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2011-10-25

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Euro debt crisis: the impact of the eurosceptics

The euro zone debt crisis appears to be emboldening many eurosceptics, most notably in Britain, to push for a redefinition of relations with the

The euro zone debt crisis appears to be emboldening many eurosceptics, most notably in Britain, to push for a redefinition of relations with the

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Yemeni govt announces ceasefire agreement

The Yemeni government has said it has signed a ceasefire with a military general from the opposition after months of protests that have pushed the

The Yemeni government has said it has signed a ceasefire with a military general from the opposition after months of protests that have pushed the

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Airport halts flights amid Bangkok flooding

Bangkok’s second airport has closed amid Thailand’s worst flooding in half a century. Don Muang airport, used mostly for domestic services, halted

Bangkok’s second airport has closed amid Thailand’s worst flooding in half a century. Don Muang airport, used mostly for domestic services, halted

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Islamists claim victory in Tunisia's Arab Spring vote

Moderate Islamists are preparing to lead a coalition government after Tunisia’s first-ever democratic elections. As votes were still being counted

Moderate Islamists are preparing to lead a coalition government after Tunisia’s first-ever democratic elections. As votes were still being counted

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Libya ponders Sharia law

The new Libya is considering how it will live by Islamic Sharia law, which includes some traditional practices which some countries consider

The new Libya is considering how it will live by Islamic Sharia law, which includes some traditional practices which some countries consider

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince laid to rest in Riyadh

Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al-Saud was buried in Riyadh on Tuesday. Prince Sultan died in a New York hospital from colon cancer on

Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al-Saud was buried in Riyadh on Tuesday. Prince Sultan died in a New York hospital from colon cancer on

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No bad blood towards Tory euro-rebels: Cameron

The vote on whether Britons should decide Britain’s future in the EU might have appeared an easy win for the British Prime Minister, at 483 votes to

The vote on whether Britons should decide Britain’s future in the EU might have appeared an easy win for the British Prime Minister, at 483 votes to

Business

High stakes at euro summit

As the latest euro rescue summit loomed, there remained major differences on confronting the currency bloc’s worsening sovereign debt

As the latest euro rescue summit loomed, there remained major differences on confronting the currency bloc’s worsening sovereign debt

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Somali gunmen seize three aid workers

Gunmen kidnapped three aid workers in northern Somalia on Tuesday. They seized one American and two Danish nationals close to Galkayo airport in

Gunmen kidnapped three aid workers in northern Somalia on Tuesday. They seized one American and two Danish nationals close to Galkayo airport in

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Two killed in Irish floods

Two people were killed as torrential rain wreaked havoc across Ireland on Tuesday. A young police officer was swept into a river in Co Wicklow

Two people were killed as torrential rain wreaked havoc across Ireland on Tuesday. A young police officer was swept into a river in Co Wicklow

Sport

Cherkesov found guilty

A Moscow city court jury has found Aslan Cherkesov guilty of the premeditated murder of Yegor Sviridov, a fan of the football club Spartak

A Moscow city court jury has found Aslan Cherkesov guilty of the premeditated murder of Yegor Sviridov, a fan of the football club Spartak

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Reassurance from Tunisia's Islamist party

The man claiming unprecedented political legitimacy in Tunisia’s election is said to embrace humanist Islam, and not any extremist rejection of

The man claiming unprecedented political legitimacy in Tunisia’s election is said to embrace humanist Islam, and not any extremist rejection of

Culture

Inspired by the Alhambra

The Alhambra in Grenada is the most popular tourist attraction in Spain with around three million visitors per year. A new exhibition has just opened

The Alhambra in Grenada is the most popular tourist attraction in Spain with around three million visitors per year. A new exhibition has just opened

Culture

Fashion in Russia and Portugal

The latest fashion designer’s collections have been shown in Porto, in Portugal. Ana Salazar showed her spring/summer collection which featured lots

The latest fashion designer’s collections have been shown in Porto, in Portugal. Ana Salazar showed her spring/summer collection which featured lots

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Simoncelli's body returned to Italy

The body of Italian rider Marco Simoncelli was flown back to his hometown of Coriano on Tuesday following his tragic death in Sepang. The 2008

The body of Italian rider Marco Simoncelli was flown back to his hometown of Coriano on Tuesday following his tragic death in Sepang. The 2008

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All Blacks and Dusautoir take top awards

Only a few days after defeating France 8-7 at Eden Park, the All Blacks, led by captain Richie McCaw, were named Team of the Year at the

Only a few days after defeating France 8-7 at Eden Park, the All Blacks, led by captain Richie McCaw, were named Team of the Year at the

Business

Warnings from two of Europe's top banks

Switzerland’s UBS has said tough trading conditions are set to continue while Deutsche Bank is flagging up more possible job cuts. The biggest

Switzerland’s UBS has said tough trading conditions are set to continue while Deutsche Bank is flagging up more possible job cuts. The biggest

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Turkey struggles to get aid to stricken villages

The scale of destruction in the village of Guvencli is typical of the damage caused by the earthquake to several villages across southeastern

The scale of destruction in the village of Guvencli is typical of the damage caused by the earthquake to several villages across southeastern

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Baby rescued alive, two days after Turkish quake

It is being hailed as a miracle, two days after Turkey’s deadly earthquake. A 14-day-old baby girl has been pulled from the rubble. Little Azra

It is being hailed as a miracle, two days after Turkey’s deadly earthquake. A 14-day-old baby girl has been pulled from the rubble. Little Azra

Science_technology

Slip sliding away on a new type of ice

Wearing 25 kilos of body protection, Christobal Huet starts his training as goalkeeper of the Fribourg ice hockey team in Switzerland. He gives an

Wearing 25 kilos of body protection, Christobal Huet starts his training as goalkeeper of the Fribourg ice hockey team in Switzerland. He gives an

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Italy: tribute to Marco Simoncelli

On the occasion of Marco Simoncelli’s funerals, residents in his hometown set up an impromptu shrine of pictures and flowers in memory of the Moto

On the occasion of Marco Simoncelli’s funerals, residents in his hometown set up an impromptu shrine of pictures and flowers in memory of the Moto

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Ireland: Dublin under water

The equivalent amount of rain that normally falls in the month of October fell in 24 hours in Dublin, Ireland.

The equivalent amount of rain that normally falls in the month of October fell in 24 hours in Dublin, Ireland.

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Italy's government teeters amid EU debt pressure

It has wobbled many times, but now Silvio Berlusconi’s government looks perilously close to collapsing amid EU pressure, internal divisions and a

It has wobbled many times, but now Silvio Berlusconi’s government looks perilously close to collapsing amid EU pressure, internal divisions and a

Business

Spain forced to pay higher rates to attract bond buyers

In its latest auction, Spain had to offer sharply higher rates of return to get investors to buy almost 3.5 billion euro’s worth of its government

In its latest auction, Spain had to offer sharply higher rates of return to get investors to buy almost 3.5 billion euro’s worth of its government

Business

Novartis slashes jobs to cut costs

Novartis is cutting 2,000 jobs in Switzerland and the United States to keep costs under control. That is in response to growing price pressures and

Novartis is cutting 2,000 jobs in Switzerland and the United States to keep costs under control. That is in response to growing price pressures and

Business

German consumer morale unexpectedly rises

German consumers were more upbeat this month despite a darkening economic outlook. The latest survey by the GfK market research group found morale

German consumers were more upbeat this month despite a darkening economic outlook. The latest survey by the GfK market research group found morale

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The King's speech highlights rifts in Romania

Sixty-four years after his last speech to the Romanian parliament, the country’s former King Michael has addressed the chamber again. But the

Sixty-four years after his last speech to the Romanian parliament, the country’s former King Michael has addressed the chamber again. But the

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What do Brits say on EU: poll

The rebellion that erupted in the British parliament within the ranks of the Conservative party over a referendum on the country’s membership in the

The rebellion that erupted in the British parliament within the ranks of the Conservative party over a referendum on the country’s membership in the

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Gaddafi buried in secret Sahara grave

The remains of Libya’s former dictator Muammar Gaddafi have been buried in a secet location deep in the Sahara desert, according to the country’s new

The remains of Libya’s former dictator Muammar Gaddafi have been buried in a secet location deep in the Sahara desert, according to the country’s new