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Ecuador 'examining' Assange case

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 0:02
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Ecuador is examining the asylum case of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the country's president has said.
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VIDEO: Syrian fighter pilot defects to Jordan

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 0:23
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Syria Syria

A Syrian fighter pilot has been granted asylum in Jordan after flying his plane to a military air base in the north of the country, officials say.
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VIDEO: Explosives found at Sweden nuclear site

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 0:55
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Security at Sweden's nuclear power stations has been tightened after explosive material was found on a truck near the largest plant in the country.
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Pakistan 'impairing' US diplomats

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 1:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Rising

Rising obstruction of the work of US envoys by officials in Pakistan is "impairing" the work of US diplomats there, a state department report says.
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Water bills 'to be cut for poor'

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 1:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Water companies in England and Wales are being issued guidance by the government to allow them to charge people on low incomes less.
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Slowest shark hunts sleeping prey

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 2:11
related countries: Greenland Greenland

Greenland sharks swim so slowly that they must sneak up on seals as they sleep in order to catch them, research suggests.
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China's Iran oil imports rebound

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 2:23
related countries: Iran Iran, China China

China's imports of crude oil from Iran rebounded in May after the two countries resolved a payment dispute.
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Can statistics cut the cost of US healthcare?

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 2:43
related countries: United States United States

Can data cut the cost of healthcare?
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Sandusky son alleges sex abuse

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 3:16
related countries: United States United States

The son of a former US college football coach on trial for child sex abuse says he is also a victim, hours after the jury began its deliberations.
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VIDEO: Christmas Island sinking 'tragedy'

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 3:45
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island

Rescuers are continuing to search for dozens of people believed to be missing after a boat sank north of Christmas Island.
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China and Brazil in currency deal

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 4:52
related countries: Brazil Brazil, China China

China and Brazil agree a currency swap deal in a bid to safeguard against any global financial crisis and strengthen trade ties.
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Travel ban disappoints Ai Weiwei

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 5:42
related countries: China China

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei says Chinese authorities are continuing to curtail his freedom despite the expiry of his bail.
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VIDEO: Mexico arrests son of top drug lord

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 5:46
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican troops have arrested the son of the country's most-wanted drug suspect, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
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VIDEO: Mother guilty of child murders in Spain

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 5:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain

A British woman has been found guilty of murdering her two children in a hotel room in Spain.
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VIDEO: Voices from Norway as Breivik trial ends

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 6:07
related countries: Norway Norway

The trial of Anders Behring Breivik, who has admitted killing 77 people, many of them teenagers, in two attacks in Norway last year, has ended.
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Team GB lose opening warm-up game

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 6:08
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Houston

Great Britain begin their London 2012 warm-up campaign with an 86-80 defeat in overtime by Nigeria in Houston.
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India cement firms in $1.1bn fine

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 7:12
related countries: India India

India's competition watchdog fines 11 cement companies, including ACC and Ambuja Cements, for manipulating supplies and price fixing.
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'Suicide high in young Indians'

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 7:41
related countries: India India

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people in India, says a new study published in the medical journal, Lancet.
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How selling two necklaces made a fortune in Nigeria

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 7:57
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The woman who sold two necklaces and never looked back
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Assange 'abandoned by Australia'

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 8:23
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia
related places: London

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he is seeking refuge in Ecuador's London embassy because his native Australia has abandoned him.
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Cambodia says Frenchman to stay

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 8:56
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, France France, China China

Cambodia says that it will not extradite a French architect with alleged links to the scandal-hit Chinese politician Bo Xilai, pending investigation.
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William Hill granted US licence

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 9:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

UK bookmaker William Hill gets the green light to launch its first US operations after being granted a licence by the Nevada Gaming Commission.
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Pop and pyro launch 2012 Festival

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 9:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pop stars, fireworks and orchestral premieres mark the London 2012 Festival, a 12-week programme of cultural events running alongside the Olympics.
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Third one-dayer delayed by rain

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 9:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Heavy rain delays the third and final one-day international between England and West Indies at Headingley.
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More records for erotic Grey book

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 10:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey has continued its success in the UK after breaking the weekly paperback sales record.
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Blasts kill 13 at Baghdad market

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 10:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least 13 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in bombings in a busy Baghdad market, officials say.
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Boats search for capsize missing

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 10:16
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island, Australia Australia, Aruba Aruba

Rescuers search for dozens of people missing after a boat reportedly carrying migrants sank near Christmas Island off northern Australia.
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Murray gets tough Wimbledon draw

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 10:45
related countries: Russia Russia

Andy Murray will begin his Wimbledon campaign against former world number three Nikolay Davydenko on Tuesday.
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Cricketer Maynard's inquest opens

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 10:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An inquest into the death of Surrey cricketer Tom Maynard, who was hit by a London Underground train, is opened and adjourned.
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German firms fear crisis impact

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 10:54
related countries: Germany Germany

German businesses are increasingly worried about the impact of the eurozone crisis, a survey suggests.
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Monaco absent from poetry 'party'

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 11:06
related countries: Monaco Monaco, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The largest global gathering of poets is set to take place in London next week - although poets from some countries remain elusive.
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Pirate hostage deaths 'increase'

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 11:14
related countries: Somalia Somalia

There has been a significant increase in the number of hostages killed by Somali pirates, the International Maritime Bureau says.
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India unblocks file-sharing sites

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 11:22
related countries: India India

Web users in India are once again able to access video and file-sharing sites, including The Pirate Bay.
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Nigeria 'Christmas bomber' held

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 11:26
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

One of the men accused of responsibility for Nigeria's Christmas Day bombings, which killed dozens, is arrested, security sources say.
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Baros calls time on Czech career

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 11:39
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Milan Baros calls time on Czech Republic career, while Tomas Rosicky considers his future with the national team
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UK blocks Syria's Olympics chief

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 12:28
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The head of the Syrian Olympic Committee, General Mowaffak Joumaa, has been refused a visa to travel to London for the Games, the BBC learns.
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Parker bears no Balotelli grudge

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 12:41
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England midfielder Scott Parker says he has no problem with Italy's Mario Balotelli despite their Premier League clash.
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Troops end Taliban hotel siege

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 12:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Afghan security forces regain control of a popular hotel outside Kabul, where a 12-hour attack by Taliban militants left at least 20 people dead.
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Glencore protests at Bolivia move

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 13:47
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Commodities giant Glencore protests strongly at the nationalisation of an operation in Bolivia and warns about future investment.
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Ethiopia jails UN terror guard

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 13:49
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

A court in Ethiopia sentences a UN employee to seven years in prison for communicating with what authorities described as a terrorist group.
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Breivik trial ends with walkout

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 13:52
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Breivik

The Breivik trial ends in Norway with a walkout by families of victims in protest at the killer's attempts to justify the massacre.
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Audio slideshow: India's water crisis

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 14:02
related countries: India India

India plans new policies to deal with water shortage
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PM candidate switch in Pakistan

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 14:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's ruling party replaces its nominee for prime minister a day after a judge ordered the arrest of President Zardari's preferred candidate.
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Paraguay's Lugo to battle charges

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 14:27
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

Paraguay's President Fernando Lugo is to appear at his impeachment trial in the opposition-held Senate, following deadly clashes last week.
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VIDEO: Pinochet question throws Pinera

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 14:31
related countries: Chile Chile

Press staff abruptly stop a BBC Mundo interview with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera after he is asked a question related to General Augusto Pinochet.
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Greek minister taken to hospital

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 14:51
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece's finance minister collapses on his first day in the role, just after the new PM announces he needs an emergency eye operation.
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Mexican drug lord's son arrested

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 14:57
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The Mexican armed forces say they have arrested Jesus Guzman, son of the country's most wanted drug baron, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, head of the Sinaloa cartel.
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Pakistan's ruinous political farce

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 15:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Constitutional cat and mouse as Pakistan's crisis deepens
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Kaneria hit with life ban by ECB

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 15:05
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Danish Kaneria is banned for life from playing in England and Wales after being found guilty of corruption.
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Syria rebels accused of massacre

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 15:12
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Twenty-five people have been killed and their bodies mutilated by "terrorists" in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, state media report.
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Circumcision for Zimbabwe's MPs

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 15:18
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

At least 10 Zimbabwean members of parliament get circumcised as part of a campaign to reduce HIV and Aids cases.
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Group condemns Libya judge murder

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 15:21
related countries: Libya Libya

A Libyan human rights group condemns the killing of a judge tasked with investigating the murder of Col Gaddafi's ex-interior minister.
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Ashraf elected new Pakistan PM

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 15:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's ruling party candidate is elected prime minister, three days after the Supreme Court forced former PM Yousuf Raza Gilani from office.
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Egypt protest over military rule

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 15:45
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Tens of thousands protest in Cairo after Islamist, secular and youth groups unite to denounce what they call a power grab by Egypt's ruling military.
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Are Iranians banned from buying iPads?

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 16:42
related countries: United States United States

Are Iranians in the US banned from buying iPads?
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VIDEO: Europe's largest Buddhist temple to open

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 16:56
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Situated just outside paris, Europe's largest Buddhist temple is set to open its doors.
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Euro's big four agree growth plan

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 16:59
related countries: Italy Italy

The leaders of the eurozone's four biggest nations, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, agree a package to boost economic output by 1%.
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Cole wants 100th cap at Euro 2012

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 17:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ashley Cole has "unfinished business" with England and is targeting his 100th cap in the Euro 2012 final.
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Egypt's future hangs in the balance

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 17:38
related countries: Egypt Egypt

How political uncertainty has put Egypt on edge
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Man Utd complete Kagawa signing

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 18:13
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Kagawa

Manchester United sign Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa from Borussia Dortmund for an undisclosed fee.
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Israeli strike kills one in Gaza

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 18:52
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli airstrike kills one Palestinian man and injures two others in Gaza, two days after a ceasefire calmed a flare-up of violence.
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Sandusky jury rehears testimony

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 18:59
related countries: United States United States

The jury in the sex abuse case of a former football coach Jerry Sandusky rehears witness testimony, a day after his adopted son joined his accusers.
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Sinn Fein to meet Queen in NI

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 19:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Queen is to meet Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness - a former IRA leader - for the first time when she visits Northern Ireland next week.
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Washington constitution $10m sale

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 19:58
related countries: United States United States

George Washington's personal, annotated copy of the US constitution sells at auction for nearly $10m, Christie's auction house says.
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Brazil and Chile airlines merge

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 20:25
related countries: Chile Chile, Brazil Brazil

Chile's Lan airline completes a takeover of Brazil's Tam after two years of negotiations to create the world's second biggest carrier, Latam.
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Nigerian security chiefs sacked

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 20:50
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan dismisses his national security adviser and defence minister, amid growing concern over violence in the north.
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US priest guilty of hiding abuse

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 20:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Philadelphia

A high-ranking Philadelphia priest is convicted of child endangerment for his role in hiding accused predators in the clergy.
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VIDEO: Tahrir Square fills with protesters

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 21:09
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Tens of thousands of protesters have filled Cairo's Tahrir Square to denounce a move by Egypt's ruling generals to seize sweeping powers.
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Germany 4-2 Greece

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 21:16
related countries: Greece Greece

Germany produce a dominant display to sweep past a limited Greece side and set up a possible Euro 2012 semi-final with England.
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Storms devastate events schedule

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 21:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Stormy weather is causing disruption to sporting and music events across the UK, including the Olympic torch relay and the Isle of Wight Festival.
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SF right to meet Queen: Robinson

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 21:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A meeting between Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness and Queen Elizabeth would be a step forward, Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson has said.
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Police protests spread in Bolivia

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 21:39
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Protests by Bolivian police demanding a pay rise turn violent, forcing President Evo Morales to abandon the Rio summit to deal with the crisis.
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Turkish jet 'shot down' off Syria

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 21:43
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Syria Syria

Turkey says it believes that one of its fighter jets has been shot down by Syrian security forces as a search continues for the two crew.
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VIDEO: Rio +20 outcome 'disappointing'

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 22:00
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The UN conference on sustainable development is coming to a close in Rio, Brazil, amid widespread criticism that little has been achieved.
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Syria says it downed Turkish jet

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 22:09
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Syria Syria

The Syrian military says it shot down a Turkish jet flying over Syrian territorial waters, according to state-run news agency Sana.
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VIDEO: Mali's descent from stability to chaos

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 22:46
related countries: Mali Mali

In the space of a few months, the famously tolerant and seemingly stable democracy of Mali has seen half its territory seized by a feuding assortment of Islamist militants and Tuareg separatists, and its elected government overthrown by a military co
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Doping charges stale - Armstrong

Friday 22nd of June 2012, 22:50
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Armstrong

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong says a US Anti-Doping Agency review board should dismiss "stale" allegations.
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