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2012-02-11

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New Arab Syria move fails to impress Russia

As violence continues to claim lives in Syria Russia has dismissed a fresh Arab initiative at the UN to end the bloodshed. The latest unverified

As violence continues to claim lives in Syria Russia has dismissed a fresh Arab initiative at the UN to end the bloodshed. The latest unverified

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Activists rally to give ACTA the cold shoulder

Thousands of internet users have taken part in protests around Europe against an international anti-piracy agreement. Campaigners believe the

Thousands of internet users have taken part in protests around Europe against an international anti-piracy agreement. Campaigners believe the

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Attitudes harden in Iran on revolution anniversary

Hostility to America and Israel were the dominant themes as Iranians marked the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic revolution that toppled the Shah

Hostility to America and Israel were the dominant themes as Iranians marked the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic revolution that toppled the Shah

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Italy & the Balkans shiver in the big freeze

It is only the fourth time in 100 years that central and southern Italy has seen snow, with Romans complaining it is the harshest winter since 1955

It is only the fourth time in 100 years that central and southern Italy has seen snow, with Romans complaining it is the harshest winter since 1955

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Kidnapper of baby Carlina pleads guilty

A woman in New York has pleaded guilty to kidnapping a baby from a hospital in 1987 and raising her as her own child. Ann Pettway admitted taking

A woman in New York has pleaded guilty to kidnapping a baby from a hospital in 1987 and raising her as her own child. Ann Pettway admitted taking

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Egyptians celebrate a year without Mubarak

It is exactly a year since the fall of President Hosni Mubarak, but while people have gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square the huge Egyptian crowds of a

It is exactly a year since the fall of President Hosni Mubarak, but while people have gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square the huge Egyptian crowds of a

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More arrests in UK media corruption investigation

Pressure is mounting on Rupert Murdoch’s media empire after the arrests of eight people over alleged corruption. It is reported those detained

Pressure is mounting on Rupert Murdoch’s media empire after the arrests of eight people over alleged corruption. It is reported those detained

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Greeks prepare to vote on new austerity package

The Greek parliament is debating the latest slice of EU-imposed austerity ahead of tomorrow’s vote which, if approved, will open the taps on a 130

The Greek parliament is debating the latest slice of EU-imposed austerity ahead of tomorrow’s vote which, if approved, will open the taps on a 130

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Protests turn violent in Greece

Thousands took to the streets of Athens as unions launched a two-day general strike against planned austerity measures on Friday, a day after

Thousands took to the streets of Athens as unions launched a two-day general strike against planned austerity measures on Friday, a day after

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Frozen Danube

An icebreaker was used to clear a route along the River Danube as the freezing weather forced Austria and several other countries to suspend all

An icebreaker was used to clear a route along the River Danube as the freezing weather forced Austria and several other countries to suspend all

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Questions multiply after Aleppo bombings

Friday’s bomb blasts in Aleppo, Syria’s relatively middle-class commercial hub, which killed at least 28 people, have raised a storm of

Friday’s bomb blasts in Aleppo, Syria’s relatively middle-class commercial hub, which killed at least 28 people, have raised a storm of

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Ahmedinejad leads Revolution Day rally in Tehran

The Iranian people are celebrating the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic revolution with mass rallies in cities around the country. The biggest was

The Iranian people are celebrating the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic revolution with mass rallies in cities around the country. The biggest was

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Czech government agrees to turn over seized churches

A Czech government plan to return church property seized during the country’s communist era will cost more than two billion euros in

A Czech government plan to return church property seized during the country’s communist era will cost more than two billion euros in

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Argentina takes Falklands dispute to UN

Argentina says Britain has deployed nuclear weapons near the Falkland Islands, a charge denied by London. Argentinian foreign minister Héctor

Argentina says Britain has deployed nuclear weapons near the Falkland Islands, a charge denied by London. Argentinian foreign minister Héctor

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Northern Lights shine above Northern America

NASA has released this footage of The Northern Lights above the US, Canada and Mexico. The images were filmed by astronauts aboard the

NASA has released this footage of The Northern Lights above the US, Canada and Mexico. The images were filmed by astronauts aboard the

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New footage shows chaos on Costa Concordia

Previously unseen footage of the Costa Concordia crash has been aired on Italian television. This video shot on the ship’s command deck appears to

Previously unseen footage of the Costa Concordia crash has been aired on Italian television. This video shot on the ship’s command deck appears to

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Nigerian police recapture Sokoto

Police in Nigeria have managed to rearrest the suspected mastermind of the Christmas bombings. Kabiru Sokoto was first captured a month ago, but

Police in Nigeria have managed to rearrest the suspected mastermind of the Christmas bombings. Kabiru Sokoto was first captured a month ago, but

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Egypt marks one year without Mubarak

Thousands of Egyptians are marking the first anniversary of the overthrow of their former president. Hosni Mubarak resigned on February 11th last

Thousands of Egyptians are marking the first anniversary of the overthrow of their former president. Hosni Mubarak resigned on February 11th last

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Syrian tanks step up shelling of Homs

Syrian tanks have again attacked the central city of Homs. Rebels say more than four hundred and fifty people have died in a week-long onslaught

Syrian tanks have again attacked the central city of Homs. Rebels say more than four hundred and fifty people have died in a week-long onslaught

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Greek cabinet backs fresh cuts ahead of MPs vote

The Greek cabinet on Friday approved new austerity measures in a bid to seal a 130-billion-euro bailout from the EU and the IMF. Six members of

The Greek cabinet on Friday approved new austerity measures in a bid to seal a 130-billion-euro bailout from the EU and the IMF. Six members of

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Romania hit by snowstorms

The cold snap continues in Eastern Europe. The Romanian counties of Buzau, Galati, and Vrancea have been hit by heavy blizzards. Officials there

The cold snap continues in Eastern Europe. The Romanian counties of Buzau, Galati, and Vrancea have been hit by heavy blizzards. Officials there

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Amnesty warns of 'grave' crisis in Homs

In Syria the shelling of civilian areas in neighbourhoods in the city of Homs is a growing problem say activists. Some of the wounded its claimed

In Syria the shelling of civilian areas in neighbourhoods in the city of Homs is a growing problem say activists. Some of the wounded its claimed