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2010-10-17

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Miners return to San José for a service of thanks

Under the circumstances, they would be forgiven for never wanting to set foot at the San José mine again. But some of the 33 men rescued after 69

Under the circumstances, they would be forgiven for never wanting to set foot at the San José mine again. But some of the 33 men rescued after 69

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Chilean president rides on wave of rescue success

Riding on the positive wave of the miners’ rescue. Chile’s President has been warmly received in London, just days after greeting the miners as

Riding on the positive wave of the miners’ rescue. Chile’s President has been warmly received in London, just days after greeting the miners as

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Australia welcomes its first saint

Tens of thousands of Catholics have gathered at ceremonies across Australia to witness the canonisation of the country’s first saint. Huge screens

Tens of thousands of Catholics have gathered at ceremonies across Australia to witness the canonisation of the country’s first saint. Huge screens

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FIFA to investigate corruption claim

The governing body of world football is to investigate a newspaper report that two members of its executive committee offered to sell their votes in

The governing body of world football is to investigate a newspaper report that two members of its executive committee offered to sell their votes in

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Pope canonises first Australian saint

Australia has its first ever saint. Sister Mary MacKillop is one of five people who have been canonised by the Pope at the Vatican. MacKillop

Australia has its first ever saint. Sister Mary MacKillop is one of five people who have been canonised by the Pope at the Vatican. MacKillop

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Paris tries to allay fears over petrol shortages

The French government is attempting to reassure the public amid reports that fuel shortages have begun to affect the two main airports in

The French government is attempting to reassure the public amid reports that fuel shortages have begun to affect the two main airports in

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Paris: action against hunger

Action against hunger activists organised a banquet without food near the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Action against hunger activists organised a banquet without food near the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

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Environmental protest at UK's busiest refinery

Twelve female climate activists handcuffed themselves to two immobilised vans blocking the sole access road to the oil refinery, preventing tankers

Twelve female climate activists handcuffed themselves to two immobilised vans blocking the sole access road to the oil refinery, preventing tankers

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Obama campaigns hard ahead of mid-term polls

Barack Obama has been rallying supporters in Masachusetts. Ahead of mid-term elections on November 2, the US President is pulling out all of the

Barack Obama has been rallying supporters in Masachusetts. Ahead of mid-term elections on November 2, the US President is pulling out all of the

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Rare Hepburn stamps auctioned off for charity

A rare set of 10 German postal stamps depicting the actress Audrey Hepburn have fetched 430,000 euros at a charity auction in Berlin. 14 million of

A rare set of 10 German postal stamps depicting the actress Audrey Hepburn have fetched 430,000 euros at a charity auction in Berlin. 14 million of

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Rumours of Chilean miners book deal

Chile’s 33 freed miners have given only sketchy details about the 69 days they spent trapped in the bowels of the earth. Speculation is growing

Chile’s 33 freed miners have given only sketchy details about the 69 days they spent trapped in the bowels of the earth. Speculation is growing

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Deadly flash floods in Russia

At least 11 people have died and three more are missing following flash floods in southern Russia. The bridge linking two settlements was swept

At least 11 people have died and three more are missing following flash floods in southern Russia. The bridge linking two settlements was swept

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More French protests amid fuel shortage fears

Protesters took to the streets of France on Saturday to defend their right to retire at 60. President Nicolas Sarkozy wants to raise the retirement

Protesters took to the streets of France on Saturday to defend their right to retire at 60. President Nicolas Sarkozy wants to raise the retirement

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Scuffles in Paris over pension reforms

Demonstrators angry about France’s pension reforms have clashed with riot police in Paris. Saturday’s protests across the country were largely

Demonstrators angry about France’s pension reforms have clashed with riot police in Paris. Saturday’s protests across the country were largely

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Merkel: German multiculturalism has failed

Germany’s attempt to create a multicultural society has been a total failure, Chancellor Angela Merkel told young members of her Christian Democrat

Germany’s attempt to create a multicultural society has been a total failure, Chancellor Angela Merkel told young members of her Christian Democrat

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Chinese mine explosion kills 21, traps 16

Officials in China say an explosion in a coal mine has killed 21 workers and trapped 16 underground. Rescue teams are trying to reach the miners

Officials in China say an explosion in a coal mine has killed 21 workers and trapped 16 underground. Rescue teams are trying to reach the miners