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2013-02-08

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Protests in Slovenia as government teeters

With the Slovenian government close to collapsing, around 20,000 protesters have marched through the capital Ljubljana calling for a new

With the Slovenian government close to collapsing, around 20,000 protesters have marched through the capital Ljubljana calling for a new

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Mali: Shooting at military camp exposes army divisions

At least one person has been killed and several wounded in apparent clashes between factions within Mali’s military. Some reports suggest

At least one person has been killed and several wounded in apparent clashes between factions within Mali’s military. Some reports suggest

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Hulk, Russia and racism

It was at London’s Wembley Stadium that the Brazilian national football team lost the Olympic final against Mexico last August. The only trophy in

It was at London’s Wembley Stadium that the Brazilian national football team lost the Olympic final against Mexico last August. The only trophy in

Europe

Dalia Grybauskaite: EU budget is an austerity and crisis budget

Asked by euronews for her reaction to the multi-annual budget agreed at the European summit, Lithuania’a President Dalia Grybauskaite said she

Asked by euronews for her reaction to the multi-annual budget agreed at the European summit, Lithuania’a President Dalia Grybauskaite said she

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Polish gay priest film premiers at Berlinale

A Polish film about a gay priest’s love for a disadvantaged youth has had its world premier at the Berlinale Film Festival. ‘In the Name of’ by

A Polish film about a gay priest’s love for a disadvantaged youth has had its world premier at the Berlinale Film Festival. ‘In the Name of’ by

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Georgia protesters attack Saakashvili allies

Protesters in the Georgian capital Tbilisi have attacked prominent supporters of President Mikheil Saakashvili and forced him to change the venue of

Protesters in the Georgian capital Tbilisi have attacked prominent supporters of President Mikheil Saakashvili and forced him to change the venue of

Europe

Cameron revels in his European 'Thatcher' moment

David Cameron has claimed victory after succeeding in his push for the EU to spend less. The British prime minister said that European taxpayers

David Cameron has claimed victory after succeeding in his push for the EU to spend less. The British prime minister said that European taxpayers

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Egypt and Tunisia's new 'Arab winter'

Tunisia and Egypt are emblematic of the Arab Spring. Both similarities and contrasts have marked their paths. Now they seem to be heading into a new

Tunisia and Egypt are emblematic of the Arab Spring. Both similarities and contrasts have marked their paths. Now they seem to be heading into a new

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Belaid burial sparks violence in Tunis

Violence has marred the funeral of assassinated Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid. The shooting of the secular politician has plunged the

Violence has marred the funeral of assassinated Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid. The shooting of the secular politician has plunged the

Business

ThyssenKrupp to slash jobs

ThyssenKrupp is to cut more than 2,000 workers as part of plans to reduce costs in response to a slump in demand in the volatile steel

ThyssenKrupp is to cut more than 2,000 workers as part of plans to reduce costs in response to a slump in demand in the volatile steel

Sport

Fahey "alarmed but not surprised" at doping scandal

President of the world anti-doping agency John Fahey was “alarmed but not surprised” at Thursday’s shocking government report which revealed

President of the world anti-doping agency John Fahey was “alarmed but not surprised” at Thursday’s shocking government report which revealed

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EU budget deal: First ever cut in Brussels' spending

European leaders have reached agreement on the first ever cut to the EU’s budget in its 56 year history. Brussels will work to a ceiling of 960

European leaders have reached agreement on the first ever cut to the EU’s budget in its 56 year history. Brussels will work to a ceiling of 960

Europe

EU leaders seal historic budget cut

EU leaders have agreed to cut the bloc’s spending for the first time in its history. The headline figure of 960 billion euros is down by three

EU leaders have agreed to cut the bloc’s spending for the first time in its history. The headline figure of 960 billion euros is down by three

Business

Crisis lessons learned by governments

The US government is suing Standard & Poor’s accusing the agency of knowingly inflating its ratings of risky mortgage-related investments, of the

The US government is suing Standard & Poor’s accusing the agency of knowingly inflating its ratings of risky mortgage-related investments, of the

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Protesters return to Tahrir Square for "Friday of dignity"

Protests have resumed across Egypt in what’s been described as a “Friday of dignity”. Several groups marched on Cairo’s Tahrir Square, demanding a

Protests have resumed across Egypt in what’s been described as a “Friday of dignity”. Several groups marched on Cairo’s Tahrir Square, demanding a

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Famed Delacroix defaced at Louvre-Lens

Police in France have arrested a woman at the Louvre-Lens for allegedly defacing one Eugene Delacroix’s most famous works. The painting called “La

Police in France have arrested a woman at the Louvre-Lens for allegedly defacing one Eugene Delacroix’s most famous works. The painting called “La

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Two men held over Armenia presidential candidate shooting

Armenia’s National Security Services have arrested two men in connection with the shooting of presidential candidate Paruyr Hairikan. Authorities

Armenia’s National Security Services have arrested two men in connection with the shooting of presidential candidate Paruyr Hairikan. Authorities

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Findus beef lasagne is horsemeat

Frozen ready meal producer, Findus says horsemeat has been discovered in its beef lasagne. The British Food Standards Agency says Findus has carried

Frozen ready meal producer, Findus says horsemeat has been discovered in its beef lasagne. The British Food Standards Agency says Findus has carried

Business

China trade and loan surge boosts economy

The latest economic statistics from China show a solid recovery in domestic and overseas demand. Exports grew 20 percent in January from a year

The latest economic statistics from China show a solid recovery in domestic and overseas demand. Exports grew 20 percent in January from a year

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EU long-term budget deal reached

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy has revealed the deal worked out by the region’s leaders to cut EU spending for the next seven

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy has revealed the deal worked out by the region’s leaders to cut EU spending for the next seven

Special_reports

Doha's WISE awards recognise top educational projects

India’s special school programme aims to bridge education divide The Satya Bharti School Programme offers a lifeline for hundreds of boys and

India’s special school programme aims to bridge education divide The Satya Bharti School Programme offers a lifeline for hundreds of boys and

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Scuffles amid mass turnout for Belaid funeral in Tunisia

Thousands of mourners have turned out in a Tunis suburb for the funeral of the assassinated opposition politician Chokri Belaid. His supporters

Thousands of mourners have turned out in a Tunis suburb for the funeral of the assassinated opposition politician Chokri Belaid. His supporters

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Flying squid outruns Usain Bolt

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt can brag about being the fastest man alive. However, he certainly cannot be as proud knowing that a species of oceanic

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt can brag about being the fastest man alive. However, he certainly cannot be as proud knowing that a species of oceanic

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5,000 Syria refugees flee every day

The flow of refugees fleeing Syria has almost doubled since late last year, according to United Nations figures. Each day, around 5,000 people seek

The flow of refugees fleeing Syria has almost doubled since late last year, according to United Nations figures. Each day, around 5,000 people seek

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Earth to be saved from asteroid collision

It will be a close encounter of the asteroid kind. From outer space a celestial visitor about the size of an Olympic swimming pool is hurtling

It will be a close encounter of the asteroid kind. From outer space a celestial visitor about the size of an Olympic swimming pool is hurtling

Business

German 2012 trade surplus soars

Germany’s trade surplus – the difference between exports and imports – was the second highest in more than 60 years in 2012. That seems to show

Germany’s trade surplus – the difference between exports and imports – was the second highest in more than 60 years in 2012. That seems to show

Business

Gazprom to cut prices for Europe

Russia’s Gazprom is planning 3.5 billion euros worth of price cuts for its European customers this year The world’s top gas producer is responding

Russia’s Gazprom is planning 3.5 billion euros worth of price cuts for its European customers this year The world’s top gas producer is responding

Business

BMW posts record January group sales

BMW has announced group sales that were up by 9.9 percent in January. That is a record for that month. The world’s largest premium carmaker

BMW has announced group sales that were up by 9.9 percent in January. That is a record for that month. The world’s largest premium carmaker

Culture

Clayderman fails to inspire London Zoo Tortoises

Richard Clayderman’s music has had some success with the human race; now he is trying it out on tortoises in an attempt to encourage them to

Richard Clayderman’s music has had some success with the human race; now he is trying it out on tortoises in an attempt to encourage them to