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2011-09-17

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Heavy fighting in Gaddafi strongholds in Libya

In Libya, interim government forces have encountered strong resistance in the towns still loyal to the ousted leader, Muammar Gaddafi. Gaddafi’s

In Libya, interim government forces have encountered strong resistance in the towns still loyal to the ousted leader, Muammar Gaddafi. Gaddafi’s

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Mideast quartet meets over Palestinian statehood bid

Amid mounting tension, Palestinians have held a demonstration at a West Bank checkpoint in support of a statehood bid at the United Nations. This

Amid mounting tension, Palestinians have held a demonstration at a West Bank checkpoint in support of a statehood bid at the United Nations. This

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Tension continues on the Serbia-Kosovo border

NATO troops are still garrisoned at two flashpoint crossings between Kosovo and Serbia. They have been there since a tit-for-tat customs dispute in

NATO troops are still garrisoned at two flashpoint crossings between Kosovo and Serbia. They have been there since a tit-for-tat customs dispute in

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Rugby World Cup: Ireland stun Australia

The World Cup had its first big upset on Saturday when Ireland secured a famous 15-6 victory over Australia in their Pool C clash at Eden Park. Fly

The World Cup had its first big upset on Saturday when Ireland secured a famous 15-6 victory over Australia in their Pool C clash at Eden Park. Fly

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In Munich, the tap is turned on!

The tap is turned on – the traditional phrase that kicks off one of Germany’s most favourite events. Oktoberfest in the city of Munich attracts

The tap is turned on – the traditional phrase that kicks off one of Germany’s most favourite events. Oktoberfest in the city of Munich attracts

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Geithner snubbed at Ecofin crisis summit

The irony will not have been lost on Timothy Geithner. Despite economic problems of his own back home, the US Treasury Secretary was personally

The irony will not have been lost on Timothy Geithner. Despite economic problems of his own back home, the US Treasury Secretary was personally

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NTC fighters intensify assault on Bani Walid

Loyalists of Muammar Gaddafi threw rockets, mortars and heavy gunfire at Libyan fighters who pushed into two besieged towns in a bid to end months of

Loyalists of Muammar Gaddafi threw rockets, mortars and heavy gunfire at Libyan fighters who pushed into two besieged towns in a bid to end months of

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New Guinness record holders

New entrants in the 2012 Guinness World Records book. The weird and wonderful talents of new Guinness world record holders displayed in London.

New entrants in the 2012 Guinness World Records book. The weird and wonderful talents of new Guinness world record holders displayed in London.

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Smoking orangutans in Indonesian zoo

At Taru Jurug Zoo in Solo, a city on Java island, visitors have been giving cigarettes to the red apes for years. One young male, Toni, was captured

At Taru Jurug Zoo in Solo, a city on Java island, visitors have been giving cigarettes to the red apes for years. One young male, Toni, was captured

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Inaugural Arab Spring conference opens in Iran

The leaders of Britain and France were given an enthusiastic welcome in Libya this week. David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy were welcomed as heroes

The leaders of Britain and France were given an enthusiastic welcome in Libya this week. David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy were welcomed as heroes

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Turkish PM promises help for Libya's new rulers

Lapping up the praise for his backing of the uprising in Libya. The Turkish Prime Minister has spoken in front of chanting crowds in Benghazi

Lapping up the praise for his backing of the uprising in Libya. The Turkish Prime Minister has spoken in front of chanting crowds in Benghazi

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US veto set to upset Palestinian UN move

The admission of new members to the United Nations is decided by the General Assembly. Normally, if a state wants to join, it presents its

The admission of new members to the United Nations is decided by the General Assembly. Normally, if a state wants to join, it presents its

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We're not retreating for long, say anti-Gaddafi fighters

They have been forced to retreat, but they say it won’t be for long. Anti-Gaddafi forces in Libya have met tough resistance from gunmen loyal to

They have been forced to retreat, but they say it won’t be for long. Anti-Gaddafi forces in Libya have met tough resistance from gunmen loyal to

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Snap poll in Latvia after row over oligarchs

Latvians are going to the polls today in a snap election, with a party backed by the country’s large Russian minority leading the opinion

Latvians are going to the polls today in a snap election, with a party backed by the country’s large Russian minority leading the opinion

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Inquiries ordered into Welsh mining tragedy

Police say a fourth miner has been found dead at a flooded mine in south Wales. The body’s discovery means there are no survivors. The accident

Police say a fourth miner has been found dead at a flooded mine in south Wales. The body’s discovery means there are no survivors. The accident

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Geithner urges swifter EU action on debt crisis

EU finance ministers have rejected a call from Timothy Geithner, the US Treasury Secretary, to stump up more cash to bail out the bloc’s troubled

EU finance ministers have rejected a call from Timothy Geithner, the US Treasury Secretary, to stump up more cash to bail out the bloc’s troubled

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Anti-Assad protests enter their seventh month

Thousands of Syrians took to the streets once again on Friday as protests against President Bashar al-Assad entered their seventh month. Troops

Thousands of Syrians took to the streets once again on Friday as protests against President Bashar al-Assad entered their seventh month. Troops

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UN Security Council eases Libya sanctions

The UN Security Council has voted to ease sanctions on Libya allowing the country’s key institutions to start functioning again. The 15-member body

The UN Security Council has voted to ease sanctions on Libya allowing the country’s key institutions to start functioning again. The 15-member body

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Wowereit looks set to wow Berlin once again

After 10 years in power, Berlin’s mayor Klaus Wowereit looks set to lead the SPD to victory again in this Sunday’s state elections.   Only a year ago

After 10 years in power, Berlin’s mayor Klaus Wowereit looks set to lead the SPD to victory again in this Sunday’s state elections.   Only a year ago

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Gaddafi forces rebuff NTC attacks on Sirte, Bani Walid

Forces loyal to Libya’s interim government fled from Bani Walid on Friday after meeting fierce resistance from Gaddafi loyalists. The former rebels

Forces loyal to Libya’s interim government fled from Bani Walid on Friday after meeting fierce resistance from Gaddafi loyalists. The former rebels

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Palestinians launch bid for statehood

The Palestinians have taken their much anticipated step and decided to push for full statehood at the United Nations next week. In Ramallah and all

The Palestinians have taken their much anticipated step and decided to push for full statehood at the United Nations next week. In Ramallah and all

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Mixed results for France Muslim street prayer ban

A ban on praying in the street has come into effect in France. The practice has become common among many Muslims unable to find space in mosques

A ban on praying in the street has come into effect in France. The practice has become common among many Muslims unable to find space in mosques

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Israel fears the worst after statehood bid

Tension is rising in Israel and the occupied territories with clashes now a daily event ahead of the UN decision on Palestinian

Tension is rising in Israel and the occupied territories with clashes now a daily event ahead of the UN decision on Palestinian