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2011-11-07

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UN intervenes to stop violence before Liberia election

Up to four people have been killed in clashes with police ahead of Tuesday’s presidential election in Liberia. Supporters of the main rival to the

Up to four people have been killed in clashes with police ahead of Tuesday’s presidential election in Liberia. Supporters of the main rival to the

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Nepal trekkers on their way home

Hundreds of tourists have finally been able to leave the Mount Everest region after bad weather conditions had left them stranded for a week. At

Hundreds of tourists have finally been able to leave the Mount Everest region after bad weather conditions had left them stranded for a week. At

Sport

Olympic torch route revealed

The route the 2012 Olympic torch will take in the build-up to next summer’s London games has finally been revealed. The flame will begin its

The route the 2012 Olympic torch will take in the build-up to next summer’s London games has finally been revealed. The flame will begin its

Business

Russia reluctant to help euro zone bailout

The head of the International Monetary Fund got a firm ‘nyet’ from Moscow as she visited seeking support for the euro zone’s bailout fund

The head of the International Monetary Fund got a firm ‘nyet’ from Moscow as she visited seeking support for the euro zone’s bailout fund

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Fresh charges for former Croatian prime minister

Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader, whose trial on corruption charges opened last week, is to face a fresh indictment. The court is already

Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader, whose trial on corruption charges opened last week, is to face a fresh indictment. The court is already

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ETA member gets 105 years for political murder

A former military commander of the Basque separatist group ETA has been sentenced to 105 years in prison for an assassination. Javier Garcia

A former military commander of the Basque separatist group ETA has been sentenced to 105 years in prison for an assassination. Javier Garcia

Sport

Kelly Slater Officially Wins 11th World Title

Veteran American surfer Kelly Slater clinched the world title on Sunday after reaching the quarter finals of the latest event in San Francisco. In

Veteran American surfer Kelly Slater clinched the world title on Sunday after reaching the quarter finals of the latest event in San Francisco. In

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EU finance chiefs meet to strengthen bail out fund

The euro zone’s money men are meeting in Brussels in an effort to strengthen and speed up the implementation of the bloc’s bail out fund

The euro zone’s money men are meeting in Brussels in an effort to strengthen and speed up the implementation of the bloc’s bail out fund

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Violence on eve of Liberian presidential run-off

At least one person has been killed in Monrovia as Liberia prepares to go to the polls in a presidential run-off on Tuesday. Its reported Liberian

At least one person has been killed in Monrovia as Liberia prepares to go to the polls in a presidential run-off on Tuesday. Its reported Liberian

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Betting open on new Greek PM

Greeks are still waiting to find out who will lead a national unity government.   The front-runner is the former deputy head of the European Central

Greeks are still waiting to find out who will lead a national unity government.   The front-runner is the former deputy head of the European Central

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Donations pour in for dissident artist

In China people have been donating money as part of a campaign to help Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei pay a tax bill of 1.7 million euros imposed by the

In China people have been donating money as part of a campaign to help Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei pay a tax bill of 1.7 million euros imposed by the

Culture

Tel Aviv's modernist museum unveils striking new wing

The Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art has just opened a spanking new 50 million euro extension designed by the American architect Preston Scott Cohen

The Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art has just opened a spanking new 50 million euro extension designed by the American architect Preston Scott Cohen

Culture

New wave Brit cinema hits London

British movies are back with a vengence and making their presence known at the London Film Festival. Thanks to a handful of UK Directors, ‘New

British movies are back with a vengence and making their presence known at the London Film Festival. Thanks to a handful of UK Directors, ‘New

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More pain from Paris to protect credit rating

With his latest budget savings, unveiled on Monday, President Nicolas Sarkozy is imposing further pain on his citizens to protect France’s credit

With his latest budget savings, unveiled on Monday, President Nicolas Sarkozy is imposing further pain on his citizens to protect France’s credit

Science_technology

Stem cells, the secret to eternal youth?

Rejuvenating skin cells is almost a century old, first accomplished by pioneering scientific researchers in Montpellier. It was always believed that

Rejuvenating skin cells is almost a century old, first accomplished by pioneering scientific researchers in Montpellier. It was always believed that

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Berlusconi fights off resignation rumours and demands

The Italian prime minister has been fighting rumours all day that he is to resign, making a shaky start to an already shaky-looking week for Silvio

The Italian prime minister has been fighting rumours all day that he is to resign, making a shaky start to an already shaky-looking week for Silvio

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Hajj draws to a close as Eid al-Adha begins

Around three million Muslim pilgrims are in Saudi Arabia on the penultimate day of the Hajj festival. They symbolically stoned Satan in a valley near

Around three million Muslim pilgrims are in Saudi Arabia on the penultimate day of the Hajj festival. They symbolically stoned Satan in a valley near

Business

TUI prepares for euro worst

The German tour operator TUI has confirmed that it has asked Greek hoteliers to sign new contracts spelling out how it will pay them if Greece leaves

The German tour operator TUI has confirmed that it has asked Greek hoteliers to sign new contracts spelling out how it will pay them if Greece leaves

Business

Troika checks Portugal for more bailout cash

The so-called Troika of representatives from the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund is back in Lisbon

The so-called Troika of representatives from the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund is back in Lisbon

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France to face 'toughest austerity measures since 1945'

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has announced new austerity measures aimed at reducing the country’s deficit. The step has also been taken to

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has announced new austerity measures aimed at reducing the country’s deficit. The step has also been taken to

Science_technology

Sustainability in Singapore

“How is Singapore planning for sustainability? We discuss the issue of energy in the cities of tomorrow with Ms Fun Siew Leng, Group Director for

“How is Singapore planning for sustainability? We discuss the issue of energy in the cities of tomorrow with Ms Fun Siew Leng, Group Director for

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'Carlos the Jackal' in Paris court

One of the world’s most notorious terrorists, Carlos the Jackal, has arrived in court in Paris for the start of his trial. Born Ilich Ramirez

One of the world’s most notorious terrorists, Carlos the Jackal, has arrived in court in Paris for the start of his trial. Born Ilich Ramirez

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Russia says Iran airstrike would be a 'mistake'

Russia has stepped into the increasingly tense atmosphere in Israeli-US-Iranian relations by warning any airstrikes on the Islamic Republic would be

Russia has stepped into the increasingly tense atmosphere in Israeli-US-Iranian relations by warning any airstrikes on the Islamic Republic would be

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Arab League says Syria 'breaking promises'

More deaths have been reported in Syria and unverified amateur video continues to provide evidence of what appears to be paramilitary forces working

More deaths have been reported in Syria and unverified amateur video continues to provide evidence of what appears to be paramilitary forces working

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Greeks await the name of a new leader

In Greece it is another day of waiting and of talking. It is also deadline day. European finance ministers meeting in Brussels today are insisting

In Greece it is another day of waiting and of talking. It is also deadline day. European finance ministers meeting in Brussels today are insisting

Nocomment

Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca

Millions of Muslims from around the world were in the holy city of Mecca for the first day of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage that every Muslim is

Millions of Muslims from around the world were in the holy city of Mecca for the first day of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage that every Muslim is

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Tattoo Convention in Austria

Want to make your mark? All the latest styles were on show at the International Tattoo Convention in Vienna.

Want to make your mark? All the latest styles were on show at the International Tattoo Convention in Vienna.

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High water in Venice

The high tide has touched a peak of 100 centimeters in Venice. No big news for its citizens, who are accustomed to high water, but for tourists it

The high tide has touched a peak of 100 centimeters in Venice. No big news for its citizens, who are accustomed to high water, but for tourists it

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Back in the Day: Led Zep IV hits the record shops

*November 8, 1971.* Led Zeppelin releases Led Zeppelin IV, which becomes the third-best-selling album ever in the US, and includes what many fans

*November 8, 1971.* Led Zeppelin releases Led Zeppelin IV, which becomes the third-best-selling album ever in the US, and includes what many fans

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Ortega wins back-to-back terms in Nicaragua

Nicaragua’s outgoing leader Daniel Ortega appears to be heading for a landslide victory in the country’s presidential election. Early results

Nicaragua’s outgoing leader Daniel Ortega appears to be heading for a landslide victory in the country’s presidential election. Early results