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2010-10-31

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Rousseff wins Brazil presidential elections

Brazil’s ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff won Sunday’s presidential race, and became Brazil’s first female president according to the Supreme

Brazil’s ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff won Sunday’s presidential race, and became Brazil’s first female president according to the Supreme

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Iraqi forces end hostage drama at Catholic church

More than 50 Catholic worshippers have been rescued in Iraq after being held hostage for several hours in one of Baghdad’s biggest churches, the

More than 50 Catholic worshippers have been rescued in Iraq after being held hostage for several hours in one of Baghdad’s biggest churches, the

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Obama election rally disrupted by AIDS protests

There have been plenty of ugly scenes during Barack Obama’s bitter fight to retain control of the US Congress, but the US president has rarely had to

There have been plenty of ugly scenes during Barack Obama’s bitter fight to retain control of the US Congress, but the US president has rarely had to

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Hostage drama unfolds in Baghdad church

At least ten people are reportedly being held hostage at a Christian church in the Iraqi capital. It follows an attack by gunmen on the building in

At least ten people are reportedly being held hostage at a Christian church in the Iraqi capital. It follows an attack by gunmen on the building in

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Hurricane Tomas heads to Haiti

If a cholera outbreak and fears of another earthquake weren’t enough, Hurricane Tomas appears Haiti bound. Even though, the tropical storm has

If a cholera outbreak and fears of another earthquake weren’t enough, Hurricane Tomas appears Haiti bound. Even though, the tropical storm has

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US bound mail bomb carried on passenger jets

More alarming details have emerged about the parcel bomb threat on the United States. Qatar Airways has revealed that one of two devices sent from

More alarming details have emerged about the parcel bomb threat on the United States. Qatar Airways has revealed that one of two devices sent from

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Istanbul suicide blast wounds 32

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey will never surrender to terror after a suspected suicide bomb in Istanbul. Thirty-two people

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey will never surrender to terror after a suspected suicide bomb in Istanbul. Thirty-two people

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Brazil votes for a new president

Brazilians have begun voting for a new president to succeed the popular Ignacio Lula da Silva. Dilma Rousseff, the ruling party’s candidate, is

Brazilians have begun voting for a new president to succeed the popular Ignacio Lula da Silva. Dilma Rousseff, the ruling party’s candidate, is

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Ivory Coast finally holds reconciliation poll

Ivory Coast’s long-awaited presidential elections are finally underway. After six postponements in five years it’s hoped the reconciliation poll

Ivory Coast’s long-awaited presidential elections are finally underway. After six postponements in five years it’s hoped the reconciliation poll

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Suspected suicide bomb blast in Istanbul

At least one person has been killed and almost two dozen injured after a suspected suicide bomb in Istanbul. The blast ripped through Taksim

At least one person has been killed and almost two dozen injured after a suspected suicide bomb in Istanbul. The blast ripped through Taksim

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Naples rubbish dump protest

Protests in the Giugliano region (north of Naples) over the rubbish crisis and the reopening of a garbage dump there that already contains six

Protests in the Giugliano region (north of Naples) over the rubbish crisis and the reopening of a garbage dump there that already contains six

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Poignant Korean family reunions

South and North Korean families torn apart by the war were reunited with long-lost relatives in a tearful reunion, their first in six decades.

South and North Korean families torn apart by the war were reunited with long-lost relatives in a tearful reunion, their first in six decades.

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World's largest glass of wine

Lebanon unveiled the world’s largest glass of wine, smashing the previous record set in Portugal in 1998.

Lebanon unveiled the world’s largest glass of wine, smashing the previous record set in Portugal in 1998.

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Taiwan Gay Pride

About 30,000 people participated in Taiwan’s annual gay pride parade in Taipei, calling for an end to discrimination.

About 30,000 people participated in Taiwan’s annual gay pride parade in Taipei, calling for an end to discrimination.

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China closes successful World Expo

China has been bidding farewell to its biggest ever tourism event, the Shanghai World Expo. The 6 month extravaganza, which showcased some 240

China has been bidding farewell to its biggest ever tourism event, the Shanghai World Expo. The 6 month extravaganza, which showcased some 240

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Obama urges Democrats to vote or lose

US President Barack Obama has urged Democrats to get out and vote or risk seeing his agenda derailed. After two years in office Obama is in trouble

US President Barack Obama has urged Democrats to get out and vote or risk seeing his agenda derailed. After two years in office Obama is in trouble

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Female student held in Yemen over bomb packages

Authorities in Yemen have arrested a woman suspected of posting the US bound bomb packages. She was apprehended in the capital Sanaa, after being

Authorities in Yemen have arrested a woman suspected of posting the US bound bomb packages. She was apprehended in the capital Sanaa, after being

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Gunmen slay footballers in Honduran gang attack

More than 14 people have been shot dead as they prepared to play a football match in Honduras. Authorities say gunmen approached the group and

More than 14 people have been shot dead as they prepared to play a football match in Honduras. Authorities say gunmen approached the group and

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Ivory Coast presidential poll too close to call

The people of Ivory Coast go to the polls today to elect a president in a contest that has been widely billed as the best chance of restoring peace

The people of Ivory Coast go to the polls today to elect a president in a contest that has been widely billed as the best chance of restoring peace

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Brazil's presidential contenders target swing voters

Brazil’s presidential candidates have been making a last-ditch effort to win over undecided voters ahead of Sunday’s run-off. Most polls show

Brazil’s presidential candidates have been making a last-ditch effort to win over undecided voters ahead of Sunday’s run-off. Most polls show