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2012-05-27

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Syrian government blames rebels for Houla massacre

International outrage is mounting over a massacre in Syria that has left more than 100 people dead, many of them children. Under pressure, the

International outrage is mounting over a massacre in Syria that has left more than 100 people dead, many of them children. Under pressure, the

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Mark Webber wins Monaco Grand Prix

Australia’s Mark Webber produced a stunning performance to clinch the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday and become the sixth winner in as many races in the

Australia’s Mark Webber produced a stunning performance to clinch the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday and become the sixth winner in as many races in the

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California: Iconic bridge celebrates 75th birthday

It is one of the most recognised, and most photographed, man-made wonders. The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is celebrating its 75th

It is one of the most recognised, and most photographed, man-made wonders. The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is celebrating its 75th

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Haneke scoops Cannes Palme d'Or

Austrian director Michael Haneke has won the Cannes film festival’s top prize. He scooped the Palme d’Or for his film “Love” – the tale of an

Austrian director Michael Haneke has won the Cannes film festival’s top prize. He scooped the Palme d’Or for his film “Love” – the tale of an

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Pope conducts mass amid media leaks scandal

Pope Benedict has conducted pentecostal mass in Rome after one of the most turbulent weeks in recent Vatican history. It’s engulfed in a media leaks

Pope Benedict has conducted pentecostal mass in Rome after one of the most turbulent weeks in recent Vatican history. It’s engulfed in a media leaks

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Germany breaks solar energy record

Germany is said to have set a new world record for the amount of solar energy produced by a nation.   According to the Institute of Renewable Energy

Germany is said to have set a new world record for the amount of solar energy produced by a nation.   According to the Institute of Renewable Energy

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Checking progress at Fukushima nuclear plant

Japan’s environment and nuclear minister, Goshi Hosono, visited the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant to inspect a spent fuel

Japan’s environment and nuclear minister, Goshi Hosono, visited the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant to inspect a spent fuel

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Eurovision Song Contest fans

Inside the Crystal Hall, the venue for the Eurovison Song Contest in Baku, fans turned out to support their countries.

Inside the Crystal Hall, the venue for the Eurovison Song Contest in Baku, fans turned out to support their countries.

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Iran to build second nuclear plant

It has been revealed that Iran is set to begin construction of a second nuclear power station. According to the head of the country’s Atomic

It has been revealed that Iran is set to begin construction of a second nuclear power station. According to the head of the country’s Atomic

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Greek anger at Lagarde tax avoidance comments

Greeks have reacted angrily to comments made by Christine Lagarde in the Guardian Newspaper reprimanding them for tax avoidance. According to the

Greeks have reacted angrily to comments made by Christine Lagarde in the Guardian Newspaper reprimanding them for tax avoidance. According to the

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Mali: Rebel groups agree to creation of Islamic state

Two rebel groups have agreed to merge and create an independent Islamic state in Northern Mali. After seizing Azawad – an area larger than France –

Two rebel groups have agreed to merge and create an independent Islamic state in Northern Mali. After seizing Azawad – an area larger than France –

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French Open Preview

Roland Garros, the final and most prestigious tournament of the clay-court season, kicks off this Sunday. Defending champion Rafael Nadal could

Roland Garros, the final and most prestigious tournament of the clay-court season, kicks off this Sunday. Defending champion Rafael Nadal could

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Burials for 66 Muslims killed during Bosnian war

The bodies of 66 Bosnian Muslims, murdered and dumped in the Drina river 20 years ago, have finally been buried in eastern Bosnia. Several thousand

The bodies of 66 Bosnian Muslims, murdered and dumped in the Drina river 20 years ago, have finally been buried in eastern Bosnia. Several thousand

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Indonesia: Lady Gaga concert cancelled

Lady Gaga’s concert in Indonesia has been cancelled. The controversial singer of such hits as “Judas” and “Born this way,” had been due to perform in

Lady Gaga’s concert in Indonesia has been cancelled. The controversial singer of such hits as “Judas” and “Born this way,” had been due to perform in

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Egypt election: Shafiq vows no return to Mubarak era

One of the two candidates battling to become Egypt’s president has distanced himself from former leader and ally Hosni Mubarak. With the final

One of the two candidates battling to become Egypt’s president has distanced himself from former leader and ally Hosni Mubarak. With the final

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Sweden's Loreen crowned Eurovision winner

Sweden has won the Eurovision Song Contest. Bookies favourite 28-year-old Loreen topped the leader board with 372 points for her club hit

Sweden has won the Eurovision Song Contest. Bookies favourite 28-year-old Loreen topped the leader board with 372 points for her club hit

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Documentary about Libya uprising premieres at Cannes

Last year’s revolts across the Middle East have already been turned into movies. Two of them are showing at Cannes this year. ‘After the Battle’

Last year’s revolts across the Middle East have already been turned into movies. Two of them are showing at Cannes this year. ‘After the Battle’

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International condemnation after Syria massacre

The United Nations has condemned the massacre of 92 civilians including 32 children in Syria. While Syrian state TV blamed “armed terrorist gangs”

The United Nations has condemned the massacre of 92 civilians including 32 children in Syria. While Syrian state TV blamed “armed terrorist gangs”

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Eurovision final puts spotlight on Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan sees this year’s Eurovision song contest as a chance to showcase the country. It has been criticised for clamping down on dissent, but

Azerbaijan sees this year’s Eurovision song contest as a chance to showcase the country. It has been criticised for clamping down on dissent, but