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2012-08-18

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Syria denies latest defection claims; new UN mediator announced

Syrian state TV has denied that Deputy President Farouq al Shara has defected to Jordan. An on-air statement from his office said the 73-year-old

Syrian state TV has denied that Deputy President Farouq al Shara has defected to Jordan. An on-air statement from his office said the 73-year-old

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Dallas resumes West Nile virus spraying

The US city of Dallas has dropped insecticide from the air for a second time to combat a deadly outbreak of West Nile virus. Several aircraft have

The US city of Dallas has dropped insecticide from the air for a second time to combat a deadly outbreak of West Nile virus. Several aircraft have

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Former ANC youth leader's support for miners

The former president of the African National Congress youth wing, Julius Malema, has addressed thousands of people in Marikana township after 34

The former president of the African National Congress youth wing, Julius Malema, has addressed thousands of people in Marikana township after 34

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Vanishing alpine landscape

Several glaciers in the Italian Alps are melting so fast they risk disappearing all together within 30 years. Latest data shows them melting at a

Several glaciers in the Italian Alps are melting so fast they risk disappearing all together within 30 years. Latest data shows them melting at a

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Religious reconciliation for Russia and Poland

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church is on a historic four-day visit to Poland. Patriarch Kirill Bialystok says his message is one of

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church is on a historic four-day visit to Poland. Patriarch Kirill Bialystok says his message is one of

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Millions on the move as Ramadan ends, Eid begins

As the Holy Month of Ramadan comes to an end, millions of Muslims are returning home from large cities to celebrate Eid al-fitr. Most countries

As the Holy Month of Ramadan comes to an end, millions of Muslims are returning home from large cities to celebrate Eid al-fitr. Most countries

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Mars rover Curiosity becoming more curious

NASA scientists have been giving more details of the immediate tasks ahead for its Mars rover Curiosity. The robot has now been on the Red Planet

NASA scientists have been giving more details of the immediate tasks ahead for its Mars rover Curiosity. The robot has now been on the Red Planet

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Tributes paid to 'The King'

Hundreds of Elvis Presley fans traveled to Memphis to pay tribute to the King on the anniversary of his death. It has been 35 years since the “King

Hundreds of Elvis Presley fans traveled to Memphis to pay tribute to the King on the anniversary of his death. It has been 35 years since the “King

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Thailand railway track market

Shoppers and vendors make way for trains at a fresh food market in the suburbs of Bangkok. It looks like any other fresh food market in Thailand

Shoppers and vendors make way for trains at a fresh food market in the suburbs of Bangkok. It looks like any other fresh food market in Thailand

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More body parts found in Canadian river

Police in Canada have found two severed hands in a river near Toronto. Earlier this week a human head and foot were discovered near the same spot

Police in Canada have found two severed hands in a river near Toronto. Earlier this week a human head and foot were discovered near the same spot

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Worldwide support rallies for Pussy Riot

There have been protests across Europe and the United States in support of the jailed Russian punk band Pussy Riot. They were sentenced to two

There have been protests across Europe and the United States in support of the jailed Russian punk band Pussy Riot. They were sentenced to two

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Football: Kick-off in England and Spain

The wait for football fans will soon be over as the two largest football leagues, the Premier League and the Spanish la Liga kick off this weekend

The wait for football fans will soon be over as the two largest football leagues, the Premier League and the Spanish la Liga kick off this weekend

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New UN mediator for Syria as war rages on

The United Nations has appointed the experienced Algerian diplomat and Nobel peace laureate Lakhdar Brahimi as the new international mediator on

The United Nations has appointed the experienced Algerian diplomat and Nobel peace laureate Lakhdar Brahimi as the new international mediator on

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Warnings for Israel on Al-Quds Day

Anti-Israel protesters took to the streets of Gaza as part of a wave of demonstrations marking the Palestinian solidarity Al-Quds Day. Quds is the

Anti-Israel protesters took to the streets of Gaza as part of a wave of demonstrations marking the Palestinian solidarity Al-Quds Day. Quds is the

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US Republican Romney refuses to release more tax returns

A spat over taxes has developed in the US presidential campaign, with president Barack Obama’s camp pushing Republican challenger Mitt Romney to

A spat over taxes has developed in the US presidential campaign, with president Barack Obama’s camp pushing Republican challenger Mitt Romney to

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UN and Mexico join forces against illegal drugs cultivation

Reports from Mexico say a leading associate of the country’s top drug dealer has been arrested. It comes as the country has launched a joint

Reports from Mexico say a leading associate of the country’s top drug dealer has been arrested. It comes as the country has launched a joint

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UK wants 'amicable solution' with Ecuador on Assange

Efforts are ongoing to try to solve the diplomatic impasse over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Britain says it wants to reach an “amicable

Efforts are ongoing to try to solve the diplomatic impasse over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Britain says it wants to reach an “amicable

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Reactions to Russia 'Pussy Riot' verdict

The EU and US have expressed concern over the verdict and two year jail sentences given to three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot. Having

The EU and US have expressed concern over the verdict and two year jail sentences given to three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot. Having

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South Africa seeks answers after deadly mine shooting

Wives and mothers of missing miners have been protesting at the scene of Thursday’s police shooting in South Africa – many of them not knowing if

Wives and mothers of missing miners have been protesting at the scene of Thursday’s police shooting in South Africa – many of them not knowing if