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2012-08-05

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Gunman in US kills six and wounds three at Sikh temple

Just over two weeks since the Colorado cinema shootings and America is grieving again. This time for six people shot dead and three critically

Just over two weeks since the Colorado cinema shootings and America is grieving again. This time for six people shot dead and three critically

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Wildfires rage on Canary Islands

Firefighters on the Canary Islands are struggling to keep forest fires away from population centres. The fires, the worst for several years, have

Firefighters on the Canary Islands are struggling to keep forest fires away from population centres. The fires, the worst for several years, have

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Martin release triggers storm in Belgium

The people of the Belgian village of Malonne are up in arms at the news that Michelle Martin, the former wife of paedophile and murderer Marc

The people of the Belgian village of Malonne are up in arms at the news that Michelle Martin, the former wife of paedophile and murderer Marc

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Turkish troops and Kurdish rebels killed in border clashes

Clashes between Kurdish rebels and the Turkish military near Turkey’s Iraqi border have left 22 people dead, according to reports quoting the area’s

Clashes between Kurdish rebels and the Turkish military near Turkey’s Iraqi border have left 22 people dead, according to reports quoting the area’s

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Troika reports progress on Greek economic reforms

The troika of Greece’s main creditors have made their latest inspection of the figures and have pronounced Athens has made progress in its Olympian

The troika of Greece’s main creditors have made their latest inspection of the figures and have pronounced Athens has made progress in its Olympian

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Palestinians send aid to Palestinian refugees in Syria

Usually news reports are about aid heading to the Palestinian territories. On Sunday a convoy of lorries left the West Bank travelling towards Syria

Usually news reports are about aid heading to the Palestinian territories. On Sunday a convoy of lorries left the West Bank travelling towards Syria

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Curiosity nears its target

Monday morning as Europe is waking up scientists at the Jet Propulsion lab in Los Angeles will be holding their breaths to see if the latest mission

Monday morning as Europe is waking up scientists at the Jet Propulsion lab in Los Angeles will be holding their breaths to see if the latest mission

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Iran seeks help to free 'pilgrims' seized in Syria

Turkey and Qatar have agreed to requests from Tehran for help in seeking the release of 48 Iranians in Syria, kidnapped by an armed group in Damascus

Turkey and Qatar have agreed to requests from Tehran for help in seeking the release of 48 Iranians in Syria, kidnapped by an armed group in Damascus

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Tottenham rebuilds after riots but where are the jobs?

Broken windows above a boarded-up shop are a poignant reminder of the riots that hit London and spread to other English cities a year ago. Today

Broken windows above a boarded-up shop are a poignant reminder of the riots that hit London and spread to other English cities a year ago. Today

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Urban warfare in Aleppo

Families fled the Syrian city of Aleppo after an alleged attack by the Syrian army which killed two children and injured two others.

Families fled the Syrian city of Aleppo after an alleged attack by the Syrian army which killed two children and injured two others.

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London 2012: Golden Britain

After a sluggish start to their home Olympics Great Britain’s medal-winning campaign has hit warp speed on Day eight in London. Four years ago in

After a sluggish start to their home Olympics Great Britain’s medal-winning campaign has hit warp speed on Day eight in London. Four years ago in

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Turkish military retires jailed 'coup plot' generals

Turkey’s military has retired 40 generals and admirals currently in jail on charges of plotting against the government. They are among a group of

Turkey’s military has retired 40 generals and admirals currently in jail on charges of plotting against the government. They are among a group of

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Italy: Ex-Ukrainian security officer detained

Mykola Melnychenko, a one-time bodyguard of Ukraine’s ex- president Leonid Kuchma, has been detained in Italy, at Kiev’s request. He claims to

Mykola Melnychenko, a one-time bodyguard of Ukraine’s ex- president Leonid Kuchma, has been detained in Italy, at Kiev’s request. He claims to

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Poland: US missile defence deal dubbed 'mistake'

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski is quoted as saying the deal with the US to deploy a missile defence system in Poland was a ‘mistake’

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski is quoted as saying the deal with the US to deploy a missile defence system in Poland was a ‘mistake’

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Afghan parliament votes to dismiss two top ministers

Afghanistan’s parliament has passed votes of no confidence in the country’s Defence and Interior Ministers, demanding that they be dismissed

Afghanistan’s parliament has passed votes of no confidence in the country’s Defence and Interior Ministers, demanding that they be dismissed

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Suicide bomber kills 'more than 30' in southern Yemen

Yemen has been hit by a fresh wave of violence, highlighting the enduring threat of Islamist militancy in the country. In the latest explosion

Yemen has been hit by a fresh wave of violence, highlighting the enduring threat of Islamist militancy in the country. In the latest explosion

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Thousands protest against austerity in Israel

Thousands of Israelis have rallied in Tel Aviv against austerity measures by Benjamin Netanyahu’s government and the high cost of living. This

Thousands of Israelis have rallied in Tel Aviv against austerity measures by Benjamin Netanyahu’s government and the high cost of living. This

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Clinton urges Kenya to hold free, fair elections

On the latest stage of her African tour, Hillary Clinton has urged Kenya to hold free and fair elections and to be a role model for the

On the latest stage of her African tour, Hillary Clinton has urged Kenya to hold free and fair elections and to be a role model for the

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Syria: Government claims victory in battle for Damascus

The Syrian army is claiming that it has regained full control of the capital Damascus from the forces of the Free Syrian Army rebels. Since July

The Syrian army is claiming that it has regained full control of the capital Damascus from the forces of the Free Syrian Army rebels. Since July