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2012-11-10

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Four die in Gaza as Israel retaliates for border patrol attack

Four Palestinians are dead after an attack on an Israeli military vehicle and retaliation by Israel’s armed forces. Israel’s Defence Minister Ehud

Four Palestinians are dead after an attack on an Israeli military vehicle and retaliation by Israel’s armed forces. Israel’s Defence Minister Ehud

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Syria refugees want opposition to unite

The new head of the Syrian National Council George Sabra is continuing talks on uniting the country’s different opposition groups. A major

The new head of the Syrian National Council George Sabra is continuing talks on uniting the country’s different opposition groups. A major

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Vendee Globe sets sail

Sailing’s most demanding solo, non-stop circumnavigation race around the world got underway on Saturday. Thousands of spectators gathered at the

Sailing’s most demanding solo, non-stop circumnavigation race around the world got underway on Saturday. Thousands of spectators gathered at the

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Hoefl-Reisch triumphs in Levi

Maria Hoefl-Riesch showed no signs of a nagging hip injury on Saturday as the Olympic champion won a slalom event in Levi, Finland. The 27-year-old

Maria Hoefl-Riesch showed no signs of a nagging hip injury on Saturday as the Olympic champion won a slalom event in Levi, Finland. The 27-year-old

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Syria TV confirms Deraa attacks but not military victims

At least 20 soldiers are reported to have been killed in Syria in two car bomb attacks in Deraa. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

At least 20 soldiers are reported to have been killed in Syria in two car bomb attacks in Deraa. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

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Computer expert guilty of obstruction in 'Vatileaks' scandal

A second man has been convicted in connection with the unauthorised release of sensitive papal documents. Computer expert Claudio Sciarpelletti

A second man has been convicted in connection with the unauthorised release of sensitive papal documents. Computer expert Claudio Sciarpelletti

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Japan : memorial bamboo candles

Each year, a three-day event gathers Hita City’s inhabitants together around illuminations. This year, the event celebrates memories of those who

Each year, a three-day event gathers Hita City’s inhabitants together around illuminations. This year, the event celebrates memories of those who

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Prison riot in Sri Lanka

27 people were killed and 43 people injured during a riot in Sri Lanka’s biggest prison in Colombo. The inmates managed to take control of part of

27 people were killed and 43 people injured during a riot in Sri Lanka’s biggest prison in Colombo. The inmates managed to take control of part of

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Doubt cast on Iraq's 'cancelled' arms deal with Russia

Iraq is reported to have cancelled a series of arms contracts with Russia worth over three billion euros. The deal was only signed by both

Iraq is reported to have cancelled a series of arms contracts with Russia worth over three billion euros. The deal was only signed by both

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Radio Liberty ends Russia broadcasts

Complying with new legislation in Russia, Radio Liberty will stop broadcasting in the country after nearly 60 years. As of November10, licences

Complying with new legislation in Russia, Radio Liberty will stop broadcasting in the country after nearly 60 years. As of November10, licences

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Syria car bombs 'kill 20 soldiers' in Deraa

At least 20 soldiers are reported to have been killed in Syria in two car bomb attacks in Deraa. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

At least 20 soldiers are reported to have been killed in Syria in two car bomb attacks in Deraa. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

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Talks on EU 2013 budget collapse in disarray

Talks on the European Union’s budget for next year have collapsed in acrimony in Brussels. Negotiators for EU governments and the European

Talks on the European Union’s budget for next year have collapsed in acrimony in Brussels. Negotiators for EU governments and the European

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Setting sail in the world's toughest race

In the holiday resort of Les Sables d’Olonne on the west coast of France the crowds have gathered to see their heroes and heroines. It is the start

In the holiday resort of Les Sables d’Olonne on the west coast of France the crowds have gathered to see their heroes and heroines. It is the start

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Turkey military helicopter crash kills 17

Turkish officials say 17 soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash in the southeast of the country. The governor of Siirt province said the

Turkish officials say 17 soldiers have been killed in a helicopter crash in the southeast of the country. The governor of Siirt province said the

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Ex CIA boss Petraeus' affair was uncovered by FBI

The Director of America’s Central Intelligence Agency, David Petraeus, has resigned after admitting having an extramarital affair. In a letter to

The Director of America’s Central Intelligence Agency, David Petraeus, has resigned after admitting having an extramarital affair. In a letter to

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Prison riot in Sri Lanka leaves 13 dead

Thirteen people were killed and a police officer seriously wounded on Saturday in a gunfight in Sri Lanka’s biggest prison. Officials said it

Thirteen people were killed and a police officer seriously wounded on Saturday in a gunfight in Sri Lanka’s biggest prison. Officials said it

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Guatemala quake victims buried

Funerals have been taking place of residents killed in an earthquake in Guatemala earlier this week. More than 50 people died in and around the

Funerals have been taking place of residents killed in an earthquake in Guatemala earlier this week. More than 50 people died in and around the

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Violin dealer jailed in Austria for embezzlement

In Austria a dealer in rare Stradivarius violins has been jailed for embezzling clients’ funds. Dieter Machold from Bremen built up a worldwide

In Austria a dealer in rare Stradivarius violins has been jailed for embezzling clients’ funds. Dieter Machold from Bremen built up a worldwide

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Republicans call on Obama to lead the way

President Obama is being called on to show leadership to avoid the 600 billion dollars worth of tax hikes and spending cuts that have been dubbed the

President Obama is being called on to show leadership to avoid the 600 billion dollars worth of tax hikes and spending cuts that have been dubbed the

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Vigil after second home eviction suicide in Spain

Residents in a northern Spanish town of Barakaldo held a vigil on Friday night for a woman who killed herself by jumping from the balcony of her

Residents in a northern Spanish town of Barakaldo held a vigil on Friday night for a woman who killed herself by jumping from the balcony of her

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Rajoy rallies against Catalonia independence

Spain’s prime minister has made a fresh plea to Catalonians to reject calls for independence. Speaking at a Popular’s Party campaign ahead of the

Spain’s prime minister has made a fresh plea to Catalonians to reject calls for independence. Speaking at a Popular’s Party campaign ahead of the

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German childcare law passes despite opposition

The German parliament has adopted a controversial proposal to pay parents who keep their pre-school children at home rather than send them to

The German parliament has adopted a controversial proposal to pay parents who keep their pre-school children at home rather than send them to

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Syrian opposition elects new leader

The Syrian National Council, the main opposition outside of Syria, has elected a leading Christian as its head. George Sabra, a veteran activist

The Syrian National Council, the main opposition outside of Syria, has elected a leading Christian as its head. George Sabra, a veteran activist