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2010-07-17

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Freed Polanski bears no grudge towards Swiss

Roman Polanski has stepped into the spotlight for the first time since Swiss authorities freed him from house arrest on Monday. In Montreux for a

Roman Polanski has stepped into the spotlight for the first time since Swiss authorities freed him from house arrest on Monday. In Montreux for a

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No sign of leaks but capped BP well needs more tests

It is so far so good for the containment cap on BP’s ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well. Bubbles coming out of a valve on piping at the very top of

It is so far so good for the containment cap on BP’s ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well. Bubbles coming out of a valve on piping at the very top of

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Cuba to release 52 political prisoners

Independent journalist and prominent Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas has long been campaigning for the freedom of his compatriots.   In a desperate

Independent journalist and prominent Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas has long been campaigning for the freedom of his compatriots.   In a desperate

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Toys show in Toyko

Toy makers show their latest products in a toy fair in Tokyo. These new toys are designed to help improve communication between children and parents.

Toy makers show their latest products in a toy fair in Tokyo. These new toys are designed to help improve communication between children and parents.

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Pligrimage to a sacred voodoo waterfall in Haiti

Hundreds of Haitians bath and submerge themselves in the water of Seau d’Eau, a sacred waterfalls for voodoo followers.

Hundreds of Haitians bath and submerge themselves in the water of Seau d’Eau, a sacred waterfalls for voodoo followers.

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Mud festival in Boryeong in South Korea

Millions of people made the trip to Boryeong in South Korea for the 12th annual Mud Festival to have fun in pools of mud.

Millions of people made the trip to Boryeong in South Korea for the 12th annual Mud Festival to have fun in pools of mud.

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Ice-skating by the beach in Australia

A ice skating rink on Sydney famius Bondi Beach turns out to be a hit and many people choose to iceskate instead of surfing.

A ice skating rink on Sydney famius Bondi Beach turns out to be a hit and many people choose to iceskate instead of surfing.

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Gion Summer Festival in Kyoto

A parade of higly decorated floats moved slowly across the streets of Kyoto and for a cheering crowd. This parade was the main event of the Gion

A parade of higly decorated floats moved slowly across the streets of Kyoto and for a cheering crowd. This parade was the main event of the Gion

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Riots in French city after police shooting

A French city has been shaken by a night of unrest in which youths burned cars, attacked a tramway and shot at police. Feelings were running high

A French city has been shaken by a night of unrest in which youths burned cars, attacked a tramway and shot at police. Feelings were running high

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Typhoon Conson heads for Vietnam

Some 200,000 people are reported to have fled their homes as Typhoon Conson aproaches northern Vietnam.   At least two people were killed by falling

Some 200,000 people are reported to have fled their homes as Typhoon Conson aproaches northern Vietnam.   At least two people were killed by falling

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Australian PM announces snap election

Australia’s new prime minister has announced snap elections to be held next month. Julia Gillard’s announcement comes just three weeks after she

Australia’s new prime minister has announced snap elections to be held next month. Julia Gillard’s announcement comes just three weeks after she

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George Clooney testifies in Milan

Georges Clooney has testified at a fraud trial in Milan. The trial had to be moved to bigger courtroom because of an exceptionally large audience

Georges Clooney has testified at a fraud trial in Milan. The trial had to be moved to bigger courtroom because of an exceptionally large audience

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Long lost Charlie Chaplin cameo discovered

Almost a century after bursting onto the silver screen, silent movie star Charlie Chaplin still has the power to surprise his audience. One eagle

Almost a century after bursting onto the silver screen, silent movie star Charlie Chaplin still has the power to surprise his audience. One eagle

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Train passengers protest in Patna City in India

Train passengers protest in Patna City in India after finding the number of carriages of the Rajgir-Patna passenger train had been reduced by three.

Train passengers protest in Patna City in India after finding the number of carriages of the Rajgir-Patna passenger train had been reduced by three.

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Demonstration against a new curfew in Kashmir

Police forces used tear-gas against protestors who demonstrated against a new curfew in Indian administered Kashmir.

Police forces used tear-gas against protestors who demonstrated against a new curfew in Indian administered Kashmir.

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Haiti, 6 months after

Six months after the earthquake, aid is still coming to Haiti. Lionel Messi, the football player, representing Unicef, visited the IDP camp

Six months after the earthquake, aid is still coming to Haiti. Lionel Messi, the football player, representing Unicef, visited the IDP camp

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No leak from Gulf of Mexico oil well

British oil giant BP has said there has benn no sign of any oil leaking from its rouge well in the Gulf of Mexico since 24 hours. Further tests

British oil giant BP has said there has benn no sign of any oil leaking from its rouge well in the Gulf of Mexico since 24 hours. Further tests

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UN meeting dogged by controversy

Controversy has surrounded a UN meeting in Madrid. The Spanish Prime Minister met separately with UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon, leaving the

Controversy has surrounded a UN meeting in Madrid. The Spanish Prime Minister met separately with UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon, leaving the

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Refunds for unhappy users of the iPhone 4

Apple has bowed to consumer pressure and offered a free case to all owners of its iPhone 4 to prevent reception problems. Users have complained the

Apple has bowed to consumer pressure and offered a free case to all owners of its iPhone 4 to prevent reception problems. Users have complained the

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French police free four linked to Bettencourt

Four men linked to French L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt have been freed after being detained for questioning by Police over alleged tax evasion

Four men linked to French L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt have been freed after being detained for questioning by Police over alleged tax evasion

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No leak from Gulf of Mexico oil well, BP confirms

British oil giant BP has said there is no sign of any oil leaking from its rouge well in the Gulf of Mexico as further tests showed barely any

British oil giant BP has said there is no sign of any oil leaking from its rouge well in the Gulf of Mexico as further tests showed barely any

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Foreign policy dominates Castro's return

Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro is back in the public spotlight, four years after health problems forced him to hand over power to his

Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro is back in the public spotlight, four years after health problems forced him to hand over power to his

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Scientists unlock Mona Lisa secret

It’s baffled both experts and admirers for centuries, but now Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous masterpiece the Mona Lisa appears to have given up more of

It’s baffled both experts and admirers for centuries, but now Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous masterpiece the Mona Lisa appears to have given up more of

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Guillermo Farinas reacts to Cuban dissident releases

The prominent Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas has given his reaction to the release of 52 political prisoners by authorities there. He gave an

The prominent Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas has given his reaction to the release of 52 political prisoners by authorities there. He gave an