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2011-08-18

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Wozniacki slumps ahead of Flushing Meadows

World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki continued to struggle with a dramatic dip in form this month. For the second straight tournament the top seeded Dane

World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki continued to struggle with a dramatic dip in form this month. For the second straight tournament the top seeded Dane

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Israeli PM vows stiff response to terror attacks

At least 14 people are reported to have been killed in three attacks in southern Israel close to the Egyptian border. The attacks appear to have

At least 14 people are reported to have been killed in three attacks in southern Israel close to the Egyptian border. The attacks appear to have

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China and US focus on economic confidence

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping has told visiting US Vice President Joe Biden that China and the United States share a responsibility for boosting

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping has told visiting US Vice President Joe Biden that China and the United States share a responsibility for boosting

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Washington insists Assad should quit

US President Barack Obama told Syrian leader Bashar al Assad to step down on Thursday, because of the ongoing, violent oppression of pro-democracy

US President Barack Obama told Syrian leader Bashar al Assad to step down on Thursday, because of the ongoing, violent oppression of pro-democracy

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Black Thursday for world shares

The world’s financial markets have again been taking a beating due to renewed worries about recession and Europe’s debt crisis. European bourses

The world’s financial markets have again been taking a beating due to renewed worries about recession and Europe’s debt crisis. European bourses

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FAO calls for more Somalian aid

Agriculture ministers from the 191 members of the U.N.‘s Food and Agriculture Organisation have gathered in Rome. This is the second emergency

Agriculture ministers from the 191 members of the U.N.‘s Food and Agriculture Organisation have gathered in Rome. This is the second emergency

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Turkish PKK attacks 'just the beginning'

After the deaths of nine soldiers near the town of Cukurca in south-east Turkey on Wednesday, Turkish warplanes bombarded PKK bases in Northern Iraq

After the deaths of nine soldiers near the town of Cukurca in south-east Turkey on Wednesday, Turkish warplanes bombarded PKK bases in Northern Iraq

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Indian anti-graft activist agrees protest deal

Anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare has agreed to a police offer that will allow him to publicly fast in New Delhi for 15 days. Hazare was

Anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare has agreed to a police offer that will allow him to publicly fast in New Delhi for 15 days. Hazare was

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Syrian President should "step aside"

The US and the European Union demanded on Thursday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad step down over his brutal crackdown of pro-democracy

The US and the European Union demanded on Thursday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad step down over his brutal crackdown of pro-democracy

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Berlin nights ablaze with car fires

The authorities in the German capital Berlin are becoming concerned by a upswing in the number of overnight arson attacks on cars. Between Monday

The authorities in the German capital Berlin are becoming concerned by a upswing in the number of overnight arson attacks on cars. Between Monday

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Former Libyan minister tells euronews of corruption

Libya’s former energy minister has told euronews that Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif Al-Islam is the brains behind billions of euros worth of

Libya’s former energy minister has told euronews that Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif Al-Islam is the brains behind billions of euros worth of

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Put people ahead of profits says Pope

Arriving in economically hard hit Spain, Pope Benedict XVI has denounced the profit-at-all-costs mentality that he says is behind Europe’s current

Arriving in economically hard hit Spain, Pope Benedict XVI has denounced the profit-at-all-costs mentality that he says is behind Europe’s current

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'14 dead' in southern Israel attacks

At least 14 people have been killed in a series of attacks in southern Israel.   The attacks appear to have been coordinated and reportedly targeted

At least 14 people have been killed in a series of attacks in southern Israel.   The attacks appear to have been coordinated and reportedly targeted

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Libyan rebels tighten grip around Tripoli

Libyan rebel fighters are putting pressure on the capital Tripoli that has not been seen during the six month uprising against the Gaddafi

Libyan rebel fighters are putting pressure on the capital Tripoli that has not been seen during the six month uprising against the Gaddafi

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Pope arrives in Madrid for World Youth Day

Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Madrid on Thursday for a four-day visit. His plane touched down just before noon local time at the city’s main

Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Madrid on Thursday for a four-day visit. His plane touched down just before noon local time at the city’s main

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French farmers protest over cheap imports

French farmers on Thursday staged a protest in Paris, calling on the government to introduce protectionist measures against cheaper imports. Fruit

French farmers on Thursday staged a protest in Paris, calling on the government to introduce protectionist measures against cheaper imports. Fruit

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Turkey strikes back after ambush on military

Turkey’s armed forces have struck back at scores of Kurdish guerrilla targets in northern Iraq just hours after nine Turkish security personnel were

Turkey’s armed forces have struck back at scores of Kurdish guerrilla targets in northern Iraq just hours after nine Turkish security personnel were

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Biden goes to China

The US vice-president Joe Biden has launched a week long tour of east Asia with a visit to China. The two financial heavyweights stressed the need

The US vice-president Joe Biden has launched a week long tour of east Asia with a visit to China. The two financial heavyweights stressed the need

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Madrid police arrest eight in anti-Pope protests

Spanish police said on Thursday that they arrested eight demonstrators after violent clashes with protesters opposed to a visit by Pope Benedict

Spanish police said on Thursday that they arrested eight demonstrators after violent clashes with protesters opposed to a visit by Pope Benedict

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Dozens killed in Afghan bombings

Two minibuses have been blown up in western Afghanistan killing at least 20 people and wounding 12 more. It happened in Herat province. Officials

Two minibuses have been blown up in western Afghanistan killing at least 20 people and wounding 12 more. It happened in Herat province. Officials

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South Korea stages anti-terror drills

South Korea stages anti-terror drills as part of the annual contingency exercise by the administration while joint military manoeuvres with the

South Korea stages anti-terror drills as part of the annual contingency exercise by the administration while joint military manoeuvres with the

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Amphibious cars take the Swiss waters

The 26th meeting of amphibian cars has been held in Saint-Blaise, canton of Neuchatel. It is the largest event of this kind in Europe and 55 cars

The 26th meeting of amphibian cars has been held in Saint-Blaise, canton of Neuchatel. It is the largest event of this kind in Europe and 55 cars

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Battle for Zawiya

Heavy fighting raged around the main square of Zawiya as opposition fighters and Libyan government forces battle for control of the strategic coastal

Heavy fighting raged around the main square of Zawiya as opposition fighters and Libyan government forces battle for control of the strategic coastal

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Syrian military action is over - Assad

Syria’s President Assad has told the head of the United Nations that all military and police action against pro-democracy demonstrators has

Syria’s President Assad has told the head of the United Nations that all military and police action against pro-democracy demonstrators has

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UN chief to refer Syria to the war crimes court

Syrian troops are said to be still holding hundreds of people in a stadium in the city of Latakia after a prolonged assault on the port. State run

Syrian troops are said to be still holding hundreds of people in a stadium in the city of Latakia after a prolonged assault on the port. State run

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Hezbollah rejects Hariri tribunal indictment

Shia militant group Hezbollah rejected on Wednesday an indictment by a tribunal in the Hague investigating the murder of Lebanese Prime Minister

Shia militant group Hezbollah rejected on Wednesday an indictment by a tribunal in the Hague investigating the murder of Lebanese Prime Minister

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Markets chilly towards Franco-German plans

Financial markets have given a cool reaction to proposals by the French and German leaders for more economic coordination within the euro

Financial markets have given a cool reaction to proposals by the French and German leaders for more economic coordination within the euro

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Protesters clash with police in Madrid

As night on fell on Wednesday in Madrid, tension rose between the thousands of protesters who had been marching against the Pope’s visit, and the

As night on fell on Wednesday in Madrid, tension rose between the thousands of protesters who had been marching against the Pope’s visit, and the

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Tripoli facing rebel assault from all directions

Libyan rebels say they have launched an attack on Tripoli, piling more pressure onto Muammar Gaddafi’s 41 year rule. Gunfire and explosions could

Libyan rebels say they have launched an attack on Tripoli, piling more pressure onto Muammar Gaddafi’s 41 year rule. Gunfire and explosions could

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Turkey launches bombing raid after PKK attack

Turkish war planes have responded to an alleged attack by PKK rebels with bombing raids on Kurdish targets in northern Iraq. The planes struck

Turkish war planes have responded to an alleged attack by PKK rebels with bombing raids on Kurdish targets in northern Iraq. The planes struck