbases in Italy and the UK, as coalition forces moved to expand the UN-approved no-fly zone over Libya after repelling

Activity continued at airbases in Italy and the UK, as coalition forces moved to expand the UN-approved no-fly zone over Libya after repelling

Culture

Sweden hosts challenging new Iranian art show

Iranian art is at the heart of a new event in the Swedish town of Goteborg. Iran today holds one of the most thriving, controversial art scenes

Iranian art is at the heart of a new event in the Swedish town of Goteborg. Iran today holds one of the most thriving, controversial art scenes

Culture

"The Vaccines" debut album scores hit launch

The London-based Vaccines are the next big thing on the music scene if the charts are to be believed. The band’s high-energy, vintage Brit songs

The London-based Vaccines are the next big thing on the music scene if the charts are to be believed. The band’s high-energy, vintage Brit songs

Business

Sanofi-Aventis ends tie-up with Merck

Sanofi-Aventis and Merck say regulatory pressure has forced them to abandon their plans for a joint animal health venture. The French and

Sanofi-Aventis and Merck say regulatory pressure has forced them to abandon their plans for a joint animal health venture. The French and

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Japanese shares bounce back as market recovers

Japan’s Nikkei has moved up four percent as concerns eas over the impact of the country’s triple disaster. Traders in Tokyo returned from a national

Japan’s Nikkei has moved up four percent as concerns eas over the impact of the country’s triple disaster. Traders in Tokyo returned from a national

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Britain's inflation goes up ahead of budget

UK inflation rose to a 28-month high of 4.4 percent last month, raising speculation that the Bank of England will not wait much longer to raise

UK inflation rose to a 28-month high of 4.4 percent last month, raising speculation that the Bank of England will not wait much longer to raise

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US warplane crashes in Libya as criticism of bombardment grows

As Operation Odyssey Dawn continues over Libya’s skies the coalition has suffered its first tangible loss in its effort to establish a no-fly

As Operation Odyssey Dawn continues over Libya’s skies the coalition has suffered its first tangible loss in its effort to establish a no-fly

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Japanese food imports under scrutiny for radiation

Jitters over Japanese produce are being felt at home and abroad amid fears of radioactivity. Leafy green vegetables, milk, egg and meat products

Jitters over Japanese produce are being felt at home and abroad amid fears of radioactivity. Leafy green vegetables, milk, egg and meat products

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Ivory Coast may cause region-wide crisis

As the world’s attention is focused elsewhere, the power struggle in Ivory Coast has escalated and now threatens a region-wide humanitarian

As the world’s attention is focused elsewhere, the power struggle in Ivory Coast has escalated and now threatens a region-wide humanitarian

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Deaths in Gaza as Israeli tanks respond to rockets

At least four Palestinians have been killed in Gaza after Israel tanks shelled a house. Local doctors say three of the dead were aged 12, 16 and 17

At least four Palestinians have been killed in Gaza after Israel tanks shelled a house. Local doctors say three of the dead were aged 12, 16 and 17

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Karzai names first phase of security transition

Afghanistan’s president, Hamid Karzai, has named seven areas which will be handed to Afghan forces from NATO troops. The announcement was the

Afghanistan’s president, Hamid Karzai, has named seven areas which will be handed to Afghan forces from NATO troops. The announcement was the

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Rebel fighters regroup around Ajdabiya

A group of heavily-armed rebel fighters has gathered on the outskirts of Ajdabiya. They say they are ready to retake the city, which is currently

A group of heavily-armed rebel fighters has gathered on the outskirts of Ajdabiya. They say they are ready to retake the city, which is currently

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White smoke and steam at Fukushima

White smoke and steam can be seen rising from reactor number 2 at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, suggesting the battle to avert a

White smoke and steam can be seen rising from reactor number 2 at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, suggesting the battle to avert a

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Air-strikes offer Libya's rebels reprieve

Only a few days ago Libyan rebels were on the verge of being crushed by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi. However, the heavy bombardment by the

Only a few days ago Libyan rebels were on the verge of being crushed by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi. However, the heavy bombardment by the