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2011-07-13

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Afghan suicide bomber kills five French soldiers

The deaths of five French soldiers in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan will overshadow the country’s ‘Bastille Day’ celebrations this July

The deaths of five French soldiers in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan will overshadow the country’s ‘Bastille Day’ celebrations this July

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Deadly triple bomb attack in Mumbai

The White House has been quick to condemn bomb attacks in India’s commercial capital Mumbai, and has offered help to bring the terrorists to

The White House has been quick to condemn bomb attacks in India’s commercial capital Mumbai, and has offered help to bring the terrorists to

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Extradition decision on Wikileaks' Assange put back

A British court has deferred a decision on whether to allow Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange to be extradited to Sweden over allegations of sexual

A British court has deferred a decision on whether to allow Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange to be extradited to Sweden over allegations of sexual

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Euro zone debt crisis deepens

Trying not to get sucked in the euro zone debt crisis, Italy is moving to rapidly cut its debts. Economy Minister Giulio Tremonti, widely seen as

Trying not to get sucked in the euro zone debt crisis, Italy is moving to rapidly cut its debts. Economy Minister Giulio Tremonti, widely seen as

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Rupert Murdoch's global empire

Lived and died by scandal – a phrase that sums up the history of the News of the World. Overwhelmed by the furore caused by the hacking of mobile

Lived and died by scandal – a phrase that sums up the history of the News of the World. Overwhelmed by the furore caused by the hacking of mobile

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Manxman melts the legs to go green in the Tour de France

The Cavendish kick left the other sprinters staring at the Manxman’s behind as Mark Cavendish claimed stage 11 of the Tour de France, his third stage

The Cavendish kick left the other sprinters staring at the Manxman’s behind as Mark Cavendish claimed stage 11 of the Tour de France, his third stage

Europe

EU promises fishing policy reform

Brussels has announced a major overhaul of its much derided Common Fisheries Policy. The European Commission insists the new reforms will end

Brussels has announced a major overhaul of its much derided Common Fisheries Policy. The European Commission insists the new reforms will end

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Turkey threatens to 'freeze' EU ties over Cyprus

It wants to join the European Union but Turkey is threatening to freeze relations with the bloc over the thorny topic of Cyprus. Ankara is angry

It wants to join the European Union but Turkey is threatening to freeze relations with the bloc over the thorny topic of Cyprus. Ankara is angry

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Turkey: govt win no-confidence vote

The Turkish government of Prime Minister Tayyip Recep Erdogan have won a parliamentary vote of confidence clearing the way for his plans to write a

The Turkish government of Prime Minister Tayyip Recep Erdogan have won a parliamentary vote of confidence clearing the way for his plans to write a

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Chlorine gas leak strikes Iraq's Sadr City

Hundreds of Iraqis living in Sadr City near Baghdad were taken to hospital when poisonous chlorine gas escaped from a water-treatment

Hundreds of Iraqis living in Sadr City near Baghdad were taken to hospital when poisonous chlorine gas escaped from a water-treatment

Business

China looks set to avoid hard landing

China’s economy grew faster than expected between April and June. The latest official figures have eased fears that the world’s fastest-growing

China’s economy grew faster than expected between April and June. The latest official figures have eased fears that the world’s fastest-growing

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News Corp's decision to drop BSkyB bid welcomed

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has withdrawn its bid to buy full control of BSkyB, Britain’s largest satellite broadcaster. The move came as MPs

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has withdrawn its bid to buy full control of BSkyB, Britain’s largest satellite broadcaster. The move came as MPs

Nocomment

Chinese boy rescued from bridge

A boy whose foot was trapped between parts of a temporary bridge in China was rescued by emergency workers after an hour-long effort.

A boy whose foot was trapped between parts of a temporary bridge in China was rescued by emergency workers after an hour-long effort.

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Russia and EU move closer to visa abolition

Could there soon be free travel between the EU and Russia? In Brussels, the two powers have taken a step closer to that with negotiations on the

Could there soon be free travel between the EU and Russia? In Brussels, the two powers have taken a step closer to that with negotiations on the

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French left steps up for election fight with Sarkozy

Could Socialist Francois Hollande be the next President of France? The Socialist stalwart is hoping to step into Nicolas Sarkozy’s shoes in next

Could Socialist Francois Hollande be the next President of France? The Socialist stalwart is hoping to step into Nicolas Sarkozy’s shoes in next

Business

Euro zone May industrial output weak

Euro zone industrial output rose in May, but by far less than expected. It was up by just 0.1 percent month-on-month and increased four percent

Euro zone industrial output rose in May, but by far less than expected. It was up by just 0.1 percent month-on-month and increased four percent

Business

Another profit warning from Carrefour

Carrefour has issued a warning on profits for the fourth time in a year and admitted it made a mistake in raising prices earlier this year, before

Carrefour has issued a warning on profits for the fourth time in a year and admitted it made a mistake in raising prices earlier this year, before

Business

Big jump in UK jobless claims

The number of Britons claiming unemployment benefit in June saw its biggest jump in two years raising concerns about the pace of economic recovery

The number of Britons claiming unemployment benefit in June saw its biggest jump in two years raising concerns about the pace of economic recovery

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Back in the Day: French revolutionaries storm the Bastille

July 14, 1789. Hundreds of French protesters attack the Bastille, a medieval prison-fortress in the centre of Paris. The 25-metre high building was

July 14, 1789. Hundreds of French protesters attack the Bastille, a medieval prison-fortress in the centre of Paris. The 25-metre high building was

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Concerns over reasons for Belfast rioting

It was hoped the days of violent confrontation in Belfast were over – but it seems not. Catholic youths have clashed with police for several nights

It was hoped the days of violent confrontation in Belfast were over – but it seems not. Catholic youths have clashed with police for several nights

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Murdoch backs out of bid for BSkyB

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has withdrawn its bid to buy full control of Britain’s largest pay-TV broadcaster BSkyB. The deal, worth more

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has withdrawn its bid to buy full control of Britain’s largest pay-TV broadcaster BSkyB. The deal, worth more

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Anger grows in Russia as children are found dead in ship

More than 100 bodies have been brought to the surface and as the search for victims goes on, anger is mounting over Russia’s worst riverboat accident

More than 100 bodies have been brought to the surface and as the search for victims goes on, anger is mounting over Russia’s worst riverboat accident

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French troops killed in Afghan suicide attack

Five French soldiers have been killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan. Four more troops and three Afghan civilians were seriously wounded. Their

Five French soldiers have been killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan. Four more troops and three Afghan civilians were seriously wounded. Their

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Thousands stranded due to Air Algerie strike

Angry scuffles have broken out at Orly Airport in Paris. A strike by cabin crew from Air Algerie means scores of flights have been cancelled. The

Angry scuffles have broken out at Orly Airport in Paris. A strike by cabin crew from Air Algerie means scores of flights have been cancelled. The

Science_technology

E-book boom draws thousands to Tokyo fair

Tokyo has been playing host to one of the world’s largest e-book exhibitions. More than 150 companies turned up to show off their new products

Tokyo has been playing host to one of the world’s largest e-book exhibitions. More than 150 companies turned up to show off their new products

Culture

Classified Hiroshima photos on display in New York

Once classified by the US government, dozens of photographs of the aftermath of Hiroshima are on display in New York City. They were taken a

Once classified by the US government, dozens of photographs of the aftermath of Hiroshima are on display in New York City. They were taken a

Culture

Warm festival welcome for 1,000 euro film

Young Spanish film director Jonathan Cenzual Burley has proved that you can make a movie on a low budget and even manage to show it at a big

Young Spanish film director Jonathan Cenzual Burley has proved that you can make a movie on a low budget and even manage to show it at a big

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Contagion fever raises temperature in euro debt crisis

Fears that the euro-zone debt crisis is spreading have put the brakes on any stock market recovery. Ireland’s credit-worthiness was slashed to

Fears that the euro-zone debt crisis is spreading have put the brakes on any stock market recovery. Ireland’s credit-worthiness was slashed to

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Murdoch: media reacts to media storm

The scale of the storm ravaging the UK media should not be underestimated. One newspaper – the country’s best-selling Sunday tabloid no less – has

The scale of the storm ravaging the UK media should not be underestimated. One newspaper – the country’s best-selling Sunday tabloid no less – has