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2008-02-09

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Huckabee says he's no quitter

The race for Republican Presidential nomination is not over yet. Despite trailing a long way behind John McCain, Mike Huckabee is refusing to quit

The race for Republican Presidential nomination is not over yet. Despite trailing a long way behind John McCain, Mike Huckabee is refusing to quit

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Austria in shock as fire kills eleven pensioners

The small Austrian town of Egg has held a minute’s silence in memory of the victims of a fire at a nursing home. Eleven elderly people died as the

The small Austrian town of Egg has held a minute’s silence in memory of the victims of a fire at a nursing home. Eleven elderly people died as the

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G7 leaders say worse to come for world economy

Finance ministers from the Group of Seven leading countries have issued a gloomy forecast over the global economy. The crumbling US housing market

Finance ministers from the Group of Seven leading countries have issued a gloomy forecast over the global economy. The crumbling US housing market

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Serbia says it will resist Kosovo independence

It was all smiles as Serbia’s President Boris Tadic met Germany’s Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, at the 44th annual Munich Security

It was all smiles as Serbia’s President Boris Tadic met Germany’s Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, at the 44th annual Munich Security

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Pressure pays as Myanmar moves to democracy

The hardline military rulers of Myanmar, the former Burma, have announced moves towards possible democracy. The junta says a referendum on a new

The hardline military rulers of Myanmar, the former Burma, have announced moves towards possible democracy. The junta says a referendum on a new

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G7 money men unite to tackle economic slump

The world’s leading financiers have put aside differences to present a united front against looming economic problems. Many in Europe had expressed

The world’s leading financiers have put aside differences to present a united front against looming economic problems. Many in Europe had expressed

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Turkey lifts ban on Islamic headscarves

Turkish MPs have approved two constitutional ammendments on lifting the ban on Islamic headscarves in universities. The government says the ban

Turkish MPs have approved two constitutional ammendments on lifting the ban on Islamic headscarves in universities. The government says the ban

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Police investigate fatal fire in Austria

The Chancellor of Austria has described the fire which killed eleven elderly people at their retirement home as one of the worst catastrophes in the

The Chancellor of Austria has described the fire which killed eleven elderly people at their retirement home as one of the worst catastrophes in the

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Protests greet Turkish headscarf changes

The wearing of the headscarf is deeply divisive in Turkey, where the state has been strictly secular. Thousands rallied in Ankara to protest the

The wearing of the headscarf is deeply divisive in Turkey, where the state has been strictly secular. Thousands rallied in Ankara to protest the

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Fire-fighters battle blaze at Austrian old people's home

A fire at an old people’s home in the Austrian town of Egg has killed at least 11 people. Another six have been injured, three of them

A fire at an old people’s home in the Austrian town of Egg has killed at least 11 people. Another six have been injured, three of them

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NATO divisions set to dominate Munich talks

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates is welcomed by his German host at this year’s Munich Security Conference. The three-day get-together of diplomats

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates is welcomed by his German host at this year’s Munich Security Conference. The three-day get-together of diplomats

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Burqa discouraged but not formally banned by Dutch

The Dutch government is to use existing legislation to discourage the wearing of the Muslim face veil, but a blanket ban is not legally possible

The Dutch government is to use existing legislation to discourage the wearing of the Muslim face veil, but a blanket ban is not legally possible