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2010-08-26

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Roma camp demolished in northern France

French authorities have demolished an illegal Roma camp in Lille, northern France. Its occupants don’t want to leave. They claim they will be

French authorities have demolished an illegal Roma camp in Lille, northern France. Its occupants don’t want to leave. They claim they will be

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France, Romania conclude talks on Roma policy

France and Romania have ended two days of talks with promises from Bucharest to do more to improve conditions for its large Roma community. An

France and Romania have ended two days of talks with promises from Bucharest to do more to improve conditions for its large Roma community. An

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German draft law forbids secret filming of staff

A proposed law in Germany would ban employers from secretly filming their staff or from using social networking websites such as Facebook to not hire

A proposed law in Germany would ban employers from secretly filming their staff or from using social networking websites such as Facebook to not hire

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UBS tax evasion saga nears end

Swiss authorities say they have handed over details of more than 2,000 wealthy American clients of Swiss bank UBS suspected of tax evasion. Files

Swiss authorities say they have handed over details of more than 2,000 wealthy American clients of Swiss bank UBS suspected of tax evasion. Files

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BHP woos Potash shareholders

Shareholders of Potash Corporation are the subject of a charm offensive by BHP Billiton’s boss this week. He is in North America explaining why

Shareholders of Potash Corporation are the subject of a charm offensive by BHP Billiton’s boss this week. He is in North America explaining why

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France sends more Roma home

As French and Romanian politicians discussed the Roma situation in Paris, a further 250 Roma were being sent back home. They left via the Paris

As French and Romanian politicians discussed the Roma situation in Paris, a further 250 Roma were being sent back home. They left via the Paris

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Spanish dead flown home from Afghanistan

The bodies of two Spanish police trainers and their interpreter shot dead by an Afghan officer have been flown home. The Spanish prime minister

The bodies of two Spanish police trainers and their interpreter shot dead by an Afghan officer have been flown home. The Spanish prime minister

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Google launches Gmail phone calls

Internet search engine Google is taking on the phone companies and web calling service Skype. It has added the ability to directly call landlines

Internet search engine Google is taking on the phone companies and web calling service Skype. It has added the ability to directly call landlines

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Euro zone lending picks up

More people living in the euro zone took out loans in July, according to the latest figures from the European Central Bank. Loans to the private

More people living in the euro zone took out loans in July, according to the latest figures from the European Central Bank. Loans to the private

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Mother Teresa centenary feted

Celebrations marking the centenary of the birth of Mother Teresa have been continuing all day in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) where she founded her

Celebrations marking the centenary of the birth of Mother Teresa have been continuing all day in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) where she founded her

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Swiss economy grew much faster than thought

Switzerland’s economy grew at a much faster pace in the first three months of this year than had been previously calculated. The State Secretariat

Switzerland’s economy grew at a much faster pace in the first three months of this year than had been previously calculated. The State Secretariat

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Credit Agricole doing well except in Greece

French bank Credit Agricole has reported a much better than expected 89 percent rise in second-quarter net profit at 379 million euros. That was

French bank Credit Agricole has reported a much better than expected 89 percent rise in second-quarter net profit at 379 million euros. That was

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Kremlin party wants disputed road project halted

The ruling United Russia party has called on President Dmitry Medvedev to halt construction of a disputed motorway. The building of the toll road

The ruling United Russia party has called on President Dmitry Medvedev to halt construction of a disputed motorway. The building of the toll road

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South African union threatens ANC split

South Africa’s main trade union, Cosatu, is threatening to break ties with the ruling ANC party as a pay dispute enters its ninth day. Hundreds of

South Africa’s main trade union, Cosatu, is threatening to break ties with the ruling ANC party as a pay dispute enters its ninth day. Hundreds of

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No jail for HIV German pop star

A German pop star has been handed a two-year suspended sentence for infecting a former lover with the HIV virus, while keeping her own HIV status a

A German pop star has been handed a two-year suspended sentence for infecting a former lover with the HIV virus, while keeping her own HIV status a

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France's crackdown on Roma communities continues

France’s controversial crackdown on Roma continues with police launching a dawn raid on a camp near the northern city of Lille. Authorities checked

France’s controversial crackdown on Roma continues with police launching a dawn raid on a camp near the northern city of Lille. Authorities checked

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Cars burnt in Jerusalem days before peace talks

Palestinians have set fire to several cars in East Jerusalem, throwing stones and firebombs in a row with Jewish settlers. The violence comes a

Palestinians have set fire to several cars in East Jerusalem, throwing stones and firebombs in a row with Jewish settlers. The violence comes a

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North Korea's Kim Jong-il visits China

The reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is visiting China for the second time this year. He is thought to be there with his son and probable

The reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is visiting China for the second time this year. He is thought to be there with his son and probable

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Charity celebrates the centenary of Mother Teresa's birth

The Missionary of Charity holds a mass in the Indian city of Kolkata to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa

The Missionary of Charity holds a mass in the Indian city of Kolkata to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa

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Pakistan evacuates three cities at risk from floods

A further 400,000 people have been told to leave their homes in the south of Pakistan as floods sweep down from the north. The UN estimates some 17

A further 400,000 people have been told to leave their homes in the south of Pakistan as floods sweep down from the north. The UN estimates some 17

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Venezuelan elections kick off with clashes

Venezuelan soldiers fire tear gas at opposition candidates as campaigning for the country’s legislative elections gets under way. The poll will

Venezuelan soldiers fire tear gas at opposition candidates as campaigning for the country’s legislative elections gets under way. The poll will

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Mourning in Hong-Kong

Moments of mourning for the survivors and family members of the eight Chinese tourists killed in a bungled hostage rescue in Manilla, Philippines.

Moments of mourning for the survivors and family members of the eight Chinese tourists killed in a bungled hostage rescue in Manilla, Philippines.

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Disease on the rise in Pakistan

More and more homeless Pakistanis are falling victim to intestinal and skin diseases due to unhygienic conditions following the flooding there.

More and more homeless Pakistanis are falling victim to intestinal and skin diseases due to unhygienic conditions following the flooding there.

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River Yamuna threatens New Delhi

The River Yamuna has swollen up and now threatens low-lying areas in India’s capital New Delhi.

The River Yamuna has swollen up and now threatens low-lying areas in India’s capital New Delhi.

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Overripe tomatoes street battle in Spain

Thousands of people came to Buñol, in Spain, for La Tomatina Festival, a popular food fight in the streets with overripe tomatoes.

Thousands of people came to Buñol, in Spain, for La Tomatina Festival, a popular food fight in the streets with overripe tomatoes.

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Gay pride in Nepal

Nepal’s gay community had its first international gay parade in the streets of the Nepalese capital, Katmandu.

Nepal’s gay community had its first international gay parade in the streets of the Nepalese capital, Katmandu.

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Carbombs explode in Iraq

At least 62 people have been killed in suicide attacks and car bombs in front of police stations in various Iraqi cities.

At least 62 people have been killed in suicide attacks and car bombs in front of police stations in various Iraqi cities.

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Unrest in front of a Spanish base in Afghanistan

Hundreds of angered Afghan civilians attacked a Spanish base throwing rocks. They protested against the death of an Afghan policeman who was killed

Hundreds of angered Afghan civilians attacked a Spanish base throwing rocks. They protested against the death of an Afghan policeman who was killed

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Tourists flee Ibiza fires

Firefighters still fight fires in Ibiza. Meanwhile, tourists have fled the resorts.

Firefighters still fight fires in Ibiza. Meanwhile, tourists have fled the resorts.

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Migrant workers murdered in Mexican drug killings

Mexican officials say the 72 people found murdered at a ranch close to the US border were migrant workers trying to reach the United

Mexican officials say the 72 people found murdered at a ranch close to the US border were migrant workers trying to reach the United