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2011-05-29

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Spanish-inspired protest grips Athens

Inspired by the so-called “Indignant” movement sweeping Spain, thousands of Greeks gathered in Athens on Sunday for their largest protest so

Inspired by the so-called “Indignant” movement sweeping Spain, thousands of Greeks gathered in Athens on Sunday for their largest protest so

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Gonçalo M.Tavares on man, machines and society

Modern society tends to value machines more than humans according to one of the biggest names in contemporary Portuguese literature.   Gonçalo

Modern society tends to value machines more than humans according to one of the biggest names in contemporary Portuguese literature.   Gonçalo

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European Champions arrive home in Barcelona

They waived the restrictions on hand luggage for the European Cup. Led by coach Pep Guardiola, Barcelona’s triumphant players came down the plane

They waived the restrictions on hand luggage for the European Cup. Led by coach Pep Guardiola, Barcelona’s triumphant players came down the plane

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Reports of more deaths in Syria

Residents say at least three people have been killed and scores wounded as the crackdown on anti-government protesters continues in Syria. Troops

Residents say at least three people have been killed and scores wounded as the crackdown on anti-government protesters continues in Syria. Troops

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Nigeria's Jonathan takes oath for first full term

Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan has been sworn in for his first full elected term as president. After the pomp and ceremony, he faces tough challenges

Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan has been sworn in for his first full elected term as president. After the pomp and ceremony, he faces tough challenges

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Maltese say 'yes' to divorce

The people of staunchly Catholic Malta have approved the introduction of divorce, backing the move by a small majority in a referendum. The

The people of staunchly Catholic Malta have approved the introduction of divorce, backing the move by a small majority in a referendum. The

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More die in German E.coli scare

In Germany, at least ten people have now died and three hundred have been taken ill after contracting a rare and virulent form of E.coli blamed on

In Germany, at least ten people have now died and three hundred have been taken ill after contracting a rare and virulent form of E.coli blamed on

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Leader of Georgia's rebel Abkhazia region dies

Georgia’s breakaway Abkhazia region is in mourning after the death of its president. Sergei Bagapsh, 62, died in hospital in Moscow from

Georgia’s breakaway Abkhazia region is in mourning after the death of its president. Sergei Bagapsh, 62, died in hospital in Moscow from

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French minister accused of harassment resigns

In France, a junior government minister accused of sexually harassing staff at the town hall where he is mayor has resigned from the government

In France, a junior government minister accused of sexually harassing staff at the town hall where he is mayor has resigned from the government

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Big test for Berlusconi in local election run-offs

The stakes are high for Silvio Berlusconi as Italians go to the polls in local election run-offs. The premier took a battering in the first round

The stakes are high for Silvio Berlusconi as Italians go to the polls in local election run-offs. The premier took a battering in the first round

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Conflicting feelings over Mladic arrest

The arrest of Ratko Mladic has revived conflicting feelings in Serbia. A candlelit vigil has been held for Mladic in the village of Lazarevo. The

The arrest of Ratko Mladic has revived conflicting feelings in Serbia. A candlelit vigil has been held for Mladic in the village of Lazarevo. The

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Afghans say NATO air strike kills 12 children, two women

A NATO air strike in Helmand province has killed 12 children and two women according to Afghan officials. Bereaved relatives cradled the bodies of

A NATO air strike in Helmand province has killed 12 children and two women according to Afghan officials. Bereaved relatives cradled the bodies of

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Triumphant return for Honduran ex-president

They waited in their thousands to give him a hero’s homecoming. Two years after being ousted as president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya has returned

They waited in their thousands to give him a hero’s homecoming. Two years after being ousted as president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya has returned

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Blatter challenger pulls out of FIFA race

Mohamed Bin Hammam of Qatar has withdrawn his candidacy to become FIFA president, amid a bribery scandal at football’s governing body. Bin Hammam

Mohamed Bin Hammam of Qatar has withdrawn his candidacy to become FIFA president, amid a bribery scandal at football’s governing body. Bin Hammam

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Fire bomb attack injures Turkish students

Turkish police suspect a group of Kurdistan Workers Party supporters were behind a fire bomb attack on a student residence in the southeast province

Turkish police suspect a group of Kurdistan Workers Party supporters were behind a fire bomb attack on a student residence in the southeast province

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Georgian opposition stage Tbilisi protest

At least 3,000 Georgian opposition supporters have demonstrated in the capital Tbilisi after one of their rallies was broken up on Thursday by

At least 3,000 Georgian opposition supporters have demonstrated in the capital Tbilisi after one of their rallies was broken up on Thursday by

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Latvian president dissolves parliament

Latvia’s President Valdis Zatlers has dissolved parliament and called new elections after it blocked a corruption investigation into a top

Latvia’s President Valdis Zatlers has dissolved parliament and called new elections after it blocked a corruption investigation into a top

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Clashes in Barcelona after Champions League win

As celebrations by Barcelona supporters drew to a close after the team’s Champions League victory, violence erupted on the streets of the

As celebrations by Barcelona supporters drew to a close after the team’s Champions League victory, violence erupted on the streets of the

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Barca crowned kings of Europe

Barcelona inflicted more Champions league misery on Manchester United on Saturday night after the Spaniards beat the Red Devils 3-1 in the final at

Barcelona inflicted more Champions league misery on Manchester United on Saturday night after the Spaniards beat the Red Devils 3-1 in the final at

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Barcelona hails Champions League win

The streets of Barcelona were painted claret and blue after the city’s title-winning football team beat Manchester United 3-1 in the Champions League

The streets of Barcelona were painted claret and blue after the city’s title-winning football team beat Manchester United 3-1 in the Champions League

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Arab leaders seek UN-backed Palestine

The Arab League voted on Saturday to seek full UN membership for a Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The proposed state would

The Arab League voted on Saturday to seek full UN membership for a Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The proposed state would

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German protests call for earlier nuclear exit

Thousands of Germans took to the streets on Saturday to call on their government to hasten the country’s exit from nuclear power. Organisers of

Thousands of Germans took to the streets on Saturday to call on their government to hasten the country’s exit from nuclear power. Organisers of

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Mladic supporters' anger over his arrest

News of the arrest of Ratko Mladic has not been welcomed by his supporters. Bosnian Serbs, living in Sokolac, a town 50 kilometres east of

News of the arrest of Ratko Mladic has not been welcomed by his supporters. Bosnian Serbs, living in Sokolac, a town 50 kilometres east of