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2012-03-18

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate visits Syrian refugees

Residents of a tented refugee camp on Turkey’s border with Syria had a surprise visit from a Nobel Peace prize winner on Sunday. Yemeni activist

Residents of a tented refugee camp on Turkey’s border with Syria had a surprise visit from a Nobel Peace prize winner on Sunday. Yemeni activist

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Muslims in Belgium hold unity rally

In Belgium, more than 2000 people joined a “white march” on Sunday in memory of the Imam who died during a recent arson attack on a Brussels

In Belgium, more than 2000 people joined a “white march” on Sunday in memory of the Imam who died during a recent arson attack on a Brussels

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Protests outside Russian TV channel spur dozens of arrests

Dozens of protesters have been detained in Moscow after a rally in front of the headquarters of Russia’s largest TV network’s. A documentary for

Dozens of protesters have been detained in Moscow after a rally in front of the headquarters of Russia’s largest TV network’s. A documentary for

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Presidential election underway in Guinea Bissau

The population of west Africa’s Guinea Bissau have been voting in presidential elections. Former Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior is one of nine

The population of west Africa’s Guinea Bissau have been voting in presidential elections. Former Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior is one of nine

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French working class rally for their presidential hopeful

Thousands of people have turned out to rally in support France’s far-left presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon. Some 30,000 people joined in

Thousands of people have turned out to rally in support France’s far-left presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon. Some 30,000 people joined in

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Turkey police arrest protesters marking Kurdish New Year

Early celebrations for Kurdish New Year were broken up by police in Turkey, in a sign of the growing tensions between the government and Turkey’s

Early celebrations for Kurdish New Year were broken up by police in Turkey, in a sign of the growing tensions between the government and Turkey’s

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Thousands file past body of Egypt's Pope Shenouda III

Thousands of Christians have gathered at Cairo’s main cathedral to pay their final respects to Pope Shenouda III, the head of Egypt’s Orthodox Coptic

Thousands of Christians have gathered at Cairo’s main cathedral to pay their final respects to Pope Shenouda III, the head of Egypt’s Orthodox Coptic

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Gauck has 'unexpectedly found home' as Germany president

East German former Lutheran pastor Joachim Gauck is Germany’s new president, after reluctantly being backed by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Winning

East German former Lutheran pastor Joachim Gauck is Germany’s new president, after reluctantly being backed by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Winning

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Car bomb kills three in Syria's second city

A car bomb exploded in Syria’s second city Aleppo on Sunday, killing at least three people and wounding 25 others. The attack came a day after two

A car bomb exploded in Syria’s second city Aleppo on Sunday, killing at least three people and wounding 25 others. The attack came a day after two

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Gauck becomes new president of Germany

East German former Lutheran pastor Joachim Gauck has been chosen to be the next president of Germany, after reluctantly being backed by Chancellor

East German former Lutheran pastor Joachim Gauck has been chosen to be the next president of Germany, after reluctantly being backed by Chancellor

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President Gauck, from behind Iron Curtain to Germany's centre stage

Joachim Gauck, the 11th President of the Federal Republic of Germany, is the first to personify 70 years of history – the stresses of division and

Joachim Gauck, the 11th President of the Federal Republic of Germany, is the first to personify 70 years of history – the stresses of division and

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Finger-pointing after deadly Damascus bombings

It remains unclear who carried out the double-bombing in Damascus on Saturday, but accusations continue to be levelled at both sides. Al-Baath

It remains unclear who carried out the double-bombing in Damascus on Saturday, but accusations continue to be levelled at both sides. Al-Baath

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Japan box cart race

Japanese contestants brave pouring rain to put their custom box carts to the test as they compete for a one million yen (approx 9,000 euros, $12,000)

Japanese contestants brave pouring rain to put their custom box carts to the test as they compete for a one million yen (approx 9,000 euros, $12,000)

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Al-Qaeda kills American teacher in Yemen

An American working as a teacher in Yemen has been shot by al-Qaeda.   He was killed in an attack by two men on a motorcycle in the city of Taiz

An American working as a teacher in Yemen has been shot by al-Qaeda.   He was killed in an attack by two men on a motorcycle in the city of Taiz

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Alevi in Germany protest against Turkey's Erdogan

Up to 25,000 people gathered in Bochum in West Germany to protest against an award meant to be given to Turkish prime minister Recep Tayipp Erdogan

Up to 25,000 people gathered in Bochum in West Germany to protest against an award meant to be given to Turkish prime minister Recep Tayipp Erdogan

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Five dead on Lampedusa immigrant boat

Italian coastguards have recovered five dead bodies from a fragile vessel carrying illegal immigrants, close to the Mediterranean island of

Italian coastguards have recovered five dead bodies from a fragile vessel carrying illegal immigrants, close to the Mediterranean island of

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Belgrade demo to support Serbs in Kosovo

Several hundred ultra-nationalist Serbs rallied in Belgrade to give support to ethnic Serbs living in Kosovo. The march was on the eighth

Several hundred ultra-nationalist Serbs rallied in Belgrade to give support to ethnic Serbs living in Kosovo. The march was on the eighth

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March against violence in FYR Macedonia

Thousands of activists, celebrities and intellectuals have marched in the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia calling for an end to the worst

Thousands of activists, celebrities and intellectuals have marched in the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia calling for an end to the worst

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Egypt Christians and Muslims grieve for Pope Shenouda

Coptic Christians in Egypt are mourning the death of their patriarch, Pope Shenouda III. The 88-year-old spent 40 years leading Egypt’s Christian

Coptic Christians in Egypt are mourning the death of their patriarch, Pope Shenouda III. The 88-year-old spent 40 years leading Egypt’s Christian

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Italian tourists 'abducted by Maoist rebels' in India

Two Italian tourists have reportedly been kidnapped by Maoist rebels in India. TV reports say they were taken in the state of Orissa in the east of

Two Italian tourists have reportedly been kidnapped by Maoist rebels in India. TV reports say they were taken in the state of Orissa in the east of

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Kate presents shamrocks as millions celebrate St Patrick's Day

An estimated half a million people filled the streets of Dublin to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and watch the annual parade. The event helped to lift

An estimated half a million people filled the streets of Dublin to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and watch the annual parade. The event helped to lift

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Syrian TV accuses Saudi Arabia over Damascus blasts

Analysts on Syrian state TV have accused Saudi Arabia and Qatar of bearing responsibility for Saturday’s attacks in Damascus, which left 27 dead and

Analysts on Syrian state TV have accused Saudi Arabia and Qatar of bearing responsibility for Saturday’s attacks in Damascus, which left 27 dead and

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Hungary far right group 'defied ban' to re-form

About a hundred new members of a Hungarian far-right group have been sworn in at a very public ceremony in Budapest. They would have broken the law

About a hundred new members of a Hungarian far-right group have been sworn in at a very public ceremony in Budapest. They would have broken the law

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Gauck favourite to be next Germany president

A new German president will be sworn in on Sunday following the recent resignation of Christian Wulff. It is a largely ceremonial role but comes

A new German president will be sworn in on Sunday following the recent resignation of Christian Wulff. It is a largely ceremonial role but comes