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2010-05-16

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UK airspace closed again by ash cloud

The no-fly zone over parts of the northwestern UK and Ireland has been extended to midnight on Sunday local time due to the high density of volcanic

The no-fly zone over parts of the northwestern UK and Ireland has been extended to midnight on Sunday local time due to the high density of volcanic

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Army seems to have upper hand in Bangkok

The Thai army looks to have taken the initiative in the battle with thousands of anti-government protesters who have occupied central Bangkok. The

The Thai army looks to have taken the initiative in the battle with thousands of anti-government protesters who have occupied central Bangkok. The

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French teacher home after Iran trial

A French teacher put on trial in Iran on charges of spying has been welcomed back to Paris by senior officials. A jail term imposed on Clotilde

A French teacher put on trial in Iran on charges of spying has been welcomed back to Paris by senior officials. A jail term imposed on Clotilde

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Warnings about travel to Bangkok

Pockets of urban unrest are sprouting throughout central Bangkok. But the fighting is near some foreign embassies, and many have been temporarily

Pockets of urban unrest are sprouting throughout central Bangkok. But the fighting is near some foreign embassies, and many have been temporarily

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Thai protesters offer terms to government

An anti-government protest leader in Thailand says the movement is ready to negotiate with the government to end the country’s crisis, but only

An anti-government protest leader in Thailand says the movement is ready to negotiate with the government to end the country’s crisis, but only

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Lesbian bishop ordained in the US

The Episcopal Church in the US has ordained its first openly lesbian bishop. A ceremony was held for Mary Douglas Glasspool in the church’s Los

The Episcopal Church in the US has ordained its first openly lesbian bishop. A ceremony was held for Mary Douglas Glasspool in the church’s Los

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Demonstration of Greek communists

Greek communists, who are at the forefront of the opposition against government’s austerity plan, hold major rally in Athens.

Greek communists, who are at the forefront of the opposition against government’s austerity plan, hold major rally in Athens.

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Russia: protesting miners against police

Riot police were called in to break up a rally in Mezhdurechensk on Friday (May 14), as hundreds of local miners protested over safety measures

Riot police were called in to break up a rally in Mezhdurechensk on Friday (May 14), as hundreds of local miners protested over safety measures

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French teacher flies home after Iran trial

A French teacher is on her way back home from Iran after the end of her trial on spying charges. A jail sentence imposed against Clotilde Reiss was

A French teacher is on her way back home from Iran after the end of her trial on spying charges. A jail sentence imposed against Clotilde Reiss was

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Thousands homeless after Manila fire

It’s estimated that more than 20,000 people have been left homeless after a fire broke out in a slum near the Filipino capital, Manila. No

It’s estimated that more than 20,000 people have been left homeless after a fire broke out in a slum near the Filipino capital, Manila. No

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Nashi celebrate WWII victory their way

Russia’s Nashi youth movement, very active already against what they see as media overly critical of the Kremlin and Russia’s Soviet past, have held

Russia’s Nashi youth movement, very active already against what they see as media overly critical of the Kremlin and Russia’s Soviet past, have held

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BP tries again to control oil spill

Oil company BP is trying again with its latest tactic to stem the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It wants to siphon oil that is still spewing

Oil company BP is trying again with its latest tactic to stem the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It wants to siphon oil that is still spewing

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Ash cloud affects England and N.Ireland

The UK and Ireland are facing new disruption due to the return of Icelandic volcanic ash.   No-fly zones have been imposed over northern England and

The UK and Ireland are facing new disruption due to the return of Icelandic volcanic ash.   No-fly zones have been imposed over northern England and

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Canadian alert over airline bomb threat

Two Canadian fighter jets have had to escort a passenger plane to Vancouver after a bomb threat. The Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong was

Two Canadian fighter jets have had to escort a passenger plane to Vancouver after a bomb threat. The Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong was

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Bangkok on the brink as no side backs down

The violence in Bangkok threatens to escalate, with neither the government nor its opponents seemingly ready to back down. Around 5,000 protesters

The violence in Bangkok threatens to escalate, with neither the government nor its opponents seemingly ready to back down. Around 5,000 protesters