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2012-07-01

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Mexico elections: Centre-left set to return to power

Presidential and legislative elections are underway in Mexico with predictions of a major come-back for the centre-left party which ruled the country

Presidential and legislative elections are underway in Mexico with predictions of a major come-back for the centre-left party which ruled the country

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Turkish jets scramble as border tension rises

Turkey has scrambled six F-16 fighter jets in three separate incidents on the country’s border with Syria. The deployment happened after Syrian

Turkey has scrambled six F-16 fighter jets in three separate incidents on the country’s border with Syria. The deployment happened after Syrian

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Fans warm up for Euro football final in Kiev

Spain are set to be crowned football champions of Europe for a second successive time. That’s not official of course but its the view of the fans in

Spain are set to be crowned football champions of Europe for a second successive time. That’s not official of course but its the view of the fans in

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Back in the Day: remember the Walkman?

*July 1, 1979* Sony introduces the Walkman TPS-L2 portable cassette player, a device that would change the way people listened to music. The idea

*July 1, 1979* Sony introduces the Walkman TPS-L2 portable cassette player, a device that would change the way people listened to music. The idea

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Kenya church attacks leave 17 dead, 40 wounded

At least 17 people have been killed in attacks on two churches in eastern Kenya.   Local police say several men, wearing balaclavas, threw grenades

At least 17 people have been killed in attacks on two churches in eastern Kenya.   Local police say several men, wearing balaclavas, threw grenades

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Record fifth term for Iceland President

Olafur Grimsson has been confirmed as the winner in Iceland’s presidential race for a fifth time with a 52.4 per cent share of the votes. The

Olafur Grimsson has been confirmed as the winner in Iceland’s presidential race for a fifth time with a 52.4 per cent share of the votes. The

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Syrian opposition rejects latest peace plan

The Syrian National Council has rejected a plan by world powers to create a transitional government in the country. Their cool reaction comes after

The Syrian National Council has rejected a plan by world powers to create a transitional government in the country. Their cool reaction comes after

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Hu JinTao in Hong Kong  

A pro-democracy protest got out of control in front of the hotel where Chinese President Hu Jintao was staying, ohe day before the 15th anniversary

A pro-democracy protest got out of control in front of the hotel where Chinese President Hu Jintao was staying, ohe day before the 15th anniversary

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Grenade attacks in Kenya kill at least 10

In Kenya in the eastern town of Garissa police have confirmed at least 10 people have been killed and up to 40 wounded in two separate

In Kenya in the eastern town of Garissa police have confirmed at least 10 people have been killed and up to 40 wounded in two separate

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EU sanctions on Iran come into force

An EU oil embargo on Iran has come into force prohibiting the import of Iranian crude by any country in the bloc. The sanctions offensive, in

An EU oil embargo on Iran has come into force prohibiting the import of Iranian crude by any country in the bloc. The sanctions offensive, in

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British director scoops top award in Moscow

The movers and shakers from the silver screen were in Moscow for the 34th film festival. Seventeen movies from across the world came under scrutiny

The movers and shakers from the silver screen were in Moscow for the 34th film festival. Seventeen movies from across the world came under scrutiny

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Cheerful rivalry in Kiev ahead of Euro 2012 final

On the eve of the Euro 2012 final between Italy and Spain, supporters of both sides were teasing each other on the streets of the host city, Kiev

On the eve of the Euro 2012 final between Italy and Spain, supporters of both sides were teasing each other on the streets of the host city, Kiev

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Fires ravage forest land in Spain

Wildfires are destroying tens of thousands of hectares of forest in east and north-eastern Spain. Over 1,000 firefighters are working in the

Wildfires are destroying tens of thousands of hectares of forest in east and north-eastern Spain. Over 1,000 firefighters are working in the

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Funeral attack in Syria-claims

Unverified amateur footage purports to show a mortar bomb exploding during a funeral procession in Damascus. The pro-opposition Syrian Observatory

Unverified amateur footage purports to show a mortar bomb exploding during a funeral procession in Damascus. The pro-opposition Syrian Observatory

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Grimmson on track to become Iceland president for fifth time

Riding a wave of popularity based on defying Britain and the Netherlands over collapsed Iceland banks, Olafur Grimmson looks set to become president

Riding a wave of popularity based on defying Britain and the Netherlands over collapsed Iceland banks, Olafur Grimmson looks set to become president

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Emergency declared as heat and storms hit eastern USA

Overnight storms in eastern parts of the United States have left nearly four million homes without electricity. As a record heatwave continues

Overnight storms in eastern parts of the United States have left nearly four million homes without electricity. As a record heatwave continues

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Cameron hints at UK EU referendum

In a self-penned article for UK paper the Sunday Telegraph, British prime minister David Cameron has raised the prospect of a referendum on

In a self-penned article for UK paper the Sunday Telegraph, British prime minister David Cameron has raised the prospect of a referendum on

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Divers die in Italian underwater cave

Four divers have lost their lives in the ‘Blood Cave’, a red-walled cavern at Cape Palinuro, near Salerno in southern Italy. Eight divers were

Four divers have lost their lives in the ‘Blood Cave’, a red-walled cavern at Cape Palinuro, near Salerno in southern Italy. Eight divers were

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World leaders agree Syria power deal

World powers have called for the setting up of a transitional government in Syria to help bring the worsening violence, which has killed an estimated

World powers have called for the setting up of a transitional government in Syria to help bring the worsening violence, which has killed an estimated