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Turkey court eases YouTube restrictions

A Turkish court has ruled that a blanket ban of social media website YouTube violated human rights and ordered most of the restrictions be lifted.

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Europe launches environment satellite

Europe has launched the first in a constellation of hi-tech satellites designed to monitor Earth for climate change and environmental damage and help disaster relief operations.

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Russia accuses Ukrainians of plotting attacks

Russia has detained 25 Ukrainians it suspected of preparing attacks in the southern and central part of the country, hours after it was accused by the former soviet member of contributing to the killing of anti-government protesters in Kiev.

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Turkey lifts Twitter ban after court ruling

Turkey's telecoms authority has lifted a two-week-old ban on Twitter after the constitutional court ruled the block breached freedom of expression, an official in Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's office said.

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Smog blanketing Britain set to clear

The smog that has blanketed Britain this week is likely to lift during the next day or so, Al Jazeera's senior meteorologist has said.

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Yanukovich regrets 'mistakes' on Crimea

Ukraine's ousted president has admitted he was "wrong" in inviting Russian troops into Crimea and vowed to try to persuade Russia to return the coveted Black Sea peninsula.

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Yanukovich blamed for Ukraine protest deaths

anti-government protesters in Kiev during February unrest.The killings of Ukrainian protesters during February's anti-government demonstrations took place "under the direct leadership" of ousted President Viktor Yanukovich, security chiefs have said.

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Turkey court says Twitter ban violates rights

Turkey's highest court has ruled that the government's block on online messaging service Twitter violates freedom of expression and individual rights.

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NATO suspends 'all military ties' with Russia

NATO has said it will suspend "all practical civilian and military cooperation" with Russia because of Moscow's occupation and annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region.

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Hollande announces new French government

French President Francois Hollande has approved a new cabinet just days after the ruling Socialist Party suffered losses in local polls.

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