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2012-08-13

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List of missing Olympians grows

Four members of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Olympic delegation, including judoka Cedric Mandembo, have gone missing says the Congolese Olympic

Four members of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Olympic delegation, including judoka Cedric Mandembo, have gone missing says the Congolese Olympic

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London gets used to life after the Olympics

The banners are still up and the centre of London remains festooned with national flags, but the Olympics are well and truly over and Britain is

The banners are still up and the centre of London remains festooned with national flags, but the Olympics are well and truly over and Britain is

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Syria: Rebels say warplane downed and pilot captured

A Syrian fighter pilot is in the hands of rebels amid claims his warplane was shot down, according to a video posted on the internet. He says he

A Syrian fighter pilot is in the hands of rebels amid claims his warplane was shot down, according to a video posted on the internet. He says he

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Egyptian cobra vs mongoose

With a bold stroke, President Mohammed Morsi has shaken up Egypt. Cairo woke today to learn he had reasserted his civil authority over that of the

With a bold stroke, President Mohammed Morsi has shaken up Egypt. Cairo woke today to learn he had reasserted his civil authority over that of the

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E.ON benefits from Gazprom deal

German energy giant E.ON has posted greatly improved results for the first half of 2012 on higher sales, reduced losses from Germany’s phase out of

German energy giant E.ON has posted greatly improved results for the first half of 2012 on higher sales, reduced losses from Germany’s phase out of

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ETA prisoners on hunger strike over cancer inmate

Some 150 Basque separatist prisoners are on hunger strike, demanding a fellow detainee suffering from cancer be released. The hunger strikers say

Some 150 Basque separatist prisoners are on hunger strike, demanding a fellow detainee suffering from cancer be released. The hunger strikers say

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German state warns it is buying Swiss account details

A one-year-old tax agreement between Germany and Switzerland is coming under pressure, from critics who say it is too lax, and also from German

A one-year-old tax agreement between Germany and Switzerland is coming under pressure, from critics who say it is too lax, and also from German

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The Olympics as an economic measuring stick

The medals earned by the Olympic champions in London show more than the athletes’ excellence. They also reflect the economic contexts of whole

The medals earned by the Olympic champions in London show more than the athletes’ excellence. They also reflect the economic contexts of whole

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Italy's debts deepen from helping other eurozone countries

Deeper and deeper – Italy’s public debt hit an all-time high in June of almost two trillion euros. The figures were released by the central bank

Deeper and deeper – Italy’s public debt hit an all-time high in June of almost two trillion euros. The figures were released by the central bank

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Pope's ex-butler faces trial in 'Vatileaks' scandal

Pope Benedict XVI’s former butler and an alleged accomplice are to stand trial in the so-called ‘Vatileaks’ scandal. Paolo Gabriele faces charges

Pope Benedict XVI’s former butler and an alleged accomplice are to stand trial in the so-called ‘Vatileaks’ scandal. Paolo Gabriele faces charges

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Court orders Occupy to quit Hong Kong camp

A court in Hong Kong has ordered the final members of the Occupy protest movement to leave the area in the heart of the city’s financial district

A court in Hong Kong has ordered the final members of the Occupy protest movement to leave the area in the heart of the city’s financial district

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Syria tells Iran it wants talks with opposition

Syria’s government would welcome peace talks with rebels to end the uprising, according to its ambassador in Iran. Hamed Hassan said Syria had

Syria’s government would welcome peace talks with rebels to end the uprising, according to its ambassador in Iran. Hamed Hassan said Syria had

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London 2012 Closing Ceremony: Read all about it!

The London 2012 Olympics came to an end after many victories, triumphs, tears and record breaking performances. The grand closing ceremony celebrated

The London 2012 Olympics came to an end after many victories, triumphs, tears and record breaking performances. The grand closing ceremony celebrated

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Morsi's 'revolutionary' army reshuffle in Egypt

Egypt’s new Islamist president has further stamped his authority on the country. And for much of the national press, Mohammed Morsi’s decision to

Egypt’s new Islamist president has further stamped his authority on the country. And for much of the national press, Mohammed Morsi’s decision to

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Japan's economic growth stumbles

Japan’s economy expanded by just 0.3 percent in the quarter from April to June compared with the first three months of the year. That was just

Japan’s economy expanded by just 0.3 percent in the quarter from April to June compared with the first three months of the year. That was just

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Butler to be tried in 'Vatileaks' case

The “Vatileaks” scandal surrounding the world headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church has taken another turn with the Vatican ordering the trial of

The “Vatileaks” scandal surrounding the world headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church has taken another turn with the Vatican ordering the trial of

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Google slashes Motorola jobs seeking profit

Motorola Mobility is to cut 20 percent of its workforce – 4,000 people – and shut nearly a third of its offices worldwide. That word came from the

Motorola Mobility is to cut 20 percent of its workforce – 4,000 people – and shut nearly a third of its offices worldwide. That word came from the

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No nukes and Gazprom deal boost E.ON

Energy firm E.ON says its net profit more than tripled in the first half of the year – to 3.13 billion euros. That was because Germany’s largest

Energy firm E.ON says its net profit more than tripled in the first half of the year – to 3.13 billion euros. That was because Germany’s largest

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Canaries fires force mass evacuation

Around 1,000 people have had to be evacuated by ferry overnight, fleeing a forest fire in La Gomera on the Canary islands. Fires there are

Around 1,000 people have had to be evacuated by ferry overnight, fleeing a forest fire in La Gomera on the Canary islands. Fires there are

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Fireworks end London Olympics

Fireworks lit up the London sky on Sunday night to celebrate the end of the London 2012 Summer Olympics.

Fireworks lit up the London sky on Sunday night to celebrate the end of the London 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Monti enters row over fate of Italy's giant steel plant

Italy’s prime minister has waded into a legal battle over the fate of Europe’s biggest steel plant. Production at the ILVA mill in Taranto is

Italy’s prime minister has waded into a legal battle over the fate of Europe’s biggest steel plant. Production at the ILVA mill in Taranto is

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Hundreds known to be killed after Iran earthquake

Northwestern Iran and its capital Tabriz are struggling to cope with the aftermath of the weekend’s twin earthquakes. The number of known dead has

Northwestern Iran and its capital Tabriz are struggling to cope with the aftermath of the weekend’s twin earthquakes. The number of known dead has

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London Olympics 2012: the ups and downs of the medal table

The London Olympics have been hailed as a great success by many of the athletes and fans who took part. But when it comes to the medals tally, some

The London Olympics have been hailed as a great success by many of the athletes and fans who took part. But when it comes to the medals tally, some

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A day of protest in Jakarta

Thousands of supporters of the Indonesian Muslim political group the Prosperous and Justice Party gathered at one of Jakarta’s main landmarks on

Thousands of supporters of the Indonesian Muslim political group the Prosperous and Justice Party gathered at one of Jakarta’s main landmarks on

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Obama and Romney step up fight over fiscal policy

Barack Obama has launched his first offensive against his presidential rival’s running mate, Paul Ryan. Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential choice is

Barack Obama has launched his first offensive against his presidential rival’s running mate, Paul Ryan. Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential choice is

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Don't stop them now

By any standards it’s been a great Olympics for team GB. 3rd in the medals table with 29 golds and 65 medals overall the team has been inspired to

By any standards it’s been a great Olympics for team GB. 3rd in the medals table with 29 golds and 65 medals overall the team has been inspired to

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Syrian rebels call for no-fly zone

Syrian rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad have called for safe havens and a no-fly zone near the borders with Jordan and Turkey. The

Syrian rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad have called for safe havens and a no-fly zone near the borders with Jordan and Turkey. The

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The final day of London 2012 and no let-up in the drama

Britain’s Anthony Joshua claimed gold in the Super Heavy Weight division, making up a three-point deficit in the final round to clinch the title on

Britain’s Anthony Joshua claimed gold in the Super Heavy Weight division, making up a three-point deficit in the final round to clinch the title on

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Kurdish militants seize Turkish MP

Kurdish militants are said to have kidnapped a Turkish opposition politician one day after the country’s prime minister warned their activities were

Kurdish militants are said to have kidnapped a Turkish opposition politician one day after the country’s prime minister warned their activities were