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2010-08-22

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Cypriots deny Gaza-bound ship use of their ports

A ship of activists carrying aid for Gaza from Lebanon will not go via Cyprus. Nicosia said it would not let the ship leave for Gaza from its ports

A ship of activists carrying aid for Gaza from Lebanon will not go via Cyprus. Nicosia said it would not let the ship leave for Gaza from its ports

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Mideast talks "difficult but possible" - Netanyahu

Israel’s Prime Minister has spelled out his opening position ahead of the new round of direct Middle East peace talks set to begin next

Israel’s Prime Minister has spelled out his opening position ahead of the new round of direct Middle East peace talks set to begin next

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Cairo art theft blamed on bad camera and alarm upkeep

The Mahmoud Khalil Museum of Art in Cairo’s cameras and alarm system were out of order, a security official has said, when the same Dutch master’s

The Mahmoud Khalil Museum of Art in Cairo’s cameras and alarm system were out of order, a security official has said, when the same Dutch master’s

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Forest fires hit Turkey and Greece after heatwave

Dozens of people have been evacuated from their homes in western Turkey after forest fires threatened to engulf a cluster of villages. Strong winds

Dozens of people have been evacuated from their homes in western Turkey after forest fires threatened to engulf a cluster of villages. Strong winds

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Pakistan new red alert for flooding

New flooding is threatening Pakistan. Joining the misery of millions of others already homeless, some 200,000 people in the south have been forced to

New flooding is threatening Pakistan. Joining the misery of millions of others already homeless, some 200,000 people in the south have been forced to

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Search for van Gogh piece goes on

Egypt’s culture minister has retracted his claim that police had recovered a painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh that was stolen from a Cairo

Egypt’s culture minister has retracted his claim that police had recovered a painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh that was stolen from a Cairo

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Naked against bullfights in Bilbao

Anti-bullfighting campaigners have chosen the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao for a bare-flesh protest against the annual celebration of the matador in

Anti-bullfighting campaigners have chosen the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao for a bare-flesh protest against the annual celebration of the matador in

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Stranded whales buried

Crews with bulldozers buried 49 pilot whales in sand dunes on an isolated northern New Zealand beach after rescuers managed to save only nine from a

Crews with bulldozers buried 49 pilot whales in sand dunes on an isolated northern New Zealand beach after rescuers managed to save only nine from a

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Berlin car crash

A car crashed through barrier into the river Spree outside the German parliament

A car crashed through barrier into the river Spree outside the German parliament

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Australia on political tightrope after elections

Australia’s next parliament will be a balancing act, as a result of yesterday’s inconclusive general election. Neither Labor, under Prime Minister

Australia’s next parliament will be a balancing act, as a result of yesterday’s inconclusive general election. Neither Labor, under Prime Minister

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Bishops rebuke Maroni's immigration plans

A proposal by a member of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s ruling coalition to expel EU nationals living off state handouts has drawn a stinging

A proposal by a member of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s ruling coalition to expel EU nationals living off state handouts has drawn a stinging

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Australia vote points towards a hung parliament

Australia appears to be heading for its first hung parliament in 70 years after an inconclusive eneral election. Labor Prime Minister Julia

Australia appears to be heading for its first hung parliament in 70 years after an inconclusive eneral election. Labor Prime Minister Julia

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Kaliningrad protesters urge Putin to quit

Protesters have gathered in the Russian city of Kaliningrad to call on Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his government to resign. The

Protesters have gathered in the Russian city of Kaliningrad to call on Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his government to resign. The

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China's northeast drowning in rain

China is bracing for more flooding in its central and southwestern regions. Already a great number of city dwellers in the northeast have been forced

China is bracing for more flooding in its central and southwestern regions. Already a great number of city dwellers in the northeast have been forced

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More floodwaters hit Pakistani city of Shadadkot

A second wave of floodwaters have forced half a million people to flee their homes in the Pakistani city of Shadadkot. Three weeks after the worst

A second wave of floodwaters have forced half a million people to flee their homes in the Pakistani city of Shadadkot. Three weeks after the worst

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Enfant terrible of German theatre dead at 49

German film and theatre director Christoph Schlingensief has died at the age of 49 from lung cancer. He had been suffering from the disease for two

German film and theatre director Christoph Schlingensief has died at the age of 49 from lung cancer. He had been suffering from the disease for two