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2011-04-10

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Vote tests the independence water in Barcelona

Residents in Barcelona have been voting on whether the Catalonia region should break away from the rest of Spain. It is a non-binding referendum

Residents in Barcelona have been voting on whether the Catalonia region should break away from the rest of Spain. It is a non-binding referendum

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ETA suspects held after shootout in France

French police have captured two suspected members of the Basque terrorist group ETA after a shootout at a road checkpoint in central France. The

French police have captured two suspected members of the Basque terrorist group ETA after a shootout at a road checkpoint in central France. The

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Socrates wins party vote of confidence in Lisbon

Portuguese socialists have put aside their differences and overwhelmingly backed their leader Jose Socrates. The vote of confidence came at the

Portuguese socialists have put aside their differences and overwhelmingly backed their leader Jose Socrates. The vote of confidence came at the

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Poland marks plane crash anniversary

Poland’s president and prime minister laid a wreath at a Warsaw cathedral on Sunday at the exact moment a plane crashed one year ago, killing

Poland’s president and prime minister laid a wreath at a Warsaw cathedral on Sunday at the exact moment a plane crashed one year ago, killing

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NATO continues airstrikes in Libya

NATO continues airstrikes on Gaddafi military targets as it pursues the UN resolution to protect civilians.

NATO continues airstrikes on Gaddafi military targets as it pursues the UN resolution to protect civilians.

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Franco-UN force asked to neutralise Gbagbo militias

Ivory Coast’s incubent president Laurent Gbagbo is clinging onto power and his forces are clinging onto vital central areas of Ivory Coast’s main

Ivory Coast’s incubent president Laurent Gbagbo is clinging onto power and his forces are clinging onto vital central areas of Ivory Coast’s main

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Former Egyptian president appears on TV

Egypt’s deposed former president, Hosni Mubarak, says he will co-operate with an investigation into his wealth. He made the statement on Al Arabiya

Egypt’s deposed former president, Hosni Mubarak, says he will co-operate with an investigation into his wealth. He made the statement on Al Arabiya

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Franco-UN force asked to neutralise Gbagbo militias

Lawyers for the internationally recognised rightful president of Ivory Coast have formally asked the UN and France to eliminate the heavy weapons of

Lawyers for the internationally recognised rightful president of Ivory Coast have formally asked the UN and France to eliminate the heavy weapons of

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Middle East closer to ceasefire

Israel and the Gaza Strip have moved closer to declaring a ceasefire according to a Palestinian official, who told the news agency Reuters that both

Israel and the Gaza Strip have moved closer to declaring a ceasefire according to a Palestinian official, who told the news agency Reuters that both

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Fighting and diplomacy in Libya

Fierce fighting has been continuing in the eastern Libyan town of Ajdabiya. Gaddafi’s artillery bombarded rebel positions in their most concerted

Fierce fighting has been continuing in the eastern Libyan town of Ajdabiya. Gaddafi’s artillery bombarded rebel positions in their most concerted

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Crash anniversary highlights Polish rift

First anniversary commemorations of the Polish presidential plane crash have highlighted how the disaster has proved a divisive factor in Poland’s

First anniversary commemorations of the Polish presidential plane crash have highlighted how the disaster has proved a divisive factor in Poland’s

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Nuclear crisis could lose PM votes

One month after the devastating earthquake and tsunami, the Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, has visited the region to offer his support and

One month after the devastating earthquake and tsunami, the Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, has visited the region to offer his support and

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Yemeni protesters angry at Saleh rejection of talks

Protesters in Yemen express anger at President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s rejection of an offer by countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to hold

Protesters in Yemen express anger at President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s rejection of an offer by countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to hold

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1st Anniversary of the Smolensk plane disaster

Commemorations to mark the 1st Anniversary of the Smolensk plane disaster where polish President Lech Kaczinski and 95 other officials were killed

Commemorations to mark the 1st Anniversary of the Smolensk plane disaster where polish President Lech Kaczinski and 95 other officials were killed

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Possible ceasefire in Middle East

Hamas now says it is willing to end the recent escalation of fighting with Israel, after the Israeli Defence Minister said his country is open to a

Hamas now says it is willing to end the recent escalation of fighting with Israel, after the Israeli Defence Minister said his country is open to a

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Berlusconi warns on "human tsunami"

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has called for Europe to do more to tackle the “human tsunami” of refugees and illegal immigrants heading to

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has called for Europe to do more to tackle the “human tsunami” of refugees and illegal immigrants heading to

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American film director Sidney Lumet dies

The American film director Sidney Lumet has died of lymphoma. He was 86. Lumet was awarded an honorary lifetime achievement Oscar in 2005 for a

The American film director Sidney Lumet has died of lymphoma. He was 86. Lumet was awarded an honorary lifetime achievement Oscar in 2005 for a

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Spaniards march against ETA

Several thousand Spaniards have taken part in a rally in Madrid calling for an end to the armed Basque separatist group, ETA. They were also

Several thousand Spaniards have taken part in a rally in Madrid calling for an end to the armed Basque separatist group, ETA. They were also

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Street battles in Yemen

Medical officials say at least one person was killed and many more wounded in clashes between Yemeni protesters and security forces in the city of

Medical officials say at least one person was killed and many more wounded in clashes between Yemeni protesters and security forces in the city of

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Iceland vote freezes repayment plan

Iceland could be facing a political and financial crisis after voters appeared to have rejected a referendum on a plan to repay debts to Britain and

Iceland could be facing a political and financial crisis after voters appeared to have rejected a referendum on a plan to repay debts to Britain and

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Gbagbo forces strike Ouattara base

In Ivory Coast the hotel housing presidential claimant Alessane Ouattara has come under heavy arms fire from forces loyal to rival Laurent

In Ivory Coast the hotel housing presidential claimant Alessane Ouattara has come under heavy arms fire from forces loyal to rival Laurent

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Angers mars Smolensk crash anniversary

Poland marks the first annivesary of the plane crash which killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others today. The Polish First Lady has already

Poland marks the first annivesary of the plane crash which killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others today. The Polish First Lady has already

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Fight for Misrata intensifies

NATO says it has destroyed 15 government tanks around Misrata, the last rebel bastion in western Libya. But 30 rebels are also reported killed as

NATO says it has destroyed 15 government tanks around Misrata, the last rebel bastion in western Libya. But 30 rebels are also reported killed as

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Counting underway in Nigeria

Nigeria is counting votes in parliamentary elections that have been twice delayed and cost the lives of around 100 people in pre-ballot

Nigeria is counting votes in parliamentary elections that have been twice delayed and cost the lives of around 100 people in pre-ballot

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Outcry over Iranian deaths in Iraq

There has been an international outcry after bloodshed at an exiled Iranian opposition community based in Iraq. The People’s Mujahideen of Iran

There has been an international outcry after bloodshed at an exiled Iranian opposition community based in Iraq. The People’s Mujahideen of Iran