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A damaged mosque is seen in Qusair village. Photograph: Rami Bleible/Reuters

Hizbullah guerrillas fought a deadly battle with Syrian rebels in Lebanon’s eastern border region today, security sources said, in the latest eruption(...)

Mikko Ilonen of Finland hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during round three of the Nordea Scandinavian Masters at Bro Hof Slott Golf Club in Stockholm, Sweden. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Finland’s Mikko Ilonen moved to the top of the Nordea Masters leaderboard with a seven-under-par round of 65 as overnight leader Matteo Manassero slip(...)

Construction work at Anning on the Burma-China oil and gas pipeline, which will run for nearly 800km from   Yunnan province to the Indian Ocean at the Bay of Bengal.  Photograph:  Clifford Coonan

Not far from Kunming in southwest China, building work is nearing completion on a €1.9 billion pipeline which will ship oil and gas from Burma to ener(...)

H ome of the Peking duck, but also host to Cantonese dim sum, spicy Sichuan hotpot and even Marco Polo’s commandeered pizza, Beijing’s chefs still chu(...)

Rescued: firefighters and doctors carefully snip Baby 59 from the toilet pipe. Photograph: Reuters

The baby’s face, when the doctors delicately snipped back the toilet pipe in which he was trapped, was pale, but peaceful. He seemed almost oblivious (...)

A visitor looks at the giant portrait of former Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong at Tiananmen Square in Beijing today. A group of families demanding justice for the victims of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown have denounced new Chinese president Xi Jinping for failing to launch political reforms. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters.

A group of families demanding justice for the victims of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown has denounced new president Xi Jinping for failing t(...)

China’s Shuanghui International has purchased Smithfield Foods Inc for $4.7 billion to feed a growing Chinese appetite for US pork. Photograph: Reuters

Shuanghui International Holdings is buying Smithfield Foods Inc, the world’s biggest hog producer, for $4.7 billion (€3.6 billion) to feed a growing C(...)

Brent crude rose 16 cents to $102.59 a barrel this morning after the biggest fall in almost a month yesterday. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Brent futures rose toward $103 a barrel today as the dollar weakened, regaining ground from their biggest slide in almost a month the day before.The d(...)

The European Union has agreed to put an end to decades of over-fishing and rebuild dwindling stocks by 2020, as part of a deal to overhaul the union’s fisheries policy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has welcomed a deal reached by the EU that will put an end to decades of over-fishing and rebuild dwindling stoc(...)

Jeremy Renner (left) in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

What do the following couples have in common: The troubled young bartender from Leeds who shares a dingy flat and a dreadful history with her junk foo(...)

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