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Sport remembers those who left us in 2011

The turn of the year is a time to remember those sportsmen who we held so high in our affections and who passed away. The world of ice hockey was

The turn of the year is a time to remember those sportsmen who we held so high in our affections and who passed away. The world of ice hockey was

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Tymoshenko loses appeal against jail sentence

Former Ukrainian prime minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko has lost her appeal against abuse-of-office charges. In a case that has

Former Ukrainian prime minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko has lost her appeal against abuse-of-office charges. In a case that has

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Kabila sworn in for new presidential term in DR Congo

Joseph Kabila has been sworn in for a new term as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The ceremony comes after elections marred by

Joseph Kabila has been sworn in for a new term as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The ceremony comes after elections marred by

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World powers hope for better ties with N. Korea

Major powers have been reassessing their positions after the death of North Korea’s leader. A new man at the helm of the maverick state could

Major powers have been reassessing their positions after the death of North Korea’s leader. A new man at the helm of the maverick state could

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What new world under North Korea's new Kim?

Like father, like son? Or will North Korea’s new Kim represent a break from the past? Will he wield real power, or will Kim Jong-un be just a

Like father, like son? Or will North Korea’s new Kim represent a break from the past? Will he wield real power, or will Kim Jong-un be just a

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Father to son: North Korea's Kim dynasty

Kim Jong-un, youngest known son of Kim Jong-il, inherits his father’s role. North Korean media have been calling him the “Great Successor”. He is

Kim Jong-un, youngest known son of Kim Jong-il, inherits his father’s role. North Korean media have been calling him the “Great Successor”. He is

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Ivory Coast elects a new parliament

The coalition of President Alassane Outtara is expected to strengthen its rule in elections in Ivory coast. Around 5 million voters are due to cast

The coalition of President Alassane Outtara is expected to strengthen its rule in elections in Ivory coast. Around 5 million voters are due to cast

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Countdown to euro crisis summit

Time is ticking as EU leaders head towards this week’s two day critical summit to save the euro. In the short term, decisions are needed over the

Time is ticking as EU leaders head towards this week’s two day critical summit to save the euro. In the short term, decisions are needed over the

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UN warns that Syria is on the cusp of civil war

Scenes of the Syrian government’s crackdown on the restive city of Homs have been filmed by a foreign TV crew on a secret mission. The French news

Scenes of the Syrian government’s crackdown on the restive city of Homs have been filmed by a foreign TV crew on a secret mission. The French news

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DSK gives his version of the 'truth'

A book out this week quotes the former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn saying his sexual encounter with a New York hotel maid was “consensual but

A book out this week quotes the former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn saying his sexual encounter with a New York hotel maid was “consensual but

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Obama pledges to help eurozone

President Barack Obama has said the US will play its part in helping to resolve Europe’s debt crisis, but he did not outline any new transatlantic

President Barack Obama has said the US will play its part in helping to resolve Europe’s debt crisis, but he did not outline any new transatlantic

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Angry Libyans stage 'plane protest' at Tripoli airport

A passenger aircraft was surrounded and its take-off delayed for hours in the latest sign of lawlessness threatening Libya’s stability. A Tunisair

A passenger aircraft was surrounded and its take-off delayed for hours in the latest sign of lawlessness threatening Libya’s stability. A Tunisair

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Moderate Islamist party heading for win in Morocco elections

In Morocco, Abdelilah Benkirane the leader of the moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party- the PJD – is set to lead the new government. He

In Morocco, Abdelilah Benkirane the leader of the moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party- the PJD – is set to lead the new government. He

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Was DSK set up in New York sex case?

Could Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s downfall be the result of a plot to derail his French presidential ambitions? An investigative report by a

Could Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s downfall be the result of a plot to derail his French presidential ambitions? An investigative report by a

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Nuclear waste train prompts protests

Clashes bewteen police and anti-nuclear protesters broke out on Thursday night in the north German town of Metzingen. The trouble started just hours

Clashes bewteen police and anti-nuclear protesters broke out on Thursday night in the north German town of Metzingen. The trouble started just hours

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New Libyan government aims to soothe rivalries

Security, stability and a return to normal life. They are the priorities outlined by Libya’s new transitional government, unveiled by interim Prime

Security, stability and a return to normal life. They are the priorities outlined by Libya’s new transitional government, unveiled by interim Prime

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Once upon a time in the West Gaddafi had friends

Gaddafi’s relationship with the West was going through something of a renaissance before the uprising began in February. He came bearing gifts —

Gaddafi’s relationship with the West was going through something of a renaissance before the uprising began in February. He came bearing gifts —

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Steve Jobs, came, saw, conquered

Steve Jobs, the man who made computers simpler, easier, more fun and better looking, was born in 1955 San Francisco, when Eisenhower was president

Steve Jobs, the man who made computers simpler, easier, more fun and better looking, was born in 1955 San Francisco, when Eisenhower was president

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Euro: Greeks don't want a drachma out of a crisis

While the Greek government’s austerity measures become ever tougher in response to the troika’s demands, so discontent in Greek society continues to

While the Greek government’s austerity measures become ever tougher in response to the troika’s demands, so discontent in Greek society continues to

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Rebels' Night of the Mermaid

The Mitiga military base on the outskirts of Tripoli was taken by the anti-Muammar Gaddafi forces on 20 August, a key step in encircling the city, to

The Mitiga military base on the outskirts of Tripoli was taken by the anti-Muammar Gaddafi forces on 20 August, a key step in encircling the city, to

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Tripoli calls for freedom for all Libyans

On Friday the free Libyans of Tripoli came out in their tens of thousands to celebrate. In some pockets of Libya the guns are still firing, so the

On Friday the free Libyans of Tripoli came out in their tens of thousands to celebrate. In some pockets of Libya the guns are still firing, so the

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Syrian opposition established National Council

Syrian opposition is very close to have its leadership. Opponents declared the establishment of National Council following their 3-day meeting in

Syrian opposition is very close to have its leadership. Opponents declared the establishment of National Council following their 3-day meeting in

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'Europeans paying for their leaders mistakes' - Ahmadinejad

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is facing political isolation amid a brutal struggle for power in Iran. The country is also being crippled by

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is facing political isolation amid a brutal struggle for power in Iran. The country is also being crippled by

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Ahmadinejad defends 'free' Iran

Faced with a growing power-struggle and political isolation in Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad struck an unusually moderate tone in an exclusive

Faced with a growing power-struggle and political isolation in Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad struck an unusually moderate tone in an exclusive

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Greece: Drowning by numbers

A year after the international rescue plan was implemented, Greece’s economy shows no signs of recovery. A disillusioned population can see no light

A year after the international rescue plan was implemented, Greece’s economy shows no signs of recovery. A disillusioned population can see no light

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IMF chief's career in politics and power

Born in France in 1949, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, or DSK as he became known, spent the early part of his career as an academic economist. But with

Born in France in 1949, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, or DSK as he became known, spent the early part of his career as an academic economist. But with

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Turkey prepares for Syrian influx

Turkey is bracing itself for an influx of refugees as unrest continues in neighbouring Syria. So far just under 300 migrants have arrived at a camp

Turkey is bracing itself for an influx of refugees as unrest continues in neighbouring Syria. So far just under 300 migrants have arrived at a camp

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Dead bin Laden photo 'is a fake'

A photo released purporting to show Osama bin Laden’s body is reported to be a fake. The image was carried by a number of international news

A photo released purporting to show Osama bin Laden’s body is reported to be a fake. The image was carried by a number of international news

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Royal newlyweds cheered by a million fans

Hundreds of thousands of expectant well-wishers lined London’s Mall on Friday to catch a glimpse of the Royal newlyweds Prince William and Kate

Hundreds of thousands of expectant well-wishers lined London’s Mall on Friday to catch a glimpse of the Royal newlyweds Prince William and Kate

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UK firms aim to boost sales with 'Wills and Kate' effect

British royal weddings only come around every couple of decades. But when they do, it’s a chance for companies to make the most of the festivities

British royal weddings only come around every couple of decades. But when they do, it’s a chance for companies to make the most of the festivities