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2012-05-26

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Italy: Pope's butler formally investigated in 'Vatileaks' scandal

Pope Benedict’s butler is being formally investigated over allegations he leaked highly sensitive information to the Italian media. Paolo Gabriele

Pope Benedict’s butler is being formally investigated over allegations he leaked highly sensitive information to the Italian media. Paolo Gabriele

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Medvedev takes over leadership of United Russia

Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has been voted in as leader of the country’s ruling party. He is taking over United Russia after being

Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has been voted in as leader of the country’s ruling party. He is taking over United Russia after being

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Workers demonstrate in Sarajevo

Thousands of workers have taken to the streets of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, calling on the government to do more to turn around the country’s

Thousands of workers have taken to the streets of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, calling on the government to do more to turn around the country’s

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Estonia's 'Old Town Days'

The Old Town Days, a week-long colourful cultural event which has been taking place since 1982, celebrates the start of summer in Tallinn.

The Old Town Days, a week-long colourful cultural event which has been taking place since 1982, celebrates the start of summer in Tallinn.

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Eurovision: Last minute nerves

Performers and organisers are all running through their last minute preparations for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan. While a few

Performers and organisers are all running through their last minute preparations for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan. While a few

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First commercial spacecraft docks with ISS

A privately-operated cargo ship has docked with the International Space Station (ISS), becoming the first commercial craft to reach the orbital

A privately-operated cargo ship has docked with the International Space Station (ISS), becoming the first commercial craft to reach the orbital

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Key Somali stronghold seized

Somalian and African Union troops have seized the rebel stronghold of Afgoye, near Mogadishu, from al Qaeda-linked insurgents, marking a major blow

Somalian and African Union troops have seized the rebel stronghold of Afgoye, near Mogadishu, from al Qaeda-linked insurgents, marking a major blow

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Spain's Bankia: One last bailout

The head of the troubled Spanish bank, Bankia, has insisted that if the lender receives the 19 billion euros it asked for on Friday, it would not

The head of the troubled Spanish bank, Bankia, has insisted that if the lender receives the 19 billion euros it asked for on Friday, it would not

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Ukraine: anti-Russian-language bill demo

In Kiev, a protest to keep a Russian-language bill from becoming law. The bill would make Russian equal to Ukrainian in 13 out of 27 regions.

In Kiev, a protest to keep a Russian-language bill from becoming law. The bill would make Russian equal to Ukrainian in 13 out of 27 regions.

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Canada: Students challenge anti-protest law

A new anti-protest law in Canada has been formerly challenged by students and unions, following three months of demonstrations against tuition fee

A new anti-protest law in Canada has been formerly challenged by students and unions, following three months of demonstrations against tuition fee

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Mass shooting in Finland

A gunman in Finland opened fire from a rooftop in the early hours of this morning, killing two people and wounding seven others. The shooting spree

A gunman in Finland opened fire from a rooftop in the early hours of this morning, killing two people and wounding seven others. The shooting spree

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End of the road for classic Ladas

After four decades in production, Russia is set to end it’s love affair with the Lada. Once prized by the nation, the car has now come to symbolise

After four decades in production, Russia is set to end it’s love affair with the Lada. Once prized by the nation, the car has now come to symbolise

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Cannes Film Festival: The Suicide Shop

A slightly sinister entry into this year’s Cannes film festival comes from French film director Patrice Leconte. The Suicide Shop, his first

A slightly sinister entry into this year’s Cannes film festival comes from French film director Patrice Leconte. The Suicide Shop, his first

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70 killed in latest Syria violence

At least 70 people have been killed during the latest unrest in Syria, according to a London-based monitoring group. The Syrian Observatory for

At least 70 people have been killed during the latest unrest in Syria, according to a London-based monitoring group. The Syrian Observatory for

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Egypt election: Divisive run-off fight ahead

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has begun courting some of the candidates knocked out during this week’s first round presidential elections. With most

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has begun courting some of the candidates knocked out during this week’s first round presidential elections. With most

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Three countries picked to host super telescope

The biggest telescope ever built will be hosted in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, according to a decision taken on Friday. The Square

The biggest telescope ever built will be hosted in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, according to a decision taken on Friday. The Square

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Sweden, Russia and Italy strong Eurovision favourites

Several Eurovision Song Contest finalists rehearsed until 3am in preparation for Saturday night’s gala event in Baku, Azerbaijan. Irish twins

Several Eurovision Song Contest finalists rehearsed until 3am in preparation for Saturday night’s gala event in Baku, Azerbaijan. Irish twins

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Launch of Scotland independence campaign

Supporters of Scottish independence from the UK officially kicked off their campaign on Friday in Scotland’s capital Edinburgh. It will be another

Supporters of Scottish independence from the UK officially kicked off their campaign on Friday in Scotland’s capital Edinburgh. It will be another

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Spain's Bankia seeks 19 billion euros in state aid

Spain’s Bankia group asked the government for a 19 billion euro bailout on Friday. The lender was nationalised earlier this month. Madrid now owns a

Spain’s Bankia group asked the government for a 19 billion euro bailout on Friday. The lender was nationalised earlier this month. Madrid now owns a

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Butler to Pope Benedict arrested in leaks scandal

Pope Benedict the sixteenth’s butler has been arrested following a scandal that has been dubbed ‘Vatileaks’. A senior Vatican source has confirmed

Pope Benedict the sixteenth’s butler has been arrested following a scandal that has been dubbed ‘Vatileaks’. A senior Vatican source has confirmed

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Commerical spacecraft docks at the ISS

The International Space Station has welcomed the first-ever privately owned ship to the orbital outpost. California’s Space X firm launched the

The International Space Station has welcomed the first-ever privately owned ship to the orbital outpost. California’s Space X firm launched the