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2012-09-03

News

Damascus hit by attacks as fighting intensifies in Syria

A car bomb has killed five people and wounded many more in Jaramanah, a pro-Assad district on the outskirts of the Syrian capital. It follows a bomb

A car bomb has killed five people and wounded many more in Jaramanah, a pro-Assad district on the outskirts of the Syrian capital. It follows a bomb

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US Democrats ready for National Convention

With “hope” and “change” signs of the past, “forward” is the new watchword for the Democratic National Convention which starts in Charlotte, North

With “hope” and “change” signs of the past, “forward” is the new watchword for the Democratic National Convention which starts in Charlotte, North

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Obama and African-American voters

When the United States chose as a man whose father was African for president, it made history. Emotions among African-Americans soared to unseen

When the United States chose as a man whose father was African for president, it made history. Emotions among African-Americans soared to unseen

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Norwegian author calls for new Breivik probe

A Norwegian author who obtained private emails written by mass murder Anders Behring Breivik has urged police to reopen the investigation. Kjetil

A Norwegian author who obtained private emails written by mass murder Anders Behring Breivik has urged police to reopen the investigation. Kjetil

Business

German court set to back emergency European bail out fund

German Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, believes Germany’s Constitutional Court will give the green light to the establishment of a permanent

German Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, believes Germany’s Constitutional Court will give the green light to the establishment of a permanent

Europe

EU's new human-rights envoy Lambrinidis starts

The EU’s new human rights chief has told MEP’s in Brussels his hopes and plans as the bloc’s special representative. Speaking before the European

The EU’s new human rights chief has told MEP’s in Brussels his hopes and plans as the bloc’s special representative. Speaking before the European

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France's 3m jobless concerns

French President François Hollande’s popularity rating has sunk to 55% in recent weeks, with worries about the economy and jobs. He tried raising

French President François Hollande’s popularity rating has sunk to 55% in recent weeks, with worries about the economy and jobs. He tried raising

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Underground volcano in Italy could threaten the lives of millions

Drilling is underway at the site of a huge underground volcano near the Italian city of Naples, a few kilometres from Vesuvius. Scientists are

Drilling is underway at the site of a huge underground volcano near the Italian city of Naples, a few kilometres from Vesuvius. Scientists are

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Yanukovich "slips" up over media freedoms

A protest against government censorship in Ukraine is receiving unexpected attention thanks to some unscripted comments from President Viktor

A protest against government censorship in Ukraine is receiving unexpected attention thanks to some unscripted comments from President Viktor

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Sticky-fingered thieves steal Canadian maple syrup worth millions

A group of sticky-fingered thieves in Canada have made off with a stockpile of maple syrup worth 24 million euros. The sweet-toothed burglars stole

A group of sticky-fingered thieves in Canada have made off with a stockpile of maple syrup worth 24 million euros. The sweet-toothed burglars stole

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Pirate Bay founder arrested in Cambodia

One of the founders of Swedish file-sharing website the Pirate Bay has been arrested in Cambodia. Police picked up Gottfried Svartholm Warg in the

One of the founders of Swedish file-sharing website the Pirate Bay has been arrested in Cambodia. Police picked up Gottfried Svartholm Warg in the

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Italian miners end protest after mine closure ditched

A group of miners in Sardinia, Italy have ended their strike action after the regional government scrapped plans to close the country’s only coal

A group of miners in Sardinia, Italy have ended their strike action after the regional government scrapped plans to close the country’s only coal

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Suicide bomber attacks US diplomats in Pakistan

A suicide bomber has attacked a US diplomatic vehicle in Peshawar, northwest Pakistan, killing at least five people and wounding 19 others. The

A suicide bomber has attacked a US diplomatic vehicle in Peshawar, northwest Pakistan, killing at least five people and wounding 19 others. The

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Ex-News International chief in court over UK phonehacking

Former News International head Rebekah Brooks has appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court in relation to phone hacking charges. During the

Former News International head Rebekah Brooks has appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court in relation to phone hacking charges. During the

Culture

Buenos Aires takes to the catwalk

Argentina’s premier fashion show is underway with splashes of vibrant colours dominating the caltwalk. As the Southern Hemisphere heads towards

Argentina’s premier fashion show is underway with splashes of vibrant colours dominating the caltwalk. As the Southern Hemisphere heads towards

Culture

American cinema invades Northern France

More famous for tourists and horse racing the the seaside town of Deauville, Northern France, is in the spotlight as it plays host its 38th American

More famous for tourists and horse racing the the seaside town of Deauville, Northern France, is in the spotlight as it plays host its 38th American

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Death toll rises to 30 in Turkey border clashes

At least 30 people are now known to have died in clashes between Turkish security forces and separatist Kurdish rebels last night. Ten Turkish

At least 30 people are now known to have died in clashes between Turkish security forces and separatist Kurdish rebels last night. Ten Turkish

Business

Spanish shoppers sick as VAT hike hits pockets

Spanish shoppers face a sharp increase in the cost of living after the government slapped a three per cent rise on VAT. Madrid is desperate to

Spanish shoppers face a sharp increase in the cost of living after the government slapped a three per cent rise on VAT. Madrid is desperate to

Business

More hard times as Eurozone manufacturing shrinks

Manufacturing output across the 17 state eurozone contracted more than expected in August flagging the prospect of more hard times in the months to

Manufacturing output across the 17 state eurozone contracted more than expected in August flagging the prospect of more hard times in the months to

Nocomment

Israel clears illegal settlement

Israeli police arrested Jewish settlers as they tried to remove them from the unauthorised outpost of Migron in the occupied West Bank on September

Israeli police arrested Jewish settlers as they tried to remove them from the unauthorised outpost of Migron in the occupied West Bank on September

Europe

Crime victims: the lonely struggle

An estimated 75 million people are the victims of crime every year in the European Union. Some receive good help and support, but many others are

An estimated 75 million people are the victims of crime every year in the European Union. Some receive good help and support, but many others are

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Ethiopia's former PM state funeral

Thousands of mourners were in Meskel Square in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on September 2 for the state funeral ceremony of former Ethiopian Prime

Thousands of mourners were in Meskel Square in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on September 2 for the state funeral ceremony of former Ethiopian Prime

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France's jobless total tops three million

A new Socialist president and government have failed to reverse France’s rising unemployment rate. The number of people out of work has now passed

A new Socialist president and government have failed to reverse France’s rising unemployment rate. The number of people out of work has now passed

Europe

Making offenders pay for victim support services

The UK and Canada are two states that force offenders to help pay for victim support services, and the laws in both nations are set to get even

The UK and Canada are two states that force offenders to help pay for victim support services, and the laws in both nations are set to get even

Science_technology

Less invasive test for Down Syndrome

One in 800 children is born with three Chromosome 21’s instead of two resulting in what is commonly know as Down Syndrome, or more technically

One in 800 children is born with three Chromosome 21’s instead of two resulting in what is commonly know as Down Syndrome, or more technically

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Prince Andrew abseils London's Shard skyscraper

The Monday morning royal routine of Britain’s Prince Andrew was unusually interrupted by a slow and steady descent down Europe’s tallest building

The Monday morning royal routine of Britain’s Prince Andrew was unusually interrupted by a slow and steady descent down Europe’s tallest building

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'Moonies' in mourning for S. Korea religious leader

Members of South Korea’s Unification Church are in mourning following the death of Church leader Sun Myung Moon at the age of 92. Moon claimed he

Members of South Korea’s Unification Church are in mourning following the death of Church leader Sun Myung Moon at the age of 92. Moon claimed he