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2011-07-11

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Murdered Milly's family say phone hacking sparked false hope

Relatives of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler have met Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg amid claims her mobile phone was hacked after she

Relatives of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler have met Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg amid claims her mobile phone was hacked after she

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Eurozone fears over Italy grow

They had come to discuss Greece, but as the EU’s finance chiefs met in Brussels, it was fears of an Italian default that was focusing minds

They had come to discuss Greece, but as the EU’s finance chiefs met in Brussels, it was fears of an Italian default that was focusing minds

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Murdoch's BSkyB bid sent to Competition Commission

Rupert Murdoch’s bid for full ownership of BSkyB has been referred to the Competition Commission by Britain’s government. Culture Secretary Jeremy

Rupert Murdoch’s bid for full ownership of BSkyB has been referred to the Competition Commission by Britain’s government. Culture Secretary Jeremy

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Tunisia copes with Libyan refugees

The border post of Dehiba, in the south west of Tunisia, is one of the two main crossing points for people fleeing the conflict in Libya. Every day

The border post of Dehiba, in the south west of Tunisia, is one of the two main crossing points for people fleeing the conflict in Libya. Every day

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Kirkpinar celebrates 650 years in style

The 650th edition of the Edime Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling and Cultural Activities festival has ended in western Turkey. 1419 wrestlers battled for the

The 650th edition of the Edime Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling and Cultural Activities festival has ended in western Turkey. 1419 wrestlers battled for the

Business

Cambodia opens stock market but no trading in sight

The long-time communist bastion of Cambodia has officially launched its long-delayed stock exchange. However there are no companies being traded

The long-time communist bastion of Cambodia has officially launched its long-delayed stock exchange. However there are no companies being traded

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Srebrenica marks massacre anniversary

Hundreds of Bosnian Muslims killed during the Srebrenica Massacre 16 years ago were reburied on Monday with thousands of mourners looking on. The

Hundreds of Bosnian Muslims killed during the Srebrenica Massacre 16 years ago were reburied on Monday with thousands of mourners looking on. The

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Obama pressures Congress as budget talks stall

President Barack Obama has said he expects to have a deal in place to prevent the US government from defaulting on its debts before the August 2

President Barack Obama has said he expects to have a deal in place to prevent the US government from defaulting on its debts before the August 2

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French and US embassies attacked in Syria

In Syria, angry government supporters have attacked the US embassy and the ambassador’s residence in Damascus. They caused some damage but no one was

In Syria, angry government supporters have attacked the US embassy and the ambassador’s residence in Damascus. They caused some damage but no one was

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'Slim chance' of finding survivors in Volga wreck

Officials in Russia said Monday there is little chance of finding anyone alive in the wreck of the Bulgaria, the tourist boat which sank on Sunday on

Officials in Russia said Monday there is little chance of finding anyone alive in the wreck of the Bulgaria, the tourist boat which sank on Sunday on

Culture

Godfather of Gore honoured at Neuchâtel Horror Film Festival

Special guest of this years Festival du film fantastique, (Horror Film Festival), in the Swiss city of Neuchâtel was Herschell Gordon Lewis. The 82-

Special guest of this years Festival du film fantastique, (Horror Film Festival), in the Swiss city of Neuchâtel was Herschell Gordon Lewis. The 82-

Culture

Pop-up restaurant is a hit in trendy Berlin

“Pret A Diner”‘s is back in the capital of cool for its summer edition. The aim of this short-lived “dining experience” is to offer high-class food

“Pret A Diner”‘s is back in the capital of cool for its summer edition. The aim of this short-lived “dining experience” is to offer high-class food

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Police interview woman over DSK Paris rape claim

In France, the woman who says Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her in 2003 has been interviewed by police for the first time. It is the first

In France, the woman who says Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her in 2003 has been interviewed by police for the first time. It is the first

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Israeli movie bags top award in Karlovy Vary

After nine days of red carpet premieres and more than 400 film screenings, the 46th edition of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech town of

After nine days of red carpet premieres and more than 400 film screenings, the 46th edition of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech town of

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UK downgrades terrorist threat

Britain has reduced the threat level posed by international terrorism from severe to substantial. The UK Home Office has five categories of

Britain has reduced the threat level posed by international terrorism from severe to substantial. The UK Home Office has five categories of

Business

Nestle expands further in China

Chasing fast-growing markets, Nestle is moving to buy a 60 percent stake in Chinese sweets and snacks maker Hsu Fu Chi. The world’s largest food

Chasing fast-growing markets, Nestle is moving to buy a 60 percent stake in Chinese sweets and snacks maker Hsu Fu Chi. The world’s largest food

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Default looms as Obama and Republicans argue

With time running out before the US hits a limit on borrowing President Barack Obama and his political opponents in Congress the Republicans have

With time running out before the US hits a limit on borrowing President Barack Obama and his political opponents in Congress the Republicans have

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China's leaders inflation focus

China’s premier and the country’s central bank governor have both said they will now allow stubbornly high inflation to cause problems for the

China’s premier and the country’s central bank governor have both said they will now allow stubbornly high inflation to cause problems for the

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French and US embassies targeted in Syria

Security guards have fired into the air to drive back protesters taking part in a demonstration outside the French embassy. Protesters loyal to

Security guards have fired into the air to drive back protesters taking part in a demonstration outside the French embassy. Protesters loyal to

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Cyprus blast: defence minister, army chief resign

Cyprus’ defence minister and the head of Cypriot army have resigned following a huge explosion on a military base this morning which killed 12

Cyprus’ defence minister and the head of Cypriot army have resigned following a huge explosion on a military base this morning which killed 12

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Murdoch urged to drop BSkyB bid

Rupert Murdoch has been urged to drop his £7.8 billion (8.8 billion euros) takeover bid for British Sky Broadcasting as the fallout of the tabloid

Rupert Murdoch has been urged to drop his £7.8 billion (8.8 billion euros) takeover bid for British Sky Broadcasting as the fallout of the tabloid

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Running the bulls in Pamplona

Thousands of thrill-seekers run with bulls in Pamplona on the sixth day of San Fermin festival in Spain.

Thousands of thrill-seekers run with bulls in Pamplona on the sixth day of San Fermin festival in Spain.

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France: 'No direct talks with Gaddafi'

France has denied being in direct talks with the Libyan government but admits to “passing messages” to Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. Bernard Valero

France has denied being in direct talks with the Libyan government but admits to “passing messages” to Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. Bernard Valero

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Medvedev orders safety checks after boat tragedy

A solemn Dmitry Medvedev has declared Tuesday a national day of mourning after Russia’s worst river accident in years. The Russian president said

A solemn Dmitry Medvedev has declared Tuesday a national day of mourning after Russia’s worst river accident in years. The Russian president said

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Huge explosion at Cyprus military base

An explosion which ripped through Evangelos Florakis military base in Cyprus killed at least 12 people and occurred in a munitions dump storing

An explosion which ripped through Evangelos Florakis military base in Cyprus killed at least 12 people and occurred in a munitions dump storing

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Back in the Day: the Stones start Rolling

July 12, 1962. The Rollin’ Stones play their first ever gig at the Marquee Club on London’s Oxford Street. The band was made up at the time of Mick

July 12, 1962. The Rollin’ Stones play their first ever gig at the Marquee Club on London’s Oxford Street. The band was made up at the time of Mick

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Relatives gather at Volga port

The relatives of the missing have gathered on the shore. Desperately they call them on their mobiles, hoping against hope that someone will

The relatives of the missing have gathered on the shore. Desperately they call them on their mobiles, hoping against hope that someone will

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Death toll rises to 55 in Russian boat sinking

Officials in Russia said on Monday that least 55 people have died in the cruise boat sinking on the Volga River. Eighty people have been rescued

Officials in Russia said on Monday that least 55 people have died in the cruise boat sinking on the Volga River. Eighty people have been rescued

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Beckhams welcome baby girl, Harper Seven

David and Victoria Beckham are celebrating the birth of their fourth child and first daughter. Harper Seven Beckham was born at 07:55 on Sunday

David and Victoria Beckham are celebrating the birth of their fourth child and first daughter. Harper Seven Beckham was born at 07:55 on Sunday

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Concerns grow in Japan over reactor safety tests

Japan’s government has confirmed that the country’s out-of-action nuclear reactors could be turned on again, if they pass post-Fukushima safety

Japan’s government has confirmed that the country’s out-of-action nuclear reactors could be turned on again, if they pass post-Fukushima safety