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2011-08-11

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Revellers clash with police on the Costa Brava

Hundreds of young people clash with police in the popular resort of Lloret de Mar on Spain’s Costa Brava. The confrontation came after revellers

Hundreds of young people clash with police in the popular resort of Lloret de Mar on Spain’s Costa Brava. The confrontation came after revellers

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Reports of more deaths in Syria

The crackdown on dissent in Syria continues, with at least 14 more deaths reported, 11 of them killed by troops who stormed a town near the

The crackdown on dissent in Syria continues, with at least 14 more deaths reported, 11 of them killed by troops who stormed a town near the

Sport

La Liga hit by strike action

The start of the Spanish football season will be delayed by two weeks after the players’ union (AFE) announced strike action. Spanish

The start of the Spanish football season will be delayed by two weeks after the players’ union (AFE) announced strike action. Spanish

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Bad Samaritans: UK rioters rob a victim

A student from Malaysia has unexpectedly found fame due to the riots that have rocked the UK. Twenty year old Ashraf Rosli was knocked off his bike

A student from Malaysia has unexpectedly found fame due to the riots that have rocked the UK. Twenty year old Ashraf Rosli was knocked off his bike

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Volatility reigns on Europe's markets

Jittery investors continue to react to every bit of good and bad news and Europe’s share markets repeatedly swooped up and down on Thursday before

Jittery investors continue to react to every bit of good and bad news and Europe’s share markets repeatedly swooped up and down on Thursday before

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EU leaders interrupt holidays to tackle debt fears

Pressure from the financial markets has forced European leaders to interrupt their summer holidays and tackle the continent’s sovereign debt

Pressure from the financial markets has forced European leaders to interrupt their summer holidays and tackle the continent’s sovereign debt

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Klaus slams diplomatic support for Prague Pride

Czech President Vaclav Klaus has attacked 13 ambassadors who have come out in support of Prague’s first-ever Gay Pride march, due to held on

Czech President Vaclav Klaus has attacked 13 ambassadors who have come out in support of Prague’s first-ever Gay Pride march, due to held on

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Police: Estonia gunman 'killed himself'

A hostage drama at Estonia’s Defence Ministry in Tallin ended with the gunman dead when police staged a rescue operation. A police spokesman said

A hostage drama at Estonia’s Defence Ministry in Tallin ended with the gunman dead when police staged a rescue operation. A police spokesman said

Business

Gold Fields profit leaps

Glittering results from Gold Fields, the world’s fourth-largest producer of the precious metal, as it reported a 15 percent rise in quarterly profit

Glittering results from Gold Fields, the world’s fourth-largest producer of the precious metal, as it reported a 15 percent rise in quarterly profit

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Tremonti agrees to ECB reforms for Italy

Italy’s Economy minister Giulio Tremonti says he will meet the European Central Bank’s demands for sweeping economic reforms. In exchange Italy will

Italy’s Economy minister Giulio Tremonti says he will meet the European Central Bank’s demands for sweeping economic reforms. In exchange Italy will

Business

Revolutions hit TUI's growth

German tourism and shipping group TUI AG has abandoned its forecast for higher profits this year. It blamed a fall in travel bookings to North

German tourism and shipping group TUI AG has abandoned its forecast for higher profits this year. It blamed a fall in travel bookings to North

Business

Prices up, sales down for world's biggest brewer

Anheuser-Busch InBev is warned of challenging times in its biggest market, the United States. The world’s largest brewer said it is not sure it if

Anheuser-Busch InBev is warned of challenging times in its biggest market, the United States. The world’s largest brewer said it is not sure it if

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Putin takes to the depths in the Black Sea

In what many believe is the latest election photo opportunity Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been filmed scuba diving in the Black

In what many believe is the latest election photo opportunity Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been filmed scuba diving in the Black

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Iconic statue set to close for year long refurb

New York’s iconic Statue of Liberty will close for a year at the end of October. It is set for a renovation at a cost of nearly 20 million

New York’s iconic Statue of Liberty will close for a year at the end of October. It is set for a renovation at a cost of nearly 20 million

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Dialogue the way forward for Kosovo says Westerwelle

The German Foreign Minister, Guido Westerwelle has met with the President and Prime Minister of Kosovo. He told them dialogue was the only way

The German Foreign Minister, Guido Westerwelle has met with the President and Prime Minister of Kosovo. He told them dialogue was the only way

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Police tactics 'wrong' during riots in English cities

Was it protest, politics or sheer criminality which sparked the riots and looting in London and other cities in England? After a quiet night on the

Was it protest, politics or sheer criminality which sparked the riots and looting in London and other cities in England? After a quiet night on the

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Syrian army 'deserter' says massacres made him quit

New US sanctions and other international pressure on Syria do not seem to have deterred President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. While the latest

New US sanctions and other international pressure on Syria do not seem to have deterred President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. While the latest

Business

French banks slide on exposure worries

In a perfect example of how quickly confidence can evaporate, France’s banks have been under pressure from growing concerns about how much money they

In a perfect example of how quickly confidence can evaporate, France’s banks have been under pressure from growing concerns about how much money they

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Two killed in explosion in Beirut

Lebanese police say two men have been blown to pieces while handling explosives in a car park in Beirut. The blast took place in the north of the

Lebanese police say two men have been blown to pieces while handling explosives in a car park in Beirut. The blast took place in the north of the

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Medvedev, Yanukovich meet in Sochi

The presidents of Russia and Ukriane have met in Sochi on the Black Sea to discuss a wide range of economic and political issues, chief among them

The presidents of Russia and Ukriane have met in Sochi on the Black Sea to discuss a wide range of economic and political issues, chief among them

Business

Another volatile day for shares

Jittery investors continue to react to every bit of good and bad news and Europe’s share markets repeatedly swooped up and down on Thursday before

Jittery investors continue to react to every bit of good and bad news and Europe’s share markets repeatedly swooped up and down on Thursday before

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Cameron vows to tackle street gangs

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has outlined measures to combat and address the recent riots in London and other cities. He was speaking to

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has outlined measures to combat and address the recent riots in London and other cities. He was speaking to

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English courts sit all night to hear riot cases

Hundreds of people arrested on suspicion of taking part in England’s wave of riots and looting have been appearing in court. Magistrates in several

Hundreds of people arrested on suspicion of taking part in England’s wave of riots and looting have been appearing in court. Magistrates in several

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Koreas trade blame over shelling

The two Koreas have traded a war of words over this week’s brief military exchange near the border. In the North, state TV in Pyongyang called the

The two Koreas have traded a war of words over this week’s brief military exchange near the border. In the North, state TV in Pyongyang called the

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Two feared dead in Beirut blast

In Lebanon in the northern Christian suburb of Antelias of Beirut, there are reports an explosion has killed two people. An eyewitness claims there

In Lebanon in the northern Christian suburb of Antelias of Beirut, there are reports an explosion has killed two people. An eyewitness claims there

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European markets volatile

Europe’s investors have again been hitting the sell button as nerves remain very frayed after a steep sell-off triggered by concerns about the

Europe’s investors have again been hitting the sell button as nerves remain very frayed after a steep sell-off triggered by concerns about the

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Syria's Assad 'admits mistakes', say diplomats

Syria’s President al-Assad has acknowledged that his forces have made “some mistakes”, according to reports quoting diplomats who have visited

Syria’s President al-Assad has acknowledged that his forces have made “some mistakes”, according to reports quoting diplomats who have visited

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Police targeted as two bombs hit northwest Pakistan

Two bombs in the Pakistani city of Peshawar have left at least seven people dead. In the first attack, a remote-controlled device blew up a police

Two bombs in the Pakistani city of Peshawar have left at least seven people dead. In the first attack, a remote-controlled device blew up a police

Nocomment

Syrian army continues assault on Deir Al Zour

The Syrian army fanned out in Deir al-Zor on Wednesday, using heavy weapons and reportedly hunting down a list of 364 activists against the Bashar

The Syrian army fanned out in Deir al-Zor on Wednesday, using heavy weapons and reportedly hunting down a list of 364 activists against the Bashar

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Clashes during West Bank barrier proest

Israeli troops arrested almost a dozen activists during a demonstration against the barrier Israel is building along the West Bank.

Israeli troops arrested almost a dozen activists during a demonstration against the barrier Israel is building along the West Bank.