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2012-01-14

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ElBaradei throws in the towel in Egypt

Mohamed ElBaradei has pulled out of the race to become Egyptian president, saying the old regime is still running the country. The Nobel Peace

Mohamed ElBaradei has pulled out of the race to become Egyptian president, saying the old regime is still running the country. The Nobel Peace

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Taiwan re-elects president, endorsing China policy

Taiwan has re-elected its president, endorsing Ma Ying-jeou’s push for closer ties with China. Thousands of supporters braved pouring rain in

Taiwan has re-elected its president, endorsing Ma Ying-jeou’s push for closer ties with China. Thousands of supporters braved pouring rain in

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Downgrades put spotlight on euro policymakers

Standard & Poor’s mass downgrade of half the countries in the eurozone has put the spotlight not only on those whose credit ratings were cut. The

Standard & Poor’s mass downgrade of half the countries in the eurozone has put the spotlight not only on those whose credit ratings were cut. The

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Tunisia: Pride and despair one year after revolt

The Arab Spring is one year old and they have been celebrating in the place where it all started – Tunisia.   People gathered in Bourguiba Avenue in

The Arab Spring is one year old and they have been celebrating in the place where it all started – Tunisia.   People gathered in Bourguiba Avenue in

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Nigeria: fifth day of strike over fuel subsidy

Nigerians take to the streets for a fifth day of strikes over the lifting of a popular fuel subsidy but the country’s main unions says protests will

Nigerians take to the streets for a fifth day of strikes over the lifting of a popular fuel subsidy but the country’s main unions says protests will

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Iraq suicide attack on Shi'ite pilgrims kills dozens

More than 50 people have been killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq, in the latest attack on Shi’ite pilgrims. It happened near Basra at the end of

More than 50 people have been killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq, in the latest attack on Shi’ite pilgrims. It happened near Basra at the end of

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French downgrade timing is dire for Sarkozy

Three months from a presidential election, France’s credit rating downgrade is the last thing Nicolas Sarkozy needs. But as his prime minister

Three months from a presidential election, France’s credit rating downgrade is the last thing Nicolas Sarkozy needs. But as his prime minister

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Russian villager makes surprise arms find

A Russian villager, looking for some cheap firewood, has ended up with more than he bargained for. The 57-year-old from Sovkhozny in the Udmurtia

A Russian villager, looking for some cheap firewood, has ended up with more than he bargained for. The 57-year-old from Sovkhozny in the Udmurtia

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Dutchman jailed for murder in Peru

A 24-year-old Dutch citizen has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for murdering a woman in the Peruvian capital Lima. Joran Van der Sloot

A 24-year-old Dutch citizen has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for murdering a woman in the Peruvian capital Lima. Joran Van der Sloot

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Former Turkish Cypriot leader Denktash dies

Former Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, 88, has died. He led northern Cyprus, only recognised as a state by Turkey, for more than three

Former Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, 88, has died. He led northern Cyprus, only recognised as a state by Turkey, for more than three

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Coma reclaims overall lead

Spain’s Marc Coma produced a stunning performance to claim the 12th stage of the Dakar Rally in Nasca on Friday. The 35 year old, who had been

Spain’s Marc Coma produced a stunning performance to claim the 12th stage of the Dakar Rally in Nasca on Friday. The 35 year old, who had been

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Shi'ite pilgrims killed in Iraq suicide attack

A suicide bomber has killed up to 25 people in the latest attack on Shi’ite pilgrims in Iraq. It happened near Basra at the end of Arbain, one of

A suicide bomber has killed up to 25 people in the latest attack on Shi’ite pilgrims in Iraq. It happened near Basra at the end of Arbain, one of

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Taiwan votes with China relations at stake

Taiwan has been voting for its next president and parliament with the future of relations with China at stake. Nationalist President Ma Ying-jeou

Taiwan has been voting for its next president and parliament with the future of relations with China at stake. Nationalist President Ma Ying-jeou

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Eurozone nations hit with credit rating downgrades

A mass downgrade of credit ratings across the eurozone has brought left-leaning protesters out onto the streets of Paris. France and Austria have

A mass downgrade of credit ratings across the eurozone has brought left-leaning protesters out onto the streets of Paris. France and Austria have

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British PM describes Syria situation as 'appalling'

In the latest show of strength against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, demonstrators have taken to the streets in support of military defectors who

In the latest show of strength against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, demonstrators have taken to the streets in support of military defectors who

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Downgrade upgrades French election

The credit rating downgrade may have caused little surprise in France, but it is adding a little spice to the country’s presidential election, just

The credit rating downgrade may have caused little surprise in France, but it is adding a little spice to the country’s presidential election, just

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Nigerian oil unions suspend strike

Following days of protest, Nigeria is expecting a calmer weekend after unions suspended strike action over the government’s removal of a fuel

Following days of protest, Nigeria is expecting a calmer weekend after unions suspended strike action over the government’s removal of a fuel