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Syrian troops kill 8 near Damascus, says rights group
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Syrian troops kill 8 near Damascus, says rights group

Jul 27th 2011, 6:01 PM 103 Views 1 Comment

Syrian troops allegedly opened fire on scores of people in a Damascus suburb today, killing at least eight people.

Fatal storms shake Philippines and South Korea
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Fatal storms shake Philippines and South Korea

Jul 27th 2011, 1:07 PM 458 Views 0 Comments

At least 20 people have been killed in the Philippines, and 32 people have dies in South Korea, following flooding and landslides.

Phelps wins men's 200 butterfly at worlds
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Phelps wins men's 200 butterfly at worlds

Jul 27th 2011, 12:23 PM 55 Views 0 Comments

American swimming legend beats out Japan’s Takeshi Matsuda in a tight race at the world swimming championships.

Goldfish survive 134 days without food after NZ quake
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Goldfish survive 134 days without food after NZ quake

Jul 27th 2011, 7:10 AM 687 Views 6 Comments

The two fish – named Shaggy and Daphne – were trapped in their tank in Christchurch after devastating natural disaster – and have only just been found.

Norway victim's father recounts last words
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Norway victim's father recounts last words

Jul 26th 2011, 8:51 PM 776 Views 9 Comments

The names of some of the victims of the attacks in Oslo and Utoya have been released today.

Amy Winehouse's family and friends attend her funeral
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Amy Winehouse's family and friends attend her funeral

Jul 26th 2011, 6:49 PM 436 Views 9 Comments

Winehouse’s father, Mitch, ended his eulogy with the words “Goodnight, my angel, sleep tight. Mummy and Daddy love you ever so much.”

78 killed in Moroccan military plane crash
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78 killed in Moroccan military plane crash

Jul 26th 2011, 1:26 PM 905 Views 1 Comment

A plane crash near the city of Guelmim, a mountainous southern region of the country, leaves dozens dead.

Mirror group ‘to review procedures’ in wake of phone-hacking scandal
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Mirror group ‘to review procedures’ in wake of phone-hacking scandal

Jul 26th 2011, 1:07 PM 284 Views 0 Comments

Trinity Mirror denies involvement in phone-hacking, though a New York Times report has implicated five journalists.

UN launches urgent appeal for donor help in East Africa
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UN launches urgent appeal for donor help in East Africa

Jul 25th 2011, 9:03 PM 245 Views 3 Comments

Some mothers have had to make the “horrifying choice of saving the strongest” of their children while leaving the weakest behind to die as starving families make the long, desperate trek to refugee camps, says the UN.

Residents in western Libya say NATO hit hospital
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Residents in western Libya say NATO hit hospital

Jul 25th 2011, 6:14 PM 243 Views 8 Comments

Seven people, including three doctors, were killed in the strike.

Iranian media denies slain man linked to nuclear program
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Iranian media denies slain man linked to nuclear program

Jul 25th 2011, 5:34 PM 208 Views 1 Comment

Tehran had believed that one of the country’s leading nuclear physicists had been assassinated by the US and Israel – however it now says that this was a case of mistaken identity.

"You bet your life I do!": New York's first same-sex marriages
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"You bet your life I do!": New York's first same-sex marriages

Jul 25th 2011, 12:04 PM 1,773 Views 8 Comments

One couple wore matching kilts; another wore sparkly crowns as New York becomes sixth and largest US state to make same-sex unions ‘official’.

The US has one week to avoid default
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The US has one week to avoid default

Jul 25th 2011, 9:33 AM 365 Views 4 Comments

The 2 August deadline for reaching an agreement on raising the US debt ceiling is drawing closer without any sign of a deal.

Is this man one of the luckiest people in Norway?
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Is this man one of the luckiest people in Norway?

Jul 25th 2011, 7:48 AM 537 Views 2 Comments

Journalism student was due to stay on massacre island but was sent off to cover a football match – and had worked in building next to Oslo blast site for the previous fortnight.

Six shot dead in Texas at child's birthday party
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Six shot dead in Texas at child's birthday party

Jul 24th 2011, 10:10 AM 858 Views 4 Comments

A family party was underway at the roller-skating rink 20 miles from Dallas when a domestic dispute escalated, according to local police.

Advertisers tone down PMS-themed milk campaign
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# Got Milk?

Advertisers tone down PMS-themed milk campaign

Jul 23rd 2011, 8:43 PM 300 Views 3 Comments

The ads were criticised for portraying men as victims of PMS…

FIFA bans bin Hammam for life in bribery case
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FIFA bans bin Hammam for life in bribery case

Jul 23rd 2011, 8:10 PM 101 Views 0 Comments

Qatari becomes the most senior soccer official convicted of corruption in FIFA’s 107-year history.

"I've been left at the altar now a couple of times": Obama on US debt crisis talks
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"I've been left at the altar now a couple of times": Obama on US debt crisis talks

Jul 23rd 2011, 1:52 PM 369 Views 11 Comments

Debt deal appears no nearer to agreement as the 2 August default deadline looms…

Testing times: Schlecks and Evans ready for one final push
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Testing times: Schlecks and Evans ready for one final push

Jul 23rd 2011, 12:51 PM 130 Views 0 Comments

This afternoon’s individual time trial will decide the destination of the 2011 Yellow Jersey.

Norway attacks suspect "came out of nowhere"
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Norway attacks suspect "came out of nowhere"

Jul 23rd 2011, 11:33 AM 523 Views 4 Comments

Police investigating the double attacks which killed at least 91 people in Norway yesterday say that the suspect had no known links to hardcore extremists and was not on their “radar”.

Man shows up in Las Vegas 25 years after being declared dead
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Man shows up in Las Vegas 25 years after being declared dead

Jul 23rd 2011, 10:36 AM 774 Views 13 Comments

The FBI investigated the disappearance of Chicago man Arthur Gerald Jones in 1979 before an Illinois court declared him dead in 1986.

Swiss court finds three guilty in Swiss bomb plot
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Swiss court finds three guilty in Swiss bomb plot

Jul 22nd 2011, 9:02 PM 235 Views 0 Comments

Three environmental activists with links to European anarchist groups were found guilty of plotting an attack on a research centre in Zurich last year.

Fifty insurgents killed in east Afghanistan
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Fifty insurgents killed in east Afghanistan

Jul 22nd 2011, 8:14 PM 136 Views 0 Comments

The militants were killed during two days of fighting in Paktika province.

LIVE: Rolling coverage of Norway attacks from state broadcaster NRK
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LIVE: Rolling coverage of Norway attacks from state broadcaster NRK

Jul 22nd 2011, 6:15 PM 941 Views 0 Comments

Live footage direct from the Norwegian national broadcaster, in the aftermath of Friday’s attacks in Oslo and Utoya.

'The greatest realist painter': Lucian Freud dead at 88
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'The greatest realist painter': Lucian Freud dead at 88

Jul 22nd 2011, 12:39 PM 2,193 Views 4 Comments

Famous for his nude portraits of the likes of Kate Moss and his non-nude portrait of the Queen.

China considers ordaining seven more bishops amid rift with Vatican
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China considers ordaining seven more bishops amid rift with Vatican

Jul 22nd 2011, 11:57 AM 119 Views 1 Comment

The Vatican has already refused to recognise three bishops recently ordained by China’s state-controlled Catholic church.

Where's Hugo? He's running Venezuela on Twitter from his hospital bed
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Where's Hugo? He's running Venezuela on Twitter from his hospital bed

Jul 22nd 2011, 10:43 AM 501 Views 4 Comments

The Venezuelan president has also had plenty to say about his country’s performance at the Copa America.

Meet Egypt's new government... it won't be around for long
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Meet Egypt's new government... it won't be around for long

Jul 22nd 2011, 8:38 AM 228 Views 1 Comment

Elections are expected later this year but those who helped oust Hosni Mubarak want change to happen faster.

In video: Neil Lennon reflects on his rocky road to Dublin
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In video: Neil Lennon reflects on his rocky road to Dublin

Jul 21st 2011, 9:45 PM 129 Views 0 Comments

The Armagh-born Celtic boss is preparing for the kick off of the SPL season away to Hibernian this Sunday before bringing his side to Dublin for the inaugural Super Cup.

Bones of Hitler's deputy exhumed, burned
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Bones of Hitler's deputy exhumed, burned

Jul 21st 2011, 9:36 PM 693 Views 8 Comments

The remains of Rudolf Hess have been exhumed and scattered at sea after his grave became a shrine to neo-Nazis.

Here's the Apple store selling iPhones and iPads that's actually a fake
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Here's the Apple store selling iPhones and iPads that's actually a fake

Jul 21st 2011, 3:48 PM 1,569 Views 8 Comments

China, long known for producing counterfeit consumer gadgets, software and brand name clothing, has reached a new piracy milestone – fake Apple stores.

Besiktas say Kobe's on the brink of move east
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Besiktas say Kobe's on the brink of move east

Jul 21st 2011, 12:19 PM 153 Views 0 Comments

Locked out NBA star is in talks with the Turkish club – according to the club that is.

Contador 'must attack' on Tour's hardest stage
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Contador 'must attack' on Tour's hardest stage

Jul 21st 2011, 11:10 AM 75 Views 0 Comments

At 8,900 feet, today’s 19th stage will be the highest ever finish in the race’s 108-year history.

Texas man executed despite shooting victim campaigning for his clemency
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Texas man executed despite shooting victim campaigning for his clemency

Jul 21st 2011, 8:02 AM 631 Views 10 Comments

Mark Stroman was on death row following two murders in the aftermath of 9/11. One of those who survived his attacks campaigned for his release.

Three presumed dead after being swept over Yosemite waterfall
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Three presumed dead after being swept over Yosemite waterfall

Jul 20th 2011, 9:59 PM 722 Views 6 Comments

The tragedy brings to six the number of people killed in water accidents in Yosemite National Park this year.

Woods cuts ties with 'shocked' long-term caddie Steve Williams
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Woods cuts ties with 'shocked' long-term caddie Steve Williams

Jul 20th 2011, 9:53 PM 624 Views 0 Comments

“I want to express my deepest gratitude to Stevie for all his help, but I think it’s time for a change,” says Woods.

Hurricane Dora gaining strength off Mexican coast
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Hurricane Dora gaining strength off Mexican coast

Jul 20th 2011, 1:59 PM 141 Views 1 Comment

The Mexican government has issued a tropical storm watch for the country’s southwestern coast over the strengthening hurricane – the fourth to be named this season.

LIVE: Dáil Éireann discusses the findings of the Cloyne Report
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LIVE: Dáil Éireann discusses the findings of the Cloyne Report

Jul 20th 2011, 1:45 PM 933 Views 6 Comments

Watch live footage from the Dáil as it debates an all-party motion, condemning the Vatican for its role in Cloyne.

Could Gaddafi step down from power but remain in Libya?
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Could Gaddafi step down from power but remain in Libya?

Jul 20th 2011, 1:15 PM 279 Views 6 Comments

France has suggested it may be possible.

Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming retires
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Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming retires

Jul 20th 2011, 10:12 AM 122 Views 0 Comments

Injury-plagued NBA star formally announces his decision after weeks of speculation.