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2011-04-07

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New TV channel "voice of Libyan revolution"

A new satellite channel based in Qatar, Libya Free People TV, has described itself as the voice of the Libyan revolution. It was set up with

A new satellite channel based in Qatar, Libya Free People TV, has described itself as the voice of the Libyan revolution. It was set up with

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Libyan rebels set up training 'boot camp'

Libyan rebels have set up a boot camp to train volunteers who want to topple Colonel Gaddafi. euronews visited the training ground outside Benghazi

Libyan rebels have set up a boot camp to train volunteers who want to topple Colonel Gaddafi. euronews visited the training ground outside Benghazi

Business

Going fast and still going strong - TGVs hit 30

France is marking the 30th anniversary of the launch of the country’s high-speed rail service, the TGV or Train à Grande Vitesse. At a ceremony at

France is marking the 30th anniversary of the launch of the country’s high-speed rail service, the TGV or Train à Grande Vitesse. At a ceremony at

Business

First euro zone interest rate hike since July 2008

The European Central Bank has cementing its reputation as a single-minded inflation fighter by raising the cost of borrowing in the euro zone. The

The European Central Bank has cementing its reputation as a single-minded inflation fighter by raising the cost of borrowing in the euro zone. The

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Civilians suffer as Ivory Coast power battle rages

Getting hold of food and water is becoming an increasingly difficult task for civilians as the fight for Abidjan rages on. Power cuts are frequent

Getting hold of food and water is becoming an increasingly difficult task for civilians as the fight for Abidjan rages on. Power cuts are frequent

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Ex-Libyan minister foresees more defections

Another former aide to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has sought asylum in Europe. One-time Libyan energy minister Omar Fathi Bin Shatwan has fled to

Another former aide to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has sought asylum in Europe. One-time Libyan energy minister Omar Fathi Bin Shatwan has fled to

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Tsunami warning lifted after new Japan quake

A strong earthquake has shaken northeast Japan but a tsunami warning issued for the coast – already devastated by last month’s massive quake – has

A strong earthquake has shaken northeast Japan but a tsunami warning issued for the coast – already devastated by last month’s massive quake – has

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Portugal's economy running on empty

The Portuguese crisis took a decisive turn when, on March 23 March, the country’s parliament refused to back a fourth austerity plan. The head of

The Portuguese crisis took a decisive turn when, on March 23 March, the country’s parliament refused to back a fourth austerity plan. The head of

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Strong earthquake rocks Japan's northeast coast

A powerful new earthquake rocked northeast Japan on Thursday and was felt as far as Tokyo. The 7.4-magnitude tremor off the coast triggered a

A powerful new earthquake rocked northeast Japan on Thursday and was felt as far as Tokyo. The 7.4-magnitude tremor off the coast triggered a

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Italy to give migrants temporary visas

Tens of thousands of immigrants, mainly North Africans, who have arrived in Italy over recent months are to get temporary humanitarian visas. The

Tens of thousands of immigrants, mainly North Africans, who have arrived in Italy over recent months are to get temporary humanitarian visas. The

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Kenyans sue UK government over colonial torture

Four Kenyan nationals have started legal proceedings against the UK, asking for compensation over the behaviour of colonial British officials half a

Four Kenyan nationals have started legal proceedings against the UK, asking for compensation over the behaviour of colonial British officials half a

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Several dead in Brazilian school shooting

At least eleven people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a school in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. He shot dead 10 pupils

At least eleven people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a school in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. He shot dead 10 pupils

Europe

Spain's financial self-confidence

Spain hopes that Portugal request for an EH bailout will draw a line under the Euro crisis. Madrid has ruled out any contagion, saying the markets

Spain hopes that Portugal request for an EH bailout will draw a line under the Euro crisis. Madrid has ruled out any contagion, saying the markets

Business

Bailout agreed for Airbus A400M

European nations have given formal backing to a 3.5 billion euro rescue deal for Airbus’s A400M military transport plane – the region’s largest

European nations have given formal backing to a 3.5 billion euro rescue deal for Airbus’s A400M military transport plane – the region’s largest

Business

Cocoa prices volatile

Cocoa prices have picked up as a prolonged conflict between presidential rivals in Ivory Coast appeared close to a conclusion. Ivory Coast is the

Cocoa prices have picked up as a prolonged conflict between presidential rivals in Ivory Coast appeared close to a conclusion. Ivory Coast is the

Europe

EP corruption counter-attack

Dishonest money-making on the side has been under scrutiny among the European Parliament’s group presidents, negotiating a review of a code of

Dishonest money-making on the side has been under scrutiny among the European Parliament’s group presidents, negotiating a review of a code of

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Berlin treasure hunt has paintings as the prize

It is the ultimate in “finders keepers” for lovers of hard-hitting street art. American painter Greg Haberny is hiding one of his “in your face”

It is the ultimate in “finders keepers” for lovers of hard-hitting street art. American painter Greg Haberny is hiding one of his “in your face”

Nocomment

Protests in Afghanistan against Koran burning

Protesters in Afghanistan held a peaceful demonstration on Thursday in the capital Kabul, to further condemn the burning of a Koran at a small

Protesters in Afghanistan held a peaceful demonstration on Thursday in the capital Kabul, to further condemn the burning of a Koran at a small

Nocomment

Taliban attack Kandahar police in Afghanistan

Three suicide bombers attacked a police training base in the southern city of Kandahar, killing six Afghan police officers and soldiers and wounding

Three suicide bombers attacked a police training base in the southern city of Kandahar, killing six Afghan police officers and soldiers and wounding

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More protests in Kabul condemn Koran burning

For the sixth successive day, demonstrators in Kabul have protested at the burning of the Koran in a small Florida church last month. The swell of

For the sixth successive day, demonstrators in Kabul have protested at the burning of the Koran in a small Florida church last month. The swell of

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Gbagbo digs in as Abidjan siege intensifies

How long can Laurent Gbagbo resist? As attacks intensify on his presidential palace and residence, Ivory Coast’s embattled leader is digging in his

How long can Laurent Gbagbo resist? As attacks intensify on his presidential palace and residence, Ivory Coast’s embattled leader is digging in his

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MEPs reject call to travel economy class

At a time when European citizens are being asked to tighten their purse strings and accept pay freezes and cuts, their representatives in the

At a time when European citizens are being asked to tighten their purse strings and accept pay freezes and cuts, their representatives in the

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Libyan rebels say more dead in NATO error

Rebels in Libya say a NATO air strike near the oil town of Brega has killed at least five people. It is the second time in less than a week that

Rebels in Libya say a NATO air strike near the oil town of Brega has killed at least five people. It is the second time in less than a week that

Culture

Young actress wows as teenage assassin

The young Irish actress Saoirse Ronan gives a gritty performance as a teenage assassin in the action thriller Hanna.   She stars alongside Hollywood

The young Irish actress Saoirse Ronan gives a gritty performance as a teenage assassin in the action thriller Hanna.   She stars alongside Hollywood

Science_technology

Richard Branson's latest expedition

Billionaire thrill seeker Richard Branson has teamed up with a US property investor and pilot for his latest adventure; exploring the depths of the

Billionaire thrill seeker Richard Branson has teamed up with a US property investor and pilot for his latest adventure; exploring the depths of the

Special_reports

Japan: Shinto Shrine survivors

On 11 March the Japanese town of Otsuchi was devastated by a 9-magnitude earthquake and a tsunami. Making matters even worse, fires raged unchecked

On 11 March the Japanese town of Otsuchi was devastated by a 9-magnitude earthquake and a tsunami. Making matters even worse, fires raged unchecked

Environment

A life underwater

Jo Harmelin started diving in 1956. As a scientist he has noticed how the Mediterranean sea has evolved and he remains optimistic.    “Hello I’m Jo

Jo Harmelin started diving in 1956. As a scientist he has noticed how the Mediterranean sea has evolved and he remains optimistic.    “Hello I’m Jo

Environment

Heat stroke in wetlands

Fabrizio Sergio is a Biological Researcher at the Donana National Park in Spain.     “I’m Fabrizio Sergio. I’m a researcher at a biological station

Fabrizio Sergio is a Biological Researcher at the Donana National Park in Spain.     “I’m Fabrizio Sergio. I’m a researcher at a biological station

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Portugese banks rally after bailout

Portugal’s caretaker Prime Minister, Jose Socrates has come under criticism after announcing his intention to seek a bailout of up to 90billion euros

Portugal’s caretaker Prime Minister, Jose Socrates has come under criticism after announcing his intention to seek a bailout of up to 90billion euros