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2010-08-23

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Wave of lethal attacks in Pakistan

Northwest Pakistan has been hit by a series of bombings that have claimed dozens of lives. The deadliest blast was at a mosque in South Waziristan

Northwest Pakistan has been hit by a series of bombings that have claimed dozens of lives. The deadliest blast was at a mosque in South Waziristan

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Mediterranean forest fires alarm residents, tourists alike

A forest fire on the popular Spanish holiday island of Ibiza has left two people injured and forced more than 1,500 people to be rescued from

A forest fire on the popular Spanish holiday island of Ibiza has left two people injured and forced more than 1,500 people to be rescued from

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Spain, Morocco talk over N African tension

Spain has sent one of its top government ministers to Morocco, amid growing strains over alleged abuse at its two enclaves on the North African

Spain has sent one of its top government ministers to Morocco, amid growing strains over alleged abuse at its two enclaves on the North African

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Pakistan re-flooded, still helpless

Pakistan’s lower Indus Valley is under fresh floods. Crops are destroyed or extensively damaged; water levels are more than two metres above normal

Pakistan’s lower Indus Valley is under fresh floods. Crops are destroyed or extensively damaged; water levels are more than two metres above normal

Business

Euro zone recovery slows

There has been more mixed news on the euro zone’s economic recovery. The latest Markit Composite Purchasing Managers’ Index – which gauges

There has been more mixed news on the euro zone’s economic recovery. The latest Markit Composite Purchasing Managers’ Index – which gauges

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Church anger over French Roma policy

French government policy towards the Roma community has provoked the anger of the Catholic church – from the Vatican itself to individual priests

French government policy towards the Roma community has provoked the anger of the Catholic church – from the Vatican itself to individual priests

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Spanish hostages of al Qaeda freed

Spain has officially confirmed that two of its nationals held by al Qaeda in North Africa have been freed. Albert Vilalta and Roque Pascual were

Spain has officially confirmed that two of its nationals held by al Qaeda in North Africa have been freed. Albert Vilalta and Roque Pascual were

Business

SABMiller interested in Foster's

London based SABMiller is the latest name being reported as interested in buying Australia’s biggest brewer Foster’s. The beer business of Foster’s

London based SABMiller is the latest name being reported as interested in buying Australia’s biggest brewer Foster’s. The beer business of Foster’s

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HSBC aims to buy SA's Nedbank

HSBC is in talks to buy up to 70 percent of South Africa’s Nedbank, the country’s fourth-largest lender. The seller is Anglo-South African insurer

HSBC is in talks to buy up to 70 percent of South Africa’s Nedbank, the country’s fourth-largest lender. The seller is Anglo-South African insurer

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Potash sure of better bids than BHP's

Potash Corporation’s board has confirmed it is in talks with several potential buyers for a better price than BHP Billiton’s hostile 30 billion euro

Potash Corporation’s board has confirmed it is in talks with several potential buyers for a better price than BHP Billiton’s hostile 30 billion euro

Business

KNOC will wait on Dana's shareholders

Korea National Oil Corporation is reportedly prepared to wait for shareholders of UK’s Dana Petroleum to respond to its hostile bid. The source

Korea National Oil Corporation is reportedly prepared to wait for shareholders of UK’s Dana Petroleum to respond to its hostile bid. The source

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Eight tourists die in Manila bus shoot-out

In shock but glad to be alive – surviving hostages are helped out of a bus in  Manila after a 12 hour ordeal at gunpoint.   The bus carrying tourists

In shock but glad to be alive – surviving hostages are helped out of a bus in  Manila after a 12 hour ordeal at gunpoint.   The bus carrying tourists

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Lebedev called in Yukos trial

The trial of the former leaders of Russia’s biggest oil giant, Yukos, has entered a new stage with co-defendent Platon Lebedev beginning his

The trial of the former leaders of Russia’s biggest oil giant, Yukos, has entered a new stage with co-defendent Platon Lebedev beginning his

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Prosecutors scrutinise Mainz hospital over baby deaths

German prosecutors are looking into whether to charge Mainz University Hospital with negligent homicide, after two babies in its care died at the

German prosecutors are looking into whether to charge Mainz University Hospital with negligent homicide, after two babies in its care died at the

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Australian PM and opposition leader woo independents

Australia’s political limbo looks set to continue for several more days. Both the prime minister and conservative opposition leader are wooing the

Australia’s political limbo looks set to continue for several more days. Both the prime minister and conservative opposition leader are wooing the

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Floods threaten further south in Pakistan

As Pakistan’s flood threat seeps southward, the city of Shadad Kot has largely emptied out, adding several hundred thousand to the millions of people

As Pakistan’s flood threat seeps southward, the city of Shadad Kot has largely emptied out, adding several hundred thousand to the millions of people

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Philippines hostage drama deadline expires

An armed ex policeman in the Philippines is holding 17 people hostage on a tourist bus in the capital Manilla. So far eight people have been

An armed ex policeman in the Philippines is holding 17 people hostage on a tourist bus in the capital Manilla. So far eight people have been

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Chilean miners alive but facing lengthy rescue

They are alive but it could take months before the 33 miners trapped deep underground in Chile are finally rescued. After 17 days of expecting the

They are alive but it could take months before the 33 miners trapped deep underground in Chile are finally rescued. After 17 days of expecting the

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Pakistan's floodwaters continue to surge south

The threat of more floods in southern Pakistan are forcing thousands to abandon their homes and flee to higher ground. The rising waters have

The threat of more floods in southern Pakistan are forcing thousands to abandon their homes and flee to higher ground. The rising waters have

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Bacteria kills newborns in German hospital

An investigation has been launched into the deaths of two new born babies thought to have been fed with infected intravenous drips. The infants

An investigation has been launched into the deaths of two new born babies thought to have been fed with infected intravenous drips. The infants

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Competing rallies in Manhattan over mosque plan

New Yorkers opposed to plans for a mosque and cultural centre near the World Trade Centre site have taken to the streets to voice their anger. For

New Yorkers opposed to plans for a mosque and cultural centre near the World Trade Centre site have taken to the streets to voice their anger. For

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Gunman holds tourists hostage in Manila

Police in the Philippines have surrounded a bus in central Manila where a gunman is holding over 20 foreign tourists hostage. The man is thought to

Police in the Philippines have surrounded a bus in central Manila where a gunman is holding over 20 foreign tourists hostage. The man is thought to

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Al Qaeda frees two Spanish aid workers

Two Spanish aid workers held hostage by al Qaeda’s north African branch since November are believed to have been released. Albert Vilalta and

Two Spanish aid workers held hostage by al Qaeda’s north African branch since November are believed to have been released. Albert Vilalta and

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Banned gig goes ahead on Flag Day in Russia

Activists in Moscow pressed ahead with plans for a banned gig, after police confiscated their stage equipment. The authorities say the concert, in

Activists in Moscow pressed ahead with plans for a banned gig, after police confiscated their stage equipment. The authorities say the concert, in

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Nuclear tax pitches Merkel against big business

Germany’s chancellor is sticking by her plans to introduce a tax on nuclear power despite growing opposition within her own government and the

Germany’s chancellor is sticking by her plans to introduce a tax on nuclear power despite growing opposition within her own government and the

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Chile celebrates as trapped miners found alive

Seventeen days after fearing the worst, the families of 33 trapped miners in Chile can hardly believe it but the men are still alive. From deep

Seventeen days after fearing the worst, the families of 33 trapped miners in Chile can hardly believe it but the men are still alive. From deep