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2008-05-17

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Lebanon's rival factional leaders meet in Qatar

Lebanon’s rival factional leaders have been meeting in Qatar to resolve a political conflict that almost plunged the country into all-out civil war

Lebanon’s rival factional leaders have been meeting in Qatar to resolve a political conflict that almost plunged the country into all-out civil war

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Quake survivors move to make-shift 'cities'

With death on such an enormous scale, the Chinese authorities have had to use drastic measures just to cope with the aftermath. A sports stadium in

With death on such an enormous scale, the Chinese authorities have had to use drastic measures just to cope with the aftermath. A sports stadium in

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Bush optimistic on Israeli-Palestinian peace

The US president says he remains confident Israeli-Palestinian peace can be achieved before he leaves office in January. He made the comments soon

The US president says he remains confident Israeli-Palestinian peace can be achieved before he leaves office in January. He made the comments soon

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Aftershocks add to misery in China

Strong aftershocks continue to strike earthquake-devastated parts of China, forcing exhausted soldiers and rescuers to run for cover. Even the

Strong aftershocks continue to strike earthquake-devastated parts of China, forcing exhausted soldiers and rescuers to run for cover. Even the

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Big challenges for re-elected Dominican President

Fending off accusations of corruption, Dominican Republic leader Leonel Fernandez has swept to a third term in office, winning the presidential

Fending off accusations of corruption, Dominican Republic leader Leonel Fernandez has swept to a third term in office, winning the presidential

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Bush meets Palestinian and Egyptian leaders

The US President has arrived in Egypt for the final stop of his Middle East tour. George Bush is due to hold talks today with President Hosni

The US President has arrived in Egypt for the final stop of his Middle East tour. George Bush is due to hold talks today with President Hosni

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No big deals but reconciliation at Peru summit

There were no concrete deals, but European and Latin American leaders have agreed to do more to tackle rising food prices and global warming. At a

There were no concrete deals, but European and Latin American leaders have agreed to do more to tackle rising food prices and global warming. At a

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Panic in China as lake threatens quake-hit county

Thousands of people have fled to higher ground in a quake-hit Chinese county amid fears a lake could burst its banks. An alert was issued in

Thousands of people have fled to higher ground in a quake-hit Chinese county amid fears a lake could burst its banks. An alert was issued in

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Madrid and Rome insist their relations are good

Italy and Spain have played down a diplomatic row over Rome’s get-tough policy on illegal immigration. The spat followed comments by Spain’s Deputy

Italy and Spain have played down a diplomatic row over Rome’s get-tough policy on illegal immigration. The spat followed comments by Spain’s Deputy

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Apology and handshakes at Peru summit

The Latin American-European Union summit in Peru has yielded few concrete measures, but some of the leaders from the fifty nations present have used

The Latin American-European Union summit in Peru has yielded few concrete measures, but some of the leaders from the fifty nations present have used

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Myanmar approves more visas for foreign doctors

The EU’s humanitarian aid commissioner has wrung some concessions from Myanmar’s military leaders, raising hopes they will make relief efforts easier

The EU’s humanitarian aid commissioner has wrung some concessions from Myanmar’s military leaders, raising hopes they will make relief efforts easier