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2012-08-19

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Heatwave hits central Europe

The south of France is known for long hot summers but not Paris. However the French capital, along with much of the rest of central Europe is

The south of France is known for long hot summers but not Paris. However the French capital, along with much of the rest of central Europe is

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Fighting goes in Syria as UN checks out

The members of the United Nations observer team in Syria are packed and ready to leave the Dama Rose hotel in Damascus after four months of

The members of the United Nations observer team in Syria are packed and ready to leave the Dama Rose hotel in Damascus after four months of

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The Assange case: The saga so far

Days after his asylum request was accepted by Ecuador, Julian Assange still needs to escape extradition to Sweden. But the Wikileaks founder claims

Days after his asylum request was accepted by Ecuador, Julian Assange still needs to escape extradition to Sweden. But the Wikileaks founder claims

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Assange tells US to drop its Wikileaks 'witch hunt'

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has spoken from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has been holed up for two months in a bid

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has spoken from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has been holed up for two months in a bid

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Japan-China tension over islands

Japanese activists who landed on the disputed rocky island of Senkaku in the East China sea have been defending their actions. The territory is

Japanese activists who landed on the disputed rocky island of Senkaku in the East China sea have been defending their actions. The territory is

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Switzerland: Polo - on bikes

Nearly a week after the end of the prestigious London Olympics, bike enthusiasts from all over the planet met in Geneva to compete in the 4th edition

Nearly a week after the end of the prestigious London Olympics, bike enthusiasts from all over the planet met in Geneva to compete in the 4th edition

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Italians rescue boat immigrants

Italian authorities rescued 231 people aboard a boat from Tunisia. The 15m vessel got into difficulties off the coast of the southern island of

Italian authorities rescued 231 people aboard a boat from Tunisia. The 15m vessel got into difficulties off the coast of the southern island of

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Quake off US west coast

There has been an earthquake off the west coast of Washington State in the US. The United States Geological Survey said the quake’s magnitude was

There has been an earthquake off the west coast of Washington State in the US. The United States Geological Survey said the quake’s magnitude was

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Government minister among victims of Sudan air crash

Up to 31 people have been killed in a plane crash in Sudan. The victims include at least one Sudanese government minister but it is believed there

Up to 31 people have been killed in a plane crash in Sudan. The victims include at least one Sudanese government minister but it is believed there

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Ramadan in Russia marred by killings

Two gun and bomb attacks have left six police officers dead and eight injured in the North Caucasus region or Russia. On Saturday evening two

Two gun and bomb attacks have left six police officers dead and eight injured in the North Caucasus region or Russia. On Saturday evening two

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Bombs claim lives of two in Libya

At least two people were killed and two others wounded when three car bombs went off in the centre of the Libyan capital Tripoli. Both the dead were

At least two people were killed and two others wounded when three car bombs went off in the centre of the Libyan capital Tripoli. Both the dead were

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18 die in attack on Yemen intelligence service

At least 18 soldiers and security guards have been killed by suspected Islamic militants in an attack in Yemen. A car bomb went off near the

At least 18 soldiers and security guards have been killed by suspected Islamic militants in an attack in Yemen. A car bomb went off near the

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Dutch campaign to stop 'cannabis card' law

Campaigners in the Netherlands are urging people to vote for pro-marijuana political parties in September’s parliamentary elections, in an effort to

Campaigners in the Netherlands are urging people to vote for pro-marijuana political parties in September’s parliamentary elections, in an effort to

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Hosts rewarded as China wins Miss World

It was a home victory for China as 23-year-old Yu Wenxia was crowned Miss World during the pageant hosted in the Chinese coal-mining city of Ordos on

It was a home victory for China as 23-year-old Yu Wenxia was crowned Miss World during the pageant hosted in the Chinese coal-mining city of Ordos on

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Islamic world marks end of Ramadan

Millions of Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan. The Saudi

Millions of Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan. The Saudi

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Tit-for-tat landings in Japan-China island row

Demonstrating their country’s claim, Japanese nationalists have sailed to disputed islands in the South China Sea. The group of nine spent a few

Demonstrating their country’s claim, Japanese nationalists have sailed to disputed islands in the South China Sea. The group of nine spent a few

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Europe cautiously enjoys heatwave

The heatwave hitting much of Europe this weekend is causing French authorities to take measures to prevent people dying, as they did in 2003. Almost

The heatwave hitting much of Europe this weekend is causing French authorities to take measures to prevent people dying, as they did in 2003. Almost

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Czech Republic man suspected of planning 'Breivik-style' attack

Authorities in the Czech Republic have arrested a man they believe was planning an attack similar to the one carried out by Anders Behring Breivik in

Authorities in the Czech Republic have arrested a man they believe was planning an attack similar to the one carried out by Anders Behring Breivik in

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Assange to make asylum statement from Ecuador embassy

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is due to speak publicly for the first time since March over the widening diplomatic row surrounding him. The

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is due to speak publicly for the first time since March over the widening diplomatic row surrounding him. The

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Anti-Islam protest goes ahead in Germany

More than 100 officers from Berlin’s police force were put on alert for an anti-Islam march by the extreme-right group Pro Deutschland. Standing

More than 100 officers from Berlin’s police force were put on alert for an anti-Islam march by the extreme-right group Pro Deutschland. Standing