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2011-08-07

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Iran cracks down on 'forbidden' water pistol fights

Authorities in southern Iran have arrested 17 boys and girls who took part in a water pistol fight at a seaside park. They could face charges of

Authorities in southern Iran have arrested 17 boys and girls who took part in a water pistol fight at a seaside park. They could face charges of

Culture

Museum draws back the Iron Curtain

The Iron Curtain Museum has opened in a former Communist police border control building on the Czech/German border. The museum documents the Cold War

The Iron Curtain Museum has opened in a former Communist police border control building on the Czech/German border. The museum documents the Cold War

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Tripoli struggles to cope with power and petrol cuts

Traffic appears normal in central Tripoli but away from the streets, life in the Libyan capital is becoming increasingly difficult. On top of

Traffic appears normal in central Tripoli but away from the streets, life in the Libyan capital is becoming increasingly difficult. On top of

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"Criminal thugs" blamed for London riots

The clean-up, questions and recriminations are continuing after last night’s riots in north London. The violence erupted in Tottenham after a

The clean-up, questions and recriminations are continuing after last night’s riots in north London. The violence erupted in Tottenham after a

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Abu Ghraib abuse ringleader freed from jail

The ringleader of US soldiers who abused suspected Iraqi insurgents at Baghdad’s Abu Ghraib prison has been freed from jail. Charles Graner served

The ringleader of US soldiers who abused suspected Iraqi insurgents at Baghdad’s Abu Ghraib prison has been freed from jail. Charles Graner served

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Car stunts show in Romania

A performance involving spectacular car stunts in the town of Brasov featuring a family of professional German stunt men and women.

A performance involving spectacular car stunts in the town of Brasov featuring a family of professional German stunt men and women.

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"SlutWalk" in Helsinki

A “SlutWalk” took place in Helsinki. The march aims to ensure the way women dress can not be used as a justification for sexual assault.

A “SlutWalk” took place in Helsinki. The march aims to ensure the way women dress can not be used as a justification for sexual assault.

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Italy: Mount Etna eruption

The Italian volcano Etna, in Sicily, erupted for the second time in the last week.

The Italian volcano Etna, in Sicily, erupted for the second time in the last week.

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Hungarian zookeeper nurses baby wallaby

A tiny wallaby joey, called Frodo, has been given a new lease of life by keepers at Hungary’s Budapest zoo after falling out of his mother’s pouch.

A tiny wallaby joey, called Frodo, has been given a new lease of life by keepers at Hungary’s Budapest zoo after falling out of his mother’s pouch.

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Kiev bans protests against arrest of Tymoshenko

Authorities in Ukraine have banned a planned street protest in support of jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Police arrived early this

Authorities in Ukraine have banned a planned street protest in support of jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Police arrived early this

Sport

Zvonareva, Radwanska meet in San Diego final

Russia’s Vera Zvonareva advanced to Sunday’s final of the Mercury Insurance Open in San Diego after beating Ana Ivanovic 5-7 6-4 6-4. The former

Russia’s Vera Zvonareva advanced to Sunday’s final of the Mercury Insurance Open in San Diego after beating Ana Ivanovic 5-7 6-4 6-4. The former

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Israeli government listens to demonstrators

Protesters are camping out on the streets of Tel Aviv, angry at the high cost of living in Israel, especially housing. Despite relatively strong

Protesters are camping out on the streets of Tel Aviv, angry at the high cost of living in Israel, especially housing. Despite relatively strong

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More deaths in Syria

The military crackdown in Syria appears to show no signs of abating, despite a phonecall from UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, urging President

The military crackdown in Syria appears to show no signs of abating, despite a phonecall from UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, urging President

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Calm restored after London riots

Burned out buildings, some still on fire, bear witness to the violent rioting that took place in the Tottenham area of North London overnight. The

Burned out buildings, some still on fire, bear witness to the violent rioting that took place in the Tottenham area of North London overnight. The

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World leaders in emergency talks to prevent financial meltdown

In the past week alone 2.5 trillion dollars have been wiped off the value of global stocks. That is why world leaders and policy makers have been

In the past week alone 2.5 trillion dollars have been wiped off the value of global stocks. That is why world leaders and policy makers have been

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Ariane 5 takes off

After more than a month of delays caused by technical problems and bad weather, Ariane 5 has finally launched into space from French Guiana. 40

After more than a month of delays caused by technical problems and bad weather, Ariane 5 has finally launched into space from French Guiana. 40

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More arrest over murder of French tourists

Police in Argentina say they have found the weapon used to assassinate two French tourists and made two more arrests, bringing to six the number of

Police in Argentina say they have found the weapon used to assassinate two French tourists and made two more arrests, bringing to six the number of

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Saleh leaves hospital but not Saudi Arabia

Yeman’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh has left the Saudi hospital where he was being treated for injuries suffered during a bomb attack on his palace

Yeman’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh has left the Saudi hospital where he was being treated for injuries suffered during a bomb attack on his palace

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Several injured in London riot

At least eight police officers are in hospital after unrest broke out in Tottenham, north London, when a peaceful protest and vigil turned

At least eight police officers are in hospital after unrest broke out in Tottenham, north London, when a peaceful protest and vigil turned

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Netanyahu under pressure as protest swells

More than a quarter of a million Israelis filled the streets of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities as the demand for lower living costs

More than a quarter of a million Israelis filled the streets of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities as the demand for lower living costs

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Klitschko joins fight against arrest of Ukraine's former PM

Supporters of the jailed Ukrainian former prime minister are promising to step up their protest over her detention. Yulia Tymoshenko is being held

Supporters of the jailed Ukrainian former prime minister are promising to step up their protest over her detention. Yulia Tymoshenko is being held