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2008-11-09

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Mideast Quartet tries to keep hopes alive

There is unlikely to be a Middle East peace deal this year, but the Quartet of international mediators are vowing to keep hopes alive for a future

There is unlikely to be a Middle East peace deal this year, but the Quartet of international mediators are vowing to keep hopes alive for a future

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Kursk - a Russian tragedy remembered

Despite sharp increases in funding, Russia’s navy has suffered a string of deadly accidents in recent years. This latest disaster is the worst since

Despite sharp increases in funding, Russia’s navy has suffered a string of deadly accidents in recent years. This latest disaster is the worst since

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20 dead in Russian navy sub accident

At least 20 people have died in Russia’s worst naval disaster since the sinking of the Kursk eight years ago. It follows an accident on board a

At least 20 people have died in Russia’s worst naval disaster since the sinking of the Kursk eight years ago. It follows an accident on board a

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Merkel pleas for unity against racism

Germans are being urged to stand together against racism and anti-Semitism. The plea comes at a ceremony in Berlin to mark the 70th anniversary of a

Germans are being urged to stand together against racism and anti-Semitism. The plea comes at a ceremony in Berlin to mark the 70th anniversary of a

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Spanish soldiers killed in Afghan suicide attack

Two Spanish soldiers have died and four others have been wounded in a suicide attack south of the city of Herat in western Afghanistan. The victims

Two Spanish soldiers have died and four others have been wounded in a suicide attack south of the city of Herat in western Afghanistan. The victims

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Fist fight at Jerusalem holy site

It was supposed to be a peaceful religious ceremony befitting of one of Christinity’s holiest sites. That was until deep-seated rivalry got the

It was supposed to be a peaceful religious ceremony befitting of one of Christinity’s holiest sites. That was until deep-seated rivalry got the

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Aid agencies struggle to reach displaced Congolese

Fresh fighting was reported to have broken out between government troops and rebels in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The clashes

Fresh fighting was reported to have broken out between government troops and rebels in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The clashes

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Mideast peace Quartet voices optimism

Peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians have been given renewed support from the Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators. With key figures

Peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians have been given renewed support from the Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators. With key figures

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Hurricane Paloma slows to a crawl over Cuba

Hurricane Paloma has now been downgraded to a Category One storm over Cuba. In anticipation of the severe weather front, more than a million Cubans

Hurricane Paloma has now been downgraded to a Category One storm over Cuba. In anticipation of the severe weather front, more than a million Cubans

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Russian nuclear sub accident leaves 20 dead

More than 20 people have been killed in an accident on board a Russian nuclear submarine. A spokesman for the Russian fleet says 208 people were on

More than 20 people have been killed in an accident on board a Russian nuclear submarine. A spokesman for the Russian fleet says 208 people were on

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Execution of Bali bombers sparks clashes

There have been clashes between Indonesian police and emotional supporters of the Bali nightclub bombers following their execution. Thousands of

There have been clashes between Indonesian police and emotional supporters of the Bali nightclub bombers following their execution. Thousands of

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Venezuela and Russia develop ties with gas project

In another sign of the blossoming relationship between Venezuela and Russia, the two countries have launched their first joint natural gas project in

In another sign of the blossoming relationship between Venezuela and Russia, the two countries have launched their first joint natural gas project in

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At least 20 dead in Russian nuclear sub accident

At least twenty people have died aboard a Russian nuclear submarine after a malfunction with the fire extinguishing system. A further 21 people were

At least twenty people have died aboard a Russian nuclear submarine after a malfunction with the fire extinguishing system. A further 21 people were

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Emerging economies demand more say on economy

Brazil’s president has led calls for emerging economies, like that of his own country, to have a greater say in how the global economy is run

Brazil’s president has led calls for emerging economies, like that of his own country, to have a greater say in how the global economy is run

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Hurricane Paloma weakens over Cuba

The Caribbean hurricane Paloma has weakened to a Category Two storm after passing over Cuba. In anticipation of the storm more than a million Cubans

The Caribbean hurricane Paloma has weakened to a Category Two storm after passing over Cuba. In anticipation of the storm more than a million Cubans