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Brazil: Riding the greenback
Rodney Mello, 19 October 2003
Brazilian banks are betting on a growing economy for 2004. But President Lula da Silva's economic advisers are warning a continuous devaluation of the dollar represents a danger to the economy.
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Our game in shame
Kevin Mitchell, 15 October 2003
Recent events in English football have brought the beautiful game to the brink, writes Kevin Mitchell.
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The intifada comes to London
Ricardo Morris, 14 October 2003
They are calling it the "Oxford Street Intifada". Every Thursday, a picket forms outside UK high street retailer Marks and Spencer’s flagship store in the capital.
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Pakistan calls for Islamic attack on terrorism
Tahir Gurchani, 13 October 2003
Pakistan's President General Pervez Musharraf has called on the world's Islamic states to form a co-ordinated attack against terrorism and extremism.
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Castro and Lula: Hugs, deals and tears
Rodney Mello, 9 October 2003
Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva's recent assertion that he would not interfere in Cuba's internal affairs has infuriated relatives and friends of Cuban dissidents and human rights campaigners.
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Grenada re-visited 20 years on
Dominic Bascombe, 5 October 2003
On the 20th anniversary of the overthrow and execution of Grenada's leader and the US invasion that followed, Dominic Bascombe looks at how events are remembered.
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Net tech slashes phone bills
Kuber Sharma, 4 October 2003
The recent opening up of the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) in India shows how to save serious money over long-distance calls by dialing out over the web.
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Inul Daratista: 'The devil’s dancer'
Aulia Andri, 1 October 2003
She is a singer, dancer, and a political hot potato. Waggling her hips in Indonesia’s "dangdut" style, Inul Daratista is hitting the big time and courting controversy as she goes.
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Africa's malaria crisis offered fresh hope
Glory Mushinge, 29 September 2003
A new drug has been launched in Zambia for the treatment of malaria.
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Brazil's gay 'cure' sparks fury
Tom Phillips, 27 September 2003
Controversial plans to offer state help to Rio de Janeiro's gays have stunned Brazil.
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