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2008-08-12

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Russian power doomed Georgia's S.Ossetia gamble

Georgia’s foray into breakaway South Ossetia now looks like a gamble which was doomed to fail. Tbilisi’s army proved no match for the Russians, whose

Georgia’s foray into breakaway South Ossetia now looks like a gamble which was doomed to fail. Tbilisi’s army proved no match for the Russians, whose

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100,000 uprooted by Caucasus conflict

Almost 100,000 people have been displaced by the conflict over South Ossetia, according to the UN refugee agency. Some fled north, others south. Many

Almost 100,000 people have been displaced by the conflict over South Ossetia, according to the UN refugee agency. Some fled north, others south. Many

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Indian Kashmir land protests leave 12 dead

Indian police have opened fire on Muslim protestors in Kashmir, as a land row with Hindus threatened to explode. At least 12 people died on a second

Indian police have opened fire on Muslim protestors in Kashmir, as a land row with Hindus threatened to explode. At least 12 people died on a second

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Pakistan bombing kills soldiers and civilians

An attack on a Pakistani Air Force bus in the northwestern city of Peshawar has left at least 13 people dead, wounding ten others. Police said an

An attack on a Pakistani Air Force bus in the northwestern city of Peshawar has left at least 13 people dead, wounding ten others. Police said an

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Russia and Europe draw up Georgia peace plan

Russia says it has called off the war in Georgia and agreed to a peace plan drawn up by current EU president France. But Georgia is tonight remaining

Russia says it has called off the war in Georgia and agreed to a peace plan drawn up by current EU president France. But Georgia is tonight remaining

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Prospects for Georgia's Saakashvili

Georgia’s run at asserting itself in the rebel territory of South Ossetia and Abkhazia appears definitively over. Pro-western President Mikhail

Georgia’s run at asserting itself in the rebel territory of South Ossetia and Abkhazia appears definitively over. Pro-western President Mikhail

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Saakashvili leads Georgian show of unity

The analysts may be describing this as a military defeat for Georgia and its president. But try telling that to the tens of thousands who gathered

The analysts may be describing this as a military defeat for Georgia and its president. But try telling that to the tens of thousands who gathered

Europe

Organic farming

Brussels is increasingly promoting organic farming as Good for nature, good for you, but just what is organic farming?

Brussels is increasingly promoting organic farming as Good for nature, good for you, but just what is organic farming?

Europe

Climate change solutions

How can the economically powerful chemicals industry in Europe contribute to sustainable development?

How can the economically powerful chemicals industry in Europe contribute to sustainable development?

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Medvedev ends the South Ossetian war

The war in Georgia is over. President Dimitry Medvedev gave the order just before the French President Nicolas Sarkozy was to hold peace talks in

The war in Georgia is over. President Dimitry Medvedev gave the order just before the French President Nicolas Sarkozy was to hold peace talks in

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Senior al-Qaeda commander "killed" in Pakistan

One of al-Qaeda’s most senior commanders has been killed in Pakistan. Abu Saeed al-Masri was pronounced dead by Pakistani security officials after

One of al-Qaeda’s most senior commanders has been killed in Pakistan. Abu Saeed al-Masri was pronounced dead by Pakistani security officials after

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Georgia wary of ceasefire announcement

Moscow denied it ever intended to advance on the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, but President Mikhail Saakashvili took no chances. He withdrew troops

Moscow denied it ever intended to advance on the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, but President Mikhail Saakashvili took no chances. He withdrew troops

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Georgia's S.Ossetian gamble doomed to failure

Georgia’s decision to move into South Ossetia now looks like a gamble always doomed to failure. Tbilisi’s relatively-small army was no match for the

Georgia’s decision to move into South Ossetia now looks like a gamble always doomed to failure. Tbilisi’s relatively-small army was no match for the

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Driving on: Russian troops cross the Abkhaz border

Russia has confirmed for the first time that its troops have entered Georgia from the neighbouring breakaway region of Abkhazia, effectively opening

Russia has confirmed for the first time that its troops have entered Georgia from the neighbouring breakaway region of Abkhazia, effectively opening

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Chaos set to continue at Brussels airport

A second day of misery looms for travellers at Brussels airport as union representatives and management failed to reach an agreement last

A second day of misery looms for travellers at Brussels airport as union representatives and management failed to reach an agreement last

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Bush urges Russia to accept EU peace plan

Emerging from a crisis meeting with his national security team, US President George W Bush urged Moscow to accept an EU-crafted peace plan aimed at

Emerging from a crisis meeting with his national security team, US President George W Bush urged Moscow to accept an EU-crafted peace plan aimed at

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Sarkozy seeks peace on mission to Moscow

French President Nicolas Sarkozy will fly to Moscow later today to discuss the ongoing offensive in Georgia and South Ossetia with his Russian

French President Nicolas Sarkozy will fly to Moscow later today to discuss the ongoing offensive in Georgia and South Ossetia with his Russian

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Saakashvili describes "all-out" Russian invasion

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili gave a live television interview overnight, calling Russia’s military action an “all-out invasion”. He

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili gave a live television interview overnight, calling Russia’s military action an “all-out invasion”. He