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Housewife could face death penalty over drugs haul

A British housewife could face the death penalty after being arrested over a €2m cocaine haul on a tropical island.

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'This man should be arrested for war crimes'

An investigation was ordered after a protester burst into the Leveson Inquiry as Tony Blair was giving evidence and yelled "this man should be arrested for war crimes".

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Court seeks life for Israeli troops over flotilla deaths

A Turkish court has approved an indictment seeking multiple life sentences for four former Israeli military commanders over their alleged involvement in the 2010 killing of nine Turks on a Gaza-bound aid ship, state media reported.

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Cardinals linked to 'Vatileaks' scandal

The worst crisis in Pope Benedict's pontificate deepened when Italian media said at least one cardinal was among those suspected of divulging sensitive documents as part of a power struggle at the top of the Church.

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Blair had 'no choice but court the media'

British leaders have no choice but to court powerful media barons such as Rupert Murdoch or risk savage press attacks which are "full on, full frontal, day in, day out", former prime minister Tony Blair told an inquiry.

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French police arrest key ETA leaders amid fears of fresh recruitment drive

French police have arrested ETA's military leader Oroitz Gurruchaga Gogorza and his deputy in a joint operation on the Basque separatist group with the Spanish police.

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Annan: Syrian massacre of 108 civilians 'appalling'

UN peace envoy Kofi Annan condemned the killing of at least 108 people in the Syrian town of Houla as "an appalling crime" and urged president Bashar al-Assad to prove he wants a peaceful resolution to the crisis racking his country.

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Sugar daddies key to family evolution

Family life may not have evolved without women sidling up to sugar daddies early in human history, a study suggests.

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Couple arrested for enslaving and torturing girl

A Bosnian couple enslaved a young German girl whom they tortured and kept locked up for eight years.

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Granny lifts crown for oldest bodybuilder at 77

As an active 77-year-old, great-grandmother Edith Wilma Connor enjoys doing step aerobics with her great-granddaughter.

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