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2012-07-28

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London protest against 'corporate takeover' of Olympics

Not everyone in London has been swept up in Olympic fever. A few hundred people marched through part of the east of the capital to protest against

Not everyone in London has been swept up in Olympic fever. A few hundred people marched through part of the east of the capital to protest against

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Thailand: Soldiers shot dead in rebel ambush

Having shot dead four soldiers, suspected Islamist rebels in Thailand’s southern Pattani province were caught on surveillance camera stealing their

Having shot dead four soldiers, suspected Islamist rebels in Thailand’s southern Pattani province were caught on surveillance camera stealing their

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Wildfires ravage Siberia amid heatwave

Western Siberia is burning amid a heatwave that has seen temperatures hit 35 degrees celsius for weeks. Forest fires have ravaged up to 15,000

Western Siberia is burning amid a heatwave that has seen temperatures hit 35 degrees celsius for weeks. Forest fires have ravaged up to 15,000

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China pipeline scrapped after anti-pollution protest

Amid an outburst of public anger, authorities in eastern China have ditched plans for an industrial waste pipeline. Demonstrators in the city of

Amid an outburst of public anger, authorities in eastern China have ditched plans for an industrial waste pipeline. Demonstrators in the city of

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World's 'oldest bra' reveals underwear secrets

Archaeologists say a long-lost wardrobe uncovered at Lengberg Castle in Austria’s eastern Tyrol has revealed important new information… about the way

Archaeologists say a long-lost wardrobe uncovered at Lengberg Castle in Austria’s eastern Tyrol has revealed important new information… about the way

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Voters should not back 'coup', Romania's Basescu tells euronews

With Romanians due to vote on Sunday on whether to impeach their president, the man in question has urged them to boycott the ballot. Traian

With Romanians due to vote on Sunday on whether to impeach their president, the man in question has urged them to boycott the ballot. Traian

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Olympics light up London

The Olympic rings, the Union Jack and key moments from the history of the Games were projected onto the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, before the

The Olympic rings, the Union Jack and key moments from the history of the Games were projected onto the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, before the

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London 2012: homeward trek

While the last fireworks were still lighting up the Olympic Stadium, some spectators from the crowd were already in the Underground to make sure

While the last fireworks were still lighting up the Olympic Stadium, some spectators from the crowd were already in the Underground to make sure

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'Magic', 'rock'n'roll', 'slightly insane': Olympic ceremony views

The day after an opening ceremony that combined comedy and cinema, history and spectacle, music and emotion – there has been admiration and amazement

The day after an opening ceremony that combined comedy and cinema, history and spectacle, music and emotion – there has been admiration and amazement

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Syria: Assad forces launch 'onslaught' on Aleppo

President Assad’s forces have launched an all-out onslaught against rebels in Syria’s second city of Aleppo, according to the

President Assad’s forces have launched an all-out onslaught against rebels in Syria’s second city of Aleppo, according to the

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Syria uprising sparks new clashes in Lebanon

Army units have deployed in Lebanon’s northern port of Tripoli after sectarian strife in Syria once again spilled over the border. Alawite

Army units have deployed in Lebanon’s northern port of Tripoli after sectarian strife in Syria once again spilled over the border. Alawite

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Syria: Aleppo onslaught looms

Amid fears of a bloodbath, reports say a battle between rebels and President Assad’s troops for Syria’s second city of Aleppo is well

Amid fears of a bloodbath, reports say a battle between rebels and President Assad’s troops for Syria’s second city of Aleppo is well

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Olympic diaries: Bolt ready to defend titles

Jamaican triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt announced on Thursday he was fully fit for his historic bid to defend his 100 and 200m titles in

Jamaican triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt announced on Thursday he was fully fit for his historic bid to defend his 100 and 200m titles in

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President returns to Mali after mob attack

Mali’s interim president has returned home from weeks of convalescence in Paris, after being beaten up by a mob supporting March’s military

Mali’s interim president has returned home from weeks of convalescence in Paris, after being beaten up by a mob supporting March’s military

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Fires continue to rip through Siberia

Wildfires continue to rip through parts of Siberia forcing the closure of Tomsk regional airport. Around 15,000 hectares of forest have been

Wildfires continue to rip through parts of Siberia forcing the closure of Tomsk regional airport. Around 15,000 hectares of forest have been

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Former Milosevic ally to lead Serbian coalition government

A new Serbian coalition government has been sworn in. The new parliament is dominated by Nationalists and Socialists and led a former ally of the

A new Serbian coalition government has been sworn in. The new parliament is dominated by Nationalists and Socialists and led a former ally of the

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Polish parents leave toddler at airport after passport expires

A Polish couple who left their two-year-old daughter at an airport information desk are facing possible prosecution. The couple only realised their

A Polish couple who left their two-year-old daughter at an airport information desk are facing possible prosecution. The couple only realised their

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'Joker' shooting scare in US state of Maryland

A man calling himself a ‘joker’ is being held in the US state of Maryland after threatening to open fire at his former workplace, according to

A man calling himself a ‘joker’ is being held in the US state of Maryland after threatening to open fire at his former workplace, according to

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Olympics opening ceremony highlights 'best of British'

The 2012 Olympic Games are underway following a dazzling three hour opening ceremony that’s been described as breathtaking and typically

The 2012 Olympic Games are underway following a dazzling three hour opening ceremony that’s been described as breathtaking and typically

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London Olympics: Performers and audience give their reaction

Spectators spoke of an electric atmosphere inside London’s Olympic stadium as the opening ceremony for the 2012 Games unfolded. The 34 million euro

Spectators spoke of an electric atmosphere inside London’s Olympic stadium as the opening ceremony for the 2012 Games unfolded. The 34 million euro

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UN calls on Assad to halt the carnage in Aleppo

The international community has stepped up its rhetoric as the Syrian army mounts military assaults on Aleppo. Activisits claim that attacks have

The international community has stepped up its rhetoric as the Syrian army mounts military assaults on Aleppo. Activisits claim that attacks have

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Pregnant Malaysian shooter aims for Olympic gold

Malaysian Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi stands out from all the other shooters at the London Olympics because she’s eight month’s pregnant. The

Malaysian Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi stands out from all the other shooters at the London Olympics because she’s eight month’s pregnant. The

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Olympic jam as taxi drivers stage strike

On the eve of the Olympics, London’s black cab drivers have staged a demonstration as part of their continuing fight to be allowed to use the

On the eve of the Olympics, London’s black cab drivers have staged a demonstration as part of their continuing fight to be allowed to use the

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Romania to vote on presidential impeachment

In the run-up to Romania’s referendum on whether or not to impeach the president, both Prime Minister Victor Ponta and President Traian Basescu are

In the run-up to Romania’s referendum on whether or not to impeach the president, both Prime Minister Victor Ponta and President Traian Basescu are