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2008-08-11

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Georgian helicopters reportedly hit targets near Gori

Not long after Bernard Kouchner’s visit to Gori and there was confirmation that a warning of danger that made him run for cover was for real. From

Not long after Bernard Kouchner’s visit to Gori and there was confirmation that a warning of danger that made him run for cover was for real. From

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Foreigners flee the fighting in Georgia

Foreigners living or holidaying in Georgia have fled the fighting too. A group of 200 Italians were flown out by Hercules transporters to Rome’s

Foreigners living or holidaying in Georgia have fled the fighting too. A group of 200 Italians were flown out by Hercules transporters to Rome’s

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Bolivia's Morales wins key vote but divisions remain

More than 60 percent of Bolivian voters have backed the mandate of President Evo Morales, in unofficial results from a weekend referendum. Buoyed by

More than 60 percent of Bolivian voters have backed the mandate of President Evo Morales, in unofficial results from a weekend referendum. Buoyed by

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Georgian civilians stunned by speed of conflict

As efforts continue to find a quick ceasefire, civilians in South Ossetia and other parts of Georgia are struggling to comprehend the speed of

As efforts continue to find a quick ceasefire, civilians in South Ossetia and other parts of Georgia are struggling to comprehend the speed of

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Strike chaos at Brussels' international airport

Travel plans for thousands of passengers have been thrown into chaos with a strike by baggage handlers at Brussels’ International Airport. Flights

Travel plans for thousands of passengers have been thrown into chaos with a strike by baggage handlers at Brussels’ International Airport. Flights

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Nine soldiers killed in Turkish blast

Kurdish terrorists are being blamed for a bomb blast in eastern Turkey, which killed nine soldiers and wounded two more. The soldiers were in a

Kurdish terrorists are being blamed for a bomb blast in eastern Turkey, which killed nine soldiers and wounded two more. The soldiers were in a

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Saakashvili accuses Russia of "ethnic cleansing" plan

At a media conference, the Georgian president condemned Moscow. He says the timing of the Russian action was deliberate, and says Tibilisi will not

At a media conference, the Georgian president condemned Moscow. He says the timing of the Russian action was deliberate, and says Tibilisi will not

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Fighting in Georgia pushes oil price higher

The fighting in Georgia and tension throughout the region has pushed up the price of oil. Deliveries from Caspian Sea fields have been disrupted

The fighting in Georgia and tension throughout the region has pushed up the price of oil. Deliveries from Caspian Sea fields have been disrupted

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Caucasus conflict intensifies despite ceasefire calls

International calls for peace are multiplying. But Moscow looks in no mood to compromise. After taking control of the South Ossetian capital, Russian

International calls for peace are multiplying. But Moscow looks in no mood to compromise. After taking control of the South Ossetian capital, Russian

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Refugees flee South Ossetia fighting

The fighting has forced thousands of South Ossetians to flee. Many of them hold Russian passports, and look towards Moscow for help. Fear and

The fighting has forced thousands of South Ossetians to flee. Many of them hold Russian passports, and look towards Moscow for help. Fear and

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US and Russia exchange war of words over Georgia

It remains to be seen exactly what outcome Russia is hoping for in South Ossetia. At a UN Security Council meeting, the US and Russia exchanged sharp

It remains to be seen exactly what outcome Russia is hoping for in South Ossetia. At a UN Security Council meeting, the US and Russia exchanged sharp

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Landmine blast kills eight Turkish soldiers

Eight Turkish soldiers have been killed with four more injured following a landmine explosion. The blast happened in the eastern Turkish province

Eight Turkish soldiers have been killed with four more injured following a landmine explosion. The blast happened in the eastern Turkish province

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Morales wins his referendum gamble in Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales has won his gamble to call a referendum on his leftist policies, winning nearly two thirds of the votes in his divided

Bolivian President Evo Morales has won his gamble to call a referendum on his leftist policies, winning nearly two thirds of the votes in his divided

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Georgia rejects calls to surrender in Abkhazia

Tbilisi has rejected out of hand a Russian ultimatum to surrender in Abkhazia. The head of the Russian forces there had said earlier that if the

Tbilisi has rejected out of hand a Russian ultimatum to surrender in Abkhazia. The head of the Russian forces there had said earlier that if the

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Russia says South Ossetian campaign nearly over

The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says his country’s operation in South Ossetia is nearly complete, after claims that its capital Tskhinvali is

The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says his country’s operation in South Ossetia is nearly complete, after claims that its capital Tskhinvali is

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French-led peace mission voices optimism

In the Georgian capital, there are words of confidence from a French-led peace mission. French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, whose country

In the Georgian capital, there are words of confidence from a French-led peace mission. French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, whose country

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UN says Georgian outpost in Abkhazia has come under attack

UN officials say a Georgian-controlled pocket in the separatist region of Abkhazia has come under aerial bombardment, a move which potentially widens

UN officials say a Georgian-controlled pocket in the separatist region of Abkhazia has come under aerial bombardment, a move which potentially widens