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2012-06-17

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Socialists gain absolute power in France

The Socialists of President Francois Hollande have won an absolute majority in the National Assembly after round two of parliamentary

The Socialists of President Francois Hollande have won an absolute majority in the National Assembly after round two of parliamentary

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Pro-bailout party set to head new Greek government 

Greece’s future in the eurozone looks more secure, with parties committed to a bailout set to win a slim parliamentary majority after Sunday’s

Greece’s future in the eurozone looks more secure, with parties committed to a bailout set to win a slim parliamentary majority after Sunday’s

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LA riots victim Rodney King dies

Rodney King, the man whose treatment by the police sparked the LA riots, has been found dead. The 47-year-old was pulled from a swimming pool in

Rodney King, the man whose treatment by the police sparked the LA riots, has been found dead. The 47-year-old was pulled from a swimming pool in

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IOC to investigate re-selling of London 2012 tickets

The International Olympic Committee is investigating allegations that some agents are selling tickets for the London 2012 games on the black market

The International Olympic Committee is investigating allegations that some agents are selling tickets for the London 2012 games on the black market

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Fear and uncertainty on final day of Egypt presidential election

Egyptians have been voting on the second day of the presidential run-off, amid the tumultuous aftershocks of the country’s revolution. Ahmed

Egyptians have been voting on the second day of the presidential run-off, amid the tumultuous aftershocks of the country’s revolution. Ahmed

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Ordinary needs of voters on second day of Egypt presidential election

Despite reports that many want neither of the candidates for running for Egyptian president, there are still queues of people waiting to vote on the

Despite reports that many want neither of the candidates for running for Egyptian president, there are still queues of people waiting to vote on the

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'Intensified shelling' after UN suspends Syria monitoring

Opposition activists in Syria say Sunni Muslim districts of Homs have experienced intensified shelling by government forces. One linked the

Opposition activists in Syria say Sunni Muslim districts of Homs have experienced intensified shelling by government forces. One linked the

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Greek's fear for the next generation

Fear and panic. That is the atmosphere which many Greeks believe now pervades their country. Cash machines have been working overtime. Bankers

Fear and panic. That is the atmosphere which many Greeks believe now pervades their country. Cash machines have been working overtime. Bankers

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France votes in final round of parliamentary elections

Sunday is the final round of voting in French parliamentary elections and Socialist president Francois Hollande is hoping his party wins a decisive

Sunday is the final round of voting in French parliamentary elections and Socialist president Francois Hollande is hoping his party wins a decisive

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Shock finale in Group A: How it happened

The results from the last Group A matches created the first surprise exit of the competition. In the match between Poland and Czech Republic

The results from the last Group A matches created the first surprise exit of the competition. In the match between Poland and Czech Republic

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Greece leaders cast votes in crucial repeat election

People in Greece have been going to the polls again in the full glare of the world’s eyes, amid warnings that the outcome of their general election

People in Greece have been going to the polls again in the full glare of the world’s eyes, amid warnings that the outcome of their general election

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Niagara Falls ‎high wire crossing

Cheered on by thousands of spectators, US tightrope walker Nik Wallenda has fulfilled his childhood dream. He becomes the first man to walk across

Cheered on by thousands of spectators, US tightrope walker Nik Wallenda has fulfilled his childhood dream. He becomes the first man to walk across

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Greeks ponder dramatic choice on decisive day

Some pollsters believe voters arriving at polling stations such were undecided almost till the last minute. It is thought that in towns and cities

Some pollsters believe voters arriving at polling stations such were undecided almost till the last minute. It is thought that in towns and cities

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G20 must act to contain Europe fallout, says Mexico's Calderon

On the eve of the G20 summit in Mexico, the country’s president has called on the world’s biggest economies to do more to contain the fallout from

On the eve of the G20 summit in Mexico, the country’s president has called on the world’s biggest economies to do more to contain the fallout from

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One dead in stage collapse before Radiohead show

A concert by Radiohead was cancelled in Toronto after a stage roof fell in during soundchecks and rehearsals. One man was killed and three others

A concert by Radiohead was cancelled in Toronto after a stage roof fell in during soundchecks and rehearsals. One man was killed and three others

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First summer wildfires rage in Greece

Several wildfires have been raging in Greece amid hot dry weather. Strong winds caused one fire south of Athens to spread across a wide area

Several wildfires have been raging in Greece amid hot dry weather. Strong winds caused one fire south of Athens to spread across a wide area

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Prison fire in Turkey kills 13 inmates

Thirteen prisoners have been killed in a fire at a jail at Sanliurfa in southeast Turkey. They died after an argument began among a group of

Thirteen prisoners have been killed in a fire at a jail at Sanliurfa in southeast Turkey. They died after an argument began among a group of

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Egypt faces stark choice in presidential poll

Egyptians are continuing to vote in the first free presidential election in their history, making what many find to be an unpalatable choice. The

Egyptians are continuing to vote in the first free presidential election in their history, making what many find to be an unpalatable choice. The

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High stakes for Hollande as France elects parliament

The stakes are high for new President François Hollande as France heads back to the polls today for the second round of its parliamentary

The stakes are high for new President François Hollande as France heads back to the polls today for the second round of its parliamentary

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EURO 2012: Greece stun Russia to book euro2012 quarter-final spot

2004 champions Greece stunned Group A favourites Russia 1-0 on Saturday to join the Czech Republic in the Euro 2012 quarters-finals. Despite Russia

2004 champions Greece stunned Group A favourites Russia 1-0 on Saturday to join the Czech Republic in the Euro 2012 quarters-finals. Despite Russia

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EURO 2012: Czechs beat Poland to reach quarter-finals

The Czech Republic qualified for the quarter-finals of the European championships for the third time on Saturday night following a 1-0 win over

The Czech Republic qualified for the quarter-finals of the European championships for the third time on Saturday night following a 1-0 win over

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Clashes in Italy as Monti warns of further "crisis"

Demonstrations against Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti’s visit to Bologna turned violent, as protesters scuffled with police and tried to break

Demonstrations against Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti’s visit to Bologna turned violent, as protesters scuffled with police and tried to break