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2011-04-13

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Hard cash required for Libyan aid effort

Libya faces a humanitarian crisis as food supply lines have broken down due to heavy fighting despite the efforts of the international

Libya faces a humanitarian crisis as food supply lines have broken down due to heavy fighting despite the efforts of the international

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Qatar: seeking Arab leadership role?

Another day and a fighter plane returns to its base in Souda, Crete. It’s one of six Qatari aircraft that have helped maintain the UN backed no-fly

Another day and a fighter plane returns to its base in Souda, Crete. It’s one of six Qatari aircraft that have helped maintain the UN backed no-fly

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Belarus: no sign of change

The bomb that ripped through the Minsk metro on Monday, killing 12 and injuring hundreds, has left many observers shaken. Belarus has been

The bomb that ripped through the Minsk metro on Monday, killing 12 and injuring hundreds, has left many observers shaken. Belarus has been

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Libyan contact group calls on the colonel to leave Libya

A newly-formed international ‘contact group’ on Wednesday issued a call to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to step down and leave Libya. Qatari Prime

A newly-formed international ‘contact group’ on Wednesday issued a call to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to step down and leave Libya. Qatari Prime

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US planes still bombing Libya: Pentagon

American planes are still carrying out bombing raids on Libyan air defences, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. Colonel David Lapan, a Pentagon

American planes are still carrying out bombing raids on Libyan air defences, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. Colonel David Lapan, a Pentagon

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IMF worried about Europe's banks

The International Monetary Fund has said the precarious state of Europe’s banks presents the biggest risk for another financial crisis. In its

The International Monetary Fund has said the precarious state of Europe’s banks presents the biggest risk for another financial crisis. In its

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Laundry cartel clean-up

Unilever and Procter & Gamble have been have been fined a combined 315.2 million euros by competition authorities for fixing washing powder prices in

Unilever and Procter & Gamble have been have been fined a combined 315.2 million euros by competition authorities for fixing washing powder prices in

Europe

Thinly veiled attacks as Turkey and France row over veil ban

After an accusation by Turkey’s prime minister that France violates freedom of religion, a member of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly

After an accusation by Turkey’s prime minister that France violates freedom of religion, a member of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly

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Lukashenko claims Minsk metro bombing 'solved'

President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus has said that two people have confessed to Monday’s deadly metro bombing. He also hinted that opposition

President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus has said that two people have confessed to Monday’s deadly metro bombing. He also hinted that opposition

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Austrian fnance minister resigns over health

Austria’s Vice-Chancellor and finance minister Josef Proell has resigned for health reasons.   The 42-year-old, who has had treatment for a blood

Austria’s Vice-Chancellor and finance minister Josef Proell has resigned for health reasons.   The 42-year-old, who has had treatment for a blood

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New 'copy-paste' accusations in Germany

Another German politician has been hit by plagiarism accusations. MEP Silvana Koch-Mehrin is a rising star in the Free Democrats, a junior

Another German politician has been hit by plagiarism accusations. MEP Silvana Koch-Mehrin is a rising star in the Free Democrats, a junior

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French TV presenter announces presidential run

A French TV presenter and green activist says he intends to run for president next year. Nicolas Hulot, star of a long-running nature series, says

A French TV presenter and green activist says he intends to run for president next year. Nicolas Hulot, star of a long-running nature series, says

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Mubarak detained as Egypt builds case against him

Prosecutors in Egypt have ordered the detention of former president Hosni Mubarak as the state prepares to investigate the killing of protesters, the

Prosecutors in Egypt have ordered the detention of former president Hosni Mubarak as the state prepares to investigate the killing of protesters, the

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"Stand down and quit Libya," world powers tell Gaddafi

A newly-formed international ‘contact group’ on Wednesday issued a call to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to step down and leave Libya. Qatari Prime

A newly-formed international ‘contact group’ on Wednesday issued a call to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to step down and leave Libya. Qatari Prime

Europe

Iran stops refueling EU planes

Iran has stopped providing fuel for European aircraft because of international sanctions against the Islamic Republic; some Western countries refuse

Iran has stopped providing fuel for European aircraft because of international sanctions against the Islamic Republic; some Western countries refuse

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Syrian women 'demand release of menfolk'

Hundreds of women in Syria are said to have marched in protest at mass arrests of men in their town. Reports from Jordan quote human rights

Hundreds of women in Syria are said to have marched in protest at mass arrests of men in their town. Reports from Jordan quote human rights

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Ouattara to ask ICC to probe Ivory Coast massacres

Ivory Coast’s main city is trying to get back to normal but 10 days of fierce fighting for control of Abidjan have left deep scars. A lire 01.04 -

Ivory Coast’s main city is trying to get back to normal but 10 days of fierce fighting for control of Abidjan have left deep scars. A lire 01.04 -

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Ivory Coast : Laurent 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

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Japanese farmers forced to dump nuked milk

Only a few kilometers from fields destroyed by last month’s massive tsunami, one family of dairy farmers is struggling with another disaster, the

Only a few kilometers from fields destroyed by last month’s massive tsunami, one family of dairy farmers is struggling with another disaster, the

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Avoid hungry judges, Israeli study says

Call yourself unlucky if your parole judge is peckish. A new study finds that judges are most lenient early in the morning or right after a break

Call yourself unlucky if your parole judge is peckish. A new study finds that judges are most lenient early in the morning or right after a break

Business

Surprise UK jobless fall

Britain’s jobless rate unexpectedly fell in the three months to February and employment rose – a sign that UK companies are feeling more confident

Britain’s jobless rate unexpectedly fell in the three months to February and employment rose – a sign that UK companies are feeling more confident

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Parts shortage hits Toyota's European output

Toyota has said it will stop production in five of its European factories for several days in April and May due to a shortage of parts from

Toyota has said it will stop production in five of its European factories for several days in April and May due to a shortage of parts from

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China to buy more Spanish bonds

China has said it will keep buying Spanish government bonds and will help fund a restructuring of Spain’s savings bank. China’s Premier Wen Jiabao

China has said it will keep buying Spanish government bonds and will help fund a restructuring of Spain’s savings bank. China’s Premier Wen Jiabao

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Back in the Day: Lincoln shot dead

April 14, 1865. US President Abraham Lincoln was shot while watching ‘Our American Cousin’ in Ford’s Theatre, Washington D.C. His assassin, actor

April 14, 1865. US President Abraham Lincoln was shot while watching ‘Our American Cousin’ in Ford’s Theatre, Washington D.C. His assassin, actor

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Lukashenko: opposition must be questioned over bombing

As people in Belarus mourn the victims of Monday’s bombing in Minsk, President Lukashenko says opposition politicians must be questioned over

As people in Belarus mourn the victims of Monday’s bombing in Minsk, President Lukashenko says opposition politicians must be questioned over

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Crucial Libya talks as rebels again reject ceasefire

It is a day of key talks for Libya’s future. And despite rebels’ rejection of the peace proposals it sponsored, the African Union is still seeking

It is a day of key talks for Libya’s future. And despite rebels’ rejection of the peace proposals it sponsored, the African Union is still seeking

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Fukushima workers make progress in tackling reactor

Emergency workers at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan have made progress in their vital effort to repair the cooling system. By fixing a

Emergency workers at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan have made progress in their vital effort to repair the cooling system. By fixing a

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Manneken Pis dressed in spacesuit

The symbolic statue ‘Manneken Pis’ in Brussels was dressed as a cosmonaut to honour the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first man in

The symbolic statue ‘Manneken Pis’ in Brussels was dressed as a cosmonaut to honour the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first man in

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Several dead in Yemen clashes

At least seven people are reported dead in a fresh flare-up of violence in Yemen. The country is in the grip of a power struggle, with

At least seven people are reported dead in a fresh flare-up of violence in Yemen. The country is in the grip of a power struggle, with