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  • Fans mourn end of Harry Potter magic

    2011-07-07 16:31

    Film farewells don't get much bigger than Harry Potter, and thousands of fans prepared on Thursday to say goodbye to their beloved boy wizard at the world premiere of the final movie in the record-breaking series.

  • Spain festival lures runners to dodge deadly bulls

    2011-07-07 14:58

    Alonso Ceardi nearly died when a half-tonne bull gored him in the chest during Spain's San Fermin festival last year, but he's still addicted to the thrill of running with bulls and is back again this week.

  • DSK accuser seeks special prosecutor

    2011-07-07 10:30

    A lawyer for the hotel maid who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her in New York is asking for a special prosecutor to pursue the case. Kenneth Thompson asked Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. in a letter Wednesday to recuse his office from the case and appoint a special prosecutor.

  • US warms of human bombs in flights

    2011-07-07 08:21

    The US government has warned domestic and international airlines that some terrorists are considering surgically implanting explosives into humans to carry out attacks, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Venezuela marks 200 years of independence

    2011-07-07 07:58

    Thousands of people gathered to watch a military and civilian parade in Caracas on Tuesday, and celebrations were held across the country as Venezuela marked the 200th anniversary of its independence from Spain.

  • Top Europol official resigns amid nepotism probe

    2011-07-06 21:50

    The Dutch national police corps says its top official at the European police intelligence agency Europol has resigned amid an investigation into alleged nepotism.

  • More UK troops out of Afghanistan

    2011-07-06 21:34

    British Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed Wednesday that the UK will withdraw 500 troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2012, modestly reducing the size of the second largest foreign force in the country to 9,000.

  • Ukraine's Tymoshenko expelled from courtroom

    2011-07-06 21:29

    Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been expelled from the courtroom in her abuse-of-office trial after calling the judge a "monster."

  • Russia to submit Arctic claim to UN next year

    2011-07-06 20:46

    Russia said on Wednesday it would formally submit an application to the United Nations next year in the hope of redrawing the map of the Arctic, giving itself a bigger share of the resource-rich territory.

  • Ukraine ex-PM Tymoshenko faces fresh probe

    2011-07-06 20:42

    Ukraine's state security service SBU said on Tuesday it had launched a criminal case linked to the affairs of an energy company once run by former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

  • Netanyahu orders block of pro-Palestinian 'fly-in'

    2011-07-06 18:35

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered authorities on Wednesday to block entry of pro-Palestinian activists planning to travel to Tel Aviv over the weekend in a protest "fly-in".

  • Lagarde signs up to tougher ethics code

    2011-07-06 14:15

    Christine Lagarde, who took office as IMF managing director on Tuesday, has signed up for tougher ethical rules than her predecessor as the lender seeks to innoculate itself from further hits to its reputation in the aftermath of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's resignation under fire.

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Scholars from Beijing and Moscow called for emerging economies to make their voice heard more at the G20 summit, as they exchanged views in a telephone conversation.