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2011-05-02

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'Good day for America' says Obama

President Obama praised the American people’s spontaneity at their public expressions of joy in New York and Washington on what was a very good day

President Obama praised the American people’s spontaneity at their public expressions of joy in New York and Washington on what was a very good day

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Pakistan: friend or foe in the fight against extremism?

Back in 2001, the Americans were sure that Osama bin Laden would be found secreted away in the depths of the remote Tora Bora cave system in

Back in 2001, the Americans were sure that Osama bin Laden would be found secreted away in the depths of the remote Tora Bora cave system in

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What future now for al Qaeda?

There can be no doubt that the capture and death of America’s most wanted man is a significant political triumph for Barack Obama. But what future

There can be no doubt that the capture and death of America’s most wanted man is a significant political triumph for Barack Obama. But what future

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What next for al Qaeda after bin Laden's death?

How will bin Laden’s death affect the al Qaeda movement? We asked Dr Greg Austin, from the EastWest Institute – a global think-and-do tank focused

How will bin Laden’s death affect the al Qaeda movement? We asked Dr Greg Austin, from the EastWest Institute – a global think-and-do tank focused

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Stay vigilant says EU anti-terror chief

Has Osama bin Laden’s death increased the likelihood of a terrorist attack in Europe? While the EU’s counter terrorism coordinator Gilles de

Has Osama bin Laden’s death increased the likelihood of a terrorist attack in Europe? While the EU’s counter terrorism coordinator Gilles de

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Holocaust survivors asked for wartime relics

Israel has been honouring the victims of the Nazi Holocaust in its annual day of remembrance. In Jerusalem, and elsewhere in the country, life came

Israel has been honouring the victims of the Nazi Holocaust in its annual day of remembrance. In Jerusalem, and elsewhere in the country, life came

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America explodes with joy at bin Laden death

At Ground Zero in New York people quickly gathered in impromptu celebration as the news of Osama bin Laden’s death broke. Thousands poured onto the

At Ground Zero in New York people quickly gathered in impromptu celebration as the news of Osama bin Laden’s death broke. Thousands poured onto the

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Back in the Day: the dawn of the family holiday!

May 3, 1936: The Front Populaire wins the second round of elections in France. A coalition of communist and other left-wing parties, it was created

May 3, 1936: The Front Populaire wins the second round of elections in France. A coalition of communist and other left-wing parties, it was created

Business

Sony tries to address data breach anger

Sony has stepped up its efforts to address customer anger after a data breach led to the theft of personal information belonging to 78 million users

Sony has stepped up its efforts to address customer anger after a data breach led to the theft of personal information belonging to 78 million users

Business

Chrysler makes first quarterly net profit since 2009

Chrysler has reported its first quarterly net profit since emerging from bankruptcy nearly two years ago. The US carmaker, now operating under the

Chrysler has reported its first quarterly net profit since emerging from bankruptcy nearly two years ago. The US carmaker, now operating under the

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Bin Laden's death dominates world news

The news that the world’s most wanted fugitive, Osama bin Laden, had been killed in a US-led operation went global straight after President Obama’s

The news that the world’s most wanted fugitive, Osama bin Laden, had been killed in a US-led operation went global straight after President Obama’s

Culture

Tribeca Film Festival rewards first-time directors

New York’s Tribeca Film Festival has wrapped up its 10th edition with a couple of first-time directors taking the top awards. Lisa Aschan’s ‘She

New York’s Tribeca Film Festival has wrapped up its 10th edition with a couple of first-time directors taking the top awards. Lisa Aschan’s ‘She

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Syrian police in mass arrest of protesters  

Security forces in Syria have said they killed 10 people and arrested nearly 500 others on Sunday in Deraa, a town that has been the focus of the

Security forces in Syria have said they killed 10 people and arrested nearly 500 others on Sunday in Deraa, a town that has been the focus of the

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Berlusconi complains court case obstructs his duties

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has launched a fresh attack on the judiciary as he made his latest court appearance in Milan on

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has launched a fresh attack on the judiciary as he made his latest court appearance in Milan on

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How the US got its man

The US special forces’ hit on Osama bin Laden had been in preparation for over nine months before it was launched. In a mission the CIA said was

The US special forces’ hit on Osama bin Laden had been in preparation for over nine months before it was launched. In a mission the CIA said was

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Anger and shelling rumble on in Libya

There has been more shelling of the Libyan port of Misrata and heightened anger in the capital Tripoli as the conflict between pro- and anti-Gaddafi

There has been more shelling of the Libyan port of Misrata and heightened anger in the capital Tripoli as the conflict between pro- and anti-Gaddafi

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Pakistani reactions to bin Laden death

Reactions by Pakistanis in Islamabad to the reports of American action on their soil have been mixed. The government said it was a breakthrough

Reactions by Pakistanis in Islamabad to the reports of American action on their soil have been mixed. The government said it was a breakthrough

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Mixed Arab reaction to bin Laden's death

Reaction in the Arab world to the claim Osama bin Laden is dead has run the full range; from despair to disbelief, to calls for revenge, and

Reaction in the Arab world to the claim Osama bin Laden is dead has run the full range; from despair to disbelief, to calls for revenge, and

Science_technology

Portuguese island to become first CO2-free island

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, a silent green revolution is underway. Graciosa, a small island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, a silent green revolution is underway. Graciosa, a small island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores

Business

Commerzbank profits to help bailout repayment

Commerzbank’s operating profit in the first quarter came in much higher than expected – at 1.1 billion euros. That means Germany’s second-biggest

Commerzbank’s operating profit in the first quarter came in much higher than expected – at 1.1 billion euros. That means Germany’s second-biggest

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Danisco board backs higher DuPont bid

Denmark’s Danisco has urged its shareholders to accept a higher takeover bid from US chemicals group DuPont and said they will not get a better

Denmark’s Danisco has urged its shareholders to accept a higher takeover bid from US chemicals group DuPont and said they will not get a better

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Merkel 'wants concessions' to back Draghi for ECB

German chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly wants something in return before she supports Italy’s Mario Draghi as the next president of the European

German chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly wants something in return before she supports Italy’s Mario Draghi as the next president of the European

Culture

Pushkin exhibit honours Christian Dior gowns

After the John Galliano debacle, Christian Dior can use all the positive publicity it can get. A new retrospective of the French haute couture house

After the John Galliano debacle, Christian Dior can use all the positive publicity it can get. A new retrospective of the French haute couture house

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Dead bin Laden photo 'is a fake'

A photo released purporting to show Osama bin Laden’s body is reported to be a fake. The image was carried by a number of international news

A photo released purporting to show Osama bin Laden’s body is reported to be a fake. The image was carried by a number of international news

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New York celebrates bin Laden's death

The death of the world’s most wanted man triggered celebrations in New York City’s Times Square, not far from where the Twin Towers once stood and

The death of the world’s most wanted man triggered celebrations in New York City’s Times Square, not far from where the Twin Towers once stood and

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World reacts to bin Laden death

World leaders have been reacting to the death of Osama bin Laden. In Kabul, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that the al-Qaeda leader’s killing

World leaders have been reacting to the death of Osama bin Laden. In Kabul, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that the al-Qaeda leader’s killing

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Bin Laden killed by US troops in Pakistan

The United States says it has finally killed Osama bin Laden. US President Barack Obama said this brought a nearly 10-year worldwide effort to a

The United States says it has finally killed Osama bin Laden. US President Barack Obama said this brought a nearly 10-year worldwide effort to a

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Osama bin Laden obituary

In the space of a decade, this former Saudi businessman went from being a close CIA ally to becoming the United States’ public enemy number one

In the space of a decade, this former Saudi businessman went from being a close CIA ally to becoming the United States’ public enemy number one

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Victims' families relieved at Osama death

Families of the victims of 9/11 have been celebrating the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of American security forces. Al and Maureen

Families of the victims of 9/11 have been celebrating the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of American security forces. Al and Maureen

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US press hails bin Laden's death

Almost all major newspapers in the United States were celebrating the death of Osama bin Laden on their websites ahead of going to press. In New

Almost all major newspapers in the United States were celebrating the death of Osama bin Laden on their websites ahead of going to press. In New