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2012-06-23

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Mud causes chaos at Isle of Wight Festival

It was mud, mud glorious mud at the Isle of Wight Festival as Music lovers showed their dedication by braving the conditions after a combination of

It was mud, mud glorious mud at the Isle of Wight Festival as Music lovers showed their dedication by braving the conditions after a combination of

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Al Qaeda-linked arms smugglers arrested in Tunisia

During a raid against arms smugglers, the Tunisian army attacked vehicles believed to be transporting weapons from Libya to Algeria. Fighter jets

During a raid against arms smugglers, the Tunisian army attacked vehicles believed to be transporting weapons from Libya to Algeria. Fighter jets

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Five men gunned down in Cyprus tourist resort

In what is believed to be one of the worst incidents of gangland violence in Cyprus, five men have been shot dead in a mafia-style ambush. The

In what is believed to be one of the worst incidents of gangland violence in Cyprus, five men have been shot dead in a mafia-style ambush. The

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Germany 4-2 Greece: How it happened

It was a bit of a frustrating opening half an hour for the Germans who struggled with wasteful finishing and sloppy passes. Defender Phillipe Lahm

It was a bit of a frustrating opening half an hour for the Germans who struggled with wasteful finishing and sloppy passes. Defender Phillipe Lahm

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Israel – Palestine: Violence escalates despite truce  

Violence continues to escalate in the Middle-East, as Palestinian militants stepped up their rocket attacks against Israel. The Israeli military says

Violence continues to escalate in the Middle-East, as Palestinian militants stepped up their rocket attacks against Israel. The Israeli military says

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Pakistan parliament selects new prime minister

After the disqualification of Yusuf Raza Gilani as prime minister, Pakistan’s parliament has now chosen former power and water minister Raja Pervez

After the disqualification of Yusuf Raza Gilani as prime minister, Pakistan’s parliament has now chosen former power and water minister Raja Pervez

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Hometown support for Egypt presidential hopefuls

Two villages important to both of Egypt’s presidential candidates, but only separated by eight kilometres show the deep divide in opinion over who

Two villages important to both of Egypt’s presidential candidates, but only separated by eight kilometres show the deep divide in opinion over who

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Egypt: Election result on Sunday

It has been reported that the result of Egypt’s presidential run-off election will be announced on Sunday afternoon. In the meantime, supporters of

It has been reported that the result of Egypt’s presidential run-off election will be announced on Sunday afternoon. In the meantime, supporters of

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Turkey investigates shooting down of fighter jet by Syria

The shooting down of a Turkish fighter jet by Syrian defence forces has further increased tensions between the two countries, with one newspaper

The shooting down of a Turkish fighter jet by Syrian defence forces has further increased tensions between the two countries, with one newspaper

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7 Czechs die in Croatia bus crash

Seven Czech citizens have been killed and 44 wounded in a bus crash in Croatia. The vehicle was around 200 km from Zaghreb when the accident

Seven Czech citizens have been killed and 44 wounded in a bus crash in Croatia. The vehicle was around 200 km from Zaghreb when the accident

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US college football coach Sandusky convicted of sex abuse

A US jury has found former Penn State university American football coach Jerry Sandusky guilty of 45 out of 48 sex abuse charges. Jurors believed

A US jury has found former Penn State university American football coach Jerry Sandusky guilty of 45 out of 48 sex abuse charges. Jurors believed

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NASA 'detects ice' in moon crater

University and NASA scientists examining the moon claim to have detected small quantities of ice in a crater at its south pole. They found the

University and NASA scientists examining the moon claim to have detected small quantities of ice in a crater at its south pole. They found the

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First US president's copy of Constitution in record sale

George Washington’s copy of the US Constitution and Bill of Rights has been sold at auction in New York for nearly 10 million dollars, including

George Washington’s copy of the US Constitution and Bill of Rights has been sold at auction in New York for nearly 10 million dollars, including

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Dinosaur skeleton wanted by Mongolia seized in US

A dinosaur skeleton at the centre of an international legal dispute has been seized by US authorities on behalf of Mongolia, the country it is said

A dinosaur skeleton at the centre of an international legal dispute has been seized by US authorities on behalf of Mongolia, the country it is said

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Rio+20 ends on a low note for activists

In a room full of joyful delegates, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff signalled the closing of Rio+20 joined with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

In a room full of joyful delegates, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff signalled the closing of Rio+20 joined with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

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Paraguay's President Lugo ousted from power

Paraguay’s Congress has removed President Fernando Lugo from office after a rapid impeachment trial. The left-wing leader was found guilty of

Paraguay’s Congress has removed President Fernando Lugo from office after a rapid impeachment trial. The left-wing leader was found guilty of

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Greece fans suffer as Germany calls shots at Euro2012

The euphoria was not to last, but the reaction in Athens to Greece’s equalising goal against the Germans must have made the walls of the Acropolis

The euphoria was not to last, but the reaction in Athens to Greece’s equalising goal against the Germans must have made the walls of the Acropolis

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Egypt: Anger mounts in Tahrir Square over delayed poll results

Egypt’s Islamist presidential candidate says his movement will go on protesting a power grab by the ruling military. Mohammed Morsy said the army

Egypt’s Islamist presidential candidate says his movement will go on protesting a power grab by the ruling military. Mohammed Morsy said the army

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Syria admits shooting down Turkish fighter plane

The Syrian military has admitted it shot down a Turkish fighter plane over the Mediterranean Sea. But it claims the jet was over Syrian territorial

The Syrian military has admitted it shot down a Turkish fighter plane over the Mediterranean Sea. But it claims the jet was over Syrian territorial

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Anti-austerity pensioners invade German consulate in Barcelona

A group of pensioners in Barcelona has taken to the streets and invaded the German consulate to protest against the country’s stance over the euro

A group of pensioners in Barcelona has taken to the streets and invaded the German consulate to protest against the country’s stance over the euro

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EURO 2012: Germany send Greece out of Europe

There were no bailouts for Greece in Euro 2012 on Friday night after Germany beat the 2004 champions 4-2 in their quarter-final tie in

There were no bailouts for Greece in Euro 2012 on Friday night after Germany beat the 2004 champions 4-2 in their quarter-final tie in

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Portugal 1 - 0 Czech Republic: How it happened

Cristiano Ronaldo was in inspired form to help seal Portgual’s spot in the last four. Joao Moutinho was a constant threat from midfield and his

Cristiano Ronaldo was in inspired form to help seal Portgual’s spot in the last four. Joao Moutinho was a constant threat from midfield and his

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Annan says Iran must be part of Syria solution

His peace plan failed to end Syria’s bloodshed. Now in Geneva, where crisis talks could be held at the end of June, international mediator Kofi

His peace plan failed to end Syria’s bloodshed. Now in Geneva, where crisis talks could be held at the end of June, international mediator Kofi

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Ukraine enters 'dreamland' with folk festival

There are festivals and there are festivals and Ukraine’s ‘Krayina Mriy’ is one that is starting to set itself apart. Loosely translated, ‘Krayina

There are festivals and there are festivals and Ukraine’s ‘Krayina Mriy’ is one that is starting to set itself apart. Loosely translated, ‘Krayina

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"We need EU membership" - FYR Macedonia's president

The “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” wants to become a member of the European Union. But Greece is blocking accession talks because of a

The “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” wants to become a member of the European Union. But Greece is blocking accession talks because of a