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2009-08-11

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Erasmus programme

Since its launch in 1987, the Erasmus exchange programme has enabled some 2 million higher education students to study and train abroad. If you’ve

Since its launch in 1987, the Erasmus exchange programme has enabled some 2 million higher education students to study and train abroad. If you’ve

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French embassy worker out of jail in Tehran

A staff member from the French embassy in Tehran – facing spying charges – has been released from jail although she is still being prosecuted the

A staff member from the French embassy in Tehran – facing spying charges – has been released from jail although she is still being prosecuted the

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Chechnya 'out of control' - Human Rights Watch

The leader of a children’s charity in Chechnya has been found dead with her husband, just hours after being kidnapped. Zarema Sadulayeva and Alik

The leader of a children’s charity in Chechnya has been found dead with her husband, just hours after being kidnapped. Zarema Sadulayeva and Alik

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Italians prepare for record-breaking lotto draw

Just one more lotto – give it to me! The cry of millions of Italians as the country’s Superenalotto gets ready for a record-breaking draw of 127.5

Just one more lotto – give it to me! The cry of millions of Italians as the country’s Superenalotto gets ready for a record-breaking draw of 127.5

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EU vows tougher sanctions against Myanmar military

Britain and France have called for a global arms and economic embargo on Myanmar after pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to an

Britain and France have called for a global arms and economic embargo on Myanmar after pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to an

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Fatah votes in fresh faces at landmark congress

The party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has elected a new and younger Central Committee in an attempt to rejuvenate the Fatah movement

The party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has elected a new and younger Central Committee in an attempt to rejuvenate the Fatah movement

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Life sentence welcomed by relatives of WWII atrocity victims

Relatives of the victims of a World War II atrocity in Italy have welcomed the life sentence handed down to a 90-year-old former Nazi army commander

Relatives of the victims of a World War II atrocity in Italy have welcomed the life sentence handed down to a 90-year-old former Nazi army commander

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More detention for Aung San Suu Kyi

The popular opposition leader in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi has been found guilty of violating the country’s security laws and has been given 18

The popular opposition leader in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi has been found guilty of violating the country’s security laws and has been given 18

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Charity head found dead in Chechnya

The kidnapped head of a charity helping children in Chechnya has been found dead in the boot of a car beside her murdered husband. The deaths of

The kidnapped head of a charity helping children in Chechnya has been found dead in the boot of a car beside her murdered husband. The deaths of

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Fatah: Out with the old, in with the new

A man jailed for life in Israel accused of organising the killing of Jews has been elected to a senior position in the Fatah faction of Palestinian

A man jailed for life in Israel accused of organising the killing of Jews has been elected to a senior position in the Fatah faction of Palestinian

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Nazi war criminal jailed for life

The former commander of a German infantry unit has been jailed for life for killing 14 civilians in an Italian village during the the Second World

The former commander of a German infantry unit has been jailed for life for killing 14 civilians in an Italian village during the the Second World

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Nazi war criminal gets life sentence

A 90-year-old former German infantry commander has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Munich. Josef Scheungraber denied ordering

A 90-year-old former German infantry commander has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Munich. Josef Scheungraber denied ordering

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Neck trouble bursts Schumey's F1 bubble

The seven times world motor racing champion Michael Schumacher has pulled out of his return to Formula One. He had agreed to come out of

The seven times world motor racing champion Michael Schumacher has pulled out of his return to Formula One. He had agreed to come out of

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Suu Kyi: 18 months detention for 'security violation'

The popular opposition leader in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi has been found guilty of violating the country’s security laws, and has been given

The popular opposition leader in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi has been found guilty of violating the country’s security laws, and has been given

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Aung San verdict expected today

A verdict in the trial of the Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi may be released later today. She was taken into custody in May, accused of

A verdict in the trial of the Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi may be released later today. She was taken into custody in May, accused of

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Warnings over Tamiflu for children

Medical researchers in Britain have warned that children should not be routinely given flu drugs like Tamiflu and Relenza as the side-effects

Medical researchers in Britain have warned that children should not be routinely given flu drugs like Tamiflu and Relenza as the side-effects

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Verdict due in Nazi war crimes trial in Germany

A 91-year-old German man, accused of a Nazi war crime, is set to be sentenced by a court in Munich today. Former infantry commander Josef

A 91-year-old German man, accused of a Nazi war crime, is set to be sentenced by a court in Munich today. Former infantry commander Josef

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"Three amigos" pledge cooperation as summit ends

They were dubbed the “three amigos.” And it was with a suitably united front that the leaders of America, Canada and Mexico brought their short

They were dubbed the “three amigos.” And it was with a suitably united front that the leaders of America, Canada and Mexico brought their short

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20 feared dead in Slovak mine blast

The bodies of six miners have been recovered from a pit in central Slovakia, after an underground explosion which is feared to have killed 14 other

The bodies of six miners have been recovered from a pit in central Slovakia, after an underground explosion which is feared to have killed 14 other

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Asia hit by two strong earthquakes

Two powerful earthquakes have rocked Asia, one of them near the Andaman Islands east of India, the other in Japan. With a magnitude of at least 6.4

Two powerful earthquakes have rocked Asia, one of them near the Andaman Islands east of India, the other in Japan. With a magnitude of at least 6.4

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ETA bombs threaten Mallorca tourism

An explosion on the Spanish island of Mallorca has now been confirmed as being caused by one of a series of bombs planted by the Basque terror group

An explosion on the Spanish island of Mallorca has now been confirmed as being caused by one of a series of bombs planted by the Basque terror group