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2012-12-22

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Egypt vice-president Mekki resigns as constitution vote nears end

Voting in Egypt has again been extended by several hours at the end of the second, decisive round of the hotly-contested constitutional referendum

Voting in Egypt has again been extended by several hours at the end of the second, decisive round of the hotly-contested constitutional referendum

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Karzai blames foreign countries for Afghan corruption

The Afghan President Hamid Karzai has blamed foreign countries for the corruption in government departments. Speaking at a ceremony to mark

The Afghan President Hamid Karzai has blamed foreign countries for the corruption in government departments. Speaking at a ceremony to mark

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Ben Ali loot to be auctioned in Tunisia

The Tunisian state is trying to claw back some of the Ben Ali family’s ill-gotten gains by selling off the bling they amassed with the people’s

The Tunisian state is trying to claw back some of the Ben Ali family’s ill-gotten gains by selling off the bling they amassed with the people’s

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Pope pardons butler who stole secrets

Pope Benedict has pardoned the man who stole his secrets. Papal butler Paolo Gabriele has walked out of his cell in the Vatican a free man after a

Pope Benedict has pardoned the man who stole his secrets. Papal butler Paolo Gabriele has walked out of his cell in the Vatican a free man after a

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Thatcher recovers in hospital after surgery

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher is recovering after what is being described as a minimally invasive operation to remove a growth on

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher is recovering after what is being described as a minimally invasive operation to remove a growth on

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Monti mulls merit of prime ministerial bid

Italian politics are back in business ahead of Mario Monti’s announcement on Sunday about whether or not he will be a candidate for prime minister in

Italian politics are back in business ahead of Mario Monti’s announcement on Sunday about whether or not he will be a candidate for prime minister in

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Rajoy in Afghanistan pledges Spanish presence after 2014

The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has become the second Western leader to make a surprise pre-Christmas visit to Afghanistan. The

The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has become the second Western leader to make a surprise pre-Christmas visit to Afghanistan. The

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Spain factory workers celebrate El Gordo lottery win

The cava has been flowing in a small town near Madrid where 130 people are celebrating winning Spain’s famous lottery El Gordo. Many of those who

The cava has been flowing in a small town near Madrid where 130 people are celebrating winning Spain’s famous lottery El Gordo. Many of those who

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Rape sparks nationwide protests in India

Protests in India against the horrific gang rape of a young student are intensifying following the arrest of five suspects. The 23 year-old victim

Protests in India against the horrific gang rape of a young student are intensifying following the arrest of five suspects. The 23 year-old victim

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Psy takes YouTube record

Nearly one in six people on the planet have now seen Psy’s “Gangnam style” video on YouTube, the first clip to breach the magical one billion mark

Nearly one in six people on the planet have now seen Psy’s “Gangnam style” video on YouTube, the first clip to breach the magical one billion mark

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Rioting claims lives in Argentina

At least two people have been killed in Argentina following rioting in several cities and looting of food and consumer goods. The government blamed

At least two people have been killed in Argentina following rioting in several cities and looting of food and consumer goods. The government blamed

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China claims high-speed train record

China has opened the world’s longest high-speed railway to great fanfare, cutting travel times in half between Beijing and Guangzhu. At nearly 2300

China has opened the world’s longest high-speed railway to great fanfare, cutting travel times in half between Beijing and Guangzhu. At nearly 2300

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Egypt votes in date with destiny

Voting is underway in the second round of Egypt’s hotly-contested constitutional referendum, with cities such as Port Said, Aswan and Suez along with

Voting is underway in the second round of Egypt’s hotly-contested constitutional referendum, with cities such as Port Said, Aswan and Suez along with

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South Sudan army admits downing UN helicopter

The South Sudanese army now admits it shot down in error a UN helicopter killing its four Russian crew members. The UN says it was on a

The South Sudanese army now admits it shot down in error a UN helicopter killing its four Russian crew members. The UN says it was on a

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Gun sales surge in the US as Newtown buries its dead

Gun shops across America have reported a surge in sales following the Connecticut school massacre. Even for the semi-automatic type used by the

Gun shops across America have reported a surge in sales following the Connecticut school massacre. Even for the semi-automatic type used by the

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Fiscal crisis : Obama tells Congress to cool off over Christmas

The White House has tried to rescue stalled budget crisis talks after Thursday’s collapse of a Republican plan. But a meeting produced little –

The White House has tried to rescue stalled budget crisis talks after Thursday’s collapse of a Republican plan. But a meeting produced little –

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Clashes in Alexandria on eve of Egyptian vote

Clashes between Islamists and rivals which began after Friday prayers continued well into the night in Egypt’s second biggest city of

Clashes between Islamists and rivals which began after Friday prayers continued well into the night in Egypt’s second biggest city of

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U.S. gun rhetoric sparks protests

There were protests at a press conference held by the National Rifle Association. They came as the head of the NRA enraged many with the statement

There were protests at a press conference held by the National Rifle Association. They came as the head of the NRA enraged many with the statement

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Italy prepares as Monti steps down

Prime Minister Mario Monti’s Friday evenings drive to tender his formal resignation to the president has set Italy on a fresh political course. He

Prime Minister Mario Monti’s Friday evenings drive to tender his formal resignation to the president has set Italy on a fresh political course. He

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Bugarach's spell in the media spotlight ends

End of the worlders have celebrated what fortunately turned out to be a non-event. Most of those who gathered at Bugarach in France, which tradition

End of the worlders have celebrated what fortunately turned out to be a non-event. Most of those who gathered at Bugarach in France, which tradition