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One of the suspected gunmen who opened fire outside a Texas art contest featuring cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed was known to the FBI since 2006, but despite more than 1,500 hours of surveillance, he was prosecuted only once, it has emerged.

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Ed Miliband on the move but doubts linger

The good news for Labour is Ed Miliband is not nearly as strange in person as he often comes across on TV.

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Infant British princess named Charlotte

William and Kate have named their baby daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Kensington Palace has announced.

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Facebook brings 8m online amid freedom debate

Facebook has opened up its Internet.org platform to new websites and applications from developers yesterday, a move the social media giant said would boost efforts to get people online in low- income and rural areas in emerging markets.

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Europeans ‘look for advice on migrants’ from Australia

Europeans grappling with mass migration from Libya were seeking information about Australia’s controversial success in stopping asylum seeker boats reaching its shores, the Australian prime minister said yesterday.

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Fox News sorry for report that police shot black man

With tensions in Baltimore still high, police said last night that a Fox News report of a black man being shot by police in the city was not true, and the cable news network quickly apologised.

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‘No room for homosexuality in Kenya’

Kenya’s deputy president has said there is “no room” for homosexuality in Kenyan society, the latest comments from an African government to anger activists and likely also to annoy Western donors who say gay people are targeted on the continent.

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Australian police defend involvement in Bali execution case

Australia’s police force has defended its involvement in tracking an international drug smuggling network that culminated in the execution of two Australians by firing squad in Indonesia last week.

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Tesla Motors faces competition for customers and subsidies

Tesla Motors’ plan to generate revenue by repackaging electric car batteries as home and business power storage systems faces stiff competition for both customers and the government subsidies that are critical to the market’s growth.

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100 bodies found in Nepal trekking village

Nepali police and local volunteers have found the bodies of about 100 trekkers and villagers buried in an avalanche set off by last month’s devastating earthquake. 

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Gunmen killed after Prophet Muhammad cartoon venue attack

Two gunmen were killed after opening fire on a security officer outside a contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Muhammad and a bomb squad was called in to search their vehicle as a precaution, authorities said.

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Sweden in Nato marine exercise

Nato launched one of its biggest-ever anti-submarine exercises in the North Sea on yesterday, inviting non-member Sweden for the first time, amid increasing tensions between Russia and its northern neighbours.

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Britain braces for political deadlock

Britain is facing weeks of political deadlock as both main parties seemed set to fall far short of a majority in Thursday’s election.

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QUIRKY WORLD: Husband in murder charge — after plagiarising eulogy

Some of the more light hearted stories from around the world.

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