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2012-07-20

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USA: Gunman kills 12 in Colorado cinema rampage

The United States is in shock after a gunman wearing a gas mask killed 12 people at a midnight screening of the new Batman film. Police say the man

The United States is in shock after a gunman wearing a gas mask killed 12 people at a midnight screening of the new Batman film. Police say the man

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Obama urges Americans to unite after shootings

President Barack Obama has urged Americans to “stand together” with the people of Aurora following Friday’s deadly cinema shooting. Obama said

President Barack Obama has urged Americans to “stand together” with the people of Aurora following Friday’s deadly cinema shooting. Obama said

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UN observers to stay in Syria

United Nations observers will stay in Syria for another 30 days after a unanimous vote at the Security Council, just hours before the current mandate

United Nations observers will stay in Syria for another 30 days after a unanimous vote at the Security Council, just hours before the current mandate

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High-speed supercomputer inaugurated in Germany

It is the fastest computer in Europe and the fourth fastest in the world. Now SuperMUC has been officially inaugurated at its base near Munich in

It is the fastest computer in Europe and the fourth fastest in the world. Now SuperMUC has been officially inaugurated at its base near Munich in

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Grey skies as 'Paris on Sea' is unveiled

It was not quite the weather for it but Paris has inaugurated its annual summer beach along the banks of the River Seine. Paris Plages has become

It was not quite the weather for it but Paris has inaugurated its annual summer beach along the banks of the River Seine. Paris Plages has become

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Azerbaijan: Huge blaze at newly-opened cultural centre

Firefighters have been battling a huge blaze at one of Azerbaijan’s landmark buildings, just two months after it opened. The Heydar Aliyev

Firefighters have been battling a huge blaze at one of Azerbaijan’s landmark buildings, just two months after it opened. The Heydar Aliyev

Business

Europe's car market: driving into the sunset?

Europeans are not buying new cars – vehicle registrations continue to fall. Carmakers are having to cut their costs, close plants and make lay offs

Europeans are not buying new cars – vehicle registrations continue to fall. Carmakers are having to cut their costs, close plants and make lay offs

Business

Microsoft posts loss but upbeat on future products

Microsoft has reported its first ever quarterly loss as a public company. The reason was the huge write down in the value of a digital advertising

Microsoft has reported its first ever quarterly loss as a public company. The reason was the huge write down in the value of a digital advertising

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Spain's woes spark share slump

There was a huge sell off on Europe’s stock markets on Friday after Spain’s heavily indebted Valencia region asked for a central government bailout

There was a huge sell off on Europe’s stock markets on Friday after Spain’s heavily indebted Valencia region asked for a central government bailout

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Brewing battle bubbles up in the east

Dutch brewer Heineken has bid the equivalent of three and a third billion euros for the shares in Singapore’s Asia Pacific Breweries it does not

Dutch brewer Heineken has bid the equivalent of three and a third billion euros for the shares in Singapore’s Asia Pacific Breweries it does not

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Bank bailout but at a price for Spain

Eurozone finance ministers approved Spain’s bank bailout on Friday but it comes at a price. The countries that are lending the money have forced

Eurozone finance ministers approved Spain’s bank bailout on Friday but it comes at a price. The countries that are lending the money have forced

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Russia extends Pussy Riot pre-trial jail time

A court in Russia has extended the custody period for the three members of Pussy Riot. The all-girl punk band are accused of hooliganism after they

A court in Russia has extended the custody period for the three members of Pussy Riot. The all-girl punk band are accused of hooliganism after they

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Sexism row erupts as Aussie women athletes get second class treatment

A debate over one of the most discussed topic in today’s time — gender inequality — has started all over again after Australia’s men’s basketball

A debate over one of the most discussed topic in today’s time — gender inequality — has started all over again after Australia’s men’s basketball

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Bank bailout but at a price for Spain

Eurozone finance ministers approved Spain’s bank bailout on Friday but it comes at a price. The countries that are lending the money have forced

Eurozone finance ministers approved Spain’s bank bailout on Friday but it comes at a price. The countries that are lending the money have forced

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Silver worth $38 million recovered from WWII British shipwreck

Some 48 tons of silver worth $38 million have been recovered from a British merchant ship that was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland during World

Some 48 tons of silver worth $38 million have been recovered from a British merchant ship that was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland during World

Culture

Music: Paléo Festival, Nyon

Revellers of all ages hit the Paléo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland to soak up the atmosphere at one of the biggest open-air music festivals in

Revellers of all ages hit the Paléo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland to soak up the atmosphere at one of the biggest open-air music festivals in

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USA: '12 killed' in Colorado cinema gun rampage

The United States is in shock after a masked gunman killed at least 12 people at a midnight screening of the new Batman film. Police say he hurled

The United States is in shock after a masked gunman killed at least 12 people at a midnight screening of the new Batman film. Police say he hurled

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Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei has tax appeal rejected

A court in China has dismissed an appeal by the artist and dissident Ai Weiwei against a tax evasion fine, after barring him from attending a court

A court in China has dismissed an appeal by the artist and dissident Ai Weiwei against a tax evasion fine, after barring him from attending a court

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Syria conflict reaches a new level

It is another day of intense fighting in the Syrian capital Damascus – amid signs this conflict could be moving into an end game. Across the

It is another day of intense fighting in the Syrian capital Damascus – amid signs this conflict could be moving into an end game. Across the

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Shares slide despite Spanish bank bailout deal

Europe’s stock markets are in the red with traders responding to global macro-economic events as well as company earnings. Borrowing costs rose

Europe’s stock markets are in the red with traders responding to global macro-economic events as well as company earnings. Borrowing costs rose

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'Red lights' leaves some critics turned off

Sigourney Weaver and Cillian Murphy play professional “ghostbusting” sceptics in new flick Red Lights. Directed by Spanish filmmaker Rodrigo

Sigourney Weaver and Cillian Murphy play professional “ghostbusting” sceptics in new flick Red Lights. Directed by Spanish filmmaker Rodrigo

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Eurogroup OKs Spanish bank bailout

The eurozone’s finance ministers have approved an agreement to lend up to 100 billion euros to Spain so it can recapitalise its battered banks. In

The eurozone’s finance ministers have approved an agreement to lend up to 100 billion euros to Spain so it can recapitalise its battered banks. In

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Israel buries Bulgaria bomb blast victims

The five Israeli tourists killed in a suicide bus bombing in Bulgaria are being laid to rest after their bodies were flown home.   The first funeral

The five Israeli tourists killed in a suicide bus bombing in Bulgaria are being laid to rest after their bodies were flown home.   The first funeral

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Speculation over Romney's running mate intensifies

When it comes to Mitt Romney’s potential vice presidential running mate, late night TV comedians have offered their own solution. Romney should pick

When it comes to Mitt Romney’s potential vice presidential running mate, late night TV comedians have offered their own solution. Romney should pick

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Muslims mark start of Ramadan holy month

Ramadan has begun across most of the Muslim world. The sight of the new moon heralds the start of the holy month when eating, drinking, smoking and

Ramadan has begun across most of the Muslim world. The sight of the new moon heralds the start of the holy month when eating, drinking, smoking and

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Italy meets with Syrian National council over failed resolution

Italy’s foreign minister has been meeting with the Syrian National Council regarding the latest failed United Nations draft resolution against the

Italy’s foreign minister has been meeting with the Syrian National Council regarding the latest failed United Nations draft resolution against the

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USA: '12 dead' in shooting at Batman film premiere

Police say 12 people are now known to have been killed in a shooting rampage at a Batman film premiere in a suburb of the US city of Denver. They

Police say 12 people are now known to have been killed in a shooting rampage at a Batman film premiere in a suburb of the US city of Denver. They

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Italy: towards deeper European integration

From the financial crisis and European integration to relations with Mediterranean countires and even the Arab uprisings, we met with the head of

From the financial crisis and European integration to relations with Mediterranean countires and even the Arab uprisings, we met with the head of

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North Korea celebrates Kim Jong-un's new title

Hundreds of soldiers and students danced in Pyongyang’s plazas celebrating the promotion of country’s leader, Kim Jong-Un, to the military’s top

Hundreds of soldiers and students danced in Pyongyang’s plazas celebrating the promotion of country’s leader, Kim Jong-Un, to the military’s top