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2010-07-24

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'At least 15 killed' at German Love Parade

At least 15 people are now said to have been killed in a stampede at the annual Love Parade at Duisburg in western Germany. The crush injured

At least 15 people are now said to have been killed in a stampede at the annual Love Parade at Duisburg in western Germany. The crush injured

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Holy Sunday ahead for Santiago de Compostela

It is one of the world’s most famous pilgrimages, attracting tens of thousands of people each year. For some it is about renewing one’s faith

It is one of the world’s most famous pilgrimages, attracting tens of thousands of people each year. For some it is about renewing one’s faith

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"At least 10 killed" at German Love Parade

There are reports that at least ten people have died in a stampede at the annual Love Parade at Duisburg in western Germany. About another 15 are

There are reports that at least ten people have died in a stampede at the annual Love Parade at Duisburg in western Germany. About another 15 are

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Body identified as missing German boy

The body of a child found in a mountainous area of southern Spain has been identified as that of a German boy who had been missing for several

The body of a child found in a mountainous area of southern Spain has been identified as that of a German boy who had been missing for several

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Gay priests "double life" sex scandal in Rome

A sensational cover story that says priests in Rome are leading double lives on the city’s gay scene is the latest scandal to hit the Roman Catholic

A sensational cover story that says priests in Rome are leading double lives on the city’s gay scene is the latest scandal to hit the Roman Catholic

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A whale jumps on a boat in South Africa

A whale surprised a couple whale-watching off Cape Town when it jumped up and landed on their boat.

A whale surprised a couple whale-watching off Cape Town when it jumped up and landed on their boat.

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Analysts question bank stress tests

The stress test system that gave most European banks a clean bill of health has been called into question. Only seven of the continent’s

The stress test system that gave most European banks a clean bill of health has been called into question. Only seven of the continent’s

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Iran's Ahmadinejad slams traditional ally Russia

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has hit out at his traditional ally Dmitry Medvedev, accusing Russia’s president of being a “spokesman” for the “enemies of

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has hit out at his traditional ally Dmitry Medvedev, accusing Russia’s president of being a “spokesman” for the “enemies of

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Four US troops killed in Afghanistan

Four American soldiers have been killed in a bomb attack in southern Afghanistan. There are few details of the incident. But it brings the total

Four American soldiers have been killed in a bomb attack in southern Afghanistan. There are few details of the incident. But it brings the total

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Fire in Portugal

Fire in the suburbs of Lisbon on Thursday evening.

Fire in the suburbs of Lisbon on Thursday evening.

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Berlusconi and Medvedev in a coffee shop

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in a coffee shop in Milan.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in a coffee shop in Milan.

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Swiss train derails

One person killed and at least 42 injured in the derailment of a tourist train between Lax and Fiesch in canton Valais, Switzerland, on Friday.

One person killed and at least 42 injured in the derailment of a tourist train between Lax and Fiesch in canton Valais, Switzerland, on Friday.

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Tall Ship Race crews relax in Aalborg, Denmark

More than eighty ships with over 3,000 crew members are in Aalborg, Denmark after sailing from Antwerp in the first leg of the Tall Ship Races.

More than eighty ships with over 3,000 crew members are in Aalborg, Denmark after sailing from Antwerp in the first leg of the Tall Ship Races.

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West Bank clashes

Dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international demonstrators clashed with Israeli security forces in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on Friday

Dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international demonstrators clashed with Israeli security forces in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on Friday

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Oil spill clean up in China

Thousands of soldiers clean up oil slick, one week after Chinese oil pipeline explosion.

Thousands of soldiers clean up oil slick, one week after Chinese oil pipeline explosion.

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Animal rights demo in Mexico

Semi-naked protesters demand protection for animals and environment after Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Semi-naked protesters demand protection for animals and environment after Gulf of Mexico oil spill

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Contaminated penguins wash up Uruguay's shores

Around 200 Magellan penguins, most of them dead and others badly contaminated by oil, washed up on the shores of Uruguay’s coast this week.

Around 200 Magellan penguins, most of them dead and others badly contaminated by oil, washed up on the shores of Uruguay’s coast this week.

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BP halts oil spill work as storm enters Gulf

With Tropical Storm Bonnie’s arrival imminent, BP has suspended its operations to deal with the US oil spill. Ships captains on site were deciding

With Tropical Storm Bonnie’s arrival imminent, BP has suspended its operations to deal with the US oil spill. Ships captains on site were deciding

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Naked Cowboy performing in Times Square

Robert John Burck better known as the Naked Cowboy, is an American busker. He’s performing in New York City’s Times Square wearing only cowboy boots

Robert John Burck better known as the Naked Cowboy, is an American busker. He’s performing in New York City’s Times Square wearing only cowboy boots

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ECB: stress tests 'prove resilience'

The Committee of European Banking Supervisors has released the results of stress tests on 91 European lenders. Just seven of them failed and the

The Committee of European Banking Supervisors has released the results of stress tests on 91 European lenders. Just seven of them failed and the

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Border crossings despite Colombia-Venezuela row

It looks like business as usual on the border despite the dispute between Colombia and Venezuela. The military may be present. But pedestrians and

It looks like business as usual on the border despite the dispute between Colombia and Venezuela. The military may be present. But pedestrians and

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Most banks pass EU stress test

The results from the EU’s stress tests on its banks are being seen as positive, even if doubts about the rigour of them have been expressed. The

The results from the EU’s stress tests on its banks are being seen as positive, even if doubts about the rigour of them have been expressed. The

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Fiat workers protest against Serbian move

Fiat workers in Turin walked out on Friday for two hours to protest against the Italian car giant’s plans to shift some of its production to Serbia

Fiat workers in Turin walked out on Friday for two hours to protest against the Italian car giant’s plans to shift some of its production to Serbia

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Thaw in relations between Russia and NATO

NATO will once again have Russian cooperation, nearly two years after the breakdown of relations. Moscow withdrew support from the military

NATO will once again have Russian cooperation, nearly two years after the breakdown of relations. Moscow withdrew support from the military

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Turkey orders 'coup plot' arrests

A Turkish court has ordered the arrest of 102 people charged with plotting to overthrow the government in 2003. Footage on Friday night showed

A Turkish court has ordered the arrest of 102 people charged with plotting to overthrow the government in 2003. Footage on Friday night showed

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More investigations into Israeli flotilla raid

A team of international experts will investigate the Israeli raid on a flotilla bound for Gaza. The UN Human Rights Council has appointed the

A team of international experts will investigate the Israeli raid on a flotilla bound for Gaza. The UN Human Rights Council has appointed the

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BP oil spill teams evacuated as Bonnie approaches

As tropical storm Bonnie bears down on the Gulf of Mexico, BP has pulled out its flotilla of relief ships dealing with the Deepwater oil spill, and

As tropical storm Bonnie bears down on the Gulf of Mexico, BP has pulled out its flotilla of relief ships dealing with the Deepwater oil spill, and