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2008-09-13

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Pope Benedict arrives at Lourdes

Pope Benedict has arrived at the popular Catholic pilgrimage site of Lourdes. During this first trip to France as pontiff, the Pope has made

Pope Benedict has arrived at the popular Catholic pilgrimage site of Lourdes. During this first trip to France as pontiff, the Pope has made

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No gas could ground Alitalia

The failing Italian airline Alitalia will not be able to guarantee all of its flights after the weekend, because there is not enough money to fuel

The failing Italian airline Alitalia will not be able to guarantee all of its flights after the weekend, because there is not enough money to fuel

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Russia on target for Georgia pullout

Russian troops have pulled out from around Poti, Georgia’s key Black sea port, and a generalised pullout appears underway. With two days to go before

Russian troops have pulled out from around Poti, Georgia’s key Black sea port, and a generalised pullout appears underway. With two days to go before

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Lourdes celebrates 150th anniversary

At Lourdes, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, people have been gathering for days, hoping to get a good spot to catch a glimpse of the pontiff. But

At Lourdes, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, people have been gathering for days, hoping to get a good spot to catch a glimpse of the pontiff. But

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China hit with baby formula scandal

China has arrested 19 people suspected of breaking food safety laws, in the latest contamination scandal to hit the country. Authorities say at least

China has arrested 19 people suspected of breaking food safety laws, in the latest contamination scandal to hit the country. Authorities say at least

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More party attacks on British PM

There are more negative headlines for the beleagured British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, just a week before his party’s annual conference. Twelve

There are more negative headlines for the beleagured British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, just a week before his party’s annual conference. Twelve

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New Delhi bombings claim many lives

At least 18 people were killed and around 50 more injured in a series of five bomb explosions in the Indian capital, New Delhi. Police say two

At least 18 people were killed and around 50 more injured in a series of five bomb explosions in the Indian capital, New Delhi. Police say two

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Ike strikes Houston

The densely populated coast of Texas around Houston has been hammered by Hurricane Ike, the biggest storm to hit an American city since Katrina

The densely populated coast of Texas around Houston has been hammered by Hurricane Ike, the biggest storm to hit an American city since Katrina

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Chunnel train services resume after inferno

Train services through the Channel Tunnel are running again after a fierce fire halted all under-sea rail traffic between the UK and mainland Europe

Train services through the Channel Tunnel are running again after a fierce fire halted all under-sea rail traffic between the UK and mainland Europe

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Ike strikes the Lone-Star state

A Category Two hurricane, which is threatening to be one of the most destructive storms ever to hit the US, has made landfall at Galveston on the

A Category Two hurricane, which is threatening to be one of the most destructive storms ever to hit the US, has made landfall at Galveston on the

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Russian military withdrawal in Georgia

Russian troops have withdrawn from the Georgian port of Poti on the Black Sea coast in the first phase of a pullout brokered by France. They have

Russian troops have withdrawn from the Georgian port of Poti on the Black Sea coast in the first phase of a pullout brokered by France. They have

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Channel tunnel re-opens after Thursday's fire

The lorry logjam created by the fire in the Channel Tunnel has begun to ease, after the link re-opened to freight traffic. Firefighters managed to

The lorry logjam created by the fire in the Channel Tunnel has begun to ease, after the link re-opened to freight traffic. Firefighters managed to

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Martial law in Bolivia's rebellious Pando province

Martial law has been declared in northern Bolivia, as mounting violence between supporters and opponents of President Evo Morales claimed more

Martial law has been declared in northern Bolivia, as mounting violence between supporters and opponents of President Evo Morales claimed more

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Row over Church and State as Pope arrives in France

The Pope has appealed for Europe not to let its Christian heritage fall away, calling for what he called more “open secularism.” His comments have

The Pope has appealed for Europe not to let its Christian heritage fall away, calling for what he called more “open secularism.” His comments have

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Catastrophe predicted as Texas awaits Ike

America’s Lone Star state Texas is holding its breath, as Hurricane Ike smashes into the coast. The initial winds and waves arrived earlier, with Ike

America’s Lone Star state Texas is holding its breath, as Hurricane Ike smashes into the coast. The initial winds and waves arrived earlier, with Ike