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2010-08-08

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Heavy rains hamper Pakistan aid efforts

More heavy rain is hampering efforts to help the 15 million people hit by floods in Pakistan. The southern Sindh province is the latest region to

More heavy rain is hampering efforts to help the 15 million people hit by floods in Pakistan. The southern Sindh province is the latest region to

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Mudslide disaster strikes Tibetan region of China

One hundred and twenty seven people are confirmed dead. Now troops and civilian volunteers are engaged in a desperate race against time to find

One hundred and twenty seven people are confirmed dead. Now troops and civilian volunteers are engaged in a desperate race against time to find

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Bodies of slain medics arrive in Kabul

The bodies of eight medical workers slain by Taliban gunmen in northeast Afghanistan have arrived in Kabul to be formally identified.They worked for

The bodies of eight medical workers slain by Taliban gunmen in northeast Afghanistan have arrived in Kabul to be formally identified.They worked for

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Muscovites warned over toxic smog

Muscovites have been warned to stay indoors and wear protective masks owing to the thick smog that continues to engulf the Russian capital. Health

Muscovites have been warned to stay indoors and wear protective masks owing to the thick smog that continues to engulf the Russian capital. Health

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Medvedev makes surprise visit to Abkhazia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has made a surprise visit to Abkhazia: his first trip to the breakaway Georgian region since Moscow’s short war

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has made a surprise visit to Abkhazia: his first trip to the breakaway Georgian region since Moscow’s short war

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Deadly flash floods sweep central Europe

Eight people have died in flash floods sweeping central Europe. Four people drowned in the Czech Republic, three in Germany and one in Poland as

Eight people have died in flash floods sweeping central Europe. Four people drowned in the Czech Republic, three in Germany and one in Poland as

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Scores die as mudslides swamp Tibetan area

Nearly 100 people have been killed in mudslides triggered by heavy rain in north-west China. An estimated 2,000 residents in the town of Zhouqu are

Nearly 100 people have been killed in mudslides triggered by heavy rain in north-west China. An estimated 2,000 residents in the town of Zhouqu are

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Giant ice-sheet breaks from Greenland glacier

An iceberg almost four times times the size of Manhattan island has broken off the Petermann Glacier in Northern Greenland. Scientists are

An iceberg almost four times times the size of Manhattan island has broken off the Petermann Glacier in Northern Greenland. Scientists are

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Chavez keen to restore ties with Colombia

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez is calling for face-to-face talks with with Colombia’s newly sworn-in President Juan Manuel Santos to restore

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez is calling for face-to-face talks with with Colombia’s newly sworn-in President Juan Manuel Santos to restore

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Traffic jams on european roads

Europeans have taken to the roads at the start of the continent’s traditional month-long summer holidays.

Europeans have taken to the roads at the start of the continent’s traditional month-long summer holidays.

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Desperate struggle against russian wildfires

Russia is fighting with little success to overcome the many hundreds of fires that are destroying forests and fields and putting a thick, toxic

Russia is fighting with little success to overcome the many hundreds of fires that are destroying forests and fields and putting a thick, toxic

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Dozens feared dead in Basra blasts

It looks like dozens of people may have been killed in explosions at a busy market in the Iraqi city of Basra. There is confusion over the cause

It looks like dozens of people may have been killed in explosions at a busy market in the Iraqi city of Basra. There is confusion over the cause

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European roads jammed as summer break begins

Europeans have taken to the roads at the start of the continent’s traditional month-long summer holidays. Motorways in Italy were gridlocked as

Europeans have taken to the roads at the start of the continent’s traditional month-long summer holidays. Motorways in Italy were gridlocked as

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Protests greet Pakistani president as rain worsens floods

About a hundred protesters shouted their opposition to the Pakistani president’s UK visit as he addressed a rally in Birmingham. They are angry

About a hundred protesters shouted their opposition to the Pakistani president’s UK visit as he addressed a rally in Birmingham. They are angry

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'Canal dug' to protect nuclear site from fires

Russian troops have reportedly dug a canal eight kilometres long to keep wildfires that have been sweeping the region away from a nuclear site. The

Russian troops have reportedly dug a canal eight kilometres long to keep wildfires that have been sweeping the region away from a nuclear site. The

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Fidel Castro warns of nuclear war in rare speech

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has warned Barack Obama and other world leaders to avoid nuclear war with Iran. The 83-year-old has made a

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has warned Barack Obama and other world leaders to avoid nuclear war with Iran. The 83-year-old has made a

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Santos sworn in as Colombian president

Juan Manuel Santos has been sworn in as Colombia’s new president, promising to continue his predecessor Alvaro Uribe’s hard line against left-wing

Juan Manuel Santos has been sworn in as Colombia’s new president, promising to continue his predecessor Alvaro Uribe’s hard line against left-wing