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2012-04-06

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Egypt ex-VP Omar Suleiman to run for president

Egyptian former intelligence chief Omar Suleiman will run for president, despite refusing to earlier this week. He will now concentrate on getting

Egyptian former intelligence chief Omar Suleiman will run for president, despite refusing to earlier this week. He will now concentrate on getting

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TV: the dinosaur of the digital age?

Television is becoming increasingly global. The programs we see on our screens, whether documentaries or soap operas, quiz programmes or films, are

Television is becoming increasingly global. The programs we see on our screens, whether documentaries or soap operas, quiz programmes or films, are

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US employers add fewest jobs in five months

US payrolls grew at their slowest rate for five months, according to the latest Labor Department figures released on Friday. Employers added

US payrolls grew at their slowest rate for five months, according to the latest Labor Department figures released on Friday. Employers added

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Gay activists freed by St Petersburg police

Two gay men were freed on Friday, a day after being arrested during a protest in St Petersburg under a by-law that bans so-called “homosexual

Two gay men were freed on Friday, a day after being arrested during a protest in St Petersburg under a by-law that bans so-called “homosexual

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Turkey frustrated with Iran

Irritation has been building between traditionally friendly Turkey and Iran, surrounding Iran’s proposal to hold nuclear talks with the 5+1 group

Irritation has been building between traditionally friendly Turkey and Iran, surrounding Iran’s proposal to hold nuclear talks with the 5+1 group

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Rebels fly the flag for Azawad

The National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad, the MNLA has declared independence for a northern region of Mali. Their claims have been rejected

The National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad, the MNLA has declared independence for a northern region of Mali. Their claims have been rejected

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Greece dockworkers protest at government debt-swap deal

Dockworkers gathered outside Greece’s central bank in Athens to protest against a debt swap deal they say has cost them their savings. The deal

Dockworkers gathered outside Greece’s central bank in Athens to protest against a debt swap deal they say has cost them their savings. The deal

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3,000 Syrians flee violence for Turkey

Nearly 3,000 Syrians have fled the unrest to Turkey over the past 24 hours, Turkish authorities said on Friday. Ankara says the daily number of

Nearly 3,000 Syrians have fled the unrest to Turkey over the past 24 hours, Turkish authorities said on Friday. Ankara says the daily number of

Business

Spanish debt threatens fragile eurozone

It was an uncomfortable week for investors. After a first quarter of an almost constantly rising share prices, markets were reminded that we are

It was an uncomfortable week for investors. After a first quarter of an almost constantly rising share prices, markets were reminded that we are

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Bosnia marks 20 years since deadly Sarajevo siege

It is being called the ‘River of Blood’. The 11,541 red chairs symbolise every person killed during the siege of Sarajevo 20 years ago. The row of

It is being called the ‘River of Blood’. The 11,541 red chairs symbolise every person killed during the siege of Sarajevo 20 years ago. The row of

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Arms dealer's jailing sparks diplomatic row

The jailing of Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout has prompted a diplomatic war of words between Washington and Moscow. Bout protested his innocence

The jailing of Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout has prompted a diplomatic war of words between Washington and Moscow. Bout protested his innocence

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Far-right voters: unusual suspects

Lyon is France’s second city and birth place of the 1990s urban riots which spread across the country. The city has long been conservative and the

Lyon is France’s second city and birth place of the 1990s urban riots which spread across the country. The city has long been conservative and the

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Easter and Passover celebrations in Jerusalem

Thousands of Christians are in Jerusalem marking Good Friday by walking the same path they believe Jesus took before his crucifixion. Earlier

Thousands of Christians are in Jerusalem marking Good Friday by walking the same path they believe Jesus took before his crucifixion. Earlier

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Italian politician accuses government of plot

A leading Italian politician who resigned on Thursday has accused the government in Rome of plotting against him and his party. Umberto Bossi

A leading Italian politician who resigned on Thursday has accused the government in Rome of plotting against him and his party. Umberto Bossi

Europe

What is the European Citizens' Initiative?

In this edition of U-talk, Damien, from Lyon, France, poses this question: “I was recently approached in the street and asked to sign a European

In this edition of U-talk, Damien, from Lyon, France, poses this question: “I was recently approached in the street and asked to sign a European

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Fishing boat scuttled to the ocean floor

A fishing boat came under fire off the Alaskan coast from repeated machine gun blasts by a US coastguard cutter. The Japanese vessel which has been

A fishing boat came under fire off the Alaskan coast from repeated machine gun blasts by a US coastguard cutter. The Japanese vessel which has been

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Google glasses raise privacy fears

This is the future as seen through technology giant Google’s web-based digital glasses. The video posted on youtube shows how Google’s services can

This is the future as seen through technology giant Google’s web-based digital glasses. The video posted on youtube shows how Google’s services can

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Energy firm says water leak stopped at nuclear plant

A water leak at a French nuclear plant has been stopped according to the company that operates the facility. EDF said the reactor will remain

A water leak at a French nuclear plant has been stopped according to the company that operates the facility. EDF said the reactor will remain

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Death of Malawi's president

President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi has died. The 78-year-old suffered a heart attack on Thursday. Government sources have confirmed he failed to

President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi has died. The 78-year-old suffered a heart attack on Thursday. Government sources have confirmed he failed to

Nocomment

Hanami begins in Tokyo

Tokyo’s Ueno Park is full of bloom and residents make a break under cherry trees marking with the past after a year of crisis.

Tokyo’s Ueno Park is full of bloom and residents make a break under cherry trees marking with the past after a year of crisis.

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Rebel group declares independent state in Mali

A Tuareg rebel group in the West African state of Mali has declared independence in the northern region of Azawad. The National Movement for the

A Tuareg rebel group in the West African state of Mali has declared independence in the northern region of Azawad. The National Movement for the

Sport

Spain takes 3 Europa League semifinal spots

In the Europa league quarter-finals Schalke went to Bilbao but were unable to overcome Athletico, while Athletico Madrid saw off the challenge of

In the Europa league quarter-finals Schalke went to Bilbao but were unable to overcome Athletico, while Athletico Madrid saw off the challenge of

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Mali rebels declare independence

In Mali, Tuareg rebels have declared independence in a northern area of the West African country. The separatists from the Azawad National

In Mali, Tuareg rebels have declared independence in a northern area of the West African country. The separatists from the Azawad National

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25 years jail for 'Merchant of Death' arms dealer

The Russian arms dealer known as the ‘Merchant of Death’ was sentenced on Thursday to 25 years in a US prison for attempting to sell arms to a

The Russian arms dealer known as the ‘Merchant of Death’ was sentenced on Thursday to 25 years in a US prison for attempting to sell arms to a

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Remembering 11,500 victims of the Siege of Sarajevo

Commemorations are taking place on Friday to mark the beginning of the Siege of Sarajevo and the start of the Bosnian War exactly twenty years

Commemorations are taking place on Friday to mark the beginning of the Siege of Sarajevo and the start of the Bosnian War exactly twenty years

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Second night of clashes in Athens following pensioner's suicide

Greek police clashed with protesters for a second night on Thursday at the site where a 77-year-old man committed suicide. Groups of demonstrators

Greek police clashed with protesters for a second night on Thursday at the site where a 77-year-old man committed suicide. Groups of demonstrators

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No to women priests, Pope tells Easter mass

Pope Benedict XVI has held a traditional Holy Thursday mass as part of series of Catholic rituals in the run-up to Easter Sunday. During the

Pope Benedict XVI has held a traditional Holy Thursday mass as part of series of Catholic rituals in the run-up to Easter Sunday. During the

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Main Italian opposition leader quits amid corruption scandal

Umberto Bossi, the head of Italy’s opposition Northern League has quit amid allegations that taxpayer money was used to support his lavish

Umberto Bossi, the head of Italy’s opposition Northern League has quit amid allegations that taxpayer money was used to support his lavish

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Egypt candidates prepare for presidential election

With the deadline to register for running in Egypt’s presidential election this Sunday, the islamist Muslim Brotherhood candidate Khairat al-Shater

With the deadline to register for running in Egypt’s presidential election this Sunday, the islamist Muslim Brotherhood candidate Khairat al-Shater