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2011-05-08

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Last of the German playboys

The legendary German playboy and former husband of French actress Brigitte Bardot, has killed himself. 78 year-old Gunter Sachs is reported to have

The legendary German playboy and former husband of French actress Brigitte Bardot, has killed himself. 78 year-old Gunter Sachs is reported to have

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Happy birthday car

The motor car is 125 years old. Carl Benz, as in Mercedes Benz, is credited with having applied for the first patent for a car back in 1886. To

The motor car is 125 years old. Carl Benz, as in Mercedes Benz, is credited with having applied for the first patent for a car back in 1886. To

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Up to 18 killed in Baghdad prison shoot-out

Up to 10 inmates and 8 police officers are reported dead in an attempted prison break-out in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Officials say one of the

Up to 10 inmates and 8 police officers are reported dead in an attempted prison break-out in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Officials say one of the

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Tunis police break up fourth day of protest

Tunisian police have broken up a fourth day of anti-government protests in the capital Tunis. They fired tear gas to force the demonstrators away

Tunisian police have broken up a fourth day of anti-government protests in the capital Tunis. They fired tear gas to force the demonstrators away

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Anti-terror demo in Morocco

Thousands of Moroccans gathered in Marrakesh over the weekend at the site of a bomb attack on the Cafe Argana that killed 17 people on April 28

Thousands of Moroccans gathered in Marrakesh over the weekend at the site of a bomb attack on the Cafe Argana that killed 17 people on April 28

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EU eyes on key Albanian poll

Albanians have been voting in local elections described as a referendum on the national government’s record – and a key test for possible future

Albanians have been voting in local elections described as a referendum on the national government’s record – and a key test for possible future

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Sectarian violence flares in Egypt leaves 10 dead

In Egypt around 190 people are to face trial by a military court after fatal clashes between Christians and Muslims in Cairo. At least 10 people

In Egypt around 190 people are to face trial by a military court after fatal clashes between Christians and Muslims in Cairo. At least 10 people

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Fears for Misrata fuel supply after depot attack

There are fears for Misrata’s fuel reserves after an attack by pro-Gaddafi forces left the Libyan rebel port’s main terminal in flames. Several

There are fears for Misrata’s fuel reserves after an attack by pro-Gaddafi forces left the Libyan rebel port’s main terminal in flames. Several

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Shipwrecked migrants rescued off Lampedusa

Hundreds of illegal migrants have been saved in a dramatic rescue off the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa after their boat got into trouble

Hundreds of illegal migrants have been saved in a dramatic rescue off the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa after their boat got into trouble

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UK's Blue keen to avoid Eurovision blues

Eurovision rehearsals are reaching fever pitch ahead of next weekend’s annual song contest in Germany. Last year Britain got ten, not nul points

Eurovision rehearsals are reaching fever pitch ahead of next weekend’s annual song contest in Germany. Last year Britain got ten, not nul points

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Libyan rebels buried in Benghazi

Rebels killed by a heat missile fired by forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are buried in the stronghold of Benghazi.

Rebels killed by a heat missile fired by forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are buried in the stronghold of Benghazi.

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Yemen youth protest

Youth groups leading protests to oust Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh call on Gulf Arab states to withdraw a plan which has failed so far to

Youth groups leading protests to oust Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh call on Gulf Arab states to withdraw a plan which has failed so far to

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Gaza Salafists rally for Bin Laden

Dozens of al Qaeda-inspired Salafists rally in Gaza City’s main square in protest against Osama bin Laden’s killing in a U.S raid.

Dozens of al Qaeda-inspired Salafists rally in Gaza City’s main square in protest against Osama bin Laden’s killing in a U.S raid.

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Egypt sectarian clashes orchestrated, say witnesses

Several people are reported to have died in sectarian violence in Cairo on Saturday night. Clashes broke out after a crowd of conservative Muslims

Several people are reported to have died in sectarian violence in Cairo on Saturday night. Clashes broke out after a crowd of conservative Muslims

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Pentagon aims to 'strip away bin Laden mystique'

Not a martyr – but a frail old man wrapped in a blanket watching himself on TV. By releasing new videos showing Osama bin Laden inside the

Not a martyr – but a frail old man wrapped in a blanket watching himself on TV. By releasing new videos showing Osama bin Laden inside the

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Mississippi rising threatens Memphis residents

People living in the American city of Memphis are bracing themselves, as the Mississippi River is set for a massive swell. Heavy rain is expected to

People living in the American city of Memphis are bracing themselves, as the Mississippi River is set for a massive swell. Heavy rain is expected to

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Muslims and Christians clash in Cairo

Sectarian violence in Egypt’s capital city has left one person dead and 23 wounded. Clashes broke out between Muslims and Christians in Cairo on

Sectarian violence in Egypt’s capital city has left one person dead and 23 wounded. Clashes broke out between Muslims and Christians in Cairo on

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Gaddafi forces pound rebels in western Libya

At least nine rebels have been killed in fighting in Zintan in western Libya. On Saturday, pro-Gaddafi forces surrounded the town, firing in rockets

At least nine rebels have been killed in fighting in Zintan in western Libya. On Saturday, pro-Gaddafi forces surrounded the town, firing in rockets

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Syrian crackdown continues

Amateur video uploaded onto a social media website on Friday purports to show Syrian security forces physically and verbally abusing detained

Amateur video uploaded onto a social media website on Friday purports to show Syrian security forces physically and verbally abusing detained