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2011-03-30

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Battle for Abidjan looms as Outtara militia make gains

Fighters loyal to presidential claimant Alassane Outtara are advancing on the Ivory Coast’s main city of Abidjan. Anti-Gbagbo forces have launched

Fighters loyal to presidential claimant Alassane Outtara are advancing on the Ivory Coast’s main city of Abidjan. Anti-Gbagbo forces have launched

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Soviet time actress bows out at 75

Famed Soviet and Russian actress Lyudmila Gourtchenko has died in Moscow at the age of 75. The Ukraine born actress starred in such classics of

Famed Soviet and Russian actress Lyudmila Gourtchenko has died in Moscow at the age of 75. The Ukraine born actress starred in such classics of

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Can the coalition arm Libya's rebels?

With the fortunes of pro and anti-Gaddafi forces changing almost daily, the question of arming the rebels is being repeatedly asked of countries

With the fortunes of pro and anti-Gaddafi forces changing almost daily, the question of arming the rebels is being repeatedly asked of countries

Europe

Poland encourages Moldova

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has been in Moldova for a forum on the former Soviet republic’s efforts to join the European mainstream. Poland

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has been in Moldova for a forum on the former Soviet republic’s efforts to join the European mainstream. Poland

Europe

Italy says EU help lacking with migrants

Italy feels that Europe is ignoring its calls for help with the crush of incoming migrants reaching the island of Lampedusa. Some 19,000 have arrived

Italy feels that Europe is ignoring its calls for help with the crush of incoming migrants reaching the island of Lampedusa. Some 19,000 have arrived

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Gaddafi assault reclaims towns as rebels flee

Libyan rebels are in full retreat under attack from Colonel Gaddafi’s forces, losing control of more towns along the Mediterranean coast. It seems

Libyan rebels are in full retreat under attack from Colonel Gaddafi’s forces, losing control of more towns along the Mediterranean coast. It seems

Business

OPEC heads for record revenues

The International Energy Agency has said it expects OPEC’s oil export revenues to hit one trillion dollars this year, that is 710 billion euros

The International Energy Agency has said it expects OPEC’s oil export revenues to hit one trillion dollars this year, that is 710 billion euros

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China's fears of a 'Jasmine' revolt

Whatever you do, don’t mention the ‘Jasmine Revolution’ in China. Since the uprising in Tunisia and the rest of the Arab world, both the plant and

Whatever you do, don’t mention the ‘Jasmine Revolution’ in China. Since the uprising in Tunisia and the rest of the Arab world, both the plant and

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Japan orders safety upgrade at all nuclear plants

Japan has ordered an immediate safety upgrade at all its 55 nuclear power stations, in the wake of the crisis at Fukushima. It is seen as an

Japan has ordered an immediate safety upgrade at all its 55 nuclear power stations, in the wake of the crisis at Fukushima. It is seen as an

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Japan's Emperor Akihito visits tsunami victims

Japan’s Emperor Akihito visited an evacuation centre for earthquake and tsunami victims in the Tokyo area, his first face to face meetings with

Japan’s Emperor Akihito visited an evacuation centre for earthquake and tsunami victims in the Tokyo area, his first face to face meetings with

Culture

"A bit crazy, a bit whacky" - Gaële performs in France

The award-winning singer-songwriter Gaële returned to her native France to play a series of gigs this month. Gaële has lived in Canada for nearly 11

The award-winning singer-songwriter Gaële returned to her native France to play a series of gigs this month. Gaële has lived in Canada for nearly 11

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Assad says Syria 'victim of foreign conspiracy'

Syria’s president has defied wide expectations by maintaining the country’s five-decade-old emergency law despite weeks of unrest. In his first

Syria’s president has defied wide expectations by maintaining the country’s five-decade-old emergency law despite weeks of unrest. In his first

Business

Lloyd's says ready for Japan claims

The Lloyd’s of London insurance market has said it will be able to deal easily with claims from Japan’s earthquake. It is confident that its

The Lloyd’s of London insurance market has said it will be able to deal easily with claims from Japan’s earthquake. It is confident that its

Business

Portugal: Brazil to help with debt?

Brazil is reportedly looking at ways to help Portugal through its debt crisis. President Dilma Rousseff said in a newspaper interview that could

Brazil is reportedly looking at ways to help Portugal through its debt crisis. President Dilma Rousseff said in a newspaper interview that could

Business

Nissan checks cars for radiation

In an effort to reassure customers, Nissan is carrying out radiation checks on the car parts and vehicles that it imports into Taiwan from

In an effort to reassure customers, Nissan is carrying out radiation checks on the car parts and vehicles that it imports into Taiwan from

Business

Australian dollar hits new high

The Australian dollar continues to shoot up in value and it has hit its highest level against the US dollar in 29 years. Foreign exchange traders

The Australian dollar continues to shoot up in value and it has hit its highest level against the US dollar in 29 years. Foreign exchange traders

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Berlusconi pledges to free Lampedusa of migrants

The evacuation of thousands of migrants from the Italian island of Lampedusa is gathering pace, with a pledge they will all be gone within three

The evacuation of thousands of migrants from the Italian island of Lampedusa is gathering pace, with a pledge they will all be gone within three

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Japanese emperor visits tsunami evacuees

Japan’s Emperor Akihito and his wife, Empress Michiko, have visited an evacuation shelter for victims of the earthquake and tsunami. It was their

Japan’s Emperor Akihito and his wife, Empress Michiko, have visited an evacuation shelter for victims of the earthquake and tsunami. It was their

Culture

Killing Bono premieres in London

Killing Bono is a tragi-comic tribute to one of rock ‘n’ roll’s many flops. It is the true(ish) story of the McCormick brothers and their band in

Killing Bono is a tragi-comic tribute to one of rock ‘n’ roll’s many flops. It is the true(ish) story of the McCormick brothers and their band in

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Assad blames 'conspirators' for Syria protests

President Bashar al-Assad has blamed ‘conspirators’ bent on destroying Syria for pro-democracy protests in the country.   He was given a rapturous

President Bashar al-Assad has blamed ‘conspirators’ bent on destroying Syria for pro-democracy protests in the country.   He was given a rapturous

Culture

World's richest man opens art museum in Mexico

Some 16,000 silver hexagons cover the new Soumaya Museum in Mexico City, a museum which houses the art collection of the world’s richest man, Carlos

Some 16,000 silver hexagons cover the new Soumaya Museum in Mexico City, a museum which houses the art collection of the world’s richest man, Carlos

Science_technology

Lancet study recommends breast cancer prevention drugs

Preventative drugs should be made available to women at a higher risk of developing breast cancer. This was the finding of an international panel of

Preventative drugs should be made available to women at a higher risk of developing breast cancer. This was the finding of an international panel of

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Croatia's giant painted Easter eggs

The Tourist Board of Koprivnica- Krizevci County was the first in Croatia to launch a project to create large Easter Eggs.

The Tourist Board of Koprivnica- Krizevci County was the first in Croatia to launch a project to create large Easter Eggs.

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Rebels forced into eastward retreat by Gaddafi army

Libyan rebels have been forced into further retreat under attack from Colonel Gaddafi’s forces, losing control of at least one major town.    They

Libyan rebels have been forced into further retreat under attack from Colonel Gaddafi’s forces, losing control of at least one major town.    They

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UK expels five Libyan diplomats

The United Kingdom has expelled five Libyan diplomats over “security threats.” “We have today taken steps to expel five diplomats at the Libyan

The United Kingdom has expelled five Libyan diplomats over “security threats.” “We have today taken steps to expel five diplomats at the Libyan

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Assad blames 'conspirators' for Syria protests

President Bashar al-Assad has blamed ‘conspirators’ bent on destroying Syria for pro-democracy protests in the country.   He was given a rapturous

President Bashar al-Assad has blamed ‘conspirators’ bent on destroying Syria for pro-democracy protests in the country.   He was given a rapturous

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Floods trigger southern Thai landslides

At least four people have died from landslides in southern Thailand, bringing to 15 the death toll in the flood-battered region, according to

At least four people have died from landslides in southern Thailand, bringing to 15 the death toll in the flood-battered region, according to

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India vs Pakistan: united in rivalry

It’s estimated that a television audience of more than a billion people watched India play Pakistan in the semi-final of the world cup of cricket. To

It’s estimated that a television audience of more than a billion people watched India play Pakistan in the semi-final of the world cup of cricket. To

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Syrian president prepares speech to quell protests

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is addressing the nation in his first speech since anti-government demonstrations erupted two weeks ago. He

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is addressing the nation in his first speech since anti-government demonstrations erupted two weeks ago. He

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Obama hints at willingness to arm Libya's rebels

To arm or not to arm Libya’s rebels? That is the question facing the US and its allies conducting air strikes against Colonel Gaddafi’s forces. For

To arm or not to arm Libya’s rebels? That is the question facing the US and its allies conducting air strikes against Colonel Gaddafi’s forces. For