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Oktoberfest opens to toast millions

With the cry of "O'zapft is" ("The keg is tapped"), the amber fluid officially began to flow for the world-famous Oktoberfest.

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New Zealand's National party secures third term

Prime Minister John Key's party received 48.1 percent of the vote, improving its performance from the previous vote in 2011.

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Turkey secures release of 49 hostages seized in Iraq

Turkish intelligence agents brought 49 hostages seized by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq back to Turkey.

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Arson suspect held in California
September 19 2014 at 11:57

California officials have arrested a suspect in connection with a wildfire that is threatening more than 2 000 homes.

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Congress approves arming Syrian rebels
September 19 2014 at 11:57

The US Congress has given final approval to Barack Obama’s plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State.

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Baghdad reels after blasts
September 19 2014 at 11:56

Twenty-three people were killed and 50 others were wounded when three car bombs exploded in Baghdad.

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Scotland’s next step? More powers
September 19 2014 at 11:14

The Scots have rejected independence - but Edinburgh is in line for new powers that could amount to home rule.

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Bogus ‘sexsomniac’ jailed for rape
September 19 2014 at 11:05

A man who raped a teenage girl at a New Year’s Eve party has been handed a seven-year jail sentence.

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Doctor’s wife ‘left to drown in bath’
September 19 2014 at 11:04

Martin MacNeill’s case became a true-crime, cable TV obsession in America after his wife’s death.

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Man ‘killed cats to relieve stress’
September 19 2014 at 11:04

Japanese police have arrested a 33-year-old man linked to a series of fatal attacks on felines in Tokyo.

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Judge acquits ‘sexsomniac’
September 19 2014 at 10:43

A Swede, who had sex with a woman while he was asleep, was acquitted of rape because he suffers from a rare disorder.

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Schools closed in flooded Manila
September 19 2014 at 09:53

Heavy rain has caused extensive flooding in Manila, closing government offices, financial markets and schools.

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Australia boosts security at state buildings
September 19 2014 at 09:52

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says intelligence “chatter” has revealed that militants plan to attack Australian politicians and government buildings.

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