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2008-08-22

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US disputes Russia's claims of Georgia withdrawal

Russia has announced its promised troop pullout from Georgia is complete. But Moscow’s definition of a withdrawal falls far short of what its critics

Russia has announced its promised troop pullout from Georgia is complete. But Moscow’s definition of a withdrawal falls far short of what its critics

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Swiss swoop on engineering giant Alstom

French engineering company Alstom is again in the legal firing line following a raid on several of its Swiss branches and an arrest. Some 50 Swiss

French engineering company Alstom is again in the legal firing line following a raid on several of its Swiss branches and an arrest. Some 50 Swiss

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Obama keeps running mate choice secret

The US Democratic presidential hopeful is maintaining a guessing game over who will run alongside him for Vice President when America chooses on

The US Democratic presidential hopeful is maintaining a guessing game over who will run alongside him for Vice President when America chooses on

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McCain under fire as economy dominates US election

One year on from the start of America’s sub-prime mortgage crisis, US house prices continue to fall, and the fallout could claim an unlikely victim

One year on from the start of America’s sub-prime mortgage crisis, US house prices continue to fall, and the fallout could claim an unlikely victim

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Italian island faces crisis weekend as migrants flock

A busy weekend is in store for immigration officers on Europe’s Mediterranean borders. Favourable weather will soon break so the flow of immigrants

A busy weekend is in store for immigration officers on Europe’s Mediterranean borders. Favourable weather will soon break so the flow of immigrants

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Grief mixed with anger after Madrid plane tragedy

Anguish is turning to anger as relatives of the 153 people killed in the Madrid plane crash demand explanations over why their loved ones perished

Anguish is turning to anger as relatives of the 153 people killed in the Madrid plane crash demand explanations over why their loved ones perished

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US-led forces kill 76 Afghan civilians - ministry

Reports are coming in of serious loss of civilian life in Afghanistan during a raid by coalition forces. The Afghan Interior Ministry says 76

Reports are coming in of serious loss of civilian life in Afghanistan during a raid by coalition forces. The Afghan Interior Ministry says 76

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Georgia seeks cash for post-conflict reconstruction

The Georgian government says it is looking for between one and two billion euros to rebuild after its 10-day border war with Russia. It has cost

The Georgian government says it is looking for between one and two billion euros to rebuild after its 10-day border war with Russia. It has cost

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Pakistan sets date to choose new President

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has agreed to a parliamentary debate on re-instating a group of judges who were deposed last

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has agreed to a parliamentary debate on re-instating a group of judges who were deposed last

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Russia announces permanent presence in Georgia

Russia says it will maintain military checkpoints within Georgian territory for good, despite a promise to complete a partial troop withdrawal by the

Russia says it will maintain military checkpoints within Georgian territory for good, despite a promise to complete a partial troop withdrawal by the

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Service to be held for Madrid plane crash victims

A religious service will be held on September 1 in the Spanish capital for the 153 people killed in the Madrid plane crash. Attempts to identify

A religious service will be held on September 1 in the Spanish capital for the 153 people killed in the Madrid plane crash. Attempts to identify

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Data loss scandal hits UK government - again

The British government is in the firing line after yet another data security breach. This time, the personal details of all 84,000 prisoners in

The British government is in the firing line after yet another data security breach. This time, the personal details of all 84,000 prisoners in

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Parole denied to Russian ex-tycoon Khodorkovsky

Jailed former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has had his appeal for parole turned down by a court in Siberia. Once Russia’s richest man, he was

Jailed former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has had his appeal for parole turned down by a court in Siberia. Once Russia’s richest man, he was

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McCain offices get mystery powder in mail

Two offices of the US presidential hopeful John McCain were evacuated after a threatening letter containing unidentified white powder arrived at his

Two offices of the US presidential hopeful John McCain were evacuated after a threatening letter containing unidentified white powder arrived at his

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Security challenge facing next Pakistani leader,

A double suicide bombing in Pakistan that killed around 60 people has highlighted the security challenges facing whoever takes over from President

A double suicide bombing in Pakistan that killed around 60 people has highlighted the security challenges facing whoever takes over from President

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Relatives claim victims wanted off doomed plane

The grief of victims’ relatives has been heightened by the difficulty of identifying the bodies of many of those died. Families arriving in Madrid

The grief of victims’ relatives has been heightened by the difficulty of identifying the bodies of many of those died. Families arriving in Madrid

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Spanish investigators try to unravel plane crash mystery

As investigators gather clues as to what caused Wednesday’s plane crash in Madrid, authorities are still trying to identify those killed. Only 19

As investigators gather clues as to what caused Wednesday’s plane crash in Madrid, authorities are still trying to identify those killed. Only 19

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Merkel undertakes education crusade

With one eye on legislative elections next year German Chancellor Angela Merkela has undertaken a nationwide tour of schools to promote education

With one eye on legislative elections next year German Chancellor Angela Merkela has undertaken a nationwide tour of schools to promote education

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US set to help rebuild Georgian army

The US has already led efforts in providing humanitarian relief to those caught up in the Russia-Georgia conflict. But it seems the help on offer

The US has already led efforts in providing humanitarian relief to those caught up in the Russia-Georgia conflict. But it seems the help on offer