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2011-04-25

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Cash strapped future as Portugal marks past revolution

As Portugal remembers the 37th anniversary of the popular revolution that brought about the fall of the Fascist dictator, António de Oliveira

As Portugal remembers the 37th anniversary of the popular revolution that brought about the fall of the Fascist dictator, António de Oliveira

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Royal wedding tourists pack London

London is visited by half a million tourists on an average day. Friday is expected to double that turnout. What to advise? Well, a good map and

London is visited by half a million tourists on an average day. Friday is expected to double that turnout. What to advise? Well, a good map and

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Bomb blast at Russian "Big Brother" house

This is Russian TV’s equivalent of Big Brother. Dom-2, or House-2, was the scene of a bomb blast on Sunday, resulting in multiple injuries to a

This is Russian TV’s equivalent of Big Brother. Dom-2, or House-2, was the scene of a bomb blast on Sunday, resulting in multiple injuries to a

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Rebels battle for full control of Misrata.

Some of the bloodiest fighting for control of Misrata in Libya has taken place in the last two days. 20 people have been killed in clashes say medics

Some of the bloodiest fighting for control of Misrata in Libya has taken place in the last two days. 20 people have been killed in clashes say medics

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Chernobyl 'liquidators' recall horror

In the early hours of April 26, 1986, workers at the Chernobyl nuclear plant were carrying out tests on reactor four when operating errors and design

In the early hours of April 26, 1986, workers at the Chernobyl nuclear plant were carrying out tests on reactor four when operating errors and design

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International calls for end to nuclear power

Anti-nuclear protests have been taking place across the world to mark Tuesday’s 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident in Russia, as well as more

Anti-nuclear protests have been taking place across the world to mark Tuesday’s 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident in Russia, as well as more

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Ukraine's nuclear optimism 25 years after Chernobyl

The 25th anniversary of Chernobyl’s nuclear accident comes at a time when the world is again focused on the dangers this type of energy poses. Some

The 25th anniversary of Chernobyl’s nuclear accident comes at a time when the world is again focused on the dangers this type of energy poses. Some

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The countdown to the Royal wedding continues

In London the splendour of the Mall is getting its finishing touches where thousands will line the route to Buckingham Palace on Friday hoping for a

In London the splendour of the Mall is getting its finishing touches where thousands will line the route to Buckingham Palace on Friday hoping for a

Europe

French-Italian border spat meeting

The leaders of France and Italy will meet this Tuesday for what is being described as a calming of tempers — a summit over immigration across their

The leaders of France and Italy will meet this Tuesday for what is being described as a calming of tempers — a summit over immigration across their

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Hungarian president signs new constitution

Hungarian President Pal Schmitt has signed a new constitution that opposition lawmakers complained amounts to a power grab by the ruling Fidesz

Hungarian President Pal Schmitt has signed a new constitution that opposition lawmakers complained amounts to a power grab by the ruling Fidesz

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Mistress clue in French murder mystery

A missing Frenchman suspected of shooting his wife and four children dead had a secret mistress. An unnamed woman from Paris has told investigators

A missing Frenchman suspected of shooting his wife and four children dead had a secret mistress. An unnamed woman from Paris has told investigators

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Buckingham Palace stands firm over wedding night lights

The lights illuminating the front of Buckingham Palace will go out on the night of Friday’s royal wedding despite foreign efforts to have them stay

The lights illuminating the front of Buckingham Palace will go out on the night of Friday’s royal wedding despite foreign efforts to have them stay

Science_technology

Fly-by-wire gaining ground in the air

The new Russian civil airliner the Sukhoi SuperJet 100, which has just gone into service, is the latest example of a plane with a ‘fly-by-wire’

The new Russian civil airliner the Sukhoi SuperJet 100, which has just gone into service, is the latest example of a plane with a ‘fly-by-wire’

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Deaths in Yemen as live rounds continue to hit protesters

Security forces in Yemen continue to open fire on protesters opposed to the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Authorities blocked a huge march

Security forces in Yemen continue to open fire on protesters opposed to the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Authorities blocked a huge march

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Hundreds of Afghan prisoners escape through Taliban tunnel

More than 470 Afghan prisoners have broken out of jail through an escape tunnel dug by Taliban insurgents underneath the prison walls. The breakout

More than 470 Afghan prisoners have broken out of jail through an escape tunnel dug by Taliban insurgents underneath the prison walls. The breakout

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WikiLeaks unlock Guantanamo cages

WikiLeaks has released more than 700 top secret US military documents, which provide intelligence assessments of nearly all those detained in the

WikiLeaks has released more than 700 top secret US military documents, which provide intelligence assessments of nearly all those detained in the

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Syrian forces in crackdown on protesters

Syrian government tanks and troops have gone on the offensive in the southern town of Deraa, the cradle of the protests which began last

Syrian government tanks and troops have gone on the offensive in the southern town of Deraa, the cradle of the protests which began last

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April 26, 1937: the bombing of Guernica

April 26, 1937. In their effort to help General Franco’s Nationalists win the Spanish Civil War, German and Italian bombers attack the small Basque

April 26, 1937. In their effort to help General Franco’s Nationalists win the Spanish Civil War, German and Italian bombers attack the small Basque

Special_reports

Prestigious universities

In this edition of Learning World we take a look at higher education – and in particular some of the names that are synonymous with prestige and

In this edition of Learning World we take a look at higher education – and in particular some of the names that are synonymous with prestige and

Culture

Cute and kitsch - those wedding souvenirs

Britain’s royal wedding means the makers of official commemorative chinaware have been working flat out for months. The traditional English

Britain’s royal wedding means the makers of official commemorative chinaware have been working flat out for months. The traditional English

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William and Kate biographies

William Arthur Philip Louis was just 21 hours old when he was presented to the world by his parents, Charles and Diana, the day after his birth on

William Arthur Philip Louis was just 21 hours old when he was presented to the world by his parents, Charles and Diana, the day after his birth on

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Nato air strike targets Gaddafi compound

In Libya its understood at least two missiles struck Colonel Gaddafi’s sprawling Bab al-Aziziyah compound early on Monday.   A government spokesman

In Libya its understood at least two missiles struck Colonel Gaddafi’s sprawling Bab al-Aziziyah compound early on Monday.   A government spokesman

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'30 killed' in fresh Misrata strikes: witness

Rocket attacks by Libyan government forces on Misrata have killed at least 30 people and wounded 60, a witness was quoted by Reuters as saying during

Rocket attacks by Libyan government forces on Misrata have killed at least 30 people and wounded 60, a witness was quoted by Reuters as saying during

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Syrian forces, 'attack protesters' in crackdown

In the suburbs of Deraa in Syria where protests flared last month it is being reported that forces loyal to the government have opened fire in areas

In the suburbs of Deraa in Syria where protests flared last month it is being reported that forces loyal to the government have opened fire in areas

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Hundreds escape from Afghan jail

More than 470 Afghan prisoners have broken out of jail through an escape tunnel dug by Taliban insurgents underneath the prison walls. The breakout

More than 470 Afghan prisoners have broken out of jail through an escape tunnel dug by Taliban insurgents underneath the prison walls. The breakout

Culture

Hammer time for Branagh

The latest comic-book superhero to take to the silver screen is Thor – the hammer-wielding Norse god of thunder and lightning who is exiled to Earth

The latest comic-book superhero to take to the silver screen is Thor – the hammer-wielding Norse god of thunder and lightning who is exiled to Earth

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Cabin crew foil Kazakh man's hijack attempt

A Kazakh man is being questioned by Italian police after he tried to hijack a plane by putting a blade to an air hostess’s throat. Valeriy

A Kazakh man is being questioned by Italian police after he tried to hijack a plane by putting a blade to an air hostess’s throat. Valeriy

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Back in the Day: Portugal's Carnation Revolution

April 25, 1974. The playing of a song, ‘Grandola, Vila Morena’, on Portuguese radio at 00:20 gives the signal for rebel army officers to launch their

April 25, 1974. The playing of a song, ‘Grandola, Vila Morena’, on Portuguese radio at 00:20 gives the signal for rebel army officers to launch their

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Mubarak to be moved to Cairo prison hospital

Egyptian prosecutors say former president Hosni Mubarak will be moved to a prison hospital in Cairo after a doctor declared him fit enough to

Egyptian prosecutors say former president Hosni Mubarak will be moved to a prison hospital in Cairo after a doctor declared him fit enough to

Nocomment

Yemeni protesters continue their anti-government demonstrations

Thousands of anti-government protesters held their ground in the Yemeni capital’s Change Square, despite the president’s acceptance of an Arab

Thousands of anti-government protesters held their ground in the Yemeni capital’s Change Square, despite the president’s acceptance of an Arab