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2008-08-25

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France remembers "forgotten" WWII victims

Nicolas Sarkozy has become the first French President to pay homage to the victims of a World War Two massacre long overshadowed by another atrocity

Nicolas Sarkozy has become the first French President to pay homage to the victims of a World War Two massacre long overshadowed by another atrocity

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Sharif pulls out of ruling coalition in Pakistan

Former Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif has pulled out of the ruling coalition throwing his country into deeper political crisis. He said his main

Former Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif has pulled out of the ruling coalition throwing his country into deeper political crisis. He said his main

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Palestinian prisoners released to boost Abbas

Hours before the arrival of the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice dozens of Palestinian prisoners were freed from Israeli jails in a gesture

Hours before the arrival of the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice dozens of Palestinian prisoners were freed from Israeli jails in a gesture

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Democrats to launch Obama on White House trail

Denver, Colorado is under siege from the Democratic circus as for the next four days the city hosts the the 45th Democratic Convention. A budget of

Denver, Colorado is under siege from the Democratic circus as for the next four days the city hosts the the 45th Democratic Convention. A budget of

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Unity and change as Democrats eye Washington

Preaching unity and change, American Democrats are flooding into Denver, for a convention they hope will launch Barack Obama all the way to the White

Preaching unity and change, American Democrats are flooding into Denver, for a convention they hope will launch Barack Obama all the way to the White

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Medvedev says Russia is ready for NATO sanctions

Comments from the Russian President today have done nothing to dispel fears the Kremlin is on an increasing collision course with the West. Meeting

Comments from the Russian President today have done nothing to dispel fears the Kremlin is on an increasing collision course with the West. Meeting

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Russian MPs back Georgia's breakaway regions

Both Russian houses of parliament have backed Georgian separatists’ drive for independence. It is a big boost for breakaway South Ossetia and

Both Russian houses of parliament have backed Georgian separatists’ drive for independence. It is a big boost for breakaway South Ossetia and

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Georgia rejects breakaway states' independence

The Georgian president has denounced the Russian parliament’s calls for recognition of independence for Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Mikheil

The Georgian president has denounced the Russian parliament’s calls for recognition of independence for Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Mikheil

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Medvedev says Russia is ready for NATO sanctions

Comments from the Russian President today have done nothing to dispel fears the Kremlin is on an increasing collision course with the West. Meeting

Comments from the Russian President today have done nothing to dispel fears the Kremlin is on an increasing collision course with the West. Meeting

Culture

Everlast takes new album on the road

Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Everlast has released a single from his new album Love, War and the Ghost of Whitey Ford.

Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Everlast has released a single from his new album Love, War and the Ghost of Whitey Ford.

Science_technology

Two Germans share longest family tree

Two men in a village in Germany’s Lower Saxony region have discovered they are related – through a 3,000-year-old ancestor.

Two men in a village in Germany’s Lower Saxony region have discovered they are related – through a 3,000-year-old ancestor.

Culture

Diesel returns in sci-fi flick Babylon AD

In Babylon AD, Vin Diesel plays a veteran-turned-mercenary with a mission – to safely escort Aurora, a mysterious young woman, from war-ravaged

In Babylon AD, Vin Diesel plays a veteran-turned-mercenary with a mission – to safely escort Aurora, a mysterious young woman, from war-ravaged

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Palestinian prisonners freed in "a gesture for peace"

Hours before the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was due to arrive, Israel freed dozens of Palestinian prisoners in a gesture aimed at

Hours before the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was due to arrive, Israel freed dozens of Palestinian prisoners in a gesture aimed at

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Russia frustrates the West over Georgia pullout

Russia is continuing to frustrate the West over its pullout from Georgia, and is yet to respond to calls for an urgent summit planned for next week

Russia is continuing to frustrate the West over its pullout from Georgia, and is yet to respond to calls for an urgent summit planned for next week

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Russian MPs back Georgia's rebel regions

In a move set to further strain tensions with the West, deputies in Russia’s Duma have backed Georgian separatists’ battle for independence. Both

In a move set to further strain tensions with the West, deputies in Russia’s Duma have backed Georgian separatists’ battle for independence. Both

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Party unity drive at US Democrats' convention

Hoping to heal divisions, Barack Obama will be formally nominated as the Democrats’ candidate for the US presidency at the party convention starting

Hoping to heal divisions, Barack Obama will be formally nominated as the Democrats’ candidate for the US presidency at the party convention starting

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Taking stock after Beijing's Olympics

Life is getting back to normal in Beijing now that the Olympic party is over. But, as the press basks in the glory of a Games widely hailed as

Life is getting back to normal in Beijing now that the Olympic party is over. But, as the press basks in the glory of a Games widely hailed as

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Israel to free Palestinian prisoners including two killers

Around the West Bank, banners welcome the release of Palestinian prisoners planned for later today. Among the 199 prisoners to be freed by the

Around the West Bank, banners welcome the release of Palestinian prisoners planned for later today. Among the 199 prisoners to be freed by the

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EU summit to discuss Georgia crisis

Current EU president France, which brokered a ceasefire between Russia and Georgia, has called a special summit meeting of EU leaders to discuss the

Current EU president France, which brokered a ceasefire between Russia and Georgia, has called a special summit meeting of EU leaders to discuss the

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Democrats set to nominate Obama

All eyes are focussed on Denver, Colorado, as the Democratic Party launches its four-day national convention today. The highlight on Thursday will be

All eyes are focussed on Denver, Colorado, as the Democratic Party launches its four-day national convention today. The highlight on Thursday will be

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Dozens die in Kyrgyzstan plane crash

Around 70 people died when a Kyrgyz airliner crashed in flames shortly after take-off on Sunday from Kyrgyzstan’s main airport near Bishkek. Among

Around 70 people died when a Kyrgyz airliner crashed in flames shortly after take-off on Sunday from Kyrgyzstan’s main airport near Bishkek. Among

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Hopes fade for missing climbers after avalanche

A French government minister has said there is no hope of finding any more survivors after a major avalanche hit the French Alps. Seven people were

A French government minister has said there is no hope of finding any more survivors after a major avalanche hit the French Alps. Seven people were