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2010-06-26

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Storm threatens oil spill clean-up and collection efforts

There are fears the first tropical storm of the hurricane season could hold up efforts to capture oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, for up to two

There are fears the first tropical storm of the hurricane season could hold up efforts to capture oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, for up to two

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Violence fears over Kyrgystan referendum

The streets are quiet in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgystan. But heavy security surrounds preparations for a landmark referendum on a new

The streets are quiet in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgystan. But heavy security surrounds preparations for a landmark referendum on a new

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Romanian government raises VAT

In life, you win some and you lose some, and consumers in Romania will soon discover the truth of that for themselves. The government is to raise

In life, you win some and you lose some, and consumers in Romania will soon discover the truth of that for themselves. The government is to raise

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French Minister under fire over L'Oreal heiress

A scandal surrounding the French Labour Minister and his links to the country’s richest woman, under investigation for tax fraud, is heating

A scandal surrounding the French Labour Minister and his links to the country’s richest woman, under investigation for tax fraud, is heating

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Soothsayer octopus tips Germany to beat England

There’s some good news for German football fans. An octopus, famous for tipping match outcomes, has forecast a win for Germany against England in

There’s some good news for German football fans. An octopus, famous for tipping match outcomes, has forecast a win for Germany against England in

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Spain and Chile celebrate qualifying for next World Cup round

There have been ecstatic scenes in Madrid, as Spain defeated Chile 2:1 in the first round of the World Cup. The team has advanced to the last 16

There have been ecstatic scenes in Madrid, as Spain defeated Chile 2:1 in the first round of the World Cup. The team has advanced to the last 16

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Statue of Stalin removed in his Georgian home town

Georgia has dismantled the largest monument to Stalin, which was erected in his hometown Gori in 1952, saying it will be moved to museum

Georgia has dismantled the largest monument to Stalin, which was erected in his hometown Gori in 1952, saying it will be moved to museum

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Michael Jackson remembered around the world

A year after Michael Jackson’s death caused a worldwide outpouring of shock, tears and tributes, the anniversary of his passing was being marked

A year after Michael Jackson’s death caused a worldwide outpouring of shock, tears and tributes, the anniversary of his passing was being marked

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Japan goes into frenzy with World Cup victory

Japanese soccer fans go crazy as their team beats Denmark 3-1 to clinch a place in the last 16 of the World Cup on foreign soil for the first time.

Japanese soccer fans go crazy as their team beats Denmark 3-1 to clinch a place in the last 16 of the World Cup on foreign soil for the first time.

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General strike in Italy

Italy’s biggest trade union staged a national general strike on Friday, throwing transport and state services into disarray in protest at Prime

Italy’s biggest trade union staged a national general strike on Friday, throwing transport and state services into disarray in protest at Prime

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Teenage sailor one step closer to home after rescue

Teenage sailor Abby Sunderland has arrived on the French island of Reunion, in the Indian Ocean, after being rescued while trying to sail around the

Teenage sailor Abby Sunderland has arrived on the French island of Reunion, in the Indian Ocean, after being rescued while trying to sail around the

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US pushes Europe on economic growth

Police and protestors have clashed in Toronto ahead of the G-20 summit, as world leaders played down their differences over the best way to prop up

Police and protestors have clashed in Toronto ahead of the G-20 summit, as world leaders played down their differences over the best way to prop up

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Egyptians protest police abuse

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Alexandria in Egypt. They were demonstrating against the death in police custody of a twenty eight

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Alexandria in Egypt. They were demonstrating against the death in police custody of a twenty eight

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Soldiers vote early in Kyrgyz poll

Kyrgyz soldiers have been voting early ahead of a referendum that could see the country become the first parliamentary democracy in the region. The

Kyrgyz soldiers have been voting early ahead of a referendum that could see the country become the first parliamentary democracy in the region. The

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Operation to stop oil leak in Gulf of Mexico halted

Efforts to siphon oil from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico will be put on hold for the next five days. A storm, bringing with it gale-force

Efforts to siphon oil from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico will be put on hold for the next five days. A storm, bringing with it gale-force

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G8 make more cautious aid commitments

G8 world leaders have pledged over four billion euros to reduce deaths among mothers and newborn babies in Africa. The heads of state are in Canada

G8 world leaders have pledged over four billion euros to reduce deaths among mothers and newborn babies in Africa. The heads of state are in Canada

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Vatican indignant over Belgian police raids

Belgium prosecutors have defended themselves against a furious reaction from the Vatican following police raids on Church property.   Investigators

Belgium prosecutors have defended themselves against a furious reaction from the Vatican following police raids on Church property.   Investigators