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2012-09-01

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Public anger in Spain over health care cuts

Protests continue at Spanish hospitals as the government pushes forward with a wide-reaching austerity programme. A measure to ban undocumented

Protests continue at Spanish hospitals as the government pushes forward with a wide-reaching austerity programme. A measure to ban undocumented

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Dozens feared dead as Guinea ferry capsizes

Up to 30 people are now believed to have drowned after a ferry capsized off the Guinean capital Conakry on Friday night. The boat was carrying

Up to 30 people are now believed to have drowned after a ferry capsized off the Guinean capital Conakry on Friday night. The boat was carrying

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Deadly virus outbreak at Yosemite National Park

Thousands of people who stayed in California’s Yosemite National Park this summer may be at risk on contracting the deadly rodent-borne hantavirus

Thousands of people who stayed in California’s Yosemite National Park this summer may be at risk on contracting the deadly rodent-borne hantavirus

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Angola election: MPLA party set to remain in power

Jose Eduardo dos Santos looks set to continue ruling Angola after almost 33 years in power. With more than half the votes counted, dos Santos and his

Jose Eduardo dos Santos looks set to continue ruling Angola after almost 33 years in power. With more than half the votes counted, dos Santos and his

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Hong Kong students strike over "national education" plan

Thousands of students in Hong Kong have begun a hunger strike over the Chinese government’s plans to introduce a “national education”

Thousands of students in Hong Kong have begun a hunger strike over the Chinese government’s plans to introduce a “national education”

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VAT hikes add to Spanish woes

Austerity linked sales tax increases in Spain saw the rate on meat and fish increase from eight to ten percent. Shoppers have been complaining about

Austerity linked sales tax increases in Spain saw the rate on meat and fish increase from eight to ten percent. Shoppers have been complaining about

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Marbella wildfire under control

A wildfire that has wreaked havoc across Spain’s southern Costa del Sol since Thursday has finally been brought under control. The blaze had forced

A wildfire that has wreaked havoc across Spain’s southern Costa del Sol since Thursday has finally been brought under control. The blaze had forced

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Armenia cuts diplomatic ties with Hungary over freed prisoner

Armenia has broken off diplomatic ties with Hungary over its decision to send home an Azeri army officer convicted of murdering an Armenian

Armenia has broken off diplomatic ties with Hungary over its decision to send home an Azeri army officer convicted of murdering an Armenian

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Thalidomide's makers issue first ever apology

The German firm which made thalidomide has issued an apology for the first time to victims of the drug. In the 1950s, thousands of children were

The German firm which made thalidomide has issued an apology for the first time to victims of the drug. In the 1950s, thousands of children were

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Taiwan celebrates ghost festival

In Taiwan, people celebrate the annual Ghost Festival during which the gates of hell are supposed to open letting dead ancestors return to visit

In Taiwan, people celebrate the annual Ghost Festival during which the gates of hell are supposed to open letting dead ancestors return to visit

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Indian Hitler shop causes controversy

A clothing store in India has caused controversy by being named after Adolf Hitler. The owner claims having named his shop after a friend’s father

A clothing store in India has caused controversy by being named after Adolf Hitler. The owner claims having named his shop after a friend’s father

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Manila protest against dolphin hunting

Animal welfare groups in Manila protested outside the Japanese embassy to demand the end of dolphin hunting in Japan.

Animal welfare groups in Manila protested outside the Japanese embassy to demand the end of dolphin hunting in Japan.

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Commemorating 15th anniversary of Diana's death

Tourists and Parisians gathered at a makeshift memorial near Paris’s Alma Bridge to mark the 15th anniversary of the death of Lady Diana, Princess of

Tourists and Parisians gathered at a makeshift memorial near Paris’s Alma Bridge to mark the 15th anniversary of the death of Lady Diana, Princess of

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Taliban admits double suicide blast in Afghanistan

The Taliban says it was behind a double suicide bombing that targeted a NATO base in eastern Afghanistan. At least eight civilians and four Afghan

The Taliban says it was behind a double suicide bombing that targeted a NATO base in eastern Afghanistan. At least eight civilians and four Afghan

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Turkey to push for UN-backed safe zones in Syria

Turkey is to renew its efforts to gain support for UN-backed safe zones inside Syria. It comes after a Security Council meeting this week failed to

Turkey is to renew its efforts to gain support for UN-backed safe zones inside Syria. It comes after a Security Council meeting this week failed to

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Private funeral for astronaut Neil Armstrong

The funeral has been held for the American astronaut Neil Armstrong who died last Saturday. Around 400 of the 82-year-old’s closest family and

The funeral has been held for the American astronaut Neil Armstrong who died last Saturday. Around 400 of the 82-year-old’s closest family and

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Former marine guns down two colleagues in New Jersey

A former US marine turned supermarket worker allegedly shot dead two colleagues on Friday, before killing himself. The 23-year-old man returned to

A former US marine turned supermarket worker allegedly shot dead two colleagues on Friday, before killing himself. The 23-year-old man returned to

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Pakistani court orders handicapped girl to stay in jail

A Pakistani court has ordered a mentally handicapped Christian girl – accused of defaming Islam – to spend another two weeks in custody. The young

A Pakistani court has ordered a mentally handicapped Christian girl – accused of defaming Islam – to spend another two weeks in custody. The young

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Princess Diana: 15 years on

August 31 marked the 15th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death in a car crash in Paris. She was killed when the Mercedes carrying her and her

August 31 marked the 15th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death in a car crash in Paris. She was killed when the Mercedes carrying her and her

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"Eastwooding" goes viral as celebrities lampoon Hollywood icon

Ann Romney called Clint Eastwood “a unique guy” after his rambling, one-sided conversation with an imaginary Barack Obama at the Republican National

Ann Romney called Clint Eastwood “a unique guy” after his rambling, one-sided conversation with an imaginary Barack Obama at the Republican National

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NATO base targeted by deadly double suicide blast

At least six people are said to have died after a double suicide attack on a key NATO base in central Afghanistan. A man wearing an explosive vest

At least six people are said to have died after a double suicide attack on a key NATO base in central Afghanistan. A man wearing an explosive vest

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Mexico court rules Pena Nieto will be president

Enrique Pena Nieto can now be sworn in as Mexico’s new president following a ruling by the country’s election tribunal. Seven judges decided that

Enrique Pena Nieto can now be sworn in as Mexico’s new president following a ruling by the country’s election tribunal. Seven judges decided that

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Obama defends foreign policy record

US President Barack Obama has defended his foreign policy record after criticism from his presidential challenger Mitt Romney. Obama used a speech

US President Barack Obama has defended his foreign policy record after criticism from his presidential challenger Mitt Romney. Obama used a speech

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Louisiana: First Hurricane Isaac, now Romney and Obama

US presidential candidate Mitt Romney has visited the state of Louisiana, after Hurricane Isaac left a trail of destruction. The trip came hours

US presidential candidate Mitt Romney has visited the state of Louisiana, after Hurricane Isaac left a trail of destruction. The trip came hours

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Voting ends in Angolan election

Voting has closed in Angola’s third election since independence from Portugal in 1976. Election observers quoted by the Associated Press said there

Voting has closed in Angola’s third election since independence from Portugal in 1976. Election observers quoted by the Associated Press said there

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Firefighters battle on against Malaga blaze

Firefighters are continuing to battle huge fires on Spain’s Costa del Sol. They are being supported by at least 30 planes and helicopters, as well

Firefighters are continuing to battle huge fires on Spain’s Costa del Sol. They are being supported by at least 30 planes and helicopters, as well

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Pussy Riot slogan was a decoy

A college teacher who killed two women in their Moscow apartment has admitted scrawling “Free Pussy Riot” in blood on a wall at the scene to mislead

A college teacher who killed two women in their Moscow apartment has admitted scrawling “Free Pussy Riot” in blood on a wall at the scene to mislead

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Russian opposition protests broken up by police

More than 30 protesters have been arrested in Moscow and St Petersburg during opposition demonstrations to defend the right of assembly. In the

More than 30 protesters have been arrested in Moscow and St Petersburg during opposition demonstrations to defend the right of assembly. In the