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2012-03-20

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Strong earthquake hits Mexico

A major earthquake has hit southwest Mexico. The 7.6 magnitude tremor struck east of Ometepec, near the Pacific Coast resort of Acapulco

A major earthquake has hit southwest Mexico. The 7.6 magnitude tremor struck east of Ometepec, near the Pacific Coast resort of Acapulco

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Police fear Toulouse gunman will strike again

Police fear the killer who gunned down four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse, southwest France, could strike again. François Molins, the

Police fear the killer who gunned down four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse, southwest France, could strike again. François Molins, the

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Toulouse murders stagger the French

Is there a serial killer at work, committing racist crimes? Investigations are still in the early stages, but, with electoral campaigning for

Is there a serial killer at work, committing racist crimes? Investigations are still in the early stages, but, with electoral campaigning for

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Diplomatic row erupts over Toulouse shootings

In Israel politicians have reacted angrily to comments made in the wake of the shootings in Toulouse. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has

In Israel politicians have reacted angrily to comments made in the wake of the shootings in Toulouse. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has

Business

Bulgaria and Turkey sign gas pipeline deal

Energy security was a main topic as the prime ministers of Bulgaria and Turkey met in the Turkish capital Ankara. Boyko Borisov and Recep Tayyip

Energy security was a main topic as the prime ministers of Bulgaria and Turkey met in the Turkish capital Ankara. Boyko Borisov and Recep Tayyip

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Iran vows to hit back at any US-Israeli attack

In a speech to mark Nowrouz, the Persian New Year, Iran’s Supreme Leader has warned that his country will hit back at any attack from Israel or the

In a speech to mark Nowrouz, the Persian New Year, Iran’s Supreme Leader has warned that his country will hit back at any attack from Israel or the

Business

Datsun brand revived for emerging markets

Thirty years after it discarded the Datsun brand, Japanese carmaker Nissan has confirmed that it is bringing it back, with the name plate going on

Thirty years after it discarded the Datsun brand, Japanese carmaker Nissan has confirmed that it is bringing it back, with the name plate going on

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Norouz - time for celebration and leaders' messages

Norouz has a special place in most Iranian hearts. It is not like a religious Eid that only the faithful celebrate, or a state-sponsored political

Norouz has a special place in most Iranian hearts. It is not like a religious Eid that only the faithful celebrate, or a state-sponsored political

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British bus drivers scoop €45 million lottery win

Last week a group of 12 British bus drivers feared for their livelihoods as their employers pondered pay cuts. But on Tuesday, the men were able to

Last week a group of 12 British bus drivers feared for their livelihoods as their employers pondered pay cuts. But on Tuesday, the men were able to

Culture

Who is the fairest of them all?

The cast of Mirror, Mirror, the new adaptation of the classic fairytale Snow White, was in Los Angeles for the film’s premiere. Julia Roberts plays

The cast of Mirror, Mirror, the new adaptation of the classic fairytale Snow White, was in Los Angeles for the film’s premiere. Julia Roberts plays

Culture

Terre et Cendres: Afghanistan's story in opera

After decades of war and violence, Afghanistan is still a long way from peace. French Afghan writer and director Atiq Rahimi takes us on a journey

After decades of war and violence, Afghanistan is still a long way from peace. French Afghan writer and director Atiq Rahimi takes us on a journey

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Tributes in Israel for murdered rabbi

The coffins of the two children and their father who were shot in Toulouse have been flown to Jerusalem for a Jewish burial. In Israel friends and

The coffins of the two children and their father who were shot in Toulouse have been flown to Jerusalem for a Jewish burial. In Israel friends and

Business

Italy's Monti seeks key labour reforms

Targeting Italy’s red tape wrapped and inefficient labour market, technocrat Prime Minister Mario Monti met top trade union leaders on Tuesday. As

Targeting Italy’s red tape wrapped and inefficient labour market, technocrat Prime Minister Mario Monti met top trade union leaders on Tuesday. As

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Back in the Day: Alcatraz shuts its prison doors

March 21, 1963 The last remaining prisoners move out of the infamous Alcatraz jail on an island in the San Francisco Bay. Known as “The Rock”

March 21, 1963 The last remaining prisoners move out of the infamous Alcatraz jail on an island in the San Francisco Bay. Known as “The Rock”

Science_technology

A robot for every occasion

If you are into robotics there was only one place to be this month; Innorobo in the French city of Lyon. One of Europe’s biggest showcase for

If you are into robotics there was only one place to be this month; Innorobo in the French city of Lyon. One of Europe’s biggest showcase for

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Egypt bids farewell to Coptic Pope

Thousands of mourners have attended the funeral of Egypt’s Coptic Christian Pope Shenouda III who died on Saturday aged 88. Many wept openly during

Thousands of mourners have attended the funeral of Egypt’s Coptic Christian Pope Shenouda III who died on Saturday aged 88. Many wept openly during

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Syria: Russia set to back UN moves, if conditions are met

Russia says it is ready to support a United Nations Security Council statement on Syria, provided certain conditions are met. Moscow and Beijing

Russia says it is ready to support a United Nations Security Council statement on Syria, provided certain conditions are met. Moscow and Beijing

Business

Costly fuel to hit airline profits

The International Air Transport Association has cut its forecast for profits by the world’s airlines this year. Blaming a sharp rise in oil prices

The International Air Transport Association has cut its forecast for profits by the world’s airlines this year. Blaming a sharp rise in oil prices

Business

German Bunds rise on higher yields

German government bond prices pushed higher on Tuesday . Investors are being lured back into the market after the amount of interest Berlin is

German government bond prices pushed higher on Tuesday . Investors are being lured back into the market after the amount of interest Berlin is

Business

UK inflation dips

Inflation in Britain edged down in February to the lowest level in over a year. It was at an annual rate of 3.4 percent from January’s 3.6 percent

Inflation in Britain edged down in February to the lowest level in over a year. It was at an annual rate of 3.4 percent from January’s 3.6 percent

Special_reports

France's economic crisis

The French presidential election is about to be held – first round voting will be on 22 April. The polling is taking place under gloomy conditions

The French presidential election is about to be held – first round voting will be on 22 April. The polling is taking place under gloomy conditions

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French pupils stand in silence to remember shooting victims  

Across France at 11.00am pupils stood silent as a tribute to those who were gunned down in Toulouse.    It was a moment for private thoughts and

Across France at 11.00am pupils stood silent as a tribute to those who were gunned down in Toulouse.    It was a moment for private thoughts and

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France in mourning after Jewish school shooting

France is trying to come to terms with the gunning down of three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse yesterday – and the idea that

France is trying to come to terms with the gunning down of three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse yesterday – and the idea that

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Bulgaria: Trabant drivers' meet

About 40 Trabant owners from all over Bulgaria came to Veliko Tarnovo to mark the 55th birthday of the iconic car, the pride of East Germany’s

About 40 Trabant owners from all over Bulgaria came to Veliko Tarnovo to mark the 55th birthday of the iconic car, the pride of East Germany’s

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Hot air balloon festival in Mexico

Thousands of spectators turned out for the annual International Hot Air Balloon Festival in Teotihuacan, Mexico.

Thousands of spectators turned out for the annual International Hot Air Balloon Festival in Teotihuacan, Mexico.

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Violence stops Athens football derby

On March 18 the Athens derby between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos Pireaus was abandoned after being interrupted twice by crowd violence. Three fire

On March 18 the Athens derby between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos Pireaus was abandoned after being interrupted twice by crowd violence. Three fire

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Duchess of Cambridge visits children's hospice

On March 19, the Duchess of Cambridge made her first public address during a visit to a children’s hospice in Ipswich, eastern England. Her visit

On March 19, the Duchess of Cambridge made her first public address during a visit to a children’s hospice in Ipswich, eastern England. Her visit

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Sri Lanka: Religous leaders march ahead of UN vote

Religious leaders led by thousands of Buddhist priests marched in procession as Sri Lanka faces a major set-back in its effort to defeat a resolution

Religious leaders led by thousands of Buddhist priests marched in procession as Sri Lanka faces a major set-back in its effort to defeat a resolution

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Afghan massacre suspect's memory loss

The soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghans including nine children has no memory of the incident, according to his lawyer. John Henry Browne

The soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghans including nine children has no memory of the incident, according to his lawyer. John Henry Browne

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Deadly blasts sweep Iraq

At least 39 people have been killed and almost 200 wounded after a series of blasts across Iraq.   More than a dozen explosions were counted in

At least 39 people have been killed and almost 200 wounded after a series of blasts across Iraq.   More than a dozen explosions were counted in