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2008-08-10

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Russians accused over Abkhazia "second front"

Once the favourite holiday destination of the Soviet Union’s elite, Abkhazia now appears to be the “second front” in the Georgia-Russia

Once the favourite holiday destination of the Soviet Union’s elite, Abkhazia now appears to be the “second front” in the Georgia-Russia

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Mbeki brings hope of Zimbabwean deal

South Africa’s President Thabo Mbeki is in Harare, bringing a glimmer of hope for Zimbabwe that the talks he is chairing could soon result in a

South Africa’s President Thabo Mbeki is in Harare, bringing a glimmer of hope for Zimbabwe that the talks he is chairing could soon result in a

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Georgia announces ceasefire but Caucasus conflict rages on

As Russian troops tighten their grip on South Ossetia, reports say the international airport in Georgia’s capital has been bombed. It comes shortly

As Russian troops tighten their grip on South Ossetia, reports say the international airport in Georgia’s capital has been bombed. It comes shortly

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World's diplomats seek peace in Georgia

The French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner is to present the Georgian government, and diplomats and ambassadors already in Tbilisi, with a peace

The French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner is to present the Georgian government, and diplomats and ambassadors already in Tbilisi, with a peace

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Medvedev says Georgian assault is "genocide"

“The way the Georgians in South Ossetia have acted can be called genocide. Their actions are numerous and aimed at the civil population.” That is

“The way the Georgians in South Ossetia have acted can be called genocide. Their actions are numerous and aimed at the civil population.” That is

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Bolivian president seeks to bolster power with vote

President Evo Morales is staking his position on a referendum set to split his divided nation still further. His vice-president and nearly all the

President Evo Morales is staking his position on a referendum set to split his divided nation still further. His vice-president and nearly all the

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Palestinians in mourning for their national poet

Palestinians have begun three days of mourning for their national poet, Mahmoud Darwish, who died at the age of 67 after undergoing heart surgery in

Palestinians have begun three days of mourning for their national poet, Mahmoud Darwish, who died at the age of 67 after undergoing heart surgery in

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Russian warships move in as Caucasus conflict spreads

On Georgia’s Black Sea coast, confusion surrounds the presence of Russian naval vessels. Are they there to impose a blockade, stopping arms shipments

On Georgia’s Black Sea coast, confusion surrounds the presence of Russian naval vessels. Are they there to impose a blockade, stopping arms shipments

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Crisis management from Georgia's pro-Western leader

Leading Georgia’s handling of the conflict, President Mikheil Saakashvili has been meeting those experiencing it first hand. Having visited a

Leading Georgia’s handling of the conflict, President Mikheil Saakashvili has been meeting those experiencing it first hand. Having visited a

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Putin calls Georgian assault a 'crime' and genocide

The Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has called the Georgian assault “a crime”. He has personally toured the beds of the injured, and spoken

The Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has called the Georgian assault “a crime”. He has personally toured the beds of the injured, and spoken

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Diplomatic moves in Tbilisi to end the conflict

Numerous countries are piling political pressure on Georgia and Russia to end their military confrontation. Foreign ambassadors have been a

Numerous countries are piling political pressure on Georgia and Russia to end their military confrontation. Foreign ambassadors have been a

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Eight die in Algerian suicide bombing

Eight people have died in a suicide bombing in Algeria. The explosion happened at about 10 o’clock on Saturday evening, in the coastal town of

Eight people have died in a suicide bombing in Algeria. The explosion happened at about 10 o’clock on Saturday evening, in the coastal town of

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Russia tightens grip on South Ossetia

The Russian army now appears to have firm control of South Ossetia’s capital, Tskhinvali. Georgia says its forces have withdrawn from practically

The Russian army now appears to have firm control of South Ossetia’s capital, Tskhinvali. Georgia says its forces have withdrawn from practically

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Palestinian poet Darwish dies aged 67

Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish has died after undergoing open-heart surgery at the age of 67. Fellow Palestinians embraced his work as the voice

Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish has died after undergoing open-heart surgery at the age of 67. Fellow Palestinians embraced his work as the voice

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Russian airforce bombs Tbilisi airstrip

Russian jets have bombed an airfield close to Tbilisi’s international airport according to the Georgian Interior Ministry. Russia is also said to

Russian jets have bombed an airfield close to Tbilisi’s international airport according to the Georgian Interior Ministry. Russia is also said to

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'New front' fears as troops move south

Fears of a new front opening in the Georgian breakaway territory of Abkhazia continue to grow as separatist troops advance south along the Kodori

Fears of a new front opening in the Georgian breakaway territory of Abkhazia continue to grow as separatist troops advance south along the Kodori

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Saakashvili demands immediate ceasefire

As both sides blamed the other for the outbreak of fighting in South Ossetia, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili urged an immediate

As both sides blamed the other for the outbreak of fighting in South Ossetia, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili urged an immediate

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EU presidency urges end to S. Ossetia conflict

The French EU presidency has thrown its weight behind calls by Western diplomats for Russia to accept a ceasefire offer from Georgia over the ongoing

The French EU presidency has thrown its weight behind calls by Western diplomats for Russia to accept a ceasefire offer from Georgia over the ongoing