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2010-08-27

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Bashir Kenya visit risks rift with ICC

The signing of Kenya’s new constitution on Friday has been overshadowed by the attendance of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the

The signing of Kenya’s new constitution on Friday has been overshadowed by the attendance of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the

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Thousands flee as Pakistan flood spreads

Hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis have been forced to flee their homes after a major river in the south of the country burst its banks. A surge

Hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis have been forced to flee their homes after a major river in the south of the country burst its banks. A surge

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Turkish landslides claim 12 lives

At least 12 people are now known to have died after torrential rain triggered landslides and floods in northern Turkey. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip

At least 12 people are now known to have died after torrential rain triggered landslides and floods in northern Turkey. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip

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EU drug regulator probes GSK swine flu jab

Europe’s drug regulator has opened an investigation into the safety of a swine-flu vaccine to see if it is linked to suspected cases of

Europe’s drug regulator has opened an investigation into the safety of a swine-flu vaccine to see if it is linked to suspected cases of

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Airbus A350 schedule reportedly sliding

Airbus is being coy in response to a report that it has cut production targets for its newest plane – the A350. A French newspaper quoted Airbus

Airbus is being coy in response to a report that it has cut production targets for its newest plane – the A350. A French newspaper quoted Airbus

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Mackerel war could hurt Iceland's EU bid

The EU has warned Iceland’s bid to join the bloc could be damaged by an escalating ‘‘mackerel war’‘ in the northeast Atlantic. Fishermen from

The EU has warned Iceland’s bid to join the bloc could be damaged by an escalating ‘‘mackerel war’‘ in the northeast Atlantic. Fishermen from

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UN investigates DRC rapes

A United Nations special representative has arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate a mass rape earlier this month. Some 154

A United Nations special representative has arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate a mass rape earlier this month. Some 154

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UN condemns France's Roma expulsions

They are members of the EU’s biggest ethnic minority. And now, France’s crackdown on the Roma community has been flagged up by the United

They are members of the EU’s biggest ethnic minority. And now, France’s crackdown on the Roma community has been flagged up by the United

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The planes in Spain make less of a loss

Iberia has posted a narrower than expected operating loss in the first six months of the year. The Spanish carrier said improving business travel

Iberia has posted a narrower than expected operating loss in the first six months of the year. The Spanish carrier said improving business travel

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Spyker trims Saab sales target

Spyker, the Dutch sports car maker that bought Saab from General Motors earlier this year, has posted another loss. It also trimmed Saab’s sales

Spyker, the Dutch sports car maker that bought Saab from General Motors earlier this year, has posted another loss. It also trimmed Saab’s sales

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Construction boosts UK growth

Britain’s economy grew faster than originally thought in the second quarter of the year. The Office for National Statistics says GDP grew by 1.2

Britain’s economy grew faster than originally thought in the second quarter of the year. The Office for National Statistics says GDP grew by 1.2

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Imports drag down second-quarter US growth

Economic growth in the United States was weaker than initially thought between April and June. Gross domestic product grew at a 1.6 percent annual

Economic growth in the United States was weaker than initially thought between April and June. Gross domestic product grew at a 1.6 percent annual

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First video images of miners shown

Footage showing the first impressions of how the miners trapped 700 metres underground in Chile are coping with the ordeal has been released.   The

Footage showing the first impressions of how the miners trapped 700 metres underground in Chile are coping with the ordeal has been released.   The

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First images of Kim Jong Il in China

Grainy images of a hotel in Jilin appear to confirm the presence of the North Korean leader in China. It is understood Kim Jong Il has come to

Grainy images of a hotel in Jilin appear to confirm the presence of the North Korean leader in China. It is understood Kim Jong Il has come to

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Spain swelters in summer sun

Spain is sweltering in one of its hottest Augusts in recent years with temperatures reaching 42 degrees Celsius. While some are content to soak

Spain is sweltering in one of its hottest Augusts in recent years with temperatures reaching 42 degrees Celsius. While some are content to soak

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Kenya ratifies constitution

Kenya has adopted a new constitution supporters say marks the rebirth of the country. It aims to bring about significant political change

Kenya has adopted a new constitution supporters say marks the rebirth of the country. It aims to bring about significant political change

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Several die in Turkish landslide

At least 11 people have died after a mudslide engulfed a town in north-eastern Turkey. Buildings, homes and vehicles have been completely

At least 11 people have died after a mudslide engulfed a town in north-eastern Turkey. Buildings, homes and vehicles have been completely

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Identification of migrants in Mexico massacre begins

Diplomats in Mexico have begun the grim task of identifying 72 migrants killed in the worst massacre in the country’s escalating drug war

Diplomats in Mexico have begun the grim task of identifying 72 migrants killed in the worst massacre in the country’s escalating drug war

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Warning over plight of children in Pakistan

In Pakistan, the youngest are the most vulnerable of all.    Aid workers say unless the world responds immediately more and more of the 3.5 million

In Pakistan, the youngest are the most vulnerable of all.    Aid workers say unless the world responds immediately more and more of the 3.5 million

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Carter leaves Pyongyang with freed American

Relaxed and smiling, Aijalon Gomes clearly looked happy to be heading home to the United States. On the tarmac in Pyongyang, there was no sign of

Relaxed and smiling, Aijalon Gomes clearly looked happy to be heading home to the United States. On the tarmac in Pyongyang, there was no sign of

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Rescue operation in Pakistan

A Pakistani army helicopter rescues a family of 26 trapped in their village by the floods.

A Pakistani army helicopter rescues a family of 26 trapped in their village by the floods.

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Public sector strike goes on in South Africa

South African public sector workers continue strikes for better wages. Many marches are taking place around the country.

South African public sector workers continue strikes for better wages. Many marches are taking place around the country.

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Greek teachers clash with police

At their first demonstration after the summer holidays, Greek teachers clashed with the police in front of the education ministry in Athens.

At their first demonstration after the summer holidays, Greek teachers clashed with the police in front of the education ministry in Athens.

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Clashes in East-Jerusalem

Palestinians who live in the Arab neighbourhood of East-Jerusalem clash with Israeli settlers and soldiers.

Palestinians who live in the Arab neighbourhood of East-Jerusalem clash with Israeli settlers and soldiers.

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Missionaries of Charity mark Mother Teresa's centenary

A special mass and other events were held by the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mother

A special mass and other events were held by the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mother

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French police raid illegal Roma camp

French police raided an illegal Roma camp near Lille in the North of France. France has expelled hundreds of Roma.

French police raided an illegal Roma camp near Lille in the North of France. France has expelled hundreds of Roma.

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Immigration debate in Germany given fresh impetus

A political storm is brewing in Germany, with, at its epicentre, a board member of the country’s Central Bank. Thilo Sarrazin has caused an outcry

A political storm is brewing in Germany, with, at its epicentre, a board member of the country’s Central Bank. Thilo Sarrazin has caused an outcry

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Mass protests over pay in South Africa

South African civil servants have marched throughout the country in a dispute over pay. Around one million public sector workers have been on

South African civil servants have marched throughout the country in a dispute over pay. Around one million public sector workers have been on

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UN refuse to be deterred by threats to aid workers

In Pakistan there is no relief from danger as thousands more are forced to flee and aid workers struggle to reach the needy. As floods sweep down

In Pakistan there is no relief from danger as thousands more are forced to flee and aid workers struggle to reach the needy. As floods sweep down