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2008-08-09

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Death at the Olympics

A Chinese man has committed suicide by jumping from a Beijing tourist site seconds after he had stabbed two Americans and their local guide. One of

A Chinese man has committed suicide by jumping from a Beijing tourist site seconds after he had stabbed two Americans and their local guide. One of

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Putin defends actions in South Ossetia

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin responded to the conflict in South Ossetia by flying to neighbouring North Ossetia, which is part of Russia. He

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin responded to the conflict in South Ossetia by flying to neighbouring North Ossetia, which is part of Russia. He

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"Thousands" dead in South Ossetia fighting

The civilian death toll continues to mount as fighting escalates between Georgia and Russia over the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia

The civilian death toll continues to mount as fighting escalates between Georgia and Russia over the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia

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Abkhazia violence raises fears of "second front"

Fighting is now reported in the Georgian breakaway territory of Abkhazia. Conflict in the disputed Kodori gorge could open a “second front” in

Fighting is now reported in the Georgian breakaway territory of Abkhazia. Conflict in the disputed Kodori gorge could open a “second front” in

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Bush: attacks on Georgia are "dangerous escalation"

The Georgian leadership’s main ally in the West has said that Russia’s attacks on its neighbour marked a “dangerous escalation” of the

The Georgian leadership’s main ally in the West has said that Russia’s attacks on its neighbour marked a “dangerous escalation” of the

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Civilians "killed" after Russian air strikes in Georgia

The horror of the South Ossetian conflict has spread beyond the borders of the breakaway region. In the Georgian city of Gori, several civilians

The horror of the South Ossetian conflict has spread beyond the borders of the breakaway region. In the Georgian city of Gori, several civilians

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Claims and counter claims in South Ossetian conflict

As Georgia moves to impose martial law, its president has rejected Russia’s version of what is happening on the ground in South Ossetia. Mikheil

As Georgia moves to impose martial law, its president has rejected Russia’s version of what is happening on the ground in South Ossetia. Mikheil

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Ex-US presidential hopeful Edwards admits affair

Former US Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards has admitted cheating on his wife and having an affair. Press reports of the liason in 2006

Former US Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards has admitted cheating on his wife and having an affair. Press reports of the liason in 2006

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Georgia plans martial law and a state of emergency

Neither Georgia nor Russia have yet confirmed they are at war over separatist South Ossetia. But the Russians have said they are sending in more

Neither Georgia nor Russia have yet confirmed they are at war over separatist South Ossetia. But the Russians have said they are sending in more

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Call to boost global AIDS battle

More pressure must be placed on governments all over the world to help fund the fight against AIDS. That is the message delegates are taking home

More pressure must be placed on governments all over the world to help fund the fight against AIDS. That is the message delegates are taking home

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Anti-Chinese demonstrators refuse to be silenced

Anti-China protestors continue to keep their causes in the spotlight. Tibetan and Burmese groups demonstrated in New York as the world’s eyes were on

Anti-China protestors continue to keep their causes in the spotlight. Tibetan and Burmese groups demonstrated in New York as the world’s eyes were on

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UN dodges ceasefire ruling - more talks are planned

In front of the United Nations in New York, Georgia has demanded a Russian troop withdrawal and a ceasefire. In the diplomatic version of events

In front of the United Nations in New York, Georgia has demanded a Russian troop withdrawal and a ceasefire. In the diplomatic version of events

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Russia ferries S. Ossetian refugees to safe haven

Russia has laid on transport to ferry refugees away from the South Ossetian conflict zone. More than 100 buses have already made the journey across

Russia has laid on transport to ferry refugees away from the South Ossetian conflict zone. More than 100 buses have already made the journey across

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Bolivian leader's plea for unity

Bolivian President Evo Morales has appealed for unity amid fears of a worsening political crisis in a divided country, on the eve of a crucial

Bolivian President Evo Morales has appealed for unity amid fears of a worsening political crisis in a divided country, on the eve of a crucial

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Fighting sparks demonstrations in Russia and Georgia

The confrontation between Russian and Georgian troops has prompted an outpouring of nationalistic fervour in both Tbilisi and Moscow. Thousands

The confrontation between Russian and Georgian troops has prompted an outpouring of nationalistic fervour in both Tbilisi and Moscow. Thousands