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2012-08-06

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Three Iranian hostages killed in Syria

Three Iranian men being held captive by Syrian rebels have been killed during an air strike on the capital Damascus, according to activists. The

Three Iranian men being held captive by Syrian rebels have been killed during an air strike on the capital Damascus, according to activists. The

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Syria's PM joins list of Assad defectors

News of the defection of the Syrian prime minister has been welcomed by opposition leaders and the US. Riyad Hijab and his family are heading for

News of the defection of the Syrian prime minister has been welcomed by opposition leaders and the US. Riyad Hijab and his family are heading for

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Bomb blast kills four in Grozny

Three soldiers have been killed in a bomb blast in the Chechen capital Grozny. Local media suggest that two suicide bombers attacked an armoured car

Three soldiers have been killed in a bomb blast in the Chechen capital Grozny. Local media suggest that two suicide bombers attacked an armoured car

Business

Profits jump forecast from Richemont

Richemont’s net profit in the first half of 2012 may beat expectations. Despite the crisis, the luxury goods maker has changed its forecasts.

Richemont’s net profit in the first half of 2012 may beat expectations. Despite the crisis, the luxury goods maker has changed its forecasts.

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Ponta reshuffles Romanian cabinet

Romania’s Prime Minister has reshuffled his cabinet after his interior minister resigned. Victor Ponta also replaced his justice and foreign

Romania’s Prime Minister has reshuffled his cabinet after his interior minister resigned. Victor Ponta also replaced his justice and foreign

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Protests for Belarusian rights activist

Dozens of people have rallied in the centre of Lithuania’s capital in support of a famed Belarusian human rights activist. Ales Beliatski is

Dozens of people have rallied in the centre of Lithuania’s capital in support of a famed Belarusian human rights activist. Ales Beliatski is

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Surfer injured in latest shark attack

There’s been another shark attack off the coast of Reunion, the French island in the Indian Ocean. A 40 year old surfer from the island lost a hand

There’s been another shark attack off the coast of Reunion, the French island in the Indian Ocean. A 40 year old surfer from the island lost a hand

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Iran offers "realistic" Syria summit

It has been another day of heavy fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo, according to amateur video posted on a social media website purporting to

It has been another day of heavy fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo, according to amateur video posted on a social media website purporting to

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Mars Curiosity satisfies NASA scientists

There was applause, tears of joy and cheers of relief at mission control as NASA’s latest Mars rover, Curiosity, successfully landed on the Red

There was applause, tears of joy and cheers of relief at mission control as NASA’s latest Mars rover, Curiosity, successfully landed on the Red

Business

Knight rescue means pain for shareholders

They were once market makers in over 500 stocks, a giant of Wall Street with their own trading floor, but now mighty Knight Capital Group has been

They were once market makers in over 500 stocks, a giant of Wall Street with their own trading floor, but now mighty Knight Capital Group has been

Sport

Frankie goes to the Olympics: Lon-Done, and the world goes on

As we reach the halfway point in the Olympics I have been asked for a few thoughts on the games. Of course I’m only interested in the jumping events

As we reach the halfway point in the Olympics I have been asked for a few thoughts on the games. Of course I’m only interested in the jumping events

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Tourism down; Italians spend summer at home

Italy has joined Greece and Spain in reporting a tourism downturn because of the eurozone crisis. An estimated 10 million fewer holidays have been

Italy has joined Greece and Spain in reporting a tourism downturn because of the eurozone crisis. An estimated 10 million fewer holidays have been

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Fasting for longer: the challenge of Ramadan in Europe

“Oh people! A great month has come over you; a blessed month; a month in which a night is better than a thousand months; a month in which Allah has

“Oh people! A great month has come over you; a blessed month; a month in which a night is better than a thousand months; a month in which Allah has

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Firefighters calm wildfires in Spain

Spanish firefighters say the wildfires that ripped through the Canary islands and parts of western Spain over the weekend are gradually coming under

Spanish firefighters say the wildfires that ripped through the Canary islands and parts of western Spain over the weekend are gradually coming under

Business

Monti seeks urgent action

With a stand-off over European Central Bank help for Italy and Spain hardening Italy’s technocrat Prime Minister Mario Monti has called for greater

With a stand-off over European Central Bank help for Italy and Spain hardening Italy’s technocrat Prime Minister Mario Monti has called for greater

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Syria: Attack against state TV

A bomb exploded on the third floor of a Syrian state television and radio building in Damascus on Monday August 6. There were no deaths but several

A bomb exploded on the third floor of a Syrian state television and radio building in Damascus on Monday August 6. There were no deaths but several

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Drought threatens world food price rises

Keeping the huge fields of America’s bread basket healthy and productive is proving to be a growing problem for farmers. The Midwest is in the grip

Keeping the huge fields of America’s bread basket healthy and productive is proving to be a growing problem for farmers. The Midwest is in the grip

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Western officials in court for Pussy Riot trial

Western embassy officials and a British member of parliament have been in a Moscow courtroom, to observe the controversial Pussy Riot trial. Three

Western embassy officials and a British member of parliament have been in a Moscow courtroom, to observe the controversial Pussy Riot trial. Three

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Curiosity touches down on Mars

The Mars rover Curiosity successfully touched down on the Red Planet. Its mission is to look for evidence that Mars may have once supported life.  

The Mars rover Curiosity successfully touched down on the Red Planet. Its mission is to look for evidence that Mars may have once supported life.  

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Syria: Prime Minister defects; state tv 'bombed'

Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab has fled to Jordan, according to officials in Amman. His spokesman said in a statement on Hijab’s behalf: “

Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab has fled to Jordan, according to officials in Amman. His spokesman said in a statement on Hijab’s behalf: “

Business

Fourtout to the rescue...again

French conglomerate Vivendi has called on Jean-Rene Fourtou, who already saved the company once a decade ago, to take the wheel again. The

French conglomerate Vivendi has called on Jean-Rene Fourtou, who already saved the company once a decade ago, to take the wheel again. The

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Yet another recall for Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota, just days after busting profits and sales forecasts and soaring on the stockmarket, has recalled 160,784 RAV4s in

Japanese carmaker Toyota, just days after busting profits and sales forecasts and soaring on the stockmarket, has recalled 160,784 RAV4s in

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Investor sentiment in the eurozone falls again

Investor sentiment in the eurozone has fallen for the fifth straight month in a row to its lowest level in over three years. A separate index for

Investor sentiment in the eurozone has fallen for the fifth straight month in a row to its lowest level in over three years. A separate index for

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Mars mission: NASA celebrates Curiosity landing

There were scenes of jubilation at NASA mission control in California, as the Mars science rover Curiosity successfully touched down on the Red

There were scenes of jubilation at NASA mission control in California, as the Mars science rover Curiosity successfully touched down on the Red

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US Sikh community in shock at temple mass shooting

The FBI says it’s treating as ‘domestic terrorism’ the shooting of six worshippers at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. An unidentified gunman, said to

The FBI says it’s treating as ‘domestic terrorism’ the shooting of six worshippers at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. An unidentified gunman, said to

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Typhoon-stranded residents rescued in China

Emergency teams used helicopters to rescue 25 people in China’s flooded northeastern Liaoning Province on Sunday, as the death tool from a typhoon

Emergency teams used helicopters to rescue 25 people in China’s flooded northeastern Liaoning Province on Sunday, as the death tool from a typhoon

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Hiroshima victims remembered amid growing anti-nuclear concerns

Sixty-seven years on, Japan has been remembering the victims of the world’s first atomic bomb attack. Around 50 thousand people attended an annual

Sixty-seven years on, Japan has been remembering the victims of the world’s first atomic bomb attack. Around 50 thousand people attended an annual

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London 2012: Magic Murray and the lightning Bolt shine on day nine

One month after losing the Wimbledon final to a superior Roger Federer Britain’s Andy Murray gained sweet revenge by thrashing the Swiss Ace to win

One month after losing the Wimbledon final to a superior Roger Federer Britain’s Andy Murray gained sweet revenge by thrashing the Swiss Ace to win