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2008-10-26

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Israelis prepare for new poll

Israel faces a general election more than a year ahead of schedule. Although opinion polls are forecasting a win for the opposition right-wing Likud

Israel faces a general election more than a year ahead of schedule. Although opinion polls are forecasting a win for the opposition right-wing Likud

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IMF to bail out Ukraine

Ukraine has agreed in principle to borrow 13 billion euros from the International Monetary Fund to ease the effects of the financial crisis. The

Ukraine has agreed in principle to borrow 13 billion euros from the International Monetary Fund to ease the effects of the financial crisis. The

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Israel set for early election

Israel looks set for an early general election after Tzipi Livni, the leader of the governing Kadima Party, failed in her attempts to form a

Israel looks set for an early general election after Tzipi Livni, the leader of the governing Kadima Party, failed in her attempts to form a

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Spanish shepherds protest in streets of Madrid

On a normal day, you would find wool in expensive sweaters gracing the shops of Madrid’s elegant avenues. But on Sunday, it was trotting down the

On a normal day, you would find wool in expensive sweaters gracing the shops of Madrid’s elegant avenues. But on Sunday, it was trotting down the

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Czech Republic sinks deeper into political crisis

The Czech Republic is sinking deeper into crisis just two months before it is due to take over the EU’s rotating presidency. Embattled prime minister

The Czech Republic is sinking deeper into crisis just two months before it is due to take over the EU’s rotating presidency. Embattled prime minister

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Mountain runners rescued in UK race

Hundreds of mountain runners have been rescued after a long distance race in England’s Lake District was abandoned due to heavy rain and flooding

Hundreds of mountain runners have been rescued after a long distance race in England’s Lake District was abandoned due to heavy rain and flooding

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McCain battles on despite Obama poll lead

As the American Presidential election campaign heads towards its final days Republican candidate Senator John McCain is battling on despite his

As the American Presidential election campaign heads towards its final days Republican candidate Senator John McCain is battling on despite his

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At least 41 dead in Yemen floods

At least forty one people are dead and dozens are still missing in Yemen after torrential rain left swathes of the country under water. Yemen is

At least forty one people are dead and dozens are still missing in Yemen after torrential rain left swathes of the country under water. Yemen is

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Israel faces snap election

Israel appears set for a snap election after the head of the governing Kadima party, Tzipi Livni, said she had given up efforts to form a

Israel appears set for a snap election after the head of the governing Kadima party, Tzipi Livni, said she had given up efforts to form a

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China crackdown on contaminated baby milk

The tainted baby milk scandal has prompted a tough crackdown by the authorities in China. Inspectors have been destroying a mountain of contaminated

The tainted baby milk scandal has prompted a tough crackdown by the authorities in China. Inspectors have been destroying a mountain of contaminated

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Mass protest against Berlusconi education reforms

Two hundred thousand say police, two and a half million say the organisers. Whatever the figure Italians unhappy with Prime Minister Silvio

Two hundred thousand say police, two and a half million say the organisers. Whatever the figure Italians unhappy with Prime Minister Silvio

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Coalition talks breakdown in Israel as Livni requests early election

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has ended talks to form a new coalition government and called for an early parliamentary election. Discussions

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has ended talks to form a new coalition government and called for an early parliamentary election. Discussions

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Obama back as both candidates speak in crucial swing states

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama is back on the campaign trail after a short break to visit his ailing grandmother. Opinion polls show the

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama is back on the campaign trail after a short break to visit his ailing grandmother. Opinion polls show the

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Icelanders fury sparks protest over economic meltdown

Icelanders have taken to the streets of the capital Reykjvik to call for the resignation of the prime minister and head of the central bank for their

Icelanders have taken to the streets of the capital Reykjvik to call for the resignation of the prime minister and head of the central bank for their