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2012-12-16

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Abe takes the LDP back to power in Japan

Japan’s Liberal Democrat party, which was all-but destroyed at the polls only three years ago after running Japan for most of the post-war period

Japan’s Liberal Democrat party, which was all-but destroyed at the polls only three years ago after running Japan for most of the post-war period

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Maze wins fourth straight giant slalom

Slovenia’s Tina Maze produced yet another flawless run to win her fourth straight World Cup giant slalom race in Courchevel on Sunday. The 29 year

Slovenia’s Tina Maze produced yet another flawless run to win her fourth straight World Cup giant slalom race in Courchevel on Sunday. The 29 year

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Ligety wins Alta Badia Giant Slalom

America’s Ted Ligety kept his composure to clinch the classic Italian giant slalom of Alta Badia on Sunday. The world champion looked in great

America’s Ted Ligety kept his composure to clinch the classic Italian giant slalom of Alta Badia on Sunday. The world champion looked in great

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Amid fraud claims, Brotherhood claims Egyptian referendum victory

Jumping the gun, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood claims it garnered 56.5% of Saturday’s vote on the country’s new constitution, and predicted that the

Jumping the gun, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood claims it garnered 56.5% of Saturday’s vote on the country’s new constitution, and predicted that the

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Connecticut police push for more clues about killer's motives

A fuller picture is starting to emerge of the horror of Friday’s school shooting massacre in Newtown, Connecticut in the United States. Of the 20

A fuller picture is starting to emerge of the horror of Friday’s school shooting massacre in Newtown, Connecticut in the United States. Of the 20

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Spanish protest in Madrid against health privatisation

Doctors, nurses and public health users marched from leading hospitals in the streets of Madrid, protesting against the regional government’s plans

Doctors, nurses and public health users marched from leading hospitals in the streets of Madrid, protesting against the regional government’s plans

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Depardieu hits back at French PM over exile

Actor Gerard Depardieu has launched a bitter attack against the French prime minister over claims he has left the country to escape the taxman. The

Actor Gerard Depardieu has launched a bitter attack against the French prime minister over claims he has left the country to escape the taxman. The

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Syrian planes hit Yarmouk mosque killing dozens

At least 25 people have been killed in the Yarmouk refugee camp in southern Damascus. Syrian fighter-bombers fired at least one missile into a mosque

At least 25 people have been killed in the Yarmouk refugee camp in southern Damascus. Syrian fighter-bombers fired at least one missile into a mosque

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Referendum in Egypt

After the first round of the referendum, Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi and his Muslim Brotherhood backers claim that a narrow majority of 56%

After the first round of the referendum, Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi and his Muslim Brotherhood backers claim that a narrow majority of 56%

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Syrian planes attack mosque in Yarmouk camp

For the first time in the Syrian conflict the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in southern Damascus has been attacked from the air. A mosque in

For the first time in the Syrian conflict the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in southern Damascus has been attacked from the air. A mosque in

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Sandy Hook massacre renews gun control debate

Another American shooting rampage and another round of questions over the country’s gun control laws. Some 30,000 people are killed each year by

Another American shooting rampage and another round of questions over the country’s gun control laws. Some 30,000 people are killed each year by

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Obama to visit Newtown as locals share grief

With President Obama preparing to visit Newtown for a private vigil, scores of people from neighbouring states have also been making the trip to pay

With President Obama preparing to visit Newtown for a private vigil, scores of people from neighbouring states have also been making the trip to pay

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Russian opposition demonstrates in Moscow

Opposition supporters gathered in central Moscow for an Anti-Putin unauthorised rally, many were detained by police. The two most prominent

Opposition supporters gathered in central Moscow for an Anti-Putin unauthorised rally, many were detained by police. The two most prominent

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Anti-austerity march in Portugal

Thousands of demonstrators have marched through the Portugese capital Lisbon to protest about the 2013 budget which will bring more austerity to the

Thousands of demonstrators have marched through the Portugese capital Lisbon to protest about the 2013 budget which will bring more austerity to the

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Audacious attack by Taliban on Pakistan airport

In Pakistan, nine people have been killed in a car bomb attack by the Taliban on a military airport in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Five of

In Pakistan, nine people have been killed in a car bomb attack by the Taliban on a military airport in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Five of

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Athens anti-racist rally

Hundreds of protesters from across Europe held a rally on Saturday to demonstrate against racist attacks. Violence against immigrants has increased

Hundreds of protesters from across Europe held a rally on Saturday to demonstrate against racist attacks. Violence against immigrants has increased

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Illness forces Hillary Clinton to cancel appointments

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has suffered a concussion after collapsing due to dehydration. She came down with a stomach virus last

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has suffered a concussion after collapsing due to dehydration. She came down with a stomach virus last

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Japan's opposition set for victory in general election

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is likely to quit after his Democratic Party was trounced in a national election, according to state

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is likely to quit after his Democratic Party was trounced in a national election, according to state

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Violence hits Egyptian constitution vote

Amidst ongoing violence in Egypt the first stage of a referendum on a new constitution has taken place. Those opposed to the wording think it gives

Amidst ongoing violence in Egypt the first stage of a referendum on a new constitution has taken place. Those opposed to the wording think it gives

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School massacre town grieves

As the investigation goes on into the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the families and relatives of the victims are trying to come to terms

As the investigation goes on into the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the families and relatives of the victims are trying to come to terms

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28 feared dead in migrant tragedy off Greek coast

Only one male survivor has been found by Greek coastguards following the sinking on Saturday of a small boat loaded with migrants near the island of

Only one male survivor has been found by Greek coastguards following the sinking on Saturday of a small boat loaded with migrants near the island of