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2008-08-08

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Saakashvili urges the world to help in S.Ossetia

The Georgian President said the battle in South Ossetia was no longer simply about his country. Mikhail Saakashvili appealed directly to the

The Georgian President said the battle in South Ossetia was no longer simply about his country. Mikhail Saakashvili appealed directly to the

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Volunteers offer help to South Ossetia

Volunteers from South Ossetia’s neighbouring Russian region of North Ossetia have been signing up to fight against Georgian forces across the

Volunteers from South Ossetia’s neighbouring Russian region of North Ossetia have been signing up to fight against Georgian forces across the

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Medvedev vows to protect compatriots in S. Ossetia

Vowing to defend “compatriots” in South Ossetia, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has promised to punish those responsible for any deaths. In a

Vowing to defend “compatriots” in South Ossetia, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has promised to punish those responsible for any deaths. In a

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Energy pipelines threatened in Georgia conflict

Behind the Georgia-South Ossetia territorial conflict lie possibilities for broader military scenarios. The whole region is geostrategically vital

Behind the Georgia-South Ossetia territorial conflict lie possibilities for broader military scenarios. The whole region is geostrategically vital

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Georgia and Russia on brink of full-scale war

Officially it is not yet full-scale war, but amid the chaos and the carnage in South Ossetia, it is difficult to find a more apt

Officially it is not yet full-scale war, but amid the chaos and the carnage in South Ossetia, it is difficult to find a more apt

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The battle for South Ossetia years in the making

The fight for control of South Ossetia escalated on Thursday night. It appears the separatist region was preparing for another war with Georgia. It

The fight for control of South Ossetia escalated on Thursday night. It appears the separatist region was preparing for another war with Georgia. It

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Beijing bristles as the Olympics open.

The skies over Beijing crackled and fizzed with fireworks, light and sound, as well as the hopes of a nation, as the 29th Olympic Games opened in the

The skies over Beijing crackled and fizzed with fireworks, light and sound, as well as the hopes of a nation, as the 29th Olympic Games opened in the

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China struck by Olympic fever

As the opening ceremony thrilled those in the Bird’s Nest stadium thousands gathered in Tiananmen Square to watch the events unfold on giant screens

As the opening ceremony thrilled those in the Bird’s Nest stadium thousands gathered in Tiananmen Square to watch the events unfold on giant screens

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Pro-Tibet protests europe-wide as Olympics open

With the eyes of the world on China’s Olympics, human rights’ protestors were guaranteed airtime. Demonstrators took to the streets across Europe

With the eyes of the world on China’s Olympics, human rights’ protestors were guaranteed airtime. Demonstrators took to the streets across Europe

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French Basque bombs defused

Thousands of people had to be evacuated because of three bombs planted in a tourist resort and on a high-speed rail line in the French Basque

Thousands of people had to be evacuated because of three bombs planted in a tourist resort and on a high-speed rail line in the French Basque

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Czech train in deadly bridge crash

A heap of twisted metal was all that left of the engine and first six carriages of an express train which slammed into a bridge as it was collapsing

A heap of twisted metal was all that left of the engine and first six carriages of an express train which slammed into a bridge as it was collapsing

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Italy's GDP shrinks in Q2

Italy’s economy contracted in the second quarter of the year according to new government data. The figures for Europe’s fourth largest economy were

Italy’s economy contracted in the second quarter of the year according to new government data. The figures for Europe’s fourth largest economy were

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RBS hit by writedowns

Royal Bank of Scotland has announced its first loss in 40 years, and although it is one of the biggest losses in British corporate history it is not

Royal Bank of Scotland has announced its first loss in 40 years, and although it is one of the biggest losses in British corporate history it is not

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Oil and dollar pull up share prices

Cheaper oil and metals helped pull European shares back from their earlier lows on Friday and they closed up 0.5%. Airlines, carmakers and

Cheaper oil and metals helped pull European shares back from their earlier lows on Friday and they closed up 0.5%. Airlines, carmakers and

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Putin vows Russian response to Georgian military campaign

Russia’s prime minister has pledged a response to what he called Georgia’s “aggressive actions” against South Ossetia. Vladimir Putin was speaking

Russia’s prime minister has pledged a response to what he called Georgia’s “aggressive actions” against South Ossetia. Vladimir Putin was speaking

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Caucasus violence intensifies, amid fears of all-out war

Calls for calm have fallen on deaf ears with a dramatic escalation in the South Ossetian conflict fuelling fears of full-scale war. Fighting is

Calls for calm have fallen on deaf ears with a dramatic escalation in the South Ossetian conflict fuelling fears of full-scale war. Fighting is

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Six dead in Czech express train crash

Six people died and more than 30 were injured when a high-speed train crashed into a collapsed bridge in the Czech Republic. The express was

Six people died and more than 30 were injured when a high-speed train crashed into a collapsed bridge in the Czech Republic. The express was

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World leaders arrive in Beijing for Olympics

World leaders have arrived in Beijing, to celebrate what China calls an historic moment, the Olympic Games. Heads of state seem to have put aside any

World leaders have arrived in Beijing, to celebrate what China calls an historic moment, the Olympic Games. Heads of state seem to have put aside any

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Saakashvili urges Georgian unity in TV address

Georgia’s future is at stake, according to its pro-Western president who has urged his people to stand together. In a televised address to the

Georgia’s future is at stake, according to its pro-Western president who has urged his people to stand together. In a televised address to the

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Violence flares yet again in Georgia's rebel region

South Ossetia is no stranger to conflict. There has been sporadic violence for years as authorities there battle to breakaway from Georgian

South Ossetia is no stranger to conflict. There has been sporadic violence for years as authorities there battle to breakaway from Georgian

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Fighting escalates in South Ossetia conflict

Fears of full-blown war in the Caucasus are intensifying with dramatic developments in the South Ossetian conflict today. News agencies in Russia

Fears of full-blown war in the Caucasus are intensifying with dramatic developments in the South Ossetian conflict today. News agencies in Russia

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Fighting escalates in South Ossetia conflict

Fears of full-blown war in the Caucasus are intensifying with dramatic developments in the South Ossetian conflict today. News agencies in Russia

Fears of full-blown war in the Caucasus are intensifying with dramatic developments in the South Ossetian conflict today. News agencies in Russia

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Beijing abuzz ahead of Olympic ceremony

The wait is almost over and the Beijing Olympics are about to begin. At eight minutes and eight seconds past eight, on the eighth day of the eighth

The wait is almost over and the Beijing Olympics are about to begin. At eight minutes and eight seconds past eight, on the eighth day of the eighth

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Change at the top ahead of Austrian elections

The senior party in Austria’s Grand Coalition will today elect a new leader to revive its chances in next month’s elections. Outgoing Chancellor

The senior party in Austria’s Grand Coalition will today elect a new leader to revive its chances in next month’s elections. Outgoing Chancellor

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Bin Laden's driver could be free in months

Osama bin Laden’s driver has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison for supporting terrorism. Salim Hamdan was acquitted on charges of

Osama bin Laden’s driver has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison for supporting terrorism. Salim Hamdan was acquitted on charges of

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Berlusconi makes a clean sweep in Naples

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been doing his bit to clean up the streets of Naples as part of a drive to end the city’s rubbish

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been doing his bit to clean up the streets of Naples as part of a drive to end the city’s rubbish

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Protests go global ahead of Beijing Games

The eyes of the world will be fixed on Beijing for today’s Olympic opening ceremony but voices of protest will still be heard across the

The eyes of the world will be fixed on Beijing for today’s Olympic opening ceremony but voices of protest will still be heard across the

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Gergian forces lay siege to Tskhinvali

Georgian troops have launched artillery and rocket attacks on the South Ossetian capital Tskhinvali after surrounding the city. Heavy fighting

Georgian troops have launched artillery and rocket attacks on the South Ossetian capital Tskhinvali after surrounding the city. Heavy fighting

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US and Russia to work for South Ossetian peace

Georgia has offered rebel South Ossetian forces an immediate ceasefire, after heavy clashes killed two Georgian peacekeepers, and wounded three

Georgia has offered rebel South Ossetian forces an immediate ceasefire, after heavy clashes killed two Georgian peacekeepers, and wounded three