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2011-07-16

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Funeral for last Austrian emperor's heir

Several members of European royalty joined thousands of mourners to pay their respects at the funeral of the eldest son of the last Austrian

Several members of European royalty joined thousands of mourners to pay their respects at the funeral of the eldest son of the last Austrian

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Vanendert wins the big Pyrenean stage with Voeckler magnificent

Stage 14 of the Tour de France, a day of suffering in the Pyrenees, with six big climbs and the prospect that the main contenders would show their

Stage 14 of the Tour de France, a day of suffering in the Pyrenees, with six big climbs and the prospect that the main contenders would show their

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Germany in Putin prize u-turn

Officials in Germany reversed a decision on Saturday to award Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin the prestigious Quadriga prize. Plans to honour

Officials in Germany reversed a decision on Saturday to award Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin the prestigious Quadriga prize. Plans to honour

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Recovery teams to raise sunken Volger boat

Russian recovery teams are set to raise the sunken tourist boat from the Volger River in which 114 people died. Two floating cranes have arrived at

Russian recovery teams are set to raise the sunken tourist boat from the Volger River in which 114 people died. Two floating cranes have arrived at

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Fukushima reactors' shutdown latest

Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan said on Saturday the shut down of the Fukushima nuclear reactors is on schedule. During a visit to the devastated

Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan said on Saturday the shut down of the Fukushima nuclear reactors is on schedule. During a visit to the devastated

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Buying gold? Try Istanbul's Grand Bazaar

In these austere economic times, many have sought refuge for their savings in gold. Gold rose to record highs last week but it’s not just on the

In these austere economic times, many have sought refuge for their savings in gold. Gold rose to record highs last week but it’s not just on the

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Obama pushes for swift debt deal

US President Barack Obama warned Washington lawmakers on Saturday that time was running out to agree a deal to raise America’s debt limit. In his

US President Barack Obama warned Washington lawmakers on Saturday that time was running out to agree a deal to raise America’s debt limit. In his

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Italians hit out at new tax hikes

Italians reacted with anger on Saturday to parliament’s approval of a 48-billion-euro austerity package aimed at trimming public

Italians reacted with anger on Saturday to parliament’s approval of a 48-billion-euro austerity package aimed at trimming public

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Syrian opposition moves to elect leaders

Exiled Syrians were meeting in Istanbul on Saturday in an attempt to elect a group of leaders to represent their interests despite a renewed

Exiled Syrians were meeting in Istanbul on Saturday in an attempt to elect a group of leaders to represent their interests despite a renewed

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Spain, Greece downplay stress test failures

The finance ministers of Greece and Spain on Friday downplayed the findings of a Europe-wide health check of the banking sector after seven lenders

The finance ministers of Greece and Spain on Friday downplayed the findings of a Europe-wide health check of the banking sector after seven lenders

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Bastille Day Fireworks

Paris celebrates Bastille Day with two-tonne firework display watched by hundreds of thousands.

Paris celebrates Bastille Day with two-tonne firework display watched by hundreds of thousands.

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Children clean Libyan rebel weapons

An organised group of children sat on mats and cleaned assault rifles in Libya’s rebel-held city of Misrata.

An organised group of children sat on mats and cleaned assault rifles in Libya’s rebel-held city of Misrata.

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Army discovers largest marijuana plantation in Mexico

Mexican soldiers found the largest marijuana plantation ever detected in Mexico, a huge field covering almost 300 acres (120 hectares)

Mexican soldiers found the largest marijuana plantation ever detected in Mexico, a huge field covering almost 300 acres (120 hectares)

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Bahraini Shi'ites rally for reform

Tens of thousands of people rallied for political reform in Bahrain during an anti-government demonstration on Friday. Crowds chanted “one man, one

Tens of thousands of people rallied for political reform in Bahrain during an anti-government demonstration on Friday. Crowds chanted “one man, one

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Mexican troops torch marijuana crops

Mexican soliders set ablaze the country’s largest-ever marijuana plantation, which was uncovered in Baja California close to the US border on

Mexican soliders set ablaze the country’s largest-ever marijuana plantation, which was uncovered in Baja California close to the US border on

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Vasijev sneaks a Silk Way Rally win

Russian driver Vladimir Vasijev managed to a sneak a win in stage 6 of the Silk Way Rally of Russia. The victory looked set to go to the Frenchman

Russian driver Vladimir Vasijev managed to a sneak a win in stage 6 of the Silk Way Rally of Russia. The victory looked set to go to the Frenchman

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Chilean miners sue authorities for negligence

Thirty-one of the Chilean miners who spent two months underground when a gold and copper mine collapsed sued the government for negligence on

Thirty-one of the Chilean miners who spent two months underground when a gold and copper mine collapsed sued the government for negligence on

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Obama calls for compromise on budget talks

Washington must leave party divisions behind if a US debt crisis is to be avoided, President Barack Obama said on Friday. The country will not be

Washington must leave party divisions behind if a US debt crisis is to be avoided, President Barack Obama said on Friday. The country will not be

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Murdoch says sorry as top executives quit

Friday was a day of apologies and resignations for media mogul Rupert Murdoch. At his request he met with the parents of Milly Dowler who was

Friday was a day of apologies and resignations for media mogul Rupert Murdoch. At his request he met with the parents of Milly Dowler who was

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Most of Europe's banks pass 'stress tests'

Health checks on 90 European banks were released on Friday, with just eight lenders failing the so-called stress tests. The European Banking

Health checks on 90 European banks were released on Friday, with just eight lenders failing the so-called stress tests. The European Banking

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Gaddafi lambasts 'worthless' recognition of rebels

There has been a furious reaction from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to the US recognition of Libyan rebel leaders as the country’s legitimate

There has been a furious reaction from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to the US recognition of Libyan rebel leaders as the country’s legitimate

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Syrian forces fire on crowds amid 'biggest demos so far'

Friday’s anti-government demonstrations in Syria look to have been the largest so far, since the uprising began in March. Once again security

Friday’s anti-government demonstrations in Syria look to have been the largest so far, since the uprising began in March. Once again security

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Italy braces for belt-tightening as austerity plan is passed

Is the price too high to pay? That is what some are asking as Italy gave final approval to a 48 billion euro austerity plan aimed at averting a

Is the price too high to pay? That is what some are asking as Italy gave final approval to a 48 billion euro austerity plan aimed at averting a