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2008-08-16

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Russia signs ceasefire but troops remain in Georgia

Russia has signed the ceasefire deal to end hostilities in Georgia but there has been no sign on the ground that it is withdrawing its troops. The

Russia has signed the ceasefire deal to end hostilities in Georgia but there has been no sign on the ground that it is withdrawing its troops. The

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Humanitarian crisis persists, despite peace moves

Russia may now have signed the peace plan. But, as long as its tanks remain on Georgian soil, many fear a fresh flare-up in fighting. Hence the

Russia may now have signed the peace plan. But, as long as its tanks remain on Georgian soil, many fear a fresh flare-up in fighting. Hence the

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Over 100 taken ill after gas leak at German factory

More than 100 people have suffered carbon dioxide poisoning after a gas leak at a paint factory in Germany. Workers, fire officers and local

More than 100 people have suffered carbon dioxide poisoning after a gas leak at a paint factory in Germany. Workers, fire officers and local

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Bush says some progress in Georgia crisis

US President George W. Bush believes progress is being made in resolving the Georgia crisis. But, speaking at his ranch in Texas, he said that South

US President George W. Bush believes progress is being made in resolving the Georgia crisis. But, speaking at his ranch in Texas, he said that South

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African summit to focus on Zimbabwe crisis

Southern African leaders say reaching an elusive power-sharing deal for Zimbabwe is the focus of a two-day regional summit that started today in

Southern African leaders say reaching an elusive power-sharing deal for Zimbabwe is the focus of a two-day regional summit that started today in

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Russia signs Georgia ceasefire deal

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has signed the ceasefire agreement faxed to him by US diplomats, formally ending hostilities with

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has signed the ceasefire agreement faxed to him by US diplomats, formally ending hostilities with

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Russian troops remain in Georgia despite peace pact

Russian troops and tanks remain just 45 kilometers from the Georgian capital Tbilisi despite the signing of the ceasefire deal by Georgia

Russian troops and tanks remain just 45 kilometers from the Georgian capital Tbilisi despite the signing of the ceasefire deal by Georgia

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Phelps equals Spitz Olympic gold record

American swimmer Michael Phelps has equalled the greatest Olympic achievement of all time by winning his seventh gold medal at a single Games. The

American swimmer Michael Phelps has equalled the greatest Olympic achievement of all time by winning his seventh gold medal at a single Games. The

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Russian troops show no signs of moving

Russian tanks remain parked deep inside Georgia this morning, and there are reports of two more towns being brought under military control. An

Russian tanks remain parked deep inside Georgia this morning, and there are reports of two more towns being brought under military control. An

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Poland in eye of missile storm

As international tension rises, parades marking Army Day in Poland have been held against a backdrop of Russian rage. Moscow is furious that Warsaw

As international tension rises, parades marking Army Day in Poland have been held against a backdrop of Russian rage. Moscow is furious that Warsaw

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Refugees return to shattered south Osettia

Five days of heavy fighting have left Tskhinvali, south Osettia, in ruins, but now at least refugees are returning. They find a cleanup struggling

Five days of heavy fighting have left Tskhinvali, south Osettia, in ruins, but now at least refugees are returning. They find a cleanup struggling