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2010-06-06

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Afghan officials quit after security lapses

Both Afghanistan’s interior minister and head of intelligence have resigned after losing the confidence of President Hamid Karzai. Secret service

Both Afghanistan’s interior minister and head of intelligence have resigned after losing the confidence of President Hamid Karzai. Secret service

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Dutch candidates step up campaign pace

Political leaders in the Netherlands are trying to garner as many last minute votes as possible before Wednesday’s general election. For outgoing

Political leaders in the Netherlands are trying to garner as many last minute votes as possible before Wednesday’s general election. For outgoing

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Israel likely to reject international inquiry

Israel looks set to reject a proposal for an international inquiry into last week’s deadly raid by Israeli commandos on a Gaza-bound aid ship. The

Israel looks set to reject a proposal for an international inquiry into last week’s deadly raid by Israeli commandos on a Gaza-bound aid ship. The

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Central Europe fights floods again

Central Europe is battling a second wave of floods after more torrential rain, following the emergency of a fortnight ago. In Poland the Vistula

Central Europe is battling a second wave of floods after more torrential rain, following the emergency of a fortnight ago. In Poland the Vistula

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Call me Rooney, say England pub workers

Has World Cup mania gone too far? All 15 staff members at a pub in northern England have changed their names to Wayne Rooney, in a collective display

Has World Cup mania gone too far? All 15 staff members at a pub in northern England have changed their names to Wayne Rooney, in a collective display

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Promising results for BP cap in stopping oil leak

US coastguards say BP’s latest attempt to prevent oil from leaking into the Gulf of Mexico seems to be having some success. According to their

US coastguards say BP’s latest attempt to prevent oil from leaking into the Gulf of Mexico seems to be having some success. According to their

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Slovenia votes on Croatian border deal

Slovenians vote in a referendum on a border deal with Croatia today which could affect their southern neighbour’s potential

Slovenians vote in a referendum on a border deal with Croatia today which could affect their southern neighbour’s potential

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Israel to deport aid activists

Israel says it is to deport the group of activists detained for trying to send an aid ship to Gaza, defying the Israeli blockade. The Nobel Prize

Israel says it is to deport the group of activists detained for trying to send an aid ship to Gaza, defying the Israeli blockade. The Nobel Prize

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Elif Şafak, Turkey's most-read woman novelist

Elif Şafak is Turkey’s most popular female writer. She has also gained fame abroad, not only for her literary accomplishments but also because of the

Elif Şafak is Turkey’s most popular female writer. She has also gained fame abroad, not only for her literary accomplishments but also because of the

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Progress in US oil spill siphoning efforts

It is far from perfect but it is a start. BP is managing to collect at least a third of the oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico since it put a

It is far from perfect but it is a start. BP is managing to collect at least a third of the oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico since it put a

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Impact on wildlife from the US oil spill is worsening

Increasing numbers of brown Pelican, Louisiana’s state bird, are being coated in oil, their feathers matted and separate, leaving them vulnerable to

Increasing numbers of brown Pelican, Louisiana’s state bird, are being coated in oil, their feathers matted and separate, leaving them vulnerable to

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Pro-Palestinian rallies in Europe after Israeli raid

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Europe in protest at Israel’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship. Nine activists were

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Europe in protest at Israel’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship. Nine activists were

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Gaza aid ship diverted to Ashdod by Israeli navy

This time there was no bloodshed. But for Nobel Peace laureate Mairead Maguire and others on board the Rachel Corrie, it was not the way they had

This time there was no bloodshed. But for Nobel Peace laureate Mairead Maguire and others on board the Rachel Corrie, it was not the way they had