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2011-08-24

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Syrian opposition established National Council

Syrian opposition is very close to have its leadership. Opponents declared the establishment of National Council following their 3-day meeting in

Syrian opposition is very close to have its leadership. Opponents declared the establishment of National Council following their 3-day meeting in

Sport

Japan shines again in Paris

Japan’s Aiko Sato held her nerve to edge out Brazil’s Rafaela Silva and secure the under 57 kilo title at the World Judo Championships in Paris on

Japan’s Aiko Sato held her nerve to edge out Brazil’s Rafaela Silva and secure the under 57 kilo title at the World Judo Championships in Paris on

Sport

Rodriguez wins stage five

Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez produced a flawless run to outclass his rivals and clinch stage five of the Tour of Spain in Valdepeñas de Jaén on

Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez produced a flawless run to outclass his rivals and clinch stage five of the Tour of Spain in Valdepeñas de Jaén on

Business

Libyan rebels to honour all legal oil deals

Libya’s rebel government has said it will honour all energy contracts granted legally under Muammar Gaddafi’s rule. That followed concerns among

Libya’s rebel government has said it will honour all energy contracts granted legally under Muammar Gaddafi’s rule. That followed concerns among

Business

France cuts growth forecasts and will tax the rich

The French government has cut it forecast for economic growth and unveiled plans aimed at ensuring that slowdown does not undermine its AAA credit

The French government has cut it forecast for economic growth and unveiled plans aimed at ensuring that slowdown does not undermine its AAA credit

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Global challenges: water in an urbanising world

This year’s World Water Week in Stockholm focusses on water resources in a rapidly urbanising World. On the mayors’ panel, city managers from all

This year’s World Water Week in Stockholm focusses on water resources in a rapidly urbanising World. On the mayors’ panel, city managers from all

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France assure continued support for Libya

France has pledged continuing support, both militarily and financially, for the Libyan National Transitional Council. President Nicolas Sarkozy

France has pledged continuing support, both militarily and financially, for the Libyan National Transitional Council. President Nicolas Sarkozy

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NATO watchful and wary over Libya's future

Nial O’Reilly, euronews: “Colonel Gaddafi may have lost control of Tripoli, but he remains at large and apparently determined to fight on. To

Nial O’Reilly, euronews: “Colonel Gaddafi may have lost control of Tripoli, but he remains at large and apparently determined to fight on. To

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Gaddafi's deadly weapons arsenal prompts US concern

As the Gaddafi regime hangs by a thread the United States is becoming increasingly concerned about the fate of Libya’s weapons stockpiles.

As the Gaddafi regime hangs by a thread the United States is becoming increasingly concerned about the fate of Libya’s weapons stockpiles.

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Russian space supply ship fails to reach ISS

A Russian spacecraft launched to re-supply six astronauts on the International Space Station failed to reach its orbit and burned up in the

A Russian spacecraft launched to re-supply six astronauts on the International Space Station failed to reach its orbit and burned up in the

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Students protest at Greek university reforms

Greek students have clashed with riot-police during protests against an overhaul of the country’s universities that has been passed in

Greek students have clashed with riot-police during protests against an overhaul of the country’s universities that has been passed in

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Demos on Ukraine's independence day

Ukraine has been celebrating the 20th anniversary of its independence from the Soviet Union. President Yanukovich used the occasion to talk of

Ukraine has been celebrating the 20th anniversary of its independence from the Soviet Union. President Yanukovich used the occasion to talk of

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Chile in two day strike

Chile has seen its first two-day national strike since the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship. This follows clashes with police in recent weeks as

Chile has seen its first two-day national strike since the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship. This follows clashes with police in recent weeks as

Business

Politicians blamed for Japan rating cut

Credit ratings agency Moody’s has cut its rating on Japan’s government debt. It has been reduced by one notch to Aa3 because of the country’s high

Credit ratings agency Moody’s has cut its rating on Japan’s government debt. It has been reduced by one notch to Aa3 because of the country’s high

News

Rebels improvise in Tripoli

With breaks for self-congratulation in Tripoli, real skirmishing continues. The rebels are improvising in their drive to defeat Muammar Gaddafi

With breaks for self-congratulation in Tripoli, real skirmishing continues. The rebels are improvising in their drive to defeat Muammar Gaddafi

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Croatian Serb Goran Hadzic denies war crimes

The Croatian Serb rebel leader Goran Hadzic has denied charges of war crimes during the fighting in former Yugoslavia between 1991 and 1995. He

The Croatian Serb rebel leader Goran Hadzic has denied charges of war crimes during the fighting in former Yugoslavia between 1991 and 1995. He

Business

No cheers from Heineken

Dutch brewer Heineken is warning that weak consumer sentiment and a damp European summer will depress its earnings for this year. After profits for

Dutch brewer Heineken is warning that weak consumer sentiment and a damp European summer will depress its earnings for this year. After profits for

Business

German businesses downbeat

Germany companies are feeling more pessimistic with business morale there posting its steepest drop since the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers

Germany companies are feeling more pessimistic with business morale there posting its steepest drop since the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers

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Back in the Day: Belgium revolts

August 25, 1830. Riots break out in the Southern Provinces of what was the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, leading to a conflict that would

August 25, 1830. Riots break out in the Southern Provinces of what was the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, leading to a conflict that would

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Ex-Moscow top cop arrested for journalist's murder

A former Moscow police colonel has been arrested over the killing of journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Politkovskaya, a fierce critic of the

A former Moscow police colonel has been arrested over the killing of journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Politkovskaya, a fierce critic of the

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Sex scandal threatens Australia's fragile gov't

Police in Australia have been asked to investigate payments to prostitutes made by Labour MP Craig Thomson in a scandal that is threatening to bring

Police in Australia have been asked to investigate payments to prostitutes made by Labour MP Craig Thomson in a scandal that is threatening to bring

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Search for Gaddafi centres on southern Tripoli

There is fighting reported in southern areas of Tripoli where Libyan rebel commanders believe Muammar Gaddafi might be in hiding. The hunt has been

There is fighting reported in southern areas of Tripoli where Libyan rebel commanders believe Muammar Gaddafi might be in hiding. The hunt has been

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Journalists released from hotel in Tripoli

A group of up to 36 Western journalists have been allowed to leave the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli where they had been trapped by forces loyal to Colonel

A group of up to 36 Western journalists have been allowed to leave the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli where they had been trapped by forces loyal to Colonel

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Libyan rebels wonder 'what next'?

Beaten in battle, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had disappeared off the radar. But the loosely-led forces that stormed his fortress home in Tripoli

Beaten in battle, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had disappeared off the radar. But the loosely-led forces that stormed his fortress home in Tripoli

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DSK celebrates in NY after sex case collapses

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn enjoyed a night out in New York on Tuesday after sexual assault charges against him were

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn enjoyed a night out in New York on Tuesday after sexual assault charges against him were

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Meeting helps N Korea prospects for Russian aid

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev have been meeting at a Siberian military base. The 69-year-old North Korean

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev have been meeting at a Siberian military base. The 69-year-old North Korean

Nocomment

Judge agrees to release Strauss-Kahn

A New York court has thrown out the criminal sex assault charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

A New York court has thrown out the criminal sex assault charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

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Gaddafi fortress overrun by rebels

Libyan rebels are in complete control of Muammar Gaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziyah compound, the former stronghold of the man who has ruled the country for

Libyan rebels are in complete control of Muammar Gaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziyah compound, the former stronghold of the man who has ruled the country for

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Benghazi hails 'end' of Gaddafi regime

Libyans in the eastern rebel stronghold of Benghazi have been celebrating what they see as the collapse of the Muammar Gaddafi regime. They

Libyans in the eastern rebel stronghold of Benghazi have been celebrating what they see as the collapse of the Muammar Gaddafi regime. They