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2012-07-13

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Protests grow in Bolivia over human trafficking

Protests in Bolivia are growing over the number of people who disappear without trace. One organisation set up to monitor human trafficking estimates

Protests in Bolivia are growing over the number of people who disappear without trace. One organisation set up to monitor human trafficking estimates

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Political storm over US Olympic team in "Made in China" outfits

Two weeks before the opening of the London Olympics, the big buzz over the Games has reached the political arena in the United States. And it is not

Two weeks before the opening of the London Olympics, the big buzz over the Games has reached the political arena in the United States. And it is not

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Merkel supports circumcision as a right

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed the Muslim and Jewish communities’ right to carry out circumcision. Her spokesman said the operation

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed the Muslim and Jewish communities’ right to carry out circumcision. Her spokesman said the operation

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Pussy Riot supporter stages 'crucifixation'

A woman spent almost an hour on a cross outside a central St. Petersburg church in protest against the prosecution of Pussy Riot, a punk band being

A woman spent almost an hour on a cross outside a central St. Petersburg church in protest against the prosecution of Pussy Riot, a punk band being

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Observers report confirms shelling in Tremseh

United Nations observers have confirmed fighting in Hama province in Syria at the site of the alleged massacre in which opposition activists say more

United Nations observers have confirmed fighting in Hama province in Syria at the site of the alleged massacre in which opposition activists say more

Sport

Tour de France: Millar sprints to stage 12 victory

Briton David Millar claimed his fourth Tour de France stage win on Friday when he took stage 12. The Garmin Sharp rider was part of a 12-man

Briton David Millar claimed his fourth Tour de France stage win on Friday when he took stage 12. The Garmin Sharp rider was part of a 12-man

Business

Chinese GDP growth slows again

China’s economic growth rate continues to slow. Between April and June year-on-year growth was 7.6 percent – down from 8.1 percent in the first

China’s economic growth rate continues to slow. Between April and June year-on-year growth was 7.6 percent – down from 8.1 percent in the first

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Russian parliament adopts controversial bills

Russia’s lower house of parliament – the Duma – has approved two controversial bills. One will label foreign-funded non-governmental organisations as

Russia’s lower house of parliament – the Duma – has approved two controversial bills. One will label foreign-funded non-governmental organisations as

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Solar Flare to cause storms when it hits Earth on Saturday

The electric blue clouds that rippled across Northern Europe yesterday, July 12, were described as “water in the sky” by a spectator from Poland

The electric blue clouds that rippled across Northern Europe yesterday, July 12, were described as “water in the sky” by a spectator from Poland

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Solar storm hurtles towards Earth

A huge solar flare has erupted on the surface of the sun and it appears that a solar storm is now heading for Earth. The flare sent a wave of

A huge solar flare has erupted on the surface of the sun and it appears that a solar storm is now heading for Earth. The flare sent a wave of

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Russian priest blesses Soyuz rocket

A Russian Orthodox priest has blessed a Soyuz rocket ahead of its mission to the International Space Station. He sprinkled holy water on the rocket

A Russian Orthodox priest has blessed a Soyuz rocket ahead of its mission to the International Space Station. He sprinkled holy water on the rocket

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Avalanche survivors describe being 'blown away'

Two survivors of the avalanche that killed nine people in Chamonix have given their account of what happened. The French and Danish climbers spoke

Two survivors of the avalanche that killed nine people in Chamonix have given their account of what happened. The French and Danish climbers spoke

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Three dead after private jet crashes in southern France

A private jet has crashed and burst into flames in southern France, killing three people onboard. The plane crashed at the end of a runway at

A private jet has crashed and burst into flames in southern France, killing three people onboard. The plane crashed at the end of a runway at

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English footballer John Terry found not guilty of racial abuse

Former England football captain John Terry has been found not guilty of racially abusing fellow footballer Anton Ferdinand during a Premier League

Former England football captain John Terry has been found not guilty of racially abusing fellow footballer Anton Ferdinand during a Premier League

Business

Italy easily sells bonds despite ratings downgrade

The Italian government has shown that it is still able to borrow money at affordable rates of interest, despite getting a further thumbs down from

The Italian government has shown that it is still able to borrow money at affordable rates of interest, despite getting a further thumbs down from

Business

Spain's economy: getting enough help?

Spain is still struggling with its problems: new austerity measures recently announced by the prime minister together with the EU bailout may ease

Spain is still struggling with its problems: new austerity measures recently announced by the prime minister together with the EU bailout may ease

Culture

The Exorcist hits the stage

The 1973 screen adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s novel The Exorcist, about a girl possessed by an evil spirit, is considered by many as one of

The 1973 screen adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s novel The Exorcist, about a girl possessed by an evil spirit, is considered by many as one of

Culture

The Dark Knight Rises: Christopher Nolan's last stand

The last instalment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is out this month in cinemas throughout Europe.   The climactic

The last instalment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is out this month in cinemas throughout Europe.   The climactic

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Syria: massacre sends political tremors across the world

New images which have not been independently verified show at least 16 of the people reportedly killed in heavy shelling on a farming village in

New images which have not been independently verified show at least 16 of the people reportedly killed in heavy shelling on a farming village in

Business

Spanish inflation steady

Inflation in Spain held steady in June at a 21-month low. That is well below the eurozone average and signals consumer spending is falling in the

Inflation in Spain held steady in June at a 21-month low. That is well below the eurozone average and signals consumer spending is falling in the

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Habshan-Fujairah pipeline opens

A pipeline the United Arab Emirates has built to pump oil from its east coast terminals in order to bypass the Strait of Hormuz is about to open

A pipeline the United Arab Emirates has built to pump oil from its east coast terminals in order to bypass the Strait of Hormuz is about to open

Business

More banks to pay dear for Libor fixing

The Financial Times is reporting that as well as Barclays, another 11 global banks will be implicated in the Libor scandal. And according to

The Financial Times is reporting that as well as Barclays, another 11 global banks will be implicated in the Libor scandal. And according to

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Award-winning Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega jailed for 18 years

  “Freedom is partial to no race. Freedom has no religion. Freedom favors no ethnicity,” wrote Eskinder Nega, an Ethiopian journalist, just five days

  “Freedom is partial to no race. Freedom has no religion. Freedom favors no ethnicity,” wrote Eskinder Nega, an Ethiopian journalist, just five days

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Climbers killed in avalanche to be remembered

A memorial service is to be held in Chamonix on Saturday for nine climbers who were killed in an avalanche near the French ski resort. The dead

A memorial service is to be held in Chamonix on Saturday for nine climbers who were killed in an avalanche near the French ski resort. The dead

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Fighting to keep a job

Striking miners who are fighting to keep their jobs arrived in Madrid this week. Grants awarded until 2016 by the previous government have been cut

Striking miners who are fighting to keep their jobs arrived in Madrid this week. Grants awarded until 2016 by the previous government have been cut

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Drug tunnel discovered in Mexico

A sophisticated drug-smuggling tunnel has been uncovered along Mexico’s border with the US. The passageway, which starts under a sink inside a

A sophisticated drug-smuggling tunnel has been uncovered along Mexico’s border with the US. The passageway, which starts under a sink inside a

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Gruesome train crash in South Africa kills 19

  A train carrying coal for export, crashed into a truck, at a level crossing on Friday in South Africa, killing at least 19 people, officials

  A train carrying coal for export, crashed into a truck, at a level crossing on Friday in South Africa, killing at least 19 people, officials

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Memorial held for Concordia victims

Families and friends of the victims of the Costa Concordia disaster are returning to Giglio in Italy for the six month anniversary of the sinking

Families and friends of the victims of the Costa Concordia disaster are returning to Giglio in Italy for the six month anniversary of the sinking