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2010-08-14

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UN aid reaches small portion of flood-hit Pakistanis

United Nations flood aid has reached hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis but the organisation says that there are six million who still need to be

United Nations flood aid has reached hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis but the organisation says that there are six million who still need to be

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Pink Panther suspect trades cell in Spain for Japan

The return of an alleged Pink Panther member to Japan — Rifat Hadziahmetovic — is part of a project among more than 180 countries to fight an

The return of an alleged Pink Panther member to Japan — Rifat Hadziahmetovic — is part of a project among more than 180 countries to fight an

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US aid jets arrive in fire-ravaged Russia

American jets carrying the first shipments of 3.5 million euros in aid have arrived in wildfire-hit Russia. The planes touched down in Moscow with

American jets carrying the first shipments of 3.5 million euros in aid have arrived in wildfire-hit Russia. The planes touched down in Moscow with

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Portugal's summer plague of wildfire arson

As every summer, Portugal is battling wildfires, which break out and move with such speed that many estimates of the surface area affected appear in

As every summer, Portugal is battling wildfires, which break out and move with such speed that many estimates of the surface area affected appear in

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Pakistan marks sombre Independence Day

Pakistan is holding sombre Independence celebrations today as the country’s worst-ever floods continue to plague the lives of millions. Prime

Pakistan is holding sombre Independence celebrations today as the country’s worst-ever floods continue to plague the lives of millions. Prime

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First case of cholera in Pakistan flood disaster

The first case of cholera has been confirmed in the flood-ravaged northwest of Pakistan. The UN said one person had been infected with the deadly

The first case of cholera has been confirmed in the flood-ravaged northwest of Pakistan. The UN said one person had been infected with the deadly

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Ramadan's first Friday prayers

Tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers prayed in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque and al-Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron on the first Friday of the fasting

Tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers prayed in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque and al-Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron on the first Friday of the fasting

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Le Pen leads far-right visit to Japan war shrine

French National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen has led a group of European far-right politicians in visiting a controversial World War Two memorial

French National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen has led a group of European far-right politicians in visiting a controversial World War Two memorial

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Russia prepares to start up Iranian nuclear plant

Russian nuclear engineers are to begin loading fuel into the reactor of Iran’s first nuclear power plant in just over a week’s time. After nearly

Russian nuclear engineers are to begin loading fuel into the reactor of Iran’s first nuclear power plant in just over a week’s time. After nearly

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Rabid vampire bats attack Amazon tribe

Vampire bats infected with rabies have attacked more than 500 people in Peru’s Amazon, sparking an outbreak of the disease that has killed four

Vampire bats infected with rabies have attacked more than 500 people in Peru’s Amazon, sparking an outbreak of the disease that has killed four

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Cuba celebrates Fidel Castro's 84th birthday

He is back in the limelight with a barrage of public appearances, making key speeches and warning of nuclear war. But Fidel Castro’s birthday has

He is back in the limelight with a barrage of public appearances, making key speeches and warning of nuclear war. But Fidel Castro’s birthday has

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Russian traders warned over wheat prices

Russian traders have been warned not to take advantage of the country’s record heatwave to drive up food prices. Even before the wildfires that

Russian traders have been warned not to take advantage of the country’s record heatwave to drive up food prices. Even before the wildfires that

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'Donor fatigue' adding to Pakistan health fears

Donor fatigue could hamper efforts to save lives say UN officials co-ordinating the global aid response to the Pakistan flood disaster. Disease

Donor fatigue could hamper efforts to save lives say UN officials co-ordinating the global aid response to the Pakistan flood disaster. Disease

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Obama backs controversial 'Ground Zero' mosque

Barack Obama has backed plans to build a mosque and Muslim cultural centre near Ground Zero – scene of the 2001 September 11 attacks on New York’s

Barack Obama has backed plans to build a mosque and Muslim cultural centre near Ground Zero – scene of the 2001 September 11 attacks on New York’s

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Portugal and Spain probe 'intentional' fires

The amount of forest destroyed by wildfires in Portugal could be far greater than previously thought. Latest satellite estimates suggest that more

The amount of forest destroyed by wildfires in Portugal could be far greater than previously thought. Latest satellite estimates suggest that more