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2012-07-08

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Roadside bomb kills Nato troops in Afghanistan

Six Nato soldiers have been killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan. Nato has not revealed their nationalities. The attack brings to eight

Six Nato soldiers have been killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan. Nato has not revealed their nationalities. The attack brings to eight

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Egypt's Morsi brings back parliament

Egypt’s new president has ordered parliament to reconvene in a move likely to put him at odds with the country’s powerful army. The Islamist-led

Egypt’s new president has ordered parliament to reconvene in a move likely to put him at odds with the country’s powerful army. The Islamist-led

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Second shooting at a northern France nightclub

French police have arrested three people in connection with a shooting at a nightclub near the northern city of Lille. A spokesman says the gunman

French police have arrested three people in connection with a shooting at a nightclub near the northern city of Lille. A spokesman says the gunman

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Annual Srebrenica massacre march draws thousands

Survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre have marched through the hills of eastern Bosnia to re-enact their escape from Serb forces. Around 4,000

Survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre have marched through the hills of eastern Bosnia to re-enact their escape from Serb forces. Around 4,000

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Liberal coalition claim early lead in Libya vote

A coalition of Liberal parties has claimed an early lead in Libya’s election as vote counting continues. The National Forces Alliance is a

A coalition of Liberal parties has claimed an early lead in Libya’s election as vote counting continues. The National Forces Alliance is a

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Kabul condemns "inhuman" execution

The Afghan government has condemned as “un-Islamic and inhuman” a video apparently showing the public execution of a woman accused of adultery. The

The Afghan government has condemned as “un-Islamic and inhuman” a video apparently showing the public execution of a woman accused of adultery. The

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Fifty years of Franco-German reconciliation

France and Germany have been honouring 50 years of reconciliation. French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met in

France and Germany have been honouring 50 years of reconciliation. French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met in

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German graves desecrated ahead of reconciliation ceremony

The 50th anniversary of the reconciliation of Franco-German relations has been overshadowed by the desecration of the graves of more than 50 German

The 50th anniversary of the reconciliation of Franco-German relations has been overshadowed by the desecration of the graves of more than 50 German

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Investigation launched into Russia floods

As residents of Russia’s southern Krasnodar region surveyed the damage caused by Friday night’s floods, the state water resource agency rejected

As residents of Russia’s southern Krasnodar region surveyed the damage caused by Friday night’s floods, the state water resource agency rejected

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Donors promise 13 billion euros aid to Afghanistan

The equivalent of about 13 billion euros in development aid has been pledged to secure the peace in Afghanistan. Representatives from around 80

The equivalent of about 13 billion euros in development aid has been pledged to secure the peace in Afghanistan. Representatives from around 80

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Libyans queue to vote in first elections

Libyans voted in the first free national elections in 60 years. In Tripoli, lines began to form outside polling stations more than an hour before

Libyans voted in the first free national elections in 60 years. In Tripoli, lines began to form outside polling stations more than an hour before

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Fifth stiletto race in Moscow

Dozens of women ran a 50 metre stiletto race in Russia’s capital Moscow perched on nine centimetre heels. The event was won by Marina Tuktamusheva

Dozens of women ran a 50 metre stiletto race in Russia’s capital Moscow perched on nine centimetre heels. The event was won by Marina Tuktamusheva

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Sex workers protest in Paris

Sex workers demonstrated in Paris on Saturday against France’s Women’s Rights Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem’s plan to penalise prostitutes’

Sex workers demonstrated in Paris on Saturday against France’s Women’s Rights Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem’s plan to penalise prostitutes’

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Palestinians hail Church of the Nativity's new UNESCO status

Hundreds of Palestinians gathered on Saturday at Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity after UNESCO included the site on its list of World Heritage

Hundreds of Palestinians gathered on Saturday at Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity after UNESCO included the site on its list of World Heritage

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Syrian TV airs video of navy 'war games'

Syrian state television on Saturday aired a video of the country’s navy carrying out war games in a show of force by the Assad regime. The

Syrian state television on Saturday aired a video of the country’s navy carrying out war games in a show of force by the Assad regime. The

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Jordanian MP pulls gun on opponent in TV debate

A Jordanian MP’s career could be over after he threatened an opponent with a gun on live television. Mohammad Shawabka pulled the pistol on

A Jordanian MP’s career could be over after he threatened an opponent with a gun on live television. Mohammad Shawabka pulled the pistol on

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Bradley Wiggins claims Tour de France lead

Britain’s Bradley Wiggins took the overall lead of the Tour de France after a great performance from Team Sky on Saturday, capped by a stage seven

Britain’s Bradley Wiggins took the overall lead of the Tour de France after a great performance from Team Sky on Saturday, capped by a stage seven

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East Timor election: Gusmao set to strengthen power

East Timor’s parliamentary elections are predicted to have been won by Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao’s party, according to preliminary results. But

East Timor’s parliamentary elections are predicted to have been won by Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao’s party, according to preliminary results. But

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Mixed emotions after Libya vote

There were mixed emotions in Libya on Saturday as the country went to the polls in its first free elections in over half a century. In the capital

There were mixed emotions in Libya on Saturday as the country went to the polls in its first free elections in over half a century. In the capital

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Israelis march for military service reform

Thousands of Israelis marched in Tel Aviv on Saturday to call on the government to scrap a policy that exempts ultra-Orthodox Jewish men from

Thousands of Israelis marched in Tel Aviv on Saturday to call on the government to scrap a policy that exempts ultra-Orthodox Jewish men from

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Putin visits flood-hit southern Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin toured the flood-hit region of Krasnodar on Saturday, where more than 130 people have died. He first visited the

Russian President Vladimir Putin toured the flood-hit region of Krasnodar on Saturday, where more than 130 people have died. He first visited the