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2012-03-06

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Obama says time remains for Iran talks

President Obama has been defending his policy on Iran and Syria in Washington at his first news conference of 2012. On Iran’s nuclear programme

President Obama has been defending his policy on Iran and Syria in Washington at his first news conference of 2012. On Iran’s nuclear programme

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Spanish imam 'incited men to beat wives'

Spanish police say an imam near Barcelona is being investigated for allegedly calling on men to use violence against “wives who misbehave”. Around

Spanish police say an imam near Barcelona is being investigated for allegedly calling on men to use violence against “wives who misbehave”. Around

Business

Lehman ends bankruptcy, to partially repay creditors

Lehman Brothers, the Wall Street investment firm that sparked global financial chaos back in 2008, is about to emerge from bankruptcy and — partly —

Lehman Brothers, the Wall Street investment firm that sparked global financial chaos back in 2008, is about to emerge from bankruptcy and — partly —

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Obama warns of 'consequences' over Iran strike

President Obama has been explaining his policy on Iran and Syria at a news conference in Washington. On Iran’s nuclear programme, the president

President Obama has been explaining his policy on Iran and Syria at a news conference in Washington. On Iran’s nuclear programme, the president

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Russian elections: Khodorkovsky's son speaks

What can be gleaned from Dmitri Medvedev’s decision to review 32 criminal cases, notably Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s, right after Vladimir Putin claimed

What can be gleaned from Dmitri Medvedev’s decision to review 32 criminal cases, notably Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s, right after Vladimir Putin claimed

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Putin vows to hold voting fraud probe

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Tuesday admitted that there were some voting irregularities in his presidential election victory. Putin

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Tuesday admitted that there were some voting irregularities in his presidential election victory. Putin

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Syria's refugees seek safety in Lebanon

Safe in Arsal, in the highlands of Lebanon, Syrian refugees have braved the cold and fear of the Syrian army to get here. In the last few days

Safe in Arsal, in the highlands of Lebanon, Syrian refugees have braved the cold and fear of the Syrian army to get here. In the last few days

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Lady Gaga twitters to the top

Lady Gaga has broken another record by becoming the first person to have more than 20 million followers on Twitter. The internationally acclaimed pop

Lady Gaga has broken another record by becoming the first person to have more than 20 million followers on Twitter. The internationally acclaimed pop

Business

Creditor group sees huge Greek default risk

No more time was the message from Athens on Tuesday as the deadline approached for completing its vital debt restructuring deal. There were market

No more time was the message from Athens on Tuesday as the deadline approached for completing its vital debt restructuring deal. There were market

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Alleged LulzSec hackers held in international swoop

Leading members of the computer hacking group LulzSec have reportedly been arrested in the US. Irish police say they are also holding a man in

Leading members of the computer hacking group LulzSec have reportedly been arrested in the US. Irish police say they are also holding a man in

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Turkish PM calls for humanitarian corridors in Syria

Reports broadcast on Syrian state TV say people have been returning home to the Baba Amr district of Homs where government troops have regained

Reports broadcast on Syrian state TV say people have been returning home to the Baba Amr district of Homs where government troops have regained

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Italy summons Indian envoy over marine murder case

Italy has summoned the Indian ambassador to Rome to protest about the jailing of two Italian marines suspected of shooting dead two fishermen. They

Italy has summoned the Indian ambassador to Rome to protest about the jailing of two Italian marines suspected of shooting dead two fishermen. They

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Libya's oil-rich east declares autonomy from Tripoli

Tribal chiefs and militia commanders in Libya’s east have declared semi-autonomy for the oil-rich region. They made the announcement at a meeting in

Tribal chiefs and militia commanders in Libya’s east have declared semi-autonomy for the oil-rich region. They made the announcement at a meeting in

Science_technology

Mobile World Congress: Better 3D to the Padfone

Some 70,000 people were in Barcelona this year for the Mobile World Congress; a chance to preview some of the latest innovations in mobile phone and

Some 70,000 people were in Barcelona this year for the Mobile World Congress; a chance to preview some of the latest innovations in mobile phone and

Business

Small but luxurious is the trend at Geneva

As the Geneva Auto Show opened, the theme that emerged was that demand for luxury vehicles is holding up better than the mass market. Sales

As the Geneva Auto Show opened, the theme that emerged was that demand for luxury vehicles is holding up better than the mass market. Sales

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Super Tuesday voting gets underway in US

Voting got underway on Tuesday in America’s so-called ‘Super Tuesday’ race to win the Republican nomination for the White House. First up was Ohio

Voting got underway on Tuesday in America’s so-called ‘Super Tuesday’ race to win the Republican nomination for the White House. First up was Ohio

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Germany strikes continue; unions say more to come

Public sector strikes continued in Germany on Tuesday after a walkout by more than 10,000 workers in three states on Monday. Hospitals and school

Public sector strikes continued in Germany on Tuesday after a walkout by more than 10,000 workers in three states on Monday. Hospitals and school

Business

Tepco executives sued over Fukushima

Shareholders of Tokyo Electric Power are suing the company’s bosses over their role in the Fukushima nuclear disaster. In the biggest claim of its

Shareholders of Tokyo Electric Power are suing the company’s bosses over their role in the Fukushima nuclear disaster. In the biggest claim of its

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Russian opposition to hold more anti-Putin protests

Russian opposition groups will hold more protests on Saturday against Vladimir Putin despite police arresting hundreds of demonstrators

Russian opposition groups will hold more protests on Saturday against Vladimir Putin despite police arresting hundreds of demonstrators

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Radiation still restricts life in Japan's northeast

Nearly a year on from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, radiation fears continue to affect residents and food supplies along Japan’s north-east

Nearly a year on from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, radiation fears continue to affect residents and food supplies along Japan’s north-east

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Israeli PM warns time running out on Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said time is running out to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Netanyahu said during a visit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said time is running out to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Netanyahu said during a visit

Culture

Paris Fashion: McCartney, Valli and Dior

As Paris Fashion Week draws to a close we take a look at the new autumn-winter collections from Stella McCartney, Giambattista Valli and Bill Gaytten

As Paris Fashion Week draws to a close we take a look at the new autumn-winter collections from Stella McCartney, Giambattista Valli and Bill Gaytten

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Thousands flee flood-hit Australian 'ghost town'

Emergency services on Tuesday ordered more than 8,000 people to leave their homes in a flood-hit town in southeastern Australia. Many low-lying

Emergency services on Tuesday ordered more than 8,000 people to leave their homes in a flood-hit town in southeastern Australia. Many low-lying

Special_reports

The torment of Nepal's broken families

Days go by peacefully in the village of Munalbasti, in western Nepal. It has not always been the case in this community. The village sits in the

Days go by peacefully in the village of Munalbasti, in western Nepal. It has not always been the case in this community. The village sits in the

Special_reports

Women and War in Nepal - Durga's tale

Nepal has always inspired travellers and writers in search of adventure and spirituality. But for the Nepalese, the country’s recent history

Nepal has always inspired travellers and writers in search of adventure and spirituality. But for the Nepalese, the country’s recent history

Special_reports

Women and War in Nepal: Mina's story

“Women have to carry a gun to change society as and when needed. I was not alone, there were many women fighting with us,” said Mina, a 26 year old

“Women have to carry a gun to change society as and when needed. I was not alone, there were many women fighting with us,” said Mina, a 26 year old

Nocomment

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.

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

News

Can Romney seal Super Tuesday?

For Mitt Romney, Super Tuesday in the race to win the Republican nomination to challenge Barack Obama for the presidency could be a dream come

For Mitt Romney, Super Tuesday in the race to win the Republican nomination to challenge Barack Obama for the presidency could be a dream come

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Santorum in Ohio ahead of Super Tuesday

In the US, it’s Super Tuesday and the candidates for the Republican nomination to challenge Barack Obama for the presidency are on the final stretch

In the US, it’s Super Tuesday and the candidates for the Republican nomination to challenge Barack Obama for the presidency are on the final stretch

Sport

Crunch day for Champions League last-16

Benfica go into their Champions League last-16 second leg against Zenit St Petersburg in Lisbon desperate to overturn a grim lack of form that began

Benfica go into their Champions League last-16 second leg against Zenit St Petersburg in Lisbon desperate to overturn a grim lack of form that began