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2013-02-09

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China hopes for good luck charm from Year of the Snake

Out with the dragon, in with the Year of the Snake. While some astrologists are forecasting the Chinese New Year will be suitably venomous

Out with the dragon, in with the Year of the Snake. While some astrologists are forecasting the Chinese New Year will be suitably venomous

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Judo Grand Slam Paris

Two-time world champion Haruna Asami of Japan won the gold medal at the Judo Grand slam in Paris on Saturday after upsetting the home favourite

Two-time world champion Haruna Asami of Japan won the gold medal at the Judo Grand slam in Paris on Saturday after upsetting the home favourite

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Supporters of Tunisia's ruling Islamists hold rally

A rally organised by Tunisia’s governing Islamist party brought a few thousand demonstrators to the streets of the capital Tunis. Their aim: to

A rally organised by Tunisia’s governing Islamist party brought a few thousand demonstrators to the streets of the capital Tunis. Their aim: to

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Slovenia land second successive ski jumping title

Slovenia tuned up nicely ahead of this months world championships by winning their second team ski jumping World Cup title in a row. Since a third

Slovenia tuned up nicely ahead of this months world championships by winning their second team ski jumping World Cup title in a row. Since a third

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US north-east prepare for 'historic' snowstorm

There’s no escape from New York for weary travellers as over 3,000 flights have been cancelled in airports across the north-eastern United

There’s no escape from New York for weary travellers as over 3,000 flights have been cancelled in airports across the north-eastern United

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Storm claims lives in North America

The snowstorm which has pummelled the Northeastern United States has claimed its first life. One man was killed when a driver lost control of her car

The snowstorm which has pummelled the Northeastern United States has claimed its first life. One man was killed when a driver lost control of her car

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French forces advance in north Mali, security fears near Gao

French and African forces have been patrolling the northern Malian town of Tessalit, the latest to be seized from Islamist control. During the

French and African forces have been patrolling the northern Malian town of Tessalit, the latest to be seized from Islamist control. During the

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Investigations look for answers to horsemeat scandal

Beef infected with horsemeat has been taken off the supermarket shelves but the crisis remains on the European political agenda. In London on

Beef infected with horsemeat has been taken off the supermarket shelves but the crisis remains on the European political agenda. In London on

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German education minister quits over plagiarism allegations

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced the resignation of her close ally, the Education Minister Annette Schavan. The pair appeared

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced the resignation of her close ally, the Education Minister Annette Schavan. The pair appeared

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Tunisia's Ennahda calls for rally in defence of authorities

A tense calm returned to the streets of Tunis on Saturday morning following clashes which marred Friday’s funeral of murdered opposition leader

A tense calm returned to the streets of Tunis on Saturday morning following clashes which marred Friday’s funeral of murdered opposition leader

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Iranian dissident camp comes under fire in Iraq

At least five people have been killed in a dissident camp in Baghdad after a rocket attack. The United Nations mission in Iraq said it was aware of a

At least five people have been killed in a dissident camp in Baghdad after a rocket attack. The United Nations mission in Iraq said it was aware of a

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King Momo opens Rio Carnival

King Momo officially kicked off Rio’s famed Carnival in Brazil. The event is a five-day extravaganza that climaxes in spectacular parades of top

King Momo officially kicked off Rio’s famed Carnival in Brazil. The event is a five-day extravaganza that climaxes in spectacular parades of top

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Kashmir protests feared after execution

Mohammad Afzal Guru convicted for his part in the 2001 attack on India’s parliament has been executed. A plea for mercy was refused by the

Mohammad Afzal Guru convicted for his part in the 2001 attack on India’s parliament has been executed. A plea for mercy was refused by the

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Amish sect leader jailed for hair and beard-cutting attacks

Amish sect leader Samuel Mullet has been sentenced to 15 years for organising hair and beard cutting attacks against Amish people in Ohio in

Amish sect leader Samuel Mullet has been sentenced to 15 years for organising hair and beard cutting attacks against Amish people in Ohio in

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Canadian spy sentenced to 20 years

Canadian naval officer, Sub-Lt Jeffrey Delisle, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for handing over secrets to Russia for more than four

Canadian naval officer, Sub-Lt Jeffrey Delisle, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for handing over secrets to Russia for more than four

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New York in the grip of "historic" storm

A blizzard for the history books is how some forecasters are calling the snowstorm which is pummelling the Northeastern United States. Five

A blizzard for the history books is how some forecasters are calling the snowstorm which is pummelling the Northeastern United States. Five

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Taking a gamble on Spain

US company Las Vegas Sands has won approval to build a mega casino in Madrid. With Spain’s unemployment level reaching 26 percent the so-called

US company Las Vegas Sands has won approval to build a mega casino in Madrid. With Spain’s unemployment level reaching 26 percent the so-called

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Panetta steps down after four decades in politics

For over four decades Leon Panetta has been at the top of the American political tree. Now he has stepped down from his final job as US defence

For over four decades Leon Panetta has been at the top of the American political tree. Now he has stepped down from his final job as US defence

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Carnival kicks off in Brazil

The sound of samba permeates the air, as dancing fills the Sambodrome. The annual carnival in Rio de Janeiro takes place over 5 days and has

The sound of samba permeates the air, as dancing fills the Sambodrome. The annual carnival in Rio de Janeiro takes place over 5 days and has

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Final polls predict a win for centre-left in Italy

The centre-left are on course to win the Italian elections in two weeks time. The last polls before a pre-election blackout showed Pier Luigi

The centre-left are on course to win the Italian elections in two weeks time. The last polls before a pre-election blackout showed Pier Luigi

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Protests turn violent in Egypt

Clashes between police and protesters have erupted across Egypt, leaving at least 126 people wounded. In Cairo protesters marched on the

Clashes between police and protesters have erupted across Egypt, leaving at least 126 people wounded. In Cairo protesters marched on the

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Political chaos threatens Tunisia as Chokri Belaid is laid to rest

Tens of thousands of Tunisians have turned out to mark the passing of assassinated opposition leader Chokri Belaid. The shooting of the secular

Tens of thousands of Tunisians have turned out to mark the passing of assassinated opposition leader Chokri Belaid. The shooting of the secular

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Horsemeat scandal goes euro-wide

Crime lies behind the Findus horsemeat in beef lasagne scandal, according to the British government, as the number and types of products being

Crime lies behind the Findus horsemeat in beef lasagne scandal, according to the British government, as the number and types of products being