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2012-07-07

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Protest for France sex workers

French sex workers demonstrated in Paris on Saturday after a government minister said she wanted to see prostitution “disappear”. As a first step

French sex workers demonstrated in Paris on Saturday after a government minister said she wanted to see prostitution “disappear”. As a first step

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Libyan election: Islamists storm Benghazi polling stations

Libya’s first free national elections in 60 years have been marred by violence in the oil-rich east of the country. A group of radical Islamists

Libya’s first free national elections in 60 years have been marred by violence in the oil-rich east of the country. A group of radical Islamists

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Syrian shells claim Lebanese lives

The conflict in Syria has once again spilled over the border into Lebanon. Mortar fire from the Syrian army has hit villages in northern Lebanon

The conflict in Syria has once again spilled over the border into Lebanon. Mortar fire from the Syrian army has hit villages in northern Lebanon

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Landmark post-Gaddafi elections in Libya

Historic elections have gone ahead in Libya despite disturbances at polling stations in the east of the country. Hailed as the first free national

Historic elections have gone ahead in Libya despite disturbances at polling stations in the east of the country. Hailed as the first free national

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Deadly flash floods in Russia

The death toll from flash floods in Russia now stands at more than 130. Some areas have seen two months’ rain fall in just a matter of hours

The death toll from flash floods in Russia now stands at more than 130. Some areas have seen two months’ rain fall in just a matter of hours

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Romania voters to decide president's future

Romania is planning a crucial referendum to decide its President Traian Bascescu’s future after parliament approved impeachment proceedings. The

Romania is planning a crucial referendum to decide its President Traian Bascescu’s future after parliament approved impeachment proceedings. The

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Man gored by Pamplona bull

A man was gored in the leg and at least four others were injured on day one of the bull running San Fermin festival in Pamplona. The run through

A man was gored in the leg and at least four others were injured on day one of the bull running San Fermin festival in Pamplona. The run through

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British police in new terrorism arrest

British police have made a seventh arrest in connection with a terrorist probe that saw six people detained in London on Thursday. Investigators

British police have made a seventh arrest in connection with a terrorist probe that saw six people detained in London on Thursday. Investigators

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Russian pilgrims killed in bus crash

A bus carrying Russian pilgrims home from a trip to a monastery has crashed in Ukraine, killing 14 people and injuring the remaining 29 on

A bus carrying Russian pilgrims home from a trip to a monastery has crashed in Ukraine, killing 14 people and injuring the remaining 29 on

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Garcia Marquez dementia confirmed

It has been confirmed Gabriel Garcia Marquez is suffering from dementia. Rumours about the health of the Colombian Nobel-prize winning author of

It has been confirmed Gabriel Garcia Marquez is suffering from dementia. Rumours about the health of the Colombian Nobel-prize winning author of

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San Fermin first bull run

Many daredevils took part to the first bull run of Spain’s most famous summer festival of San Fermin in Pamplona. As every year many runners have

Many daredevils took part to the first bull run of Spain’s most famous summer festival of San Fermin in Pamplona. As every year many runners have

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Sudan: police break up anti-austerity demo

Hundreds of Sudanese protesters were forced to abandon demonstrations against the President Omar al-Bashir and the government’s tough austerity

Hundreds of Sudanese protesters were forced to abandon demonstrations against the President Omar al-Bashir and the government’s tough austerity

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Poland: heavy storms cause serious floods

A sudden heavy storm in the Lower Silesia region of southwestern Poland left dozens of homes flooded, collapsed buildings and extensive damage to

A sudden heavy storm in the Lower Silesia region of southwestern Poland left dozens of homes flooded, collapsed buildings and extensive damage to

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Dozens die in flash floods along Russia's Black Sea coast

As many as 53 people have been killed as severe floods hit parts of southern Russia, according to local police. Torrential rains swept through

As many as 53 people have been killed as severe floods hit parts of southern Russia, according to local police. Torrential rains swept through

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Polling station violence mars historic Libya election

While Libya’s first free national election in 60 years is a cause for celebration by many voters, polling in three eastern cities was suspended due

While Libya’s first free national election in 60 years is a cause for celebration by many voters, polling in three eastern cities was suspended due

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US health watchdog approves home HIV test

US regulators have approved the first over-the-counter HIV test. It means that for the first time Americans will be able to test themselves for the

US regulators have approved the first over-the-counter HIV test. It means that for the first time Americans will be able to test themselves for the

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Mexico election officials dismiss fraud claims

Enrique Pena Nieto has been confirmed as the winner of Mexico’s presidential election, after officials dismissed allegations of vote-rigging

Enrique Pena Nieto has been confirmed as the winner of Mexico’s presidential election, after officials dismissed allegations of vote-rigging

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Orange says the future's brighter after network failure

French mobile operator Orange says the future’s bright for its 26 million customers. Its network went down at 15:00 CET on Friday, leaving

French mobile operator Orange says the future’s bright for its 26 million customers. Its network went down at 15:00 CET on Friday, leaving

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Radar failure sparks delays at Munich airport

A security system failure at Munich airport caused hundreds of cancellations and delays on Friday. The airport’s radar system went down that

A security system failure at Munich airport caused hundreds of cancellations and delays on Friday. The airport’s radar system went down that

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Peru's opposition wants PM to quit over mine protest deaths

Peru’s opposition wants Prime Minister Oscar Valdes to quit after five people died when police broke up a protest at a planned gold mine in the

Peru’s opposition wants Prime Minister Oscar Valdes to quit after five people died when police broke up a protest at a planned gold mine in the

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US declares Afghanistan major ally

The US has named Afghanistan a major non-NATO ally, giving the country a similar security status with Washington as Israel and Japan. The move will

The US has named Afghanistan a major non-NATO ally, giving the country a similar security status with Washington as Israel and Japan. The move will

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Spanish miners clash with police

Protesting Spanish miners clashed with police in the northwestern town of Caborana on Friday. The miners form one of two groups participating in a

Protesting Spanish miners clashed with police in the northwestern town of Caborana on Friday. The miners form one of two groups participating in a

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Libyans vote in historic post-Gaddafi election

Libyans go to the polls later today in what is being described as the country’s first free election for more than half a century. Ruled by Muammar

Libyans go to the polls later today in what is being described as the country’s first free election for more than half a century. Ruled by Muammar

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Russia parliament accused of fascism with 'foreign agents' NGO bill

Closer monitoring of non-governmental organisations working in Russia is a step nearer after the lower house of Russia’s parliament gave preliminary

Closer monitoring of non-governmental organisations working in Russia is a step nearer after the lower house of Russia’s parliament gave preliminary

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Suspended Romania leader denies wrongdoing

The Romanian parliament has voted to suspend President Traian Basescu from office after the ruling coalition accused him of violating the

The Romanian parliament has voted to suspend President Traian Basescu from office after the ruling coalition accused him of violating the

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Samaras commits to bailout plan in first speech as Greece PM

In his first policy speech since becoming prime minister, Antonis Samaras reaffirmed his commitment to making the changes needed to meet conditions

In his first policy speech since becoming prime minister, Antonis Samaras reaffirmed his commitment to making the changes needed to meet conditions