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2012-10-14

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Djukanovic set fair to retain power in Montenegro

Exit polls in the Montenegrin elections indicate that the ruling DPS party, which has run the former Yugoslav republic since it split away from

Exit polls in the Montenegrin elections indicate that the ruling DPS party, which has run the former Yugoslav republic since it split away from

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Flemish Nationalists set to capture Antwerp

The Belgian Socialists look as though they are heading for defeat in the second city Antwerp for the first time in 90 years, and that nationalist

The Belgian Socialists look as though they are heading for defeat in the second city Antwerp for the first time in 90 years, and that nationalist

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Brazil sends army into favelas

The Brazilian army has backed police moving into two of Rio de Janiero’s most dangerous favelas to retake control and end the rule of drugs

The Brazilian army has backed police moving into two of Rio de Janiero’s most dangerous favelas to retake control and end the rule of drugs

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Montenegro vote: ruling coalition set for re-election

The former Yugoslav republic of Montenegro has been an independent state for just six years. Its ruling coalition led by the Democratic Party of

The former Yugoslav republic of Montenegro has been an independent state for just six years. Its ruling coalition led by the Democratic Party of

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Felix Baumgartner space jump - live

Felix Baumgartner (born 20 April 1969) is an Austrian skydiver and a BASE jumper. He is renowned for the particularly dangerous nature of the stunts

Felix Baumgartner (born 20 April 1969) is an Austrian skydiver and a BASE jumper. He is renowned for the particularly dangerous nature of the stunts

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Putin's United Russia set to tighten regional grip

United Russia, President Vladimir Putin’s party, is expected to tighten its grip on the country, following the results of Sunday’s regional

United Russia, President Vladimir Putin’s party, is expected to tighten its grip on the country, following the results of Sunday’s regional

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Mauritanian President survivives attack

The president of Mauritania has been flown to France for medical treatment following an attack on his motorcade that is being described as an

The president of Mauritania has been flown to France for medical treatment following an attack on his motorcade that is being described as an

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De Wever eyes victory in Antwerp

Eight million Belgians are voting in local elections today which may mark a sea change in politics if there is an historic shift of power in second

Eight million Belgians are voting in local elections today which may mark a sea change in politics if there is an historic shift of power in second

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Endeavour heads to retirement

It was the last trip for space shuttle Endeavour after 25 missions in nine years. Cheered on by enthusiastic crowds, the shuttle made its final

It was the last trip for space shuttle Endeavour after 25 missions in nine years. Cheered on by enthusiastic crowds, the shuttle made its final

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Lithuania election: voters set to pick centre-left coalition

Lithuania’s centre-right government is likely to be voted out in a general election on Sunday. The ex-Soviet state has suffered a sharp fall in

Lithuania’s centre-right government is likely to be voted out in a general election on Sunday. The ex-Soviet state has suffered a sharp fall in

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Rally in support of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala

More than 100 people gathered in Swat in protest at the attack on 14-year-old activist Malala Yousafzai who was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen as

More than 100 people gathered in Swat in protest at the attack on 14-year-old activist Malala Yousafzai who was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen as

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Portuguese students protest against austerity

Portuguese art and drama students joined a big anti-austerity protest in Lisbon. Thousands of protesters marched on parliament, some with their

Portuguese art and drama students joined a big anti-austerity protest in Lisbon. Thousands of protesters marched on parliament, some with their

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Syria air force dropped cluster bombs on rebel held areas

Syria’s air force has repeatedly used cluster munitions to attack rebel-held areas, according to Human Rights Watch. The weapons are controversial

Syria’s air force has repeatedly used cluster munitions to attack rebel-held areas, according to Human Rights Watch. The weapons are controversial

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Vettel wins Korean Grand Prix

Redbull’s Sebestian Vettel has won the Korean Grand Prix. The German beat his team-mate Mark Webber to the title, his third in a row. Ferrari’s

Redbull’s Sebestian Vettel has won the Korean Grand Prix. The German beat his team-mate Mark Webber to the title, his third in a row. Ferrari’s

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Day three

World number two Sergei Samoilovich of Russia claimed gold in the men’s 100 kilo category on the final day of the Abu Dhabi judo Grand Prix on

World number two Sergei Samoilovich of Russia claimed gold in the men’s 100 kilo category on the final day of the Abu Dhabi judo Grand Prix on

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Chavez swears in new Venezuela cabinet

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has sworn in a new vice president and six other cabinet ministers after his re-election last week. The reshuffle

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has sworn in a new vice president and six other cabinet ministers after his re-election last week. The reshuffle

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Prostitute scandal shocks sleepy American town

A seaside town in the US state of Maine has been hit by a sex scandal. Alexis Wright, a 29-year-old fitness instructor from Kennebunk, is accused

A seaside town in the US state of Maine has been hit by a sex scandal. Alexis Wright, a 29-year-old fitness instructor from Kennebunk, is accused

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Pedrosa wins Japanese MotoGP

Spain’s Dani Pedrosa won the Japanese MotoGP race on Sunday at the Motegi racetrack. The 27-year-old beat compatriot Jorge Lorenzo whose second

Spain’s Dani Pedrosa won the Japanese MotoGP race on Sunday at the Motegi racetrack. The 27-year-old beat compatriot Jorge Lorenzo whose second

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Lithuania goes to the polls in general election

Lithuanians will vote in a general election on Sunday that is expected to lead to the ousting of the country’s centre-right government. Opinion

Lithuanians will vote in a general election on Sunday that is expected to lead to the ousting of the country’s centre-right government. Opinion

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Israeli air strike on Gaza kills 'militant leader'

An Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip has killed one Palestinian and wounded at least two others, local doctors said on Saturday. The strike

An Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip has killed one Palestinian and wounded at least two others, local doctors said on Saturday. The strike

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Putin faces first electoral test since Kremlin return

Russian President Vladimir Putin faces his first electoral test later on Sunday since his return to the Kremlin in May. It is being seen as an

Russian President Vladimir Putin faces his first electoral test later on Sunday since his return to the Kremlin in May. It is being seen as an

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"Global Noise" heard in Spain and Portugal

Saucepans in hand, thousands of people demonstrated in Spain and Portugal on Saturday. It was part of the “Global Noise” day, a hoped-for

Saucepans in hand, thousands of people demonstrated in Spain and Portugal on Saturday. It was part of the “Global Noise” day, a hoped-for

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Support for Malala spreads through subcontinent

Rallies have been held in support of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who is fighting for her life in hospital after being shot by the

Rallies have been held in support of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who is fighting for her life in hospital after being shot by the