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2012-10-06

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Mafia boss discovered in home with converted bunker

Police in Italy have arrested the last fugitive boss of one of the country’s most notorious crime syndicates. Massimo Di Caterino of the Casalesi

Police in Italy have arrested the last fugitive boss of one of the country’s most notorious crime syndicates. Massimo Di Caterino of the Casalesi

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Algeria's third president Bendjedid dies

Former Algerian president Chadli Bendjedid has died. The 83-year-old ran the country for 13 years from 1979 before being forced from power by the

Former Algerian president Chadli Bendjedid has died. The 83-year-old ran the country for 13 years from 1979 before being forced from power by the

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Sacked South Africa miners demand jobs back

South African miners have called on Anglo American Platinum to reverse a decision to fire 12,000 workers who took part in wildcat strikes. Several

South African miners have called on Anglo American Platinum to reverse a decision to fire 12,000 workers who took part in wildcat strikes. Several

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Turkey and Syria exchange fire

Turkey and Syria swapped some of their most violent cross-border exchanges on Saturday a day after Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan warned

Turkey and Syria swapped some of their most violent cross-border exchanges on Saturday a day after Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan warned

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French police shoot man dead in anti-terror raids

French police shot dead a man during an early morning anti-terrorism raid in the eastern city of Strasbourg on Saturday. Three officers were

French police shot dead a man during an early morning anti-terrorism raid in the eastern city of Strasbourg on Saturday. Three officers were

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French police unit shut down over corruption allegations

An anti-crime squad in the southern French city of Marseille has been shut-down due to alleged widespread corruption. Interior Minister Manuel

An anti-crime squad in the southern French city of Marseille has been shut-down due to alleged widespread corruption. Interior Minister Manuel

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Jailed ‘Vatileaks’ butler awaits pardon from the Pope

Pope Benedict’s former butler will serve his 18 month sentence under house arrest as he awaits a possible papal pardon, according to his

Pope Benedict’s former butler will serve his 18 month sentence under house arrest as he awaits a possible papal pardon, according to his

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Radical preacher Hamza lands in US

Radical Islamist cleric, Abu Hamza, arrived in New York on Saturday where he is expected to appear in a US court on terrorism charges within 24

Radical Islamist cleric, Abu Hamza, arrived in New York on Saturday where he is expected to appear in a US court on terrorism charges within 24

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Portugal: a topsy-turvy national ceremony

President Cavalco Silva raised the Portuguese flag upside down on the country’s national day- Friday 5th October. A symbolic error for a government

President Cavalco Silva raised the Portuguese flag upside down on the country’s national day- Friday 5th October. A symbolic error for a government

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James Bond suit sells for 57,968 €

To mark the 50th anniversary of 007’s first screen appearance, Christie’s of London held an auction of James Bond memorabilia. Roger Moore, who

To mark the 50th anniversary of 007’s first screen appearance, Christie’s of London held an auction of James Bond memorabilia. Roger Moore, who

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Clashes at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque

At least five people, including two photographers, were lightly wounded in clashes at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque on Friday (October 5). The stone

At least five people, including two photographers, were lightly wounded in clashes at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque on Friday (October 5). The stone

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Etna: the roof of Europe is on fire

Increased activity has been reported at the Mount Etna volcano since Wednesday October the 3rd, but there is sign of an eruption any time soon

Increased activity has been reported at the Mount Etna volcano since Wednesday October the 3rd, but there is sign of an eruption any time soon

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Student gets suspended sentence for cooking on eternal flame

A student in Ukraine has been given a three-year suspended prison sentence for frying eggs over the eternal flame at a World War Two

A student in Ukraine has been given a three-year suspended prison sentence for frying eggs over the eternal flame at a World War Two

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Police in Wales arrest man on suspicion of five-year-old's murder

British police investigating a missing five year-old have arrested a man on suspicion of murder. April Jones’s disappearance has gripped the country

British police investigating a missing five year-old have arrested a man on suspicion of murder. April Jones’s disappearance has gripped the country

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Sodexo to compensate German food poisoning victims

Catering giant Sodexo is to compensate the victims of Germany’s biggest ever outbreak of food poisoning. More than 11,000 school children were

Catering giant Sodexo is to compensate the victims of Germany’s biggest ever outbreak of food poisoning. More than 11,000 school children were

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Pakistan: Imran Khan leads anti-drone march

Pakistani politician, Imran Khan, is leading a “peace march” into the dangerous FATA region of the country this weekend, in protest against US drone

Pakistani politician, Imran Khan, is leading a “peace march” into the dangerous FATA region of the country this weekend, in protest against US drone

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Security and terrorism dominate Mediterranean summit

Fighting terrorism and lawlessness as well as immigration are dominating the agenda at a two day summit in Malta. Leaders from five European and

Fighting terrorism and lawlessness as well as immigration are dominating the agenda at a two day summit in Malta. Leaders from five European and

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Turkey retaliates after fresh shelling from Syria

Turkish military have again returned fire after another Syrian shell reportedly slammed into its territory. The fresh exchange comes two days

Turkish military have again returned fire after another Syrian shell reportedly slammed into its territory. The fresh exchange comes two days

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Flag raising error stirs anger in Portugal

Celebrations to mark Portugal’s Republic Day took on an extra symbolic relevance when President Cavaco Silva unknowingly raised the country’s flag

Celebrations to mark Portugal’s Republic Day took on an extra symbolic relevance when President Cavaco Silva unknowingly raised the country’s flag

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Obama welcomes unexpected US jobless fall

President Obama has hailed a surprise fall in the US unemployment rate to the lowest level since he took office. It has given his re-election

President Obama has hailed a surprise fall in the US unemployment rate to the lowest level since he took office. It has given his re-election

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Verdict due in Vatican trial over what the butler did

Judges in the trial of papal butler Paolo Gabriele are due to reach their verdict today. If found guilty he faces a possible four-year prison

Judges in the trial of papal butler Paolo Gabriele are due to reach their verdict today. If found guilty he faces a possible four-year prison

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Radical preacher on his way to United States

Islamist cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri is on his way to the United States after losing an eight-year legal battle to remain in the UK. The

Islamist cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri is on his way to the United States after losing an eight-year legal battle to remain in the UK. The

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UK students shake off debts with painted faces

Two British former students who described themselves as crippled with debts a year ago say they are back in the black after selling their faces to

Two British former students who described themselves as crippled with debts a year ago say they are back in the black after selling their faces to