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Italian and US police arrest scores of Mafia suspects

Police in the United States and Italy have arrested more than 80 Mafia suspects, their biggest joint operation in more than 20 years. They include

Police in the United States and Italy have arrested more than 80 Mafia suspects, their biggest joint operation in more than 20 years. They include

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Turkish PM pays tribute to victims of German fire

Turkey’s Prime Minister has paid his respects at the site of a fire in Germany in which nine people of Turkish origin perished on Sunday. Reccep

Turkey’s Prime Minister has paid his respects at the site of a fire in Germany in which nine people of Turkish origin perished on Sunday. Reccep

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Romney pulls out of US presidential race

Mitt Romney has withdrawn from the campaign in the US to win the Republican party’s nomination for the presidency. Romney had vowed to fight on

Mitt Romney has withdrawn from the campaign in the US to win the Republican party’s nomination for the presidency. Romney had vowed to fight on

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Film on Putin's life is not about Putin say producers

Any resemblance to actual people, places or events is purely co-incidental, according its producers. But the plot of the new movie set for

Any resemblance to actual people, places or events is purely co-incidental, according its producers. But the plot of the new movie set for

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Turkey divided as parliament backs headscarf move

The controversial issue of the Muslim headscarf is top of the agenda again in Turkey with the government trying to change the constitution to allow

The controversial issue of the Muslim headscarf is top of the agenda again in Turkey with the government trying to change the constitution to allow

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Tension within NATO over Afghanistan

They may have a common purpose, but NATO commanders are deeply divided over the war effort in Afghanistan. While fighting continues on the ground

They may have a common purpose, but NATO commanders are deeply divided over the war effort in Afghanistan. While fighting continues on the ground

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'Zoe's Arch Six' set for freedom after pardon offer

Six members of the Zoe’s Arch charity imprisoned on child abduction charges could soon be free after Chad’s president, who is seeking European

Six members of the Zoe’s Arch charity imprisoned on child abduction charges could soon be free after Chad’s president, who is seeking European

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Rice and Miliband visit troops in Afghanistan

In a symbolic show of unity, the US Secretary of State and the British Foreign Secretary have arrived in Afghanistan. Condoleezza Rice and David

In a symbolic show of unity, the US Secretary of State and the British Foreign Secretary have arrived in Afghanistan. Condoleezza Rice and David

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Russia denounces OSCE decision to boycott vote

Russia has denounced a decision by Europe’s main election watchdog not to send observers to presidential election in March as “unacceptable”. The

Russia has denounced a decision by Europe’s main election watchdog not to send observers to presidential election in March as “unacceptable”. The

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Naples police arrest top Camorra suspect

Police in Naples have arrested a man they claim is a leading member of the Italian city’s criminal underworld. 42-year-old Vincenzo Licciardi is

Police in Naples have arrested a man they claim is a leading member of the Italian city’s criminal underworld. 42-year-old Vincenzo Licciardi is

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Step towards relaxation of Turkish headscarves ban

Despite mass protests by secular groups, the Turkish parliament has taken a first step towards the relaxation of a ban on Muslim headscarves in

Despite mass protests by secular groups, the Turkish parliament has taken a first step towards the relaxation of a ban on Muslim headscarves in

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Israeli raid kills five suspected militants in Gaza

Five suspected Palestinian militants have been killed in a raid by Israeli forces in the Gaza strip. The Hamas movement, which controls Gaza, says

Five suspected Palestinian militants have been killed in a raid by Israeli forces in the Gaza strip. The Hamas movement, which controls Gaza, says

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Not everyone in China celebrating New Year

Spectacular fireworks have ushered in the Chinese New Year, but not everyone is celebrating. Millions of people are spending the holiday in miserable

Spectacular fireworks have ushered in the Chinese New Year, but not everyone is celebrating. Millions of people are spending the holiday in miserable

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Moscow relents on treatment for jailed Yukos boss

Russia has bowed to international pressure and transferred a jailed, gravely ill, former oil executive to hospital. The European Court of Human

Russia has bowed to international pressure and transferred a jailed, gravely ill, former oil executive to hospital. The European Court of Human

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Rivals vow to battle on against Republican frontrunner McCain

John McCain has consolidated his frontrunner’s status in the Republican Party after a successful Super Tuesday. But he was unable to deliver a

John McCain has consolidated his frontrunner’s status in the Republican Party after a successful Super Tuesday. But he was unable to deliver a

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Clinton and Obama deadlocked after Super Tuesday

A long drawn-out battle looks likely for the Democrats’ two presidential hopefuls after Super Tuesday failed to produce a clear favourite for the

A long drawn-out battle looks likely for the Democrats’ two presidential hopefuls after Super Tuesday failed to produce a clear favourite for the

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Struggle predicted for the Left in Italy's upcoming election

As politicians signed off Italy’s 61st government since the Second World War, experts were already warning that the upcoming April election

As politicians signed off Italy’s 61st government since the Second World War, experts were already warning that the upcoming April election

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Refugees return to Chad as Déby says he is in control

Police officers with megaphones have been used to reassure residents of the capital of Chad that it is safe to return. Tens of thousands fled into

Police officers with megaphones have been used to reassure residents of the capital of Chad that it is safe to return. Tens of thousands fled into