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2008-08-26

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Russia recognises Georgia's breakaway regions

Russia has earned a wave of international criticism by giving its blessing to the independence of Georgia’s two breakaway regions. President

Russia has earned a wave of international criticism by giving its blessing to the independence of Georgia’s two breakaway regions. President

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Saakashvili accuses Russia of trying to redraw the map

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has given his country’s reaction to Russia’s decision to recognise the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has given his country’s reaction to Russia’s decision to recognise the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and

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Denver suspects "no credible threat to Obama"

American police investigating a possible plot to kill Barack Obama now say the would-be president was never in danger. Even so, security remains

American police investigating a possible plot to kill Barack Obama now say the would-be president was never in danger. Even so, security remains

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Abkhazia and South Ossetia: the "Domino Theory"

In February this year, in another part of Russia’s former sphere of influence, Kosovo declared itself independent from Serbia. It was a move which

In February this year, in another part of Russia’s former sphere of influence, Kosovo declared itself independent from Serbia. It was a move which

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Merkel condemns Russia over Georgia regions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has slammed Russia’s recognition of the two Georgian rebel regions. Her comments add to international condemnation

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has slammed Russia’s recognition of the two Georgian rebel regions. Her comments add to international condemnation

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All eyes on Hillary Clinton at Democratic convention

Hoping to heal the wounds of a bruising nomination battle, Hillary Clinton is taking centre stage at the US Democratic convention. She has already

Hoping to heal the wounds of a bruising nomination battle, Hillary Clinton is taking centre stage at the US Democratic convention. She has already

Culture

Sparro releases second single

Australian singer/songwriter Sam Sparro has released a second single – 21st Century Life – from his self-titled debut album.

Australian singer/songwriter Sam Sparro has released a second single – 21st Century Life – from his self-titled debut album.

Science_technology

German Stonehenge reveals its mysteries

Archaeologists in Germany say they are getting nearer to understanding the secrets of a Bronze Age site of worship, thought to be some 4,000 years

Archaeologists in Germany say they are getting nearer to understanding the secrets of a Bronze Age site of worship, thought to be some 4,000 years

Culture

Spacey guest of honour at Sarajevo Film Festival

American actor Kevin Spacey was one of the guests of honour at the Sarajevo Film Festival. He came to support what has become the region’s biggest

American actor Kevin Spacey was one of the guests of honour at the Sarajevo Film Festival. He came to support what has become the region’s biggest

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UN accuses US-led forces of killing Afghan civilians

Relations between Afghanistan and US-led forces have worsened still further, with official confirmation that 90 civilians died last week in a

Relations between Afghanistan and US-led forces have worsened still further, with official confirmation that 90 civilians died last week in a

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Russia recognises South Ossetia and Abkhazia

Russia has defied pressure from America and the West, and has recognised the independence of Georgia’s two breakaway regions. President Dimitry

Russia has defied pressure from America and the West, and has recognised the independence of Georgia’s two breakaway regions. President Dimitry

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Violence mars London's Notting Hill Carnival

More than 300 people were arrested in London overnight, after gangs clashed with police at the end of a street celebration designed to promote peace

More than 300 people were arrested in London overnight, after gangs clashed with police at the end of a street celebration designed to promote peace

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Russia recognises South Ossetia and Abkhazia

Russia has defied pressure from America and the West, and has recognised the independence of Georgia’s two breakaway regions. President Dimitry

Russia has defied pressure from America and the West, and has recognised the independence of Georgia’s two breakaway regions. President Dimitry

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Michelle Obama's personal tribute to her husband

A down-to-earth American, just like you. That was how Barack Obama’s wife described her husband as the Democratic convention opened in Denver

A down-to-earth American, just like you. That was how Barack Obama’s wife described her husband as the Democratic convention opened in Denver

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PM's compound stormed as Thai protests escalate

State buildings in Bangkok have been besieged as Thai protesters intensify their efforts to bring down the government. A compound housing Prime

State buildings in Bangkok have been besieged as Thai protesters intensify their efforts to bring down the government. A compound housing Prime

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Honduras signs up to Chavez-led trade bloc

A leftist trade bloc promoted by one of Washington’s fiercest critics has been joined by Honduras, long considered an ally of the US. Honduran

A leftist trade bloc promoted by one of Washington’s fiercest critics has been joined by Honduras, long considered an ally of the US. Honduran

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Three arrested in Obama "assassination plot"

At least three men have been arrested amid fears of a plot to kill Barack Obama at the Democrats’ Convention in Colorado. The FBI are among those

At least three men have been arrested amid fears of a plot to kill Barack Obama at the Democrats’ Convention in Colorado. The FBI are among those

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Police probe alleged Obama assassination plot

A number of people have been arrested amid fears of a plot to kill US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. The alarm was raised after a

A number of people have been arrested amid fears of a plot to kill US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. The alarm was raised after a

Europe

The European Digital Library

In August, the European Commission urged the EU member states to step up efforts to digitise their cultural works and make them available online in a

In August, the European Commission urged the EU member states to step up efforts to digitise their cultural works and make them available online in a

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International reactions hostile to Russian parliament

The Russian State Duma’s decision caused alarm in the international community. The White House urged the Kremlin not to recognise Georgia’s rebel

The Russian State Duma’s decision caused alarm in the international community. The White House urged the Kremlin not to recognise Georgia’s rebel

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Democrats open convention with optimism

Heavyweights of the US Democratic Party have lined up at the convention to say Barack Obama could bring about the change America needs. US Senator

Heavyweights of the US Democratic Party have lined up at the convention to say Barack Obama could bring about the change America needs. US Senator

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Michelle Obama speaks out at Democrats convention

The wife of the US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has told the world how great a leader her husband would be, if he is elected in

The wife of the US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has told the world how great a leader her husband would be, if he is elected in

Europe

EU states seek to harmonise divorce laws

In July nine of the EU’s 27 member states agreed to cooperate on divorce laws with the aim of easing proceedings for couples of different

In July nine of the EU’s 27 member states agreed to cooperate on divorce laws with the aim of easing proceedings for couples of different

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Rebel regions celebrate after Russian MPs support

Jubilant citizens of South Ossetia and Abkhazia celebrated after the Russian parliament backed their bid to leave Georgia. Waving the Russian and

Jubilant citizens of South Ossetia and Abkhazia celebrated after the Russian parliament backed their bid to leave Georgia. Waving the Russian and