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2012-10-07

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Libya PM sacked after second proposed cabinet rejected

Libya’s Prime Minister-elect has failed for a second time to get his cabinet approved by the new General National Congress. Mustafa Abu Shagur has

Libya’s Prime Minister-elect has failed for a second time to get his cabinet approved by the new General National Congress. Mustafa Abu Shagur has

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Pop art birthday for Vladimir Putin

Russian pop artist Alexei Sergiyenko, who draws inspiration from iconic images of Russian President Vladimir Putin, exhibits his portraits on Putin’s

Russian pop artist Alexei Sergiyenko, who draws inspiration from iconic images of Russian President Vladimir Putin, exhibits his portraits on Putin’s

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Prayers and procession for missing British girl

More than 700 people have joined a silent procession through a small Welsh town for a five-year-old girl who has been missing since last Monday.

More than 700 people have joined a silent procession through a small Welsh town for a five-year-old girl who has been missing since last Monday.

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Turkey and Syria exchange blows for fifth day running

Turkey’s military immediately returned fire on Sunday after yet another Syrian shell landed on its soil. The artillery round landed in the town of

Turkey’s military immediately returned fire on Sunday after yet another Syrian shell landed on its soil. The artillery round landed in the town of

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Srebrenica controversy during Bosnian election

The spotlight has been shining on the Bosnian town of Shrebrenitza during municipal elections on Sunday.   Religious tensions have risen as the rules

The spotlight has been shining on the Bosnian town of Shrebrenitza during municipal elections on Sunday.   Religious tensions have risen as the rules

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Pakistan: Imran Khan stumped on anti-US drone march

In Pakistan former national cricket captain turned politician Imran Khan has been leading a motorcade across the country. He aimed to travel from

In Pakistan former national cricket captain turned politician Imran Khan has been leading a motorcade across the country. He aimed to travel from

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India's landless march on capital

Tens of thousands of peasant farmers in India are continuing their march from the north of the country, to demand a fairer share of land and

Tens of thousands of peasant farmers in India are continuing their march from the north of the country, to demand a fairer share of land and

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Thousands protest in Spain as austerity measures deepen

Tens of thousands of people have marched through Madrid and Barcelona denouncing further austerity measures announced by the Spanish government more

Tens of thousands of people have marched through Madrid and Barcelona denouncing further austerity measures announced by the Spanish government more

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Seoul shows its 'Gangnam Style'

Some 15-thousand flash mob dancers performed in a ‘Gangnam Style’ dance in the streets of the South Korean capital Seoul. ‘Gangnam Style’ by South

Some 15-thousand flash mob dancers performed in a ‘Gangnam Style’ dance in the streets of the South Korean capital Seoul. ‘Gangnam Style’ by South

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Venezuela election: Chavez bids for fourth term

An estimated 19 million Venezuelans vote in Sunday’s presidential election. The poll is seen as a critical test of Hugo Chavez’s 14-year rule. The

An estimated 19 million Venezuelans vote in Sunday’s presidential election. The poll is seen as a critical test of Hugo Chavez’s 14-year rule. The

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Paris - the capital that never sleeps

A rainy night, but one of joy and culture amid more than 100 performances and exhibitions throughout the French capital, during the annual “Nuit

A rainy night, but one of joy and culture amid more than 100 performances and exhibitions throughout the French capital, during the annual “Nuit

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French Spiderman strikes again

Alain Robert – aka the “French Spiderman” – climbed the 49 metre high Bell Tower of the Abbey of Saint-Maurice, Switzerland. He ascended the 1,500

Alain Robert – aka the “French Spiderman” – climbed the 49 metre high Bell Tower of the Abbey of Saint-Maurice, Switzerland. He ascended the 1,500

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'One million volt' man!

Magician David Blaine performs a one million volt stunt in New York City. The magician was raised up on a platform above a high-voltage Tesla

Magician David Blaine performs a one million volt stunt in New York City. The magician was raised up on a platform above a high-voltage Tesla

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Syrian rebels make gains near Turkish border

It is reported areas of Homs and the Houla region came under heavy shelling as Syrian troops tried to retake them from rebel forces. The violence

It is reported areas of Homs and the Houla region came under heavy shelling as Syrian troops tried to retake them from rebel forces. The violence

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South Korea increases ballistic missile capability

South Korea has reached an agreement with the United States to extend the range of its ballistic missiles to more that double the current

South Korea has reached an agreement with the United States to extend the range of its ballistic missiles to more that double the current

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Oktoberfest - Palestinian style

Palestinians in the West Bank have been celebrating their own take on the German inspired Oktoberfest. The village of Taybeh, which is home to the

Palestinians in the West Bank have been celebrating their own take on the German inspired Oktoberfest. The village of Taybeh, which is home to the

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Somalia urges unity with new PM

Somalia ‘s new president has named a fellow newcomer as the country’s prime minister. Abdi Farah Shirdon Saaid has been described as someone

Somalia ‘s new president has named a fellow newcomer as the country’s prime minister. Abdi Farah Shirdon Saaid has been described as someone

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Hezbollah suspected of sending drone into Israel

Israeli military have shot down an unidentified drone when it crossed into the south of the country. It is unclear who was responsible for sending

Israeli military have shot down an unidentified drone when it crossed into the south of the country. It is unclear who was responsible for sending

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Philippines: peace deal between government and Muslim rebels

The Philippine government has agreed a peace deal with Muslim rebels ending more than four decades of violent conflict. The agreement represents a

The Philippine government has agreed a peace deal with Muslim rebels ending more than four decades of violent conflict. The agreement represents a

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Outcome uncertain in Venezuelan presidential vote

Venezuela goes to the polls today to chose a new president in what many believe will produce an election result by the narrowest of

Venezuela goes to the polls today to chose a new president in what many believe will produce an election result by the narrowest of

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Football reaches out to the world's homeless

It may not have been a conventional opening ceremony but the organisers of the 10th annual Homeless World Cup are hoping for a life changing

It may not have been a conventional opening ceremony but the organisers of the 10th annual Homeless World Cup are hoping for a life changing

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Humanitarian ship sails to challenge Gaza blockade

A crowd of well-wishers have seen off a Swedish ship laden with humanitarian goods as it set sail from Naples to Gaza. The Estelle and its cargo are

A crowd of well-wishers have seen off a Swedish ship laden with humanitarian goods as it set sail from Naples to Gaza. The Estelle and its cargo are

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Abu Hamza appears in a US court

Islamist cleric Abu Hamza al Masri and four other terror suspects have appeared in court in the US. The five were extradited from the UK on Friday

Islamist cleric Abu Hamza al Masri and four other terror suspects have appeared in court in the US. The five were extradited from the UK on Friday

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Morocco judges protest for reforms and pay rise

Other than bankers, judges are probably the last people you’d expect to see protesting. But in Morocco a group of magistrates organised a sit-in

Other than bankers, judges are probably the last people you’d expect to see protesting. But in Morocco a group of magistrates organised a sit-in

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French anti-terror raids: suspected Islamist militant shot dead

French police have shot dead a suspected Islamist militant who they allege was behind last month’s attack on a Jewish supermarket in Paris. Jeremie

French police have shot dead a suspected Islamist militant who they allege was behind last month’s attack on a Jewish supermarket in Paris. Jeremie