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2011-04-09

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Bloodshed at Syrian funeral

Syrian human rights campaigners say security forces have committed what could be called ‘a crime against humanity’ after witnesses said mourners at a

Syrian human rights campaigners say security forces have committed what could be called ‘a crime against humanity’ after witnesses said mourners at a

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Icelanders vote on repaying UK and Netherlands

Icelanders are voting in a referendum on whether or not to pay back British and Dutch investors who lost billions of euros in the Icelandic banking

Icelanders are voting in a referendum on whether or not to pay back British and Dutch investors who lost billions of euros in the Icelandic banking

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Shooting spree in Dutch shopping centre

A man in the Netherlands has opened fire in a shopping centre, killing five people and injuring at least eleven, before shooting himself dead. Four

A man in the Netherlands has opened fire in a shopping centre, killing five people and injuring at least eleven, before shooting himself dead. Four

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ECOFIN ministers turn up the heat on Portugal

EU finance ministers meeting in Hungary are turning up the pressure on Portugal to commit to further cost-cutting measures in exchange for a

EU finance ministers meeting in Hungary are turning up the pressure on Portugal to commit to further cost-cutting measures in exchange for a

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Large bomb defused in Northern Ireland

The security forces in Northern Ireland have defused a huge bomb in a van abandoned near the town of Newry. The area was cordoned off while the

The security forces in Northern Ireland have defused a huge bomb in a van abandoned near the town of Newry. The area was cordoned off while the

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Gbagbo forces advance again in Ivory Coast

Just three days after defeat looked almost certain for Ivory Coast’s disputed president Laurent Gbagbo his forces are reported to have been regaining

Just three days after defeat looked almost certain for Ivory Coast’s disputed president Laurent Gbagbo his forces are reported to have been regaining

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Fighting continues in Libya

With no military solution looking likely in Libya, efforts are being stepped up on the diplomatic side. A delegation from the African Union is

With no military solution looking likely in Libya, efforts are being stepped up on the diplomatic side. A delegation from the African Union is

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Polish presidential plane crash one year on

Family members of those who died when the Polish presidential plane crashed have held a memorial ceremony one year on. Poland’s first lady led the

Family members of those who died when the Polish presidential plane crashed have held a memorial ceremony one year on. Poland’s first lady led the

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Second attempt at Nigerian election

Nigerians have started voting in the first of three elections amidst tight security. The vote has been marred by a deadly bomb attack on Friday

Nigerians have started voting in the first of three elections amidst tight security. The vote has been marred by a deadly bomb attack on Friday

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Death toll rises in Israeli-Gaza violence

The Israeli Government says airstrikes on Hamas targets in Gaza will continue. Eighteen people, mainly civilians but also some militants, have

The Israeli Government says airstrikes on Hamas targets in Gaza will continue. Eighteen people, mainly civilians but also some militants, have

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Libyan rebels stop for Friday prayers

Rebels fighters stopped for Friday prayers on the frontlines near the strategic town of Ajdabiya, which they are desperate to hold to avoid giving

Rebels fighters stopped for Friday prayers on the frontlines near the strategic town of Ajdabiya, which they are desperate to hold to avoid giving

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Egypt protesters calling for trial of ex-regime figures

Tens of thousands of protesters gather in Tahrir square to renew demands that ex-regime figures accused of corruption and killing protesters be put

Tens of thousands of protesters gather in Tahrir square to renew demands that ex-regime figures accused of corruption and killing protesters be put

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German village hit by sand storm

A pile-up in a suddenly approaching sand storm south of Rostock in Germany has claimed the lives of at least five people and left many others injured.

A pile-up in a suddenly approaching sand storm south of Rostock in Germany has claimed the lives of at least five people and left many others injured.

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Protesters killed in Egypt

Doctors in a Cairo hospital say two people have died from bullet wounds after the army tried to clear demonstrators from Tahrir Square on Friday

Doctors in a Cairo hospital say two people have died from bullet wounds after the army tried to clear demonstrators from Tahrir Square on Friday

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Growing unrest in Syria

There has been widespread violence across Syria, leading to conflicting reports about the number and identity of victims. Protests against the

There has been widespread violence across Syria, leading to conflicting reports about the number and identity of victims. Protests against the

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Eleventh hour deal keeps US in business

Washington is still in business this morning after Republicans and Democrats passed a stopgap budget deal. The US government was less than an hour

Washington is still in business this morning after Republicans and Democrats passed a stopgap budget deal. The US government was less than an hour

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Israeli strikes kill Hamas commander

A pre-dawn Israeli airstrike has killed a Hamas commander and two of his bodyguards in Gaza. The victims bring to 17 the number of people killed

A pre-dawn Israeli airstrike has killed a Hamas commander and two of his bodyguards in Gaza. The victims bring to 17 the number of people killed

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Gbagbo regains ground in Abidjan

Forces loyal to Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo have retaken ground from his presidential rival, Alassane Ouattawa in the main city of Abidjan

Forces loyal to Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo have retaken ground from his presidential rival, Alassane Ouattawa in the main city of Abidjan

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NATO admits Libyan stalemate

Libyan rebels claim they have repulsed a government assault on the beseiged western town of Misrata, while releasing footage they say shows them

Libyan rebels claim they have repulsed a government assault on the beseiged western town of Misrata, while releasing footage they say shows them

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Iranian exiles killed at Camp Ashraf: reports

At least ten Iranian exiles have died in clashes at Iraq’s Camp Ashraf, Reuters reported. The Iran Policy Committee, a lobby group that tries to

At least ten Iranian exiles have died in clashes at Iraq’s Camp Ashraf, Reuters reported. The Iran Policy Committee, a lobby group that tries to

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Poland commemorates Smolensk crash

This weekend Poland commemorates the first anniversary of the Smolensk plane crash in which 96 people including President Lech Kaczynski were

This weekend Poland commemorates the first anniversary of the Smolensk plane crash in which 96 people including President Lech Kaczynski were

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Power restored to Japan nuclear plants

A day after an aftershock hit northern Japan, authorities have restored power to three nuclear plants hit by the latest tremor. Thursday night’s

A day after an aftershock hit northern Japan, authorities have restored power to three nuclear plants hit by the latest tremor. Thursday night’s

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Nigeria hit by a day of political violence

A number of people have been killed in a suspected bomb blast at a Nigerian election office in Suleja, on the northwestern edge of the capital

A number of people have been killed in a suspected bomb blast at a Nigerian election office in Suleja, on the northwestern edge of the capital