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2010-08-19

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Disneyland facing legal action in hijab row

A Muslim woman employed as a restaurant hostess in Disneyland, California has been sent home for wearing a hijab head scarf. Imane Boudlal has

A Muslim woman employed as a restaurant hostess in Disneyland, California has been sent home for wearing a hijab head scarf. Imane Boudlal has

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Probe follows claims Turkish army aided PKK

Six families of Turkish soldiers killed by the Kurdish separatist group the PKK have filed a criminal complaint against the Turkish army, claiming it

Six families of Turkish soldiers killed by the Kurdish separatist group the PKK have filed a criminal complaint against the Turkish army, claiming it

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Romanian President reacts to deportations

In Romania as the first of the Roma people arrived in Bucharest from France there has been official reaction. The country’s foreign minister said he

In Romania as the first of the Roma people arrived in Bucharest from France there has been official reaction. The country’s foreign minister said he

Business

Intel to buy security tech firm McAfee

Microchip maker Intel is to buy McAfee, which provides security for computers. It is its biggest ever acquisition. The price is just under six

Microchip maker Intel is to buy McAfee, which provides security for computers. It is its biggest ever acquisition. The price is just under six

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Greece OK for more EU aid

Athens is on track to cut its excessive budget deficit. European Commission experts say Greece has met the conditions for its next tranche of

Athens is on track to cut its excessive budget deficit. European Commission experts say Greece has met the conditions for its next tranche of

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UK retailers enjoy strong July

British retail sales volumes rose nearly three times faster than economists had forecast in July. And new figures showed the British government had

British retail sales volumes rose nearly three times faster than economists had forecast in July. And new figures showed the British government had

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GM moves towards IPO

General Motors has taken the first step to paying back the billions it was given in a controversial taxpayer-funded bailout. The carmaker – which

General Motors has taken the first step to paying back the billions it was given in a controversial taxpayer-funded bailout. The carmaker – which

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MasterCard buying DataCash

MasterCard is to buy the British payment service provider DataCash Group for the equivalent of 405 million euros in cash. The deal is intended to

MasterCard is to buy the British payment service provider DataCash Group for the equivalent of 405 million euros in cash. The deal is intended to

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Economy, internet and immigration top Oz poll

Immigration, the monarchy, the internet and the economy are just some of the key issues on the minds of Australia’s 14 million voters as they head to

Immigration, the monarchy, the internet and the economy are just some of the key issues on the minds of Australia’s 14 million voters as they head to

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Battle to save 'unique' Russian fruits and berries

An inquiry ordered by President Medvedev could be the last chance to save the world’s largest collection of fruits and berries from being bulldozed

An inquiry ordered by President Medvedev could be the last chance to save the world’s largest collection of fruits and berries from being bulldozed

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More Roma return to Bucharest

At Charles-de-Gaulle airport in Paris the latest group of Roma boarded a flight for Bucharest. Others left from Lyon on Thursday under a plan to send

At Charles-de-Gaulle airport in Paris the latest group of Roma boarded a flight for Bucharest. Others left from Lyon on Thursday under a plan to send

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South African police fire rubber bullets at strikers

South African police have used rubber bullets and water cannon on striking public sector workers as the demonstrators tried to block a main road in

South African police have used rubber bullets and water cannon on striking public sector workers as the demonstrators tried to block a main road in

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Livelihoods in ruins after Pakistan's floods

They escaped with their lives but wait for work, day after day, in vain. For the labourers who gather in the city of Mingora, any hope of

They escaped with their lives but wait for work, day after day, in vain. For the labourers who gather in the city of Mingora, any hope of

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Spain cracks down on speeding foreign drivers.

A new speed campaign has been launched on the roads of Spain and the authorities have foreign drivers in their radar gun sights. Plans to stop

A new speed campaign has been launched on the roads of Spain and the authorities have foreign drivers in their radar gun sights. Plans to stop

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First Roma leave France

At Paris’s main airport the first group of Roma prepared to leave France. They were part of the 79 who are due to fly out to Bucharest amidst growing

At Paris’s main airport the first group of Roma prepared to leave France. They were part of the 79 who are due to fly out to Bucharest amidst growing

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Iraqis react to US combat troops' exit

Iraqis have paid a huge price during the years of war in their country. They have died in horrific numbers in the sectarian slaughter that followed

Iraqis have paid a huge price during the years of war in their country. They have died in horrific numbers in the sectarian slaughter that followed

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UN set to boost aid to Pakistan

The slow response to the crisis in Pakistan continues to dominate thinking and strategy at the United Nations. Tonight, Ban Ki-moon will appeal

The slow response to the crisis in Pakistan continues to dominate thinking and strategy at the United Nations. Tonight, Ban Ki-moon will appeal

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Radioactive boars raise food fears in Germany

Their meat is a delicacy in Germany. But the spectre of Chernobyl hangs over the dinner plate. More and more wild boars are being tested positive

Their meat is a delicacy in Germany. But the spectre of Chernobyl hangs over the dinner plate. More and more wild boars are being tested positive

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Spain: the big flood clear-up

Residents of towns hit by flash floods near Cordoba in Southern Spain clean their houses of mud and water.

Residents of towns hit by flash floods near Cordoba in Southern Spain clean their houses of mud and water.

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Final US combat brigade leaves Iraq

The last American combat brigade has left Iraq, more than seven years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. The 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd

The last American combat brigade has left Iraq, more than seven years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. The 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd

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Pope calls for aid to Pakistan

Pope Benedict XVI prayed for the victims of floods in Pakistan and called for aid from the international community during his weekly audience.

Pope Benedict XVI prayed for the victims of floods in Pakistan and called for aid from the international community during his weekly audience.

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Workers strike for pay rises in South Africa

Teachers, mineworkers and civil servants went on strike for higher wages and demonstrated in the streets of Soweto and Pretoria.

Teachers, mineworkers and civil servants went on strike for higher wages and demonstrated in the streets of Soweto and Pretoria.

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Opponents of China trade deal protest in Taiwan

Members of the Democratic Progressive Party demonstrated in the Taiwanese parliament to protest against the trade deal with China that was being

Members of the Democratic Progressive Party demonstrated in the Taiwanese parliament to protest against the trade deal with China that was being

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Bull jumps into crowd at Spanish arena, 40 hurt

A trip to the bullring turned to terror for spectators in Spain when the bull decided not to play by the rules. Around 40 people were injured as

A trip to the bullring turned to terror for spectators in Spain when the bull decided not to play by the rules. Around 40 people were injured as

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French farmers welcome a rise in milk prices

French dairy farmers and their larger customers have struck a deal over the price of milk, diffusing tensions in the highly volatile sector. Under

French dairy farmers and their larger customers have struck a deal over the price of milk, diffusing tensions in the highly volatile sector. Under

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'Important progress' in talks to form Belgian govt

The leader of Belgium’s French-speaking socialists is to hold more talks with Flemish separatists on forming a coalition government. The Belgian

The leader of Belgium’s French-speaking socialists is to hold more talks with Flemish separatists on forming a coalition government. The Belgian

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Moroccans suspend Spanish enclave protest

Moroccan demonstrators have suspended a blockade of Spain’s north African enclave in Melilla until the end of Ramadan. They had been preventing

Moroccan demonstrators have suspended a blockade of Spain’s north African enclave in Melilla until the end of Ramadan. They had been preventing