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2012-08-14

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Extra aircraft help bring La Gomera wildfire under control

There are now seven helicopters and seven airplanes fighting wildfires on the Canary Island of La Gomera. And the good news is they appear to be

There are now seven helicopters and seven airplanes fighting wildfires on the Canary Island of La Gomera. And the good news is they appear to be

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Tunisians defend women's equality

Thousands of Tunisians have been celebrating the anniversary of their national Personal Status Code. On Monday evening in Tunis they demanded that

Thousands of Tunisians have been celebrating the anniversary of their national Personal Status Code. On Monday evening in Tunis they demanded that

Business

TUI takes a holiday from austerity

Despite the economic crisis, the tourism season this year has been successful with German group TUI AG’s quarterly results beating expectations.

Despite the economic crisis, the tourism season this year has been successful with German group TUI AG’s quarterly results beating expectations.

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Rail fare hike prompts protests in UK

Rail passengers have been protesting in the UK at the news that ticket fares in England are to rise by an average of 6.2 percent from January. The

Rail passengers have been protesting in the UK at the news that ticket fares in England are to rise by an average of 6.2 percent from January. The

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Assad 'losing control' says former Syrian PM

Fighting continues to rage in the Syrian cities of Aleppo and Homs, and in his first public appearance since defecting to the opposition this month a

Fighting continues to rage in the Syrian cities of Aleppo and Homs, and in his first public appearance since defecting to the opposition this month a

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Divided loyalties in Yemeni military

At least three people are reported dead and nine wounded after clashes broke out on Tuesday in the Yemeni capital Sanaa between the army and around

At least three people are reported dead and nine wounded after clashes broke out on Tuesday in the Yemeni capital Sanaa between the army and around

Business

Deal or no deal? Groupon under pressure

Shares of Groupon slumped over 20 percent on Tuesday after its quarterly revenue came in lower than expected and it gave a cautious profit outlook

Shares of Groupon slumped over 20 percent on Tuesday after its quarterly revenue came in lower than expected and it gave a cautious profit outlook

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Deadly attack on Afghan market

More than 30 people have been killed and scores injured after a multiple attack on a busy market in Zaranj in southwest Afghanistan. Local

More than 30 people have been killed and scores injured after a multiple attack on a busy market in Zaranj in southwest Afghanistan. Local

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Suffolk couple celebrate 188 million euro lottery win

The mystery winners of the latest Euromillions lottery have been revealed, and they are a British couple from Suffolk, Adrian and Gillian Byford of

The mystery winners of the latest Euromillions lottery have been revealed, and they are a British couple from Suffolk, Adrian and Gillian Byford of

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Train, plane or automobile: what's the cheapest way to go on holiday?

Many holiday-makers may be forgiven for feeling that taking the car is the most expensive way to travel that doesn’t involve booking tickets with

Many holiday-makers may be forgiven for feeling that taking the car is the most expensive way to travel that doesn’t involve booking tickets with

Business

Eurozone economy shrinks despite slim German growth

The eurozone’s economy shrank in the second quarter, having flatlined in the first and things would have been much worse but for a small amount of

The eurozone’s economy shrank in the second quarter, having flatlined in the first and things would have been much worse but for a small amount of

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Building the schools of tomorrow

The way schools are designed can have a significant impact on the way children learn. Architects are now taking a fresh approach when it comes to

The way schools are designed can have a significant impact on the way children learn. Architects are now taking a fresh approach when it comes to

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Iran rejects calls for Syrian no-fly zone

Fresh calls from Syrian rebels for for a no-fly zone over the country have been dismissed by Iranian authorities. The head of the main opposition

Fresh calls from Syrian rebels for for a no-fly zone over the country have been dismissed by Iranian authorities. The head of the main opposition

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Huge cannabis haul under Rome

Police in Italy have discovered a sophisticated marijuana farm in an abandoned tunnel of Rome’s subway. 340 kilograms of the drug were seized with

Police in Italy have discovered a sophisticated marijuana farm in an abandoned tunnel of Rome’s subway. 340 kilograms of the drug were seized with

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16 police hurt in northern France riots

Violent clashes broke out between police and local youths in the northern French city of Amiens. Rioters fired buckshot, burned cars and set fire

Violent clashes broke out between police and local youths in the northern French city of Amiens. Rioters fired buckshot, burned cars and set fire

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Mutant butterflies near damaged nuclear plant

Scientists have found genetic mutations in three generations of butterflies from near Japan’s quake-damaged Fukishima nuclear plant. The discovery

Scientists have found genetic mutations in three generations of butterflies from near Japan’s quake-damaged Fukishima nuclear plant. The discovery

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Upsurge in PKK violence as anniversary nears

Kurds fought with Turkish police on Tuesday in the southeast province of Hakkari. The clashes took place on the eve of the 28th anniversary of the

Kurds fought with Turkish police on Tuesday in the southeast province of Hakkari. The clashes took place on the eve of the 28th anniversary of the

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Tunisia's women fight to keep 50 years of equality

Before the Arab Spring Tunisia was one of the most liberal of the Arab nations. Now women are marching to make sure it stays that way for

Before the Arab Spring Tunisia was one of the most liberal of the Arab nations. Now women are marching to make sure it stays that way for

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Rally in Tunisia for women’s rights

Thousands of Tunisians rallied to protest against what they see as a push by the Islamist-led government for constitutional changes that would

Thousands of Tunisians rallied to protest against what they see as a push by the Islamist-led government for constitutional changes that would

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Olympic flag arrives in Rio

The Olympic flag landed in Rio de Janeiro in the hands of the city’s mayor Eduardo Paes, marking the official start of the Brazilian city’s

The Olympic flag landed in Rio de Janeiro in the hands of the city’s mayor Eduardo Paes, marking the official start of the Brazilian city’s

Business

RWE earnings recovery lags peer E.ON

German energy firm RWE did not do as well as its main rival E.ON in terms of profit growth in the first half of the year. Announcing its results

German energy firm RWE did not do as well as its main rival E.ON in terms of profit growth in the first half of the year. Announcing its results

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'EADS bosses knew about Saudi bribes' - report

Senior executives with aerospace firm EADS were reportedly told five years ago about potential bribes to Saudi Arabian officials. The alleged

Senior executives with aerospace firm EADS were reportedly told five years ago about potential bribes to Saudi Arabian officials. The alleged

Business

UK inflation rises unexpectedly

There was a surprise jump in inflation in Britain in July. It inched up to 2.6 percent from 2.4 percent in June – that was the first increase since

There was a surprise jump in inflation in Britain in July. It inched up to 2.6 percent from 2.4 percent in June – that was the first increase since

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Zuma defends ANC record on Women's Rights to launch Women's Month

South Africa has launched its Women’s Month with a tribute to one of the pioneering anti-apartheid groups, the Union Buildings marchers of

South Africa has launched its Women’s Month with a tribute to one of the pioneering anti-apartheid groups, the Union Buildings marchers of

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Syrian rebels claim victory over downed fighter jet

A photo of a man allegedly responsible for shooting down a Syrian air force jet is being widely distributed on the internet – an event being hailed

A photo of a man allegedly responsible for shooting down a Syrian air force jet is being widely distributed on the internet – an event being hailed

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Fighter jet crashes in Syria 

A video showing a Syrian government fighter jet bursting into flames while under fire from rebels was posted on the internet on Monday. Rebels also

A video showing a Syrian government fighter jet bursting into flames while under fire from rebels was posted on the internet on Monday. Rebels also

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Three dead in Texas eviction gunfight

Three people are dead in Texas and another four injured after an eviction order turned into a half-hour gunfight. Police identified the shooter as

Three people are dead in Texas and another four injured after an eviction order turned into a half-hour gunfight. Police identified the shooter as

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Heathrow Olympic departures

London’s Heathrow Airport processed around 15,000 Olympic athletes and officials as they left the capital following the end of the Games. A special

London’s Heathrow Airport processed around 15,000 Olympic athletes and officials as they left the capital following the end of the Games. A special

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Two dead as South African mine union turf war rages

At least two people have been killed in the latest clash between rival mine workers unions in South Africa. Up to eight others, including two

At least two people have been killed in the latest clash between rival mine workers unions in South Africa. Up to eight others, including two