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2012-10-21

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Russia: Voting extended in opposition election

An online poll to elect members of an opposition council in Russia has been extended until Monday night. It comes after claims that the system was

An online poll to elect members of an opposition council in Russia has been extended until Monday night. It comes after claims that the system was

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Pope makes seven new saints

The pope has named seven new saints at a ceremony in the Vatican including the first Native American to be canonised. Saint Kateri Tekakwitha lived

The pope has named seven new saints at a ceremony in the Vatican including the first Native American to be canonised. Saint Kateri Tekakwitha lived

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First session for Georgia's new parliament

Georgia’s new prime minister designate Bidzan Ivanishvili saw his party’s MPs take their seats in the first parliamentary session since winning the

Georgia’s new prime minister designate Bidzan Ivanishvili saw his party’s MPs take their seats in the first parliamentary session since winning the

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Russia: Dozens of militants killed in North Caucasus region

Dozens of militants have reportedly been killed by Russian security forces during an operation in the North Caucasus region, where rebels are

Dozens of militants have reportedly been killed by Russian security forces during an operation in the North Caucasus region, where rebels are

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Iran rejects report of US nuclear talks

Iran has denied that it is planning to hold direct talks with America over its disputed nuclear programme. It comes after the New York Times

Iran has denied that it is planning to hold direct talks with America over its disputed nuclear programme. It comes after the New York Times

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Intelligence chief funeral sparks riot in Beirut

Violence erupted in Beirut after the funeral of a senior Lebanese intelligence official who was killed in an attack that has been blamed on

Violence erupted in Beirut after the funeral of a senior Lebanese intelligence official who was killed in an attack that has been blamed on

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Big crowds mourn Lebanese intelligence chief

In Lebanon, thousands of mourners have turned out in Beirut for the funeral of a senior intelligence official, assassinated in a bomb attack blamed

In Lebanon, thousands of mourners have turned out in Beirut for the funeral of a senior intelligence official, assassinated in a bomb attack blamed

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Spain's Rajoy faces high-stakes regional election

The Spanish government is facing a crucial test over its handling of the country’s financial crisis. Voters have been casting their ballots in a

The Spanish government is facing a crucial test over its handling of the country’s financial crisis. Voters have been casting their ballots in a

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Lebanon: Preparations for Wissam Al Haasan funeral

Lebanon’s political opposition called for a mass turnout for the funeral of security official Wissam Al Haasan, killed by a car bomb.

Lebanon’s political opposition called for a mass turnout for the funeral of security official Wissam Al Haasan, killed by a car bomb.

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Lethal bomb punctuates Syrian ceasefire talks

A car-bomb exploded in the centre of Damascus, just as the international mediator was in the Syrian capital trying to secure a ceasefire with

A car-bomb exploded in the centre of Damascus, just as the international mediator was in the Syrian capital trying to secure a ceasefire with

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Lebanon prepares to bury its murdered intelligence chief

The opposition in Lebanon have called for a big turnout at the funeral of the murdered intelligence official Wissam al-Hassan. He is due to be

The opposition in Lebanon have called for a big turnout at the funeral of the murdered intelligence official Wissam al-Hassan. He is due to be

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Opposition protest in Azerbaijan

In Azerbaijan about 200 young opposition protesters were met by riot police as they called for the dissolution of parliament because of alleged

In Azerbaijan about 200 young opposition protesters were met by riot police as they called for the dissolution of parliament because of alleged

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Vegetarian festival in Thailand

Pierced cheeks and processions as people celebrate the vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand – nine days to cleanse the body and mind.

Pierced cheeks and processions as people celebrate the vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand – nine days to cleanse the body and mind.

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Panama demos over duty-free land sale

There have been sometimes deadly protests in Panama over a government decision to allow the sale of valuable state-owned land. Residents in the

There have been sometimes deadly protests in Panama over a government decision to allow the sale of valuable state-owned land. Residents in the

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French president orders baby death probe

An inquiry’s been ordered after a pregnant woman’s baby died while she was en route to hospital in France. The woman tried to deliver her child as

An inquiry’s been ordered after a pregnant woman’s baby died while she was en route to hospital in France. The woman tried to deliver her child as

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Wales: Hit-and-run suspect to be questioned further

Police investigating a series of hit-and-run incidents in Wales have been given extra time to question a 31-year-old man. One woman was killed and

Police investigating a series of hit-and-run incidents in Wales have been given extra time to question a 31-year-old man. One woman was killed and

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Lourdes: floods descend on French pilgrim town

French authorities are assessing the damage to the Catholic pilgrim town of Lourdes that has been swamped by the overflowing River Gave. Around 500

French authorities are assessing the damage to the Catholic pilgrim town of Lourdes that has been swamped by the overflowing River Gave. Around 500

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Mass turnout expected at funeral for slain Lebanese police chief

The Lebanese intelligence chief murdered in a car bomb attack in central Beirut is being buried on Sunday. Major-General Wissam al-Hassan was among

The Lebanese intelligence chief murdered in a car bomb attack in central Beirut is being buried on Sunday. Major-General Wissam al-Hassan was among

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Reports Gaddafi son Khamis dead in Libya fighting

There have been celebrations in Libya’s capital Tripoli on the first anniversary of Muammar Gaddafi’s capture and death. Dozens of vehicles parked

There have been celebrations in Libya’s capital Tripoli on the first anniversary of Muammar Gaddafi’s capture and death. Dozens of vehicles parked

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Italy workers protest as PM makes optimistic economic prediction

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has promised that signs of economic recovery will emerge in the next new months. His prediction came as tens of

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has promised that signs of economic recovery will emerge in the next new months. His prediction came as tens of

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Spain regional elections a key test for Rajoy

After almost a year in office, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy faces his first voter test today with elections in two autonomous

After almost a year in office, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy faces his first voter test today with elections in two autonomous

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Luxembourg's new royal couple marry in church ceremony

Luxembourg Prince Guillaume and Belgian Countess Stephanie de Lannoy rounded off their two-day marriage extravaganza on Saturday, with a religious

Luxembourg Prince Guillaume and Belgian Countess Stephanie de Lannoy rounded off their two-day marriage extravaganza on Saturday, with a religious