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2012-04-29

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France: presidential campaign intensifies

With just a week to go before the vote that decides who will be the next president of France, both candidates have been rallying their supporters

With just a week to go before the vote that decides who will be the next president of France, both candidates have been rallying their supporters

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Syria: UN monitor chief calls for help and cooperation

The Head of the UN ceasefire observers has arrived in Damascus. Norwegian Major General Robert Mood will be in charge of 30 observers initially

The Head of the UN ceasefire observers has arrived in Damascus. Norwegian Major General Robert Mood will be in charge of 30 observers initially

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Residential rooftop missile base to protect London Olympics

Residents of an upmarket apartment complex are up in arms after being informed that the army plans to install a surface-to-air missile battery on the

Residents of an upmarket apartment complex are up in arms after being informed that the army plans to install a surface-to-air missile battery on the

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Kidnapped UK aid worker killed in Pakistan

The body of a British aid worker kidnapped in Pakistan in January has been found. Sixty year old Khalil Dale was born in Yemen, but a

The body of a British aid worker kidnapped in Pakistan in January has been found. Sixty year old Khalil Dale was born in Yemen, but a

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High winds hit central and eastern France

France has been hit hard by violent winds some as strong as 150km/h with nine of the country’s 95 departments affected mainly in central and eastern

France has been hit hard by violent winds some as strong as 150km/h with nine of the country’s 95 departments affected mainly in central and eastern

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Health and education cuts prompt protests across Spain

Demonstrations have taken place in more than 50 towns and cities across Spain, as people vented their anger about austerity measures that will mean

Demonstrations have taken place in more than 50 towns and cities across Spain, as people vented their anger about austerity measures that will mean

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Nigeria: 15 shot in Kano university

Fifteen people have been killed in an attack on a lecture theatre used by Christian worshippers in Nigeria’s second largest city, Kano. Gunmen

Fifteen people have been killed in an attack on a lecture theatre used by Christian worshippers in Nigeria’s second largest city, Kano. Gunmen

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Grenade attack kills worshipper in Kenyan church

A church in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has come under grenade attack. One worshipper died with 10 injured after the God House of Miracle Church was

A church in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has come under grenade attack. One worshipper died with 10 injured after the God House of Miracle Church was

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Children enjoy Hong Kong festival

Residents of Hong Kong and tourists flocked to an outlying island to celebrate the Cheung Chau Jiao Festival.

Residents of Hong Kong and tourists flocked to an outlying island to celebrate the Cheung Chau Jiao Festival.

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China black bears train

Two black bears at Xiaozhushan in East China’s Shandong Province receive sports training to entertain visitors during the May Day holiday.

Two black bears at Xiaozhushan in East China’s Shandong Province receive sports training to entertain visitors during the May Day holiday.

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UN boss endorses reformist Myanmar

UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon has arrived in Yangon to endorse Myanmar’s rehabilitation back into the international fold. Ban wants to encourage

UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon has arrived in Yangon to endorse Myanmar’s rehabilitation back into the international fold. Ban wants to encourage

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Wit on the menu at White House bash

Running the United States is a serious business, still President Barack Obama allowed his wit to flow at the celebrity studded White House

Running the United States is a serious business, still President Barack Obama allowed his wit to flow at the celebrity studded White House

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Fears over Heathrow delays in run-up to Olympics

Long delays at Heathrow Airport are causing concern just three months before London hosts the Olympics. Passengers arriving from non-EU countries

Long delays at Heathrow Airport are causing concern just three months before London hosts the Olympics. Passengers arriving from non-EU countries

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One dead, 100 hurt in US beer tent collapse

High winds have brought down a beer tent in the US state of Missouri, killing one person and injuring up to 100 others. At least five victims were

High winds have brought down a beer tent in the US state of Missouri, killing one person and injuring up to 100 others. At least five victims were

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N.Ireland: Powerful bomb among two devices defused

Militant Irish nationalists have been blamed for planting two bombs that have been defused in Northern Ireland. One device in an abandoned van in

Militant Irish nationalists have been blamed for planting two bombs that have been defused in Northern Ireland. One device in an abandoned van in

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French journalist taken captive by FARC rebels

FARC rebels in Colombia say they are holding a French journalist, captured during an attack on an Colombian army unit.   Four Colombian soldiers in

FARC rebels in Colombia say they are holding a French journalist, captured during an attack on an Colombian army unit.   Four Colombian soldiers in

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France: Gaddafi cash claims rock Sarkozy's re-election bid

Claims that Colonel Gaddafi agreed to finance the campaign that saw Nicolas Sarkozy become French President have rocked his hopes of keeping the

Claims that Colonel Gaddafi agreed to finance the campaign that saw Nicolas Sarkozy become French President have rocked his hopes of keeping the

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Cyclists demand safe roads in London, Edinburgh and Rome

Cyclists have converged on three European cities to demand better road safety for those in the saddle. Thousands denounced the dangers they face in

Cyclists have converged on three European cities to demand better road safety for those in the saddle. Thousands denounced the dangers they face in

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Sudan detains foreigners in disputed border zone

Sudan has arrested four foreigners and flown them to its capital, accusing the men of illegally entering a border area to help its enemy South

Sudan has arrested four foreigners and flown them to its capital, accusing the men of illegally entering a border area to help its enemy South

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Syria government accused of continuing shelling

Amateur video uploaded on a social networking site purports to show Syrian government forces shelling the town of Douma for the second time this

Amateur video uploaded on a social networking site purports to show Syrian government forces shelling the town of Douma for the second time this

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Police probe Ukraine bomb blasts

There is still a heavy police presence on the streets of the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk after four explosions on Friday. The bombings

There is still a heavy police presence on the streets of the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk after four explosions on Friday. The bombings