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2010-08-01

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Cluster bomb ban shunned by major powers

A landmark treaty banning cluster bombs has come into force and is now enshrined in international law. Dropped from aircraft, the weapons scatter

A landmark treaty banning cluster bombs has come into force and is now enshrined in international law. Dropped from aircraft, the weapons scatter

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Greek truckers call off strike action

Greek lorry drivers have called a halt to their week-long strike in what’s being seen as a victory for the government in Athens. The truckers’

Greek lorry drivers have called a halt to their week-long strike in what’s being seen as a victory for the government in Athens. The truckers’

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Over 1,000 dead in flood ravaged Pakistan

More than 1,000 people are now known to have perished in floods in north west Pakistan and government officials fear the full extent of the

More than 1,000 people are now known to have perished in floods in north west Pakistan and government officials fear the full extent of the

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Venezuela and Colombia to talk amid tension

Venezuela’s foreign minister is to meet the new Colombian government after it takes office in a week’s time, despite the stand-off between the two

Venezuela’s foreign minister is to meet the new Colombian government after it takes office in a week’s time, despite the stand-off between the two

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Bikini Atoll adopted as a world heritage site

The world culture body UNESCO has added 15 sites to its top heritage list. Two European cities have made the grade. Amsterdam for its historic

The world culture body UNESCO has added 15 sites to its top heritage list. Two European cities have made the grade. Amsterdam for its historic

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Dutch contingent pulls out of Afghan war

Dutch troops have begun pulling out of Afghanistan after four years. The last patrol in Uruzgan province marked the end of the 2,000 strong Dutch

Dutch troops have begun pulling out of Afghanistan after four years. The last patrol in Uruzgan province marked the end of the 2,000 strong Dutch

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Russian fires spread to far east

As the authorities battle to contain forest fires that have parts of central Russia, others have spread to the extreme east of the country

As the authorities battle to contain forest fires that have parts of central Russia, others have spread to the extreme east of the country

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Fish merchants suffer despite oil clean-up

Despite some relatively encouraging news that the Gulf oil spill has been contained, businesses along the southern US coast still fear for their

Despite some relatively encouraging news that the Gulf oil spill has been contained, businesses along the southern US coast still fear for their

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World's biggest sandwich

In what has become a yearly tradition in Mexico City, workers from 45 restaurants on Friday volunteered to prepare a 48-metre (161 feet) long Mexican

In what has become a yearly tradition in Mexico City, workers from 45 restaurants on Friday volunteered to prepare a 48-metre (161 feet) long Mexican

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Greek truckers strike

Tensions escalated between riot police and strikers at the toll booths leading traffic out of Athens Saturday as strikers tried to stop trucks from

Tensions escalated between riot police and strikers at the toll booths leading traffic out of Athens Saturday as strikers tried to stop trucks from

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Pakistan seeks to 'set record straight' with UK

Pakistan’s president Asif Ali Zardari heads to Europe this week where he will meet the British prime minister, despite anger at David Cameron’s

Pakistan’s president Asif Ali Zardari heads to Europe this week where he will meet the British prime minister, despite anger at David Cameron’s

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Army is called in as Russian wildfires rage

The army has gone into action as wildfires rage in western Russia. With blazes in at least 14 of the country’s 83 regions, it has a battle on its

The army has gone into action as wildfires rage in western Russia. With blazes in at least 14 of the country’s 83 regions, it has a battle on its

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Serbian film wins top Sarajevo festival prize

Founded 16 years ago as an act of resistance to the Bosnian war, the Sarajevo Film Festival now has glitz, glamour and guests like Morgan

Founded 16 years ago as an act of resistance to the Bosnian war, the Sarajevo Film Festival now has glitz, glamour and guests like Morgan

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Greek summer season hit hard by truckers' strike

The military has been mobilised to make urgent fuel deliveries but as Greece’s truckers’ strike enters its seventh day, the country and those

The military has been mobilised to make urgent fuel deliveries but as Greece’s truckers’ strike enters its seventh day, the country and those

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Monsoon floods in Pakistan kill 800

At least 800 people are confirmed dead. The number could be far higher. Northwest Pakistan is paying a terrible price this monsoon season with the

At least 800 people are confirmed dead. The number could be far higher. Northwest Pakistan is paying a terrible price this monsoon season with the

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Silent marchers mourn Love Parade victims

A silent march has been held to pay tribute to the 21 people crushed to death in a tunnel at the Love Parade techno music festival in Duisburg in

A silent march has been held to pay tribute to the 21 people crushed to death in a tunnel at the Love Parade techno music festival in Duisburg in