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2012-05-19

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Mafia fingered for Italian school attack

The southern Italian town of Brindisi is in shock after a bomb in a rubbish bin outside a school killed a 16 year-old girl, and injured 10 others

The southern Italian town of Brindisi is in shock after a bomb in a rubbish bin outside a school killed a 16 year-old girl, and injured 10 others

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Demonstrators march in Frankfurt

In Frankfurt, Germany’s financial capital at least 20,000 demonstrators took to the streets to protest against austerity measures aimed at tackling

In Frankfurt, Germany’s financial capital at least 20,000 demonstrators took to the streets to protest against austerity measures aimed at tackling

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Chen gets his wish to go to America

The Chinese authorities today allowed the quiet departure from a hospital in Beijing of human rights activist Chen Guangcheng. He and his wife and

The Chinese authorities today allowed the quiet departure from a hospital in Beijing of human rights activist Chen Guangcheng. He and his wife and

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US film Lawless is presented at Cannes

There is an unusually high number of American productions at Cannes this year including Lawless. The prohibition-era drama is one of five US movies

There is an unusually high number of American productions at Cannes this year including Lawless. The prohibition-era drama is one of five US movies

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G8 united in approach to Iran says Obama

Talks have opened at the G8 summit at Camp David. High on the agenda is the crisis in the eurozone with analysts predicting German Chancellor, Angela

Talks have opened at the G8 summit at Camp David. High on the agenda is the crisis in the eurozone with analysts predicting German Chancellor, Angela

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UN warns al-Qaeda behind Syrian car bombings

Human rights activists in Syria say another 19 people, most of them civilians, died on Saturday as violence continued unabated. Nine were killed in

Human rights activists in Syria say another 19 people, most of them civilians, died on Saturday as violence continued unabated. Nine were killed in

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Italy school blast, police to probe mafia connection

Italian police say they’ll investigate a possible mafia connection to a bombing outside a girls’ high school. A 16-year-old girl died and six

Italian police say they’ll investigate a possible mafia connection to a bombing outside a girls’ high school. A 16-year-old girl died and six

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Home advantage in Champions League Final

On home ground and hoping for a fifth triumph in Europe’s premier Cup competition, Bayern Munich fans have been parading through the city centre

On home ground and hoping for a fifth triumph in Europe’s premier Cup competition, Bayern Munich fans have been parading through the city centre

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Jordan's Syrian refugee dilemma

Daraa in Syria, where the uprising against President Bashar al Assad first erupted, is a short distance from the border with Jordan. Every day

Daraa in Syria, where the uprising against President Bashar al Assad first erupted, is a short distance from the border with Jordan. Every day

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Chelsea fans revel in underdog status

They are determined to paint Munich blue tonight. Chelsea fans have flocked to Germany to see their boys win London bragging rights and become the

They are determined to paint Munich blue tonight. Chelsea fans have flocked to Germany to see their boys win London bragging rights and become the

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Deadly bomb shocks southern Italian town

Medical officials say the most seriously injured victim of a high school bomb in southern Italy is fighting for their life in hospital. The bomb

Medical officials say the most seriously injured victim of a high school bomb in southern Italy is fighting for their life in hospital. The bomb

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Sean Penn in Cannes charity dinner for Haiti

US actor Sean Penn has held a fundraiser at the Cannes Film Festival to raise money for survivors of the Haiti earthquake. More than 200,000 people

US actor Sean Penn has held a fundraiser at the Cannes Film Festival to raise money for survivors of the Haiti earthquake. More than 200,000 people

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Central American migrants' demo

About 200 migrants and human rights activists marched in Mexico State to protest against the killing and disappearance of immigrant workers.  

About 200 migrants and human rights activists marched in Mexico State to protest against the killing and disappearance of immigrant workers.  

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Beckham back at school

A group of Greek students were treated to a very special show and tell as football superstar David Beckham dropped in for a visit at their school

A group of Greek students were treated to a very special show and tell as football superstar David Beckham dropped in for a visit at their school

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Deadly blast kills two at Italy high school

An explosion in front of a high school in southern Italy has killed two students and injured several others. The blast happened in the town of

An explosion in front of a high school in southern Italy has killed two students and injured several others. The blast happened in the town of

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Two dead, several students injured in Italy high school blast

A bomb has gone off in front of a high school in southern Italy killing two students and injuring several others. The blast happened in the town of

A bomb has gone off in front of a high school in southern Italy killing two students and injuring several others. The blast happened in the town of

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Mali lawmakers grant amnesty for coup leaders

Mali’s parliament on Friday passed a law granting amnesty to the leaders of a March coup that plunged the country into chaos. The bill forms part

Mali’s parliament on Friday passed a law granting amnesty to the leaders of a March coup that plunged the country into chaos. The bill forms part

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Icelandic jet makes safety landing

An Icelandair Boeing jet made a safety landing on Friday night shortly after taking off from Keflavík International Airport in Iceland. The jet was

An Icelandair Boeing jet made a safety landing on Friday night shortly after taking off from Keflavík International Airport in Iceland. The jet was

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Quebec's parliament passes tough protest law

Quebec’s provincial government has passed an emergency law aimed at quelling the longest student protests in Canada’s history. Demonstrations

Quebec’s provincial government has passed an emergency law aimed at quelling the longest student protests in Canada’s history. Demonstrations

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Chinese dissident at Beijing airport heading for US

Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng says he is at Beijing International Airport ready to leave for the US but has still not received a

Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng says he is at Beijing International Airport ready to leave for the US but has still not received a

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Nigeria mass wedding for divorcees denounced

Rights activists have denounced a mass wedding in Nigeria where 100 couples were married at once. Islamic police in the northern city of Kano

Rights activists have denounced a mass wedding in Nigeria where 100 couples were married at once. Islamic police in the northern city of Kano

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Obama pushes G8 leaders for growth pledge

US President Barack Obama will use the G8 summit in Maryland on Saturday to push EU leaders to to focus on economic growth rather than

US President Barack Obama will use the G8 summit in Maryland on Saturday to push EU leaders to to focus on economic growth rather than

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G8 looks to private sector for help fighting hunger

The leaders of the world’s industrial powers are calling on the private sector to help fight hunger and malnutrition in the developing world. The

The leaders of the world’s industrial powers are calling on the private sector to help fight hunger and malnutrition in the developing world. The

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Spain revises 2011 budget deficit

The Spanish government has revised up its 2011 budget deficit. Madrid said last year’s annual deficit amount to 8.9 per cent of output, up from the

The Spanish government has revised up its 2011 budget deficit. Madrid said last year’s annual deficit amount to 8.9 per cent of output, up from the

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Facebook stock slightly up in first day of trading

Facebook’s trade debut generated more media attention than profit as it closed at $38.23 – up just 23 cents from its original price. Facebook head

Facebook’s trade debut generated more media attention than profit as it closed at $38.23 – up just 23 cents from its original price. Facebook head

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Protesters rally against Bahrain's royal family

Tens of thousands of mainly Shi’ite protesters have staged a rally in Bahrain over a proposal for closer ties with other Gulf states. The plan has

Tens of thousands of mainly Shi’ite protesters have staged a rally in Bahrain over a proposal for closer ties with other Gulf states. The plan has

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Lacklustre protest at G8 talks

For such a gathering of world leaders taking place on their doorstep the people of Thurmont, Maryland seemed unmoved. Conferences like the G8 have

For such a gathering of world leaders taking place on their doorstep the people of Thurmont, Maryland seemed unmoved. Conferences like the G8 have

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Greek euro exit talk gets tough

Leaks suggest Chancellor Angela Merkel called for Greece to hold a referendum on keeping the euro when they vote for a new government next month.

Leaks suggest Chancellor Angela Merkel called for Greece to hold a referendum on keeping the euro when they vote for a new government next month.