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2012-02-12

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Turin court set to give historic asbestos verdict

The world’s biggest and longest-running asbestos-related trial reaches its climax on Monday at a court in Turin. The former owner and a major

The world’s biggest and longest-running asbestos-related trial reaches its climax on Monday at a court in Turin. The former owner and a major

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North African union proposal resurrected by leaders

The idea of a North African economic bloc emulating the EU has been revived during a meeting between the Tunisian and Algerian leaders. President

The idea of a North African economic bloc emulating the EU has been revived during a meeting between the Tunisian and Algerian leaders. President

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Greek parliament set to pass austerity bill

The debate over an austerity package in the Greek parliament was angry and at times impassioned, but the outcome seemed inevitable. Despite the

The debate over an austerity package in the Greek parliament was angry and at times impassioned, but the outcome seemed inevitable. Despite the

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Greece approves controversial austerity bill

Greece’s parliament has passed a deeply unpopular austerity bill demanded in return for 130 billion euro bailout to avoid bankruptcy.      The bill

Greece’s parliament has passed a deeply unpopular austerity bill demanded in return for 130 billion euro bailout to avoid bankruptcy.      The bill

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Arab League set to appeal for international peacekeepers

Arab foreign ministers meeting in Cairo are set to call on the U.N. Security Council to send an international peace keeping force to Syria. Reports

Arab foreign ministers meeting in Cairo are set to call on the U.N. Security Council to send an international peace keeping force to Syria. Reports

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Fans in shock after sudden death of Whitney Houston

Candles and floral tributes left outside the Beverly Hills Hilton reflected the shock and sadness of Whitney Houston fans around the world, as they

Candles and floral tributes left outside the Beverly Hills Hilton reflected the shock and sadness of Whitney Houston fans around the world, as they

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Tough talking in Greece as police brace for demos

The serious talking has got underway in the Greek parliament and the protesters are back. Riot police are on high alert outside the building as

The serious talking has got underway in the Greek parliament and the protesters are back. Riot police are on high alert outside the building as

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Houston -- a troubled diva

For many she was the voice of the 80s and 90s, a pop diva and soul siren, whose music inspired and enthralled a generation. Born into a musical

For many she was the voice of the 80s and 90s, a pop diva and soul siren, whose music inspired and enthralled a generation. Born into a musical

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Fears for blogger after extradition

Saudi journalist Hamza Kashgari has been deported from Malaysia back to Saudi Arabia. The 23-year-old columnist had sparked outrage following

Saudi journalist Hamza Kashgari has been deported from Malaysia back to Saudi Arabia. The 23-year-old columnist had sparked outrage following

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Israeli raid on Gaza kills one

In Gaza the clearing up operation is underway following Israeli airstrikes in different parts of the coastal enclave. One man has been killed and

In Gaza the clearing up operation is underway following Israeli airstrikes in different parts of the coastal enclave. One man has been killed and

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First carnival parades in Rio

The massive carnival Black Ball parade took to the streets of Rio’s city centre on Friday, drawing hundreds of thousands of people despite security

The massive carnival Black Ball parade took to the streets of Rio’s city centre on Friday, drawing hundreds of thousands of people despite security

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Anti-nuclear protest in Tokyo

Thousands of Japanese protesters march through the Japanese capital demanding an end to nuclear power.

Thousands of Japanese protesters march through the Japanese capital demanding an end to nuclear power.

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No respite from the big freeze for Europe

Europe’s big freeze has deepened. Fresh snowfalls have swept across parts of the continent, the number of deaths has risen. Authorities in Serbia say

Europe’s big freeze has deepened. Fresh snowfalls have swept across parts of the continent, the number of deaths has risen. Authorities in Serbia say

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Whitney Houston found dead in Beverley Hills hotel

The soaring voice which captivated music fans across the world has been snuffed out. Whitney Houston is dead at 48. Her death comes in Los Angeles on

The soaring voice which captivated music fans across the world has been snuffed out. Whitney Houston is dead at 48. Her death comes in Los Angeles on

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Egyptian strike call fails

A call by Egyptian unions for a general strike appeared to have failed yesterday after religious leaders urged people not to turn up to

A call by Egyptian unions for a general strike appeared to have failed yesterday after religious leaders urged people not to turn up to

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Syrians abroad march together against Assad

Syrians living abroad have marched together in 21 countries worldwide against the Assad regime. It was part of an Amnesty International global day

Syrians living abroad have marched together in 21 countries worldwide against the Assad regime. It was part of an Amnesty International global day

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Grammy-winning Whitney Houston dead at 48

Grammy-winning singer Whitney Houston has died in Los Angeles at the age of 48, police said on Sunday. The American singer and actress was found

Grammy-winning singer Whitney Houston has died in Los Angeles at the age of 48, police said on Sunday. The American singer and actress was found

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Romney is the Maine man in Republican poll

Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, has won the state of Maine’s primary caucuses in the race to become the Republican Party’s

Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, has won the state of Maine’s primary caucuses in the race to become the Republican Party’s

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Portugal unions slam IMF, EU's 'poverty agenda'

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Lisbon to voice their opposition to government austerity policies. Unions organised the march

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Lisbon to voice their opposition to government austerity policies. Unions organised the march

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Greek PM fires bleak warning on austerity

Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has warned his country it faces a steep decline in living standards if MPs reject a new austerity bill. He

Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has warned his country it faces a steep decline in living standards if MPs reject a new austerity bill. He