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2010-07-28

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Greece orders striking truckers back to work

Greece has ordered striking truck drivers to go back to work with fuel shortages starting to hurt the country. The government says the third day of

Greece has ordered striking truck drivers to go back to work with fuel shortages starting to hurt the country. The government says the third day of

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Blast injures nine in Ukraine church

Nine people have been injured in a suspected bomb attack at a church in southern Ukraine. The explosion went off in the Orthodox Christian church

Nine people have been injured in a suspected bomb attack at a church in southern Ukraine. The explosion went off in the Orthodox Christian church

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New UK probe into Afghanistan role

The UK’s role in Afghanistan is to be examined by the British Parliament’s defence committee. Two inquiries will look at issues including continued

The UK’s role in Afghanistan is to be examined by the British Parliament’s defence committee. Two inquiries will look at issues including continued

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Spain's raging debate over bullfighting

Deep rooted in Spain but also practised in Portugal, parts of France and Latin America, bullfighting’s origins can be traced back as far as the 8th

Deep rooted in Spain but also practised in Portugal, parts of France and Latin America, bullfighting’s origins can be traced back as far as the 8th

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Catalonia says adios to the matadors

Anti-bullfighting campaigners are celebrating their victory in the Spanish region of Catalonia. The regional parliament has voted to outlaw the

Anti-bullfighting campaigners are celebrating their victory in the Spanish region of Catalonia. The regional parliament has voted to outlaw the

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Fiat workers seek deal to save Italian plants

Hundreds of Fiat car workers have been protesting in a bid to save the company’s future in Italy. The firm been holding talks in Turin with union

Hundreds of Fiat car workers have been protesting in a bid to save the company’s future in Italy. The firm been holding talks in Turin with union

Europe

Germany still unsure of Ankara in the EU

Just where does Turkey’s future lie? German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle in Istanbul, the city that crosses two continents, claims the future

Just where does Turkey’s future lie? German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle in Istanbul, the city that crosses two continents, claims the future

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Ansel Adams discovery sparks controversy

Is it one of the best bargains ever made or just a stack of old fakes?   Experts believe a collection of glass negatives bought for around 30 euros

Is it one of the best bargains ever made or just a stack of old fakes?   Experts believe a collection of glass negatives bought for around 30 euros

Europe

EU states rally as Portugal fights forest fires

Two Italian water bomber planes are to be loaned to Portugal as the authorities battle a number of forest fires, mainly in the north of the

Two Italian water bomber planes are to be loaned to Portugal as the authorities battle a number of forest fires, mainly in the north of the

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Robot expo in Japan

Japanese robot expo shows off new frontiers of robotic elderly care.

Japanese robot expo shows off new frontiers of robotic elderly care.

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Moscow wrapped in smog as fires burn

Smog covered Moscow on Wednesday as forest fires continue to burn. The Russian capital has been wrapped in a grey haze for three days running as

Smog covered Moscow on Wednesday as forest fires continue to burn. The Russian capital has been wrapped in a grey haze for three days running as

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Duisburg residents mourn Love Parade victims

Residents of Duisbourg (western Germany) place flowers and candles to mourn over Love Parade stampede victims.

Residents of Duisbourg (western Germany) place flowers and candles to mourn over Love Parade stampede victims.

Science_technology

New heart scanner gives clearest ever view

A new heart scanner is giving doctors their clearest ever view inside the human body. The 3D high defination scanner allows surgeons at a hospital in

A new heart scanner is giving doctors their clearest ever view inside the human body. The 3D high defination scanner allows surgeons at a hospital in

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Families weep for Pakistan plane crash dead

Immediately following the crash, relatives and friends of those on board the Islamabad bound flight swarmed ticket counters at the Pakistani

Immediately following the crash, relatives and friends of those on board the Islamabad bound flight swarmed ticket counters at the Pakistani

Culture

Delhi couture week: from homespun to bling

After Mumbai it was New Delhi’s turn to host a couture week, allowing fashionistas to enjoy India’s unique legacy of crafts, textiles and clothing in

After Mumbai it was New Delhi’s turn to host a couture week, allowing fashionistas to enjoy India’s unique legacy of crafts, textiles and clothing in

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Factory blast 'kills six' in China

At least six people have been killed in an explosion at a plastics factory in eastern China. It happened in the city of Nanjing at 2:00 GMT on

At least six people have been killed in an explosion at a plastics factory in eastern China. It happened in the city of Nanjing at 2:00 GMT on

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152 killed in Pakistan air crash

Police in Pakistan say there are no survivors after a passenger plane crash near Islamabad. Earlier reports from the scene had said at least five

Police in Pakistan say there are no survivors after a passenger plane crash near Islamabad. Earlier reports from the scene had said at least five

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Spanish region says adios to bullfighting

In a controversial move, Spain’s Catalonia region has voted to outlaw bullfighting. It is only the second region in the country to do so, following

In a controversial move, Spain’s Catalonia region has voted to outlaw bullfighting. It is only the second region in the country to do so, following

Science_technology

A new wave in coastal protection

The Theseus research programme brings scientists together to work on finding the best ways to protect Europe’s coastal environment. Little by

The Theseus research programme brings scientists together to work on finding the best ways to protect Europe’s coastal environment. Little by

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Moscow wrapped in smog as fires burn

A blanket of smog covered Moscow on Wednesday as forest fires raged for the third consecutive day. The Russian capital has been wrapped in a grey

A blanket of smog covered Moscow on Wednesday as forest fires raged for the third consecutive day. The Russian capital has been wrapped in a grey

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A passenger plane crashes in Pakistan near Islamabad

A passenger plane with 152 people on board has crashed near the Pakistani capital. The aircraft caught fire after the crash, making rescue efforts

A passenger plane with 152 people on board has crashed near the Pakistani capital. The aircraft caught fire after the crash, making rescue efforts

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Passenger plane crashes near Islamabad

A passenger plane with 152 people on board has crashed near the Pakistani capital. Reports from the scene are sketchy but authorities were quoted

A passenger plane with 152 people on board has crashed near the Pakistani capital. Reports from the scene are sketchy but authorities were quoted

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New oil leak hits Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico has been hit by another oil leak. An oil well ruptured after it was struck by a dredging boat early on Tuesday, spewing crude

The Gulf of Mexico has been hit by another oil leak. An oil well ruptured after it was struck by a dredging boat early on Tuesday, spewing crude

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Wildfires in Portugal

Fifteen active wildfires are raging in Portugal, with a force of 746 people currently fighting them.

Fifteen active wildfires are raging in Portugal, with a force of 746 people currently fighting them.

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Israel demolishes a Bedouin village in the Negev desert

Israeli authorities in the country’s southern Negev desert on Tuesday demolished a Bedouin village built on land residents identify as their property.

Israeli authorities in the country’s southern Negev desert on Tuesday demolished a Bedouin village built on land residents identify as their property.

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Plane crashes in Pakistan

A passenger jet has crashed outside the Pakistani capital of Islambad with 152 people onboard. The accident happened in the nearby Magalla Hills

A passenger jet has crashed outside the Pakistani capital of Islambad with 152 people onboard. The accident happened in the nearby Magalla Hills

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Freeport investigation dropped against Socrates

The inquiry into the Freeport development in Portugal has decided that the prime minister, Jose Socrates, has no case to answer and all proceedings

The inquiry into the Freeport development in Portugal has decided that the prime minister, Jose Socrates, has no case to answer and all proceedings

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Obama gets Afghan funds; plays down leak

The US Congress has approved funds to pay for his troop increase in Afghanistan. But President Barack Obama is seeking to limit damage from the

The US Congress has approved funds to pay for his troop increase in Afghanistan. But President Barack Obama is seeking to limit damage from the