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Black hole’s ‘big meal’ could spark fireworks 

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Astronomers are getting ready for their best ever glimpse of the mysterious black hole at the heart of our ...

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Golden Globes 2014: Winners 

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The full list of winners for the ...

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Samsung: Galaxy S5 out by April, may scan your eyes 

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India set for polio-free landmark 

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Over 2.4 million volunteers vaccinate some 170 million children ...

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Taliban kill 20 Pak troops 

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At least 20 soldiers have been killed in north-western Pakistan in a bomb blast that struck an army convoy, sources ...

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UN invites Iran to Syria peace talks 

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Iran has remained one of the closest allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (left)

UN chief ...

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Another deadly blast kills 14 near Pak Army HQ 

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At least 14 people have been killed in a suicide attack in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city, police say.
Those who ...

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Syria accused of torture, 11,000 executions 

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There is clear evidence that Syria has systematically tortured and executed about 11,000 detainees since the start of the uprising, ...

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Thailand imposes emergency over unrest 

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The Thai government has imposed a 60-day state of emergency in the capital, Bangkok, and the surrounding provinces, from Wednesday, ...

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Syria peace conference Geneva II begins in Switzerland 

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 40 foreign ministers are due to meet to discuss Syria as Imogen Foulkes reports : A major conference aimed at finding a political ...

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Murray loses to Federer 

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Four-time champion Roger Federer ended Andy Murray's Australian Open hopes with a dramatic win in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.
The ...

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22 Shia pilgrims killed in Pak bomb attack 

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At least 22 Shia pilgrims have been killed after a bomb struck a bus in Mastung district in Pakistan's restive ...

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Li Na beats Cibulkova to win Australian Open title 

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China's Li Na won her second Grand Slam title with victory over Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova at the Australian Open on ...

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Hollande 'to split from Valerie Trierweiler' 

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French President Francois Hollande is to formally announce his separation from his official partner, Valerie Trierweiler, say French media reports.It ...

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Syria foes briefly meet at peace talks 

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Syria's opposition and government have met briefly face to face in what is being hailed a small but significant step ...

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Wawrinka beats Nadal in final 

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Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka won his first Grand Slam title with victory over an injury-hit Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open ...

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Syria peace talks hit snag 

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Syrian peace talks have resume in Geneva, after the warring sides hit an impasse over the formation of a transitional ...

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Australia beat England in first Twenty20 international in Hobart 

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Australia beat England by 13 runs in Hobart in the first of the three-match Twenty20 international series on Wednesday.
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Violence rocks Bangkok 

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At least five people have suffered serious gunshot wounds in the Thai capital, Bangkok, amid anti-government clashes ahead of Sunday's ...

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Al-Qaeda disavows ISIS militants in Syria 

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Al-Qaeda has insisted it has no links with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), which has been ...

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Thai revoting in disturbed areas to take time 

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Thai election officials have warned that it could take several weeks to re-stage voting in areas where Sunday's election was ...

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China,Taiwan in first govt talks 

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China and Taiwan have begun the highest-level talks since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949.
Wang Yu-chi and ...

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Two Koreas agree rare high-level talks 

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Officials from North and South Korea are to hold rare high-level talks on Wednesday, Seoul has announced, ahead of family ...

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Ceasefire extends for three days Hope for more evacuations from Homs 

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Aid organisations in Syria are hoping to evacuate more civilians from Homs after a ceasefire in the Old City was ...

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India Olympics ban lifted after new officials elected 

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A ban on India's Olympic Association (IOA) has been lifted, allowing the country to return to the Olympic fold, officials ...

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130 killed as military plane crashes in Algeria 

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An Algerian military transport plane has crashed in the north-east of the country, killing 103 passengers and crew, Algerian media ...

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Yorkshire sign Australia's big-hitting opener 

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Yorkshire have signed Australia's limited-overs opener Aaron Finch.
The 27-year-old Melbourne Renegades Twenty20 captain will join up with the Headingley ...

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Syrian troops bombard rebel stronghold 

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Syrian government forces have resumed their bombardment of Yabroud, the last rebel stronghold in the Qalamoun mountains, activists say.
Warplanes have ...

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Turkish MPs pass judicial reforms amid brawl 

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Turkish MPs have approved controversial plans to reform ...

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Italy recalls envoy over India row 

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Italy has recalled its ambassador to India in a continuing dispute with Delhi over two Italian marines accused of killing ...

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Fighting ends S Sudan truce 

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Fighting has broken out in South Sudan's Upper Nile state, local officials say, the first major clashes since the government ...

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Indian SC suspends plotters release 

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India's Supreme Court has put on hold the release of three of the seven people convicted of involvement in the ...

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Five dead in Kiev as EU talks cancelled 

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At least five people have been killed in renewed clashes between police and protesters in central Kiev after a truce ...

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Maduro seeks talks with Obama 

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Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro has invited US President Barack Obama to join him in talks aimed at resolving the problems ...

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Uncertainty in Ukraine despite deal 

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Ukrainian protesters have been able to enter the president's official and residential buildings in Kiev, after they were abandoned by ...

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Italy's new PM sworn-in 

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A new Italian government led by centre-left politician Matteo Renzi has been sworn in.Renzi, 39, will be the youngest prime ...

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Maria von Trapp, last member of Sound of Music family, dies 

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The last surviving member of the Trapp Family Singers, the group whose story inspired The Sound of Music, has died ...

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Thailand crisis: Deadly attack on opposition rally 

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Gunmen have opened fire on an anti-government rally in eastern Thailand, killing a five-year-old girl and wounding dozens of other ...

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UN Security Council agrees aid resolution 

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The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution on access to humanitarian aid in Syria - the first time ...

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David Moyes takes blame for Man Utd defeat at Olympiakos 

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Manchester United manager David Moyes says he is to blame for his side's 2-0 loss to Champions League opponents Olympiakos ...

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Syrian forces 'kill many rebels' in Eastern Ghouta 

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Syrian government forces have ambushed and killed a large number of Islamist rebel fighters in the eastern outskirts of the ...

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Ukraine warns Russia 

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Ukrainian interim President Olexander Turchynov has warned Russia against any "military aggression" in Crimea.
He said Russia's troops from Russia's Black ...

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Crimea leader appeals to Putin for help 

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The new pro-Moscow leader of Ukraine's autonomous Crimea region has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for help to ensure peace.
A ...

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Obama urges Putin to pull troops back 

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US President Barack Obama has told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that Russia has flouted international law by sending troops ...

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Gunmen attack court in Islamabad: 11 killed 

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At least 11 people have been killed in an attack at a court in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, officials say.Gunmen ...

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Russia vows troops will stay 

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Russia has vowed its troops will remain in Ukraine to protect Russian interests and citizens until the political situation has ...

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Ban Ki-moon urges Venezuela to hold dialogue 

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Venezuelan authorities to "listen carefully to the aspirations" of protesters and ...

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Singapore world’s most expensive city 

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Singapore has topped 131 cities globally to become the world's most expensive city to live in 2014, according to the ...

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Ousted Ukrainian President asked for troops 

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Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych asked Russia to send troops across the border to protect civilians, Moscow's UN envoy has ...

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Sweet tooth linked to heart risks 

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Eating too many sugary drinks, desserts and sweets could increase your risk of having a heart attack, the findings of ...

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New Ukraine govt oppose the move: Tension rise high in the west 

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MPs in Crimea have asked Moscow to allow the southern Ukrainian region to become part of the Russian Federation.
Parliament said ...

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Hasty ban to harm US 

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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned the US not to take "hasty and reckless steps" in response to the ...

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KL Jet vanishes with 239 on board  

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Planes and ships from south-east Asian states have joined forces to search the South China Sea for a Malaysia Airlines ...

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GB's Richard Kilty wins shock 60m gold medal 

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Britain's Richard Kilty produced a stunning run to win 60m gold at the World Indoor Championships in Sopot.
The 24-year-old ...

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Massive search on KL jet tragedy victims' families still hoping for miracle 

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Radar signals show a Malaysia Airlines plane that has been missing for more than 24 hours may have turned back, ...

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Relatives now prepare for the worst 

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China has urged Malaysia to "step up its efforts" in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared ...

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Starvation tactics being used as weapon of war : AI 

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Starvation tactics against civilians are being used as a weapon of war by the Syrian government, the human rights group ...

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Russia condemns 'lawlessness' in Crimea 

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Russia has condemned "lawlessness" in eastern Ukraine, blaming far-right militants for "conniving" with the new authorities in Kiev.In a statement, ...

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Search widens to Malaysia west coast 

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Authorities searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have widened their search, amid increasing frustration from passengers' families.
Search teams had ...

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Israel blasts world of hypocrisy over Iran 

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the international community of "hypocrisy" over Iran.
Mr Netanyahu spoke as the Israeli military ...

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John Kerry rejects Putin’s talk offer 

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The US secretary of state has rejected a talks offer with Russian President Vladimir Putin until Moscow engages with US ...

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G7 warns Russia on 'annexing' Crimea 

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Leaders of the G7 group of nations have called on Russia to stop all efforts to "annex" Ukraine's Crimea region.
They ...

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NY City building collapses after explosion 

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New York City emergency crews are responding to an explosion and building collapse that has reportedly injured 11 people.
Smoke ...

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Russia isolated in UN Crimea vote 

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Russia has vetoed a draft UN resolution criticising Sunday's secession referendum in Ukraine's Crimea region - the only Security Council ...

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Crimeans vote to join Russia  

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Crimea is voting on whether to rejoin Russia or stay with Ukraine but with more autonomy.
The referendum has been condemned ...

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Mitchell Johnson ruled out for Australia 

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Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has been ruled out of the World Twenty20 with a toe infection.
The left-armer will ...

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EU, US ban on officials of Russia, Ukraine 

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The EU and US have announced travel bans and asset freezes against a number of officials from Russia and Ukraine.The ...

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Khushwant Singh dead 

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One of India's best known authors and journalists, Khushwant Singh, has died aged 99, his family says.A prolific writer, he ...

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England all-rounder Luke Wright ruled out of World Twenty20 

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England all-rounder Luke Wright has been ruled out of the World Twenty20 with a right side strain, and will be ...

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Russia dismisses EU Crimea sanctions 

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Moscow has described further EU sanctions against prominent Russians over its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine as "detached from reality".
The ...

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Malaysia says French satellites spot objects in search area 

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Malaysia says it has received new satellite images from France showing potential debris from missing flight MH370 in the southern ...

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Stuart Broad fined for umpire criticism 

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England captain Stuart Broad has been fined 15% of his match fee for criticising the umpires' decision to play on ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo criticises Clasico referee 

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo says "unbelievable decisions" cost them in the 4-3 home defeat by Barcelona.
Lionel Messi scored ...

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529 Mursi men given death sentence 

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A court in Egypt has sentenced to death 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Mursi.
They were convicted of charges ...

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Thai bus crash kills 30 people 

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A bus crash in northern Thailand has killed at least 30 people and injured 22 others, Thai authorities say.
The fatal ...

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Thai satellite ‘shows 300 floating objects’ 

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A Thai satellite has detected some 300 objects in an area of the southern Indian Ocean being searched for missing ...

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Fans back Moyes despite plane protest  

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Manchester United fans showed support for David Moyes despite a fly-past protest during the Premier League match against Aston Villa ...

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Ashley Giles happy to make tough coaching decisions 

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Ashley Giles says he is not frightened to make tough decisions if he is appointed as England's head coach.
Test ...

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Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal to win Sony Open in Miami 

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Novak Djokovic took his winning run against world number one Rafael Nadal to three matches with a superb victory in ...

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Pervez Musharraf indicted in treason case 

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A court in Pakistan has charged former military ruler Pervez Musharraf with treason, the first army chief to face such ...

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Smriti Irani to stand against Rahul Gandhi 

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India's main opposition BJP has chosen actor-turned politician Smriti Irani to stand against Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi in the ...

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Senate report details CIA abuse 

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The CIA repeatedly misled the US government over the severity and effectiveness of its interrogation methods, the Washington Post reports.
A ...

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19000 Muslims ‘face slaughter’ in CAR 

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African and EU leaders are holding a summit in Brussels where the conflict in the Central African Republic features prominently.
The ...

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Chinese search ship picks up signal! 

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A Chinese ship searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean has picked up a pulse ...

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Fabio Fognini beats Andy Murray to force decider 

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Italy's Fabio Fognini played superbly to beat Andy Murray and take the Davis Cup quarter-final against Great Britain to a ...

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Tom Moody not a contender to be next England coach 

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Former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody has ruled himself out as a contender for the England coaching job.
The ex-Sri Lanka ...

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Premier League table is fake 

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho again played down his side's Premier League title chances despite returning to top spot with a ...

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India goes for general election 

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Indians are voting in the first phase of a general election which pits the governing Congress party against the Hindu ...

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Suspect brought back to Capetown after three years 

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A man accused of arranging his wife's killing on their honeymoon will appear in a South African court later.
Shrien Dewani, ...

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Irish President Michael D Higgins in historic UK visit 

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The first official state visit to the UK by an Irish head of state is due to get under way.President ...

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Mo Farah aims to break British record 

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Double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah has set his sights on breaking Steve Jones's 29-year-old British record at the ...

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Indians vote in second phase of elections 

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Indians have voted in four north-eastern states in the second phase of the general election which pits the governing Congress ...

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Ireland and Scotland to get Test chance as ICC approves play-off 

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A play-off system that will give Ireland and Scotland the chance to play Test cricket has been approved by the ...

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho fined and warned over improper conduct 

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been fined £8,000 and warned about his future conduct after being sent off in last ...

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Mass trial: Brotherhood leader Badie among 683 to die 

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A judge at a mass trial in Egypt has recommended the death penalty for 683 people - including Muslim Brotherhood ...

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Ronaldo breaks Messi's Champions League record 

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Cristiano Ronaldo broke the record jointly held by Lionel Messi for the most goals in a Champions League season as ...

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Ian Thorpe released from hospital after shoulder infection 

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Five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe has been released from hospital after recovering from a shoulder infection. The 31-year-old contracted the ...

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World must not stay silent: Malala 

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The abduction of more than 200 Nigerian girls by Boko Haram could be a turning point in the battle against ...

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Thai police fire teargas at protesters 

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Thai police have fired water cannons and tear gas at protesters in Bangkok, two days after a court ousted Prime ...

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US team ‘on ground’ in Nigeria hunt 

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US Secretary of State John Kerry says a specialist team is set to start work in Nigeria to help find ...

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Putin visits annexed Crimea 

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President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Crimea, his first visit to the peninsula since Russia annexed it from Ukraine in ...

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Israeli ex-PM jailed for six years  

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A court in Israel has sentenced former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to six years in prison for bribery and fined ...

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US warns Beijing on S China Sea tensions 

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The US has warned China that moving a drilling rig into seas disputed with Vietnam was "provocative".
In a telephone call, ...

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Bionic Olympics to be hosted in 2016 

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The first Cybathlon, an Olympics for bionic athletes, will take place in Switzerland in October 2016.
The event will include a ...

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238 killed in Turkey coal mine disaster 

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Rescuers are hunting desperately for scores of Turkish coal miners still missing after an explosion caused a pit to collapse, ...

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Liverpool's Luis Suarez dismisses transfer speculation 

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has dismissed speculation linking him with a move away from Anfield this summer.
The 27-year-old Uruguay international ...

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Thai military to quell violence 

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Three people have been killed and more than 20 others injured in an attack on an anti-government protest camp in ...

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N-deal still possible, says Tehran 

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has insisted that reaching a final nuclear deal with world powers is still within ...

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Balkan floods threaten Serbia power plant  

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The worst floods in the Balkans for decades are threatening Serbia's main power plant, officials say.
The River Sava has burst ...

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Varanasi welcomes Narendra Modi 

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India's Prime Minister-elect, Narendra Modi, has been performing religious rituals in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi after his election ...

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Serena beats Errani to win Italian Open in Rome 

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World number one Serena Williams overpowered home favourite Sara Errani to retain her Italian Open title on Sunday.
The American, 32, ...

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Rebecca Downie wins gold in uneven bars 

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Great Britain's Rebecca Downie won gold in the uneven bars at the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The 22-year-old ...

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Thai army declares Martial Law 

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The Thai military has imposed martial law amid a political crisis "to preserve law and order", but says the surprise ...

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England's Rooney ready for Brazil finals 

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Wayne Rooney has said there will be no excuses if he fails to perform for England at the 2014 World ...

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Thai army seizes power in coup 

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Thailand's military on Thursday announced it is taking control of the government and has suspended the constitution.In a TV statement, ...

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Anti-coup protesters take to Thai streets 

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Thailand's military has ordered 35 more people, including prominent academics, to report to them by Saturday afternoon as the post-coup ...

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US gunman kills 6 people 

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A gunman has killed six people in drive-by shootings in the Californian city of Santa Barbara, US police say.The shootings ...

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Adam Scott two shots off lead in Texas 

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World number one Adam Scott produced a bogey-free third round 66 to move two shots off the lead at the ...

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Two Pak troops among 5 killed in bomb attacks near Islamabad 

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A suicide bomber has killed two Pakistani soldiers and three civilians near Islamabad, the army says.
The two officers were on ...

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Geo TV channel is ordered off air 

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Pakistan's Electronic Media Regularity Authority has suspended the licence of the country's largest and most influential TV station for 15 ...

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Usain Bolt 'not ready' to race yet after foot injury 

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Six-time Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt has delayed his return to competition after falling behind in training because of a ...

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South Korea Sewol ferry crew go on trial 

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Fifteen South Korean crew members have gone on trial over the deaths of at least 202 people, meet of them ...

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Five NATO troops die in Afghanistan 

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Five Nato soldiers have been killed in the southern Afghan province of YAW, with local officials saying they were mistakenly ...

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Uzbek Taliban claim Karachi attack 

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Uzbek militants fighting with the Pakistani Taliban say they carried out Sunday's deadly assault on Karachi's international airport.
The Islamic Movement ...

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Ukraine military plane shot down by rebels : 49 killed 

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Pro-Russian rebels have shot down a military transport plane in eastern Ukraine, killing all 49 Ukrainian service personnel on board.Ukraine's ...

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James Davis wins historic European fencing gold for Britain 

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Olympic fencer James Davis secured Britain's first-ever European foil gold by defeating Alexey Cheremisinov of Russia in Strasbourg, France.
Davis, 22, ...

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Croatia players shun media over nude photos 

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Croatia's players are refusing to talk to World Cup media after photos of them were published bathing nude in their ...

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Afghan president hopeful Abdullah Abdullah cries foul 

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Afghan presidential election candidate Abdullah Abdullah has demanded an immediate halt to vote-counting over allegations of widespread fraud. Dr Abdullah ...

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Ukraine president ‘to order unilateral ceasefire’ 

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Ukraine's president has proposed a unilateral ceasefire by his troops to allow pro-Russian separatists to lay down their weapons.
Petro Poroshenko ...

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Heather Watson into semi-finals after Kvitova withdraws 

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Heather Watson is into the semi-finals at Eastbourne after Petra Kvitova pulled out with a hamstring injury.
The British number one ...

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S Korean 'killer soldier' captured 

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A South Korean soldier who killed five members of his unit has been captured after a failed suicide attempt, defence ...

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Pak police clash with cleric’s men 

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Police in Pakistan have fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of supporters of a prominent anti-government cleric in the capital, ...

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Israeli air strikes target Syria after Golan death 

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Israel says it has carried out air strikes on military targets in Syria.
The military said it had attacked nine targets ...

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Luis Suarez faces lengthy ban if found guilty 

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Luis Suarez could face a lengthy ban that would force him to miss the rest of the World Cup if ...

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England squad arrives back from Brazil 

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The England football team have returned to the UK after being knocked out of the World Cup at the group ...

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Li Na cruises into third round 

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Second seed Li Na reached the third round of Wimbledon after a 6-2 6-2 win over world number 38 Yvonne ...

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Luis Suarez banned for four months 

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Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has been suspended from all football-related activity for four months for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.
The ...

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Serena Williams powers into third round  

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Top seed Serena Williams needed just 49 minutes to reach the women's singles third round after overwhelming South African Chanelle ...

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Uruguay captain Lugano dismisses ‘bite’ claims 

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Uruguay captain Diego Lugano has denied Luis Suarez is guilty of biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.
Fifa, world football's governing body, ...

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Andy Murray beats Roberto Bautista Agut at Wimbledon 

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Defending champion Andy Murray swept past Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut on Centre Court to reach the second week of Wimbledon ...

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Eugenie Bouchard wins as Caroline Wozniacki loses 

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Canadian 13th seed Eugenie Bouchard continued her impressive Grand Slam run by beating France's Alize Cornet 7-6 (7-5) 7-5 to ...

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Oscar Pistorius 'had no mental disorder', trial hears 

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Oscar Pistorius did not have a mental disorder when he killed his girlfriend, a psychological report said as his murder ...

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Japan approves landmark military change 

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Japan's cabinet has approved a landmark change in security policy, paving the way for its military to fight overseas.
Under its ...

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Tehelka editor gets bail 

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India's Supreme Court has granted bail to Tarun Tejpal, the former editor of a news magazine who is charged with ...

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French ex-President Sarkozy held for questioning 

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French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained for questioning over alleged influence peddling.Sarkozy is being held at Nanterre, near Paris, ...

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HK crowds rally for democracy 

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Tens of thousands of protesters are taking part in what organisers say could be Hong Kong's largest pro-democracy rally in ...

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India outrage over TMC MP’s rape threat 

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There is growing outrage in India after an MP threatened to kill opposition workers and have their women raped.
Trinamool Congress ...

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Fresh tension rocks Myanmar  

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Five people have been injured in clashes between Muslims and Buddhists in Myanmar's second city of Mandalay.
The incident was apparently ...

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Myanmar city under curfew, clashes on 

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A curfew has been imposed in Myanmar's second city, Mandalay, following two nights of violence in which local police say ...

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Kvitova wins Wimbledon title 

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Petra Kvitova swept past Canada's Eugenie Bouchard with a stunning performance of controlled power to win her second Wimbledon title.
The ...

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Brazil press officer given three-game ban 

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Brazil press officer Rodrigo Paiva has been suspended for the rest of the World Cup by Fifa after an incident ...

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Israeli air strikes kill 9 Hamas men 

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Nine Palestinian militants have been killed in Israeli air raids on Gaza following rocket attacks on Israel.Hamas said six members ...

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Nigerian women, girls ‘escape from Boko Haram’ 

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More than 60 women and girls are reported to have escaped from the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, security sources ...

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US spying allegations ‘serious’: Merkel 

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has voiced concern about an alleged US spy in German intelligence, in her first comments on ...

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41 asylum seekers return to Lanka 

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Australia has confirmed it has returned 41 asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan authorities at sea.
The transfer took place on ...

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Defiant Abdullah claims victory 

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Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah has claimed victory in last month's poll, despite results giving a lead to his rival, ...

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US ‘to work with Germany’ on spy row 

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The US has vowed to work with Germany to resolve the row over a German reportedly arrested for being a ...

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Iraq rebels 'seize N materials' 

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Iraq has warned the UN that Sunni militants have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in ...

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Hague quits, Philip Hammond new Foreign Secretary 

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Education Secretary Michael Gove is to become the new chief whip in the most wide-ranging cabinet reshuffle of David Cameron's ...

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Car bomb kills 89 in Afghan market 

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At least 89 people have been killed and dozens injured in a suicide attack at a busy market in eastern ...

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Mo Farah faces ‘big session’ in fitness battle 

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Mo Farah's chances of running at the Commonwealth Games will become clearer on Wednesday.
Farah, 31, pulled out of last weekend's ...

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Luis Suarez now 100% a Barcelona player 

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is now "100%" a Barcelona player, the Spanish club has said.
A £75m deal was agreed last ...

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Luhansk lacks electricity and water 

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Electricity and water supplies have been knocked out in much of the rebel-held city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine and ...

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Israel ready to widen Gaza ground offensive 

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Israel is prepared to "significantly widen" its ground offensive against militants in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ...

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Ukraine rebels ‘to allow access to site’ 

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Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are to give international investigators access to the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines jet.
The ...

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Bangalore school parents boycott after 'rape' 

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Indian parents have begun a boycott of a Bangalore school after claims emerged that a six-year-old student had been raped ...

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Alastair Cook ‘captaining for pundits’ : Steve Waugh 

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Alastair Cook must trust his instincts and stop "captaining for the commentators", according to former Australia captain Steve Waugh.
Cook's position ...

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Curtain rise on 20th C’wealth Games 

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Sir Chris Hoy says Glasgow will deliver "the biggest and best Commonwealth Games we've ever seen", ahead of Wednesday's opening ...

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Israeli action amounts to war crimes 

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UN Human Rights boss Navi Pillay says Israel's military actions in Gaza "could amount to war crimes"The UN's top human ...

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Jodie Stimpson wins first gold in Women's Triathlon 

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England's Jodie Stimpson claimed the first gold of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after winning the women's triathlon.
Stimpson, 25, ...

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Gymnast Jones wins Wales' first gold 

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Welsh rhythmic gymnast Frankie Jones has secured her country's first gold of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
She won the ...

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Louis Van Gaal orders Man Utd to speak English  

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Manchester United's record signing Juan Mata has revealed new manager Louis van Gaal has told his players they must communicate ...

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Serena Williams wins on return from virus in Stanford 

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Serena Williams returned to action for the first time since pulling out of Wimbledon with a straight-sets win over Karolina ...

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Max Whitlock and Claudia Fragapane win golds 

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Max Whitlock and Claudia Fragapane both won their second Commonwealth Games gold in Glasgow as England dominated the all-around gymnastics ...

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Toll rises to 60 

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Hopes of finding any more survivors from a landslide that buried a village in western India on Wednesday are fading, ...

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Jamaica sprinter Usain Bolt to target 200m after Glasgow 2014 

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Multiple world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt says he will make the 200m his focus after the Commonwealth Games.
The 27-year-old ...

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Fifa corruption allegations are 'nauseating' :Gary Lineker 

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Ex-England striker Gary Lineker says corruption allegations around Fifa are "nauseating", and has also criticised the role of its president ...

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Indian nurses trapped in Libya return 

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A group of more than 40 Indian nurses who were trapped in the fighting engulfing parts of Libya have returned ...

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Long-time Gaza truce uncertain 

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Palestinian and Israeli officials are continuing indirect talks in Cairo on a long-term truce in Gaza as the three-day ceasefire ...

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Turkey poll Candidates hold final campaign rallies 

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Campaigning in Turkey's first direct presidential election is entering its final day ahead of Sunday's vote.
Candidate and current Prime Minister ...

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Kiev dismantles last protest barriers 

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The mayor of Kiev has taken the lead in work to dismantle the final barriers and tents on the Ukrainian ...

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Iraqi court 'backs PM Maliki' in row with president 

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Iraqi state TV says a top court has ruled that PM Nouri Maliki's bloc is the largest in parliament, in ...

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Hamas-Gaza truce talks begin in Cairo 

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Indirect talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators aimed at finding a long-term solution to the conflict in Gaza have begun ...

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Michael Vaughan admits error over Alastair Cook 

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Former England captain Michael Vaughan has admitted he was wrong to say Alastair Cook should be replaced as skipper of ...

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'Good Morning Vietnam' hero found dead 

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President Barack Obama has led tributes to US actor and comedian Robin Williams (63) was found dead, in an apparent ...

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Pak protesters vow to stay in streets till Sharif resigns 

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Thousands of protesters have gathered in Pakistan's capital Islamabad after arriving in big convoys from Lahore.Rally leaders Imran Khan and ...

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Serena Williams wins first Cincinnati title 

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World number one Serena Williams won her first Cincinnati title with a straight-sets victory over Ana Ivanovic at the Western ...

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Federer beats Ferrer to claim Cincinnati title 

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World number three Roger Federer won his sixth Cincinnati title with a hard-fought three-sets victory over David Ferrer at the ...

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Saudi prince's convoy in Paris attacked 

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Heavily armed men have attacked a convoy of cars belonging to a Saudi prince, looting 250,000 euros (£200,000; $330,000), police ...

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US sends guards to quell Missouri unrest  

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The US state of Missouri is sending the National Guard to the town of Ferguson as protests escalate over the ...

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UN launches Iraq aid operation 

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The United Nations agency for refugees is launching a major aid operation to reach more than half a million people ...

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Unrest flares, 31 protesters arrested 

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US police say they have arrested 31 people during another night of angry protests in the town of Ferguson in ...

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All for lack of toilets 

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Six newlywed women in a village in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have returned to their parents because their ...

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Cameroonian player dies in Algeria after being hit by object from crowd 

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Cameroonian footballer Albert Ebosse has died after being hit by an object thrown by fans at a game in Algeria.
Ebosse, ...

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Five dead in SKorea flash floods 

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Flash floods brought on by heavy rain in southern South Korea have killed at least five people, officials say.
One person ...

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Funeral for black teenager killed by US cops 

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Hundreds of people have attended the funeral for the black teenager killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri.
Mourners at the Friendly ...

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US sees Egypt, UAE behind bombing in Libya 

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US officials say Egypt and the UAE were behind air strikes in Libya last week that targeted Islamist militia.
A senior ...

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Hamas agree to long-term truce with Israel 

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Egypt has brokered an agreement on a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, senior Palestinian officials have ...

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Girl accidentally kills gun trainer in US 

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A nine year-old girl in the US has killed her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use ...

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Nigeria shuts schools over Ebola 

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All schools in Nigeria have been ordered to remain shut until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the ...

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UN accuses Syria of using chlorine gas 

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The United Nations has accused the Syrian government of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents in a new report ...

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India cow row ‘settled by DNA tests’ 

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A woman in the southern Indian state of Kerala is set to win a court battle to keep a cow ...

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Deadly landslide in SW China 

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At least six people have died and 21 others are missing after a landslide struck a village in south-west China.
China's ...

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Ex-Thai PM Abhisit’s murder charge dismissed 

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A Thai court has dismissed murder charges against former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva linked to a bloody crackdown on protesters ...

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NATO ready to join US against IS 

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A coalition of Nato allies is ready to join the United States in military action against Islamic State (IS), US ...

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Russia ‘to react’ to EU sanctions 

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Russia has vowed to respond if the European Union imposes new sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.The EU says the sanctions, ...

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Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown 

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Sierra Leone - one of the countries worst hit by West Africa's Ebola outbreak - has announced a four-day lockdown ...

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Vote ‘will go to the wire’ 

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Campaigners in the battle for Scotland's future say the referendum result is too close to call with less than two ...

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Ukraine truce shaken by new shelling 

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There has been fresh shelling near Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, raising fears that a 36-hour-old ceasefire is near to ...

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Khameini undergoes prostate surgery 

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Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is recovering from prostate surgery, reports from Iran say.The operation, which took place on ...

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Duchess of Cambridge expecting second baby 

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The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child.Kensington Palace said the Queen and members of both families were ...

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Russia threatens to block airspace over Ukraine 

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Russia has warned that it could block international flights through its airspace if the EU goes ahead with new sanctions ...

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Greenhouse gas levels rising at fastest rate since 1984 

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A surge in atmospheric CO2 saw levels of greenhouse gases reach record levels in 2013, according to new figures.
Concentrations of ...

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Ireland ease to win over Scotland in first one - day international 

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Ireland's Craig Young took five wickets on his one-day international debut as Ireland beat Scotland by seven wickets in the ...

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24 dead in Pakistan mosque collapse 

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Emergency teams in the Pakistani city of Lahore say they have now recovered 24 bodies from rubble at a mosque ...

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Stephen Park on Olympic qualifying spots 

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British Sailing manager Stephen Park wants his team to seize as many Rio Olympics places as possible at the upcoming ...

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Islamic State crisis: Kerry to meet Arab leaders in Jeddah 

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US Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet key Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia, as he tries to build ...

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Thai coup leaders ‘must end repression’: AI 

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Thailand's military government has engaged in "widespread" human rights violations since the May coup, Amnesty International says.
In a report, the ...

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Arsene Wenger cryptic over striker's Arsenal move 

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he would not have signed striker Danny Welbeck on transfer deadline day had he been ...

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Not too late to drop Alastair Cook : Boycott 

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Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott says it is not too late to drop Alastair Cook as one-day captain.England were beaten ...

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In-match bowling technology trial may happen in 2015 

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Technology to monitor bowling actions could be trialled in a match in 2015, says the International Cricket Council.
A project to ...

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Pistorius cleared of murder but awaits final verdict 

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The judge in the Oscar Pistorius trial has ruled out all murder charges, but says he may still be guilty ...

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Fabrizio Zanotti in hospital after being hit by ball 

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Paraguay's Fabrizio Zanotti was taken to hospital after being hit on the forehead by a wayward tee shot from Alexandre ...

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The typical policemen! 

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Two policemen are to be suspended for charging a one-year-old child with "coercion" ahead of a by-election in the Indian ...

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Beauty queen may have to return crown 

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The Burmese beauty queen who was stripped of her title last week is refusing to give back her crown to ...

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‘Nightmare’ for Briton held in Iran 

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The family of a British-Iranian woman being held in Iran after going to a men's volleyball match have appealed for ...

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Kerry in Egypt for alliance against IS 

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US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Egypt in his campaign to form a broad coalition to tackle Islamic ...

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Business row marks final campaign 

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A row over the intervention of business leaders and banks in the Scottish independence debate has intensified on the final ...

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Jerome Wilson suffers ‘severe head injury’ 

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British welterweight Jerome Wilson is in hospital after suffering a "severe head injury" in his defeat by Serge Ambomo in ...

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Celtic hold on to beat Aberdeen  

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Celtic survived a spirited Aberdeen fight-back to gain their first win in five games.
Jason Denayer put Celtic into an early ...

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Al Ahly win Egyptian Super Cup ahead of new season 

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Al-Ahly maintained their dominance over bitterest rivals Zamalek, beating them 5-4 on penalties on Sunday in Cairo to win the ...

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Arabs join air attacks on IS 

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US warplanes have carried out new air strikes on Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria, hitting vehicles and ...

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US police officer shot in Ferguson, Missouri 

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A police officer has been shot in the strife-torn US town of Ferguson, Missouri, but the officer's condition is unclear, ...

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Hong Kong protesters clash with riot police 

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Pro-democracy protesters have been clashing with riot police Hong Kong, defying calls by the authorities to halt their "illegal" action.Demonstrators ...

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Wales draw with Bosnia-Harcegovina 

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Wales fought out a goalless draw with Bosnia-Hercegovina to maintain their unbeaten start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.
Neither team ...

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Malala calls for child rights 

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Pakistani activist has Malala Yousafzai urged children to "stand up for their rights" after becoming the youngest person to win ...

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Opposition plans poll boycott in Bahrain 

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Bahrain's Shia-led opposition says it will boycott parliamentary elections planned for November.
Five opposition groups, including the Al-Wefaq movement, said in ...

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Wada takes 3,000 samples from Russian athletes 

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Around 3,000 samples have been taken from Russian athletes by officials investigating claims of widespread doping in the country.
The World ...

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Laura Trott announces engagement to Jason Kenny 

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Laura Trott has announced her engagement to fellow British Olympic cycling star Jason Kenny.
She wrote on Twitter:  "Merry Christmas everyone. ...

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New Zealand beat Sri Lanka in first Test despite spirited resistance 

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New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the first Test completed Monday, with Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson ...

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Asian Confederation backs Sepp Blatter over Prince Ali 

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The Asian Football Confederation will support incumbent Sepp Blatter in the Fifa presidential election despite their vice-president Prince Ali's decision ...

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Hartal called in Dhaka, Khulna for Wednesday, Thursday 

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The BNP-led 20-party alliance has called a two-day hartal for Wednesday and Thursday in capital Dhaka and Khulna divisions. The hartal will begin ...

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Luis Figo makes bid for FIFA presidency 

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Portuguese great Luis Figo has become the latest shock candidate for the role of FIFA president.
The former Sporting Lisbon, Barcelona, ...

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Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win fifth Australian Open title 

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Novak Djokovic proved too strong for Andy Murray as he won a fifth Australian Open title in a punishing final ...

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Delhi rejects Modi Anti-Corruption party wins 67 of 70 seats 

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An anti-corruption party has won a stunning victory in the Delhi state elections in a huge setback for India's Prime ...

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Holders India crush rival Pakistan 

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Virat Kohli compiled a composed hundred to help defending champions India begin the World Cup with a 76-run victory over ...

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IS militants 'burn to death 45 in Iraq' 

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Jihadist militants from Islamic State (IS) have burned to death 45 people in the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, the ...

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Moeen rescues England 

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Moeen Ali's century led England to a 119-run victory over Scotland and a first win of the World Cup.
Moeen scored ...

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Becky’s slice body found at Bristol house 

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Police investigating the disappearance of teenager Becky Watts say they have found body parts at a house in Bristol.Four men ...

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Stuart Broad rejects claims England are 'playing with fear' 

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Bowler Stuart Broad says claims England are "playing with fear" are wide of the mark, despite a poor start to ...

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Michael Phelps may be reinstated for Russia World Championships 

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Michael Phelps, the 18-time Olympic gold medallist, may be allowed to compete at the World Championships in Russia after originally ...

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Australia post record score to win over Afghanistan  

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Australia posted a World Cup record total of 417-6 as they beat Afghanistan by 275 runs - the biggest winning ...

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Dimitri Mascarenhas appointed as New Zealand bowling coach 

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New Zealand have appointed Dimitri Mascarenhas as bowling coach for their tour of England in May and June.
The former England ...

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Liverpool can beat Man City to second place : Brendan Rodgers 

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Liverpool's form has given them a chance to finish second in the Premier League, says manager Brendan Rodgers.
His side won ...

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Daughter taken to school roped 

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Police in India have charged a man who took his eight-year-old daughter to school roped to his motorcycle.
The 40-year-old was ...

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Serena Williams wins Miami title 

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World number one Serena Williams thrashed Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro to win her eighth Miami Open title on Saturday.
The 33-year-old ...

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Gabon selected to host 2017 Africa Cup of Nations 

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Gabon have been chosen to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals.
The 2012 co-hosts won a vote by the ...

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Hillary starts campaign tour 

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Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has set out for a tour of key states, at the start of ...

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Liverpool's Jordan Henderson signs new five-year deal 

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Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has signed a new five-year deal, worth £100,000-a-week.
It ends months of talks between the parties, with ...

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2300 killed in Nepal quake 

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At least 2300 people are known to have died in a powerful earthquake in Nepal, with many more feared trapped ...

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Nepal on war footing: PM 

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Nepal is "on a war footing" as it tries to help survivors following Saturday's earthquake, its prime minister says.
Sushil Koirala ...

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Coalition mulls Yemen humanitarian pause 

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Saudi Arabia says it will consult allies for temporary halt as UN urges coalition to stop targeting Sanaa airport.
Saudi Arabia ...

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'Untouchable' England captain angers Boycott 

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England captain Alastair Cook believes he is "untouchable", according to former Test skipper Geoffrey Boycott.
Boycott was angered by Cook's comments ...

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Saul Alvarez beats James Kirkland with third-round knockout 

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Mexican light-middleweight Saul Alvarez recorded the 45th win of his career as he knocked out American James Kirkland in the ...

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New Zealand wrap up 66-run victory over Somerset in Taunton 

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New Zealand wrapped up a 66-run victory over Somerset in their opening tour match despite an entertaining final-day hundred from ...

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100 'died in fight for food' on boat 

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Migrants rescued from a sinking boat off Indonesia have told the BBC that about 100 people died after a fight ...

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Nadal makes winning start in Paris 

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Rafael Nadal began his quest for a 10th French Open title with a straight-sets victory over teenager Quentin Halys on ...

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China nursing home fire kills 38 in Henan 

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A fire at a care home for elderly people in China's Henan province has killed 38 people, state media report.Another ...

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KL detains 12 cop over links to `migrant` graves 

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Malaysia has detained 12 policemen suspected of human trafficking, two of whom are said to be connected to recently discovered ...

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South Africa denies $10m World Cup bribe 

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South Africa has denied paying a $10m bribe to secure the 2010 World Cup, in the wake of a US ...

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Mo Farah pulls out of Birmingham Diamond League race 

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An "emotionally and physically drained" Mo Farah has withdrawn from Sunday's Diamond League meeting in Birmingham.
The double Olympic champion wants ...

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ECB to pump £3m into Women's Cricket Super League 

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English cricket has made its biggest ever investment in the women's game by pledging £3m for a new six-team Super ...

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9 killed in South Carolina 'hate crime' 

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Nine people have been shot dead at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, and a hunt is under ...

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Andy Murray wins fourth Queen's Club title with two wins in a day 

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Andy Murray joined the likes of John McEnroe and Boris Becker as a four-time Queen's Club champion with an impressive ...

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Andre Ward beats Paul Smith in comeback fight in Oakland 

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Andre Ward returned after 19 months out with a convincing win over Britain's Paul Smith in a non-title catchweight bout ...

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Geraint Thomas finishes second at the Tour de Suisse 

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Briton Geraint Thomas finished second in the Tour de Suisse as Simon Spilak took victory by five seconds.
Welshman Thomas started ...

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Pakistan calls for emergency steps: Heatwave toll now 700 

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Pakistan's prime minister called for emergency measures as the death toll from a heatwave in southern Sindh province reached nearly ...

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Johanna Konta loses quarter-final to Belinda Bencic 

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British number two Johanna Konta's impressive run at the Aegon International came to an end against Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic ...

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Australian batsmen not as strong in England : Swann 

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This summer's Ashes series could be decided by the performance of Australia's batting line-up, says former England spinner Graeme Swann.
Australia ...

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SOS from Syria! 

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A family of 12 from Luton who went missing on a trip to Bangladesh have contacted UK relatives saying they ...

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Asafa Powell runs second fastest 100m of 2015 to win in Paris 

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Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell ran the second fastest 100m of the year to win the Diamond League meeting in Paris.
Powell ...

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Greece Vs Euro Zone 

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Greece's default stand off is taking the Eurozone on the brink risking the country to break apart from the single ...

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Mario Balotelli misses start of pre-season 

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Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has not returned to the club for pre-season having been granted compassionate leave after a family ...

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Serena Williams beats Garbine Muguruza in final 

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Serena Williams beat Spain's Garbine Muguruza to win Wimbledon for the sixth time and complete the 'Serena Slam' as the ...

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IS commander, 30 others killed by drone in Afghanistan 

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Hafiz Saeed, the leader of the Islamic State group in the Afghanistan and Pakistan region, has been killed in a ...

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Australia's Brad Haddin set to miss Lord's Test 

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Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is set to miss this week's second Ashes Test against England at Lord's for personal reasons.
Haddin, ...

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Robinho makes Guangzhou Evergrande move 

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Former Real Madrid and Manchester City striker Robinho has joined Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande.
The Brazil international, who played at the ...

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Eurozone backs €7b bridge loan 

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Eurozone ministers have agreed to give Greece a €7bn (£5b) "bridge" loan from an EU-wide fund to keep its finances ...

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Cameron unveils strategy to beat Islamist extremism  

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Prime Minister David Cameron has set out the government's strategy to defeat the "poison" of Islamist extremism in Britain.He pledged ...

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Chelsea fans banned over Paris Metro racism 

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Four Chelsea fans accused of refusing to allow a black man on to the Paris Metro have been banned from ...

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Taliban seize Afghan district HQ in north 

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Taliban fighters have seized the headquarters of a northern district in Afghanistan, officials say.
The militants captured the Kohistanat district in ...

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Crystal Palace sign striker Connor Wickham from Sunderland 

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Crystal Palace have signed Connor Wickham from Sunderland on a five-year deal for an initial fee of £7m.
Wickham, an ...

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Floyd Mayweather to face Andre Berto on September 12 

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Floyd Mayweather will face Andre Berto on 12 September as he attempts to match Rocky Marciano's record of 49 successive ...

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Japan restarts first N plant since Fukushima disaster 

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Japan has restarted its first nuclear reactor under new safety rules following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
All Japan's nuclear plants were ...

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China devalues yuan to three-year low 

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China's central bank has devalued the national currency, the yuan, to its lowest rate against the US dollar in almost ...

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Everton defender John Stones not for sale 

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez has insisted defender John Stones will not be sold to Chelsea.
The Premier League champions are ...

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GB swimmer Calum Jarvis targets 2016 Rio Olympics place 

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World Championship swimming gold medallist Calum Jarvis says he is confident of making the British team for next summer's Olympics ...

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Anger against Brazil Govt mounting 

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Brazil expects another round of big anti-government demonstrations on Sunday.There is growing anger against the government, hit by a worsening ...

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China economic slowdown rocks global shares 

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Stock markets in New York, London, Paris and Frankfurt have fallen sharply as fears of a Chinese economic slowdown continue ...

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Protest over ban on Hungary rly station 

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Hundreds of migrants have protested for a second day at Hungary's decision to prevent them from travelling on towards Germany ...

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Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck out until Christmas with knee injury 

By BBC Online

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck is expected to be out until Christmas after having knee surgery.
Welbeck, 24, sustained the injury ...

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First Lankan Tamil oppn leader 

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A Tamil MP has become leader of the opposition in Sri Lanka's parliament - the first member of the ethnic minority ...

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Rooney vows to be always available for England duty 

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Captain Wayne Rooney has promised to always make himself available for England as the striker stands on the verge of ...

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Kevin Pietersen signs for Dolphins 

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Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has signed to play for the Dolphins in the South African Ram Slam T20.
The ...

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120,000 more to get asylum in EU states 

By BBC Online

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has announced plans that he says will offer a "swift, determined and comprehensive" response to ...

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Delta Univ teacher shot dead : Suspect kills himself 

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A gunman who shot dead a professor as he worked in his university office in Mississippi has died after apparently ...

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Russia 'plans forward air operating base' in Syria  

By BBC Online

Russia's recent movements near Syria's city of Latakia suggest that Moscow plans to establish a "forward air operating base" there, ...

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Russia to continue support for Assad  

By BBC Online

Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged continued military support for Syria's Bashar al-Assad despite growing concerns over Moscow's role in ...

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Manchester United revenues hit by Champions League absence 

By BBC Online


Manchester United saw revenues fall by £38m in the year to June, mainly due to failure to qualify for the ...

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Brazil must have boxer's mentality: Dunga 

By BBC Online

Brazil coach Dunga has called on his players to take on a boxer's mentality as they prepare to begin their ...

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Messi to stand trial for tax fraud in Spain 

By BBC Online

Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi and his father should stand trial on tax fraud charges, a court in Spain ...

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Chinese diplomats shot dead in Philippines 

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Two Chinese diplomats have been killed and a third wounded after a woman opened fire at a restaurant in the ...

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US attacks Moscow for welcoming Assad 

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The White House has strongly condemned a visit to Moscow by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
A spokesman criticised Russia for putting ...

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Sharapova, Halep win openers 

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Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep won the opening Red Group matches as the WTA Finals got under way in Singapore. ...

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Major power backing rivals hold key Syria talks in Vienna 

By BBC Online

The first talks bringing together all foreign powers backing rival sides in Syria's civil war have opened.
The meeting in Vienna ...

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Kvitova to face Radwanska in final 

By BBC Online


Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic will meet Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska in the final of the WTA Finals in Singapore ...

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Carlos Tevez inspires Boca Juniors to Argentine league title 

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Argentina striker Carlos Tevez has inspired Boca Juniors to the Argentine Primera Division championship, his eighth league title in four ...

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Gareth Bale to miss friendly in Cardiff 

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Wales manager Chris Coleman has left Gareth Bale out of his squad for the friendly against Netherlands following "correspondence" with ...

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Pakistan hold edge over England after Malik's double blow 

By BBC Online


Pakistan grabbed two early wickets to hit England hard in their chase of a 284-run target as the third and ...

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'We have seen very positive change' 

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Egypt has seen "very positive change" since the 2011 protests in Tahrir Square, the country's leader has said.
Speaking in Cairo, ...

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Military chief `to co op` with new govt 

By BBC Online

Myanmar's military chief has pledged to work with the country's new government, following landmark elections on Sunday.Min Aung Hlaing said ...

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Weapons found in `getaway car` 

By BBC Online

Several Kalashnikovs have been found in an abandoned car believed to have been used by some of the Paris attackers, ...

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Assad says no transition while 'terrorists' remain 

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Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has said a political process to end the country's bloody civil war cannot begin while it ...

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France to intensify air strikes against IS 

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French President Francois Hollande has said his country will intensify air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria and ...

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No Australian combat troops to fight in Middle East 

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The so-called Islamic State (IS) group is weak and Australia has no plans to send combat troops to fight it, ...

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Marium Mukhtiar, Pakistani female fighter pilot, dies in crash 

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A female Pakistani fighter pilot has died after her aircraft crashed in Punjab province.
Marium Mukhtiar was on a routine training ...

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David Haye to fight Mark de Mori in heavyweight comeback 

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Former heavyweight world champion David Haye will make his return to boxing against Australian Mark de Mori at London's O2 ...

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'Clock boy' seeks $15m from city and school 

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A boy who was arrested for taking a homemade clock to class is seeking $15m (£10m) from his city and ...

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Facebook photo murder: Derek Medina convicted in Florida 

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A Florida man who killed his wife and posted a photo of the body on Facebook has been found guilty ...

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Canada`s Miss `barred from China flight` 

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Canada's Miss World contender has said she was barred from boarding a plane from Hong Kong to the Chinese city ...

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Greece under EU pressure over migration 

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Greece has admitted it has come under intense pressure over migration, but denies any official attempt has been made to ...

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Pakistan hangs 4 over Peshawar school attack 

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Pakistan has hanged four men linked to last December's massacre at an army school which killed more than 150 people, ...

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Russia accuses Erdogan of trading oil with IS 

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Russia's defence ministry has accused the family of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of being directly involved in the trade ...

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Chris Latham wins silver for GB 

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Britain won a silver and bronze on the final day of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Cambridge, New ...

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Obama vows to overcome terror threat 

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US President Barack Obama has made a rare Oval Office address after the San Bernardino shootings that left 14 dead.
He ...

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Rebels leave Homs under truce 

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Syrian rebels have begun evacuating the last district they control in the city of Homs under a ceasefire deal reached ...

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Gene therapy kills prostate cancer cells 

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A new gene therapy technique is able to modify prostate cancer cells so that a patient's body attacks and kills ...

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`Best chance to save planet` 

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The climate deal reached in Paris is "the best chance we have to save the one planet we have", US ...

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First Saudi woman councillors elected 

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A woman has won a seat on a municipal council for the first time in Saudi Arabia, after the kingdom ...

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What does the climate deal mean for the developing world? 

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International agreements are really an exercise in applied etymology - the meaning of words.
Behind the closed doors of the negotiating ...

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Russia not a country to run away: Putin 

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has used crude language in a furious new attack on Turkey over the shooting down of ...

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Birmingham’s ancient Quran history revealed 

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When the University of Birmingham revealed that it had fragments from one of the world's oldest Qurans, it made headlines ...

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Shedding light on new worlds 

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The pull of gravity on a distant star can now be measured more accurately, shedding light on other worlds, say ...

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Saudis face 'divine revenge' : Iran 

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Saudi Arabia will face "divine revenge" for its execution of a prominent Shia cleric, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ...

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Australia keen on day-night Ashes Test v England in 2017-18 

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England could play their first day-night Test in the Ashes series against Australia during the winter of 2017-18.
Cricket Australia (CA) ...

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World`s largest blue star sapphire found in Sri Lanka 

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Gemologists in Sri Lanka claim that the largest blue star sapphire yet has been discovered in a mine in the ...

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Liverpool sign Red Star Belgrade midfielder 

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Liverpool have signed Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Grujic for £5.1m on a four-year contract.
The 19-year-old will return to ...

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H-bomb test by N Korea 

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International scepticism and condemnation have greeted North Korea's claim to have successfully carried out an underground hydrogen bomb test.If confirmed, ...

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Merkel proposes tougher migrant laws 

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has proposed changes to make it easier to deport asylum-seekers who commit crimes, after the New ...

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Spain`s Princess Cristina on trial in fraud case 

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Spain's Princess Cristina has become the first member of the country's royal family to be put on trial.She is charged ...

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Scientist makes case to edit embryos 

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A scientist has been making her case to be the first in the UK to be allowed to genetically modify ...

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China economic growth slowest in 25 years 

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China's economy grew by 6.9% in 2015, compared with 7.3% a year earlier, marking its slowest growth in a quarter ...

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Woman lawmaker quizzed over visit to druglord Guzman 

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New figures from Brazil show a further rise in the number of babies born with abnormally small heads to mothers ...

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Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles 

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US President Barack Obama has said he will ban solitary confinement as a form of punishment for juvenile and low-level ...

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UK to give sanctuary to unaccompanied refugee children 

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The UK is to accept more unaccompanied child refugees from Syria and other conflict zones - but the government has ...

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Veteran broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan dies 

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Veteran BBC broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan has died aged 77, after a short illness, his family has confirmed.
In a statement, ...

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First freely elected Myanmar parliament opens 

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The first freely elected parliament in Myanmar for 50 years has held its opening session. Hundreds of new MPs, mostly ...

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Rece for White House moves to New Hampshire after IOWA 

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Republicans and Democrats vying for their party's ticket for November's US presidential election have been arriving in New Hampshire ahead ...

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Argentina makes offer to foreign creditors 

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The Argentine government has made an official proposal to foreign investors holding $9bn (£6.25bn) in bonds the country defaulted on.
After ...

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Taiwan quake kills 14 

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Rescuers are searching the rubble of a high-rise residential building in southern Taiwan after an earthquake that killed at least ...

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England beat South Africa for 2-0 ODI series lead 

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England took a 2-0 lead in the five-match one-day series with a five-wicket victory at Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
AB de ...

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35 drowned off Turkish coast 

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Two boats on their way to Greece have capsized near Turkey, killing at least 35 migrants, Turkish media say.
Both the ...

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Japan`s MP seeking paternity leave amid affair scandal 

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A Japanese MP who sparked a national debate about paternity leave has quit after admitting to having an affair as ...

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UN hopes to start delivering aid to besieged areas soon 

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The UN says it hopes to start delivering aid to some besieged areas in Syria within the next 24 hours.The ...

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Assad 'vows to retake all of Syria' 

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to retake "the whole country", in an interview published hours after a pause in ...

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Auschwitz trial: Ex-guard Reinhold Hanning in German court 

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A 94-year former Nazi SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp has gone on trial in Germany over the murder ...

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4 UK and Viola Beach killed in Swedish car crash 

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Four British nationals have died in a car crash in Sweden, the Foreign Office has said. It is understood members ...

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Excitement at new cancer treatment 

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A therapy that retrains the body's immune system to fight cancer has provoked excitement after more than 90% of terminally ...

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Dubai`s illusive fog phenomenon 

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In a relatively short time, Dubai's skyscrapers have become icons - distinct markers of a futuristic air-conditioned metropolis in the ...

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Obama reveals plan to shut Guantanamo camp 

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The White House has revealed its plans for closing the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention facility, one of the president's long-standing ...

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Nepal plane crash kills all 23 on board 

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A small passenger plane has crashed in mountainous western Nepal, killing all 23 people on board.
The Twin Otter aircraft, operated ...

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England may bid for 2030 World Cup  

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England may consider a bid to host the 2030 World Cup with Gianni Infantino now elected Fifa president, Football Association ...

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Migrants break down Macedonia fence on Greek border 

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