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2011-10-22

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Ennahdha takes centre stage during Tunisian elections

In the eighties the veil was regarded as the absolute sign of belonging to the Islamist party Ennahdha – in 2011 this is no longer the case.   Fought

In the eighties the veil was regarded as the absolute sign of belonging to the Islamist party Ennahdha – in 2011 this is no longer the case.   Fought

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All Blacks and Les Bleus square up for world rugby glory

The New Zealand and France rugby squads have been putting in their final training sessions before the world cup final clash in Auckland. The French

The New Zealand and France rugby squads have been putting in their final training sessions before the world cup final clash in Auckland. The French

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Tunisia prepares for historic elections

Tunisians will vote for a new government in the country’s first general election since President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was ousted in January

Tunisians will vote for a new government in the country’s first general election since President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was ousted in January

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UK holidaymakers killed by flooding in Spain

A British couple have been killed in a flash flood in Spain. The elderly couple, thought to be in their 70s, were on holiday in the town on

A British couple have been killed in a flash flood in Spain. The elderly couple, thought to be in their 70s, were on holiday in the town on

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Hollande officially named as presidential candidate in France

The Socialist Party has officially announced that Francois Hollande will be its candidate in next years’ Presidential election in France. Last

The Socialist Party has officially announced that Francois Hollande will be its candidate in next years’ Presidential election in France. Last

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Second weekend of 'Occupy' protests in Germany

Protests against banks and corporate greed took place in about a dozen German cities on Saturday. At the ‘Occupy Berlin’ demonstration inspired by

Protests against banks and corporate greed took place in about a dozen German cities on Saturday. At the ‘Occupy Berlin’ demonstration inspired by

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Gaddafi's wife wants former leader buried in hometown

What will happen the body of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is still uncertain, as the country’s interim government tries to map out the path

What will happen the body of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is still uncertain, as the country’s interim government tries to map out the path

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Thailand: Floods reach Bangkok

Heavy rain is wreaking havoc in Thailand. Authorities try to do what they can to protect the capital, Bangkok.

Heavy rain is wreaking havoc in Thailand. Authorities try to do what they can to protect the capital, Bangkok.

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Tensions rise in Kosovo-Serbia border crossing

NATO Kosovo Force (KFOR) in Kosovo have failed to remove blockades on roads to two contested border crossings between the country’s volatile north

NATO Kosovo Force (KFOR) in Kosovo have failed to remove blockades on roads to two contested border crossings between the country’s volatile north

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Italy: Floods in Rome

Rome mounted a major clean-up operation after flash floods hit the capital causing major traffic disruption, damage and one death.

Rome mounted a major clean-up operation after flash floods hit the capital causing major traffic disruption, damage and one death.

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Los Angeles: anti-Murdoch demo

More than 100 protesters gathered outside the 20th Century Fox studio lot in Los Angeles where News Corp held its annual shareholders

More than 100 protesters gathered outside the 20th Century Fox studio lot in Los Angeles where News Corp held its annual shareholders

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Losses expected for holders of Greek debt

Finance ministers from the 27 European union countries in Brussels have been holding further talks in Brussels. They have agreed that private

Finance ministers from the 27 European union countries in Brussels have been holding further talks in Brussels. They have agreed that private

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Syria protesters face tough security after Gaddafi death

At least 25 people were killed in protests in Syria on Friday. Most of the deaths occured in the cities of Hama in the north, and Homs in central

At least 25 people were killed in protests in Syria on Friday. Most of the deaths occured in the cities of Hama in the north, and Homs in central

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Thailand floods displace more than 100,000

A third of Thailand’s provinces have been badly affected by flooding that has left 356 people dead. At an industrial estate in Pathum Thani, the

A third of Thailand’s provinces have been badly affected by flooding that has left 356 people dead. At an industrial estate in Pathum Thani, the

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Obama confirms all US troops to leave Iraq

Barack Obama has vowed to pull all US troops out of Iraq this year, ending speculation that some may stay on to help the country’s

Barack Obama has vowed to pull all US troops out of Iraq this year, ending speculation that some may stay on to help the country’s

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Heir to Saudi Arabia throne dies in US

Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, the half-brother of the King of Saudi Arabia, has died after being treated for an undisclosed illness in the

Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, the half-brother of the King of Saudi Arabia, has died after being treated for an undisclosed illness in the

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London's St Paul's Cathedral shuts due to protest

One of London’s most popular tourist attractions, St Paul’s Cathedral, has been closed because of hundreds of protesters camped out in front of

One of London’s most popular tourist attractions, St Paul’s Cathedral, has been closed because of hundreds of protesters camped out in front of

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Tunisian parties woo women before Sunday poll

The main contenders in Tunisia’s first free election since the fall of former leader Ben Ali have held their final campaign rallies. Sunday’s vote

The main contenders in Tunisia’s first free election since the fall of former leader Ben Ali have held their final campaign rallies. Sunday’s vote

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NATO heading towards early Libya exit

NATO is moving towards ending its mission in Libya by the end of the month, following Muammar Gaddafi’s death. It follows a recommendation by the

NATO is moving towards ending its mission in Libya by the end of the month, following Muammar Gaddafi’s death. It follows a recommendation by the

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Euro zone approves 8 billion euro loans to Greece

Euro zone finance ministers have thrown Greece a lifeline by agreeing to approve eight billion euros in loans that Athens needs next month to pay its

Euro zone finance ministers have thrown Greece a lifeline by agreeing to approve eight billion euros in loans that Athens needs next month to pay its

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UN Security Council calls on Yemen's Saleh to go

The UN Security Council has called on Yemen’s president to quit power and end repression. A British-drafted resolution, passed unanimously

The UN Security Council has called on Yemen’s president to quit power and end repression. A British-drafted resolution, passed unanimously

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ETA's end to violence stirs strong feelings in Spain

For my family, it is too little, too late. That is the feeling of Cati Romero, who lost her husband in ETA’s reign of terror. News that the

For my family, it is too little, too late. That is the feeling of Cati Romero, who lost her husband in ETA’s reign of terror. News that the

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Gaddafi's body becomes freak show as Misrata celebrates

Libya’s new government has said it will announce the country’s liberation on Sunday. In March, Misrata was the scene of heavy fighting between

Libya’s new government has said it will announce the country’s liberation on Sunday. In March, Misrata was the scene of heavy fighting between

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Cohen, Gebrselassie among Asturias prize recipients

The ETA ceasefire even made an appearance along with the prize-winners at the prestigious Prince of Asturias Awards at Oviedo in Northern

The ETA ceasefire even made an appearance along with the prize-winners at the prestigious Prince of Asturias Awards at Oviedo in Northern