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2010-09-18

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Spanish civil guards protest over working conditions

Several thousand Spanish civil guards have marched through central Madrid to call for better working conditions. The civil guards – famous for

Several thousand Spanish civil guards have marched through central Madrid to call for better working conditions. The civil guards – famous for

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Disappointing turnout in Afghan poll

The polls have closed in Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections, with official turnout put at 40 per cent, lower than hoped for. President Hamid

The polls have closed in Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections, with official turnout put at 40 per cent, lower than hoped for. President Hamid

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Centre-right favourites to take Swedish general election

Sweden goes to the polls on Sunday with the centre-right coalition of Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt predicted to win a new term of

Sweden goes to the polls on Sunday with the centre-right coalition of Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt predicted to win a new term of

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Thousands march over Merkel's nuclear policy

Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Berlin to say ‘no’ to Angela Merkel’s nuclear energy policy. They are angry at plans

Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Berlin to say ‘no’ to Angela Merkel’s nuclear energy policy. They are angry at plans

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Opening of the Oktoberfest in Munich

This year, the Oktoberfest the most famous beer festival in the world, celebrates its 200th anniversary.

This year, the Oktoberfest the most famous beer festival in the world, celebrates its 200th anniversary.

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Afghanistan: parliamentary elections

Afghans had cast their ballots in a parliamentary election, the second since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

Afghans had cast their ballots in a parliamentary election, the second since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

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Pope apologises for "unspeakable crimes"

Pope Benedict has once again apologised to victims of sexual abuse, saying paedophile priests had caused “shame and humiliation” . Former British

Pope Benedict has once again apologised to victims of sexual abuse, saying paedophile priests had caused “shame and humiliation” . Former British

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Estonia's 'Crocodile' scoops cartoon Oscar

Think Oscars but in the world of animation. And you will have some idea of what it means to be awarded The Cartoon d’Or, handed out this year in

Think Oscars but in the world of animation. And you will have some idea of what it means to be awarded The Cartoon d’Or, handed out this year in

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Polls close in Afghan elections

The polls have closed in Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections, with unofficial eyewitness reports suggesting a lower than hoped for

The polls have closed in Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections, with unofficial eyewitness reports suggesting a lower than hoped for

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Rescue drill reaches trapped Chilean miners

It is a breakthrough in one of the most challenging rescues ever. The first of three drills has reached 33 Chilean miners trapped half a mile

It is a breakthrough in one of the most challenging rescues ever. The first of three drills has reached 33 Chilean miners trapped half a mile

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Afghan election day marked by attacks

The explosion was heard just as Khost Governor Abdul Jabar Nahimi was explaining to journalists how well voting was going. Insurgents had targeted a

The explosion was heard just as Khost Governor Abdul Jabar Nahimi was explaining to journalists how well voting was going. Insurgents had targeted a

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Karzai urges Afghans to vote despite violence

Leading by example, President Hamid Karzai has cast his ballot in Afghanistan’s parliamentary election. After voting, he urged fellow Afghans to do

Leading by example, President Hamid Karzai has cast his ballot in Afghanistan’s parliamentary election. After voting, he urged fellow Afghans to do

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Chechen separatist released by Polish court

A Chechen separatist leader who was arrested in Poland at Russia’s request has walked free from court. Akhmed Zakayev is considered a terrorist by

A Chechen separatist leader who was arrested in Poland at Russia’s request has walked free from court. Akhmed Zakayev is considered a terrorist by

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Sainz and Nikolaev set for Silkway victory

It was another long and demanding stage for the Silkway rally competitors in Russia. Nasser Al Attiyah managed to clock the fastest time over the 347

It was another long and demanding stage for the Silkway rally competitors in Russia. Nasser Al Attiyah managed to clock the fastest time over the 347

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FIFA conclude Qatar inspection

A FIFA inspection Group concluded its visit of Qatar on Friday as they consider the Gulf Arab State’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup finals. The

A FIFA inspection Group concluded its visit of Qatar on Friday as they consider the Gulf Arab State’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup finals. The

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Estonia triumphs in cartoon Oscars

The cartoon Oscars have been handed out and Estonia has come home with gold. The animated film ‘Crocodile’ clinched the 10,000 euro prize. It is

The cartoon Oscars have been handed out and Estonia has come home with gold. The animated film ‘Crocodile’ clinched the 10,000 euro prize. It is

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Pope in UK: religion 'vital' to national debate

Day two of the Pope’s visit to the UK took him to the heart of parliament. He told British leaders in Westminster Hall that religion must be a

Day two of the Pope’s visit to the UK took him to the heart of parliament. He told British leaders in Westminster Hall that religion must be a

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Foreign workers flock to French grape harvest

The grape harvest is underway and, this year, there has been no trouble finding pickers. Unemployment in Spain, Portugal and Eastern Europe means

The grape harvest is underway and, this year, there has been no trouble finding pickers. Unemployment in Spain, Portugal and Eastern Europe means

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Far-right hoping for inroads in Swedish vote

Swedes head to the polls this weekend with all eyes on the country’s far right. Led by Jimmie Akesson the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats are

Swedes head to the polls this weekend with all eyes on the country’s far right. Led by Jimmie Akesson the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats are

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Hurricane Karl makes landfall

Hurricane Karl has made landfall smashing into Mexico’s central Gulf coast. It appears to have spared offshore oil operations from major damage

Hurricane Karl has made landfall smashing into Mexico’s central Gulf coast. It appears to have spared offshore oil operations from major damage