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2012-10-19

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Palestinian poll lopsided

Palestinians are voting in the West Bank in long-delayed elections highlighting deep divisions in the Israeli-occupied territory. The powerful

Palestinians are voting in the West Bank in long-delayed elections highlighting deep divisions in the Israeli-occupied territory. The powerful

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Beirut carbomb kills top Lebanese officer

The deadly carbomb that tore into the centre of Christian East Beirut on Friday may not, as first thought, be an attack on the whole community, and

The deadly carbomb that tore into the centre of Christian East Beirut on Friday may not, as first thought, be an attack on the whole community, and

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'I did not have sex with that woman,' Berlusconi tells Italian court

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi appeared in court on Friday to deny having sex with an underage prostitute. The 76-year-old playboy

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi appeared in court on Friday to deny having sex with an underage prostitute. The 76-year-old playboy

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Ukraine EU wishes blocked

Ukraine is seeking to build self-confidence in its relationship with Europe. It hopes its October 28 elections will improve its prospects, if they

Ukraine is seeking to build self-confidence in its relationship with Europe. It hopes its October 28 elections will improve its prospects, if they

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UK: Dale farm protesters try to storm government building

Over a hundred travellers and protesters clashed with police as they tried to storm a government building in London. They were marking a year after

Over a hundred travellers and protesters clashed with police as they tried to storm a government building in London. They were marking a year after

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Turkish ceasefire call goes unanswered in Syria

There are no signs that either Syria or the anti-government rebels are ready to heed a ceasefire, which is being encouraged by Turkey. The UN/Arab

There are no signs that either Syria or the anti-government rebels are ready to heed a ceasefire, which is being encouraged by Turkey. The UN/Arab

Business

US economic recovery

The latest economic figures from the US have confirmed that the world’s biggest economy is on the path to recovery. Unemployment dropped below

The latest economic figures from the US have confirmed that the world’s biggest economy is on the path to recovery. Unemployment dropped below

Business

Colombia is latest exit for Carrefour

Struggling French retail giant Carrefour is selling its stores in Colombia for two billion euros. It is part of a major restructuring under its

Struggling French retail giant Carrefour is selling its stores in Colombia for two billion euros. It is part of a major restructuring under its

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EU summit in 'small revolution'

European leaders have agreed a deal on a banking union. France and the European Commission arrived at the summit keen to run ahead with a new

European leaders have agreed a deal on a banking union. France and the European Commission arrived at the summit keen to run ahead with a new

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Shot Pakistani teenager stands for first time

The Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education has managed to stand for the first time since the attack. Doctors

The Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education has managed to stand for the first time since the attack. Doctors

Business

Google tries to reassure after results shock

The pain continued for Google on Friday after its shares went into freefall in the previous session and a number brokerages cut their price

The pain continued for Google on Friday after its shares went into freefall in the previous session and a number brokerages cut their price

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ETA, steps toward contrition

The autonomous northern Basque region in Spain votes to elect a new government on Sunday, one year after the armed separatist group ETA renounced

The autonomous northern Basque region in Spain votes to elect a new government on Sunday, one year after the armed separatist group ETA renounced

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Minister urges French to buy home made

With France’s economy in the doldrums, the country’s Industry Minister, Arnaud Montebourg, has turned himself into a poster-boy for French products

With France’s economy in the doldrums, the country’s Industry Minister, Arnaud Montebourg, has turned himself into a poster-boy for French products

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Ukraine needs new energy policy: IEA

A new report says Ukrainian government subsidies make gas so cheap in the country that it is an invitation to waste energy. The International

A new report says Ukrainian government subsidies make gas so cheap in the country that it is an invitation to waste energy. The International

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Eurozone crawls towards bank oversight

Eurozone leaders have agreed there will be a single supervisor responsible for overseeing the region’s banks from next year, but the details of how

Eurozone leaders have agreed there will be a single supervisor responsible for overseeing the region’s banks from next year, but the details of how

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Beirut car bomb kills eight

Eight people were killed by a massive roadside bomb in the centre of the Christian half of Beirut.

Eight people were killed by a massive roadside bomb in the centre of the Christian half of Beirut.

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Inside cycling with Philippe Gilbert

At thirty years old Philippe Gilbert is considered one of the best professional cyclists in the peloton. In 2011 the classic and one day specialist

At thirty years old Philippe Gilbert is considered one of the best professional cyclists in the peloton. In 2011 the classic and one day specialist

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Deadly mudslide in Peru

Eleven people were confirmed dead and more than 20 were missing after a mudslide ripped through a town in the Peruvian jungle on October 17. Rescue

Eleven people were confirmed dead and more than 20 were missing after a mudslide ripped through a town in the Peruvian jungle on October 17. Rescue

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Car bomb spreads fear through East Beirut

Eastern Beirut has been shaken by a car bomb in the heart of its mainly Christian community.   At least eight people were killed died and around 80

Eastern Beirut has been shaken by a car bomb in the heart of its mainly Christian community.   At least eight people were killed died and around 80

Culture

Hoffman gets behind the camera

Dustin Hoffman has made his directorial debut at the tender age of 75 with “Quartet,” a film that features an all-star British cast. Set in the

Dustin Hoffman has made his directorial debut at the tender age of 75 with “Quartet,” a film that features an all-star British cast. Set in the

Culture

Yan Wagner's technocoloured debut album

Yan Wagner is a Franco-American musician who began performing in New York in 2008 while researching a PHD into the history of nightclubs. He mixes

Yan Wagner is a Franco-American musician who began performing in New York in 2008 while researching a PHD into the history of nightclubs. He mixes

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Obama and Romney joke at charity dinner

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney poked gentle but sharp fun at themselves and each other for a charitable cause on October 18. It took place at the

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney poked gentle but sharp fun at themselves and each other for a charitable cause on October 18. It took place at the

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Turkey renews ceasefire call for all Syrian factions

Turkey has repeated its call for a ceasefire in Syria during the Eid religious festival, which begins on Friday for Muslims worldwide. The foreign

Turkey has repeated its call for a ceasefire in Syria during the Eid religious festival, which begins on Friday for Muslims worldwide. The foreign

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While Spain sinks, Merkel insists on process

The EU summit has broken up supposedly after laying the foundations for banking union, but in fact behind the scenes it appears little has been

The EU summit has broken up supposedly after laying the foundations for banking union, but in fact behind the scenes it appears little has been

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EU leaders hope to build on banking deal

European leaders have gathered for day two of their summit in Brussels after a marathon session that ended up with a big step towards banking union

European leaders have gathered for day two of their summit in Brussels after a marathon session that ended up with a big step towards banking union

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'No scenes of a sexual nature' claims Berlusconi

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has attended a hearing at a court in Milan investigating allegations he paid for sex with an underage

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has attended a hearing at a court in Milan investigating allegations he paid for sex with an underage

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Sex, scouts, and secret files

The Boy Scouts of America have been forced by an Oregon court to release thousands of files detailing allegations and admissions of paedophilia in

The Boy Scouts of America have been forced by an Oregon court to release thousands of files detailing allegations and admissions of paedophilia in

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Nothing but pumpkins

Pipek’s farm at Nova Ves, some 150 kilometres south east of Prague, is the Czech Republic’s largest grower of pumpkins. The owners have created

Pipek’s farm at Nova Ves, some 150 kilometres south east of Prague, is the Czech Republic’s largest grower of pumpkins. The owners have created

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Colombian families demand role in FARC talks

Talks aimed at ending half a century of conflict in Colombia are to continue next month in Cuba. The Colombian government and representatives of

Talks aimed at ending half a century of conflict in Colombia are to continue next month in Cuba. The Colombian government and representatives of