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2012-11-18

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Topless Femen members clash with anti-gay marriage protestors

A second day of protests in France against gay marriage attracted more than 100,000 people. Largely organised by Catholic groups, Sunday’s

A second day of protests in France against gay marriage attracted more than 100,000 people. Largely organised by Catholic groups, Sunday’s

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Southern Israel tries to dodge rockets from Gaza

It is the cities in southern Israel that are bearing the brunt of missiles launched by Palestinian militants. At least five Grad rockets landed in

It is the cities in southern Israel that are bearing the brunt of missiles launched by Palestinian militants. At least five Grad rockets landed in

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Skyscraper on fire in Dubai

Tamweel Tower in Dubai has been evacuated after fire engulfed part of the 34-storey building in the early hours of Sunday November 18 morning.

Tamweel Tower in Dubai has been evacuated after fire engulfed part of the 34-storey building in the early hours of Sunday November 18 morning.

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India : funeral of Hindu extremist leader

Hundreds of thousands of supporters filled the streets of Mumbai on november 18 for the funeral of Bal Thackeray, a Hindu extremist leader.

Hundreds of thousands of supporters filled the streets of Mumbai on november 18 for the funeral of Bal Thackeray, a Hindu extremist leader.

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New Pope of Egypt's Coptic Christians installed

Tawadros II has officially become the Pope of Egypt’s Coptic Church. He will lead the largest community of Christians in an Arab country, around

Tawadros II has officially become the Pope of Egypt’s Coptic Church. He will lead the largest community of Christians in an Arab country, around

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The human impact of the Gaza-Israel crisis

The human cost of the current unrest in Israel, and in particular Gaza, is increasing as the violence escalates. Hospitals in the territory are

The human cost of the current unrest in Israel, and in particular Gaza, is increasing as the violence escalates. Hospitals in the territory are

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Israeli air strikes continue on Gaza

Israel bombed militant targets in Gaza for a fifth straight day on November 18, launching aerial and naval attacks as its military prepared for a

Israel bombed militant targets in Gaza for a fifth straight day on November 18, launching aerial and naval attacks as its military prepared for a

Sport

Vagabonds crowned breakdance world champions

Thousands of fans packed into the Park and Suites Arena in Montpellier, France this weekend to see the worlds best b-boy crews battle it out in the

Thousands of fans packed into the Park and Suites Arena in Montpellier, France this weekend to see the worlds best b-boy crews battle it out in the

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Rebels advance in the DR Congo

Rebels in eastern areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have advanced even further towards the city of Goma after four days of clashes

Rebels in eastern areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have advanced even further towards the city of Goma after four days of clashes

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Israel allows aid into Gaza as WHO tries to raise money for more

The World Health Organisation launched an urgent appeal for aid for Gaza on Sunday, as the conflict with Israel continues. The UN’s public health

The World Health Organisation launched an urgent appeal for aid for Gaza on Sunday, as the conflict with Israel continues. The UN’s public health

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Sarkozy's UMP party to vote for a new leader

Around 300,000 members of the political party of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy are voting for a new leader. The opposition UMP has been

Around 300,000 members of the political party of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy are voting for a new leader. The opposition UMP has been

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Obama begins his Asian tour in Thailand

US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began a three-day Southeast Asia tour on november 18, visiting Wat Pho Royal

US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began a three-day Southeast Asia tour on november 18, visiting Wat Pho Royal

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Palestinian wounded in Gaza

Palestinian wounded arrived in Gaza hospitals after Israel bombed Palestinian militant targets in the Gaza Strip from air and sea.

Palestinian wounded arrived in Gaza hospitals after Israel bombed Palestinian militant targets in the Gaza Strip from air and sea.

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Obama's Asian Tour

U.S. President Barack Obama has kicked off a three country Asian tour. His first stop on the trip has been Thailand, where he was welcomed by Prime

U.S. President Barack Obama has kicked off a three country Asian tour. His first stop on the trip has been Thailand, where he was welcomed by Prime

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The crisis continues in Israel

Israel has been bombing Palestinian militant targets in the Gaza Strip from the air and sea for a fifth straight day. The Jewish state’s military

Israel has been bombing Palestinian militant targets in the Gaza Strip from the air and sea for a fifth straight day. The Jewish state’s military

Business

US energy self-sufficiency

The International Energy Agency cut its global oil demand forecast last week. The agency said that the downward revisions were mainly owing to

The International Energy Agency cut its global oil demand forecast last week. The agency said that the downward revisions were mainly owing to

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Sirens of Tel Aviv

In Israel, sirens in Tel Aviv sounded and indicated a rocket attack. A rocket is intercepted by an “Iron Dome” anti-missile battery.

In Israel, sirens in Tel Aviv sounded and indicated a rocket attack. A rocket is intercepted by an “Iron Dome” anti-missile battery.

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Tornado hits southern Portugal

Violent winds overturned cars and vans in south Portugal’s Algarve region. Eight people were injured.

Violent winds overturned cars and vans in south Portugal’s Algarve region. Eight people were injured.

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Anti-gay marriage protests in France

In Paris and several other French Cities, a lot of people protested against legislative bill plan to legalise marriage and adoption for same sex

In Paris and several other French Cities, a lot of people protested against legislative bill plan to legalise marriage and adoption for same sex

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Thousands call for a change in Ireland's abortion laws

Ireland’s government is coming under pressure to change the rules on abortion after thousands marched on the prime minister’s offices. The rally

Ireland’s government is coming under pressure to change the rules on abortion after thousands marched on the prime minister’s offices. The rally

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Germany's Greens avoid party split

German Green party member Claudia Roth has been elected to another two years as co-chair following her resounding defeat last week to become one of

German Green party member Claudia Roth has been elected to another two years as co-chair following her resounding defeat last week to become one of

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Exiled Albanian king's remains are repatriated

The remains of King Ahmet Zogu of Albania have been returned from France where he died in 1961, and re-buried in his homeland. The ceremony comes

The remains of King Ahmet Zogu of Albania have been returned from France where he died in 1961, and re-buried in his homeland. The ceremony comes

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Renewed Mideast attacks threaten tourist revenues

West Bank tourism is usually at its peak around the Christmas period with visitors from all over the world flocking, above all else, to the ancient

West Bank tourism is usually at its peak around the Christmas period with visitors from all over the world flocking, above all else, to the ancient

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Fewer crowds than usual but the nightlife goes on in Tel Aviv

The end of the Jewish Sabbath and it is usually a chance to get out and relax in one of Tel Aviv’s numerous bars and restaurants. There may be

The end of the Jewish Sabbath and it is usually a chance to get out and relax in one of Tel Aviv’s numerous bars and restaurants. There may be

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Israel uses warships to strike at Gaza

Israel has begun attacking targets in Gaza from the sea while continuing with its aerial bombardment of the coastal enclave. Witnesses claim to

Israel has begun attacking targets in Gaza from the sea while continuing with its aerial bombardment of the coastal enclave. Witnesses claim to

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Tens of thousands protest against gay marriage in French cities

More than 100,000 people have marched in cities across France against government plans to approve same-sex marriage and adoption. Carrying numerous

More than 100,000 people have marched in cities across France against government plans to approve same-sex marriage and adoption. Carrying numerous

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Hunger strike ends in Turkey

A hunger strike that has lasted over two months by hundreds of Kurdish militants in Turkish prisons has come to an end after jailed leader Abdullah

A hunger strike that has lasted over two months by hundreds of Kurdish militants in Turkish prisons has come to an end after jailed leader Abdullah

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Tel Aviv's first Iron Dome intercepts two rockets

Sirens have wailed in Tel Aviv for the third time in three days warning of incoming rockets launched from Gaza. The realisation that Palestinian

Sirens have wailed in Tel Aviv for the third time in three days warning of incoming rockets launched from Gaza. The realisation that Palestinian

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Arab League ministers push for action on Gaza

There have been calls for practical help for Gaza after a meeting of the Arab League in Cairo. Condemning Israel for the airstrikes on the

There have been calls for practical help for Gaza after a meeting of the Arab League in Cairo. Condemning Israel for the airstrikes on the