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2008-08-21

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Dalai Lama speaks to Euronews

The voyage to France of Tenzin Gyatso, better known as the Dalai Lama, has drawn plenty of comment, good and bad. Loved or loathed, at 73, the Nobel

The voyage to France of Tenzin Gyatso, better known as the Dalai Lama, has drawn plenty of comment, good and bad. Loved or loathed, at 73, the Nobel

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Relatives grieve for victims of Madrid crash

Out-of-town relatives of Madrid plane crash victims spent the night at a hotel in the city, after trying to identify the bodies of their loved ones

Out-of-town relatives of Madrid plane crash victims spent the night at a hotel in the city, after trying to identify the bodies of their loved ones

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Questions as France mourns Afghan casualties

It was the worst loss for France’s military for a quarter of a century. But, as tribute was paid in Paris to ten French soldiers slain in

It was the worst loss for France’s military for a quarter of a century. But, as tribute was paid in Paris to ten French soldiers slain in

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Spain pays tribute to crash victims

Spain is demonstrating its grief, after the plane crash at Madrid’s Barajas airport. Cities around the country observed a minute’s silence at midday

Spain is demonstrating its grief, after the plane crash at Madrid’s Barajas airport. Cities around the country observed a minute’s silence at midday

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Show of strength by separatist Abkhazia

Rallying for recognition of their self-declared independent state, thousands of people have gathered in Georgia’s rebel enclave of Abkhazia. Like

Rallying for recognition of their self-declared independent state, thousands of people have gathered in Georgia’s rebel enclave of Abkhazia. Like

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Spain searches for cause of tragic plane crash

The Spanish authorities have begun an inquiry into the country’s worst plane crash in more than a decade. Investigators have begun scouring the

The Spanish authorities have begun an inquiry into the country’s worst plane crash in more than a decade. Investigators have begun scouring the

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Mixed signals over Russian pullout from Georgia

There is ongoing confusion about the Russian army’s movements in Georgia. An armoured column has withdrawn from central Georgian territory in what

There is ongoing confusion about the Russian army’s movements in Georgia. An armoured column has withdrawn from central Georgian territory in what

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Anger and shock among victims' relatives in Madrid

At the airport, distraught relatives desperately tried to get news about their loved-ones. There was also anger against the airline. One man

At the airport, distraught relatives desperately tried to get news about their loved-ones. There was also anger against the airline. One man

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Madrid plane crash kills 153

A total of 153 people are now known to have died in the plane crash at Madrid’s Barajas airport. Spanair flight 5022, an MD-82 jet bound for Las

A total of 153 people are now known to have died in the plane crash at Madrid’s Barajas airport. Spanair flight 5022, an MD-82 jet bound for Las

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New Russian warning over missile defence shield

We will respond, and it won’t just be a diplomatic protest. That is the warning from Russia after the US and Poland signed an agreement on the

We will respond, and it won’t just be a diplomatic protest. That is the warning from Russia after the US and Poland signed an agreement on the

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Spanair refuses to "speculate" on cause of crash

Spanair is 100 percent owned by the Scandinavian company SAS, and is Spain’s second major airline behind Iberia. The company was founded in 1986

Spanair is 100 percent owned by the Scandinavian company SAS, and is Spain’s second major airline behind Iberia. The company was founded in 1986

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Russia still to meet its own deadline for withdrawal from Georgia

Russia is under increasing Western pressure to meet its own Friday deadline to pull its troops out of Georgia. However, those on the ground say there

Russia is under increasing Western pressure to meet its own Friday deadline to pull its troops out of Georgia. However, those on the ground say there

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Spanish politicians unite in grief after plane crash

The Spanish Prime Minister broke off his holiday in the south of the country on hearing of the disaster. Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero went to the

The Spanish Prime Minister broke off his holiday in the south of the country on hearing of the disaster. Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero went to the