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2011-03-27

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Army deployed onto the streets in Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has sent the army on the streets for the first time after almost two weeks of civil unrest. The 45-year-old is

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has sent the army on the streets for the first time after almost two weeks of civil unrest. The 45-year-old is

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Anti-nuclear activists march through Tokyo

At least 1000 anti-nuclear activists on Sunday marched through Tokyo as workers battled to stem the damage from a leaking atomic reactor. The Japan

At least 1000 anti-nuclear activists on Sunday marched through Tokyo as workers battled to stem the damage from a leaking atomic reactor. The Japan

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Diplomacy efforts intensify over Libya

Italy and Germany will present a joint plan for Libya at a crucial meeting of the coalition countries in London on Tuesday. Italy’s La Repubblica

Italy and Germany will present a joint plan for Libya at a crucial meeting of the coalition countries in London on Tuesday. Italy’s La Repubblica

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Medics help survivors heal tsunami scars

At the Red Cross Hospital in Ishimaki City, medical teams are still dealing with the consequences of the deadly tsunami. New patients have been

At the Red Cross Hospital in Ishimaki City, medical teams are still dealing with the consequences of the deadly tsunami. New patients have been

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Rebels push westwards in Libya

In Libya, convoys of jubilant rebel forces are pushing westwards into the heartland of the Gaddafi regime. It comes after they reportedly took

In Libya, convoys of jubilant rebel forces are pushing westwards into the heartland of the Gaddafi regime. It comes after they reportedly took

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Nuclear reactor evacuated over radiation fears

A leaking reactor at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant has been evacuated after officials detected potentially lethal levels of

A leaking reactor at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant has been evacuated after officials detected potentially lethal levels of

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Bangladesh marks Independence Day

Bangladeshis celebrating their 40th Independence Day with a colourful parade and dance performances in Dhaka.

Bangladeshis celebrating their 40th Independence Day with a colourful parade and dance performances in Dhaka.

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Yemeni protests against president

Protesters in Sanaa demonstrate against the long rule of president Ali Abdullah Saleh and call for political reform.

Protesters in Sanaa demonstrate against the long rule of president Ali Abdullah Saleh and call for political reform.

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Protests in Syria

Amateur video posted on a social media website shows wounded people in Syria’s Sanamein where police were reported to have opened fire to disperse

Amateur video posted on a social media website shows wounded people in Syria’s Sanamein where police were reported to have opened fire to disperse

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Anti-nuke demo in Tokyo

More than 500 protesters gathered in central Tokyo on Sunday to call for the abolishment of nuclear power amid rising fears about radiation

More than 500 protesters gathered in central Tokyo on Sunday to call for the abolishment of nuclear power amid rising fears about radiation

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Exit polls:Merkel defeated in key regional vote

Exit polls suggest German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats have lost control of Germany’s most prosperous state for the first time

Exit polls suggest German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats have lost control of Germany’s most prosperous state for the first time

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First migrant boat from Libya lands on Italian island

A boat from Libya carrying more than 300 African would-be immigrants on Saturday landed on the Italian island of Lampedusa. The UN refugee agency

A boat from Libya carrying more than 300 African would-be immigrants on Saturday landed on the Italian island of Lampedusa. The UN refugee agency

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Yemen leader Saleh is negotiating his exit: aides

Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh is negotiating his departure with the opposition, his aides have said. Saleh has already promised to step down

Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh is negotiating his departure with the opposition, his aides have said. Saleh has already promised to step down

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Workers evacuated at Japan's stricken nuclear plant

Engineers working on a leaking reactor at Japan’s quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant have been evacuated after extremely high levels of radiation were

Engineers working on a leaking reactor at Japan’s quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant have been evacuated after extremely high levels of radiation were

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Libyan rebels benefit from coalition air strikes

Rebels gained ground in Misrata in western Libya on Saturday after coalition air strikes once again struck the Libyan army. In the east, the rebels

Rebels gained ground in Misrata in western Libya on Saturday after coalition air strikes once again struck the Libyan army. In the east, the rebels

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Cities worldwide mark WWF Earth Hour

Cities all over the world turned off the lights to mark the WWF’s Earth Hour on Saturday. Those who took part were showing their support for

Cities all over the world turned off the lights to mark the WWF’s Earth Hour on Saturday. Those who took part were showing their support for

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Libyan rebels in total control of Ajdabiya

The rebels are now in control of the strategic eastern Libyan town of Ajdabiya. Fighting against Gaddafi’s forces lasted all of Friday night, but

The rebels are now in control of the strategic eastern Libyan town of Ajdabiya. Fighting against Gaddafi’s forces lasted all of Friday night, but

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Japan battles to cool quake-hit nuclear plant

Japanese engineers are struggling to pump radioactive water from around six reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant. They are now using fresh water

Japanese engineers are struggling to pump radioactive water from around six reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant. They are now using fresh water

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Syrian unrest reaches beyond south

While supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have taken to the streets in his support, protests against his regime gained new ground on

While supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have taken to the streets in his support, protests against his regime gained new ground on