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2011-06-11

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Reports of 1500 migrants arriving at Lampedusa

Three boats carrying an estimated 1500 migrants from North Africa arrived off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa overnight. The vessels are

Three boats carrying an estimated 1500 migrants from North Africa arrived off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa overnight. The vessels are

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Albertina Sisulu funeral held in Soweto

Thousands of people have turned out for the funeral of one of South Africa’s leading anti-apartheid figures. President Jacob Zuma called Albertina

Thousands of people have turned out for the funeral of one of South Africa’s leading anti-apartheid figures. President Jacob Zuma called Albertina

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Small explosion at Ikea in Dresden

After Belgium, France and the Netherlands it was the turn of the Ikea store in Dresden to be targeted by an explosion. Police in the German city say

After Belgium, France and the Netherlands it was the turn of the Ikea store in Dresden to be targeted by an explosion. Police in the German city say

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"Head" of Al Qaeda in East Africa dead - police

The security services in Somalia say they have killed the man believed to be the head of Al Qaeda in East Africa. The US had offered a five

The security services in Somalia say they have killed the man believed to be the head of Al Qaeda in East Africa. The US had offered a five

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Anti-corruption protest taken to Madrid's City Hall

Hundreds of people have blockaded the streets around Madrid’s City Hall, as the new mayor was sworn in inside. The participants said it was a

Hundreds of people have blockaded the streets around Madrid’s City Hall, as the new mayor was sworn in inside. The participants said it was a

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Duke of Cambridge's first Trooping the Colour

It is the Queen’s official birthday, just a day after her husband Prince Phillip reached the grand old age of 90, and she was joined for the Trooping

It is the Queen’s official birthday, just a day after her husband Prince Phillip reached the grand old age of 90, and she was joined for the Trooping

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Election campaign ends in Turkey

Who will lead Turkey through the next four years? The opinion polls say Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will win a third consecutive term, and

Who will lead Turkey through the next four years? The opinion polls say Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will win a third consecutive term, and

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Protests mark three-month Fukishima anniversary

It is three months to the day since a cataclysmic earthquake and tsunami laid waste to a swathe of north-eastern Japan. At least 23,000 are known to

It is three months to the day since a cataclysmic earthquake and tsunami laid waste to a swathe of north-eastern Japan. At least 23,000 are known to

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Syrian helicopter gunships fire on civilians

Syria has reportedly deployed helicopter gunships for the first time to repress popular protests against the Bashar al-Assad regime. According to the

Syria has reportedly deployed helicopter gunships for the first time to repress popular protests against the Bashar al-Assad regime. According to the

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Japan's north-east awaits reconstruction

Japan’s prime minister visits the tsunami-sticken north-east of his country today to see how life is getting back to normal three months after the

Japan’s prime minister visits the tsunami-sticken north-east of his country today to see how life is getting back to normal three months after the

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Bean sprouts cause of e-coli says Germany

While you should still be careful about bean sprouts, it seems it is safe to go back to eating salads again. Europe’s month-long e-coli scare left at

While you should still be careful about bean sprouts, it seems it is safe to go back to eating salads again. Europe’s month-long e-coli scare left at

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Palin mails released

More than 24,000 pages of emails to and from Sarah Palin while she was Governor of Alaska have been released by the US state, three years after media

More than 24,000 pages of emails to and from Sarah Palin while she was Governor of Alaska have been released by the US state, three years after media

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Peace caravan arrives in Mexican hot spot

Mexico’s Caravan For Peace has reached the country’s most dangerous city – Ciudad Juarez. The caravan has been organised by Mexian

Mexico’s Caravan For Peace has reached the country’s most dangerous city – Ciudad Juarez. The caravan has been organised by Mexian

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Spanish police unmask Anonymous hackers

Spanish police have arrested three suspected members of the hacker group Anonymous. The men have been charged with cyber attacks on banks

Spanish police have arrested three suspected members of the hacker group Anonymous. The men have been charged with cyber attacks on banks

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Scores dead in fighting in Libya

Heavy fighting around the rebel-held Libyan town of Misrata has left at least 30 people dead, while more than 20 rebels have been killed in two days

Heavy fighting around the rebel-held Libyan town of Misrata has left at least 30 people dead, while more than 20 rebels have been killed in two days

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Drought declared in UK as Europe suffers

An official state of drought has been declared in some parts of Britain after the driest spring on record. Much of northern Europe is also

An official state of drought has been declared in some parts of Britain after the driest spring on record. Much of northern Europe is also

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Election campaigning comes to a close in Turkey

Turkey’s prime minister has turned up the heat on his rivals as campaigning comes to a close ahead of elections on Sunday. Opinion polls indicate

Turkey’s prime minister has turned up the heat on his rivals as campaigning comes to a close ahead of elections on Sunday. Opinion polls indicate

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Damascus sends gunships in as protests continue

The Syrian army is said to have deployed air power against protesters for the first time but there are also fresh reports of splits within the ranks

The Syrian army is said to have deployed air power against protesters for the first time but there are also fresh reports of splits within the ranks

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Cloned cow produces "human breast milk"

Argentinian doctors claim they have cloned the world’s first cow capable of producing human breast milk.   Rosita was born on April 6 by Caesarian

Argentinian doctors claim they have cloned the world’s first cow capable of producing human breast milk.   Rosita was born on April 6 by Caesarian

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Referendums pose test for Italian PM Berlusconi

Italians could hand another blow to Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s leadership in four referendums being held on Sunday. The premier suffered

Italians could hand another blow to Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s leadership in four referendums being held on Sunday. The premier suffered

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Yemen streets full of protesters

Massive demonstrations have been taking place on the streets of Yemen. Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters say they will continue their

Massive demonstrations have been taking place on the streets of Yemen. Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters say they will continue their