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2012-03-24

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Talks to free kidnapped Italian tourists on hold

In India, negotiations to secure the release of two Italian tourists have been suspended. Paolo Bosusco and Claudio Colangelo were abducted by

In India, negotiations to secure the release of two Italian tourists have been suspended. Paolo Bosusco and Claudio Colangelo were abducted by

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Protests as Canary Islands oil drilling gets go-ahead

A group of Canary Islanders travelled to Spain’s capital on Saturday to denounce plans to drill for oil off their archipelago. They smeared

A group of Canary Islanders travelled to Spain’s capital on Saturday to denounce plans to drill for oil off their archipelago. They smeared

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Spanish police seize alleged people smuggling gang

Police in Spain have arrested 22 people, thought to be of Romanian origin, in connection with alleged cases of modern-day slavery. A 19-year-old

Police in Spain have arrested 22 people, thought to be of Romanian origin, in connection with alleged cases of modern-day slavery. A 19-year-old

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Tsunami "ghost boat" discovered off Canadian coast

An unmanned Japanese fishing vessel has been discovered drifting off the Canadian coast in what the media has described as a tsunami “ghost

An unmanned Japanese fishing vessel has been discovered drifting off the Canadian coast in what the media has described as a tsunami “ghost

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Teen shot dead as Egpyt football protests erupt

A 13-year-old boy was shot dead in Egypt’s Port Said on Saturday during continuing protests over last month’s deadly football riots. Eighteen

A 13-year-old boy was shot dead in Egypt’s Port Said on Saturday during continuing protests over last month’s deadly football riots. Eighteen

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Call for calm on eve of Senegal's election run-off

Officials in Senegal have called for calm ahead of Sunday’s presidential run-off as incumbent Abdoulaye Wade looks to extend his twelve-year

Officials in Senegal have called for calm ahead of Sunday’s presidential run-off as incumbent Abdoulaye Wade looks to extend his twelve-year

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Pope skips Mexican capital on four day visit

Pope Benedict XVI has received a rapturous welcome at the start of his first official visit to Mexico. An estimated 300,000 people turned out to

Pope Benedict XVI has received a rapturous welcome at the start of his first official visit to Mexico. An estimated 300,000 people turned out to

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"I'm proud of Mohamed" boasts Toulouse killer's brother

The older brother of the Toulouse gunman who killed seven people said he was “proud” of Mohamed Merah’s actions. Abdelkader Merah told police he

The older brother of the Toulouse gunman who killed seven people said he was “proud” of Mohamed Merah’s actions. Abdelkader Merah told police he

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Americans react to Staff Sgt. Bales murder charges

Debate continued to rage across America on Saturday over where the US soldier – who’s been charged with the pre-meditated murder of 17 Afghans –

Debate continued to rage across America on Saturday over where the US soldier – who’s been charged with the pre-meditated murder of 17 Afghans –

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Toulouse gunman's brother quizzed in Paris

The Toulouse gunman’s brother has been taken to Paris for further questioning by intelligence officers. Abdelkader Merah was arrested on Tuesday as

The Toulouse gunman’s brother has been taken to Paris for further questioning by intelligence officers. Abdelkader Merah was arrested on Tuesday as

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No compromise for water

Demonstrators chant slogans during a protest on World Water Day in downtown Lima to demand for the government to declare a state of emergency on

Demonstrators chant slogans during a protest on World Water Day in downtown Lima to demand for the government to declare a state of emergency on

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Russian MPs ease restrictions on political parties

Russia’s lower house of parliament has passed a law that will make it easier to register political parties in a concession to recent street

Russia’s lower house of parliament has passed a law that will make it easier to register political parties in a concession to recent street

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Cameron calls last orders for 'binge-drinking Britain'

British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to call time on supermarkets selling cut-price alcohol in England and Wales. He believes it will curb

British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to call time on supermarkets selling cut-price alcohol in England and Wales. He believes it will curb

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Russian banker gunned down in London

A former Russian banker is being kept under armed guard in hospital being sprayed with bullets outside his East London flat. German Gorbuntsov was

A former Russian banker is being kept under armed guard in hospital being sprayed with bullets outside his East London flat. German Gorbuntsov was

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Pope highlights 'problem of drug trafficking' in Mexico

Pope Benedict XVI’s plane was met by a cheering crowd of people as it touched down in for his first trip to Mexico – the country with the largest

Pope Benedict XVI’s plane was met by a cheering crowd of people as it touched down in for his first trip to Mexico – the country with the largest

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Accusations fly over Toulouse gunman siege

Former police chiefs and politicians traded accusations on Friday over the handling of the Toulouse siege. Self-confessed killer Mohamed Merah

Former police chiefs and politicians traded accusations on Friday over the handling of the Toulouse siege. Self-confessed killer Mohamed Merah

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'Israel loves Iran': people power seeks to stop war

It started as an individual Facebook post – it has spread into a popular online campaign aimed at preventing war between Israel and Iran. “Israel

It started as an individual Facebook post – it has spread into a popular online campaign aimed at preventing war between Israel and Iran. “Israel

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African Union mission to hunt for rebel leader Kony

The African Union is to launch a new mission beginning this weekend to hunt Joseph Kony – the Ugandan rebel leader wanted for war crimes whose

The African Union is to launch a new mission beginning this weekend to hunt Joseph Kony – the Ugandan rebel leader wanted for war crimes whose

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Mali suspended from African Union after coup

International condemnation continues to grow following the coup in Mali, with the African Union suspending the country’s membership. Military

International condemnation continues to grow following the coup in Mali, with the African Union suspending the country’s membership. Military

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Ukraine doctors say jailed Tymoshenko needs hospital care

Ukrainian doctors have said that jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko needs hospital care. Authorites have always insisted medical

Ukrainian doctors have said that jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko needs hospital care. Authorites have always insisted medical