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Deepa Babington

Deepa Babington

    Cypriots take to the polls in hopes of a bankruptcy saviour
    Cypriots take to the polls in hopes of a bankruptcy saviour
    Cypriots have gone to the polls to elect a president who must negotiate a financial rescue to save the island country from its economic crisis.
    Amanda Knox is a saint AND a diabolical she-devil, says lawyer
    Amanda Knox is a saint AND a diabolical she-devil, says lawyer
    Amanda Knox is a "witch" whose lying ways belied her fresh-faced "soap and water" looks, a lawyer has told the court hearing her murder appeal.
    Sudan's gold rush lures thousands to remote areas
    Sudan's gold rush lures thousands to remote areas
    Tens of thousands of small-scale Sudanese prospectors are undertaking hazardous expeditions across barren areas to search for gold.
    Darfur rebel group suspends talks with Sudan govt
    Darfur rebel group suspends talks with Sudan govt
    Darfur's most powerful rebel group has suspended meetings with Sudan's government in Qatar in protest at Khartoum's plan to hold a referendum.
    Aid agency may be forced to shut Darfur programme
    Aid agency may be forced to shut Darfur programme
    Catholic Relief Services fears it will have to shut its West Darfur food programme at the end of the month unless Khartoum lifts a ban.
    No country for young men: Italy's 'lost generation'
    No country for young men: Italy's 'lost generation'
    Once kept at home by love for mamma's home-cooked pasta, a growing number of young Italians are now forced to live with their parents.
    Afghan air force flies again on Soviet warhorses
    Afghan air force flies again on Soviet warhorses
    As training jobs go, United States Colonel Bernard Mater's task of mentoring the fledgling Afghan air force is among the more daunting ones.
    Suicide attacks down, extortion up in Iraq's Mosul
    Suicide attacks down, extortion up in Iraq's Mosul
    Drive-by shootings, murders and extortion are the new calling cards of a weakened insurgency in Mosul.
    Italy quake toll rises, 50 000 left homeless
    Italy quake toll rises, 50 000 left homeless
    A powerful earthquake struck central Italy as residents slept on Monday morning, killing more than 90 people and making up to 50 000 homeless.
    Strong earthquake jolts Italy, deaths reported
    Strong earthquake jolts Italy, deaths reported
    A strong earthquake rocked a large swathe of central Italy on Monday, killing at least 10 people and causing houses and churches to collapse.
    Libya eyes major deals with Italian companies
    Libya eyes major deals with Italian companies
    Libya is in talks to invest in five or six Italian companies, with some of those deals "more important" than its purchase of a nearly 5% of Unicredit.