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2011-09-02

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Libya: New post-Gaddafi army starts to take shape

Libya is awash with weapons. Tripoli’s new masters are using their guns to guarantee order. But will that remain the case? Or will the ramshackle

Libya is awash with weapons. Tripoli’s new masters are using their guns to guarantee order. But will that remain the case? Or will the ramshackle

Sport

Albasini claims stage 13 of Vuelta

Switzerland’s Michael Albasini handed HTC-Highroad their second Vuelta stage this edition by beating his fellow breakaway rivals in a sprint

Switzerland’s Michael Albasini handed HTC-Highroad their second Vuelta stage this edition by beating his fellow breakaway rivals in a sprint

Sport

A Maori welcome for Webb Ellis trophy

Another principle actor of this year’s Rugby World Cup arrived in Auckland ready for the show to begin. The Webb Ellis trophy was given a traditional

Another principle actor of this year’s Rugby World Cup arrived in Auckland ready for the show to begin. The Webb Ellis trophy was given a traditional

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EU increases pressure on Assad

The EU is gradually ratcheting up the pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with a raft of new sanctions. Foreign ministers of the 27

The EU is gradually ratcheting up the pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with a raft of new sanctions. Foreign ministers of the 27

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Hamas welcomes Turkish move against Israel

The Hamas movement in Gaza is applauding Ankara’s move to downgrade relations with Israel. Spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said: “Hamas, the Islamic

The Hamas movement in Gaza is applauding Ankara’s move to downgrade relations with Israel. Spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said: “Hamas, the Islamic

Business

Zero job growth in US for August

More bad economic news for President Obama as US employment growth ground to a halt in August. Sagging consumer confidence discouraged already

More bad economic news for President Obama as US employment growth ground to a halt in August. Sagging consumer confidence discouraged already

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Spain's lower house backs budgetary 'golden rule'

Spanish MPs have overwhelmingly backed moves to put a so-called ‘golden rule’ on budgetary stability into the constitution. Ruling Socialists and

Spanish MPs have overwhelmingly backed moves to put a so-called ‘golden rule’ on budgetary stability into the constitution. Ruling Socialists and

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Clashes kill 22 in central Nigerian city

Violent clashes in the Nigerian city of Jos have left at least 22 people dead. Jos straddles the faith belt that separates northern mostly Muslim

Violent clashes in the Nigerian city of Jos have left at least 22 people dead. Jos straddles the faith belt that separates northern mostly Muslim

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Back on strike in Greece now holidays over

With some economists now saying even the second aid package to Greece will not be enough to save the country, strikes have resumed against the

With some economists now saying even the second aid package to Greece will not be enough to save the country, strikes have resumed against the

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Libya's rulers vow quick return to normal daily life

Libya’s new leaders say they will not wait for the end of battles with pro-Gaddafi fighters before they move towards a new democratic

Libya’s new leaders say they will not wait for the end of battles with pro-Gaddafi fighters before they move towards a new democratic

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UN report on Israel's flotilla raid fuels Turkish wrath

Turkey’s dispute with Israel over its refusal to apologise for a raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla has erupted into a fresh round of diplomatic

Turkey’s dispute with Israel over its refusal to apologise for a raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla has erupted into a fresh round of diplomatic

Culture

Venice Film Festival highlights

Madonna is at the Venice film festival to promote her second feature film ‘W.E.’ which is screening out of competition. It deals with the

Madonna is at the Venice film festival to promote her second feature film ‘W.E.’ which is screening out of competition. It deals with the

Culture

Katsushika Hokusai expo opens in Berlin

A new art exhibition has opened at the Martin Gropius Bau Museum in Berlin. Katsushika Hokusai was a famous Japanese artist, painter

A new art exhibition has opened at the Martin Gropius Bau Museum in Berlin. Katsushika Hokusai was a famous Japanese artist, painter

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Gaddafi fleeing south, says tribal leader

As the hunt continues for the ousted Libyan leader, an appeal has gone out to tribes and desert communities not to give him shelter. Euronews has

As the hunt continues for the ousted Libyan leader, an appeal has gone out to tribes and desert communities not to give him shelter. Euronews has

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20th Enescu festival raises the curtain

The 20th anniversary George Enescu music festival has opened in Bucharest with a performance of Enescu’s First Symphony by the Hague

The 20th anniversary George Enescu music festival has opened in Bucharest with a performance of Enescu’s First Symphony by the Hague

Business

Portugal's PM wants Lufthansa to consider TAP dance

German airline Lufthansa should consider investing in TAP, Portugal’s troubled state carrier. So said Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho

German airline Lufthansa should consider investing in TAP, Portugal’s troubled state carrier. So said Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho

Business

Greece and EU/IMF pause deficit talks

Talks have been put on hold between Greece and international inspectors over whether it has met conditions for its next bailout pay. The unplanned

Talks have been put on hold between Greece and international inspectors over whether it has met conditions for its next bailout pay. The unplanned

Business

AT&T to try to save T-Mobile deal

AT&T is reportedly moving on two fronts to try to salvage its planned acquisition of smaller rival T-Mobile USA. Sources said even as it gearsedup

AT&T is reportedly moving on two fronts to try to salvage its planned acquisition of smaller rival T-Mobile USA. Sources said even as it gearsedup

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Turkey hits Israel with diplomatic sanctions over Gaza raid

Turkey has imposed diplomatic sanctions against Israel, including the exclusion of top embassy staff, over an Israeli raid on an aid flotilla heading

Turkey has imposed diplomatic sanctions against Israel, including the exclusion of top embassy staff, over an Israeli raid on an aid flotilla heading

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Gebrehaileselassie wins Asturias sports prize

This year’s Prince of Asturias Award winner in the sporting field has been revealed by the 30-strong jury at Oviedo in Spain. The chairwoman

This year’s Prince of Asturias Award winner in the sporting field has been revealed by the 30-strong jury at Oviedo in Spain. The chairwoman

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Chilean students kiss in protest

Chilean students staged a massive kiss-in in front of the government house in Santiago, hoping a more loving approach will do more to reach President

Chilean students staged a massive kiss-in in front of the government house in Santiago, hoping a more loving approach will do more to reach President

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Argentine students show support for Chilean counterparts

Argentine students held a rally in support of their Chilean counterparts who have led months of social unrest against unpopular President Sebastian

Argentine students held a rally in support of their Chilean counterparts who have led months of social unrest against unpopular President Sebastian

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Toxic cloud causing health problems in Russia

An alarming sight but ‘don’t panic’ is the message from Russian authorities as they battle to contain the effects of a toxic spill. The brown-yellow

An alarming sight but ‘don’t panic’ is the message from Russian authorities as they battle to contain the effects of a toxic spill. The brown-yellow

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Libyan prisons struggle with African influx

It is a very dangerous time to be a black African in Libya. Although tens of thousands were welcome in Gaddafi’s Libya as migrant workers, many

It is a very dangerous time to be a black African in Libya. Although tens of thousands were welcome in Gaddafi’s Libya as migrant workers, many

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US housing agency to sue banks

The US federal agency that oversees mortgage lending is set to sue more than a dozen big banks for allegedly misrepresenting the products they sold

The US federal agency that oversees mortgage lending is set to sue more than a dozen big banks for allegedly misrepresenting the products they sold

Special_reports

Atypical schools for different children

For people living traditional lives in the jungles of Indonesia, nature can be a challenge. One organisation is setting up informal classes for

For people living traditional lives in the jungles of Indonesia, nature can be a challenge. One organisation is setting up informal classes for

Special_reports

Building bridges through education

Education plays a key role in connecting cultures and fostering tolerance. Our first report takes us to Morocco where a non-profit organisation aims

Education plays a key role in connecting cultures and fostering tolerance. Our first report takes us to Morocco where a non-profit organisation aims

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Counting the cost of 9/11

Ken George, in his house in New York’s Long Island, takes 32 pills a day. He was a 9/11 emergency worker (first responder) and as a result of that

Ken George, in his house in New York’s Long Island, takes 32 pills a day. He was a 9/11 emergency worker (first responder) and as a result of that

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Suzanne Niederer, mother of a soldier killed in Iraq

Suzanne Niederer’s son was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. She believes the army recruiters who persuaded her son to join the military in the wake

Suzanne Niederer’s son was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. She believes the army recruiters who persuaded her son to join the military in the wake

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Christie Coombs, 9/11 widow

Christie Coombs lost her husband Jeff in the 9/11 attacks. He was a passenger on the plane that hit the World Trade Centre’s North Tower. She told

Christie Coombs lost her husband Jeff in the 9/11 attacks. He was a passenger on the plane that hit the World Trade Centre’s North Tower. She told