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{{newsitem|Wildfires burn in southern California|22 October 2007|Many communities in southern California, including [[Malibu]] and the metro area of [[San Diego]], are under a state of emergency as brush fires force thousands to evacuate their homes, clogging roads with traffic and making hotel and motel rooms hard to find. People are being advised to stay indoors to avoid the smoke, and it is advised that you do not travel into the area.}}
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{{newsitem|The A380 takes off|25 Oct 2007|The world's largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380, makes her first commercial flight today when the Singapore Airlines flight takes off from [[Singapore]] and heads towards [[Sydney]]. Tickets for the first flight were auctioned online with the highest bids well over S$100,000.  Proceeds of the auction will go to charity.}}
 
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{{newsitem|Transit strike Paralyzes Paris|18 Oct 2007|Metro and RER services in Paris ground to a halt after a 24 hour strike called by French Unions in response to proposed changes in retirement plans by the Sarkozy Government. The strike is expected to last upto 6pm October 18th but transit disruptions could take longer to clear out. Eurostar and TGV services are also affected.}}
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{{newsitem|Wildfires burn in southern California|22 Oct 2007|Many communities in southern California, including [[Malibu]] and the metro area of [[San Diego]], are under a state of emergency as brush fires force thousands to evacuate their homes, clogging roads with traffic and making hotel and motel rooms hard to find. People are being advised to stay indoors to avoid the smoke, and it is advised that you do not travel into the area.}}
 
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{{newsitem|Violent crackdown in Burma|29 Sept 2007|The military government of Burma (Myanmar) is using automatic weapons and tear gas to quell pro-democracy protests in that country. While demonstrations are taking place all over the country, Rangoon (Yangon) remains the key focus of the hardline response to the pro-democracy movement. Many monasteries have been closed and cordoned off by the junta.}}
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