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2011-04-17

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Anti-euro populists surge in Finnish poll

An anti-euro populist party has made dramatic gains in Finland’s parliamentary election, crimping its pro-Europe government and raising the risk of

An anti-euro populist party has made dramatic gains in Finland’s parliamentary election, crimping its pro-Europe government and raising the risk of

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Jonathan poised for win in Nigeria's presidential poll

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan appears set for victory in Africa’s biggest presidential election. Despite a strong showing by his closest

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan appears set for victory in Africa’s biggest presidential election. Despite a strong showing by his closest

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Tea, sympathy and solidarity: Clinton meets Akihito

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has had a rare meeting with the Japanese Emperor Akihito in a show of solidarity after the earthquake and

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has had a rare meeting with the Japanese Emperor Akihito in a show of solidarity after the earthquake and

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Rights group claims fresh evidence of cluster bombs in Libya

With fighting in Misrata intensifying, claims are growing stronger that Libyan forces are using cluster bombs. The New York based Human Rights

With fighting in Misrata intensifying, claims are growing stronger that Libyan forces are using cluster bombs. The New York based Human Rights

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Finland's vote might affect Portugal's bailout

Finland’s voters have been choosing a new government and the pre-election opinion polls suggest it might be much less enthusiastic about the EU than

Finland’s voters have been choosing a new government and the pre-election opinion polls suggest it might be much less enthusiastic about the EU than

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Pimp my Bride: TV ad spoofs royal wedding

Makers of a TV ad in the UK have given their spin on how Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding should really look on April 29. They

Makers of a TV ad in the UK have given their spin on how Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding should really look on April 29. They

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France blocks pro-migrant protest

A long simmering row has erupted between France and Italy over the fate of North African migrants. French authorities have blocked trains carrying

A long simmering row has erupted between France and Italy over the fate of North African migrants. French authorities have blocked trains carrying

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Misery continues for Misrata as bombs fall

Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi have continued to pound Misrata for a fourth consecutive day. This amateur video appears to show some of the

Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi have continued to pound Misrata for a fourth consecutive day. This amateur video appears to show some of the

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US twisters claim more lives in the south

More tornadoes and ferocious storms have swept through southern states of the USA taking the number of dead over the last three days to more than

More tornadoes and ferocious storms have swept through southern states of the USA taking the number of dead over the last three days to more than

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Finnish electorate signal eurosceptic leanings

Finnish voters are going to the polls in a general election that could have a direct effect on Portugal’s request for an economic bailout from the

Finnish voters are going to the polls in a general election that could have a direct effect on Portugal’s request for an economic bailout from the

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Cuba marks 50 years of socialism

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

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

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Yemeni women protest against President Saleh

Several hundred women march in the streets of the Yemeni capital Sanaa in a protest sparked by President Saleh’s attack on gender mixing at political

Several hundred women march in the streets of the Yemeni capital Sanaa in a protest sparked by President Saleh’s attack on gender mixing at political

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Putin on ice

Vladimir Putin got his skates on and joined teenage ice hockey players at a training session at an ice rink in the Russian capital, Moscow.

Vladimir Putin got his skates on and joined teenage ice hockey players at a training session at an ice rink in the Russian capital, Moscow.

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US and Japan tackle post-disaster reconstruction

The US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has urged Japan to continue its role on the world stage despite grappling with the effects of a triple

The US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has urged Japan to continue its role on the world stage despite grappling with the effects of a triple

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Iranian fashion icon Bijan dies

The brains behind the self-proclaimed “most expensive company in the world”, purveyors of perfumes, jewellery and fashion to kings and queens

The brains behind the self-proclaimed “most expensive company in the world”, purveyors of perfumes, jewellery and fashion to kings and queens

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Girlpower reaches British royal family

A 300 year-old British royal succession law may be scrapped to allow any daughters of the soon-to-be married Prince William and Kate Middleton to

A 300 year-old British royal succession law may be scrapped to allow any daughters of the soon-to-be married Prince William and Kate Middleton to

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Cage joins Hollywood bad boy list

The actor Nicolas Cage has been briefly arrested in New Orleans after a drunken argument with his wife in the street. He has been charged with

The actor Nicolas Cage has been briefly arrested in New Orleans after a drunken argument with his wife in the street. He has been charged with

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Supplies flow again in Ivory Coast

There is a semblance of normality beginning to return to life in Ivory Coast. In the commercial capital Abidjan people are able to shop again a

There is a semblance of normality beginning to return to life in Ivory Coast. In the commercial capital Abidjan people are able to shop again a

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Evacuees speak of horror of Misrata

The misery of Misrata continues with no relief in sight, although the Libyan rebels say they are making progress along the coast road leading west to

The misery of Misrata continues with no relief in sight, although the Libyan rebels say they are making progress along the coast road leading west to

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Raul Castro calls for change at the top in Cuba

The Cuban communist party is holding its first congress in 14 years, the first without Fidel Castro, and one that is indicating his brother Raul’s

The Cuban communist party is holding its first congress in 14 years, the first without Fidel Castro, and one that is indicating his brother Raul’s

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Presidential count underway in Nigeria

The count is underway following what observers say has been the cleanest presidential election in Nigeria in decades, and the full results should be

The count is underway following what observers say has been the cleanest presidential election in Nigeria in decades, and the full results should be

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Finns go to the polls

A very tight race is predicted for today’s general election in Finland. The ruling National Coalition is polling only 21 percent, while three other

A very tight race is predicted for today’s general election in Finland. The ruling National Coalition is polling only 21 percent, while three other

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Egypt court dissolves former ruling party

An Egyptian court has dissolved the political party of former president Hosni Mubarak. The disbanding of the National Democratic Party was a key

An Egyptian court has dissolved the political party of former president Hosni Mubarak. The disbanding of the National Democratic Party was a key