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October 4, 2008
US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama criticises rival John McCain's proposed healthcare reforms.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe and new Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai fail to agree on a unity cabinet.
An Iraqi soldier was killed when two US helicopters collide while landing at a base in northern Baghdad, the US military says.
National interest must come before party politics, the prime minister says of his appointment of Peter Mandelson.
Police in Austria arrest a 48-year-old man on suspicion of killing his elderly in-laws with a flame-thrower.
Europe's leaders stop short of forming a Wall Street-style rescue plan for the bloc's beleaguered banks.
Leeds retain their Super League crown and ruin Daniel Anderson's St Helens farewell by winning a rain-soaked Grand Final.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev orders security to be tightened in South Ossetia after eight soldiers are killed in an explosion.
Cesc Fabregas scores a late header to rescue Arsenal after Grant Leadbitter's stunning drive had appeared to hand Sunderland victory.
Guitarist Carlos Santana says he wants to set up a church in Hawaii when he reaches the age of 67.
Brazil's local polls may prove key in presidential stakes
Pakistani villagers collect the corpses and body parts of at least 20 people killed by a reported US air strike, including suspected Arab militants.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il reportedly makes his first public appearance since rumours surfaced he had had a stroke.
Ethiopia allows eight Kenyan men jailed as terror suspects to return to their homes after more than a year in detention.
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An al-Qaeda commander described as one of Baghdad's bombing masterminds is killed by US troops, military officials say.
Fifteen Turkish soldiers and 23 Kurdish rebels die in fighting close to Turkey's border with Iraq, the military says.
Former US football and film star OJ Simpson could face life in jail after being found guilty of planning a hotel room robbery.
The struggle to cut maternal mortality in Afghanistan
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