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2010 Miss World Top Model Venezuelan Luna Ramos (L) crowns her countrywoman Karen Soto after winning the 2011 edition of the competition in Beirut, late on July 23, 2011. Soto was crowned winner amongst 34 models who participated in the beauty pageant. AFP

Britain recognises Libya rebels, expels Gaddafi envoys

Tripoli slammed Britain’s “irresponsible and illegal” decision to recognise rebels as Libya’s legitimate ruler and expel diplomats loyal to strongman Moamer Kadhafi from the London embassy. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Wednesday he had invited the rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) to take over the mission and appoint an official envoy in a major boost for the movement fighting Kadhafi’s regime.


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Norway to evaluate police response

Delta Force took more than 90 minutes to reach the gunman

It took the Delta Force more than 90 minutes to reach the gunman, who had by then killed 68 people.Jens Stoltenberg, the Norwegian prime minister, has said that an independent commission will be set up to review the response to the recent gun-and-bomb attack that killed at least 76 people.

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Troops join massive S Korea clean-up after 44 die

Tens of thousands of South Korean troops joined a massive clean-up Thursday after record-breaking rainfall killed at least 44 people, flooded hundreds of homes and turned main roads into muddy rivers. Some 40,000 soldiers with heavy equipment have joined more than 4,000 police in recovery efforts, the defence ministry said.

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Suspect detained in laser attacks at Russian airport

He blinded pilots with laser beams near airport:

 A suspect has been detained on suspicion of blinding pilots of passenger airplanes with laser beams near the Rostov-on-Don airport, police spokesman Alexei Polyansky said Monday. Polyansky did not identify the suspect, but Interfax said he was 22 and had denied blinding anyone. He was released shortly after his detention Sunday, and the case remains under investigation, Interfax said.

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