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2011-09-24

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Pope reaches last stop on German tour

Pope Benedict XVI has reached the final destination on a four-day trip to his German homeland. Amid protests, difficult topics like paedophile

Pope Benedict XVI has reached the final destination on a four-day trip to his German homeland. Amid protests, difficult topics like paedophile

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Abbas sees UN taking weeks, not months on bid

Mahmoud Abbas says he expects the Security Council to finish debating the Palestinians’ bid for full UN membership within weeks, not months. The

Mahmoud Abbas says he expects the Security Council to finish debating the Palestinians’ bid for full UN membership within weeks, not months. The

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Euro storm blows cold wind through Switzerland

For Switzerland, it is tough being so popular especially when investors see this small country and its currency as a refuge from the growing euro

For Switzerland, it is tough being so popular especially when investors see this small country and its currency as a refuge from the growing euro

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Bullfighting's last day in Catalonia

Barcelona’s massive bullring will be the last in the Catalonian capital to close its doors this Sunday. It is the end of the bull-fighting season

Barcelona’s massive bullring will be the last in the Catalonian capital to close its doors this Sunday. It is the end of the bull-fighting season

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China wingsuit flying Man

An American professional wingsuit flier successfully performed a jump and dive through the Tianmen Hole in Hunan province, central China.

An American professional wingsuit flier successfully performed a jump and dive through the Tianmen Hole in Hunan province, central China.

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Libya's ex-rebels storm Gaddafi stronghold Sirte

Libya’s ex-rebels, backed by NATO warplanes, have stormed the city of Sirte. But as anti-Gaddafi fighters swarm into the ousted leader’s hometown

Libya’s ex-rebels, backed by NATO warplanes, have stormed the city of Sirte. But as anti-Gaddafi fighters swarm into the ousted leader’s hometown

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Government forces launch attack in Yemen

A brutal overnight attack on an opposition protest camp in Sanaa has continued into the daylight. Witnesses have described scenes of chaos, with

A brutal overnight attack on an opposition protest camp in Sanaa has continued into the daylight. Witnesses have described scenes of chaos, with

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Putin poised to return as Russia's president

Vladimir Putin says he is ready to return to the Russian Presidency after being proposed for the job by current head of state Dmitry

Vladimir Putin says he is ready to return to the Russian Presidency after being proposed for the job by current head of state Dmitry

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Battle of the Pacific

Fiji and Samoa will meet for a thrilling pool D clash in Auckland on Sunday. The two Pacific Islanders which have each lost one game so far, will

Fiji and Samoa will meet for a thrilling pool D clash in Auckland on Sunday. The two Pacific Islanders which have each lost one game so far, will

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Injuries plague Australia

For Australia the 67 – 5 win over the United States proved expensive, as the team left the match with injuries to some of its key players, two of

For Australia the 67 – 5 win over the United States proved expensive, as the team left the match with injuries to some of its key players, two of

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Blacks and Whites victorious

With France beating New Zealand in the quarter finals of the 1999 and 2007 world cups, this is always a match that the All Blacks approach with

With France beating New Zealand in the quarter finals of the 1999 and 2007 world cups, this is always a match that the All Blacks approach with

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Optimism in the West Bank

There is optimism in the West Bank about the possibility of becoming a recognised sovereign state. The majority are positive, despite the strong

There is optimism in the West Bank about the possibility of becoming a recognised sovereign state. The majority are positive, despite the strong

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Medvedev proposes Putin for President

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has proposed his Prime Minister and former head of state Vladimir Putin as a candidate for the country’s 2012

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has proposed his Prime Minister and former head of state Vladimir Putin as a candidate for the country’s 2012

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What now for the Palestinian request?

Mahmoud Abbas presented the Palestinian request for statehood to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday afternoon. Within hours, it was

Mahmoud Abbas presented the Palestinian request for statehood to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday afternoon. Within hours, it was

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Diplomatic row over Mediterranean oil escalates

A three-way row between Cyprus, Turkey and Israel over oil exploration in the eastern Mediterranean is set to get worse. A Turkish vessel is on its

A three-way row between Cyprus, Turkey and Israel over oil exploration in the eastern Mediterranean is set to get worse. A Turkish vessel is on its

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Eta prisoners pledge to join ceasefire

Prisoners from the Basque separatist group ETA have told a newspaper they’ll join a call for a permanent ceasefire. More than 700 people in jail in

Prisoners from the Basque separatist group ETA have told a newspaper they’ll join a call for a permanent ceasefire. More than 700 people in jail in

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Chile students barricade themselves in school

Police in Chile have regained control of a Santiago high school after students barricaded themselves inside the buildings. Authorities used tear

Police in Chile have regained control of a Santiago high school after students barricaded themselves inside the buildings. Authorities used tear

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UN request met with joy by Palestinians

Manhattan may have been shrouded in cloud, but the happiness of the Palestinian community shone through on the streets below. Some had hired boats

Manhattan may have been shrouded in cloud, but the happiness of the Palestinian community shone through on the streets below. Some had hired boats

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Defunct satellite set to hit earth in hours

Nasa officials said on Saturday the defunct satellite which is due to come crashing down to earth would land in the next few hours. The satellite

Nasa officials said on Saturday the defunct satellite which is due to come crashing down to earth would land in the next few hours. The satellite

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Night-time raid on Yemen protest camp

Despite promises of a truce, security forces in Yemen launched a night-time attack on a protest camp in the capital Sanaa on Saturday. The AFP news

Despite promises of a truce, security forces in Yemen launched a night-time attack on a protest camp in the capital Sanaa on Saturday. The AFP news

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Palestinians celebrate Abbas' "historic" speech

Thousands of Palestinians gathered in central Ramallah on Friday to mark what’s been described as a historic moment in their fight for

Thousands of Palestinians gathered in central Ramallah on Friday to mark what’s been described as a historic moment in their fight for

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Gaza reaction to Palestinian state bid

Ahead of Abbas’ speech, the militant group Hamas said Palestinians should liberate their land and not beg for recognition at the UN. Nevertheless

Ahead of Abbas’ speech, the militant group Hamas said Palestinians should liberate their land and not beg for recognition at the UN. Nevertheless

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"Quartet" pushes for new mid-east peace talks

The “Quartet” of Middle East mediators has called on Israel and the Palestinians to meet within a month to agree an agenda for new peace talks.

The “Quartet” of Middle East mediators has called on Israel and the Palestinians to meet within a month to agree an agenda for new peace talks.

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Refugees welcome Palestinian bid for UN membership

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees gathered in a show of support for President Mahmoud Abbas’ bid for full UN membership. In Lebanon, there are an

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees gathered in a show of support for President Mahmoud Abbas’ bid for full UN membership. In Lebanon, there are an

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All Blacks wary of France threat

Hosts New Zealand will be looking to make it three wins from three games when they face France in their crucial World Cup Pool A clash at Eden Park

Hosts New Zealand will be looking to make it three wins from three games when they face France in their crucial World Cup Pool A clash at Eden Park