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2011-08-21

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Defiance from Gaddafi regime as rebels close in

Libyan state TV has broadcast an audio message from Colonel Gaddafi, calling on Libyan people around the country to come to Tripoli to free it from

Libyan state TV has broadcast an audio message from Colonel Gaddafi, calling on Libyan people around the country to come to Tripoli to free it from

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Sutton shines in Orihuela

Australia’s Chris Sutton produced a superb display to claim stage two of the Tour of Spain in Orihuela on Sunday. The Team Sky rider bounced back

Australia’s Chris Sutton produced a superb display to claim stage two of the Tour of Spain in Orihuela on Sunday. The Team Sky rider bounced back

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India's Hazare resolute but ready to talk

Hunger striker Anna Hazare says he is open to dialogue but his determination to change India remains intact. At least 50,000 people gathered in

Hunger striker Anna Hazare says he is open to dialogue but his determination to change India remains intact. At least 50,000 people gathered in

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Arab League condemns Israel's attacks on Gaza

Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip have been condemned by the Arab League. But, as an emergency meeting of the body urged the UN to take action

Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip have been condemned by the Arab League. But, as an emergency meeting of the body urged the UN to take action

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Scandinavian leaders lay wreaths for Norway victims

Norway is holding a national day of remembrance for the victims of last month’s massacre. The prime minister, the country’s royal family and

Norway is holding a national day of remembrance for the victims of last month’s massacre. The prime minister, the country’s royal family and

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Fierce fighting as Libyan rebels advance on Tripoli

As Libyan rebels advance on Tripoli, the opposition National Transitional Council says an operation has begun in the city to isolate Colonel

As Libyan rebels advance on Tripoli, the opposition National Transitional Council says an operation has begun in the city to isolate Colonel

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Demonstration and clashes in Hamburg

Left-wing demonstrators and police clashed in the northern German city of Hamburg, after a street festival in Hamburg’s Schanzenviertel district.

Left-wing demonstrators and police clashed in the northern German city of Hamburg, after a street festival in Hamburg’s Schanzenviertel district.

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Rocket fire from Gaza hits Israel - and Egypt

Palestinian militants have fired more rockets into Israel today, prompting threats of retaliation in escalating cross-border violence. There were

Palestinian militants have fired more rockets into Israel today, prompting threats of retaliation in escalating cross-border violence. There were

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Pope gives closing mass at Catholic youth festival

Pope Benedict XVI received a reception worthy of a rock star as he arrived to give a final mass at the Catholic Church’s World Youth Day event in

Pope Benedict XVI received a reception worthy of a rock star as he arrived to give a final mass at the Catholic Church’s World Youth Day event in

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Anti-corruption campaigner continues hunger strike

Anna Hazare, an Indian activist, entered the fifth day of a hunger strike, saying he was feeling physically weak but resolved in his demand that the

Anna Hazare, an Indian activist, entered the fifth day of a hunger strike, saying he was feeling physically weak but resolved in his demand that the

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Leopard Trek's Tour of Spain time trial triumph

Leopard Trek produced a flawless run to edge out Liquigas and claim the opening team time trial in the Tour of Spain in Benidorm on Saturday

Leopard Trek produced a flawless run to edge out Liquigas and claim the opening team time trial in the Tour of Spain in Benidorm on Saturday

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RAF pilot killed as Red Arrow plane plummets

A pilot flying one of Britain’s famous Red Arrow aircraft has died following a crash after a demonstration. Jon Egging, 33, had been putting on a

A pilot flying one of Britain’s famous Red Arrow aircraft has died following a crash after a demonstration. Jon Egging, 33, had been putting on a

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Mugabe urges peace after Zimbabwe general's death

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is appealing for peace between all political parties following the sudden death of a leading figure in the

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is appealing for peace between all political parties following the sudden death of a leading figure in the

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Speculation mounts that DSK sex case may be dropped

Prosecutors could be poised to drop a hotel maid’s sexual assault case against ex-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn, according to US press

Prosecutors could be poised to drop a hotel maid’s sexual assault case against ex-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn, according to US press

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UN team in Syria as Assad prepares TV address

As Syria’s crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations continues, a United Nations humanitarian team has arrived in the country. Dozens of people

As Syria’s crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations continues, a United Nations humanitarian team has arrived in the country. Dozens of people

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Plane crashes in northern Canada, 12 dead

Twelve people have been killed in a plane crash in the far north of Canada on Saturday. There are three survivors. The aircraft came down just

Twelve people have been killed in a plane crash in the far north of Canada on Saturday. There are three survivors. The aircraft came down just

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Israel faces Palestinian and Egyptian anger

The renewed violence between Israel and Palestinian militants shows no sign of stopping. The Israeli town of Beer’sheva was hit by rockets on

The renewed violence between Israel and Palestinian militants shows no sign of stopping. The Israeli town of Beer’sheva was hit by rockets on

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Rainy weather fails to dampen spirit of Pope's visit

As night fell in Madrid, hundreds of thousands of young people were at an aerodrome just outside the Spanish city to listen to Pope Benedict XVI give

As night fell in Madrid, hundreds of thousands of young people were at an aerodrome just outside the Spanish city to listen to Pope Benedict XVI give

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Pilgrims endure stifling heat to hear Pope

Intense heat throughout the Pope’s Spanish visit brought some impromptu measures. At the huge military airfield where pilgrims gathered for

Intense heat throughout the Pope’s Spanish visit brought some impromptu measures. At the huge military airfield where pilgrims gathered for

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Day of commemoration for Norway massacre

Norway is holding a national day of commemoration on Sunday, almost a month after the Olso bombing and the massacre at Utoeya island. A concert

Norway is holding a national day of commemoration on Sunday, almost a month after the Olso bombing and the massacre at Utoeya island. A concert