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2012-05-06

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Russian opposition marches against Putin

Russian opposition groups marched in Moscow on Sunday on the eve of Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency. Some 20,000 people demonstrated

Russian opposition groups marched in Moscow on Sunday on the eve of Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency. Some 20,000 people demonstrated

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UN teams tour restive Syrian cities

UN observers on Sunday toured restive towns around the Syrian capital, Damascus, as part of their mission to observe the government’s commitment to a

UN observers on Sunday toured restive towns around the Syrian capital, Damascus, as part of their mission to observe the government’s commitment to a

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Deadly tornado strikes Japan

A tornado has ripped through the Japanese regions of Ibaraki and Tochigi, killing a 14-year-old boy and causing major devastation. Roofs were

A tornado has ripped through the Japanese regions of Ibaraki and Tochigi, killing a 14-year-old boy and causing major devastation. Roofs were

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Hollande - Mr Normal - elected President of France

This could be called a victory for ‘change now’, by a president called ‘Mr Normal’, going by the slogan and a nickname attached to François

This could be called a victory for ‘change now’, by a president called ‘Mr Normal’, going by the slogan and a nickname attached to François

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'9/11 Five' defy judge at Guantanamo Bay hearing

Five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks have refused to answer a military judge’s questions during a court hearing at Guantanamo Bay. Khalid

Five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks have refused to answer a military judge’s questions during a court hearing at Guantanamo Bay. Khalid

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Local Italy poll poses problems for Monti

Elections in Italy on Sunday and Monday may only be local but they will still provide a first snapshot of the popular mood since efforts to turn

Elections in Italy on Sunday and Monday may only be local but they will still provide a first snapshot of the popular mood since efforts to turn

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Super moon reigns over north America

A bigger and brighter moon lit up the sky across the north American continent. The anomaly, known as a ‘perigee’, means the moon appears up to 14

A bigger and brighter moon lit up the sky across the north American continent. The anomaly, known as a ‘perigee’, means the moon appears up to 14

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French presidential hopefuls cast their ballots

The two contenders to be France’s next leader have cast their votes in the country’s presidential election. Socialist candidate Francois Hollande

The two contenders to be France’s next leader have cast their votes in the country’s presidential election. Socialist candidate Francois Hollande

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Hollande becomes first socialist French leader for 17 years

François Hollande has become the new President of France.   In a powerful speech to the country he thanked everyone who voted and called the 6th of

François Hollande has become the new President of France.   In a powerful speech to the country he thanked everyone who voted and called the 6th of

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Liberals lead in Serbia's Elections

Serbia’s liberals are ahead in elections for parliament and president.   However, the ruling party will need to find allies to retain power

Serbia’s liberals are ahead in elections for parliament and president.   However, the ruling party will need to find allies to retain power

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Big election losses for Greece's two main parties

Results in Greece’s elections suggest the two main parties have suffered big losses.   Greece’s Conservative New Democracy party is leading in the

Results in Greece’s elections suggest the two main parties have suffered big losses.   Greece’s Conservative New Democracy party is leading in the

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Angry backdrop of Greek elections

It is hard to exaggerate the level of anger in Greece. The public blames the politicians for creating the current financial crisis and for imposing

It is hard to exaggerate the level of anger in Greece. The public blames the politicians for creating the current financial crisis and for imposing

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Opposition poised in Serbia

Serbians are voting in presidential, parliamentary and local elections with all eyes on the right-wing opposition led by one-time ultranationalist

Serbians are voting in presidential, parliamentary and local elections with all eyes on the right-wing opposition led by one-time ultranationalist

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U.N. observers check Syrian heavy weaponry in field visit

Observers in Syria monitoring a shaky U.N.-backed ceasefire check tanks and talk to Syrian army soldiers and residents in Douma, a town north-east of

Observers in Syria monitoring a shaky U.N.-backed ceasefire check tanks and talk to Syrian army soldiers and residents in Douma, a town north-east of

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Anti-nuclear protesters march in Tokyo

As Japan’s last active nuclear reactor is shut down for maintenance, protesters march to call for a permanent end to nuclear power generation.

As Japan’s last active nuclear reactor is shut down for maintenance, protesters march to call for a permanent end to nuclear power generation.

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Greeks vote in crucial election

The general election now underway in Greece is being seen as a crucial test for the future of the country and will likely have a big impact on

The general election now underway in Greece is being seen as a crucial test for the future of the country and will likely have a big impact on

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Decision day for France

Voting is underway across France in the second and final round of a Presidential ballot that could give the country a Socialist head of state for the

Voting is underway across France in the second and final round of a Presidential ballot that could give the country a Socialist head of state for the

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Greek election crucial for Europe

Greeks have started voting in the most critical election in the country’s recent history. The outcome could affect its place in Europe as well as the

Greeks have started voting in the most critical election in the country’s recent history. The outcome could affect its place in Europe as well as the

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Guantanamo 9/11 trial opens in chaos

The five men accused of plotting the September 11 attacks in 2001 have deferred entering pleas at their first appearance before a military tribunal

The five men accused of plotting the September 11 attacks in 2001 have deferred entering pleas at their first appearance before a military tribunal

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No outright majority expected in Serbian elections

In the Serbian elections starting today the liberal government of Boris Tadic faces its biggest challenge since coming to power in 2000. The main

In the Serbian elections starting today the liberal government of Boris Tadic faces its biggest challenge since coming to power in 2000. The main

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Battle for the White House steps up a gear

US president Barack Obama kick-started his 2012 campaign for re-election with his first large-scale rally in the key battleground of Ohio. It was

US president Barack Obama kick-started his 2012 campaign for re-election with his first large-scale rally in the key battleground of Ohio. It was

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Greeks face uncertain future as economic woes drag on

Nikos Sklavos had a dream: to become a commander in the Greek merchant navy. He completed six years of studies more than two years ago. But by that

Nikos Sklavos had a dream: to become a commander in the Greek merchant navy. He completed six years of studies more than two years ago. But by that