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2013-01-13

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Northern Ireland: Peace rally against latest violence

Around 1,500 protesters held a peace rally at Belfast City Hall on Sunday in reaction to Northern Ireland’s 40th night of violence. The protest

Around 1,500 protesters held a peace rally at Belfast City Hall on Sunday in reaction to Northern Ireland’s 40th night of violence. The protest

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Topless protest at the Vatican

A topless protest interupted Pope Benedict’s weekly prayers at the Vatican. Four activists from the Ukrainian women’s rights group Femen hit out

A topless protest interupted Pope Benedict’s weekly prayers at the Vatican. Four activists from the Ukrainian women’s rights group Femen hit out

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Spanish health workers in anti-privatisation march

There have been further protests by health workers in the Spanish capital against plans to privatise six hospitals and dozens of doctors surgeries

There have been further protests by health workers in the Spanish capital against plans to privatise six hospitals and dozens of doctors surgeries

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Steam engine helps mark London Tube anniversary

One of the oldest surviving trains to plied the London Underground during the 19th century has been pulled out of retirement. On Sunday the steam

One of the oldest surviving trains to plied the London Underground during the 19th century has been pulled out of retirement. On Sunday the steam

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Georgia releases "political" prisoners

Georgia has released 190 inmates, recognised by the country’s new parliament as political prisoners. They were given amnesty on Saturday despite a

Georgia has released 190 inmates, recognised by the country’s new parliament as political prisoners. They were given amnesty on Saturday despite a

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Hirscher back on track

Austria’s Marcel Hirscher got back to winning ways on Sunday after the overall world cup leader won a slalom at the Swiss resort of

Austria’s Marcel Hirscher got back to winning ways on Sunday after the overall world cup leader won a slalom at the Swiss resort of

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Dakar Rally: Torrential rain hits stage eight

Adverse weather conditions played havoc with stage eight of the Dakar Rally from Salta to Tucaman in the north west of Argentina on

Adverse weather conditions played havoc with stage eight of the Dakar Rally from Salta to Tucaman in the north west of Argentina on

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Moscow protest sparked by US adoption ban

Tens of thousands of people have taken part in a protest march in Moscow in response to a new ban on US citizens adopting Russian children. Moscow

Tens of thousands of people have taken part in a protest march in Moscow in response to a new ban on US citizens adopting Russian children. Moscow

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New gang rape shocks India

Six suspects were arrested on Sunday after the gang rape of another bus passenger in India. It comes just four weeks after a university student was

Six suspects were arrested on Sunday after the gang rape of another bus passenger in India. It comes just four weeks after a university student was

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France bombs Mali rebels, African states ready troops

French fighter jets have bombed Islamist rebels in central Mali for a third day on Sunday after claims the insurgents were just days away from

French fighter jets have bombed Islamist rebels in central Mali for a third day on Sunday after claims the insurgents were just days away from

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Costa Concordia memorial events held in Italy

Survivors of the Costa Concordia shipwreck joined relatives of the 32 people who died to mark the passing of a year since the tragedy. The stricken

Survivors of the Costa Concordia shipwreck joined relatives of the 32 people who died to mark the passing of a year since the tragedy. The stricken

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Huge turnout for French anti-gay marriage rally

Organisers of a mass rally on Sunday against plans to legalise gay marriage in France claim that more than 800,000 people turned out in support

Organisers of a mass rally on Sunday against plans to legalise gay marriage in France claim that more than 800,000 people turned out in support

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Egypt's Mubarak to have retrial, supporters rejoice

The Egyptian courts have accepted former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s appeal over his life sentence and ordered a retrial. He was ousted from

The Egyptian courts have accepted former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s appeal over his life sentence and ordered a retrial. He was ousted from

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Computer prodigy Aaron Swartz commits suicide

Internet activist and programmer Aaron Swartz has taken his own life at the age of 26. The tech whizz helped create the web feed system

Internet activist and programmer Aaron Swartz has taken his own life at the age of 26. The tech whizz helped create the web feed system

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Italian consul in Benghazi unhurt after car attack

The Italian consul in Benghazi Guido De Sanctis has been shot at in his car in the eastern Libyan city, but has not been injured. It is unclear who

The Italian consul in Benghazi Guido De Sanctis has been shot at in his car in the eastern Libyan city, but has not been injured. It is unclear who

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Egypt's Mubarak wins appeal for retrial

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak will be retried over the killing of anti-government protesters in 2011.   Egypt’s Appeals Court has ruled to

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak will be retried over the killing of anti-government protesters in 2011.   Egypt’s Appeals Court has ruled to

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Jacobsen wins Zakopane large hill

Norway’s Anders Jacobsen picked up his third world cup win of the winter on Saturday after leaping to the top of the large hill podium in Zakopane

Norway’s Anders Jacobsen picked up his third world cup win of the winter on Saturday after leaping to the top of the large hill podium in Zakopane

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Palestinian protesters evicted from E1, West Bank

Israeli police have evicted around a hundred Palestinian protesters from a geographically sensitive area of the West Bank known as E1. The

Israeli police have evicted around a hundred Palestinian protesters from a geographically sensitive area of the West Bank known as E1. The

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Unknown assailants attack Cairo tent camp

Unidentified attackers have thrown petrol bombs at the tent encampment outside the presidential palace in Cairo. Rubber bullets were also fired at

Unidentified attackers have thrown petrol bombs at the tent encampment outside the presidential palace in Cairo. Rubber bullets were also fired at

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Fate of French hostage still unclear

The fate of French hostage Denis Allex is still unclear. Official sources say the government agent was killed during a rescue operation in Somalia on

The fate of French hostage Denis Allex is still unclear. Official sources say the government agent was killed during a rescue operation in Somalia on

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Gay rights demonstration in Croatia

The issue of gay rights is currently fuelling debate across Europe. In Croatia, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists gathered outside

The issue of gay rights is currently fuelling debate across Europe. In Croatia, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists gathered outside

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Venezuelan opposition plan human rights action

People in Caracas continue to gather to call for more news about their president’s health. There has been neither sight nor sound of Venezuela’s Hugo

People in Caracas continue to gather to call for more news about their president’s health. There has been neither sight nor sound of Venezuela’s Hugo

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Czech vote pits right against left, old against new

Two very different candidates will go head-to-head in the second round vote to pick the next President of the Czech Republic. With the majority of

Two very different candidates will go head-to-head in the second round vote to pick the next President of the Czech Republic. With the majority of

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French security alert as Mali action continues

French President Francois Hollande says that military action is not finished in Mali, where Islamist extremists have occupied the north of the

French President Francois Hollande says that military action is not finished in Mali, where Islamist extremists have occupied the north of the