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2012-03-31

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Thousands join anti-capitalism rallies

Some 15,000 protesters demonstrated in Milan’s financial centre in Italy, as part of a European day of action against capitalism. Saturday’s

Some 15,000 protesters demonstrated in Milan’s financial centre in Italy, as part of a European day of action against capitalism. Saturday’s

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Syrian rebels' ceasefire offer

Syrian rebels say they are willing to lay down their arms – if the Syrian army pulls tanks, artillery and heavy weapons out of opposition

Syrian rebels say they are willing to lay down their arms – if the Syrian army pulls tanks, artillery and heavy weapons out of opposition

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Tuareg rebels take second key Mali town

Tuareg separatists launched attacks in the town of Gao in northern Mali on Saturday, taking advantage of the chaos left over by a 10-day old military

Tuareg separatists launched attacks in the town of Gao in northern Mali on Saturday, taking advantage of the chaos left over by a 10-day old military

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Three-way split for record jackpot

The largest lottery jackpot in history will be split at least three ways say officials – but there is still no word on who the lucky winners

The largest lottery jackpot in history will be split at least three ways say officials – but there is still no word on who the lucky winners

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Nine dead, 100 wounded in Thai bomb blasts

A series of bomb blasts killed nine people and injured at least 100 in the south of Thailand on Saturday. The explosions were the latest in a wave

A series of bomb blasts killed nine people and injured at least 100 in the south of Thailand on Saturday. The explosions were the latest in a wave

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Poland stage Euro2012 security tests

Poland’s security forces continued their preparations to ensure a safe Euro 2012 this summer. With armed attackers holding soccer fans hostage on a

Poland’s security forces continued their preparations to ensure a safe Euro 2012 this summer. With armed attackers holding soccer fans hostage on a

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Friends of Syria gather as bombing continues

Opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are meeting Western leaders in Istanbul, Turkey on Sunday. The Friends of Syria gathering will

Opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are meeting Western leaders in Istanbul, Turkey on Sunday. The Friends of Syria gathering will

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Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama lead

Front-runners Groupama produced a superb display to reach Cape Horn ahead of Puma on the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. Only Franck Cammas’

Front-runners Groupama produced a superb display to reach Cape Horn ahead of Puma on the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. Only Franck Cammas’

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Elgin gas leak flare extinguished, says Total

The risk of an explosion at the site of a massive natural gas leak in the North Sea has been greatly reduced, said oil analysts. Oil giant Total

The risk of an explosion at the site of a massive natural gas leak in the North Sea has been greatly reduced, said oil analysts. Oil giant Total

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Mideast Land Day clashes

Israeli security forces fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades to break up groups of Palestinian stone-throwers as annual Land Day rallies

Israeli security forces fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades to break up groups of Palestinian stone-throwers as annual Land Day rallies

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Batman stopped by the cops

In Montgomery County, Maryland even Batman has to have a license plate. On his Batmobile, no less.

In Montgomery County, Maryland even Batman has to have a license plate. On his Batmobile, no less.

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Myanmar by-election could lead to lifting of Western sanctions

Sunday’s 45-seat by-election in Myanmar was being viewed as a key test for democracy, analysts said. If it is judged free and fair, the vote could

Sunday’s 45-seat by-election in Myanmar was being viewed as a key test for democracy, analysts said. If it is judged free and fair, the vote could

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China shuts social media sites after coup rumours

China announced a crackdown on the use of social media websites on Saturday following recent rumours that a coup was underway. The decision comes

China announced a crackdown on the use of social media websites on Saturday following recent rumours that a coup was underway. The decision comes

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FARC negotiator to unveil peace plan

A former Colombian senator has said a peace plan to end a decades-long battle with FARC rebels will made public within the next two weeks. Peided

A former Colombian senator has said a peace plan to end a decades-long battle with FARC rebels will made public within the next two weeks. Peided

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Cuban spy arrives home to visit dying brother

A Cuban agent on probation after imprisonment in the United States has arrived in Cuba to visit his ailing brother who is dying of cancer. Rene

A Cuban agent on probation after imprisonment in the United States has arrived in Cuba to visit his ailing brother who is dying of cancer. Rene

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Former KGB head found dead in Moscow

A former Russian spy who headed the KGB has shot himself dead aged 77. Leonid Shebarshin was found at his central Moscow apartment with a single

A former Russian spy who headed the KGB has shot himself dead aged 77. Leonid Shebarshin was found at his central Moscow apartment with a single

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Cruise ship adrift with 600 Westerners onboard

A luxury cruise ship was adrift in Philippine waters on Saturday after a minor fire onboard. The blaze disabled two engines on the Azamara Quest

A luxury cruise ship was adrift in Philippine waters on Saturday after a minor fire onboard. The blaze disabled two engines on the Azamara Quest

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Calls for gay rights law after neo-nazi killing

Thousands of Chileans have joined the funeral procession for a gay man tortured and beaten to death by presumed neo-Nazis. Daniel Zumudio was

Thousands of Chileans have joined the funeral procession for a gay man tortured and beaten to death by presumed neo-Nazis. Daniel Zumudio was

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EU boosts bailout fund to 800 billion euros

EU finance ministers have agreed to boost the eurozone’s rescue fund to 800 billion euros. The money is to be used to bail out troubled economies

EU finance ministers have agreed to boost the eurozone’s rescue fund to 800 billion euros. The money is to be used to bail out troubled economies

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Mali coup leader wants ECOWAS to reconsider stance

Mali’s military junta is asking west African power bloc ECOWAS for help in defeating the rebel Tuaregs in the north of the country. Its plea comes

Mali’s military junta is asking west African power bloc ECOWAS for help in defeating the rebel Tuaregs in the north of the country. Its plea comes

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Panic amid UK fuel dispute but Easter strike off

The threat of a fuel delivery strike over Easter in the UK has been averted – but there were accusations of unnecessary panic-buying with long queues

The threat of a fuel delivery strike over Easter in the UK has been averted – but there were accusations of unnecessary panic-buying with long queues

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Hungary's Schmitt won't quit over plagarism

Hungarian President Pal Schmitt has refused to resign over a plagiarism scandal. The 69-year-old was stripped of his doctorate on Thursday after he

Hungarian President Pal Schmitt has refused to resign over a plagiarism scandal. The 69-year-old was stripped of his doctorate on Thursday after he