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2008-09-06

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Rourke on course for Oscar glory

“The best movie I’ve ever made”. So says Mickey Rourke of “The Wrestler”, which has won the Golden Lion for best film at the Venice film

“The best movie I’ve ever made”. So says Mickey Rourke of “The Wrestler”, which has won the Golden Lion for best film at the Venice film

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EU ministers talks tough ahead of Moscow meeting

Ahead of talks with Russia on Monday EU foreign Ministers have lashed out at Moscow over keeping troops in Georgia. After their meeting in the

Ahead of talks with Russia on Monday EU foreign Ministers have lashed out at Moscow over keeping troops in Georgia. After their meeting in the

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Zardari victorious in Pakistan presidential election

Asif Ali Zardari has swept to victory in Pakistan’s presidential election. Unofficial tallies gave him 480 of the 702 electoral college votes in

Asif Ali Zardari has swept to victory in Pakistan’s presidential election. Unofficial tallies gave him 480 of the 702 electoral college votes in

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Football unites Turkish and Armenian leaders

A greater prize than the World Cup was at stake in Yerevan, Armenia as the two nations played a qualifying match. It is the first time they have

A greater prize than the World Cup was at stake in Yerevan, Armenia as the two nations played a qualifying match. It is the first time they have

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Ban on nuclear trade with India to be lifted

A ban on trading nuclear technology and materials with India is expected to be lifted after a controversial agreement in Vienna. It came after 45

A ban on trading nuclear technology and materials with India is expected to be lifted after a controversial agreement in Vienna. It came after 45

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Angola voters get a second chance

Electors in Angola’s Luanda province got a second day to cast their votes in parliamentary elections, after Friday’s poll was judged to be chaotic

Electors in Angola’s Luanda province got a second day to cast their votes in parliamentary elections, after Friday’s poll was judged to be chaotic

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Medvedev blasts West over Georgia shipments

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has accused the West of acting provocatively with its naval operations in the Black Sea, highlighting the volatile

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has accused the West of acting provocatively with its naval operations in the Black Sea, highlighting the volatile

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The amazing saga of Pakistan's new president

Pakistan’s new president Asif Ali Zardari has been thrust into the centre of the political stage through a set of extraordinary circumstances

Pakistan’s new president Asif Ali Zardari has been thrust into the centre of the political stage through a set of extraordinary circumstances

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Pakistan blast kills at least six

At least six people have been killed and approximately 40 injured in a car bomb explosion in Pakistan. The blast, which took place while legislators

At least six people have been killed and approximately 40 injured in a car bomb explosion in Pakistan. The blast, which took place while legislators

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Zardari elected Pakistan's president

Asif Ali Zardari has been elected Pakistan’s new president by members of Pakistan’s parliament and four provincial assemblies. He had been widely

Asif Ali Zardari has been elected Pakistan’s new president by members of Pakistan’s parliament and four provincial assemblies. He had been widely

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Boeing workers walk off the job

Assembly workers for Boeing, the Seattle-based aircraft manufacturer, have walked off the job after failing to reach agreement on a new work

Assembly workers for Boeing, the Seattle-based aircraft manufacturer, have walked off the job after failing to reach agreement on a new work

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Two new EU members ponder greener future

Europe’s battle against climate change was a a key topic at this year’s Green European Summer University session. It was also a keynote debate

Europe’s battle against climate change was a a key topic at this year’s Green European Summer University session. It was also a keynote debate

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Libya and US hail new era of "friendship"

The start of a new relationship is how the US Secretary of State described her historic visit to Libya. Condoleeza Rice’s been meeting with Libyan

The start of a new relationship is how the US Secretary of State described her historic visit to Libya. Condoleeza Rice’s been meeting with Libyan

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Olmi wins lifetime achievement award at Venice

The first Golden Lion of this year’s Venice Film Festival has been awarded to Italian director, Ermanno Olmi. The 77-year-old was honoured last night

The first Golden Lion of this year’s Venice Film Festival has been awarded to Italian director, Ermanno Olmi. The 77-year-old was honoured last night

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Sarkozy makes fresh bid to repair ties between Russia and Georgia

The French President is preparing a visit to Moscow in a renewed effort to strengthen a peace deal between Russia and Georgia over its breakaway

The French President is preparing a visit to Moscow in a renewed effort to strengthen a peace deal between Russia and Georgia over its breakaway

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Bhutto's widow favourite to win Pakistan presidential poll

Pakistan goes to the polls today to elect a successor to Pervez Musharraf, who resigned last month to avoid facing impeachment. The contest is widely

Pakistan goes to the polls today to elect a successor to Pervez Musharraf, who resigned last month to avoid facing impeachment. The contest is widely

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Hanna causes huge death toll in Haiti

Authorities in Haiti say more than 500 people have been killed by Tropical Storm Hanna. As the floods unleashed by its torrential rains begin to

Authorities in Haiti say more than 500 people have been killed by Tropical Storm Hanna. As the floods unleashed by its torrential rains begin to