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2012-02-19

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More clashes in Athens ahead of crucial meeting

An anti-austerity protest in Athens turned violent on Sunday night on the eve of a crucial meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels. They will

An anti-austerity protest in Athens turned violent on Sunday night on the eve of a crucial meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels. They will

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Anti-Putin protesters take to four wheels

Hundreds of cars carrying anti-Putin protesters drove through Moscow on Sunday. The vehicles were adorned with white ribbons and balloons which have

Hundreds of cars carrying anti-Putin protesters drove through Moscow on Sunday. The vehicles were adorned with white ribbons and balloons which have

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Mass rallies against labour reform in Spain

Trade unions organised mass protests across Spain in response to labour reforms announced by the country’s new centre-right government. The largest

Trade unions organised mass protests across Spain in response to labour reforms announced by the country’s new centre-right government. The largest

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Latvia's Russian speakers say campaign goes on

Russian speakers in Latvia have vowed to continue their campaign to get official status for the language after the proposal was rejected in a

Russian speakers in Latvia have vowed to continue their campaign to get official status for the language after the proposal was rejected in a

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Italian and Spanish police smash drugs ring

Italian and Spanish police say they have smashed a major mafia-linked drug smuggling gang. At least 23 people were arrested in both countries in a

Italian and Spanish police say they have smashed a major mafia-linked drug smuggling gang. At least 23 people were arrested in both countries in a

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Pressure builds on Greek parties over austerity

Greece’s EU bailout may be regarded as a done deal in Brussels, but people in Athens opposed to new austerity measures that come with it are keeping

Greece’s EU bailout may be regarded as a done deal in Brussels, but people in Athens opposed to new austerity measures that come with it are keeping

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Iran military manoevres raise concerns in Middle East

Tension is continuing to rise in the Middle East ahead of a planned inspection of Iran’s nuclear facilities by the International Atomic Energy Agency

Tension is continuing to rise in the Middle East ahead of a planned inspection of Iran’s nuclear facilities by the International Atomic Energy Agency

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Syrian opposition defiant after soldiers attack funeral

Anti-regime activists have called for a “Day of Defiance” in Syria after troops opened fire on mourners during a funeral on Saturday. It is

Anti-regime activists have called for a “Day of Defiance” in Syria after troops opened fire on mourners during a funeral on Saturday. It is

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Controversy over Brown exit from Houston funeral

Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston’s ex-husband says he left the singer’s funeral early because of actions by the security guards. He says he was asked to

Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston’s ex-husband says he left the singer’s funeral early because of actions by the security guards. He says he was asked to

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Paris: Solidarity with Greece demo

One thousand people demonstrated on Saturday 18 February in Paris as part of an international day of support for the people of Greece.

One thousand people demonstrated on Saturday 18 February in Paris as part of an international day of support for the people of Greece.

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Makeshift memorial for Whitney Houston

Heart-shaped balloons, flowers and messages for the singer were left outside New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.

Heart-shaped balloons, flowers and messages for the singer were left outside New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.

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Gadanov shines

Russia’s Alim Gadanov produced a stunning performance to claim gold in the under 66 kilo category on the first day of the Judo Grand Prix in

Russia’s Alim Gadanov produced a stunning performance to claim gold in the under 66 kilo category on the first day of the Judo Grand Prix in

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Putin campaign revved up by car rally

Supporters of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have taken to their cars to back his bid for the presidency. Their protests, through the streets

Supporters of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have taken to their cars to back his bid for the presidency. Their protests, through the streets

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Renewed fighting in North Caucasus kills 24

At least 24 people have been killed during five days of fighting on the border between Chechnya and Dagestan in Russia’s North Caucasus. Officials

At least 24 people have been killed during five days of fighting on the border between Chechnya and Dagestan in Russia’s North Caucasus. Officials

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Unrest mars early voting in Senegal election

The Senegalese capital Dakar has been rocked by a fourth consecutive day of violence in clashes between police and opponents of President Abdoulaye

The Senegalese capital Dakar has been rocked by a fourth consecutive day of violence in clashes between police and opponents of President Abdoulaye

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Millions join the Rio Carnival party

Up to two million party-goers filled the streets of downtown Rio de Janeiro on Saturday for the annual Carnival, which is now in its 93rd

Up to two million party-goers filled the streets of downtown Rio de Janeiro on Saturday for the annual Carnival, which is now in its 93rd

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"Caesar Must Die" wins Berlinale Golden Bear

The Berlin International Film Festival Golden Bear award for best picture was won on Saturday by an Italian docu-drama starring real-life murderers

The Berlin International Film Festival Golden Bear award for best picture was won on Saturday by an Italian docu-drama starring real-life murderers

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Latvians say "no" in Russian language vote

Preliminary results on Saturday showed an overwhelming majority of Latvians had voted “no” in a referendum to decide whether Russian should become

Preliminary results on Saturday showed an overwhelming majority of Latvians had voted “no” in a referendum to decide whether Russian should become

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Greek cabinet bets on Monday rescue package

Greece’s cabinet unanimously approved a final set of austerity measures on Saturday demanded by the EU and IMF. The additional cuts are part of a

Greece’s cabinet unanimously approved a final set of austerity measures on Saturday demanded by the EU and IMF. The additional cuts are part of a

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"Home going" service for a global superstar

New Hope Baptist Church on a street corner of a modest neighbourhood in Newark, New Jersey has been caught in the global spotlight. Returning “home”

New Hope Baptist Church on a street corner of a modest neighbourhood in Newark, New Jersey has been caught in the global spotlight. Returning “home”