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Merkel's CDU Takes Hit In 'Mini General Election'

The state-assembly ballot in North Rhine-Westphalia had been dubbed a German mini general election, as one-fifth of all Germans live in that western state.

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World Bank Sets Aside $27 Billion For Countries Hit By Eurozone Crisis

The World Bank is making $27 billion available for countries in central and eastern Europe and Central Asia hit hard by the eurozone crisis.

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Kenya: Number hit by floods tops 100,000

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Indonesia: Disaster in Indonesia: 50 people buried alive under mud on Nias island, already hit by the tsunami

The small island, inhabited mainly by Christians and Catholics, hit by torrential rains. A huge landslide swept away dozens of houses in one go. In 2004 and 2005 tsunami and earthquake nearly two thousand dead and inhabitants forced to leave the island.

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China: Yueyue, the two year old hit by two trucks and left to suffer, dies

The small girl hit by a truck, was not rescued by passers-by. Another vehicle broke her legs and left her in a coma. The video of her tragedy has sparked millions of comments on the immorality and materialism that dominate today's China.

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Chinese Girl Dies In Hit And Run That Sparks Outrage

A two-year-old Chinese girl run over by two vehicles and ignored by passersby, has died.

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UN underscores readiness to assist South-East Asian countries hit by floods

The United Nations today voiced deep concern over the devastating floods in Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam and offered to assist the affected countries to respond to the disaster that has claimed hundreds of lives and caused heavy damage to property and infrastructure.

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