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2011-08-13

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Istanbul in the Olympic mix

Istanbul has thrown its hat into the ring to host the 2020 summer Olympics. According to officials a rapidly growing economy, strength to

Istanbul has thrown its hat into the ring to host the 2020 summer Olympics. According to officials a rapidly growing economy, strength to

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Germany marks 50 years since Berlin Wall was built

On the 50th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall, the city has paid tribute to those who died trying to cross it. The barrier, and the

On the 50th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall, the city has paid tribute to those who died trying to cross it. The barrier, and the

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Bull in a china shop as Camacho takes charge in Beijing

Former Real Madrid coach Jose Antonio Camacho has arrived in Beijing to take up his new job as coach of China’s national football team. His brief

Former Real Madrid coach Jose Antonio Camacho has arrived in Beijing to take up his new job as coach of China’s national football team. His brief

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Serena in Toronto semis after shaky start against Safarova

Serena Williams used all her experience to book her place in the semi-final of the Toronto Cup beating the Czech player Lucie Safarova in three

Serena Williams used all her experience to book her place in the semi-final of the Toronto Cup beating the Czech player Lucie Safarova in three

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Libyan rebels target city on the road to Tripoli

Libyan rebels are targeting another key prize as they close in on the capital. Having captured Nasser City, they are now advancing on Zawiyah, just

Libyan rebels are targeting another key prize as they close in on the capital. Having captured Nasser City, they are now advancing on Zawiyah, just

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Italy defends tough austerity measures

A day after announcing fresh austerity measures, the Italian government has been forced to defend the move against widespread criticism. A hold-up

A day after announcing fresh austerity measures, the Italian government has been forced to defend the move against widespread criticism. A hold-up

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Vaccination campaign at Ethiopian camp

Aid workers at the Kobe refugee camp in Ethiopia launch a vaccination campaign to combat an outbreak of measles among Somali communities fleeing

Aid workers at the Kobe refugee camp in Ethiopia launch a vaccination campaign to combat an outbreak of measles among Somali communities fleeing

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Germany remembers victims of Berlin Wall

Germany is marking 50 years since the start of the Berlin Wall’s construction. A minute’s silence was held at noon in memory of those who tried to

Germany is marking 50 years since the start of the Berlin Wall’s construction. A minute’s silence was held at noon in memory of those who tried to

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Libyan rebels hit hard in fight for Brega

Libyan rebels claim to be closing in on capturing the key oil town of Brega, but they have suffered several casualties in the last 24

Libyan rebels claim to be closing in on capturing the key oil town of Brega, but they have suffered several casualties in the last 24

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Britain seeks advice from US street crime expert

The round-up of looting suspects continues apace across England after this week’s wave of rioting. Arrest and seizure operations are taking place

The round-up of looting suspects continues apace across England after this week’s wave of rioting. Arrest and seizure operations are taking place

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More deaths reported as US talks tough over Syria

Campaigners in Syria say at least 13 protesters have been shot dead after tens of thousands took to the streets after Friday prayers. Defiant

Campaigners in Syria say at least 13 protesters have been shot dead after tens of thousands took to the streets after Friday prayers. Defiant

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Passenger train derails in Poland

A train crash in Poland has killed one person and left more than 40 others wounded. Part of the train derailed, landing on its side. Around 280

A train crash in Poland has killed one person and left more than 40 others wounded. Part of the train derailed, landing on its side. Around 280

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Police crackdown on Kremlin protest

Several dozen supporters of Russia’s opposition have been protesting outside the Kremlin. The group Left Front are angry that their leader Sergei

Several dozen supporters of Russia’s opposition have been protesting outside the Kremlin. The group Left Front are angry that their leader Sergei

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Rebels claim fresh gains in Libya

The frontline in the conflict between the Libyan rebels and government forces is inching towards Tripoli on two fronts, but a heavy price in lives is

The frontline in the conflict between the Libyan rebels and government forces is inching towards Tripoli on two fronts, but a heavy price in lives is

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Italy announces new debt plan to cut deficit faster

Italy has outlined how it intends to balance its budget a year earlier than previously planned. A new 45 billion euro plan has been announced, which

Italy has outlined how it intends to balance its budget a year earlier than previously planned. A new 45 billion euro plan has been announced, which

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US and European markets end the week on a high

Markets in the US closed with gains for the second day in a row, adding to positive feelings on the other side of the Atlantic, which came after good

Markets in the US closed with gains for the second day in a row, adding to positive feelings on the other side of the Atlantic, which came after good

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Soviet-planned Russia dam finally finished

After 32 years Russia is celebrating the completion of a dam in St Petersburg designed to protect the city from floods. Started in the Soviet-era

After 32 years Russia is celebrating the completion of a dam in St Petersburg designed to protect the city from floods. Started in the Soviet-era

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Cuba's Fidel Castro celebrates 85 years

Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro turns 85 on Saturday. Having governed the country for 49 years, he gave up his last leadership post earlier

Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro turns 85 on Saturday. Having governed the country for 49 years, he gave up his last leadership post earlier

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Hardline Brazil judge gunned down

A female judge known to take a tough stance against corrupt police officers and criminals has been killed in Brazil. 47 year old Patricia Lourival

A female judge known to take a tough stance against corrupt police officers and criminals has been killed in Brazil. 47 year old Patricia Lourival

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Pregnant fossil shows reptiles did not lay eggs

A fossil on display at the US Natural History Museum in Los Angeles shows that giant prehistoric sea reptiles gave birth to live offspring, rather

A fossil on display at the US Natural History Museum in Los Angeles shows that giant prehistoric sea reptiles gave birth to live offspring, rather

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Looking back at the beginning of the Berlin Wall

It is 50 years since construction began on the wall that marked the demarcation between East and West. Some bricks are all that is left of the

It is 50 years since construction began on the wall that marked the demarcation between East and West. Some bricks are all that is left of the