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Mysterious 'insurance file' posted on WikiLeaks' 'Afghan War Diary'

WHISTLE BLOWER website WikiLeaks has posted a mysterious encrypted "insurance file," prompting speculation about what it contains.

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High security and high society at Clinton wedding

IT WAS high society inside and high security outside as Chelsea Clinton wed her longtime boyfriend at an elegant estate in a Hudson River village where several prominent guests were spotted beforehand, but the husband-and-wife-to-be stayed out of sight.

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US military has Iran strike plan

THE chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff has said the US military has a plan to attack Iran, but thinks a strike is probably a bad idea.

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Material Girl heads to Paris to shoot her latest film

THE Material Girl is shooting her latest film W.E. in Paris.

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Alicia Keys weds partner

ALICIA Keys and hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz married on the French island of Corsica on Saturday.

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Dutch troops leave Afghanistan after four years as worrying void opens up

DUTCH troops ended their mission in Afghanistan yesterday after four "proud" years, in a departure experts say signals the beginning of a drawdown of foreign forces that will leave a worrying void.

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Severity of flooding and disruption shocks Irish charity

FOR the last five years, the charity Concern has been working on disaster response with the Pakistani people affected by the lethal floods over the last five days.

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Blood vessel research 'could combat cancer and repair stroke damage'

A DISCOVERY that makes it possible to speed up or slow down the growth of blood vessels could yield ways of tackling cancer and heart disease, it was claimed.

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A candle for babies who died in French house of horrors

THE priest lit candles and asked for prayers for the eight little babies whose lives were ended by the mother soon after she had brought each of them into the world.

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Sarah's Law 'important step in child protection'

BRITISH Home Secretary Theresa May hailed an "important step forward for child protection" as Sarah's Law, which allows parents to check if someone has a history of child sex offences, was rolled out nationally.

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'Pregnancy denial' could be baby killer's defence

WHETHER the French woman who killed eight of her newborns suffered from a syndrome known as pregnancy denial may determine if she faces major prison time or intensive psychiatric care.

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Death toll 1,100 after floods in Pakistan

THE death toll from massive floods in northwestern Pakistan rose to 1,100 as rescue workers struggled to save more than 27,000 people still trapped by the raging water.

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