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2008-08-03

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Children among dead in Indian temple stampede

Panic at a Hindu temple has left at least 145 people dead in northern India. Women, and at least 40 children, were also killed in the stampede to get

Panic at a Hindu temple has left at least 145 people dead in northern India. Women, and at least 40 children, were also killed in the stampede to get

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Israel's gesture to Palestinians fleeing Hamas

Injured Palestinians who fled this weekend’s violence in Gaza have received medical care in an Israeli hospital. They are under armed guard for now

Injured Palestinians who fled this weekend’s violence in Gaza have received medical care in an Israeli hospital. They are under armed guard for now

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Bomb in Somali capital kills roadsweepers

A group of Somali roadsweepers have been killed in a bombing in Mogadishu. More than a dozen people, most of them women, are thought to have died.

A group of Somali roadsweepers have been killed in a bombing in Mogadishu. More than a dozen people, most of them women, are thought to have died.

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"We will catch all war crime suspects," Serbia vows

Serbia says it knows its international obligations are not over just because it has delivered Radovan Karadzic to the War Crimes Tribunal

Serbia says it knows its international obligations are not over just because it has delivered Radovan Karadzic to the War Crimes Tribunal

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Al-Assad: Syria is no Western envoy in Iran row

Syria has insisted it is not an envoy for the West, but agreed it might yet act as a mediator in the Iranian nuclear row. President Bashar al-Assad

Syria has insisted it is not an envoy for the West, but agreed it might yet act as a mediator in the Iranian nuclear row. President Bashar al-Assad

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World's second biggest mountain kills climbers

A major disaster on the slopes of the K2 mountain has claimed the lives of at least nine climbers. Catastrophe struck on Friday when a chunk of ice

A major disaster on the slopes of the K2 mountain has claimed the lives of at least nine climbers. Catastrophe struck on Friday when a chunk of ice

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South Ossetia evacuates amid conflict warnings

There are reports that Georgia is reinforcing its troops along the border with separatist South Ossetia. South Ossetian sources say Georgian heavy

There are reports that Georgia is reinforcing its troops along the border with separatist South Ossetia. South Ossetian sources say Georgian heavy

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Argentinian president finally faces the press

It has been a tough few months for the Argentinian president. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has seen her government on the edge of collapse; her

It has been a tough few months for the Argentinian president. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has seen her government on the edge of collapse; her

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Turkey arrests suspects in Istanbul bombings

The Turkish government says Kurdish guerillas were behind last week’s bombings in Istanbul. Seventeen people died and around 150 more were injured

The Turkish government says Kurdish guerillas were behind last week’s bombings in Istanbul. Seventeen people died and around 150 more were injured

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Pro-Fatah clansmen escape to Israel after clashes

Around 150 members of a Palestinian clan affiliated with Fatah wait under armed guard at the Israeli border, after running away from clashes with

Around 150 members of a Palestinian clan affiliated with Fatah wait under armed guard at the Israeli border, after running away from clashes with

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ETA murderer leaves jail 2,800 years early

The release of Jose Ignacio de Juana Chaos, a convicted ETA murderer who killed 25 people, came on the 40th anniversary of the Basque separatists’

The release of Jose Ignacio de Juana Chaos, a convicted ETA murderer who killed 25 people, came on the 40th anniversary of the Basque separatists’

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Iran still defiant after nuclear deadline expires

International hopes that a visit by Syria’s President to Tehran could ease the West’s nuclear stand-off with Iran seem all but dashed. Bashar

International hopes that a visit by Syria’s President to Tehran could ease the West’s nuclear stand-off with Iran seem all but dashed. Bashar

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Olympic moment to cheer in earthquake-hit China

In China, there have been many moments of silence in the earthquake zone in the past few months. But the latest pause in the never-ending clean-up of

In China, there have been many moments of silence in the earthquake zone in the past few months. But the latest pause in the never-ending clean-up of

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Latvian referendum to boost voter rights fails

A Latvian referendum on whether to give people the right to throw out their parliament in between elections has failed to win enough backing. Half

A Latvian referendum on whether to give people the right to throw out their parliament in between elections has failed to win enough backing. Half