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2008-08-28

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New Orleans braces for Gustav, three years after Katrina

Tropical Storm Gustav leaves a trail of destruction in its wake as it heads for the Gulf of Mexico. In impoverished Haiti, 62 centimeters of rain

Tropical Storm Gustav leaves a trail of destruction in its wake as it heads for the Gulf of Mexico. In impoverished Haiti, 62 centimeters of rain

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Obama prepares to outline his vision for US

Democrat Barack Obama is gearing up to accept an historic presidential nomination with a speech laying out his case for change. He will do it at the

Democrat Barack Obama is gearing up to accept an historic presidential nomination with a speech laying out his case for change. He will do it at the

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Russia dismisses EU Georgia sanctions as "sick"

Russia has scored a limited success at a summit with Asian allies, while on the other hand the EU is considering imposing sanctions over Russia’s

Russia has scored a limited success at a summit with Asian allies, while on the other hand the EU is considering imposing sanctions over Russia’s

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African migrants feared drowned off Malta

African migrants are continuing to make the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to what they see as the promised land of Europe. Around 200

African migrants are continuing to make the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to what they see as the promised land of Europe. Around 200

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Abbas in Lebanon discusses Palestinian refugees

The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been visiting Lebanon. Greeted by President Michel Suleiman, he also met Prime Minister Fuad Siniora and

The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been visiting Lebanon. Greeted by President Michel Suleiman, he also met Prime Minister Fuad Siniora and

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Political heavyweights heap praise on Obama

Barack Obama and his running mate Joe Biden were formally nominated on Wednesday to carry the Democrats’ White House hopes. The would-be US President

Barack Obama and his running mate Joe Biden were formally nominated on Wednesday to carry the Democrats’ White House hopes. The would-be US President

Culture

Coen brothers' film opens Venice festival

The world’s oldest film festival – Venice – has opened with the Coen brothers’ latest offering, a comic spy thriller starring George Clooney, Brad

The world’s oldest film festival – Venice – has opened with the Coen brothers’ latest offering, a comic spy thriller starring George Clooney, Brad

Science_technology

Cave temples portal to Mayan underworld?

Archaeologists in Mexico have discovered a maze of stone temples in caves that they think the ancient Mayans believed were a portal to the underworld.

Archaeologists in Mexico have discovered a maze of stone temples in caves that they think the ancient Mayans believed were a portal to the underworld.

Culture

Expo marks Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia

An exhibition at Hungary’s House of Terror museum marks 40 years since the Prague Spring was crushed by the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in

An exhibition at Hungary’s House of Terror museum marks 40 years since the Prague Spring was crushed by the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in

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Law changes in Italy to protect Alitalia

Thousands of airline jobs are under threat as Italy tries to save its loss-making national carrier, Alitalia. Six thousand workers face redundancy if

Thousands of airline jobs are under threat as Italy tries to save its loss-making national carrier, Alitalia. Six thousand workers face redundancy if

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Obama to speak on Martin Luther King anniversary

He has promised change. And that is what war veterans who marched on the site of the Democratic National Convention in the American city of Denver

He has promised change. And that is what war veterans who marched on the site of the Democratic National Convention in the American city of Denver

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Moscow gets limited support over Georgia

Russia has received limited backing from the East over its role in Georgia. At an Asian regional security summit, Russia’s fellow members of the

Russia has received limited backing from the East over its role in Georgia. At an Asian regional security summit, Russia’s fellow members of the

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Zimbabwe power-sharing talks under threat

Power-sharing talks in Zimbabwe look set to collapse, if President Robert Mugabe goes ahead with plans to unilaterally name a new government leaving

Power-sharing talks in Zimbabwe look set to collapse, if President Robert Mugabe goes ahead with plans to unilaterally name a new government leaving

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Democrats formally back Obama and Biden

Now it is official. Barack Obama is the Democrats’ presidential nominee and Joe Biden, his running mate. Obama delighted the party faithful with an

Now it is official. Barack Obama is the Democrats’ presidential nominee and Joe Biden, his running mate. Obama delighted the party faithful with an

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US fears Gustav will hit New Orleans

Hurricane Gustav has continued to stomp through the Caribbean. It is closing in on Jamaica and Cuba and its most likely US landfall on Monday is the

Hurricane Gustav has continued to stomp through the Caribbean. It is closing in on Jamaica and Cuba and its most likely US landfall on Monday is the

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Prisoners exchanged but mistrust remains

Another prisoner exchange has taken place between Georgia and South Ossetia, after the short war earlier this month. A total of 85 Georgians who

Another prisoner exchange has taken place between Georgia and South Ossetia, after the short war earlier this month. A total of 85 Georgians who

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US and Russia flex their military muscles.

Russia has sent a missile cruiser and two other ships to Sukhumi, the capital of Abkhazia, after a US military ship docked at a southern port in

Russia has sent a missile cruiser and two other ships to Sukhumi, the capital of Abkhazia, after a US military ship docked at a southern port in

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Sarkozy calls for calm in Caucasus

French president Nicolas Sarkozy put together the six-point plan to end the war between Georgia and Russia. So he is one of the most vexed at what

French president Nicolas Sarkozy put together the six-point plan to end the war between Georgia and Russia. So he is one of the most vexed at what

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Biden, Clinton stir Democrat delegates

Shortly after Barack Obama was nominated, he paid a surprise visit to the Democratic Convention. He stopped by briefly to thank everyone for their

Shortly after Barack Obama was nominated, he paid a surprise visit to the Democratic Convention. He stopped by briefly to thank everyone for their

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Clinton gets Obama nominated by acclamation

Democrats have nominated Barack Obama as their presidential candidate in a historic first for a black American. He was backed by his former bitter

Democrats have nominated Barack Obama as their presidential candidate in a historic first for a black American. He was backed by his former bitter