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2010-10-09

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200 rescued after Baltic ferry explosion

A passenger ferry was continuing to burn in the Baltic Sea on Saturday after an explosion on board. More than 200 passengers and crew were rescued

A passenger ferry was continuing to burn in the Baltic Sea on Saturday after an explosion on board. More than 200 passengers and crew were rescued

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UK hostage killed during Afghan rescue bid

A British aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan has been killed during a failed rescue attempt. Authorities say Linda Norgrove was killed by her

A British aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan has been killed during a failed rescue attempt. Authorities say Linda Norgrove was killed by her

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Trapped miners see light at the end of the tunnel

Rescue teams in Chile have completed an escape shaft that it’s hoped will bring 33 miners back to the surface after two months trapped

Rescue teams in Chile have completed an escape shaft that it’s hoped will bring 33 miners back to the surface after two months trapped

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Threat of second toxic sludge spill in Hungary

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from a town in Hungary amid threats of a second spill of toxic red sludge. Authorities say the wall of a

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from a town in Hungary amid threats of a second spill of toxic red sludge. Authorities say the wall of a

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Residents flee new threat from red sludge

Amid the threat of a second spill of toxic red sludge, the Hungarian authorities say they are taking no chances. They have decided to completely

Amid the threat of a second spill of toxic red sludge, the Hungarian authorities say they are taking no chances. They have decided to completely

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Chile miners rescue grows closer

Rescuers in Chile say they have almost finished an escape tunnel for the 33 miners trapped underground for over two months. It is hoped the new

Rescuers in Chile say they have almost finished an escape tunnel for the 33 miners trapped underground for over two months. It is hoped the new

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Tension as Kyrgyzstan prepares to vote

Kyrgyzstan goes to the polls on Sunday in elections that many hope will transform the country into the most stable parliamentary democracy in

Kyrgyzstan goes to the polls on Sunday in elections that many hope will transform the country into the most stable parliamentary democracy in

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Chile: rescue efforts continue for trapped miners

Chile, rescue efforts continue for 33 trapped miners, the miners’ families held a dawn vigil as rescue drew nearer.

Chile, rescue efforts continue for 33 trapped miners, the miners’ families held a dawn vigil as rescue drew nearer.

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Sarkozy meets Pope inbids to ease Roma tensions

French President Nicolas Sarkozy met Pope Benedict in a short visit aimed at smoothing relations with Catholic leaders who have been critical of

French President Nicolas Sarkozy met Pope Benedict in a short visit aimed at smoothing relations with Catholic leaders who have been critical of

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Fears of fresh toxic flood in Hungary

A village near the site of the toxic sludge spill in Hungary has been evacuated amid fears of a second wave of poisonous flooding. Around 800

A village near the site of the toxic sludge spill in Hungary has been evacuated amid fears of a second wave of poisonous flooding. Around 800

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Sludge spill reservoir 'may have leaked in June'

New pictures from Hungary show the broken wall of a reservoir after it burst, spilling a torrent of toxic sludge from an alumina plant. The

New pictures from Hungary show the broken wall of a reservoir after it burst, spilling a torrent of toxic sludge from an alumina plant. The

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Global calls to free Nobel prize winner

Demonstrators in Hong Kong have been calling for the release of jailed Chinese dissident, Liu Xiaobo, who has just been awarded the Nobel Peace

Demonstrators in Hong Kong have been calling for the release of jailed Chinese dissident, Liu Xiaobo, who has just been awarded the Nobel Peace

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Obama loses another advisor

Less than a month before key midterm elections, another high profile member of US President Barak Obama’s administration is stepping down.   Former

Less than a month before key midterm elections, another high profile member of US President Barak Obama’s administration is stepping down.   Former

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First Chile miners to be freed "from Tuesday"

The 33 miners trapped underground in Chile could be reached within the next day or so. A shaft being drilled through the rock is believed to be just

The 33 miners trapped underground in Chile could be reached within the next day or so. A shaft being drilled through the rock is believed to be just

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Fans commemorate Lennon's birthday

John Lennon fans around the world are marking what would have been his 70th birthday today from his hometown of Liverpool in the UK to New York, the

John Lennon fans around the world are marking what would have been his 70th birthday today from his hometown of Liverpool in the UK to New York, the

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Arab League endorses Abbas for halting talks

Mahmoud Abbas has been backed by the Arab League over the Palestinian leadership’s decision to halt peace talks, after Israel resumed settlement

Mahmoud Abbas has been backed by the Arab League over the Palestinian leadership’s decision to halt peace talks, after Israel resumed settlement

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Belgian government talks restart

The leader of Belgium’s Flemish Independence Party, the NVA, has been asked to head new negotiations to form a government. Bart de Wever had walked

The leader of Belgium’s Flemish Independence Party, the NVA, has been asked to head new negotiations to form a government. Bart de Wever had walked