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2011-10-02

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One Jew's mission to revive his faith in Libya

Reopening the Dar Bishi synagogue in Tripoli’s old city has long been a dream for David Gerbi, forced to leave Libya aged 12 in 1967. The country’s

Reopening the Dar Bishi synagogue in Tripoli’s old city has long been a dream for David Gerbi, forced to leave Libya aged 12 in 1967. The country’s

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UK Conservatives open party conference

Britain’s Conservative party has opened its annual conference in Manchester with a flurry of policy announcements and commitments by Prime Minister

Britain’s Conservative party has opened its annual conference in Manchester with a flurry of policy announcements and commitments by Prime Minister

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Wild acrobatic tricks in China

Extreme balancing artist Eskil Ronningsbakken presented a show of balancing tricks without any safety net on a mountain in eastern China’s Shandong

Extreme balancing artist Eskil Ronningsbakken presented a show of balancing tricks without any safety net on a mountain in eastern China’s Shandong

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Open air yoga in Paris

Around 2,000 people took part in France’s biggest ever yoga session, under sunny Paris skies with the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop.

Around 2,000 people took part in France’s biggest ever yoga session, under sunny Paris skies with the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop.

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Crocodile invades home in Thai floods

A Thai rescue team successfully retrieved a crocodile that was swept into a local resident’s house by floods in the province of Uthai Thani.

A Thai rescue team successfully retrieved a crocodile that was swept into a local resident’s house by floods in the province of Uthai Thani.

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World Cup set for quarter-finals

Zac Guildford scored four tries to help tournament hosts New Zealand thrash Canada 79-15 in their final Pool A game in Wellington. Graham Henry’s

Zac Guildford scored four tries to help tournament hosts New Zealand thrash Canada 79-15 in their final Pool A game in Wellington. Graham Henry’s

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Concern heightens for the people of Sirte

Residents from the Libyan city of Sirte are fleeing in fear but face a long and agonising wait. The queues build at checkpoints as members of the

Residents from the Libyan city of Sirte are fleeing in fear but face a long and agonising wait. The queues build at checkpoints as members of the

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Kenya fears for future of Lamu tourism

Amid the calm and the gently lapping waters of the Indian ocean there is a disquiet running through the tourist havens along the northern Kenyan

Amid the calm and the gently lapping waters of the Indian ocean there is a disquiet running through the tourist havens along the northern Kenyan

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Hungary's worst disaster - warnings it could happen again

The one year anniversary of Hungary’s worst disaster approaches and the bulldozers are still at work as remnants of a thick red sludge remain

The one year anniversary of Hungary’s worst disaster approaches and the bulldozers are still at work as remnants of a thick red sludge remain

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Syrian forces reclaim Rastan

Syrian government forces are celebrating the restoration of control over the rebel town of Rastan following the most sustained military operation of

Syrian government forces are celebrating the restoration of control over the rebel town of Rastan following the most sustained military operation of

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Bikini parade record broken

The world record for the largest bikini parade is broken in Gold Coast, Australia. A total of 357 woman wearing bikinis paraded for the required

The world record for the largest bikini parade is broken in Gold Coast, Australia. A total of 357 woman wearing bikinis paraded for the required

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Tensions rise at northern Kosovo border

At Mitrovica in northern Kosovo another concrete barricade has been erected by local Serbs blocking the bridge that ethnically splits the city.

At Mitrovica in northern Kosovo another concrete barricade has been erected by local Serbs blocking the bridge that ethnically splits the city.

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Desperate need for medical aid in Sirte says Red Cross

Medical aid is in short supply in the besieged Libyan city of Sirte according to the International Red Cross. People there are dying because of

Medical aid is in short supply in the besieged Libyan city of Sirte according to the International Red Cross. People there are dying because of

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Tybeh Beer Festival in West Bank

Foreign tourists and locals flocked to the opening of the 7th annual Taybeh Beer Festival in the West Bank.

Foreign tourists and locals flocked to the opening of the 7th annual Taybeh Beer Festival in the West Bank.

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Kabul rocks to live music for the first time in 30 years

For the first time in three decades the sound of live music has resounded across the Afghanistan capital, Kabul. Bands from Australia, Uzbekistan

For the first time in three decades the sound of live music has resounded across the Afghanistan capital, Kabul. Bands from Australia, Uzbekistan

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Bulgarian rally against Roma gypsies

Around 2000 Bulgarians have protested against minority Roma gypsies in central Sofia. The groups have called for everyone living in the country to

Around 2000 Bulgarians have protested against minority Roma gypsies in central Sofia. The groups have called for everyone living in the country to

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World's first fax tax levied in Denmark

Denmark has introduced what is believed to be the world’s first, ‘fat tax’. Pizza, meat, cheese, butter and processed foods that contain more than

Denmark has introduced what is believed to be the world’s first, ‘fat tax’. Pizza, meat, cheese, butter and processed foods that contain more than

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Socialists control French Senate for first time

In a blow to President Nicholas Sarkozy’s conservative UMP, the upper chamber of the French parliament has elected a socialist speaker. Jean-Pierre

In a blow to President Nicholas Sarkozy’s conservative UMP, the upper chamber of the French parliament has elected a socialist speaker. Jean-Pierre

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Turkey aims to write new constitution by 2012

Turkey’s parliament has reopened after the summer break, with officials promising to write up a new constitution by next year. The rights of the

Turkey’s parliament has reopened after the summer break, with officials promising to write up a new constitution by next year. The rights of the

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Protests go coast to coast in the USA

In New York the, ‘Occupy Wall street’ protest group took to the streets again for the second time in twenty four hours. One section of the

In New York the, ‘Occupy Wall street’ protest group took to the streets again for the second time in twenty four hours. One section of the

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Details of kidnap ordeal in Kenya revealed

The partner of an elderly, disabled French woman kidnapped in Kenya has told how six masked men brandishing assault rifles stormed their beach

The partner of an elderly, disabled French woman kidnapped in Kenya has told how six masked men brandishing assault rifles stormed their beach

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Taliban-linked group chief captured

NATO-led forces in Afghanistan say they’ve captured an insurgent group commander with close links to the Taliban. Arrested in the eastern Paktia

NATO-led forces in Afghanistan say they’ve captured an insurgent group commander with close links to the Taliban. Arrested in the eastern Paktia

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Tunisia first election date is set

Tunisia has announced the date for the first free election in the country’s history. The vote to elect a 218 seat assembly will take place on

Tunisia has announced the date for the first free election in the country’s history. The vote to elect a 218 seat assembly will take place on

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Syrian forces recapture key opposition town

A video uploaded to a social media website has purportedly shown groups of people marching through the Syrian streets of Hama and Deraa in the latest

A video uploaded to a social media website has purportedly shown groups of people marching through the Syrian streets of Hama and Deraa in the latest

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Portuguese protest deep austerity cuts

In Portugal, thousands of people took to the streets of Lisbon and Porto on Saturday to denounce falling living standards amid deep government

In Portugal, thousands of people took to the streets of Lisbon and Porto on Saturday to denounce falling living standards amid deep government

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Sirte facing tragedy as supplies run out

Civilians are fleeing Sirte in ever greater numbers as Libya’s National Transitional Council has warned them they have two days to get out before

Civilians are fleeing Sirte in ever greater numbers as Libya’s National Transitional Council has warned them they have two days to get out before