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2012-08-16

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Qatar could hold the World Cup in winter

FIFA’s decision to hold the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has come under criticism on a number of grounds. For example there is not a large football

FIFA’s decision to hold the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has come under criticism on a number of grounds. For example there is not a large football

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UN Syria mission to end

The UN Security Council has announced it wont be renewing the mandate of its observer mission in Syria. The move comes just days before the current

The UN Security Council has announced it wont be renewing the mandate of its observer mission in Syria. The move comes just days before the current

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Protesters support Assange

As protesters gathered outside the Ecuadorian Embassy, there was intense speculation that the British government might suspend the Embassy’s

As protesters gathered outside the Ecuadorian Embassy, there was intense speculation that the British government might suspend the Embassy’s

Business

Nokia's smartphone hope

There is a lot at stake for Nokia and Microsoft when they jointly present their new smartphone in New York on September 5. The device, which will

There is a lot at stake for Nokia and Microsoft when they jointly present their new smartphone in New York on September 5. The device, which will

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S. Africa police open fire on striking miners

Up to 18 people have reportedly been killed after South African riot police opened fire on striking miners armed with machetes and sticks at Lonmin’s

Up to 18 people have reportedly been killed after South African riot police opened fire on striking miners armed with machetes and sticks at Lonmin’s

Business

Facebook shares dive on insider sales

Facebook’s shares sunk to a record low on Thursday; they were down close to half of the $38 price investors paid when the stock first went on sale

Facebook’s shares sunk to a record low on Thursday; they were down close to half of the $38 price investors paid when the stock first went on sale

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Macca supports Pussy Riot

On the eve of the verdict in the Pussy Riot prosecution Sir Paul McCartney has written an open letter urging the Russian band to stay strong. “

On the eve of the verdict in the Pussy Riot prosecution Sir Paul McCartney has written an open letter urging the Russian band to stay strong. “

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People quizzed over Canary Islands wildfires

Several people have been questioned in connection with some of Spain’s worst wildfires in a decade. The small Canary Island of La Gomera has been

Several people have been questioned in connection with some of Spain’s worst wildfires in a decade. The small Canary Island of La Gomera has been

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SA police shoot striking miners

At least 34 protesting workers where killed when South African police opened fire on striking miners at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine

At least 34 protesting workers where killed when South African police opened fire on striking miners at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine

Business

Samsung launch hopes to challenge iPad

The tablet battle has entered a new round. Samsung has just launched its latest Galaxy tablet computer offering in three major markets looking to

The tablet battle has entered a new round. Samsung has just launched its latest Galaxy tablet computer offering in three major markets looking to

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UK man with locked-in syndrome loses right-to-die case

A paralysed man with a fully-functioning mind says he is “devastated” after losing a right-to-die case in Britain. Tony Nicklinson, 58, from

A paralysed man with a fully-functioning mind says he is “devastated” after losing a right-to-die case in Britain. Tony Nicklinson, 58, from

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Italy: Workers protest over threatened steel plant

Workers at Europe’s biggest steel plant in southern Italy have staged another protest march after a court ruling that could close it

Workers at Europe’s biggest steel plant in southern Italy have staged another protest march after a court ruling that could close it

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Syria suffers food shortages

The conflict in Syria has led to a shortage of essential supplies, with lengthy queues for basics such as bread becoming the norm. In Suran, north of

The conflict in Syria has led to a shortage of essential supplies, with lengthy queues for basics such as bread becoming the norm. In Suran, north of

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North Korean Olympians home

North Korea’s Olympians were welcomed as heroes in the capital Pyongyang. Their performance at the London 2012 Games was better than expected, with

North Korea’s Olympians were welcomed as heroes in the capital Pyongyang. Their performance at the London 2012 Games was better than expected, with

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France boosts police recruitment after Amiens riots

France has announced its creating 500 extra police and gendarme posts a year from 2013 in the wake of riots in the northern town of Amiens. The

France has announced its creating 500 extra police and gendarme posts a year from 2013 in the wake of riots in the northern town of Amiens. The

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Britain unbowed by Ecuador's asylum for Assange

Ecuador has granted political asylum to the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, who is fighting extradition from Britain to Sweden. He sought

Ecuador has granted political asylum to the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, who is fighting extradition from Britain to Sweden. He sought

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Julian Assange & Wikileaks: Timeline of Events

December 2006: Julian Assange, a former Australian computer hacker, founds Wikileaks.org. The website aims to provide a platform for whistleblowers

December 2006: Julian Assange, a former Australian computer hacker, founds Wikileaks.org. The website aims to provide a platform for whistleblowers

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Young US immigrants seize a dream

The Obama administration’s relaxed deportation rules are now in effect. Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants are expected to register

The Obama administration’s relaxed deportation rules are now in effect. Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants are expected to register

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UN aid chief says 2.5 million in Syria need help

Supplies as basic as bread are becoming increasingly scarce in Syria as violence rages. Every day, people jostle outside the only bakery still

Supplies as basic as bread are becoming increasingly scarce in Syria as violence rages. Every day, people jostle outside the only bakery still

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Afghan helicopter crash kills 11, including foreign troops

Eleven people have been killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan, including three American soldiers and four other foreign troops. The

Eleven people have been killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan, including three American soldiers and four other foreign troops. The

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Political asylum for Assange from Ecuador

Ecuador has granted political asylum to the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, who is fighting extradition from Britain to Sweden. He sought

Ecuador has granted political asylum to the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, who is fighting extradition from Britain to Sweden. He sought

Business

China's trade outlook worsens, Europe blamed

China’s trade outlook for this year is worsening, the country’s Commerce Ministry says. Beijing singled out problems in the European Union –

China’s trade outlook for this year is worsening, the country’s Commerce Ministry says. Beijing singled out problems in the European Union –

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Retail sales good news for Britain

A surprise rise in UK retail sales is boosting recovery hopes there. The latest statistics show sales grew in July – up 0.3 percent from the

A surprise rise in UK retail sales is boosting recovery hopes there. The latest statistics show sales grew in July – up 0.3 percent from the

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Libor investigation grows

US prosecutors have more banks in their sights over the Libor international interest rate fixing scandal. Reportedly JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank

US prosecutors have more banks in their sights over the Libor international interest rate fixing scandal. Reportedly JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank

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Deadly car bomb attacks in Kirkuk

Two car bombs in Iraq’s ethnically mixed oil-rich city of Kirkuk killed several people and wounded at least 10 others, among them policemen and a

Two car bombs in Iraq’s ethnically mixed oil-rich city of Kirkuk killed several people and wounded at least 10 others, among them policemen and a

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Chinese boy rescued

In China, firefighters rescued a boy who had got his head stuck in a hole in a concrete staircase.

In China, firefighters rescued a boy who had got his head stuck in a hole in a concrete staircase.

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Fresh wave of deadly violence hits Iraq

At least 21 people have been killed in a series of explosions and shootings across Iraq. In Baghdad, a car bomb killed six civilian and wounded 28

At least 21 people have been killed in a series of explosions and shootings across Iraq. In Baghdad, a car bomb killed six civilian and wounded 28

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French police make first arrests after Amiens riot

At least four people have been arrested after riots in the northern French town of Amiens on Sunday. The four are being questioned over arson

At least four people have been arrested after riots in the northern French town of Amiens on Sunday. The four are being questioned over arson