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2009-05-03

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Mexico's 'flu epidemic "in descent phase"

With aid from overseas arriving to help Mexico deal with its outbreak of new-strain flu, the country’s health minister has said the epidemic is now

With aid from overseas arriving to help Mexico deal with its outbreak of new-strain flu, the country’s health minister has said the epidemic is now

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Berlusconi's wife seeks divorce

The wife of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has reportedly confirmed that she is seeking a divorce following a series of public disputes

The wife of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has reportedly confirmed that she is seeking a divorce following a series of public disputes

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France moves prisoners to new jail in secret operation

Moving home can be one of life’s biggest headaches which is only part of the reason why France’s biggest ever prisoner transfer began before the

Moving home can be one of life’s biggest headaches which is only part of the reason why France’s biggest ever prisoner transfer began before the

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Locals fed up with continued Madeleine McCann campaign

A defaced poster for information about Madeleine McCann speaks volumes about local feeling in Praia da Luz. It is two years today since the four

A defaced poster for information about Madeleine McCann speaks volumes about local feeling in Praia da Luz. It is two years today since the four

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US students ostracised amid flu fears

Around the world people are taking their own measures to stop the spread of the flu virus. In the US state of Pennsylvania, 22 students who had

Around the world people are taking their own measures to stop the spread of the flu virus. In the US state of Pennsylvania, 22 students who had

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Tamils release footage of hospital bombing

Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka have released footage of what they say is the aftermath of shelling by the army of a makeshift hospital. The

Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka have released footage of what they say is the aftermath of shelling by the army of a makeshift hospital. The

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Avalanche kills six Austrians

Six mountaineers have been killed by an avalanche in the Austrian Alps. The accident occured close to the Soelden ski station in Tyrol, some 500

Six mountaineers have been killed by an avalanche in the Austrian Alps. The accident occured close to the Soelden ski station in Tyrol, some 500

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Human infects pigs in Canada

For the first time since the beginning of the new flu outbreak a person has infected pigs with the virus. A man who had become ill after

For the first time since the beginning of the new flu outbreak a person has infected pigs with the virus. A man who had become ill after

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Russia begins rebel border patrols with Georgia

Russian border guards have begun patrolling the de-facto borders of Georgia’s rebel regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia – a move described by

Russian border guards have begun patrolling the de-facto borders of Georgia’s rebel regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia – a move described by

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Fiat's bid for Opel faces competition

Fiat’s hopes of parking another car brand in its garage are facing competition, with a rival bidder entering the race. Fiat bosses will meet German

Fiat’s hopes of parking another car brand in its garage are facing competition, with a rival bidder entering the race. Fiat bosses will meet German

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Flu pandemic still possible

Health experts say the Mexican swine flu outbreak appears to be continuing its gradual slowdown, but fear it is unpredictable enough to threaten a

Health experts say the Mexican swine flu outbreak appears to be continuing its gradual slowdown, but fear it is unpredictable enough to threaten a

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Maddie McCann disappeared two years ago

The British toddler Madeleine McCann disappeared in Portugal two years ago today. Her family have never given up hope of finding her, and have

The British toddler Madeleine McCann disappeared in Portugal two years ago today. Her family have never given up hope of finding her, and have

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Flu fears trap Swiss councillors

Councillors in a small Swiss town have been quarantined after one of their collegues was found to have travelled on the same flight as someone

Councillors in a small Swiss town have been quarantined after one of their collegues was found to have travelled on the same flight as someone

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Two dead as Israel bombs Gaza tunnels

Israeli aircraft have continued to bomb tunnels under the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, killing two Palestinians. They are the first

Israeli aircraft have continued to bomb tunnels under the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, killing two Palestinians. They are the first

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Two-horse race in Panama elections

A supermarket tycoon worth millions is the strong favourite to become President as Panama prepares for elections later today. Conservative Ricardo

A supermarket tycoon worth millions is the strong favourite to become President as Panama prepares for elections later today. Conservative Ricardo