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2008-09-21

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Olmert formally quits as Israel's Prime Minister

Israel’s under-fire Prime Minister has put an end to months of speculation, and has formally announced his resignation. He is expected to be

Israel’s under-fire Prime Minister has put an end to months of speculation, and has formally announced his resignation. He is expected to be

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The polls have now closed in Slovenia's parliamentary election.

The latest pre-ballot polls pointed to a multi-party coalition as the most likely outcome. The SDS party of Prime Minister Janez Jansa had a narrow

The latest pre-ballot polls pointed to a multi-party coalition as the most likely outcome. The SDS party of Prime Minister Janez Jansa had a narrow

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Japan's would-be Prime Ministers in beauty contest

The five politicians vying to become Japan’s next Prime Minister have held their last “beauty contest” ahead of a party vote. The favourite is Taro

The five politicians vying to become Japan’s next Prime Minister have held their last “beauty contest” ahead of a party vote. The favourite is Taro

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CCTV shows Islamabad truck bomb at the Marriott

The seconds before a suicide bomber attacked the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad were captured on camera. Dramatic CCTV footage shows the truck bomb

The seconds before a suicide bomber attacked the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad were captured on camera. Dramatic CCTV footage shows the truck bomb

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European cities ban cars for day

Major European cities have been marking World Car-Free Day. City centres were closed off to encourage people to leave their cars at home

Major European cities have been marking World Car-Free Day. City centres were closed off to encourage people to leave their cars at home

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Palin under scrutiny as initial impact wears off

The time for first impressions is over and the American public is starting to take a closer look at Republican would-be vice-president Sarah

The time for first impressions is over and the American public is starting to take a closer look at Republican would-be vice-president Sarah

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ETA blamed for car bombs in the Basque country

Just days after Spain banned a referendum on the future of the Basque Country, the terrorist group ETA is being blamed for two overnight

Just days after Spain banned a referendum on the future of the Basque Country, the terrorist group ETA is being blamed for two overnight

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Olmert formally quits as Israel's Prime Minister

Israel’s under-fire Prime Minister has put an end to months of speculation, and has formally announced his resignation. He is expected to be followed

Israel’s under-fire Prime Minister has put an end to months of speculation, and has formally announced his resignation. He is expected to be followed

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Bombing no coincidence after President's speech

The attack on the Marriott hotel has shocked Pakistan, a country already battered by a surge in violence. Internal security has deteriorated rapidly

The attack on the Marriott hotel has shocked Pakistan, a country already battered by a surge in violence. Internal security has deteriorated rapidly

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Basque car bombs blamed on ETA

Seven people were hurt early this morning in a booby-trapped car bomb in Spain’s Basque country. The device exploded in front of a police station

Seven people were hurt early this morning in a booby-trapped car bomb in Spain’s Basque country. The device exploded in front of a police station

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Foreign diplomats among Marriott dead

The official number of victims of the Islamabad hotel bombing has risen to 53, with more than 260 injured. The Czech ambassador to Pakistan is among

The official number of victims of the Islamabad hotel bombing has risen to 53, with more than 260 injured. The Czech ambassador to Pakistan is among

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Slovenian general election likely to end in coalition

The Slovenian people will choose their new government today. Or at least they will go to the polls. The concrete result of the general election could

The Slovenian people will choose their new government today. Or at least they will go to the polls. The concrete result of the general election could

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Mbeki accepts ANC demand to quit

South African President Thabo Mbeki has agreed to step down after his own party demanded his resignation. The ANC’s decision to remove Mbeki

South African President Thabo Mbeki has agreed to step down after his own party demanded his resignation. The ANC’s decision to remove Mbeki

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Olmert set to resign this morning

Ehud Olmert’s leadership of Israel is in its waning hours. It is a leadership which has been mired in criticism and corruption allegations. He

Ehud Olmert’s leadership of Israel is in its waning hours. It is a leadership which has been mired in criticism and corruption allegations. He

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Al Qaeda question over Islamabad Marriott bombing

The bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, which has left up to 60 people confirmed dead and hundreds injured, is likely to have been carried

The bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, which has left up to 60 people confirmed dead and hundreds injured, is likely to have been carried