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2010-08-18

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BHP takes Potash Corp bid hostile

BHP Billiton has launched a hostile 30 billion euro bid for Potash Corporation. BHP’s boss Marius Kloppers wants to create the world’s top

BHP Billiton has launched a hostile 30 billion euro bid for Potash Corporation. BHP’s boss Marius Kloppers wants to create the world’s top

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Pentagon rules out 'sanitised' Afghan Wikileaks

The Pentagon has said it will not negotiate with Wikileaks to create a “sanitised version” of the planned release of a second batch of classified

The Pentagon has said it will not negotiate with Wikileaks to create a “sanitised version” of the planned release of a second batch of classified

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Thousands disrupted by UK travel firm collapse

The collapse of another British low-cost travel firm has left tens of thousands of holidaymakers scrambling to arrange alternative flights. Kiss

The collapse of another British low-cost travel firm has left tens of thousands of holidaymakers scrambling to arrange alternative flights. Kiss

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Maersk profits bounce back

Danish shipping and oil group Moller-Maersk has enjoyed a rebound in earnings, posting a net profit the equivalent of 1.8 billion euros for the first

Danish shipping and oil group Moller-Maersk has enjoyed a rebound in earnings, posting a net profit the equivalent of 1.8 billion euros for the first

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Gamers beat the downturn

One area that seems to survived the economic downturn is the gaming industry as evidenced by the big turn out for Gamescom, Europe’s largest video

One area that seems to survived the economic downturn is the gaming industry as evidenced by the big turn out for Gamescom, Europe’s largest video

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Everbright shares shine

A bumper debut for shares of China Everbright Bank. On their first day trading on the Shanghai stock market they jumped 18 percent. The initial

A bumper debut for shares of China Everbright Bank. On their first day trading on the Shanghai stock market they jumped 18 percent. The initial

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GM steers closer to China's SAIC

General Motors is deepening its ties with Chinese car-maker SAIC. They announced in Shanghai that they will work together on developing small

General Motors is deepening its ties with Chinese car-maker SAIC. They announced in Shanghai that they will work together on developing small

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South Africa hit by open-ended strikes

The threat of prolonged strike action is putting intense pressure on South Africa’s government with public and private sector staff downing

The threat of prolonged strike action is putting intense pressure on South Africa’s government with public and private sector staff downing

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Russia 'unprepared for heatwave' says scientist

Russia was not adequately prepared for its stifling heatwave that is thought to have killed thousands of people, according to a leading

Russia was not adequately prepared for its stifling heatwave that is thought to have killed thousands of people, according to a leading

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Roma deportations condemned as 'xenophobic'

The French government is facing mounting criticism over plans to deport Roma migrants. The first group of 79 people is due to be flown back to

The French government is facing mounting criticism over plans to deport Roma migrants. The first group of 79 people is due to be flown back to

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UK coalition marks first 100 days

It is a 100 days since British Prime Minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg emerged into Downing Street’s Rose Garden to announce their

It is a 100 days since British Prime Minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg emerged into Downing Street’s Rose Garden to announce their

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EU pledges more aid for Pakistan floods

The EU has promised to increase its aid to Pakistan by 30 million euros, bringing the total to 70 million. The money, which does not include

The EU has promised to increase its aid to Pakistan by 30 million euros, bringing the total to 70 million. The money, which does not include

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The struggle of daily life in Pakistan

The pain cries out from the faces of the Pakistan flood survivors in their daily struggle against overwhelming odds. They live now surrounded by fear

The pain cries out from the faces of the Pakistan flood survivors in their daily struggle against overwhelming odds. They live now surrounded by fear

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Russia backs Karzai's Afghan peace efforts

Their countries have a troubled history. But, on a visit to Russia, Hamid Karzai has been assured that Moscow backs his efforts to establish peace

Their countries have a troubled history. But, on a visit to Russia, Hamid Karzai has been assured that Moscow backs his efforts to establish peace

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Blockade heightens tensions in Malilla

There is anger on the streets at the Moroccan border of Spain’s north African enclave in Melilla. Activists have started a week-long blockade to

There is anger on the streets at the Moroccan border of Spain’s north African enclave in Melilla. Activists have started a week-long blockade to

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Boost in aid for Pakistan

The sight of vital life-saving aid on its way to Pakistan is evidence of the quickening response to the humanitarian crisis. Nearly half of the 350

The sight of vital life-saving aid on its way to Pakistan is evidence of the quickening response to the humanitarian crisis. Nearly half of the 350

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Dozens missing after new landslide in China

Dozens more people are feared dead in the latest landslide to hit China, adding to the thousands killed or missing in weather-related disasters this

Dozens more people are feared dead in the latest landslide to hit China, adding to the thousands killed or missing in weather-related disasters this

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Multiple deaths in Philippines bus tragedy

In the northern Philippines, at least 41 people have died after a bus lost control and plunged into a 50 metre ravine. It’s believed the vehicle had

In the northern Philippines, at least 41 people have died after a bus lost control and plunged into a 50 metre ravine. It’s believed the vehicle had

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UK govt's 'honeymoon' continues after 100 days

One hundred days into office and it is so far so good, it seems, for Britain’s coalition government. The honeymoon period for Conservative Prime

One hundred days into office and it is so far so good, it seems, for Britain’s coalition government. The honeymoon period for Conservative Prime

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Flash floods near Cordoba in Spain

Flash floods killed three people and injured two others in the south of Spain near Cordoba.

Flash floods killed three people and injured two others in the south of Spain near Cordoba.

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Truck hits highspeed train in Germany

A truck slipped off a muddy road onto the rail tracks of the German ICE high speed train just south of Frankfurt. The train was not travelling at top

A truck slipped off a muddy road onto the rail tracks of the German ICE high speed train just south of Frankfurt. The train was not travelling at top

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Wildfires spread through Portugal

Wildfires keep on raging in central and northern Portugal despite firefighters’ efforts.

Wildfires keep on raging in central and northern Portugal despite firefighters’ efforts.

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Turkish embassy intruder in Israeli hospital

A Palestinian man who was shot and wounded after breaking into the Turkish embassy in Israel has been taken to hospital for treatment. The intruder

A Palestinian man who was shot and wounded after breaking into the Turkish embassy in Israel has been taken to hospital for treatment. The intruder

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Colombian court suspends US military base deal

A deal giving US troops more access to bases in Colombia has been suspended after a court in the Latin American country declared it unconstitutional

A deal giving US troops more access to bases in Colombia has been suspended after a court in the Latin American country declared it unconstitutional

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Putin rewards foreign pilots for fighting fires

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has thanked foreign countries who helped tackle wildfires that ravaged parts of the country. Pilots from

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has thanked foreign countries who helped tackle wildfires that ravaged parts of the country. Pilots from

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Car-bomb injures dozens in North Caucasus

Dozens of people were injured when a car-bomb exploded at a crowded cafe in a popular Russian holiday city. The explosion in Pyatigorsk was the

Dozens of people were injured when a car-bomb exploded at a crowded cafe in a popular Russian holiday city. The explosion in Pyatigorsk was the

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Whisky gets you going in more ways than one

A new whisky biofuel that can be used to power cars has been developed by scientists in Edinburgh. Researchers have found a formula using the waste

A new whisky biofuel that can be used to power cars has been developed by scientists in Edinburgh. Researchers have found a formula using the waste

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US still confident Iraq is on right track

Despite Tuesday’s deadly suicide bombing at the heart of Iraqi security, the US is sticking to its withdrawal time table. At least 59 recruits

Despite Tuesday’s deadly suicide bombing at the heart of Iraqi security, the US is sticking to its withdrawal time table. At least 59 recruits

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Pakistan aid effort gaining speed - but only just

Much-needed aid is slowly beginning to arrive in flood-ravaged Pakistan but still only a fraction of the six million people desperate for food and

Much-needed aid is slowly beginning to arrive in flood-ravaged Pakistan but still only a fraction of the six million people desperate for food and