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2011-07-18

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Israel tenders for new settlement builders

Israel has announced plans to build nearly 300 additional homes in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. For the Palestinians it has hardened

Israel has announced plans to build nearly 300 additional homes in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. For the Palestinians it has hardened

Business

Italy struggles to avoid debt contagion

Italy is now in the eye of the storm of Europe’s debt crisis. Shares in the country’s banks dived again on Monday after the results of European

Italy is now in the eye of the storm of Europe’s debt crisis. Shares in the country’s banks dived again on Monday after the results of European

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Court ruling on ancient temple dispute

Thailand and Cambodia were ordered to pull their troops out of a newly defined demilitarised zone around an ancient border temple on Monday. The

Thailand and Cambodia were ordered to pull their troops out of a newly defined demilitarised zone around an ancient border temple on Monday. The

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Hungarian war crimes suspect cleared

Hungarian war crimes suspect Sandor Kepiro was acquitted over World War II Nazi executions in Serbia on Monday. A Budapest Municipal Court cleared

Hungarian war crimes suspect Sandor Kepiro was acquitted over World War II Nazi executions in Serbia on Monday. A Budapest Municipal Court cleared

Sport

Clarke parties all night after British Open triumph

Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke arrived back in County Antrim on Monday after a triumphant weekend of golf. The 42 year old, who clinched the

Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke arrived back in County Antrim on Monday after a triumphant weekend of golf. The 42 year old, who clinched the

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Merkel: 'Straight zig-zagging'

Governments, financial markets and European citizens seem to be absorbed by the euro zone debt crisis. It is all raising some fundamental questions

Governments, financial markets and European citizens seem to be absorbed by the euro zone debt crisis. It is all raising some fundamental questions

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Ex-Croat PM to be extradited

Austria is set to extradite former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader on Monday to face corruption charges in his home country. Police confirmed

Austria is set to extradite former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader on Monday to face corruption charges in his home country. Police confirmed

Business

Philips loss on weak consumer demand

Philips has surprise investors by revealing a 1.3 billion euro quarterly net loss. At the same time the Dutch group said it would cut 500 million

Philips has surprise investors by revealing a 1.3 billion euro quarterly net loss. At the same time the Dutch group said it would cut 500 million

Business

Debt woe pull down crude oil prices

Oil prices took a hammering on Monday from growing fears of a sovereign debt default in either the US or one of the euro zone countries. Traders

Oil prices took a hammering on Monday from growing fears of a sovereign debt default in either the US or one of the euro zone countries. Traders

Business

Gold prices at fresh record highs

In places like India and China they’re buying gold to wear as jewellery, but mostly demand for the precious metal is being driven by fear over the

In places like India and China they’re buying gold to wear as jewellery, but mostly demand for the precious metal is being driven by fear over the

Business

Apple patent ruling hits HTC

Shares in smartphone maker HTC closed almost four percent down on Monday after Friday’s ruling against it from a US trade panel on a patent case

Shares in smartphone maker HTC closed almost four percent down on Monday after Friday’s ruling against it from a US trade panel on a patent case

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Italian politicians accused of austerity hypocrisy

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has met President Giorgio Napolitano amid fears that Europe’s debt crisis might spread to Italy. It comes three

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has met President Giorgio Napolitano amid fears that Europe’s debt crisis might spread to Italy. It comes three

Culture

Brothers in art: the Chapmans' latest exhibition

The White Cube gallery in London’s Mayfair is exhibiting the latest work by Britain’s sibling artists the Chapman brothers.   Always provocative

The White Cube gallery in London’s Mayfair is exhibiting the latest work by Britain’s sibling artists the Chapman brothers.   Always provocative

Culture

Past and present resonate in Wayne Wang's latest film.

In ‘Snow Flower and the Secret Fan’ director Wayne Wang has tried to keep to the spirit of the story in Lisa See’s best-selling novel of the same

In ‘Snow Flower and the Secret Fan’ director Wayne Wang has tried to keep to the spirit of the story in Lisa See’s best-selling novel of the same

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Stock markets down on Eurozone jitters

Investor nervousness pushed European stock markets lower for a third day on Monday, causing gold to reach a record high. Bullion climbed to more

Investor nervousness pushed European stock markets lower for a third day on Monday, causing gold to reach a record high. Bullion climbed to more

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South Africa says Happy Birthday Madiba, 93 today

South Africans have been celebrating Nelson Mandela’s birthday. The icon of decades of struggle to overturn the country’s apartheid regime is

South Africans have been celebrating Nelson Mandela’s birthday. The icon of decades of struggle to overturn the country’s apartheid regime is

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Phone hacking scandal claims second police casualty

A second top British policeman has resigned over the phone hacking scandal. Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner John Yates, the UK’s top

A second top British policeman has resigned over the phone hacking scandal. Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner John Yates, the UK’s top

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Greek taxis strike over austerity-inspired reforms

Greek taxi drivers started a 48-hour strike on Monday in protest at moves to liberalise their trade. They blocked roads near Athens international

Greek taxi drivers started a 48-hour strike on Monday in protest at moves to liberalise their trade. They blocked roads near Athens international

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Voodoo ritual in Haïti

Thousands of Haitian pilgrims took part in an annual voodoo ritual at the Saut D’Eau waterfalls on Sunday.

Thousands of Haitian pilgrims took part in an annual voodoo ritual at the Saut D’Eau waterfalls on Sunday.

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Mexico Summer parade

Hundreds of people attended a parade in Mexico City to celebrate the beginning of summer vacations for school children.

Hundreds of people attended a parade in Mexico City to celebrate the beginning of summer vacations for school children.

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Petraeus quits Afghan command for CIA top job

US General David Petraeus handed over command of NATO forces in Afghanistan on Monday. The 58-year-old is leaving to become the new director of the

US General David Petraeus handed over command of NATO forces in Afghanistan on Monday. The 58-year-old is leaving to become the new director of the

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Moscow lashes US for recognising Libyan rebels

Russia has levelled strong criticism at the United States and other countries that have recognised the rebel Libyan National Transitional

Russia has levelled strong criticism at the United States and other countries that have recognised the rebel Libyan National Transitional

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Teenager killed in Tunisian demonstration

A 14-year-old boy has died in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid as police broke up a demonstration, accroding to state media. The chief of police says

A 14-year-old boy has died in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid as police broke up a demonstration, accroding to state media. The chief of police says

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New York rally urges prosecutors to pursue DSK

Supporters of the hotel chambermaid who claims she was sexually assaulted by Dominique Strauss-Kahn have rallied in New York to urge authorities to

Supporters of the hotel chambermaid who claims she was sexually assaulted by Dominique Strauss-Kahn have rallied in New York to urge authorities to

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Investors seek refuge in gold amid debt fears

European stocks fell in morning trading on Monday as a health check on banks failed to soothe market worry about the continent’s sovereign debt

European stocks fell in morning trading on Monday as a health check on banks failed to soothe market worry about the continent’s sovereign debt

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Back in the Day: Disneyland opens it doors to the public

July 18, 1955. Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California opens to the public. The park was the idea of Walt Disney who himself took inspiration from

July 18, 1955. Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California opens to the public. The park was the idea of Walt Disney who himself took inspiration from

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Sana'a protests continue

Yemeni protesters formed a transitional council of opposition figures to lead efforts to try to force President Ali Abdullah Saleh from power.

Yemeni protesters formed a transitional council of opposition figures to lead efforts to try to force President Ali Abdullah Saleh from power.

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Drought causes thousands to flee Somalia

Tens of thousands of Somali refugees are flooding camps in Ethiopia and Kenya in search of food after several seasons without rain decimated

Tens of thousands of Somali refugees are flooding camps in Ethiopia and Kenya in search of food after several seasons without rain decimated

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Taliban claim killing of key Karzai aide

The Taliban on Monday claimed responsibility for the killing of a senior aide to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, overshadowing the start of the

The Taliban on Monday claimed responsibility for the killing of a senior aide to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, overshadowing the start of the

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UK PM wants Commons debate on phone-hacking

British Prime Minister David Cameron will end a trip to Africa early and plans an emergency parliamentary session on the phone-hacking

British Prime Minister David Cameron will end a trip to Africa early and plans an emergency parliamentary session on the phone-hacking