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2012-04-14

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UN Security Council unanimous vote on Syria

The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to send unarmed observers to Syria to monitor the ceasefire. Russia and China joined the

The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to send unarmed observers to Syria to monitor the ceasefire. Russia and China joined the

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Titanic tragedy unites east and west

The Azamara Journey has set sail from Halifax, Nova Scotia bound for the Atlantic and the spot where one hundred years ago the Titanic sank. The

The Azamara Journey has set sail from Halifax, Nova Scotia bound for the Atlantic and the spot where one hundred years ago the Titanic sank. The

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British fuel drivers consider new pay offer

UK fuel tanker drivers will vote next week on new pay and conditions, lifting the immediate threat of strike action. There was panic at the petrol

UK fuel tanker drivers will vote next week on new pay and conditions, lifting the immediate threat of strike action. There was panic at the petrol

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Bee Gee Gibb said to be in coma

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb is gravely ill with pneumonia in a London hospital, according to British media reports. The 62-year-old musician is said

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb is gravely ill with pneumonia in a London hospital, according to British media reports. The 62-year-old musician is said

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Man arrested over Paris murders

A man has been arrested in connection with four murders in a Paris suburb, which authorities fear may be the work of a serial killer. The same

A man has been arrested in connection with four murders in a Paris suburb, which authorities fear may be the work of a serial killer. The same

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Walking the diplomatic line in Ukraine

A group of German doctors has been in Ukraine to examine the country’s jailed former Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko. They will give their medical

A group of German doctors has been in Ukraine to examine the country’s jailed former Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko. They will give their medical

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Atmosphere at Iran nuclear talks "completely different"

A fresh round of negotiations has got underway to try and resolve the long-standing dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme. Representatives from six

A fresh round of negotiations has got underway to try and resolve the long-standing dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme. Representatives from six

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Spanish King goes under the knife again

Spain’s King Juan Carlos has gone under the knife again. The 74-year-old monarch has had a hip replacement following a fall while on a private

Spain’s King Juan Carlos has gone under the knife again. The 74-year-old monarch has had a hip replacement following a fall while on a private

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Bangkok's splashy water festival

People in Bangkok, armed with water guns and pails, soak each other with water as part of the annual Songkran water festival celebrations.

People in Bangkok, armed with water guns and pails, soak each other with water as part of the annual Songkran water festival celebrations.

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Syrian city shelled by government forces, activists claim

Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad shelled the battered city of Homs on Saturday, according to opposition activists. It would be the

Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad shelled the battered city of Homs on Saturday, according to opposition activists. It would be the

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Iran nuclear talks get underway in Istanbul

Representatives from six world powers are holding talks with Iran in the Turkish city of Istanbul, with the aim of breaking the deadlock over

Representatives from six world powers are holding talks with Iran in the Turkish city of Istanbul, with the aim of breaking the deadlock over

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Strikes by pilots in Spain grounds 120 flights

A second day of strikes by pilots at Spain’s national carrier Iberia has led to the cancellation of more than 120 flights. Unions vowed to walk off

A second day of strikes by pilots at Spain’s national carrier Iberia has led to the cancellation of more than 120 flights. Unions vowed to walk off

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Sudans fight over oil-rich Heglig

Sudan’s army has advanced on the disputed town of Heglig in an attempt to oust South Sudanese forces who seized the oil-rich area on Tuesday. South

Sudan’s army has advanced on the disputed town of Heglig in an attempt to oust South Sudanese forces who seized the oil-rich area on Tuesday. South

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Rail crash in southern Germany kills three

At least three people have died in a rail crash in southern Germany. Some 13 others were injured in the collision between a train and a maintenance

At least three people have died in a rail crash in southern Germany. Some 13 others were injured in the collision between a train and a maintenance

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Mount Etna eruption creates new mountain crater

Mount Etna has erupted for the sixth time this year. The latest activity, at the 3,300 metre mountain on the Italian island of Sicily, sent lava

Mount Etna has erupted for the sixth time this year. The latest activity, at the 3,300 metre mountain on the Italian island of Sicily, sent lava

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Brangelina to tie the knot

One of the world’s best know celebrity couples have announced their engagement. After Angelina Jolie was spotted with what looked suspiciously like

One of the world’s best know celebrity couples have announced their engagement. After Angelina Jolie was spotted with what looked suspiciously like

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Koran hand out fears

Islamic fundamentalists will try to hand out Korans in 30 German cities today as part of a project to distribute 25 million copies of the holy book

Islamic fundamentalists will try to hand out Korans in 30 German cities today as part of a project to distribute 25 million copies of the holy book

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Bomb attacks ahead of summit in Colombia

Two small bombs have exploded in the historic Colombian city of Cartagena, just hours after US President Barack Obama arrived for a summit

Two small bombs have exploded in the historic Colombian city of Cartagena, just hours after US President Barack Obama arrived for a summit

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UN meeting again in search of Syria vote

The United Nations Security Council reconvenes today to try to agree – and possibly vote – on a draft resolution on sending monitors to Syria where a

The United Nations Security Council reconvenes today to try to agree – and possibly vote – on a draft resolution on sending monitors to Syria where a

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Tax dodgers targeted across Europe

Spain has announced plans to crack down on tax dodgers amid signs of growing unease over the country’s sovereign debt. The underground sector is

Spain has announced plans to crack down on tax dodgers amid signs of growing unease over the country’s sovereign debt. The underground sector is

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Launch costs North Korea dear

The United Nations has given its reaction to North Korea’s failed attempt to launch a long-range rocket – a launch that has already cost the

The United Nations has given its reaction to North Korea’s failed attempt to launch a long-range rocket – a launch that has already cost the

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UN Security Council denounces coup in Guinea-Bissau

The United Nations Security Council has condemned an apparent military coup in Guinea-Bissau. Diplomats have demanded the release of both the

The United Nations Security Council has condemned an apparent military coup in Guinea-Bissau. Diplomats have demanded the release of both the

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Algeria's first president buried in Martyrs' Corner

Algerians have buried Ahmed Ben Bella, the country’s first president who died on Wednesday at the age of 95. Leading the funeral cortege in heavy

Algerians have buried Ahmed Ben Bella, the country’s first president who died on Wednesday at the age of 95. Leading the funeral cortege in heavy

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Bahrain Grand Prix confirmed despite renewed clashes

Hundreds of mourners clashed with police in Bahrain on Friday after attending the funeral of a man who was shot during another anti-government

Hundreds of mourners clashed with police in Bahrain on Friday after attending the funeral of a man who was shot during another anti-government

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Rallies in Russia for hunger striking politician

Rallies are due to take place on Saturday in support of a Russian politician who is on hunger strike after disputing local election results. Oleg

Rallies are due to take place on Saturday in support of a Russian politician who is on hunger strike after disputing local election results. Oleg