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2010-08-25

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Roma in Europe

Their ancestors began leaving India over a thousand years ago, spreading far and wide across Europe. Today’s Roma people continue in the nomadic

Their ancestors began leaving India over a thousand years ago, spreading far and wide across Europe. Today’s Roma people continue in the nomadic

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Father Arthur: a Roma champion in France

A 71-year-old priest may not be a typical political hellraiser but Father Arthur Hervet has been one of Nicolas Sarkozy’s strongest critics over his

A 71-year-old priest may not be a typical political hellraiser but Father Arthur Hervet has been one of Nicolas Sarkozy’s strongest critics over his

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France stands firm on Roma deportations

French and Romanian officials have met in Paris to try to mend strained relations over France’s treatment of Romany gypsies. France has repatriated

French and Romanian officials have met in Paris to try to mend strained relations over France’s treatment of Romany gypsies. France has repatriated

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France expels 8,000 Roma so far this year

France remains defiant in the face of widespread criticism over its policy of deporting Roma gypsies and closing illegal camps. More than 8,000

France remains defiant in the face of widespread criticism over its policy of deporting Roma gypsies and closing illegal camps. More than 8,000

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French jobless rate falls

The number of people seeking work in France fell for the second straight month in July. It was the first time that has happened since 2007. The

The number of people seeking work in France fell for the second straight month in July. It was the first time that has happened since 2007. The

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BHP Billiton won't buy Potash "at any cost"

BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest mining company, has posted its best half-year net profit in two years. But at the same time said it was cautious

BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest mining company, has posted its best half-year net profit in two years. But at the same time said it was cautious

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Draining Mont Blanc's lake underway

The Mont Blanc glacier is one of Europe’s best known landmarks. But now it is under threat. Work has begun to drain a huge lake that has formed

The Mont Blanc glacier is one of Europe’s best known landmarks. But now it is under threat. Work has begun to drain a huge lake that has formed

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Dublin hits back at ratings downgrade

Ireland’s government is facing mounting pressure to put a final price on the cost of bailing out its banks. That comes after Standard & Poor’s cut

Ireland’s government is facing mounting pressure to put a final price on the cost of bailing out its banks. That comes after Standard & Poor’s cut

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Berlin backs bank bill

Germany’s cabinet has backed a bank restructuring bill that includes a levy on bank assets. The one billion euros raised each year will be used to

Germany’s cabinet has backed a bank restructuring bill that includes a levy on bank assets. The one billion euros raised each year will be used to

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Japan could intervene over strong yen

Japan is not ruling out market intervention to prevent the yen rising further, government sources say. Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda is also

Japan is not ruling out market intervention to prevent the yen rising further, government sources say. Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda is also

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Dozens dead in Iraq after series of attacks

Dozens of people have died in what appears to be a series of coordinated attacks on security forces in Iraq. The carnage comes less than a week

Dozens of people have died in what appears to be a series of coordinated attacks on security forces in Iraq. The carnage comes less than a week

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Russia recovery revs up car sales forecasts

As the Moscow Motor Show opened, a revival in sales in Russia has car makers revving up their growth forecasts for the year. Russia’s car market

As the Moscow Motor Show opened, a revival in sales in Russia has car makers revving up their growth forecasts for the year. Russia’s car market

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NATO base attacked after troops shoot "rogue" police officer

NATO forces have shot and killed an Afghan policeman after he opened fire on troops during a training exercise. The shooting at the Spanish-led

NATO forces have shot and killed an Afghan policeman after he opened fire on troops during a training exercise. The shooting at the Spanish-led

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China crash black box found

Accident investigators have now found the flight recorder among the burnt out remains of the Embraer 190 that crash landed in China yesterday with a

Accident investigators have now found the flight recorder among the burnt out remains of the Embraer 190 that crash landed in China yesterday with a

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Philippine hijack victims flown home

The bodies and survivors of the hijacked Philippine bus attack have returned to Hong Kong. The hijacker, a disgruntled ex-policeman, was shot dead

The bodies and survivors of the hijacked Philippine bus attack have returned to Hong Kong. The hijacker, a disgruntled ex-policeman, was shot dead

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Moldovan police find uranium haul

Police in Moldova have arrested three people after seizing nearly two kilos of uranium. Tests showed it was uranium 238, which does not emit

Police in Moldova have arrested three people after seizing nearly two kilos of uranium. Tests showed it was uranium 238, which does not emit

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Jimmy Carter in North Korea

Former US President Jimmy Carter has travelled to North Korea where it is believed he will try to secure the release of an American jailed for

Former US President Jimmy Carter has travelled to North Korea where it is believed he will try to secure the release of an American jailed for

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Obama's approval ratings plummet

More Americans now disapprove of Barack Obama than approve of him, according to a recent poll. As midterm elections loom in November, nearly three

More Americans now disapprove of Barack Obama than approve of him, according to a recent poll. As midterm elections loom in November, nearly three

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"Rogue" Afghan policeman shot after killing 3

NATO forces have shot and killed an Afghan policeman after he opened fire on troops during a training exercise, sparking protests by local

NATO forces have shot and killed an Afghan policeman after he opened fire on troops during a training exercise, sparking protests by local

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Iraq hit by coordinated suicide attacks

Iraq has been hit by a series of suicide bombings in what appears to be a coordinated nationwide attack against Iraqi security forces.    At least

Iraq has been hit by a series of suicide bombings in what appears to be a coordinated nationwide attack against Iraqi security forces.    At least

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Bloomberg backs Ground Zero Muslim centre

New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg has publicly backed the construction of a Muslim cultural centre two blocks from the site of World Trade

New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg has publicly backed the construction of a Muslim cultural centre two blocks from the site of World Trade

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Tropical storm Frank hits Mexico

Tropical storm Frank was sliding along the coast of southern Mexico on Tuesday. Heavy rain and floods followed in its wake.

Tropical storm Frank was sliding along the coast of southern Mexico on Tuesday. Heavy rain and floods followed in its wake.

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Dramatic car crash in the USA

A 19 year-old driver lost control of his car and crashed it into a bridge pillar. The driver is alive but in critical condition. The accident was

A 19 year-old driver lost control of his car and crashed it into a bridge pillar. The driver is alive but in critical condition. The accident was

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UK: Woman caught dumping cat in bin

A woman has been filmed dumping a cat into a bin by a private CCTV camera. The video has been posted on Youtube by the owners of the cat and has

A woman has been filmed dumping a cat into a bin by a private CCTV camera. The video has been posted on Youtube by the owners of the cat and has