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2012-09-22

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Voters urged to boycott Belarus election

The two main opposition parties in Belarus are urging voters to boycott Sunday’s election, after earlier withdrawing their candidates from the race

The two main opposition parties in Belarus are urging voters to boycott Sunday’s election, after earlier withdrawing their candidates from the race

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Slater Wins 50th ASP World Cup Tour Event

America’s Kelly Slater won the Hurley Pro surf competition in California on Thursday to claim his 50th ASP World Championship Tour victory. The 40

America’s Kelly Slater won the Hurley Pro surf competition in California on Thursday to claim his 50th ASP World Championship Tour victory. The 40

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Germany's Oktoberfest welcomes beer-lovers

Signalling the start of the world’s most famous beer festival, the Mayor of Munich tapped the first beer keg as Oktoberfest got underway in

Signalling the start of the world’s most famous beer festival, the Mayor of Munich tapped the first beer keg as Oktoberfest got underway in

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Japanese take to the streets in island row

There was anger on the streets of Japan when it was estimated over 1,000 demonstrators rallied to protest against China’s claims to several disputed

There was anger on the streets of Japan when it was estimated over 1,000 demonstrators rallied to protest against China’s claims to several disputed

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Libya security may have been 'executed' by militias

There may have been retribution from the militias driven out of this Benghazi compound, with a doctor claiming six members of Libya’s security forces

There may have been retribution from the militias driven out of this Benghazi compound, with a doctor claiming six members of Libya’s security forces

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Kite festival in Berlin

The kite festival was organised on the former Tempelhof airport.

The kite festival was organised on the former Tempelhof airport.

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Brushing up in Japan

The city of Kumanocho hosts a Brush Festival every year. Kumanocho, in the Hiroshima Prefecture, is famous for its brush factories, where around 80

The city of Kumanocho hosts a Brush Festival every year. Kumanocho, in the Hiroshima Prefecture, is famous for its brush factories, where around 80

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Leaders remember De Gaulle's seminal speech

In 1962 the late French President Charles De Gaulle spoke in fluent German which, he learned while a prisoner during the first world war to an

In 1962 the late French President Charles De Gaulle spoke in fluent German which, he learned while a prisoner during the first world war to an

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Lazio expenses scandal may threaten Berlusconi comeback

A scandal involving embezzlement of public funds at Lazio regional council in Italy could prompt a wider investigation, with authorities going

A scandal involving embezzlement of public funds at Lazio regional council in Italy could prompt a wider investigation, with authorities going

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Riot police in action as Dutch birthday party goes viral

It was planned as a small town birthday party for a sixteen-year-old girl. The invitations were issued and around 3,000 revellers turned up sparking

It was planned as a small town birthday party for a sixteen-year-old girl. The invitations were issued and around 3,000 revellers turned up sparking

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Political debate in Turkey follows prison terms for military

Shock waves and political debate have followed the court case in Turkey in which 322 serving and retired army officers were handed prison terms in a

Shock waves and political debate have followed the court case in Turkey in which 322 serving and retired army officers were handed prison terms in a

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UEFA begin Lazio investigation

European footballs governing body UEFA have begun an investigation into the improper conduct of Lazio fans during the club’s Europa League game at

European footballs governing body UEFA have begun an investigation into the improper conduct of Lazio fans during the club’s Europa League game at

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Endeavour glides home to its final resting place

It will never be seen gliding across the skies again. Endeavour the youngest in NASA’s shuttle fleet made its final flight from Florida to California

It will never be seen gliding across the skies again. Endeavour the youngest in NASA’s shuttle fleet made its final flight from Florida to California

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Islamist militia forced out of Benghazi base

An Islamist militia has been swept out of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. At least one person was killed and 20 wounded as fighters at the Ansar

An Islamist militia has been swept out of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. At least one person was killed and 20 wounded as fighters at the Ansar

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US presidential challenger Romney releases more tax data

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has fought back against claims from Democrats that he paid no taxes in some years. He has

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has fought back against claims from Democrats that he paid no taxes in some years. He has

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UN peace plea as anti-US protests turn violent in Pakistan

At least 17 people have been killed in Pakistan, after violent protests erupted over an anti-Islam film made in the US. Tens of thousands of people

At least 17 people have been killed in Pakistan, after violent protests erupted over an anti-Islam film made in the US. Tens of thousands of people

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Pakistan insists US relations are improving

As violent anti-US protests rocked Pakistan, the country’s foreign minister insisted that ties with America are improving. Hina Rabbani Khar met

As violent anti-US protests rocked Pakistan, the country’s foreign minister insisted that ties with America are improving. Hina Rabbani Khar met

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Portugal gives up on controversial tax levy

Portugal’s government has agreed to negotiate alternative solutions to a social security tax hike that has sparked angry protests. After an

Portugal’s government has agreed to negotiate alternative solutions to a social security tax hike that has sparked angry protests. After an

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Poland and Ukraine honour victims of Stalin's purges

The Presidents of Poland and Ukraine opened a new a memorial to remember thousands of lives lost at the hands of Joseph Stalin’s secret police

The Presidents of Poland and Ukraine opened a new a memorial to remember thousands of lives lost at the hands of Joseph Stalin’s secret police

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Cash strapped Spaniards buy second-hand

With many Spaniards struggling to make ends meet, many have found a novel way to find one off items on a budget. A growing number of people are

With many Spaniards struggling to make ends meet, many have found a novel way to find one off items on a budget. A growing number of people are

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South Africa issues arrest warrant for Malema

South African authorities have issued an arrest warrant for former ANC Youth League President Julius Malema. One of President Jacob Zuma’s most

South African authorities have issued an arrest warrant for former ANC Youth League President Julius Malema. One of President Jacob Zuma’s most