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2013-01-19

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Gunman confronts Bulgarian politician on TV

A man jumped out of the crowd at a televised conference in Bulgaria on Saturday and pointed a gun at the head of the leader of Bulgaria’s ethnic

A man jumped out of the crowd at a televised conference in Bulgaria on Saturday and pointed a gun at the head of the leader of Bulgaria’s ethnic

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Tourist bus crashes in French alps

Icy rain made skating rinks of French roads on Saturday, with six people killed in accidents across the country. Three of those who died were

Icy rain made skating rinks of French roads on Saturday, with six people killed in accidents across the country. Three of those who died were

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Two killed by high winds in southern Spain

Spain is being battered by high winds and torrential rain as an exceptionally deep depression crosses the country. It has already killed two people

Spain is being battered by high winds and torrential rain as an exceptionally deep depression crosses the country. It has already killed two people

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Europe shivers under blanket of snow

Air travellers are feeling the worst of the wintry weather that has struck Europe, and all travel, especially on the roads, is proving risky in

Air travellers are feeling the worst of the wintry weather that has struck Europe, and all travel, especially on the roads, is proving risky in

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In-form Innerhofer wins Wengen downhill

Christophe Innerhofer received a welcome boost ahead of next month’s world championships by winning the classic Wengen Downhill in Switzerland on

Christophe Innerhofer received a welcome boost ahead of next month’s world championships by winning the classic Wengen Downhill in Switzerland on

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Algeria gas crisis: militants and hostages die in "final assault"

After a four day stand-off with al-Qaeda linked militants, Algerian special forces have stormed the desert gas facility where several people were

After a four day stand-off with al-Qaeda linked militants, Algerian special forces have stormed the desert gas facility where several people were

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Tymoshenko accused of murder

Ukraine’s state prosecutor has hit jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko with another accusation, and this time it is murder. Yevhen Shcherban

Ukraine’s state prosecutor has hit jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko with another accusation, and this time it is murder. Yevhen Shcherban

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Rajoy vows action over latest party corruption allegations

Protesters targeted the Madrid headquarters of the ruling People’s Party on Saturday night, over new revelations about a former party treasurer

Protesters targeted the Madrid headquarters of the ruling People’s Party on Saturday night, over new revelations about a former party treasurer

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Bulgaria: politician escapes assassination attempt

A man armed with a gas gun got on the stage while Movements for Rights and Freedoms leader Ahmed Dogan was delivering a speech at the VIII National

A man armed with a gas gun got on the stage while Movements for Rights and Freedoms leader Ahmed Dogan was delivering a speech at the VIII National

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Ski Jumping: Matura claims first World Cup victory

Jan Matura has claimed his first ever podium finish and win on his 169th start at the Japanese resort of Sapporo. The 32-year-old’s results have

Jan Matura has claimed his first ever podium finish and win on his 169th start at the Japanese resort of Sapporo. The 32-year-old’s results have

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Vonn wins Cortina d'Ampezzo

Lindsey Vonn is back on form after her self-imposed Christmas break. She may have struggled a bit on her return last week in St Anton, but the

Lindsey Vonn is back on form after her self-imposed Christmas break. She may have struggled a bit on her return last week in St Anton, but the

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Algerian crisis: Seven foreigners killed in "final assault"

Algerian special forces have killed 11 rebels in what is described as a final assault to retake the In Amenas gas facility. The state news agency

Algerian special forces have killed 11 rebels in what is described as a final assault to retake the In Amenas gas facility. The state news agency

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France says initial Mali force may not be enough

As air strikes against the northern Islamists continue the French say they now have 2000 troops on the ground in Mali, and say they may eventually

As air strikes against the northern Islamists continue the French say they now have 2000 troops on the ground in Mali, and say they may eventually

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Obama's second wind

Barack Obama can let his ambitions run more freely during his second term in the White House. His actions will not be limited, thinking about

Barack Obama can let his ambitions run more freely during his second term in the White House. His actions will not be limited, thinking about

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Mali: civilians try to escape the conflict

Hundreds of people took to the road to escape fighting as French and Malian soldiers wrested control of the central Malian town of Diabaly from

Hundreds of people took to the road to escape fighting as French and Malian soldiers wrested control of the central Malian town of Diabaly from

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Wildfires devastate Australia

A large and fast-moving bushfire doubled in size to about 45 thousand hectares of land, according to authorities in Victoria state.

A large and fast-moving bushfire doubled in size to about 45 thousand hectares of land, according to authorities in Victoria state.

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Algeria hostage crisis: No more French nationals held captive

The hostage crisis at an Algeria gas facility enters its fourth day, with more than 20 foreigners still being held captive or missing. Norwegian

The hostage crisis at an Algeria gas facility enters its fourth day, with more than 20 foreigners still being held captive or missing. Norwegian

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Dakar Rally: Lopez and Gordon win penultimate stage

Francisco Lopez won the penultimate stage of this year’s Dakar Rally – a 735 kilometre ride between Copiapo and La Serena in his native

Francisco Lopez won the penultimate stage of this year’s Dakar Rally – a 735 kilometre ride between Copiapo and La Serena in his native

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Carmakers race ahead in 2013

The world’s biggest car makers have been flexing their muscles – and showing off their muscle cars – in the place they call Motor City – Detroit

The world’s biggest car makers have been flexing their muscles – and showing off their muscle cars – in the place they call Motor City – Detroit

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Algeria crisis triggers security review

The hostage crisis in Algeria has highlighted once again the vulnerability of oil and gas installations across the Middle East and North

The hostage crisis in Algeria has highlighted once again the vulnerability of oil and gas installations across the Middle East and North

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Ukraine's Tymoshenko accused of murder

The Ukrainian chief prosecutor has accused former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko of ordering the killing of a business rival 16 years

The Ukrainian chief prosecutor has accused former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko of ordering the killing of a business rival 16 years

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Cleaner not to blame for Swedish train crash

Swedish prosecutors have cleared a cleaner of responsibility for a crash in a Stockholm suburb, in which a train ploughed past the end of the line

Swedish prosecutors have cleared a cleaner of responsibility for a crash in a Stockholm suburb, in which a train ploughed past the end of the line

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Two detained over murder of Kurdish activists in Paris

French police are holding two Kurdish men in connection with the murders of three activists in the French capital last week. The victims include

French police are holding two Kurdish men in connection with the murders of three activists in the French capital last week. The victims include

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Refugee crisis brewing in Mali, says UNHCR

As French and African forces continue to confront the Islamist rebellion in Mali, the United Nations expects as many as 700,000 people to be uprooted

As French and African forces continue to confront the Islamist rebellion in Mali, the United Nations expects as many as 700,000 people to be uprooted

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Boeing Dreamliner deliveries stopped

Boeing has halted deliveries of the 787 Dreamliner until regulators can ensure that its lithium ore batteries are completely safe. An All Nippon

Boeing has halted deliveries of the 787 Dreamliner until regulators can ensure that its lithium ore batteries are completely safe. An All Nippon

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French troops in Mali secure key town of Markala

The French army says it has secured Markala in Mali. The town is located between the area controlled by Islamist insurgents to the north and the

The French army says it has secured Markala in Mali. The town is located between the area controlled by Islamist insurgents to the north and the

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Algerian hostage crisis: dozens freed, others unaccounted for

Hostages freed from the In Amenas gas plant in the Algerian desert have been been boarding buses and aircraft to make their way home. Algeria’s

Hostages freed from the In Amenas gas plant in the Algerian desert have been been boarding buses and aircraft to make their way home. Algeria’s

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Scandal hits Spain's Popular Party

The former treasurer of Spain’s governing Popular Party, attempting to get the Spanish to accept unprecedented austerity, has dragged his party into

The former treasurer of Spain’s governing Popular Party, attempting to get the Spanish to accept unprecedented austerity, has dragged his party into

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Acid attack shines harsh light on Russia's ballet scene

The creative director of Moscow’s Bolshoi theatre is facing the possibility that he may not see properly again. With his face almost entirely

The creative director of Moscow’s Bolshoi theatre is facing the possibility that he may not see properly again. With his face almost entirely

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French embassy in Cairo scene of Salafist protest

A group of about 100 Salafist Muslims and conservative Islamist groups have organised a protest outside the French embassy in Giza, Egypt. They are

A group of about 100 Salafist Muslims and conservative Islamist groups have organised a protest outside the French embassy in Giza, Egypt. They are