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2011-08-10

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NATO claims revenge for downed helicopter

NATO says it has killed the Taliban fighters who downed a Chinook helicopter at the weekend with an RPG launcher, in the single biggest loss of life

NATO says it has killed the Taliban fighters who downed a Chinook helicopter at the weekend with an RPG launcher, in the single biggest loss of life

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Bill for UK riot damage tops 113 million euros

The latest estimate has put the bill for the damage in the UK at 100 million pounds – that is 113 million euros. Insurers face paying out a fortune

The latest estimate has put the bill for the damage in the UK at 100 million pounds – that is 113 million euros. Insurers face paying out a fortune

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Apple blocks Samsung tablet sales in EU

A big legal win in the tablet battle for iPad maker Apple. It got a German court to temporarily block the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tablet 10.1 in

A big legal win in the tablet battle for iPad maker Apple. It got a German court to temporarily block the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tablet 10.1 in

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Arab states step up pressure on Syria's Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has so far showed no sign of calling an end to his six-month crackdown on anti-government protesters. He has

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has so far showed no sign of calling an end to his six-month crackdown on anti-government protesters. He has

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French react to market squeeze on their banks

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has chaired emergency talks in Paris with his top ministers and central bank chief as the markets are abuzz with

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has chaired emergency talks in Paris with his top ministers and central bank chief as the markets are abuzz with

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Labour leader hails 'spirit of Manchester'

Cities in England are cleaning up after several nights of violence and looting that has led to over 1,000 arrests and tens of millions of pounds

Cities in England are cleaning up after several nights of violence and looting that has led to over 1,000 arrests and tens of millions of pounds

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ECB bond buying is a short-term fix: City trader

In the latest move to stem the eurozone debt crsis, European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet has reached for the so-called ‘bazooka

In the latest move to stem the eurozone debt crsis, European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet has reached for the so-called ‘bazooka

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Shares plunge on euro zone debt crisis and recession fears

Fear stalked the world’s financial markets on Wednesday slashing share prices. The FTSEurofirst 50 index of leading European stocks closed down

Fear stalked the world’s financial markets on Wednesday slashing share prices. The FTSEurofirst 50 index of leading European stocks closed down

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Tymoshenko trial resumes in Kiev

The trial of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has resumed in Kiev. Hundreds of people gathered outside the courthouse. There was a

The trial of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has resumed in Kiev. Hundreds of people gathered outside the courthouse. There was a

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Erdogan warns Syria running out of time

The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Syria’s Bashar al-Assad of turning his guns on his own people and, after sending his

The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Syria’s Bashar al-Assad of turning his guns on his own people and, after sending his

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Father speaks of sadness at son's death in riots

A grief-stricken father has been talking about the moment when he attempted to save his son’s life after he was struck by a car during overnight

A grief-stricken father has been talking about the moment when he attempted to save his son’s life after he was struck by a car during overnight

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London riots: echoes of the past

The United Kingdom has been rocked by the worst social unrest in over three decades. The riots were sparked after 29-year-old Mark Duggan was shot

The United Kingdom has been rocked by the worst social unrest in over three decades. The riots were sparked after 29-year-old Mark Duggan was shot

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Shares plunge on Wall Street and around Europe

The turmoil continues on the world’s financial markets. Wall Street plunged in early trading; at one stage in the first hour the Dow Jones

The turmoil continues on the world’s financial markets. Wall Street plunged in early trading; at one stage in the first hour the Dow Jones

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Flamenco guitarist Moraíto Chico dies

One of Spain’s best known flamenco guitarists, Moraíto Chico, has died in hospital in his home town of Jerez in the south of the country. He was 54

One of Spain’s best known flamenco guitarists, Moraíto Chico, has died in hospital in his home town of Jerez in the south of the country. He was 54

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China's exports at record high

China’s exports hit a record high in July with shipments to Europe and the United States proving surprisingly buoyant. Total exports were up 20.4

China’s exports hit a record high in July with shipments to Europe and the United States proving surprisingly buoyant. Total exports were up 20.4

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Syrian army leaves Hama, heads north-west

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad ordered the army to withdraw from the city of Hama on Wednesday. The action followed harsh criticism from the Turkish

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad ordered the army to withdraw from the city of Hama on Wednesday. The action followed harsh criticism from the Turkish

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China sends first aircraft carrier on maiden voyage

China has launched its first aircraft carrier on a maiden voyage, in a move that may prompt anxiety among its neighbours about its naval ambitions

China has launched its first aircraft carrier on a maiden voyage, in a move that may prompt anxiety among its neighbours about its naval ambitions

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Capital One buys HSBC cards business

HSBC is selling its credit card division in the US to Capital One in a 23 billion euro deal as Europe’s top bank streamlines its vast international

HSBC is selling its credit card division in the US to Capital One in a 23 billion euro deal as Europe’s top bank streamlines its vast international

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Nuclear shutdown powers down E.ON's outlook

Energy company E.ON is the latest to post weak half-year results after the German government decided to dump nuclear power. Like its rivals, the

Energy company E.ON is the latest to post weak half-year results after the German government decided to dump nuclear power. Like its rivals, the

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British PM takes tough stance on riots

After four nights of rioting on England’s streets British Prime Minister David Cameron has again spoken of his determination end the trouble. He was

After four nights of rioting on England’s streets British Prime Minister David Cameron has again spoken of his determination end the trouble. He was

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UK police launch riot murder inquiry

Overnight rioting in England has resulted in the deaths of three men. Police started a murder inquiry after the three victims were hit by a car

Overnight rioting in England has resulted in the deaths of three men. Police started a murder inquiry after the three victims were hit by a car

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English 'vigilantes' criticised by police

Tensions ran high in some London suburbs as people turned out to deter rioters who have destroyed other areas. Described as vigilantes, although

Tensions ran high in some London suburbs as people turned out to deter rioters who have destroyed other areas. Described as vigilantes, although

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South and North Korea exchange fire near border

South Korea’s military says its navy has fired three warning shots towards North Korea in retaliation for artillery shells from the North which

South Korea’s military says its navy has fired three warning shots towards North Korea in retaliation for artillery shells from the North which

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Shares plunge on Wall Street and around Europe

The turmoil continues on the world’s financial markets.   Wall Street plunged in early trading; at one stage in the first hour the Dow Jones

The turmoil continues on the world’s financial markets.   Wall Street plunged in early trading; at one stage in the first hour the Dow Jones

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Tens of thousands demand Chile education reform

Tens of thousands of protesters in Chile have demonstrated in the capital Santiago demanding education reforms and more equality. A small number

Tens of thousands of protesters in Chile have demonstrated in the capital Santiago demanding education reforms and more equality. A small number

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Policing lessons from England's riots

The trigger for England’s worst public disorder for nearly a quarter of a century was the botched police operation in London in which 29-year-old

The trigger for England’s worst public disorder for nearly a quarter of a century was the botched police operation in London in which 29-year-old

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First UN relief airlift to Mogadishu for five years

The United Nations’ refugee agency has airlifted supplies into the Somali capital for the first time in five years, to help tackle the famine that

The United Nations’ refugee agency has airlifted supplies into the Somali capital for the first time in five years, to help tackle the famine that

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India opposition party activists clash with police

Police fired water cannon and tear gas at opposition party activists on the streets of the Indian capital New Delhi, as thousands of anti-government

Police fired water cannon and tear gas at opposition party activists on the streets of the Indian capital New Delhi, as thousands of anti-government

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Clean-up operation in London

London residents help clean up after riots, in an operation coordinated through social network websites.

London residents help clean up after riots, in an operation coordinated through social network websites.

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Asian markets rebound in knee-jerk reaction

Asian markets have rebounded after an overnight jump in Wall Street following the US Federal Reserve’s promise to keep interest rates near zero for

Asian markets have rebounded after an overnight jump in Wall Street following the US Federal Reserve’s promise to keep interest rates near zero for