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Mob rampage in China leaves dozens dead

A mob armed with knives has rampaged through part of China’s Xinjiang region, leaving dozens of people dead, state media reported.

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Middle-age drinking ‘hits your memory’

Drinking too much in middle age can lead to memory loss in later life, a study has found.

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Australia seeks arrest of citizens over Syria combat claims

Australia has issued arrest warrants for a pair of Australian citizens believed to be fighting in Syria, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported, after images emerged of the two holding the severed heads of Syrian soldiers.

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EU imposes punishing sanctions on Russia

The EU opened a new front — the toughest since the end of the cold war — against Russia with restrictions aimed at hurting its banks, oil industry, defence and a range of industries that depend on parts from the west.

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New fears of Ebola infections take flight

No one knows just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.

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Mob rampage in China leaves dozens dead

A mob armed with knives has rampaged through part of China’s Xinjiang region, leaving dozens of people dead, state media reported.

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Quirky World ... A new font fit for a socialist leader

Arial, Times New Roman ... and now the ‘Hugo Chavez’ font

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Carlos Tevez’s father freed after 8-hour kidnap

The father of Argentina and Juventus footballer Carlos Tevez was released yesterday, eight hours after being kidnapped in the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

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Congress urges Obama ‘not to take action’

Members of Congress are falling over one another to show their support for Israel.

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Israel blows up Gaza’s only power station

Israel knocked out Gaza’s only power plant and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets yesterday, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist guerrillas.

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