The Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell creator of Inspector Kurt Wallander has died
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The Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell creator of Inspector Kurt Wallander has died

The Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell has died of cancer at the age of 67.…

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Passos Coelho wins re-election in Portugal, says ready to “compromise”
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Passos Coelho wins re-election in Portugal, says ready to “compromise”

It is a win, but not with an overall majority for the Portuguese centre-right, which…

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AmVid: Tornado violently tears up houses, cranes and trees in China
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AmVid: Tornado violently tears up houses, cranes and trees in China

Typhoon Mujigae caused a huge tornado in China on Sunday (4 October), which wreaked havoc…

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Palmyra’s sites could disappear within 3-4 months, says antiquities director
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Palmyra’s sites could disappear within 3-4 months, says antiquities director

It had withstood two millenia, but the Arch of Triumph appears to be the latest…

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A whole new approach: what happens when countries reform education – learning world
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A whole new approach: what happens when countries reform education – learning world

An overhaul of a national education system is a major and potentially risky undertaking for…

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Israel launches airstrikes on targets in Gaza
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Israel launches airstrikes on targets in Gaza

Israeli fighter jets have launched airstrikes on targets in Gaza overnight, in response to what…

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Typhoon Mujigae rips through Southern China
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Typhoon Mujigae rips through Southern China

A powerful typhoon has battered southern China, leaving four dead and sixteen others missing. Typhoon…

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Death toll rises in Guatemala landslide
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Death toll rises in Guatemala landslide

Authorities in Guatemala say there is little hope of finding any more survivors from last…

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Palmyra arch ‘destroyed’ by ISIL
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Palmyra arch ‘destroyed’ by ISIL

Islamic militants have reportedly destroyed the Arch of Triumph which is a major monument in…

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Refugees tell of ISIL brutality which forced them to leave Syria
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Refugees tell of ISIL brutality which forced them to leave Syria

Thousands of migrants continue to cross from Serbia into Croatia . Most of them are…

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