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2012-11-25

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Catalan election: Pro-independence parties win

Exit polls suggest current Catalan President Artur Más and his conservative Convergence and Union party will win Sunday’s regional election

Exit polls suggest current Catalan President Artur Más and his conservative Convergence and Union party will win Sunday’s regional election

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Schlierenzauer wins Lillehammer large hill

Austrian Gregor Schlierenzauer claimed his first victory of the new ski jumping season on Sunday when he won the large hill discipline at

Austrian Gregor Schlierenzauer claimed his first victory of the new ski jumping season on Sunday when he won the large hill discipline at

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Israel Likud party leadership primary hampered by technical problems

Severe computer problems have delayed results of an election within Israel’s right-wing Likud party to decide candidates for parliamentary elections

Severe computer problems have delayed results of an election within Israel’s right-wing Likud party to decide candidates for parliamentary elections

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Britain battered by wind and rain

Areas of southern Britain have been lashed by heavy rain and high winds. One woman was killed in Devon when she was hit by a falling tree. In parts

Areas of southern Britain have been lashed by heavy rain and high winds. One woman was killed in Devon when she was hit by a falling tree. In parts

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Pilgrims celebrate in Iraq

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Shi’ite pilgrims filled the shrine city of Kerbala for the climax of the Ashura rituals. Those attending beat their

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Shi’ite pilgrims filled the shrine city of Kerbala for the climax of the Ashura rituals. Those attending beat their

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Chinese military shows off new jet and carrier

China has carried out its first successful landing of a fighter jet on its first aircraft carrier. It is a symbolically significant development as

China has carried out its first successful landing of a fighter jet on its first aircraft carrier. It is a symbolically significant development as

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Financial crisis steers Catalan regional vote

Spain’s debt crisis – and how it has left thousands of the region’s homeowners underwater – has taken centre stage in the lead-up to today’s regional

Spain’s debt crisis – and how it has left thousands of the region’s homeowners underwater – has taken centre stage in the lead-up to today’s regional

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Spain's Catalonia region votes in fight for statehood

Elections took place on Sunday in Spain’s Catalonia region with turnout believed to be at its highest level since the 1980s. Polls have indicated

Elections took place on Sunday in Spain’s Catalonia region with turnout believed to be at its highest level since the 1980s. Polls have indicated

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Santa Claus festival in Australia

Thousands of Santas come on Sydney to celebrate the Santa Fest and fun run in the summer heat.

Thousands of Santas come on Sydney to celebrate the Santa Fest and fun run in the summer heat.

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Italy centre-left set to choose new leader

The parties that make up Italy’s centre-left alliance voted on Sunday to choose their candidate to run for the job of prime minister. Around three

The parties that make up Italy’s centre-left alliance voted on Sunday to choose their candidate to run for the job of prime minister. Around three

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Chinese couple protest against a motorway

An elderly chinese couple don’t want to leave their home, despite a motorway being built around it. They refuse to sell because they’ve not been

An elderly chinese couple don’t want to leave their home, despite a motorway being built around it. They refuse to sell because they’ve not been

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Protests in Egypt continue

Egytian police used tear gas to disperse protestors in downtown Cairo once again today. The demonstrators are demanding that President Mohammed

Egytian police used tear gas to disperse protestors in downtown Cairo once again today. The demonstrators are demanding that President Mohammed

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Elections under way in Catalonia

Elections in Spain’s Catalonia region are under way since 9am CET and won’t close until 8pm. Opinion polls indicate that current Catalan President

Elections in Spain’s Catalonia region are under way since 9am CET and won’t close until 8pm. Opinion polls indicate that current Catalan President

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Support for German Pirates sinks

The leader of German political party “The Pirates” apologised to supporters at a conference in the city of Bochum for the fierce infighting that has

The leader of German political party “The Pirates” apologised to supporters at a conference in the city of Bochum for the fierce infighting that has

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Maze wins again in Aspen

Slovenia’s Tina Maze has shown the field a clean pair of heels at the women’s world cup giant slalom event at Aspen. Two races down in the season

Slovenia’s Tina Maze has shown the field a clean pair of heels at the women’s world cup giant slalom event at Aspen. Two races down in the season

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Freund jumps to victory in Lillehammer

The skijumping season has opened in Lillehammer with the men’s event won by Germany’s Severin Freund. He fought off challenges from Austria’s

The skijumping season has opened in Lillehammer with the men’s event won by Germany’s Severin Freund. He fought off challenges from Austria’s

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Svindal takes Lake Louise Downhill

The Downhill skiing season is upon us with the world’s fastest unassisted men and women flinging themselves down mountains all around the world

The Downhill skiing season is upon us with the world’s fastest unassisted men and women flinging themselves down mountains all around the world

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Greenpeace target fashion brands in fight against toxic chemicals

Armani, Levi’s and Zara are a few of the 20 fashion brands being accused of using toxic, carcinogenic chemicals in the manufacture of their

Armani, Levi’s and Zara are a few of the 20 fashion brands being accused of using toxic, carcinogenic chemicals in the manufacture of their

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Artifacts stolen from Ancient Olympia museum recovered

Greek police have recovered 70 bronze artifacts stolen from a museum in Ancient Olympia in February. Three men were arrested during an operation

Greek police have recovered 70 bronze artifacts stolen from a museum in Ancient Olympia in February. Three men were arrested during an operation

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Asylum seekers protest against conditions in Austria centre

Complaining about poor conditions in the centre where they live, about three hundred asylum seekers took part in a march in Austria. The first aid

Complaining about poor conditions in the centre where they live, about three hundred asylum seekers took part in a march in Austria. The first aid

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Fire in Bangladesh kills dozens

At least 120 people were killed when a fire swept through a garment factory in Bangladesh early on Sunday. The blaze broke out in the ground floor of

At least 120 people were killed when a fire swept through a garment factory in Bangladesh early on Sunday. The blaze broke out in the ground floor of

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Mursi's rule by decree decision still drawing anger

What is being referred to as Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi’s ‘power grab’ is still causing anger on the streets of Cairo. Mursi’s decision to

What is being referred to as Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi’s ‘power grab’ is still causing anger on the streets of Cairo. Mursi’s decision to

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ETA may 'disband' if it can negotiate release of prisoners

Basque separatist group ETA may disarm and disband, if able to successfully negotiate the release of prisoners with the Spanish government. The

Basque separatist group ETA may disarm and disband, if able to successfully negotiate the release of prisoners with the Spanish government. The

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Countdown to ballot that could lead to an independent Catalonia

Polls show pro-independence parties are on track to win a majority in Catalonia’s regional election on Sunday – increasing the possibility of

Polls show pro-independence parties are on track to win a majority in Catalonia’s regional election on Sunday – increasing the possibility of

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Police evict environmentalists from Nantes airport site

French police have clashed with environmental protesters who had set up an encampment on land earmarked for a new airport in Nantes. Around 500

French police have clashed with environmental protesters who had set up an encampment on land earmarked for a new airport in Nantes. Around 500

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Four killed in attack at Yemen religious festival

At least four people have been killed after a rocket-propelled grenade was fired into a crowd during a religious gathering in Yemen. 10 others were

At least four people have been killed after a rocket-propelled grenade was fired into a crowd during a religious gathering in Yemen. 10 others were