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World News Brief, Thursday November 8

Tough hurdles for re-elected Obama; China's Communist Party to work against corruption; cost of cleaning up Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant estimated at $63 billion; Thailand and Burma support Dawei Economic Zone; suicide bomber strikes market in Peshawar; Israel opposes enhanced UN status for Palestine; and more

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World News Brief, Thursday March 29

Assad accepts peace plan to end crackdown as death toll hits 9000; Annan's diplomacy a convenient way out, but will it stick?; Australian government calls for criminal investigation into claims Rupert Murdoch's News Corp engaged in "high-tech piracy" in the 90s; damaged reactor at Fukushima Daiichi plant contains radiation up to 10 times the lethal dose; Iran nuclear talks could start in a fortnight; Cuba rejects Pope's call for reform; angry Greeks to vote for fringe parties in coming elections; and more

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World News Brief, Wednesday June 8

Yemeni Vice President rejects offer to negotiate and keep Saleh from returning; Reports: Saleh has 40% burns and collapsed lung; Greece austerity measures questioned as it seeks second bailout; Opposition denies killing 120 security personnel in Syrian town; Thousands flee Chinese floods; and more

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World News Brief, Thursday May 12

US and China reach "milestone" deal on market access, technology and defence; Clinton still labels China's record on human rights "deplorable"; Another cuty shelled in Syria crackdown; Bin Laden's son demands inquiry; More strikes in Greece as EU reviews bailout; and more

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World News Brief, Friday May 6

US suspects Pakistan of harbouring bin Laden as Pakistan warns against future raids (+ analysis & multimedia); Syria protesters promise 'day of defiance'; Engineers enter Fukushima reactor for first time; Obama ready to pass trade deals; and more

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World News Brief, Tuesday April 19

Nigeria incumbent on course for victory, but peaceful election turns sour (+analysis); Five dead after Green Zone bombing in Baghdad; Raul Castro pro-term limits, says failures are "embarrassing"; Chinese artist still missing; Six months before Fukushima plant is safe; and more

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World News Brief, Friday April 8

Ivorian strongman clings to power in his bunker but second attack imminent (+ analysis  and multimedia); African neighbours offer Gbagbo exile as ICC launches investigation; Gulf Council seeks to remove Yemen's Saleh; US Congress negotiations on knife-edge; Japan may increase nuclear evacuation zone; and more

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World News Brief, Thursday April 7

Ouattara soldiers raid presidential compound, Gbagbo negotiates with UN; Did the West fail Cote D'Ivoire?; White House warns no "clear path" to Af-Pak victory; Republicans "moving the goalposts" in US Budget standoff; International pressure demands change in Yemen; and more

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World News Brief, Tuesday April 5

Greek PM, Libya's deputy foreign minister and Qaddafi's sons emerge as possible peace negotiators (+ analysis); Rebels in push to recapture Brega; Japan relealses low level radioactive water; Soldiers kill protesters in Yemen; Obama announces 2012 reelection run; and more

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World News Brief, Friday April 1

Qaddafi's foreign minister flees to Britain (+ analysis); CIA and MI6 'on the ground' in Libya assisting and assessing rebels; Assad panel to re-think Syrian emergency laws; Radiation levels in Japanese seawater grow; Negotiations on Capitol Hill hope to avert US governemtn shutdown; and more

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World News Brief, Thursday March 31

US and Euro leaders debate whether to arm Libyan rebels; Rebels retreat from oil towns as Qaddafi advances again; Syrian President fails to lift emergency laws; Fukushima plant owners fail to control reactors; Cricket unites but India wins; and more

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World News Brief, Wednesday March 30

Global leaders meet to affirm unity of purpose in Libya; US officials warn rebels lack organisation to hold gains; Radioactive water puts Japan on "maximum alert"; Over 120 dead in Yemen explosion; How sound are Chinese loans?; and more

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World News Brief, Tuesday March 29

NATO warplanes bomb Qaddafi's hometown as rebel attack (+ analysis); Obama to address nation and Turkey offers to mediate; Yemeni president retracts resignation offer; Democrats and Republicans set to clash again on Budget cuts; Fukushima workers face new threat; and more

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World News Brief, Wednesday March 23

Coalition bombing close to eliminating Libyan air defences; US tries to hand over leadership as F-15 crashes and allies divide (+ analysis and multimedia); Karzai announces Bamiyan hand-over from July; Japanese radiation spreads to marine life; Europe agrees on vast rainy-day fund; and more

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World News Brief, Tuesday March 22

Allied air strikes protect anti-regime rebels, but Qaddafi forces repel advances (+ analysis & multimedia); Electricity back on at Fukushima plant, but cooling systems not working; Military leaders switch sides in Yemen; Obama holds up Brazil as model for protesting states; and more

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World News Brief, Friday March 18

Helicopters and water cannon turned on Japanese nuclear plant, putting workers at risk (+ analysis); Millions without power as 9000 still missing and death toll tops 5000; US backs Libya no-fly zone, warning bombings would be necessary; Violence spreads in Cote d'Ivoire; and more

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World News Brief, Wednesday March 16

Japanese PM warns of "very high" radiation leak risk; Nuclear industry faces renewed scrutiny amidst crisis; Nikkei loses sixth of value in two days; China to avoid exchange rate negotations at G20; Iran angry as foreign troops enter Bahrain, Intelligence reports question Afghan surge, one year on; and more

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