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2012-08-26

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Syria activists claim 200 killed 'execution style'

Arab League chief Nabil El Araby has admitted the situation in Syria is going from bad to worse. His comments come after activists accused the

Arab League chief Nabil El Araby has admitted the situation in Syria is going from bad to worse. His comments come after activists accused the

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Territorial row sparks protests in China

Chinese protesters took to the streets on Sunday, to reassert their country’s claim to a disputed group of islands.   The islands, known as Diaoyu in

Chinese protesters took to the streets on Sunday, to reassert their country’s claim to a disputed group of islands.   The islands, known as Diaoyu in

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Germany 'infected by xenophobia' 20 years after racist mob attack

Germany’s President has warned against xenophobia, saying hate and violence against foreigners still exists in the country.   Joachim

Germany’s President has warned against xenophobia, saying hate and violence against foreigners still exists in the country.   Joachim

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US astronaut Armstrong a hero "of all time"

Neil Armstrong, who died on Saturday aged 82, will long be remembered as the first person to walk on the moon. As commander of the Apollo 11

Neil Armstrong, who died on Saturday aged 82, will long be remembered as the first person to walk on the moon. As commander of the Apollo 11

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Typhoon Bolaven slams into Japan island

Typhoon Bolaven has begun battering the Japanese island of Okinawa. With peak winds of up to 252 kilometres an hour, officials say it’s one of the

Typhoon Bolaven has begun battering the Japanese island of Okinawa. With peak winds of up to 252 kilometres an hour, officials say it’s one of the

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Venezuela: Probe ordered into deadly oil refinery blast

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has ordered an investigation into what caused a huge explosion at the country’s largest oil refinery. At least 39

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has ordered an investigation into what caused a huge explosion at the country’s largest oil refinery. At least 39

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Tropical Storm Isaac sweeps towards Florida Keys

The approach of Tropical Storm Isaac has forced the US Republican party to delay discussions at its national convention in Tampa, Florida. Official

The approach of Tropical Storm Isaac has forced the US Republican party to delay discussions at its national convention in Tampa, Florida. Official

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Graffiti springs up on walls of Myanmar cities

Graffiti was unimaginable under Myanmar’s military dictators. But while contention remains over whether the work is street art or vandalism

Graffiti was unimaginable under Myanmar’s military dictators. But while contention remains over whether the work is street art or vandalism

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Death of Neil Armstrong: Americans remember their national hero

Americans have been paying tribute to one of their space heroes following the death of astronaut Neil Armstrong. The 82-year-old was the first man

Americans have been paying tribute to one of their space heroes following the death of astronaut Neil Armstrong. The 82-year-old was the first man

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Tripoli mosque bulldozed by hardline Islamists

Ultra-conservative Islamists are being blamed for the latest attack on a mosque in Libya. A shrine at the Sha’ab mosque in Tripoli was partially

Ultra-conservative Islamists are being blamed for the latest attack on a mosque in Libya. A shrine at the Sha’ab mosque in Tripoli was partially

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Wildfires force Serbian officials to evacuate villages

Serbian authorities have evacuated thousands of people as wildfires rage in a number of villages in the southwest of the country. Police said the

Serbian authorities have evacuated thousands of people as wildfires rage in a number of villages in the southwest of the country. Police said the

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Tropical Storm Isaac batters Haiti, lashes Cuba

Tropical Storm Isaac has battered Haiti, flattening tent camps housing survivors from a massive earthquake two years ago. Four people were

Tropical Storm Isaac has battered Haiti, flattening tent camps housing survivors from a massive earthquake two years ago. Four people were

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Tiger mauls and kills its keeper at Cologne Zoo

A Siberian tiger has killed one of its keepers at Cologne Zoo. The male tiger known as Altai walked through a gate that had been left open in his

A Siberian tiger has killed one of its keepers at Cologne Zoo. The male tiger known as Altai walked through a gate that had been left open in his

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Deadly China bus inferno kills 36

Dozens of people have died after a collision between a double-decker coach and a methanol tanker in China. Officials say just three of the 39 coach

Dozens of people have died after a collision between a double-decker coach and a methanol tanker in China. Officials say just three of the 39 coach

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39 dead in Venezuela oil explosion

At least 39 people are now known to have died in a huge explosion at Venezuela’s biggest oil refinery on Saturday. Dozens more were injured in the

At least 39 people are now known to have died in a huge explosion at Venezuela’s biggest oil refinery on Saturday. Dozens more were injured in the

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Syrian rebels publish video of 'Daraya dead'

Syrian regime opponents said that a video published online on Saturday shows the dead bodies of people killed during a military offensive on the town

Syrian regime opponents said that a video published online on Saturday shows the dead bodies of people killed during a military offensive on the town

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Campaigners mark German race riots

Anti-racism campaigners in Germany have marked the 20th anniversary of the worst mob attack against foreigners in the country’s postwar

Anti-racism campaigners in Germany have marked the 20th anniversary of the worst mob attack against foreigners in the country’s postwar

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First funerals held for striking South African miners

The first funerals were held on Saturday for the striking miners shot dead by police in South Africa over a week ago. Thirty-four miners were

The first funerals were held on Saturday for the striking miners shot dead by police in South Africa over a week ago. Thirty-four miners were

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First man on the moon Neil Armstrong dead at 82

US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died at the age of 82 on Saturday after suffering complications from heart bypass

US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died at the age of 82 on Saturday after suffering complications from heart bypass