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2012-04-01

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Titanic's peaceful message to Belfast

The world’s biggest Titanic attraction opened this weekend in the city where the doomed liner was built one hundred years ago. Belfast in Northern

The world’s biggest Titanic attraction opened this weekend in the city where the doomed liner was built one hundred years ago. Belfast in Northern

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Double blast in Uzbek capital

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of two blasts at a petrol station near the international airport of the Uzbek capital

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of two blasts at a petrol station near the international airport of the Uzbek capital

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Strombolian explosion - Etna erupts again

Europe’s tallest and most active volcano, Mount Etna, has erupted for the fifth time this year. Hot lava and ash spewed from the southeast crater

Europe’s tallest and most active volcano, Mount Etna, has erupted for the fifth time this year. Hot lava and ash spewed from the southeast crater

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Taking on organised crime

Organised crime groups are quick, entrepreneurial and good at making money, but getting hold of that stash is proving an uphill battle. In this first

Organised crime groups are quick, entrepreneurial and good at making money, but getting hold of that stash is proving an uphill battle. In this first

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Upping the rhetoric on Assad

Western and Gulf Arab nations are calling for a strict timetable for the implementation of Kofi Annan’s peace plan for Syria. At a Friends of Syria

Western and Gulf Arab nations are calling for a strict timetable for the implementation of Kofi Annan’s peace plan for Syria. At a Friends of Syria

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Mali's coup unfolds, leader pledges to reinstate the constitution

Mali’s coup leader pledged on Sunday to immediately begin a return to civilian rule. Captain Amadou Sanogo told reporters he would re-establish

Mali’s coup leader pledged on Sunday to immediately begin a return to civilian rule. Captain Amadou Sanogo told reporters he would re-establish

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Aung San Suu Kyi wins Myanmar seat, says party

Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won a seat in parliament, according to her party, in a historic moment for the country’s

Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won a seat in parliament, according to her party, in a historic moment for the country’s

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Plagiarism pressure mounts on Hungarian president

Beleaguered Hungarian President, Pal Schmitt, has repeated his refusal to step down over a plagiarism scandal – a day after hundreds gathered in

Beleaguered Hungarian President, Pal Schmitt, has repeated his refusal to step down over a plagiarism scandal – a day after hundreds gathered in

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Portuguese parish protest fills Lisbon

Some 200 thousand people filled the streets of the Portuguese capital, Lisbon to protest at plans to cut 1,500 hundred parishes. They came dressed

Some 200 thousand people filled the streets of the Portuguese capital, Lisbon to protest at plans to cut 1,500 hundred parishes. They came dressed

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Mali military coup unfolds, leader pledges return to civilian rule

Mali’s coup leader pledged on Sunday to immediately begin a return to civilian rule. In a brief statement, Captain Amadou Sanogo said he would

Mali’s coup leader pledged on Sunday to immediately begin a return to civilian rule. In a brief statement, Captain Amadou Sanogo said he would

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Lights go off for Earth Hour

Sydney turns off the lights on the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge as Earth Hour 2012 begins its journey around the globe.

Sydney turns off the lights on the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge as Earth Hour 2012 begins its journey around the globe.

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'Friends of Syria' conference underway in Turkey

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined ministers from seventy countries at a meeting in Turkey on Sunday to find ways of supporting the Syrian

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined ministers from seventy countries at a meeting in Turkey on Sunday to find ways of supporting the Syrian

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Myanmar's democratic hope

At 66, human rights and democracy defender Aung San Suu Kyi leads the National League for Democracy (or NLD) campaign in Myanmar’s elections. She

At 66, human rights and democracy defender Aung San Suu Kyi leads the National League for Democracy (or NLD) campaign in Myanmar’s elections. She

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Aung San Suu Kyi set to win in Myanmar vote

A by-election in Myanmar on Sunday was the third in half a century.  45 seats were up for grabs in the national parliament, which is mostly made up

A by-election in Myanmar on Sunday was the third in half a century.  45 seats were up for grabs in the national parliament, which is mostly made up

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Japan relaxes limits around some Fukushima no-go areas

Japan lifted restrictions Sunday on several towns that were designated no-go areas following last year’s giant earthquake and tsunami on its

Japan lifted restrictions Sunday on several towns that were designated no-go areas following last year’s giant earthquake and tsunami on its

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Myanmar election provides test for reform

Myanmar is holding by-elections that are being seen as a key step in the country’s road to democracy. It is the first time international observers

Myanmar is holding by-elections that are being seen as a key step in the country’s road to democracy. It is the first time international observers

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Friends of Syria meet in Istanbul

Delegates of more than 60 countries are meeting in Istanbul on Sunday to discuss ways of supporting the Syrian opposition. Foreign ministers from

Delegates of more than 60 countries are meeting in Istanbul on Sunday to discuss ways of supporting the Syrian opposition. Foreign ministers from

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Mali's junta quit key garrison town of Gao

The head of Mali’s military junta has ordered the army to quit the northern town of Gao. Captain Amadou Sanago’s decision to abandon the garrison

The head of Mali’s military junta has ordered the army to quit the northern town of Gao. Captain Amadou Sanago’s decision to abandon the garrison

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Big Bang scientist may face jail over terror charges

French prosecutors want a Franco-Algerian nuclear scientist to spend six years behind bars. Adlène Hicheur, who worked at the CERN research centre

French prosecutors want a Franco-Algerian nuclear scientist to spend six years behind bars. Adlène Hicheur, who worked at the CERN research centre

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No sex please we're Greek

Austerity-hit Greeks are having less sex as a result of their country’s economic crisis. Urologists in Athens surveyed six hundred men and women on

Austerity-hit Greeks are having less sex as a result of their country’s economic crisis. Urologists in Athens surveyed six hundred men and women on

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The lights go out for Earth Hour

They call it the biggest environmental event in the world – and it takes place around the world. Once again iconic landmarks from the Eiffel Tower

They call it the biggest environmental event in the world – and it takes place around the world. Once again iconic landmarks from the Eiffel Tower