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2010-11-07

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Pompeii collapse prompts claims of neglect

Italy’s government is under fire over the collapse of a 2,000-year-old house in which gladiators once trained in the ancient Roman city of

Italy’s government is under fire over the collapse of a 2,000-year-old house in which gladiators once trained in the ancient Roman city of

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Spanish gay rights activists protest over papal visit

Splits over gay marriage stoked tensions on the streets of Barcelona as the pope prepared to celebrate mass. Hundreds of gay and lesbian activists

Splits over gay marriage stoked tensions on the streets of Barcelona as the pope prepared to celebrate mass. Hundreds of gay and lesbian activists

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Has Iraq's political deadlock been broken?

Reports from Iraq suggest rival parties may have reached a deal in which Nuri al-Maliki will be reappointed prime minister. The country has been

Reports from Iraq suggest rival parties may have reached a deal in which Nuri al-Maliki will be reappointed prime minister. The country has been

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Vote-rigging claims mar Myanmar's historic poll

Voting has ended in Myanmar’s historic election, the first of its kind in 20 years. Official results may not be known for a day or two but there

Voting has ended in Myanmar’s historic election, the first of its kind in 20 years. Official results may not be known for a day or two but there

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Fini calls on Silvio Berlusconi to resign as PM

Gianfranco Fini, the speaker of Italy’s lower house of parliament, has called on Silvio Berlusconi to resign as prime minister and begin talks on

Gianfranco Fini, the speaker of Italy’s lower house of parliament, has called on Silvio Berlusconi to resign as prime minister and begin talks on

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Local polls put Greek government to the test

Today’s elections in Greece are at a local level. But in troubled economic times, the future of George Papandreou’s national government could

Today’s elections in Greece are at a local level. But in troubled economic times, the future of George Papandreou’s national government could

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Greek voters give judgement on austerity cuts

A straw poll of Greek voters at one centre in Athens suggests many do see the local elections as a referendum on the austerity cuts. While some

A straw poll of Greek voters at one centre in Athens suggests many do see the local elections as a referendum on the austerity cuts. While some

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Clashes as nuclear waste train nears German dump

Violence has erupted as environmental activists make a last-ditch bid to block a train carrying nuclear waste to a storage site in

Violence has erupted as environmental activists make a last-ditch bid to block a train carrying nuclear waste to a storage site in

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Myanmar's military-backed parties set for election win

Voting has reportedly ended in Myanmar’s first election in 20 years. The contest is largely a race between two military-backed parties running

Voting has reportedly ended in Myanmar’s first election in 20 years. The contest is largely a race between two military-backed parties running

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Pope consecrates Barcelona's famous church

Pope Benedict has consecrated Barcelona’s famous Sagrada Familia church. The fantastically embellished modernist structure, designed by Antoni

Pope Benedict has consecrated Barcelona’s famous Sagrada Familia church. The fantastically embellished modernist structure, designed by Antoni

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Poland has world's largest Jesus

Workers finished attaching the head of the world largest statue of Jesus Christ. It is some 52 metres high, taller that the famous statue of Christ

Workers finished attaching the head of the world largest statue of Jesus Christ. It is some 52 metres high, taller that the famous statue of Christ

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Pope Benedict XVI visits Spain

Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Spain, welcomed by the Crown Prince and Princess. Meanwhile, protesters demonstrated against some of the Catholic

Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Spain, welcomed by the Crown Prince and Princess. Meanwhile, protesters demonstrated against some of the Catholic

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Hurricane Tomas sweeps through Haiti

The torrential rains of Hurricane Tomas lashed Haiti’s crowded camps of earthquake survivors and coastal towns triggering flooding and mudslides.

The torrential rains of Hurricane Tomas lashed Haiti’s crowded camps of earthquake survivors and coastal towns triggering flooding and mudslides.

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Michelle Obama kicks back in India

America’s First Lady Michelle Obama met with disadvantaged children at a university in Mumbai, India. She played hopscotch, played music and danced

America’s First Lady Michelle Obama met with disadvantaged children at a university in Mumbai, India. She played hopscotch, played music and danced

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Myanmar migrant workers call for free and fair elections

Shortly after the polls opened Myanmar migrant workers in neighbouring Thailand held a protest to condemn the election. Demonstrators chanted

Shortly after the polls opened Myanmar migrant workers in neighbouring Thailand held a protest to condemn the election. Demonstrators chanted

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US surveillance in Scandinavia under scrutiny

American activities in Scandinavia have come under the spotlight after revelations US embassies conducted surveillance inside the countries without

American activities in Scandinavia have come under the spotlight after revelations US embassies conducted surveillance inside the countries without

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Nuclear waste train in Germany despite protests

Some tried to block the railway line, others marched on the streets. In Germany, tens of thousands of people have been protesting against the

Some tried to block the railway line, others marched on the streets. In Germany, tens of thousands of people have been protesting against the

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Russian journalist still critical after brutal assault

A leading Russian journalist is still in a critical condition after being brutally beaten by two men outside his home. Oleg Kashin’s legs, jaw and

A leading Russian journalist is still in a critical condition after being brutally beaten by two men outside his home. Oleg Kashin’s legs, jaw and

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Myanmar holds first elections in 20 years

Voting is underway in Myanmar in what is the country’s first elections in two decades. The ruling military leadership has insisted the vote marks

Voting is underway in Myanmar in what is the country’s first elections in two decades. The ruling military leadership has insisted the vote marks

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Greece's Papandreou pits future on local election results

Greeks votes in local elections today which could trigger a national ballot if the government fails to win enough support. Greece is one of

Greeks votes in local elections today which could trigger a national ballot if the government fails to win enough support. Greece is one of