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2012-07-29

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London 2012: Day two

Lizzie Armitstead finally got the Olympic host nation onto the medal table on Sunday after the 23-year-old Brit claimed silver in the Women’s road

Lizzie Armitstead finally got the Olympic host nation onto the medal table on Sunday after the 23-year-old Brit claimed silver in the Women’s road

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Romania's Basescu vote set to go down to the wire

Romania’s suspended centre-right President Triane Basescu’s political future was finely balanced on Sunday as the country held a referendum over

Romania’s suspended centre-right President Triane Basescu’s political future was finely balanced on Sunday as the country held a referendum over

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Iran warns of 'illusion' of Syria power transition

Iran has warned other middle eastern countries of dangerous consequences should the Syrian government fall from power. Meeting his counterpart from

Iran has warned other middle eastern countries of dangerous consequences should the Syrian government fall from power. Meeting his counterpart from

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Japan: Big anti-nuclear protest outside parliament

Thousands of people have been protesting against nuclear power outside Japan’s parliament in Tokyo. All of the country’s atomic reactors were shut

Thousands of people have been protesting against nuclear power outside Japan’s parliament in Tokyo. All of the country’s atomic reactors were shut

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Bitter feud that has shaken Romania and the EU

A turbulent spring and summer in Romanian politics left Traian Basescu badly in need of friends. On July 6 his lack of support in parliament cost

A turbulent spring and summer in Romanian politics left Traian Basescu badly in need of friends. On July 6 his lack of support in parliament cost

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Pope appeals for an end to violence in Syria

Pope Benedict XVI has called for an end to the violence in Syria, urging world powers to spare no effort in striving for a just, political solution

Pope Benedict XVI has called for an end to the violence in Syria, urging world powers to spare no effort in striving for a just, political solution

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Syria opposition urges foreign allies to arm rebels

As more heavy fighting is reported in Aleppo, Syria’s opposition wants its foreign allies to arm rebels to help them resist the regime’s

As more heavy fighting is reported in Aleppo, Syria’s opposition wants its foreign allies to arm rebels to help them resist the regime’s

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Philippines zombie marathon

Runners navigate their way in the dark as they tried to finish a five kilometre race without getting “devoured” by the zombie hordes hiding along the

Runners navigate their way in the dark as they tried to finish a five kilometre race without getting “devoured” by the zombie hordes hiding along the

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Japan anti nuclear protest

Thousands of anti-nuclear protesters break through police barriers to march towards the Japanese Parliament building.

Thousands of anti-nuclear protesters break through police barriers to march towards the Japanese Parliament building.

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Basescu fate in balance as Romania votes

The fate of Romania’s suspended President Traian Basescu hangs in the balance as people vote in a referendum on whether to remove him from

The fate of Romania’s suspended President Traian Basescu hangs in the balance as people vote in a referendum on whether to remove him from

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Pin collecting - a big Olympic activity!

Forget the sporting exploits! The big competition at London 2012 is who can get their hands on the best commemorative Olympic pins. Rare specimens

Forget the sporting exploits! The big competition at London 2012 is who can get their hands on the best commemorative Olympic pins. Rare specimens

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Deadly Ebola outbreak in Uganda

Efforts are underway to contain an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed at least 13 people in western Uganda. There is no treatment

Efforts are underway to contain an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed at least 13 people in western Uganda. There is no treatment

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Day one at the Olympics

British hopes of a cycling medal on day one of the 2012 London Olympics turned to dust when pre-race favourite Mark Cavendish failed to finish in the

British hopes of a cycling medal on day one of the 2012 London Olympics turned to dust when pre-race favourite Mark Cavendish failed to finish in the

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Syria: Rebels resist in the battle for Aleppo

Fierce fighting has resumed today in Syria’s second city, Aleppo, according to activists, who say rebels are resisting a major army offensive. Air

Fierce fighting has resumed today in Syria’s second city, Aleppo, according to activists, who say rebels are resisting a major army offensive. Air

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St Petersburg to end public protests

Russia’s second largest city St Petersburg plans to ban public demonstrations at historic sites. The city government wants to avoid protests at

Russia’s second largest city St Petersburg plans to ban public demonstrations at historic sites. The city government wants to avoid protests at

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Aid workers to quit Algeria refugee camps

Spain is evacuating its aid workers from western Algeria after a tip off about possible terrorist attacks. An air force plane has been sent to

Spain is evacuating its aid workers from western Algeria after a tip off about possible terrorist attacks. An air force plane has been sent to

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Shevchenko turns to politics after football

Ukrainian footballer Andriy Shevchenko has announced that he is leaving football for politics. The 35-year-old striker will join the pro-business

Ukrainian footballer Andriy Shevchenko has announced that he is leaving football for politics. The 35-year-old striker will join the pro-business

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London 2012 spectators can't see Olympic flame

Officials at the London 2012 games have defended their decision to keep the Olympic flame hidden from view, once Friday’s opening ceremony had

Officials at the London 2012 games have defended their decision to keep the Olympic flame hidden from view, once Friday’s opening ceremony had

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Romanians decide whether to impeach their president

Romanians are voting in a referendum today that will decide the fate of the country’s president. Traian Basescu was suspended by Prime Minister

Romanians are voting in a referendum today that will decide the fate of the country’s president. Traian Basescu was suspended by Prime Minister

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Syria government forces pound central Aleppo

Syrian government forces kept up a day-long bombardment of rebel-held areas in Aleppo on Saturday. New pictures uploaded to the internet are said

Syrian government forces kept up a day-long bombardment of rebel-held areas in Aleppo on Saturday. New pictures uploaded to the internet are said

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Kidnapped Italian workers 'freed by Syrian forces'

The Syrian government says its forces have freed two Italian workers allegedly kidnapped by an armed group earlier this month. It claims they were

The Syrian government says its forces have freed two Italian workers allegedly kidnapped by an armed group earlier this month. It claims they were