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2012-04-08

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A disaster commemorated on the high seas

There was an air of levity as passengers prepared to board the MV Balmoral to cross the Atlantic bound for New York. It was a scene recreated from

There was an air of levity as passengers prepared to board the MV Balmoral to cross the Atlantic bound for New York. It was a scene recreated from

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Killing on the streets sparks strike and anger

A floral tribute marks the place on a Brussels street where a transport inspector was beaten to death. The killing has caused outrage in the Belgian

A floral tribute marks the place on a Brussels street where a transport inspector was beaten to death. The killing has caused outrage in the Belgian

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Closer ties between India and Pakistan

The leaders of Pakistan and India have held their highest level meeting for seven years. Relations between the nuclear-armed neighbours have been

The leaders of Pakistan and India have held their highest level meeting for seven years. Relations between the nuclear-armed neighbours have been

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Israel shuns Nobel prize author

Israel has declared Nobel Prize winning author Guenter Grass a “persona non grata” after he released a poem which criticised the country’s

Israel has declared Nobel Prize winning author Guenter Grass a “persona non grata” after he released a poem which criticised the country’s

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Afghanistan and US sign night-raid deal

A deal has been struck between the United States and Afghanistan to curb night raids on Afghan homes. NATO commanders had backed the raids as a

A deal has been struck between the United States and Afghanistan to curb night raids on Afghan homes. NATO commanders had backed the raids as a

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Easter celebrations mixed with hope and fear in the Middle East

The Middle East has been the focus of Easter celebrations. In the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, believed to be the birthplace of Jesus

The Middle East has been the focus of Easter celebrations. In the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, believed to be the birthplace of Jesus

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Vatican : "Urbi et Orbi"

Pope Benedict XVI waves as he makes his “Urbi et Orbi” (To the city and the world) address from a balcony in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.

Pope Benedict XVI waves as he makes his “Urbi et Orbi” (To the city and the world) address from a balcony in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.

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Spring Snow in Munich

The city of Munich was covered with a light coat of snow on Easter Sunday.

The city of Munich was covered with a light coat of snow on Easter Sunday.

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Easter Sunday deaths in Nigeria

In the town of Kaduna in northern Nigeria at least 18 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack. Its understood the bomber was trying to reach

In the town of Kaduna in northern Nigeria at least 18 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack. Its understood the bomber was trying to reach

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Syrian authorities seek written guarantees from insurgents

Syrian authorities have demanded written guarantees from insurgents before they are willing to begin pulling back troops. A Syrian foreign ministry

Syrian authorities have demanded written guarantees from insurgents before they are willing to begin pulling back troops. A Syrian foreign ministry

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Yemen's main airport reopens after military protest

Yemen’s main airport has now re-opened after a protest by air-force troops caused a cancellation of all flights on Saturday. Sanaa airport was

Yemen’s main airport has now re-opened after a protest by air-force troops caused a cancellation of all flights on Saturday. Sanaa airport was

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Protests in Bamoko as Malians reject independence of North

Nearly 2000 people in Bamako, have rallied against the independence of Northern Mali, a day after Tuareg rebels declared independence in the area

Nearly 2000 people in Bamako, have rallied against the independence of Northern Mali, a day after Tuareg rebels declared independence in the area

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Puma pounce in Auckland

In the round the world Volvo Ocean Race, Puma took the fifth leg from Auckland in New Zealand to Itajai in Brazil, but were just 12 and a half

In the round the world Volvo Ocean Race, Puma took the fifth leg from Auckland in New Zealand to Itajai in Brazil, but were just 12 and a half

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Peru mine rescue nearing end

Rescue teams are said to be moments away from freeing workers trapped inside an illegal mine in Southern Peru. For now the nine men are being

Rescue teams are said to be moments away from freeing workers trapped inside an illegal mine in Southern Peru. For now the nine men are being

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Banda takes presidential reins in Malawi

Prominent women’s rights campaigner, Joyce Banda became the first female head of state in southern Africa when she was sworn in as the new President

Prominent women’s rights campaigner, Joyce Banda became the first female head of state in southern Africa when she was sworn in as the new President

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Turkey reports surge in Syrian refugees at its border

Turkey’s Prime Minister has stepped up the pressure on the United Nations over the large number of Syrian refugees crossing its border. Recep

Turkey’s Prime Minister has stepped up the pressure on the United Nations over the large number of Syrian refugees crossing its border. Recep

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Public transport in Brussels suspended following fatal attack

Public transport in the Belgian capital has been suspended until after the Easter holidays following a tragic attack on a member of staff.

Public transport in the Belgian capital has been suspended until after the Easter holidays following a tragic attack on a member of staff.

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Mali's interim president Traore arrives home

Mali’s parliament speaker Diouncounda Traore has returned to the country to become interim president after a 17-day military coup backfired. The

Mali’s parliament speaker Diouncounda Traore has returned to the country to become interim president after a 17-day military coup backfired. The

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Avalanche buries 124 Pakistan soldiers; chances of survival slim

More than a day after a 25 metre deep avalanche buried a Pakistani army battalion headquarters in the Himalayas, officials said on Sunday there was

More than a day after a 25 metre deep avalanche buried a Pakistani army battalion headquarters in the Himalayas, officials said on Sunday there was

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Rescue from rising river after Turkey bridge collapse

In deep mud on the banks of a river in northern Turkey a rescue team hauled a man to safety. He had been caught in the torrents of the Filyos river

In deep mud on the banks of a river in northern Turkey a rescue team hauled a man to safety. He had been caught in the torrents of the Filyos river