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2011-08-22

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Battle rages for Tripoli as rebels meet resistance

Libyan rebels have been celebrating their rapid success in taking over most of Tripoli – but the battle goes on, with pockets of Gaddafi loyalists

Libyan rebels have been celebrating their rapid success in taking over most of Tripoli – but the battle goes on, with pockets of Gaddafi loyalists

Sport

Spanish footballers extend strike

Spanish league fixtures will be postponed for a second week due to strike action after the player’s union and the Spanish football league failed to

Spanish league fixtures will be postponed for a second week due to strike action after the player’s union and the Spanish football league failed to

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Europe's markets rebound, oil falls, gold hits new records

Hopes for an imminent end to the conflict in Libya boosted most of Europe’s stock markets on Monday. The bounce back went some way to erasing last

Hopes for an imminent end to the conflict in Libya boosted most of Europe’s stock markets on Monday. The bounce back went some way to erasing last

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Truce between Israel and Gaza Strip

Israel and the Islamist Palestinian faction Hamas have called a temporary truce after five days of violence across the border with the Gaza

Israel and the Islamist Palestinian faction Hamas have called a temporary truce after five days of violence across the border with the Gaza

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Hurricane Irene hits Puerto Rico

Hurricane Irene has hit the US Carribbean territory of Puerto Rico, knocking out electricity lines and ripping up trees. More than 800,000 homes were

Hurricane Irene has hit the US Carribbean territory of Puerto Rico, knocking out electricity lines and ripping up trees. More than 800,000 homes were

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Libya: 'NATO certainly played a huge role'

For insight into how the Libyan rebels were able to take Tripoli so swiftly, euronews spoke to Fathi Ben Shatwan, Libya’s Energy Minister until 2006

For insight into how the Libyan rebels were able to take Tripoli so swiftly, euronews spoke to Fathi Ben Shatwan, Libya’s Energy Minister until 2006

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Wildfire rages in Danube delta

A wildfire in the Danube delta in southeast Romania has destroyed more than 300 hectares of vegetation. The blaze broke out on Saturday in a remote

A wildfire in the Danube delta in southeast Romania has destroyed more than 300 hectares of vegetation. The blaze broke out on Saturday in a remote

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Oslo massacre: one month on

Monday marked one month to the day since Anders Behring Breivik launched his attacks on central Oslo and a Labour Party youth camp on Utoeya

Monday marked one month to the day since Anders Behring Breivik launched his attacks on central Oslo and a Labour Party youth camp on Utoeya

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Winning unity next challenge for Libyan rebels

There is nothing like a common enemy to unite old foes but the speed and manner of the rebel advance on Tripoli has been astonishing. NATO’s

There is nothing like a common enemy to unite old foes but the speed and manner of the rebel advance on Tripoli has been astonishing. NATO’s

Business

Libya end-game pulls down oil prices

Anticipating the resumption of oil exports from Libya with the end of the civil war there the price of Brent crude in London has fallen. In the

Anticipating the resumption of oil exports from Libya with the end of the civil war there the price of Brent crude in London has fallen. In the

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Back in the Day: the end of an 8-year kidnap ordeal

August 23, 2006. Austrian 18-year-old Natascha Kampusch escapes her kidnapper Wolfgang Priklopil more than eight years after he took her captive

August 23, 2006. Austrian 18-year-old Natascha Kampusch escapes her kidnapper Wolfgang Priklopil more than eight years after he took her captive

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Syrian violence tops UN agenda in Geneva

The violence in Syria has put President Bashar al-Assad’s leadership under the microscope at an urgent session of the UN Human Rights Council in

The violence in Syria has put President Bashar al-Assad’s leadership under the microscope at an urgent session of the UN Human Rights Council in

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Where is Colonel Muammar Gaddafi?

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has been broadcasting defiant audio messages since rebels moved in on Tripoli but a mystery remains over his

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has been broadcasting defiant audio messages since rebels moved in on Tripoli but a mystery remains over his

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Riga's birthday key built for keeps

All for one and one for all – the citizens of Riga, Latvia have donated some 50,000 old keys, to be melted into one. It is the Baltic city’s 810th

All for one and one for all – the citizens of Riga, Latvia have donated some 50,000 old keys, to be melted into one. It is the Baltic city’s 810th

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Jubilant Libyan rebels hunt for Gaddafi in Tripoli

More Libyan rebels have been joining forces in Tripoli, as government soldiers held out in pockets. The opponents of the more than 40-year absolute

More Libyan rebels have been joining forces in Tripoli, as government soldiers held out in pockets. The opponents of the more than 40-year absolute

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Door still open for DSK return to French public life

A leading socialist contender for the French presidential election has said Dominique Strauss-Kahn could still return to public office in France if

A leading socialist contender for the French presidential election has said Dominique Strauss-Kahn could still return to public office in France if

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Share prices bounce back, oil down, gold up

European stock markets rebounded on Monday after last week’s slump that took share prices to their lowest levels in two years. It is the same

European stock markets rebounded on Monday after last week’s slump that took share prices to their lowest levels in two years. It is the same

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Cameron tells Gaddafi to step down

British Prime Minister David Cameron has added his voice to calls for Muammar Gaddafi to step down and start handing over power to the country’s

British Prime Minister David Cameron has added his voice to calls for Muammar Gaddafi to step down and start handing over power to the country’s

Culture

Ukraine's push for EU visa-free travel

When it comes to relations between Ukraine and the European Union, one big issue in Kiev is the on-going controversy over EU travel visas

When it comes to relations between Ukraine and the European Union, one big issue in Kiev is the on-going controversy over EU travel visas

Culture

Lviv, the 'Little Paris'

The city of Lviv in the west of Ukraine is perhaps the best example of the stark differences between the country’s main centres. Its ancient

The city of Lviv in the west of Ukraine is perhaps the best example of the stark differences between the country’s main centres. Its ancient

Culture

Kazantip: The Party Land

Some call this place the Ibiza of Eastern Europe, a Ukrainian “Burning Man”! Others say there’s nothing quite like it elsewhere in the world! This is

Some call this place the Ibiza of Eastern Europe, a Ukrainian “Burning Man”! Others say there’s nothing quite like it elsewhere in the world! This is

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Isolated fighting continues in Tripoli

While many Libyans have been celebrating what they see as a new dawn, some confusion is strongly expected to be the norm for quite some time. The

While many Libyans have been celebrating what they see as a new dawn, some confusion is strongly expected to be the norm for quite some time. The

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Gaddafi regime is 'clearly crumbling': NATO chief

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Monday repeated his call for Muammar Gaddafi to step aside as rebels pushed to take control of

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Monday repeated his call for Muammar Gaddafi to step aside as rebels pushed to take control of

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Libyan diaspora celebrates as Gaddafi's rule nears end

Libyans worldwide celebrated on Monday as rebels claimed they were close to ousting Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Libyan nationals living in Washington

Libyans worldwide celebrated on Monday as rebels claimed they were close to ousting Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Libyan nationals living in Washington

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Libya rebels claim victory in Tripoli

Libya’s rebels say they have seized control of most of Tripoli. In central Green Square, crowds went wild with cheering, believing Muammar

Libya’s rebels say they have seized control of most of Tripoli. In central Green Square, crowds went wild with cheering, believing Muammar

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Pope Benedict XVI's WYD final mass

Pope Benedict XVI held the final Mass of his visit to Spain for the Roman Catholic Church’s youth festival, attended by thousands of Catholic

Pope Benedict XVI held the final Mass of his visit to Spain for the Roman Catholic Church’s youth festival, attended by thousands of Catholic

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Joe Biden visits China

US Vice President Joe Biden spent the fifth day of his visit to China visiting cultural sites and meeting with students in Chengdu, Sichuan province.

US Vice President Joe Biden spent the fifth day of his visit to China visiting cultural sites and meeting with students in Chengdu, Sichuan province.

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Homeless Football World Cup starts in Paris

The Homeless World Cup unites 64 countries aiming to fight homelessness through football. The founders want to use sport as a means to promote social

The Homeless World Cup unites 64 countries aiming to fight homelessness through football. The founders want to use sport as a means to promote social

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Libyan rebel sweep spreads joy

Libyans have been celebrating what many say is a new dawn in cities symbolising the revolt against their country’s discredited leader Muammar

Libyans have been celebrating what many say is a new dawn in cities symbolising the revolt against their country’s discredited leader Muammar

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Pope leaves protest-hit festival in Spain

Pope Benedict has taken his leave of King Juan Carlos and Spain after a protest-hit “World Youth Day” festival. The pontiff held Mass at Madrid’s

Pope Benedict has taken his leave of King Juan Carlos and Spain after a protest-hit “World Youth Day” festival. The pontiff held Mass at Madrid’s