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2009-08-17

Europe

Europe's fight against the forest fire

As summer arrives hundreds of thousands of hectares of forest and scrubland goes up in smoke. The holiday season brings with it a crisis for the

As summer arrives hundreds of thousands of hectares of forest and scrubland goes up in smoke. The holiday season brings with it a crisis for the

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Women run the gauntlet to get elected in Afghanistan

As Afghanistan prepares to go to the polls campaign workers, diplomats and observers fear poor security, rampant fraud and not enough female staff

As Afghanistan prepares to go to the polls campaign workers, diplomats and observers fear poor security, rampant fraud and not enough female staff

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German Greens on campaign trail

Germany’s Green Party is hoping to prove the old adage that preparation and planning prevent poor performance. It is kicking off its election

Germany’s Green Party is hoping to prove the old adage that preparation and planning prevent poor performance. It is kicking off its election

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Russia finds mystery merchant ship

Russia says it has found a missing cargo ship off the Cape Verde Islands, ending a saga that has baffled maritime authorities. The fate of the

Russia says it has found a missing cargo ship off the Cape Verde Islands, ending a saga that has baffled maritime authorities. The fate of the

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Deadly blast at Russian power plant

8 people have been killed and many remain unaccounted for following a deadly explosion at Russia’s largest power plant. At least 68 people are

8 people have been killed and many remain unaccounted for following a deadly explosion at Russia’s largest power plant. At least 68 people are

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Afghanistan insists security is improving

There is a mood of optimism spreading among Afghan officials ahead of Thursday’s general election. Authorities say far fewer voting stations will

There is a mood of optimism spreading among Afghan officials ahead of Thursday’s general election. Authorities say far fewer voting stations will

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France pays teaching assistant's bail

Iran says that France has paid more than 200,000 euros bail for the release of a French teaching assistant. Clotilde Reiss was jailed at the

Iran says that France has paid more than 200,000 euros bail for the release of a French teaching assistant. Clotilde Reiss was jailed at the

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Suicide bomber kills 20 in Ingushetia

A suicide bomber has inflicted the deadliest attack on the Russian republic of Ingushetia in five years. At least 20 people were killed when a

A suicide bomber has inflicted the deadliest attack on the Russian republic of Ingushetia in five years. At least 20 people were killed when a

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Japan edges out of recession

Japan’s economy has moved out of recession, ending its longest slump since World War Two. It is the third G7 country to return to growth after

Japan’s economy has moved out of recession, ending its longest slump since World War Two. It is the third G7 country to return to growth after

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Japan edges into growth but recovery uncertain

Japan has become the third major world economy to edge out of recession, but experts caution that the road to sustained economic recovery will be

Japan has become the third major world economy to edge out of recession, but experts caution that the road to sustained economic recovery will be

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Police targeted in deadly Ingushetia bombing

Islamic rebels are being blamed for a bomb attack in the Russian republic of Ingushetia that has left at least 18 people dead. The target was a local

Islamic rebels are being blamed for a bomb attack in the Russian republic of Ingushetia that has left at least 18 people dead. The target was a local

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Iran releases French teaching assistant

Iran has freed on bail a French teaching assistant charged with spying after taking part in post-election rallies. Clotilde Reiss was accused at

Iran has freed on bail a French teaching assistant charged with spying after taking part in post-election rallies. Clotilde Reiss was accused at

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Afghan presidential campaign enters final days

Days ahead of Afghanistan’s presidential poll, the election campaign is heating up. Most of the candidates vying for the presidency have spent

Days ahead of Afghanistan’s presidential poll, the election campaign is heating up. Most of the candidates vying for the presidency have spent

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Deadly blast at Russian power plant

8 people have been killed and many remain unaccounted for following a deadly explosion at Russia’s largest power plant. At least 68 people are

8 people have been killed and many remain unaccounted for following a deadly explosion at Russia’s largest power plant. At least 68 people are

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Karzai defends record

With only 3 days to go before the Presidential election in Afghanistan, incumbent Hamid Karzai has been taking part in a televised debate with other

With only 3 days to go before the Presidential election in Afghanistan, incumbent Hamid Karzai has been taking part in a televised debate with other

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Karzai defends record

With only 3 days to go before the Presidential election in Afghanistan, incumbent Hamid Karzai has been taking part in a televised debate with other

With only 3 days to go before the Presidential election in Afghanistan, incumbent Hamid Karzai has been taking part in a televised debate with other

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Japan follows France and Germany out of recession

After last week’s unexpected positive growth in the German and French economies, Japan has now followed suit and recorded its own hike in

After last week’s unexpected positive growth in the German and French economies, Japan has now followed suit and recorded its own hike in

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French teacher freed from Iranian jail

A French teaching assistant charged with spying after taking part in Iran’s post-election rallies has been released on bail. Clotilde Reiss who

A French teaching assistant charged with spying after taking part in Iran’s post-election rallies has been released on bail. Clotilde Reiss who

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N. Korea reopens border

North Korea has agreed to re-open its border with the South and allow tourism and family reunions again. The deal to open the border was secured

North Korea has agreed to re-open its border with the South and allow tourism and family reunions again. The deal to open the border was secured

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Mexico fires its customs force

Mexico has fired 700 of its customs officers at airports and land crossings in a bid to stamp out corruption. A new workforce is now being drafted

Mexico has fired 700 of its customs officers at airports and land crossings in a bid to stamp out corruption. A new workforce is now being drafted