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2010-08-09

Europe

Europetition: a way to influence decision-makers

Europetition is a new way for people to have a greater say in how the European Union develops its policies. What exactly is it and how does it work?

Europetition is a new way for people to have a greater say in how the European Union develops its policies. What exactly is it and how does it work?

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How Europe's judges defend human rights

The European Court of Human Rights’ 47 judges are sentinels of fundamental liberty. Who are they, how are they chosen and how do they work?

The European Court of Human Rights’ 47 judges are sentinels of fundamental liberty. Who are they, how are they chosen and how do they work?

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Briton becomes first man to walk the Amazon

Making a splash and making history, an ex-British army captain has become the first man to walk the full length of the Amazon. Ed Stafford

Making a splash and making history, an ex-British army captain has become the first man to walk the full length of the Amazon. Ed Stafford

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Campbell's evidence contradicted at war crimes trial

It has been another day of drama at the war crimes trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor in the Hague. Hollywood actress Mia Farrow and

It has been another day of drama at the war crimes trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor in the Hague. Hollywood actress Mia Farrow and

Business

Airbus confident on Mideast orders

Airbus says it is on track to secure orders for well over 50 passenger jets from Middle Eastern and North African airlines this year. The European

Airbus says it is on track to secure orders for well over 50 passenger jets from Middle Eastern and North African airlines this year. The European

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Polls close in Rwanda, Kagame win predicted

Polls have closed in Rwanda’s presidential election with incumbent Paul Kagame predicted to win by a landslide. Rights groups say the poll is a

Polls have closed in Rwanda’s presidential election with incumbent Paul Kagame predicted to win by a landslide. Rights groups say the poll is a

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Kagame refutes opposition-in-exile allegations

Paul Kagame’s supporters hail him as a visionary, even while his adversaries call him a dictator, alleging that he muzzles the media and political

Paul Kagame’s supporters hail him as a visionary, even while his adversaries call him a dictator, alleging that he muzzles the media and political

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Central Europe hit by deadly floods

In Europe, the human cost of flash floods is much smaller but heavy downpours over the weekend have caused significant damage. At least 15 people

In Europe, the human cost of flash floods is much smaller but heavy downpours over the weekend have caused significant damage. At least 15 people

Business

Chrysler narrows losses in Q2

Chrysler has posted a second-quarter net loss of 130 million euros. That was slightly less than it lost in the first three months of the year and

Chrysler has posted a second-quarter net loss of 130 million euros. That was slightly less than it lost in the first three months of the year and

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China's GDP 'to hit 10-11 percent this year'

China’s economy will enjoy a strong, stable second half according to leading government economist Zhang Yutai. He heads the Development Research

China’s economy will enjoy a strong, stable second half according to leading government economist Zhang Yutai. He heads the Development Research

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German June exports strong

German exports rose more than expected in June: they were up by 3.8 percent from May as foreign demand continues to drive a strong recovery in

German exports rose more than expected in June: they were up by 3.8 percent from May as foreign demand continues to drive a strong recovery in

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BP spill costs 4.6 billion euros

On Monday BP updated the cost of dealing with its ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico to the equivalent of 4.6 billion euro. That includes 240

On Monday BP updated the cost of dealing with its ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico to the equivalent of 4.6 billion euro. That includes 240

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Devastating landslide in northwest China

A torrent of mud and floodwater engulfed the town of Zhaoqu, in northwest China, sweeping away low rise homes and burying apartment blocks up to 3

A torrent of mud and floodwater engulfed the town of Zhaoqu, in northwest China, sweeping away low rise homes and burying apartment blocks up to 3

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Israel suggests Turkey "sought" raid over Gaza

Israel’s Prime Minister has strongly defended the raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in which nine Turkish activists were killed. Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel’s Prime Minister has strongly defended the raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in which nine Turkish activists were killed. Benjamin Netanyahu

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Baking temperatures triple Moscow forest fires

Sweltering temperatures in Russia have reportedly tripled the number of forest fires engulfing the Moscow region over the weekend. Emergency crews

Sweltering temperatures in Russia have reportedly tripled the number of forest fires engulfing the Moscow region over the weekend. Emergency crews

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Moscow's death rate doubles

Moscow’s mortality rate has reportedly doubled since smoke from wildfires blanketed the Russian capital with a toxic cloud. Health officials have

Moscow’s mortality rate has reportedly doubled since smoke from wildfires blanketed the Russian capital with a toxic cloud. Health officials have

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Baking temperatures triple Moscow forest fires

Sweltering temperatures in Russia have reportedly tripled the number of forest fires engulfing the Moscow region over the weekend. Emergency crews

Sweltering temperatures in Russia have reportedly tripled the number of forest fires engulfing the Moscow region over the weekend. Emergency crews

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Pakistan flood crisis 'worse than tsunami' says UN

The scale of Pakistan’s flood crisis is worse than the 2004 tsunami, senior UN sources said on Monday. An estimated 15 million people have now been

The scale of Pakistan’s flood crisis is worse than the 2004 tsunami, senior UN sources said on Monday. An estimated 15 million people have now been

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Seeds of hope for Zimbabwe's HIV/AIDs sufferers

The scourge of HIV/AIDs continues to blight sub-Saharan Africa. Zimbabwe, however, appears to be bucking the trend. Despite its huge political and

The scourge of HIV/AIDs continues to blight sub-Saharan Africa. Zimbabwe, however, appears to be bucking the trend. Despite its huge political and

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Portugal: Wildfire in San Pedro

Fire-fighters have managed to contain some of the blazes in Portugal but others are still out of control.

Fire-fighters have managed to contain some of the blazes in Portugal but others are still out of control.

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Russia: wildfire in the Chuvashia republic

In the Chuvashia republic in central Russia, the fire has come up dangerously close to the capital Cheboksary. About 500 people were evacuated out of

In the Chuvashia republic in central Russia, the fire has come up dangerously close to the capital Cheboksary. About 500 people were evacuated out of

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911-linked mosque closed down in Germany

A mosque in Hamburg which has become known for its connections to the September the 11th attacks has been closed down by the authorities. Officials

A mosque in Hamburg which has become known for its connections to the September the 11th attacks has been closed down by the authorities. Officials

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Baking temperatures triple Moscow forest fires

Sweltering temperatures in Russia have reportedly tripled the number of forest fires engulfing the Moscow region over the weekend. Emergency crews

Sweltering temperatures in Russia have reportedly tripled the number of forest fires engulfing the Moscow region over the weekend. Emergency crews

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Rescue operation after massive mudslides in China

Massive mudslides engulfed a town in the northwest of China, killing at least 127 people and leaving nearly 1,300 residents missing, state media

Massive mudslides engulfed a town in the northwest of China, killing at least 127 people and leaving nearly 1,300 residents missing, state media

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Mia Farrow gives evidence at war crimes trial

There’s been another dramatic day in The Hague as Hollywood actress Mia Farrow gave evidence to the war crimes tribunal of former Liberian president

There’s been another dramatic day in The Hague as Hollywood actress Mia Farrow gave evidence to the war crimes tribunal of former Liberian president

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China's PM tours mudslide disaster zone

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao has seen for himself the devastation after massive mudslides in the north west of China. At least 127 people have died and

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao has seen for himself the devastation after massive mudslides in the north west of China. At least 127 people have died and

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Netanyahu testifies at Gaza flotilla inquiry

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told an internal Israeli inquiry that the raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in May was lawful. Netanyahu is

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told an internal Israeli inquiry that the raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in May was lawful. Netanyahu is

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Rwanda holds presidential poll

Rwandans are voting for a new president with the result widely tipped as a foregone conclusion. Despite allegations of a clampdown on opposition

Rwandans are voting for a new president with the result widely tipped as a foregone conclusion. Despite allegations of a clampdown on opposition

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2 years after the war against Russia

Georgia commemorates the second anniversary of the short war against Russia and its victims.

Georgia commemorates the second anniversary of the short war against Russia and its victims.