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2011-04-24

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Shocking internet video claims to show Syrian killings

Graphic scenes purporting to show Syrian forces firing on unarmed anti-government demonstrators have been posted on the internet. It is claimed the

Graphic scenes purporting to show Syrian forces firing on unarmed anti-government demonstrators have been posted on the internet. It is claimed the

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Marie-France Pisier found dead

French New Wave cinema actress Marie-France Pisier has been found dead in the swimming pool of her home in Saint Cyr sur Mer, southern France. The

French New Wave cinema actress Marie-France Pisier has been found dead in the swimming pool of her home in Saint Cyr sur Mer, southern France. The

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Indian guru Sai Baba dies

Indian spiritual guru Sri Sathya Sai Baba, revered by many as a living god with mystical powers, has died aged 86. His followers, estimated to

Indian spiritual guru Sri Sathya Sai Baba, revered by many as a living god with mystical powers, has died aged 86. His followers, estimated to

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Transition plan fails to halt Yemeni protests

There has been a sceptical response from anti-government protesters in Yemen to news that a deal to remove President Saleh might be around the

There has been a sceptical response from anti-government protesters in Yemen to news that a deal to remove President Saleh might be around the

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Armenia commemorates WWI massacre

Hundreds of thousands of Armenians, including President Serge Sarkisian, laid flowers at a monument in the capital Yerevan on Sunday to honour

Hundreds of thousands of Armenians, including President Serge Sarkisian, laid flowers at a monument in the capital Yerevan on Sunday to honour

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Anti-nuclear rally in Tokyo

Thousands of people demonstrate in the streets of Tokyo and in front of Tepco HQ against the use of nuclear energy.

Thousands of people demonstrate in the streets of Tokyo and in front of Tepco HQ against the use of nuclear energy.

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Libya's Misrata 'under heavy bombardment'

Libya’s third largest city Misrata was reported to be again under heavy bombardment on Sunday despite the country’s deputy foreign minister saying

Libya’s third largest city Misrata was reported to be again under heavy bombardment on Sunday despite the country’s deputy foreign minister saying

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Thai-Cambodian clashes rage into third day

There have been heavy cross-border artillery exchanges between Thai and Cambodian forces for a third consecutive day. Since the latest flare-up of

There have been heavy cross-border artillery exchanges between Thai and Cambodian forces for a third consecutive day. Since the latest flare-up of

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Joseph's Tomb flashpoint after deadly shooting

Palestinian youths have clashed with Israeli soldiers at Joseph’s Tomb in the occupied West Bank and Israeli settlers stoned Palestinian vehicles

Palestinian youths have clashed with Israeli soldiers at Joseph’s Tomb in the occupied West Bank and Israeli settlers stoned Palestinian vehicles

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Pope singles out Libya in Easter address

The pope focused on suffering being endured in the world during his Easter Day ‘Urbi et Orbi’ address at the Vatican. Before a congregation of

The pope focused on suffering being endured in the world during his Easter Day ‘Urbi et Orbi’ address at the Vatican. Before a congregation of

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Memorial services for Japan's tsunami victims

A memorial service has been held in Minamisanriku – the Japanese fishing town obliterated by the tsunami that followed last month’s earthquake

A memorial service has been held in Minamisanriku – the Japanese fishing town obliterated by the tsunami that followed last month’s earthquake

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Libya: Misrata under attack again

Rebels’ celebrations in Libya’s third largest city Misrata, amid hopes that a two-month long siege by Gaddafi’s troops was over, appear to have been

Rebels’ celebrations in Libya’s third largest city Misrata, amid hopes that a two-month long siege by Gaddafi’s troops was over, appear to have been

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Yemen's Saleh to quit but protests continue

Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh has agreed to step down within weeks in return for immunity from prosecution. Saleh, who has been in power for

Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh has agreed to step down within weeks in return for immunity from prosecution. Saleh, who has been in power for

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Japan's imperial couple meets quake victims

The Japanese emperor and his wife have visited devastated areas and met refugees of the earthquake and tsunami.

The Japanese emperor and his wife have visited devastated areas and met refugees of the earthquake and tsunami.

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Israeli killed in West Bank shooting

An Israeli man has been killed and three others were wounded when shots were fired at their car in the occupied West Bank. The Israeli military

An Israeli man has been killed and three others were wounded when shots were fired at their car in the occupied West Bank. The Israeli military

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Smelly flower blossoms in Basel

For plant lovers it does not get much sexier, even if it is real stinker. The Arum Titan, or Corpse Flower, has been pulling the crowds in at Basel’s

For plant lovers it does not get much sexier, even if it is real stinker. The Arum Titan, or Corpse Flower, has been pulling the crowds in at Basel’s

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Libya: civilians flee Misrata as rebels claim victory

Libyan rebels in besieged Misrata have claimed victory after forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi withdrew from the front line. The situation in the

Libyan rebels in besieged Misrata have claimed victory after forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi withdrew from the front line. The situation in the

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Transition plan accepted by Yemen's ruling party

The ruling party in Yemen has accepted ‘in full’ the terms of proposals by Gulf Arab states to transfer power away from President Ali Abdullah Saleh

The ruling party in Yemen has accepted ‘in full’ the terms of proposals by Gulf Arab states to transfer power away from President Ali Abdullah Saleh

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Syria: mourners killed at protesters' funerals

Security forces have killed more anti-government protesters in Syria, as they attended the funerals of those who were shot dead the previous day.

Security forces have killed more anti-government protesters in Syria, as they attended the funerals of those who were shot dead the previous day.