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The Race to Save Lives in Nepal: World Ramps up Efforts to Provide Emergency Aid (part 2)

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DEBATE

The Race to Save Lives in Nepal: World Ramps up Efforts to Provide Emergency Aid (part 1)

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MEDIAWATCH

Nepal earthquake on social media

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TALKING EUROPE

Louis Michel: 'Europe is not guilty' of Africa's failings

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TALKING EUROPE

Italy's Europe minister: 'Bold measures' needed to dismantle human trafficking

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ENCORE!

Music show: Blur, Martin Gore and Moriarty

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FOCUS

France steps up cyber defence in wake of attacks

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BUSINESS DAILY

End of an era as Volkswagen's Piech resigns

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THE OBSERVERS

Police beat kids in Guinea, and militias dynamite homes in Iraq

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Latest update 22/03/2010

Full coverage of the 2010 French regional elections

In two rounds of voting to elect 1,880 regional representatives on March 14 and 21, French voters dealt a stinging blow to President Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP party, which gained just 35.5 percent of the national vote. The resounding victory for the Socialist Party and its left-wing allies (54.12 percent), who won all but one of the 22 regions in mainland France, has made the left a credible challenger for the 2012 presidential election.

Background
French regional elections: the knives are out

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French elections: secularism under threat?

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The Le Pen line of succession

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