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2009-08-08

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EU presidency condemns Iranian 'show trial'

The trial in Tehran of a French teacher and two employees of the British and French embassies in the Iranian capital is an act against the whole of

The trial in Tehran of a French teacher and two employees of the British and French embassies in the Iranian capital is an act against the whole of

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Medvedev visits South Ossetia for commemoration

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was in South Ossetia on Saturday, honouring the fallen during last summer’s short war with Georgia on the first

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was in South Ossetia on Saturday, honouring the fallen during last summer’s short war with Georgia on the first

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Berlin opens costly tube line

Berlin has its new metro line at last, already nicknamed the “Chancellor’s Metro” as it links the central railway station with parliament and the

Berlin has its new metro line at last, already nicknamed the “Chancellor’s Metro” as it links the central railway station with parliament and the

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War still echoes in Georgia and South Ossetia

Although it only lasted five days, for the displaced civilians the conflict in South Ossetia was a big war. In the village of Zemo Nikosi, less

Although it only lasted five days, for the displaced civilians the conflict in South Ossetia was a big war. In the village of Zemo Nikosi, less

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Beatles fans celebrate 40 years of Abbey Road

Arriving in an exact replica of John Lennon’s psychedelic Rolls Royce, the Beatles tribute group, Sergeant Pepper’s Only Dart Board Band re-enacted a

Arriving in an exact replica of John Lennon’s psychedelic Rolls Royce, the Beatles tribute group, Sergeant Pepper’s Only Dart Board Band re-enacted a

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Italian 'vigilante' patrols hit the streets

Italy’s controversial plan to allow citizens’ patrols to back up the police has comes into effect. City mayors will decide if their municipalities

Italy’s controversial plan to allow citizens’ patrols to back up the police has comes into effect. City mayors will decide if their municipalities

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Fatah backs Abbas as party leader

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been given the backing of his Fatah party to remain its leader in an impromptu vote with no challengers

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been given the backing of his Fatah party to remain its leader in an impromptu vote with no challengers

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French national and UK embassy worker on trial in Iran

A French teacher and an Iranian employed by the British embassy in Tehran are among a second group of people on trial in the Iranian capital

A French teacher and an Iranian employed by the British embassy in Tehran are among a second group of people on trial in the Iranian capital

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Indonesia claims al-Qaeda leader killed

Indonesian police are claiming that two raids in the west and centre of the country have killed three suspected Islamist terrorists, one of which may

Indonesian police are claiming that two raids in the west and centre of the country have killed three suspected Islamist terrorists, one of which may

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'Genocide' museum commemorates war with Georgia

South Ossetia has marked the first anniversary of the five-day war between Russia and Georgia with the opening of “museum of genocide”. The tiny

South Ossetia has marked the first anniversary of the five-day war between Russia and Georgia with the opening of “museum of genocide”. The tiny

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UK in Afghanistan "for 40 years" says general

A former commander of NATO’s ISAF Afghan mission and the incoming head of the British army General Sir David Richards says Britain could have a role

A former commander of NATO’s ISAF Afghan mission and the incoming head of the British army General Sir David Richards says Britain could have a role

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German ship arrives in Mombasa...4 months late

After four months in the hands of Somali pirates the German container ship Hansa Stavanger along with its crew has arrived in Mombasa with its cargo

After four months in the hands of Somali pirates the German container ship Hansa Stavanger along with its crew has arrived in Mombasa with its cargo

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French embassy worker on trial in Iran

A French woman who works for the French embassy in Tehran has gone on trial in the Iranian capital. Clotilde Reiss, a 23-year-old French language

A French woman who works for the French embassy in Tehran has gone on trial in the Iranian capital. Clotilde Reiss, a 23-year-old French language

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Obama: Worst of economic crisis may be over

President Barack Obama says the latest US unemployment figures show the worst of the economic crisis may be over. He made his upbeat remarks

President Barack Obama says the latest US unemployment figures show the worst of the economic crisis may be over. He made his upbeat remarks

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Victims of Georgia's five-day war remembered

Georgians have held a candlelit vigil to remember the dead one year on after their disastrous five day conflict with Russia. Their President

Georgians have held a candlelit vigil to remember the dead one year on after their disastrous five day conflict with Russia. Their President

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Indonesia's deadliest terror suspect believed dead

Indonesian police in central Java say they have killed the man thought to be the mastermind behind last month’s hotel attacks in Jakarta. Leading

Indonesian police in central Java say they have killed the man thought to be the mastermind behind last month’s hotel attacks in Jakarta. Leading

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Burst pipeline threatens French nature reserve

A burst underground pipeline in Southern France has gushed oil into a nature reserve on the edge of the world famous Carmargue national park. More

A burst underground pipeline in Southern France has gushed oil into a nature reserve on the edge of the world famous Carmargue national park. More