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2010-10-16

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Hundreds of protests held across France

Tens of thousands of people have demonstrated across France as resistance grows to the government’s plan for pension reform. High school students

Tens of thousands of people have demonstrated across France as resistance grows to the government’s plan for pension reform. High school students

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French drivers told 'don't panic' as fuel dries up

French motorists have been scrambling to fill up at the petrol pumps. Strikes and protests aimed at preventing pension reforms are threatening to

French motorists have been scrambling to fill up at the petrol pumps. Strikes and protests aimed at preventing pension reforms are threatening to

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Thousands of workers demonstrate in Italy

The effects of the current climate of protest are making themselves felt across Europe. In Italy, thousands have taken to the streets of Rome, to

The effects of the current climate of protest are making themselves felt across Europe. In Italy, thousands have taken to the streets of Rome, to

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Island dispute strains China's links with Japan

Thousands of anti-Chinese protesters have been marching through Tokyo to vent their anger in an ongoing row over disputed islands. As the

Thousands of anti-Chinese protesters have been marching through Tokyo to vent their anger in an ongoing row over disputed islands. As the

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Rescue underway at gold mine in Ecuador

It is an uncomfortable reminder of events in neighbouring Chile. Emergency teams have headed underground at a gold mine in Ecuador to rescue a

It is an uncomfortable reminder of events in neighbouring Chile. Emergency teams have headed underground at a gold mine in Ecuador to rescue a

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More pension protests in France

Tens of thousands of protesters have once again poured onto the streets of France to protest against government plans to raise the retirement

Tens of thousands of protesters have once again poured onto the streets of France to protest against government plans to raise the retirement

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Berlin haven for Iranian victims of torture

Is Iran a ‘torture state’? How does Tehran treat political opponents? After the controversial presidential election last year, many opposition

Is Iran a ‘torture state’? How does Tehran treat political opponents? After the controversial presidential election last year, many opposition

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Fuel shortage fear amid French pension protests

France is mired in yet another day of strikes after almost a week of disruption and protests aimed at derailing unpopular pension reform plans

France is mired in yet another day of strikes after almost a week of disruption and protests aimed at derailing unpopular pension reform plans

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'Living nightmare' endured by Chilean miners

Stories of the rescued Chilean miners’ struggle to survive are beginning to emerge as most of the 33 men arrive home to rapturous receptions. Two

Stories of the rescued Chilean miners’ struggle to survive are beginning to emerge as most of the 33 men arrive home to rapturous receptions. Two

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Clash between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians

Israeli troops clashed with Palestinian protesters in east Jerusalem, as Israel announced that hundreds of new homes were approved in the disputed

Israeli troops clashed with Palestinian protesters in east Jerusalem, as Israel announced that hundreds of new homes were approved in the disputed

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Pay cut demo in Romania

Hundreds of state employees protested across Romania over government wage cuts. Romanian prison system employees gathered in Bucharest, accusing

Hundreds of state employees protested across Romania over government wage cuts. Romanian prison system employees gathered in Bucharest, accusing

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China mine blast kills 20 and traps 17 others

Twenty miners have been killed and 17 more are trapped after an underground gas blast in Henan province in central China. State media says the pit

Twenty miners have been killed and 17 more are trapped after an underground gas blast in Henan province in central China. State media says the pit

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Russia seeks to prove Arctic 'ownership'

Russia has launched a drifting polar research centre on an ice-floe a thousand kilometres north of the Arctic circle. Some 15 scientists will man

Russia has launched a drifting polar research centre on an ice-floe a thousand kilometres north of the Arctic circle. Some 15 scientists will man

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Spaniards refuse to say 'adios' to siestas

Despite these tough economic times, Spaniards are refusing to say ‘adios’ to their traditional afternoon siesta. Some say the fast-pace of modern

Despite these tough economic times, Spaniards are refusing to say ‘adios’ to their traditional afternoon siesta. Some say the fast-pace of modern

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Medvedev picks Putin aide to be Moscow mayor

Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev has named Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s chief staff, Sergei Sobyanin, to be the new mayor of Moscow. Sobyanin

Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev has named Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s chief staff, Sergei Sobyanin, to be the new mayor of Moscow. Sobyanin

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Chile miner speaks of relief and anger

The first miner to return home after spending 69 days underground in Chile has spoken of his relief at being rescued – and his anger at being trapped

The first miner to return home after spending 69 days underground in Chile has spoken of his relief at being rescued – and his anger at being trapped

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Moscow agrees to nuclear deal with Venezuela

President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has visited Moscow where he has signed a deal for the Russians to build his country’s first nuclear power plant

President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has visited Moscow where he has signed a deal for the Russians to build his country’s first nuclear power plant