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2010-02-28

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Anger in L'Aquila over earthquake rubble

The people of L’Aquila have been protesting over the millions of tons of rubble still lying in the Italian city, nearly a year after it was hit by an

The people of L’Aquila have been protesting over the millions of tons of rubble still lying in the Italian city, nearly a year after it was hit by an

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Demonstrators march in Turkey to warn off military

Around 2000 people have demonstrated in Istanbul to voice their opposition to any attempt by the Turkish army to carry out a coup d‘état. The march

Around 2000 people have demonstrated in Istanbul to voice their opposition to any attempt by the Turkish army to carry out a coup d‘état. The march

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British Conservatives' lead slashed in new opinion poll

“Let’s stick together” was the somewhat plaintive soundtrack for British conservative leader David Cameron as he addressed a pre-election party

“Let’s stick together” was the somewhat plaintive soundtrack for British conservative leader David Cameron as he addressed a pre-election party

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Hamas man was drugged before murder says Dubai

Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was drugged before being suffocated in his hotel room in Dubai, according to police there. Israel’s Mossad spy

Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was drugged before being suffocated in his hotel room in Dubai, according to police there. Israel’s Mossad spy

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Police target looting in Chile

There have been violent scenes in Chile, as police struggle to stop looting after Saturday’s quake. In Concepcion, police grabbed people who’d

There have been violent scenes in Chile, as police struggle to stop looting after Saturday’s quake. In Concepcion, police grabbed people who’d

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Giant waves strike Chile, as Pacific cancels alert

While the tsunami alert was cancelled elsewhere across the Pacific Rim, the fury of the sea was visited on Chile. Huge waves stirred up by the

While the tsunami alert was cancelled elsewhere across the Pacific Rim, the fury of the sea was visited on Chile. Huge waves stirred up by the

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The rescue effort continues in Chile, as giant waves strike

Rescuers are struggling to find survivors in Chile, a day after a quake killed at least 400 people. In the town of Concepcion, they picked their

Rescuers are struggling to find survivors in Chile, a day after a quake killed at least 400 people. In the town of Concepcion, they picked their

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Violent storm kills dozens in France

Floods, falling trees and flying debris have caused chaos in France in a powerful storm that has claimed at least 40 lives. The western Vendee

Floods, falling trees and flying debris have caused chaos in France in a powerful storm that has claimed at least 40 lives. The western Vendee

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Top ETA leader arrested says Spain

The suspected leader of ETA has been arrested, says the Spanish government, hailing a joint operation with police in northwestern France. In rural

The suspected leader of ETA has been arrested, says the Spanish government, hailing a joint operation with police in northwestern France. In rural

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Deadly storm batters Spain, Portugal and France

It has been a long night in storm-lashed France where floodwaters have forced many to flee and claimed at least ten lives. The Western Vendee

It has been a long night in storm-lashed France where floodwaters have forced many to flee and claimed at least ten lives. The Western Vendee

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Alert level lifted, as tsunami fears ease

The US authorities have lifted a Pacific-wide alert, as fears of a giant tsunami provoked by Chile’s earthquake ease. Though sea water flooded the

The US authorities have lifted a Pacific-wide alert, as fears of a giant tsunami provoked by Chile’s earthquake ease. Though sea water flooded the

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Chileans sleep outside, fearing aftershocks

In Chile’s capital Santiago, many residents have been sleeping outside, fearing more aftershocks after Saturday’s quake. The government says more

In Chile’s capital Santiago, many residents have been sleeping outside, fearing more aftershocks after Saturday’s quake. The government says more

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Mardi Gras festival

Thousands of people in costumes dancing and parting through Sydney’s streets to celebrate the Mardi Gras festival

Thousands of people in costumes dancing and parting through Sydney’s streets to celebrate the Mardi Gras festival

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Earthquake in chile

Serious damage has been reported in two Chilean southern cities, in what is the country’s worst quake in decades. roads closed due to broken bridges

Serious damage has been reported in two Chilean southern cities, in what is the country’s worst quake in decades. roads closed due to broken bridges

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Spain says ETA's top rebel arrested

The military chief of the Basque separatist group ETA has been arrested, according to Spain. In a statement, the Spanish Interior Ministry said

The military chief of the Basque separatist group ETA has been arrested, according to Spain. In a statement, the Spanish Interior Ministry said

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French awards film greats

France’s film industry has been handing out Cesars – its equivalent of the Oscars – to the good and the great. Gerard Depardieu revealed who had

France’s film industry has been handing out Cesars – its equivalent of the Oscars – to the good and the great. Gerard Depardieu revealed who had

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Massive storm sweeps Europe

A massive storm has begun sweeping southern Europe, with the Iberian peninsula already badly affected. A child is reported killed in Portugal where

A massive storm has begun sweeping southern Europe, with the Iberian peninsula already badly affected. A child is reported killed in Portugal where

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Chile reels from huge quake

The quake that struck Chile at 3.34 am Saturday morning was of 8.8 magnitude – far bigger than the magnitude 7 one that devastated Haiti last

The quake that struck Chile at 3.34 am Saturday morning was of 8.8 magnitude – far bigger than the magnitude 7 one that devastated Haiti last

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Tsunami sends thousands fleeing

Japan has been evacuating tens of thousands of residents from coastal areas as it braced for an expected three metre tsunami provoked by Chile’s

Japan has been evacuating tens of thousands of residents from coastal areas as it braced for an expected three metre tsunami provoked by Chile’s

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Quake shock for troops in Haiti

Chilean soldiers serving with the United Nations mission to Haiti watched in horror as pictures of the earthquake back home came up on television

Chilean soldiers serving with the United Nations mission to Haiti watched in horror as pictures of the earthquake back home came up on television