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2012-01-28

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IMF's Lagarde urges quick resolution to euro crisis

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has urged European leaders to act fast and deal with the continent’s debt crisis. She was speaking at the World

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has urged European leaders to act fast and deal with the continent’s debt crisis. She was speaking at the World

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Spanair shuts down as bankruptcy looms

Spanish airline Spanair has ceased operations after talkover talks with Qatar Airways broke down. A message greeted callers on Saturday to the

Spanish airline Spanair has ceased operations after talkover talks with Qatar Airways broke down. A message greeted callers on Saturday to the

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Arab League suspends Syria mission

The Arab League suspended its monitoring mission in Syria with immediate effect on Saturday due to the latest upsurge in violence. Its observers

The Arab League suspended its monitoring mission in Syria with immediate effect on Saturday due to the latest upsurge in violence. Its observers

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Dakar quiet after stormy night in Senegal presidency row

Calm has returned to streets of Senegal’s capital city, even though the opposition has vowed to continue its fight against President Abdoulaye Wade’s

Calm has returned to streets of Senegal’s capital city, even though the opposition has vowed to continue its fight against President Abdoulaye Wade’s

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Afghan unease over French troop pullout

Afghans have warned that a hasty French withdrawal from their country could lead to more instability. President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Friday that

Afghans have warned that a hasty French withdrawal from their country could lead to more instability. President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Friday that

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Pumping fuel from Costa Concordia called off

The operation to pump fuel from the Costa Concordia cruise ship due to begin today has been delayed due to rough seas. Technicians from Italian

The operation to pump fuel from the Costa Concordia cruise ship due to begin today has been delayed due to rough seas. Technicians from Italian

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Azarenka wins Australian Open

Victoria Azarenka has beaten Maria Sharapova in the finals of the Australian Open. The final score was 6-3, 6-0. Third seeded in the competition

Victoria Azarenka has beaten Maria Sharapova in the finals of the Australian Open. The final score was 6-3, 6-0. Third seeded in the competition

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Twitter users stop tweeting to protest 'censorship'

Twitter users are being urged to go on strike today in response to the company’s decision to block or remove tweets in specific countries. Previously

Twitter users are being urged to go on strike today in response to the company’s decision to block or remove tweets in specific countries. Previously

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Dog sled race in Czech Republic

A dog sled race considered one of the toughest on the European continent was held in the northeastern Czech Republic. Almost 100 mushers from eight

A dog sled race considered one of the toughest on the European continent was held in the northeastern Czech Republic. Almost 100 mushers from eight

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Barmen contest in Latvia

Forty of the best bartenders from 13 countries displayed their skills in front of enthusiastic crowd at an annual contest in Latvia’s capital Riga.

Forty of the best bartenders from 13 countries displayed their skills in front of enthusiastic crowd at an annual contest in Latvia’s capital Riga.

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Cirque du Soleil's new show in Moscow

Preparations are underway in Moscow for the launch of Cirque du Soleil’s most expensive show ever, inside the Kremlin walls.

Preparations are underway in Moscow for the launch of Cirque du Soleil’s most expensive show ever, inside the Kremlin walls.

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'The Tempest' inspires Olympic opening

The Oscar winning director Danny Boyle has announced the title of the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games as “Isles of Wonder,” inspired by

The Oscar winning director Danny Boyle has announced the title of the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games as “Isles of Wonder,” inspired by

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Anger over bonus for head of nationalised RBS in UK

There has been widespread fury in the UK over a bonus of more than £950,000 paid to the boss of the bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland. Stephen

There has been widespread fury in the UK over a bonus of more than £950,000 paid to the boss of the bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland. Stephen

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Senegal protesters to march on presidential palace

There has been violence in Senegal after the country’s top legal body gave the go-ahead for veteran President Abdoulaye Wade to stand for a third

There has been violence in Senegal after the country’s top legal body gave the go-ahead for veteran President Abdoulaye Wade to stand for a third

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Russia rejects UN Syria move but says ready to talk

As Arab League observers begin a new mission in Syria, the UN Security Council has been considering a draft resolution against Damascus. It follows

As Arab League observers begin a new mission in Syria, the UN Security Council has been considering a draft resolution against Damascus. It follows

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Protests at Austria far-right ball as Holocaust remembered

There have been protests in Austria against an annual ball attended by European far-right leaders – which this year coincides with Holocaust

There have been protests in Austria against an annual ball attended by European far-right leaders – which this year coincides with Holocaust

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Crisis takes back seat at Doha Motor Show

There is little sign of crisis or recession at the Doha Motor Show which has opened in Qatar. That is hardly surprising, as the tiny Gulf state is by

There is little sign of crisis or recession at the Doha Motor Show which has opened in Qatar. That is hardly surprising, as the tiny Gulf state is by

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Flights grounded as Spanair runs out of cash

Financial problems have grounded loss-making airline Spanair, for good. This weekend alone 380 domestic and international flights with the

Financial problems have grounded loss-making airline Spanair, for good. This weekend alone 380 domestic and international flights with the