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Jihadists claim Syria attacks

Posted: 07/04/2012 - An al-Qaida-inspired group claimed responsibility for dozens of attacks across Syria, the latest evidence that extremists are exploiting the chaos to make inroads in another Middle Eastern country.

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EU Parliament rejects ACTA anti-piracy treaty

Posted: 07/04/2012 - The vote — 39 in favor, 478 against and 165 abstentions — means that as far as the EU is concerned the treaty is finished, at least for the moment, though other countries may well participate.

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German spy agency faces shake-up in neo-Nazi case

Posted: 07/04/2012 - Germany's domestic spy agency faces awkward questions about a possible cover-up after revelations that an official destroyed files related to a neo-Nazi group facing trial

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Ukraine: Clashes in capital over use of Russian

Posted: 07/04/2012 - The bill, which must be signed by the president to become law, would leave Ukrainian as the only state language but allow the use of Russian in Russian-speaking regions in courts, education and other government institutions.

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Turkey battles fires along Syrian border

Posted: 07/04/2012 - Turkish firefighters were battling several blazes along the Turkish-Syria border on Wednesday in areas that thousands of Syrians have crossed to flee the fighting in their country.

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Spain police recover priceless 12th-century Codex

Posted: 07/04/2012 - Spanish police recovered on Wednesday a priceless 12th-century religious manuscript known as the Codex Calixtinus, which was stolen from a cathedral last year.

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Police say 8 dead in Iraqi market blast

Posted: 07/04/2012 - A car exploded outside a southern Iraqi marketplace on Wednesday, killing at least eight people and wounding 28 in the latest deadly attack in the nation's spiraling cycle of violence.

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Scientists say they may have found 'God particle'

Posted: 07/04/2012 - Scientists said Wednesday that they had discovered a new particle whose characteristics match those of the Higgs boson, the most sought-after particle in physics.

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Galapagos' new star tortoise a prolific dad

Posted: 07/04/2012 - Having sired hundreds of offspring, Diego has been central to bringing the Espanola Island type of tortoise back from near extinction, rangers at Galapagos National Park say.

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Assad regrets shooting down Turkish jet

Posted: 07/03/2012 - Syrian President Bashar Assad said he regrets the shooting down of a Turkish jet by his forces, a Turkish newspaper reported Tuesday.

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25 killed, 40 wounded in Baghdad market blast

Posted: 07/03/2012 - Iraqi authorities say at least 25 people have been killed and scores wounded by a vegetable truck that exploded in a market in in a Shiite city south of Baghdad.

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Mexico's former ruling party voted back to office

Posted: 07/02/2012 - The party that ruled Mexico with an iron grip for most of the last century has sailed back into power, promising a government that will be modern, responsible and open to criticism.

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Poll: Stark Russian divide over Vladimir Putin

Posted: 07/02/2012 - The success and possible future undoing of President Vladimir Putin lies in the contrast between people like provincial housewife Yekaterina Arsentyeva and Moscow student Kirill Guskov.

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Eurozone unemployment hits new record in May

Posted: 07/02/2012 - Unemployment in the 17-country euro currency bloc hit another record in May as the crippling financial crisis pushed the continent toward the brink of recession, official figures showed Monday.

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Bring on the heroes: Spain embraces its team

Posted: 07/02/2012 - Spain's national team headed home Monday after a historic win in Euro 2012 championship final, raising spirits across a country drowning in financial woes.

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Islamists continue destroying Timbuktu heritage

Posted: 07/02/2012 - The radical Islamic faction controlling the northern Malian outpost of Timbuktu continued destroying the city's ancient tombs on Monday, laying waste to the city's five-hundred-year-old heritage.

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Euro summit optimism in markets dented by US data

Posted: 07/02/2012 - European markets made further gains Monday as investors continued to cheer the continent's latest efforts to deal with a debt crisis that has clouded the outlook for the global economy.

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Israeli PM dissolves committee to reform draft law

Posted: 07/02/2012 - Israel's prime minister has dissolved a high-profile committee assigned to reform the country's military draft law to spread the burden among more sectors of society.

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On verge of new particle discovery

Posted: 07/02/2012 - Scientists say enough evidence has been gathered to show that the long-sought "God particle" answering fundamental questions about the universe does indeed exist.

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After Nadal's loss, anything possible at Wimbledon

Posted: 07/02/2012 - No matter what happens in Week 2, this Wimbledon will be remembered. Most of all, for 11-time major champion Rafael Nadal's second-round defeat to a player ranked 100th.

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Philippine crocodile declared largest in captivity

Updated: 07/02/2012 - A huge crocodile known as Lolong has brought pride, fear, tourism revenue and attention to the remote southern Philippines town where it was captured. And now it has claimed a world record, too.

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Chinese astronauts parachute land after mission

Posted: 06/29/2012 - China's first female astronaut and two other crew members emerged smiling from a capsule that returned safely to Earth on Friday from a 13-day mission.

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