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2012-02-26

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Egypt adjourns NGO trial

An Egyptian court has adjourned until April the trial of 43 democracy activists – including 16 Americans. Only 13 Egyptian defendants were actually

An Egyptian court has adjourned until April the trial of 43 democracy activists – including 16 Americans. Only 13 Egyptian defendants were actually

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Mandela back home after hospital stay

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is back home after a night in hospital during which he underwent a keyhole abdominal examination. To

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is back home after a night in hospital during which he underwent a keyhole abdominal examination. To

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Assad casts his vote in blood-stained ballot

Pictures from Syrian state TV showed a smiling President Bashar al Assad and his wife voting in a referendum that could keep him in power until

Pictures from Syrian state TV showed a smiling President Bashar al Assad and his wife voting in a referendum that could keep him in power until

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Thousands join human chain protest against Putin

Thousands of Russians have formed a human chain in Moscow in what’s thought to be the largest protest against Vladimir Putin since he rose to power

Thousands of Russians have formed a human chain in Moscow in what’s thought to be the largest protest against Vladimir Putin since he rose to power

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Russia: new president, same old economic problems

At the vanguard of recent political protests in Russia is the so-called “creative class” – well-educated, successful, young urban professionals

At the vanguard of recent political protests in Russia is the so-called “creative class” – well-educated, successful, young urban professionals

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Wade booed in Senegal vote

Senegal’s President Abdoulaye Wade was booed as he cast his vote in a controversial election expected to return him for a third term. The ballot

Senegal’s President Abdoulaye Wade was booed as he cast his vote in a controversial election expected to return him for a third term. The ballot

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Karzai renews plea for calm as Koran burning protests spread

The Afghan President has made a fresh appeal for calm as protests continue over the burning of the Koran at a NATO base in Bagram. In a televised

The Afghan President has made a fresh appeal for calm as protests continue over the burning of the Koran at a NATO base in Bagram. In a televised

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Shelling continues despite Syrian vote

By midday Sunday, it was estimated more than 30 civilians and security personnel had been killed across Syria, despite the country holding a

By midday Sunday, it was estimated more than 30 civilians and security personnel had been killed across Syria, despite the country holding a

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Syrians vote as bombs rain down

Syrians are voting on a new constitution as bombs continue to fall in several parts of the country. President Bashar al Assad says this referendum

Syrians are voting on a new constitution as bombs continue to fall in several parts of the country. President Bashar al Assad says this referendum

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Senegal faces stability test over presidential poll

The people of Senegal are going to the polls in an election that pits the President against a string of rivals who say his bid for a third term is

The people of Senegal are going to the polls in an election that pits the President against a string of rivals who say his bid for a third term is

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Adam Sandler sets Razzie record for worst movies

As the great and good of the film world gather in Hollywood for the Oscars, the Razzie awards give a a shout out to some of the stars whose work

As the great and good of the film world gather in Hollywood for the Oscars, the Razzie awards give a a shout out to some of the stars whose work

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Children protest in Syria

It’s a seemingly implausible sight – a crowd of children marching safely in the streets of Syria, making a stand against the violent regime of

It’s a seemingly implausible sight – a crowd of children marching safely in the streets of Syria, making a stand against the violent regime of

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Festival at Yagon's iconic pagoda

Myanmar’s iconic Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon held its 2,600th anniversary with grand celebrations.

Myanmar’s iconic Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon held its 2,600th anniversary with grand celebrations.

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Syrians vote on constitution as bombing continues

Syrians are going to the polls today to vote on a new constitution. If approved, President Bashar al Assad has promised to hold parliamentary

Syrians are going to the polls today to vote on a new constitution. If approved, President Bashar al Assad has promised to hold parliamentary

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Bin Laden compound pulled down

Demolition work has started at the compound where al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces last May. In an unexplained move

Demolition work has started at the compound where al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces last May. In an unexplained move

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New British newspaper goes on sale

A new British newspaper has rolled off the press for the first time. Three million copies of The Sun on Sunday, owned by News International chief

A new British newspaper has rolled off the press for the first time. Three million copies of The Sun on Sunday, owned by News International chief

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German airport strike set to continue

Passengers are facing further disruption at Frankfurt airport, with airfield workers set to resume their strike action. Staff are due to walk out

Passengers are facing further disruption at Frankfurt airport, with airfield workers set to resume their strike action. Staff are due to walk out

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Deadly fire at Brazilian base in Antarctica

Two Navy workers have been killed in a fire at a Brazilian research station in Antarctica. The was no immediate word on what caused the blaze

Two Navy workers have been killed in a fire at a Brazilian research station in Antarctica. The was no immediate word on what caused the blaze

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G20 inches towards bigger eurozone bailout fund

Finance Minister and central bankers from the G20 are meeting in Mexico City with the eurozone crisis top of the agenda. The world’s leading

Finance Minister and central bankers from the G20 are meeting in Mexico City with the eurozone crisis top of the agenda. The world’s leading

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Medical evacuations stall, as Syria holds referendum

The Red Cross says it is still unable to evacuate citizens from the embattled Baba Amro district of Homs. Negotiations with Syrian authorities and

The Red Cross says it is still unable to evacuate citizens from the embattled Baba Amro district of Homs. Negotiations with Syrian authorities and

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Deadly bombing in Yemen after new president is sworn in

A suicide bombing in southern Yemen has left at least 26 people dead and dozens more injured. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the blast, which

A suicide bombing in southern Yemen has left at least 26 people dead and dozens more injured. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the blast, which

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Last minute push to avert Senegal election crisis

An African mediator is making a last ditch attempt to ward off a presidential election crisis in Senegal. Opponents claim that incumbent Abdoulaye

An African mediator is making a last ditch attempt to ward off a presidential election crisis in Senegal. Opponents claim that incumbent Abdoulaye