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Well done South Africa, says Zuma after World Cup

South Africa President Jacob Zuma has said the government will soon launch a programme to thank South Africans for the role they played in making the World Cup successful.

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Forlan named best player at World Cup

Uruguay striker Diego Forlan was Sunday night picked as the FIFA Golden Ball winner as best player of the 2010 World Cup by journalists accredited to cover the tournament.

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Octopus Paul has cost punters up to half a million quid

Octopus Paul has cost punters up to half a million quid after correctly backing Spain to beat Holland in the FIFA World Cup final.

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Numbers of Somali refugees down, but situation still dire, UN agency reports

Although the flow of Somali refugees into neighbouring countries has weakened, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today cautioned that the Horn of Africa nation’s security and humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate.

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Wrapping up visit to Kyrgyzstan, UN official calls for reconciliation

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has appealed for continued calm in the wake of deadly ethnic clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan to allow for reconciliation efforts to gain traction.

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Brazil: Football and Patriotism During the World Cup

When the national team of your country is on the World Cup football field, do you support it? Brazil is facing The Netherlands today in the quarter final of the World Cup. Despite what most people might think, not all Brazilians would answer affirmatively to the above question. Doubtlessly there are uncountable bloggers who are cheering up the Brazilian team, although there are others who are not.

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UK Cabinet meets in Yorkshire

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and members of the Cabinet have held their first meeting outside London since the formation of the coalition Government.

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ATF Rounds Up Street Gang Members Nationally

More Than 270 Defendants Arrested for Alleged Acts of Violence

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today announced the culmination of multiple, strategic enforcement operations targeting violent criminals and gang members nationwide. The operations took place in 15 states and involved the arrest and indictment of more than 270 alleged street, prison and motorcycle gang members.

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EGYPT: Thousands of Gazans trek to Cairo for medical treatment

Thousands of Gazans are taking advantage of an open border crossing with Egypt since 1 June to seek treatment for a range of illnesses in Cairo hospitals.

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Libya allows UN refugee agency to resume operations

The United Nations refugee agency has been allowed to resume operations in Libya, nearly three weeks after authorities in the North African country ordered the agency to stop work and close its offices.