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2012-12-01

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Pena Nieto gets noisy inauguration

Protesters managed to make their feelings heard at the inauguration of Mexico’s new President Enrique Pena Nieto. They got into Congress to heckle

Protesters managed to make their feelings heard at the inauguration of Mexico’s new President Enrique Pena Nieto. They got into Congress to heckle

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Internet returns to Damascus and Homs

Intense fighting continues in a north-east, south-west arc through the Damascus suburbs where rebels are pushing towards the centre of the Syrian

Intense fighting continues in a north-east, south-west arc through the Damascus suburbs where rebels are pushing towards the centre of the Syrian

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China "nail" house finally demolished

It was dubbed the “nail” house because locals claim the owner is as stubborn as a stuck nail in a piece of wood. But the five storey property

It was dubbed the “nail” house because locals claim the owner is as stubborn as a stuck nail in a piece of wood. But the five storey property

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War looms in DRC despite rebel withdrawal

As promised, the rebel M23 forces moved out of Goma on Saturday, pulling back the agreed 20 kilometres to allow a dialogue to begin with the

As promised, the rebel M23 forces moved out of Goma on Saturday, pulling back the agreed 20 kilometres to allow a dialogue to begin with the

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Circus performers seduce Vatican audience

The Vatican was converted into a giant circus venue on Saturday as Pope Benedict XVI welcomed a parade of clowns, acrobats and and carnival

The Vatican was converted into a giant circus venue on Saturday as Pope Benedict XVI welcomed a parade of clowns, acrobats and and carnival

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Japan's Judo Grand Slam dominance falters

The Japanese domination of the Judo Grand Slam International suffered slightly on Saturday. The first victory to a fighter from a country other

The Japanese domination of the Judo Grand Slam International suffered slightly on Saturday. The first victory to a fighter from a country other

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Alexandria erupts as Islamists take to the streets

The Islamist’s nationwide rally in support of their president ran into stiff opposition in Alexandria, Egypt’s second city. Here thousands of pro

The Islamist’s nationwide rally in support of their president ran into stiff opposition in Alexandria, Egypt’s second city. Here thousands of pro

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China leaders in campaign against HIV-AIDS stigma

Two of China’s top leaders have called for new measures to improve the lives of those living with HIV-AIDS. Xi Jinping, who is expected to be the

Two of China’s top leaders have called for new measures to improve the lives of those living with HIV-AIDS. Xi Jinping, who is expected to be the

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Mursi mania as president's supporters flood Cairo

Cairo on Saturday belonged to the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of President Mohammed Mursi, who flooded the streets in a show of strength for

Cairo on Saturday belonged to the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of President Mohammed Mursi, who flooded the streets in a show of strength for

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Rare climate change protest amid doubts of Doha deal

Environmental campaigners got special permission to hold a rally through the Qatari capital on Saturday morning, where the UN climate change

Environmental campaigners got special permission to hold a rally through the Qatari capital on Saturday morning, where the UN climate change

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Mexico president Peña Nieto handed power

Mexico’s new president has taken office promising to turn around the country’s economic fortunes and end years of drugs-related violence that’s seen

Mexico’s new president has taken office promising to turn around the country’s economic fortunes and end years of drugs-related violence that’s seen

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Ukraine project helps HIV-infected pregnant women

Health campaigners are marking World AIDS Day with a call to the Ukrainian government to increase funding for HIV-AIDS. More than 21,000 new cases

Health campaigners are marking World AIDS Day with a call to the Ukrainian government to increase funding for HIV-AIDS. More than 21,000 new cases

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Kuwait opposition boycotts parliamentary vote

Saturday’s vote to elect 50 MPs to Kuwait’s parliament is like an election in any other country. Candidates’ posters are up all over town. They say

Saturday’s vote to elect 50 MPs to Kuwait’s parliament is like an election in any other country. Candidates’ posters are up all over town. They say

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Vonn's gone again to win the Lake Louise downhill

Despite the fog, which halted proceedings in the women’s World Cup Downhill at Lake Louise in Canada. Vonn’s gone again as the American Lindsey

Despite the fog, which halted proceedings in the women’s World Cup Downhill at Lake Louise in Canada. Vonn’s gone again as the American Lindsey

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It's all downhill from here Innerhofer wins at Beaver Creek

Italy’s Christof Innerhofer all smiles after winning the men’s World Cup Downhill at Beaver Creek Colarado. After a recent bout of injury including

Italy’s Christof Innerhofer all smiles after winning the men’s World Cup Downhill at Beaver Creek Colarado. After a recent bout of injury including

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Obama blasts 'Scrooge' Republicans as fiscal cliff looms

There is little sign of any Christmas goodwill between US Democrats and Republicans as December’s arrival also brings the “fiscal cliff” a step

There is little sign of any Christmas goodwill between US Democrats and Republicans as December’s arrival also brings the “fiscal cliff” a step

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Protests turn violent in Slovenia ahead of presidential vote

Thousands of protesters gathered in the Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana on Friday to rally against government budget cuts ahead of the country’s

Thousands of protesters gathered in the Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana on Friday to rally against government budget cuts ahead of the country’s

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Italy's government steps in to save ILVA steel plant

Europe’s largest steel mill will remain open during a two-year clean up operation after the Italian government rushed through legislation to keep the

Europe’s largest steel mill will remain open during a two-year clean up operation after the Italian government rushed through legislation to keep the

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France agrees deal to save Florange steelworks

In France, the government has struck a deal with steel giant ArcelorMittal to keep open the firm’s Florange plant in the north of the country

In France, the government has struck a deal with steel giant ArcelorMittal to keep open the firm’s Florange plant in the north of the country

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Egypt faces snap referendum as anti-Mursi protests continue

Tens of thousands of Egyptians have continued to demonstrate across the country calling on President Mohamed Mursi to step down. In Alexandria

Tens of thousands of Egyptians have continued to demonstrate across the country calling on President Mohamed Mursi to step down. In Alexandria

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US criticises Israel on new settlement plan

Hours after the UN voted overwhelmingly to grant the Palestinians de-facto statehood, Israel has authorised the building of thousands of new

Hours after the UN voted overwhelmingly to grant the Palestinians de-facto statehood, Israel has authorised the building of thousands of new