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2012-03-05

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Anti-Putin protests: 'My voice has not been counted'

Amid the anti-Putin protests, one of the banners in the style of a small ad called for the veteran leader to be part-exchanged. Another announced

Amid the anti-Putin protests, one of the banners in the style of a small ad called for the veteran leader to be part-exchanged. Another announced

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Israeli citizens' fears over Iran

Tension with Iran has prompted Israel to prepare for the worst. An underground bomb shelter in central Tel Aviv can hold up to 2000 people – it is

Tension with Iran has prompted Israel to prepare for the worst. An underground bomb shelter in central Tel Aviv can hold up to 2000 people – it is

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Super Tuesday time to connect

The United States contest to see who the opposition Republican party selects as its candidate to replace the incumbent, Barack Obama, has never left

The United States contest to see who the opposition Republican party selects as its candidate to replace the incumbent, Barack Obama, has never left

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Russian police break up anti-Putin rallies

Russian police are reported to have detained at least 100 people amid protests against Vladimir Putin’s election as president. In Moscow’s Pushkin

Russian police are reported to have detained at least 100 people amid protests against Vladimir Putin’s election as president. In Moscow’s Pushkin

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Putin supporters rally in Moscow

Supporters of Vladimir Putin have gathered in central Moscow to celebrate his election victory. The Russian prime minister won 64 per cent of the

Supporters of Vladimir Putin have gathered in central Moscow to celebrate his election victory. The Russian prime minister won 64 per cent of the

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Russia result: election or selection?

The certainty surrounding Vladimir Putin’s presidential victory has once again led to widespread allegations that the vote was a fix. So much so

The certainty surrounding Vladimir Putin’s presidential victory has once again led to widespread allegations that the vote was a fix. So much so

Business

Iceland's ex PM: 'We didn't know the banks were fishy'

The trial has started of Iceland’s former prime minister Geir Haarde. He is accused of failing to take measures to prevent the financial crash in

The trial has started of Iceland’s former prime minister Geir Haarde. He is accused of failing to take measures to prevent the financial crash in

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Iran's major internal power shift

The most senior of Iran’s spritual leaders, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has emerged the de facto winner of the legislative elections which were held on

The most senior of Iran’s spritual leaders, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has emerged the de facto winner of the legislative elections which were held on

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US backs Israel but urges diplomacy over Iran

US president Barack Obama has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the USA will always have “Israel’s back”. Attempting to head off

US president Barack Obama has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the USA will always have “Israel’s back”. Attempting to head off

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'100 arrested' at anti-Putin rallies in Russia

Russian police are said to have detained at least 100 people at protest rallies against Vladimir Putin’s election as president. There were no

Russian police are said to have detained at least 100 people at protest rallies against Vladimir Putin’s election as president. There were no

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New Jersey Nets owner won't serve under Putin

Russian presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov has said that he has no plans to serve in Vladimir Putin’s cabinet. The billionaire owner of the

Russian presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov has said that he has no plans to serve in Vladimir Putin’s cabinet. The billionaire owner of the

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Afghanistan's Women and War - Sima's tale

From the Soviet invasion in 1979, to the conflict between NATO forces and the Taliban, Afghanistan has lived in a state of war for over 30

From the Soviet invasion in 1979, to the conflict between NATO forces and the Taliban, Afghanistan has lived in a state of war for over 30

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Afghanistan's Women and War - Frozan's tale

It is just another day at the Pajhwok press agency in Kabul, where reporting scenes of demonstrations and suicide bombs are common place. It is also

It is just another day at the Pajhwok press agency in Kabul, where reporting scenes of demonstrations and suicide bombs are common place. It is also

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Women and War - Farzana and Nafiza's tale

Over the years, Farzana has become a familiar figure at the Ali Abad orthopaedic centre in Kabul. She works as Head of the prosthetics department

Over the years, Farzana has become a familiar figure at the Ali Abad orthopaedic centre in Kabul. She works as Head of the prosthetics department

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Germany rebukes Lukashenko over anti-gay comment

The German government has rebuked President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus for saying he would “rather be a dictator than gay”. The comments came

The German government has rebuked President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus for saying he would “rather be a dictator than gay”. The comments came

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Kilauea Volcano spews lava

Molten lava from the Kilauea Volcano destroyed the last home in Royal Gardens, a small community on the southeastern side of the Big Island of Hawaii.

Molten lava from the Kilauea Volcano destroyed the last home in Royal Gardens, a small community on the southeastern side of the Big Island of Hawaii.

Business

China lowers growth goal, targets lower inflation

China has cut its economic growth target for this year to the lowest level in eight years — 7.5 percent — and Beijing said its top priority will be

China has cut its economic growth target for this year to the lowest level in eight years — 7.5 percent — and Beijing said its top priority will be

Europe

The lack of women at the top

Gender equality is now a major goal in most European countries. And there is no doubt there is more public awareness and signs of progress. But

Gender equality is now a major goal in most European countries. And there is no doubt there is more public awareness and signs of progress. But

Business

Tesco to open more stores with 20,000 new hires

British supermarket chain Tesco says it will open new stores and create 20,000 new jobs there over the next two years. The UK’s largest retailer —

British supermarket chain Tesco says it will open new stores and create 20,000 new jobs there over the next two years. The UK’s largest retailer —

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Putin win boosts Russian markets

Shares prices rose on the Moscow stock exchanges on Monday as investors reacted to Vladimir Putin winning the presidential election in the first

Shares prices rose on the Moscow stock exchanges on Monday as investors reacted to Vladimir Putin winning the presidential election in the first

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Greek debt swap deadline looms

With the deadline for Greece’s vital bond restructuring on Thursday, Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos has warned Athens’ private creditors

With the deadline for Greece’s vital bond restructuring on Thursday, Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos has warned Athens’ private creditors

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Fighting and diplomacy in Syria

Fighting in Syria continues with reports of government forces having flooding into the city of Deraa on Monday after overnight clashes. Residents

Fighting in Syria continues with reports of government forces having flooding into the city of Deraa on Monday after overnight clashes. Residents

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Bomb near Turkey PM's office

A percussion bomb exploded in Ankara close to the offices of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. One person was slightly injured.

A percussion bomb exploded in Ankara close to the offices of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. One person was slightly injured.

Business

Meet the EU's female ambassadors for business

In Porto in Portugal, unemployment is a record 14%, and the new austerity measures are biting hard. The economic crisis is depressing, but Euronews

In Porto in Portugal, unemployment is a record 14%, and the new austerity measures are biting hard. The economic crisis is depressing, but Euronews

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IAEA's 'serious concerns' over Iran's nuclear programme

The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog accused Iran on Monday of tripling its monthly production of higher-grade enriched uranium. The International

The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog accused Iran on Monday of tripling its monthly production of higher-grade enriched uranium. The International

Culture

Stanton enters brave new world with 'John Carter'

Based on classic novel, “A Princess of Mars,” by Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carter centers on the adventures of ex-military captain John Carter, who

Based on classic novel, “A Princess of Mars,” by Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carter centers on the adventures of ex-military captain John Carter, who

Culture

Gilbert and George make front page news

Read all about it – groundbreaking artistic duo grab the headlines! That’s the nature of Gilbert and George’s new exhibition ‘London Pictures’ at

Read all about it – groundbreaking artistic duo grab the headlines! That’s the nature of Gilbert and George’s new exhibition ‘London Pictures’ at

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Reporter's afterthought

Could gender quotas hit London’s financial hub? When putting together this report it was virtually mission impossible to track down companies to

Could gender quotas hit London’s financial hub? When putting together this report it was virtually mission impossible to track down companies to

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Kremlin to review Khodorkovsky jailing

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a review of the legality of the conviction of former business tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky. A strong

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a review of the legality of the conviction of former business tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky. A strong

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Russian opposition says Putin has no legitimacy

Russian opposition leaders said on Monday that allegations of fraud have undermined Putin’s legitimacy. Chess champion-turned-activist Garry

Russian opposition leaders said on Monday that allegations of fraud have undermined Putin’s legitimacy. Chess champion-turned-activist Garry