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2011-07-04

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Turkish police raid football clubs in match-fixing scandal

Turkish police have arrested around 60 people, including the president of top side Fenerbahce Aziz Yildirim as part of an ongoing investigation into

Turkish police have arrested around 60 people, including the president of top side Fenerbahce Aziz Yildirim as part of an ongoing investigation into

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Tyler Farrar sprints to victory on third stage‎

Garmin Cervelo’s Thor Hushovd held his nerve to retain the race leader’s yellow jersey in Redon while team-mate Tyler Farrar became the first

Garmin Cervelo’s Thor Hushovd held his nerve to retain the race leader’s yellow jersey in Redon while team-mate Tyler Farrar became the first

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Serbia and Kosovo's future lies within EU, says Ashton

Kosovo has received a boost from the EU. It comes after Pristina achieved its first breakthrough in negotiations with neighbours Serbia. The status

Kosovo has received a boost from the EU. It comes after Pristina achieved its first breakthrough in negotiations with neighbours Serbia. The status

Business

German Labour Agency to cut staff

More people in work in Germany mean the federal Labour Agency will cut 10,000 of its employees. That is 10 percent of the agency’s staff and their

More people in work in Germany mean the federal Labour Agency will cut 10,000 of its employees. That is 10 percent of the agency’s staff and their

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Gipper comes to London's Grosvenor Square

A statue of former US president Ronald Reagan has been unveiled in London near the US embassy.   A piece of the Berlin Wall will be installed nearby

A statue of former US president Ronald Reagan has been unveiled in London near the US embassy.   A piece of the Berlin Wall will be installed nearby

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Picture shows how hunted Mafia boss should look

Italian police, desperate to get their hands on Matteo Messina Denaro, have released a picture they say could show what he looks like today after 18

Italian police, desperate to get their hands on Matteo Messina Denaro, have released a picture they say could show what he looks like today after 18

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Thailand's Thaksin Shinawatra bides time in exile

Reconciliation in Thailand is the priority for former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, brother of the latest election winner. As his sister strives

Reconciliation in Thailand is the priority for former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, brother of the latest election winner. As his sister strives

Business

S&P adds to Greece's woes

There has been a set-back for Greece as the credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s warned Athens would be considered to be in default under a plan

There has been a set-back for Greece as the credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s warned Athens would be considered to be in default under a plan

Business

Vending machine with the midas touch

For people worried about the future of the pound or the euro, a vending machine just installed in a London shopping centre could be the answer – it

For people worried about the future of the pound or the euro, a vending machine just installed in a London shopping centre could be the answer – it

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Thailand set for coalition and first woman PM

The powerful Thai military has apparently given its nod of consent to the country’s surprise election result. The reported endorsement will be a

The powerful Thai military has apparently given its nod of consent to the country’s surprise election result. The reported endorsement will be a

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Libya conflict dominates Russia-NATO talks

Russian President Dimitry Medvedev has met with NATO representatives in Sochi on the Black Sea to discuss the on-going conflict in Libya.

Russian President Dimitry Medvedev has met with NATO representatives in Sochi on the Black Sea to discuss the on-going conflict in Libya.

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Back in the Day: Dolly the sheep becomes first clone

July 5th 1996. Dolly the Sheep becomes the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell. The creation of Dolly was a scientific breakthrough as

July 5th 1996. Dolly the Sheep becomes the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell. The creation of Dolly was a scientific breakthrough as

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Otto von Habsburg dies at the age of 98

He was often described as a champion of European unity. Otto Habsburg-Lothringen, the eldest son of the last Austrian emperor, has died at the age

He was often described as a champion of European unity. Otto Habsburg-Lothringen, the eldest son of the last Austrian emperor, has died at the age

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French journalist accuses Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape

There is more bad news for Dominique Strauss-Kahn. A woman in France has officially accused him of trying to rape her during an interview in

There is more bad news for Dominique Strauss-Kahn. A woman in France has officially accused him of trying to rape her during an interview in

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Greek coastguard intercept Gaza `peace flotilla`ship

The Greek coastguard intercepted a Canadian ship on Monday, which was part of the Gaza `peace flotilla.` The ship which was claiming to be

The Greek coastguard intercepted a Canadian ship on Monday, which was part of the Gaza `peace flotilla.` The ship which was claiming to be

Nocomment

Yemeni women in street protest

Yemeni women took to the streets of the capital Sanaa to voice their opposition to President Ali Abdullah Saleh and in support of a transitional

Yemeni women took to the streets of the capital Sanaa to voice their opposition to President Ali Abdullah Saleh and in support of a transitional

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Mladic removed from war crimes court

Ratko Mladic has refused to enter a plea at the UN war crimes court in The Hague, angrily demanding more time to appoint his own lawyers. The chief

Ratko Mladic has refused to enter a plea at the UN war crimes court in The Hague, angrily demanding more time to appoint his own lawyers. The chief

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Hackers announce death of Obama on Fox News

The FoxNews Twitter account was has hacked on Monday, with an anonymous prankster announcing the death of the President on the July 4.   The hacker

The FoxNews Twitter account was has hacked on Monday, with an anonymous prankster announcing the death of the President on the July 4.   The hacker

Business

Spain jobless falls again

Spain’s jobless rate fell for the third month running in June. It was again boosted by the tourism sector hiring people as the summer season gets

Spain’s jobless rate fell for the third month running in June. It was again boosted by the tourism sector hiring people as the summer season gets

Business

VW secures majority stake in truckmaker MAN

Volkswagen says it has secured a 56 percent majority voting stake in German lorry maker MAN, moving it towards a merger with VW’s Swedish truck brand

Volkswagen says it has secured a 56 percent majority voting stake in German lorry maker MAN, moving it towards a merger with VW’s Swedish truck brand

Business

Saab near to return of Russian investor

Near-bankrupt car maker Saab has moved closer to having Russian businessman Vladimir Antonov return as an investor. Antonov has to sell his shares

Near-bankrupt car maker Saab has moved closer to having Russian businessman Vladimir Antonov return as an investor. Antonov has to sell his shares

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Tom Cruise 'kicked out of bed for snoring'

Hollywood homes are being hit with a new craze for ‘snoratoria.’   Tom Cruise, 49, is the latest star to create such a room when he converted a guest

Hollywood homes are being hit with a new craze for ‘snoratoria.’   Tom Cruise, 49, is the latest star to create such a room when he converted a guest

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Chavez returns to Venezuela after cancer treatment

Hugo Chavez has reportedly returned to Venezuela after receiving medical treatment in Cuba. State television showed the president arriving at an

Hugo Chavez has reportedly returned to Venezuela after receiving medical treatment in Cuba. State television showed the president arriving at an

Culture

Artists show off body of work

Crowds of some 30,000 turned up for this year’s World Body Painting Festival in Portschach in Austria.

Crowds of some 30,000 turned up for this year’s World Body Painting Festival in Portschach in Austria.

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Tymoshenko: We're being tailed and our phones tapped

The next shots in the Yulia Tymoshenko trial will be fired on Wednesday following a judge’s adjournment in Kiev. The former Ukrainian prime

The next shots in the Yulia Tymoshenko trial will be fired on Wednesday following a judge’s adjournment in Kiev. The former Ukrainian prime

Culture

Judi Dench gets lifetime award at Karlovy Vary

British actress Judi Dench was one of the guests of honour at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic, the most important

British actress Judi Dench was one of the guests of honour at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic, the most important

Science_technology

Eco loo works wonders with waste

Toilets come in all shapes, sizes and designs; from the truly awful to the rather attractive. But they all have one thing in common. And as well as

Toilets come in all shapes, sizes and designs; from the truly awful to the rather attractive. But they all have one thing in common. And as well as

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Jail terms for dozens of Belarus protesters

They say they simply wanted to hold a peaceful demonstration on Independence Day. Instead Belarus security forces moved quickly to quash any sign

They say they simply wanted to hold a peaceful demonstration on Independence Day. Instead Belarus security forces moved quickly to quash any sign

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Mladic court appearance watched by victims' families

Relatives of the victims of Srebrenica gathered outside the tribunal in the Hague. Forever scarred by the ordeal, they have waited a long time to

Relatives of the victims of Srebrenica gathered outside the tribunal in the Hague. Forever scarred by the ordeal, they have waited a long time to