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2011-08-08

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Syria increasingly isolated as ambassadors leave

With the popular uprising in Syria being ever more brutally repressed Syria finds itself being deserted by several Arab countries and under

With the popular uprising in Syria being ever more brutally repressed Syria finds itself being deserted by several Arab countries and under

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EU defends gas deal behind Tymoshenko charges

The EU has voiced more concern about the trial of Ukraine’s former prime minister. Yulia Tymoshenko arrived at court to hear that her request for

The EU has voiced more concern about the trial of Ukraine’s former prime minister. Yulia Tymoshenko arrived at court to hear that her request for

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Oil spill threatens Mumbai beaches

The authorities in Mumbai, India, are struggling to contain a 13 kilometre-long oil slick that has escaped from cargo ship that went down off the

The authorities in Mumbai, India, are struggling to contain a 13 kilometre-long oil slick that has escaped from cargo ship that went down off the

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Dark day for world's financial markets

Share prices tumbled to their lowest in nearly a year on Monday on worries the US – the world’s biggest economy – could slip into recession again –

Share prices tumbled to their lowest in nearly a year on Monday on worries the US – the world’s biggest economy – could slip into recession again –

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South Ossetia remembers victims of Russia-Georgia war

The breakaway republic of South Ossetia has been marking the third anniversary of the war between Georgia and Russia. South Ossetian President

The breakaway republic of South Ossetia has been marking the third anniversary of the war between Georgia and Russia. South Ossetian President

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Tropical storm threatens Chinese chemical plant

A tropical storm battering the northeast Chinese coast has threatened a dyke protecting a chemical plant, prompting residents to be moved from their

A tropical storm battering the northeast Chinese coast has threatened a dyke protecting a chemical plant, prompting residents to be moved from their

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Shares plunge in US and Europe

Tough times on Wall Street where shares slumped on the first day of trading after Standard and Poor’s downgraded the United State’s credit rating

Tough times on Wall Street where shares slumped on the first day of trading after Standard and Poor’s downgraded the United State’s credit rating

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America prays for soldiers killed in Afghanistan

In communities across the United States family and friends have attended church services to pay tribute to 30 US soldiers and eight Afghans killed in

In communities across the United States family and friends have attended church services to pay tribute to 30 US soldiers and eight Afghans killed in

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ECB Spanish Italian bond move helps bonds

The European Central Bank’s move into the Spanish and Italian bond markets on Monday did stabilise that sector of the markets, and made the two

The European Central Bank’s move into the Spanish and Italian bond markets on Monday did stabilise that sector of the markets, and made the two

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UK Home Secretary ends holiday to tackle violence

There have been more clashes in London following the weekend’s violence. Looting and skirmishes between youths and police have been reported in

There have been more clashes in London following the weekend’s violence. Looting and skirmishes between youths and police have been reported in

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What is Turkey's role in Syria?

Turkey says it cannot stay indifferent to what is happening in neighbouring Syria. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said “whatever happens in

Turkey says it cannot stay indifferent to what is happening in neighbouring Syria. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said “whatever happens in

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Judge refuses to free Tymoshenko from custody

A judge has turned down a request by former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s lawyers to free her from detention during her trial for abuse

A judge has turned down a request by former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s lawyers to free her from detention during her trial for abuse

Business

Meltdown worries send shares sliding on Monday

The world’s financial markets remain extremely volatile with investors sending a message to politicians worldwide that they are not doing enough to

The world’s financial markets remain extremely volatile with investors sending a message to politicians worldwide that they are not doing enough to

Culture

Fellini features at Locarno Film Festival

The Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland kicked off with a homage to the magic of Fellini. One of his favourite muses, Magali Noel, took to the stage

The Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland kicked off with a homage to the magic of Fellini. One of his favourite muses, Magali Noel, took to the stage

Sport

Radwanska wins San Diego Open

Agnieszka Radwanska won the biggest hard court title of her career, beating world number three Vera Zvonareva at the San Diego Open. The Pole won

Agnieszka Radwanska won the biggest hard court title of her career, beating world number three Vera Zvonareva at the San Diego Open. The Pole won

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London police condemn 'copycat' violence

An outbreak of rioting that hit part of North London on Saturday has spread to other parts of the UK capital. Police have condemned what they call

An outbreak of rioting that hit part of North London on Saturday has spread to other parts of the UK capital. Police have condemned what they call

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Dalai Lama's political heir sworn in

Tibetans living in exile have a new political leader. Harvard-educated lawyer Lobsang Sangay was sworn in as Tibet’s prime minister-in-exile in a

Tibetans living in exile have a new political leader. Harvard-educated lawyer Lobsang Sangay was sworn in as Tibet’s prime minister-in-exile in a

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Volativity returns to European markets

  After a relatively positive start to trading on Monday European stock markets are becoming more volatile. It seemed as if measures announced by the

  After a relatively positive start to trading on Monday European stock markets are becoming more volatile. It seemed as if measures announced by the

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European stocks fare better than Asia at opening

European stock exchanges opened on Monday morning with better than expected figures. London was down just over 1 per cent, Frankfurt’s

European stock exchanges opened on Monday morning with better than expected figures. London was down just over 1 per cent, Frankfurt’s

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Turkey tackles violence against women

European countries are being urged to sign up to a new convention which will introduce tougher measures to tackle violence against women.   The

European countries are being urged to sign up to a new convention which will introduce tougher measures to tackle violence against women.   The

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Weekend of emergency money talks

Europe’s leaders and finance chiefs spent the weekend frantically attempting to avoid meltdown in the markets after last week’s mammoth global

Europe’s leaders and finance chiefs spent the weekend frantically attempting to avoid meltdown in the markets after last week’s mammoth global

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Reykjavik's Gay Pride parade kicks off

Iceland’s annual Gay Pride parade was held in Reykjavik. Thousands gathered in downdown Reykjavik to take part in the festivities, including Jon

Iceland’s annual Gay Pride parade was held in Reykjavik. Thousands gathered in downdown Reykjavik to take part in the festivities, including Jon

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Trying to fly in Russia

Hundreds gathered on a Moscow riverside to watch handmade flying machines competing in the city’s Flugtag festival.

Hundreds gathered on a Moscow riverside to watch handmade flying machines competing in the city’s Flugtag festival.

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Asian shares fall as markets open

Asian shares fell when the markets opened on Monday morning but the drop was viewed as relatively modest in comparison to the losses seen at the end

Asian shares fell when the markets opened on Monday morning but the drop was viewed as relatively modest in comparison to the losses seen at the end

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Rebels make gains close to Tripoli

Libyan rebels have launched a new offensive against government forces and claim to be in control of a town less than 80 kilometres from

Libyan rebels have launched a new offensive against government forces and claim to be in control of a town less than 80 kilometres from

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Blame game continues over US credit cut

The blame game has continued among US political parties after the country’s loss of its triple-A credit rating. Standard and Poor’s decision to

The blame game has continued among US political parties after the country’s loss of its triple-A credit rating. Standard and Poor’s decision to

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Syrian tanks storm eastern city

Syrian forces appear to be continuing their assault on several cities, leaving a trail of dead and injured in their wake. One amateur video claims

Syrian forces appear to be continuing their assault on several cities, leaving a trail of dead and injured in their wake. One amateur video claims