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2012-08-20

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Several killed, dozens hurt in Turkey car bomb

At least eight people are reported killed and sixty wounded in a car bomb attack in southeastern Turkey, about 50 kilometres from the Syrian

At least eight people are reported killed and sixty wounded in a car bomb attack in southeastern Turkey, about 50 kilometres from the Syrian

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Fatal car bomb attack in southeast Turkey

At least eight people are reported killed and sixty wounded by a car bomb in southeastern Turkey, about 50 kilometres from the Syrian

At least eight people are reported killed and sixty wounded by a car bomb in southeastern Turkey, about 50 kilometres from the Syrian

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Somali athlete dies trying to make London Games

It has emerged a Somali Olympic sprinter failed to make the London Games after allegedly dying on a boat on her way to Italy. According to the

It has emerged a Somali Olympic sprinter failed to make the London Games after allegedly dying on a boat on her way to Italy. According to the

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Extended deadline for striking South Africa miners to report for duty

South African platinum producer Lonmin has extended for a day, a deadline for striking workers at its Marikana mine to return to work. Workers have

South African platinum producer Lonmin has extended for a day, a deadline for striking workers at its Marikana mine to return to work. Workers have

Business

Heineken has more than an eye on the Tiger

Heineken’s Asian ambitions found favour on the markets on Monday. The Dutch brewer’s share price rose after secured the acquisition of a controlling

Heineken’s Asian ambitions found favour on the markets on Monday. The Dutch brewer’s share price rose after secured the acquisition of a controlling

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China's Gu Kailal jailed for Heywood murder

China’s most sensational trial in three decades has ended with a suspended death sentence being delivered against the wife of a fallen Politburo

China’s most sensational trial in three decades has ended with a suspended death sentence being delivered against the wife of a fallen Politburo

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Ecuador Assange's tower in London

The standoff with Julian Assange given asylum by Ecuador in its London embassy looks likely to drag on. No one is backing down. The free-speech

The standoff with Julian Assange given asylum by Ecuador in its London embassy looks likely to drag on. No one is backing down. The free-speech

Europe

Germany urges no backsliding by Athens

Germany is maintaining a hard line with Greece as Athens lobbies for two more years to reduce its deficit to promised levels. After German Foreign

Germany is maintaining a hard line with Greece as Athens lobbies for two more years to reduce its deficit to promised levels. After German Foreign

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Israel rejects role in possible Arafat poisoning

Israel has once again rejected accusations that the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat may have been poisoned and that Israel’s spy agency Mossad

Israel has once again rejected accusations that the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat may have been poisoned and that Israel’s spy agency Mossad

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Prices warning to Belgium power firms after nuclear shutdown

Electricity prices in Belgium should not be raised in the wake of a safety shutdown at a nuclear power station, the country’s Economy Minister Johan

Electricity prices in Belgium should not be raised in the wake of a safety shutdown at a nuclear power station, the country’s Economy Minister Johan

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Italy court confirms steel plant shutdown over pollution

An Italian court has confirmed an earlier ruling preventing production at a southern steel plant because of pollution. Management had argued that

An Italian court has confirmed an earlier ruling preventing production at a southern steel plant because of pollution. Management had argued that

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Pakistan inquiry as disabled girl arrested for 'blasphemy'

President Zardari of Pakistan has asked the interior ministry to investigate after a Christian girl with reported mental disabilities was jailed for

President Zardari of Pakistan has asked the interior ministry to investigate after a Christian girl with reported mental disabilities was jailed for

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Beijing wants Bo Xilai fallout 'minimised'

It took less than two weeks to try, convict and sentence Gu Kailai. That shows how seriously the case has been viewed by the Chinese ruling Communist

It took less than two weeks to try, convict and sentence Gu Kailai. That shows how seriously the case has been viewed by the Chinese ruling Communist

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Kasparov sues Russian police over alleged beating

Russia’s opposition leader Garry Kasparov is taking legal action against police over beating and libel allegations. The former world chess champion

Russia’s opposition leader Garry Kasparov is taking legal action against police over beating and libel allegations. The former world chess champion

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Syria shell attack injures young girl in Jordan

A father in Jordan has told how his young daughter was hurt by shelling from Syria, in another sign of the growing consequences of the

A father in Jordan has told how his young daughter was hurt by shelling from Syria, in another sign of the growing consequences of the

Business

French Finance Minister upbeat on growth

French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici is in an upbeat mood following the return from his summer break . In a newspaper interview he said

French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici is in an upbeat mood following the return from his summer break . In a newspaper interview he said

Business

Pernod Ricard chairman Patrick Ricard dies

The global wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard is in mourning, with no details yet for succession, after the sudden death of chairman and former

The global wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard is in mourning, with no details yet for succession, after the sudden death of chairman and former

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Syria opposition row with UN envoy as last monitors leave

Leaders of the opposition Syrian National Council have cast doubt over the new UN peace envoy’s ability to find a solution to the

Leaders of the opposition Syrian National Council have cast doubt over the new UN peace envoy’s ability to find a solution to the

Business

Chinese home price data fuels bubble conundrum

Prices for new homes in China rose by just 0.1 percent in July from the previous month and they were down 1.5 percent from a year ago. A modest

Prices for new homes in China rose by just 0.1 percent in July from the previous month and they were down 1.5 percent from a year ago. A modest

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Japan and China clash over disputed islands

Japan has urged China to protect its citizens after thousands of people took to the streets across the country in anti-Japanese protests. The

Japan has urged China to protect its citizens after thousands of people took to the streets across the country in anti-Japanese protests. The

Nocomment

Rubbish bin racing in Germany

Contestants in the annual Rubbish Bin World Cup took to the streets of Hermeskeil in western Germany. Norman Schaefer successfully defended his title

Contestants in the annual Rubbish Bin World Cup took to the streets of Hermeskeil in western Germany. Norman Schaefer successfully defended his title

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Gu Kailai jailed for Heywood murder in China

A Chinese woman convicted of murdering a British businessman has been given a suspended death sentence. Gu Kailai, wife of disgraced Politburo

A Chinese woman convicted of murdering a British businessman has been given a suspended death sentence. Gu Kailai, wife of disgraced Politburo

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South America backs Ecuador over Assange asylum

South America is standing side by side with Ecuador over its decision to grant asylum to Julian Assange. Foreign ministers from the Union of South

South America is standing side by side with Ecuador over its decision to grant asylum to Julian Assange. Foreign ministers from the Union of South

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Tensions flare over Japan-China islands dispute

Thousands of Chinese took to the streets on Sunday after a group of Japanese nationalists raised their flags on a disputed East China Sea island. In

Thousands of Chinese took to the streets on Sunday after a group of Japanese nationalists raised their flags on a disputed East China Sea island. In

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Myanmar says it has abolished media censorship

Myanmar says there will be no more censorship of its national media, in the latest reform since pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was freed in

Myanmar says there will be no more censorship of its national media, in the latest reform since pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was freed in

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'Top Gun' director Tony Scott jumps to death from bridge

Hollywood filmmaker Tony Scott, who made a string of big-screen action movies, has jumped to his death from a bridge over Los Angeles Harbour.

Hollywood filmmaker Tony Scott, who made a string of big-screen action movies, has jumped to his death from a bridge over Los Angeles Harbour.

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China: Gu Kailai given suspended death sentence for murder

A court in China has handed down a suspended death sentence to the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai.   In a scandal that has rocked China’s

A court in China has handed down a suspended death sentence to the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai.   In a scandal that has rocked China’s

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Syria: Assad makes rare public appearance

President Bashar al-Assad has made a rare public appearance, attending prayers at a Damascus mosque to mark the start of the Muslim holiday of

President Bashar al-Assad has made a rare public appearance, attending prayers at a Damascus mosque to mark the start of the Muslim holiday of

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South Africa: Striking miners given deadline to resume work

As striking workers at the Lonmin mine in South Africa mourned their colleagues who were gunned down by police last week, managers issued an

As striking workers at the Lonmin mine in South Africa mourned their colleagues who were gunned down by police last week, managers issued an