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2013-01-29

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Surfer stakes a new claim for taming the biggest wave

At the sight of a 30-metre wave rushing towards shore, many people would be forgiven for wanting to swim very quickly the other way. Hawaiian surfer

At the sight of a 30-metre wave rushing towards shore, many people would be forgiven for wanting to swim very quickly the other way. Hawaiian surfer

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Syria: dozens of executed men found in Aleppo

Rows of men allegedly executed have appeared in videos uploaded to the Internet by activists opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The

Rows of men allegedly executed have appeared in videos uploaded to the Internet by activists opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The

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PKK 'to cease hostilities' in February, says Turkish paper

A report in the mainstream Turkish newspaper Hurriyet claims Kurdish militants are ready to stop hostilities next month under a fledgling peace

A report in the mainstream Turkish newspaper Hurriyet claims Kurdish militants are ready to stop hostilities next month under a fledgling peace

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Mali donors pledge 340 million euros to aid security

The International community has pledged some 340 million euros to help bring stability and security to Mali. But the donors’ conference, held in

The International community has pledged some 340 million euros to help bring stability and security to Mali. But the donors’ conference, held in

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France divided over gay marriage

Demonstrators in favour, demonstrators against, both sides in the debates surrounding gay marriage in France have been promoting and defending their

Demonstrators in favour, demonstrators against, both sides in the debates surrounding gay marriage in France have been promoting and defending their

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French parliament kicks off debate on gay marriage bill

Following weeks of mass demonstrations both for and against legalising gay marriage and adoptions, the French parliament has started debating the

Following weeks of mass demonstrations both for and against legalising gay marriage and adoptions, the French parliament has started debating the

Business

Trading post

As the World Trade Organisation started to look for a new head, it was also struggling to remain relevant after repeated failures to revive global

As the World Trade Organisation started to look for a new head, it was also struggling to remain relevant after repeated failures to revive global

Europe

French lesbians head to Belgium to dodge ART ban at home

French lesbian couples are heading to Belgium to sidestep their country’s domestic ban on assisted reproductive technology. Since July 2007

French lesbian couples are heading to Belgium to sidestep their country’s domestic ban on assisted reproductive technology. Since July 2007

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EU civil servants plan strike over cuts ahead of summit

Three European civil servants unions in Brussels have issued a strike notice for February 5, ahead of the European Council meeting on February 7-8

Three European civil servants unions in Brussels have issued a strike notice for February 5, ahead of the European Council meeting on February 7-8

Sport

AC Milan confirm agreement to sign Mario Balotelli

After weeks of speculation, Italian international Mario Balotelli has agreed a four-and-a-half year deal to join AC Milan from Manchester City. An

After weeks of speculation, Italian international Mario Balotelli has agreed a four-and-a-half year deal to join AC Milan from Manchester City. An

Sport

Mali advance at African Cup of Nations

Thousands of screaming Malian fans flooded the streets of Bamako on Monday to celebrate after their national side drew 1-1 against Congo to reach the

Thousands of screaming Malian fans flooded the streets of Bamako on Monday to celebrate after their national side drew 1-1 against Congo to reach the

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US immigration reform reasoning

In Washington almost three years ago, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators demanded citizenship for the some eleven million immigrants in the

In Washington almost three years ago, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators demanded citizenship for the some eleven million immigrants in the

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Witch hunt for Islamic rebels begins in Gao

In the absence of French or African soldiers, it appears to be payback time for suspect Islamic militants in Gao. Local youths, known as the

In the absence of French or African soldiers, it appears to be payback time for suspect Islamic militants in Gao. Local youths, known as the

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Ukraine ex-policeman jailed for murder of journalist Gongadze

A former Ukrainian police officer has been jailed for life for the murder of a campaigning journalist Georgiy Gongadze in 2000. General Oleksiy

A former Ukrainian police officer has been jailed for life for the murder of a campaigning journalist Georgiy Gongadze in 2000. General Oleksiy

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Italy: search underway for missing US F-16 fighter jet

Italy’s coast guard service has been looking for a missing F-16 US fighter jet off the country’s Adriatic coast. Italian and US aircraft are also

Italy’s coast guard service has been looking for a missing F-16 US fighter jet off the country’s Adriatic coast. Italian and US aircraft are also

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Egypt's mystery of the Port Said snipers

Local people in Port Said alerted euronews correspondent Mohammed Shaikhibrahim to the presence of a nearby sniper. There was much pointing and

Local people in Port Said alerted euronews correspondent Mohammed Shaikhibrahim to the presence of a nearby sniper. There was much pointing and

Business

Selling the cellar in the face of austerity

Desperate times call for desperate measures – like the French selling their vintage wines. The city of Dijon, which is best know for its fine

Desperate times call for desperate measures – like the French selling their vintage wines. The city of Dijon, which is best know for its fine

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Egypt's army chief warns country is on brink of collapse

Egyptian military chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has warned that political strife could lead to the collapse of the state. As the country faces

Egyptian military chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has warned that political strife could lead to the collapse of the state. As the country faces

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ArcelorMittal workers clash with police over Belgium closures

A protest against planned job losses at ArcelorMittal has led to clashes between riot police and workers in Belgium’s Wallonian capital of Namur

A protest against planned job losses at ArcelorMittal has led to clashes between riot police and workers in Belgium’s Wallonian capital of Namur

Business

Fed focuses on bond buying risks

As US Federal Reserve policymakers hold their latest meeting, they are paying close attention to risks linked to the Fed’s bond buying. Their

As US Federal Reserve policymakers hold their latest meeting, they are paying close attention to risks linked to the Fed’s bond buying. Their

Culture

Austen still nice little runner 200 years on

Two hundred years ago the public first got their hands on Jane Austen’s classic novel, “Pride and Prejudice” and centuries later its popularity

Two hundred years ago the public first got their hands on Jane Austen’s classic novel, “Pride and Prejudice” and centuries later its popularity

Culture

Apatow hopes 'This is 40' will match 'Knocked Up'

Starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann “This is 40” is a so-called “soft-sequel” to the 2007 romantic comedy “Knocked Up” with Rudd and Mann reprising

Starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann “This is 40” is a so-called “soft-sequel” to the 2007 romantic comedy “Knocked Up” with Rudd and Mann reprising

Business

Philips quits home entertainment

Philips Chief Executive Frans van Houten is continuing his efforts to focus on its more profitable home appliances and healthcare operations. As

Philips Chief Executive Frans van Houten is continuing his efforts to focus on its more profitable home appliances and healthcare operations. As

Business

Court delays Peugeot job cuts

PSA Peugeot Citroen says a court ruling over 8,000 job cuts will delay but not halt them. The Paris Appeal Court has ordered a temporary

PSA Peugeot Citroen says a court ruling over 8,000 job cuts will delay but not halt them. The Paris Appeal Court has ordered a temporary

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Israel admits to immigrant birth control programme for Ethiopians

Israel’s health ministry has admitted to injecting female Ethiopian Jewish immigrants with a birth control drug in an effort to reduce their

Israel’s health ministry has admitted to injecting female Ethiopian Jewish immigrants with a birth control drug in an effort to reduce their

Nocomment

China: sinkhole swallows buildings

An entire building complex was swallowed by a sinkhole near a subway construction site in the bustling southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.

An entire building complex was swallowed by a sinkhole near a subway construction site in the bustling southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.

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Obama expected to back cross-party US immigration reform plan

Many of the 11 million illegal immigrants living in the US are hoping the president’s speech on immigration reform will give them a better chance of

Many of the 11 million illegal immigrants living in the US are hoping the president’s speech on immigration reform will give them a better chance of

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Dutch ponder end of long Queen Beatrix reign

The people of the Netherlands are taking in the idea that their queen who has reigned for 33 years is to abdicate. The announcement by Queen

The people of the Netherlands are taking in the idea that their queen who has reigned for 33 years is to abdicate. The announcement by Queen

Nocomment

Australian coast covered in sea foam

A stretch of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast has been blanketed in sea foam, swept ashore by the remnants of a tropical cyclone that struck Australia

A stretch of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast has been blanketed in sea foam, swept ashore by the remnants of a tropical cyclone that struck Australia