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2012-08-11

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Reps Romney and Ryan in race for White House

The republican presidential candidate in the US Mitt Romney has announced his running mate for the election later this year. He is fiscal

The republican presidential candidate in the US Mitt Romney has announced his running mate for the election later this year. He is fiscal

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Scores killed in Iran earthquakes

At least 87 people are now reported to have been killed when two earthquakes  struck northwestern Iran.   Four hundred people were injured.    The

At least 87 people are now reported to have been killed when two earthquakes  struck northwestern Iran.   Four hundred people were injured.    The

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US and Turkey ramp up pressure on Syria regime

The United States and Turkey are considering the possibility of imposing no-fly zones over Syria among a package of measures to help opposition

The United States and Turkey are considering the possibility of imposing no-fly zones over Syria among a package of measures to help opposition

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Syria: battle for Aleppo rages on

The battle for control of Syria’s largest city continues, with rebels claiming they have regained ground in a crucial district of Aleppo. Part of

The battle for control of Syria’s largest city continues, with rebels claiming they have regained ground in a crucial district of Aleppo. Part of

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Up, up and away in Bristol's beautiful balloons

There is a blast of hot air taking over the biggest city in the south west of England. The 34th Bristol Balloon Fiesta is underway and from modest

There is a blast of hot air taking over the biggest city in the south west of England. The 34th Bristol Balloon Fiesta is underway and from modest

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India: Fatal bus crash

Dozens of people have been killed after a bus crashed in India’s mountainous Himachal Pradesh state. The accident, which happened close to nine

Dozens of people have been killed after a bus crashed in India’s mountainous Himachal Pradesh state. The accident, which happened close to nine

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Jordan: Syrian refugees protest

Dozens of Syrian refugees staged a protest against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday in a Jordanian camp.

Dozens of Syrian refugees staged a protest against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday in a Jordanian camp.

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Jerusalem: Ramadan prayers

Tens of thousands of Palestinians queue at West Bank checkpoints to enter Jerusalem for prayers at the Al Aqsa mosque as Israel beefs up security in

Tens of thousands of Palestinians queue at West Bank checkpoints to enter Jerusalem for prayers at the Al Aqsa mosque as Israel beefs up security in

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Jamaicans celebrate Usain Bolt's win in 200-metre final

Throngs of Jamaicans erupted with joy on Thursday as Usain Bolt and two of his countrymen swept the men’s 200-metre race at the London Olympic Games.

Throngs of Jamaicans erupted with joy on Thursday as Usain Bolt and two of his countrymen swept the men’s 200-metre race at the London Olympic Games.

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More NATO troops killed in Afghanistan

Three more soldiers have been killed in a second attack against NATO troops in Afghanistan within a week. This latest incident involves the

Three more soldiers have been killed in a second attack against NATO troops in Afghanistan within a week. This latest incident involves the

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EU to look at evictions and repatriations of Roma in France

Echoing a similar situation as the one two years ago, the removal of Roma from French makeshift camps has drawn criticism from the EU. Dozens have

Echoing a similar situation as the one two years ago, the removal of Roma from French makeshift camps has drawn criticism from the EU. Dozens have

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Olympics Day 14: British sailors scoop silver

On day 14 of the London Olympics, Team GB had to settle for silver in the postponed men’s two-hander, 470 sailing class – after Australia pipped them

On day 14 of the London Olympics, Team GB had to settle for silver in the postponed men’s two-hander, 470 sailing class – after Australia pipped them

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EU enters row that pits bears against Belarus president

In its row with Belarus over a teddy bear air-drop, Sweden has won the backing of its EU partners. A Swedish public relations firm blitzed the

In its row with Belarus over a teddy bear air-drop, Sweden has won the backing of its EU partners. A Swedish public relations firm blitzed the

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Thousands attend US funerals of Sikh shooting victims

Thousands of mourners turned out in the US state of Wisconsin for the funerals of six worshippers killed in a shooting rampage at a Sikh temple last

Thousands of mourners turned out in the US state of Wisconsin for the funerals of six worshippers killed in a shooting rampage at a Sikh temple last

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E.T.'s special effects master Carlo Rambaldi dies

The Oscar-winning special effects artist best known for creating the extra-terrestrial character in E.T. has died in his native Italy, aged

The Oscar-winning special effects artist best known for creating the extra-terrestrial character in E.T. has died in his native Italy, aged

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Romney chooses Paul Ryan as presidential running partner

Republican US presidential candidate Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan as his running partner. No announcement was expected

Republican US presidential candidate Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan as his running partner. No announcement was expected

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Mourning for Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting victims

US President Barack Obama has remembered the victims of the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting, whilst addressing guests at the White House. Those

US President Barack Obama has remembered the victims of the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting, whilst addressing guests at the White House. Those

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China: politician's wife 'admits' UK businessman murder

Chinese state media say the wife of a once-top politician has admitted murdering a British businessman, and blames a mental breakdown for the

Chinese state media say the wife of a once-top politician has admitted murdering a British businessman, and blames a mental breakdown for the

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Syria and Jordan armies in serious border clash

The Syrian conflict has spilled over the border into Jordan in the most serious clashes between the two countries’ forces since the uprising against

The Syrian conflict has spilled over the border into Jordan in the most serious clashes between the two countries’ forces since the uprising against

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Egypt: arrests as Mursi promises stability in Sinai

The Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi has promised people in Sinai that stability will be restored to the tense border region with Gaza and

The Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi has promised people in Sinai that stability will be restored to the tense border region with Gaza and

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Huge volcanic 'raft' found floating off New Zealand

A floating volcanic ‘raft’ nearly the size of Belgium has been found drifting in the Pacific off the New Zealand coast. Covering almost 26,000

A floating volcanic ‘raft’ nearly the size of Belgium has been found drifting in the Pacific off the New Zealand coast. Covering almost 26,000

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Syria refugees in Jordan complain of poor conditions

With growing numbers of Syrians fleeing abroad to escape the conflict at home, it is leading to tension on the borders with neighbouring countries

With growing numbers of Syrians fleeing abroad to escape the conflict at home, it is leading to tension on the borders with neighbouring countries

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Italy: Police move in as mafia fugitive sunbathes

He evaded the police for two years. But amid soaring temperatures in Italy, a fugitive alleged mafia boss couldn’t resist the lure of the beach –

He evaded the police for two years. But amid soaring temperatures in Italy, a fugitive alleged mafia boss couldn’t resist the lure of the beach –