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2010-08-05

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Blazes rage close to Russia's nuclear research centre

Emergency workers have been using heavy machinery to make firebreaks in the forest surrounding one of Russia’s top secret nuclear research

Emergency workers have been using heavy machinery to make firebreaks in the forest surrounding one of Russia’s top secret nuclear research

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No grain drain as Russia slaps ban on exports

Russia has slapped a temporary ban on grain exports to keep inflation under control after the worst heatwave on record decimated crops. Prime

Russia has slapped a temporary ban on grain exports to keep inflation under control after the worst heatwave on record decimated crops. Prime

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Switzerland's 63rd Locarno Film Festival opens

If you are fed up with the summer sun, how about 10 days of arthouse cinema next to a beautiful Swiss lake? The Locarno Film Festival is up and

If you are fed up with the summer sun, how about 10 days of arthouse cinema next to a beautiful Swiss lake? The Locarno Film Festival is up and

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BP starts cementing ruptured Gulf oil well

BP has begun phase two of its ‘static kill’ procedure to plug the Gulf of Mexico oil leak for good. After injecting heavy mud to stem the flow of

BP has begun phase two of its ‘static kill’ procedure to plug the Gulf of Mexico oil leak for good. After injecting heavy mud to stem the flow of

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Kyrgyz police and protesters clash as October poll looms

Police and protestors have clashed yet again in Kyrgyzstan in the latest round of unrest to hit the Central Asian state. The violence comes as

Police and protestors have clashed yet again in Kyrgyzstan in the latest round of unrest to hit the Central Asian state. The violence comes as

Science_technology

Global warming in Norway and Greenland

In this edition of Science we look at ancient artefacts unveiled by melting ice in Norway, while in Greenland scientists drill deep into the ice to

In this edition of Science we look at ancient artefacts unveiled by melting ice in Norway, while in Greenland scientists drill deep into the ice to

Culture

A different kind of red China

Chinese movies with ‘red’ in the title used to be about the struggles of peasants or the Communist Party’s great leaps forward, but ‘Red Light

Chinese movies with ‘red’ in the title used to be about the struggles of peasants or the Communist Party’s great leaps forward, but ‘Red Light

Culture

A Queen's year on display

A year in the life of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is the theme of an exhibition at her London residence, Buckingham Palace. Different rooms feature

A year in the life of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is the theme of an exhibition at her London residence, Buckingham Palace. Different rooms feature

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Flying donkey lands in the Kremlin

A donkey which made headlines when it was launched by parasail from a beach in Russia has been rescued by a British tabloid newspaper. Cameras were

A donkey which made headlines when it was launched by parasail from a beach in Russia has been rescued by a British tabloid newspaper. Cameras were

Nocomment

Public debut of a pygmy hippo in Australia

A pygmy hippo calf made her public debut at a Sydney zoo along side her mother Petre. Kambiri, a Nigerian name meaning “allow me to join this

A pygmy hippo calf made her public debut at a Sydney zoo along side her mother Petre. Kambiri, a Nigerian name meaning “allow me to join this

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Athens bomb alert as IMF visits

Adding to the tension over Greece’s money problems, police had to evacuate the finance ministry in Athens after a bomb threat was received just

Adding to the tension over Greece’s money problems, police had to evacuate the finance ministry in Athens after a bomb threat was received just

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A severe storm hit Finland

Tens of thousands of households are without power across Finland following a severe storm in the Kainuu region.

Tens of thousands of households are without power across Finland following a severe storm in the Kainuu region.

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Barack Obama in Chicago, Michelle in Marbella

Barack Obama plans to spend his 49th birthday in Chicago. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama spend her holiday in Marbella, in the southern coast of Spain.

Barack Obama plans to spend his 49th birthday in Chicago. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama spend her holiday in Marbella, in the southern coast of Spain.

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Kashmir: protest in Srinagar

Indian Kashmir’s main city, Srinagar, erupted again in protests on Thursday after two people were killed when paramilitary soldiers fired on

Indian Kashmir’s main city, Srinagar, erupted again in protests on Thursday after two people were killed when paramilitary soldiers fired on

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Billionaires pledge 50 per cent of fortune for charity

A number of US billionaires have pledged at least half of their wealth to charity as part of a campaign launched by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and

A number of US billionaires have pledged at least half of their wealth to charity as part of a campaign launched by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and

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Supermodel gives evidence at war crimes trial

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has appeared at the war crimes trial of former Liberian leader Charles Taylor in the Hague. She was summoned by the

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has appeared at the war crimes trial of former Liberian leader Charles Taylor in the Hague. She was summoned by the

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Flood victims say no officials in sight

Washington says it is boosting its relief efforts in flood-devastated Pakistan. The pledge comes on top of an initial financial aid package.   It

Washington says it is boosting its relief efforts in flood-devastated Pakistan. The pledge comes on top of an initial financial aid package.   It

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Moscow affected by heavy smoke from fires

Moscow has been shrouded in acrid smoke from the worst forest fires since 1972. Carbon monoxide levels in the Russian capital are currently six

Moscow has been shrouded in acrid smoke from the worst forest fires since 1972. Carbon monoxide levels in the Russian capital are currently six

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Bolivian merchants protesting in La Paz

Bolivian police dispersed hundreds of merchants who tried to surround the government palace in the Bolivian capital of La Paz to protest against a

Bolivian police dispersed hundreds of merchants who tried to surround the government palace in the Bolivian capital of La Paz to protest against a

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Flood in Pakistan: morning scene in Charsada

The residents of Pakistan’s northwest, ravaged by massive floods that killed at least 1,500 people, were on Thursday slowly returning to their

The residents of Pakistan’s northwest, ravaged by massive floods that killed at least 1,500 people, were on Thursday slowly returning to their

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Kenyans say "yes" to new constitution

Voting for change, Kenyans have said yes to a new constitution in a peaceful referendum. The reforms have been promoted as a way of making sure

Voting for change, Kenyans have said yes to a new constitution in a peaceful referendum. The reforms have been promoted as a way of making sure

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Campbell tells court she was given diamonds

British supermodel Naomi Campbell told the Sierra Leone war crimes court on Thursday she had been a given pouch containing a few small diamonds while

British supermodel Naomi Campbell told the Sierra Leone war crimes court on Thursday she had been a given pouch containing a few small diamonds while

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Israel: uneasy calm returned to Lebanon's border

An uneasy calm returned to Lebanon’s border with Israel, a day after a fierce border battle erupted between Lebanese and Israeli troops, killing a

An uneasy calm returned to Lebanon’s border with Israel, a day after a fierce border battle erupted between Lebanese and Israeli troops, killing a

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Emergency aid reaches Pakistan refugees

Floodwaters continued to ravage hundreds of villages across central Pakistan on Wednesday, destroying homes, soaking crops, and threatening more

Floodwaters continued to ravage hundreds of villages across central Pakistan on Wednesday, destroying homes, soaking crops, and threatening more

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Will effects of Gulf leak linger?

Many experts say the region was lucky to escape what could have been a much worse catastrophe. But others warn the effects of the leak are likely to

Many experts say the region was lucky to escape what could have been a much worse catastrophe. But others warn the effects of the leak are likely to

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Judge overturns California's gay marriage ban

Gays and Lesbians have been celebrating in California after a federal judge overturned a 2008 ban on same-sex marriages. Although handing a

Gays and Lesbians have been celebrating in California after a federal judge overturned a 2008 ban on same-sex marriages. Although handing a

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Saudi firms face Blackberry fines

Saudi Arabian telecoms firms face fines of a million euros if they do not obey orders to suspend some BlackBerry services immediately. The United

Saudi Arabian telecoms firms face fines of a million euros if they do not obey orders to suspend some BlackBerry services immediately. The United

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Disease fears as Pakistan floods sweep south

The worst floods in Pakistan for 80 years have swept through the central Punjab province as swollen rivers carry torrents of water southwards. In

The worst floods in Pakistan for 80 years have swept through the central Punjab province as swollen rivers carry torrents of water southwards. In

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Pollution soars as Russian wildfires spread

On the ground, Russian leaders are making their presence felt as the country struggles to cope with raging wildfires. Vladimir Putin has been keen

On the ground, Russian leaders are making their presence felt as the country struggles to cope with raging wildfires. Vladimir Putin has been keen

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Kenyans vote for constitutional reform

Voters in Kenya look set to adopt a new constitution, according to partial results. An estimated two-thirds of ballots cast in a referendum appear to

Voters in Kenya look set to adopt a new constitution, according to partial results. An estimated two-thirds of ballots cast in a referendum appear to