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2011-11-09

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Turkish city struck again by earthquake

An 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck 16 kilometres south of the Turkish city of Van on Wednesday. The Reuters news agency reported that 18 buildings

An 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck 16 kilometres south of the Turkish city of Van on Wednesday. The Reuters news agency reported that 18 buildings

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Berlusconi set for exit after austerity vote

From the eye of the storm, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is heading towards the exit. His departure may be just days away. The Italian

From the eye of the storm, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is heading towards the exit. His departure may be just days away. The Italian

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Where now for Greece, Italy and the euro?

First it was Greece, now it is Italy which finds itself staring down the barrel of a gun. So far, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s promise to quit

First it was Greece, now it is Italy which finds itself staring down the barrel of a gun. So far, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s promise to quit

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Protesters march on London against student fees

Thousands of protesters marched through central London on Wednesday in protest at the government’s decision to treble university tuition fees. The

Thousands of protesters marched through central London on Wednesday in protest at the government’s decision to treble university tuition fees. The

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Italy's austerity dilemma

Italy’s leading politicians acknowledge major reforms are needed to calm the markets and break the country out of a debt death spiral. The

Italy’s leading politicians acknowledge major reforms are needed to calm the markets and break the country out of a debt death spiral. The

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Arab League deal not stopping killing in Syria

One week after Syria agreed to a plan by the Arab League under which it promised to pull its military from restive cities, twelve more civilians are

One week after Syria agreed to a plan by the Arab League under which it promised to pull its military from restive cities, twelve more civilians are

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Greece still waits for new PM as Papandreou says goodbye

After his meeting with the president, Greek prime minister George Papandreou made a passionate speech about the need for a national unity government

After his meeting with the president, Greek prime minister George Papandreou made a passionate speech about the need for a national unity government

Sport

Rio under the microscope from Olympic Committee

London may be ready but is Brazil on course for the Games of 2016? Members of the International Olympic Committee have been in Rio de Janeiro to

London may be ready but is Brazil on course for the Games of 2016? Members of the International Olympic Committee have been in Rio de Janeiro to

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'€11m' rare jewel to go on sale in Geneva

If you’ve got a spare 11 million euros burning a hole in your pocket, a rare 110-carat jewel is up for grabs in Geneva next week. Auction house

If you’ve got a spare 11 million euros burning a hole in your pocket, a rare 110-carat jewel is up for grabs in Geneva next week. Auction house

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Victims' relatives will attend Oslo gunman's court date

The Norwegian gunman who killed 77 people in July will make his first public court appearance on November 14th. An Oslo court ruled last week that

The Norwegian gunman who killed 77 people in July will make his first public court appearance on November 14th. An Oslo court ruled last week that

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French climbers found dead on Mont Blanc

The bodies of two climbers have been found on Mont Blanc in the French Alps. Charlotte Demetz, 44, and her guide Olivier Sourzac, 47, were trapped

The bodies of two climbers have been found on Mont Blanc in the French Alps. Charlotte Demetz, 44, and her guide Olivier Sourzac, 47, were trapped

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Papandreou gives parting speech, but still no new PM

After his meeting with the president, Greek prime minister George Papandreou made a passionate speech about the need for a national unity government

After his meeting with the president, Greek prime minister George Papandreou made a passionate speech about the need for a national unity government

Business

Italy in the danger zone

Italy’s borrowing costs have hit catastrophic levels as Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s promise to quit failed to convince financial markets the

Italy’s borrowing costs have hit catastrophic levels as Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s promise to quit failed to convince financial markets the

Nocomment

Germany: Fall of Berlin Wall marked

The 22nd anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall has been celebrated in Berlin. Mayor Klaus Wowereit thanked former East German civil rights

The 22nd anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall has been celebrated in Berlin. Mayor Klaus Wowereit thanked former East German civil rights

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Russia opposes new sanctions on Iran

Iran has dismissed a new report by the UN’s atomic watchdog which claims its developing nuclear weapons. The International Atomic Energy Agency

Iran has dismissed a new report by the UN’s atomic watchdog which claims its developing nuclear weapons. The International Atomic Energy Agency

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Back in the Day: ¿¡Por qué no te callas!?

November 10, 2007 The King of Spain Juan Carlos I tells Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez "¿Por qué no te callas?" – or ‘Why don’t you just shut up?’

November 10, 2007 The King of Spain Juan Carlos I tells Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez "¿Por qué no te callas?" – or ‘Why don’t you just shut up?’

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Student march in London to decry cuts and fee-hikes

An estimated 10,000 people have marched through London in a protest over tuition fees. In addition to fees being tripled at some universities, a

An estimated 10,000 people have marched through London in a protest over tuition fees. In addition to fees being tripled at some universities, a

Culture

Michelle Williams as screen legend Marilyn Monroe

‘My Week With Marilyn’ stars Michelle Williams as the screen icon. The film has just premiered in Hollywood. It is the tale of how a young assistant

‘My Week With Marilyn’ stars Michelle Williams as the screen icon. The film has just premiered in Hollywood. It is the tale of how a young assistant

Culture

London's Leonardo da Vinci show sold-out until end of year

The National Gallery’s unprecedented Leonardo da Vinci exhibition; Painter at the Court of Milan offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see most

The National Gallery’s unprecedented Leonardo da Vinci exhibition; Painter at the Court of Milan offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see most

Business

Scandal hit Olympus' shares plunge further

Shares of Japanese camera maker Olympus continue to plunge as more details emerge of a financial scandal dating back 20 years. The stock fell by

Shares of Japanese camera maker Olympus continue to plunge as more details emerge of a financial scandal dating back 20 years. The stock fell by

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Greece continues to wait for new government and PM

As the political wrangling to form a coalition government and choose a prime minister continues in Greece, the days of indecision have divided the

As the political wrangling to form a coalition government and choose a prime minister continues in Greece, the days of indecision have divided the

Business

Euro zone's largest economies stagnating

German says strong industrial output helped its economy grow in the third quarter but the region’s debt crisis will dampen through the end of this

German says strong industrial output helped its economy grow in the third quarter but the region’s debt crisis will dampen through the end of this

Business

Chinese inflation falls

Inflation in China fell sharply in October. The latest official figures show the annual inflation rate receded to 5.5 percent from September’s 6.1

Inflation in China fell sharply in October. The latest official figures show the annual inflation rate receded to 5.5 percent from September’s 6.1

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Last rites read for Berlusconi

Scandals, accusations of incompetence or corruption, public gaffes and private sex parties could not do for Silvio Berlusconi. In the end the

Scandals, accusations of incompetence or corruption, public gaffes and private sex parties could not do for Silvio Berlusconi. In the end the

Science_technology

Could space hopper 'multicopter' be air car of the future?

This strange, spider-like machine is a so-called ‘multicopter’, a helicopter-like craft that its German developers hope could be used one day as the

This strange, spider-like machine is a so-called ‘multicopter’, a helicopter-like craft that its German developers hope could be used one day as the

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May under fire over UK border controls

Britain’s Home Secretary, Theresa May, is facing fresh calls to resign over fears that national security may have been compromised by her decision to

Britain’s Home Secretary, Theresa May, is facing fresh calls to resign over fears that national security may have been compromised by her decision to

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Italians ponder life after Berlusconi

Many Italians are today wondering whether Sillvio Berlusconi’s resignation is really a resignation at all. The prime minister’s giving himself

Many Italians are today wondering whether Sillvio Berlusconi’s resignation is really a resignation at all. The prime minister’s giving himself

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Protest erupt over Ortega victory in Nicaragua

Violence has broken out in Nicaragua in protest over disputed presidential election results. Hundreds of people took the streets of the capital

Violence has broken out in Nicaragua in protest over disputed presidential election results. Hundreds of people took the streets of the capital