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2012-04-28

Sport

No pay - no play Portuguese players in walk out

Sixteen players from Portuguese outfit Uniao Leiria have cancelled their contracts with the football club and are refusing to play. They have not

Sixteen players from Portuguese outfit Uniao Leiria have cancelled their contracts with the football club and are refusing to play. They have not

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Nobel laureate creates new political party in Egypt

Protesting Egyptians gathered outside the Ministry of Defence in Cairo on Saturday, continuing a demonstration that began the night before. The

Protesting Egyptians gathered outside the Ministry of Defence in Cairo on Saturday, continuing a demonstration that began the night before. The

Business

High-speed Burgundy bullets glide into service

Italy’s brand new high speed train ‘Italo’ has glided into service described as a “Ferrari on tracks.” It is Italy’s first privately owned

Italy’s brand new high speed train ‘Italo’ has glided into service described as a “Ferrari on tracks.” It is Italy’s first privately owned

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Germany Pirate Party meets to plan next step

The German Pirate Party is holding a convention discussing how to capitalise on success that has made them the country’s third-strongest political

The German Pirate Party is holding a convention discussing how to capitalise on success that has made them the country’s third-strongest political

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Tymoshenko health fears stall tax trial

A court in Ukraine has adjourned the tax-evasion trial of former Prime Minister Julia Tymoshenko until May 21 due to the ex-prime ministers

A court in Ukraine has adjourned the tax-evasion trial of former Prime Minister Julia Tymoshenko until May 21 due to the ex-prime ministers

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Anti-nuclear protesters target presidential election in France

Greenpeace is using the presidential election in France to call on the two main candidates to recognise the risk of a nuclear disaster and close some

Greenpeace is using the presidential election in France to call on the two main candidates to recognise the risk of a nuclear disaster and close some

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Weapons bound for Syria seized in Lebanon

Authorities in Lebanon have detained a ship carrying weapons believed to be for opposition fighters in Syria. The vessel began its journey in

Authorities in Lebanon have detained a ship carrying weapons believed to be for opposition fighters in Syria. The vessel began its journey in

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Police and protesters square up in Kuala Lumpur

Police fired water canon and tear gas to disperse tens of thousands of protesters in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. The demonstrators

Police fired water canon and tear gas to disperse tens of thousands of protesters in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. The demonstrators

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Rare live 'Satchmo' recording released

A rare recording of Louis Armstrong performing live towards the end of his life has been released. On January 29th 1971, an ailing Armstrong took

A rare recording of Louis Armstrong performing live towards the end of his life has been released. On January 29th 1971, an ailing Armstrong took

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Spain tightens border security before ECB summit

Spain has stepped up border security ahead of next week’s European Central Bank meeting in Barcelona amid fears that foreign activists will try to

Spain has stepped up border security ahead of next week’s European Central Bank meeting in Barcelona amid fears that foreign activists will try to

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Egypt: Protests amid fears over Mubarak's old guard

Thousands of people have protested across Egypt at what they claim is a bid to bring back deposed president Hosni Mubarak’s old guard. The Muslim

Thousands of people have protested across Egypt at what they claim is a bid to bring back deposed president Hosni Mubarak’s old guard. The Muslim

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Blind activist holed up in US embassy in Beijing

Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng is under US protection in the country’s embassy in Beijing, according to fellow activists. Chen, under

Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng is under US protection in the country’s embassy in Beijing, according to fellow activists. Chen, under

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Ukraine's president pledges probe into bomb attacks

Ukraine’s president says the “best crime investigators” will probe a series of bomb attacks, which left at least 29 people injured. The devices

Ukraine’s president says the “best crime investigators” will probe a series of bomb attacks, which left at least 29 people injured. The devices

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Ukraine city traumatised by bomb blasts

Bomb attacks are a rare occurrence in Ukraine and the series of blasts on Friday has traumatised the people of Dnipropetrovsk. Some now fear

Bomb attacks are a rare occurrence in Ukraine and the series of blasts on Friday has traumatised the people of Dnipropetrovsk. Some now fear

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Freedom for Guinea-Bissau leaders seized in coup

Guinea-Bissau’s leaders are enjoying their first taste of freedom after being released by rebel soldiers who seized them in a coup. Interim

Guinea-Bissau’s leaders are enjoying their first taste of freedom after being released by rebel soldiers who seized them in a coup. Interim

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France: Far-right row rages in presidential campaign

Election defeat looms, the opinion polls suggest, but Nicolas Sarkozy is determined to remain France’s president. His only hope of victory is to

Election defeat looms, the opinion polls suggest, but Nicolas Sarkozy is determined to remain France’s president. His only hope of victory is to

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DSK claims political enemies sabotaged presidency bid

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has told a British newspaper that political opponents are responsible for his fall from grace. In an

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has told a British newspaper that political opponents are responsible for his fall from grace. In an

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Greek PM warns against europhobia ahead of elections

Greek prime minister Lucas Papademos has said that the country’s place in the European Union must be defended. Against a backdrop of deep debt

Greek prime minister Lucas Papademos has said that the country’s place in the European Union must be defended. Against a backdrop of deep debt

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Germany appeals to Ukraine release Tymoshenko

German chancellor Angela Merkel has joined a group of her country’s doctors by saying Ukraine’s Yulia Tymoshenko would be better treated in

German chancellor Angela Merkel has joined a group of her country’s doctors by saying Ukraine’s Yulia Tymoshenko would be better treated in