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2011-04-20

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Japan legally enforces Fukushima exclusion zone

At the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan heavily protected workers continue the task of recovering bodies. Now authorities have

At the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan heavily protected workers continue the task of recovering bodies. Now authorities have

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Turkish police shoot protester as Kurds rebel over election bans

One protester has been killed in a second day of violence in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir. Kurdish demonstrators took to the streets after 12 of

One protester has been killed in a second day of violence in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir. Kurdish demonstrators took to the streets after 12 of

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Roman ruins discovered near Naples

Italian police have uncovered a Roman Mausoleum under an illegal dumping ground close to Naples. The structure dates from the second century and

Italian police have uncovered a Roman Mausoleum under an illegal dumping ground close to Naples. The structure dates from the second century and

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Hamdi trial dismissed in Tunisia

Colleagues of the Tunisian policewoman whose alleged slap was one of the triggers for the Tunisian revolution have celebrated the dismissal of her

Colleagues of the Tunisian policewoman whose alleged slap was one of the triggers for the Tunisian revolution have celebrated the dismissal of her

Business

Fiat back in profit in Q1

Fiat has returned to profit with strong performances by luxury brand Ferrari and its spare parts business. Net profit in the first three months of

Fiat has returned to profit with strong performances by luxury brand Ferrari and its spare parts business. Net profit in the first three months of

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Claims Gaddafi dodges fuel sanctions

International sanctions to deny the Libyan government access to fuel are being circumvented, according to Reuters. Sources claim at least 120,00

International sanctions to deny the Libyan government access to fuel are being circumvented, according to Reuters. Sources claim at least 120,00

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Chernobyl safety moves slow step closer

Twenty-five years after Chernobyl became known for the world’s worst nuclear accident, the Secretary General of the United Nations has visited the

Twenty-five years after Chernobyl became known for the world’s worst nuclear accident, the Secretary General of the United Nations has visited the

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Libya: Misrata nears point of no return

With some rebels in Libya’s besieged town Misrata saying they can only hold out for two or three more days if they do not get more help, the

With some rebels in Libya’s besieged town Misrata saying they can only hold out for two or three more days if they do not get more help, the

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Putin plans boost to birth rate.

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has announced plans to arrest the declining birth rate in Russia and to extend life expectancy. The government is set

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has announced plans to arrest the declining birth rate in Russia and to extend life expectancy. The government is set

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Arnold Schwarzenegger plotting EU presidency plan?

Hollywood actor and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger is being advised to return to his native Europe and stand for the

Hollywood actor and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger is being advised to return to his native Europe and stand for the

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Spanish government set to ban new Basque party

The Spanish government has asked prosecuters to investigate candidates of the recently formed Basque independence party Bildu for links to SORTU and

The Spanish government has asked prosecuters to investigate candidates of the recently formed Basque independence party Bildu for links to SORTU and

Europe

EU budget plan 'not funny' - diplomat

Brussels has urged EU members to keep the wind in their sails, calling for a six point two billion euro increase in the bloc’s common budget for next

Brussels has urged EU members to keep the wind in their sails, calling for a six point two billion euro increase in the bloc’s common budget for next

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Fishermen seek compensation a year after BP spill

It was 12 months ago when the Gulf of Mexico was hit by the biggest environmental disaster in American history. The Deepwater Horizon oil rig

It was 12 months ago when the Gulf of Mexico was hit by the biggest environmental disaster in American history. The Deepwater Horizon oil rig

Business

Gold at fresh high above $1,500

Gold has hit an all-time high above $1,500 an ounce and silver has also surged, with precious metals seen as a safe haven in times of economic

Gold has hit an all-time high above $1,500 an ounce and silver has also surged, with precious metals seen as a safe haven in times of economic

Nocomment

Jesus baptism re-enacted

Scores of Christian pilgrims arrived at the West Bank site of Qasr Al-Yahud, next to the Palestinian city of Jericho, where they re-enacted the

Scores of Christian pilgrims arrived at the West Bank site of Qasr Al-Yahud, next to the Palestinian city of Jericho, where they re-enacted the

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More deaths and more protests in Yemen

Protesters in Yemen have upped their efforts to end President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 32-year grip on power. As demonstrations intensified, so did

Protesters in Yemen have upped their efforts to end President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 32-year grip on power. As demonstrations intensified, so did

Nocomment

Libyan rebels hampered by lack of weapons

Rebel fighters in eastern Libya are struggling with a lack of weapons and ammunition in their battle against Muammar Gaddafi’s well-supplied army.

Rebel fighters in eastern Libya are struggling with a lack of weapons and ammunition in their battle against Muammar Gaddafi’s well-supplied army.

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Kidnapped Estonians appeal for help

Seven Estonian tourists kidnapped in Lebanon last month have appealed to the leaders of three Arab countries and the President of France for

Seven Estonian tourists kidnapped in Lebanon last month have appealed to the leaders of three Arab countries and the President of France for

Business

Japan's exports slide after earthquake

Japan’s exports fell in March more than economists had expected. That is a sign that shipments will continue to weaken and hurt economic growth after

Japan’s exports fell in March more than economists had expected. That is a sign that shipments will continue to weaken and hurt economic growth after

Nocomment

Fierce fighting in Misrata

New amateur video claims to show fighting in the heart of Misrata, Libya’s third largest city, where rebels are still holding out under attack from

New amateur video claims to show fighting in the heart of Misrata, Libya’s third largest city, where rebels are still holding out under attack from

Nocomment

Violence intensifies in Yemen

Protesters in Yemen have upped their efforts to end President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 32-year grip on power. As demonstrations intensify, so does the

Protesters in Yemen have upped their efforts to end President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 32-year grip on power. As demonstrations intensify, so does the

Business

Solid demand for Spanish bonds

Spain has had no trouble selling its latest batch of government bonds. Almost 3.4 billion euros worth attracted solid demand and it was high enough

Spain has had no trouble selling its latest batch of government bonds. Almost 3.4 billion euros worth attracted solid demand and it was high enough

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Back in the Day: the Red Baron's final, fatal flight

April 21, 1918. German WWI fighter pilot Manfred von Richthofen, nicknamed the Red Baron, is shot down and killed near Vaux-sur-Somme, France

April 21, 1918. German WWI fighter pilot Manfred von Richthofen, nicknamed the Red Baron, is shot down and killed near Vaux-sur-Somme, France

Business

Sweden ups interest rates to counter inflation

Sweden raised its benchmark interest rate from 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent. It is the sixth increase in a row as the Swedish central bank moves to

Sweden raised its benchmark interest rate from 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent. It is the sixth increase in a row as the Swedish central bank moves to

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France joins UK in sending military officers to Libya

France has confirmed that like Britain, it is to send a small number of officers to Libya to advise the National Transitional Council. The news

France has confirmed that like Britain, it is to send a small number of officers to Libya to advise the National Transitional Council. The news

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Pixar poised for premier of Cars 2

Pixar is preparing for the premier in June of its latest animated film ‘Cars 2’ — the sequel to the highly successful original ‘Cars’ from five years

Pixar is preparing for the premier in June of its latest animated film ‘Cars 2’ — the sequel to the highly successful original ‘Cars’ from five years

Science_technology

Swedes convert body heat into central heating

Some 250,000 passengers travel through Stockholm’s Central Station each day, producing a lot of wasted body heat. Special heat exchangers have

Some 250,000 passengers travel through Stockholm’s Central Station each day, producing a lot of wasted body heat. Special heat exchangers have

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Nigeria tense amid fears of further violence

Continuing violence in Nigeria’s Muslim north has led to fears that the area is becoming ever more radicalised and could lead to further bloodshed

Continuing violence in Nigeria’s Muslim north has led to fears that the area is becoming ever more radicalised and could lead to further bloodshed

Culture

Breathtaking decor at Bregenz Festival

Preparations are underway at Lake Constance in Austria ahead of this summer’s Bregenz Festival. The lake’s impressive floating stage will feature

Preparations are underway at Lake Constance in Austria ahead of this summer’s Bregenz Festival. The lake’s impressive floating stage will feature