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2012-04-05

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Libya ready to prosecute Gaddafi's son

Libya’s government says it is ready and able to try Saif al-Islam, the son of former leader Muammar Gaddafi – ignoring calls for him to be

Libya’s government says it is ready and able to try Saif al-Islam, the son of former leader Muammar Gaddafi – ignoring calls for him to be

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Porsche scion and 911 designer dies

Alexander Ferdinand Porsche, grandson of the man who founded the famous sports carmaker, has died. The Germany company confirmed the 76-year-old

Alexander Ferdinand Porsche, grandson of the man who founded the famous sports carmaker, has died. The Germany company confirmed the 76-year-old

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Greece: austerity suicides climbing

When a former pharmacist who had worked into his seventies killed himself many people in Greece saw it as a suicide caused by politics. In his

When a former pharmacist who had worked into his seventies killed himself many people in Greece saw it as a suicide caused by politics. In his

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Mali may face years of instability, says Africa analyst

Tuareg rebels in Mali have declared their own independent state after declaring an end to hostilities The National Movement for the Liberation of

Tuareg rebels in Mali have declared their own independent state after declaring an end to hostilities The National Movement for the Liberation of

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Greek anger at death: ‘Enough is enough'

Greeks have been leaving tributes to the pensioner who shot himself dead outside the parliament in Athens in protest at the government’s austerity

Greeks have been leaving tributes to the pensioner who shot himself dead outside the parliament in Athens in protest at the government’s austerity

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Germany eyes tax evasion crackdown with Swiss deal

The days of wealthy Germans stashing their cash in Swiss bank accounts could be over if a deal agreed between the two countries on Thursday is

The days of wealthy Germans stashing their cash in Swiss bank accounts could be over if a deal agreed between the two countries on Thursday is

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UN Security Council supports Syria ceasefire deadlines

The UN Security Council has given its formal backing to a deadline for peace in Syria put forward in Kofi Annan’s peace plan. In accordance with

The UN Security Council has given its formal backing to a deadline for peace in Syria put forward in Kofi Annan’s peace plan. In accordance with

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Italian nationalist leader Umberto Bossi quits

The leader of Italy’s nationalist party, Umberto Bossi, has resigned amid allegations that he spent party money on doing up his house and holidays

The leader of Italy’s nationalist party, Umberto Bossi, has resigned amid allegations that he spent party money on doing up his house and holidays

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Sarajevo remembers first Bosnian war victims, 20 years on

People in Sarajevo are commemorating the 20th anniversary of the start of the Bosnian war – and in particular remembering the two young women who

People in Sarajevo are commemorating the 20th anniversary of the start of the Bosnian war – and in particular remembering the two young women who

Culture

Iranian trio charms Paris concert-goers

Three Iranian soloists – each renowned in his particular musical sphere – joined together to entertain audiences in Paris with a selection of

Three Iranian soloists – each renowned in his particular musical sphere – joined together to entertain audiences in Paris with a selection of

Culture

Rihanna onboard Peter Berg's Battleship

Peter Berg’s sci-fi fantasy Battleship, based on the classic naval combat board game by Hasbro, goes on general release this month. It stars Liam

Peter Berg’s sci-fi fantasy Battleship, based on the classic naval combat board game by Hasbro, goes on general release this month. It stars Liam

Culture

Siege of Sarajevo commemorated at museum

More than 11,000 people lost their lives during the notorious siege of Sarajevo, which began 20 years ago. A museum in the Bosnian capital has the

More than 11,000 people lost their lives during the notorious siege of Sarajevo, which began 20 years ago. A museum in the Bosnian capital has the

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Smoke forces shutdown at French nuclear reactor

A reactor at a nuclear power station in northern France has been shut down automatically after smoke was given off, according to the operator

A reactor at a nuclear power station in northern France has been shut down automatically after smoke was given off, according to the operator

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Syria: fighting broadens causing more refugees

Violence in Syria is spreading beyond the usual flashpoints – with government forces fighting rebels all over the country. Homs continues to be a

Violence in Syria is spreading beyond the usual flashpoints – with government forces fighting rebels all over the country. Homs continues to be a

Business

Oil prices rise on Iran supply fears

Oil prices rose again on Thursday, pushed up by concerns over disruptions to supplies from Iran. As well as imminent western sanctions against

Oil prices rose again on Thursday, pushed up by concerns over disruptions to supplies from Iran. As well as imminent western sanctions against

Business

Sweet Easter relief from economic worries

Easter is a traditional treat time with chocolate eggs topping the list for children and adults alike. But in the midst of an economic downturn it

Easter is a traditional treat time with chocolate eggs topping the list for children and adults alike. But in the midst of an economic downturn it

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Connecticut Senate votes to end death penalty

The state of Connecticut is a step closer to abolishing the death penalty, after its Senate voted 20-16 in favour of getting rid of capital

The state of Connecticut is a step closer to abolishing the death penalty, after its Senate voted 20-16 in favour of getting rid of capital

Business

World pays more to eat

Global food prices rose in March for the third month in a row, putting food inflation firmly back on the economic agenda. The United Nations’ Food

Global food prices rose in March for the third month in a row, putting food inflation firmly back on the economic agenda. The United Nations’ Food

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Greece extends bond swap deadline

Greece has extended, for a second time, a deadline for its remaining holders of government bonds to accept a debt swap which is essential for its

Greece has extended, for a second time, a deadline for its remaining holders of government bonds to accept a debt swap which is essential for its

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Dubai does debt deal

Dubai Holding, the investment group owned by the emirate’s ruler, has reached an agreement with creditors to delay repayment of 1.9 billion euros

Dubai Holding, the investment group owned by the emirate’s ruler, has reached an agreement with creditors to delay repayment of 1.9 billion euros

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Greek anger at death: 'We will all commit suicide'

There has been sadness as well as anger in Greece after a hard-up pensioner shot himself dead outside parliament in protest at government cuts he

There has been sadness as well as anger in Greece after a hard-up pensioner shot himself dead outside parliament in protest at government cuts he

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Rocket fire from Egypt blamed for Israel city attack

A rocket has hit the Israeli resort of Eilat on the eve of a major Jewish holiday. Police believe it was fired from Egypt’s Sinai desert. There

A rocket has hit the Israeli resort of Eilat on the eve of a major Jewish holiday. Police believe it was fired from Egypt’s Sinai desert. There

Sport

Chelsea and Real in Champions League semis

Chelsea go through to meet Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals after beating Benfica 2-1, that is 3-1 on aggregate. Lampard opened

Chelsea go through to meet Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals after beating Benfica 2-1, that is 3-1 on aggregate. Lampard opened

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French politics silent on women

Less than a year ago, on 14 May, the Dominique Strauss-Kahn (or ‘DSK’) scandal exploded. Numerous commentaries came out of it, notably about the

Less than a year ago, on 14 May, the Dominique Strauss-Kahn (or ‘DSK’) scandal exploded. Numerous commentaries came out of it, notably about the

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Youssou N'dour lands Senegal government job

Senegal’s new president Macky Sall has given Youssou N’dour a post in his government. The internationally-renowned singer – who was banned from

Senegal’s new president Macky Sall has given Youssou N’dour a post in his government. The internationally-renowned singer – who was banned from

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10,000 Easter eggs decorate tree in Germany

An apple tree with 10,000 egg ornaments has become a tourist attraction in the town of Saalfeld (Eastern Germany).

An apple tree with 10,000 egg ornaments has become a tourist attraction in the town of Saalfeld (Eastern Germany).

Science_technology

Pens and video games against Parkinson's disease

Chronic, degenerative and incurable, Parkinson’s disease affects five out of 1000 Europeans over 60 years old. Researchers are now using the latest

Chronic, degenerative and incurable, Parkinson’s disease affects five out of 1000 Europeans over 60 years old. Researchers are now using the latest

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French film director Claude Miller dies at 70

The award-winning French film director, Claude Miller, has died in Paris at the age of 70 after a long illness. He was seen as a natural heir to

The award-winning French film director, Claude Miller, has died in Paris at the age of 70 after a long illness. He was seen as a natural heir to

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US to ease Myanmar sanctions

It is being hailed as another turning point in Myanmar’s fledgling democratic transition. Just days after Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s

It is being hailed as another turning point in Myanmar’s fledgling democratic transition. Just days after Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s