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2012-04-21

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Security Council gives go-ahead for Syria observer mission

The deployment of 300 UN military observers to monitor a fragile week-old ceasefire in Syria has moved a step closer after the three-month mission

The deployment of 300 UN military observers to monitor a fragile week-old ceasefire in Syria has moved a step closer after the three-month mission

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Budget breakdown forces Dutch back to the polls

The Netherlands look to be heading for early elections after budget talks collapsed. Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Liberal Party heads a

The Netherlands look to be heading for early elections after budget talks collapsed. Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Liberal Party heads a

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Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 86th birthday

Gun salutes have been fired at military bases across Britain for the 86th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. The monarch celebrates a second

Gun salutes have been fired at military bases across Britain for the 86th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. The monarch celebrates a second

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Ukraine: Jailed Tymoshenko moved to hospital

Ukraine’s jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been moved to hospital where she is expected to receive treatment for back pain

Ukraine’s jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been moved to hospital where she is expected to receive treatment for back pain

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Qantas A380 back in skies after engine drama

Qantas says an Airbus A380 jet forced to make an emergency landing in Singapore in November 2010 is finally heading home to Australia after extensive

Qantas says an Airbus A380 jet forced to make an emergency landing in Singapore in November 2010 is finally heading home to Australia after extensive

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Poland: bus-lorry crash leaves 24 people injured

At least 24 people have been injured, six seriously, in a crash involving a bus and a lorry in northwest Poland. An investigation is underway into

At least 24 people have been injured, six seriously, in a crash involving a bus and a lorry in northwest Poland. An investigation is underway into

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Afghanistan arrests five over 'explosives plot'

Five men have been detained by Afghan security forces who say they have thwarted plans for a huge attack in Kabul. Explosives were stuffed into 400

Five men have been detained by Afghan security forces who say they have thwarted plans for a huge attack in Kabul. Explosives were stuffed into 400

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Student protest brings chaos to Canada

Canadian police resorted to tear gas and rubber bullets as a two-month student protest brought chaos to Montreal. Students are furious at plans to

Canadian police resorted to tear gas and rubber bullets as a two-month student protest brought chaos to Montreal. Students are furious at plans to

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Bloodshed in Bahrain as F1 preparations go ahead

Bahraini authorities say they have opened an investigation following the discovery of a man’s body after Saturday’s anti-government protests

Bahraini authorities say they have opened an investigation following the discovery of a man’s body after Saturday’s anti-government protests

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Michelle Bachelet: 'Women are peacemakers'

Having served one term as Chile’s first female president, Michelle Bachelet last year became the head of UN Women, an agency working for gender

Having served one term as Chile’s first female president, Michelle Bachelet last year became the head of UN Women, an agency working for gender

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France: Final countdown to presidential election

Last-minute preparations are underway for an election expected to give France its first left-wing president in 17 years. Socialist frontrunner

Last-minute preparations are underway for an election expected to give France its first left-wing president in 17 years. Socialist frontrunner

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Pakistan pledges full probe into plane crash that killed 127

Pakistani officials have promised a full investigation into the crash of a domestic flight that killed all 127 passengers and crew on board. The

Pakistani officials have promised a full investigation into the crash of a domestic flight that killed all 127 passengers and crew on board. The

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UN Security Council to vote on Syria observers

Syria’s ceasefire began over a week ago but images of violence persist and the death toll continues to rise. Today the UN Security Council is set

Syria’s ceasefire began over a week ago but images of violence persist and the death toll continues to rise. Today the UN Security Council is set

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Bahrain opposition predicts further Grand Prix protests

Pro-democracy protesters have promised three days of rage across Bahrain as the world of Formula One descends on the Gulf state this weekend. Last

Pro-democracy protesters have promised three days of rage across Bahrain as the world of Formula One descends on the Gulf state this weekend. Last

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Sudan hails 'victory' as South Sudan pulls out of oil zone

Sudan has declared victory in a border crisis with the newly-independent south that brought the two nations to the brink of all-out war. Khartoum

Sudan has declared victory in a border crisis with the newly-independent south that brought the two nations to the brink of all-out war. Khartoum

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Boko Haram blamed for eight deaths in Nigeria

Nigerian police say that radical Islamist sect Boko Haram have struck again, killing eight people in a spate of attacks. The shootings all took

Nigerian police say that radical Islamist sect Boko Haram have struck again, killing eight people in a spate of attacks. The shootings all took

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Volcano erupts near Mexico City

A 5,500 metre volcano outside Mexico City has spewed burning rock down its slopes and plumes of ash into the sky. Residents of a nearby village

A 5,500 metre volcano outside Mexico City has spewed burning rock down its slopes and plumes of ash into the sky. Residents of a nearby village

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Shooting at sea: Italy agrees compensation for fishermens' families

Italy has offered to pay around 150,000 euros to each to the families of two Indian fisherman shot dead by Italian soldiers. Italy says the two

Italy has offered to pay around 150,000 euros to each to the families of two Indian fisherman shot dead by Italian soldiers. Italy says the two

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Spain retaliates over nationalisation of oil company

Spain may cut imports of biodiesel from Argentina. It comes after the Latin American nation decided to nationalise the Spanish-controlled oil company

Spain may cut imports of biodiesel from Argentina. It comes after the Latin American nation decided to nationalise the Spanish-controlled oil company

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No sign of survivors after Pakistan plane crash

Officials in Pakistan say no survivors have been found after a passenger jet crashed near the capital’s main airport. Flight BHO-213, en route from

Officials in Pakistan say no survivors have been found after a passenger jet crashed near the capital’s main airport. Flight BHO-213, en route from

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Italy's first private-run train service launched

Rail passengers in Italy now have an alternative to state-run services when travelling between Milan and Naples and cities such as Rome in

Rail passengers in Italy now have an alternative to state-run services when travelling between Milan and Naples and cities such as Rome in

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German court rules in YouTube copyright case

A court in Hamburg has ruled that YouTube is responsible for music videos uploaded by its users. It could land the website with a hefty royalties

A court in Hamburg has ruled that YouTube is responsible for music videos uploaded by its users. It could land the website with a hefty royalties