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2011-09-13

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Deadly Taliban attacks in Kabul

The Afghan capital on Tuesday echoed for hours to the sound of gunfire and explosions as Taliban militants infiltrated Kabul and attacked in several

The Afghan capital on Tuesday echoed for hours to the sound of gunfire and explosions as Taliban militants infiltrated Kabul and attacked in several

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French nuclear blast forces rethink

Monday’s blast at the Marcoule nuclear site in the south a France has once again sparked a debate about the safety of Europe’s energy facilities

Monday’s blast at the Marcoule nuclear site in the south a France has once again sparked a debate about the safety of Europe’s energy facilities

Sport

Tonga ring the changes for Canada test

Tonga are to make a record 11 changes to the side that lost their Pool A opener against New Zealand last Friday when the Pacific Islanders take on

Tonga are to make a record 11 changes to the side that lost their Pool A opener against New Zealand last Friday when the Pacific Islanders take on

Business

New models on show in Frankfurt motor show

The posters at the 64th Frankfurt Motor Show which will open its doors to the public on Friday proclaim “Future comes as standard”. Car

The posters at the 64th Frankfurt Motor Show which will open its doors to the public on Friday proclaim “Future comes as standard”. Car

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Brussels Italians knock Berlusconi

Sylvio Berlusconi’s attempt to convince the European institutions he can balance Italy’s books by 2013 failed to convince Italian protesters gathered

Sylvio Berlusconi’s attempt to convince the European institutions he can balance Italy’s books by 2013 failed to convince Italian protesters gathered

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Penguin missing, feared eaten

The penguin nick-named Happy Feet who was released back into the wild after being stranded in New Zealand has vanished without trace. Concerns were

The penguin nick-named Happy Feet who was released back into the wild after being stranded in New Zealand has vanished without trace. Concerns were

Business

Market rise on Greek hopes

European stocks rose for the first time in three days with the benchmark Stoxx Europe 600 Index rebounding from a two year low. The euro edged

European stocks rose for the first time in three days with the benchmark Stoxx Europe 600 Index rebounding from a two year low. The euro edged

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Child sex abuse: moves to put the pope in court

Survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests have asked the International Criminal Court in the Hague to investigate the pope for allowing the rape

Survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests have asked the International Criminal Court in the Hague to investigate the pope for allowing the rape

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Artist Richard Hamilton dies

The artist many believed to be the father of Pop Art, Briton Richard Hamilton, has died aged 89. Admired by peers such as Andy Warhol and Joseph

The artist many believed to be the father of Pop Art, Briton Richard Hamilton, has died aged 89. Admired by peers such as Andy Warhol and Joseph

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Bani Walid given 48 hours grace

The guns are silent around Bani Walid and the former Libyan rebels, now interim government forces, are holding back from a final assault on the town

The guns are silent around Bani Walid and the former Libyan rebels, now interim government forces, are holding back from a final assault on the town

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Europeans spooked by spectre of Greek default

In France, the concerns are there in black and white on the front pages of the newspapers for everyone to read. “France’s banks trapped by Greek

In France, the concerns are there in black and white on the front pages of the newspapers for everyone to read. “France’s banks trapped by Greek

Business

Italy looks to China to relieve debt problems

China is a country of deep, deep pockets so who better to turn to when confidence is low and debt is high. Italian officials have been in Beijing and

China is a country of deep, deep pockets so who better to turn to when confidence is low and debt is high. Italian officials have been in Beijing and

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Italian parliament poised to tighten Italy's belt

The Italian prime minister has said the long promised austerity plan to ‘save Italy’ will be voted through the parliament’s lower chamber on

The Italian prime minister has said the long promised austerity plan to ‘save Italy’ will be voted through the parliament’s lower chamber on

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Erdogan says Palestinian statehood an "obligation"

Turkey’s prime minister has addressed a meeting of the Arab League’s foreign ministers in Cairo, saying recognition of a Palestinian state is an

Turkey’s prime minister has addressed a meeting of the Arab League’s foreign ministers in Cairo, saying recognition of a Palestinian state is an

Culture

Good ol' fashioned success for Overtones

British band The Overtones are celebrating after their debut album Good Ol’ Fashioned Love went platinum.

British band The Overtones are celebrating after their debut album Good Ol’ Fashioned Love went platinum.

Culture

Animated Armenia

Armenia has a long tradition of animated films – the first one was shot in the 1930s – but re-building the industry over the past 20 years or so has

Armenia has a long tradition of animated films – the first one was shot in the 1930s – but re-building the industry over the past 20 years or so has

Science_technology

Scientists edge nearer unlimited blood bank

French scientists have managed to generate red blood cells from stem cells and inject them back in to the donor. This major achievement opens up the

French scientists have managed to generate red blood cells from stem cells and inject them back in to the donor. This major achievement opens up the

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Rights campaigners arrested as Kagame visits Paris

In France, around 25 media rights campaigners were arrested on Tuesday outside the Paris hotel of Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Police began

In France, around 25 media rights campaigners were arrested on Tuesday outside the Paris hotel of Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Police began

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France and Germany set to make statement on Greece

The leaders of France and Germany will make a statement on Greece later on Tuesday, according to reports. President Sarkozy and Chancellor Merkel

The leaders of France and Germany will make a statement on Greece later on Tuesday, according to reports. President Sarkozy and Chancellor Merkel

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Four children killed in Pakistan school bus shooting

Gunmen opened fire on a school bus in north-west Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least four children and their driver. The attack on the outskirts

Gunmen opened fire on a school bus in north-west Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least four children and their driver. The attack on the outskirts

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Taliban strike Kabul in simultaneous attacks

There have been scenes of chaos in Kabul. The Afghan capital witnessed a series of coordinated Taliban attacks on Tuesday, as a series of explosions

There have been scenes of chaos in Kabul. The Afghan capital witnessed a series of coordinated Taliban attacks on Tuesday, as a series of explosions

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Freedom beckons for jailed US hikers in Iran

Two Americans jailed in Iran for spying are to be released early from their sentence according to their lawyer. He said the appeal court had agreed

Two Americans jailed in Iran for spying are to be released early from their sentence according to their lawyer. He said the appeal court had agreed

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Report accuses both sides in Libya of war crimes

Both sides in the Libya conflict have committed war crimes and must be held to account according to a report by Amnesty International. It details

Both sides in the Libya conflict have committed war crimes and must be held to account according to a report by Amnesty International. It details

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Children killed in attack on Pakistan school bus

Gunmen opened fire on a school bus in north-western Pakistan on Tuesday killing at least three children. Officials said the driver also died in the

Gunmen opened fire on a school bus in north-western Pakistan on Tuesday killing at least three children. Officials said the driver also died in the

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'Restart nuclear plants' says new Japan PM

Japan’s new Prime Minister has called for nuclear power plants shut down following the earthquake and tsunami earlier this year to be restarted. In

Japan’s new Prime Minister has called for nuclear power plants shut down following the earthquake and tsunami earlier this year to be restarted. In

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Miss Angola on top of the world as Miss Universe

Miss Angola, Leila Lopes, has been crowned Miss Universe at the 60th annual pageant in Sao Paolo. The 25 year old business student had dazzled the

Miss Angola, Leila Lopes, has been crowned Miss Universe at the 60th annual pageant in Sao Paolo. The 25 year old business student had dazzled the

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Libya's interim leader promises "moderate" rule

A crowd of about 10,000 people has gathered in Tripoli to hear a speech by Libya’s interim leader. Mustafa Abdel Jalil received a hero’s welcome as

A crowd of about 10,000 people has gathered in Tripoli to hear a speech by Libya’s interim leader. Mustafa Abdel Jalil received a hero’s welcome as

Nocomment

Introducing Spain's most feared bull

The “killer” Raton (Mouse), is Spain’s most feared and revered bull according to ‘aficionados’. Bullfighting is still a controversial tradition

The “killer” Raton (Mouse), is Spain’s most feared and revered bull according to ‘aficionados’. Bullfighting is still a controversial tradition

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Cambodia under water

Heavy rain showers have led to floods in Cambodia but Cambodians do not seem too affected, especially children.

Heavy rain showers have led to floods in Cambodia but Cambodians do not seem too affected, especially children.