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2012-06-16

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Saudi crown prince passes away

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Nayef bin Abdel-Aziz Al Saud has died. He was in his late seventies and had recently been abroad for unspecified

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Nayef bin Abdel-Aziz Al Saud has died. He was in his late seventies and had recently been abroad for unspecified

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UK Queen Elizabeth at Trooping of the Colour

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has been attending the annual Trooping of the Colour to mark her official birthday. The event takes place at

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has been attending the annual Trooping of the Colour to mark her official birthday. The event takes place at

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Portugal hosts European Harley Davidson rally

As the twenty-first European Harley Davidson rally draws to a close in the Portuguese town of Cascais, organisers say around 10,000 owners of the

As the twenty-first European Harley Davidson rally draws to a close in the Portuguese town of Cascais, organisers say around 10,000 owners of the

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Both candidates vote in Egypt presidential run-off

Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi was surrounded by supporters as he arrived at a polling station on the first of two days of presidential

Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi was surrounded by supporters as he arrived at a polling station on the first of two days of presidential

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China sends first woman astronaut into orbit

China has sent its first woman into orbit. 33-year-old Liu Yang is one of three astronauts who will attempt a critical docking as part of the

China has sent its first woman into orbit. 33-year-old Liu Yang is one of three astronauts who will attempt a critical docking as part of the

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Countdown to crucial election in Greece

With polls due to open in less than 24 hours, leftwing Syriza and the conservative New Democracy party are level-pegging in the race to win the

With polls due to open in less than 24 hours, leftwing Syriza and the conservative New Democracy party are level-pegging in the race to win the

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UN monitors suspend Syria mission over violence

The United Nations monitors in Syria have suspended operations because of increasing violence in the past 10 days. The head of the UN Stabilisation

The United Nations monitors in Syria have suspended operations because of increasing violence in the past 10 days. The head of the UN Stabilisation

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Aung San Suu Kyi finally makes Nobel acceptance speech

Twenty-one years after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Myanmar’s pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has made her acceptance speech. The

Twenty-one years after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Myanmar’s pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has made her acceptance speech. The

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Prince Charles opens London men's fashion week

Britain’s Prince Charles hosts a reception to launch ‘London Collections: Men’, an event dubbed by many as the capital’s first real fashion week for

Britain’s Prince Charles hosts a reception to launch ‘London Collections: Men’, an event dubbed by many as the capital’s first real fashion week for

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Euro 2012: Group A fan predictions

Polish fans are hoping to see their side through to the final eight when they take on the Czech Republic on home soil in Wroclaw this evening. The

Polish fans are hoping to see their side through to the final eight when they take on the Czech Republic on home soil in Wroclaw this evening. The

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Fears over 'disappearing ink' in Egypt voting booths

The decision by Egypt’s Supreme Court to dissolve parliament has led to fears that elements of the old regime are trying to cling onto power. There

The decision by Egypt’s Supreme Court to dissolve parliament has led to fears that elements of the old regime are trying to cling onto power. There

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England v Sweden: How it happened

So England’s victory against Sweden keeps their hopes of going through to the next round very much alive, let’s see how it happened. The first goal

So England’s victory against Sweden keeps their hopes of going through to the next round very much alive, let’s see how it happened. The first goal

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Spain (only) beaten by capital market

This past week, Spain has impressively underlined its claim to be the number one in Europe. That means EURO2012, of course. Football could be the

This past week, Spain has impressively underlined its claim to be the number one in Europe. That means EURO2012, of course. Football could be the

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Obama ends deportation of young illegal immigrants

President Obama has said that illegal immigrants who entered the US as children will no longer be deported and may instead get two-year work

President Obama has said that illegal immigrants who entered the US as children will no longer be deported and may instead get two-year work

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EURO 2012: England 3 - 2 Sweden

England and their fans breathed a sigh of relief at Euro 2012 on Friday night after they came from behind to beat Sweden 3-2 in Kiev in their second

England and their fans breathed a sigh of relief at Euro 2012 on Friday night after they came from behind to beat Sweden 3-2 in Kiev in their second

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France 2 - 0 Ukraine: How it happened

It was the win the French desperately needed to put themselves in sight of the quarters. Lightning forced officials to suspend the match for an

It was the win the French desperately needed to put themselves in sight of the quarters. Lightning forced officials to suspend the match for an

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Greek voters hit wall

Greeks called to a decisive election this Sunday face voting either for pro-austerity politicians or those who oppose the iron discipline asked in

Greeks called to a decisive election this Sunday face voting either for pro-austerity politicians or those who oppose the iron discipline asked in

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Queues as Egyptians vote in presidential run-off

Egyptians have begun voting in a highly-charged presidential election run-off. They have a choice between a conservative Islamist and a former

Egyptians have begun voting in a highly-charged presidential election run-off. They have a choice between a conservative Islamist and a former

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Denmark: Gay couple marry in church under new law

Stig Elling and his partner Steen Andersen have become the first gay couple to get married in church in Denmark. They walked down the aisle in

Stig Elling and his partner Steen Andersen have become the first gay couple to get married in church in Denmark. They walked down the aisle in

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China sends first female astronaut into space

China is sending its first woman into space today. Fighter pilot Liu Yang, 33, will join two other astronauts aboard the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft when

China is sending its first woman into space today. Fighter pilot Liu Yang, 33, will join two other astronauts aboard the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft when

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Hurricane Carlotta gains strength off Mexico coast

Hurricane Carlotta has formed in the Pacific, gaining strength and hurtling towards Mexico’s southern coast. The third named storm of the Pacific

Hurricane Carlotta has formed in the Pacific, gaining strength and hurtling towards Mexico’s southern coast. The third named storm of the Pacific

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High-wire artist crosses Niagara Falls on tightrope

The sceptics had warned that high winds or even swooping birds would down him. But high-wire artist Nik Wallenda defied the odds to fulfil his

The sceptics had warned that high winds or even swooping birds would down him. But high-wire artist Nik Wallenda defied the odds to fulfil his

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Egypt heads back to the ballot box

Voters are going to the polls in Egypt, in a highly-charged presidential election run-off. Ahmed Shafiq, who served under ousted leader Hosni

Voters are going to the polls in Egypt, in a highly-charged presidential election run-off. Ahmed Shafiq, who served under ousted leader Hosni

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French expats in London to get their own MP

London is often described as France’s sixth biggest city because of the estimated 300,000 French nationals who live there. Proud of their native

London is often described as France’s sixth biggest city because of the estimated 300,000 French nationals who live there. Proud of their native

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Greek election is 'euro versus drachma'

Greece’s conservative leader has warned voters that they face a choice of sticking with the euro or a “nightmare” return to the drachma. Antonis

Greece’s conservative leader has warned voters that they face a choice of sticking with the euro or a “nightmare” return to the drachma. Antonis

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Ukraine's business community laments lack of football fans

There might be football fever over the Euro 2012 tournament but local businesses in Ukraine are in a cold sweat for a different reason. After the

There might be football fever over the Euro 2012 tournament but local businesses in Ukraine are in a cold sweat for a different reason. After the

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Luis Moreno Ocampo: being a prosecutor was a great privilege

Luis Moreno Ocampo was the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court for nine years. The ICC is the first permanent court ever created to

Luis Moreno Ocampo was the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court for nine years. The ICC is the first permanent court ever created to