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2011-09-04

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Cobo takes charge of Vuelta

Spain’s Juan Jose Cobo proved his climbing worth on Sunday by winning the gruelling stage 15 of the Tour of Spain and with it inherited the leader’s

Spain’s Juan Jose Cobo proved his climbing worth on Sunday by winning the gruelling stage 15 of the Tour of Spain and with it inherited the leader’s

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Leaders negotiate in Libya over pro-Gaddafi town

Tribal elders in one of Libya’s last remaining strongholds loyal to Muammar Gaddafi have been negotiating with troops from the new

Tribal elders in one of Libya’s last remaining strongholds loyal to Muammar Gaddafi have been negotiating with troops from the new

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Humiliation for Germany's CDU in regional vote

In Germany, Chancellor Merkel’s centre-right CDU party has been dealt another humiliating blow in a regional election according to exit polls. They

In Germany, Chancellor Merkel’s centre-right CDU party has been dealt another humiliating blow in a regional election according to exit polls. They

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More civilian killings reported in Syrian uprising

Anti-goverment protesters in Syria claim at least eight civilians have been killed by security forces during renewed unrest in towns in the north

Anti-goverment protesters in Syria claim at least eight civilians have been killed by security forces during renewed unrest in towns in the north

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Reluctant penguin heads home

Happy Feet, New Zealand’s lost Emperor penguin and only the second to ever visit the country when he was beached in June, has been released back into

Happy Feet, New Zealand’s lost Emperor penguin and only the second to ever visit the country when he was beached in June, has been released back into

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Angolan regime faces protests

An anti-government youth rally in the Angolan capital Luanda has been broken up with 24 arrests and a number of people injured. Around 200 people

An anti-government youth rally in the Angolan capital Luanda has been broken up with 24 arrests and a number of people injured. Around 200 people

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Libya: Bani Walid surrenders to rebels - ANSA report

There are reports emerging from Libya that the Gaddafi stronghold town of Bani Walid has surrendered to the rebels without any blood being

There are reports emerging from Libya that the Gaddafi stronghold town of Bani Walid has surrendered to the rebels without any blood being

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Turkey strike Kurdish positions after killings

Turkish warplanes have attacked Kurdish guerrilla positions in northern Iraq after four military personnel were killed in separate attacks over the

Turkish warplanes have attacked Kurdish guerrilla positions in northern Iraq after four military personnel were killed in separate attacks over the

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DSK back in France to mixed reception

A free man, but in disgrace. Dominique Strauss-Khan was smiling arriving back in Paris from New York, and there were even some cheers as he was

A free man, but in disgrace. Dominique Strauss-Khan was smiling arriving back in Paris from New York, and there were even some cheers as he was

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn back in France

The former leader of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, landed at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport on Sunday. Dozens of journalists were there but

The former leader of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, landed at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport on Sunday. Dozens of journalists were there but

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Libya: normal life returns to Tripoli

Libyans are trying to get back to normal life in Tripoli. Schools should re-open within a few weeks even though many of them were destroyed during

Libyans are trying to get back to normal life in Tripoli. Schools should re-open within a few weeks even though many of them were destroyed during

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Merkel heading for a pasting in regional vote

German voters are predicted to give the Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party another big thumbs down in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern regional

German voters are predicted to give the Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party another big thumbs down in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern regional

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Protest hardens in Israel

The day after the biggest demonstration in Israel’s history there are no signs that protesters are getting ready to leave the public arena they have

The day after the biggest demonstration in Israel’s history there are no signs that protesters are getting ready to leave the public arena they have

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Iran begins producing nuclear power

Iran has announced its first nuclear power plant at Bushehr has been connected to the national electricity grid. Tehran says it is now contributing

Iran has announced its first nuclear power plant at Bushehr has been connected to the national electricity grid. Tehran says it is now contributing

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Libya : rebels prepare for final push on Bani Walid

Forces of the new administration in Libya are building up outside the town of Bani Walid preparing for a final push on the stronghold of support for

Forces of the new administration in Libya are building up outside the town of Bani Walid preparing for a final push on the stronghold of support for

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Rebels poised on edge of Bani Walid

Misrata was one of the key battlefields in the Libyan revolution, for a while the revolt’s sole western outpost surrounded by Gaddafi forces. Now

Misrata was one of the key battlefields in the Libyan revolution, for a while the revolt’s sole western outpost surrounded by Gaddafi forces. Now

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Vatican denies Irish claims of sex abuse cover-up

The Vatican has rejected accusations from Ireland that it had tried to cover up child sex abuse by its priests. In July the Irish parliament passed

The Vatican has rejected accusations from Ireland that it had tried to cover up child sex abuse by its priests. In July the Irish parliament passed

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Left-wing extremists blamed for violence at far-right march

German police say they used water cannon and batons to disperse left-wing protesters who became violent as they tried to disrupt a neo-Nazi march in

German police say they used water cannon and batons to disperse left-wing protesters who became violent as they tried to disrupt a neo-Nazi march in

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Iran police break up environmental protests

Reports from Iran say security forces used violence to break up recent environmental rallies as protesters demanded action to save the largest

Reports from Iran say security forces used violence to break up recent environmental rallies as protesters demanded action to save the largest

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DSK back to catcalls and cheers

France may fancy their chances at this month’s rugby world cup and the police were getting some early scrum practice in at Charles de Gaulle

France may fancy their chances at this month’s rugby world cup and the police were getting some early scrum practice in at Charles de Gaulle

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Bani Walid 'refuses negotiation', says Gaddafi spokesman

Colonel Gaddafi’s spokesman says the fugitive leader is still in Libya and surrounded by people prepared to protect him – although he doesn’t know

Colonel Gaddafi’s spokesman says the fugitive leader is still in Libya and surrounded by people prepared to protect him – although he doesn’t know

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Israel's 'largest ever rallies' call for social change

In what are described as the largest rallies in Israel’s history, hundreds of thousands have demonstrated against high living costs and demanded

In what are described as the largest rallies in Israel’s history, hundreds of thousands have demonstrated against high living costs and demanded

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CIA and MI6 'handed suspects to Gaddafi regime'

Human rights investigators claim to have found documentary evidence in Libya that the CIA and Britain’s MI6 handed suspected Islamist militants to

Human rights investigators claim to have found documentary evidence in Libya that the CIA and Britain’s MI6 handed suspected Islamist militants to

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Libyan rebels prepare for final push on Bani Walid

Forces of the new administration in Libya are building up outside the town of Bani Walid preparing for a final push on the stronghold of support for

Forces of the new administration in Libya are building up outside the town of Bani Walid preparing for a final push on the stronghold of support for