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2011-08-06

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Libya rebels push to recapture oil-rich Brega

Libyan rebels say they have launched a fresh assault to retake coastal oil town of Brega. Senior commanders claim their forces are in sight of a

Libyan rebels say they have launched a fresh assault to retake coastal oil town of Brega. Senior commanders claim their forces are in sight of a

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Tennis: first win for Dutchman Haase

Dutch number one Robin Haase won his first ATP singles title on Saturday, defeating Spaniard Albert Montanes 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in the final of the 2011

Dutch number one Robin Haase won his first ATP singles title on Saturday, defeating Spaniard Albert Montanes 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in the final of the 2011

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Gdansk Arena ready and waiting

Euro 2012 co-hosts Poland officially opened the PGE Arena in Gdansk on Saturday easing some fears that the country won’t be ready in time for next

Euro 2012 co-hosts Poland officially opened the PGE Arena in Gdansk on Saturday easing some fears that the country won’t be ready in time for next

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Somalia declares victory over Islamist rebels

The Somali President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed says his military had defeated Islamist rebels battling to oust his Western-backed government. Fighters

The Somali President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed says his military had defeated Islamist rebels battling to oust his Western-backed government. Fighters

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European leaders look to stave off further market falls

Conflicting and confused messages from Europe’s policy makers have raised concerns that next week may worsen the eurozone debt crisis. Fresh

Conflicting and confused messages from Europe’s policy makers have raised concerns that next week may worsen the eurozone debt crisis. Fresh

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Ukraine's ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko arrested

Police arrested former Ukraine Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko during her abuse-of-office trial for violations of court procedures. Her supporters in

Police arrested former Ukraine Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko during her abuse-of-office trial for violations of court procedures. Her supporters in

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Refugee camp in Kenya

Many Somalis, starving and searching for safety, are risking their lives, crossing into Kenya and taking up residence in Dadaab, the world’s largest

Many Somalis, starving and searching for safety, are risking their lives, crossing into Kenya and taking up residence in Dadaab, the world’s largest

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Horses as eco-friendly alternative to garbage trucks

A borough in Brussels is turning back the clocks, choosing to buy horses rather than a new rubbish truck to collect the area’s waste.

A borough in Brussels is turning back the clocks, choosing to buy horses rather than a new rubbish truck to collect the area’s waste.

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Typhoon Muifa to hit China

Coastal areas in Eastern China are on red alert, bracing themselves for the arrival of Typhoon Muifa. The notification means that the authorities

Coastal areas in Eastern China are on red alert, bracing themselves for the arrival of Typhoon Muifa. The notification means that the authorities

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Tennis: San Diego Open latest

Andrea Petkovic secured a 6-2, 6-1 win over American Sloane Stephens on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the WTA San Diego Open. The 23-year-old

Andrea Petkovic secured a 6-2, 6-1 win over American Sloane Stephens on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the WTA San Diego Open. The 23-year-old

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US incurs heavy losses in Afghan helicopter crash

The Taliban claims to have shot down a NATO helicopter, killing 31 US special forces troops and seven Afghans. It is the worst single loss of life

The Taliban claims to have shot down a NATO helicopter, killing 31 US special forces troops and seven Afghans. It is the worst single loss of life

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Chinese anger over US debt

China has expressed strong concern at the downgrading of America’s triple A credit rating by Standard and Poor. Statements were issued through the

China has expressed strong concern at the downgrading of America’s triple A credit rating by Standard and Poor. Statements were issued through the

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Obama says work ahead to get US finances on track

News of the America’s first-ever downgraded credit rating status failed to stop traffic in Times Square. Some say it is the beginning of the end

News of the America’s first-ever downgraded credit rating status failed to stop traffic in Times Square. Some say it is the beginning of the end

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Western reaction may be key to Tymoshenko's release

A Ukrainian political analysts has told euronews that the release of Ukraine’s former prime minister may depend on international reaction.   Yulia

A Ukrainian political analysts has told euronews that the release of Ukraine’s former prime minister may depend on international reaction.   Yulia

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Tymoshenko supporters refuse to move

Hundreds of Tymoshenko supporters have gathered in the street in central Kiev outside the courthouse. Protesters have put up posters and some have

Hundreds of Tymoshenko supporters have gathered in the street in central Kiev outside the courthouse. Protesters have put up posters and some have

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Helicopter crash kills American and Afghan soldiers

31 US soldiers and 7 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash in the east of the country according to the Afghan government. The

31 US soldiers and 7 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash in the east of the country according to the Afghan government. The

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Islamic militants withdraw

There are reports that Islamic militants fighting to oust Somalia’s Western-backed government are abandoning their bases in the capital Mogadishu

There are reports that Islamic militants fighting to oust Somalia’s Western-backed government are abandoning their bases in the capital Mogadishu

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New Orleans police cleared of murder

A jury in the US has found New Orleans police officers guilty of charges related to shootings after Hurricane Katrina. However they stopped short

A jury in the US has found New Orleans police officers guilty of charges related to shootings after Hurricane Katrina. However they stopped short

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Juno sets off for Jupiter

A robotic probe named June has launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on a five-year mission to Jupiter. NASA hopes it will be able to learn more

A robotic probe named June has launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on a five-year mission to Jupiter. NASA hopes it will be able to learn more

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China calls for new world currency

The Chinese government has called on the United States to address its debt problems and ensure the safety of China’s dollar assets. As the largest

The Chinese government has called on the United States to address its debt problems and ensure the safety of China’s dollar assets. As the largest

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Japan remembers Hiroshima

The Japanese Prime Minister used the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima to challenge what he called the “myth of safety” of nuclear

The Japanese Prime Minister used the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima to challenge what he called the “myth of safety” of nuclear

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US stripped of AAA status

The United States has lost its top-notch AAA credit rating for the first time ever. Standard & Poors has downgraded the US to AA+ in a dramatic

The United States has lost its top-notch AAA credit rating for the first time ever. Standard & Poors has downgraded the US to AA+ in a dramatic

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Protesters reclaim symbolic Madrid square

Tens of thousands of Spanish demonstrators from the “Indignado” movement have marched back into Puerto del Sol in the centre of Madrid. Police had

Tens of thousands of Spanish demonstrators from the “Indignado” movement have marched back into Puerto del Sol in the centre of Madrid. Police had

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Ongoing struggle of Chile's miracle miners

A low-key ceremony has been held in Chile commemorating the first anniversary of the mining accident that left 33 men trapped underground for 69

A low-key ceremony has been held in Chile commemorating the first anniversary of the mining accident that left 33 men trapped underground for 69

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EU criticises Tymoshenko contempt decision

The former Prime Minister of Ukraine has been taken from court to a detention centre in Kiev after being charged with contempt during her

The former Prime Minister of Ukraine has been taken from court to a detention centre in Kiev after being charged with contempt during her

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Italy to bring forward austerity measures

Italy is to bring forward the implementation of the austerity measures it approved only a month ago. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi also promised

Italy is to bring forward the implementation of the austerity measures it approved only a month ago. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi also promised

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British student killed by polar bear

A polar bear attacked a group of British campers on a Norwegian archipelago, killing a 17-year-old boy and seriously injuring four other

A polar bear attacked a group of British campers on a Norwegian archipelago, killing a 17-year-old boy and seriously injuring four other

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The City calls for action on euro zone debt

Europe’s leaders might be on holiday but in the City of London it was business as usual on Friday. European markets were down at the end of Friday

Europe’s leaders might be on holiday but in the City of London it was business as usual on Friday. European markets were down at the end of Friday