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The Race to Save Lives in Nepal: World Ramps up Efforts to Provide Emergency Aid (part 2)

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The Race to Save Lives in Nepal: World Ramps up Efforts to Provide Emergency Aid (part 1)

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Nepal earthquake on social media

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Louis Michel: 'Europe is not guilty' of Africa's failings

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Italy's Europe minister: 'Bold measures' needed to dismantle human trafficking

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Music show: Blur, Martin Gore and Moriarty

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France steps up cyber defence in wake of attacks

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BUSINESS DAILY

End of an era as Volkswagen's Piech resigns

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Police beat kids in Guinea, and militias dynamite homes in Iraq

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Smurfs celebrate golden anniversary

Video by Nadia CHARBIT , Pauline PACCARD

Latest update : 2008-10-24

The Smurf's first appearance in the world of comics in 1958 was very low key, but readers have not stopped noticing the little blue creatures ever since. Fifty years on, 25 million copies of their adventures have been sold worldwide.

Date created : 2008-10-24

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