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2011-06-12

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Crackdown continues in northern Syria

Witnesses have reported violent battles in the northern Syrian town of Jisr Al-Shughour, which, its claimed, also involve assaults by helicopters and

Witnesses have reported violent battles in the northern Syrian town of Jisr Al-Shughour, which, its claimed, also involve assaults by helicopters and

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Death of Iranian journalist on hunger strike - reports

A jailed Iranian journalist has died a week after going on hunger strike according to an opposition website. Hoda Saber was jailed after the disputed

A jailed Iranian journalist has died a week after going on hunger strike according to an opposition website. Hoda Saber was jailed after the disputed

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Ash cloud affects flights Down Under

An ash cloud is once again causing problems with flights, this time in southern Australia and New Zealand. A cloud of particles from an erupting

An ash cloud is once again causing problems with flights, this time in southern Australia and New Zealand. A cloud of particles from an erupting

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Intimate funeral for Jorge Semprun

Family and close friends have gathered for the funeral of Jorge Semprun near Paris. The Spanish writer, resistance fighter and former Spanish culture

Family and close friends have gathered for the funeral of Jorge Semprun near Paris. The Spanish writer, resistance fighter and former Spanish culture

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First pictures released of Gabrielle Giffords

The first pictures of US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords since she was shot in the head in January have been published on the Internet. The

The first pictures of US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords since she was shot in the head in January have been published on the Internet. The

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Conflicting attitudes on Russia Independence Day

June 12 is Russia Day – a national holiday celebrating the anniversary of the Russian Federation becoming a sovereign state in 1990. The national

June 12 is Russia Day – a national holiday celebrating the anniversary of the Russian Federation becoming a sovereign state in 1990. The national

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Bank of Israel chief wants to lead IMF

There is another candidate in the running for the top job at the International Monetary Fund now that Stanley Fischer has declared his interest. The

There is another candidate in the running for the top job at the International Monetary Fund now that Stanley Fischer has declared his interest. The

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"The Outraged" dismantle their camp in Madrid

After occupying one of Madrid’s main squares for four weeks, demonstrators have begun voluntarily dismantling their tents. They call themselves “The

After occupying one of Madrid’s main squares for four weeks, demonstrators have begun voluntarily dismantling their tents. They call themselves “The

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UN Syria resolution on "knife edge" - Hague

Syrian state television says government troops are fighting violent battles with what it says are “armed gangs” in Jisr Al-Shughur. Witnesses in the

Syrian state television says government troops are fighting violent battles with what it says are “armed gangs” in Jisr Al-Shughur. Witnesses in the

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Italy referendums could show anger at Berlusconi

Italians voting in Sunday’s referendums could strike a blow against Silvio Berlusconi. The Prime Minister’s party suffered heavy losses in last

Italians voting in Sunday’s referendums could strike a blow against Silvio Berlusconi. The Prime Minister’s party suffered heavy losses in last

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Erdogan win in Turkey elections could lead to new constitution

The most likely results of today’s election in Turkey is a third consecutive term for Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Recent opinion polls before voting began

The most likely results of today’s election in Turkey is a third consecutive term for Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Recent opinion polls before voting began

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IMF hit by cyber attack

The International Monetary Fund has become the latest high profile victim of a cyber attack. The aim was apparently to install software that would

The International Monetary Fund has become the latest high profile victim of a cyber attack. The aim was apparently to install software that would

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Anti-Saleh demonstrators flood Sanaa

The streets of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday belonged to opponents of President Saleh as they put on a show of strength to tell him he was not

The streets of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday belonged to opponents of President Saleh as they put on a show of strength to tell him he was not

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Solar plane forced back down to earth

Technical hitches have forced the solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse to cut short a flight from Brussels to Paris. The plane was on its way to

Technical hitches have forced the solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse to cut short a flight from Brussels to Paris. The plane was on its way to

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No charges for E. coli farm

The farm at the centre of the E. coli outbreak that killed at least 31 people will not face charges. German authorities say their investigations

The farm at the centre of the E. coli outbreak that killed at least 31 people will not face charges. German authorities say their investigations

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Fischer joins race for IMF top job

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer says he will run for the top job at the International Monetary Fund. According to IMF rules, Fischer at 67

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer says he will run for the top job at the International Monetary Fund. According to IMF rules, Fischer at 67

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Berlusconi urges voters to abstain in referendums

Polls have opened for four referendums in Italy, which could give people the chance to express their anger at Silvio Berlusconi. The Prime Minister’s

Polls have opened for four referendums in Italy, which could give people the chance to express their anger at Silvio Berlusconi. The Prime Minister’s

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Turkey goes to the polls

Voting is underway in Turkey in a general election expected to return the ruling AK party for a third consecutive term. The country has become an

Voting is underway in Turkey in a general election expected to return the ruling AK party for a third consecutive term. The country has become an

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Pressure grows on sext scandal congressman to quit

Surrounded by reporters, US Congressman Anthony Weiner said yesterday: “I’ve made mistakes, as I said on Monday … now I’m just going to try to get

Surrounded by reporters, US Congressman Anthony Weiner said yesterday: “I’ve made mistakes, as I said on Monday … now I’m just going to try to get

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Chirac joke falls flat with French right

He may have been joking but not everyone will see the funny side. Suggesting a switch of political camps, former French President Jacques Chirac

He may have been joking but not everyone will see the funny side. Suggesting a switch of political camps, former French President Jacques Chirac

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Twin blasts kill at least 34 in Pakistan

Twin explosions have ripped through a market in the city of Peshawar in the volatile northwestern region of Pakistan. At least 34 people have been

Twin explosions have ripped through a market in the city of Peshawar in the volatile northwestern region of Pakistan. At least 34 people have been

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Syrians flee "savage" Bashir

Around 10,000 Syrians – men, women and children – are estimated to have flocked to the border area near Turkey, desperate to flee the authority’s

Around 10,000 Syrians – men, women and children – are estimated to have flocked to the border area near Turkey, desperate to flee the authority’s

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Gay Pride marches take place across Europe

June is Gay and Lesbian pride month – and marches are taking place across Europe. In deeply conservative Croatia, the police were out in force

June is Gay and Lesbian pride month – and marches are taking place across Europe. In deeply conservative Croatia, the police were out in force