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2012-04-22

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French elections: Hollande wins first round 

François Hollande (Socialist Party) has won the first round of the French presidential election with around 28% of the vote. Incumbent president

François Hollande (Socialist Party) has won the first round of the French presidential election with around 28% of the vote. Incumbent president

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French elections: Candidates' reactions

Now that the pundits’ predictions are confirmed that Hollande and Sarkozy will go through to the second round (with 27.5% and 26.6% respectively)

Now that the pundits’ predictions are confirmed that Hollande and Sarkozy will go through to the second round (with 27.5% and 26.6% respectively)

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Hollande rides high in France's presidential election first round

Francois Hollande, after the first round of voting in France’s presidential election, is closer to the office of French president than any Socialist

Francois Hollande, after the first round of voting in France’s presidential election, is closer to the office of French president than any Socialist

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Orthodox Russians mass to defend church

Thousands of people have gathered outside Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow in a day of prayer to defend the church against anti-Russian

Thousands of people have gathered outside Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow in a day of prayer to defend the church against anti-Russian

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French elections: Hollande wins first round 

François Hollande (Socialist Party) has won the first round of the French presidential election with 28.6%, according to the first official exit

François Hollande (Socialist Party) has won the first round of the French presidential election with 28.6%, according to the first official exit

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Chinese & Russian navies exercise in Yellow Sea

For the first time combined elements of the Russian and Chinese navies are holding joint exercises in the Yellow Sea. The wargames include

For the first time combined elements of the Russian and Chinese navies are holding joint exercises in the Yellow Sea. The wargames include

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No spring in French voters' turnout

With turnout reportedly lower in early voting than in 2007 the French have trickled to the polls in this presidential first round. The morose

With turnout reportedly lower in early voting than in 2007 the French have trickled to the polls in this presidential first round. The morose

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Woman dead as Dutch launch train crash probe

A 68-year woman has died from injuries sustained in a train crash on Saturday as Dutch investigators continue their efforts to establish the cause of

A 68-year woman has died from injuries sustained in a train crash on Saturday as Dutch investigators continue their efforts to establish the cause of

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Uneasy calm in Manama on F1 race day

Tension and tight security marked the Bahraini capital Manama on Formula One race day. Armoured vehicles and security personnel in riot gear lined

Tension and tight security marked the Bahraini capital Manama on Formula One race day. Armoured vehicles and security personnel in riot gear lined

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10 to choose from in France

Apart from François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy, the two major party front-runners, the French have eight other candidates to choose from. Two can

Apart from François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy, the two major party front-runners, the French have eight other candidates to choose from. Two can

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Spaniards not keen on more cash

In Washington DC the IMF and the financial world may be shouting loudly at Spain from across the Atlantic to get its debt in order, but at home many

In Washington DC the IMF and the financial world may be shouting loudly at Spain from across the Atlantic to get its debt in order, but at home many

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Earth day in the Philippines

About 100 volunteers and activists picked up plastic bottles and other non-biodegradable waste that washed ashore on the 175 hectare mangrove island

About 100 volunteers and activists picked up plastic bottles and other non-biodegradable waste that washed ashore on the 175 hectare mangrove island

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Pakistan plane crash investigation

Pakistani investigators collect evidence near Islamabad after a plane on a flight from Karachi crashed killed 127.

Pakistani investigators collect evidence near Islamabad after a plane on a flight from Karachi crashed killed 127.

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Real Madrid triumph in El Clásico

Sami Khedira scored one and Cristiano Ronaldo took his tally to a record breaking 42 league goals to help Real Madrid beat Arch rivals Barcelona 2-1

Sami Khedira scored one and Cristiano Ronaldo took his tally to a record breaking 42 league goals to help Real Madrid beat Arch rivals Barcelona 2-1

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Dortmund retain Bundesliga title

Borussia Dortmund won their second consecutive Bundesliga title on Saturday night and eighth overall. Coach Juergen Klopp and his young team have

Borussia Dortmund won their second consecutive Bundesliga title on Saturday night and eighth overall. Coach Juergen Klopp and his young team have

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Lagarde and IMF rap eurozone

Europe came under pressure again as the IMF issued a weekend call on the continent to get its act together on debt. Ahead of the market opening on

Europe came under pressure again as the IMF issued a weekend call on the continent to get its act together on debt. Ahead of the market opening on

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President Nixon advisor dies

Charles Colson, one of President Richard Nixon’s advisors during the Watergate scandal, has died at the age of 80. Colson, who compiled Nixon’s

Charles Colson, one of President Richard Nixon’s advisors during the Watergate scandal, has died at the age of 80. Colson, who compiled Nixon’s

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TV station licence withdrawal sparks protest in Warsaw

Protesters have taken to the streets of Warsaw over a decision by Polish state authorities to withdraw a broadcast licence from a conservative

Protesters have taken to the streets of Warsaw over a decision by Polish state authorities to withdraw a broadcast licence from a conservative

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Thousands join anti-austerity protest in Prague

Tens of thousands of Czechs have demonstrated in Prague against spending cuts, tax rises and corruption. The protest is said to be one of the

Tens of thousands of Czechs have demonstrated in Prague against spending cuts, tax rises and corruption. The protest is said to be one of the

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Voting begins in France

Polls have opened in France in the 2012 presidential election, with 10 candidates vying to make the head-to-head runoff on May 6th between the top

Polls have opened in France in the 2012 presidential election, with 10 candidates vying to make the head-to-head runoff on May 6th between the top

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Gunfire breaks out in Syrian city during UN visit

Amateur video has emerged, purporting to show a UN team in the Syrian city of Homs when gunfire rings out through the streets. The mission members

Amateur video has emerged, purporting to show a UN team in the Syrian city of Homs when gunfire rings out through the streets. The mission members

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Voting underway in French presidential election

Voters are going to the polls in France to choose their next president. Final polls showed Socialist Francois Hollande narrowly ahead of incumbent

Voters are going to the polls in France to choose their next president. Final polls showed Socialist Francois Hollande narrowly ahead of incumbent

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Rallies held in support of Russian Orthodox Church

Supporters of the Russian Orthodox Church have taken part in a public display of solidarity in the capital Moscow. It follows criticism of the

Supporters of the Russian Orthodox Church have taken part in a public display of solidarity in the capital Moscow. It follows criticism of the

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Dozens injured in Dutch train crash

Around 125 people are reported injured, many of them seriously, after two Dutch commuter trains crashed head-on. The collision, which happened to

Around 125 people are reported injured, many of them seriously, after two Dutch commuter trains crashed head-on. The collision, which happened to

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Bahrain Grand Prix to go ahead despite protest

Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manama on Saturday, calling for the overthrow of Bahrain’s rulers and the cancellation of this

Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manama on Saturday, calling for the overthrow of Bahrain’s rulers and the cancellation of this