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Guatemala's presidential elections mired by corruption scandals and political turmoil

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David Lagercrantz on taking over Stieg Larsson's Millennium series

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EUROPE NOW

Looking for a European identity (part 2)

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EUROPE NOW

Looking for a European identity (part 1)

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BUSINESS DAILY

IMF warns of risks posed by Chinese slowdown to global economic growth

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MEDIAWATCH

Photo of drowned Syrian child sparks outrage

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THE DEBATE

Erdogan's toughest battle? Turkish president reverses course on key issues (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Erdogan's toughest battle? Turkish president reverses course on key issues (part 2)

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

United States: Obama in Alaska to highlight climate change

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Latest update 15/09/2011

September 11, 2001: Ten years later

On September 11, 2001, four airliners were hijacked by 19 al Qaeda terrorists. Two of them slammed into New York’s World Trade Center while a third hit the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The fourth crashed in a field in rural Pennsylvania. More than 2,900 people were killed in the worst terrorist attack on US soil. In the aftermath of 9/11, then US president George W. Bush launched a “war on terror” that saw a global crackdown on Islamist militants as well as the US-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

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