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Syria Conflict: ‘Fresh Clashes Rock Damascus’

Shooting was reported in one of the main central streets and a square housing the central bank. It is believed that there were tanks in the South-Western suburb of Midan, and clashes involving helicopters in the north and north-east of the city. The fighting comes as un-Arab league envoy Kofi Annan prepares to hold talks with Russian president Vladimir Putin about Syria. Russia is a key ally of Syria and th ...

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North Korea Military Head Ri Yong-ho Relieved of Post

North Korean military Chief Ri Yong-ho has been removed from all official posts. As well as being head of the army, he was vice-chairman of the powerful central military commission and held top posts in the ruling workers' party. In a short statement, the party said Mr. Ri had been removed from his posts "because of illness". Seoul correspondent Ms Lucy Williamson says there is widespread skepticism about t ...

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German Circumcision Ban: Is it a parent’s right to choose?

A ban on circumcision in Germany has shocked the nation's Jews and Muslims. The right of parents to make decisions for their children is now under the spotlight. A court ruling in Germany effectively banning circumcision has united Jews and Muslims in anger - and they are backed by the country's main medical association. Muslims have warned that the devout will take sons abroad to be circumcised. The ruling ...

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Mexico’s Enrique Pena Nieto ‘wins’ Presidential Poll

Mexico's old ruling party, the institutional revolutionary party (pri), is set to return to power as early official results indicate its candidate Enrique Pena Nieto has won the presidential election. Mr Pena Nieto, who is 45, is on about 37%, several points ahead of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has not conceded. Thousands of police were on duty for the vote, amid fears of intimidation from drug gangs. ...

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One Month to go to the London 2012 Olympic Games

London’s Games will be “a very British affair, on a very global stage” One month to go, and London is calling. As the first city to host the Olympics three times, the UK is looking forward to welcoming the world to London in the days and weeks ahead. Games from Sydney to Barcelona say something unique and distinctive about the country that hosts them and London will be no different. From the Olympic Torch R ...

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