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2012-07-23

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Alleged Colorado cinema gunman appears in court

The man accused of the massacre of a dozen people at a cinema in Colorado has appeared in court for the first time. James Eagan Holmes appeared

The man accused of the massacre of a dozen people at a cinema in Colorado has appeared in court for the first time. James Eagan Holmes appeared

Sport

Against the odds

As a boy Guor Marial ran for his life in war-torn Sudan – now as a man he’ll be running for Marathon gold at this summer’s Olympic Games. He will

As a boy Guor Marial ran for his life in war-torn Sudan – now as a man he’ll be running for Marathon gold at this summer’s Olympic Games. He will

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Syria: UN's Ban worried over chemical weapons

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced concern about the risk of Syria using chemical weapons. Damascus has acknowledged for the first time

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced concern about the risk of Syria using chemical weapons. Damascus has acknowledged for the first time

Business

Philips defies black Monday

As Europe’s stocks fell amid fears that Spain was likely to request a full scale bailout, Dutch company Philips made gains. Find out more in our

As Europe’s stocks fell amid fears that Spain was likely to request a full scale bailout, Dutch company Philips made gains. Find out more in our

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EU backs African stabilisation force for Mali

As Islamist extremists tighten their grip on northern Mali, the EU says it is ready to back the deployment of an African stabilisation

As Islamist extremists tighten their grip on northern Mali, the EU says it is ready to back the deployment of an African stabilisation

Europe

EU to spend more to help Syria refugees

The EU says it will spend more on humanitarian aid to help Syrians displaced by the country’s conflict. UN figures say 100,000 thousand refugees

The EU says it will spend more on humanitarian aid to help Syrians displaced by the country’s conflict. UN figures say 100,000 thousand refugees

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Japan: Fukushima nuclear disaster caused by arrogance

Last year’s nuclear disaster at Fukushima was caused by overconfidence, both by the Japanese government and Tepco the company that manages the plant

Last year’s nuclear disaster at Fukushima was caused by overconfidence, both by the Japanese government and Tepco the company that manages the plant

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Colorado shooting suspect appears in court

The man accused of the massacre of a dozen people at a cinema in Colorado has appeared in court for the first time. James Eagan Holmes was

The man accused of the massacre of a dozen people at a cinema in Colorado has appeared in court for the first time. James Eagan Holmes was

Sport

The best of British

Bradley Wiggins and Great Britain were celebrating reaching the pinnacle of world cycling after the 32-year-old won the Tour de France on

Bradley Wiggins and Great Britain were celebrating reaching the pinnacle of world cycling after the 32-year-old won the Tour de France on

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Syria: Chemical weapons stockpiles spark fears

Syria has acknowledged for the first time that it has stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons. While it says they won’t be aimed at rebels

Syria has acknowledged for the first time that it has stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons. While it says they won’t be aimed at rebels

Business

Greece to meet creditors as eurozone exit looms

Greece is moving back to centre stage of the eurozone crisis as Athens prepares to meet its troika of international lenders. The troika made up of

Greece is moving back to centre stage of the eurozone crisis as Athens prepares to meet its troika of international lenders. The troika made up of

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Anti-austerity protest in Madrid

Public sector workers blocked traffic in Madrid as they protested against austerity measures planned by Spain’s government as it tries to cut the

Public sector workers blocked traffic in Madrid as they protested against austerity measures planned by Spain’s government as it tries to cut the

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Ukraine: Tymoschenko tax evasion case postponed

As the tax evasion case against jailed former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was postponed, a crowd of supporters and opponents gathered

As the tax evasion case against jailed former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was postponed, a crowd of supporters and opponents gathered

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No Putin at Pussy Riot hooliganism trial

Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t be testifying at the hooliganism trial of three female members of the punk band Pussy Riot. A judge has denied

Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t be testifying at the hooliganism trial of three female members of the punk band Pussy Riot. A judge has denied

Culture

Mini Monaco becomes home to big art

The tiny city state of Monaco is hosting a uniquely large-scale art exhibition this summer. In an amusing change of perspective, the principality has

The tiny city state of Monaco is hosting a uniquely large-scale art exhibition this summer. In an amusing change of perspective, the principality has

Culture

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap

Rapper-turned actor Ice-T is back, but this time he has gone behind the camera for a close look at the thing that first made him big – hip-hop. The

Rapper-turned actor Ice-T is back, but this time he has gone behind the camera for a close look at the thing that first made him big – hip-hop. The

Culture

Scissor Sisters top London's river of music

As part of the city’s Cultural Olympiad, Londoners were treated to a kaleidoscope of music this weekend during The River Music Festival. Held

As part of the city’s Cultural Olympiad, Londoners were treated to a kaleidoscope of music this weekend during The River Music Festival. Held

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Lastest Iraq attacks mainly target Shi'ite Muslim areas

At least 107 people are dead after a series of attacks in 14 cities across Iraq mostly targeting Muslim Shi’ite areas. Authorities say around 270

At least 107 people are dead after a series of attacks in 14 cities across Iraq mostly targeting Muslim Shi’ite areas. Authorities say around 270

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China floods kill nearly 100

Major rescue operations continue across China after what has been described as the worst rains in six decades. Nearly 100 people were killed

Major rescue operations continue across China after what has been described as the worst rains in six decades. Nearly 100 people were killed

Business

Day of woe on all fronts for Spanish economy

The Bank of Spain says the Spanish economy moved deeper into recession in the second quarter. To add to Madrid’s woes it is being reported that the

The Bank of Spain says the Spanish economy moved deeper into recession in the second quarter. To add to Madrid’s woes it is being reported that the

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Violence in Syria continues with clashes in Aleppo

In Syria bloody clashes continue to rage between government forces and the rebel-led opposition. Images released on social media wesbites

In Syria bloody clashes continue to rage between government forces and the rebel-led opposition. Images released on social media wesbites

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Arab League calls on Syria president to quit

Arab League foreign ministers have called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down quickly. The group made the call at an emergency meeting

Arab League foreign ministers have called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down quickly. The group made the call at an emergency meeting

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Four killed in Catalonia fires near Spain-France border

Four people, three French nationals and one from Spain, have been killed in forest fires raging in the Spanish region of northern Catalonia

Four people, three French nationals and one from Spain, have been killed in forest fires raging in the Spanish region of northern Catalonia

Europe

The complications of international divorce

Love knows no boundaries, but when it comes to separation things can get complicated. Each year in the European Union, more than one divorce in 10

Love knows no boundaries, but when it comes to separation things can get complicated. Each year in the European Union, more than one divorce in 10

Europe

EU tightens sanctions on Assad's Syria

EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday to tighten sanctions on Syria, further upping the pressure on President Bashar Assad’s regime. The 27-member

EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday to tighten sanctions on Syria, further upping the pressure on President Bashar Assad’s regime. The 27-member

Business

Libor arrests on the cards

European regulators and US investigators are close to arresting a number of traders for their role in the Libor scandal, reports indicated on

European regulators and US investigators are close to arresting a number of traders for their role in the Libor scandal, reports indicated on

Business

French carmaker in van deal with Toyota

Peugeot Citroen and Toyota have signed a deal to allow the French carmaker to supply vans to the Japanese auto giant. The move comes at a time when

Peugeot Citroen and Toyota have signed a deal to allow the French carmaker to supply vans to the Japanese auto giant. The move comes at a time when

Business

Eurotunnel expects Olympic passenger boost

Eurotunnel is expecting an increase in its passenger numbers as the London Olympics draw closer. The company, which operates the Channel Tunnel

Eurotunnel is expecting an increase in its passenger numbers as the London Olympics draw closer. The company, which operates the Channel Tunnel

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Deadly series of attacks across Iraq

At least 90 people in Iraq have been killed in the deadliest day of attacks for two years. More than 170 people were injured, according to Iraqi

At least 90 people in Iraq have been killed in the deadliest day of attacks for two years. More than 170 people were injured, according to Iraqi

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Fukushima probe delivers damning verdict

The Fukushima probe panel has handed down a damning conclusion on the handling of the disaster in its final report released on Monday in Japan

The Fukushima probe panel has handed down a damning conclusion on the handling of the disaster in its final report released on Monday in Japan