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2012-03-25

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Medvedev warns peace plan is Syria's "last chance"

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, on Sunday, signalled Moscow’s strong support for a six-point peace plan to end the violence in Syria. “This may

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, on Sunday, signalled Moscow’s strong support for a six-point peace plan to end the violence in Syria. “This may

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Voting ends in Senegal's presidential run-off

As polling stations closed in Senegal’s run-off presidential election, voters were just hours away from knowing whether President Abdoulaye Wade had

As polling stations closed in Senegal’s run-off presidential election, voters were just hours away from knowing whether President Abdoulaye Wade had

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Ex-Irish PM Ahern quits Fianna Fáil

Former Irish prime minister Bertie Ahern has resigned from the Fianna Fail party. He was set to be expelled within days after an inquiry found he

Former Irish prime minister Bertie Ahern has resigned from the Fianna Fail party. He was set to be expelled within days after an inquiry found he

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Italian hostage released by Maoist rebels in India

Maoist rebels in India have released one of two Italian men kidnapped eleven days ago in the eastern state of Orissa. Claudio Colangelo was taken

Maoist rebels in India have released one of two Italian men kidnapped eleven days ago in the eastern state of Orissa. Claudio Colangelo was taken

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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi suspends campaign

Myanmar’s leading opposition figure, Aung San Suu Kyi, had cut short her election campaign after falling ill. She has returned home to Yangon to

Myanmar’s leading opposition figure, Aung San Suu Kyi, had cut short her election campaign after falling ill. She has returned home to Yangon to

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Italian writer Antonio Tabucchi dead at 68

Italian writer Antonio Tabucchi has died at the age of 68.   He passed away in Lisbon on Sunday after a long illness.   Tabucchi was also a professor

Italian writer Antonio Tabucchi has died at the age of 68.   He passed away in Lisbon on Sunday after a long illness.   Tabucchi was also a professor

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Queen Elizabeth gatecrashes Manchester wedding

A English couple have had a wedding day they will never forget after their ceremony was gatecrashed by Queen Elizabeth. The British monarch dropped

A English couple have had a wedding day they will never forget after their ceremony was gatecrashed by Queen Elizabeth. The British monarch dropped

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Obama warns North Korea of tougher sanctions

US President Barack Obama has warned North Korea that it will face tougher sanctions if it goes ahead with a planned rocket launch next

US President Barack Obama has warned North Korea that it will face tougher sanctions if it goes ahead with a planned rocket launch next

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Toulouse gunman's brother charged with murder complicity

The brother of Toulouse killer Mohamed Merah has been charged with complicity in the murders and involvement with terrorism. Abdelkader Merah went

The brother of Toulouse killer Mohamed Merah has been charged with complicity in the murders and involvement with terrorism. Abdelkader Merah went

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Atheists 'come out' to protest in Washington DC

Religious sceptics took to the streets of Washington DC on Saturday to celebrate their rejection of God’s existence. The Reason Rally in the heart

Religious sceptics took to the streets of Washington DC on Saturday to celebrate their rejection of God’s existence. The Reason Rally in the heart

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Papal Visit in Mexico

Pope Benedict XVI kicked off his first trip to Spanish-speaking Latin America, touching down in Guanajuato, a deeply conservative state in sun-baked

Pope Benedict XVI kicked off his first trip to Spanish-speaking Latin America, touching down in Guanajuato, a deeply conservative state in sun-baked

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Mass wedding in Seoul

The Unification Church held a mass wedding and holy blessing in South Korea on March 24, with 2,000 couples from 54 countries participating.

The Unification Church held a mass wedding and holy blessing in South Korea on March 24, with 2,000 couples from 54 countries participating.

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Hong Kong's elite picks Leung as new leader

A Hong Kong election committee named self-made billionaire Leung Chun-ying as the former British colony’s new chief executive on Sunday. The

A Hong Kong election committee named self-made billionaire Leung Chun-ying as the former British colony’s new chief executive on Sunday. The

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Obama peers into North Korea over 'freedom's frontier'

US President Barack Obama paid a visit on Sunday to what he called “freedom’s frontier”. He flew into a US base on the border between North and

US President Barack Obama paid a visit on Sunday to what he called “freedom’s frontier”. He flew into a US base on the border between North and

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Sex abuse book mars Mexico Pope visit

Pope Benedict XVI’s first trip to Mexico is being overshadowed by a book alleging the Catholic Church hid evidence of sex abuse by one of Mexico’s

Pope Benedict XVI’s first trip to Mexico is being overshadowed by a book alleging the Catholic Church hid evidence of sex abuse by one of Mexico’s

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US rallies for dead black teenager Trayvon Martin

A series of demonstrations took place across America on Saturday dedicated to Trayvon Martin, who was killed one month ago. Protesters are angry

A series of demonstrations took place across America on Saturday dedicated to Trayvon Martin, who was killed one month ago. Protesters are angry

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Calls for peace in Senegal presidential run-off vote

There are appeals for calm as Senegal votes in the second round of presidential elections. With the recent coup in fellow West African country

There are appeals for calm as Senegal votes in the second round of presidential elections. With the recent coup in fellow West African country

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Football team ban sparks Port Said violence

Most residents in Port Said stayed at home on Saturday to avoid clashes between football fans and the police. A 13-year-old boy was killed in the

Most residents in Port Said stayed at home on Saturday to avoid clashes between football fans and the police. A 13-year-old boy was killed in the

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St Petersburg protesters call for free and fair elections

As many as 3,000 supporters of Russian opposition groups rallied in the streets of St Petersburg on Saturday against president-elect Vladimir Putin

As many as 3,000 supporters of Russian opposition groups rallied in the streets of St Petersburg on Saturday against president-elect Vladimir Putin