The operation to lift cruise liner Costa Concordia started on Monday (16.09.2013). The ship had been lying on its side since it hit a reef near the tiny Italian island of Giglio in January 2012 - 20 months ago.
The future of the "Arab Spring" is not only being decided in Egypt. In Tunisia the crisis continues between the Islamist-led coalition government and the secular opposition.
As Belgium marked its national day, King Albert II abdicated in favor of his son Prince Phillipe.
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