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Uprising overshadows Syria polls
Syria holds local elections despite an opposition boycott and fresh reports of fighting between troops and opposition forces in several regions.
Kiwis edge Australia in thriller
New Zealand beat Australia by seven runs in Hobart, to record their first victory over them on Australian soil since 1985 and draw the Test series 1-1.
Colorado’s 10th Mountain Division
With more than 350 miles of trails, wide-open wilderness and incredible backcountry skiing, a tour in Colorado’s 10th Mountain Division huts system is the stuff adventures are made of.
Why is business soaring for Asian airlines?
From no frills to ultra premium services - the airline industry is booming across Asia, and it is predicted to become the fastest growing aviation market in the world.
Putin under pressure
Could Vladimir Putin lose next year's presidential election? The very question shows just how much Russia has changed in such a short space of time, writes the BBC's Steve Rosenberg.
'Blasphemous' play protected by Paris police
Free speech and religious sensibilities clash at a theatre by the Champs Elysees.
Have scientists found the Higgs?
It would undoubtedly be the biggest scientific breakthrough of the century so far says the BBC's Pallab Ghosh. Is this what researchers at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will announce on Tuesday?
The young and the jobless
Explore unemployment trends around the world, from the worst-hit areas of the Middle East and North Africa to parts of Asia, where the picture is very different.
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EU: UK 'to engage constructively'
Downing Street says the government will work with other EU members, as David Cameron prepares to explain his veto of EU treaty changes.
Billionaire to run against Putin
Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov says he will challenge Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in next March's presidential election.
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Dow Jones12184.26+186.561.55%
FTSE 1005501.75--27.46-0.50%
Cac 403133.18--39.17-1.23%
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Amy Winehouse tops UK album chart
Amy Winehouse's posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, tops the UK album chart in its first week of release.
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Gene therapy hope for haemophilia
Gene therapy could reduce the need for medication in haemophilia B patients.
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Oil hack attacks may 'cost lives'
Targeted cyber-attacks on the oil industry could have fatal consequences, warns Shell.
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Excitement over Higgs 'evidence'
Scientists are widely expected to present evidence on Tuesday that the sought-after Higgs boson particle has finally been glimpsed at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
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Outdoor adventures in Colorado
The best known of the Rocky Mountain states, Colorado offers beautiful desert canyons, powdery ski runs and terrain that is unrivalled anywhere in the western United States.
Business trip: Frankfurt
Nearly every frequent business traveller will eventually pass through this commercial crossroads of Europe.
Alfresco movies in Hong Kong
A few local film buffs cut through some red tape to screen movies outdoors, with the city's iconic skyline as a backdrop.
A holiday Q&A with the TSA
Clothing with bits of metal – like jingle-bell sweaters – can set off the alarm at airport security. We uncover 10 other things to be wary of.
Strangest optical illusions
From “God's burning finger” to the polar lights, here are 10 of the most extraordinary natural phenomenons and mirages around the globe.
Five favourite travel apps of 2011
From easy-to-use hotel booking tools to smart ways to book a private car, here are the best free travel apps that arrived this year.
Japan’s top five hiking spots
Some of the hiking world’s best-kept secrets can be found in the Japan Alps, the hills around Kyoto and in the vast wilderness of Daisetsuzan National Park.
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El desempleo inquieta cada vez más
Una encuesta comisionada por la BBC muestra cómo en los últimos dos años el desempleo se ha convertido en una de las principales causas de preocupación, tanto en países pobres como ricos.
سورية: انتخابات محلية وتقارير عن تواصل المعارك بين الجيش ومنشقين
انتخابات محلية في سورية والمعارضة تدعو لمقاطعتها، وتقارير عن تواصل المعارك بين القوات الحكومية ومنشقين عن الجيش.
دولت سوریه انتخابات محلی 'آزادتر' برگزار می‌کند
در حالیکه تظاهرات اعتراضی و درگیری بین نیروهای دولتی و مخالفان حکومت سوریه ادامه دارد، دولت سوریه از آغاز رای گیری در انتخابات محلی خبر داده و گفته است که این انتخابات نسبت به گذشته "آزادتر" خواهد بود.
В Москве заявлен новый митинг против результатов выборов
Через два дня после митинга против фальсификаций на выборах на Болотной площади в Москве организаторы подали заявку на проведение новой многотысячной акции протеста. На этот раз активисты хотят собрать 50 тыс. человек на Васильевском спуске.
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