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2010-07-30

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UK outlines plan to reduce benefit claims

Britain’s coalition government has announced plans for a radical shake-up of the welfare system. It says actions needs to be taken because

Britain’s coalition government has announced plans for a radical shake-up of the welfare system. It says actions needs to be taken because

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London launches pedal power project

Londoners are getting into the saddle following the launch of the city’s first major bike hire scheme. Already dubbed Boris bikes, the pedal

Londoners are getting into the saddle following the launch of the city’s first major bike hire scheme. Already dubbed Boris bikes, the pedal

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Driver error to blame for Glacier Express crash

Human error has been blamed for the Glacier Express train crash in Switzerland last week that killed an elderly Japanese tourist and injured another

Human error has been blamed for the Glacier Express train crash in Switzerland last week that killed an elderly Japanese tourist and injured another

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Kenya votes on constitutional change

Kenyans have voted for a new constitution that could reshape the political landscape in east Africa’s largest economy.   The new constitution

Kenyans have voted for a new constitution that could reshape the political landscape in east Africa’s largest economy.   The new constitution

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Sarkozy: 'strip criminals of nationality'

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said anyone of foreign origin who threatens the life of a police officer should be stripped of their French

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said anyone of foreign origin who threatens the life of a police officer should be stripped of their French

Europe

4.6 million jobless in Spain with more to come

Unemployment in Spain has risen for the 12th quarter in a row to reach 20.09 per cent or 4.6 million people. The Spanish economy moved out of

Unemployment in Spain has risen for the 12th quarter in a row to reach 20.09 per cent or 4.6 million people. The Spanish economy moved out of

Europe

Romania and Bulgaria in joint holiday patrols

Romanian and Bulgarian police are carrying out joint patrols in Bulgaria’s Black Sea resorts. The move comes as the numbers of Romanians visiting

Romanian and Bulgarian police are carrying out joint patrols in Bulgaria’s Black Sea resorts. The move comes as the numbers of Romanians visiting

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Afghan car crash stirs anti-US sentiment

Security has been stepped up in the Afghan capital Kabul following a fatal car crash believed to have involved two US embassy vehicles. Four

Security has been stepped up in the Afghan capital Kabul following a fatal car crash believed to have involved two US embassy vehicles. Four

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Violence in Kashmir

Clashes have erupted in Indian administrated Kashmir’s main city after two men were wounded as paramilitary soldiers fired on a group of anti-India

Clashes have erupted in Indian administrated Kashmir’s main city after two men were wounded as paramilitary soldiers fired on a group of anti-India

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Beirut visit seeks to ease tension

Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah have made an unprecedented joint visit to Beirut. The two leaders are fearful a

Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah have made an unprecedented joint visit to Beirut. The two leaders are fearful a

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Gaza children set new kite flying record

Thousands of Gazan children appear to have broken their own world kite flying record. More than 6,200 youngsters took part in the event organised by

Thousands of Gazan children appear to have broken their own world kite flying record. More than 6,200 youngsters took part in the event organised by

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Fini refuses to stand down over 'dissent' row

The man at the centre of a row which is threatening to bring down the Italian government is defying calls for him to resign as speaker of the lower

The man at the centre of a row which is threatening to bring down the Italian government is defying calls for him to resign as speaker of the lower

Culture

Aronofsky and Coppola in competition at Venice

Black Swan by US director Darren Aronofsky will open this year’s Venice Film Festival. Along with 22 other films including Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere

Black Swan by US director Darren Aronofsky will open this year’s Venice Film Festival. Along with 22 other films including Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere

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Russian army called in to tackle forest fires

President Medvedev has called in the army to tackle forest fires which have raged across parts of central Russia. Latest reports say the number

President Medvedev has called in the army to tackle forest fires which have raged across parts of central Russia. Latest reports say the number

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Chelsea's wedding - America's worst kept secret

The world’s media is gathering in a picturesque village outside New York for the wedding of Chelsea Clinton to her childhood sweetheart. The

The world’s media is gathering in a picturesque village outside New York for the wedding of Chelsea Clinton to her childhood sweetheart. The

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300 die in raging torrents sweeping Pakistan

More than 300 people are said to have died in floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in northern Pakistan. Rivers have burst their banks sweeping

More than 300 people are said to have died in floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in northern Pakistan. Rivers have burst their banks sweeping

Special_reports

Fighting for survival in the Central African Republic

This week Reporter visits one of the world’s poorest countries. The Central African Republic is described as a failed state in permanent crisis; it

This week Reporter visits one of the world’s poorest countries. The Central African Republic is described as a failed state in permanent crisis; it

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Greek truckers ponder more action as strike hits

Greek truck drivers are to decide whether to pursue a strike or return to work after thousands took action earlier this week, disrupting supplies

Greek truck drivers are to decide whether to pursue a strike or return to work after thousands took action earlier this week, disrupting supplies

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Party rift takes Italian governnment to the brink

Silvio Berlusconi’s government appears to be in danger of collapse after open warfare broke out between the Italian prime minister and his most

Silvio Berlusconi’s government appears to be in danger of collapse after open warfare broke out between the Italian prime minister and his most

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Fires destroy homes in Russian heatwave

Forest fires have raged through parts of western and central Russia, destroying houses and forcing hundreds from their homes. The authorities say

Forest fires have raged through parts of western and central Russia, destroying houses and forcing hundreds from their homes. The authorities say

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Gay Pride in central Jerusalem

Thousands of members of Israel’s homosexual and lesbian communities and their supporters held a ‘Gay Pride’ parade through central Jerusalem.

Thousands of members of Israel’s homosexual and lesbian communities and their supporters held a ‘Gay Pride’ parade through central Jerusalem.

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Floods in the Pakistan's Peshawar area

Rivers burst their banks during monsoon rains in Pakistan, washing away streets, battering a dam and killing at least 28 people in the northwest.

Rivers burst their banks during monsoon rains in Pakistan, washing away streets, battering a dam and killing at least 28 people in the northwest.

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Chemicals washed into Chinese river

Emergency teams in north-east China are looking for thousands of chemical drums that washed into a major river after severe flooding. Most of the

Emergency teams in north-east China are looking for thousands of chemical drums that washed into a major river after severe flooding. Most of the

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Arab League backs Abbas on direct talks

Breakthrough, brinkmanship or merely bluster? The Arab League has backed face-to-face peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians but has left

Breakthrough, brinkmanship or merely bluster? The Arab League has backed face-to-face peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians but has left

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French mother charged with killing eight babies

The outpouring of grief over the alleged murder of eight babies in France’s worst case of infanticide is giving way to questions over the mental

The outpouring of grief over the alleged murder of eight babies in France’s worst case of infanticide is giving way to questions over the mental

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Tight security at Jerusalem Gay Pride march

It was far less flamboyant than many a Gay Pride march. But opponents are angry that such a parade was held in Jerusalem at all. Homosexuality in

It was far less flamboyant than many a Gay Pride march. But opponents are angry that such a parade was held in Jerusalem at all. Homosexuality in