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2012-03-10

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Syria violence rages despite Annan's diplomacy

The arrival of Kofi Annan in Damascus appears to have changed nothing, as President Bashar al-Assad’s troops continued fighting on

The arrival of Kofi Annan in Damascus appears to have changed nothing, as President Bashar al-Assad’s troops continued fighting on

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Gulf Arabs blame Russia for allowing killing in Syria

Arabs from Gulf states have told Russia that its failure to take a tough line on Syria has directly led to ongoing killing in the country. Qatar

Arabs from Gulf states have told Russia that its failure to take a tough line on Syria has directly led to ongoing killing in the country. Qatar

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Slovakian election: “Gorilla” may help Fico to victory

Robert Fico is poised to sweep to victory in the Slovakian election on Saturday. The Leftist former Prime Minister has gained much support pledging

Robert Fico is poised to sweep to victory in the Slovakian election on Saturday. The Leftist former Prime Minister has gained much support pledging

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Anti-Putin rally in Moscow ends in more arrests

Thousands of people in Russia have again rallied in protest at last weekend’s election of Vladimir Putin as president. But their numbers were far

Thousands of people in Russia have again rallied in protest at last weekend’s election of Vladimir Putin as president. But their numbers were far

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Abkhazia votes despite attempt on president's life

Voters in the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia have taken to the polls in parliamentary elections, for the first time since the 2008 war between

Voters in the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia have taken to the polls in parliamentary elections, for the first time since the 2008 war between

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French 'master of comics' artist Moebius dies

One of France’s best-known cartoonists, Jean Giraud – also known as Moebius – has died in Paris at the age of 73 after a long fight against cancer

One of France’s best-known cartoonists, Jean Giraud – also known as Moebius – has died in Paris at the age of 73 after a long fight against cancer

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Lavrov says boths sides to blame for Syria violence

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, says the Assad regime should not be solely blamed for violence in Syria. During a heated meeting in Cairo

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, says the Assad regime should not be solely blamed for violence in Syria. During a heated meeting in Cairo

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Envoy Annan meets Syria's Assad to call for ceasefire

The UN and Arab League’s special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, has met President Bashar al-Assad to call for an immediate ceasefire in the

The UN and Arab League’s special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, has met President Bashar al-Assad to call for an immediate ceasefire in the

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New Russia protests in key anti-Putin test

Thousands of people have turned out for more protest rallies in Russia against the election of Vladimir Putin as president. In Moscow activists say

Thousands of people have turned out for more protest rallies in Russia against the election of Vladimir Putin as president. In Moscow activists say

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Coke and Pepsi alter colouring process over cancer listing

Coca-Cola has denied reports that it is changing its drinks formula because of health concerns over an ingredient in the US.   Like its rival Pepsi

Coca-Cola has denied reports that it is changing its drinks formula because of health concerns over an ingredient in the US.   Like its rival Pepsi

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Greece, the marathon continues

Greece has averted an immediate default on its massive debts, with a successful swap of its government bonds, drastically reducing the amount of

Greece has averted an immediate default on its massive debts, with a successful swap of its government bonds, drastically reducing the amount of

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Envoy Annan to demand ceasefire from Syria's Assad

The UN and Arab League’s special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, is meeting President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday to press for an immediate ceasefire in

The UN and Arab League’s special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, is meeting President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday to press for an immediate ceasefire in

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DSK gets rowdy reception at Cambridge University

It is not the welcome Dominique Strauss-Kahn would have wanted when he agreed to speak at Britain’s prestigious Cambridge University. His subject

It is not the welcome Dominique Strauss-Kahn would have wanted when he agreed to speak at Britain’s prestigious Cambridge University. His subject

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Israel launches deadly air strikes on Gaza Strip

Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip have killed up to 12 Palestinians, mostly militants, in the worst flare-up of violence along the restive border

Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip have killed up to 12 Palestinians, mostly militants, in the worst flare-up of violence along the restive border

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Haircut pulls Greece back from bankruptcy brink

It is not every day that a trim can be described as a turning point. But Greece’s haircut has made history hence talk of little else at one

It is not every day that a trim can be described as a turning point. But Greece’s haircut has made history hence talk of little else at one

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Bahrain: Huge opposition march demands democracy

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators have marched in Bahrain, over a year after a protest movement was put down by security forces. The

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators have marched in Bahrain, over a year after a protest movement was put down by security forces. The

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Clashes taint build-up to Slovakian election

Police and protesters have clashed in the Slovakian capital Bratislava after an anti-corruption demonstration turned violent. Police used pepper

Police and protesters have clashed in the Slovakian capital Bratislava after an anti-corruption demonstration turned violent. Police used pepper

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Viral Kony video praised and criticised in Uganda

The hugely successful video made by the advocacy group Invisible Children on the atrocities carried out in Uganda by Joseph Kony and his Lord’s

The hugely successful video made by the advocacy group Invisible Children on the atrocities carried out in Uganda by Joseph Kony and his Lord’s

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Fukushima farmer braves nuclear risks to feed stray animals

One year after Japan’s tsunami and Fukushima disaster, the town of Tomioka is frozen in time. It was a thriving community for thousands but now

One year after Japan’s tsunami and Fukushima disaster, the town of Tomioka is frozen in time. It was a thriving community for thousands but now

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Anger as DSK speaks to Cambridge students

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been given a noisy reception at Britain’s Cambridge University where he was invited to speak to students. The protest

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been given a noisy reception at Britain’s Cambridge University where he was invited to speak to students. The protest