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2010-08-06

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Brazil's Rousseff extends lead in presidential race

Brazil’s presidential election is two months away but the candidates have already begun the race. The first nationally televised debate has taken

Brazil’s presidential election is two months away but the candidates have already begun the race. The first nationally televised debate has taken

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Aid arrives in flood-hit Pakistan

Aid has started to arrive in flood-hit Pakistan following the country’s worst monsoon rains in eight decades. Supplies of food and medicine is

Aid has started to arrive in flood-hit Pakistan following the country’s worst monsoon rains in eight decades. Supplies of food and medicine is

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Wyclef Jean rejects criticism of Haiti presidential bid

From hip-hop star to presidential contender, Wyclef Jean has thrown his hat into the ring to be the next leader of Haiti. He was given an

From hip-hop star to presidential contender, Wyclef Jean has thrown his hat into the ring to be the next leader of Haiti. He was given an

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Zero tolerance for drink-driving Russians

Vodka-loving Russians will think twice before getting behind the wheel from today as their country’s zero tolerance drink-driving law comes into

Vodka-loving Russians will think twice before getting behind the wheel from today as their country’s zero tolerance drink-driving law comes into

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One man killed in Naples train crash

A passenger train has derailed in the southern Italian city of Naples, killing one person and injuring up to 40 others. At least 13 are said to be

A passenger train has derailed in the southern Italian city of Naples, killing one person and injuring up to 40 others. At least 13 are said to be

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Britain and Pakistan paper over terrorism row

Britain and Pakistan have agreed to do more to fight Islamic militants. It comes after the UK Prime Minister sparked a diplomatic row by

Britain and Pakistan have agreed to do more to fight Islamic militants. It comes after the UK Prime Minister sparked a diplomatic row by

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Sly's take on 'Dogs of War'

Sylvester Stallone has assembled a who’s who of action heroes – including Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham and Jet Li – for “The

Sylvester Stallone has assembled a who’s who of action heroes – including Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham and Jet Li – for “The

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Robert Francis on tour

Californian singer-songwriter Robert Francis, who has been described as an “old soul in a young body,” is touring Europe later this year playing

Californian singer-songwriter Robert Francis, who has been described as an “old soul in a young body,” is touring Europe later this year playing

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Russia struggles to contain spreading wildfires

Fifty two people are now known to have died in the wildfires ravaging large swathes of the Russian countryside. The government is appealing for

Fifty two people are now known to have died in the wildfires ravaging large swathes of the Russian countryside. The government is appealing for

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Wildfire smog chokes Moscow

Planes are being diverted from two of Moscow’s international airports as acrid smoke blankets the Russian capital. Pollution levels in the city

Planes are being diverted from two of Moscow’s international airports as acrid smoke blankets the Russian capital. Pollution levels in the city

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Japan marks Hiroshima bombing anniversary

8.15 am. The precise time 65-years ago when an atomic bomb was dropped by the United States on Japan. Tens of thousands of people turned out in

8.15 am. The precise time 65-years ago when an atomic bomb was dropped by the United States on Japan. Tens of thousands of people turned out in

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50 dead as wildfires continue to ravage Russia

Fifty people have now died during the Russian heatwave crisis as foreign reinforcements arrive to help extinguish nearly 600 different

Fifty people have now died during the Russian heatwave crisis as foreign reinforcements arrive to help extinguish nearly 600 different

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Komorowski sworn-in as Poland's new president

Poland’s new President, Bronislaw Komorowski has been sworn-in for a five-year term. He took the oath of office in parliament, becoming the fourth

Poland’s new President, Bronislaw Komorowski has been sworn-in for a five-year term. He took the oath of office in parliament, becoming the fourth

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Scores dead in Indian floods

Dozens of people have been killed by flash floods in Indian Kashmir. Officials say at least 59 people have died in the flooding that has destroyed

Dozens of people have been killed by flash floods in Indian Kashmir. Officials say at least 59 people have died in the flooding that has destroyed

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US attends Hiroshima commemorations

The peace bell tolled at 8.15am. That was the time the Enola Gay dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On the 65th anniversary, survivors joined tens

The peace bell tolled at 8.15am. That was the time the Enola Gay dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On the 65th anniversary, survivors joined tens

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Ukraine's March of Life

A group of German descendants of Nazi soliders held a ceremony in Ukraine where many Jews were executed during World War Two. In September 1941

A group of German descendants of Nazi soliders held a ceremony in Ukraine where many Jews were executed during World War Two. In September 1941

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Pakistan evacuates flood-threatened region

Half a million people have been evacuated in southern Pakistan’s Sindh province as the region braces itself for heavy flooding. The country has

Half a million people have been evacuated in southern Pakistan’s Sindh province as the region braces itself for heavy flooding. The country has

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Kyrgyz security forces stop Baryktabasov supporters

Kyrgyz security forces stopped several busloads of supporters of regional leader Urmat Baryktabasov on the outskirts of the capital Bishkek.

Kyrgyz security forces stopped several busloads of supporters of regional leader Urmat Baryktabasov on the outskirts of the capital Bishkek.

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Pentagon wants WikiLeaks Afghan docs back

The Pentagon has demanded that the web site WikiLeaks return the 15,000 secret documents it has yet to post on the Internet and that it removes those

The Pentagon has demanded that the web site WikiLeaks return the 15,000 secret documents it has yet to post on the Internet and that it removes those

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NATO strikes 'kill civilians'

NATO strikes in Afghanistan are said to have killed more than 20 civilians in two separate attacks in the east of the country. 13 people were

NATO strikes in Afghanistan are said to have killed more than 20 civilians in two separate attacks in the east of the country. 13 people were

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Pakistan and UK leaders try to resolve differences

Pakistan’s president has met David Cameron amid diplomatic tension between their two countries over Afghanistan. President Zardari is the first

Pakistan’s president has met David Cameron amid diplomatic tension between their two countries over Afghanistan. President Zardari is the first

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BP finishes cementing ruptured Gulf oil well

BP has finished pouring cement into its blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. It ends phase two of its ‘static kill’ procedure to plug the leak

BP has finished pouring cement into its blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. It ends phase two of its ‘static kill’ procedure to plug the leak

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Poland set to extradite suspected Israeli spy

A suspected Israeli spy wanted in connection with the killing of a Hamas leader is to be extradited from Poland to Germany. An appeals court in

A suspected Israeli spy wanted in connection with the killing of a Hamas leader is to be extradited from Poland to Germany. An appeals court in

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Senate confirms Obama Supreme Court nominee

The US Senate has approved President Obama’s nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, making her only the fourth woman in history to sit on

The US Senate has approved President Obama’s nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, making her only the fourth woman in history to sit on