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2012-08-21

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Syria 'ready to discuss' Assad resignation

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could step down as part of a negotiated settlement to end the 17-month old conflict that has killed 18,000

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could step down as part of a negotiated settlement to end the 17-month old conflict that has killed 18,000

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Spain's Basque region calls early election

The leader of Spain’s Basque regional government has called snap elections for October 21st. The date is all important as it comes a year after armed

The leader of Spain’s Basque regional government has called snap elections for October 21st. The date is all important as it comes a year after armed

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Drought brings pain to farmers in southeast Europe

The severe drought that has hit southeastern Europe has destroyed crops and devastated farmland. The hot, dry weather has piled pressure on world

The severe drought that has hit southeastern Europe has destroyed crops and devastated farmland. The hot, dry weather has piled pressure on world

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Ethiopia PM death: Meles Zenawi body flown home

The body of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is returning to Addis Ababa after the 57-year-old died suddenly overnight from an undisclosed

The body of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is returning to Addis Ababa after the 57-year-old died suddenly overnight from an undisclosed

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Barclay's African growth plans

Barclays is planning to speed up its expansion in Africa by merging with its South-African subsidiary Absa. Together, the two banks have 14 million

Barclays is planning to speed up its expansion in Africa by merging with its South-African subsidiary Absa. Together, the two banks have 14 million

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ECB support hopes help Spanish borrowing costs

The amount of interest that Spain had to pay fell at its latest short-term debt auction on Tuesday. That implies investors believe the European

The amount of interest that Spain had to pay fell at its latest short-term debt auction on Tuesday. That implies investors believe the European

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Basescu reinstated as Romanian president

Romania’s reinstated president Traian Basescu has appealed for unity after the constitutional court overturned the results of last month’s

Romania’s reinstated president Traian Basescu has appealed for unity after the constitutional court overturned the results of last month’s

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Slain Japan reporter 'wanted to show world' war in Syria

The Japanese government has confirmed that one of its country’s journalists has been killed covering the conflict in Syria. Mika Yamamoto, who was

The Japanese government has confirmed that one of its country’s journalists has been killed covering the conflict in Syria. Mika Yamamoto, who was

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Syria, Iran fears galvanise Israel and US

From a hilltop in Israel, the view of Syria does not show the war that has been tearing up the neighbouring Arab country for a year and a half. Yet

From a hilltop in Israel, the view of Syria does not show the war that has been tearing up the neighbouring Arab country for a year and a half. Yet

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Full Interview with Israeli PM spokesman Mark Regev

Rumours regularly surface that Israel is close to launching a military strike on Iran over its nuclear programme which immediately leads to counter

Rumours regularly surface that Israel is close to launching a military strike on Iran over its nuclear programme which immediately leads to counter

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Next NASA mission: discover what's inside Mars

Two weeks after the successful landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, NASA has said it will send another robot on the same journey in 2016.   Its

Two weeks after the successful landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, NASA has said it will send another robot on the same journey in 2016.   Its

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Israel says "all options on the table" over Iran

These are turbulent times for Israel as developments in Iran, Egypt and Syria raise questions over security and Middle East stability. Mohammed

These are turbulent times for Israel as developments in Iran, Egypt and Syria raise questions over security and Middle East stability. Mohammed

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Apple: Job's legacy safe?

“World’s most valuable company” read the headlines as Apple shares continue to soar in anticipation of the release of a new iPhone and possibly a

“World’s most valuable company” read the headlines as Apple shares continue to soar in anticipation of the release of a new iPhone and possibly a

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Syria regime 'shells civilians' again in Aleppo and Damascus

The Syrian opposition says government bombardments of Aleppo at dawn on Tuesday left at least nine people dead, including two women and two

The Syrian opposition says government bombardments of Aleppo at dawn on Tuesday left at least nine people dead, including two women and two

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Russia warns West against unilateral action on Syria

Russia has repeated its warning to the West against any unilateral action on Syria. Speaking in Moscow after meeting top Chinese diplomats, Foreign

Russia has repeated its warning to the West against any unilateral action on Syria. Speaking in Moscow after meeting top Chinese diplomats, Foreign

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ECB hopes pull down Spain's debt costs

The amount of interest that Spain had to pay to borrow fell at an auction of short-term government bonds on Tuesday. That implies investors

The amount of interest that Spain had to pay to borrow fell at an auction of short-term government bonds on Tuesday. That implies investors

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Manchester Utd own goal for Soros?

It turns out billionaire money manager George Soros was a big buyer of shares in football club Manchester United when they went on sale for the first

It turns out billionaire money manager George Soros was a big buyer of shares in football club Manchester United when they went on sale for the first

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Glencore Xstrata deal still in limbo

Commodities trader Glencore seems to be digging in its heels on the price it is prepared to pay for miner Xstrata. Glencore’s chief executive Ivan

Commodities trader Glencore seems to be digging in its heels on the price it is prepared to pay for miner Xstrata. Glencore’s chief executive Ivan

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Basescu reinstated as Romanian president

Traian Basescu is set to return as Romania’s president after the Constitutional Court ruled that last month’s impeachment referendum was

Traian Basescu is set to return as Romania’s president after the Constitutional Court ruled that last month’s impeachment referendum was

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Deadly clashes in Lebanon echo Syria conflict

Gun battles between rival groups in Lebanon have left a woman dead and more than 20 people injured in the latest spillover from the Syrian

Gun battles between rival groups in Lebanon have left a woman dead and more than 20 people injured in the latest spillover from the Syrian

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Changing places

SItting on the other side of the table, walking a mile in someone else’s shoes – they are both experiences that help us understand other people and

SItting on the other side of the table, walking a mile in someone else’s shoes – they are both experiences that help us understand other people and

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Bangladesh celebrates Eid al-Fitr

Thousands of Muslims have celebrated Eid al-Fitr, to mark the end of Ramadan. After the month-long fast, they prayed and sought divine blessings

Thousands of Muslims have celebrated Eid al-Fitr, to mark the end of Ramadan. After the month-long fast, they prayed and sought divine blessings

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China: landslides trap thousands

More than 8,000 tourists have been escorted to safety after being trapped for three days by landslides after heavy rain in southwestern China’s

More than 8,000 tourists have been escorted to safety after being trapped for three days by landslides after heavy rain in southwestern China’s

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PKK denies being behind deadly Turkey blast

As forensics teams comb for clues after Monday’s deadly bombing near the Turkish border with Syria, many Turks have already decided who is to

As forensics teams comb for clues after Monday’s deadly bombing near the Turkish border with Syria, many Turks have already decided who is to

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Comedienne Phyllis Diller dies ages 95

The woman known in the US as “the first lady of comedy”, Phyllis Diller has died at the age of 95. Her raucous laugh, zany wardrobe and jokes about

The woman known in the US as “the first lady of comedy”, Phyllis Diller has died at the age of 95. Her raucous laugh, zany wardrobe and jokes about

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Apple Inc rated as most valuable company - ever

The consumer gadget and computer maker Apple is now the most valuable company of all time with a market value of approximately 502 billion euros

The consumer gadget and computer maker Apple is now the most valuable company of all time with a market value of approximately 502 billion euros

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Armed prisoners riot in Venezuela

In Caracas rioting between armed gangs inside a prison has left at least 25 inmates dead and up to 40 others injured. About 900 women who were

In Caracas rioting between armed gangs inside a prison has left at least 25 inmates dead and up to 40 others injured. About 900 women who were