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2008-08-31

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Georgian refugees hope for EU support

On the eve of an EU summit on the crisis in Georgia, many in the capital Tbilisi are hoping the bloc will demand a full withdrawal of Russian troops

On the eve of an EU summit on the crisis in Georgia, many in the capital Tbilisi are hoping the bloc will demand a full withdrawal of Russian troops

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Austria's Haider confirmed as right-wing party chief

As expected, Austria’s controversial right-wing politician Joerg Haider has been unanimously elected as leader of his BZOE party. That means he will

As expected, Austria’s controversial right-wing politician Joerg Haider has been unanimously elected as leader of his BZOE party. That means he will

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EU seeking united front on response to Russia

With Russian soldiers remaining on Georgian soil, the EU meets on Monday for a potentially divisive emergency summit on what response to take. The

With Russian soldiers remaining on Georgian soil, the EU meets on Monday for a potentially divisive emergency summit on what response to take. The

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Stranded tourists leave Phuket after airport reopens

Thousands of foreign tourists who had been stranded in Phuket have begun leaving the Thai resort after its airport reopened following its closure on

Thousands of foreign tourists who had been stranded in Phuket have begun leaving the Thai resort after its airport reopened following its closure on

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Israeli and Palestinian leaders discuss peace deal

Israeli and Palestinian leaders have met in Jerusalem to try to finalise a peace deal. Israel’s Ehud Olmert is keen to seal an initial accord before

Israeli and Palestinian leaders have met in Jerusalem to try to finalise a peace deal. Israel’s Ehud Olmert is keen to seal an initial accord before

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One million flee New Orleans ahead of Gustav

In a bid to avoid the chaos caused by Katrina three years ago, authorities in New Orleans have organised a mass evacuation plan ahead of Hurricane

In a bid to avoid the chaos caused by Katrina three years ago, authorities in New Orleans have organised a mass evacuation plan ahead of Hurricane

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Gustav weakens after lashing western Cuba

Hurricane Gustav’s battering of Cuba appears to have deprived it of some its force. It has been reduced to a Category 3 storm after sweeping across

Hurricane Gustav’s battering of Cuba appears to have deprived it of some its force. It has been reduced to a Category 3 storm after sweeping across

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Mexicans march against violent crime surge

People in Mexico have taken to the streets en masse in a nationwide protest against a surge in kidnappings and brutal murders. More than 150,000

People in Mexico have taken to the streets en masse in a nationwide protest against a surge in kidnappings and brutal murders. More than 150,000

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Phuket airport reopens after closure by protestors

Flights in and out of Thailand’s Phuket Airport have resumed after it was closed by anti-government protestors on Friday. The action left thousands

Flights in and out of Thailand’s Phuket Airport have resumed after it was closed by anti-government protestors on Friday. The action left thousands

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Gustav spoils Republican party

US presidential candidate, John McCain, has been on the campaign trail with his newly-appointed running mate, Sarah Palin. The addition of the

US presidential candidate, John McCain, has been on the campaign trail with his newly-appointed running mate, Sarah Palin. The addition of the

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New Orleans evacuates ahead of "Mother of all storms"

With Gustav expected to hit the US’s Luisiana coast on Monday, traffic out of New Orleans, where Katrina claimed 1,500 lives just three years ago, is

With Gustav expected to hit the US’s Luisiana coast on Monday, traffic out of New Orleans, where Katrina claimed 1,500 lives just three years ago, is

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Gustav crashes through Cuba into Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane Gustav has roared through Cuba, with winds of up to 340 kilometres per hour, damaging buildings, bringing down trees and devastating banana

Hurricane Gustav has roared through Cuba, with winds of up to 340 kilometres per hour, damaging buildings, bringing down trees and devastating banana