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2011-08-19

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Libyan rebels claim progress to east of Tripoli

Libyan rebels celebrating major advances on the road to Tripoli now say they have almost captured the town of Zlitan to the east of the capital.

Libyan rebels celebrating major advances on the road to Tripoli now say they have almost captured the town of Zlitan to the east of the capital.

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Ukraine ex-PM Tymoshenko tells court she's ill

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has told the court trying her for abuse of office that she is unwell and she wants to be examined by

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has told the court trying her for abuse of office that she is unwell and she wants to be examined by

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European markets fall for second day

Following Black Thursday’s falls of up to six percent, there was another sharp sell-off on European stock markets on Friday as shares in some banks

Following Black Thursday’s falls of up to six percent, there was another sharp sell-off on European stock markets on Friday as shares in some banks

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Ben Shatwan says billions stolen in Libya

Revolutions can be messy affairs, especially when there is a resort to arms, a regime turns in on itself, and civil war looms. The Libyan

Revolutions can be messy affairs, especially when there is a resort to arms, a regime turns in on itself, and civil war looms. The Libyan

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Hazare hails start of 'new revolution' in India

A lashing monsoon rain was not enough to put off the jubilant crowds in New Delhi as India’s anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare was freed from

A lashing monsoon rain was not enough to put off the jubilant crowds in New Delhi as India’s anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare was freed from

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Isolation continues for 'tortured' Norway killer

A judge has ruled that Anders Behring Breivik must remain in solitary confinement for another four weeks, ignoring complaints from the Norwegian mass

A judge has ruled that Anders Behring Breivik must remain in solitary confinement for another four weeks, ignoring complaints from the Norwegian mass

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Violence over? 14 killed in Syrian crackdown

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may have pledged that his crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators was over, but new amateur footage from Damascus

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may have pledged that his crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators was over, but new amateur footage from Damascus

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Israel-Gaza violence escalates

The violence has intensified in the aftermath of the deadly ambush of Israeli vehicles near the resort of Eilat. Gaza militants fired at least 10

The violence has intensified in the aftermath of the deadly ambush of Israeli vehicles near the resort of Eilat. Gaza militants fired at least 10

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Turkish PM visits famine victims in Somalia

Turkey’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has become the most high profile leader so far to visit Mogadishu during Somalia’s famine. He and his

Turkey’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has become the most high profile leader so far to visit Mogadishu during Somalia’s famine. He and his

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Footage captures horror of Belgian festival tragedy

Dramatic amateur footage captured the moment a deadly storm swept through an outdoor pop festival in Belgium, causing death and destruction. Five

Dramatic amateur footage captured the moment a deadly storm swept through an outdoor pop festival in Belgium, causing death and destruction. Five

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Dozens killed in Pakistan mosque blast

More than 40 people have been killed in a suspected suicide attack at a mosque in Pakistan. The blast ripped through the building in Jamrud in the

More than 40 people have been killed in a suspected suicide attack at a mosque in Pakistan. The blast ripped through the building in Jamrud in the

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Symbolic El Escorial visit for Pope Benedict

On day two of Pope Benedict’s visit to Spain the pontiff left Madrid, boarding the pope-mobile for the journey to El Escorial – a vast palace and

On day two of Pope Benedict’s visit to Spain the pontiff left Madrid, boarding the pope-mobile for the journey to El Escorial – a vast palace and

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Jubilant Indians greet freed corruption activist

Indian anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare has launched his public hunger strike after being released from jail in New Delhi. Earlier he had

Indian anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare has launched his public hunger strike after being released from jail in New Delhi. Earlier he had

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Kabul suicide attack on British Council leaves nine dead

Taliban gunmen have killed at least nine people as they stormed the British Council charity in Kabul and held off the security forces for eight

Taliban gunmen have killed at least nine people as they stormed the British Council charity in Kabul and held off the security forces for eight

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Russia opposes West call for Syria's Assad to go

Russia says it opposes American and European calls for Syria’s President al-Assad to step down. According to Moscow, he needs more time to implement

Russia says it opposes American and European calls for Syria’s President al-Assad to step down. According to Moscow, he needs more time to implement

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The anti-Gorbachev coup: 20 years on

Two decades on, the image of Boris Yeltsin climbing onto a tank outside parliament remains the reference for many remembering the failed coup against

Two decades on, the image of Boris Yeltsin climbing onto a tank outside parliament remains the reference for many remembering the failed coup against

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Suicide attack and gunfight at British Council in Kabul

Taliban suicide fighters have stormed the British Council charity in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least nine people and wounding around

Taliban suicide fighters have stormed the British Council charity in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least nine people and wounding around

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Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Spain

Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Madrid for the Roman Catholic Church’s World Youth Day.

Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Madrid for the Roman Catholic Church’s World Youth Day.

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Truck turmoil in New York City

New York City firefighters made an unusual rescue, plucking a mechanic from the cab of a salt spreader that had smashed through the wall of the

New York City firefighters made an unusual rescue, plucking a mechanic from the cab of a salt spreader that had smashed through the wall of the

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Belgian festival death toll rises to five

The death toll has risen to five after a violent storm lashed an outdoor pop festival in Belgium. A further 40 people were injured, some seriously

The death toll has risen to five after a violent storm lashed an outdoor pop festival in Belgium. A further 40 people were injured, some seriously

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Chile acknowledges thousands more Pinochet victims

Chile is reliving the horrors of the Pinochet era, with a new report exposing almost 10,000 new cases of human rights violations during the

Chile is reliving the horrors of the Pinochet era, with a new report exposing almost 10,000 new cases of human rights violations during the

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Global markets continue to experience falls

Asian markets opened as much as four per cent down on Friday, amid increasing fears that the US economy is sliding into recession. The steepest drops

Asian markets opened as much as four per cent down on Friday, amid increasing fears that the US economy is sliding into recession. The steepest drops

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Storms cause five deaths at Belgian music festival

Collapsed stages at a Belgian music festival have left at least five people dead. Two of the platforms apparently buckled after being hit by trees

Collapsed stages at a Belgian music festival have left at least five people dead. Two of the platforms apparently buckled after being hit by trees

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Israel strikes back after attacks near Egypt border

The Gaza Strip has been rocked by a series of Israeli airstrikes, following a number of attacks in Israel earlier in the day. Between Thursday

The Gaza Strip has been rocked by a series of Israeli airstrikes, following a number of attacks in Israel earlier in the day. Between Thursday

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Talk gets tougher on Syrian President's position

The United States and European Union have called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, marking a tougher stance on the killing of

The United States and European Union have called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, marking a tougher stance on the killing of

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Madrid protesters fail to mount anti-Pope demos

Protesters unhappy with the Pope’s visit to Spain were out in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square on Thursday evening. Furious at the cost of hosting the

Protesters unhappy with the Pope’s visit to Spain were out in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square on Thursday evening. Furious at the cost of hosting the

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Recap of Pope's 1st day in Spain

Pope Benedict XVI began his four day visit to Spain on Thursday by denouncing the principle of “profits before people”. The 84 year old pontiff was

Pope Benedict XVI began his four day visit to Spain on Thursday by denouncing the principle of “profits before people”. The 84 year old pontiff was

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Turkey launches further military attacks on PKK rebels in Iraq

As the funeral ceremonies took place for Turkish soldiers killed by Kurdish PKK guerrillas, Turkey launched further heavy air and artillery assaults

As the funeral ceremonies took place for Turkish soldiers killed by Kurdish PKK guerrillas, Turkey launched further heavy air and artillery assaults

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Key Libyan oil refinery seized by rebels

Libyan rebels seized the country’s only working oil refinery on Thursday in what has been described as a symbolically important move. Nine people

Libyan rebels seized the country’s only working oil refinery on Thursday in what has been described as a symbolically important move. Nine people