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2011-06-13

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UNICEF supports schools around the world

For more than six decades, UNICEF has been working for the welfare of children around the world, especially in developing countries. This week we

For more than six decades, UNICEF has been working for the welfare of children around the world, especially in developing countries. This week we

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Taking the gap

Taking a year’s break from education before going to university is an increasingly popular choice for many young people. The gap year is both a test

Taking a year’s break from education before going to university is an increasingly popular choice for many young people. The gap year is both a test

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Turkish journalist Mehmet Ali Birand on what won the election

To assess Turkey’s election results, euronews talked to prominent Turkish journalist Mehmet Ali Birand, by satellite link with Istanbul. Gizem

To assess Turkey’s election results, euronews talked to prominent Turkish journalist Mehmet Ali Birand, by satellite link with Istanbul. Gizem

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Erdogan vows to work with rivals on new constitution

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won a third term as Turkey’s prime minister. His AK Party gained a decisive victory, picking up 49.9 percent of the vote

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won a third term as Turkey’s prime minister. His AK Party gained a decisive victory, picking up 49.9 percent of the vote

Business

Plane order battle hots up

Ahead of next week’s Paris Air Show, order news is starting to build. Hong Kong Airlines has said it plans to buy an as-yet-unspecified number of

Ahead of next week’s Paris Air Show, order news is starting to build. Hong Kong Airlines has said it plans to buy an as-yet-unspecified number of

Culture

INXS launches tribute album

Australian band INXS are currently on tour on the back of Original Sin, a tribute album featuring world artists reinterpreting the band’s classics

Australian band INXS are currently on tour on the back of Original Sin, a tribute album featuring world artists reinterpreting the band’s classics

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Big boost to global vaccination campaign

A campaign to vaccinate millions of children in poor countries has received a major boost. Britain and the billionaire Bill Gates have been the

A campaign to vaccinate millions of children in poor countries has received a major boost. Britain and the billionaire Bill Gates have been the

Culture

French cinema wins top awards in Annecy

French cinema picked up the honours at this year’s Annecy animation film festival, picking up the event’s top awards. Featuring more than 220

French cinema picked up the honours at this year’s Annecy animation film festival, picking up the event’s top awards. Featuring more than 220

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Berlusconi woes mount as Italians say 'no' to nuclear

Analysts say early indications point to a heavy defeat for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in referendums on nuclear power, water

Analysts say early indications point to a heavy defeat for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in referendums on nuclear power, water

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Lebanon gets new government after months of wrangling

Lebanon has announced a new government five months after Hezbollah and its supporters toppled the Western backed coalition of Saad al-Hariri. Prime

Lebanon has announced a new government five months after Hezbollah and its supporters toppled the Western backed coalition of Saad al-Hariri. Prime

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Italy's hot and cold relationship with nuclear power

The 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine played a major role in Italy disconnecting itself from nuclear power. One year later Italians voted in a

The 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine played a major role in Italy disconnecting itself from nuclear power. One year later Italians voted in a

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Serb nationalist anger over NATO conference

Serbian nationalists are holding demonstrations in protest over Belgrade’s hosting of a NATO conference this week. A banner denouncing the Western

Serbian nationalists are holding demonstrations in protest over Belgrade’s hosting of a NATO conference this week. A banner denouncing the Western

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The challenges ahead for Turkish PM Erdogan

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a strong mandate to pursue his reform agenda after Sunday’s election results. But he will need to

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a strong mandate to pursue his reform agenda after Sunday’s election results. But he will need to

Business

Lagarde builds support for IMF job

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde continues to pick up support in her bid to run the International Monetary Fund. Indonesia is the first

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde continues to pick up support in her bid to run the International Monetary Fund. Indonesia is the first

Science_technology

One of smallest butterflies could disappear

One of the world’s smallest butterflies, the Sinai Baton Blue, is threatened with extinction according to scientists. It feeds on a specific kind

One of the world’s smallest butterflies, the Sinai Baton Blue, is threatened with extinction according to scientists. It feeds on a specific kind

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"Slutwalk" reaches London, expected elsewhere

Around 5,000 so-called “slutwalkers” took to the streets of London on Sunday to voice what they called the “radical notion that nobody deserves to be

Around 5,000 so-called “slutwalkers” took to the streets of London on Sunday to voice what they called the “radical notion that nobody deserves to be

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Team Astana gears up for Tour de France

July 2, 2011 is D-Day for the Tour de France and Team Astana finalised its preparation for the world’s most prestigious cycling event with an

July 2, 2011 is D-Day for the Tour de France and Team Astana finalised its preparation for the world’s most prestigious cycling event with an

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Stalemate continues in Libya

As the power struggle continues in Libya, rebels in Dafnia near the western city of Misrata are keen show that they have the weapons and are

As the power struggle continues in Libya, rebels in Dafnia near the western city of Misrata are keen show that they have the weapons and are

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Back in the Day: the Vatican lifts its ban on bad books

June 14, 1966: Pope Paul VI formally abolishes the Catholic Church’s ban on books deemed immoral or theologically inaccurate. The Index Librorum

June 14, 1966: Pope Paul VI formally abolishes the Catholic Church’s ban on books deemed immoral or theologically inaccurate. The Index Librorum

Business

Saab hoping to do more Chinese deals

The latest episode in the Saab saga has Dutch owner Spyker planning to sell even more of the company to the Chinese. Once it gets approval from

The latest episode in the Saab saga has Dutch owner Spyker planning to sell even more of the company to the Chinese. Once it gets approval from

Business

Maple boosts hostile bid for TMX

Maple Group has boosted its hostile takeover bid for the Toronto Stock Exchange operator TMX Group. The all-Canadian consortium – which has just

Maple Group has boosted its hostile takeover bid for the Toronto Stock Exchange operator TMX Group. The all-Canadian consortium – which has just

Business

Chinese money growth and loans slow

The amount of money entering the Chinese economy slowed to its lowest level in two and a half years in May. Official figures showed that China’s

The amount of money entering the Chinese economy slowed to its lowest level in two and a half years in May. Official figures showed that China’s

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Vietnam holds navy drills amid tension with China

Vietnam is holding military exercises with live rounds off its coast, as it accuses Beijing of raising tension in the South China Sea. A war of

Vietnam is holding military exercises with live rounds off its coast, as it accuses Beijing of raising tension in the South China Sea. A war of

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Syrians flee to Turkey

Nearly 7,000 Syrians are reported to have fled into neighbouring Turkey following the crackdown on Jisr al-Shughour by forces loyal the the regime of

Nearly 7,000 Syrians are reported to have fled into neighbouring Turkey following the crackdown on Jisr al-Shughour by forces loyal the the regime of

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Syrian uprising escalates

Syrian state TV has shown what the government claims are mass graves containing the mutilated bodies of 10 security force members. The report said

Syrian state TV has shown what the government claims are mass graves containing the mutilated bodies of 10 security force members. The report said

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Facebook nears 700m users, loses in US, Canada

The world’s largest social network Facebook has lost about six million users in the US, its home country, while growing elsewhere. By the start of

The world’s largest social network Facebook has lost about six million users in the US, its home country, while growing elsewhere. By the start of

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Syrian activists' anger at fake gay blog

Gay rights activists in Syria have reacted angrily after discovering that a blog supposedly written by a lesbian in Damascus was in fact the work of

Gay rights activists in Syria have reacted angrily after discovering that a blog supposedly written by a lesbian in Damascus was in fact the work of

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Berlusconi faces fresh setbacks in referendums

Voting has ended in four referendums in Italy.    The issues being decided are water privatisation, the price of water, nuclear power, and whether

Voting has ended in four referendums in Italy.    The issues being decided are water privatisation, the price of water, nuclear power, and whether

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Opposition gains in Turkey election

Turkey’s main opposition party has done well despite defeat in the elections. The secularist CHP gained 23 seats and garnered roughly 26 percent of

Turkey’s main opposition party has done well despite defeat in the elections. The secularist CHP gained 23 seats and garnered roughly 26 percent of