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2011-05-18

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'Bodies are in the streets', say Syrian refugees

Some Syrian refugees who have managed to cross into Lebanon have told stories of widespread destruction and killing in the border town of Tel

Some Syrian refugees who have managed to cross into Lebanon have told stories of widespread destruction and killing in the border town of Tel

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Private business plane travel recovering

More business travelers are taking to the air on privately owned and chartered planes. The European air safety body Eurocontrol saw a 5.5 percent

More business travelers are taking to the air on privately owned and chartered planes. The European air safety body Eurocontrol saw a 5.5 percent

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Pressures for IMF chief to quit

While Dominique Strauss-Kahn sits in prison facing serious criminal charges, on the outside there is growing pressure for him to quit as head of the

While Dominique Strauss-Kahn sits in prison facing serious criminal charges, on the outside there is growing pressure for him to quit as head of the

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A Yemen deal at last?

Some scepticism surrounds the latest deal in Yemen said to have been agreed between its president of 33 years and the opposition, which would allow

Some scepticism surrounds the latest deal in Yemen said to have been agreed between its president of 33 years and the opposition, which would allow

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French outrage over DSK handcuff images

As certain French voices question the absence of a picture of the alleged victim in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sex case, there is growing outrage in

As certain French voices question the absence of a picture of the alleged victim in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sex case, there is growing outrage in

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Von Trier Nazi remarks rattle Cannes

Danish director Lars von Trier has once more stirred strong emotions, at the Cannes film festival. Jewish groups were swift to condemn his behaviour

Danish director Lars von Trier has once more stirred strong emotions, at the Cannes film festival. Jewish groups were swift to condemn his behaviour

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Europe and China symbiosis

Rivals or partners, confrontation or collaboration, Europe’s complicated relationship with China is under the spotlight as never before this week

Rivals or partners, confrontation or collaboration, Europe’s complicated relationship with China is under the spotlight as never before this week

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US to impose direct sanctions on Syria's Assad

Reports from Washington say the US is to impose sanctions directly on President Assad of Syria for human rights abuses. The latest move follows

Reports from Washington say the US is to impose sanctions directly on President Assad of Syria for human rights abuses. The latest move follows

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Queen Elizabeth visits scene of British massacre in Ireland

It was one of the most daring diplomatic engagements of her reign of nearly 60 years. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has visited Croke Park sports

It was one of the most daring diplomatic engagements of her reign of nearly 60 years. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has visited Croke Park sports

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Japan must rethink nuclear regulation says PM

Another part of Japan’s tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has been entered by workers – for the first time since an explosion two months

Another part of Japan’s tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has been entered by workers – for the first time since an explosion two months

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Scant details emerge of DSK's alleged victim

Since the claims of her assault at the weekend the alleged victim of Dominique Strauss-Kahn has not gone home to her flat in the Bronx in New

Since the claims of her assault at the weekend the alleged victim of Dominique Strauss-Kahn has not gone home to her flat in the Bronx in New

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Germany to cut size of military

Germany plans to slim down its armed forces in what is described as the most radical reform since the Bundeswehr was founded in the 1950s. Under

Germany plans to slim down its armed forces in what is described as the most radical reform since the Bundeswehr was founded in the 1950s. Under

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Topless Ukrainian investors say they were fleeced

In the latest topless protest in Ukraine a group of investors demonstrated outside a government building claiming they have been stripped of their

In the latest topless protest in Ukraine a group of investors demonstrated outside a government building claiming they have been stripped of their

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UK minister under fire for rape comments

There are calls for Britain’s Justice Minister to be sacked after controversial comments he made on cases of rape. Speaking on BBC radio on

There are calls for Britain’s Justice Minister to be sacked after controversial comments he made on cases of rape. Speaking on BBC radio on

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Endeavour reaches ISS in penultimate mission

The space shuttle Endeavour has reached the International Space Station in NASA’s last-but-one shuttle mission. The six crew will install an

The space shuttle Endeavour has reached the International Space Station in NASA’s last-but-one shuttle mission. The six crew will install an

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The Space Truck

The European cargo spacecraft ATV, is the most complex vehicle ever built to re-supply an International Space Station. It can take nearly eight

The European cargo spacecraft ATV, is the most complex vehicle ever built to re-supply an International Space Station. It can take nearly eight

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'Perfect pint' poured for Queen Elizabeth

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II visited the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin on Wednesday (May 18) to watch the ‘perfect pint’ of the famous black stout

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II visited the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin on Wednesday (May 18) to watch the ‘perfect pint’ of the famous black stout

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Thousands protest economic crisis in Madrid

Thousands of Spaniards protesting joblessness have taken to the streets around the country, stealing the thunder from traditional political party

Thousands of Spaniards protesting joblessness have taken to the streets around the country, stealing the thunder from traditional political party

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Strauss-Kahn could wait 'months' for trial

As the crow flies, it is not too far from a luxury hotel suite in midtown Manhattan to a cell at New York’s Rikers Island Jail. But metaphorically

As the crow flies, it is not too far from a luxury hotel suite in midtown Manhattan to a cell at New York’s Rikers Island Jail. But metaphorically

Business

IMF warns Greece, ECB cool on debt restructuring

The IMF has said Greece must redouble its reform efforts otherwise it will not be able to cut its huge debt mountain. The sternest warning yet came

The IMF has said Greece must redouble its reform efforts otherwise it will not be able to cut its huge debt mountain. The sternest warning yet came

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On the ground with Libya's rebels

Putting their lives on the line and their faith in their weapons, Libyan rebels are moving into unknown territory. Euronews accompanied a group of

Putting their lives on the line and their faith in their weapons, Libyan rebels are moving into unknown territory. Euronews accompanied a group of

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Back in the Day: Happy Birthday...Mr. President

May 19, 1962. At a birthday tribute to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden in New York, Marilyn Monroe sings her famously breathless

May 19, 1962. At a birthday tribute to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden in New York, Marilyn Monroe sings her famously breathless

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Royal Society wins Asturias prize

The Asturias Prize for Communication and Humanities has been won by the Royal Society, based in London, which is a fellowship of the world’s leading

The Asturias Prize for Communication and Humanities has been won by the Royal Society, based in London, which is a fellowship of the world’s leading

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Inside the Fukushima power plant

New video footage has been released by the operators of Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant, which shows the scale of destruction and also the work

New video footage has been released by the operators of Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant, which shows the scale of destruction and also the work

Culture

Glitz, glamour and parties at Cannes festival

The Cannes film festival is the place where people come to see and to be seen. Actors, directors and wannabes, all sharing the limelight on the

The Cannes film festival is the place where people come to see and to be seen. Actors, directors and wannabes, all sharing the limelight on the

Business

Philips corruption trial 'due' in Poland

Twenty three Poles, including two former employees of Philips Electronics, are reportedly to stand trial in Poland in July over alleged payments of

Twenty three Poles, including two former employees of Philips Electronics, are reportedly to stand trial in Poland in July over alleged payments of

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Portugal jobless up, pays more to borrow

Portugal’s unemployment has hit its highest in 30 years. It jumped to 12.4 percent of the workforce in the first quarter from 10.6 percent a year

Portugal’s unemployment has hit its highest in 30 years. It jumped to 12.4 percent of the workforce in the first quarter from 10.6 percent a year

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Merkel wants southern Europeans to work more

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has said people living in southern European countries – such as Greece – will have to retire later and take fewer

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has said people living in southern European countries – such as Greece – will have to retire later and take fewer

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Tunisia protests Libyan 'enemy action'

Libya’s internal war is inflaming neighbouring Tunisia. Tunis has warned Tripoli it considers the firing of rockets by Libyan forces towards Tunisian

Libya’s internal war is inflaming neighbouring Tunisia. Tunis has warned Tripoli it considers the firing of rockets by Libyan forces towards Tunisian