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2012-08-04

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Russian judokas throw Olympic surprise

The Olympic Judo competition threw some surprising results. The Japanese were strangled to their worst ever result since judo became an Olympic

The Olympic Judo competition threw some surprising results. The Japanese were strangled to their worst ever result since judo became an Olympic

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Tottenham uses sport to rebuild, but cuts biting

It is a year since riots that began in Tottenham ripped apart London. The area, one of the poorest in the British capital, still suffers from many

It is a year since riots that began in Tottenham ripped apart London. The area, one of the poorest in the British capital, still suffers from many

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'Nothing done' over Nigeria oil pollution, say locals

Twelve months after the UN called for a huge clean-up of oil pollution in southern Nigeria, its Environment Programme says it is pleased the

Twelve months after the UN called for a huge clean-up of oil pollution in southern Nigeria, its Environment Programme says it is pleased the

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Give us guns say Syrian refugees in Turkey

Syrian refugees in Turkey, Ankara’s sabre-rattling and UN resolutions notwithstanding, are sceptical there is to be any improvement in their

Syrian refugees in Turkey, Ankara’s sabre-rattling and UN resolutions notwithstanding, are sceptical there is to be any improvement in their

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New fighting in Damascus and Aleppo after UN Syria vote

More fighting has been reported in Syria’s two main cities as rebels and government forces wrestle for control. In Damascus new amateur video is

More fighting has been reported in Syria’s two main cities as rebels and government forces wrestle for control. In Damascus new amateur video is

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London 2012: Day seven

America’s Michael Phelps overcame a shaky start to edge out rival Chad le Clos and take gold in the men’s 100m butterfly final in London on

America’s Michael Phelps overcame a shaky start to edge out rival Chad le Clos and take gold in the men’s 100m butterfly final in London on

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Italy: Government backs steel plant clean-up plans

Italy’s government has approved multi-million euro clean-up plans in and around a controversial steel plant whose partial closure has prompted

Italy’s government has approved multi-million euro clean-up plans in and around a controversial steel plant whose partial closure has prompted

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'Suicide attack' in Kenya ahead of Clinton visit

A suspected suicide bomber has killed himself and wounded nine people in Nairobi, hours before a visit by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

A suspected suicide bomber has killed himself and wounded nine people in Nairobi, hours before a visit by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

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Spain jails one of three 'al Qaeda' suspects

A Turkish man, one of three terror suspects arrested in Spain, has been charged with possessing explosives and jailed. He and two men of Chechen

A Turkish man, one of three terror suspects arrested in Spain, has been charged with possessing explosives and jailed. He and two men of Chechen

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Italy: S&P downgrades 15 banks and warns over recession

Standard & Poor’s has downgraded 15 Italian banks, saying Italy faces a potentially deeper and more prolonged recession than the ratings agency had

Standard & Poor’s has downgraded 15 Italian banks, saying Italy faces a potentially deeper and more prolonged recession than the ratings agency had

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Sudan and South Sudan resolve oil dispute

Sudan and South Sudan have reached a deal to restart oil production after a dispute over taxes. The South shut down its output in January after

Sudan and South Sudan have reached a deal to restart oil production after a dispute over taxes. The South shut down its output in January after

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Spain announces more big spending cuts

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told reporters that he would do “what was best for the Spanish people”.   But he failed to mention that that would

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told reporters that he would do “what was best for the Spanish people”.   But he failed to mention that that would

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US: Same-sex kiss-in as 'fast food war' over gay marriage hots up

Supporters of gay marriage have staged kiss-ins outside a US fast food chain after its boss said he backed “the biblical definition of the family

Supporters of gay marriage have staged kiss-ins outside a US fast food chain after its boss said he backed “the biblical definition of the family

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Syria: UN Assembly condemns ongoing violence

The UN General Assembly has voted by an overwheming majority to condemn its own Security Council, for failing to stop the violence in Syria. It has

The UN General Assembly has voted by an overwheming majority to condemn its own Security Council, for failing to stop the violence in Syria. It has

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Russia: Protests at Pussy Riot trial

“Freedom for Pussy Riot!” they cried. But three demonstrators were detained for a colourful show of support for the all-female punk band appearing at

“Freedom for Pussy Riot!” they cried. But three demonstrators were detained for a colourful show of support for the all-female punk band appearing at

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Belarus: Teddy bear drop claims Swedish victim

Sweden’s ambassador to Belarus was in for a big surprise – but it wasn’t a teddy bear’s picnic. In the wake of a pro-democracy teddy drop from a

Sweden’s ambassador to Belarus was in for a big surprise – but it wasn’t a teddy bear’s picnic. In the wake of a pro-democracy teddy drop from a

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US-style food trucks please Parisian palates

France is well known for its gastronomic heritage. But it seems in the capital, Parisians are hungry for something new to tantalise their taste

France is well known for its gastronomic heritage. But it seems in the capital, Parisians are hungry for something new to tantalise their taste