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2010-08-21

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Horse-trading looms after Australian election

All the indications are that Australia is heading for it’s first hung parliament since the Second World War.   Despite having come through the

All the indications are that Australia is heading for it’s first hung parliament since the Second World War.   Despite having come through the

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Vast aid not reaching Pakistanis

Half a billion dollars promised and not a drop to drink… for nearly a quarter of Pakistan’s people. Areas less shattered by the monsoon floods are

Half a billion dollars promised and not a drop to drink… for nearly a quarter of Pakistan’s people. Areas less shattered by the monsoon floods are

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Son's grave shocks mother

A heartbroken French mother is furious that nobody told her that her son had died after another family member stumbled across his grave while

A heartbroken French mother is furious that nobody told her that her son had died after another family member stumbled across his grave while

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No clear result in Australia's tightest general election for decades

The indications are that Australia is heading for its first hung parliament since the Second World War. Counting is expected to go on for the next

The indications are that Australia is heading for its first hung parliament since the Second World War. Counting is expected to go on for the next

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Wikileaks founder faces rape charge

The authorities in Sweden say they have issued a warrant for the arrest of the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange who is wanted on suspicion of rape

The authorities in Sweden say they have issued a warrant for the arrest of the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange who is wanted on suspicion of rape

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Washington hopes new Israeli-Palestinian talks will last

Momentary relief in the Washington theatre of Mideast peace efforts has greeted Israeli and Palestinian agreement to hold direct peace talks for the

Momentary relief in the Washington theatre of Mideast peace efforts has greeted Israeli and Palestinian agreement to hold direct peace talks for the

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Blankets for orangutans

Cold snap in Brazil forces Rio de Janeiro zoo to issue blankets to its orangutan residents.

Cold snap in Brazil forces Rio de Janeiro zoo to issue blankets to its orangutan residents.

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China train accident from inside

China struggled to cope with widespread storms that left dozens missing and presumed dead on Friday as Chinese State Television released amateur

China struggled to cope with widespread storms that left dozens missing and presumed dead on Friday as Chinese State Television released amateur

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Pakistan rescue operations continue

Pakistan naval authorities completing rescue operations in the southern Sindh province and were shifting focus to relief efforts after deadly floods

Pakistan naval authorities completing rescue operations in the southern Sindh province and were shifting focus to relief efforts after deadly floods

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Churchill's Battle of Britain speech remembered

Winston Churchill called it Britain’s “finest hour” – and it came to be seen as a turning point in World War II. 70 years on, the Battle of Britain

Winston Churchill called it Britain’s “finest hour” – and it came to be seen as a turning point in World War II. 70 years on, the Battle of Britain

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Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant start-up begins

Iran has passed a milestone on the road to nuclear-generated electricity. “The beginning of the first stage of the physical start-up has taken

Iran has passed a milestone on the road to nuclear-generated electricity. “The beginning of the first stage of the physical start-up has taken

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Equality court in Norway rules hijab ban illegal

A ban on Norwegian female police officers wearing Islamic headscarves has been ruled illegal. The Norwegian Equality Tribunal said the ban ran

A ban on Norwegian female police officers wearing Islamic headscarves has been ruled illegal. The Norwegian Equality Tribunal said the ban ran

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Berlusconi tells coalition rebels to back him

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has issued a threat to his former coalition allies: back me or face new elections this year. Long-time

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has issued a threat to his former coalition allies: back me or face new elections this year. Long-time

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Israeli settlement still major obstacle for peace with Palestinians

Israel and Palestinian officials have agreed to hold direct peace talks for the first time in 20 months with the US asking both sides to strike deal

Israel and Palestinian officials have agreed to hold direct peace talks for the first time in 20 months with the US asking both sides to strike deal

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Russia signs deal to guarantee Armenia's security

Russia and Armenia have signed a deal which will keep Russian troops in the former Soviet republic for years to come. Russian President Dmitry

Russia and Armenia have signed a deal which will keep Russian troops in the former Soviet republic for years to come. Russian President Dmitry

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Australia: First exit polls put labor party at the head of results

Early exit polls from Australia’s legislative election voting have indicated a slim advantage for the ruling labor party, versus the opposition

Early exit polls from Australia’s legislative election voting have indicated a slim advantage for the ruling labor party, versus the opposition

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275 million euros in aid for Pakistan

The UN says it has raised 275 million euros in aid to help the victims of the floods in Pakistan. A special two-day meeting of the General Assembly

The UN says it has raised 275 million euros in aid to help the victims of the floods in Pakistan. A special two-day meeting of the General Assembly

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Haiti's presidential hopeful Wyclef Jean accepts rejection

Hip hop star Wyclef Jean has bowed to the decision of Haiti’s electoral authority to bar him from candidacy to be his country’s president, and has

Hip hop star Wyclef Jean has bowed to the decision of Haiti’s electoral authority to bar him from candidacy to be his country’s president, and has