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2011-03-23

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Fire in the heart - Azerbaijan celebrates Novruz

Dancing in the streets, resolving quarrels and paying tributes: Novruz, the spring festival of Persian origin, has been celebrated for over three

Dancing in the streets, resolving quarrels and paying tributes: Novruz, the spring festival of Persian origin, has been celebrated for over three

Europe

Euro rescue fund decision delayed

Portugal can expect no quick financial fix from Europe, as European Union leaders at their summit this Thursday and Friday are set to delay a

Portugal can expect no quick financial fix from Europe, as European Union leaders at their summit this Thursday and Friday are set to delay a

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What next after Libya's no-fly zone?

When Operation Odyssey Dawn began over the weekend, its objective was clear; to destroy Muammar Gaddafi’s aerial defence capabilities, command

When Operation Odyssey Dawn began over the weekend, its objective was clear; to destroy Muammar Gaddafi’s aerial defence capabilities, command

News

Ex French army chief: "the Libyans must find a solution"

NATO members have been holding talks about taking command of the no-fly zone over Libya. Washington, London and Paris agreed on Tuesday that the

NATO members have been holding talks about taking command of the no-fly zone over Libya. Washington, London and Paris agreed on Tuesday that the

Business

Italy 'moving on anti-takeover law'

The Italian government is reportedly going to move to block foreign takeovers of what it considers to be “strategic” Italian companies. The

The Italian government is reportedly going to move to block foreign takeovers of what it considers to be “strategic” Italian companies. The

News

Air strikes destroy Libyan air force

Allied aircraft have destroyed Libya’s air force and are flying with impunity, a senior British commander has said. That assessment came as

Allied aircraft have destroyed Libya’s air force and are flying with impunity, a senior British commander has said. That assessment came as

News

Rebels deride Gaddafi TV appearance

With international reporters restricted in their movements in Tripoli, there appears to have been a mixed reaction to Muammar Gaddafi typically

With international reporters restricted in their movements in Tripoli, there appears to have been a mixed reaction to Muammar Gaddafi typically

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More deaths in Syria's flashpoint city

There has been fresh bloodshed in Syria, with up to 15 people killed in Deraa, the southern city that has become the focus of calls for freedom. An

There has been fresh bloodshed in Syria, with up to 15 people killed in Deraa, the southern city that has become the focus of calls for freedom. An

News

Tension increases between Israel and Gaza

Palestinian rockets fired from Gaza have struck two Israeli towns, injuring one resident. The militant group Islamic Jihad said it carried out the

Palestinian rockets fired from Gaza have struck two Israeli towns, injuring one resident. The militant group Islamic Jihad said it carried out the

Nocomment

Elizabeth Taylor dies aged 79

The showbusiness world is mourning the death of actress Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed movie goddess whose sultry screen persona, stormy personal

The showbusiness world is mourning the death of actress Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed movie goddess whose sultry screen persona, stormy personal

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Algiers: Youths clash with riot police

Residents of the neighbourhood of Oued Koreiche in the Algerian capital, Algiers clashed with police after electricity and gas was cut off in their

Residents of the neighbourhood of Oued Koreiche in the Algerian capital, Algiers clashed with police after electricity and gas was cut off in their

Europe

European consular help abroad

Brussels has set out to remind Europeans in difficulty of their rights. During emergencies, such as in Japan or Libya recently, EU citizens abroad

Brussels has set out to remind Europeans in difficulty of their rights. During emergencies, such as in Japan or Libya recently, EU citizens abroad

News

Dozens injured in Algiers as police clear slums

Violent clashes have broken out in Algiers, the Algerian capital, injuring around 40 protesters. Eyewitnesses said about 150 people, mostly

Violent clashes have broken out in Algiers, the Algerian capital, injuring around 40 protesters. Eyewitnesses said about 150 people, mostly

News

Under-pressure Yemeni president offers 2011 poll

Yemen’s increasingly embattled leader Ali Abdullah Saleh has offered to step down by the end of the year, proposing constitutional change and

Yemen’s increasingly embattled leader Ali Abdullah Saleh has offered to step down by the end of the year, proposing constitutional change and

Business

Egyptian shares tumble as bourse reopens

Shares on Egypt’s stock exchange plunged as the market reopened on Wednesday. It had been shut for seven weeks because of the mass protests that

Shares on Egypt’s stock exchange plunged as the market reopened on Wednesday. It had been shut for seven weeks because of the mass protests that

Business

RIM puts PlayBook into tablet fray

Canada’s Research In Motion has announced that its PlayBook tablet computer will go on sale in the US on 19 April. That will heat up the tablet

Canada’s Research In Motion has announced that its PlayBook tablet computer will go on sale in the US on 19 April. That will heat up the tablet

Business

Kazakhstan hits UniCredit profit

Italy’s biggest bank, UniCredit, has posted a much bigger-than-expected fall in net profit for last year – down 22 percent. However much of that

Italy’s biggest bank, UniCredit, has posted a much bigger-than-expected fall in net profit for last year – down 22 percent. However much of that

Business

Eastern promise on growth for Inditex

Inditex, the world’s largest clothing retailer, enjoyed a jump in annual net profit of 32 percent to 1.73 billion euros. The owner of the Zara

Inditex, the world’s largest clothing retailer, enjoyed a jump in annual net profit of 32 percent to 1.73 billion euros. The owner of the Zara

Culture

Murakami bestseller made into movie

Haruki Murakami’s bestselling novel “Norwegian Wood” has finally been made into a film. Set in Tokyo in the late 1960’s, it tells a story of

Haruki Murakami’s bestselling novel “Norwegian Wood” has finally been made into a film. Set in Tokyo in the late 1960’s, it tells a story of

News

Black smoke belches out of Fukushima reactor

Emergency crews have once more been evacuated from the Fukushima nuclear plant, after black smoke began belching out of one of the stricken reactors

Emergency crews have once more been evacuated from the Fukushima nuclear plant, after black smoke began belching out of one of the stricken reactors

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Bus hit by blast in Jerusalem

A bomb exploded near a bus stop in Jerusalem, killing one woman and injuring dozens of other people, police said.

A bomb exploded near a bus stop in Jerusalem, killing one woman and injuring dozens of other people, police said.

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F-18 fighters take off from Aviano

The air campaign launched against Libya by the US and Europe bears some eerie similarities to the US raid over Tripoli and other Libyan cities 25

The air campaign launched against Libya by the US and Europe bears some eerie similarities to the US raid over Tripoli and other Libyan cities 25

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Pedal power pumps fuel in Japan

Bicycle-powered petrol pumps are being put to use in disaster-hit areas as survivors of Japan’s March 11th quake and tsunami ponder an uncertain

Bicycle-powered petrol pumps are being put to use in disaster-hit areas as survivors of Japan’s March 11th quake and tsunami ponder an uncertain

Culture

Kubrick traveling exhibit hits Paris

Stanley Kubrick fans will get to take an intimate look inside the legendary film director’s life and career at a traveling exhibition which has just

Stanley Kubrick fans will get to take an intimate look inside the legendary film director’s life and career at a traveling exhibition which has just

Science_technology

Turin automobile museum reopens

Turin’s automobile museum has reopened after four year’s refurbishment. The enlarged building is now home to one of the rarest and most valuable

Turin’s automobile museum has reopened after four year’s refurbishment. The enlarged building is now home to one of the rarest and most valuable

News

Further concern over produce contamination

Levels of radioactive iodine twice the safe level for babies have been detected in tap water in Japan. The government is advising residents to use

Levels of radioactive iodine twice the safe level for babies have been detected in tap water in Japan. The government is advising residents to use

News

Elizabeth Taylor, Actress and Humanitarian

Elizabeth Taylor at her best was a beautiful sight to behold. Born in London in 1932 to American parents, she was gracing screens before she was

Elizabeth Taylor at her best was a beautiful sight to behold. Born in London in 1932 to American parents, she was gracing screens before she was

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One dead, dozens injured in Jerusalem bombing

One woman has been killed and dozens of people wounded after an explosion ripped through Jerusalem. A cabinet minister said the blast was caused

One woman has been killed and dozens of people wounded after an explosion ripped through Jerusalem. A cabinet minister said the blast was caused

News

Actress Liz Taylor dies

Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor has died aged 79. Her agent confirmed the news on Wednesday. She had been suffering from congestive heart problems

Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor has died aged 79. Her agent confirmed the news on Wednesday. She had been suffering from congestive heart problems

News

Coalition launches further air strikes over Libya

  Allied warplanes have launched further air strikes on Muammar Gaddafi’s forces for a fourth day, notably in western Libya.   The coalition has

  Allied warplanes have launched further air strikes on Muammar Gaddafi’s forces for a fourth day, notably in western Libya.   The coalition has