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2011-11-06

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Breakthrough in Greek political deadlock

The Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and the opposition leader Antonis Samaras have agreed on a new coalition government in principle.   Who

The Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and the opposition leader Antonis Samaras have agreed on a new coalition government in principle.   Who

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Ortega set for victory in Nicaraguan vote

Nicaraguans are voting in a presidential ballot that looks set to hand incumbent Daniel Ortega a second term. The country has enjoyed strong

Nicaraguans are voting in a presidential ballot that looks set to hand incumbent Daniel Ortega a second term. The country has enjoyed strong

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Anonymous "closes" Israeli sites

Israeli security websites were down on Sunday after an international group of cyber hackers threatened an attack on government computers. Websites

Israeli security websites were down on Sunday after an international group of cyber hackers threatened an attack on government computers. Websites

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Bad weather leaves Everest tourists stranded

Bad weather in the Himalayas has left hundreds of tourists stranded. Local authorities say while some have been able to get away, many more have

Bad weather in the Himalayas has left hundreds of tourists stranded. Local authorities say while some have been able to get away, many more have

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Call for second Arab League meeting over Syria

As more civilians are reportedly killed by Syrian security forces, Qatar is calling for the Arab League to urgently meet again over the situation

As more civilians are reportedly killed by Syrian security forces, Qatar is calling for the Arab League to urgently meet again over the situation

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Rain misery for France and Italy

Torrential rains are continuing to cause misery in Europe. In all, 11 regions in France were on flood alert including the Var were 750 people have

Torrential rains are continuing to cause misery in Europe. In all, 11 regions in France were on flood alert including the Var were 750 people have

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Muslims enjoy Cairo festival free of Mubarak controls

They are free for the first time in years to celebrate without restrictions one of the biggest Muslim festivals. Tahrir Square in Cairo has been

They are free for the first time in years to celebrate without restrictions one of the biggest Muslim festivals. Tahrir Square in Cairo has been

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Final act of Greek tragedy?

Greek political chiefs are said to be close to a deal to break an impasse that has paralysed efforts to help the country avoid bankruptcy. Despite

Greek political chiefs are said to be close to a deal to break an impasse that has paralysed efforts to help the country avoid bankruptcy. Despite

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Baghdad blasts kill eight

At least eight people are reported dead and dozens injured after three bomb blasts rocked the Iraqi capital. The explosions struck the busy Shurja

At least eight people are reported dead and dozens injured after three bomb blasts rocked the Iraqi capital. The explosions struck the busy Shurja

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Topless protest targets Berlusconi

Three demonstrators from the Ukrainian protest group Femen stage a topless demonstration in Rome, covering themselves in bodypaint featuring the

Three demonstrators from the Ukrainian protest group Femen stage a topless demonstration in Rome, covering themselves in bodypaint featuring the

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Anger in Germany's financial capital

Some 1,200 supporters of the “Occupy Frankfurt” movement protested in Germany’s financial capital on Saturday November 5 for a more equal

Some 1,200 supporters of the “Occupy Frankfurt” movement protested in Germany’s financial capital on Saturday November 5 for a more equal

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Shimon Peres: military option against Iran closer

The military option against Iran is drawing closer. Those are the words from the Israeli President in a TV interview, amid a raging debate about talk

The military option against Iran is drawing closer. Those are the words from the Israeli President in a TV interview, amid a raging debate about talk

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Flash floods cause more havoc in Genoa

Flash floods have once again struck Genoa and Italy’s western coastline following torrential rain. Floodwaters poured through Genoa for the second

Flash floods have once again struck Genoa and Italy’s western coastline following torrential rain. Floodwaters poured through Genoa for the second

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High death toll after Nigerian militant attacks

The death toll continues to rise after a series of deadly militant attacks in Nigeria. Initial reports said about 65 people died in bombings and

The death toll continues to rise after a series of deadly militant attacks in Nigeria. Initial reports said about 65 people died in bombings and

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25 years of Sir Alex

Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson, a knight of the realm and the most successful manager in the history of English football. Some would argue his

Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson, a knight of the realm and the most successful manager in the history of English football. Some would argue his

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Arrests at new Occupy Wall Street protest

At least 20 people have been arrested after scuffles broke out during an Occupy Wall Street protest in New York. Hundreds of people marched as part

At least 20 people have been arrested after scuffles broke out during an Occupy Wall Street protest in New York. Hundreds of people marched as part

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Death toll rises after Nigerian militant attacks

The death toll continues to rise after a series of deadly militant attacks in Nigeria. Initial reports said about 65 people died in bombings and

The death toll continues to rise after a series of deadly militant attacks in Nigeria. Initial reports said about 65 people died in bombings and

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Ex-general set to lead Guatamala

Retired general Otto Perez is on course to become the first military man to lead Guatamala since the return of democracy 25 years ago. In the run

Retired general Otto Perez is on course to become the first military man to lead Guatamala since the return of democracy 25 years ago. In the run

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Nicaraguans stick with Ortega

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega looks certain to be reelected in the country’s election on Sunday. The leftist former Sandinista commander has

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega looks certain to be reelected in the country’s election on Sunday. The leftist former Sandinista commander has

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Colombian town hit by deadly mudslide

At least 10 people are dead and many more injured after a mudslide in Colombia covered 15 homes. Rescue workers say 35 people are still

At least 10 people are dead and many more injured after a mudslide in Colombia covered 15 homes. Rescue workers say 35 people are still

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Asteroid to brush past Earth

A large asteroid will pass closer to Earth than the moon on Tuesday, giving scientists a rare chance for study without launching a probe. It is the

A large asteroid will pass closer to Earth than the moon on Tuesday, giving scientists a rare chance for study without launching a probe. It is the

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FARC vows to fight on despite death of leader

They are saying no surrender, despite the biggest blow yet to their military campaign. Colombia’s FARC rebels are vowing to continue fighting after

They are saying no surrender, despite the biggest blow yet to their military campaign. Colombia’s FARC rebels are vowing to continue fighting after

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Millions flock to Mecca for Hajj

Around two million Muslim pilgrims are in Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj – one of the five pillars of Islam. By walking en masse seven

Around two million Muslim pilgrims are in Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj – one of the five pillars of Islam. By walking en masse seven

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Anger in Italy after floods claim 16 lives

A huge clean-up operation is underway in the Italian port city of Genoa after the worst floods in 40 years left six people dead, including two

A huge clean-up operation is underway in the Italian port city of Genoa after the worst floods in 40 years left six people dead, including two

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Festival celebrations dampened in Libya

Residents of Colonel Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte are struggling to deal with the scale of destruction of their city as one of Islam’s most important

Residents of Colonel Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte are struggling to deal with the scale of destruction of their city as one of Islam’s most important

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Canaries volcano once again threatens residents

A village on one of Spain’s Canary Islands has been evacuated because of the threat of an eruption of an underwater volcano. The increasingly

A village on one of Spain’s Canary Islands has been evacuated because of the threat of an eruption of an underwater volcano. The increasingly

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Political uncertainty persists in Greece

Political deadlock remains in Greece, with the main opposition leader refusing to take part in a government of national unity proposed by the Prime

Political deadlock remains in Greece, with the main opposition leader refusing to take part in a government of national unity proposed by the Prime

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Italians rally against Berlusconi

Pressure is piling on Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi to quit. A rally in Rome, called by the country’s main opposition, the Democratic Party, drew

Pressure is piling on Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi to quit. A rally in Rome, called by the country’s main opposition, the Democratic Party, drew