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2010-10-23

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British unions plan ''biggest ever'' rally against cuts

British unions have said they will stage the ‘biggest and boldest’ demonstration in their history to protest against planned government cuts. The

British unions have said they will stage the ‘biggest and boldest’ demonstration in their history to protest against planned government cuts. The

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Typhoon Megi comes ashore in China

Waves pound the shore and torrential rain and gale-force winds batter the coast. Typhoon Megi has come ashore in south-eastern China. This is the

Waves pound the shore and torrential rain and gale-force winds batter the coast. Typhoon Megi has come ashore in south-eastern China. This is the

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Wikileaks defends its Iraq abuse claims publication

US combat troops may have left Iraq, but the seven-year conflict which rocked the country continues to make headlines.   The founder of the

US combat troops may have left Iraq, but the seven-year conflict which rocked the country continues to make headlines.   The founder of the

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Suicide bombers attack UN in Afghanistan

At least four Taliban suicide bombers dressed as women and police have been killed during an attack on a UN compound in western Afghanistan

At least four Taliban suicide bombers dressed as women and police have been killed during an attack on a UN compound in western Afghanistan

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France wakes up to unpopular pension reform

It is supposed to be holiday time in France but for many people waking up on Saturday morning that was far from the case. Severe shortages at the

It is supposed to be holiday time in France but for many people waking up on Saturday morning that was far from the case. Severe shortages at the

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More clashes over rubbish in Italy

Clashes overnight in Terzigno between police and local residents have left the town looking more like a war-torn conflict zone. Residents want to

Clashes overnight in Terzigno between police and local residents have left the town looking more like a war-torn conflict zone. Residents want to

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G20 welcome in developing nations

G20 finance leaders have struck a landmark deal to boost the power of developing countries in the global finance organisation. Two seats on the

G20 finance leaders have struck a landmark deal to boost the power of developing countries in the global finance organisation. Two seats on the

Europe

Mobility in Europe: fact or fiction?

The expulsion of Roma from France created much debate in Europe. They are mostly from Romania and Bulgaria, and are therefore European citizens, for

The expulsion of Roma from France created much debate in Europe. They are mostly from Romania and Bulgaria, and are therefore European citizens, for

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Education empowering women

Education is crucial to redressing gender inequalities so we look at how women’s lives are being transformed thanks to training, teaching and some

Education is crucial to redressing gender inequalities so we look at how women’s lives are being transformed thanks to training, teaching and some

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Typhoon Megi batters south-eastern China

Torrential rain and gale-force winds are battering the coast of south-eastern China, as Typhoon Megi vents her fury. It is the strongest storm to

Torrential rain and gale-force winds are battering the coast of south-eastern China, as Typhoon Megi vents her fury. It is the strongest storm to

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More victims succumb to cholera in Haiti

Quake-rattled Haiti is now fighting to control a deadly outbreak of cholera which has already killed nearly 200 people. Young children are

Quake-rattled Haiti is now fighting to control a deadly outbreak of cholera which has already killed nearly 200 people. Young children are

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Berlusconi acts on Naples garbage crisis

The Italian Prime Minister has promised a swift end to a garbage crisis in Naples that has incensed residents. Riot police have had to be called in

The Italian Prime Minister has promised a swift end to a garbage crisis in Naples that has incensed residents. Riot police have had to be called in

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Stranded British nuclear sub pulled free

It is the biggest and most expensive submarine the British have ever built but it appears there is not much in a name for HMS Astute. The

It is the biggest and most expensive submarine the British have ever built but it appears there is not much in a name for HMS Astute. The

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Obama hits the stump hard as midterms loom

The Democrats are in real danger of losing control of the US Congress as the country’s midterm elections loom. In response President Barack Obama

The Democrats are in real danger of losing control of the US Congress as the country’s midterm elections loom. In response President Barack Obama

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Prisoner abuse in Iraq routinely ignored by coalition

Some 400,000 secret US military documents that detail abuse, summary executions and torture in Iraq have been placed in the public domain by

Some 400,000 secret US military documents that detail abuse, summary executions and torture in Iraq have been placed in the public domain by

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Haiti hit by killer cholera outbreak

A cholera outbreak in central Haiti has killed at least 140 people and left more than 1,500 ill. Aid groups are rushing doctors and supplies to

A cholera outbreak in central Haiti has killed at least 140 people and left more than 1,500 ill. Aid groups are rushing doctors and supplies to

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French assembly votes oui for pension reform

The French national assembly has voted to back President Sarkozy’s plan to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62, despite the deep disruption and

The French national assembly has voted to back President Sarkozy’s plan to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62, despite the deep disruption and