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2012-07-25

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Stowaway boy flys to Rome without passport, boarding card or cash

An 11-year-boy successfully boarded a flight from Manchester Airport to Rome without a passport, boarding card or money. Liam Corcoran went through

An 11-year-boy successfully boarded a flight from Manchester Airport to Rome without a passport, boarding card or money. Liam Corcoran went through

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Gun sales set to rise in wake of Batman cinema massacre

Last week’s cinema shooting in Colorado, which left 12 people dead, was the latest gun massacre to rock America. Crime involving firearms claims

Last week’s cinema shooting in Colorado, which left 12 people dead, was the latest gun massacre to rock America. Crime involving firearms claims

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Cashback plan to revive France's car industry

France has announced a plan to revive its ailing car industry. Anyone buying a new car will get special reductions for how green they go. Electric

France has announced a plan to revive its ailing car industry. Anyone buying a new car will get special reductions for how green they go. Electric

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More problems for Peugeot Citroen

Europe’s second biggest car maker has posted losses of 819 million euros for the first half of the year – almost four times as much as experts had

Europe’s second biggest car maker has posted losses of 819 million euros for the first half of the year – almost four times as much as experts had

Europe

Breaking Borders

For some 400 million Europeans the Schengen Treaty means they don’t need to pack a passport when travelling within the 26-nation Schengen Zone

For some 400 million Europeans the Schengen Treaty means they don’t need to pack a passport when travelling within the 26-nation Schengen Zone

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2012 Olympics: London's ring of steel

Britain’s biggest peacetime security operation is underway in London, as athletes and spectators pour into the capital for the Olympic Games.

Britain’s biggest peacetime security operation is underway in London, as athletes and spectators pour into the capital for the Olympic Games.

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Assad's forces focus on Aleppo as the UN halves Syria mission

Thousands of Syrian army troops have joined the fierce fighting in Aleppo after being redeployed from positions close to the Turkish border. The

Thousands of Syrian army troops have joined the fierce fighting in Aleppo after being redeployed from positions close to the Turkish border. The

Business

Olympics boost for Eurostar

London’s Olympic Games is proving a godsend for travel companies suffering a decline in business customers as a result of the economic crisis

London’s Olympic Games is proving a godsend for travel companies suffering a decline in business customers as a result of the economic crisis

Business

Daimler plans to be leader of the pack

Daimler is the manufacturer of the world’s third largest luxury car brand Mercedes, but it is not happy that it is now longer number one, despite

Daimler is the manufacturer of the world’s third largest luxury car brand Mercedes, but it is not happy that it is now longer number one, despite

Business

Spain feels the debt heat

As Spain’s borrowing costs pushed it closer to needing a bailout, the country’s economy minister Luis de Guindos has been asking for help from his

As Spain’s borrowing costs pushed it closer to needing a bailout, the country’s economy minister Luis de Guindos has been asking for help from his

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Korea's Kim Jong-un is married

North Korea’s new young leader is married, state media has confirmed. Commenting images of Kim Jong-un visiting a children’s playgroup, the

North Korea’s new young leader is married, state media has confirmed. Commenting images of Kim Jong-un visiting a children’s playgroup, the

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Greenland's "unprecedented" ice melt

NASA has released images showing what it describes as an “unprecedented” melt of Greenland’s ice sheet during a four-day period this month. The space

NASA has released images showing what it describes as an “unprecedented” melt of Greenland’s ice sheet during a four-day period this month. The space

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Second Japanese reactor reaches capacity

The second nuclear reactor to be restarted in Japan since the Fukushima disaster has now reached full capacity, authorities have confirmed. With

The second nuclear reactor to be restarted in Japan since the Fukushima disaster has now reached full capacity, authorities have confirmed. With

Europe

Rate-fixing bankers should face criminal charges, EU says

Rate-fixing bankers should be treated as criminals, the European Commission said on Wednesday. That is the view of the EU’s executive amid public

Rate-fixing bankers should be treated as criminals, the European Commission said on Wednesday. That is the view of the EU’s executive amid public

Culture

'The Watch' opens in Los Angeles

Funnymen Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill and Vince Vaughn strolled down the red carpet for the premiere of their newest comedy film ‘The Watch’ on

Funnymen Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill and Vince Vaughn strolled down the red carpet for the premiere of their newest comedy film ‘The Watch’ on

Culture

Paleo Music Festival hosts the old and the new

French rock band “Dionysos” from Valence performed at this year’s music festival Paleo in the Swiss city of Nyon – with founder and frontman Mathias

French rock band “Dionysos” from Valence performed at this year’s music festival Paleo in the Swiss city of Nyon – with founder and frontman Mathias

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More woes for Peugeot Citroen

Europe’s second biggest car maker has posted losses of 819 million euros for the first half of the year – almost four times as much as experts had

Europe’s second biggest car maker has posted losses of 819 million euros for the first half of the year – almost four times as much as experts had

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Romania opposition calls for Basescu vote boycott

Suspended Romania president Traian Basescu’s hopes of keeping his job have been given a boost by the opposition, after the Democratic Liberal Party

Suspended Romania president Traian Basescu’s hopes of keeping his job have been given a boost by the opposition, after the Democratic Liberal Party

Business

UK economic slump worsens

Britain’s economy sank far deeper into recession than expected in the second quarter of the year. GDP fell 0.7 percent compared with the first

Britain’s economy sank far deeper into recession than expected in the second quarter of the year. GDP fell 0.7 percent compared with the first

Business

Crunch time for Greece

Experts say Athens is nearly out of money and could be broke as early as August 20. The European Commission has said that an intermediate way will

Experts say Athens is nearly out of money and could be broke as early as August 20. The European Commission has said that an intermediate way will

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Batman star visits Aurora victims

Star of the ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Christian Bale has visited the memorial outside the Aurora cinema where 12 were killed and 58 injured during a

Star of the ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Christian Bale has visited the memorial outside the Aurora cinema where 12 were killed and 58 injured during a

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Swiss plane makes first ever solar-powered transcontinental flight

Solar Impulse, the plane completely powered by the sun, has completed its historic transcontinental flight. The aircraft was greeted by a cheering

Solar Impulse, the plane completely powered by the sun, has completed its historic transcontinental flight. The aircraft was greeted by a cheering

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Democratic Republic of Congo refugees flee fresh violence

Fresh fighting has forced thousands to flee their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Refugees were heading towards the capital Kinshasa

Fresh fighting has forced thousands to flee their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Refugees were heading towards the capital Kinshasa

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London transport worries as Olympic road lanes open

Road lanes reserved for Olympic traffic open in and around London today, and this could mean fines and delays for motorists in the capital

Road lanes reserved for Olympic traffic open in and around London today, and this could mean fines and delays for motorists in the capital

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Typhoon Vincente hits Hong Kong

A powerful typhoon Vincente slammed the Chinese territory of Hong Kong, injuring dozens, disrupting communications and bringing business to a

A powerful typhoon Vincente slammed the Chinese territory of Hong Kong, injuring dozens, disrupting communications and bringing business to a

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London double decker's push-ups

Ahead of the London Olympic Games, even the traditional London double decker buses were getting excited. Czech artist David Cerny unveiled his

Ahead of the London Olympic Games, even the traditional London double decker buses were getting excited. Czech artist David Cerny unveiled his

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Turkey closes border with Syria

All of Turkey’s borders with Syria will be closed on Wednesday, according a Turkish television report which quoted the country’s Customs and Trade

All of Turkey’s borders with Syria will be closed on Wednesday, according a Turkish television report which quoted the country’s Customs and Trade

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WikiLeaks hire Spain human rights judge

WikiLeaks has hired Spain’s former human rights judge, Baltasar Garzon to lead the legal team representing the group’s founder. The two are said to

WikiLeaks has hired Spain’s former human rights judge, Baltasar Garzon to lead the legal team representing the group’s founder. The two are said to

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Cuba dissidents arrested at Paya funeral

The funeral of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya has taken place in Havana days after the prominent activist died in a car crash. Hundreds attended the

The funeral of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya has taken place in Havana days after the prominent activist died in a car crash. Hundreds attended the