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2011-03-28

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Death penalty down in 2010 but still widespread

What links China, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Iran to the United States? The first group of countries are known for their “difficulties” in respecting

What links China, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Iran to the United States? The first group of countries are known for their “difficulties” in respecting

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NATO girds for action over Libya

The 28-member NATO military alliance has agreed to be in charge of the UN-backed, western-led coalition intervening in Libya. A structure has been

The 28-member NATO military alliance has agreed to be in charge of the UN-backed, western-led coalition intervening in Libya. A structure has been

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France and Britain urge Gaddafi supporters to defect

France and Britain have called on those loyal to Gaddafi to drop him before it is too late. A joint statement by President Nicolas Sarkozy and

France and Britain have called on those loyal to Gaddafi to drop him before it is too late. A joint statement by President Nicolas Sarkozy and

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Rebels close in on Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte

Libyan rebels have continued advancing westward amid conflicting reports they may have taken Colonel Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte. While difficult

Libyan rebels have continued advancing westward amid conflicting reports they may have taken Colonel Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte. While difficult

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Deadly blasts at Yemen ammunition factory

Explosions at a bullet factory in Yemen have reportedly killed at least 110 people. It happened during clashes between militants and soldiers in

Explosions at a bullet factory in Yemen have reportedly killed at least 110 people. It happened during clashes between militants and soldiers in

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Shooting in Deraa as Syria pledges to reassure the people

Security forces in the Syrian town of Deraa are said to have opened fire in the air as hundreds of demonstrators called for an end to emergency

Security forces in the Syrian town of Deraa are said to have opened fire in the air as hundreds of demonstrators called for an end to emergency

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Sarkozy's UMP reeling from local election defeat

President Sarkozy’s UMP party is in turmoil after predictably bad local election results, barely a year before France chooses its next

President Sarkozy’s UMP party is in turmoil after predictably bad local election results, barely a year before France chooses its next

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Japanese fishermen: 'We will recover'

In Japan, euronews went to the small fishing community at Yamada Funakoshi, one of the towns devastated by the tsunami. Our reporter Chris Cummins

In Japan, euronews went to the small fishing community at Yamada Funakoshi, one of the towns devastated by the tsunami. Our reporter Chris Cummins

Europe

NATO takes major Libya role

Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi now has all of NATO to reckon with. The 28-member military alliance has agreed to be in charge of the UN-backed western-led

Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi now has all of NATO to reckon with. The 28-member military alliance has agreed to be in charge of the UN-backed western-led

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Merkel admits election loss 'painful'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has admitted her party’s poor performance in regional elections is painful and will take a long time to get over

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has admitted her party’s poor performance in regional elections is painful and will take a long time to get over

Europe

Rasmussen says no NATO ground troops for Libya

Euronews asked NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen for a clear view of alliance-led military activity. Our correspondent in Brussels made

Euronews asked NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen for a clear view of alliance-led military activity. Our correspondent in Brussels made

Special_reports

Alternative teaching methods

Student-centred education, where pupils have their say about what they learn, is gaining momentum around the world. It encourages teachers to think

Student-centred education, where pupils have their say about what they learn, is gaining momentum around the world. It encourages teachers to think

Culture

Mexico's Zoe releases unplugged album

Mexican alternative rock band Zoe has just released their acoustic album Musica de Fondo. The unplugged CD includes 13 songs, including many of the

Mexican alternative rock band Zoe has just released their acoustic album Musica de Fondo. The unplugged CD includes 13 songs, including many of the

Science_technology

Work on memory wins Hungarian trio brain prize

The 2011 Brain Prize has been awarded to three Hungarian scientists for their work on the circuits in our brains involved in memory.

The 2011 Brain Prize has been awarded to three Hungarian scientists for their work on the circuits in our brains involved in memory.

Culture

Poetry takes top honour at Fribourg film festival

The Fribourg International Film Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Held in the Swiss city, the event focuses on cinema from

The Fribourg International Film Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Held in the Swiss city, the event focuses on cinema from

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Funeral traditions fall apart after Japan's tsunami

They are forced to bury their dead in mass graves. It is an almost unthinkable practice in Japan where most people believe cremation is needed to

They are forced to bury their dead in mass graves. It is an almost unthinkable practice in Japan where most people believe cremation is needed to

Business

TV makers hope glass-less 3D will boost sales

The world’s television manufacturers are closely watching public reaction to the launch of Nintendo’s 3DS handheld gaming device. It features 3

The world’s television manufacturers are closely watching public reaction to the launch of Nintendo’s 3DS handheld gaming device. It features 3

Business

Porsche selling shares for VW merger

Porsche shares fell on Monday after it released details of its sale of nearly five billion euros worth of new stock. The debt-laden German sports

Porsche shares fell on Monday after it released details of its sale of nearly five billion euros worth of new stock. The debt-laden German sports

Business

Toyota resumes production at two Japanese plants

Workers have returned to some of Toyota’s factories in Japan for the first time since the devastating earthquake and tsunami disrupted car industry

Workers have returned to some of Toyota’s factories in Japan for the first time since the devastating earthquake and tsunami disrupted car industry

Business

German trains hit by drivers strike

German train drivers at private regional rail companies went on strike for 24 hours on Monday in Berlin and the states of Brandenburg and Saxony. The

German train drivers at private regional rail companies went on strike for 24 hours on Monday in Berlin and the states of Brandenburg and Saxony. The

Business

Oil down on Libyan rebel gains

Crude prices have fallen after Libyan rebels retook key oil towns in the east of the country, including Brega, the main oil-export terminal and the

Crude prices have fallen after Libyan rebels retook key oil towns in the east of the country, including Brega, the main oil-export terminal and the

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Berlusconi in Milan court for fraud trial

Italy’s Prime Minister has appeared in court for the first time in almost eight years in a trial over alleged fraud. Silvio Berlusconi and several

Italy’s Prime Minister has appeared in court for the first time in almost eight years in a trial over alleged fraud. Silvio Berlusconi and several

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Radiation leak found outside Fukushima reactor

Highly radioactive water has been detected outside one of the reactors at Japan’s crippled nuclear plant at Fukushima for the first time. On

Highly radioactive water has been detected outside one of the reactors at Japan’s crippled nuclear plant at Fukushima for the first time. On

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Russian FM condemns West's role in Libya

Russia has slammed the West’s intervention in Libya saying its actions against pro-Gaddafi forces are not backed by the UN. In one of the

Russia has slammed the West’s intervention in Libya saying its actions against pro-Gaddafi forces are not backed by the UN. In one of the

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Yemen arms factory blast kills dozens

An explosion at a weapons factory in south Yemen has killed at least 50 people, according to doctors at a local hospital. One report by the

An explosion at a weapons factory in south Yemen has killed at least 50 people, according to doctors at a local hospital. One report by the

Science_technology

Bacteria-free eggs thanks to plasma technology

Our growing consumption of eggs and egg-products raises the question of how to kill the dangerous bacteria found on the shells. A new machine

Our growing consumption of eggs and egg-products raises the question of how to kill the dangerous bacteria found on the shells. A new machine

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Migrant influx sparks fears of Lampedusa health crisis

There is real concern authorities are struggling to cope with the number of migrants arriving on the small Italian Island of Lampedusa. Already

There is real concern authorities are struggling to cope with the number of migrants arriving on the small Italian Island of Lampedusa. Already

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Berlusconi in Milan court for fraud trial

Italy’s Prime Minister is expected in a Milan court for the first time in almost eight years in a trial over alleged fraud. Silvio Berlusconi and

Italy’s Prime Minister is expected in a Milan court for the first time in almost eight years in a trial over alleged fraud. Silvio Berlusconi and

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Pick of the Clicks: Japan's road to recovery (pt2)

"Pick of the Clicks" looks at the most clicked story of the week on our website and how it is being treated elsewhere on the net. This week: Disaster

"Pick of the Clicks" looks at the most clicked story of the week on our website and how it is being treated elsewhere on the net. This week: Disaster