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2011-07-20

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Back in the Day: the world's first elected female leader

July 21, 1960. Sirimavo Bandaranaike enters office as the prime minister of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), becoming the world’s first elected female head of

July 21, 1960. Sirimavo Bandaranaike enters office as the prime minister of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), becoming the world’s first elected female head of

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Strauss-Kahn accuser to appear in New York court claims newspaper

French writer and journalist Tristane Banon who has alleged Dominic Strauss-Khan attacked her is set to be called by prosecutors to appear in New

French writer and journalist Tristane Banon who has alleged Dominic Strauss-Khan attacked her is set to be called by prosecutors to appear in New

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Balkans justice: The road to the EU

The arrest of Goran Hadzic marks the home straight for a difficult Balkan justice process led by the EU and the Hague War Crimes Tribunal. It has

The arrest of Goran Hadzic marks the home straight for a difficult Balkan justice process led by the EU and the Hague War Crimes Tribunal. It has

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Boasson Hagen claims second stage win

Norway’s Edvald Boasson Hagen produced a superb display to edge out his rivals and clinch the 17th stage of the Tour de France in the Italian town of

Norway’s Edvald Boasson Hagen produced a superb display to edge out his rivals and clinch the 17th stage of the Tour de France in the Italian town of

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Close-up Europe focuses on Greece

Welcome to Close-up Europe. Like many things in history, the euro debt crisis originated in Greece. Today the country is bust and dependent on

Welcome to Close-up Europe. Like many things in history, the euro debt crisis originated in Greece. Today the country is bust and dependent on

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Commission sets out tougher rules for banks

Michel Barnier the European commissioner for the internal market has unveiled tough new rules for banks which would require them to enlarge their

Michel Barnier the European commissioner for the internal market has unveiled tough new rules for banks which would require them to enlarge their

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Famine stalks southern Somalia

The UN has declared parts of Somalia to be in famine conditions due to a severe drought and an Islamic insurgency. Close to 11 million people in

The UN has declared parts of Somalia to be in famine conditions due to a severe drought and an Islamic insurgency. Close to 11 million people in

Business

Debt crisis threatens European Central Bank

Crucial to how the current euro zone debt crisis plays out is the role of the European Central Bank. Under President Jean-Claude Trichet, the

Crucial to how the current euro zone debt crisis plays out is the role of the European Central Bank. Under President Jean-Claude Trichet, the

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France: Gaddafi could 'leave power but stay in Libya'

Landmines and trenches filled with petrol ready to be set alight are hindering Libyan insurgents’ attempts to take control of Brega, according to a

Landmines and trenches filled with petrol ready to be set alight are hindering Libyan insurgents’ attempts to take control of Brega, according to a

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Circus crusade: Murdoch's pie-thrower speaks out

To throw is a verb in the political jargon that comes with shoes and pies. Throwing shoes at politicians is a form of protest seen most commonly in

To throw is a verb in the political jargon that comes with shoes and pies. Throwing shoes at politicians is a form of protest seen most commonly in

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Vukovar welcomes arrest of Hadzic

Vukovar in 1991 was the scene of a massacre for which Goran Hadzic is being held responsible. Almost 300 men perished after Serb forces took the

Vukovar in 1991 was the scene of a massacre for which Goran Hadzic is being held responsible. Almost 300 men perished after Serb forces took the

Culture

Peter Chan does martial arts in 'Wu Xia'

The latest movie from Hong Kong director Peter Chan takes him into the world of martial arts action. The film ‘Wu Xia’ revolves around a simple man

The latest movie from Hong Kong director Peter Chan takes him into the world of martial arts action. The film ‘Wu Xia’ revolves around a simple man

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Osamu Tezuka, the "Father of Manga" on show

Taiwan is paying tribute to a man they call ‘The Father of Manga’. The Japanese artist Osamu Tezuka is the subject of an exhibition of work that has

Taiwan is paying tribute to a man they call ‘The Father of Manga’. The Japanese artist Osamu Tezuka is the subject of an exhibition of work that has

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Bankia's shares slide on debut

Spanish lender Bankia’s shares fell sharply in value as they started trading for the first time in Madrid. Bankia was formed from the shotgun

Spanish lender Bankia’s shares fell sharply in value as they started trading for the first time in Madrid. Bankia was formed from the shotgun

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Samsung's new Galaxy Tab takes on iPad

South Korea’s Samsung has launched a thinner, lighter, upgraded and larger screened version of its Galaxy tablet computer trying to take away some of

South Korea’s Samsung has launched a thinner, lighter, upgraded and larger screened version of its Galaxy tablet computer trying to take away some of

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Airbus, Boeing split huge plane American Airlines order

American Airlines’ parent company has announced what it calls the “largest aircraft order in aviation history.” It is to buy a total of 460

American Airlines’ parent company has announced what it calls the “largest aircraft order in aviation history.” It is to buy a total of 460

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Greek taxi drivers clash with riot police

Riot police and Greek taxi drivers clashed outside the transport ministry after a meeting of their union representatives with the minister was

Riot police and Greek taxi drivers clashed outside the transport ministry after a meeting of their union representatives with the minister was

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Coulson continues to haunt Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron defended his integrity and that of his staff as he made an emergency statement to a rowdy a House of Commons

British Prime Minister David Cameron defended his integrity and that of his staff as he made an emergency statement to a rowdy a House of Commons

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Barroso: eurozone summit failure will be felt globally

Eurozone leaders are queuing up to warn that unless a solution to the debt crisis is found, there will be serious global repurcussions. With all

Eurozone leaders are queuing up to warn that unless a solution to the debt crisis is found, there will be serious global repurcussions. With all

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Serbs catch last big warcrime indictee

Serbia’s last remaining major war crime fugitive wanted by the United Nations tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has been arrested. A former leading

Serbia’s last remaining major war crime fugitive wanted by the United Nations tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has been arrested. A former leading

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FBI swoop nets hackers across US

FBI teams have raided locations in around a dozen states across the US, and arrested at least 16 people suspected of committing cyber

FBI teams have raided locations in around a dozen states across the US, and arrested at least 16 people suspected of committing cyber

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Role of the private sector in euro debt crisis

As European Commissioner for Internal Market, Michel Barnier, is at the forefront of the fight against the economic and financial crisis in the

As European Commissioner for Internal Market, Michel Barnier, is at the forefront of the fight against the economic and financial crisis in the

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Syrian troops 'kill mourners' in Homs

Residents in the Syrian city of Homs say security forces opened fire on mourners yesterday at a funeral for previous victims of the authorities’

Residents in the Syrian city of Homs say security forces opened fire on mourners yesterday at a funeral for previous victims of the authorities’

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Fury at Coulson appointment continues to pester PM

British Prime Minister David Cameron faced a bristling House of Commons as he made a statement on the latest revelations related to the phone-hacking

British Prime Minister David Cameron faced a bristling House of Commons as he made a statement on the latest revelations related to the phone-hacking

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Annual Summer Santa Congress

Around 120 Santas descended on Danish capital Copenhagen for the 54th annual Summer Santa Congress in what is the biggest, busiest and hottest event

Around 120 Santas descended on Danish capital Copenhagen for the 54th annual Summer Santa Congress in what is the biggest, busiest and hottest event

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Serbia says war crime suspect's arrest 'efficient'

Serbia’s president has confirmed that war crime suspect Goran Hadzic was arrested in the region of Fruske Gore. Boris Tadic also answered a

Serbia’s president has confirmed that war crime suspect Goran Hadzic was arrested in the region of Fruske Gore. Boris Tadic also answered a

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Beatles for sale: unseen Fab Four photos up for grabs

A series of never before seen photographs of the Beatles first ever concert tour of the United States in 1964 is to go under the hammer at Christie’s

A series of never before seen photographs of the Beatles first ever concert tour of the United States in 1964 is to go under the hammer at Christie’s

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French lawyer meets DSK prosecutor in New York

Lawyers for the two women who accuse former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Khan of attempted rapes in France and the United States have met prosecutors

Lawyers for the two women who accuse former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Khan of attempted rapes in France and the United States have met prosecutors

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Last major Serb warcrime suspect arrested

Serbia’s last remaining major war crimes fugitive sought by the United Nations tribunal has been arrested: Goran Hadzic. The key figure in the

Serbia’s last remaining major war crimes fugitive sought by the United Nations tribunal has been arrested: Goran Hadzic. The key figure in the

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Back in the Day: Man on the Moon

July 20, 1969 Apollo 11’s lunar landing craft, Eagle, lands on the moon’s Sea of Tranquillity at 16:17 EDT (20:17GMT). Putting man on the moon by the

July 20, 1969 Apollo 11’s lunar landing craft, Eagle, lands on the moon’s Sea of Tranquillity at 16:17 EDT (20:17GMT). Putting man on the moon by the