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2011-04-14

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Yemeni protesters want Saleh out in two weeks

Protesters in Yemen looking to oust President Ali Abdullah Saleh after 32 years in power have given him two weeks to leave office. They have also

Protesters in Yemen looking to oust President Ali Abdullah Saleh after 32 years in power have given him two weeks to leave office. They have also

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The great UK monarchy debate

Should they stay or should they go? It is the question that has surrounded the British monarchy for years. The issue tends to raise its head during

Should they stay or should they go? It is the question that has surrounded the British monarchy for years. The issue tends to raise its head during

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Five held in Belarus metro bomb blast

Five people are now in custody in Belarus suspected of involvement in the deadly metro bomb blast that left 12 dead and 150 injured. Police made

Five people are now in custody in Belarus suspected of involvement in the deadly metro bomb blast that left 12 dead and 150 injured. Police made

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Gaddafi defiant amid new NATO strikes on Tripoli

State-run Libyan TV has broadcast pictures it says show Colonel Gaddafi being driven around Tripoli on Thursday after NATO strikes on the Libyan

State-run Libyan TV has broadcast pictures it says show Colonel Gaddafi being driven around Tripoli on Thursday after NATO strikes on the Libyan

Business

Nuke test on Japanese ship

The first ship to leave Japan since the Fukushima nuclear crisis has arrived at Europe’s biggest port Rotterdam. The ‘Carsten Maersk’ container

The first ship to leave Japan since the Fukushima nuclear crisis has arrived at Europe’s biggest port Rotterdam. The ‘Carsten Maersk’ container

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NATO allies reluctant to step up Libya campaign

NATO allies have given a lukewarm response to British and French calls to intensify Libyan operations and for more countries to get involved. Only

NATO allies have given a lukewarm response to British and French calls to intensify Libyan operations and for more countries to get involved. Only

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Danish royal twins christened in Copenhagen

Denmark’s Royal twins have been named Vincent and Josephine during a Christening ceremony in the capital of Copenhagen. The boy and girl were born

Denmark’s Royal twins have been named Vincent and Josephine during a Christening ceremony in the capital of Copenhagen. The boy and girl were born

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Ships in the night collide in Germany

Two ships have collided on Germany’s Kiel canal, killing two navigators and injuring several crew members. Officials said the cause of the crash

Two ships have collided on Germany’s Kiel canal, killing two navigators and injuring several crew members. Officials said the cause of the crash

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Freedom for 96 as Moroccan king pardons prisoners

In Morocco 96 prisoners have tasted freedom sooner than they thought after a request for their release by the National Council of Human Rights was

In Morocco 96 prisoners have tasted freedom sooner than they thought after a request for their release by the National Council of Human Rights was

Europe

CoE backs anti-death penalty site

Calling for a Europe where no one is executed, the Council of Europe has passed a resolution urging Belarus to end the practice once and for all

Calling for a Europe where no one is executed, the Council of Europe has passed a resolution urging Belarus to end the practice once and for all

Business

Telefonica consider job cull

Telefonica has said it is considering cutting its workforce in Spain by 20 percent – around 6,400 people – over the next three years to slash

Telefonica has said it is considering cutting its workforce in Spain by 20 percent – around 6,400 people – over the next three years to slash

Business

BP faces hostile shareholders and protesters

BP’s bosses faced much anger at the energy giant’s first shareholders’ annual general meeting since the Gulf of Mexico disaster. Inside the London

BP’s bosses faced much anger at the energy giant’s first shareholders’ annual general meeting since the Gulf of Mexico disaster. Inside the London

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Japanese imperial couple meet quake survivors

Japan’s imperial couple on Thursday met survivors of last month’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited a

Japan’s imperial couple on Thursday met survivors of last month’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited a

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Pro and anti-Gaddafi Libyans protest in Cairo

Pro- and Anti-Gaddafi protesters demonstrate outside the Arab League headquarters, as the Cairo Conference on Libya got under way inside.

Pro- and Anti-Gaddafi protesters demonstrate outside the Arab League headquarters, as the Cairo Conference on Libya got under way inside.

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Libyan rebels defend the town of Ajdabiyah

Libyan rebels have continued to resist pro-Gaddafi troops but have been forced to cede part of the town of Ajdabiya.

Libyan rebels have continued to resist pro-Gaddafi troops but have been forced to cede part of the town of Ajdabiya.

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Bahrain seeks to dissolve opposition groups

Bahrain is taking court action to dissolve the main Shi’ite opposition party, Al Wefaq, in a fresh crackdown on the pro-democracy movement. Another

Bahrain is taking court action to dissolve the main Shi’ite opposition party, Al Wefaq, in a fresh crackdown on the pro-democracy movement. Another

Business

IPO for world's largest commodities trader Glencore

Top mining and commodities trader firm Glencore aims to raise up to 8.4 billion euros with an initial public offering of shares which will be the

Top mining and commodities trader firm Glencore aims to raise up to 8.4 billion euros with an initial public offering of shares which will be the

Business

MAN moves into Russia

German truck maker MAN is to start building vehicles in Russian to take advantage of that high growth market. The company, which is 30 percent

German truck maker MAN is to start building vehicles in Russian to take advantage of that high growth market. The company, which is 30 percent

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Gaddafi rockets kill 23 in Misrata: Libyan rebels

Libyan rebels say at least 23 people died in a rocket attack by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s forces on the western city of Misrata on Thursday.

Libyan rebels say at least 23 people died in a rocket attack by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s forces on the western city of Misrata on Thursday.

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Back in the Day: Titanic sinks

April 15, 1912. RMS Titanic, then the largest passenger ship ever made, sank in the North Atlantic, taking with it 1,513 lives. The 46,000-tonne

April 15, 1912. RMS Titanic, then the largest passenger ship ever made, sank in the North Atlantic, taking with it 1,513 lives. The 46,000-tonne

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Deal struck to calm unrest in Syrian port

Syrian authorities have reportedly agreed to replace secret police with army patrols in Banias, scene of a recent crackdown on anti-government

Syrian authorities have reportedly agreed to replace secret police with army patrols in Banias, scene of a recent crackdown on anti-government

Europe

How do the media decide which stories to cover?

Frank, Lyon, France: “Events in Libya and the rest of the Arab world have dominated news coverage over recent weeks. This has completely

Frank, Lyon, France: “Events in Libya and the rest of the Arab world have dominated news coverage over recent weeks. This has completely

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Bangladeshis celebrate the Bengali New Year

Thousands of people in Dhaka gathered in Ramna Park, Mangal Shobhajatra, for a parade to celebrate the Bengali New Year 1418.

Thousands of people in Dhaka gathered in Ramna Park, Mangal Shobhajatra, for a parade to celebrate the Bengali New Year 1418.

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Israel foreign minister may face corruption charges

Israel is reeling from yet another political scandal. This time, its foreign minister is in the firing line. Ultra-nationalist Avigdor Lieberman is

Israel is reeling from yet another political scandal. This time, its foreign minister is in the firing line. Ultra-nationalist Avigdor Lieberman is

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Brazilians mourn Rio school shooting victims

At least eleven people died when a gunman opened fire at a school in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. He shot dead 10 pupils and injured more

At least eleven people died when a gunman opened fire at a school in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. He shot dead 10 pupils and injured more

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NATO meets on divisions over Libya

NATO countries are meeting in Berlin, divided over the need to step up the military campaign against Colonel Gaddafi’s forces in Libya. The

NATO countries are meeting in Berlin, divided over the need to step up the military campaign against Colonel Gaddafi’s forces in Libya. The

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Iceland government survives no-confidence vote

Iceland’s government has narrowly survived a vote of no-confidence. It is some rare good news for the centre-left administration which suffered a

Iceland’s government has narrowly survived a vote of no-confidence. It is some rare good news for the centre-left administration which suffered a

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Japan forecasters fear another huge quake

Japanese government scientists are concerned that another massive earthquake could be on the way. Aftershocks are continuing to shake Japan’s

Japanese government scientists are concerned that another massive earthquake could be on the way. Aftershocks are continuing to shake Japan’s

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'BRICS' nations condemn the use of force in Libya

Leaders of five of the world’s big emerging powers have urged an end to the fighting in Libya and a peaceful resolution to the conflict. The bloc

Leaders of five of the world’s big emerging powers have urged an end to the fighting in Libya and a peaceful resolution to the conflict. The bloc

Culture

Wills and Kate pictured in new book

Fans of the upcoming British royal wedding will be delighted to learn a new book has been published, with more than 150 photographs of Prince William

Fans of the upcoming British royal wedding will be delighted to learn a new book has been published, with more than 150 photographs of Prince William