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2012-02-25

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St Petersburg rallies against Putin

One week before Russia’s presidential poll, thousands have gathered in Vladimir Putin’s hometown of St Petersburg to oppose his expected

One week before Russia’s presidential poll, thousands have gathered in Vladimir Putin’s hometown of St Petersburg to oppose his expected

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Mandela on the mend

South Africans are breathing a collective sigh of relief at the news their former president and national icon, Nelson Mandela, should leave hospital

South Africans are breathing a collective sigh of relief at the news their former president and national icon, Nelson Mandela, should leave hospital

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Spanish Duke's day in court

The King of Spain’s son-in-law has appeared in court for the first time to answer fraud and embezzlement charges in a case that is proving a rallying

The King of Spain’s son-in-law has appeared in court for the first time to answer fraud and embezzlement charges in a case that is proving a rallying

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Berlusconi dodges legal bullet

Italian judges have thrown out a bribery case against Silvio Berlusconi under the statute of limitations – although they did not declare him innocent

Italian judges have thrown out a bribery case against Silvio Berlusconi under the statute of limitations – although they did not declare him innocent

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Syrian army agrees truce to lay-off border town

The border town of Kfar Takharim appears to be a notable exception to the violence that’s spread across Syria. Government forces and the Free

The border town of Kfar Takharim appears to be a notable exception to the violence that’s spread across Syria. Government forces and the Free

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With friends like these...

Those under fire in Syria are growing increasingly frustrated with the apparent inability of the international community to stop the bloodshed. The

Those under fire in Syria are growing increasingly frustrated with the apparent inability of the international community to stop the bloodshed. The

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NATO recalls staff in Kabul over US army deaths

NATO has recalled all its staff working in ministeries in and around the Afghan capital Kabul as anti-Western protests rage for a fifth day. The

NATO has recalled all its staff working in ministeries in and around the Afghan capital Kabul as anti-Western protests rage for a fifth day. The

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NYPD surveillance to continue

The Mayor of New York has vigorously defended the NYPD’s controversial secret surveillance of the Muslim community. During his weekly radio

The Mayor of New York has vigorously defended the NYPD’s controversial secret surveillance of the Muslim community. During his weekly radio

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Spanish royals under legal stress

The popular Spanish monarchy is going through its first modern scandal. Fourteen years after Iñaki Urdangarin joined the royal family by marrying the

The popular Spanish monarchy is going through its first modern scandal. Fourteen years after Iñaki Urdangarin joined the royal family by marrying the

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Red Cross in talks over medical evacuations from Homs

The International Committee of the Red Cross has resumed negotiations with the Syrian government and opposition to continue medical evacuations from

The International Committee of the Red Cross has resumed negotiations with the Syrian government and opposition to continue medical evacuations from

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Syria: journalists injured in deadly attack appeal for help

A French journalist wounded in shelling in Syria that killed two other Western journalists is pleading to be evacuated so that she can have essential

A French journalist wounded in shelling in Syria that killed two other Western journalists is pleading to be evacuated so that she can have essential

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Protests over Quran burning continue across Afghanistan

Thousands of Afghan and Pakistani protesters were out on the streets across various cities in new rallies, over the burning of Qurans at a

Thousands of Afghan and Pakistani protesters were out on the streets across various cities in new rallies, over the burning of Qurans at a

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Mandela hospitalised with stomach complaints

The former South African president Nelson Mandela has been hospitalised for treatment for a “long-standing abdominal complaint.” The 93-year-old

The former South African president Nelson Mandela has been hospitalised for treatment for a “long-standing abdominal complaint.” The 93-year-old

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Spanish duke faces judge over corruption claims

The son-in-law of Spain’s King Juan Carlos is appearing before a judge in Majorca to decide whether he will face trial for corruption. The Duke of

The son-in-law of Spain’s King Juan Carlos is appearing before a judge in Majorca to decide whether he will face trial for corruption. The Duke of

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Chavez travels to Cuba for cancer treatment

Venezulean president Hugo Chavez has left for Cuba, where he will have new cancer surgery. He bid farewell to anxious supporters, vowing to return

Venezulean president Hugo Chavez has left for Cuba, where he will have new cancer surgery. He bid farewell to anxious supporters, vowing to return

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American salvage company returns Spanish treasure

A treasure trove of gold and silver coins, recovered from the wreckage of a sunken Spanish ship, has left America for Spain. The haul, worth more

A treasure trove of gold and silver coins, recovered from the wreckage of a sunken Spanish ship, has left America for Spain. The haul, worth more

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Haiti's PM resigns after row with president

Haiti’s Prime Minister Gary Conille has resigned after just four months in office, plunging the country into fresh political turmoil. Conille’s

Haiti’s Prime Minister Gary Conille has resigned after just four months in office, plunging the country into fresh political turmoil. Conille’s

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Troubled election threatens Senegal's democracy

Senegal is heading for its most contentious election in recent history. The presidential poll will be held on Sunday against a backdrop of

Senegal is heading for its most contentious election in recent history. The presidential poll will be held on Sunday against a backdrop of

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"The Artist" scoops French film awards

French black and white film “The Artist” has picked up six Cesar awards, including best film and best actress. The success at France’s version of

French black and white film “The Artist” has picked up six Cesar awards, including best film and best actress. The success at France’s version of

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Sharp rise in Iran's uranium enrichment - report

United Nations nuclear inspectors have expressed serious concerns about possible military dimensions of Iran’s atomic programme, saying the country

United Nations nuclear inspectors have expressed serious concerns about possible military dimensions of Iran’s atomic programme, saying the country

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More pressure on Assad at international meeting

Western and Arab powers at the ‘Friends of Syria’ meeting in Tunis cranked up the pressure on Syria’s President Assad to stop killing his own

Western and Arab powers at the ‘Friends of Syria’ meeting in Tunis cranked up the pressure on Syria’s President Assad to stop killing his own

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Mexican scientists patent heroin vaccine

A group of Mexican researchers say they may have discovered a vaccine to cure heroin addiction. Scientists at the National Institute for Psychiatry

A group of Mexican researchers say they may have discovered a vaccine to cure heroin addiction. Scientists at the National Institute for Psychiatry