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2011-07-31

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Sun shatters oldest world record in swimming

The swimming world championships ended with a bang Sunday when Chinese teenager Sun Yang broke swimming’s oldest world record in Shanghai. The 19

The swimming world championships ended with a bang Sunday when Chinese teenager Sun Yang broke swimming’s oldest world record in Shanghai. The 19

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Button wins Hungarian Grand Prix

Britain’s Jenson Button produced a stunning display to clinch the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday. The 2008 World Champion sealed his second victory

Britain’s Jenson Button produced a stunning display to clinch the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday. The 2008 World Champion sealed his second victory

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Two French women found dead in Argentina

The bodies of two French women have been found in a ravine in northern Argentina. The women were spotted by hikers in an area popular with tourists

The bodies of two French women have been found in a ravine in northern Argentina. The women were spotted by hikers in an area popular with tourists

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US debt deal "very close"

With the world’s financial markets watching eagerly, US lawmakers said on Sunday they were close to a last-minute agreement to raise America’s debt

With the world’s financial markets watching eagerly, US lawmakers said on Sunday they were close to a last-minute agreement to raise America’s debt

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Recovery continues after boat sinking in Moscow

At least nine people have died after their boat collided with a barge and sank on the main river through Moscow. Some managed to swim ashore and

At least nine people have died after their boat collided with a barge and sank on the main river through Moscow. Some managed to swim ashore and

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Israel to probe "high cost of living"

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Sunday he would create a new ministerial team to look at the problem of high living

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Sunday he would create a new ministerial team to look at the problem of high living

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Massive military operation reported in Syria

A massive military operation is reportedly underway to crush the seeds of revolt that have grown in Syria. The city of Hama has been under virtual

A massive military operation is reportedly underway to crush the seeds of revolt that have grown in Syria. The city of Hama has been under virtual

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Norway killer wanted govt to resign

It is reported the man who has confessed to the twin attacks in Norway nine days ago demanded that the government resign and King Harald

It is reported the man who has confessed to the twin attacks in Norway nine days ago demanded that the government resign and King Harald

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"Slutwalk" through the streets of Delhi

Women’s empowerment has been given fresh impetus in India. A rally has taken place in the capital Delhi, inspired by the so-called “Slutwalk”

Women’s empowerment has been given fresh impetus in India. A rally has taken place in the capital Delhi, inspired by the so-called “Slutwalk”

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Queen Elizabeth's grand-daughter marries

Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips, the eldest grand-daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, weds England rugby player Michael James Tindall.

Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips, the eldest grand-daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, weds England rugby player Michael James Tindall.

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11 die in Lashkar Gah attack

A car bomb has been detonated at the gate of the police headquarters in Lashkar Gah. Ten police officers died in the attack. A child was also

A car bomb has been detonated at the gate of the police headquarters in Lashkar Gah. Ten police officers died in the attack. A child was also

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Pleasure boat sinks on the Moscow River

A pleasure boat has sunk on one of Russia’s main rivers, the second such accident in only three weeks. At least seven people have been killed and

A pleasure boat has sunk on one of Russia’s main rivers, the second such accident in only three weeks. At least seven people have been killed and

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Syrian military advance on the centre of Hama

Tanks moved into the Syrian city of Hama at dawn, to crush ongoing protests against President Bashar al-Assad. A local doctor told a news agency

Tanks moved into the Syrian city of Hama at dawn, to crush ongoing protests against President Bashar al-Assad. A local doctor told a news agency

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Attackers kill six in Western China

There has been another outbreak of serious violence in the Xingjiang region of western China – the second in two weeks. China’s state news agency

There has been another outbreak of serious violence in the Xingjiang region of western China – the second in two weeks. China’s state news agency

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Phelps gives Olympic rivals the Butterflies in Shanghai

Multiple Olympic champion Michael Phelps picked up his third consecutive world title in the 100 metres butterfly on the penultimate day of the world

Multiple Olympic champion Michael Phelps picked up his third consecutive world title in the 100 metres butterfly on the penultimate day of the world

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Turkey stable after top brass quit

The sudden resignation of Turkey’s four top military commanders on Friday provides Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan with an opportunity to extend

The sudden resignation of Turkey’s four top military commanders on Friday provides Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan with an opportunity to extend

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Stalemate in Washington as clock ticks

Less than 24 hours after the US Senate rejected a Republican plan to end the country’s debt stalemate, the House has returned the favour, throwing

Less than 24 hours after the US Senate rejected a Republican plan to end the country’s debt stalemate, the House has returned the favour, throwing

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Israel's middle class in mass protest

An uprising of the Middle Class – that is how demonstrations of up to 120,000 people across Israel are being dubbed. An estimated 50,000 gathered

An uprising of the Middle Class – that is how demonstrations of up to 120,000 people across Israel are being dubbed. An estimated 50,000 gathered

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Somalia's fight against famine and rebels

The United Nations is warning the whole of conflict and drought-ridden Somalia is heading into famine – a crisis made worse by the refusal of

The United Nations is warning the whole of conflict and drought-ridden Somalia is heading into famine – a crisis made worse by the refusal of

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Oslo Memorial Concert tribute to victims

A sea of flowers outside Oslo cathedral continued to grow on Saturday as inside hundreds of people gathered for a concert in honour of the victims of

A sea of flowers outside Oslo cathedral continued to grow on Saturday as inside hundreds of people gathered for a concert in honour of the victims of

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Fears of new Pakistan floods

One year after devastating floods in Pakistan wreaked havoc on more than 18 million people, there are fears that this year’s monsoon season may bring

One year after devastating floods in Pakistan wreaked havoc on more than 18 million people, there are fears that this year’s monsoon season may bring