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2012-08-25

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Botched fresco draws crowds to Spanish town

While Paris draws crowds with the Mona Lisa, a Spanish town is pulling in visitors with a disfigured fresco of Jesus Christ. The painting, in a

While Paris draws crowds with the Mona Lisa, a Spanish town is pulling in visitors with a disfigured fresco of Jesus Christ. The painting, in a

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Egypt seals off 120 smuggling tunnels

Egyptian security officials say they have now sealed off 120 tunnels in the Sinai peninsula, which were being used to smuggle people and goods to and

Egyptian security officials say they have now sealed off 120 tunnels in the Sinai peninsula, which were being used to smuggle people and goods to and

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Tensions high after sectarian fighting in Tripoli

Three people including a Sunni Islamist commander have been killed in the Lebanese city of Tripoli as fighting continues to spill over from

Three people including a Sunni Islamist commander have been killed in the Lebanese city of Tripoli as fighting continues to spill over from

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Egypt: Mursi opponents continue protest

A protest against Eygptian President Mohamed Mursi and his Muslim Brotherhood party continued in Cairo on Saturday. Some demonstrators spent the

A protest against Eygptian President Mohamed Mursi and his Muslim Brotherhood party continued in Cairo on Saturday. Some demonstrators spent the

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Mexico holds a mass wedding for prisoners

The “I do’s” went on for a little longer than usual, when more than 100 inmates at a Mexican jail held a mass wedding ceremony. Officials arranged

The “I do’s” went on for a little longer than usual, when more than 100 inmates at a Mexican jail held a mass wedding ceremony. Officials arranged

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US air guitarist crowned world champion

American Justin Howard, known as ‘Nordic Thunder’ has won the 17th Air Guitar World Championships in Finland. Eighteen contestants performed in

American Justin Howard, known as ‘Nordic Thunder’ has won the 17th Air Guitar World Championships in Finland. Eighteen contestants performed in

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Russia launches flying school for birds

Russian scientists have launched a flying school for birds that are nervous of making a 5,000 kilometre migration. A glider is playing the role of

Russian scientists have launched a flying school for birds that are nervous of making a 5,000 kilometre migration. A glider is playing the role of

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Jetpack wedding in California

Californian couple Amanda Volf and Grant Engler took their wedding to new heights using jetpacks when they got married in Newport Beach.

Californian couple Amanda Volf and Grant Engler took their wedding to new heights using jetpacks when they got married in Newport Beach.

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Isaac hits Dominican Republic

Tropical Storm Isaac passed over the Dominican Republic and Haiti, continuing its march across the Caribbean after unleashing heavy rain on parts of

Tropical Storm Isaac passed over the Dominican Republic and Haiti, continuing its march across the Caribbean after unleashing heavy rain on parts of

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Hollande: Greece must be tackled quickly after Troika report

Europe must take a decision quickly on the future of Greece following a progress report by international lenders, according to French President

Europe must take a decision quickly on the future of Greece following a progress report by international lenders, according to French President

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Venezuela oil refinery blast: 19 dead

An explosion has rocked Venezuela’s largest oil refinery, killing at least 19 people including a child. Dozens more were injured in the blast at

An explosion has rocked Venezuela’s largest oil refinery, killing at least 19 people including a child. Dozens more were injured in the blast at

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New UN envoy for Syria has 'full support', says Ban

The new international envoy for Syria has met with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York. Lakhdar Brahimi says the prospect of

The new international envoy for Syria has met with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York. Lakhdar Brahimi says the prospect of

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Haiti struggles to protect residents from Tropical Storm Isaac

Tropical Storm Isaac continues its sweep across the Caribbean. Heavy rains and 110 kilometre an hour winds have pounded the Dominican

Tropical Storm Isaac continues its sweep across the Caribbean. Heavy rains and 110 kilometre an hour winds have pounded the Dominican

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Controversial memoir of the killing of Bin Laden

As Barack Obama gets ready for the Democratic National Convention in early September, one of his most spectacular accomplishments has come under

As Barack Obama gets ready for the Democratic National Convention in early September, one of his most spectacular accomplishments has come under

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Vandals deface Yeltsin monument

Vandals defaced a monument of Russia’s first post- Soviet president Boris Yeltsin on Friday. They poured blue paint over the memorial in Yeltsin’s

Vandals defaced a monument of Russia’s first post- Soviet president Boris Yeltsin on Friday. They poured blue paint over the memorial in Yeltsin’s

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US embassy staff shot at by Mexican police

Mexican police have shot and wounded two US Embassy staff in what officials are describing as a case of mistaken identity. Officers fired on a

Mexican police have shot and wounded two US Embassy staff in what officials are describing as a case of mistaken identity. Officers fired on a

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Empire State Building gunman didn't fire at police

Investigators probing a fatal shooting outside New York’s Empire State Building say they’ve no evidence the gunman who shot a former co-worker dead

Investigators probing a fatal shooting outside New York’s Empire State Building say they’ve no evidence the gunman who shot a former co-worker dead

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Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn for copying its products

A US jury on Friday ruled that some of Samsung’s flagship mobile devices copied designs and software features from Apple’s iPhone and iPad. The

A US jury on Friday ruled that some of Samsung’s flagship mobile devices copied designs and software features from Apple’s iPhone and iPad. The

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Breivik begins 21 year jail term for Oslo murders

Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik has begun his 21 year jail term for the murder of 77 people in July last year. Sharidyn Svebakk was the

Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik has begun his 21 year jail term for the murder of 77 people in July last year. Sharidyn Svebakk was the

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Spanish jobless protest against benefits reform

Protesters in Madrid rallied against a government move on Friday that will make it harder for the unemployed to claim benefits. Jobless people

Protesters in Madrid rallied against a government move on Friday that will make it harder for the unemployed to claim benefits. Jobless people

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Talks fail between IAEA and Iran

The latest talks between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran in Vienna have ended in failure, and there are no fresh talks planned for

The latest talks between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran in Vienna have ended in failure, and there are no fresh talks planned for

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Mursi's opponents demonstrate in Cairo

Opponents of Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi have demonstrated in central Cairo against the country’s recently-elected Islamist leader. An

Opponents of Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi have demonstrated in central Cairo against the country’s recently-elected Islamist leader. An

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Belgium responds to sexual harrassment film

A film school project by Sofie Peeters in Brussels, “Femme de la rue”, caused a stir at the start of the summer. It revealed the sort of

A film school project by Sofie Peeters in Brussels, “Femme de la rue”, caused a stir at the start of the summer. It revealed the sort of

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Immigrants in Greece protest against racist attacks

Several thousand people including many immigrants have demonstated in Athens to protest against increasing racist attacks in crisis-hit

Several thousand people including many immigrants have demonstated in Athens to protest against increasing racist attacks in crisis-hit