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2008-08-19

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Domestic waste recycling

Waste less, recycle more: that is the modern mantra, supported by new legislation in the European Parliament. The EU is talking rubbish, and what do

Waste less, recycle more: that is the modern mantra, supported by new legislation in the European Parliament. The EU is talking rubbish, and what do

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Russia accuses NATO of bias over Georgia

Russia has maintained that its recent military action in the Caucusus was a response to Georgian aggression and accused NATO of trying to save a

Russia has maintained that its recent military action in the Caucusus was a response to Georgian aggression and accused NATO of trying to save a

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Deadly bomb underscores Pakistan security problems

One day after the resignation of Pakistan’s president, a deadly terrorist attack underscored the challenges facing the leaders of the country’s

One day after the resignation of Pakistan’s president, a deadly terrorist attack underscored the challenges facing the leaders of the country’s

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Sarkozy flies to Afghanistan after Taliban kills ten French troops

The French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, is flying to Afghanistan after ten French soldiers were killed in a major battle east of Kabul. It is the

The French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, is flying to Afghanistan after ten French soldiers were killed in a major battle east of Kabul. It is the

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Pakistani coalition government promises to stick together

Pakistan’s pressing security and economic problems were top of the agenda as leaders of the coalition government met for talks. Even though Pervez

Pakistan’s pressing security and economic problems were top of the agenda as leaders of the coalition government met for talks. Even though Pervez

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Algeria suicide bomb kills 43 people

A suicide bombing in Algeria has killed 43 people and wounded 38 others. The interior ministry said the attacker was targetting a paramilitary

A suicide bombing in Algeria has killed 43 people and wounded 38 others. The interior ministry said the attacker was targetting a paramilitary

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Medvedev promises pullout by 22 August

President Dmitri Medvedev has pledged that Russia will pull its troops in Georgia back to the positions set out in a French-brokered ceasefire

President Dmitri Medvedev has pledged that Russia will pull its troops in Georgia back to the positions set out in a French-brokered ceasefire

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NATO faces difficult questions over its future

Two decades after seeming to have won the Cold War, NATO must now tackle crucial questions about its very future. Faced with a resurgent Russia

Two decades after seeming to have won the Cold War, NATO must now tackle crucial questions about its very future. Faced with a resurgent Russia

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Zambian president dies

Zambia’s President Levy Mwanawasa has died at a military hospital near Paris hospital aged 59. He had been receiving treatment there since June, when

Zambia’s President Levy Mwanawasa has died at a military hospital near Paris hospital aged 59. He had been receiving treatment there since June, when

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NATO says "no more business as usual" with Russia

NATO has said that it is “seriously considering” the implications of Russia’s actions in Georgia and that regular contacts were impossible until

NATO has said that it is “seriously considering” the implications of Russia’s actions in Georgia and that regular contacts were impossible until

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NATO to Russia: no business as usual

NATO has said that it is “seriously considering” the implications of Russia’s actions in Georgia and that regular contacts were impossible until

NATO has said that it is “seriously considering” the implications of Russia’s actions in Georgia and that regular contacts were impossible until

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French soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Ten French paratroopers have been killed in fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan. Afghan and French officials said a further 21 soldiers were

Ten French paratroopers have been killed in fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan. Afghan and French officials said a further 21 soldiers were

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Pakistan hospital blast kills 23

There has been a deadly bomb blast at a hospital in Pakistan’s volatile northwest. Police in the town of Dera Ismail Khan said 23 people died in

There has been a deadly bomb blast at a hospital in Pakistan’s volatile northwest. Police in the town of Dera Ismail Khan said 23 people died in

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Algerian police base bomb kills 43

A bomb attack in Algeria has killed 43 people and wounded 38. The interior ministry said the blast targetted a paramilitary police training facility

A bomb attack in Algeria has killed 43 people and wounded 38. The interior ministry said the blast targetted a paramilitary police training facility

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Russian and Georgian forces swop POWs

Russian and Georgian forces have exchanged prisoners in a gesture of goodwill. But Georgian officials complained the swop only went ahead because

Russian and Georgian forces have exchanged prisoners in a gesture of goodwill. But Georgian officials complained the swop only went ahead because

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Slow Russian pull out from Georgia underway

Russian troops do finally seem to be starting to leave Georgia, in compliance with the peace deal Moscow signed, but in a very unhurried fashion

Russian troops do finally seem to be starting to leave Georgia, in compliance with the peace deal Moscow signed, but in a very unhurried fashion

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Pakistan searches for new leader after Musharraf resignation

Spontaneous celebrations broke out in numerous Pakistani cities as President Pervez Musharraf announced his resignation. Now the country’s

Spontaneous celebrations broke out in numerous Pakistani cities as President Pervez Musharraf announced his resignation. Now the country’s

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Just what is the plan for Pakistan?

For now the chairman of the Senate will act as Pakistan’s president but many believe the turmoil in the country is far from over. Opposition to

For now the chairman of the Senate will act as Pakistan’s president but many believe the turmoil in the country is far from over. Opposition to

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France calls on Europe to combat economic woes together

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has called on the European Union to present a united front in the face of the Eurozone’s growing economic

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has called on the European Union to present a united front in the face of the Eurozone’s growing economic

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Georgian police cars rammed by Russian tank

In the central Georgian town of Igoeti, a Russian tank has been caught on film ramming through a roadblock set up by the Georgian police. The

In the central Georgian town of Igoeti, a Russian tank has been caught on film ramming through a roadblock set up by the Georgian police. The