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2008-07-20

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Betancourt urges FARC to release hostages

Thousands have gathered near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, to protest against kidnappings in Colombia. The rally is one of a number of similar events

Thousands have gathered near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, to protest against kidnappings in Colombia. The rally is one of a number of similar events

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ETA blamed for new bombings across northern Spain

Authorities in Spain are blaming ETA for carrying out four bombings at popular seaside resorts in the north of the country. No one was hurt in the

Authorities in Spain are blaming ETA for carrying out four bombings at popular seaside resorts in the north of the country. No one was hurt in the

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Belgian King pleads for unity, as split looms

The King of Belgium has pleaded for unity on the eve of his country’s national day on Monday. King Albert made the plea in a televised statement, as

The King of Belgium has pleaded for unity on the eve of his country’s national day on Monday. King Albert made the plea in a televised statement, as

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Brown calls for release of British hostages in Iraq

Gordon Brown has called for the immediate release of group of Britons being held hostage in Iraq. It comes after a video appearing to show one of the

Gordon Brown has called for the immediate release of group of Britons being held hostage in Iraq. It comes after a video appearing to show one of the

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Obama hobnobs with Presidents and troops on war zone tour

On his second day in Afghanistan, on a tour aimed at boosting his foreign policy credentials, Barack Obama met with President Hamid Karzai. The

On his second day in Afghanistan, on a tour aimed at boosting his foreign policy credentials, Barack Obama met with President Hamid Karzai. The

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Gordon Brown pushes economic peace plan in Israel

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is in Israel for talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. In his first trip to the region since becoming Prime

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is in Israel for talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. In his first trip to the region since becoming Prime

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German climbers freed from hostage ordeal

Three German mountaineers have been freed after being held hostage by the PKK, the armed rebel Kurdish group. The trio, abducted 12 days ago while on

Three German mountaineers have been freed after being held hostage by the PKK, the armed rebel Kurdish group. The trio, abducted 12 days ago while on

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ETA blamed for double blast in northern Spain

There has been a second blast in northern Spain following reports of a warning from the militant Basque separatist group, ETA. The first device went

There has been a second blast in northern Spain following reports of a warning from the militant Basque separatist group, ETA. The first device went

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Pope warns youth of materialist "spiritual desert"

Pope Benedict, wrapping up his visit to Australia, on Sunday urged a crowd of 400,000 young people to beware the spreading “spiritual desert” that

Pope Benedict, wrapping up his visit to Australia, on Sunday urged a crowd of 400,000 young people to beware the spreading “spiritual desert” that

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ETA blamed for double blast in northern Spain

There has been a second blast in northern Spain following reports of a warning from the militant Basque separatist group, ETA. The first device went

There has been a second blast in northern Spain following reports of a warning from the militant Basque separatist group, ETA. The first device went

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German hostages freed from PKK

Three German tourists kidnapped by militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party, the PKK, have reportedly been released. According to German’s foreign

Three German tourists kidnapped by militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party, the PKK, have reportedly been released. According to German’s foreign

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Millions march for Colombian hostages' freedom

Today, Colombia celebrates its National Day, and thousands, perhaps millions, of people are expected to join mass rallies calling for the liberation

Today, Colombia celebrates its National Day, and thousands, perhaps millions, of people are expected to join mass rallies calling for the liberation

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Iraqi terror group claims British hostage is dead

Britain says it is treating as serious claims made by Iraqi militants holding five Britons hostage. In a video obtained by the Sunday Times

Britain says it is treating as serious claims made by Iraqi militants holding five Britons hostage. In a video obtained by the Sunday Times

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Bavaria's CSU launches September vote campaign

The ruling party in Bavaria has launched its campaign for continued power, stressing its committment to what it called its beautiful province. The

The ruling party in Bavaria has launched its campaign for continued power, stressing its committment to what it called its beautiful province. The

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Bavaria's CSU launches September vote campaign

The ruling party in Bavaria has launched its campaign for continued power, stressing its commitment to what it called its beautiful province. The

The ruling party in Bavaria has launched its campaign for continued power, stressing its commitment to what it called its beautiful province. The

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British hostage "commits suicide" in Iraq

Kidnappers holding five British hostages in Iraq have released a video statement claiming that one of the men has committed suicide. The statement

Kidnappers holding five British hostages in Iraq have released a video statement claiming that one of the men has committed suicide. The statement

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Millions march for Colombian hostages' freedom

Today, Colombia celebrates its National Day, and thousands, perhaps millions, of people are expected to join mass rallies calling for the liberation

Today, Colombia celebrates its National Day, and thousands, perhaps millions, of people are expected to join mass rallies calling for the liberation

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Peace, love and Christianity for the Pope in Sydney

In scenes reminiscent of Woodstock or other great open-air festivals, Pope Benedict XVI has celebrated mass at the end of World Youth Day in Sydney

In scenes reminiscent of Woodstock or other great open-air festivals, Pope Benedict XVI has celebrated mass at the end of World Youth Day in Sydney

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Bavaria's CSU launches September vote campaign

The ruling party in Bavaria has launched its campaign for continued power, stressing its committment to what it called its beautiful province. The

The ruling party in Bavaria has launched its campaign for continued power, stressing its committment to what it called its beautiful province. The

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British hostage "commits suicide" in Iraq

Kidnappers holding five British hostages in Iraq have released a video statement claiming that one of the men has committed suicide. The statement

Kidnappers holding five British hostages in Iraq have released a video statement claiming that one of the men has committed suicide. The statement

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Obama polishes foreign experience in Afghanistan

US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has started his overseas tour with visits to US forces in Kuwait and Afghanistan. His trip is aimed

US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has started his overseas tour with visits to US forces in Kuwait and Afghanistan. His trip is aimed

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German army holds passing-out parade at Reichstag

500 German army recruits have been sworn in at a controversial public ceremony in front of the parliament building in Berlin. Chancellor Angela

500 German army recruits have been sworn in at a controversial public ceremony in front of the parliament building in Berlin. Chancellor Angela