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2011-08-14

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Libyan rebels fly flag over key town near Tripoli

Libyan rebels have raised their flag in a strategic town near Tripoli, marking their most dramatic advance on Colonel Gaddafi’s stronghold in

Libyan rebels have raised their flag in a strategic town near Tripoli, marking their most dramatic advance on Colonel Gaddafi’s stronghold in

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A deadly Independence Day in Pakistan

Bloodshed has marked Pakistan’s Independence Day celebrations with bomb, gun and rocket attacks leaving at least 18 people dead. An explosion at a

Bloodshed has marked Pakistan’s Independence Day celebrations with bomb, gun and rocket attacks leaving at least 18 people dead. An explosion at a

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Fresh wave of migrants arrive at Lampedusa

Around 2,000 migrants from north Africa have landed on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa this weekend. Since the start of the year, more than

Around 2,000 migrants from north Africa have landed on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa this weekend. Since the start of the year, more than

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Suu Kyi tight-lipped on signs of political thaw

Thousands of people have turned out to see Aung San Suu Kyi’s first political trip outside Rangoon *(Yangon) since her release from house arrest in

Thousands of people have turned out to see Aung San Suu Kyi’s first political trip outside Rangoon *(Yangon) since her release from house arrest in

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Lawyers probe who ordered Egyptian crackdown

Lawyers in Egypt have urged the government to hand over documents that may reveal who ordered police to fire on protesters during the uprising that

Lawyers in Egypt have urged the government to hand over documents that may reveal who ordered police to fire on protesters during the uprising that

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Netanyahu seeks solutions to anti-government protests

Israel has announced new measures to tackle growing protests over the cost of living. Hundreds of demonstrators remain camped out in Tel Aviv. It

Israel has announced new measures to tackle growing protests over the cost of living. Hundreds of demonstrators remain camped out in Tel Aviv. It

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'Deadly naval and tank attack' on Syrian port city

A Syrian naval and tank assault to crush dissent in a northern port city has killed at least 23 people, according to human rights

A Syrian naval and tank assault to crush dissent in a northern port city has killed at least 23 people, according to human rights

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Taliban claims deadly attack on Afghan governor

Suicide bombers and gunmen have killed at least 22 people in an attack on a provincial governor’s compound in central Afghanistan. The Taliban says

Suicide bombers and gunmen have killed at least 22 people in an attack on a provincial governor’s compound in central Afghanistan. The Taliban says

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Protest forces China to close chemical plant

Authorities in China have ordered the shut down of a chemical plant after a protest over pollution concerns.   Despite facing a wall of police in

Authorities in China have ordered the shut down of a chemical plant after a protest over pollution concerns.   Despite facing a wall of police in

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Superb Serena to meet Samantha Stosur in Toronto showdown

Serena Williams is back in the swing as she makes her way into the final of the Toronto Cup. The former world number one, who returned to the tour in

Serena Williams is back in the swing as she makes her way into the final of the Toronto Cup. The former world number one, who returned to the tour in

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Real Madrid v Barcelona a spicy season starter

After last season’s tetchy encounters Real Madrid and Barcelona prepare to meet in Spain’s season opener, the two-legged Supercup. The first match

After last season’s tetchy encounters Real Madrid and Barcelona prepare to meet in Spain’s season opener, the two-legged Supercup. The first match

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Hotel bomb blast kills 11 in Pakistan

A bomb has ripped through a two-storey hotel in southwest Pakistan, killing at least 11 people. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack in

A bomb has ripped through a two-storey hotel in southwest Pakistan, killing at least 11 people. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack in

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Deadly storm collapses stage at Indiana State Fair

At least four people have been killed after strong winds brought down a stage at the Indiana State fair in Indianapolis. As the country music duo

At least four people have been killed after strong winds brought down a stage at the Indiana State fair in Indianapolis. As the country music duo

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Berlin against sexism

Hundreds of people took to the streets of the German capital, many wearing very little, to protest against sexism and sexual stereotypes.

Hundreds of people took to the streets of the German capital, many wearing very little, to protest against sexism and sexual stereotypes.

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Awa Dance Festival in Japan

An energetic midsummer dance festival called Awa Odori has been held in Tokushima City, western Japan. The festival, traditionally at the hottest

An energetic midsummer dance festival called Awa Odori has been held in Tokushima City, western Japan. The festival, traditionally at the hottest

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Czech capital hosts first 'gay pride' festival

The Czech Republic, regarded as one of the more liberal European countries in relation to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights, sees

The Czech Republic, regarded as one of the more liberal European countries in relation to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights, sees

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Libyan rebels claim to edge closer to Tripoli

Rebel fighters in Libya claim to have taken control of Zawiyah. This footages appears to show the reaction of residents to rebels entering the

Rebel fighters in Libya claim to have taken control of Zawiyah. This footages appears to show the reaction of residents to rebels entering the

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Germans take part in 'Slutwalk' to show support

People in Berlin took the streets on Saturday in support of the global campaign on preventing sexual violence against women. Known as a Slutwalk

People in Berlin took the streets on Saturday in support of the global campaign on preventing sexual violence against women. Known as a Slutwalk

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Gay man marries transexual in Cuban first

A man and a transgender woman have married in what’s been seen as Cuba’s first gay wedding. Same-sex marriages are illegal in the country, but the

A man and a transgender woman have married in what’s been seen as Cuba’s first gay wedding. Same-sex marriages are illegal in the country, but the

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Palestinian Authority seeks full UN membership

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will apply for his country’s full membership of the United Nations in September. He is expected to submit the

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will apply for his country’s full membership of the United Nations in September. He is expected to submit the

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Bachmann emerges as Republican front-runner

In the first big test of the US Presidential race in 2012, Republican Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann has come out on top. She won the Ames straw

In the first big test of the US Presidential race in 2012, Republican Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann has come out on top. She won the Ames straw

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Social networks show the kindness of strangers after England riots

In the wake of the riots in England, social networks have been accused of spreading messages that increased the violence and looting. However, one

In the wake of the riots in England, social networks have been accused of spreading messages that increased the violence and looting. However, one

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High living costs sparks more protests in Israel

Israelis have taken to the streets in many of the country’s major cities for the fourth week in a row to protest against high living costs. By 9pm

Israelis have taken to the streets in many of the country’s major cities for the fourth week in a row to protest against high living costs. By 9pm

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Syrian forces kill three, tanks move into city say activists

There has been fresh bloodshed in Syria according to opposition activists.   At least two people were killed, they say, and more than a dozen

There has been fresh bloodshed in Syria according to opposition activists.   At least two people were killed, they say, and more than a dozen

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Norway: attacks overshadow local election campaign

It will be no ordinary election, but these are extraordinary times in Norway. Standing side by side in solidarity with the victims of last month’s

It will be no ordinary election, but these are extraordinary times in Norway. Standing side by side in solidarity with the victims of last month’s