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2011-05-01

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Air France data recorder from crash jet found

French search teams have found one of two data recorders from an Air France flight that crashed off the coast of Brazil nearly two years ago. The

French search teams have found one of two data recorders from an Air France flight that crashed off the coast of Brazil nearly two years ago. The

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UN withdraws staff from Tripoli after mob attack

The NATO airstrike that reportedly killed several members of Colonel Gaddafi’s family has prompted an angry backlash against the UN and at least two

The NATO airstrike that reportedly killed several members of Colonel Gaddafi’s family has prompted an angry backlash against the UN and at least two

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Tributes to late pope who 'touched everyone's hearts'

There was a festival atmosphere in St Peter’s Square for the late Pope John Paul II’s beatification. Many people had spent hours waiting for the

There was a festival atmosphere in St Peter’s Square for the late Pope John Paul II’s beatification. Many people had spent hours waiting for the

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Tobacco smoke screens Chinese no-smoking signs

China’s smoking ban has begun as expected, that is, largely ignored by the population addicted to tobacco. Smoking has been outlawed in enclosed

China’s smoking ban has begun as expected, that is, largely ignored by the population addicted to tobacco. Smoking has been outlawed in enclosed

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Syrian forces 'arresting people in their homes' in Deraa

Latest reports say Syrian security forces have been continuing their crackdown on opposition in Deraa. New images posted on the internet are

Latest reports say Syrian security forces have been continuing their crackdown on opposition in Deraa. New images posted on the internet are

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Pro and anti Kremlin May Day rallies in Russia

Several hundred thousand people marched in May Day parades throughout Russia. The ruling party United Russia said 25,000 turned out chanting

Several hundred thousand people marched in May Day parades throughout Russia. The ruling party United Russia said 25,000 turned out chanting

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John Paul II beatification ceremony

In front of one million faithful Pope Benedict XVI celebrated beatification mass for John Paul II at the Vatican.  

In front of one million faithful Pope Benedict XVI celebrated beatification mass for John Paul II at the Vatican.  

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Syria: Deraa crackdown

Latest reports say Syrian security forces have been continuing their crackdown on opposition in Deraa. New images posted on the internet are thought

Latest reports say Syrian security forces have been continuing their crackdown on opposition in Deraa. New images posted on the internet are thought

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John Paul II one step closer to sainthood

The late Pope, John Paul II, has been beatified at a special mass in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican, effectively setting him well on the way to

The late Pope, John Paul II, has been beatified at a special mass in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican, effectively setting him well on the way to

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Yemen opposition ponders next move as Saleh stays put

Yemen’s opposition is said to be considering stepping up its protests after President Ali Abdullah Saleh refused to sign a deal handing over

Yemen’s opposition is said to be considering stepping up its protests after President Ali Abdullah Saleh refused to sign a deal handing over

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May Day transport strikes in Greece

Labour Day in Greece has been marked by a transport strike to protest against austerity measures`the government has introduced because of the

Labour Day in Greece has been marked by a transport strike to protest against austerity measures`the government has introduced because of the

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Pope Jean Paul II beatified

The late Pope Jean Paul the 2nd has been beatified at a special mass in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican, effectively setting him well on the way to

The late Pope Jean Paul the 2nd has been beatified at a special mass in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican, effectively setting him well on the way to

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Sony apologises over security breach

Senior executives from Sony have made a profound apology to 78-million PlayStation users, whose personal data were stolen by internet hackers. The

Senior executives from Sony have made a profound apology to 78-million PlayStation users, whose personal data were stolen by internet hackers. The

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Queen's Day in the Netherlands

The Queen’s Day (Dutch: Koninginnedag) is a national holiday in the Netherlands.

The Queen’s Day (Dutch: Koninginnedag) is a national holiday in the Netherlands.

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Obama plays the Trump card to raise a laugh

The US President Barack Obama has made a humorous attack on the property billionaire Donald Trump. He opened his address to the White House press

The US President Barack Obama has made a humorous attack on the property billionaire Donald Trump. He opened his address to the White House press

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How Polish Pope is remembered in Krakow

To learn more about the officially ‘Blessed’ John Paul’s legacy today, in the city he served before becoming a pope, euronews went to Krakow, to talk

To learn more about the officially ‘Blessed’ John Paul’s legacy today, in the city he served before becoming a pope, euronews went to Krakow, to talk

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Little hope of Chinese smoking ban success

China has banned smoking in enclosed public spaces but in a country where the habit is so ingrained in the culture there is little expectation that

China has banned smoking in enclosed public spaces but in a country where the habit is so ingrained in the culture there is little expectation that

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Argentinian hero Ernesto Sábato has died

The Argentinian writer Ernesto Sábato has died at the age of 99. Sábato, whose “The Tunnel” is hailed as an existentialist classic, was viewed as a

The Argentinian writer Ernesto Sábato has died at the age of 99. Sábato, whose “The Tunnel” is hailed as an existentialist classic, was viewed as a

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Gaddafi survives NATO strike but son "killed"

Muammar Gaddafi has survived a NATO airstrike which killed one of his sons and three of his grandsons, according to a Libyan government spokesman who

Muammar Gaddafi has survived a NATO airstrike which killed one of his sons and three of his grandsons, according to a Libyan government spokesman who

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Syrians flee bloody unrest

Huge crowds in Syria have been attending the funerals of some of the pro-democracy protesters killed in the regime’s crackdown on unrest, according

Huge crowds in Syria have been attending the funerals of some of the pro-democracy protesters killed in the regime’s crackdown on unrest, according

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Thousands at prayer vigil for John Paul II

Some 200,000 people have been holding a candlelit prayer vigil in Rome’s Circus Maximus in preparation for today’s beatification of Pope John Paul

Some 200,000 people have been holding a candlelit prayer vigil in Rome’s Circus Maximus in preparation for today’s beatification of Pope John Paul

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Muslim Brotherhood prepares for Egypt vote

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has announced the creation of a new party to contest parliamentary elections due in September – the first since Hosni

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has announced the creation of a new party to contest parliamentary elections due in September – the first since Hosni

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King Mohamed comforts Marrakesh survivors

King Mohamed VI of Morocco visited Marrakesh on Saturday, to see for himself how the famous Jamaa el-Fnaa square wore its wounds and mourned its 16

King Mohamed VI of Morocco visited Marrakesh on Saturday, to see for himself how the famous Jamaa el-Fnaa square wore its wounds and mourned its 16