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2010-08-04

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Cloning and the food chain - is it safe?

It’s emerged that 100 cows in a Scottish herd have been sired by bulls who are themselves the offspring of a cloned animal in the US. They are at

It’s emerged that 100 cows in a Scottish herd have been sired by bulls who are themselves the offspring of a cloned animal in the US. They are at

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Obama welcomes oil spill progress

The news that the flow of oil is being stemmed has been welcomed by Barack Obama, who has made several trips to the Gulf since being accused of an

The news that the flow of oil is being stemmed has been welcomed by Barack Obama, who has made several trips to the Gulf since being accused of an

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Medvedev sacks navy commanders over fires

President Medvedev has returned from holiday for a crisis meeting over the Russian wildfires that have now killed at least 48 people. He has sacked

President Medvedev has returned from holiday for a crisis meeting over the Russian wildfires that have now killed at least 48 people. He has sacked

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US Gulf Coast oil spill: a chronology

When the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded into flames, killing eleven workers, few predicted it would lead to America’s worst environmental

When the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded into flames, killing eleven workers, few predicted it would lead to America’s worst environmental

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US First Lady and daughter on holiday in Spain

Sun, sea and maybe a little sangria for the US first lady after touching down in Spain for a short break. Michelle Obama, arrived on the

Sun, sea and maybe a little sangria for the US first lady after touching down in Spain for a short break. Michelle Obama, arrived on the

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Dekker sets sail for the record books

Journalists form around the globe on Wednesday gathered at Den Osse harbour in the Netherlands where, after winning a year-long battle with child

Journalists form around the globe on Wednesday gathered at Den Osse harbour in the Netherlands where, after winning a year-long battle with child

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Russian wheat feels the heat

It is not just wildfires that have destroyed Russia’s crops, a unprecedented drought has ravaged the country’s farming heartland. The coffee-black

It is not just wildfires that have destroyed Russia’s crops, a unprecedented drought has ravaged the country’s farming heartland. The coffee-black

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BP reports good progress on spill plug

BP is calling it a “significant milestone”. Others say let’s wait and see. The oil giant is reporting good progress after starting its operation to

BP is calling it a “significant milestone”. Others say let’s wait and see. The oil giant is reporting good progress after starting its operation to

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Conflicting reports over Iran incident

There are conflicting reports coming out of Iran over an alleged attack on President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.   Some claim a home-made grenade was thrown

There are conflicting reports coming out of Iran over an alleged attack on President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.   Some claim a home-made grenade was thrown

Culture

She's going to Memphis

Twenty years into her solo career and with her seventh studio album, Sheryl Crow has moved away from her usual pop country songs to explore the music

Twenty years into her solo career and with her seventh studio album, Sheryl Crow has moved away from her usual pop country songs to explore the music

Culture

Sarajevo screens the Balkans' best

Started back in 1995, when the city was under seige, the Sarajevo Film Festival has grown to become the biggest such event in the Balkans.

Started back in 1995, when the city was under seige, the Sarajevo Film Festival has grown to become the biggest such event in the Balkans.

Science_technology

Save our squirrels

The UK’s red squirrel population is under threat, with its North American grey cousin being blamed. An effort to prevent the reds’ extinction is

The UK’s red squirrel population is under threat, with its North American grey cousin being blamed. An effort to prevent the reds’ extinction is

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Laura Dekker: the youngest person to sail the globe solo

Dutch teenage sailor Laura Dekker, 14, set sail for Portugal on August 4, after winning a year-long battle with child welfare authorities worried

Dutch teenage sailor Laura Dekker, 14, set sail for Portugal on August 4, after winning a year-long battle with child welfare authorities worried

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Israel fells more trees after border clashes

The Israeli military has been uprooting more trees along its border with Lebanon despite Tuesday’s deadly clash with the Lebanese army. A day after

The Israeli military has been uprooting more trees along its border with Lebanon despite Tuesday’s deadly clash with the Lebanese army. A day after

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Militants target a busy market in Iraq

Two bombs have been detonated in a busy marketplace in Iraq. Several people were killed and dozens injured in the attacks in the normally quiet

Two bombs have been detonated in a busy marketplace in Iraq. Several people were killed and dozens injured in the attacks in the normally quiet

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Cloned meat sold into food chain in the UK

In the UK, its been revealed that meat from the offspring of a cloned cow entered the food chain last year and was eaten. Two bulls born from

In the UK, its been revealed that meat from the offspring of a cloned cow entered the food chain last year and was eaten. Two bulls born from

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Failed attack on Iranian President

The Iranian President has reportedly survived an attack on his motorcade in Iran, as he was travelling to give a speech to supporters in the

The Iranian President has reportedly survived an attack on his motorcade in Iran, as he was travelling to give a speech to supporters in the

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Dozens die as Russia battles forest fires

The worst heatwave since records began 130 years ago has ignited hundreds of forest fires across west and central Russia, leaving a trail of smoke

The worst heatwave since records began 130 years ago has ignited hundreds of forest fires across west and central Russia, leaving a trail of smoke

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Iranian president survives attack

The Iranian President has survived an attack on his convoy in Iran. Sources in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s office have confirmed reports first broadcast

The Iranian President has survived an attack on his convoy in Iran. Sources in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s office have confirmed reports first broadcast

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BP reports some "static kill" success

BP is reporting early signs of success after starting its operation to permanently plug an underwater well in the Gulf of Mexico. The so-called

BP is reporting early signs of success after starting its operation to permanently plug an underwater well in the Gulf of Mexico. The so-called

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Flood in India's western Gujarat state

Incessant rains caused flood in Veraval town of India’s western Gujarat state, crippling normal life as water enters residential areas.

Incessant rains caused flood in Veraval town of India’s western Gujarat state, crippling normal life as water enters residential areas.

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US troops rescue flood victims in Afghanistan

Search and rescue efforts continue in Afghanistan as flood waters damage farm land and swell rivers in the region. U.S. troops conducted helicopter

Search and rescue efforts continue in Afghanistan as flood waters damage farm land and swell rivers in the region. U.S. troops conducted helicopter

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Three million affected by Pakistan floods

Gul Abad village at Charsadda town is one of the many villages washed away with torrential rain and heavy flooding in Pakistan.

Gul Abad village at Charsadda town is one of the many villages washed away with torrential rain and heavy flooding in Pakistan.

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Russia: fires continue

In Russia, fires burnt forest outside Kadanok village and police inspected cars and drivers who are driving to and from fire areas.

In Russia, fires burnt forest outside Kadanok village and police inspected cars and drivers who are driving to and from fire areas.

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Crucial vote on Kenyan constitution

It is Kenya’s first national vote since 1,300 people were killed in post-election violence in 2008. Political leaders are hoping a ballot today on

It is Kenya’s first national vote since 1,300 people were killed in post-election violence in 2008. Political leaders are hoping a ballot today on

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23,000 wildfires have hit Russia

Russian firefighters have had to deal with more than 23,000 wildfires since June when soaring temperatures turned vast areas of countryside into a

Russian firefighters have had to deal with more than 23,000 wildfires since June when soaring temperatures turned vast areas of countryside into a

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Grim warning over war against Taliban

Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari has arrived in London for talks with Britain’s prime minister where he hopes a frank exchange will clear the

Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari has arrived in London for talks with Britain’s prime minister where he hopes a frank exchange will clear the