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2012-04-13

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Thousands protest Suleiman's bid for Egypt presidency

Thousands of Egyptians rallied in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday, in what they said was a show of strength against plans by one of deposed leader

Thousands of Egyptians rallied in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday, in what they said was a show of strength against plans by one of deposed leader

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Condemnation following failed North Korea rocket launch

South Korea remained on high alert on Friday despite the failure of the North’s latest rocket launch, to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of

South Korea remained on high alert on Friday despite the failure of the North’s latest rocket launch, to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of

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EU pact sails through Portuguese parliament

Portugal has become the second EU country – after Greece - to ratify a European Union pact tightening budgetary discipline.   The country’s

Portugal has become the second EU country – after Greece - to ratify a European Union pact tightening budgetary discipline.   The country’s

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An unhappy Easter for Greeks

The economic crisis has overshadowed the Orthodox Easter celebrations in Greece. Food is normally the focus for families as they gather at this

The economic crisis has overshadowed the Orthodox Easter celebrations in Greece. Food is normally the focus for families as they gather at this

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North Korean rocket launch stokes tensions

North Korea defied international pressure from the United States, the UN and others when it went ahead with its controversial rocket launch on

North Korea defied international pressure from the United States, the UN and others when it went ahead with its controversial rocket launch on

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Spain warns Argentina over energy nationalisation

Spain is threatening Argentina with unspecified retaliation if it nationalises Spanish oil company Repsol’s operations in Argentina – known as

Spain is threatening Argentina with unspecified retaliation if it nationalises Spanish oil company Repsol’s operations in Argentina – known as

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Four go on trial over Danish newspaper plot

Four men accused of plotting a shooting spree at the offices of the Jyllands-Posten newspaper have gone on trial in Denmark. They face around 16

Four men accused of plotting a shooting spree at the offices of the Jyllands-Posten newspaper have gone on trial in Denmark. They face around 16

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Syria refugees in Turkey protest against killings despite ceasefire

Syrians staying in Turkish refugee camps are protesting an outbreak of violence from the Syrian government that has left three demonstrators dead

Syrians staying in Turkish refugee camps are protesting an outbreak of violence from the Syrian government that has left three demonstrators dead

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Europe remembers the doomed liner, RMS Titanic

One hundred years after the tragedy the Titanic continues to fascinate. For many years the number who perished was the highest total of deaths in a

One hundred years after the tragedy the Titanic continues to fascinate. For many years the number who perished was the highest total of deaths in a

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Facebook - forging an empire

Last week Twitter virtually exploded, when thousands of users shared their opinion on what was a major surprise in the IT world – to put it mildly

Last week Twitter virtually exploded, when thousands of users shared their opinion on what was a major surprise in the IT world – to put it mildly

Culture

Diaz puts spotlight on police brutality

‘Diaz Don’t Clean Up This Blood’ depicts the Italian police’s brutal assault on sleeping protesters at the G8 Summit in Genoa, 2001, focusing on a

‘Diaz Don’t Clean Up This Blood’ depicts the Italian police’s brutal assault on sleeping protesters at the G8 Summit in Genoa, 2001, focusing on a

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Britain's PM urges suspension of sanctions against Myanmar

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said economic sanctions against Myanmar should be suspended. Speaking alongside pro-democracy leader Aung

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said economic sanctions against Myanmar should be suspended. Speaking alongside pro-democracy leader Aung

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Chinese economic growth slows

China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in nearly three years in the first three months of this year. However analysts expect a rebound in coming

China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in nearly three years in the first three months of this year. However analysts expect a rebound in coming

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High anxiety for Spiderman on Qatar tower

Another tower, another challenge. It took Frenchman Alain Robert under 90 minutes to conquer Qatar’s tallest building,the Torch Tower. The climber

Another tower, another challenge. It took Frenchman Alain Robert under 90 minutes to conquer Qatar’s tallest building,the Torch Tower. The climber

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Bumper quarter for Volkswagen

German car maker Volkswagen saw record gains in sales in the first three months of 2012. Demand from North America, China and Russia offset

German car maker Volkswagen saw record gains in sales in the first three months of 2012. Demand from North America, China and Russia offset

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Italian industrial output still weak

Italian industrial output was weaker than expected in February. It fell 0.7 percent from the previous m month. It was the second month running of

Italian industrial output was weaker than expected in February. It fell 0.7 percent from the previous m month. It was the second month running of

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Google stock split to keep founders in control

Google is changing the structure of its shares to ensure that the company’s founders – Larry Page and Sergey Brin – maintain control. Each current

Google is changing the structure of its shares to ensure that the company’s founders – Larry Page and Sergey Brin – maintain control. Each current

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Protest for Italy's 'dislocated workers'

Thousands of Italians from the country’s main labour unions have gathered in the centre of Rome in protest against pension reform. They are hoping

Thousands of Italians from the country’s main labour unions have gathered in the centre of Rome in protest against pension reform. They are hoping

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Controversial North Korean rocket launch ends in failure

The much anticipated launch of a rocket in North Korea failed on Friday, after it disintegrated over the Yellow Sea just minutes after take

The much anticipated launch of a rocket in North Korea failed on Friday, after it disintegrated over the Yellow Sea just minutes after take

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North Korean rocket launch sparks condemnation

Reaction to North Korea’s failed rocket launch has been swift. Demonstrators ‘launched’ a mock missile in the South Korean capital Seoul, as they

Reaction to North Korea’s failed rocket launch has been swift. Demonstrators ‘launched’ a mock missile in the South Korean capital Seoul, as they

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British PM arrives in Myanmar for landmark visit

David Cameron has become the first British Prime Minister to visit Myanmar in more than 60 years. He was greeted by President Thein Sein, as he

David Cameron has become the first British Prime Minister to visit Myanmar in more than 60 years. He was greeted by President Thein Sein, as he

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Half-Bengal half- Siberian tiger cubs

Jaguar Zoo in southern Mexico has three new members, a litter of newly born half-Bengal, half-Siberian tiger cubs.

Jaguar Zoo in southern Mexico has three new members, a litter of newly born half-Bengal, half-Siberian tiger cubs.

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Sheldon Adelson opens opulent Macau casino

US billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s Macau casino company launched its long-delayed fourth resort, a $4.4 billion complex that is its latest bet on

US billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s Macau casino company launched its long-delayed fourth resort, a $4.4 billion complex that is its latest bet on

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Clashes reported in Syria after ceasefire

Fighting is reported to have broken out in Syria, a day after a UN-backed ceasefire came into effect. According to the British-based Syrian

Fighting is reported to have broken out in Syria, a day after a UN-backed ceasefire came into effect. According to the British-based Syrian

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French elections: what's Y got to do with it?

They are young, they are French and they are part of what is known as Generation Y. A generation less than 30 years old, they are said to number 13

They are young, they are French and they are part of what is known as Generation Y. A generation less than 30 years old, they are said to number 13

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Bahrain Grand Prix given green light

The Formula One Grand Prix will go ahead in Bahrain next week, the motor sport’s governing body has confirmed. The race has been given the green

The Formula One Grand Prix will go ahead in Bahrain next week, the motor sport’s governing body has confirmed. The race has been given the green

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North Korea launch condemned

North Korea’s decision to go ahead with the launch of a long-range rocket has been almost universally condemned. The White House says it has left

North Korea’s decision to go ahead with the launch of a long-range rocket has been almost universally condemned. The White House says it has left

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Syrian ceasefire strained by scattered violence

Syria’s fragile ceasefire is being tested with reports of scattered violence on both sides. State TV showed pictures allegedly of a bus after an

Syria’s fragile ceasefire is being tested with reports of scattered violence on both sides. State TV showed pictures allegedly of a bus after an

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Unrest in Guinea Bissau

Soldiers in Guinea Bissau are reported to have attacked the home of the front-runner in the African state’s presidential election. Former Prime

Soldiers in Guinea Bissau are reported to have attacked the home of the front-runner in the African state’s presidential election. Former Prime