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2011-11-19

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Syrian army defies Arab League deadline

An Arab League deadline for an end to violence appears to have changed nothing. As anti-government protests continue in Syria, so too does

An Arab League deadline for an end to violence appears to have changed nothing. As anti-government protests continue in Syria, so too does

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ATP World Tour Finals - Who's the favourite?

The world’s top eight players are gathering at the O2 Arena in London for the big finale of the Tennis year, the ATP World Tour Finals. Roger

The world’s top eight players are gathering at the O2 Arena in London for the big finale of the Tennis year, the ATP World Tour Finals. Roger

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Police and protesters clash in Cairo's Tahrir Square

Violent clashes have erupted between riot police and protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The unrest comes just days before an election that is

Violent clashes have erupted between riot police and protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The unrest comes just days before an election that is

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Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam is arrested in Libya

Almost unrecognisable in traditional robes and a heavy black beard, Saif al-Islam, Colonel Gaddafi’s fugitive son, has been arrested in southwest

Almost unrecognisable in traditional robes and a heavy black beard, Saif al-Islam, Colonel Gaddafi’s fugitive son, has been arrested in southwest

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Spain's election: 'A walk in the park' for Mariano Rajoy

The two frontrunners in Spain’s election have been walking around Madrid’s parks on the day before voting. Striding to victory, Mariano Rajoy

The two frontrunners in Spain’s election have been walking around Madrid’s parks on the day before voting. Striding to victory, Mariano Rajoy

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The two faces of Saif al-Islam

In his last appearance before international TV cameras in August, Saif al-Islam cut a defiant figure. Surrounded by armed followers and smiling

In his last appearance before international TV cameras in August, Saif al-Islam cut a defiant figure. Surrounded by armed followers and smiling

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Tusk government wins confidence vote

Polish prime minister Donald Tusk’s government has won a confidence vote in parliament after vowing to introduce tough economic reforms. The measures

Polish prime minister Donald Tusk’s government has won a confidence vote in parliament after vowing to introduce tough economic reforms. The measures

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Boat carrying Egyptian migrants seized off Italy

Around 170 mainly Egyptian migrants have been brought ashore in the southern Italian port of Bari after the overcrowded fishing boat they were

Around 170 mainly Egyptian migrants have been brought ashore in the southern Italian port of Bari after the overcrowded fishing boat they were

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Egyptian police break up Tahrir Square sit-in

Egyptian riot police have clashed with protesters, after breaking up a sit-in at Cairo’s Tahrir Square. A small tent city was set up after tens of

Egyptian riot police have clashed with protesters, after breaking up a sit-in at Cairo’s Tahrir Square. A small tent city was set up after tens of

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Gaddafi's son Saif arrested in southern Libya

Saif al-Islam, Colonel Gaddafi’s fugitive son, has been arrested in southern Libya. The late leader’s heir apparent had been on the run since

Saif al-Islam, Colonel Gaddafi’s fugitive son, has been arrested in southern Libya. The late leader’s heir apparent had been on the run since

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Spectre of emigration looms over Greece

International lenders are piling pressure on Greece’s political parties to give written guarantees of support for the country’s bailout deal. With

International lenders are piling pressure on Greece’s political parties to give written guarantees of support for the country’s bailout deal. With

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Saif al-Islam arrested in Libya

Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam has been arrested along with several bodyguards in Libya. The interim justice minister said he was detained near

Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam has been arrested along with several bodyguards in Libya. The interim justice minister said he was detained near

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Thailand facing up to hefty cost of floods

The worst may be over but Thailand is now bracing for a clean-up bill running well into billions of euros after floods devastated much of the

The worst may be over but Thailand is now bracing for a clean-up bill running well into billions of euros after floods devastated much of the

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Early voting begins in Russian election

Even before the campaign reaches its climax,   voting has already begun in Russia’s parliamentary election. The vote takes place on December 4 but

Even before the campaign reaches its climax,   voting has already begun in Russia’s parliamentary election. The vote takes place on December 4 but

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Sea battle at Asian summit

Tensions over China’s Yuan currency and sovereignty in the South China Sea have overshadowd a summit involving the US, China and other nations in

Tensions over China’s Yuan currency and sovereignty in the South China Sea have overshadowd a summit involving the US, China and other nations in

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High expectations for "Super Mario" in Italy

He has now won two confidence votes and has vowed to change the image of politicians in the eyes of the Italian public. There seems to be a general

He has now won two confidence votes and has vowed to change the image of politicians in the eyes of the Italian public. There seems to be a general

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Centre right tipped for victory in Spanish election

On Spain’s last day of campaigning for Sunday’s general election the centre-right Partido Popular was in bouyant mood. That is the result of showing

On Spain’s last day of campaigning for Sunday’s general election the centre-right Partido Popular was in bouyant mood. That is the result of showing

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Pressure grows on Iran over its nuclear programme

A new resolution has been passed at the UN nuclear watchdog, voicing “increasing concern” about Iran’s nuclear programme. The US has seized on the

A new resolution has been passed at the UN nuclear watchdog, voicing “increasing concern” about Iran’s nuclear programme. The US has seized on the

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German conference tackles neo-Nazi threat

Strategy in Germany against a rise of far-right extremism is under the spotlight after revelations of a string of neo-Nazi murders. A conference of

Strategy in Germany against a rise of far-right extremism is under the spotlight after revelations of a string of neo-Nazi murders. A conference of

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Agreement on power sharing in Tunisia

The three main parties to emerge after last month’s election in Tunisia have reached an agreement to share the top posts, according to senior sources

The three main parties to emerge after last month’s election in Tunisia have reached an agreement to share the top posts, according to senior sources