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2011-05-03

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Sarkozy promises punishment for Marrakesh bombers

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his entire government have paid their respects to the eight French victims of the Arcana cafe bombing in

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his entire government have paid their respects to the eight French victims of the Arcana cafe bombing in

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'Home-grown radicals are biggest threat to US'

With the death of Osama bin Laden, the US has scored its biggest victory in the war it has waged on al-Qaeda. For the view from New York, euronews

With the death of Osama bin Laden, the US has scored its biggest victory in the war it has waged on al-Qaeda. For the view from New York, euronews

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Smuggled pictures show Syrian soldiers' dilemma

Euronews has received a video testimonial from a Syrian army soldier who says some troops are disobeying orders to fire at pro-democracy protesters

Euronews has received a video testimonial from a Syrian army soldier who says some troops are disobeying orders to fire at pro-democracy protesters

Business

Bin Laden: world's costliest manhunt

Tracking down Osama bin Laden was arguably the costliest manhunt in history. Al Qaeda’s attacks on the United States on September 11 2001 led the

Tracking down Osama bin Laden was arguably the costliest manhunt in history. Al Qaeda’s attacks on the United States on September 11 2001 led the

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Bin-Laden: signs of a US domestic offensive?

Barack Obama launched the operation to eliminate Osama bin Laden by uttering the codeword “Geronimo”. In doing so, he also fired off a salvo in the

Barack Obama launched the operation to eliminate Osama bin Laden by uttering the codeword “Geronimo”. In doing so, he also fired off a salvo in the

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Little sympathy for bin Laden in Yemeni and Afghan capitals

In Yemen pro-democracy activists have urged protesters not to display banners of Osama bin Laden, to avoid giving the government an excuse to crack

In Yemen pro-democracy activists have urged protesters not to display banners of Osama bin Laden, to avoid giving the government an excuse to crack

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Reburial of Pope John Paul II

The remains of the late Pope John Paul II have been moved to a new resting place under the altar of a side chapel in Saint Peter’s Basilica, near

The remains of the late Pope John Paul II have been moved to a new resting place under the altar of a side chapel in Saint Peter’s Basilica, near

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New Zealand hit by deadly twister

New Zealand authorities have said one person was killed and at least 14 people were wounded when a tornado struck the city of Auckland. Officials

New Zealand authorities have said one person was killed and at least 14 people were wounded when a tornado struck the city of Auckland. Officials

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Turkey tells Gaddafi it's 'time to go'

The clock is ticking towards the expiry of Colonel Gaddafi’s ultimatum to the rebels fighting his rule; immediate surrender by tonight and

The clock is ticking towards the expiry of Colonel Gaddafi’s ultimatum to the rebels fighting his rule; immediate surrender by tonight and

Business

Millions more Sony accounts hacked

Sony has revealed hackers may have stolen the data of another 25 million accounts in a second massive security breach. As well as the cyberattack

Sony has revealed hackers may have stolen the data of another 25 million accounts in a second massive security breach. As well as the cyberattack

Business

Saab stake to be sold to China's Hawtai

Saab’s owner Spyker is selling 30 percent of the Swedish marque to Chinese car maker Hawtai for 120 million euros. The Chinese will also loan Spyker

Saab’s owner Spyker is selling 30 percent of the Swedish marque to Chinese car maker Hawtai for 120 million euros. The Chinese will also loan Spyker

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Greece rejects debt restructuring

One year after being bailed out with 110 billion euros in EU and International Monetary Fund loans, Greece is insisting that any restructuring of its

One year after being bailed out with 110 billion euros in EU and International Monetary Fund loans, Greece is insisting that any restructuring of its

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Back in the Day: when Rolls met Royce

May 4, 1904. Charles Rolls is introduced to Henry Royce at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, England, a meeting that spawned perhaps the most

May 4, 1904. Charles Rolls is introduced to Henry Royce at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, England, a meeting that spawned perhaps the most

Culture

Art battle pitches France against US in Paris

In this battle, the warriors’ weapons are palettes and paintbrushes: street artists from the US and France are fighting for the top prize in a

In this battle, the warriors’ weapons are palettes and paintbrushes: street artists from the US and France are fighting for the top prize in a

Culture

Will Ferrell goes serious

The public finally gets a rare glimpse of funny man Will Ferrell’s serious side. One of the biggest and the most unlikely stars to visit the

The public finally gets a rare glimpse of funny man Will Ferrell’s serious side. One of the biggest and the most unlikely stars to visit the

Business

Metro's sales flat but losses lower

Metro, the world’s fourth largest retailer, has reported flat first-quarter sales but it did post a smaller loss than had been expected at three

Metro, the world’s fourth largest retailer, has reported flat first-quarter sales but it did post a smaller loss than had been expected at three

Science_technology

First ever biosphere project is 20 years old

Man has long dreamt of living on another planet. But could human beings really survive in a self-contained biosphere? Arizona’s daring Biosphere 2

Man has long dreamt of living on another planet. But could human beings really survive in a self-contained biosphere? Arizona’s daring Biosphere 2

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Pakistan's leaders squirm in spotlight

Difficult questions were being asked in Pakistan on Tuesday following the bin Laden raid. Although the atmosphere is calm, many seem bemused. How

Difficult questions were being asked in Pakistan on Tuesday following the bin Laden raid. Although the atmosphere is calm, many seem bemused. How

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US confident of increasing post-bin Laden security

Washington DC and other US cities have seen more police on the streets, two days after the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. But the White

Washington DC and other US cities have seen more police on the streets, two days after the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. But the White

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Reporters Without Borders graffiti Syrian embassy

Members of Reporters Without Borders threw ink and painted stencils on the walls of the Syrian embassy in Paris to protest the ongoing violence in

Members of Reporters Without Borders threw ink and painted stencils on the walls of the Syrian embassy in Paris to protest the ongoing violence in

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UK terror arrests near nuclear plant

Police in the UK have revealed they arrested five men under anti-terrorism laws near a nuclear site in north-west England on Monday. The men, who

Police in the UK have revealed they arrested five men under anti-terrorism laws near a nuclear site in north-west England on Monday. The men, who

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Iran pours scorn on bin Laden death

The response in Iran to the death of bin Laden has, predictably, been markedly different to that of the West. “The foreigners’ excuse to carry on

The response in Iran to the death of bin Laden has, predictably, been markedly different to that of the West. “The foreigners’ excuse to carry on

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ICRC urges Syria to lift restrictions on medics

The International Committee of the Red Cross on Tuesday called on Syria to stop preventing its medics from treating casualties in Deraa. Deraa, in

The International Committee of the Red Cross on Tuesday called on Syria to stop preventing its medics from treating casualties in Deraa. Deraa, in

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Pro-Taliban demonstration in Pakistan

More than 100 supporters of a pro-Taliban Islamist party took to streets in Pakistan’s south-western city of Quetta to condemn the death of Osama bin

More than 100 supporters of a pro-Taliban Islamist party took to streets in Pakistan’s south-western city of Quetta to condemn the death of Osama bin

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US expects eventual al-Qaeda counter attack

American police patrols have increased in major US cities, but on a five-point scale for terrorist threats the military remained hovering around

American police patrols have increased in major US cities, but on a five-point scale for terrorist threats the military remained hovering around

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Tornado rips through New Zealand's Auckland suburbs

A tornado left a trail of destruction in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, on Tuesday (May 3), leaving one person dead and more than a dozen

A tornado left a trail of destruction in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, on Tuesday (May 3), leaving one person dead and more than a dozen

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Canadian PM Harper celebrates election win

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will head a majority government for the first time after his Conservative Party won Monday’s parliamentary

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will head a majority government for the first time after his Conservative Party won Monday’s parliamentary

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White House says bin Laden was 'unarmed' during raid

The White House has confirmed that Osama bin Laden was unarmed when American commandoes stormed his compound. But they say the al Qaeda chief did put

The White House has confirmed that Osama bin Laden was unarmed when American commandoes stormed his compound. But they say the al Qaeda chief did put

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Spanish giants set for Champions League crunch match

Real Madrid have a mountain to climb in tonight’s Champions League semi-final second leg match against FC Barcelona in the Nou Camp. Not only will

Real Madrid have a mountain to climb in tonight’s Champions League semi-final second leg match against FC Barcelona in the Nou Camp. Not only will

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Officials find second black box from Air France crash

French investigators said on Tuesday that have found the second flight recorder of the Air France plane that crashed into the Atlantic almost two

French investigators said on Tuesday that have found the second flight recorder of the Air France plane that crashed into the Atlantic almost two