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World Cup quarter finals: we’re having a great time here, folks

PRETORIA, South Africa -- For the first time in the history of the World Cup games Latin America has four teams among the last eight.

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Bloody Sunday massacre: Unjustified and unjustifiable

British Prime Minister David Cameron has apologized unreservedly to the families of those killed on Bloody Sunday 38 years ago, saying the action of troops was "unjustified and unjustifiable."

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World Notes: Palestine, Cambodia, Uzbekistan, Angola, Honduras, Iceland

Collective punishment, big garment workers strike, Russia-China ties, oil riches, violence, bank fraud.

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Satan, child abuse and the pope: an Irish view

 To say that the revelations concerning child abuse in the Catholic Church has rocked it to its very foundations would be an understatement.

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Huge demo calls for new Thai elections

Thailand's PM and his military backers have rejected an ultimatum to dissolve parliament as over 100,000 protesters in Bangkok vowed to continue their push to oust the right-wing government.

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World Notes: Brazil, Cuba, Guadaloupe, Spain, Sudan, Thailand, Yemen

This week in World Notes: Brazil passes landmark climate legislation; Cuba rejects U.S. terror designation; Guadaloupe prepares for general strike; Spain's unemployment is highest in Europe; Sudan exports food, while country starves; Thailand's army deport Laotian Hmong; Yemen faces mass poverty, hunger

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Miep Gies, who helped hide Anne Frank, dies At 100

AMSTERDAM, NetherlandsMiep Gies, the office secretary who defied the Nazi occupiers to hide Anne Frank and her family for two years and saved the teenager'sdiary, has died, the Anne Frank Museum said Tuesday.

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World Notes: Kenya, Thailand, Egypt, France, Colombia, Cuba

Kenya: The Dandora waste disposal site serves Nairobi's four million people.

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Polish president attempts ban of communist symbols

Anticommunist hysteria in Poland crossed the boundaries of common sense long, long ago. Recently it has crossed the boundaries of absurdity.

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World Notes: Poland, Honduras, Palestine, Malaysia, Nigeria, Cuba

In Poland, flaunting a red star or a Che Guevara tee shirt could lead to fines or two years in prison.

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