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2011-10-23

Europe

Europe still awaits decisions from Brussels

The presidents of the European Council and the EU Commission ruled nothing in or out at the conclusion of Sunday’s summit of political heads ahead of

The presidents of the European Council and the EU Commission ruled nothing in or out at the conclusion of Sunday’s summit of political heads ahead of

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NTC leader announces Libya's liberation

Large crowds gathered in Benghazi to hear the leader of the interim National Transitional Council (NTC) declare Libya free after 42 years of rule

Large crowds gathered in Benghazi to hear the leader of the interim National Transitional Council (NTC) declare Libya free after 42 years of rule

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Libya declares liberation as it moves towards democracy

People in Benghazi celebrated as a formal declaration of Libya’s liberation was made. Huge crowds were out on the streets of the eastern city to

People in Benghazi celebrated as a formal declaration of Libya’s liberation was made. Huge crowds were out on the streets of the eastern city to

Sport

Praise for All Blacks in Toulouse

French rugby fans in the Gallic home of the sport, Toulouse, have been lamenting the so-near-yet-so- far final defeat of Les Bleus by the All

French rugby fans in the Gallic home of the sport, Toulouse, have been lamenting the so-near-yet-so- far final defeat of Les Bleus by the All

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Re-election expected for Cristina Fernandez

Argentines are heading to the polls in an election that centre-left President Cristina Fernandez is expected to win. Polls show Fernandez taking a

Argentines are heading to the polls in an election that centre-left President Cristina Fernandez is expected to win. Polls show Fernandez taking a

Sport

Marco Simoncelli killed in Malaysian Grand Prix crash

MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli has died during the Malaysian Grand Prix. The Italian was killed in the second lap of the race after his Honda bike

MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli has died during the Malaysian Grand Prix. The Italian was killed in the second lap of the race after his Honda bike

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Gaddafi body to be given to family

An autopsy on the body of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has confirmed he had gunshot wounds to the stomach and head. After being examined

An autopsy on the body of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has confirmed he had gunshot wounds to the stomach and head. After being examined

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Italian train tunnel protest

In Northern Italy thousands turned out to protest against the contruction of a high-speed train tunnel between Lyon in Franace and Turin.

In Northern Italy thousands turned out to protest against the contruction of a high-speed train tunnel between Lyon in Franace and Turin.

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7.6 magnitude earthquake rocks eastern Turkey

A powerful earthquake has hit the city of Van in the eastern part of Turkey, causing masonry to fall, injuries and deaths.   Emergency services are

A powerful earthquake has hit the city of Van in the eastern part of Turkey, causing masonry to fall, injuries and deaths.   Emergency services are

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Ennahda leader heckled at first free elections

Tunisia’s interim Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi arrived to vote in the country’s first free election. It comes ten months after a vegetable

Tunisia’s interim Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi arrived to vote in the country’s first free election. It comes ten months after a vegetable

Europe

EU leaders gather in Brussels for crucial summit

Europe’s leaders arrived at the European Council for the crucial two-leg summit to tackle the deepening sovereign debt crisis. German Chancellor

Europe’s leaders arrived at the European Council for the crucial two-leg summit to tackle the deepening sovereign debt crisis. German Chancellor

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Right-wing party in Switzerland could be boosted by election

Votes are now being counted after elections in Switzerland on Sunday. Polls closed at midday local time, and the turnout was low due to many people

Votes are now being counted after elections in Switzerland on Sunday. Polls closed at midday local time, and the turnout was low due to many people

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All Blacks defeat Les Bleus in Rugby World Cup

New Zealand have beat France in the Rugby World Cup. The final score was 8-7. Hosts New Zealand were the favourites to win. The All Blacks had

New Zealand have beat France in the Rugby World Cup. The final score was 8-7. Hosts New Zealand were the favourites to win. The All Blacks had

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Voting begins in historic election in Tunisia

Almost four million Tunisians have registered to vote in their country’s first ever democratic elections. As the polls opened on Sunday, people

Almost four million Tunisians have registered to vote in their country’s first ever democratic elections. As the polls opened on Sunday, people

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Leaders land in Brussels for debt-tackling summit

European leaders are in Brussels today planning how to deal with the debt crisis. All 27 will be at the meeting discussing measures to stop the

European leaders are in Brussels today planning how to deal with the debt crisis. All 27 will be at the meeting discussing measures to stop the

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Moscow protest derides 'farcical' elections

Protesters in Moscow have denounced upcoming parliamentary elections, due to be held in December, claiming they will be neither free nor fair. The

Protesters in Moscow have denounced upcoming parliamentary elections, due to be held in December, claiming they will be neither free nor fair. The

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Turkish troops 'kill 49 Kurdish rebels'

Turkish troops have killed at least 49 Kurdish rebels in a valley near the Iraqi border, according to the military. They have been attacking

Turkish troops have killed at least 49 Kurdish rebels in a valley near the Iraqi border, according to the military. They have been attacking

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Chavez doctors say cancer patient in fine form

Doctors who have been treating Hugo Chavez for cancer say the Venezuelan president is in fine health and his prognosis is excellent. They spoke out

Doctors who have been treating Hugo Chavez for cancer say the Venezuelan president is in fine health and his prognosis is excellent. They spoke out

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Mother of Tunisia Arab Spring martyr appeals to new government

The mother of the Tunisian man whose death inspired the Arab Spring is urging politicians not to forget her son’s sacrifice. As Tunisia holds its

The mother of the Tunisian man whose death inspired the Arab Spring is urging politicians not to forget her son’s sacrifice. As Tunisia holds its

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EU delegation impressed by Tunisia election preparations

Tunisians go to the polls today in the country’s first election since the fall of former President Ben Ali’s regime in January. They’re choosing an

Tunisians go to the polls today in the country’s first election since the fall of former President Ben Ali’s regime in January. They’re choosing an

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'Occupy' protesters keep up the heat in Europe

There have been more protests in Europe against the banks and the financial system – but far smaller than a week ago. The “Occupy Frankfurt”

There have been more protests in Europe against the banks and the financial system – but far smaller than a week ago. The “Occupy Frankfurt”

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'Bank deal agreed' at euro zone debt talks

EU finance ministers have outlined a provisional deal to protect European banks from a potential Greek debt default, ahead of a leaders’ summit in

EU finance ministers have outlined a provisional deal to protect European banks from a potential Greek debt default, ahead of a leaders’ summit in

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Thousands rally for Basque political solution

Two days after ETA declared an end to its armed struggle, tens of thousands of people rallied in the Spanish city of Bilbao demanding a political

Two days after ETA declared an end to its armed struggle, tens of thousands of people rallied in the Spanish city of Bilbao demanding a political

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Spielberg's 3D adventures of Tintin premiers

Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s animated 3D adaptation of Belgian comic book hero Tintin premiered on the red carpet in Brussels on Saturday

Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s animated 3D adaptation of Belgian comic book hero Tintin premiered on the red carpet in Brussels on Saturday

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NTC leader visits wounded fighters in Benghazi

The head of Libya’s National Transitional council (NTC), Mustafa Abdel Jalil, visited wounded fighters at a medical centre in Benghazi on

The head of Libya’s National Transitional council (NTC), Mustafa Abdel Jalil, visited wounded fighters at a medical centre in Benghazi on