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2010-08-07

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Fidel Castro makes rare speech

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has addressed the island’s parliament for the first time since he stepped down due to ill health four years

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has addressed the island’s parliament for the first time since he stepped down due to ill health four years

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Georgia-South Ossetia war: two years on

Two years after Georgia went to war with Russia over the South Ossetia region, thousands of displaced people hold little hope of returning

Two years after Georgia went to war with Russia over the South Ossetia region, thousands of displaced people hold little hope of returning

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Toxic smog lays siege to Moscow

Health officials in Moscow are warning people to stay indoors and avoid the blanket of smog that has descended on the city as wildfires continue to

Health officials in Moscow are warning people to stay indoors and avoid the blanket of smog that has descended on the city as wildfires continue to

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South Pakistan on 'red alert' over floods

Pakistan’s southern Sindh province is on red alert as flood waters sweep down from the north. The worst monsoon rains in eight decades battered the

Pakistan’s southern Sindh province is on red alert as flood waters sweep down from the north. The worst monsoon rains in eight decades battered the

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Heavy rain and flooding hits much of Europe

A state of emergency has been declared in the Czech Republic where hundreds of homes have had to be evacuated due to flooding. More heavy rain is

A state of emergency has been declared in the Czech Republic where hundreds of homes have had to be evacuated due to flooding. More heavy rain is

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Taliban kills eight medics in Afghanistan

Eight medics have been shot dead by Taliban gunmen in northeast Afghanistan. Police found the bullet-riddled bodies of six Americans, one Briton

Eight medics have been shot dead by Taliban gunmen in northeast Afghanistan. Police found the bullet-riddled bodies of six Americans, one Briton

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Tourists warned to stay away from Moscow smog

The United States, Germany and France have issued travel warnings to people heading for Moscow where smog from wildfires is choking the capital.

The United States, Germany and France have issued travel warnings to people heading for Moscow where smog from wildfires is choking the capital.

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Seafood deemed safe as Gulf oil crisis eases

As the environmental crisis in the Gulf of Mexico appears to be drawing to a close BP says it may drill a new well to extract crude left behind in

As the environmental crisis in the Gulf of Mexico appears to be drawing to a close BP says it may drill a new well to extract crude left behind in

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Train crash in Israel

Train collided with a bus in Kiryat Gat israel, killing 7 people and injured 20.

Train collided with a bus in Kiryat Gat israel, killing 7 people and injured 20.

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wildfires in Russia

The wildfires in Russia keep spreading and gaining a larger area. Now 20 regions are burning, according to latest information, when the flames jumped

The wildfires in Russia keep spreading and gaining a larger area. Now 20 regions are burning, according to latest information, when the flames jumped

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Pakistan shelters

Hundreds of Pakistani families took shelter in a make-shift camp in the Nowshera district on Friday, after the worst monsoon rains in decades caused

Hundreds of Pakistani families took shelter in a make-shift camp in the Nowshera district on Friday, after the worst monsoon rains in decades caused

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Train derailment in Italy

This morning around 11 o’clock. A local train left from San Giorgio a Cremano was heading to Naples and then derailed. The derailment caused so far 1

This morning around 11 o’clock. A local train left from San Giorgio a Cremano was heading to Naples and then derailed. The derailment caused so far 1

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Venezuela's Chavez 'optimistic' over Colombia

Venezuela’s foreign minister is to attend the inauguration of new Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in what’s being seen as a thaw in relations

Venezuela’s foreign minister is to attend the inauguration of new Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in what’s being seen as a thaw in relations

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Medical team massacred in Afghanistan

Six Americans, one Briton and a German are now believed to be among a 10-strong medical team killed by militants in an ambush in a remote forested

Six Americans, one Briton and a German are now believed to be among a 10-strong medical team killed by militants in an ambush in a remote forested

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Health warnings as wildfires choke Moscow

Air pollution in Moscow has surged to up to five times normal levels as the Russian capital continues to suffocate under a cloud of acrid smoke from

Air pollution in Moscow has surged to up to five times normal levels as the Russian capital continues to suffocate under a cloud of acrid smoke from

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Dutch woman held after babies found in attic

Dutch police have been continuing to search a house after the bodies of four babies were found in suitcases in the attic. A 25-year-old woman

Dutch police have been continuing to search a house after the bodies of four babies were found in suitcases in the attic. A 25-year-old woman

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Southern Pakistan braces itself for deluge

Pakistan is bracing itself for more flooding described as “imminent” and “extreme” in the south of the country. More than half a million people in

Pakistan is bracing itself for more flooding described as “imminent” and “extreme” in the south of the country. More than half a million people in

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British boy given 'miracle' new throat surgery

The words modern day miracle are too often applied to advances in medicine. But they are an understatement for the parents of the first child in

The words modern day miracle are too often applied to advances in medicine. But they are an understatement for the parents of the first child in