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2012-03-16

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Tunisian protesters call for Sharia law

Thousands of Tunisians have rallied outside parliament to call for an Islamic state ruled by religious law. It is the latest sign of the struggle

Thousands of Tunisians have rallied outside parliament to call for an Islamic state ruled by religious law. It is the latest sign of the struggle

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Moroccans call for end to rape-marriage laws

Women’s rights activists have stepped up pressure to end laws that allow rapists to marry their victims. It comes after a 16-year-old killed herself

Women’s rights activists have stepped up pressure to end laws that allow rapists to marry their victims. It comes after a 16-year-old killed herself

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Man killed in baseball bat attack in French mosque

A man has been beaten to death and another seriously hurt after being attacked in a mosque in Arras in northern France. Police claim the suspect

A man has been beaten to death and another seriously hurt after being attacked in a mosque in Arras in northern France. Police claim the suspect

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Speed and alcohol ruled out as bus crash causes

Swiss investigators have ruled out excessive speed and alcohol as the cause of the school bus crash. They are probing other possibilites, including

Swiss investigators have ruled out excessive speed and alcohol as the cause of the school bus crash. They are probing other possibilites, including

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George Clooney arrested in Sudan embassy protest

George Clooney has been led away in handcuffs and it is nothing to do with his latest starring role. The Hollywood icon was arrested in Washington

George Clooney has been led away in handcuffs and it is nothing to do with his latest starring role. The Hollywood icon was arrested in Washington

Business

Fed keeps easing option open

In this edition of Business Weekly, we bring you the Federal Reserve’s plan to keep US interest rates close to zero until 2014. Host Stefan Grobe

In this edition of Business Weekly, we bring you the Federal Reserve’s plan to keep US interest rates close to zero until 2014. Host Stefan Grobe

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Belgium mourns children

The death of many children and their minders when their coach was returning from a ski holiday in Switzerland has affected Belgians on a national

The death of many children and their minders when their coach was returning from a ski holiday in Switzerland has affected Belgians on a national

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New Ipad boosts Apple appeal

Shares in the computer giant Apple hit a record high after the latest version of their tablet went on sale and proved to be hot property. Pavements

Shares in the computer giant Apple hit a record high after the latest version of their tablet went on sale and proved to be hot property. Pavements

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Ukraine exposes Tymoshenko's life behind bars

Ukraine authorities have moved to quash claims Yulia Tymoshenko is being mistreated by inviting euronews to take a look inside the jail where the

Ukraine authorities have moved to quash claims Yulia Tymoshenko is being mistreated by inviting euronews to take a look inside the jail where the

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National mourning in Belgium for bus crash dead

As the bodies of Belgium’s bus crash dead were brought back home from Switzerland, their classmates and teachers came together in grief. With 28

As the bodies of Belgium’s bus crash dead were brought back home from Switzerland, their classmates and teachers came together in grief. With 28

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Drought hammers Spain, Portugal

Large parts of Spain and Portugal are desperate for rain, nearing the end of the driest Iberian winter in more than 70 years. Spain got less than 30

Large parts of Spain and Portugal are desperate for rain, nearing the end of the driest Iberian winter in more than 70 years. Spain got less than 30

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Bangladesh ferry death toll rises

Officials in Bangladesh say that at least 140 people are now known to have died in Tuesday’s ferry sinking in the country’s Meghna river. The

Officials in Bangladesh say that at least 140 people are now known to have died in Tuesday’s ferry sinking in the country’s Meghna river. The

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Philippe Poutou

A blue collar worker and committed union leader, Poutou continues his day job while running for president. Although he left school with little in the

A blue collar worker and committed union leader, Poutou continues his day job while running for president. Although he left school with little in the

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Sleepy Belgian town rocked by bus crash tragedy

Lommel, a sleepy Belgian town close to the border with the Netherlands, is still reeling from the dreadful accident that claimed the lives of 28

Lommel, a sleepy Belgian town close to the border with the Netherlands, is still reeling from the dreadful accident that claimed the lives of 28

Business

UK to help US in oil reserve release

Britain is set to lend a hand to the United States with the release of strategic oil reserves. President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron have been

Britain is set to lend a hand to the United States with the release of strategic oil reserves. President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron have been

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German cars lead eurozone export drive

The eurozone halved its trade deficit with the rest of the world in January, thanks largely to a surge in exports of German cars and machinery. It

The eurozone halved its trade deficit with the rest of the world in January, thanks largely to a surge in exports of German cars and machinery. It

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France consignes "Mademoiselle" to history

There has been a seismic shift in sexual politics in France, but only half the population may notice it. The government’s decided to drop the word

There has been a seismic shift in sexual politics in France, but only half the population may notice it. The government’s decided to drop the word

Business

New iPad gives Apple appeal

Shares in the computer giant Apple hit a record high as its latest version of the iPad proved to be in hot demand. Customers lined the streets to

Shares in the computer giant Apple hit a record high as its latest version of the iPad proved to be in hot demand. Customers lined the streets to

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Snap election could pose problems for Merkel

A state election, likely due in May. will be a big test of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s popularity. Her Christian Democrat (CDU) Environment

A state election, likely due in May. will be a big test of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s popularity. Her Christian Democrat (CDU) Environment

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Internet sharing impact of ACTA

Andrea, from Belgium, asks: “Will the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, ACTA, prevent students from sharing information among

Andrea, from Belgium, asks: “Will the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, ACTA, prevent students from sharing information among

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Syrian forces continue Idlib offensive

Syrian forces on Friday continued their offensive into the northern province of Idlib, driving some 1,000 refugees across the Turkish border. The

Syrian forces on Friday continued their offensive into the northern province of Idlib, driving some 1,000 refugees across the Turkish border. The

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Belgium mourns bus crash dead

Belgium is holding a national day of mourning for those who lost their lives in the Swiss bus crash. It is the country’s first since 2004, which

Belgium is holding a national day of mourning for those who lost their lives in the Swiss bus crash. It is the country’s first since 2004, which

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Carrying their future in Bosnia in bags of coal

Each day Esed and over 400 others picks through the rubbish that trucks dump from a mine in Bosnia. They are looking for coal and it is their

Each day Esed and over 400 others picks through the rubbish that trucks dump from a mine in Bosnia. They are looking for coal and it is their

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French police tear gas ArcelorMittal steelworkers

More than 200 angry ArcelorMittal employees of a French steel mill facing closure demonstrated in front of Nicolas Sarkozy’s campaign headquarters in

More than 200 angry ArcelorMittal employees of a French steel mill facing closure demonstrated in front of Nicolas Sarkozy’s campaign headquarters in

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Bodies of Switzerland bus crash victims flown to Belgium

Military planes carrying the bodies of the 22 children that died in a bus crash in Switzerland have left an airport in Sion bound for Belgium

Military planes carrying the bodies of the 22 children that died in a bus crash in Switzerland have left an airport in Sion bound for Belgium

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Turkish army 'copter crash kills 12 in Kabul

At least 12 people have died after a Turkish helicopter crashed outside the Afghan capital, Kabul. Turkey confirmed one of its helicopters had

At least 12 people have died after a Turkish helicopter crashed outside the Afghan capital, Kabul. Turkey confirmed one of its helicopters had

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Lawyer for Afghan shootings soldier speaks to press

More details are emerging of the US soldier accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan – including a concussive head injury sustained in Iraq

More details are emerging of the US soldier accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan – including a concussive head injury sustained in Iraq

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Italian lawyers strike over austerity measures

Italian lawyers are taking part in a week-long strike to protest against Prime Minister Mario Monti’s austerity package and call for an overhaul of

Italian lawyers are taking part in a week-long strike to protest against Prime Minister Mario Monti’s austerity package and call for an overhaul of

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N. Korea to defy UN with satellite launch next month

North Korea has announced it will put a satellite into orbit next month to mark the 100th anniversary of founder Kim Il-Sung’s birthday. The

North Korea has announced it will put a satellite into orbit next month to mark the 100th anniversary of founder Kim Il-Sung’s birthday. The

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Growth not austerity, says France presidential challenger Hollande

The frontrunner in the race to become the next French president has made a plea for Europe to boost the economy as well as cut deficits. The

The frontrunner in the race to become the next French president has made a plea for Europe to boost the economy as well as cut deficits. The