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2011-10-29

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Ex-Brazilian president Lula diagnosed with cancer

Doctors in Brazil have announced that the former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is suffering from throat cancer. They say the 66-year-old, who

Doctors in Brazil have announced that the former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is suffering from throat cancer. They say the 66-year-old, who

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Madrid rally calls for justice for ETA victims

Thousands have turned out for a demonstration in the Spanish capital calling for justice for the victims of the armed Basque separatist group

Thousands have turned out for a demonstration in the Spanish capital calling for justice for the victims of the armed Basque separatist group

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Islamic Jihad commander killed in Israeli strike

A commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad faction is dead after an Israeli strike in the Gaza Strip. Four other militants are also reported to

A commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad faction is dead after an Israeli strike in the Gaza Strip. Four other militants are also reported to

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Female suicide bomber strikes in Turkey

At least three people are dead and 12 wounded after a bomb attack in the southeast of the country. Authorities say a suspected female suicide

At least three people are dead and 12 wounded after a bomb attack in the southeast of the country. Authorities say a suspected female suicide

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17 killed in attack on NATO convoy in Kabul

A Taliban suicide bomber has killed 17 people in an attack on a NATO convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul. It is the deadliest single ground attack

A Taliban suicide bomber has killed 17 people in an attack on a NATO convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul. It is the deadliest single ground attack

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Taiwan gay pride parade

Tens of thousands turn out in Taiwan for Asia’s biggest Gay Pride event where they called for an end to discrimination.

Tens of thousands turn out in Taiwan for Asia’s biggest Gay Pride event where they called for an end to discrimination.

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Bangkok fights the floods

Bangkok is no longer spared from the flooding that has hit Thailand. Residents of the capital are preparing for the rising waters.

Bangkok is no longer spared from the flooding that has hit Thailand. Residents of the capital are preparing for the rising waters.

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Australian PM: Qantas row threatens economy

Australia’s prime minister has warned that the decision by Qantas to stop flying could have serious economic consequences. Julia Gillard was

Australia’s prime minister has warned that the decision by Qantas to stop flying could have serious economic consequences. Julia Gillard was

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Air France strike hits holiday travellers

A strike is grounding planes in France during a busy holiday weekend. Air France has cancelled about one in five flights after attendants began a

A strike is grounding planes in France during a busy holiday weekend. Air France has cancelled about one in five flights after attendants began a

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Suspected female suicide bomber strikes in Turkey

At least three people have been killed and 12 wounded in a bomb attack in the southeast of Turkey. Authorities say a suspected female suicide

At least three people have been killed and 12 wounded in a bomb attack in the southeast of Turkey. Authorities say a suspected female suicide

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Taliban suicide bomber attacks NATO convoy

The Taliban on Saturday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a NATO convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Reuters reported that at least

The Taliban on Saturday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a NATO convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Reuters reported that at least

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Qantas grounds all flights amid labour dispute

Australian airline Qantas has grounded all of its flights with immediate effect owing to an industrial dispute. The airline’s management has been

Australian airline Qantas has grounded all of its flights with immediate effect owing to an industrial dispute. The airline’s management has been

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Gaddafi's son protests his innocence in ICC talks

The son of the late leader Libyan Muammar Gaddafi is negotiating with the International Criminal Court about giving himself up. Saif al-Islam is

The son of the late leader Libyan Muammar Gaddafi is negotiating with the International Criminal Court about giving himself up. Saif al-Islam is

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Earthquake hits southern Peru

There has been little real damage and no deaths or injuries following an earthquake in Peru with a magnitude of 6.9. The epicentre was 50

There has been little real damage and no deaths or injuries following an earthquake in Peru with a magnitude of 6.9. The epicentre was 50

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Spanish master's '300 euro' painting uncovered

Experts from Dublin and Madrid have confirmed a painting thought to be worth around 300 euros is actually valued at closer to three million euros

Experts from Dublin and Madrid have confirmed a painting thought to be worth around 300 euros is actually valued at closer to three million euros

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Real-life 'Slumdog Millionaire' wins game show prize

Comparisons are being made to the film Slumdog Millionaire after a poor office worker in India won one million US dollars in the country’s version of

Comparisons are being made to the film Slumdog Millionaire after a poor office worker in India won one million US dollars in the country’s version of

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Chile's Hudson volcano forces residents to flee

Huge columns of steam and ash poured into the sky as Chile’s Hudson Volcano erupted at three different craters. Officials in the country issued a

Huge columns of steam and ash poured into the sky as Chile’s Hudson Volcano erupted at three different craters. Officials in the country issued a

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High tides test Bangkok's flood defences

High tides are putting flood defences to the test in Bangkok as Thailand battles its worst floods in over half a century. At least 377 people have

High tides are putting flood defences to the test in Bangkok as Thailand battles its worst floods in over half a century. At least 377 people have

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Tensions run high in Tunisia

Tensions are still high in the Tunisian town whose protests started the Arab Spring. As the damage caused by the latest violence in Sidi Bouzid is

Tensions are still high in the Tunisian town whose protests started the Arab Spring. As the damage caused by the latest violence in Sidi Bouzid is

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Gaddafi's son protests his innocence in ICC talks

The son of the late leader Libyan Muammar Gaddafi is negotiating with the International Criminal Court about giving himself up. Saif al-Islam is

The son of the late leader Libyan Muammar Gaddafi is negotiating with the International Criminal Court about giving himself up. Saif al-Islam is

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Higgins celebrates Irish presidential win

Michael D. Higgins is celebrating victory in Ireland’s presidential election. The 70-year-old former culture minister and poet secured just under 40

Michael D. Higgins is celebrating victory in Ireland’s presidential election. The 70-year-old former culture minister and poet secured just under 40

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Death sentence for Morocco cafe bomber

A man found guilty of killing 17 people, including eight from France, has been sentenced to death by a Moroccan judge. Adel Othmani was convicted

A man found guilty of killing 17 people, including eight from France, has been sentenced to death by a Moroccan judge. Adel Othmani was convicted

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Gunman opens fire on US embassy in Bosnia

In extraordinary scenes on the streets of Sarajevo, a suspected Islamist gunman opened fire on the US embassy before being shot and wounded by

In extraordinary scenes on the streets of Sarajevo, a suspected Islamist gunman opened fire on the US embassy before being shot and wounded by

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Russia's Bolshoi is back after lavish revival

A revered Russian landmark has been revived. VIP guests were invited to the reopening of Moscow’s world-famous Bolshoi Theatre after a

A revered Russian landmark has been revived. VIP guests were invited to the reopening of Moscow’s world-famous Bolshoi Theatre after a

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Italy declares emergency in flooded northwest

Italy has declared a state of emergency in parts of the northwest battered by torrential rains earlier this week. At least seven people are known

Italy has declared a state of emergency in parts of the northwest battered by torrential rains earlier this week. At least seven people are known