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2011-12-17

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Belgian attack memorial march

Around a thousand people gathered in Saint Lambert Square in the Belgian town of Liege on Saturday to march in memory of the victims of Tuesday’s

Around a thousand people gathered in Saint Lambert Square in the Belgian town of Liege on Saturday to march in memory of the victims of Tuesday’s

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More clashes in Cairo

Demonstrators in Cairo’s Tahrir Square have clashed with security forces in a second day of unrest in which at least nine people have been killed and

Demonstrators in Cairo’s Tahrir Square have clashed with security forces in a second day of unrest in which at least nine people have been killed and

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Cesária Évora dies at 70

Cesária Évora, tha Cape Verdean singer known as the Barefoot Diva, has died at the age of 70. Evora had been suffering from ill health for some

Cesária Évora, tha Cape Verdean singer known as the Barefoot Diva, has died at the age of 70. Evora had been suffering from ill health for some

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Philippines storm kills hundreds

More than 400 people have been killed by a tropical storm in the Philippines, the Philippine National Red Cross said on Saturday. The storm struck

More than 400 people have been killed by a tropical storm in the Philippines, the Philippine National Red Cross said on Saturday. The storm struck

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Mexico: protest for justice

Social activists across Mexico gather in the capital calling for an end to impunity and violence as the country’s notorious drug cartels turn on

Social activists across Mexico gather in the capital calling for an end to impunity and violence as the country’s notorious drug cartels turn on

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Saint Lazarus pilgrimage in Cuba

Thousands of faithful Cubans participate in the annual pilgrimage to Saint Lazarus altar at the El Rincon Church on the outskirts of Havana.

Thousands of faithful Cubans participate in the annual pilgrimage to Saint Lazarus altar at the El Rincon Church on the outskirts of Havana.

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Sanaa soldiers on the move

A military withdrawal from the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, is underway, in the first real test of the ceasefire agreed between troops loyal to President

A military withdrawal from the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, is underway, in the first real test of the ceasefire agreed between troops loyal to President

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State of emergency declared in Kazakh oil town

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev declared a state of emergency in the western oil city of Zhanaozen on Saturday, one day after at least 11

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev declared a state of emergency in the western oil city of Zhanaozen on Saturday, one day after at least 11

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Opposition rallies again in Moscow

Russians have been back on the streets of Moscow, although in far smaller numbers than last weekend’s mass demonstrations over electoral fraud. The

Russians have been back on the streets of Moscow, although in far smaller numbers than last weekend’s mass demonstrations over electoral fraud. The

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Tunisia one year on: Bouazizi's legacy

It was exactly one year ago today when a 26-year-old Tunisian street vendor in the town of Sidi Bouzid set himself on fire after police confiscated

It was exactly one year ago today when a 26-year-old Tunisian street vendor in the town of Sidi Bouzid set himself on fire after police confiscated

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Giant Christmas tree in Vatican

A 30-metre-high Christmas tree, which came from the forests of west Ukraine, is officially lit during a ceremony in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican

A 30-metre-high Christmas tree, which came from the forests of west Ukraine, is officially lit during a ceremony in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican

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Troops clash with protesters in Cairo

Troops and protesters clashed in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Saturday — a day after eight people died there in similar violence. The violence

Troops and protesters clashed in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Saturday — a day after eight people died there in similar violence. The violence

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North Korea 'to suspend uranium enrichment'

North Korea has agreed to suspend its enrichment of uranium for nuclear weapons, according to unconfirmed South Korean news reports. Two reports

North Korea has agreed to suspend its enrichment of uranium for nuclear weapons, according to unconfirmed South Korean news reports. Two reports

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Typhoon kills 200 people in the Philippines

At least 200 people are dead and some 400 are missing after a typhoon hit the southern Philippines. Typhoon Washi battered the region of Mindanao

At least 200 people are dead and some 400 are missing after a typhoon hit the southern Philippines. Typhoon Washi battered the region of Mindanao

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Soyuz rocket blasts off from French Guiana

A Soyuz rocket blasted off from French Guiana on the north east coast of South America on Friday, the second launch of its kind. The Russian-built

A Soyuz rocket blasted off from French Guiana on the north east coast of South America on Friday, the second launch of its kind. The Russian-built

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Ratings agency warns six euro zone countries

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said his country must appear ‘united and credible before the markets’ after winning approval for a 30 billion euro

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said his country must appear ‘united and credible before the markets’ after winning approval for a 30 billion euro

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More violence rocks Egypt

Clashes in Cairo have left at least three people dead and more than 250 injured, after protesters took to the streets demanding the end of military

Clashes in Cairo have left at least three people dead and more than 250 injured, after protesters took to the streets demanding the end of military

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Catholic Church rocked by Dutch abuse scandal

Another child abuse scandal has hit the Catholic Church – this time in the Nertherlands. Two of the church’s organisations gave an independent

Another child abuse scandal has hit the Catholic Church – this time in the Nertherlands. Two of the church’s organisations gave an independent

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Liege prepares to march for attack victims

The first funeral ceremony has been held for a victim of Tuesday’s gun and grenade attack in the Belgian city of Liege. 15-year-old Mehdi Belhadj

The first funeral ceremony has been held for a victim of Tuesday’s gun and grenade attack in the Belgian city of Liege. 15-year-old Mehdi Belhadj

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Abducted Italian aid worker freed in Darfur

An Italian aid worker kidnapped in the Sudanese region of Darfur has been released. Francesco Azzarà helped run a paediatric centre for the

An Italian aid worker kidnapped in the Sudanese region of Darfur has been released. Francesco Azzarà helped run a paediatric centre for the

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Kosovo lets Russia aid trucks deliver to Serbs

Russian trucks carrying aid for ethnic Serbians in Kosovo have been allowed through after a dispute about how the convoy should be escorted. The

Russian trucks carrying aid for ethnic Serbians in Kosovo have been allowed through after a dispute about how the convoy should be escorted. The