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2008-08-27

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OSCE monitors patrol Georgia/S.Ossetia border

It is generally peaceful, but tension is rising in villages along the border between South Ossetia and Georgia proper. Russia has said it will accept

It is generally peaceful, but tension is rising in villages along the border between South Ossetia and Georgia proper. Russia has said it will accept

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Democrats await Joe Bidon and Bill Clinton

Staking out the territory, vice-presidential hopeful Joe Bidon has done a test run ahead of his big moment at the Democrats’ convention in Denver

Staking out the territory, vice-presidential hopeful Joe Bidon has done a test run ahead of his big moment at the Democrats’ convention in Denver

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Can Biden rebuild broken Democratic bridges?

Hillary Clinton has made it clear that the past is the past and her party must now come together if it wants to retake control of the White

Hillary Clinton has made it clear that the past is the past and her party must now come together if it wants to retake control of the White

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Clooney and Pitt star at Venice Film Festival

Brad Pitt and George Clooney; for at least half the world it doesn’t come much better, and the producers of their latest movie will be hoping the

Brad Pitt and George Clooney; for at least half the world it doesn’t come much better, and the producers of their latest movie will be hoping the

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More US aid for Georgia as East-West tensions rise

A second US naval vessel has docked in Georgia, delivering more humanitarian aid. Its arrival came as Russia said it was taking “precautionary

A second US naval vessel has docked in Georgia, delivering more humanitarian aid. Its arrival came as Russia said it was taking “precautionary

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Ukraine reacts angrily to Russia's move on Georgia regions

The Ukrainian port of Sevastopol is the latest potential clash point between Russia and its neighbours. Moscow’s decision to recognise Georgia’s

The Ukrainian port of Sevastopol is the latest potential clash point between Russia and its neighbours. Moscow’s decision to recognise Georgia’s

Science_technology

Digital technology at a cinema near you

Cinema of the future is coming to a theatre near you: The introduction of digital technologies makes the european film industry more creative and

Cinema of the future is coming to a theatre near you: The introduction of digital technologies makes the european film industry more creative and

Culture

The Automatic hope for second Monster hit

Welsh pop rockers The Automatic are hoping to shake off the tag of ‘that Monster band’ with the release of their latest album This Is A Fix, which

Welsh pop rockers The Automatic are hoping to shake off the tag of ‘that Monster band’ with the release of their latest album This Is A Fix, which

Science_technology

Rat's brain powers robot

Scientists in the UK have developed a robot whose movements are controlled by biological brain matter from rats.

Scientists in the UK have developed a robot whose movements are controlled by biological brain matter from rats.

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Kouchner says Russia broke international law

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has called Moscow’s recognition of the independence of Georgian territories of South Ossetia and Abkhazia

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has called Moscow’s recognition of the independence of Georgian territories of South Ossetia and Abkhazia

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Medvedev defiant in face of international condemnation

Despite a barrage of international criticism, Russia remains defiant over its decision to recognise the independence of Georgia’s breakaway

Despite a barrage of international criticism, Russia remains defiant over its decision to recognise the independence of Georgia’s breakaway

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Deadly Gustav hits Haiti and Dominican Republic

Hurricane Gustav turned deadly as it smashed into Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Local officials in the two countries said at least half a dozen

Hurricane Gustav turned deadly as it smashed into Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Local officials in the two countries said at least half a dozen

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Hillary: Now's the time to back Obama

Hours before the Democrats choose their candidate for November’s US presidential election, there was a plea for unity from former candidate hopeful

Hours before the Democrats choose their candidate for November’s US presidential election, there was a plea for unity from former candidate hopeful

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Deadly chemical plant blasts spark environmental fears in China

A series of explosions at a chemical plant in southwest China has triggered fears of a major environmental disaster. Local officials say at least 18

A series of explosions at a chemical plant in southwest China has triggered fears of a major environmental disaster. Local officials say at least 18

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Europeans concerned over Moscow's Georgian policy

“Very dangerous” is how French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner has described Moscow’s recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia’s independence

“Very dangerous” is how French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner has described Moscow’s recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia’s independence

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Hollywood films low key at Venice Film Festival

Last minute preparations are underway for the Venice International Film Festival in Italy. The 65th annual event is remarkable for the absence of

Last minute preparations are underway for the Venice International Film Festival in Italy. The 65th annual event is remarkable for the absence of

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Russia sidelines UN on Georgia

Before the UN has had time to act on the crisis in Georgia, the Russian president’s recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia’s independence has

Before the UN has had time to act on the crisis in Georgia, the Russian president’s recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia’s independence has

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Clinton calls for an Obama presidency and blasts McCain

Hillary Clinton has had her day at the Democrat convention in Denver. Not the day she had been hoping for, as her speech was to back Barack Obama and

Hillary Clinton has had her day at the Democrat convention in Denver. Not the day she had been hoping for, as her speech was to back Barack Obama and

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Kouchner claims ethnic cleansing in Georgia

European foreign ministers have been outraged by Russia’s actions in Georgia, and France’s Bernard Kouchner went on French television last night to

European foreign ministers have been outraged by Russia’s actions in Georgia, and France’s Bernard Kouchner went on French television last night to

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Russian President defiant in face of West's censure

Russia is not frightened of another Cold War. That is the word from its President Dmitry Medvedev, who is standing firm on his decision to recognise

Russia is not frightened of another Cold War. That is the word from its President Dmitry Medvedev, who is standing firm on his decision to recognise