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2011-04-16

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Syria's Assad promises to lift emergency laws

Syria’s decades old state of emergency will be lifted by the end of next week. President Bashar Al-Assad made the televised announcement in a speech

Syria’s decades old state of emergency will be lifted by the end of next week. President Bashar Al-Assad made the televised announcement in a speech

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High speed car chase in UK

Cambridgeshire Police have released a video of a high speed car chase where the thief raced through a rail crossing moments before a passing train.

Cambridgeshire Police have released a video of a high speed car chase where the thief raced through a rail crossing moments before a passing train.

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Libya denies cluster bombing allegations

There is little, if any, doubt the rebel held Libyan city of Misrata has come under sustained attack for a third successive day. According to the

There is little, if any, doubt the rebel held Libyan city of Misrata has come under sustained attack for a third successive day. According to the

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Cuba celebrates ending Bay of Pigs invasion

Cuba has put its military on show as part of the celebrations to mark 50 years since revolutionaries repelled America’s Bay of Pigs invasion. The

Cuba has put its military on show as part of the celebrations to mark 50 years since revolutionaries repelled America’s Bay of Pigs invasion. The

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Nigerians vote in key presidential election

It is decision time for millions of Nigerians voting in Africa’s biggest presidential election. With more than 73 million people registered to vote

It is decision time for millions of Nigerians voting in Africa’s biggest presidential election. With more than 73 million people registered to vote

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Protest against Syrian President

Protests broke out in towns and cities across Syria as people took to the streets to demand greater freedoms.

Protests broke out in towns and cities across Syria as people took to the streets to demand greater freedoms.

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Thailand: new 'human wave' record

Some 50,208 people got together in Thailand to break the Guinness World Record by taking part in the Human Waves NOAL World Record on Khao Niew Road

Some 50,208 people got together in Thailand to break the Guinness World Record by taking part in the Human Waves NOAL World Record on Khao Niew Road

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Anti-nuclear protest in Tokyo

About 1500 protesters took to the streets in Tokyo’s Shibuya district, calling for the closure of nuclear power plants, after the incident at Tokyo

About 1500 protesters took to the streets in Tokyo’s Shibuya district, calling for the closure of nuclear power plants, after the incident at Tokyo

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Serbian opposition rallies for early election

Thousands of people have gathered in Belgrade for an anti-government rally. Serbia’s most influential opposition party is hoping to force an early

Thousands of people have gathered in Belgrade for an anti-government rally. Serbia’s most influential opposition party is hoping to force an early

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Libya: rebels say govt continues attack on Misrata

In Libya pro-Gadaffi forces have fired at least 100 rockets into the besieged city of Misrata according the rebels. It is the only rebel held

In Libya pro-Gadaffi forces have fired at least 100 rockets into the besieged city of Misrata according the rebels. It is the only rebel held

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Nigerians choose their president

Voting is underway in Nigeria, where the most populous African nation is choosing its president. Since military rule ended in 1999 Nigeria has not

Voting is underway in Nigeria, where the most populous African nation is choosing its president. Since military rule ended in 1999 Nigeria has not

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Compaore fires government and army chief

Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore has dissolved his government and named a new army chief. In three separate decrees, Compaore announced that

Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore has dissolved his government and named a new army chief. In three separate decrees, Compaore announced that

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Wind of change set to ruffle Cuban communists

Half a century after Cuban revolutionaries fought off an American attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro with the Bay of Pigs invasion, the communist

Half a century after Cuban revolutionaries fought off an American attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro with the Bay of Pigs invasion, the communist

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Chile to exhume Allende's body

In a bid to end once and for all the mystery surrounding his death Chile has decided to exhume the body of the former president Salvador Allende to

In a bid to end once and for all the mystery surrounding his death Chile has decided to exhume the body of the former president Salvador Allende to

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Morales gets taste of street protests

It is day nine of nationwide protests in Bolivia against Evo Morales’s government, with roads blocked and police firing tear gas to clear them of

It is day nine of nationwide protests in Bolivia against Evo Morales’s government, with roads blocked and police firing tear gas to clear them of

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Italian unions hail "landmark" decision

An Italian court has found a top executive of the Thyssen-Krupp steelmaker guilty of murder, and given him 16 and a half years in prison. The

An Italian court has found a top executive of the Thyssen-Krupp steelmaker guilty of murder, and given him 16 and a half years in prison. The

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Syria: regime-change protests continue

Protests in Syria against President Bashar al-Assad have shown no sign of letting up despite a fierce response from security forces. A video posted

Protests in Syria against President Bashar al-Assad have shown no sign of letting up despite a fierce response from security forces. A video posted

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G20 claims major step forward with plan

In order to avoid a repeat of the global financial crisis the G20 nations have decided to put the policies of seven of its members, the US, China

In order to avoid a repeat of the global financial crisis the G20 nations have decided to put the policies of seven of its members, the US, China

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Obama admits Libyan "stalemate"

The Libyan rebels are reinforcing their western outpost of Misrata by sea as the battle for the city continues. More air strikes have hurt the forces

The Libyan rebels are reinforcing their western outpost of Misrata by sea as the battle for the city continues. More air strikes have hurt the forces

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Nigeria votes for a new president

Nigerians vote for a new president today, a week after parliamentary elections, and 73 million voters will again be using new fingerprint technology

Nigerians vote for a new president today, a week after parliamentary elections, and 73 million voters will again be using new fingerprint technology

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Gazans mourn for slain Italian activist

Gazans on Friday held a candlelit vigil for pro-Palestinian activist Vittorio Arrigoni killed by an Al-Qaeda-linked Salafist group. The Italian was

Gazans on Friday held a candlelit vigil for pro-Palestinian activist Vittorio Arrigoni killed by an Al-Qaeda-linked Salafist group. The Italian was

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Algerian president offers constitutional reform

The Algerian president has addressed his people on television for the first time in three months. Abdelaziz Bouteflika spoke for 30 minutes

The Algerian president has addressed his people on television for the first time in three months. Abdelaziz Bouteflika spoke for 30 minutes

Europe

Close-up: migrants' rough ride to EU

The bruising is not over for migrants from Arab rebellions, many feeling bewildered at the reception they get when they venture to cross the

The bruising is not over for migrants from Arab rebellions, many feeling bewildered at the reception they get when they venture to cross the

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Merkel looks to future 'without nuclear power'

Germany must make a swift transition from nuclear energy to renewable sources, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday. She met with the heads of

Germany must make a swift transition from nuclear energy to renewable sources, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday. She met with the heads of

Business

Obamas predicament: How to tame the U.S. deficit?

In this week’s edition of Business Weekly, we take a close look at the ongoing battle over the federal budget in the United States, where President

In this week’s edition of Business Weekly, we take a close look at the ongoing battle over the federal budget in the United States, where President

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Italian activist mourned

Hundreds of people in Gaza held a candle light vigil and chanted slogans condemning the killing of a pro-palestinian Italian Activist. Vittorio

Hundreds of people in Gaza held a candle light vigil and chanted slogans condemning the killing of a pro-palestinian Italian Activist. Vittorio