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2011-04-11

News

Libyan rebels reject AU ceasefire proposal

Libyan government forces have launched attacks on the western city of Misrata with rebels claiming five people have been killed and 20 injured. It

Libyan government forces have launched attacks on the western city of Misrata with rebels claiming five people have been killed and 20 injured. It

Business

IMF growth warning on inflation and oil prices

The latest International Monetary Fund report on the health of the world economy includes a lower forecast for growth in the US and a big downgrade

The latest International Monetary Fund report on the health of the world economy includes a lower forecast for growth in the US and a big downgrade

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Gbagbo captured after military moves in Abidjan

Laurent Gbagbo is in custody in Abidjan after French armoured vehicles moved on his compound. The operation to arrest the Ivory Coast’s former

Laurent Gbagbo is in custody in Abidjan after French armoured vehicles moved on his compound. The operation to arrest the Ivory Coast’s former

News

Deadly blast hits metro in Belarus capital

Several people are reported dead in an explosion at a metro station in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Eleven people are said to have been killed

Several people are reported dead in an explosion at a metro station in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Eleven people are said to have been killed

Business

Renault's No. 2 quits over spy case

Renault’s Chief Operating Officer Patrick Pelata has resigned his job over the spy case that never was but he will stay with the French carmaker

Renault’s Chief Operating Officer Patrick Pelata has resigned his job over the spy case that never was but he will stay with the French carmaker

Europe

Turkey's contribution to European values in Council of Europe terms

One of the world’s foremost organisations upholding human rights, the Council of Europe, has been under Turkish chairmanship since last autumn. That

One of the world’s foremost organisations upholding human rights, the Council of Europe, has been under Turkish chairmanship since last autumn. That

News

Britain and the Netherlands to take Iceland to court

Britain and the Netherlands are preparing court action against Iceland after Icelandic voters rejected a plan to repay the 3.9 billioin euros lost

Britain and the Netherlands are preparing court action against Iceland after Icelandic voters rejected a plan to repay the 3.9 billioin euros lost

News

Japan's big aftershock one month after disaster

A wide area of eastern Japan has been rocked by a powerful aftershock exactly a month after the country suffered double devastation from an

A wide area of eastern Japan has been rocked by a powerful aftershock exactly a month after the country suffered double devastation from an

News

Ivory Coast set to put Gbagbo on trial

As the announcement of the arrest of Laurent Gbagbo filtered through the Youssousou Bamba, country’s representative to the United Nations made the

As the announcement of the arrest of Laurent Gbagbo filtered through the Youssousou Bamba, country’s representative to the United Nations made the

News

Deadly metro blast in Belarus capital

An explosion has ripped through a metro station in Minsk, the capital of Belarus and the interior ministry said seven people had been killed.   At

An explosion has ripped through a metro station in Minsk, the capital of Belarus and the interior ministry said seven people had been killed.   At

News

No end in sight for UK phone hacking scandal

Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World’s apology and offer of compensation doesn’t seem to have calmed the victims of the daily’s phone hacking

Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World’s apology and offer of compensation doesn’t seem to have calmed the victims of the daily’s phone hacking

News

Defiant Berlusconi in court on tax fraud charges

Smiles and handshakes are not on the agenda when most defendants leave court. But when the accused is Silvio Berlusconi, on trial for tax fraud, it

Smiles and handshakes are not on the agenda when most defendants leave court. But when the accused is Silvio Berlusconi, on trial for tax fraud, it

Nocomment

Strong quake strikes north-eastern Japan

A strong earthquake struck north-eastern Japan at 5:16 PM, local time, on Monday 5 April. The Meteorological Agency at one time issued tsunami

A strong earthquake struck north-eastern Japan at 5:16 PM, local time, on Monday 5 April. The Meteorological Agency at one time issued tsunami

Nocomment

Prince William and Kate Middleton

Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton visited north-west England to support local youth charities, in their last official trip before their

Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton visited north-west England to support local youth charities, in their last official trip before their

Business

UK bank shake-up details revealed

Lloyds Banking Group is the UK lender most affected by a government-commissioned report into a shake-up of the British banking industry. It may

Lloyds Banking Group is the UK lender most affected by a government-commissioned report into a shake-up of the British banking industry. It may

Business

Spyker cash crunch prompts Saab sale-leaseback talks

Spyker, the loss-making Dutch owner of Saab, is addressing a cash crunch by moving to sell and then lease back the Swedish carmaker’s factories and

Spyker, the loss-making Dutch owner of Saab, is addressing a cash crunch by moving to sell and then lease back the Swedish carmaker’s factories and

Business

NYSE says no to Nasdaq

NYSE Euronext says it is sticking to its merger deal with Deutsche Boerse and rejecting a higher takeover bid from the Nasdaq. The NYSE board

NYSE Euronext says it is sticking to its merger deal with Deutsche Boerse and rejecting a higher takeover bid from the Nasdaq. The NYSE board

News

Lancashire downpour greets royals on last pre-wedding outing

Britain’s Prince William and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton will be hoping for better weather than they got in northern England when the big day

Britain’s Prince William and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton will be hoping for better weather than they got in northern England when the big day

Europe

Partners angry over Italian visas for migrants

More migrants intercepted by Italy’s coast guard on the eve of a meeting of European Union interior and justice ministers in Luxembourg have added to

More migrants intercepted by Italy’s coast guard on the eve of a meeting of European Union interior and justice ministers in Luxembourg have added to

News

NATO questions Tripoli 'cease-fire'

NATO has said raids will continue in Libya for as long as Muammar Gaddafi’s forces endanger civilians. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

NATO has said raids will continue in Libya for as long as Muammar Gaddafi’s forces endanger civilians. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

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Ivorian president Gbagbo arrested

Ivory Coast’s ex-president Laurent Gbagbo has been detained. His arrest came after French armoured vehicles closed in on the compound where he has

Ivory Coast’s ex-president Laurent Gbagbo has been detained. His arrest came after French armoured vehicles closed in on the compound where he has

Culture

Satire in Sintra: World Press Cartoon

Some of the top exponents of satire and cutting wit in the world of newspapers were lauded at this year’s World Press Cartoon. The event again took

Some of the top exponents of satire and cutting wit in the world of newspapers were lauded at this year’s World Press Cartoon. The event again took

Culture

Witherspoon and Pattinson star in circus drama

Based on Sara Gruen’s bestselling novel, the film Water For Elephants stars Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame alongside Oscar winners Reese

Based on Sara Gruen’s bestselling novel, the film Water For Elephants stars Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame alongside Oscar winners Reese

Science_technology

Bionic 'trousers' help paraplegics walk again

Radi Kaoif was paralysed from the waist down while fighting for the Israeli army. Since 1988 he has used a wheelchair to get around. Two years ago he

Radi Kaoif was paralysed from the waist down while fighting for the Israeli army. Since 1988 he has used a wheelchair to get around. Two years ago he

News

Yemen opposition reject Saleh exit plan

A plan for Yemen’s President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to step down has been rejected by the country’s opposition because it appears to offer him immunity

A plan for Yemen’s President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to step down has been rejected by the country’s opposition because it appears to offer him immunity

Special_reports

Social Media in the classroom

Social media can be a tool for political and social change, it can also be a powerful aid in the classroom. Connecting people from different corners

Social media can be a tool for political and social change, it can also be a powerful aid in the classroom. Connecting people from different corners

News

Darfur the victim of 'crisis-hopping'

The causes of the 2003 Darfur massacre have not been dealt with and the international community needs to do more than “crisis hopping” to resolve

The causes of the 2003 Darfur massacre have not been dealt with and the international community needs to do more than “crisis hopping” to resolve

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Face veil protesters detained as French ban begins

France’s ban on full face veils, a first in Europe, has been marked by anger and arrests at one of the leading landmarks in Paris. Several people

France’s ban on full face veils, a first in Europe, has been marked by anger and arrests at one of the leading landmarks in Paris. Several people

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Gaddafi's forces bomb Misrata as AU plans ceasefire

Libyan government forces have launched attacks on the western city of Misrata with rebels claiming five people have been killed and 20 injured. It

Libyan government forces have launched attacks on the western city of Misrata with rebels claiming five people have been killed and 20 injured. It