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2008-01-02

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Scotland Yard to investigate Bhutto assassination

The Pakistani president has called on British detectives to help investigate the murder of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. This amid

The Pakistani president has called on British detectives to help investigate the murder of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. This amid

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Charges of genocide as Kenya's killing continues

The head of the African Union, Ghana’s President John Kufuor, is planning a mediation mission to Kenya, to try to stem the post-election explosion of

The head of the African Union, Ghana’s President John Kufuor, is planning a mediation mission to Kenya, to try to stem the post-election explosion of

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Foreigners weigh up Kenya risks

Foreign aid workers and holiday makers currently in Kenya are having to decide whether to stay or leave areas affected by post-election violence

Foreign aid workers and holiday makers currently in Kenya are having to decide whether to stay or leave areas affected by post-election violence

Business

Portugal poised for price rises

Happy New Year, your bills are going to be higher. That is the unwelcome message for the people of Portugal where the cost of many essential goods

Happy New Year, your bills are going to be higher. That is the unwelcome message for the people of Portugal where the cost of many essential goods

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Oil and gold jump as European stocks drop

The price of crude oil has surged and for the first time ever rose over 100 dollars a barrel in New York, with the price of Brent not far behind

The price of crude oil has surged and for the first time ever rose over 100 dollars a barrel in New York, with the price of Brent not far behind

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China's economy predicted to continue soaring

China’s economy is likely to experience its sixth consecutive year of double-digit growth this year according to a major government research

China’s economy is likely to experience its sixth consecutive year of double-digit growth this year according to a major government research

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Georgia prepares for Presidential vote

The former Soviet republic of Georgia is preparing to choose a President under the watchful eyes of nearly 500 Western electoral observers. The

The former Soviet republic of Georgia is preparing to choose a President under the watchful eyes of nearly 500 Western electoral observers. The

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Kenya violence - not just politics

Mwai Kibaki — the newly re-elected Kenyan President — has been at the forefront of the country’s politics since independence in 1963. But the bloody

Mwai Kibaki — the newly re-elected Kenyan President — has been at the forefront of the country’s politics since independence in 1963. But the bloody

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Abbas demands Bush confront Israel on settlements

The Palestinian president says he wants a firm position from America on Israeli settlement plans in the West Bank, by the time George Bush visits

The Palestinian president says he wants a firm position from America on Israeli settlement plans in the West Bank, by the time George Bush visits

Europe

All change as Malta joins the euro club

On January 1 Malta will join the single European currency. Freshly minted Maltese euro coins will pass into circulation as the Mediterranean island

On January 1 Malta will join the single European currency. Freshly minted Maltese euro coins will pass into circulation as the Mediterranean island

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Pakistan postpones elections after Bhutto death

Pakistan’s parliamentary elections have been put back until the middle of February. The electoral commission said security concerns in the wake of

Pakistan’s parliamentary elections have been put back until the middle of February. The electoral commission said security concerns in the wake of

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US primaries just one day away

There is just one day left until American voters can begin choosing their Republican and Democrat candidates for president. Mike Huckabee, a

There is just one day left until American voters can begin choosing their Republican and Democrat candidates for president. Mike Huckabee, a

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Basic necessities scarce in Kenya

A week of violence has turned the worlds of many Kenyan’s upside-down. There are queues for water and queues for food. Many are having to spend hours

A week of violence has turned the worlds of many Kenyan’s upside-down. There are queues for water and queues for food. Many are having to spend hours

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Kenya's opposition accused of "ethnic cleansing"

Increasingly urgent appeals for calm have so far failed to stop the violence raging across Kenya. In townships around major towns and cities

Increasingly urgent appeals for calm have so far failed to stop the violence raging across Kenya. In townships around major towns and cities

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All eyes on Iowa ahead of first Presidential caucus

Last minute campaigning is underway in the US state of Iowa before the first votes are cast tomorrow in the country’s long state-by-state battle to

Last minute campaigning is underway in the US state of Iowa before the first votes are cast tomorrow in the country’s long state-by-state battle to

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Pakistan opposition unites against election delay

With Pakistani authorities set to postpone next week’s election the two main opposition parties have joined forces to demand the vote go ahead as

With Pakistani authorities set to postpone next week’s election the two main opposition parties have joined forces to demand the vote go ahead as

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Kenya violence prompts fears of ethnic conflict

For at least 35 Kikuyu men, women and children in the western Kenyan Rift Valley town of Eldoret their refuge turned into their tomb when a mob set

For at least 35 Kikuyu men, women and children in the western Kenyan Rift Valley town of Eldoret their refuge turned into their tomb when a mob set

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Hardship and uncertainty facing Kenya's refugees

The tens of thousands who have been forced to flee their homes are seeking refuge where they can. Those refugees who have reached safety face

The tens of thousands who have been forced to flee their homes are seeking refuge where they can. Those refugees who have reached safety face

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Agony continues for hostages families in Colombia

The mystery and waiting continues for the families of hostages held by rebels in Colombia. The mission to free three captives has taken a bizarre

The mystery and waiting continues for the families of hostages held by rebels in Colombia. The mission to free three captives has taken a bizarre