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2011-05-15

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Zurich voters reject ban on assisted suicide

Voters in the Swiss city of Zurich have decided against proposed bans on assisted suicide and so-called suicide tourism. Projections show nearly 80

Voters in the Swiss city of Zurich have decided against proposed bans on assisted suicide and so-called suicide tourism. Projections show nearly 80

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15 dead in pro-Palestinian protests

At least 15 people died during protests close to Israel’s borders with Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinian territories on Sunday. Palestinians and

At least 15 people died during protests close to Israel’s borders with Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinian territories on Sunday. Palestinians and

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IMF chief's career in politics and power

Born in France in 1949, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, or DSK as he became known, spent the early part of his career as an academic economist. But with

Born in France in 1949, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, or DSK as he became known, spent the early part of his career as an academic economist. But with

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Judgement day for Berlusconi

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi cast his vote in Milan on Sunday in the local elections, presumably for his own party. But he will be hoping

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi cast his vote in Milan on Sunday in the local elections, presumably for his own party. But he will be hoping

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Strauss-Kahn to plead not guilty to sex charges

Lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, said on Sunday that their client will plead not guilty to

Lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, said on Sunday that their client will plead not guilty to

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French politics rocked by Strauss-Kahn 'sex scandal'

The accusations of sexual assault against IMF head and potential French presidential candidate Dominique Strauss-Kahn sent shockwaves through French

The accusations of sexual assault against IMF head and potential French presidential candidate Dominique Strauss-Kahn sent shockwaves through French

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Nakba day marred by death and injury

One man is dead and 17 injured after a truck collided with vehicles and pedestrians in Tel Aviv on Sunday. Police say the driver was an Arab

One man is dead and 17 injured after a truck collided with vehicles and pedestrians in Tel Aviv on Sunday. Police say the driver was an Arab

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Chileans protest at dam project

There have been violent clashes in Chile between the police and environmentalists opposed to plans to build five new dams in Patagonia.

There have been violent clashes in Chile between the police and environmentalists opposed to plans to build five new dams in Patagonia.

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Azerbaijan wins Eurovision

More than one hundred million people watched Azerbaijan win the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night with the song “Running Scared” sung by duo

More than one hundred million people watched Azerbaijan win the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night with the song “Running Scared” sung by duo

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IMF chief on sex charges

US prosecutors have charged the head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, with a criminal sexual act, attempted rape, and unlawful imprisonment

US prosecutors have charged the head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, with a criminal sexual act, attempted rape, and unlawful imprisonment

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New start for Haiti

Haiti’s new president, Michel Martelly, has been sworn in with a promise to wake the country up and a request for people to trust him. A former

Haiti’s new president, Michel Martelly, has been sworn in with a promise to wake the country up and a request for people to trust him. A former

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Syrian crackdown reported in border town

Activists in Syria say violence by security forces against protesters is continuing despite a pledge to withdraw the army from some cities and begin

Activists in Syria say violence by security forces against protesters is continuing despite a pledge to withdraw the army from some cities and begin

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IMF's Strauss-Kahn arrested over 'sex assault'

New York police have confirmed that the IMF’s managing director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has been arrested and is being questioned over an alleged

New York police have confirmed that the IMF’s managing director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has been arrested and is being questioned over an alleged

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Azerbaijan wins Eurovision for first time

Some countries go years without success. Not so the latest winner of the Eurovision Song Contest. Just three years after entering for the first

Some countries go years without success. Not so the latest winner of the Eurovision Song Contest. Just three years after entering for the first

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Mississippi floodgates opened to save cities

Floodgates have been opened in the southern United States in a bid to spare large cities from becoming inundated. US army engineers opened the

Floodgates have been opened in the southern United States in a bid to spare large cities from becoming inundated. US army engineers opened the

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Poll test for Berlusconi in 'vital' local elections

Italians are going to the polls in local elections that are a key test for scandal-hit Silvio Berlusconi and his government. About a quarter of the

Italians are going to the polls in local elections that are a key test for scandal-hit Silvio Berlusconi and his government. About a quarter of the

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Obama orders expansion of US oil production

US President Barack Obama announced an expansion of domestic oil production on Saturday to counter rising crude prices. High fuel prices have hit

US President Barack Obama announced an expansion of domestic oil production on Saturday to counter rising crude prices. High fuel prices have hit

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Plain clothes gunmen fire on Yemen protesters

Gunmen in plain clothes on Saturday opened fire on anti-government demonstrators in Taiz, southern Yemen, wounding at least 15 people. The snipers

Gunmen in plain clothes on Saturday opened fire on anti-government demonstrators in Taiz, southern Yemen, wounding at least 15 people. The snipers