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2011-11-30

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Candidate declares victory in South Ossetia poll

A disputed presidential election in Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia has descended into chaos. Police have fired shots into the air, as

A disputed presidential election in Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia has descended into chaos. Police have fired shots into the air, as

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Europe open to bigger IMF role as central banks act

As the world’s major central banks acted jointly to ease the storm hitting the global economy and banking sector, Europe’s finance ministers also

As the world’s major central banks acted jointly to ease the storm hitting the global economy and banking sector, Europe’s finance ministers also

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Striking UK state workers challenge coalition

Opinions may vary over the strength of the strike but our correspondent in London says it is clear that those who took part are willing to take

Opinions may vary over the strength of the strike but our correspondent in London says it is clear that those who took part are willing to take

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The Chancellor's euro predicament

As the euro crisis deepens Germany, and in particular, Angela Merkel are coming under mounting international pressure to do more to tackle it. The

As the euro crisis deepens Germany, and in particular, Angela Merkel are coming under mounting international pressure to do more to tackle it. The

Sport

Ullrich verdict set for January

Germany’s Jan Ullrich will find out in January whether he’ll get a lifetime ban from cycling following his involvement in the Operation Puerto

Germany’s Jan Ullrich will find out in January whether he’ll get a lifetime ban from cycling following his involvement in the Operation Puerto

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Minsk metro bombers sentenced to death

A court in Belarus has sentenced two men to death, after a bomb attack at a metro station killed 15 people. Dmitry Konovalov and Vladislav

A court in Belarus has sentenced two men to death, after a bomb attack at a metro station killed 15 people. Dmitry Konovalov and Vladislav

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Russians' online political dissent

Windy days hold about as much surprise for Muscovites as predictions for the Sunday election results. Most of the campaign posters are for the United

Windy days hold about as much surprise for Muscovites as predictions for the Sunday election results. Most of the campaign posters are for the United

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'Britons being robbed' say public sector workers

British public sector workers feel as if they are in a hold-up, hearing “your money or your life!” over pension reforms. They say the government’s

British public sector workers feel as if they are in a hold-up, hearing “your money or your life!” over pension reforms. They say the government’s

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Muslim Brotherhood claims lead in Egypt poll

Counting is still underway, but Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood party says its alliance is out in front in the country’s first free election since 1952

Counting is still underway, but Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood party says its alliance is out in front in the country’s first free election since 1952

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Portugal passes austerity budget as recession deepens

Portugal’s parliament has passed the 2012 budget bill as widely expected. But the final reading was marked by the main opposition Socialist party’s

Portugal’s parliament has passed the 2012 budget bill as widely expected. But the final reading was marked by the main opposition Socialist party’s

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Austerity anger: Britain's turn

It is Britain’s first mass strike in more than 30 years. Up to two million public sector workers have walked out in a dispute over pension

It is Britain’s first mass strike in more than 30 years. Up to two million public sector workers have walked out in a dispute over pension

Business

Central banks ride to the rescue

The world’s main central banks have joined forces to counter the effects of the eurozone crisis on the world economy. The banks of the

The world’s main central banks have joined forces to counter the effects of the eurozone crisis on the world economy. The banks of the

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Arab Spring and euro crisis spark debate at Forum Libération

There has been plenty on the agenda at the Forum Libération at Lyon in France – everything from the Arab Spring, the euro crisis, social upheavals

There has been plenty on the agenda at the Forum Libération at Lyon in France – everything from the Arab Spring, the euro crisis, social upheavals

Business

Samsung takes a bite out of Apple

Samsung Electronics is set to resume selling its Galaxy tablet computer in Australia as early as Friday, after it won a rare legal victory in a

Samsung Electronics is set to resume selling its Galaxy tablet computer in Australia as early as Friday, after it won a rare legal victory in a

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All Iranian diplomatic staff ordered to leave UK

You have 48 hours to pack up and leave Britain. That is what the UK has told the Iranian government today after the British embassy and a separate

You have 48 hours to pack up and leave Britain. That is what the UK has told the Iranian government today after the British embassy and a separate

Culture

Bonus Interview

British conductor Harry Bicket tells us about opera seria and Handel’s Rodelinda, and the American soprano Renée Fleming discusses the future of

British conductor Harry Bicket tells us about opera seria and Handel’s Rodelinda, and the American soprano Renée Fleming discusses the future of

Culture

Renée Fleming's Rodelinda dazzles the Met

Bright lights in the big city and also in the opera world, with the Met production of Handel’s Rodelinda in New York. Composed in 1725, nowadays it

Bright lights in the big city and also in the opera world, with the Met production of Handel’s Rodelinda in New York. Composed in 1725, nowadays it

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Syria blocked monitors, Arab League chief says ahead of EU meeting

The head of the Arab League will attend a meeting in Brussels on Thursday to discuss the ongoing situation in Syria. France says Nabil Elaraby will

The head of the Arab League will attend a meeting in Brussels on Thursday to discuss the ongoing situation in Syria. France says Nabil Elaraby will

Business

S&P cuts US and Europeans bank ratings 

Standard and Poors has cut its crediting rating for 15 big banks, mainly in Europe and the United States. The downgrade is a result of an overhaul of

Standard and Poors has cut its crediting rating for 15 big banks, mainly in Europe and the United States. The downgrade is a result of an overhaul of

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Serbia, Kosovo talks reopen in Brussels

Cooperation talks between Serbia and Kosovo reopened in Brussels on Wednesday to end a stand-off that could hinder Serbian efforts to join the

Cooperation talks between Serbia and Kosovo reopened in Brussels on Wednesday to end a stand-off that could hinder Serbian efforts to join the

Business

Surprise jobless rate boost for Germany

Unemployment is down slightly in Germany, bringing a small measure of good news for the country amid the unrelenting euro crisis gloom. The rate

Unemployment is down slightly in Germany, bringing a small measure of good news for the country amid the unrelenting euro crisis gloom. The rate

Europe

EU monetary chief: 10 days to save the euro

Finance ministers of the eurozone are in Brussels for a further emergency meeting to try to save the euro zone. They have been told by the European

Finance ministers of the eurozone are in Brussels for a further emergency meeting to try to save the euro zone. They have been told by the European

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The elections? "A diversion created by the army"

Political analysts Bahgat ElNadi and Adel Rifaat, known under one name as Mahmoud Hussein, are unequivocal in their opinions towards Egypt’s

Political analysts Bahgat ElNadi and Adel Rifaat, known under one name as Mahmoud Hussein, are unequivocal in their opinions towards Egypt’s

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Turkey announces sanctions against Syria

Turkey on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Syria over its crackdown on anti-regime protesters. The Turkish government was once one of Syria’s closest

Turkey on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Syria over its crackdown on anti-regime protesters. The Turkish government was once one of Syria’s closest

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Back in the Day: a landmark date for mass production

December 1, 1913 A moving assembly line starts rolling at the Ford Motor Company’s production site in Highland Park, Michigan, USA, marking the start

December 1, 1913 A moving assembly line starts rolling at the Ford Motor Company’s production site in Highland Park, Michigan, USA, marking the start

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UK public workers take part in mass strike

Up to two million state workers have walked out across the UK, in a dispute with the government over pension reforms. Unions are billing it as the

Up to two million state workers have walked out across the UK, in a dispute with the government over pension reforms. Unions are billing it as the

Science_technology

Threatened seahorses get breeding boost

Thousands of seahorses are being released into the Mediterranean as part of a breeding programme in the south of France to restock the sea with the

Thousands of seahorses are being released into the Mediterranean as part of a breeding programme in the south of France to restock the sea with the

Culture

Mexico's YouTube Sensation

Mexican siblings Angie, Gustavo and Abelardo Vazquez have become an overnight hit on YouTube with their cover of Adele’s Rolling In The Deep

Mexican siblings Angie, Gustavo and Abelardo Vazquez have become an overnight hit on YouTube with their cover of Adele’s Rolling In The Deep

Culture

Charlize Theron plays "anti-hero" in Young Adult

Oscar-winning actress from South Africa doesn’t shy away from controversial characters. In Young Adult she plays a narcissistic writer who returns to

Oscar-winning actress from South Africa doesn’t shy away from controversial characters. In Young Adult she plays a narcissistic writer who returns to

Nocomment

Bangladesh: anti-AIDS demonstration in Dhaka

Hundreds of Dhaka residents march on the streets on the eve of World AIDS Day, to raise awareness of the pandemic.

Hundreds of Dhaka residents march on the streets on the eve of World AIDS Day, to raise awareness of the pandemic.