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2010-08-02

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UK probes cloned milk claims

Authorities in Britain are investigating claims that milk from the offspring of a cloned cow has been on sale. Reports have emerged in the media of

Authorities in Britain are investigating claims that milk from the offspring of a cloned cow has been on sale. Reports have emerged in the media of

Europe

Safer roads in Europe

The EU Commission has set the ambitious target of halving the number of deaths on Europe’s roads in the next ten years. But how does it intend to

The EU Commission has set the ambitious target of halving the number of deaths on Europe’s roads in the next ten years. But how does it intend to

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Chechen rebel leader quits on health grounds

Russia’s most wanted Chechen rebel commander Dokou Oumarov says he is stepping down for health reasons and has appointed a successor to carry on

Russia’s most wanted Chechen rebel commander Dokou Oumarov says he is stepping down for health reasons and has appointed a successor to carry on

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Bologna bomb victims still demanding answers

30 years after Italy’s worst peacetime bomb attack, victims groups are still demanding answers. On August 2, 1980, 85 people were killed and more

30 years after Italy’s worst peacetime bomb attack, victims groups are still demanding answers. On August 2, 1980, 85 people were killed and more

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Israel to cooperate with UN flotilla probe

Israel has agreed to cooperate with a UN probe into the raid on a Gaza aid convoy that left nine Turkish activists dead. The flotilla was trying

Israel has agreed to cooperate with a UN probe into the raid on a Gaza aid convoy that left nine Turkish activists dead. The flotilla was trying

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Obama outlines Iraq troop withdrawal

On time and as promised. In a speech to disabled American war veterans, the US President confirmed the withdrawal timetable. “As a candidate for

On time and as promised. In a speech to disabled American war veterans, the US President confirmed the withdrawal timetable. “As a candidate for

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Cuba eases economic controls

Faced with a battered economy, Cuba’s leadership continues to open the door to the private sector. Under new proposals more Cubans will be allowed

Faced with a battered economy, Cuba’s leadership continues to open the door to the private sector. Under new proposals more Cubans will be allowed

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Russian regions in state of emergency

Russia has declared a state of emergency in seven of its 83 regions as wildfires continue to rage. The worst heatwave in over a century has fuelled

Russia has declared a state of emergency in seven of its 83 regions as wildfires continue to rage. The worst heatwave in over a century has fuelled

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BP prepares permanent plug Gulf oil well

BP is preparing to permanently plug its broken deep sea oil well in the Gulf of Mexico more than three months after its deadly rupture. The

BP is preparing to permanently plug its broken deep sea oil well in the Gulf of Mexico more than three months after its deadly rupture. The

Culture

Saying 'hola' to the dinosaurs

The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain has more than two dozen robot dinosaurs on show, while in Portugal you can see rare amphibians and

The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain has more than two dozen robot dinosaurs on show, while in Portugal you can see rare amphibians and

Culture

What's that film? It's a secret!

Film lovers in London are enjoying a little mystery with an event called Secret Cinema. Movie goers do not know what they are going to see, or even

Film lovers in London are enjoying a little mystery with an event called Secret Cinema. Movie goers do not know what they are going to see, or even

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Floods in Pakistan and Thailand

Heavy rain caused massive flooding in Pakistan and Thailand¨. Death toll raised to 1500 in Pakistan.

Heavy rain caused massive flooding in Pakistan and Thailand¨. Death toll raised to 1500 in Pakistan.

Business

BNP Paribas and HSBC delight markets

A couple of Europe’s biggest banks have just announced better-than-expected second quarter profits. BNP Paribas in France has seen profits leap by

A couple of Europe’s biggest banks have just announced better-than-expected second quarter profits. BNP Paribas in France has seen profits leap by

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Demonstrations outside Barcelona’s Bull Ring

Demonstrators have been making their point outside Barcelona’s Monumental Bull Ring over what goes on inside the arena after legislators moved to ban

Demonstrators have been making their point outside Barcelona’s Monumental Bull Ring over what goes on inside the arena after legislators moved to ban

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Anger over "invisible" Pakistani aid

People in northwestern Pakistan are growing increasingly angry with government efforts to alleviate people’s suffering after the worst floods in

People in northwestern Pakistan are growing increasingly angry with government efforts to alleviate people’s suffering after the worst floods in

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Rockets hit ports in Israel and Jordan

Rocket attacks have struck Israel’s and Jordan’s Red Sea ports, killing at least one Jordanian and injuring four others. Israeli police say they

Rocket attacks have struck Israel’s and Jordan’s Red Sea ports, killing at least one Jordanian and injuring four others. Israeli police say they

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Cuba allows more self-employed

Observers say it could be a significant change to Cuba’s model of communism. Havana has announced that more Cubans will be allowed to work for

Observers say it could be a significant change to Cuba’s model of communism. Havana has announced that more Cubans will be allowed to work for

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UNESCO crowns more heritage sites

UNESCO has announced further additions to its World Heritage List. In Europe, an extension has been given to the Pirin National Park in Bulgaria

UNESCO has announced further additions to its World Heritage List. In Europe, an extension has been given to the Pirin National Park in Bulgaria

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China struggles with drinking water as floods rise

Continuing heavy rains in China are adding to problems already caused by July’s floods. The Three Gorges dam is again at the centre of attention

Continuing heavy rains in China are adding to problems already caused by July’s floods. The Three Gorges dam is again at the centre of attention

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Red Shirts protest in Bangkok

Several hundred of Red Shirt protesters defied a state of emergency in Bangkok to stage a symbolic protest, with hundreds of people sprawling on the

Several hundred of Red Shirt protesters defied a state of emergency in Bangkok to stage a symbolic protest, with hundreds of people sprawling on the

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Millennium jump in Croatia

The fourth Millennium Jump was held in Zadar despite the bad weather forecast. A smiley face formed by 1,000 people in the sea was the finale after

The fourth Millennium Jump was held in Zadar despite the bad weather forecast. A smiley face formed by 1,000 people in the sea was the finale after

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Building collapse in Italy

A three-storey building collapsed in Afragola, near Naples. A 10-year-old girl was rescued from the rubble by firemen.

A three-storey building collapsed in Afragola, near Naples. A 10-year-old girl was rescued from the rubble by firemen.

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Woodstock Festival in Poland

Some 300 thousand people, many from abroad, took part in the Woodstock open-air rock festival, one of the biggest event of its kind in Europe.

Some 300 thousand people, many from abroad, took part in the Woodstock open-air rock festival, one of the biggest event of its kind in Europe.

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66th anniversary of the Warsaw anti-Nazi uprising

Poland marked the 66th anniversary of the Warsaw anti-Nazi uprising, with the main ceremony in Warsaw today including ari-raid sirens and a minute of

Poland marked the 66th anniversary of the Warsaw anti-Nazi uprising, with the main ceremony in Warsaw today including ari-raid sirens and a minute of

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Rocket hits Jordan

A rocket, thought to be a Grad missile fired from outside Jordan has hit a hotels area in the port of Aqaba on the Red Sea. The interior ministry

A rocket, thought to be a Grad missile fired from outside Jordan has hit a hotels area in the port of Aqaba on the Red Sea. The interior ministry

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Greek lorry drivers return to work

Things are moving again on Greek roads as truckers return to work after a six-day strike. It brought misery to thousands as fuel shortages hit deep

Things are moving again on Greek roads as truckers return to work after a six-day strike. It brought misery to thousands as fuel shortages hit deep

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More Israel-Gaza cross border violence

A huge explosion has destroyed the house of a Hamas commander in Gaza in the latest incident of a weekend of suspected Palestinian-Israeli

A huge explosion has destroyed the house of a Hamas commander in Gaza in the latest incident of a weekend of suspected Palestinian-Israeli