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Oscar Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, 2013

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After Oscar Pistorius shot dead his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, 2013, reports surfaced that she could have been pregnant with their first...
Italian PM Matteo Renzi has called on business people to fund repairs to the ancient city of Pompeii

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Italian PM Matteo Renzi has called on business people to fund repairs to the ancient city of Pompeii. Matteo Renzi made the plea after heavy...
Osama bin Laden's son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith once served as al-Qaeda's spokesman

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The trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith has begun in New York. The prosecutor has said Sulaiman Abu Ghaith used the "murderous...
The WHO recommended sugar intake will stay at below 10 percent of total calorie intake a day, with 5 percent the target

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According to new World Health Organization (WHO) guidance, people should halve the amount of sugar in their diet. The recommended sugar intake will stay at...
The first anniversary of Hugo Chavez’s death is being marked in Venezuela

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The first anniversary of Hugo Chavez’s death is being marked in Venezuela. Hugo Chavez died of cancer after 14 years as president.His successor, Nicolas Maduro,...
The phone conversation between EU’s Catherine Ashton and Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet on Ukraine has been leaked online

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A recording of a phone conversation between EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet on Ukraine has been leaked...
Russian soldiers at Sevastopol naval base in Ukraine

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The foreign ministers from Russia, the US and key EU states are holding talks in Paris to try to resolve Ukraine crisis. The US wants...
John Travolta mispronounced Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars ceremony on Sunday

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John Travolta has issued a statement about mispronouncing Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars ceremony on Sunday. John Travolta said: "I've been beating myself up...
Last week’s episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo left fans in big suspense as Mama June is late and thinks that she would be pregnant

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Last week’s episode of  Here Comes Honey Boo Boo left fans in big suspense as Mama June is late and thinks that she would...
Oscar Pistorius denies intentionally killing Reeva Steenkamp, saying he mistook her for an intruder

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The third day of Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial in South Africa has begun with another key witness saying the athlete was responsible for a...
Three Gulf countries have withdrawn their ambassadors from Qatar amid accusations that it has meddled in internal affairs

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Three Gulf countries have withdrawn their ambassadors from Qatar amid accusations that it has meddled in internal affairs. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE, which...
Russian volunteers are being recruited via social media to cross the border into Ukraine to offer moral support

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According to new reports, Russian volunteers are being recruited via social media to cross the border into Ukraine to offer "moral support". "We need men...
Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are expected to meet on the sidelines of a long-planned conference on Lebanon in Paris

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Russia and the US are due to hold crucial talks to try to ease tensions over the Ukraine crisis. US Secretary of State John Kerry...
India’s Election Commission has announced the country's general election will take place in nine phases in April and May

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India’s Election Commission has announced the country's general election will take place in nine phases in April and May. Polling to elect a new Lok...
China revealed plans to raise its defense budget by 12.2 percent

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At the opening of its annual parliament session, China has announced a growth target of 7.5% and plans to raise its defense budget by...
McDonald's may raise its wages being forced by growing concerns over income inequality

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McDonald's may raise its wages being forced by growing concerns over income inequality. The fast food giant said the public focus on the issue "may...
After 161 years, the New York Times has published a correction to an article on the case portrayed in the Oscar-winning film 12 Years a Slave

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After 161 years, the New York Times has published a correction to an article on the case portrayed in the Oscar-winning film 12 Years...
Wall of ancient Pompeii collapses after heavy rain

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Italy will unblock 2 million euros ($2.7 million) in emergency funding to save the ancient city of Pompeii, after flooding caused walls to collapse. A...