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2012-07-14

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Tour de France: Greipel sprints to stage 13 triumph

German sprint specialist Andre Greipel of the Lotto Belisol team claimed his third stage win at the 99th edition of the tour de France on Saturday

German sprint specialist Andre Greipel of the Lotto Belisol team claimed his third stage win at the 99th edition of the tour de France on Saturday

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Political fight over voter-ID laws ahead of US election

Picture this, it could happen in Indiana, Texas or many other states in the US: An old couple in their eighties going to vote in November’s

Picture this, it could happen in Indiana, Texas or many other states in the US: An old couple in their eighties going to vote in November’s

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Police use water cannons against Kurdish protesters

Scores of demonstrators clashed with police in southeast Turkey ahead of a rally organised by a pro-Kurdish political party. Police in the city of

Scores of demonstrators clashed with police in southeast Turkey ahead of a rally organised by a pro-Kurdish political party. Police in the city of

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Afghanistan: Top politician killed in wedding bomb attack

A prominent, anti-Taliban politician has been killed in a suicide bomb attack at a wedding reception in northern Afghanistan. Twenty-two other

A prominent, anti-Taliban politician has been killed in a suicide bomb attack at a wedding reception in northern Afghanistan. Twenty-two other

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Hollande joins Bastille Day celebrations in Paris

Francois Hollande has been marking Bastille Day for the first time as French president. He took time to speak to some of those who had lined the

Francois Hollande has been marking Bastille Day for the first time as French president. He took time to speak to some of those who had lined the

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Thousands evacuated after heavy floods in Japan

About 250,000 people across south-west Japan have been ordered to leave their homes as heavy rain hit the area for a third day. Flooding and

About 250,000 people across south-west Japan have been ordered to leave their homes as heavy rain hit the area for a third day. Flooding and

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UN officials investigate atrocity in Tremseh

UN observers in Syria are heading to the village of Tremseh to investigate the alleged massacre in which opposition activists say more than 200

UN observers in Syria are heading to the village of Tremseh to investigate the alleged massacre in which opposition activists say more than 200

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Mass baptism in Orthodox ceremony

Five hundred children were baptised at an Orthodox ceremony in the Georgian capital Tbilisi.

Five hundred children were baptised at an Orthodox ceremony in the Georgian capital Tbilisi.

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BASE jumpers at Estonia's tallest tower

Tallinn’s TV Tower hosts the first major BASE jumping event in Estonia. Extreme athletes from all over the world jumped off the tower, performing

Tallinn’s TV Tower hosts the first major BASE jumping event in Estonia. Extreme athletes from all over the world jumped off the tower, performing

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Hollande marks Bastille Day in Paris

Two months into the job, Francois Hollande has presided over the annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris.    His partner, Valerie

Two months into the job, Francois Hollande has presided over the annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris.    His partner, Valerie

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Cuba: Miami cargo ship sails into history books

The Ana Cecilia has become the first cargo ship to sail from Miami to Cuba in 50 years. The vessel arrived in Havana Bay on Friday, carrying

The Ana Cecilia has become the first cargo ship to sail from Miami to Cuba in 50 years. The vessel arrived in Havana Bay on Friday, carrying

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Afghanistan: Top politician reported dead in suicide bomb attack

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a wedding reception in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least 22 people. Forty people were also

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a wedding reception in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least 22 people. Forty people were also

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Scuffles in Madrid over fresh austerity measures

Anger over Spain’s sweeping new austerity measures has spilled out onto the streets of Madrid. Scuffles broke out as crowds demonstrated against

Anger over Spain’s sweeping new austerity measures has spilled out onto the streets of Madrid. Scuffles broke out as crowds demonstrated against

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Sly Stallone's son Sage dies

Sage Stallone, the son of American actor Sylvester Stallone, has been found dead. The 36-year-old’s body was found at his Hollywood

Sage Stallone, the son of American actor Sylvester Stallone, has been found dead. The 36-year-old’s body was found at his Hollywood

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Row over key Belgium constituency resolved

In Belgium, a decades old row over a constituency that includes the capital Brussels appears to have been resolved. For years, there have been

In Belgium, a decades old row over a constituency that includes the capital Brussels appears to have been resolved. For years, there have been

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Spanish protesters clash with police in Madrid

Spanish anti-austerity protesters clashed with police on Friday after taking to the streets to voice their anger at fresh spending cuts. The

Spanish anti-austerity protesters clashed with police on Friday after taking to the streets to voice their anger at fresh spending cuts. The

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Cut Greece red tap to boost economy, says EU

The European Union’s regional policy commissioner Johannes Hahn has called for the Greek government to ease the process of investing in the

The European Union’s regional policy commissioner Johannes Hahn has called for the Greek government to ease the process of investing in the

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Taking up arms in Mali to "reclaim" their homeland

Hundreds of volunteers are training in a military style camp to reclaim their homeland. They want the mix of separatist Tuareg-led rebels and al

Hundreds of volunteers are training in a military style camp to reclaim their homeland. They want the mix of separatist Tuareg-led rebels and al