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2010-08-03

Europe

EU fights against fakes

Last year EU customs authorities seized about 118 million suspected counterfeit and pirated products. What are they, where do they come from and how

Last year EU customs authorities seized about 118 million suspected counterfeit and pirated products. What are they, where do they come from and how

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Attack on foreign base in Afghanistan

The largest foreign military base in Afghanistan has come under rocket and ground attack by militants. Authorities say half a dozen insurgents have

The largest foreign military base in Afghanistan has come under rocket and ground attack by militants. Authorities say half a dozen insurgents have

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Both sides accuse each other of border violations

A 13,000 strong UN peacekeeping force has been placed on full alert on the southern Lebanese border where the situation is said to be “tense”. An

A 13,000 strong UN peacekeeping force has been placed on full alert on the southern Lebanese border where the situation is said to be “tense”. An

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Row over video of French crackdown

A political storm has been unleashed in France after a video was released showing African women and babies being dragged away by riot police. The

A political storm has been unleashed in France after a video was released showing African women and babies being dragged away by riot police. The

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ETA suspects arrested over police murder

Two suspected members of the militant Basque separatist group ETA have been arrested over the killing of a police sergeant seven years

Two suspected members of the militant Basque separatist group ETA have been arrested over the killing of a police sergeant seven years

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"Costa del Crime" welcomes Obamas

It has been nicknamed the “Costa del Crime”, but that has not put off the US First Lady. Michelle Obama is due in Spain this week for a summer

It has been nicknamed the “Costa del Crime”, but that has not put off the US First Lady. Michelle Obama is due in Spain this week for a summer

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UN urges calm over Israel-Lebanon border clash

The UN is calling for restraint after a border clash in which an Israeli helicopter gunship attacked a Lebanese army post with rocket fire killing

The UN is calling for restraint after a border clash in which an Israeli helicopter gunship attacked a Lebanese army post with rocket fire killing

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Russians drive through an inferno

Russians drive through burning village in Tamboles (Nizhegorodskaya region), surrounded by flames as they try to flee the area.

Russians drive through burning village in Tamboles (Nizhegorodskaya region), surrounded by flames as they try to flee the area.

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Poles protest move of plane crash memorial

In Poland, hundreds of people have clashed with police in Warsaw over the planned removal of a memorial to victims of the presidential plane crash in

In Poland, hundreds of people have clashed with police in Warsaw over the planned removal of a memorial to victims of the presidential plane crash in

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Further rainfall threatens Pakistan

Further rainfall and rising water levels are adding to the devastation caused by the worst floods in Pakistan for 80 years. Rivers flowing from the

Further rainfall and rising water levels are adding to the devastation caused by the worst floods in Pakistan for 80 years. Rivers flowing from the

Science_technology

Medicine on the web

Is the doctor’s surgery of the future online? A growing number of websites in Britain think so, but doctors’ professional organisations worry about

Is the doctor’s surgery of the future online? A growing number of websites in Britain think so, but doctors’ professional organisations worry about

Culture

China goes 3D

Hoping to emulate the success of “Avatar” Chinese producers are starting to make their own 3D blockbusters. The first is an underwater

Hoping to emulate the success of “Avatar” Chinese producers are starting to make their own 3D blockbusters. The first is an underwater

Culture

Who's who in Lulu?

With plenty of passion and acres of flesh, Alban Berg’s opera ‘Lulu’ premiered at the Salzburg Festival in Austria. The modern interpretation by

With plenty of passion and acres of flesh, Alban Berg’s opera ‘Lulu’ premiered at the Salzburg Festival in Austria. The modern interpretation by

Science_technology

Meet the robots

On hi-tech this week – Acroban, a humanoid robot who plays with children, technology to control robotic hands and arms and Digoro the ‘Partner Robot’

On hi-tech this week – Acroban, a humanoid robot who plays with children, technology to control robotic hands and arms and Digoro the ‘Partner Robot’

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Far-right in Dutch political deal?

In the Netherlands, fresh talks are underway between the leaders of the three parties planning to form a centre-right minority government. It comes

In the Netherlands, fresh talks are underway between the leaders of the three parties planning to form a centre-right minority government. It comes

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Deadly Russian forest fires spread

Authorities in Russia are still struggling to deal with raging forest fires as the country experiences one of its worst ever heatwaves. Many of the

Authorities in Russia are still struggling to deal with raging forest fires as the country experiences one of its worst ever heatwaves. Many of the

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Soldiers reported killed in Israel-Lebanon border clashes

Border clashes have broken out between Israel and Lebanon, with reports of soldiers killed. The UN is pleading with both countries to show maximum

Border clashes have broken out between Israel and Lebanon, with reports of soldiers killed. The UN is pleading with both countries to show maximum

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Shark alert on New Jersey beach

A shark sent US beach-goers running for safety when it swam ashore and rolled about on the sand, on a beach in New Jersey.

A shark sent US beach-goers running for safety when it swam ashore and rolled about on the sand, on a beach in New Jersey.

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Israeli and Lebanese troops exchange fire

Israeli and Lebanese troops have exchanged fire on the Israel-Lebanon border. Two people in Lebanon are reported to have been injured, and the

Israeli and Lebanese troops have exchanged fire on the Israel-Lebanon border. Two people in Lebanon are reported to have been injured, and the

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Attack on foreign base in Afghanistan

The largest foreign military base in Afghanistan has come under rocket and ground attack by militants. Authorities say half a dozen insurgents have

The largest foreign military base in Afghanistan has come under rocket and ground attack by militants. Authorities say half a dozen insurgents have

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Pakistan criticised over flood response

The government of Pakistan is facing heavy criticism over its response to the country’s worst flooding in living memory. The UN says more than

The government of Pakistan is facing heavy criticism over its response to the country’s worst flooding in living memory. The UN says more than

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Court ruling paves the way for automatic joint custody in Germany

Unmarried couples in Germany could soon be given automatic joint custody of their children. It comes after the country’s highest court ruled that

Unmarried couples in Germany could soon be given automatic joint custody of their children. It comes after the country’s highest court ruled that

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Massive scale of Gulf leak revealed

As BP prepares to try to permanently plug its ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico, more information is coming to light about the full extent of the

As BP prepares to try to permanently plug its ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico, more information is coming to light about the full extent of the

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Arrests over murder of Basque police chief

Two suspected members of ETA have been arrested in Spain’s Basque country. Heavily armed officers from the anti-terrorist branch of the Basque police

Two suspected members of ETA have been arrested in Spain’s Basque country. Heavily armed officers from the anti-terrorist branch of the Basque police

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Clashes after politician killed in Pakistan

Ethnic and sectarian clashes have broken out in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi after a local politician was shot dead in a mosque. Vehicles

Ethnic and sectarian clashes have broken out in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi after a local politician was shot dead in a mosque. Vehicles

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Romeria Vikinga in Spain

The Romería is a commemoration of the many Viking invasions which took place on the western coast of Galicia and the northwest of Iberian Peninsula

The Romería is a commemoration of the many Viking invasions which took place on the western coast of Galicia and the northwest of Iberian Peninsula

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Russia: Heavy smog in Moscow

Peat fires raging all around the capital caused a heavy smog in Moscow. Eastern and south-eastern districts of the city are the worse affected, but

Peat fires raging all around the capital caused a heavy smog in Moscow. Eastern and south-eastern districts of the city are the worse affected, but

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Pakistan flood aftermath

Pakistan dispatched medical teams on Monday to the deluged northwest amid fears that cholera could spread in the aftermath of the worst floods in the

Pakistan dispatched medical teams on Monday to the deluged northwest amid fears that cholera could spread in the aftermath of the worst floods in the