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2011-04-02

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Tensions rise on Italian island

North African refugees on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa are becoming frustrated at delays in transferring them to the mainland. A caravan

North African refugees on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa are becoming frustrated at delays in transferring them to the mainland. A caravan

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Ivory Coast death toll rises

Heavy fighting is continuing in Ivory Coast’s commercial capital, Abidjan, as rival forces battle for control after last November’s election

Heavy fighting is continuing in Ivory Coast’s commercial capital, Abidjan, as rival forces battle for control after last November’s election

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Russians mourne star of Soviet era

Thousands of Russians have been paying tribute to one of the country’s best loved film stars, Lyudmila Gurchenko, who died on Wednesday aged

Thousands of Russians have been paying tribute to one of the country’s best loved film stars, Lyudmila Gurchenko, who died on Wednesday aged

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William and Kate look-alikes cause stir in London

For some passersby in London, it seemed as though the upcoming royal wedding had been brought forward a few weeks. Prince William and Kate

For some passersby in London, it seemed as though the upcoming royal wedding had been brought forward a few weeks. Prince William and Kate

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Hollywood star for Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz has been added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, just weeks before the release of her new film, Pirates of the Caribbean.

Penelope Cruz has been added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, just weeks before the release of her new film, Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Anger in Gaza over deadly Israeli air strikes

Hundreds have marched in Gaza for the funeral procession of three militants killed in Israeli airstrikes. The Israeli army says it targeted what it

Hundreds have marched in Gaza for the funeral procession of three militants killed in Israeli airstrikes. The Israeli army says it targeted what it

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Spanish PM to step down

The socialist Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, says he will not seek a third term in the country’s general election next year

The socialist Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, says he will not seek a third term in the country’s general election next year

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Coalition forces in air strike error in Libya

Rebels in Libya claim a number of their soldiers were killed in an air strike by coalition forces on Friday. NATO is investigating the incident. It

Rebels in Libya claim a number of their soldiers were killed in an air strike by coalition forces on Friday. NATO is investigating the incident. It

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Nine killed on second day of Afghan protests over Koran burning

At least nine people have been killed in a second day of demonstrations in Afghanistan over the burning of the Koran by an obscure US preacher. The

At least nine people have been killed in a second day of demonstrations in Afghanistan over the burning of the Koran by an obscure US preacher. The

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Red Cross voices shock over Ivory Coast violence

As fierce fighting continues in the city of Abidjan in Ivory Coast, charities are voicing shock at the scope and brutality of post-election violence

As fierce fighting continues in the city of Abidjan in Ivory Coast, charities are voicing shock at the scope and brutality of post-election violence

Business

Japan: Tiptoeing to Normality

This week in Business Weekly: the massive coin fraud in Germany, the future of the company that runs the Fukushima nuclear complex in Japan and the

This week in Business Weekly: the massive coin fraud in Germany, the future of the company that runs the Fukushima nuclear complex in Japan and the

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Japanese PM criticised for "late" visit to disaster zone

Officials in Japan have confirmed that radioactive water is leaking into the sea from a damaged reactor at the Fukishima nuclear complex. Efforts

Officials in Japan have confirmed that radioactive water is leaking into the sea from a damaged reactor at the Fukishima nuclear complex. Efforts

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World court drops Georgia's case against Russia

The UN’s highest court has dropped a case brought against Russia by Georgia. Moscow is accused of rights abuses in the breakaway South Ossetia and

The UN’s highest court has dropped a case brought against Russia by Georgia. Moscow is accused of rights abuses in the breakaway South Ossetia and

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UN chief condemns Afghanistan killings

UN Secretary Genera Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of the United Nations staff as “outrageous” and “cowardly.” Ban told reporters at a press

UN Secretary Genera Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of the United Nations staff as “outrageous” and “cowardly.” Ban told reporters at a press

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Libyan rebels reject al-Qaeda label

The Libyan rebels fighting to overthrow the Gaddafi regime are keen to dispel suggestions that there is an al-Qaeda presence amongst them. Earlier

The Libyan rebels fighting to overthrow the Gaddafi regime are keen to dispel suggestions that there is an al-Qaeda presence amongst them. Earlier

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Gbagbo clings on amid violent clashes in Abidjan

Fresh clashes broke out in Abidjan on Friday as forces loyal to incumbent Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo battle with supporters of president-elect

Fresh clashes broke out in Abidjan on Friday as forces loyal to incumbent Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo battle with supporters of president-elect

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Coalition strike Gaddafi towns: Libyan state TV

Coalition forces have bombed two towns close to Libya’s capital of Tripoli, Libyan state television reported on Friday. The report claimed civilian

Coalition forces have bombed two towns close to Libya’s capital of Tripoli, Libyan state television reported on Friday. The report claimed civilian

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'Burn Koran' pastor reacts to UN killings

It was Florida preacher Terry Jones who raised the idea of burning the Koran. He called on people to set alight thousands of copies on September 11

It was Florida preacher Terry Jones who raised the idea of burning the Koran. He called on people to set alight thousands of copies on September 11

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Tahrir Square protesters call for Mubarak trial

Protesters returned to Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday to call for ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak to face trial. Demonstrations toppled

Protesters returned to Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday to call for ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak to face trial. Demonstrations toppled

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UN staff death toll rises in Afghanistan attack

What started as a mass anti-American demonstration in a city in northern Afghanistan ended as the worst attack on the United Nations in the

What started as a mass anti-American demonstration in a city in northern Afghanistan ended as the worst attack on the United Nations in the

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Up to 10 die in Syrian 'Day of Martyrs'

There are reports that up to 10 people were killed in protests in Syria on Friday, with at least four deaths in the capital, Damascus. Demonstrators

There are reports that up to 10 people were killed in protests in Syria on Friday, with at least four deaths in the capital, Damascus. Demonstrators

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Libyan rebels list their terms for ceasefire

The head of the opposition’s National Council, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, met with a UN envoy, to outline the terms of a ceasefire. Before one to take

The head of the opposition’s National Council, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, met with a UN envoy, to outline the terms of a ceasefire. Before one to take