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2012-11-04

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Syria opposition meets in Qatar to seek unity

Syria’s divided opposition factions have begun four days of talks in Qatar, seeking a common front to gain international recognition – and weapons to

Syria’s divided opposition factions have begun four days of talks in Qatar, seeking a common front to gain international recognition – and weapons to

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Obama 4 Romney 4... states visited in a day

It’s Sunday, so it must be New Hampshire… and then Florida, Ohio and Colorado. Four states in one day for Barack Obama: par for the course for a

It’s Sunday, so it must be New Hampshire… and then Florida, Ohio and Colorado. Four states in one day for Barack Obama: par for the course for a

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Chinese businesses strike in Spain after police raids

Hundreds of Chinese businesses in Madrid went on strike on Saturday following a Spanish police operation against the Chinese mafia. They wanted to

Hundreds of Chinese businesses in Madrid went on strike on Saturday following a Spanish police operation against the Chinese mafia. They wanted to

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Bo Xilai expulsion confirmed by China Communist Party

The Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee has confirmed former top politician Bo Xilai’s expulsion. The ex party chief of Chongqing has been

The Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee has confirmed former top politician Bo Xilai’s expulsion. The ex party chief of Chongqing has been

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Fatal grenade attack on Kenyan church

Reports say a grenade attack on a church in Kenya has left one person dead and injured at least 11. The man who died was thought to have been

Reports say a grenade attack on a church in Kenya has left one person dead and injured at least 11. The man who died was thought to have been

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Ugly show of hostility on the streets of Moscow

Thousands of Russian nationalists have taken to the streets of Moscow to mark National Unity Day. The crowd called for President Vladimir Putin to

Thousands of Russian nationalists have taken to the streets of Moscow to mark National Unity Day. The crowd called for President Vladimir Putin to

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"Twitter bomb" fears cast shadow over US election race

With the US presidential election race too close to call, there are fears that social media might be misused in the hope of tipping the balance in a

With the US presidential election race too close to call, there are fears that social media might be misused in the hope of tipping the balance in a

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Presidential bullfight in Kenya

A politically-themed bullfight has been organised in Kenya. The bulls nicknamed Obama and Romney locked horns until Obama finally won.

A politically-themed bullfight has been organised in Kenya. The bulls nicknamed Obama and Romney locked horns until Obama finally won.

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Zombies invade the streets of Mexico City

Thousands of “zombies“ took over the streets of Mexico City on Sunday as locals played dead for the city’s sixth annual zombie walk.

Thousands of “zombies“ took over the streets of Mexico City on Sunday as locals played dead for the city’s sixth annual zombie walk.

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Heavy snow hits Beijing

Heavy snow fell on the Chinese capital on Sunday. Authorities released a red alert blizzard warning for the Greater Beijing area and a citywide

Heavy snow fell on the Chinese capital on Sunday. Authorities released a red alert blizzard warning for the Greater Beijing area and a citywide

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A Violent Sunday in Syria

A bomb has ripped through a hotel in central Damascus close to a Syrian government complex. State TV described the explosion as a terrorist

A bomb has ripped through a hotel in central Damascus close to a Syrian government complex. State TV described the explosion as a terrorist

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Libya security building hit in rival militia clashes

A security headquarters in the Libyan capital Tripoli was set on fire and looted following clashes between rival armed militias.   The building is

A security headquarters in the Libyan capital Tripoli was set on fire and looted following clashes between rival armed militias.   The building is

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Obama lauds 'master' Bill Clinton at Virginia rally

Barack Obama ended a 24-hour four-state marathon in Virginia on Saturday night, where he was joined by Bill Clinton. The former president told

Barack Obama ended a 24-hour four-state marathon in Virginia on Saturday night, where he was joined by Bill Clinton. The former president told

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Blog: Amps in the Alps 

When it comes to my story from Sarenne, there is a before and an after. Little did I know just how much my one visit there would change the way I see

When it comes to my story from Sarenne, there is a before and an after. Little did I know just how much my one visit there would change the way I see

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Coptic Christians select new pope

The Coptic Orthodox church has a new pope. Bishop Tawadros was chosen by a blindfolded boy at the Abbasiya cathedral in Cairo. The 60-year-old

The Coptic Orthodox church has a new pope. Bishop Tawadros was chosen by a blindfolded boy at the Abbasiya cathedral in Cairo. The 60-year-old

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Nigeria: Boko Haram call for peace with conditions

Radical Islamist group Boko Haram want peace talks with the Nigerian government. The jihadist sect have been engaged in a campaign of violence

Radical Islamist group Boko Haram want peace talks with the Nigerian government. The jihadist sect have been engaged in a campaign of violence

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Syrian opposition to hold crucial talks in Doha

Syrian rebels are said to have made several advances into army held territory while temporarily taking a military airport in the north of the

Syrian rebels are said to have made several advances into army held territory while temporarily taking a military airport in the north of the

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Lance Armstrong is burnt in effigy on Bonfire Night

Revellers in an English town have burnt an effigy of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong during their traditional Bonfire Night celebrations. Each

Revellers in an English town have burnt an effigy of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong during their traditional Bonfire Night celebrations. Each

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French minister says "not my decision" over Batasuna arrest

France’s interior minister has distanced himself from the extradition of Batasuna member Aurore Martin to Spain. Despite having suspected links with

France’s interior minister has distanced himself from the extradition of Batasuna member Aurore Martin to Spain. Despite having suspected links with

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Christian Coptics to choose new Pope

Egypt’s Coptic Christian will learn who is to be their new leader today. After voting for three candidates a blindfolded choir boy said to be guided

Egypt’s Coptic Christian will learn who is to be their new leader today. After voting for three candidates a blindfolded choir boy said to be guided

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African-Americans to stick with Obama

As the clock ticks down in a very tight US presidential election every vote counts with President Obama hoping to pick up the lions share of those on

As the clock ticks down in a very tight US presidential election every vote counts with President Obama hoping to pick up the lions share of those on

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It's Saturday afternoon it must be Iowa!

Whirlwind campaigning has continued by both US presidential candidates on the final weekend before election day. Between them the rivals addressed

Whirlwind campaigning has continued by both US presidential candidates on the final weekend before election day. Between them the rivals addressed

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Threat of freezing weather adds to US east coast woes

The presidential election might be fast approaching but so too is cold and wintry weather. With more than two-and-a-half million homes and

The presidential election might be fast approaching but so too is cold and wintry weather. With more than two-and-a-half million homes and

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Fourth victim dies in Spanish Halloween stampede

A 17-year-old girl has died in hospital becoming the fourth fatality after a stampede at a Halloween party in Madrid. The three other victims were

A 17-year-old girl has died in hospital becoming the fourth fatality after a stampede at a Halloween party in Madrid. The three other victims were