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2012-01-29

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Syrian troops move to retake Damascus suburbs

Syrian troops have moved in with tanks to retake Damascus suburbs from armed rebels. This amateur video appears to show the military launching the

Syrian troops have moved in with tanks to retake Damascus suburbs from armed rebels. This amateur video appears to show the military launching the

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Pope releases doves of peace for the Holy Land

Pope Benedict XVI has called for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The pontiff made his comments in his weekly Sunday address at the

Pope Benedict XVI has called for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The pontiff made his comments in his weekly Sunday address at the

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Muscovites show Putin their white ribbons

Several hundred Muscovites have taken part in a white ribbon protest against prime minister and presidential candidate Vladmir Putin. The

Several hundred Muscovites have taken part in a white ribbon protest against prime minister and presidential candidate Vladmir Putin. The

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Former Italian president Scalfaro dead at 93

Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, the former Italian president, has died at the age of 93. The cause of his death is as yet unknown. Scalfaro held Italy’s

Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, the former Italian president, has died at the age of 93. The cause of his death is as yet unknown. Scalfaro held Italy’s

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Suu Kyi promises Myanmar rights as she runs for parliament

On her first political outing since announcing she will run for parliament, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called for changes to the

On her first political outing since announcing she will run for parliament, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called for changes to the

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The Artist director scoops top Hollywood award

French director Michel Hazanavicius has won the top honour at the Directors Guild Awards for his silent movie ‘The Artist’. The 44-year-old was

French director Michel Hazanavicius has won the top honour at the Directors Guild Awards for his silent movie ‘The Artist’. The 44-year-old was

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More delays to fuel pumping from cruise ship Concordia

Work to pump fuel from the capsized cruise ship Concordia has once again been suspended due to bad weather conditions. The sea remains too rough

Work to pump fuel from the capsized cruise ship Concordia has once again been suspended due to bad weather conditions. The sea remains too rough

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Egyptians vote in upper house polls

Egyptians have been voting in an election for the country’s upper house of parliament. The votes for the Shura Council will take place over two

Egyptians have been voting in an election for the country’s upper house of parliament. The votes for the Shura Council will take place over two

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Rebels hold Chinese workers as two Sudans clash over oil

Sudan has agreed to free tankers exporting oil from neighbouring South Sudan. The two recently divided countries have been arguing over how much

Sudan has agreed to free tankers exporting oil from neighbouring South Sudan. The two recently divided countries have been arguing over how much

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Mumbai Gay Pride

Hundreds of gays, lesbians, transvestites and their supporters marched through the heart of Mumbai to campaign for greater rights for sexual

Hundreds of gays, lesbians, transvestites and their supporters marched through the heart of Mumbai to campaign for greater rights for sexual

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'Occupy' protest at World Economic Forum

About 40 protesters from the “Occupy” movement gathered in front of the town hall in Davos, Switzerland, to protest on the sidelines of the World

About 40 protesters from the “Occupy” movement gathered in front of the town hall in Davos, Switzerland, to protest on the sidelines of the World

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Opposite actions when it comes to payouts at UK bank RBS

Chairman of the UK’s Royal Bank of Scotland Sir Philip Hampton has turned down a payment worth more than 1.6 million euros, apparently describing it

Chairman of the UK’s Royal Bank of Scotland Sir Philip Hampton has turned down a payment worth more than 1.6 million euros, apparently describing it

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Dangerous chemical pollutes drinking water in China

Emergency workers in southern China are pouring sacks of neutralising powder into drains leading to the Liujiang River as they try to tackle a

Emergency workers in southern China are pouring sacks of neutralising powder into drains leading to the Liujiang River as they try to tackle a

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Disability protest disrupts London shopping

A protest over welfare reforms affecting disability benefits in Britain disrupted the traffic in one of London’s busiest shopping streets. The

A protest over welfare reforms affecting disability benefits in Britain disrupted the traffic in one of London’s busiest shopping streets. The

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Fire kills 26 at Peru addiction clinic

A fire at a drugs and alcohol rehabilitation clinic in Peru has killed 26 patients – all men – and injured 10 others. Reports say they had been

A fire at a drugs and alcohol rehabilitation clinic in Peru has killed 26 patients – all men – and injured 10 others. Reports say they had been

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Switzerland and Germany reach deal on plane noise

Switzerland and Germany have resolved a long-term row over noise at Zurich airport. Both countries’ transport ministers signed a statement of

Switzerland and Germany have resolved a long-term row over noise at Zurich airport. Both countries’ transport ministers signed a statement of

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Yemen president Saleh has medical treatment in US

After arriving in the US, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh will be treated in a New York hospital – possibly for the injuries he got during an

After arriving in the US, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh will be treated in a New York hospital – possibly for the injuries he got during an

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Protesters greet UN nuclear inspectors in Iran

UN nuclear inspectors have been kept away from a student protest as they landed in Tehran hoping to shed light on Iran’s nuclear

UN nuclear inspectors have been kept away from a student protest as they landed in Tehran hoping to shed light on Iran’s nuclear

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Senegal opposition vows resistance to Wade

Senegal’s opposition has vowed resistance to President Wade, whose decision to seek a controversial third term in office sparked violent protests on

Senegal’s opposition has vowed resistance to President Wade, whose decision to seek a controversial third term in office sparked violent protests on

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Greece rejects German plan for EU 'budget control'

Greek officials have rejected out of hand a German idea for Athens to cede control over its budget policy to a special eurozone commissioner. It

Greek officials have rejected out of hand a German idea for Athens to cede control over its budget policy to a special eurozone commissioner. It

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Thousands protest against Catalonia's austerity plan

Tens of thousands of public sector workers have demonstrated in Barcelona against the regional Catalan government’s austerity measures. Protests

Tens of thousands of public sector workers have demonstrated in Barcelona against the regional Catalan government’s austerity measures. Protests

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Arab League halts Syrian mission

The Arab League has suspended its mission to Syria due to escalating violence there. It sent observers to the country in December to assess whether

The Arab League has suspended its mission to Syria due to escalating violence there. It sent observers to the country in December to assess whether