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Hello, who’s this? The pope

CNN’s Alessio Vinci reports on the new pope making personal phone calls to ordinary people around the world.

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Lib Dems back ‘slimmed down Trident’

The Lib Dem conference endorses the party’s call for a reduction in the number of Trident nuclear submarines – but reject a call for UK unilateral disarmament.

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Parents hope India rape victim leaves legacy

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: The parents of a student fatally gang raped in New Delhi have told Australian television her attackers deserve the death sentence they have been given and hope her legacy empowers other women. The 23-year-old was brutally raped in December on a bus in the Indian capital in a crime that shocked the nation. She died of massive internal injuries ...

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Durham move step closer to title

Durham move a step closer to the County Championship title by bowling Nottinghamshire out for 78 before lunch on day one.

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What we learned from Vermont’s epic flood

The devastating floods in Colorado are a stark reminder of the disaster Vermont experienced just two years ago as a result of Tropical Storm Irene, Deb Markowitz writes

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Australia may sue over 2022 World Cup

Australia’s soccer chief Frank Lowy says his country could ask for compensation if the 2022 World Cup is moved to winter.

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Pakistan Taliban says still at war with government troops

PESHAWAR: The Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday insisted they are still at war with government troops because peace talks have yet to start and the military is still launching multiple offensives against them. The announcement came two days after two senior military officers were killed by a Taliban bomb in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where the military is fighting al-Qaeda ...

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Where superyachts are born

CNN’s MainSail takes a sneak peak inside the Wally workshop, which has built some of the world’s most expensive boats.

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Philippines: Scores of hostages freed

As Philippine security forces rescued scores of hostages held by Muslim rebels in a southern city, the rebels struck back by taking the local police chief captive Tuesday.

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Lib Dems ‘due credit’ for recovery

The Lib Dems should take the credit for seeing the economy through its “darkest hour” and on the road to recovery, a senior minister is to say.

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