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2012-08-12

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Canary Islands in grip of wildfires

Spanish firefighters are still battling the worst outbreak of wildfires for ten years. Hardest hit is the popular Canary Island tourist destination

Spanish firefighters are still battling the worst outbreak of wildfires for ten years. Hardest hit is the popular Canary Island tourist destination

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Egyptian president reshuffles army top brass

Egypt’s president has replaced the country’s head of the armed forces and defence minister, Hussein Tantawi, with immediate effect. Mohamed Mursi

Egypt’s president has replaced the country’s head of the armed forces and defence minister, Hussein Tantawi, with immediate effect. Mohamed Mursi

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London's Olympic last day to end with a party

As the London 2012 Olympic Games wind down, organisers are gearing up for an enormous evening farewell party. As the main stadium was being

As the London 2012 Olympic Games wind down, organisers are gearing up for an enormous evening farewell party. As the main stadium was being

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Italy: Jobs at risk due to ILVA steel factory row

A legal dispute over whether Europe’s biggest steel plant has to close down whilst making improvements is threatening the jobs of thousands of

A legal dispute over whether Europe’s biggest steel plant has to close down whilst making improvements is threatening the jobs of thousands of

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Cossacks march to Paris to celebrate Russia battle victory

Twenty-three Cossacks have set out on a two-month journey from Moscow to Paris to commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Borodino – a decisive

Twenty-three Cossacks have set out on a two-month journey from Moscow to Paris to commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Borodino – a decisive

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Six killed as Egypt moves against militants in Sinai

The crackdown on militants in northern Sinai continues, with Egyptian security claiming to have killed six after storming their hideout near the

The crackdown on militants in northern Sinai continues, with Egyptian security claiming to have killed six after storming their hideout near the

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DJ Usain Bolt on the dance floor

After ending his Olympic games in triumph, Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt celebrated in style by turning DJ at a central London nightclub in the

After ending his Olympic games in triumph, Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt celebrated in style by turning DJ at a central London nightclub in the

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Graphic video is claimed to show Syrian atrocities

Shocking video has emerged on social network websites purporting to show Syrian rebels throwing government fighters from a tall building near

Shocking video has emerged on social network websites purporting to show Syrian rebels throwing government fighters from a tall building near

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Iran earthquake death toll expected to rise

After the earthquakes in northwestern Iran rescue efforts are in full swing. Dozens of aftershocks have hit the region as the hunt for buried people

After the earthquakes in northwestern Iran rescue efforts are in full swing. Dozens of aftershocks have hit the region as the hunt for buried people

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Appeals for calm after clashes at Mumbai Muslim rally

More than 20 people have been arrested after violence erupted and two people died near the Mumbai sports ground Azad Maidan during protests organised

More than 20 people have been arrested after violence erupted and two people died near the Mumbai sports ground Azad Maidan during protests organised

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London 2012 Day 15: Bolt does the double - triple

The action-packed penultimate day of the Olympic Games saw new world records and upsets. Usain Bolt fulfilled great expectations taking a third

The action-packed penultimate day of the Olympic Games saw new world records and upsets. Usain Bolt fulfilled great expectations taking a third

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S.Korea-Japan islands dispute reaches London Olympics

Japan is seeking intervention from the International Court of Justice regarding the long-running dispute with South Korea over islands in disputed

Japan is seeking intervention from the International Court of Justice regarding the long-running dispute with South Korea over islands in disputed

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Smuggled cash seizures soar at Italy borders

Italian police say seizures of cash at airports and border checkpoints have soared this year. More than 41 million euros was confiscated during the

Italian police say seizures of cash at airports and border checkpoints have soared this year. More than 41 million euros was confiscated during the

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Al Qaeda 'planned model plane attack' on Gibraltar

Spain’s interior ministry has released a video it says shows a model plane packed with explosives being tested for a potential al Qaeda

Spain’s interior ministry has released a video it says shows a model plane packed with explosives being tested for a potential al Qaeda

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Rescuers comb flattened villages after Iran quakes

The extent of the damage from two powerful earthquakes to strike northwest Iran is becoming more clear. Rescuers worked through the night, combing

The extent of the damage from two powerful earthquakes to strike northwest Iran is becoming more clear. Rescuers worked through the night, combing

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Republicans get the Ryan show on the road

Mitt Romney’s running mate on the Republican ticket in the US presidential election race has attacked what he called Barack Obama’s “record of

Mitt Romney’s running mate on the Republican ticket in the US presidential election race has attacked what he called Barack Obama’s “record of

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Syria regime claims heavy rebel losses in Aleppo

The ongoing fighting in Syria’s largest city of Aleppo has brought claim and counter-claim about who is gaining the upper hand. Amateur pictures

The ongoing fighting in Syria’s largest city of Aleppo has brought claim and counter-claim about who is gaining the upper hand. Amateur pictures

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Arab League meeting on Syria postponed

The Arab League has postponed a meeting of foreign ministers in Saudi Arabia to discuss Syria due to take place on Sunday.   King Abdullah of

The Arab League has postponed a meeting of foreign ministers in Saudi Arabia to discuss Syria due to take place on Sunday.   King Abdullah of

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Bosnian boy killed by wartime landmine

In Bosnia, they have buried a six year old boy, a 21st century victim of a war that ended 17 years ago. Tarik Bijelic was killed by an

In Bosnia, they have buried a six year old boy, a 21st century victim of a war that ended 17 years ago. Tarik Bijelic was killed by an