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2012-09-30

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FIFA reveals World Cup venues

Russia and FIFA announced on Saturday the 11 cities which will host the 2018 World Cup. Moscow will have two venues – the 90,000-seat Luzhniki

Russia and FIFA announced on Saturday the 11 cities which will host the 2018 World Cup. Moscow will have two venues – the 90,000-seat Luzhniki

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Typhoon Jelawat pounds central Japan

Typhoon Jelawat have hit the central islands of Japan, with high speed winds and torrential downpours. The typhoon has already wreaked havoc in

Typhoon Jelawat have hit the central islands of Japan, with high speed winds and torrential downpours. The typhoon has already wreaked havoc in

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Moscow court set to hear Pussy Riot appeal

Moscow’s city court will hear the appeal of jailed punk rockers Pussy Riot on Monday against their two-year jail sentence for performing an

Moscow’s city court will hear the appeal of jailed punk rockers Pussy Riot on Monday against their two-year jail sentence for performing an

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'Gangnam Style' in Philippines jail

Inmates in Cebu, the Philippines, have been perfecting their moves again – this time in a “Gangnam Style” as performed by South Korean singer

Inmates in Cebu, the Philippines, have been perfecting their moves again – this time in a “Gangnam Style” as performed by South Korean singer

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Madrid anti-austerity clashes

Dozens of people were arrested and injured after anti-austerity protesters clashed with riot police in Madrid.

Dozens of people were arrested and injured after anti-austerity protesters clashed with riot police in Madrid.

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Turkey to repay IMF debt in full by April

Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan says the country will pay off its remaining debt to the International Monetary Fund, approximately EUR 1

Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan says the country will pay off its remaining debt to the International Monetary Fund, approximately EUR 1

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Dozens dead in Iraq bomb blasts

At least 26 people have been killed in a series of bomb blasts across Iraq. The deadliest attack came in the town of Taji, just north of

At least 26 people have been killed in a series of bomb blasts across Iraq. The deadliest attack came in the town of Taji, just north of

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Tensions surround Georgia's parliamentary election

Voters go to the polls on Monday in Georgia’s parliamentary election. Surveys show support for President Mikhail Saksahvilli’s United National

Voters go to the polls on Monday in Georgia’s parliamentary election. Surveys show support for President Mikhail Saksahvilli’s United National

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Iran's currency plummets six percent in one day

In Tehran’s street market on Saturday, one American dollar was trading for 28,800 Iranian rials, a record six percent drop from the previous day

In Tehran’s street market on Saturday, one American dollar was trading for 28,800 Iranian rials, a record six percent drop from the previous day

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Heritage site destroyed in battle-torn Aleppo

Rebel forces opposed to President Bashar al-Assad’s government announced a new offensive in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Thursday. Amateur video

Rebel forces opposed to President Bashar al-Assad’s government announced a new offensive in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Thursday. Amateur video

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Libyans give up guns and explosives in state collection drives

Hundreds turned out in Tripoli and Benghazi to hand in weapons left over from last year’s war. With the government struggling to impose authority

Hundreds turned out in Tripoli and Benghazi to hand in weapons left over from last year’s war. With the government struggling to impose authority

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Two killed at Presidential election rally in Venezuela

Two men have been shot dead at a rally in the Barinas region. The Primero Justicia party, led by Presidential challenger Henrique Capiles, says the

Two men have been shot dead at a rally in the Barinas region. The Primero Justicia party, led by Presidential challenger Henrique Capiles, says the

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Huge turnout for historic Ulster unionist commemoration

An estimated 30,000 unionists in Northern Ireland have commemorated one of their most important historical dates. Amid tight security eight

An estimated 30,000 unionists in Northern Ireland have commemorated one of their most important historical dates. Amid tight security eight

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Cuba: Fidel Castro's photographer Liborio Noval dies

Fidel Castro’s former photographer who followed the ex-Cuban leader for almost half a century has died. Liborio Noval, who was 78, was known

Fidel Castro’s former photographer who followed the ex-Cuban leader for almost half a century has died. Liborio Noval, who was 78, was known

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Tornado destroys fairground wheel in Spain

A tornado swept through a fairground in eastern Spain, knocking down a big wheel and injuring 35 people. The site was closed to the public at the

A tornado swept through a fairground in eastern Spain, knocking down a big wheel and injuring 35 people. The site was closed to the public at the

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Saakashvili rival says Georgia government's days numbered

Tens of thousands of supporters of Georgia’s opposition coalition have rallied ahead of Monday’s parliamentary election. Tension has been rising

Tens of thousands of supporters of Georgia’s opposition coalition have rallied ahead of Monday’s parliamentary election. Tension has been rising

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Ukraine authorities release new Tymoshenko video

Ukrainian authorities have reacted to a video appeal by Yulia Tymoshenko by publishing their own film of the jailed ex-prime minister. From the

Ukrainian authorities have reacted to a video appeal by Yulia Tymoshenko by publishing their own film of the jailed ex-prime minister. From the

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More clashes as Spain budget brings more protest

Thousands of protesters in Madrid have rallied into the night to denounce the Spanish government’s austerity measures. There were outbreaks of

Thousands of protesters in Madrid have rallied into the night to denounce the Spanish government’s austerity measures. There were outbreaks of

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Somali forces appeal for order after rebel retreat

The Somali government in Mogadishu has called on residents in Kismayu to co-operate with security forces after al-Shabaab rebels were ousted from the

The Somali government in Mogadishu has called on residents in Kismayu to co-operate with security forces after al-Shabaab rebels were ousted from the

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Portugal rallies against spending cuts

Thousands of Portuguese have marched through Lisbon to voice their anger at the government’s austerity policies. The protest was organised by one

Thousands of Portuguese have marched through Lisbon to voice their anger at the government’s austerity policies. The protest was organised by one