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2010-05-30

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BP attempts temporary solution to Gulf oil spill

The White House has described the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as the worst environmental disaster in US history after BP failed to stem the flow of oil

The White House has described the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as the worst environmental disaster in US history after BP failed to stem the flow of oil

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Georgia's ruling party sweeps local vote

The party of Georgia’s president is heading for victory in the country’s local elections, according to an exit poll. It is a major success for

The party of Georgia’s president is heading for victory in the country’s local elections, according to an exit poll. It is a major success for

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Colombia votes pits Uribe ally against ex-mayor

Colombia is voting in presidential elections to determine a successor to Alvaro Uribe. The president was one of the first people to go the polls. He

Colombia is voting in presidential elections to determine a successor to Alvaro Uribe. The president was one of the first people to go the polls. He

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North Korea rallies against South

Tens of thousands of North Koreans gathered in Pyongyang to hear their leadership denounce the South’s claims that a North Korean torpedo sank one of

Tens of thousands of North Koreans gathered in Pyongyang to hear their leadership denounce the South’s claims that a North Korean torpedo sank one of

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Albanians and Serbs kept apart in Mitrovica

Ethnic Albanians and Serbs in the divided Kosovo town of Mitrovica have been kept apart by security forces in the worst unrest since the country’s

Ethnic Albanians and Serbs in the divided Kosovo town of Mitrovica have been kept apart by security forces in the worst unrest since the country’s

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Georgia holds key municipal elections

The popularity of Georgia’s President faces a crucial test as the country holds local elections today. The vote includes the first election for

The popularity of Georgia’s President faces a crucial test as the country holds local elections today. The vote includes the first election for

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Aid ships head for Gaza and trouble with Israel

Several ships carrying 10,000 tons of aid for Palestinians have set sail for Gaza, despite Israeli warnings that they will be

Several ships carrying 10,000 tons of aid for Palestinians have set sail for Gaza, despite Israeli warnings that they will be

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Gulf residents despair over oil spill

BP has abandoned its latest attempt to end the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Efforts to plug the leak with mud and waste material have failed, delivering

BP has abandoned its latest attempt to end the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Efforts to plug the leak with mud and waste material have failed, delivering

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Empower young underprivileged, says UN forum

The UN’s third Alliance of Civilisations forum has ended in Rio with a special session dedicated to developing ideas from young people.    They came

The UN’s third Alliance of Civilisations forum has ended in Rio with a special session dedicated to developing ideas from young people.    They came

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Gay Pride in Moscow

Gay and lesbian activists are celebrating a success of sorts after holding their first ever peaceful protest in the Russian capital.

Gay and lesbian activists are celebrating a success of sorts after holding their first ever peaceful protest in the Russian capital.

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UK treasury secretary quits over expenses

The new British coalition government has suffered its first casualty. Liberal Democrat David Laws has resigned as Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The new British coalition government has suffered its first casualty. Liberal Democrat David Laws has resigned as Chief Secretary to the Treasury

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Storm adds to volcano chaos in Guatemala

At least 15 people are reported killed in Guatemala as a powerful tropical storm sweeps across the country, adding to chaos already caused by an

At least 15 people are reported killed in Guatemala as a powerful tropical storm sweeps across the country, adding to chaos already caused by an

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Back to the drawing board for BP

British Petroleum’s latest efforts to plug the leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well have failed. The complex “top kill” operation involved pumping heavy

British Petroleum’s latest efforts to plug the leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well have failed. The complex “top kill” operation involved pumping heavy

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Czech Republic election result looks set to end political unstability

Centre right parties favouring tough austerity measures look set to form the Czech Republic’s next government following a closely fought general

Centre right parties favouring tough austerity measures look set to form the Czech Republic’s next government following a closely fought general

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Germany wins Eurovision Song Contest

Amid the traditional glitz and glamour of the Eurovision Song Contest, it was the unaffected charm of 19 year old Lena which captured the hearts of

Amid the traditional glitz and glamour of the Eurovision Song Contest, it was the unaffected charm of 19 year old Lena which captured the hearts of

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Columbia goes to the polls

Opinion polls predict a closely fought presidential election as Columbians cast their votes today. The South American nation’s 29 million voters

Opinion polls predict a closely fought presidential election as Columbians cast their votes today. The South American nation’s 29 million voters