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Tunisian police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse anti-government protesters in Sidi Bouzid, the town known as the cradle of last
Some 140 years after anarchists held a founding congress in Saint-Imier, their modern day cousins are back in the Swiss mountain town, to put the
Before shifting his focus to Aleppo, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad concentrated on regaining control of rebel strongholds in the capital
French police have moved to clear two illegal Roma camps in the northern city of Lille a day after clearing camps in Paris and Lyon.
Around 240 Roma
A Turkish soldier has been killed and at least 11 people injured after a military bus was attacked in the western province of Izmir.
German officials says they have broken up an international group of drug smugglers trading in the synthetic stimulant mephedrone.
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One of Russia’s most celebrated directors, Pyotr Fomenko, has died at the age of 80.
Known for his inventive approach, he staged over 60 classic
Commerzbank’s share fell as it said its profit in the second half of 2012 will be lower than in the first six month.
Germany’s second largest bank
For the first time, the United States is helping to clean up Agent Orange contamination – a toxic relic of the Vietnam war.
The countries have
Perched on a hill overlooking the French Riviera, Saint-Paul-de-Vence has long been a haven for artists, including the painter Chagal the French
As the Greek economy spirals down, the number of people out of work there has climbed to a new record.
In May – the latest month for which figures
Egypt has deployed extra troops and armour to the Sinai peninsula to bolster its military presence in the area following last Sunday’s killing of 16
President Bashar al-Assad has named a new prime minister to replace Syria’s most senior government defector.
Health Minister Wael al-Halki is being
The woman at the centre of China’s most sensational trial in decades, Gu Kailai, has not contested charges of murder, in a court hearing that lasted
As many as 27 children are being cared for by Russian social services after spending up to a decade living a forced hermitic existence in an Islamic
The United Nation’s food agency is warning the world could face a drought-fuelled food crisis of the kind seen in 2007/08.
Food prices surged in
Health professionals in Spain are registering as conscientious objectors in protest against a new law that requires them to deny treatment to
A rescue aircraft sent to evacuate an American scientist who had fallen ill at a research outpost in Antarctica successfully arrived back in New
Nestle’s reported better-than-expected results for the first six months of the year.
The world’s biggest food group also said it expects the price
Brent crude oil was up for a fifth straight session on Thursday – briefly it went above $113 a barrel.
The main reason – investor hopes for more
China’s factory output growth slowed unexpectedly in July.
It was the weakest in more than three years hit by the effects of the eurozone debt
Cairo in the daytime is mostly only dangerous for its crazy traffic and choking pollution, even if a lack of law and order since last year’s
As the battle for Aleppo continues to rage, there are conflicting reports about who is controlling the strategic district of Salaheddine.
Libyans say they are hopeful that real change can begin now that the National Transitional Council has formally handed power to the country’s newly
Fresh fighting has erupted between gunmen and police in Egypt’s Sinai region, according to state television.
The clashes reportedly broke out in
Typhoon Haikui has brought torrential rain and gale force winds to Shanghai.
Some roads in the city now look more like rivers. Buildings have been
After sending heart attack patients for football practice, Argentinian doctors are now prescribing another of the country’s favourite pastimes, the
Heavy rains pounded the Philippines capital, prompting a new danger alert as emergency workers rushed food, water and clothes to almost two million
The steam-triggered eruption on Monday of Mount Tongariro on New Zealand’s North Island sent boulders flying, covered surrounding areas in ash, and