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2011-05-13

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Suzanne Mubarak admitted to hospital

The wife of Egypt’s ousted former president Suzanne Mubarak has been admitted to intensive care in a Cairo hospital after suffering a suspected heart

The wife of Egypt’s ousted former president Suzanne Mubarak has been admitted to intensive care in a Cairo hospital after suffering a suspected heart

Culture

'We Have a Pope' debuts at Cannes

Italian comedy ‘We Have a Pope’ premiered at The Cannes Film Festival on Friday to much critical acclaim. The story focuses on a newly-elected

Italian comedy ‘We Have a Pope’ premiered at The Cannes Film Festival on Friday to much critical acclaim. The story focuses on a newly-elected

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Japan to help Tepco pay nuclear compensation

Two months after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan’s government says it is to help the plant’s operators bear the burden of compensating

Two months after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan’s government says it is to help the plant’s operators bear the burden of compensating

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More deaths in Syrian crackdown

Syrian security forces have killed at least three protesters in the city of Homs, human rights activists say. Amateur footage posted on social

Syrian security forces have killed at least three protesters in the city of Homs, human rights activists say. Amateur footage posted on social

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Iran: ''They do not like talking to us,'' Amnesty says

It is Amnesty International’s 50th anniversary and the organisation has just published its annual report, reflecting the state of human rights around

It is Amnesty International’s 50th anniversary and the organisation has just published its annual report, reflecting the state of human rights around

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Eurovision pop opera divas to shine this Saturday

Frenchman Amaury Vassili will sing for France at this Saturday’s Eurovision finals in Dusseldorf, Germany. Amaury is among those favoured to carry

Frenchman Amaury Vassili will sing for France at this Saturday’s Eurovision finals in Dusseldorf, Germany. Amaury is among those favoured to carry

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Ashton wins concession from Bosnian Serbs

The Bosnian Serbs have stepped away from a full-on confrontation with the rest of Europe. They have dropped plans to hold a referendum on

The Bosnian Serbs have stepped away from a full-on confrontation with the rest of Europe. They have dropped plans to hold a referendum on

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Denmark called to account over Schengen

The European Commission has asked Denmark to provide details of the border checks it plans to reintroduce, amid fears they could breach

The European Commission has asked Denmark to provide details of the border checks it plans to reintroduce, amid fears they could breach

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Ceremonies held in France for kidnapped journalists

Friday was the 500th day of captivity for two French journalists and their three Afghan assistants being held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan

Friday was the 500th day of captivity for two French journalists and their three Afghan assistants being held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan

Nocomment

Croatian boy a human magnet?

Ivan Stoiljkovic is an ordinary boisterous six-year-old boy. But his family says he has an extraordinary talent: the ability to attract metallic

Ivan Stoiljkovic is an ordinary boisterous six-year-old boy. But his family says he has an extraordinary talent: the ability to attract metallic

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Amnesty slams Iran over death penalty

Iran has sharply stepped up its use of public executions, according to Amnesty International. More than a dozen men, including juveniles, have been

Iran has sharply stepped up its use of public executions, according to Amnesty International. More than a dozen men, including juveniles, have been

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POTC: does the death of bin Laden matter?

Pick of the Clicks looks at the most clicked story of the week on our website and how it is being treated elsewhere on the net. This week: questions

Pick of the Clicks looks at the most clicked story of the week on our website and how it is being treated elsewhere on the net. This week: questions

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Show of interfaith unity in Cairo

Under the sign of the cross and crescent moon entwined, thousands took to Tahrir square in Cairo on Friday in a show of Christian and Muslim

Under the sign of the cross and crescent moon entwined, thousands took to Tahrir square in Cairo on Friday in a show of Christian and Muslim

Business

Euro zone growth gulf widens

Powerful performances by the German and French economies propelled growth in the euro zone well above forecasts in the first three months of the

Powerful performances by the German and French economies propelled growth in the euro zone well above forecasts in the first three months of the

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Solar Impulse makes first international flight

The world’s first international solar-powered flight has taken place. The plane, Solar Impulse took off from Payerne in Switzerland and land in

The world’s first international solar-powered flight has taken place. The plane, Solar Impulse took off from Payerne in Switzerland and land in

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Yemen back on the brink of chaos

The situation in Yemen is becoming more confrontational. On Friday President Ali Abdullah Saleh held a defiant rally attended by thousands of

The situation in Yemen is becoming more confrontational. On Friday President Ali Abdullah Saleh held a defiant rally attended by thousands of

Business

EADS reports Q1 loss but record cash pile

EADS posted a 12 million euro loss in the first quarter, but blamed factors like an accounting change and unfavourable currency exchange rates from

EADS posted a 12 million euro loss in the first quarter, but blamed factors like an accounting change and unfavourable currency exchange rates from

Business

Glencore to close IPO books early

Commodity trader Glencore is having no trouble selling 7.7 billion euros worth of shares with its initial public offering despite the recent

Commodity trader Glencore is having no trouble selling 7.7 billion euros worth of shares with its initial public offering despite the recent

Business

LSE annual profit surges

The London Stock Exchange exceeded its profit forecasts for the year up until the end of March. Profit increased 22 percent on the previous year

The London Stock Exchange exceeded its profit forecasts for the year up until the end of March. Profit increased 22 percent on the previous year

Culture

Panda mania in Cannes

Cannes went Panda mad this week, with the out-of-competition screening of Kung Fu Panda 2, attended by Jack Black, Angelina Jolie and Dustin Hoffman

Cannes went Panda mad this week, with the out-of-competition screening of Kung Fu Panda 2, attended by Jack Black, Angelina Jolie and Dustin Hoffman

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Pakistan braces for more revenge attacks

Pakistan has felt the first outburst of revenge from its domestic branch of al Qaeda, which promised revenge for the killing of Osama bin Laden. The

Pakistan has felt the first outburst of revenge from its domestic branch of al Qaeda, which promised revenge for the killing of Osama bin Laden. The

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Sun-powered plane takes off

The world’s first international solar-powered flight is underway. The plane, Solar Impulse took off from Payerne in Switzerland and is expected to

The world’s first international solar-powered flight is underway. The plane, Solar Impulse took off from Payerne in Switzerland and is expected to

Culture

Raphael Saddiq's Stone Rollin' released

Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and record producer Raphael Saddiq has just released his fourth studio album Stone Rollin’.

Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and record producer Raphael Saddiq has just released his fourth studio album Stone Rollin’.

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Spain remembers quake dead

Spain has paid its respects to the nine victims of Wednesday’s earthquake, which has also left 3,000 people homeless. A memorial service was held

Spain has paid its respects to the nine victims of Wednesday’s earthquake, which has also left 3,000 people homeless. A memorial service was held

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Business education: softly softly

Success in business requires much more than a university degree. In this global era interpersonal skills, creativity and being able to think on your

Success in business requires much more than a university degree. In this global era interpersonal skills, creativity and being able to think on your

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Refugees land on Italian island of Lampedusa

A small fishing boat carrying 166 refugees fleeing unrest in Libya arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa on Friday, one day after European

A small fishing boat carrying 166 refugees fleeing unrest in Libya arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa on Friday, one day after European

Culture

Writing on the wall

The Art of Writing is a new exhibition in the German city of Wiesbaden, near Frankfurt. Some 100 artists from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Iraq and

The Art of Writing is a new exhibition in the German city of Wiesbaden, near Frankfurt. Some 100 artists from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Iraq and

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UN backs Kosovo organ inquiry

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is backing a demand by Serbia for a probe into allegations of organ trafficking in Kosovo during the war of

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is backing a demand by Serbia for a probe into allegations of organ trafficking in Kosovo during the war of