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2010-09-03

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Mideast talks reopen

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netyanhu and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas had not spoken face-to-face for 20 months, but after the

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netyanhu and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas had not spoken face-to-face for 20 months, but after the

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Israel president, Arab League chief hail talks  

Israel’s president and the secretary general of the Arab League have said they hope the revival of the Middle East peace process will be a

Israel’s president and the secretary general of the Arab League have said they hope the revival of the Middle East peace process will be a

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Israel could concede more territory: analyst

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken of the need for both sides to make painful concessions. Mahmoud Abbas said he will pull out

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken of the need for both sides to make painful concessions. Mahmoud Abbas said he will pull out

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Interview with Ghassan el-Khatib on peace talks

Twelve months to find solutions for a conflict which evolved over six decades: That is the timetable for the latest US-backed direct peace talks just

Twelve months to find solutions for a conflict which evolved over six decades: That is the timetable for the latest US-backed direct peace talks just

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Mexico claims breakthrough in drugs war

Mexico is winning the war on drug cartels, according to the country’s president. Felipe Calderon says raging drug gang violence shows his tough

Mexico is winning the war on drug cartels, according to the country’s president. Felipe Calderon says raging drug gang violence shows his tough

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Jail terms in Portuguese child abuse case

Heavy jail terms have been handed down in a prominent child abuse trial in Portugal. In a case that first came to light in the early 90s

Heavy jail terms have been handed down in a prominent child abuse trial in Portugal. In a case that first came to light in the early 90s

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US cargo plane crashes in Dubai

At least two people have been killed in a US cargo plane crash in Dubai. The aircraft, believed to have been operated by parcel carrier, UPS, is

At least two people have been killed in a US cargo plane crash in Dubai. The aircraft, believed to have been operated by parcel carrier, UPS, is

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The child abuse case that stunned Portugal

It was a weekly newspaper that first broke the allegations back in 1992. There were claims that a driver at the Lisbon children’s home Casa Pia

It was a weekly newspaper that first broke the allegations back in 1992. There were claims that a driver at the Lisbon children’s home Casa Pia

Business

August US job losses less than expected

The number of people in work in the United States fell for the third straight month in August, but the decline of 54,000 was far less than

The number of people in work in the United States fell for the third straight month in August, but the decline of 54,000 was far less than

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Jail terms in high-profile child abuse case

Heavy jail terms have been handed down in a prominent child abuse trial in Portugal. In a case that first came to light in the early 90s

Heavy jail terms have been handed down in a prominent child abuse trial in Portugal. In a case that first came to light in the early 90s

Business

Roche to trim costs

Roche is reviewing its business in order to cut costs. The Swiss drugmaker said that is in response to recent setbacks in the development of key

Roche is reviewing its business in order to cut costs. The Swiss drugmaker said that is in response to recent setbacks in the development of key

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BP counts cost of Gulf spill

BP has said the cost of dealing with its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico had risen to eight billion dollars (6.23 billion euros) and it continues to

BP has said the cost of dealing with its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico had risen to eight billion dollars (6.23 billion euros) and it continues to

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Plateau in euro zone services growth

The recovery in the euro zone’s dominant service sector seems to be stalling. Order books grew and companies hired staff at just a marginally

The recovery in the euro zone’s dominant service sector seems to be stalling. Order books grew and companies hired staff at just a marginally

Culture

Ex-Golden Lion laureate makes Venice comeback

Former Golden Lion laureate Tran Anh Hung is back in Venice with his latest film, Norwegian Wood – an adaptation of the best-selling novel by

Former Golden Lion laureate Tran Anh Hung is back in Venice with his latest film, Norwegian Wood – an adaptation of the best-selling novel by

Culture

London exhibit to delight shoe fetishists

Shoe lovers around the world – slip into your stilettos and stride off to Selfridges, the London department store, for the exhibition of a lifetime

Shoe lovers around the world – slip into your stilettos and stride off to Selfridges, the London department store, for the exhibition of a lifetime

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Fires spread in southern Russia

In southern Russia, the forest fires which have claimed the lives of at least eight people have begun to spread. The blazes in the provinces on the

In southern Russia, the forest fires which have claimed the lives of at least eight people have begun to spread. The blazes in the provinces on the

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Thousands rally for 'Al Quds' Day in Iran

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Iran to mark the annual Al Quds – or Jerusalem – Day. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad joined the

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Iran to mark the annual Al Quds – or Jerusalem – Day. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad joined the

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Seven found guilty in Portugal sex case

Judges in Portugal found seven defendants guilty on Friday of sexually abusing minors living at a network of state-run orphanages. It was the

Judges in Portugal found seven defendants guilty on Friday of sexually abusing minors living at a network of state-run orphanages. It was the

Europe

Hungarian far-right want Roma forced into camps

Some Hungarians resentful of their country’s large Roma minority want them forced to live in camps. The leading far right Jobbik party has added its

Some Hungarians resentful of their country’s large Roma minority want them forced to live in camps. The leading far right Jobbik party has added its

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Suicide bomber strikes Shi'ite rally in Pakistan

More than 40 people have been killed and dozens more injured by a suicide bomber at a Shi’ite rally in the Pakistani city of Quetta.   The blast is

More than 40 people have been killed and dozens more injured by a suicide bomber at a Shi’ite rally in the Pakistani city of Quetta.   The blast is

Europe

Roma freedom stoking political debate

Technical meetings on the legality of expulsions of Roma from from France to Romania and Bulgaria are taking place in Brussels. Freedom of movement

Technical meetings on the legality of expulsions of Roma from from France to Romania and Bulgaria are taking place in Brussels. Freedom of movement

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Mixed emotions over fresh peace talks

There is an undeniable feeling of deja-vu expressed in Israel’s newspapers over the renewed peace process. The talks have been widely welcomed by

There is an undeniable feeling of deja-vu expressed in Israel’s newspapers over the renewed peace process. The talks have been widely welcomed by

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Azerbaijan flies the flag during Medvedev's visit

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev is in Azerbaijan for a two-day visit observers describe as a delicate balancing act.   Inspecting a giant version

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev is in Azerbaijan for a two-day visit observers describe as a delicate balancing act.   Inspecting a giant version

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Turkish left party rebels in favour of new constitution

An illustration of the tension just days ahead of a key referendum in Turkey: Some 7,300 members of the DSP leftist party have resigned en masse

An illustration of the tension just days ahead of a key referendum in Turkey: Some 7,300 members of the DSP leftist party have resigned en masse

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Israel and Palestinians agree to regular talks

The first direct talks for nearly two years between the Israeli and Palestinian leaders have been hailed as “constructive” by the United

The first direct talks for nearly two years between the Israeli and Palestinian leaders have been hailed as “constructive” by the United

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Mozambique : second day of riots

Rioters clash with the Mozambique police for the second day in a row. People from the poor districts of Maputo protest against the 25% increase of

Rioters clash with the Mozambique police for the second day in a row. People from the poor districts of Maputo protest against the 25% increase of

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Southern Russia hit by forest fires

Forest fires have flared up again in Russia, this time in the south, forcing hundreds of people to leave their homes. At least five people have

Forest fires have flared up again in Russia, this time in the south, forcing hundreds of people to leave their homes. At least five people have