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2011-09-05

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Turkish Israeli tension for airport passengers

Growing tension between Israel and Turkey is manifesting itself at airports, where passengers from the respective nations say they are being

Growing tension between Israel and Turkey is manifesting itself at airports, where passengers from the respective nations say they are being

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Chirac trial to go ahead without the star defendant

The corruption trial against Jacques Chirac is to go ahead – although the former French president is too ill to attend. The judge has accepted a

The corruption trial against Jacques Chirac is to go ahead – although the former French president is too ill to attend. The judge has accepted a

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New York Muslims recall 9/11 backlash

Freedom of religion is a constitutionally guaranteed right in the US, a principle of government for hundreds of years. While this principal has been

Freedom of religion is a constitutionally guaranteed right in the US, a principle of government for hundreds of years. While this principal has been

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Death toll from Japan typhoon rises

The death toll from Japan’s worst typhoon since 2004 is now reportedly close to 40 with a desperate search underway for the scores of people still

The death toll from Japan’s worst typhoon since 2004 is now reportedly close to 40 with a desperate search underway for the scores of people still

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Deutsche Bank boss warns crisis could kill weak banks

Europe’s sovereign debt crisis will cut bank’s profits for years and could even kill off some of the weakest ones. That warning has come from the

Europe’s sovereign debt crisis will cut bank’s profits for years and could even kill off some of the weakest ones. That warning has come from the

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Europe's markets slump on economy and debt fears

A black Monday for the financial markets with share prices and the euro tumbling in value. As well as fears of recession, investors are worried

A black Monday for the financial markets with share prices and the euro tumbling in value. As well as fears of recession, investors are worried

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Athens under pressure over EU/IMF aid

With the credibility of the euro zone at stake over Greece‎‘s bailout, the wrangling goes on between Athens and Brussels. The suspension of an

With the credibility of the euro zone at stake over Greece‎‘s bailout, the wrangling goes on between Athens and Brussels. The suspension of an

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Iran rejects Kurdish rebel ceasefire

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have rejected a Kurdish rebel ceasefire as “meaningless” as long as the fighters remain along the border. Tehran turned

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have rejected a Kurdish rebel ceasefire as “meaningless” as long as the fighters remain along the border. Tehran turned

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Continued support for post-Gaddafi Libya from NATO and UN

The UN’s representative in Libya has been holding further talks with the interim interior minister on the country’s transition to a democratic

The UN’s representative in Libya has been holding further talks with the interim interior minister on the country’s transition to a democratic

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Phantom fountain felon fingered by fancy footwear

Italian police say they have caught the phantom fountain felon who vandalised two of Rome’s most famous sites. And it was his fancy footwear that led

Italian police say they have caught the phantom fountain felon who vandalised two of Rome’s most famous sites. And it was his fancy footwear that led

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Libya: Misrata reduced to ruins

Misrata is nothing but a destroyed city after recent fighting. However, Libyans are trying to get back to normal life.

Misrata is nothing but a destroyed city after recent fighting. However, Libyans are trying to get back to normal life.

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A crunch week for Europe's economies

Europe’s struggle with countries’ sovereign debt this week faces a string of political and legal tests. As pressure increases on governments to try

Europe’s struggle with countries’ sovereign debt this week faces a string of political and legal tests. As pressure increases on governments to try

Sport

Messi arrives to hero's welcome in Bangladesh

Hundreds of fans gave the Argentine national football team a noisy welcome on their arrival at their hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Monday.   But the

Hundreds of fans gave the Argentine national football team a noisy welcome on their arrival at their hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Monday.   But the

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Back in the Day: farewell Diana, Princess of Wales

September 6, 1997. A estimated television audience of more than two billion people worldwide watch the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales in London

September 6, 1997. A estimated television audience of more than two billion people worldwide watch the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales in London

Culture

Pacino presents most personal project in Venice

The Venice Film Festival is known to attract some of the biggest stars and Al Pacino is one of Hollywood’s most celebrated.   The legendary actor was

The Venice Film Festival is known to attract some of the biggest stars and Al Pacino is one of Hollywood’s most celebrated.   The legendary actor was

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Palestinians look to become part of the UN furniture

It is no ordinary piece of furniture. Built by campaigners, a wooden chair symbolises the planned Palestinian bid for a full seat at the United

It is no ordinary piece of furniture. Built by campaigners, a wooden chair symbolises the planned Palestinian bid for a full seat at the United

Culture

Bucharest hosts Enescu Festival

The 20th George Enescu classical music festival got off to a fine start in the city of Bucharest.   The three week event named and held in honour of

The 20th George Enescu classical music festival got off to a fine start in the city of Bucharest.   The three week event named and held in honour of

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South Korea's food goes global

The South Koreans are keen for the world to develop a taste for their country, and they’re using food to do it. Now there are culinary tours for

The South Koreans are keen for the world to develop a taste for their country, and they’re using food to do it. Now there are culinary tours for

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French prosecutors accept Chirac's sick note

Former French President Jacques Chirac has missed the opening of his corruption trial in Paris due to ill health. Prosecutors say they are happy to

Former French President Jacques Chirac has missed the opening of his corruption trial in Paris due to ill health. Prosecutors say they are happy to

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Gas talks fail between Russia and Ukraine

Talks between Russia and Ukraine on gas prices have broken up in Moscow without agreement between the bickering pair. Energy has been a thorn in

Talks between Russia and Ukraine on gas prices have broken up in Moscow without agreement between the bickering pair. Energy has been a thorn in

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9/11 reverberations on young people

Our correspondent in New York asks children and people who were in their teens then what they think about the 9/11 attacks on the US 10 years ago

Our correspondent in New York asks children and people who were in their teens then what they think about the 9/11 attacks on the US 10 years ago

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9/11 recovery pains linger

The New York fire fighters of September 11, 2001, and their families, still find it hard to believe what they went through on that day. Ten years on

The New York fire fighters of September 11, 2001, and their families, still find it hard to believe what they went through on that day. Ten years on

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Iceland's ex-PM goes on trial over economic woes

Iceland’s ex-prime minister has gone on trial over the country’s financial crisis in 2008.   Geir Haarde is accused of failing in his ministerial

Iceland’s ex-prime minister has gone on trial over the country’s financial crisis in 2008.   Geir Haarde is accused of failing in his ministerial

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Clashes outside court as Hosni Mubarak trial resumes in Cairo

A key day at the trial of Hosni Mubarak in Cairo began with supporters of the ex-president trying to storm the courthouse, and being beaten back by

A key day at the trial of Hosni Mubarak in Cairo began with supporters of the ex-president trying to storm the courthouse, and being beaten back by

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Clashes outside court as Mubarak trial resumes

A key day at the trial of Hosni Mubarak in Cairo began with supporters of the ex-president trying to storm the courthouse, and being beaten back by

A key day at the trial of Hosni Mubarak in Cairo began with supporters of the ex-president trying to storm the courthouse, and being beaten back by

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Compensating 9/11 responders

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama on January 2, 2011. It was named after an

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama on January 2, 2011. It was named after an

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Bani Walid defies NTC forces

Forces continue to amass around Bani Walid, one of the few towns in Libya still loyal to Muammar Gaddafi. The National Transitional Council (NTC)

Forces continue to amass around Bani Walid, one of the few towns in Libya still loyal to Muammar Gaddafi. The National Transitional Council (NTC)

Business

Swiss banks want US tax row deal

The head of the Swiss Bankers Association has said his country must solve a dispute with the United States over wealthy citizens using secret Swiss

The head of the Swiss Bankers Association has said his country must solve a dispute with the United States over wealthy citizens using secret Swiss

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Honda recalling nearly one million cars

Honda is to recall 960,000 of its Fit small car – known as the Jazz in some markets – as well as some CR-V and CR-Z models.   The Japanese carmaker

Honda is to recall 960,000 of its Fit small car – known as the Jazz in some markets – as well as some CR-V and CR-Z models.   The Japanese carmaker

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Markets slump on economy and debt fears

Another black Monday for the financial markets with share prices and the euro tumbling in value. As well as fears of recession, investors are

Another black Monday for the financial markets with share prices and the euro tumbling in value. As well as fears of recession, investors are