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2011-04-26

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Libyan government forces tighten Misrata noose

Libyan government forces are pounding the port area of Misrata. The city, the only rebel stronghold in the west of the country, is surrounded on

Libyan government forces are pounding the port area of Misrata. The city, the only rebel stronghold in the west of the country, is surrounded on

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Traveller's diary in Solovki

Traveller’s diary   Denis Loktev – Solovetsky Islands, 24th April 2011   It took nine days in unheated train carriages for the first Soviet prisoners

Traveller’s diary   Denis Loktev – Solovetsky Islands, 24th April 2011   It took nine days in unheated train carriages for the first Soviet prisoners

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Pressure grows on Syria to stop violence

Latest amateur video from Syria appears to show violent clashes continuing in the city of Deraa, amidst growing international pressure on President

Latest amateur video from Syria appears to show violent clashes continuing in the city of Deraa, amidst growing international pressure on President

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London is brimming with Royal memorabilia

Fortnum and Mason of Piccadilly in London is a shop which for over 150 years has held a variety of royal warrants. It is brimming with special

Fortnum and Mason of Piccadilly in London is a shop which for over 150 years has held a variety of royal warrants. It is brimming with special

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High-tech wedding invites all

Experience-sharing Internet platforms and umpteen eager television teams are all prepared to make the William and Kate extravaganza your

Experience-sharing Internet platforms and umpteen eager television teams are all prepared to make the William and Kate extravaganza your

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William and Kate cross the divide

Kate Middleton is the young soon-to-be princess who will also become a queen one day – roles which she’s had time to think about and prepare for. She

Kate Middleton is the young soon-to-be princess who will also become a queen one day – roles which she’s had time to think about and prepare for. She

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Chernobyl's 1986 disaster

On 26 April 1986, it was decided at Chernobyl to take advantage of reactor number four’s downtime by carrying out a safety test on an emergency core

On 26 April 1986, it was decided at Chernobyl to take advantage of reactor number four’s downtime by carrying out a safety test on an emergency core

Business

Italy and France move to defuse Parmalat row

French firm Lactalis has launched a takeover bid for Italian rival Parmalat to create the world’s biggest dairy group. Lactalis bought 29 percent

French firm Lactalis has launched a takeover bid for Italian rival Parmalat to create the world’s biggest dairy group. Lactalis bought 29 percent

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France's Sarkozy backs Draghi for ECB presidency

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has endorsed Italian Mario Draghi to be the next head the European Central Bank. At a joint news conference with

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has endorsed Italian Mario Draghi to be the next head the European Central Bank. At a joint news conference with

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NATO denies Gaddafi assassination attempt

The commander of NATO forces in Libya has denied the attack on a building inside Muammer Gaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziyah compound was an attempt on the

The commander of NATO forces in Libya has denied the attack on a building inside Muammer Gaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziyah compound was an attempt on the

Culture

Russia's Solovki: reclaiming a sacred past

Russia is a land of riddles wrapped in mysteries. Everywhere from its North to South, East to West. Join us in exploring the largest country on Earth

Russia is a land of riddles wrapped in mysteries. Everywhere from its North to South, East to West. Join us in exploring the largest country on Earth

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Another suicide at France-Telecom

A father of four, working for communications company France Telecom-Orange, killed himself on Tuesday after setting himself on fire at work near

A father of four, working for communications company France Telecom-Orange, killed himself on Tuesday after setting himself on fire at work near

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Sri Lanka denies UN war report

The Sri Lankan government has rejected a United Nations report blaming it for thousands of civilian deaths after the end of its civil war with Tamil

The Sri Lankan government has rejected a United Nations report blaming it for thousands of civilian deaths after the end of its civil war with Tamil

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More clashes on Thai-Cambodian border

Thai and Cambodian troops have exchanged rockets and gunfire near to a sacred temple in South East Asia’s bloodiest border dispute in years. At

Thai and Cambodian troops have exchanged rockets and gunfire near to a sacred temple in South East Asia’s bloodiest border dispute in years. At

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Taliban militants claim responsibility for bus bombs

Taliban militants have said they were behind two bomb attacks on buses in Pakistan carrying members of the country’s navy. The explosions were

Taliban militants have said they were behind two bomb attacks on buses in Pakistan carrying members of the country’s navy. The explosions were

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Area of natural beauty burns in Belgium

A huge fire has broken out in woodland in Belgium’s Les Fagnes in the east of the country. The area of natural beauty went up in flames on Monday

A huge fire has broken out in woodland in Belgium’s Les Fagnes in the east of the country. The area of natural beauty went up in flames on Monday

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Italy, France want Schengen changes

Freedom to move within Europe’s Schengen area is in for some modification, under French and Italian proposals. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and

Freedom to move within Europe’s Schengen area is in for some modification, under French and Italian proposals. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and

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Yemen protests continue as politicians claim progress in talks

Anti-government protests have erupted again on the streets of Sanaa in Yemen as the political manoeuvres to create stability continue. A protester

Anti-government protests have erupted again on the streets of Sanaa in Yemen as the political manoeuvres to create stability continue. A protester

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Berbers in the Western Mountains battle Gaddafi's forces

As the world watches the bloody siege of Misrata, fighting has intensified in Libya’s Western Mountains. The range stretches from the south of

As the world watches the bloody siege of Misrata, fighting has intensified in Libya’s Western Mountains. The range stretches from the south of

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Police warn potential Royal wedding trouble-makers

London’s Metropolitan Police on Tuesday warned potential trouble-makers looking to disrupt the Royal wedding that they will be dealt with

London’s Metropolitan Police on Tuesday warned potential trouble-makers looking to disrupt the Royal wedding that they will be dealt with

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Maldon mud race

Start with a picturesque river in rural England, add 250 crazy competitors, stir in tons and tons of ugly black mud and you’ve got the Maldon Mud

Start with a picturesque river in rural England, add 250 crazy competitors, stir in tons and tons of ugly black mud and you’ve got the Maldon Mud

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Anti-North Korea rally in Seoul

Hundreds of North Korean defectors and civic group members gathered at Seoul Railway Station plaza and denounced North Korea’s “brutal” leadership.

Hundreds of North Korean defectors and civic group members gathered at Seoul Railway Station plaza and denounced North Korea’s “brutal” leadership.

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Bookmakers cash in on royal wedding flutters

Bookmakers in the UK are looking forward to a bumper week as punters place their bets for the royal wedding. Britons bet on anything and

Bookmakers in the UK are looking forward to a bumper week as punters place their bets for the royal wedding. Britons bet on anything and

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Chernobyl catastrophe commemorated

A series of commemorations are underway in Ukraine as the country marks the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Russian President

A series of commemorations are underway in Ukraine as the country marks the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Russian President

Business

UBS beats forecasts as client trust returns

The latest results from Swiss bank UBS seem to show a return of client trust. Money poured into its core wealth management arm in the first quarter –

The latest results from Swiss bank UBS seem to show a return of client trust. Money poured into its core wealth management arm in the first quarter –

Business

Puma raises target on record Q1 sales‎

Puma has said it is aiming for sales of three billion euros this year. That is sooner than expected and more than analysts has forecast. The

Puma has said it is aiming for sales of three billion euros this year. That is sooner than expected and more than analysts has forecast. The

Business

Sony challenges iPad in tablet war

Sony has launched its first tablet computers – including one that folds in half – and said it wants to be the second largest seller of such

Sony has launched its first tablet computers – including one that folds in half – and said it wants to be the second largest seller of such

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Japan's carmakers face bigger quake hit

Car production in Japan will continue to face major disruptions from last month’s earthquake and tsunami. Toyota has revealed it lost almost

Car production in Japan will continue to face major disruptions from last month’s earthquake and tsunami. Toyota has revealed it lost almost

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Chernobyl's health impact

Twenty five years on, agreement on the number of Chernobyl-related health cases remains hard to come by. Kiev says five million people across

Twenty five years on, agreement on the number of Chernobyl-related health cases remains hard to come by. Kiev says five million people across