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2008-05-24

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Myanmar referendum goes ahead in cyclone-hit areas

The military junta in Myanmar pushed ahead with a referendum on a constitution on Saturday in cyclone-devastated areas. Ahead of the vote in Yangon

The military junta in Myanmar pushed ahead with a referendum on a constitution on Saturday in cyclone-devastated areas. Ahead of the vote in Yangon

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Cannes judges begin deliberations

As the countdown begins for the prize-giving ceremony at the Cannes Film Festival, jury president Sean Penn said his panel should “do the opposite of

As the countdown begins for the prize-giving ceremony at the Cannes Film Festival, jury president Sean Penn said his panel should “do the opposite of

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Thousands protest against Xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Thousands of people have marched in Johannesburg, South Africa, denouncing the killing of more than 40 African immigrants and the displacement of

Thousands of people have marched in Johannesburg, South Africa, denouncing the killing of more than 40 African immigrants and the displacement of

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Police and protesters battle over rubbish in Naples

Police and demonstrators have clashed in Naples after the Italian government promised to open new rubbish dumps against the wishes of local

Police and demonstrators have clashed in Naples after the Italian government promised to open new rubbish dumps against the wishes of local

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Unconfirmed reports that FARC commander has died

The Colombian government says it is checking reports that the FARC rebel commander Manuel Marulanda has died. The country’s defence minister says the

The Colombian government says it is checking reports that the FARC rebel commander Manuel Marulanda has died. The country’s defence minister says the

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Suleiman calls for national unity in Lebanon

“I can’t save the country alone. This mission requires the efforts of all.” Those are the words of General Michel Suleiman, Lebanon’s army chief, who

“I can’t save the country alone. This mission requires the efforts of all.” Those are the words of General Michel Suleiman, Lebanon’s army chief, who

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Clinton says sorry for Kennedy remarks

Hillary Clinton faced a barrage of criticism following remarks she made about the 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy as she defended her decision

Hillary Clinton faced a barrage of criticism following remarks she made about the 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy as she defended her decision

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UN chief in China as quake toll continues to rise

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has visited the epicentre of China’s devastating earthquake. His visit coincides with Premier Wen Jiabao’s

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has visited the epicentre of China’s devastating earthquake. His visit coincides with Premier Wen Jiabao’s

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Police and protesters clash in Naples over rubbish

Police and demonstrators have clashed in Naples after the Italian government promised to force rubbish dumps to open against the wishes of local

Police and demonstrators have clashed in Naples after the Italian government promised to force rubbish dumps to open against the wishes of local

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A union for South America fails to hide divisions

The leaders of 12 South American countries have signed a treaty to create a regional bloc modelled on the European Union. The agreement to establish

The leaders of 12 South American countries have signed a treaty to create a regional bloc modelled on the European Union. The agreement to establish

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Aid groups cautious as Myanmar opens borders

International aid groups and world leaders have welcomed Myanmar’s decision to accept help for the survivors of cyclone Nargis. Hundreds of thousands

International aid groups and world leaders have welcomed Myanmar’s decision to accept help for the survivors of cyclone Nargis. Hundreds of thousands