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2012-09-23

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Switzerland referendum may end tax breaks for rich

Rich expats living in Bern, Switzerland won’t have to pay more tax following the results of a referendum on Sunday. Swiss residents had been

Rich expats living in Bern, Switzerland won’t have to pay more tax following the results of a referendum on Sunday. Swiss residents had been

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Less violence sees more children going to school in Iraq

The number of kids starting school in Iraq today is up thanks to a decrease in attacks and improved feelings of safety. It is the first day of the

The number of kids starting school in Iraq today is up thanks to a decrease in attacks and improved feelings of safety. It is the first day of the

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US-led anti-mine drills could cause tension with Iran

Navies from more than 30 countries are taking part in anti-mine exercises in the Persian Gulf. Mindful of tension between the West and Iran, an

Navies from more than 30 countries are taking part in anti-mine exercises in the Persian Gulf. Mindful of tension between the West and Iran, an

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Oktoberfest begins in Munich

More than six million people from around the world are expected to descend on the beer tents of Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest, which runs until 7

More than six million people from around the world are expected to descend on the beer tents of Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest, which runs until 7

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Tug a plane...

Hundreds of people participated in a tug-of-war in Japan pulling a Boeing 787.

Hundreds of people participated in a tug-of-war in Japan pulling a Boeing 787.

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Greece budget shortfall almost double what was thought-reports

There could be more financial trouble ahead for the Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his conservative-led coalition according to a report in

There could be more financial trouble ahead for the Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his conservative-led coalition according to a report in

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Death high in the mountains of Nepal

A rescue operation in the mountains of Nepal after at least nine climbers were swept to their deaths in an avalanche. Local police sources have

A rescue operation in the mountains of Nepal after at least nine climbers were swept to their deaths in an avalanche. Local police sources have

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Sentencing highlights China Communist party murder scandal

The murder scandal that rocked China’s Communist Party will once again be in the spotlight on Monday, with the sentencing of a former police chief

The murder scandal that rocked China’s Communist Party will once again be in the spotlight on Monday, with the sentencing of a former police chief

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Renato Gribic, Superman of the Danube

Renato Grbić is a fisherman on the Danube who casts his net for people. In fourteen years he has hauled 25 from the murky waters who jumped from the

Renato Grbić is a fisherman on the Danube who casts his net for people. In fourteen years he has hauled 25 from the murky waters who jumped from the

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A bridge too far for Hollywood star

Chuck Norris the U.S. action film star has missed out on a starring role. His name was the overwhelming favourite in an online poll to be given to a

Chuck Norris the U.S. action film star has missed out on a starring role. His name was the overwhelming favourite in an online poll to be given to a

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Australian Roman Catholic Church admits child sex abuse

The Catholic Church in the Australian state of Victoria has revealed to a parliamentary hearing its clergy were responsible for more than 600 cases

The Catholic Church in the Australian state of Victoria has revealed to a parliamentary hearing its clergy were responsible for more than 600 cases

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Polls open in Belarus as opposition stays away

In the city of Minsk and across Belarus polls have opened for the country’s parliamentary election. The two main opposition parties have boycotted

In the city of Minsk and across Belarus polls have opened for the country’s parliamentary election. The two main opposition parties have boycotted

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Growing protests in Georgia threaten to unseat ruling party

Protests in Georgia against brutality in prisons have strengthened. In central Tbilisi students -some carrying brooms as a symbol of torture called

Protests in Georgia against brutality in prisons have strengthened. In central Tbilisi students -some carrying brooms as a symbol of torture called

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World Custard Pie Championships held

Sixteen teams have been battling out in the English county of Kent, to win the World Custard Pie Championships. Those taking part turned out in

Sixteen teams have been battling out in the English county of Kent, to win the World Custard Pie Championships. Those taking part turned out in

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Thousands attend Scotland independence rally

An estimated 5,000 supporters of Scottish independence have taken part in a rally in Edinburgh. Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond also

An estimated 5,000 supporters of Scottish independence have taken part in a rally in Edinburgh. Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond also

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Seven killed in Moscow bus stop crash

At least seven people have been killed and three injured after a car crashed into a bus stop in Moscow. According to Russian media reports, the

At least seven people have been killed and three injured after a car crashed into a bus stop in Moscow. According to Russian media reports, the

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Two injured in stabbing during Athens anti-racist demo

Hundreds of Greeks in three rallies have taken to the streets to protest against attacks by right-wing extremists against migrants. Two Pakistani

Hundreds of Greeks in three rallies have taken to the streets to protest against attacks by right-wing extremists against migrants. Two Pakistani

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Libyan official pledges to dissolve militias after mass protests

The head of Libya’s national congress has vowed to dissolve the country’s militias, in the wake of demonstrations against them. Mohammed Magarief

The head of Libya’s national congress has vowed to dissolve the country’s militias, in the wake of demonstrations against them. Mohammed Magarief

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London: Thousands take part in 'SlutWalk' protest

Thousands of women, some dressed only in underwear, have marched through central London to protest over the way rape victims are treated by the

Thousands of women, some dressed only in underwear, have marched through central London to protest over the way rape victims are treated by the

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Fiat pledges commitment to Italy

Car maker Fiat says it will do all it can to avoid plant closures in Italy. It is a pledge that was echoed by the Italian government, after a

Car maker Fiat says it will do all it can to avoid plant closures in Italy. It is a pledge that was echoed by the Italian government, after a

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Pakistani minister offers bounty for death of film-maker

A Pakistani government minister has offered an 80 thousand euro reward for the death of the film maker behind an anti-Islam video, that has sparked

A Pakistani government minister has offered an 80 thousand euro reward for the death of the film maker behind an anti-Islam video, that has sparked

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Rebel leadership moves from Turkey to Syria

The rebel free Syrian Army has revealed that it has shifted its leadership from Turkey to areas of Syria controlled by opposition forces. A video

The rebel free Syrian Army has revealed that it has shifted its leadership from Turkey to areas of Syria controlled by opposition forces. A video

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Police enforce ban on anti-Islam protests in France

Police in Paris have arrested 21 people who tried to defy a ban on demonstrations against the anti-Islam film that has been causing violent protests

Police in Paris have arrested 21 people who tried to defy a ban on demonstrations against the anti-Islam film that has been causing violent protests