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2012-02-18

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Home going service for a global superstar

New Hope Baptist Church on a street corner of a modest neighbourhood in Newark, New Jersey has been caught in the global spotlight. Returning

New Hope Baptist Church on a street corner of a modest neighbourhood in Newark, New Jersey has been caught in the global spotlight. Returning

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Pope creates new cardinals

Pope Benedict XVI has created 22 new cardinals – his closest aides – at a ceremony in Rome’s St Peter’s Basilica. Among them 18 are under 80 and so

Pope Benedict XVI has created 22 new cardinals – his closest aides – at a ceremony in Rome’s St Peter’s Basilica. Among them 18 are under 80 and so

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Maghreb bloc meets for first time in 15 years

Foreign ministers from five countries that make up the Maghreb Union have gathered in Rabat for the first time in over 15 years. The organisation

Foreign ministers from five countries that make up the Maghreb Union have gathered in Rabat for the first time in over 15 years. The organisation

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Bypass surgery for Japan's Emperor

Japan’s Emperor Akihito has had a successful heart bypass operation. The 78-year-old has been receiving treatment for heart problems for the past

Japan’s Emperor Akihito has had a successful heart bypass operation. The 78-year-old has been receiving treatment for heart problems for the past

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Leaving Camp Ashraf for where?

Four hundred members of the People’s Mujahideen Organisation of Iran have left Camp Ashraf. The group which has been blamed for attacks on Iran’s

Four hundred members of the People’s Mujahideen Organisation of Iran have left Camp Ashraf. The group which has been blamed for attacks on Iran’s

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Chinese mission fails to stop Syrian bloodshed

A Chinese diplomatic drive to end the bloodshed in Syria seems to have had little impact so far. Opposition activists say the army opened fire to

A Chinese diplomatic drive to end the bloodshed in Syria seems to have had little impact so far. Opposition activists say the army opened fire to

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Israel on alert over Iranian navy's Med mission

For only the second time in 33 years Iranian warships have entered the Mediterranean, stoking already soaring regional tensions. The Iranian navy’s

For only the second time in 33 years Iranian warships have entered the Mediterranean, stoking already soaring regional tensions. The Iranian navy’s

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Next president should be like, "fish and chips"

An over-sized caricature of former German President Christian Wulff proves he has gone, but has not been forgotten. It is on show at a carnival in

An over-sized caricature of former German President Christian Wulff proves he has gone, but has not been forgotten. It is on show at a carnival in

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Thailand: Road repairs

After the last year’s severe flooding, Thailand’s road are being repaired all around the country. According to the Transport Minister, more than 940

After the last year’s severe flooding, Thailand’s road are being repaired all around the country. According to the Transport Minister, more than 940

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Private service for Whitney Houston 

Friends and relatives of Whitney Houston gathered at a Newark funeral home on Friday night for a private memorial service for the late singer.

Friends and relatives of Whitney Houston gathered at a Newark funeral home on Friday night for a private memorial service for the late singer.

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Moroccan charged with attempted Capitol Hill bombing

A Moroccan man who was arrested near the Capitol building in Washington allegedly wearing what he believed was a vest laden with explosives has been

A Moroccan man who was arrested near the Capitol building in Washington allegedly wearing what he believed was a vest laden with explosives has been

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Referendum lays bare Latvia's deep divisions

Voting is underway in a referendum in Latvia that has fuelled deep-seated linguistic and cultural tensions in the country. People are being asked to

Voting is underway in a referendum in Latvia that has fuelled deep-seated linguistic and cultural tensions in the country. People are being asked to

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City complain over racist taunts

Premier League side Manchester City have lodged an official complaint with European football’s governing body after Italian international Mario

Premier League side Manchester City have lodged an official complaint with European football’s governing body after Italian international Mario

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China sends envoy to Syria in new diplomacy drive

Condemnation from the UN has done little to alter the course of events in Syria. The latest amateur video appears to show the crackdown on rebels in

Condemnation from the UN has done little to alter the course of events in Syria. The latest amateur video appears to show the crackdown on rebels in

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15 people die in severe floods across Peru.

Heavy rains have caused severe floods across much of central and southern Peru. Tens of thousands of residents have been forced to flee their homes

Heavy rains have caused severe floods across much of central and southern Peru. Tens of thousands of residents have been forced to flee their homes

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Whitney Houston to be laid to rest

The funeral for American pop star Whitney Houston will take place later. A memorial service is being held at the same small church in Newark, New

The funeral for American pop star Whitney Houston will take place later. A memorial service is being held at the same small church in Newark, New

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22 new Cardinals amid Vatican "power struggle"

In a ceremony at the Vatican attended by Pope Benedict XVI 22 Roman Catholic bishops are to be elevated to cardinal. The service at St Peter’s

In a ceremony at the Vatican attended by Pope Benedict XVI 22 Roman Catholic bishops are to be elevated to cardinal. The service at St Peter’s

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Rio in party mood as carnival gets going

Two weeks of colourful and noisy mayhem are underway in Brazil with the opening the carnival. Rio de Janeiro’s mayor said he was happy to hand over

Two weeks of colourful and noisy mayhem are underway in Brazil with the opening the carnival. Rio de Janeiro’s mayor said he was happy to hand over

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Kosovo tense on independence anniversary

Ethnic Albanian families joined a convoy of floats travelling through the city of Mitrovica on Friday to mark the fourth anniversary of independence

Ethnic Albanian families joined a convoy of floats travelling through the city of Mitrovica on Friday to mark the fourth anniversary of independence

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Clashes days before elections in Senegal

At least 10 people have been injured during clashes between police and protesters in Senegal’s capital Dakar. Officers used tear gas to disperse

At least 10 people have been injured during clashes between police and protesters in Senegal’s capital Dakar. Officers used tear gas to disperse

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US police foil Washington bomb plot

A Moroccan man has been arrested on terrorism charges after allegedly being caught wearing a vest full of explosives near the US Capitol building in

A Moroccan man has been arrested on terrorism charges after allegedly being caught wearing a vest full of explosives near the US Capitol building in

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Voting begins early in Russia's remote regions

Polling in Russia’s most hard-to-reach regions for presidential elections has begun early, ahead of the vote main vote on March 4. Ballot boxes

Polling in Russia’s most hard-to-reach regions for presidential elections has begun early, ahead of the vote main vote on March 4. Ballot boxes

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Latvia to vote in Russian language referendum

Latvians will vote in a referendum later on Saturday on whether to make Russian the country’s second official language. The vote is being held

Latvians will vote in a referendum later on Saturday on whether to make Russian the country’s second official language. The vote is being held

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Eight arrests after $6 trillion US bond seizure

Italian police have arrested eight people in connection with the seizure of $6 trillion (4.5 trillion euros) worth of fake US Treasury bonds. The

Italian police have arrested eight people in connection with the seizure of $6 trillion (4.5 trillion euros) worth of fake US Treasury bonds. The

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Media mogul Murdoch reassures London staff

Protesters gathered outside the News International building in London using a visit by Rupert Murdoch to express their dissatisfaction with his

Protesters gathered outside the News International building in London using a visit by Rupert Murdoch to express their dissatisfaction with his

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Clinton 'optimistic' on Iran nuclear talks

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged Iran to commit to talks over its nuclear programme. Clinton was responding to a letter in which

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged Iran to commit to talks over its nuclear programme. Clinton was responding to a letter in which