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2012-04-09

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Mali's future president meets coup leader

The man tasked with overseeing Mali’s return to democratic rule on Monday met with the army captain who seized power more than two weeks

The man tasked with overseeing Mali’s return to democratic rule on Monday met with the army captain who seized power more than two weeks

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Last-minute contenders spice up Egypt presidential election

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Khairat al-Shater has has shaken up the presidential election map in Egypt. He has decided to campaign for office despite

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Khairat al-Shater has has shaken up the presidential election map in Egypt. He has decided to campaign for office despite

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Syria forces shoot dead Lebanese TV cameraman

Syrian forces have shot dead a cameraman working for a Lebanese television station near the border between the two countries. The channel, Al

Syrian forces have shot dead a cameraman working for a Lebanese television station near the border between the two countries. The channel, Al

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Titanic luxury deathrace 100

The Titanic, of the White Star Line, the greatest ocean liner the world had ever seen, left Southampton for New York on 10 April 100 years ago. Key

The Titanic, of the White Star Line, the greatest ocean liner the world had ever seen, left Southampton for New York on 10 April 100 years ago. Key

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Bad weather hinders Pakistan avalanche search

Bad weather has hindered Pakistan’s army in its efforts to reach 135 people, mostly soldiers, buried under a huge avalanche in the disputed Kashmir

Bad weather has hindered Pakistan’s army in its efforts to reach 135 people, mostly soldiers, buried under a huge avalanche in the disputed Kashmir

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Sony 'plans to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide'

Sony is to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide, Japanese newspaper The Nikkei reported on Monday. The report did not specify how many of the cuts would be

Sony is to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide, Japanese newspaper The Nikkei reported on Monday. The report did not specify how many of the cuts would be

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Peru government calls for help to free trapped miners

The Peruvian government has appealed for more help to free nine miners trapped for several days in a copper mine after a rockfall. Further

The Peruvian government has appealed for more help to free nine miners trapped for several days in a copper mine after a rockfall. Further

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New Malawi president sacks police chief

Human rights groups have praised a decision by Malawi’s new president to sack the chief of police, Peter Mukhito, whose officers killed 19 people in

Human rights groups have praised a decision by Malawi’s new president to sack the chief of police, Peter Mukhito, whose officers killed 19 people in

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Brussels transport workers march for late colleague

Public transport workers in Brussels have held a silent march in memory of their late colleague, who was beaten to death on Saturday. The city’s

Public transport workers in Brussels have held a silent march in memory of their late colleague, who was beaten to death on Saturday. The city’s

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Small bomb damages Greek government office

A small bomb has gone off outside the Athens branch of a Greek government ministry involved in cutting public sector jobs. The makeshift device

A small bomb has gone off outside the Athens branch of a Greek government ministry involved in cutting public sector jobs. The makeshift device

Culture

Boy bands: back for good?

A decade after the success of Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC it appears boy bands are once again in vogue. This time however, the Brits are the big

A decade after the success of Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC it appears boy bands are once again in vogue. This time however, the Brits are the big

Culture

American Pie gang 'reunited'

Thirteen years on, the original cast of the ‘American Pie’ franchise is back with a bang. The first film told the story of a group of friends

Thirteen years on, the original cast of the ‘American Pie’ franchise is back with a bang. The first film told the story of a group of friends

Culture

What does the EU do for Roma people?

EU and Roma For more than a thousand years, Roma people (including Travellers, Gypsies, Manouches, Ashkali, Sinti, etc.) have been an integral part

EU and Roma For more than a thousand years, Roma people (including Travellers, Gypsies, Manouches, Ashkali, Sinti, etc.) have been an integral part

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Slumdog Theatre inspires Roma youngsters

Art and culture have always been powerful tools for empowering young people.   In Moldava nad Bodvou in eastern Slovakia, a group of Roma youngsters

Art and culture have always been powerful tools for empowering young people.   In Moldava nad Bodvou in eastern Slovakia, a group of Roma youngsters

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Iberia strikes to cause months of cancellations

Spain’s national carrier Iberia has begun the first of 30 days of strikes, that will mean disruptions to flights every Monday and Friday until July

Spain’s national carrier Iberia has begun the first of 30 days of strikes, that will mean disruptions to flights every Monday and Friday until July

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Virtual cinema

Immersive entertainment, the next step in visual wizardry, is gaining momentum in cinema and gaming circles. There are 900 immersion domes

Immersive entertainment, the next step in visual wizardry, is gaining momentum in cinema and gaming circles. There are 900 immersion domes

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Syrian forces fire at border refugee camp

Syrian forces have fired into a refugee camp across the border with Turkey, killing two people. The attack happened overnight in Kilis, just nine

Syrian forces have fired into a refugee camp across the border with Turkey, killing two people. The attack happened overnight in Kilis, just nine

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France presidential race set to intensify

In practice it has already long been in full swing, but the official campaign for the French presidential election begins on Monday. Opinion polls

In practice it has already long been in full swing, but the official campaign for the French presidential election begins on Monday. Opinion polls

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North Korea: rocket launch for 'weather satellite'

North Korea has taken the rare step of showing off a rocket-launching site to foreign journalists. Pyongyang says the rocket, to be launched this

North Korea has taken the rare step of showing off a rocket-launching site to foreign journalists. Pyongyang says the rocket, to be launched this

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Former KGB agent wins South Ossetia presidential election

The breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia has elected a former KGB officer as its new president. With just over 54 percent of the vote

The breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia has elected a former KGB officer as its new president. With just over 54 percent of the vote

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Death toll rises in Nigeria Easter attacks

At least 38 people are said to have died in one of Sunday’s bomb attacks in Nigeria, with the finger of suspicion pointing at the militant Islamist

At least 38 people are said to have died in one of Sunday’s bomb attacks in Nigeria, with the finger of suspicion pointing at the militant Islamist

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Syria violence escalates ahead of ceasefire deadline

As the government ceasefire date approaches on April 10, the violence shows no sign of slowing down in Syria. Rebels are rejecting a demand from

As the government ceasefire date approaches on April 10, the violence shows no sign of slowing down in Syria. Rebels are rejecting a demand from

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Celebrating Easter Sunday in Bethlehem

On April 8, Catholics celebrated mass at the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, which is for Christians the traditional site

On April 8, Catholics celebrated mass at the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, which is for Christians the traditional site

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Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates Palm Sunday

In the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, Orthodox Christians gathered at the Holy Trinity Cathedral for Palm Sunday Mass, held by Georgian Patriarch Ilia

In the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, Orthodox Christians gathered at the Holy Trinity Cathedral for Palm Sunday Mass, held by Georgian Patriarch Ilia

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Titanic memorial cruise sets sail

On April 8, relatives, enthusiasts and historians set sail on a memorial cruise to the site of the sinking of the Titanic. Passengers from 28

On April 8, relatives, enthusiasts and historians set sail on a memorial cruise to the site of the sinking of the Titanic. Passengers from 28

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Mali president resigns in hope of ending coup

The president of Mali, Amadou Toumani Toure, has resigned, paving the way for a return to constitutional rule after a military coup three weeks ago

The president of Mali, Amadou Toumani Toure, has resigned, paving the way for a return to constitutional rule after a military coup three weeks ago

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Time running out for trapped soldiers

Efforts are continuing to rescue 124 Pakistani soldiers and eleven civilians trapped by an avalanche in the Himalayas on Saturday. The accident

Efforts are continuing to rescue 124 Pakistani soldiers and eleven civilians trapped by an avalanche in the Himalayas on Saturday. The accident

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Peru: collapse of illegal mine traps workers

Rescue services in Peru are still trying to reach nine trapped miners. They have been stuck since the Cabeza de Negro copper and gold mine

Rescue services in Peru are still trying to reach nine trapped miners. They have been stuck since the Cabeza de Negro copper and gold mine

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Last minute presidency bid by Mubarak deputy

Hosni Mubarak’s former intelligence chief’s bid for the Egyptian presidency would cause a second revolution if successful according the the Muslim

Hosni Mubarak’s former intelligence chief’s bid for the Egyptian presidency would cause a second revolution if successful according the the Muslim

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Death toll likely to climb in Nigerian bomb attacks

Police in Nigeria are investigating a second explosion after an earlier blast killed at least 16 people in the northern town of Kaduna. Some

Police in Nigeria are investigating a second explosion after an earlier blast killed at least 16 people in the northern town of Kaduna. Some