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2012-01-13

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Tunisia's media - a year of change

Tunisa’s press and media savour the anniversary of the country’s revolution more than most; for a year they have reported with an unprecedented

Tunisa’s press and media savour the anniversary of the country’s revolution more than most; for a year they have reported with an unprecedented

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Eggs for Apple as i-Phone sales halted in China

There were angry scenes in Beijing on Friday, these protests were not about political issues or poverty, rather a shortage of i-Phones. People who

There were angry scenes in Beijing on Friday, these protests were not about political issues or poverty, rather a shortage of i-Phones. People who

Business

Time running out for Greek debt deal

Negotiators representing the investors who have lent money to Athens met again with Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos on Friday but there was no

Negotiators representing the investors who have lent money to Athens met again with Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos on Friday but there was no

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Japan's Noda eyes tax hikes as new ministers named

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has replaced five members of his cabinet as he plans to push ahead with new tax hikes. Katsuya Okada, a

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has replaced five members of his cabinet as he plans to push ahead with new tax hikes. Katsuya Okada, a

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Tunisia, stagnant, future of justice still not in sight

In Tunis, on 14 January 2011, thousands of ordinary people packed Habid Bourguiba Avenue in the Tunisian capital. Men and women, students, street

In Tunis, on 14 January 2011, thousands of ordinary people packed Habid Bourguiba Avenue in the Tunisian capital. Men and women, students, street

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Judge orders Breivik to be reassessed by doctors

A Norwegian court has ordered for Oslo gunman Anders Behring Breivik to be reassesed by psychiatrists. Breivik was found to be legally insane in a

A Norwegian court has ordered for Oslo gunman Anders Behring Breivik to be reassesed by psychiatrists. Breivik was found to be legally insane in a

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Sausage lovers warned of cancer risk

It’s bad news for sausage lovers. Swedish researchers say eating fifty grammes of processed meat a day – two slices of bacon or one sausage –

It’s bad news for sausage lovers. Swedish researchers say eating fifty grammes of processed meat a day – two slices of bacon or one sausage –

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Russia buries spy with full honours

The most prominent mourner at the funeral of the late Soviet master-spy Gevork Vartanyan was a former spy himself, if that is he has ever given up

The most prominent mourner at the funeral of the late Soviet master-spy Gevork Vartanyan was a former spy himself, if that is he has ever given up

Business

Financial transaction tax to divide Europe?

The discussions on the financial transaction tax dominated the beginning of the week – and is likely to divide Europe: Some countries like France

The discussions on the financial transaction tax dominated the beginning of the week – and is likely to divide Europe: Some countries like France

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Myanmar frees political dissidents

Myanmar has freed some of its most prominent political dissidents as it takes another small step towards democracy. Among those released were

Myanmar has freed some of its most prominent political dissidents as it takes another small step towards democracy. Among those released were

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Fresh violence heightens civil war fears in Syria

Violence erupted across Syria, underlying a warning from the head of the Arab League that the country was entering a civil war that could create

Violence erupted across Syria, underlying a warning from the head of the Arab League that the country was entering a civil war that could create

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Closing divisions

Closing the digital divide has become a major challenge in today’s internet world, especially as modern technology breaks down barriers of age and

Closing the digital divide has become a major challenge in today’s internet world, especially as modern technology breaks down barriers of age and

Business

S&P downgrades France and eight other Eurozone countries

France, Austria and seven other Eurozone countries have had their credit ratings downgraded by the rating agency Standard & Poor’s. Germany –

France, Austria and seven other Eurozone countries have had their credit ratings downgraded by the rating agency Standard & Poor’s. Germany –

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Murder mystery stuns Oxford University

What would Inspector Morse have made of it? Oxford’s dreaming spires are muttering to each other following the mystery death of one of the university

What would Inspector Morse have made of it? Oxford’s dreaming spires are muttering to each other following the mystery death of one of the university

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Haiti rebuilding falters

Two years ago an earthquake devastated Haiti and outside help poured in. First people had to be saved from the crushed buildings. Some owe their

Two years ago an earthquake devastated Haiti and outside help poured in. First people had to be saved from the crushed buildings. Some owe their

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Taxi strike in Italy in protest at 'liberalisation'

Row upon row of taxi sat empty and idle in Milan on Friday, as drivers called a one-day unauthorised strike in Italy. Vehicles were not taking

Row upon row of taxi sat empty and idle in Milan on Friday, as drivers called a one-day unauthorised strike in Italy. Vehicles were not taking

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France: 100 days to presidential poll

It is 100 days until France’s presidential election. And while Nicolas Sarkozy is carving out an increasing share of votes for himself according to

It is 100 days until France’s presidential election. And while Nicolas Sarkozy is carving out an increasing share of votes for himself according to

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Day after scientist's killing, Iran says it's ready to talk

Iran has given an official funeral to its nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, murdered in Tehran on Wednesday when a bomb was attached to his

Iran has given an official funeral to its nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, murdered in Tehran on Wednesday when a bomb was attached to his

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Post revolution politics in Tunisia

After the Jasmine revolution in Tunisia just what has been accomplished in the political, economic and social spheres by the Ennaahda party. The

After the Jasmine revolution in Tunisia just what has been accomplished in the political, economic and social spheres by the Ennaahda party. The

Culture

French musician writes Obama's 2012 theme tune

After recording this song for Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, French musician Tony Jazz has been commissioned to write the official song of the Young

After recording this song for Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, French musician Tony Jazz has been commissioned to write the official song of the Young

Culture

The Artist is the Critics' Choice

Silent film The Artist was the big winner at the Critics’ Choice awards, picking up four awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Michel

Silent film The Artist was the big winner at the Critics’ Choice awards, picking up four awards including Best Picture and Best Director for Michel

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Novartis cuts more jobs on drug setback

In its latest round of job cuts, Novartis is to axe nearly 2,000 of its US workforce, mostly from the sales division. The Swiss drugmaker is

In its latest round of job cuts, Novartis is to axe nearly 2,000 of its US workforce, mostly from the sales division. The Swiss drugmaker is

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SNB makes profit on forex and gold

The Swiss National Bank has said it expects to have made a profit for 2011 thanks to gains from its foreign currency positions and a rise in the

The Swiss National Bank has said it expects to have made a profit for 2011 thanks to gains from its foreign currency positions and a rise in the

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Air France-KLM turnaround plan unveiled  

Air France-KLM has announced a pay freeze for French staff and cutbacks in its fleet as part of a three-year turnaround plan.   Europe’s largest

Air France-KLM has announced a pay freeze for French staff and cutbacks in its fleet as part of a three-year turnaround plan.   Europe’s largest

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Israel uses German technology for naval operations

Israel has added German submarines to its arsenal in preparation for attacks or defence that may be necessary due to mounting tension in the region

Israel has added German submarines to its arsenal in preparation for attacks or defence that may be necessary due to mounting tension in the region

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Activists faced down at Syrian border

At Kilis on Turkey’s border with Syria organisers of a humanitarian aid convoy have gone on hunger strike to protest at the refusal by Damascus to

At Kilis on Turkey’s border with Syria organisers of a humanitarian aid convoy have gone on hunger strike to protest at the refusal by Damascus to

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Daily struggles for Tunisia one year after uprising

It has been one year since a revolution in Tunisia sparked a wave of similar uprisings across the Middle East known as the Arab Spring, but some

It has been one year since a revolution in Tunisia sparked a wave of similar uprisings across the Middle East known as the Arab Spring, but some

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Myanmar frees more political prisoners

Myanmar has released more political prisoners, including leading dissidents, in a move that may bring the end of Western sanctions

Myanmar has released more political prisoners, including leading dissidents, in a move that may bring the end of Western sanctions

Sport

Peterhansel and Despres claim stage win

France’s Stephane Peterhansel produced a superb display to clinch the 11th stage of the Dakar Rally as the prestigious offroad race made its Peru

France’s Stephane Peterhansel produced a superb display to clinch the 11th stage of the Dakar Rally as the prestigious offroad race made its Peru

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Haiti, two years after the quake

Two years after the Haiti earthquake that left between 200,000 and 300,000 people dead, more than half a million survivors are still living in 800

Two years after the Haiti earthquake that left between 200,000 and 300,000 people dead, more than half a million survivors are still living in 800