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2008-11-16

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Ring of fire threatens Los Angeles

Wildfires fanned by strong, dry winds have scorched vast swathes of California for a fourth consecutive day. Firefighters have been making the most

Wildfires fanned by strong, dry winds have scorched vast swathes of California for a fourth consecutive day. Firefighters have been making the most

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US troops to leave Iraq by 2011

American armoured cars are an everyday sight on the streets of Iraq, but soon they will be gone. Baghdad and Washington have agreed that US forces

American armoured cars are an everyday sight on the streets of Iraq, but soon they will be gone. Baghdad and Washington have agreed that US forces

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Somali pirates paid a million euro ranson to return Japanese vessel

Somali pirates have picked up a million euro ransom for the Japanese ship, the Stolt Valor, seized in September, with 22 crew onboard. Two other

Somali pirates have picked up a million euro ransom for the Japanese ship, the Stolt Valor, seized in September, with 22 crew onboard. Two other

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Discord and disarray at French Socialist congress

Divided and discordant, France’s ailing Socialist Party ended its weekend congress in disarray, with no sign of a leader to challenge President

Divided and discordant, France’s ailing Socialist Party ended its weekend congress in disarray, with no sign of a leader to challenge President

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IMF to aid Iceland as anti-government protests continue

Icelanders furious with their politicians took to the streets of Reykjavik to call for the resignation of the government that has brought the

Icelanders furious with their politicians took to the streets of Reykjavik to call for the resignation of the government that has brought the

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Nkunda agrees to DR Congo peace deal as fighting continues

Rebel leader Laurent Nkunda says he will support a peace process with the government of DR Congo, after meeting with UN peace envoy Olusegun

Rebel leader Laurent Nkunda says he will support a peace process with the government of DR Congo, after meeting with UN peace envoy Olusegun

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California fires 'worst for years'

Southern California remains on high alert today, as hot dry desert winds continue to fuel wildfires threatening the city of Los Angeles. Hundreds of

Southern California remains on high alert today, as hot dry desert winds continue to fuel wildfires threatening the city of Los Angeles. Hundreds of

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Doubts surface over G20 rescue plan

Doubts are growing over the chances of success of the Washington summit on world finances. The G20 agreed to reform and relaunch the global economy

Doubts are growing over the chances of success of the Washington summit on world finances. The G20 agreed to reform and relaunch the global economy

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Israel/Hamas truce 'at breaking point'

Israel’s outgoing prime minister Ehud Olmert has told the army to prepare for military action in Gaza, as the five-month truce with Hamas continues

Israel’s outgoing prime minister Ehud Olmert has told the army to prepare for military action in Gaza, as the five-month truce with Hamas continues

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US troops to leave Iraq by 2011

Iraq and the United States have agreed a deal to see American forces leave by 2011. US troops will end their patrols of Iraqi towns and villages by

Iraq and the United States have agreed a deal to see American forces leave by 2011. US troops will end their patrols of Iraqi towns and villages by

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Medvedev looks to Obama to calm political storm

The Russian president says he is looking to Barack Obama to restore trust in the relationship with America. The former American Secretary-of-State

The Russian president says he is looking to Barack Obama to restore trust in the relationship with America. The former American Secretary-of-State

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Celebrity community in path of California fire

Hundreds of homes have now been destroyed by the wild fires raging in California. The community of Montecito, north-west of Los Angeles, home to

Hundreds of homes have now been destroyed by the wild fires raging in California. The community of Montecito, north-west of Los Angeles, home to

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Greens show their colours in German politics

The German Green Party appears to be taking a leaf out of Barack Obama’s book, pushing a policy of “change”. Cem Ozdemir is the first ethnic Turkish

The German Green Party appears to be taking a leaf out of Barack Obama’s book, pushing a policy of “change”. Cem Ozdemir is the first ethnic Turkish

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Europe satisfied with crisis summit outcome

America may have hosted this weekend’s financial crisis summit in Washington, but it was Europe which was the driving force behind it. All involved

America may have hosted this weekend’s financial crisis summit in Washington, but it was Europe which was the driving force behind it. All involved

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G-20 agrees plan to halt recession and oversee markets

World leaders at the G-20 financial summit in Washington have pledged to continue to work together to bring the current financial crisis and threat

World leaders at the G-20 financial summit in Washington have pledged to continue to work together to bring the current financial crisis and threat