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2010-08-15

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Pakistan needs 'unprecedented' aid says UN chief

More than two weeks after floods first plunged Pakistan into disaster, the water is still rising across the southern plains of Sindh province.

More than two weeks after floods first plunged Pakistan into disaster, the water is still rising across the southern plains of Sindh province.

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Lourdes warned of bombs, police sound all clear

A bomb scare in the southwestern French city of Lourdes is under investigation by the police. Some 30,000 visitors were cleared from the shrine

A bomb scare in the southwestern French city of Lourdes is under investigation by the police. Some 30,000 visitors were cleared from the shrine

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Israel removes part of security wall in Gilo

On the periphery of southern Jerusalem, Israel is taking down the wall — concrete sections which it put up eight years ago. This is in the Jewish

On the periphery of southern Jerusalem, Israel is taking down the wall — concrete sections which it put up eight years ago. This is in the Jewish

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Rare Orthodox mass held at Turkish monastery

Orthodox Christians have held their first mass at an ancient monastery in Turkey for almost eight decades after the government loosened restrictions

Orthodox Christians have held their first mass at an ancient monastery in Turkey for almost eight decades after the government loosened restrictions

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Eight dead in California rally crash

Eight people have been killed after a car ploughed into the crowd at a off-road rally race in southern California. The accident happened early on

Eight people have been killed after a car ploughed into the crowd at a off-road rally race in southern California. The accident happened early on

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UN chief Ban arrives in flood-hit Pakistan

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has arrived in Pakistan to assess the damage caused by the country’s worst-ever floods. Ban met with Prime

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has arrived in Pakistan to assess the damage caused by the country’s worst-ever floods. Ban met with Prime

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Flood survivors in Pakistan

Many flood victims in Pakistan are living in muddy camps or overcrowded government buildings, while thousands more are sleeping in the open next to

Many flood victims in Pakistan are living in muddy camps or overcrowded government buildings, while thousands more are sleeping in the open next to

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Tokyo gay pride parade

Some 4,000 people dressed in pink costumes marched down Tokyo streets in the city’s “gay pride parade,” requesting more rights for gay, lesbian and

Some 4,000 people dressed in pink costumes marched down Tokyo streets in the city’s “gay pride parade,” requesting more rights for gay, lesbian and

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Copenhagen claims record-breaking catwalk

The Danish capital of Copenhagen has played host to a record-breaking fashion catwalk…or at least probably. Organisers of the city’s fashion week

The Danish capital of Copenhagen has played host to a record-breaking fashion catwalk…or at least probably. Organisers of the city’s fashion week

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China mourns mudslide dead

China held a day of national mourning on Sunday for the 1,200 people who died in a massive landslide last week. Thousands of people gathered in

China held a day of national mourning on Sunday for the 1,200 people who died in a massive landslide last week. Thousands of people gathered in

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Obama gives Florida a 'clean' bill of health

The US president has paid his fifth visit to the country’s BP oil spill region. Barack Obama made the weekend trip to Panama City, Florida, as part

The US president has paid his fifth visit to the country’s BP oil spill region. Barack Obama made the weekend trip to Panama City, Florida, as part

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Polish troops accused of blowing up house for fun

Poland’s military is investigating claims that a group of its soldiers blew up an empty family home in Afghanistan for fun. If true the act would

Poland’s military is investigating claims that a group of its soldiers blew up an empty family home in Afghanistan for fun. If true the act would

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Major wildfires in Portugal 'under control'

In Portugal, firefighting teams are said to have “contained” one of the biggest wildfires in the natural park of Serra da Estrela near the northern

In Portugal, firefighting teams are said to have “contained” one of the biggest wildfires in the natural park of Serra da Estrela near the northern

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Fresh fire threat to Sarov nuclear facility

Russia’s atomic energy authority has ordered the felling of trees on a blazing nature reserve. Thwe plan is to ensure wildfires do not spread to

Russia’s atomic energy authority has ordered the felling of trees on a blazing nature reserve. Thwe plan is to ensure wildfires do not spread to