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2010-10-10

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Pakistan reopens vital border crossing

After a 10-day closure, Pakistan has reopened an important border crossing with Afghanistan. It means vital freight can flow again, including

After a 10-day closure, Pakistan has reopened an important border crossing with Afghanistan. It means vital freight can flow again, including

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Hungary races to reduce new toxic sludge threat

Amid threats of another wave of red toxic sludge in Hungary, workers are racing to build make-shift emergency dams. Cracks have widened in the

Amid threats of another wave of red toxic sludge in Hungary, workers are racing to build make-shift emergency dams. Cracks have widened in the

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Escape shaft for Chilean miners reinforced

Engineers in Chile have begun reinforcing the escape shaft through which they are hoping to pull 33 trapped miners to freedom. Metal tubes are

Engineers in Chile have begun reinforcing the escape shaft through which they are hoping to pull 33 trapped miners to freedom. Metal tubes are

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Kyrgyzstan elects newly-empowered parliament

Voting has ended in Kyrgyzstan in elections designed to create Central Asia’s first parliamentary democracy. Until April the country was, like its

Voting has ended in Kyrgyzstan in elections designed to create Central Asia’s first parliamentary democracy. Until April the country was, like its

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Israeli govt backs "loyalty to Jewish state" law

Israeli demonstrators have been voicing their anger over plans to change the country’s citizenship laws. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s

Israeli demonstrators have been voicing their anger over plans to change the country’s citizenship laws. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s

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Soul legend Solomon Burke dies at Dutch airport

The US soul singer Soloman Burke has died at the age of 70. The self-proclaimed King of Rock and Soul was pronounced dead at Amsterdam’s Schipol

The US soul singer Soloman Burke has died at the age of 70. The self-proclaimed King of Rock and Soul was pronounced dead at Amsterdam’s Schipol

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Turkish chefs cook world's biggest omelette

Turkish chefs set a new record for the world’s largest omelette during World Egg Day events in the capital, Ankara.

Turkish chefs set a new record for the world’s largest omelette during World Egg Day events in the capital, Ankara.

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N Korea military parades before Kim Jnr.

North Korea’s military has been paraded in front of its leader Kim Jong-il and the son expected to succeed him. Kim Jong-un joined his father on a

North Korea’s military has been paraded in front of its leader Kim Jong-il and the son expected to succeed him. Kim Jong-un joined his father on a

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Kyrgyzstan elects its newly empowered parliament

Kyrgyzstan is holding elections today aimed at creating Central Asia’s only parliamentary democracy. But deep political and ethnic divisions remain

Kyrgyzstan is holding elections today aimed at creating Central Asia’s only parliamentary democracy. But deep political and ethnic divisions remain

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Historic vote in troubled Kysgyzstan

Security is tight in Kyrgyzstan today as the country votes in an election that interim leaders hope will unite the country – but opponents fear could

Security is tight in Kyrgyzstan today as the country votes in an election that interim leaders hope will unite the country – but opponents fear could

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The rescue plan for Chile's trapped miners

The operation to save Chile’s 33 trapped miners has reached a new stage with the completion of the drilling of a rescue shaft. The next step is to

The operation to save Chile’s 33 trapped miners has reached a new stage with the completion of the drilling of a rescue shaft. The next step is to

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Monkey remark causes storm in New Delhi

South African swimmer Roland Schoeman has said his remarks at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi did not have racial overtones after he described a

South African swimmer Roland Schoeman has said his remarks at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi did not have racial overtones after he described a

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Rare images of Kim Jong-il alongside his son

It is being described as further confirmation of the rise of the young man reportedly being groomed as the next leader of North Korea. Rare images

It is being described as further confirmation of the rise of the young man reportedly being groomed as the next leader of North Korea. Rare images

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Chile's miners a step closer to safety

There have been celebrations in Chile as the huge operation to rescue 33 trapped miners reaches a new stage. The country’s mining minister says he

There have been celebrations in Chile as the huge operation to rescue 33 trapped miners reaches a new stage. The country’s mining minister says he

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French film festival honours Forman

Milos Forman, the Oscar-winning director of such classics as One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus, has picked up another award – the Prix

Milos Forman, the Oscar-winning director of such classics as One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus, has picked up another award – the Prix

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Relatives of Chile's trapped miners celebrate

The relatives of Chile’s trapped miners are calling it the light of the end of the tunnel. Celebrations broke out when it was announced that

The relatives of Chile’s trapped miners are calling it the light of the end of the tunnel. Celebrations broke out when it was announced that