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2012-07-19

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Battling fires on Portugal's Madeira island

Wildfires are sweeping across the Portuguese island of Madeira, with teams of over 100 people, including soldiers, battling to extinguish the flames

Wildfires are sweeping across the Portuguese island of Madeira, with teams of over 100 people, including soldiers, battling to extinguish the flames

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Iconic Rome 'Fellini Theatre' burns down

Rome’s famous Number 5 theatre at the Cinecitta studios has been destroyed by fire. An investigation into the cause of the blaze has begun and

Rome’s famous Number 5 theatre at the Cinecitta studios has been destroyed by fire. An investigation into the cause of the blaze has begun and

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Toddler rescued from Colombia sewer system

Quietly waiting to be pulled from a sewer system, Jeampier Silvera Arteta was the focus of a rescue operation. After being missing for a day, the

Quietly waiting to be pulled from a sewer system, Jeampier Silvera Arteta was the focus of a rescue operation. After being missing for a day, the

Business

Price is right for Akzo Nobel

Dutch chemicals firm Akzo Nobel beat forecasts in the second quarter on higher revenue after it put up prices for its products. The world’s

Dutch chemicals firm Akzo Nobel beat forecasts in the second quarter on higher revenue after it put up prices for its products. The world’s

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Bundestag approves Germany's part in Spain bank bailout

Germany’s parliament has voted to approve Berlin’s contribution to an EU bailout for Spanish banks. But the Bundestag ballot, which was widely

Germany’s parliament has voted to approve Berlin’s contribution to an EU bailout for Spanish banks. But the Bundestag ballot, which was widely

Europe

The Olympics: white elephant or cash cow?

The Olympic Games are a time for the world to come together to celebrate its athletes. The winning of gold, silver and bronze medals decided on a

The Olympic Games are a time for the world to come together to celebrate its athletes. The winning of gold, silver and bronze medals decided on a

Science_technology

3D "disaster" art

Eyal Gever has made a name for himself by capturing and freezing catastrophic situations before turning them into 3D art. His work involves 3

Eyal Gever has made a name for himself by capturing and freezing catastrophic situations before turning them into 3D art. His work involves 3

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Tunisian court gives Ben Ali life

A Tunisian military court has sentenced ousted president, Zine al-Abadine Ben Ali in absentia to life imprisonment for complicity in the deaths of

A Tunisian military court has sentenced ousted president, Zine al-Abadine Ben Ali in absentia to life imprisonment for complicity in the deaths of

Business

Nokia tries to shine with Lumia

Struggling mobile phone maker Nokia has suffered another massive quarterly net loss – over 1.53 billion euros – as it tries to claw its way back to a

Struggling mobile phone maker Nokia has suffered another massive quarterly net loss – over 1.53 billion euros – as it tries to claw its way back to a

Business

Morgan Stanley back in profit but outlook weak

Morgan Stanley swung to a profit in the second quarter but its shares fell in value. That was because investors were disappointed that revenue

Morgan Stanley swung to a profit in the second quarter but its shares fell in value. That was because investors were disappointed that revenue

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The rise and fall of Omar Suleiman

“President Hosni Mubarak has decided to leave his position as president of the republic and asked the Supreme Council of the armed forces to run the

“President Hosni Mubarak has decided to leave his position as president of the republic and asked the Supreme Council of the armed forces to run the

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New faces feature heavily on Emmy nomination list

Several new television series have made it to the list of nominees for this year’s Emmy Awards, joining a list of past favorites. Earning

Several new television series have made it to the list of nominees for this year’s Emmy Awards, joining a list of past favorites. Earning

Europe

Brussels asks Kosovo for swifter reforms to join EU

EU leaders say Kosovo is on the right track to join the 27-member bloc, but that more work needs to be done on democratic reform. Speaking in

EU leaders say Kosovo is on the right track to join the 27-member bloc, but that more work needs to be done on democratic reform. Speaking in

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Russia, China veto UN Security Council resolution on Syria

Russia and China vetoed a Western-backed U.N. Security Council resolution on Thursday that threatened Syrian authorities with sanctions if they did

Russia and China vetoed a Western-backed U.N. Security Council resolution on Thursday that threatened Syrian authorities with sanctions if they did

Culture

Japan's International Fashion Fair gets underway

Asian designers have been flying the flag at Japan’s International Fashion Fair in Tokyo. The event is the country’s largest fashion trade-show and

Asian designers have been flying the flag at Japan’s International Fashion Fair in Tokyo. The event is the country’s largest fashion trade-show and

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Apple told to admit Samsung did not copy iPad

Apple has been ordered to release advertisements saying ‘Samsung did not copy the iPad’ in a latest British court ruling over the ongoing patent

Apple has been ordered to release advertisements saying ‘Samsung did not copy the iPad’ in a latest British court ruling over the ongoing patent

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Egypt's ex spy chief Omar Suleiman dies

Egypt’s former spy chief Omar Suleiman has died in the United States where he was undergoing medical tests. The 76-year-old was Hosni Mubarak’s

Egypt’s former spy chief Omar Suleiman has died in the United States where he was undergoing medical tests. The 76-year-old was Hosni Mubarak’s

Business

Neckermann joins stricken retailers

Another major name in German retailing is out of money and out of time. Mail order company Neckermann said it was insolvent and applying for

Another major name in German retailing is out of money and out of time. Mail order company Neckermann said it was insolvent and applying for

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Tunisia's Ben Ali receives second life sentence 

A Tunisian military court has sentenced ousted president, Zine al-Abadine Ben Ali to life in absentia for his role in the killing of protesters in

A Tunisian military court has sentenced ousted president, Zine al-Abadine Ben Ali to life in absentia for his role in the killing of protesters in

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Russia and China veto UN over Syria

Russia and China have vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution that threatened sanctions against Syrian authorities for a third

Russia and China have vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution that threatened sanctions against Syrian authorities for a third

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Where is Bashar al Assad?

As fighting intensifies in the Syrian capital Damascus, questions have arisen over the whereabouts of President Bashar Al-Assad. He has made no

As fighting intensifies in the Syrian capital Damascus, questions have arisen over the whereabouts of President Bashar Al-Assad. He has made no

Business

Spain's borrowing costs hit new highs

It is getting more difficult for Spain’s government to borrow money. The Spanish Treasury did manage to sell just under three billion euros worth

It is getting more difficult for Spain’s government to borrow money. The Spanish Treasury did manage to sell just under three billion euros worth

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Bermudas and a back-pack - the suspect in the Israeli bus bombing

Israeli bus bomber identity still a mystery   Bulgarian investigators are still trying to establish the identity of a suicide bomber who killed five

Israeli bus bomber identity still a mystery   Bulgarian investigators are still trying to establish the identity of a suicide bomber who killed five

Nocomment

Mandela forever

In South African city of Pretoria, a tattoo studio decided to mark the 94th birthday of Nelson Mandela with a permanent ink. Their 67 clients got

In South African city of Pretoria, a tattoo studio decided to mark the 94th birthday of Nelson Mandela with a permanent ink. Their 67 clients got

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Head of UN-Syria monitors condemns Damascus attack

Rumours are circulating that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was wounded in an attack which targeted a high-level security meeting in Damascus on

Rumours are circulating that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was wounded in an attack which targeted a high-level security meeting in Damascus on

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Mexican clowns on holy pilgrimage

The streets of Mexico City were filled with sound and colour as hundreds of clowns made their annual pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady Guadalupe

The streets of Mexico City were filled with sound and colour as hundreds of clowns made their annual pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady Guadalupe

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Dramatic rescue of boy from sewer in Colombia

A three-year-old boy was rescued from the sewer system in the northern Colombian city of Barranquilla. He was reported missing by his family after he

A three-year-old boy was rescued from the sewer system in the northern Colombian city of Barranquilla. He was reported missing by his family after he