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Deadly floods hit Bulgaria's Varna

Torrential rains and floods have hit Bulgaria, killing at least 10 people, cutting off electricity, blocking roads and forcing evacuations.

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Trapped German caver rescued after 12 days

An injured explorer trapped in Germany's deepest cave system for 12 days was finally brought to the surface on Thursday after a complex rescue operation.

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Crown Prince Felipe sworn in as Spain's king

Spain's Crown Prince Felipe VI has been sworn in as the new king in a low-key ceremony which supporters of monarchy in the country hope will usher in a new era of popularity for the troubled royal household.

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UK mass surveillance permitted by law

Britain’s top counter-terrorism official has been forced to reveal a secret government policy justifying the mass surveillance of every Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google user in the United Kingdom, a group of rights organisations announced.

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Britain's UKIP forms European alliance

Britain's UK Independence Party (UKIP) has succeeded in forming a European Parliament grouping with other right-wing euro-sceptic parties, giving it access to more money, staff and speaking time.

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#NATO warns of Russian army boost near #Ukraine

Ukraine rebel Russia has resumed a military build-up near Ukrainian border, the NATO secretary general has said, calling the deployments "a very regrettable step backward".

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Former Turkish president jailed for life

Former Turkish President Kenan Evren and former Air Force Commander Tahsin Sahinkaya have been jailed for life for their roles in the military coup of September 1980, according to state media.

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Ukrainian president to order unilateral truce

Ukrainian President Petro PoroshenkoUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that he will soon order a unilateral ceasefire in the separatist east as part of a broader plan to end the 10-week crisis.

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Britain set to reopen embassy in #Tehran

Britain is set to reopen its embassy in Iran, Foreign Secretary William Hague announced on Tuesday.

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UK law banning forced marriage takes effect

British legislation banning forced marriage has come into effect, with those found guilty of the largely hidden practice facing up to seven years in prison.

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