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Police and military crackdown on Bahrain protesters

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Chinese give higher priority to ties with EU than US, others

The Chinese people give more priority to their country's relationship with the European Union as compared to relations with the United States and many other countries, according to a survey.

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Hastings to play important role in Australia's World Cup defence: Border

Former Australia captain Allan Border has said that Victoria medium-pacer John Hastings, who was relatively unknown a year ago, is set to play an important role in Australia's defence of the World Cup.

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ANGELUS: POPE RECALLS FOUR ROMA CHILDREN WHO DIED IN FIRE

At midday today Benedict XVI appeared at the window of his study to pray the Angelus with faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square.

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Great Game’ Seeks to Put Afghanistan Experience in Context

“The Great Game” was the euphemism the British used when referring to their strategic rivalry with the Russian empire that played out in Afghanistan in the 19th century.

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Security Council discusses poverty and under-development as root of conflict

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) and Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota of Brazil at the Security Council

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Egypt: UN chief urges peaceful transition after Mubarak resignation

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President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt

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Democracy In Egypt An Uncertainty, Analysts Fear

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During a coup d'etat led by General Muhammed Naguib, Egyptian army tanks and field guns are drawn up in front of the royal Abdin Palace, in Cairo, on July 26, 1952. Appointed Premier Ali Maher Pasha issued an ultimatum to King Farouk I, forcing the Egyptian monarch to abdicate.

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More resources for conflict prevention, increased engagement urgently needed in South Caucasus, EU Special Representative tells OSCE Permanent Council

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EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Peter Semneby addresses the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna, 10 February 2011

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MYANMAR: UNHCR concerned over treatment of Rohingya boat people

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