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2011-11-27

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Gary Speed found dead

Wales football manager Gary Speed has died at the age of 42. According to reports, the former Newcastle winger was found hanged at his home in

Wales football manager Gary Speed has died at the age of 42. According to reports, the former Newcastle winger was found hanged at his home in

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Arab League approves sanctions against Syria

The Arab League has approved economic sanctions against Syria following its violent crack down on protesters. The sanctions, including a travel ban

The Arab League has approved economic sanctions against Syria following its violent crack down on protesters. The sanctions, including a travel ban

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Protest outside jail on Tymoshenko's birthday

Supporters of Ukraine’s jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko demonstrated outside her prison on Sunday – her 51st birthday. Tymoshenko was

Supporters of Ukraine’s jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko demonstrated outside her prison on Sunday – her 51st birthday. Tymoshenko was

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German police unable to protect nuclear waste train

The progress of the train carrying nuclear waste to Germany from France is now around 40 kilometres from its destination but is still being halted by

The progress of the train carrying nuclear waste to Germany from France is now around 40 kilometres from its destination but is still being halted by

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Iran's parliament votes to downgrade UK ties

Iran’s parliament has voted to reduce diplomatic relations with Britain. The move comes less than a week after the UK tightened sanctions on the

Iran’s parliament has voted to reduce diplomatic relations with Britain. The move comes less than a week after the UK tightened sanctions on the

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Germany: Vote on controversial rail project

Voters in the German state of Baden-Württemberg have been casting their ballots in a referendum on the controversial, multi-billion euro, Stuttgart

Voters in the German state of Baden-Württemberg have been casting their ballots in a referendum on the controversial, multi-billion euro, Stuttgart

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Khaled Tlema: standing for change in Egypt's poll

Oussim is one of the poorest parts of Cairo. It is where Khaled Tlema and other young Egyptians embarked on protests at the start of the year

Oussim is one of the poorest parts of Cairo. It is where Khaled Tlema and other young Egyptians embarked on protests at the start of the year

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Germany antinuclear blockade

Police moved protesters from several points along a railway line in Germany on Sunday morning, ahead of the arrival of a controversial nuclear waste

Police moved protesters from several points along a railway line in Germany on Sunday morning, ahead of the arrival of a controversial nuclear waste

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Egypt: Military will not tolerate 'troublemakers'

Egypt’s military rulers have said they will not tolerate “troublemakers” causing problems at Monday’s parliamentary election. Field Marshall

Egypt’s military rulers have said they will not tolerate “troublemakers” causing problems at Monday’s parliamentary election. Field Marshall

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Putin and his cult-like status

Vladimir Putin has a near cult status today. Looking at media coverage over the past few years, most was supposed to make him look good. Once the

Vladimir Putin has a near cult status today. Looking at media coverage over the past few years, most was supposed to make him look good. Once the

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Mexico zombie walk

Mexico City was overrun by zombies as thousands of ghouls and other creatures of the living dead took part in the megalopolis’s fifth Zombie Walk

Mexico City was overrun by zombies as thousands of ghouls and other creatures of the living dead took part in the megalopolis’s fifth Zombie Walk

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Symphony goes underground in Caracas

Thousands of child musical prodigies in Venezuela’s sprawling capital have taken to metro stations during the daily rush. In a popular initiative

Thousands of child musical prodigies in Venezuela’s sprawling capital have taken to metro stations during the daily rush. In a popular initiative

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Russia's Putin accepts nomination for President

Now it is official. Vladimir Putin had already revealed he was seeking a third term as Russia’s President. And today, watched by the current man

Now it is official. Vladimir Putin had already revealed he was seeking a third term as Russia’s President. And today, watched by the current man

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Violence ahead of elections in Democratic Republic Of Congo

Police in Kinshasa were out in force to ban all campaign rallies on Saturday (November 26) after rival supporters hurled rocks at each other and at

Police in Kinshasa were out in force to ban all campaign rallies on Saturday (November 26) after rival supporters hurled rocks at each other and at

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Pakistan holds funerals for troops after NATO raid

Pakistan has held funerals for 24 soldiers it says were killed by NATO and ordered a review of cooperation with the alliance and the United

Pakistan has held funerals for 24 soldiers it says were killed by NATO and ordered a review of cooperation with the alliance and the United

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Angry Libyans stage 'plane protest' at Tripoli airport

A passenger aircraft was surrounded and its take-off delayed for hours in the latest sign of lawlessness threatening Libya’s stability. A Tunisair

A passenger aircraft was surrounded and its take-off delayed for hours in the latest sign of lawlessness threatening Libya’s stability. A Tunisair

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Life on Mars probe launched

A rocket has blasted-off from Cape Canaveral in Florida carrying a new space probe on a nine-month journey to Mars.    ‘Curiosity’, as it has been

A rocket has blasted-off from Cape Canaveral in Florida carrying a new space probe on a nine-month journey to Mars.    ‘Curiosity’, as it has been

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Greenpeace disrupt 'nuclear' train journey

Geenpeace activists have been continuing their protest against a train carrying radioactive waste. It set off from Normandy in France on Wednesday

Geenpeace activists have been continuing their protest against a train carrying radioactive waste. It set off from Normandy in France on Wednesday

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Clashes in run-up to DR Congo election

There remains a tense atmosphere in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo after violence at pre-election rallies left at least one person

There remains a tense atmosphere in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo after violence at pre-election rallies left at least one person

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Arab League toughens stance on Syria

Foreign ministers from Arab League states are due to meet today to ratify sanctions against Syria in response to continuing violence. The measures

Foreign ministers from Arab League states are due to meet today to ratify sanctions against Syria in response to continuing violence. The measures

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El Baradei offers to serve as Egyptian PM

Egyptian presidential candidate Mohamed El Baradei would be willing to drop his candidacy if the ruling military council were to ask him to form a

Egyptian presidential candidate Mohamed El Baradei would be willing to drop his candidacy if the ruling military council were to ask him to form a

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Moderate Islamist party heading for win in Morocco elections

In Morocco, Abdelilah Benkirane the leader of the moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party- the PJD – is set to lead the new government.   He

In Morocco, Abdelilah Benkirane the leader of the moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party- the PJD – is set to lead the new government.   He