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2011-10-14

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Berlusconi losing street vote

Silvio Berlusconi, a master of the cool confident look, has many Italians in despair over the suffering reality of their country. When he called a

Silvio Berlusconi, a master of the cool confident look, has many Italians in despair over the suffering reality of their country. When he called a

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Libya: fighting breaks out again in Tripoli

Battles have broken out in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, between revolutionary fighters and supporters of ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi. It is the first

Battles have broken out in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, between revolutionary fighters and supporters of ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi. It is the first

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Rail link between North Korea and Russia inaugurated

A ceremony has been held in North Korea to mark the start of a new train service to Russia. The repaired railway route links the economic zone of

A ceremony has been held in North Korea to mark the start of a new train service to Russia. The repaired railway route links the economic zone of

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Teacher sets herself alight at French school

A maths teacher has died, after setting herself on fire at a school in southern France. The 44 year old is said to have doused herself in petrol

A maths teacher has died, after setting herself on fire at a school in southern France. The 44 year old is said to have doused herself in petrol

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Bulgarian journalist's car blown up

A car belonging to a popular Bulgarian journalist has been blown up outside his home. Sasho Dikov was not in the vehicle at the time, no casualties

A car belonging to a popular Bulgarian journalist has been blown up outside his home. Sasho Dikov was not in the vehicle at the time, no casualties

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Occupy Wall Street protests go global

As New York’s Occupy Wall Street protesters are not facing the immediate prospect of being cleared off their site, the movement is gaining global

As New York’s Occupy Wall Street protesters are not facing the immediate prospect of being cleared off their site, the movement is gaining global

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Dismay over new Portuguese austerity measures

OK  Dismay over new Portuguese austerity measures    They are designed to slash national debt and help meet the terms of a 78 billion euro

OK  Dismay over new Portuguese austerity measures    They are designed to slash national debt and help meet the terms of a 78 billion euro

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More undersea eruptions off Canaries

Two more undersea volcanic eruptions have been identified off the coast of one of the Canary Islands making three in all. Authorities have kept the

Two more undersea volcanic eruptions have been identified off the coast of one of the Canary Islands making three in all. Authorities have kept the

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Britain's Defence Secretary quits

British Defence Secretary Liam Fox has resigned. He has stepped down after it was revealed that his best man and ex-flat mate, Adam Werritty, had

British Defence Secretary Liam Fox has resigned. He has stepped down after it was revealed that his best man and ex-flat mate, Adam Werritty, had

Sport

France look to get angry for semi-final clash

The French Rugby Union squad are on familiar terrain preparing for their semi-final clash with Wales. It is their fifth consecutive time in the last

The French Rugby Union squad are on familiar terrain preparing for their semi-final clash with Wales. It is their fifth consecutive time in the last

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Perspectives: 99% anger

Young people of the middle class in Europe are increasingly joining the ranks of the deeply dissatisfied. The 99% movement in Italy is based on the

Young people of the middle class in Europe are increasingly joining the ranks of the deeply dissatisfied. The 99% movement in Italy is based on the

Business

In theatres near you: 'Saving Private Banks'

The banking sector is in the spotlight in this edition of Business Weekly. A growing number of European banks is threatened with downgrading by

The banking sector is in the spotlight in this edition of Business Weekly. A growing number of European banks is threatened with downgrading by

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Berlusconi just survives Italian confidence vote

Italy’s prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has scraped through his 51st vote of confidence in three years, but it was by the narrowest of

Italy’s prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has scraped through his 51st vote of confidence in three years, but it was by the narrowest of

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Austerity measures not enough to prevent Spain downgrade

The Spanish government says a cut in the country’s credit rating does not take into account how much is being done to rescue the economy. Standard

The Spanish government says a cut in the country’s credit rating does not take into account how much is being done to rescue the economy. Standard

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UN human rights boss warns of civil war in Syria

The United Nations’ top human rights official has called for “collective international action” to protect Syria’s civilians, warning of civil war

The United Nations’ top human rights official has called for “collective international action” to protect Syria’s civilians, warning of civil war

Culture

Riccardo Muti wins again

Italian conductor Riccardo Muti has been awarded the Birgit Nilsson Prize at a ceremony in Stockholm. He received the prize from the Swedish King

Italian conductor Riccardo Muti has been awarded the Birgit Nilsson Prize at a ceremony in Stockholm. He received the prize from the Swedish King

Culture

Depp dips back into gonzo world

Johnny Depp’s new movie is ‘The Rum Diary’ which is based on the novel by Hunter S Thompson, who Depp previously played in the film ‘Fear and

Johnny Depp’s new movie is ‘The Rum Diary’ which is based on the novel by Hunter S Thompson, who Depp previously played in the film ‘Fear and

Special_reports

Romanians angry at Schengen 'double standards'

At the Albita checkpoint between Romania and Moldova, the police use sniffer dogs and the latest technology to control their borders. But despite

At the Albita checkpoint between Romania and Moldova, the police use sniffer dogs and the latest technology to control their borders. But despite

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Berlusconi scrapes through confidence vote

Italy’s prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has survived a vote of confidence in parliament but by a slim margin. His centre right administration

Italy’s prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has survived a vote of confidence in parliament but by a slim margin. His centre right administration

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Rehn: Tackling sovereign debt 'first priority'

Olli Rehn is the European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, a key role in defining strategy against the back-drop of the debt crisis

Olli Rehn is the European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, a key role in defining strategy against the back-drop of the debt crisis

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Rivlin: 'Palestinians trying to impose peace'

The long awaited UN General Assembly in which the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, presented his request for full UN membership, came and went

The long awaited UN General Assembly in which the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, presented his request for full UN membership, came and went

Business

Pigs don't fly, but pork prices soar in China

Consumer inflation in China dipped last month. It was 6.1 percent compared with September last year. In July it hit a three-year high of 6.5 percent

Consumer inflation in China dipped last month. It was 6.1 percent compared with September last year. In July it hit a three-year high of 6.5 percent

Business

UBS downgraded by Fitch, other banks on review

Fitch has downgraded Swiss bank UBS and said it may do the same for several large and relatively highly rated European and US lenders including

Fitch has downgraded Swiss bank UBS and said it may do the same for several large and relatively highly rated European and US lenders including

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Back in the Day: Al Capone sent to jail

October 17, 1931. Organised crime boss Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years in prison for income tax evasion. Born in 1899, Capone was expelled from

October 17, 1931. Organised crime boss Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years in prison for income tax evasion. Born in 1899, Capone was expelled from

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Swapped Palestinian prisoners to be exiled

Following French efforts in brokering the Israeli-Palestinian prisoner swap, President Nicolas Sarkozy has hosted his Palestinian counterpart

Following French efforts in brokering the Israeli-Palestinian prisoner swap, President Nicolas Sarkozy has hosted his Palestinian counterpart

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Italy opposition boycotts confidence debate

Italian opposition parties from the left and centre have boycotted a debate ahead of Friday afternoon’s confidence vote in Silvio Berlusconi’s

Italian opposition parties from the left and centre have boycotted a debate ahead of Friday afternoon’s confidence vote in Silvio Berlusconi’s

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Race hots up for French Socialist candidates

With only two days to go until it is decided which Socialist Party member will run for French President next year, pundits believe it will be a close

With only two days to go until it is decided which Socialist Party member will run for French President next year, pundits believe it will be a close

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Check out British park bins for secret documents

The British government faces embarrassment after the Prime Minister’s policy adviser was caught throwing official papers in park rubbish bins on

The British government faces embarrassment after the Prime Minister’s policy adviser was caught throwing official papers in park rubbish bins on

Special_reports

How clean is clean?

This week we look at some of the initiatives aiming to build a hygienic educational environment and teach students about their health. We went to

This week we look at some of the initiatives aiming to build a hygienic educational environment and teach students about their health. We went to

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Blackberry fixes problem as Apple launches new iPhone

After days of disruption, Blackberry services are now almost back to normal. A statement from the company on Thursday claimed the global network

After days of disruption, Blackberry services are now almost back to normal. A statement from the company on Thursday claimed the global network