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2012-08-07

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Powerful Typhoon Haikui heads for Shanghai

Shanghai and its population of 23 million are preparing for the arrival of Typhoon Haikui. Meteorologists tracking the storm say its moving towards

Shanghai and its population of 23 million are preparing for the arrival of Typhoon Haikui. Meteorologists tracking the storm say its moving towards

Culture

Gabala festival where music hits a peak

The classics hit the heights with the annual International Music Festival in the ancient mountain city of Gabala in Azerbaijan. It has been a treat

The classics hit the heights with the annual International Music Festival in the ancient mountain city of Gabala in Azerbaijan. It has been a treat

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Funerals for Egyptian officers killed on Israeli border

Military funerals have been held for 15 of the 16 Egyptian police officers shot dead near the country’s border with Israel. Sunday’s attack has

Military funerals have been held for 15 of the 16 Egyptian police officers shot dead near the country’s border with Israel. Sunday’s attack has

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Queues for views of London 2012

Britain has gone Olympic bonkers and the hunt for precious tickets has reached pandemic proportions. Outside the outlets people from across the

Britain has gone Olympic bonkers and the hunt for precious tickets has reached pandemic proportions. Outside the outlets people from across the

Business

Standard Chartered's share slump

Political troubles hammered Standard Chartered’s shares in London. The sell-off came after it was accused of banking transactions with Iran that

Political troubles hammered Standard Chartered’s shares in London. The sell-off came after it was accused of banking transactions with Iran that

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Snow falls in South Africa

Snow is not the sort of weather you would associate with South Africa but the white stuff has been falling on much of the country. In the

Snow is not the sort of weather you would associate with South Africa but the white stuff has been falling on much of the country. In the

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Heatwave hits Central Europe

Some like it hot – and in Serbia that means temperatures as high as 46 degrees Celsius! Central Europe is sweltering in a summer heatwave, with

Some like it hot – and in Serbia that means temperatures as high as 46 degrees Celsius! Central Europe is sweltering in a summer heatwave, with

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Poland: Storms cut power to tens of thousands

Severe storms have hit parts of central and northeast Poland. The freak weather toppled trees and damaged hundreds of buildings. Strong winds

Severe storms have hit parts of central and northeast Poland. The freak weather toppled trees and damaged hundreds of buildings. Strong winds

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Jamaica: 50 years of independence

The timing could not have been better. The day before Jamaica celebrated 50 years of independence from the United Kingdom, its star sprinter Usain

The timing could not have been better. The day before Jamaica celebrated 50 years of independence from the United Kingdom, its star sprinter Usain

Business

German orders down, UK industry slows

There is fresh evidence that the eurozone’s problems are undermining the region’s strongest economy – Germany. Even though the country’s

There is fresh evidence that the eurozone’s problems are undermining the region’s strongest economy – Germany. Even though the country’s

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Europeans dream of record 190 million lotto jackpot

190 million euros! That is the record jackpot on offer in tonight’s EuroMillions lottery- enough to spark anyone’s wildest dreams. But for the

190 million euros! That is the record jackpot on offer in tonight’s EuroMillions lottery- enough to spark anyone’s wildest dreams. But for the

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Putin put out

In video showing Vladimir Putin’s visit to a 14th century monastery, the Russian president reacts awkwardly as a Orthodox priest bows to kiss his

In video showing Vladimir Putin’s visit to a 14th century monastery, the Russian president reacts awkwardly as a Orthodox priest bows to kiss his

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Millions of euros promised for Syrian refugee camps

Britain and America say they have pledged millions of euros to help Syrian refugees. Washington’s commitment totals 50 million, while London will

Britain and America say they have pledged millions of euros to help Syrian refugees. Washington’s commitment totals 50 million, while London will

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Assad meets Jalili as Iran seeks hostage release

Syrian President Basher al-Assad has met Saeed Jalili, the head of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, in the Syrian capital Damascus. Jalili

Syrian President Basher al-Assad has met Saeed Jalili, the head of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, in the Syrian capital Damascus. Jalili

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Syria's future could be determined this week, say regime supporters

Euronews correspondent Bora Bayraktar is in the Syrian capital Damascus. He described the situation on the ground, in the wake of the country’s prime

Euronews correspondent Bora Bayraktar is in the Syrian capital Damascus. He described the situation on the ground, in the wake of the country’s prime

Culture

Opera Arias from the Verbier Festival

Watch superstar opera tenor Rolando Villazon in concert at the Verbier Festival. He shared the stage with one of the most acclaimed specialists of

Watch superstar opera tenor Rolando Villazon in concert at the Verbier Festival. He shared the stage with one of the most acclaimed specialists of

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Greece: illegal immigrants face deportation

The Greek government have been looking to the Gods for inspiration as they carry out plans to deport thousands of illegal immigrants. Bestowing a

The Greek government have been looking to the Gods for inspiration as they carry out plans to deport thousands of illegal immigrants. Bestowing a

Business

No end in sight for Italian recession

Italy has slipped deeper into recession making it more difficult for Mario Monti’s technocrat government to control a debt crisis that is undermining

Italy has slipped deeper into recession making it more difficult for Mario Monti’s technocrat government to control a debt crisis that is undermining

Business

Hotel sales help InterContinental return cash to investors

InterContinental Hotels is selling some of its top properties and returning the money raised to its investors. It is equivalent of 800 million

InterContinental Hotels is selling some of its top properties and returning the money raised to its investors. It is equivalent of 800 million

Business

Iran accusations slam StanChart shares

Standard Chartered’s shares continued to tumble on Tuesday after New York’s banking regulator threatened to take away its licence to operate in the

Standard Chartered’s shares continued to tumble on Tuesday after New York’s banking regulator threatened to take away its licence to operate in the

Business

Greece continues hand to mouth borrowing

Athens sold 812.5 million euros worth of treasury bill on Tuesday. They are due to mature in six months. That short-term borrowing is the only way

Athens sold 812.5 million euros worth of treasury bill on Tuesday. They are due to mature in six months. That short-term borrowing is the only way

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Syria: No let up in battle for Aleppo

A day after Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab defected and accused President Bashar al-Assad of leading a “terrorist regime,” Syrian government forces

A day after Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab defected and accused President Bashar al-Assad of leading a “terrorist regime,” Syrian government forces

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Mount Tongariro erupts for first time in a century

A New Zealand volcano has roared back to life after lying dormant for more than a century. The eruption at Mount Tongariro, one of three peaks in

A New Zealand volcano has roared back to life after lying dormant for more than a century. The eruption at Mount Tongariro, one of three peaks in

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Mexico: Vigil held for singer Chavela Vargas

Hundreds of people have gathered in Mexico City to pay a last tribute to singer Chavela Vargas, who died at the weekend aged 93. As her coffin

Hundreds of people have gathered in Mexico City to pay a last tribute to singer Chavela Vargas, who died at the weekend aged 93. As her coffin

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Half of Manila under water after torrential rains

Non-stop torrential rains pounded the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, triggering floods that covered half of Manila and forced thousands to

Non-stop torrential rains pounded the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, triggering floods that covered half of Manila and forced thousands to

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Congo rebellion causing humanitarian crisis

As many as a half a million people have been forced from their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to Oxfam. The charity says a

As many as a half a million people have been forced from their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to Oxfam. The charity says a

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Eight killed in Kabul bomb attack

At least eight people have been killed in a bomb blast in the Afghan capital Kabul. The device hit a minibus early this morning in the western

At least eight people have been killed in a bomb blast in the Afghan capital Kabul. The device hit a minibus early this morning in the western

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Twins Days Festival in Ohio

The world’s largest annual festival for biological twins and other multiple siblings opened at the weekend in Twinsburg, northern Ohio, attracting

The world’s largest annual festival for biological twins and other multiple siblings opened at the weekend in Twinsburg, northern Ohio, attracting