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2010-08-16

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Children pay high price in Pakistan's floods

Lost, sick or orphaned, children are the most vulnerable victims of Pakistan’s worst natural disaster. In the rain, in the mud, with hunger and

Lost, sick or orphaned, children are the most vulnerable victims of Pakistan’s worst natural disaster. In the rain, in the mud, with hunger and

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Moscow 'spy' arrest: Romanian diplomat accused

A senior Romanian diplomat has been arrested in Moscow accused of espionage according to the Russian security service. The FSB said Gabriel Grecu was

A senior Romanian diplomat has been arrested in Moscow accused of espionage according to the Russian security service. The FSB said Gabriel Grecu was

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Iraqi coalition talks halted over 'sectarian' row

Coalition talks between the two main political movements in Iraq have been suspended as the country struggles to form a government. The former

Coalition talks between the two main political movements in Iraq have been suspended as the country struggles to form a government. The former

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Greek dictator Dimitris Ioannidis dies

The man blamed for sparking the modern day conflict over Cyprus has died. Former Greek dictator Dimitris Ioannidis, one of several figures who

The man blamed for sparking the modern day conflict over Cyprus has died. Former Greek dictator Dimitris Ioannidis, one of several figures who

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Kyrgyz soldiers 'helped' mobs attack Uzbeks

Kyrgyzstan government forces have been accused of helping civilian mobs attack Uzbeks during June’s ethnic bloodshed. The organisation Human

Kyrgyzstan government forces have been accused of helping civilian mobs attack Uzbeks during June’s ethnic bloodshed. The organisation Human

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Zapatero's building sector talks postponed

A meeting between Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and top firms in Spain’s struggling construction industry was called off on

A meeting between Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and top firms in Spain’s struggling construction industry was called off on

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Stylish July profits for H&M

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz enjoyed sharply higher sales in July. The retailer, which is the world’s third biggest in terms of turnover

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz enjoyed sharply higher sales in July. The retailer, which is the world’s third biggest in terms of turnover

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Chinese economic growth overtakes Japan

China has – statistically anyway – overtaken Japan in terms of growth, putting it on track to become the world’s second biggest economy this

China has – statistically anyway – overtaken Japan in terms of growth, putting it on track to become the world’s second biggest economy this

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Australia and Asia boost Hochtief order books

Germany’s biggest construction company, Hochtief, has raised its outlook for new orders this year after winning several large contracts in Australia

Germany’s biggest construction company, Hochtief, has raised its outlook for new orders this year after winning several large contracts in Australia

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All but one survive spectacular Colombian aircrash

All of the passengers bar one on a Colombian jet that shattered on impact in the Caribbean escaped with their lives. The Boeing 737 carrying 121

All of the passengers bar one on a Colombian jet that shattered on impact in the Caribbean escaped with their lives. The Boeing 737 carrying 121

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Violent storm hits Russia after heatwave

A cold front has swept across north-western Russia, bringing with it driving rain and high winds in the wake of the devastating heatwave. The

A cold front has swept across north-western Russia, bringing with it driving rain and high winds in the wake of the devastating heatwave. The

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Pakistan flood protests

They have seen their country devastated by disaster. They have lost family, friends and their homes. Now survivors of the Pakistan floods can no

They have seen their country devastated by disaster. They have lost family, friends and their homes. Now survivors of the Pakistan floods can no

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Fuel prices boost July euro zone inflation

As expected, euro zone inflation was up in July compared with the same month last year: it rose 1.7 percent. The two main factors were fuel for

As expected, euro zone inflation was up in July compared with the same month last year: it rose 1.7 percent. The two main factors were fuel for

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Protests break out in Pakistan

They have seen their country devastated by disaster. They have lost family, friends and their homes. Now survivors of the Pakistan floods can no

They have seen their country devastated by disaster. They have lost family, friends and their homes. Now survivors of the Pakistan floods can no

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German singer apologises for HIV sex

A singer from the German girl band No Angels has gone on trial in Darmstadt, south of Frankfurt, accused of having sex with several partners without

A singer from the German girl band No Angels has gone on trial in Darmstadt, south of Frankfurt, accused of having sex with several partners without

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Protests held in South Korea at renewed war games

Peace protests have been held in South Korea as Seoul and Washington launch their latest round of war games in the Korean peninsula. The

Peace protests have been held in South Korea as Seoul and Washington launch their latest round of war games in the Korean peninsula. The

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Japan's baby crying contest

Is it child cruelty or the sign of a healthy bouncing baby? Whatever your take, Japan’s 400 year old sumo crying contest is not about muscle

Is it child cruelty or the sign of a healthy bouncing baby? Whatever your take, Japan’s 400 year old sumo crying contest is not about muscle

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China's economy poised to overtake Japan

On the Tokyo stock exchange shares fell, down 0.6%. The drop comes as official figures show economic growth has weakened in Japan. Between April

On the Tokyo stock exchange shares fell, down 0.6%. The drop comes as official figures show economic growth has weakened in Japan. Between April

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Senior Thai red-shirt leaders appear in court

A group of top Thai anti-government protesters have pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges for their role in the political unrest that rocked

A group of top Thai anti-government protesters have pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges for their role in the political unrest that rocked

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Demands for quicker international response to floods

In Pakistan 24 hours after UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s visit authorities have forecast a respite in the rains. Water levels in the Indus

In Pakistan 24 hours after UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s visit authorities have forecast a respite in the rains. Water levels in the Indus

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Protest supports immigration law

Hundreds of United States flags have been pinned to a fence along the border with Mexico by demonstrators who held a protest on a private ranch to

Hundreds of United States flags have been pinned to a fence along the border with Mexico by demonstrators who held a protest on a private ranch to

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Harleys gather in Germany

Lovers of Harley-Davidson motorcycles met in Germany for a parade of the famous bikes.

Lovers of Harley-Davidson motorcycles met in Germany for a parade of the famous bikes.

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Demonstrations across Kashmir

Tens of thousands of people in Kashmir have demonstrated against Indian rule in the region. Some marches turned into clashes between police and

Tens of thousands of people in Kashmir have demonstrated against Indian rule in the region. Some marches turned into clashes between police and

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Pope celebrates Assumption mass

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates a mass for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St Thomas of Villanova in Italy.

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates a mass for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St Thomas of Villanova in Italy.

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More homeless from Pakistan floods

More people have been made homeless by new floods in Pakistan as aid is slow to arrive.

More people have been made homeless by new floods in Pakistan as aid is slow to arrive.

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Sri Lanka inaugurates new port

Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa attended a ceremony for the opening of a new port in Sri Lanka, mostly financed by China.

Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa attended a ceremony for the opening of a new port in Sri Lanka, mostly financed by China.

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Japan marks 65th anniversary of WWII's end

A ceremony has been held in Tokyo for the 65th anniversary of the end of WWII. It took place in a controversial shrine that has outraged Japan’s

A ceremony has been held in Tokyo for the 65th anniversary of the end of WWII. It took place in a controversial shrine that has outraged Japan’s

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South Korea celebrates independence day

South Korean president Lee Myung-bak and the first lady celebrates the 65th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japan.

South Korean president Lee Myung-bak and the first lady celebrates the 65th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japan.

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Torrential rain sweeps across central Europe

Torrential rain is continuing to sweep across central Europe wreaking havoc and triggering flash flooding. In Slovakia the atrocious conditions

Torrential rain is continuing to sweep across central Europe wreaking havoc and triggering flash flooding. In Slovakia the atrocious conditions

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Toxic smog returns to choke Moscow

After a few all-too-brief days of respite, Moscow’s cloud of toxic smog has returned despite some success in fighting the wildfires close to the

After a few all-too-brief days of respite, Moscow’s cloud of toxic smog has returned despite some success in fighting the wildfires close to the