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2011-10-08

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France and Wales reach semi-finals

Wales produced a stunning display to outclass Ireland 22-10 at the Wellington Regional Stadium on Saturday. Shane Williams, Mike Phillips and

Wales produced a stunning display to outclass Ireland 22-10 at the Wellington Regional Stadium on Saturday. Shane Williams, Mike Phillips and

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Wallabies ready for Boks

Australia and South Africa resume a long-standing rivalry when both sides meet in Sunday’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final at Wellington’s Regional

Australia and South Africa resume a long-standing rivalry when both sides meet in Sunday’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final at Wellington’s Regional

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More Italian anti-austerity protests in Rome

Thousands of public sector workers have been protesting in Rome, angry at the government’s drastic cost-cutting measures to balance Italy’s

Thousands of public sector workers have been protesting in Rome, angry at the government’s drastic cost-cutting measures to balance Italy’s

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Libya: More families flee Sirte as battle rages

More civilians fled Sirte on Saturday, adding to the thousands who have already streamed out as fighting intensifies. Accounts are emerging of

More civilians fled Sirte on Saturday, adding to the thousands who have already streamed out as fighting intensifies. Accounts are emerging of

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Libya: NTC troops intensify assault on Sirte

Troops from the new Libyan administration have made one of their biggest assaults yet on Sirte, the hometown of the deposed leader Muammar

Troops from the new Libyan administration have made one of their biggest assaults yet on Sirte, the hometown of the deposed leader Muammar

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Two held in Poland over Europe's IKEA bombs

Police probing a series of explosions at IKEA furniture stores in several countries have detained two men in northwestern Poland. The pair are

Police probing a series of explosions at IKEA furniture stores in several countries have detained two men in northwestern Poland. The pair are

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Polish voters get a pre-election campaign break

Polish voters are being spared election fever for the day – on the eve of the vote, campaigning is banned. The main protagonists are the

Polish voters are being spared election fever for the day – on the eve of the vote, campaigning is banned. The main protagonists are the

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Pro-democracy Bahrainis gather at teenager's funeral

It was a teenage’s boy’s funeral that also sent a message to Bahrain’s government – the pro-democracy movement in the country continues. Ahmed

It was a teenage’s boy’s funeral that also sent a message to Bahrain’s government – the pro-democracy movement in the country continues. Ahmed

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Bahrain funeral for teenage protester

Pro-democracy Bahrainis took to the streets in one of the biggest gatherings since their rebellion was initially crushed earlier this year as they

Pro-democracy Bahrainis took to the streets in one of the biggest gatherings since their rebellion was initially crushed earlier this year as they

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Heavy fighting on Sirte front line

Libyan government forces fired rounds of heavy artillery at Muammar Gaddafi’s home town of Sirte.

Libyan government forces fired rounds of heavy artillery at Muammar Gaddafi’s home town of Sirte.

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Cleaners of China's Great Wall

Chang Shitou and Qian Erling, husband and wife, have been working for more than a decade picking up rubbish left by visitors on the Badaling section

Chang Shitou and Qian Erling, husband and wife, have been working for more than a decade picking up rubbish left by visitors on the Badaling section

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Demo at Zambian copper mine

Hundreds of Zambian workers at a Chinese-owned copper mine have gone on strike demanding higher pay, just two weeks after a new president took office

Hundreds of Zambian workers at a Chinese-owned copper mine have gone on strike demanding higher pay, just two weeks after a new president took office

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Shooting claims at Syrian opposition funeral

Syrian activists say mourners at the funeral of a murdered opposition leader came under fire in Qamishli in the north east of the country. The

Syrian activists say mourners at the funeral of a murdered opposition leader came under fire in Qamishli in the north east of the country. The

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Berlusconi under pressure as Italy's credit rating is cut again

The headlines make hard reading in Italy. Its credit rating has been cut to A+, the same level as that of Malta and Slovakia, by one of the big

The headlines make hard reading in Italy. Its credit rating has been cut to A+, the same level as that of Malta and Slovakia, by one of the big

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'Anti-Wall Street' protests spread across USA

The United States is the latest country to see calls for change multiplying, with a protest movement against corporate power gathering

The United States is the latest country to see calls for change multiplying, with a protest movement against corporate power gathering

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US restricts classified documents

The US government has announced measures to clamp down on access to classified information. The move is seen as a bid to avoid breaches of security

The US government has announced measures to clamp down on access to classified information. The move is seen as a bid to avoid breaches of security

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Dinosaurs for sale

Three rare dinosaur skeletons have been put on show in Paris with the aim of auctioning them at Sotheby’s next week. The specimens, some almost

Three rare dinosaur skeletons have been put on show in Paris with the aim of auctioning them at Sotheby’s next week. The specimens, some almost

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German air strike looms

German air traffic controllers are threatening to stage their first nationwide strike since the Second World War. Talks between unions and the

German air traffic controllers are threatening to stage their first nationwide strike since the Second World War. Talks between unions and the

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Mexico clamps down on drug cartels

In an ongoing battle against drug-related violence, authorities in Mexico have arrested 20 alleged cartel members in the state of Veracruz. The

In an ongoing battle against drug-related violence, authorities in Mexico have arrested 20 alleged cartel members in the state of Veracruz. The

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Michael Jackson trial hears Dr Murray's police interview

The trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray has heard an audio recording of his police interview, two days after the pop star’s

The trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray has heard an audio recording of his police interview, two days after the pop star’s

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UN Libya envoy calls for no revenge in Sirte

The UN is calling on Libya’s National Transitional Council troops not to take revenge as they launch their biggest assault yet on Sirte, the hometown

The UN is calling on Libya’s National Transitional Council troops not to take revenge as they launch their biggest assault yet on Sirte, the hometown

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Russia tells Syrian president to reform or go

As protests against the Syrian regime continue unabated, Russia says that if President Bashar al-Assad cannot carry out promised reforms he should

As protests against the Syrian regime continue unabated, Russia says that if President Bashar al-Assad cannot carry out promised reforms he should

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Election campaigning ends in Poland

Campaigning in Poland’s General election has ended ahead of the poll on Sunday.   The Prime Minister Donald Tusk is reportedly ahead in the opinion

Campaigning in Poland’s General election has ended ahead of the poll on Sunday.   The Prime Minister Donald Tusk is reportedly ahead in the opinion

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Peace prize winners vow to continue their work

The winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize have been talking about their work and what the award means to them. Three women shared the accolade

The winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize have been talking about their work and what the award means to them. Three women shared the accolade

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Debt agencies downgrade Italy and Spain

Rating agency Fitch’s move to downgrade Italian and Spanish debt has brought more pressure to bear on Europe’s southern economies. Analysts say

Rating agency Fitch’s move to downgrade Italian and Spanish debt has brought more pressure to bear on Europe’s southern economies. Analysts say

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Civil war risk in Afghanistan

Ten years after the US-led military invasion of Afghanistan, and all sides are assessing what has been achieved. Many Afghans blame the allies

Ten years after the US-led military invasion of Afghanistan, and all sides are assessing what has been achieved. Many Afghans blame the allies