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2011-05-04

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Leading Libyans face arrest

The International Criminal Court is to seek the arrest of at least three leading Libyan officials after its investigation of the killing of

The International Criminal Court is to seek the arrest of at least three leading Libyan officials after its investigation of the killing of

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Israel disconcerted by Palestinian unity

News of the rapprochement between Fatah and Hamas has not been welcomed by Israel. Mahmoud Abbas and Ismail Haniyeh working together will prove to be

News of the rapprochement between Fatah and Hamas has not been welcomed by Israel. Mahmoud Abbas and Ismail Haniyeh working together will prove to be

Europe

EU and Indonesia sign sustainable timber pact

Indonesia and the EU have signed a deal aimed at stopping illegally sourced timber. Destruction of the world’s rain forests, particularly those

Indonesia and the EU have signed a deal aimed at stopping illegally sourced timber. Destruction of the world’s rain forests, particularly those

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Fatah-Hamas reconciliation remains to be proven

The Palestinians’ secular Fatah faction and the Islamist Hamas faction have put a ceremonial seal on a reconciliation agreement between

The Palestinians’ secular Fatah faction and the Islamist Hamas faction have put a ceremonial seal on a reconciliation agreement between

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Bin Laden raid details remain sketchy

The unreliability and sheer lack of any hard data concerning the bin Laden raid in Pakistan continues to top the news. The manner of bin Laden’s

The unreliability and sheer lack of any hard data concerning the bin Laden raid in Pakistan continues to top the news. The manner of bin Laden’s

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Circus drama for top cast

The circus movie “Water for Elephants” is continuing to draw audiences around the globe despite its mixed reviews. Set in the 1930’s, the film

The circus movie “Water for Elephants” is continuing to draw audiences around the globe despite its mixed reviews. Set in the 1930’s, the film

Business

Portugal's opposition checks out bailout

Leaders of Portugal’s main opposition party, the Social Democrats, have been meeting with European and IMF officials looking at the details of the

Leaders of Portugal’s main opposition party, the Social Democrats, have been meeting with European and IMF officials looking at the details of the

Business

IMF's Strauss-Kahn says Greece wanted help earlier

A video has emerged in which the head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn says Greece was secretly negotiating IMF assistance

A video has emerged in which the head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn says Greece was secretly negotiating IMF assistance

Business

Nissan to supply New York's iconic yellow cabs

Japan’s Nissan has won a 10-year contract to be the exclusive supplier of New York’s iconic yellow taxis. It beat Ford and the Turkish manufacturer

Japan’s Nissan has won a 10-year contract to be the exclusive supplier of New York’s iconic yellow taxis. It beat Ford and the Turkish manufacturer

Business

Latest data show UK economy still sluggish

Lending to British consumers and homebuyers rose less than expected in March according to figures released by the Bank of England. It was more

Lending to British consumers and homebuyers rose less than expected in March according to figures released by the Bank of England. It was more

Business

Glencore IPO draws big investors

Top commodity trader Glencore is looking to a strong debut for this month’s initial public offering of shares planning to raise $11 billion (7.4

Top commodity trader Glencore is looking to a strong debut for this month’s initial public offering of shares planning to raise $11 billion (7.4

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Deadly attack in northern Turkey

In Turkey, one police officer has died after an attack on a bus in the north of the country, near to where Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan had

In Turkey, one police officer has died after an attack on a bus in the north of the country, near to where Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan had

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The US and Pakistan - uneasy bedfellows?

The greatest casualty of the operation to eliminate Osama bin Laden, apart from the al Qaeda leader himself, may well be the relationship between the

The greatest casualty of the operation to eliminate Osama bin Laden, apart from the al Qaeda leader himself, may well be the relationship between the

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UK vote may bring Clegg more pain

The latest opinion polls suggests that a referendum to change the way members of parliament are elected in the UK is likely to return a ‘no’ result

The latest opinion polls suggests that a referendum to change the way members of parliament are elected in the UK is likely to return a ‘no’ result

Europe

EU considers Schengen reform to fight migration

Europe has Schengen in its sights. Once lauded as one of the EU’s landmark treaties, an influx of migrants from North Africa has changed all that

Europe has Schengen in its sights. Once lauded as one of the EU’s landmark treaties, an influx of migrants from North Africa has changed all that

Europe

Europe plans Schengen shake up

Europe could give individual states more power to temporarily restore border controls under new plans that were discussed on Wednesday. The

Europe could give individual states more power to temporarily restore border controls under new plans that were discussed on Wednesday. The

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Palestinians cautious but optimistic over unity deal

In Gaza, amid some scepticism, many Palestinians showed renewed hope for their future after the unity deal between Hamas and Fatah. Among the Gazans’

In Gaza, amid some scepticism, many Palestinians showed renewed hope for their future after the unity deal between Hamas and Fatah. Among the Gazans’

Nocomment

Polish cup final ends with pitch invasion

Hooligans clashed with police and damaged the stadium after Legia Warsaw won the Polish Cup final 5-4 on penalties against Lech Poznan in Bydgoszcz.

Hooligans clashed with police and damaged the stadium after Legia Warsaw won the Polish Cup final 5-4 on penalties against Lech Poznan in Bydgoszcz.

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Syrian courts begin work on protesters

The people of Banias held up bread to symbolically nourish their brothers and sisters in Deraa in their latest protests on Wednesday. The flames of

The people of Banias held up bread to symbolically nourish their brothers and sisters in Deraa in their latest protests on Wednesday. The flames of

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Palestinian rivals end bitter feud

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal have ended a four-year feud at a reconciliation ceremony in Cairo. The men lead

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal have ended a four-year feud at a reconciliation ceremony in Cairo. The men lead

Culture

Yundi Li at China's cultural epicentre

In partnership with: The stage is set for a major event in the Chinese capital of Beijing as Chinese pianist Yundi Li, a mega star at home and

In partnership with: The stage is set for a major event in the Chinese capital of Beijing as Chinese pianist Yundi Li, a mega star at home and

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Osamaland briefly opens to public

After the US and Pakistani armies raked over the bin Laden compound it was the stunned residents of Abbottabad’s turn. The world’s media was also

After the US and Pakistani armies raked over the bin Laden compound it was the stunned residents of Abbottabad’s turn. The world’s media was also

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Back in the Day: birth of the Council of Europe

May 5, 1949. The Council of Europe is created with the signing of the Treaty of London by the ten original member states. Today, the Council

May 5, 1949. The Council of Europe is created with the signing of the Treaty of London by the ten original member states. Today, the Council

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Barcelona fans celebrate Champions League success

Barcelona fans took to the streets of the Catalan capital after watching their team complete a 3-1 aggregate win over rivals Real Madrid in the

Barcelona fans took to the streets of the Catalan capital after watching their team complete a 3-1 aggregate win over rivals Real Madrid in the

Science_technology

Rio gears up for 2014 World Cup

As the 2014 World Cup nears, security is a big challenge for Brazil. Authorities in Rio de Janeiro have set up a major operation centre using all the

As the 2014 World Cup nears, security is a big challenge for Brazil. Authorities in Rio de Janeiro have set up a major operation centre using all the

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Portuguese feel bailout is cold comfort

A lot of worried Portuguese are uncertain what their caretaker prime minister’s reassurances are worth, surrounding the conditions of a 78 billion

A lot of worried Portuguese are uncertain what their caretaker prime minister’s reassurances are worth, surrounding the conditions of a 78 billion

Culture

Polish art show to mark start of EU presidency

To celebrate the start of the Polish presidency of the EU in July, a selection of works by prominent modern and contemporary Polish artists is going

To celebrate the start of the Polish presidency of the EU in July, a selection of works by prominent modern and contemporary Polish artists is going

Culture

Maker of Saw launches new horror flick in Europe

‘Insidious’ is the latest horror flick by James Wan, who was behind the megabucks blockbuster ‘Saw’. Following a simple and successful recipe, the

‘Insidious’ is the latest horror flick by James Wan, who was behind the megabucks blockbuster ‘Saw’. Following a simple and successful recipe, the