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2011-05-22

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Greens celebrate historic second in Germany

Germany’s Greens are celebrating as they beat the ruling Christian Democrats into third place in Bremen state elections, according to exit

Germany’s Greens are celebrating as they beat the ruling Christian Democrats into third place in Bremen state elections, according to exit

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Ashton in Benghazi promises rebels EU support

The European Union’s head of foreign policy has gone to Benghazi in Libya promising support for the rebels who are fighting to overthrow Colonel

The European Union’s head of foreign policy has gone to Benghazi in Libya promising support for the rebels who are fighting to overthrow Colonel

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Final British forces leave Iraq

The last British forces left Iraq on Sunday after eight years. Marines from the Royal Navy stayed on after the end of combat operations to help

The last British forces left Iraq on Sunday after eight years. Marines from the Royal Navy stayed on after the end of combat operations to help

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Northern army takes Sudan's Abyei region

Sudan’s northern army has taken control of the disputed Abyei region and is clearing it of southern troops, says Khartoum. Oil-rich and fertile

Sudan’s northern army has taken control of the disputed Abyei region and is clearing it of southern troops, says Khartoum. Oil-rich and fertile

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No risk to European flights from Icelandic eruption

Experts say the eruption of Iceland’s most active volcano this weekend is unlikely to create the international traffic chaos seen a year ago. The

Experts say the eruption of Iceland’s most active volcano this weekend is unlikely to create the international traffic chaos seen a year ago. The

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Two bomb blasts in Baghdad

Two car bombs in the Iraqi capital kill three civilians, but a government official who appears to have been targeted escapes unscathed. A suicide

Two car bombs in the Iraqi capital kill three civilians, but a government official who appears to have been targeted escapes unscathed. A suicide

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Government building attack in Afghanistan

Police surround compound in volatile eastern Afghanistan province of Khost after insurgents attack government building.

Police surround compound in volatile eastern Afghanistan province of Khost after insurgents attack government building.

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Spaish vote expected to hit government

Spanish Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, has cast his vote in local elections that are expected to deliver a stinging blow to his ruling

Spanish Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, has cast his vote in local elections that are expected to deliver a stinging blow to his ruling

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Police move in on Georgian protest

Police in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters calling on President Mikheil Saakashvili to

Police in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters calling on President Mikheil Saakashvili to

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Spain votes amid widespread protests

Protests against the government’s economy policies continue in Spain as the country goes to the polls in today’s local and regional

Protests against the government’s economy policies continue in Spain as the country goes to the polls in today’s local and regional

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Volcano clouds Icelandic skies again

Iceland’s most active volcano has erupted again shutting the county’s airspace. Grimsvertn in southeast Iceland has hurled white smoke some 20

Iceland’s most active volcano has erupted again shutting the county’s airspace. Grimsvertn in southeast Iceland has hurled white smoke some 20

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China, S. Korea put on show of solidarity with quake-hit Japan

Chinese and South Korean leaders visited the Fukushima in northeast Japan on Saturday in show of solidarity with the disaster-hit region. Japanese

Chinese and South Korean leaders visited the Fukushima in northeast Japan on Saturday in show of solidarity with the disaster-hit region. Japanese

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Baghdad rocked by deadly bombings

A series of bombings killed at least 13 people and wounded more than 65 in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Sunday. The deadliest attack killed

A series of bombings killed at least 13 people and wounded more than 65 in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Sunday. The deadliest attack killed

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Icelandic volcano erupts again

Iceland’s most active volcano has erupted again on Saturday but officials downplayed the chance of a repeat of last year’s travel chaos. Grimsvotn

Iceland’s most active volcano has erupted again on Saturday but officials downplayed the chance of a repeat of last year’s travel chaos. Grimsvotn

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Lawyers hunt for evidence in DSK case

After spending time in Rikers Island, ex-IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn has started life as an alleged sex offender. His legal team are now trying

After spending time in Rikers Island, ex-IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn has started life as an alleged sex offender. His legal team are now trying

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Another day of death in Syria

Syrian security forces have opened fire on mourners in the central city of Homs during a mass funeral for ten people killed by government troops.

Syrian security forces have opened fire on mourners in the central city of Homs during a mass funeral for ten people killed by government troops.

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Socialists face heavy losses amid protests

Tens of thousands of people camped out in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol on Saturday despite a ban on political rallies ahead of local and regional

Tens of thousands of people camped out in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol on Saturday despite a ban on political rallies ahead of local and regional

Culture

Cannes draws to a close

The Cannes Film Festival attracts a multitude of characters drawn by the sea, sun, glamour and clammer to the French Riviera each year. The last

The Cannes Film Festival attracts a multitude of characters drawn by the sea, sun, glamour and clammer to the French Riviera each year. The last

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Georgian quit call for 'authoritarian' Saakashvili

Thousands took to the streets of Tbilisi on Saturday to demand the resignation of President Mikheil Saakashvili. The opposition marchers accuse

Thousands took to the streets of Tbilisi on Saturday to demand the resignation of President Mikheil Saakashvili. The opposition marchers accuse

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Ouattara finally sworn in after political deadlock

Alassane Ouattara was inaugurated as Ivory Coast’s new president on Saturday. The country has gripped by a decade of instability and six months of

Alassane Ouattara was inaugurated as Ivory Coast’s new president on Saturday. The country has gripped by a decade of instability and six months of