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2012-06-02

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Angry crowds gather after Mubarak sentence

Visible anger has been growing on the streets of Egypt’s major cities after the life sentence handed down to its former president Hosni

Visible anger has been growing on the streets of Egypt’s major cities after the life sentence handed down to its former president Hosni

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Syria's deadly violence spills over to neighbour

Fierce gunbattles between supporters and opponents of Syria’s President Assad have erupted in neighbouring Lebanon leaving at least seven people dead

Fierce gunbattles between supporters and opponents of Syria’s President Assad have erupted in neighbouring Lebanon leaving at least seven people dead

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Suu Kyi meets Burmese refugees in Thailand

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been meeting Burmese refugees during her visit to Thailand. Thousands of people from the Mae La

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been meeting Burmese refugees during her visit to Thailand. Thousands of people from the Mae La

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Cairo: Reaction to Mubarak trial verdict

Outside the court where Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison, anti-Mubarak Egyptians noisily celebrated the verdict. Pro-Mubarak

Outside the court where Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison, anti-Mubarak Egyptians noisily celebrated the verdict. Pro-Mubarak

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UK Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II launched four days of celebration to mark her 60 years on the throne with one of her favourite pastimes – horse racing. The

Queen Elizabeth II launched four days of celebration to mark her 60 years on the throne with one of her favourite pastimes – horse racing. The

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Growing anger in Cairo over Mubarak sentence

Thousands of Egyptians poured into the streets of Cairo after former President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced on Saturday. Some celebrated, but for

Thousands of Egyptians poured into the streets of Cairo after former President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced on Saturday. Some celebrated, but for

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UK: Queen's Diamond Jubilee sets off at a gallop

Britain’s queen has launched four days of celebration to mark her 60 years on the throne with one of her favourite pastimes. Elizabeth II went to

Britain’s queen has launched four days of celebration to mark her 60 years on the throne with one of her favourite pastimes. Elizabeth II went to

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UK doctor among hostages rescued in Afghanistan

A joint NATO and Afghan military force has rescued four aid workers, among them a British doctor, who had been kidnapped in northern

A joint NATO and Afghan military force has rescued four aid workers, among them a British doctor, who had been kidnapped in northern

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Mubarak verdict: Protesters clash with police in Cairo

Isolated clashes were reported between protesters and police outside the court in Cairo where former President Hosni Mubarak was given a life

Isolated clashes were reported between protesters and police outside the court in Cairo where former President Hosni Mubarak was given a life

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Egypt: Mubarak given life sentence

Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been jailed for life for his role in the killing of hundreds of protesters during last year’s

Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been jailed for life for his role in the killing of hundreds of protesters during last year’s

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Turkish pianist to go on trial over Twitter comments

An internationally-acclaimed Turkish pianist is to go on trial, accused of insulting Muslim religious values in comments posted on Twitter. Fazil

An internationally-acclaimed Turkish pianist is to go on trial, accused of insulting Muslim religious values in comments posted on Twitter. Fazil

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Costa Concordia salvage operation underway

A major operation to refloat and remove the Costa Concordia is underway in Italy. The cruise liner hit rocks off the island of Giglio in January

A major operation to refloat and remove the Costa Concordia is underway in Italy. The cruise liner hit rocks off the island of Giglio in January

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US denies military focus in Pacific is a threat

America has denied that a planned build-up of warships in the Asia-Pacific region is some sort of threat towards China. More than half of the

America has denied that a planned build-up of warships in the Asia-Pacific region is some sort of threat towards China. More than half of the

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Transatlantic hunt for Canadian suspect in grizzly murder

Police both sides of the Atlantic are now hunting Luka Rocco Magnotta, a Canadian porn star suspected of murder. Detectives say the 29-year-old

Police both sides of the Atlantic are now hunting Luka Rocco Magnotta, a Canadian porn star suspected of murder. Detectives say the 29-year-old

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Egypt awaits Mubarak verdict, due today

The verdict in the trial of Hosni Mubarak is due on Saturday. The ousted Egyptian president is accused of complicity in the killings of protesters

The verdict in the trial of Hosni Mubarak is due on Saturday. The ousted Egyptian president is accused of complicity in the killings of protesters

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French diplomacy fails to move Putin over Syria

French efforts to persuade Russia to change its stance over Syria appear to have floundered. Despite a warm handshake as Presidents Francois

French efforts to persuade Russia to change its stance over Syria appear to have floundered. Despite a warm handshake as Presidents Francois

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Serbia president denies Srebrenica genocide

After barely a day in office, Serbia’s new president Tomislav Nikolic has threatened renewed tension in the Balkans by saying that the 1995

After barely a day in office, Serbia’s new president Tomislav Nikolic has threatened renewed tension in the Balkans by saying that the 1995

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UK Queen prepares to celebrate Diamond Jubilee

A long weekend of pomp, pageantry and patriotism has been planned across Britain to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, one of the most

A long weekend of pomp, pageantry and patriotism has been planned across Britain to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, one of the most