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2009-08-14

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Mystery still surrounds missing ship

The Russian-manned cargo ship that vanished in the Atlantic last month is said to have been found near Cape Verde. According to the French Defence

The Russian-manned cargo ship that vanished in the Atlantic last month is said to have been found near Cape Verde. According to the French Defence

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Woodstock 40 years on

It was 40 years ago that young hippies watched the sun come up at the Woodstock music festival, an event that still defines the 1960’s in popular

It was 40 years ago that young hippies watched the sun come up at the Woodstock music festival, an event that still defines the 1960’s in popular

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Lockerbie bomber drops second appeal

The man jailed for carrying out the Lockerbie bombing has reportedly withdrawn his second appeal against his conviction. Abdel Basset al-Megrahi

The man jailed for carrying out the Lockerbie bombing has reportedly withdrawn his second appeal against his conviction. Abdel Basset al-Megrahi

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Spanish prisoners of recession

The green shoots of recovery reported in France and Germany are yet to be seen in Spain with the country locked in the throes of recession

The green shoots of recovery reported in France and Germany are yet to be seen in Spain with the country locked in the throes of recession

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Civilian murders in Caucasus stack up

The latest killings illustrating Russia’s difficulty with security along its southern flank were in the early hours of Friday — seven women in

The latest killings illustrating Russia’s difficulty with security along its southern flank were in the early hours of Friday — seven women in

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Deadly level-crossing crash Romania's thirtieth this year

As many as thirteen people have been killed and three others critically injured after a train and a minibus collided at a level-crossing in the

As many as thirteen people have been killed and three others critically injured after a train and a minibus collided at a level-crossing in the

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Merkel, Medvedev slam murder in Caucasus

Friendly talks between the leaders of Germany and Russia have been dominated by trade and investment, but also covered human rights. President

Friendly talks between the leaders of Germany and Russia have been dominated by trade and investment, but also covered human rights. President

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Taiwan typhoon-death toll exceeds 500

The massive airlift continues to try and rescue those stranded by the devastating Typhoon Morakot which struck Taiwan last weekend. More than 500

The massive airlift continues to try and rescue those stranded by the devastating Typhoon Morakot which struck Taiwan last weekend. More than 500

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Arctic Sea reappears off Cape Verde

The freighter Arctic Sea has been spotted off Cape Verde, according to a military source within the Coast Guard. He said that if the vessel

The freighter Arctic Sea has been spotted off Cape Verde, according to a military source within the Coast Guard. He said that if the vessel

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Spanish recession set to continue

Spain remains mired in economic recession according to its national statistics institute. The country’s economy has shrunk by 1 percent in the

Spain remains mired in economic recession according to its national statistics institute. The country’s economy has shrunk by 1 percent in the

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Afghan women hit campaign trail

Hundreds of women have been campaigning hard for upcoming elections in Afghanistan. This entails going against prevailing Islamic traditions

Hundreds of women have been campaigning hard for upcoming elections in Afghanistan. This entails going against prevailing Islamic traditions

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Taiwan typhoon toll expected to rise

Taiwan’s typhoon death toll could pass 500 the president says. It has been confirmed that 117 people were killed when last weekend’s storm

Taiwan’s typhoon death toll could pass 500 the president says. It has been confirmed that 117 people were killed when last weekend’s storm

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Seven woman shot dead in Russian sauna

Several people have been killed in the latest upsurge in violence in Russia’s northern Caucasus region. Seven women were shot dead in a sauna in

Several people have been killed in the latest upsurge in violence in Russia’s northern Caucasus region. Seven women were shot dead in a sauna in

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UN issues diluted protest at Suu Kyi detention

Despite demonstrations in India and around the world against the sentence passed on the Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the UN has issued

Despite demonstrations in India and around the world against the sentence passed on the Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the UN has issued

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Icelanders protest bank repayment scheme

Hundreds of Icelanders descended on parliament in Reykjavik, to protest plans to repay funds lost by Britain and the Netherlands when Iceland’s banks

Hundreds of Icelanders descended on parliament in Reykjavik, to protest plans to repay funds lost by Britain and the Netherlands when Iceland’s banks

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Yushchenko hits back at Medvedev

The latest Russian criticisms of its former Soviet vassal Ukraine have forced Kiev to hit back and call for calm. Russian President Dimitry Medvedev

The latest Russian criticisms of its former Soviet vassal Ukraine have forced Kiev to hit back and call for calm. Russian President Dimitry Medvedev

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"Burkini" re-opens French row over Muslim dress

A French Muslim woman is seeking legal action after being banned from her local public swimming pool. The 35-year-old convert to Islam, known only as

A French Muslim woman is seeking legal action after being banned from her local public swimming pool. The 35-year-old convert to Islam, known only as

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Germany and France climb out of recession

A surprise return to growth for the German and French economies has lead some to hope for a Europe-wide recovery to follow. The unexpected 0.3

A surprise return to growth for the German and French economies has lead some to hope for a Europe-wide recovery to follow. The unexpected 0.3

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Les Paul, the father of the electric guitar, is dead

The man whose pioneering work with electric guitars led to the birth of modern rock music, Les Paul, has died in a New York hospital. He was 94. He

The man whose pioneering work with electric guitars led to the birth of modern rock music, Les Paul, has died in a New York hospital. He was 94. He

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VW on route for Porsche

Europe’s biggest carmaker Volkswagen is to pay an estimated 3.3 billion euros for a 42 percent stake in debt-ridden s[prts car makerPorsche. The

Europe’s biggest carmaker Volkswagen is to pay an estimated 3.3 billion euros for a 42 percent stake in debt-ridden s[prts car makerPorsche. The