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2010-08-12

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Woman facing stoning 'confesses' on Iran TV

Iranian state TV has broadcast what it claims is a confession by a woman whose sentence to death by stoning provoked an international outcry. In

Iranian state TV has broadcast what it claims is a confession by a woman whose sentence to death by stoning provoked an international outcry. In

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Flood-hit Pakistanis face a difficult Ramadan

They are hungry and homeless at the start of the most sacred month for Islam. But despite their suffering, millions of flood-hit Pakistanis are still

They are hungry and homeless at the start of the most sacred month for Islam. But despite their suffering, millions of flood-hit Pakistanis are still

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Drug debate divides French government

France will not open special clinics for drug addicts to feed their habit under controlled conditions, French Prime Minister François Fillon has

France will not open special clinics for drug addicts to feed their habit under controlled conditions, French Prime Minister François Fillon has

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Strong yen worries Tokyo

As the value of the Japanese yen hit a 15-year high against the US dollar, the country’s policymakers stepped up their rhetoric over the steep rise

As the value of the Japanese yen hit a 15-year high against the US dollar, the country’s policymakers stepped up their rhetoric over the steep rise

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Euro zone industry output slips

Euro zone industrial production declined in June, falling sharply in France and Germany. Output in the 16 countries using the euro fell 0.1 percent

Euro zone industrial production declined in June, falling sharply in France and Germany. Output in the 16 countries using the euro fell 0.1 percent

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GM posts best quarterly profit since 2004

General Motors has announced its biggest quarterly profit in six years. It was in the black for the second consecutive quarter. Net earnings were

General Motors has announced its biggest quarterly profit in six years. It was in the black for the second consecutive quarter. Net earnings were

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Austerity measures hit Greek economy

Greece’s economy shrank more than expected in the second quarter and unemployment climbed to 12 percent. The initial estimates from the Greek

Greece’s economy shrank more than expected in the second quarter and unemployment climbed to 12 percent. The initial estimates from the Greek

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US biofuel export probe launched

The European Union is investigating whether US exporters have been shipping biodiesel to Europe via other countries to avoid high tariffs. The

The European Union is investigating whether US exporters have been shipping biodiesel to Europe via other countries to avoid high tariffs. The

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Village evacuated amid Portuguese fires

Raging wildfires in Portugal have forced the authorities to evacuate a small mountain village in the north of the country. Reportedly about 100

Raging wildfires in Portugal have forced the authorities to evacuate a small mountain village in the north of the country. Reportedly about 100

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The sinking of the Kursk - an accident that might have been prevented

The Russsian Oscar II class submarine the Kursk was on routine exercise when the tragedy struck. Faulty welding in a dummy torpedo caused its fuel

The Russsian Oscar II class submarine the Kursk was on routine exercise when the tragedy struck. Faulty welding in a dummy torpedo caused its fuel

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Colombia: car bomb explodes in Bogota

A suspected car bomb exploded in the north of the Colombian capital Bogota near the Caracol radio station, blowing out windows in nearby buildings

A suspected car bomb exploded in the north of the Colombian capital Bogota near the Caracol radio station, blowing out windows in nearby buildings

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Pakistani president finally visits flood zones

Pakistan’s President has paid his first visit to a flood zone, two weeks after torrential monsoon rains plunged the country into crisis. Asif Ali

Pakistan’s President has paid his first visit to a flood zone, two weeks after torrential monsoon rains plunged the country into crisis. Asif Ali

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Car bomb rocks Colombian capital

A suspected car bomb has exploded in the Colombian capital Bogota, only days after new President Juan Manuel Santos took office. Six people were

A suspected car bomb has exploded in the Colombian capital Bogota, only days after new President Juan Manuel Santos took office. Six people were

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Statuettes of Martin Luther in Wittenberg

About 800 colourful statuettes of Martin Luther are popping up in the eastern German town of Wittenberg.

About 800 colourful statuettes of Martin Luther are popping up in the eastern German town of Wittenberg.

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Russia remembers Kursk disaster

Ceremonies have been held across Russia to mark the 10th anniversary of one of the worst naval disasters in the country’s history. In Murmansk, a

Ceremonies have been held across Russia to mark the 10th anniversary of one of the worst naval disasters in the country’s history. In Murmansk, a

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Peat bog fires near Chernobyl site

The sight of smouldering peat bogs just 60 kilometres from Chernobyl has increased fears of a nuclear threat from wildfires in Eastern

The sight of smouldering peat bogs just 60 kilometres from Chernobyl has increased fears of a nuclear threat from wildfires in Eastern

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Astronauts at the International Space Station

Spacewalking astronauts successfully removing a broken coolant system in an effort to restore normal operations at the International Space Station.

Spacewalking astronauts successfully removing a broken coolant system in an effort to restore normal operations at the International Space Station.

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West Bank minaret to be finished during Ramadan

Construction workers in the West Bank village of Silwad say they are determined to finish the tallest minaret ever built in the region by the end of

Construction workers in the West Bank village of Silwad say they are determined to finish the tallest minaret ever built in the region by the end of

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Colombian capital hit by car-bomb blast

A car bomb has exploded in the north of the Colombian capital Bogota. The blast blew out windows in buildings and damaged vehicles. Police in

A car bomb has exploded in the north of the Colombian capital Bogota. The blast blew out windows in buildings and damaged vehicles. Police in

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Portugal still battling deadly wildfires

Deadly wildfires continue to ravage Portugal. Firefighters are still battling dozens of separate blazes in the north and centre of the country

Deadly wildfires continue to ravage Portugal. Firefighters are still battling dozens of separate blazes in the north and centre of the country

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Pakistan's floods will cost billions

The devastation caused by Pakistan’s floods will cost billions of euros, the UN has said. It has described the destruction to the country’s vital

The devastation caused by Pakistan’s floods will cost billions of euros, the UN has said. It has described the destruction to the country’s vital

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Clearing-up begins in accessible areas of Pakistan

With the motorway nearby, the situation in Akbar Pura is not as bad as it might have been. Help and supplies have been readily available in the

With the motorway nearby, the situation in Akbar Pura is not as bad as it might have been. Help and supplies have been readily available in the

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Massive fire engulfs a plastic factory in India

A massive fire breaks out at a plastic factory in eastern India’s West Bengal state, no causalities reported so far.

A massive fire breaks out at a plastic factory in eastern India’s West Bengal state, no causalities reported so far.

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More rain predicted in China

Four days after mudslides swamped the region, they are still finding survivors in the Gansu province of north-western China. The chance of finding

Four days after mudslides swamped the region, they are still finding survivors in the Gansu province of north-western China. The chance of finding

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Model plane world championships in Belgrade

The World Championships in flying small model planes started in Belgrade on Wednesday (August 11) with contestants from Hungary, Romania, the

The World Championships in flying small model planes started in Belgrade on Wednesday (August 11) with contestants from Hungary, Romania, the

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Indian army sets up relief camp for flood victims

The Indian military and paramilitary forces erect a relief camp, provide food and medical aid, as locals begin to rebuild their lives in flood

The Indian military and paramilitary forces erect a relief camp, provide food and medical aid, as locals begin to rebuild their lives in flood

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Kagame win in Rwanda marked by grenade blast

A grenade attack during rush hour in the Rwandan capital of Kigali wounded at least seven people only hours after the official results of the

A grenade attack during rush hour in the Rwandan capital of Kigali wounded at least seven people only hours after the official results of the

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US sends aid to Pakistan to keep militants at bay

Concerns that charities linked to militants are filling an aid vacuum in flood-stricken Pakistan has galvanised the US government into stepping up

Concerns that charities linked to militants are filling an aid vacuum in flood-stricken Pakistan has galvanised the US government into stepping up