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2010-08-10

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UN Gaza flotilla probe panel meets for first time

Starting their investigation into Israel’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, a four-man UN panel has met Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He

Starting their investigation into Israel’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, a four-man UN panel has met Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He

Business

Fed tries to support fragile recovery

The US Federal Reserve has announced it is to buy up longer-term government debt in an effort to support the sputtering economic recovery. It will

The US Federal Reserve has announced it is to buy up longer-term government debt in an effort to support the sputtering economic recovery. It will

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Extreme weather-climate warming links not proven

Natural disasters have blanketed the world’s news media in recent weeks, with their incalculable impact on the people in several countries. In

Natural disasters have blanketed the world’s news media in recent weeks, with their incalculable impact on the people in several countries. In

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China landslide death toll doubles to over 700

The death toll in China’s deadliest landslide in decades has soared to more than 700. Rescuers continue to dig for survivors — some of them with

The death toll in China’s deadliest landslide in decades has soared to more than 700. Rescuers continue to dig for survivors — some of them with

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Muslims prepare for Ramadan

Ramadan is different in Gaza this year. The partial relaxation of the Israeli blockade means shops and markets are full of special items for the

Ramadan is different in Gaza this year. The partial relaxation of the Israeli blockade means shops and markets are full of special items for the

Business

Renault passes on Ssangyong bid

Two of the companies that previously said they were thinking of taking a majority stake in troubled South Korean carmaker Ssangyong have pulled out

Two of the companies that previously said they were thinking of taking a majority stake in troubled South Korean carmaker Ssangyong have pulled out

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No let-up in sight for Russia heatwave

Weather forecasters said on Tuesday that the deadly heatwave that sparked wildfires around Moscow will go on for at least ten more days. The daily

Weather forecasters said on Tuesday that the deadly heatwave that sparked wildfires around Moscow will go on for at least ten more days. The daily

Business

GDF Suez and International Power to merge

Europe’s second-biggest utility company, GDF Suez, is set to take control of its smaller British rival International Power. The two restarted talks

Europe’s second-biggest utility company, GDF Suez, is set to take control of its smaller British rival International Power. The two restarted talks

Culture

Bonus interview: Elisabeth Kulman & Riccardo Muti

Here are a few extra excerpts from our interview with conductor Riccardo Muti and with mezzo-soprano Elisabeth Kulman.

Here are a few extra excerpts from our interview with conductor Riccardo Muti and with mezzo-soprano Elisabeth Kulman.

Culture

The Vienna Philharmonic: Love conquers all

Ninety years old this year it may be, but the Salzburg Festival remains as fit as a fiddle. Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice is among the operas

Ninety years old this year it may be, but the Salzburg Festival remains as fit as a fiddle. Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice is among the operas

Business

Euro Disney's sales rise

Euro Disney’s shares rose after it announced sales in its latest quarter were up by 21 percent to 373 million euros. That figure was however

Euro Disney’s shares rose after it announced sales in its latest quarter were up by 21 percent to 373 million euros. That figure was however

Business

TUI profit warning as UK bookings fall

TUI Travel, Europe’s biggest travel firm, has said that it is likely that its full-year profit will be at the lower end of expectations. Bookings

TUI Travel, Europe’s biggest travel firm, has said that it is likely that its full-year profit will be at the lower end of expectations. Bookings

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Japan apologises to South Korea

Japan has offered another apology to South Korea for the suffering inflicted during its colonisation of the Korean peninsula up to the end of World

Japan has offered another apology to South Korea for the suffering inflicted during its colonisation of the Korean peninsula up to the end of World

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UN to launch emergency appeal for Pakistan

The United Nations is to launch an emergency response plan for Pakistan and an appeal for hundreds of millions of euros. Catastrophic floods have

The United Nations is to launch an emergency response plan for Pakistan and an appeal for hundreds of millions of euros. Catastrophic floods have

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Rescue efforts in Pakistan

Rescue efforts in Pakistan are hampered not only by continuing rainstorms, inaccessible terrain, destroyed infrastructure and limited resources, but

Rescue efforts in Pakistan are hampered not only by continuing rainstorms, inaccessible terrain, destroyed infrastructure and limited resources, but

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Dramatic increase in civilian casualties in Afghanistan

Nine years into the conflict, the latest figures show the risks to ordinary people in Afghanistan are greater than ever. Six-monthly figures from

Nine years into the conflict, the latest figures show the risks to ordinary people in Afghanistan are greater than ever. Six-monthly figures from

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13 million people disrupted by the floods in Pakistan

The floods in Pakistan, triggered by unusually heavy monsoon rain over the upper Indus river basin, have ploughed a swathe of destruction more than

The floods in Pakistan, triggered by unusually heavy monsoon rain over the upper Indus river basin, have ploughed a swathe of destruction more than

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Focus on Guantanamo "juvenile" trial

The human rights credentials of the Obama presidency are under scrutiny today with the trial in Guantanamo of a Canadian-born detainee. Omar Khadr

The human rights credentials of the Obama presidency are under scrutiny today with the trial in Guantanamo of a Canadian-born detainee. Omar Khadr

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Kagame on track for a second term in Rwanda

In Rwanda, all the indications are that President Paul Kagame has won a second seven-year term in office. Initial results suggest it is a

In Rwanda, all the indications are that President Paul Kagame has won a second seven-year term in office. Initial results suggest it is a

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China landslide death toll doubles

At least 702 people are now known to have died following the massive mudslide in north-west China.   The desperate search for almost a thousand

At least 702 people are now known to have died following the massive mudslide in north-west China.   The desperate search for almost a thousand

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Colombia and Venezuela seek to mend ties

Colombia’s new president Juan Manuel Santos and his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez meet in Bogota today as the Andean neighbours seek to put

Colombia’s new president Juan Manuel Santos and his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez meet in Bogota today as the Andean neighbours seek to put

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Mass evacuation in Pakistan

Authorities evacuated thousand of Pakistanis living in the flooded area of the country.

Authorities evacuated thousand of Pakistanis living in the flooded area of the country.

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Deadly flash flood hits central Europe

Heavy rains have raised water levels in the area where Germany, Poland and the Czech-Republic border each other.

Heavy rains have raised water levels in the area where Germany, Poland and the Czech-Republic border each other.

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Concerns grow over Pakistan's post-flood recovery

Soldiers and aid workers are struggling to reach at least a million people cut off by landslides caused by in Pakistan’s devastating floods. But

Soldiers and aid workers are struggling to reach at least a million people cut off by landslides caused by in Pakistan’s devastating floods. But

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Medvedev gets tough as Russia's fires rage

It seems like a never-ending battle. No sooner have firefighters put out some of the flames ravaging Russia, then fresh blazes break out. As

It seems like a never-ending battle. No sooner have firefighters put out some of the flames ravaging Russia, then fresh blazes break out. As

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German police close mosque linked to 9/11

Nearly nine years after the September 11 attacks, German police have closed down a mosque once frequented by some of the hijackers. Authorities

Nearly nine years after the September 11 attacks, German police have closed down a mosque once frequented by some of the hijackers. Authorities

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Israel killed Hariri, says Hezbollah leader

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has unveiled video footage that he says backs up his theory that Israel killed former Lebanese primier, Rafik

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has unveiled video footage that he says backs up his theory that Israel killed former Lebanese primier, Rafik

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Kagame edges closer to Rwandan election win

Rwanda’s incumbent president Paul Kagame is set for another seven-year term according to preliminary results in the country’s presidential

Rwanda’s incumbent president Paul Kagame is set for another seven-year term according to preliminary results in the country’s presidential