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2011-10-09

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Paul McCartney weds for third time

Singer Paul McCartney and his bride Nancy Shevell leave the Old Marylebone Town Hall in London after their wedding.

Singer Paul McCartney and his bride Nancy Shevell leave the Old Marylebone Town Hall in London after their wedding.

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Paris and Berlin join forces in euro zone fight

The French and German leaders have held another crisis summit on the euro in Berlin, as the EU’s lead pair attempt to speak with one voice. They

The French and German leaders have held another crisis summit on the euro in Berlin, as the EU’s lead pair attempt to speak with one voice. They

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Vettel claims crown to become youngest double winner

Sebastian Vettel is the youngest double Formula One champion in history. The Red Bull ace clinched his second championship in the Japanese Grand

Sebastian Vettel is the youngest double Formula One champion in history. The Red Bull ace clinched his second championship in the Japanese Grand

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Rugby World Cup lines up for semi-final clashes

Australia has dumped reigning champions South Africa out of Rugby Union’s World Cup. A decisive penalty in the 72nd minute for the Wallabies gave

Australia has dumped reigning champions South Africa out of Rugby Union’s World Cup. A decisive penalty in the 72nd minute for the Wallabies gave

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UK Defence Minister under fire in friendship row

As Britain’s defence secretary arrived in Libya to meet its new leaders, events back home were on the minds of the press pack following

As Britain’s defence secretary arrived in Libya to meet its new leaders, events back home were on the minds of the press pack following

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Battle to save the Bay of Plenty

An oil spill is threatening one of the most pristine jewels in New Zealand’s crown of natural wonders, the Bay of Plenty. A Liberian-flagged

An oil spill is threatening one of the most pristine jewels in New Zealand’s crown of natural wonders, the Bay of Plenty. A Liberian-flagged

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Tusk heading for Polish General Election win

Exit polls in the Polish General Election suggest Prime Minister Donald Tusk and his Civic Platform are heading for victory. The centrist has led a

Exit polls in the Polish General Election suggest Prime Minister Donald Tusk and his Civic Platform are heading for victory. The centrist has led a

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Anti-Gaddafi forces claim breakthrough in Sirte

Anti-Gaddafi fighters say they have made major gains in the battle for the ousted Libyan leader’s hometown of Sirte, capturing the university area of

Anti-Gaddafi fighters say they have made major gains in the battle for the ousted Libyan leader’s hometown of Sirte, capturing the university area of

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French Socialists hold historic vote

France’s Socialist party is choosing its presidential candidate today and next Sunday in an innovative vote open to all French electors. Favourite

France’s Socialist party is choosing its presidential candidate today and next Sunday in an innovative vote open to all French electors. Favourite

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All survive light plane crash

Six people, a pilot and five sky divers, escaped serious injury after a light plane crashed east of the Australian city of Melbourne on Saturday.

Six people, a pilot and five sky divers, escaped serious injury after a light plane crashed east of the Australian city of Melbourne on Saturday.

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March on Afghan War 10th anniversary

Anti-war protesters marched on the streets of London on Saturday on the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan.

Anti-war protesters marched on the streets of London on Saturday on the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan.

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Activists try to enter China's embassy in Delhi

Dozens of Tibetan protesters gathered in front of the Chinese embassy in New Delhi on Sunday but were prevented from entering the high-security

Dozens of Tibetan protesters gathered in front of the Chinese embassy in New Delhi on Sunday but were prevented from entering the high-security

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France and Belgium hold final talks on Dexia break-up

The break up of Dexia, the first bank to fall victim to the euro zone debt crisis, is set to be finalised today. The fate of the Franco-Belgian

The break up of Dexia, the first bank to fall victim to the euro zone debt crisis, is set to be finalised today. The fate of the Franco-Belgian

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Nobel winners Tawakul Karman & Leymah Gbowee

Tawakul Karman is congratulated for her Nobel Peace Prize by other women in Yemen. Meanwhile Leymah Gbowee, the leader of the Women For Peace

Tawakul Karman is congratulated for her Nobel Peace Prize by other women in Yemen. Meanwhile Leymah Gbowee, the leader of the Women For Peace

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Teachers take to Toledo's streets

Teachers and parents of pupils of Castillae-La Mancha demonstrate in the Spanish city of Toledo against education cuts announced by the regional

Teachers and parents of pupils of Castillae-La Mancha demonstrate in the Spanish city of Toledo against education cuts announced by the regional

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Kenya bids farewell to Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai

The body of Wangari Maathai who died on September 25 and who won the Nobel Peace Prize for her campaigns to save Kenyan forests has been cremated.

The body of Wangari Maathai who died on September 25 and who won the Nobel Peace Prize for her campaigns to save Kenyan forests has been cremated.

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Ukraine unveil new stadium

As Euro 2012 creeps ever closer, co-hosts Poland and Ukraine continue their race against the clock to be ready in time for UEFA’s flagship

As Euro 2012 creeps ever closer, co-hosts Poland and Ukraine continue their race against the clock to be ready in time for UEFA’s flagship

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Libya book Nations Cup spot

Libya have qualified for the African Cup of Nations despite being held to a goalless draw by Zambia in Chingola on Saturday. After a relatively

Libya have qualified for the African Cup of Nations despite being held to a goalless draw by Zambia in Chingola on Saturday. After a relatively

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'Indignant' protesters set up camp in Brussels

The marathon march is over for Europe’s so-called ‘indignant’ protesters who have converged on Brussels from several countries. Defying a ban

The marathon march is over for Europe’s so-called ‘indignant’ protesters who have converged on Brussels from several countries. Defying a ban

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Turkish PM grieves for dead mother

Thousands of people have attended the funeral of the Turkish prime minister’s mother in Istanbul. Recep Tayyip Erdogan cancelled a trip to the

Thousands of people have attended the funeral of the Turkish prime minister’s mother in Istanbul. Recep Tayyip Erdogan cancelled a trip to the

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Indignados long walk to Brussels

Around 100 protesters from the Spanish ‘indignado’ movement have arrived in Brussels after walking all the way from Madrid and Barcelona. Reports

Around 100 protesters from the Spanish ‘indignado’ movement have arrived in Brussels after walking all the way from Madrid and Barcelona. Reports

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Anti-Lukashenko protests in Belarus

Hundreds of people gathered in cities across Belarus on Saturday to protest against President Alexander Lukashenko. The country is facing its worst

Hundreds of people gathered in cities across Belarus on Saturday to protest against President Alexander Lukashenko. The country is facing its worst

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Poland votes in parliamentary elections

Voting is underway in Poland’s general election but if the opinion polls are correct, there will be no change at the top. The ruling Civic Platform

Voting is underway in Poland’s general election but if the opinion polls are correct, there will be no change at the top. The ruling Civic Platform

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Cardiff hosts Michael Jackson tribute

Michael Jackson’s three children joined tens of thousands of the late singer’s fans in the Welsh capital Cardiff on Saturday for a memorial

Michael Jackson’s three children joined tens of thousands of the late singer’s fans in the Welsh capital Cardiff on Saturday for a memorial

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Scramble to rescue Franco-Belgian bank

French and Belgian finance officials are busy finalising plans to shore up stricken bank Dexia. The bank, which operates in both countries, came

French and Belgian finance officials are busy finalising plans to shore up stricken bank Dexia. The bank, which operates in both countries, came

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Yemen's President Saleh renews vow to step down

In his first major speech since returning to Yemen, President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he will step down in the coming days. He did not say exactly

In his first major speech since returning to Yemen, President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he will step down in the coming days. He did not say exactly

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McCartney ties the knot for third time

Paul McCartney married for the third time on Sunday. The 69-year-old tied the knot with the New York heiress Nancy Shevell at Marylebone Register

Paul McCartney married for the third time on Sunday. The 69-year-old tied the knot with the New York heiress Nancy Shevell at Marylebone Register

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Economy is central to Spanish election

Spain’s economic crisis has been used to score political points ahead of the General Election next month. Opposition conservative leader Mariano

Spain’s economic crisis has been used to score political points ahead of the General Election next month. Opposition conservative leader Mariano