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2011-06-18

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French motorists angry over new laws

Motorcyclists and car drivers in France staged a series of protests on Saturday against new road safety measures which they say are criminal and

Motorcyclists and car drivers in France staged a series of protests on Saturday against new road safety measures which they say are criminal and

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UN visits Syrian refugees

Despite the Syrian government’s recent announcement that it is safe for refugees to go home they continue to pour into Turkey. Ten thousand is the

Despite the Syrian government’s recent announcement that it is safe for refugees to go home they continue to pour into Turkey. Ten thousand is the

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NATO and Libya - both accused of risking civilian lives

NATO says it has video that proves Colonel Gadaffi’s forces are launching weapons from mosques. The organisation says the images were taken from a

NATO says it has video that proves Colonel Gadaffi’s forces are launching weapons from mosques. The organisation says the images were taken from a

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Claims of Syrian military attack close to Turkish border

In Syria a border village with Turkey has come under attack from troops loyal to President Bashar al Assad. That is the claim behind this video

In Syria a border village with Turkey has come under attack from troops loyal to President Bashar al Assad. That is the claim behind this video

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French theatrical protests on the streets of Athens

In Athens a cabinet reshuffle has not stopped a return to the streets by demonstrators. Around 5,000 pro-communist union members marched in protest

In Athens a cabinet reshuffle has not stopped a return to the streets by demonstrators. Around 5,000 pro-communist union members marched in protest

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Events in Syria provoke clashes in Lebanon

The army in Lebanon has moved into two districts of the northern city of Tripoli to quell deadly clashes between sectarian groups for and against the

The army in Lebanon has moved into two districts of the northern city of Tripoli to quell deadly clashes between sectarian groups for and against the

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War goes on as Afghan president confirm US talks with Taliban

An attack on a police station in central Kabul has killed at least nine people and wounded 12 more. Two or more suicide bombers were involved in the

An attack on a police station in central Kabul has killed at least nine people and wounded 12 more. Two or more suicide bombers were involved in the

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Syrian tanks reportedly storm town near Turkey border

The price of protests across Syria continues to rise. The latest number of dead is reported to be at least 19. Its understood they were shot dead

The price of protests across Syria continues to rise. The latest number of dead is reported to be at least 19. Its understood they were shot dead

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Morocco reacts to historic constitutional reform

In Morocco a spontaneous outpouring of celebrations spread throughout the country after King Mohammed VI promised a new democratic

In Morocco a spontaneous outpouring of celebrations spread throughout the country after King Mohammed VI promised a new democratic

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Floods in China

Residents in flooded villages on the outskirts of the eastern Chinese city of Zhuji stay stay in their homes despite heavy rain, and a lack of

Residents in flooded villages on the outskirts of the eastern Chinese city of Zhuji stay stay in their homes despite heavy rain, and a lack of

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Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Turkey

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Altinozu camp in Turkey in her capacity as UN Goodwill envoy.

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Altinozu camp in Turkey in her capacity as UN Goodwill envoy.

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'White Dinner' in Paris

Thousands of people dressed in white hold a spontaneous but very glamorous picnic in Paris, as the “White Dinner” takes over Notre-Dame square.

Thousands of people dressed in white hold a spontaneous but very glamorous picnic in Paris, as the “White Dinner” takes over Notre-Dame square.

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Clashes with Israeli troops in West Bank

Palestinian and foreign protesters clashed with Israeli troops in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, as demonstrators demanded access to a spring

Palestinian and foreign protesters clashed with Israeli troops in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, as demonstrators demanded access to a spring

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Comic strip heroes Putin and Medvedev out to save the world

A tale of daring, of raw courage and bravery where time is slipping away if the hero is to save the world is causing a sensation in Russia. Almost

A tale of daring, of raw courage and bravery where time is slipping away if the hero is to save the world is causing a sensation in Russia. Almost

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Greenpeace members arrested

The boss of ecowarrior organisation Greenpeace and four leading activists have been arrested on a Greenland oil rig after protesting against Arctic

The boss of ecowarrior organisation Greenpeace and four leading activists have been arrested on a Greenland oil rig after protesting against Arctic

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Venezuelan army storms El Rodeo

Thousands of Venezuelan troops have ended a prison revolt, retaking control of El Rodeo in Caracas. Gunbattles between gangs last Sunday had

Thousands of Venezuelan troops have ended a prison revolt, retaking control of El Rodeo in Caracas. Gunbattles between gangs last Sunday had

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French e-coli case put into coma

One of seven children in northern France still infected with a dangerous strain of E.coli bacteria has been put into a coma as doctors struggle to

One of seven children in northern France still infected with a dangerous strain of E.coli bacteria has been put into a coma as doctors struggle to

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Clean up at Fukushima halted

In Japan work to clean up the radioactive water at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant has been suspended just hours after it started.

In Japan work to clean up the radioactive water at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant has been suspended just hours after it started.

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Libyan rebels push on to Zlitan, deny talks

At least 3000 people turned out in Tripoli on Friday to condemn the NATO airstrikes on the city and show their support for their leader, Muammar

At least 3000 people turned out in Tripoli on Friday to condemn the NATO airstrikes on the city and show their support for their leader, Muammar

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Greeks stabilise ship as market rallies

The eurozone’s big two have agreed on measures to tackle the Greek debt crisis, notably the voluntary participation of private creditors. The

The eurozone’s big two have agreed on measures to tackle the Greek debt crisis, notably the voluntary participation of private creditors. The

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Mohammed VI ushers in new era for Morocco

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI spent an historic Friday signing a new draft constitution he is putting to popular approval in referendum. While he will

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI spent an historic Friday signing a new draft constitution he is putting to popular approval in referendum. While he will

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Widespread violence reported across Syria

There are grim reports of widespread violence in Syria. From the capital Damascus to Amuda in the north east, thousands of people appear to have

There are grim reports of widespread violence in Syria. From the capital Damascus to Amuda in the north east, thousands of people appear to have

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Oldest Arab dynasty opens arms to change

  The King of Morocco has spoken to the nation to announce sweeping changes to the constitution and governance. They go a long way towards

  The King of Morocco has spoken to the nation to announce sweeping changes to the constitution and governance. They go a long way towards

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Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees

UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie has visited Syrian refugees at the Altinozu camp in the Turkish province of Hatay. Hundreds of people

UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie has visited Syrian refugees at the Altinozu camp in the Turkish province of Hatay. Hundreds of people