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2012-03-17

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Women demand change to Moroccan rape law

Women’s rights activists in Morocco have demonstrated outside the parliament building in Rabat, to demand a change in the law on underage rape. It

Women’s rights activists in Morocco have demonstrated outside the parliament building in Rabat, to demand a change in the law on underage rape. It

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Syria-Turkey: The children's view

Thousands of Syrians have fled the fighting in their country to make a temporary home in camps just over the border in Turkey. For hundreds of

Thousands of Syrians have fled the fighting in their country to make a temporary home in camps just over the border in Turkey. For hundreds of

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Inside Syrian unrest

The Arab uprisings of 2011 changed the role of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Barriers to freedom of information have been

The Arab uprisings of 2011 changed the role of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Barriers to freedom of information have been

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Gaddafi spy chief held in Mauritania

Libya’s former head of intelligence Abdullah al-Senussi has been arrested in Mauritania. Al-Senussi, one of the most prominent figures in the

Libya’s former head of intelligence Abdullah al-Senussi has been arrested in Mauritania. Al-Senussi, one of the most prominent figures in the

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Bombers strike govt buildings in central Damascus

Two high profile government security buildings have been bombed in the heart of the Syrian capital Damascus killing at least 27 people and wounding

Two high profile government security buildings have been bombed in the heart of the Syrian capital Damascus killing at least 27 people and wounding

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Two Belgium towns in mourning for bus-crash children

Plans are being made in Heverlee for a joint funeral on Thursday for seven Belgian children who died in bus crash in Switzerland. There are also two

Plans are being made in Heverlee for a joint funeral on Thursday for seven Belgian children who died in bus crash in Switzerland. There are also two

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Nazi guard Demjanjuk dead at 91

The former Nazi concentration camp guard John Demjanjuk has died at a care home in Germany aged 91. He was convicted by a court in Munich last year

The former Nazi concentration camp guard John Demjanjuk has died at a care home in Germany aged 91. He was convicted by a court in Munich last year

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Ex-Nazi camp guard Demjanjuk dead

The former Nazi concentration camp guard, John Demjanjuk, has died at a retirement home in Germany aged 91. He was convicted by a court in Munich

The former Nazi concentration camp guard, John Demjanjuk, has died at a retirement home in Germany aged 91. He was convicted by a court in Munich

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Belarus metro bomber executed

One of the men found guilty of a bombing attack on the metro in Belarus has been executed. Relatives confirm Vladislav Kovalyov was shot by

One of the men found guilty of a bombing attack on the metro in Belarus has been executed. Relatives confirm Vladislav Kovalyov was shot by

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Student protests in Chile

Police use water cannons and tear gas to break up a march by thousands of Chilean students in Santiago on Thursday.

Police use water cannons and tear gas to break up a march by thousands of Chilean students in Santiago on Thursday.

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Presidential election in East Timor

Polls have closed in East Timor as the country elects a new president in what is expected to be a three-way race. Twelve candidates are standing

Polls have closed in East Timor as the country elects a new president in what is expected to be a three-way race. Twelve candidates are standing

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US student guilty of hate crimes for spying on gay roommate

An Indian student has been convicted of hate crimes in America after he used a webcam to spy on his university roommate kissing another man, in a

An Indian student has been convicted of hate crimes in America after he used a webcam to spy on his university roommate kissing another man, in a

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Chavez returns to Venezuela after treatment in Cuba

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has flown home after cancer surgery in Cuba, vowing to conquer his illness and win October’s presidential

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has flown home after cancer surgery in Cuba, vowing to conquer his illness and win October’s presidential

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Spain unions organise general strike following labour laws

The leaders of Spain’s two main labour unions have called for a general strike later this month to protest against government reforms. New rules

The leaders of Spain’s two main labour unions have called for a general strike later this month to protest against government reforms. New rules

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Syria: Deadly twin explosions in Damascus

Two explosions have rocked the Syrian capital Damascus, killing at least 27 people and wounding 97, according to state television.   Preliminary

Two explosions have rocked the Syrian capital Damascus, killing at least 27 people and wounding 97, according to state television.   Preliminary

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Care home manager convicted of neglect using UK protection law

A care home manager in Liverpool has become one of the first people to be prosecuted using the UK’s Mental Capacity Act 2005 after she was found

A care home manager in Liverpool has become one of the first people to be prosecuted using the UK’s Mental Capacity Act 2005 after she was found

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Switzerland coach crash: 'we should all pause for thought'

It was Belgium’s first National Day of Mourning for eight years. At EU institutions in Brussels, in workplaces, train stations and elsewhere around

It was Belgium’s first National Day of Mourning for eight years. At EU institutions in Brussels, in workplaces, train stations and elsewhere around

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US officials name Afghan shootings suspect

The American soldier implicated in the massacre of 16 Afghan villagers has been named by US officials as Staff Sergeant Robert Bales. The rift

The American soldier implicated in the massacre of 16 Afghan villagers has been named by US officials as Staff Sergeant Robert Bales. The rift

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France presidential hopefuls cross first hurdle

For several of the candidates in next month’s French presidential election, registering on time their required 500 endorsements from town mayors

For several of the candidates in next month’s French presidential election, registering on time their required 500 endorsements from town mayors

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Turkey considers 'buffer zone' along Syria border

Thousands of people from conflict-torn Syria are seeking safety in refugee camps in Turkey. Ankara now says it is considering creating a buffer

Thousands of people from conflict-torn Syria are seeking safety in refugee camps in Turkey. Ankara now says it is considering creating a buffer

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Clooney: arrest was to force action on Sudan crisis

George Clooney says getting arrested was one way of drawing attention to a humanitarian crisis in the border region between Sudan and South

George Clooney says getting arrested was one way of drawing attention to a humanitarian crisis in the border region between Sudan and South

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Annan pursues Syria peace bid as violence rages on

As Syria’s uprising enters its second year, veteran negotiator Kofi Annan is pursuing his efforts to end the violence. After his own visit to

As Syria’s uprising enters its second year, veteran negotiator Kofi Annan is pursuing his efforts to end the violence. After his own visit to