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2011-04-04

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9/11 accused to be tried at Guantanamo

The alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks in 2001, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, will be tried by a military commission at Guantanamo Bay along with

The alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks in 2001, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, will be tried by a military commission at Guantanamo Bay along with

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Gaddafi's few friends leave limited exit options

Dozens of chanting supporters stand alongside the Libyan leader in his bombed-out bunker in Tripoli, waving their flags. It is the image that

Dozens of chanting supporters stand alongside the Libyan leader in his bombed-out bunker in Tripoli, waving their flags. It is the image that

Environment

Climate change costing herders deer

Olav Mathis Eira, reindeer herder in Norway. “My reindeer are almost a year old. They were very weak in the winter so we had to bring them home and

Olav Mathis Eira, reindeer herder in Norway. “My reindeer are almost a year old. They were very weak in the winter so we had to bring them home and

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Turkey brings aid and influence to Libya

The Turkish ferry sent to rescue hundreds of wounded Libyans from the fighting has left Benghazi to sail for home. On board are 250 evacuees

The Turkish ferry sent to rescue hundreds of wounded Libyans from the fighting has left Benghazi to sail for home. On board are 250 evacuees

Business

Spain's jobless totals up again

The queues keep getting longer at Spain’s job centres. In March, the number of Spaniards registered as without work rose by 0.8 percent from the

The queues keep getting longer at Spain’s job centres. In March, the number of Spaniards registered as without work rose by 0.8 percent from the

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Bodies found after 2009 Air France crash

French experts say they could start recovering bodies of victims of the Air France plane that crashed off Brazil within weeks. The Airbus plunged

French experts say they could start recovering bodies of victims of the Air France plane that crashed off Brazil within weeks. The Airbus plunged

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Rebels move closer to capturing Brega again

Libyan rebels have pushed forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi out of much of the city but they are still facing bombardment. Control of the oil town

Libyan rebels have pushed forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi out of much of the city but they are still facing bombardment. Control of the oil town

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Soyuz prepares for ISS space flight

A Russian Soyuz-21 spacecraft is going through final pre-flight checks at the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.   The crew, which includes an

A Russian Soyuz-21 spacecraft is going through final pre-flight checks at the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.   The crew, which includes an

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Melbourne's miracle multi-storey car plunge

An Australian woman is recovering in hospital after surviving a plunge from a multi-storey car park in Melbourne. Witnesses said the noise of the

An Australian woman is recovering in hospital after surviving a plunge from a multi-storey car park in Melbourne. Witnesses said the noise of the

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UN plane crashes in DRC - several dead

A United Nations plane has crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo killing at least 10 people and injuring 16. A UN official said the aircraft

A United Nations plane has crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo killing at least 10 people and injuring 16. A UN official said the aircraft

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Berlusconi in talks over Tunisian migrants

A clearing-up operation is underway on the small Italian island of Lampedusa after over 2,000 Tunisian migrants were transferred to camps on the

A clearing-up operation is underway on the small Italian island of Lampedusa after over 2,000 Tunisian migrants were transferred to camps on the

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Bark together again: reunited after tsunami split

More than three weeks after being separated by Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, coastguards have reunited a dog and her owner following a daring

More than three weeks after being separated by Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, coastguards have reunited a dog and her owner following a daring

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At least 15 dead killed in latest Yemeni clashes

Police and snipers in civilian clothes have reportedly opened fire on anti-government protesters in Yemen. According to medical sources, at least

Police and snipers in civilian clothes have reportedly opened fire on anti-government protesters in Yemen. According to medical sources, at least

Nocomment

Benghazi: rebel training camp

In Libya, the rebels are working to impose discipline among their volunteers in order to not only hold their positions but also to push forward.

In Libya, the rebels are working to impose discipline among their volunteers in order to not only hold their positions but also to push forward.

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Ivory Coast: Ouattara forces launch Abidjan assault

It looks like the final showdown has begun. After days of waiting, troops loyal to Ivory Coast’s presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara have

It looks like the final showdown has begun. After days of waiting, troops loyal to Ivory Coast’s presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara have

Culture

Kate and Wills comic released in time for wedding

The royal romance between Prince William and Kate Middleton is being chronicled in a new comic book. “Kate and William: a Very Public Love Story”

The royal romance between Prince William and Kate Middleton is being chronicled in a new comic book. “Kate and William: a Very Public Love Story”

Culture

Pirates of the Caribbean saga continues

Jack Sparrow is back. This fourth series of pirate adventures involves a search for the fountain of youth. Both Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley

Jack Sparrow is back. This fourth series of pirate adventures involves a search for the fountain of youth. Both Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley

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Libyan rebels bogged down in Brega

In Libya, neither Gaddafi’s forces nor the rebels have been able to gain the upper hand. Both sides have made swift advances and rapid retreats and

In Libya, neither Gaddafi’s forces nor the rebels have been able to gain the upper hand. Both sides have made swift advances and rapid retreats and

Europe

Foreign nationals safety in Ivory Coast

French soldiers have moved more than 1,000 foreign nationals out of Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan, for protection. They were escorted to a camp

French soldiers have moved more than 1,000 foreign nationals out of Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan, for protection. They were escorted to a camp

Business

Rhodia purchase to give Solvay emerging markets boost

Belgian chemicals group Solvay is set to take over France’s Rhodia with a 3.4 billion euros cash bid. Solvay is looking to improve sales in emerging

Belgian chemicals group Solvay is set to take over France’s Rhodia with a 3.4 billion euros cash bid. Solvay is looking to improve sales in emerging

Business

Vodafone sells SFR stake to Vivendi

The latest big deal in the phone world has Britain’s Vodafone selling its 44 percent stake in France’s SFR to the French communications and

The latest big deal in the phone world has Britain’s Vodafone selling its 44 percent stake in France’s SFR to the French communications and

Business

BP to resume drilling in Gulf of Mexico - reports

One year after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, BP is moving closer to resuming deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. BP has reportedly been

One year after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, BP is moving closer to resuming deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. BP has reportedly been

Business

Japanese business mood to worsen

Japan’s major manufacturers expect business conditions there to worsen in the next three months following the earthquake on 11 March. That was the

Japan’s major manufacturers expect business conditions there to worsen in the next three months following the earthquake on 11 March. That was the

Science_technology

Endeavour to embark on final flight

After almost 20 years of loyal service, space shuttle Endeavour is set to blast off for a final mission on 29 April. NASA is planning one last

After almost 20 years of loyal service, space shuttle Endeavour is set to blast off for a final mission on 29 April. NASA is planning one last

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International observers slam Kazakhstan poll

For Kazakhstan’s veteran president, it is a triumph. Re-election with a whopping 95.5 per cent of the vote will help Nursultan Nazarbayev further

For Kazakhstan’s veteran president, it is a triumph. Re-election with a whopping 95.5 per cent of the vote will help Nursultan Nazarbayev further

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Libyan rebels reject Gaddafi's sons' diplomacy offer

Libya’s rebel National Transitional Council has rejected a proposal to end the conflict from Colonel Gaddafi’s most prominent sons. Salaam and Saif

Libya’s rebel National Transitional Council has rejected a proposal to end the conflict from Colonel Gaddafi’s most prominent sons. Salaam and Saif

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Obama begins 2012 White House campaign

The US President has launched his campaign for re-election to the White House in 2012. Barack Obama fired the opening salvo with a short

The US President has launched his campaign for re-election to the White House in 2012. Barack Obama fired the opening salvo with a short

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Dozens hurt in Bangladesh anti-women's rights protest

Dozens of people were injured and over 50 detained as Bangladesh police clashed with Islamists protesting against a government policy to empower

Dozens of people were injured and over 50 detained as Bangladesh police clashed with Islamists protesting against a government policy to empower

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Libyan rebels bogged down in Brega

It has been two weeks since the coalition began its bombing campaign but neither Gaddafi’s forces nor the rebels have been able to gain the upper

It has been two weeks since the coalition began its bombing campaign but neither Gaddafi’s forces nor the rebels have been able to gain the upper