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2012-02-04

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Clinton: UN veto increases risk of civil war in Syria

Russia and China have vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling on Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad to stand down. The United States said

Russia and China have vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling on Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad to stand down. The United States said

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Major pro-Putin demo counters the opposition

Crowds made a conspicuous show of support for the Russian Prime Minister in another part of Moscow to counter Vladimir Putin’s detractors. One

Crowds made a conspicuous show of support for the Russian Prime Minister in another part of Moscow to counter Vladimir Putin’s detractors. One

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UN finds record civilian deaths in Afghanistan in 2011

A UN report says a record number of civilians were killed in Afghanistan in 2011. The UN said 3021 civilians died last year — up eight percent from

A UN report says a record number of civilians were killed in Afghanistan in 2011. The UN said 3021 civilians died last year — up eight percent from

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Iran plans oil export ban to 'hostile' European countries

Iran will cut oil exports to what it calles hostile European states to preempt an EU embargo due to come into force on July the first. Oil Minister

Iran will cut oil exports to what it calles hostile European states to preempt an EU embargo due to come into force on July the first. Oil Minister

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Protesters turn up the heat on Putin in Moscow

Tens of thousands of protesters chanted ‘Russia Without Putin’ as they braved severely cold weather in Moscow to voice their disapproval of the

Tens of thousands of protesters chanted ‘Russia Without Putin’ as they braved severely cold weather in Moscow to voice their disapproval of the

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Ukraine's big freeze claims more lives

Officials in Ukraine said 122 people have now died in the country’s coldest winter for six years. Temperatures have dropped as low as minus 33

Officials in Ukraine said 122 people have now died in the country’s coldest winter for six years. Temperatures have dropped as low as minus 33

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Moscow: Pro and anti-Putin rallies

Tens of thousands of demonstrators braved severely cold weather in Moscow to voice their disapproval of Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. To

Tens of thousands of demonstrators braved severely cold weather in Moscow to voice their disapproval of Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. To

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Rallies for and against Putin brave Moscow's cold

Tens of thousands of demonstrators have braved severely cold weather in Moscow to voice their disapproval of Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir

Tens of thousands of demonstrators have braved severely cold weather in Moscow to voice their disapproval of Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir

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Still hope for UN resolution on Syria: Lavrov

Russia wants a draft UN resolution on Syria to be amended to avoid, it says, the impression that the Security Council is taking sides in a civil

Russia wants a draft UN resolution on Syria to be amended to avoid, it says, the impression that the Security Council is taking sides in a civil

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Gas grumbles heat up in bitter cold

The European Commission has confirmed several European countries are experiencing reduced flows of Russian natural gas. Brussels says the countries

The European Commission has confirmed several European countries are experiencing reduced flows of Russian natural gas. Brussels says the countries

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Syrian troops in deadly attack on Homs: activists

Syrian troops have killed more than 250 people in a day-long assault on the city of Homs, opposition activists said. Amateur video posted online

Syrian troops have killed more than 250 people in a day-long assault on the city of Homs, opposition activists said. Amateur video posted online

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Cairo protests continue after Port Said killings

At least 12 people have been killed and more than 2,500 injured in the third day of clashes between police and protesters in Egypt. The latest

At least 12 people have been killed and more than 2,500 injured in the third day of clashes between police and protesters in Egypt. The latest

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Syria forces 'massacre' anti-Assad activists

Syrian government troops have killed more than 250 people in the city of Homs, opposition activists said. They said shelling started on Friday and

Syrian government troops have killed more than 250 people in the city of Homs, opposition activists said. They said shelling started on Friday and

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Terry stripped of England captaincy

John Terry was stripped of the England captaincy for a second time in his career on Friday. The decision to relieve the England defender of his

John Terry was stripped of the England captaincy for a second time in his career on Friday. The decision to relieve the England defender of his

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Actor Gazzara dead at 81

Actor Ben Gazzara has died at the age of 81 The star of the Broadway version of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and TV drama Run for Your Life died on Friday

Actor Ben Gazzara has died at the age of 81 The star of the Broadway version of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and TV drama Run for Your Life died on Friday

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Big freeze tightens its grip on Europe

The big freeze has tightened its grip on Europe. The death toll has risen as temperatures have dropped and snow has swept across the continent from

The big freeze has tightened its grip on Europe. The death toll has risen as temperatures have dropped and snow has swept across the continent from

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More dead in violence on streets of Egypts

Another night of unrest on Egypt’s streets has left six people dead in Cairo and Suez. Firefighters were slow to tackle the blaze when the

Another night of unrest on Egypt’s streets has left six people dead in Cairo and Suez. Firefighters were slow to tackle the blaze when the

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UN Security Council to vote on Syria as Homs suffers

Yet another crackdown on the city of Homs has left at least 217 people dead, claims the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Syrian forces are said

Yet another crackdown on the city of Homs has left at least 217 people dead, claims the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Syrian forces are said

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Cold threatens turnout for anti-Putin gathering

Unusually cold weather could reduce the amount of protesters expected to attend an anti-Putin march in Moscow on Saturday. Opposition figure Boris

Unusually cold weather could reduce the amount of protesters expected to attend an anti-Putin march in Moscow on Saturday. Opposition figure Boris

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The high cost of poor insulation in Ukraine

With temperatures falling as low as -30 at night in Ukraine during the cold spell, experts claim gas vital for keeping warm is being wasted. Poor

With temperatures falling as low as -30 at night in Ukraine during the cold spell, experts claim gas vital for keeping warm is being wasted. Poor

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War between two Sudans is 'possibility'

The war of words between the recently-divided two Sudanese nations is escalating – with the President of Sudan saying war with the south is a

The war of words between the recently-divided two Sudanese nations is escalating – with the President of Sudan saying war with the south is a