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2010-08-11

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UN launches major Pakistan flood appeal

Some 350 million euros to help 14 million people is what the UN has said it needs to help Pakistan’s flood victims. It has launched a major aid

Some 350 million euros to help 14 million people is what the UN has said it needs to help Pakistan’s flood victims. It has launched a major aid

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Balearic parties bring 'balconing' tragedies

The Spanish call it ‘balconing’ – holidaymakers who try to jump from one hotel or apartment balcony to another, or into the pool below. Often they

The Spanish call it ‘balconing’ – holidaymakers who try to jump from one hotel or apartment balcony to another, or into the pool below. Often they

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New superbug could make antibiotics useless

A new superbug could make antibiotics redundant, scientists have warned. Experts fear the enzyme NDM-1, which lives inside different bacteria and

A new superbug could make antibiotics redundant, scientists have warned. Experts fear the enzyme NDM-1, which lives inside different bacteria and

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Mixed UK jobs news

The number of Britons claiming unemployment benefit fell by much less than expected last month. It was down by just 3,800 economists had forecast a

The number of Britons claiming unemployment benefit fell by much less than expected last month. It was down by just 3,800 economists had forecast a

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Chinese output growth slows

Growth in Chinese investment and factory output slowed further last month as the government cut back lending to normal levels. It was boosted last

Growth in Chinese investment and factory output slowed further last month as the government cut back lending to normal levels. It was boosted last

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E.ON's first-half results

Germany’s E.ON has reported first-half operating profit that was better than had been forecast. The world’s largest utility company said earnings

Germany’s E.ON has reported first-half operating profit that was better than had been forecast. The world’s largest utility company said earnings

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Greece debt cutting efforts slow

Greece’s efforts to cut its budget deficit faltered in July. Official figures show the debt-laden country missed the fiscal targets that it has to

Greece’s efforts to cut its budget deficit faltered in July. Official figures show the debt-laden country missed the fiscal targets that it has to

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Turkey postpones fiscal reforms

Turkey’s government has signalled a delay in fiscal reforms, with moves to cut the deficit not going ahead until 2012. That would give the ruling

Turkey’s government has signalled a delay in fiscal reforms, with moves to cut the deficit not going ahead until 2012. That would give the ruling

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Hard start to Ramadan in Middle East heatwave

Wednesday was the first day of Ramadan for most Muslims. Around the world hundreds of millions have begun observing the holy month. For many in

Wednesday was the first day of Ramadan for most Muslims. Around the world hundreds of millions have begun observing the holy month. For many in

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Holy month of Ramadan begins across the world

For Muslim worshippers around the world, Wednesday marked the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, a month of fasting and religious observance.

For Muslim worshippers around the world, Wednesday marked the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, a month of fasting and religious observance.

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Fresh rain risks more landslides in China

The stench of death is thick but the search for survivors continues. And time is of the essence with fresh downpours threatening more misery for the

The stench of death is thick but the search for survivors continues. And time is of the essence with fresh downpours threatening more misery for the

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Ramadan: business feasts on religious fasting

It is Ramadan, a month of religious discipline for Muslims across the world – and a time for the business-minded to cash in. With a five to six

It is Ramadan, a month of religious discipline for Muslims across the world – and a time for the business-minded to cash in. With a five to six

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Tourists set up medical camp

At a time when most tourists are fleeing Pakistan, a group of professors and students from Taiwan has decided to stay in the region and set up a

At a time when most tourists are fleeing Pakistan, a group of professors and students from Taiwan has decided to stay in the region and set up a

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South Korean women denouncing Japan's wartime apology

South Korean women who served as sexual slaves for the Japanese army during World War Two denounced Japan’s wartime apology.

South Korean women who served as sexual slaves for the Japanese army during World War Two denounced Japan’s wartime apology.

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Chinese boy trapped in a 20 centimeter wide gap

Rescue teams puzzled over how to free a boy wedged in a narrow 20 centimetre wide gap between two walls in China’s eastern Zhejiang province, after

Rescue teams puzzled over how to free a boy wedged in a narrow 20 centimetre wide gap between two walls in China’s eastern Zhejiang province, after

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Pakistani refugees fleeing flood-hit areas

Pakistanis in Sindh province continue to flee areas battered by the worst floods in the country’s history, taking refuge on high grounds.

Pakistanis in Sindh province continue to flee areas battered by the worst floods in the country’s history, taking refuge on high grounds.

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Flash flooding hits Central Europe

Almost a dozen people have died in Central Europe over the last few days with the Czech Republic seeing some of the worst weather. The regions of

Almost a dozen people have died in Central Europe over the last few days with the Czech Republic seeing some of the worst weather. The regions of

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Russia admits fires have hit radioactive land

For the first time, Russia has confirmed that radioactive areas contaminated by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster have been hit by wildfires. The

For the first time, Russia has confirmed that radioactive areas contaminated by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster have been hit by wildfires. The

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The Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins

Ramadan is underway in many places around the world, and in France the big grocery chains cannot afford to ignore it. At six million, the country

Ramadan is underway in many places around the world, and in France the big grocery chains cannot afford to ignore it. At six million, the country

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Gaza flotilla raid 'proportionate and correct'

The deadly raid which killed nine people on board a Gaza-bound Turkish aid boat was ‘proportionate and correct’, Israel’s Army Chief has said

The deadly raid which killed nine people on board a Gaza-bound Turkish aid boat was ‘proportionate and correct’, Israel’s Army Chief has said

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South Korean protesters denounce Japan's apology

South Korean women who served as sex slaves for Japan’s army during World War II have denounced Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s apology.

South Korean women who served as sex slaves for Japan’s army during World War II have denounced Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s apology.

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Struggle for flood aid turns political in Pakistan

The struggle to help the millions affected by the devastating floods in Pakistan is turning political. Amid scenes of desperate hardship, Pakistani

The struggle to help the millions affected by the devastating floods in Pakistan is turning political. Amid scenes of desperate hardship, Pakistani

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Hunt continues for victims of Chinese landslide

They are refusing to give up hope in Zhouqu. Deep mud means diggers often cannot be used to find those buried when a landslide swamped the sleeping

They are refusing to give up hope in Zhouqu. Deep mud means diggers often cannot be used to find those buried when a landslide swamped the sleeping

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Russia battles against wildfires

While more than 10,000 emergency workers and Russian army units battle wildfires throughout the country, some villagers are working together to

While more than 10,000 emergency workers and Russian army units battle wildfires throughout the country, some villagers are working together to

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Floods and fires across Europe

Heavy rains have raised water levels in Central Europe. Meanwhile fire-fighters continue to battle fires in the north of Portugal.

Heavy rains have raised water levels in Central Europe. Meanwhile fire-fighters continue to battle fires in the north of Portugal.

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500th anniversary of the Royal Danish Navy

The Royal Danish Navy celebrates its 500 years jubilee in a number of events. The biggest vessel in the Danish Royal Navy, Absalon, headed the

The Royal Danish Navy celebrates its 500 years jubilee in a number of events. The biggest vessel in the Danish Royal Navy, Absalon, headed the

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Google grants Germans Street View opt-out

Google says Germans can opt out of its Street View navigation service for privacy reasons. The service maps out real-life street scenes that users

Google says Germans can opt out of its Street View navigation service for privacy reasons. The service maps out real-life street scenes that users

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Putin takes to the skies to tackle fires

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has taken to the air in a firefighting plane to tackle wildfires sweeping through western Russia. It was

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has taken to the air in a firefighting plane to tackle wildfires sweeping through western Russia. It was

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Portuguese firefighters die in forest blazes

Portuguese fire fighters are engaged in their own battle to control forest blazes – since July some 18,000 hectares of arid woodland have been

Portuguese fire fighters are engaged in their own battle to control forest blazes – since July some 18,000 hectares of arid woodland have been

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UN calls for bigger aid response for Pakistan

Hundreds of thousands of people continue to flee an ever-expanding flood zone as Pakistan’s leaders have called for a greater international aid

Hundreds of thousands of people continue to flee an ever-expanding flood zone as Pakistan’s leaders have called for a greater international aid