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2011-11-12

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Berlusconi finally quits as Italian PM

Silvio Berlusconi has resigned as prime minister ending one of the most scandal-plagued eras in Italy’s post-war history. Hundreds of people

Silvio Berlusconi has resigned as prime minister ending one of the most scandal-plagued eras in Italy’s post-war history. Hundreds of people

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Italian parliament backs austerity measures

Italy’s lower house of parliament on Saturday approved a package of economic reforms designed to restore confidence in Italy’s strained

Italy’s lower house of parliament on Saturday approved a package of economic reforms designed to restore confidence in Italy’s strained

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Berlusconi - the end of the affair

Silvio Berlusconi surely could not have imagined it would come to this. For 17 years he has been the face of Italian politics. His flamboyant

Silvio Berlusconi surely could not have imagined it would come to this. For 17 years he has been the face of Italian politics. His flamboyant

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Kidnapped Major Leaguer freed

Wilson Ramos, the Major League baseball player who was kidnapped outside his home in Venezuela on Wednesday is free. Venezuelan police rescued him

Wilson Ramos, the Major League baseball player who was kidnapped outside his home in Venezuela on Wednesday is free. Venezuelan police rescued him

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Kazak rampage leaves trail of blood

At least seven people are dead after a radical Islamist went on the rampage in the Kazak town of Taraz. The bloodshed culminated in the man blowing

At least seven people are dead after a radical Islamist went on the rampage in the Kazak town of Taraz. The bloodshed culminated in the man blowing

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Deadly blast at Iranian military base

A massive explosion at an Iranian military base has left 27 people dead and at least 16 others wounded, some critically. It is believed the victims

A massive explosion at an Iranian military base has left 27 people dead and at least 16 others wounded, some critically. It is believed the victims

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EU's Ashton wants Libya to ensure women's rights

The European Union’s foreign affairs chief has called on Libya to protect women’s rights in law as the country moves towards democracy. Catherine

The European Union’s foreign affairs chief has called on Libya to protect women’s rights in law as the country moves towards democracy. Catherine

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Italy's Berlusconi set to make way for Monti

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is expected to resign on Saturday and make way for an emergency government. The 75-year-old premier

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is expected to resign on Saturday and make way for an emergency government. The 75-year-old premier

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Arab League drops Syria

The Arab League says it will suspend Syria as from November 16 until a peace plan is implemented. The regional body also announced political and

The Arab League says it will suspend Syria as from November 16 until a peace plan is implemented. The regional body also announced political and

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New Greek government offers no austerity relief

Greece’s new cabinet may last a month or two longer than planned, according to senior officials but it is very unlikely to be given a honeymoon

Greece’s new cabinet may last a month or two longer than planned, according to senior officials but it is very unlikely to be given a honeymoon

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Blast rocks Iranian arms depot

There has been a major explosion at a munitions depot in a military base 20 kilometres west of the Iranian capital Tehran. It is understood the

There has been a major explosion at a munitions depot in a military base 20 kilometres west of the Iranian capital Tehran. It is understood the

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Turkey hijack passengers recount ordeal

Passengers on board a hijacked ferry in Turkey have been recounting their 12-hour ordeal – and how they helped commandos come aboard the ship and

Passengers on board a hijacked ferry in Turkey have been recounting their 12-hour ordeal – and how they helped commandos come aboard the ship and

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Breakthrough in Germany's "Doner murders" case

German investigators say they have found evidence of a neo-nazi terrorist cell in a burned out house and caravan. And they believe the group was

German investigators say they have found evidence of a neo-nazi terrorist cell in a burned out house and caravan. And they believe the group was

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Iran military parade

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei gave a speech during a military ceremony, warning the United States and Israel not to take any

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei gave a speech during a military ceremony, warning the United States and Israel not to take any

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Twin pandas play at Madrid Zoo

Twin pandas Po and De De play inside their enclosure with their mum for the first time since they were born at the Madrid Zoo.

Twin pandas Po and De De play inside their enclosure with their mum for the first time since they were born at the Madrid Zoo.

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Argentine pole dancers prepare

A street corner in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires became the stage for some of Latin America’s best pole dancers on the eve of the Miss Pole

A street corner in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires became the stage for some of Latin America’s best pole dancers on the eve of the Miss Pole

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Papademos sworn in as GreeK PM

With Archbishop Ieronymos, the country’s spiritual leader overseeing the ceremony, Lucas Papademos has been sworn in to head Greece’s new interim

With Archbishop Ieronymos, the country’s spiritual leader overseeing the ceremony, Lucas Papademos has been sworn in to head Greece’s new interim

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Silvio's last stand

This should be Silvio Berlusconi’s last day as Italian prime minister, although these days nothing is certain. If everything goes to schedule

This should be Silvio Berlusconi’s last day as Italian prime minister, although these days nothing is certain. If everything goes to schedule

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New landlord at Abbey Road

It has brought the world everyone from The Beatles to Queen, Kate Perry and Coldplay. Now EMI is to have yet another new owner – or actually

It has brought the world everyone from The Beatles to Queen, Kate Perry and Coldplay. Now EMI is to have yet another new owner – or actually

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Ferry hijacker killed in Turkey

A man who hijacked a passenger ferry has been killed by Turkish special forces. It is thought the assailant may have had links to militant Kurdish

A man who hijacked a passenger ferry has been killed by Turkish special forces. It is thought the assailant may have had links to militant Kurdish

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New Greek government sets out priorities

Greece’s new interim cabinet of national unity held its first session on Friday evening after having been sworn in earlier in the day. The task of

Greece’s new interim cabinet of national unity held its first session on Friday evening after having been sworn in earlier in the day. The task of

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Bodies recovered from Mexican helicopter crash

The authorities in Mexico have retrieved the body of Interior Minister Francisco Blake, who, along with seven other victims, died in a helicopter

The authorities in Mexico have retrieved the body of Interior Minister Francisco Blake, who, along with seven other victims, died in a helicopter

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Syria mines border with Lebanon

Syrian soldiers have started to plant landmines on the border with Lebanon. A security source claimed one man has already had part of his leg

Syrian soldiers have started to plant landmines on the border with Lebanon. A security source claimed one man has already had part of his leg

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Turkish quake survivors still living in tents

Conditions are worsening for people living in temporary accommodation after the two earthquakes in eastern Turkey. Many families are being put up

Conditions are worsening for people living in temporary accommodation after the two earthquakes in eastern Turkey. Many families are being put up

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Bombings raise tensions in Southern Sudan

The United Nations has accused Sudan of launching an attack on a refugee camp in the recently-established independent state of South Sudan. The

The United Nations has accused Sudan of launching an attack on a refugee camp in the recently-established independent state of South Sudan. The