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2008-12-21

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Abbas in Chechnya ahead of Russian visit

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in Chechnya. It was a rare visit by a foreign head of state to the capital of the troubled Russian

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in Chechnya. It was a rare visit by a foreign head of state to the capital of the troubled Russian

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Lockerbie remembered

The deaths of 270 people killed in the Lockerbie disaster are being commemorated in Britain on the 20th anniversary of the tragedy. The tiny

The deaths of 270 people killed in the Lockerbie disaster are being commemorated in Britain on the 20th anniversary of the tragedy. The tiny

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Arrests at anti car-duty protest in Russia

Russian riot police have detained dozens of people demonstrating against higher import duties on used foreign cars. Violence erupted as police in

Russian riot police have detained dozens of people demonstrating against higher import duties on used foreign cars. Violence erupted as police in

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Belgium waits, as King ponders its political future

Belgium remains in political limbo, as the King continues with efforts to find a new Prime Minister. King Albert has been holding talks with

Belgium remains in political limbo, as the King continues with efforts to find a new Prime Minister. King Albert has been holding talks with

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Livni promises to throw Hamas out of Gaza

All the signs are that Israel is preparing to move against Hamas in Gaza, following over 50 rocket attacks against Israel and an Israeli airstrike in

All the signs are that Israel is preparing to move against Hamas in Gaza, following over 50 rocket attacks against Israel and an Israeli airstrike in

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Russian riot police break up car demo

Russian riot police have broken up another demonstration against higher import duties on used foreign cars. The arrest of up to 100 protesters

Russian riot police have broken up another demonstration against higher import duties on used foreign cars. The arrest of up to 100 protesters

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Mumbai terror attack hotels re-open

The two luxury hotels targeted in the Mumbai terror attacks last month are re-opening amid tight security. 164 people died when gunmen ramapaged

The two luxury hotels targeted in the Mumbai terror attacks last month are re-opening amid tight security. 164 people died when gunmen ramapaged

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Iranian police close human rights offices

Iranian security forces have closed the offices in Tehran of the Circle for the Defenders of Human Rights, run by the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner

Iranian security forces have closed the offices in Tehran of the Circle for the Defenders of Human Rights, run by the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner

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New Belgian PM to be named within 24 hours?

Belgium’s King Albert is continuing in his efforts to find a new prime minister, and the news from the royal palace is that talks will resume this

Belgium’s King Albert is continuing in his efforts to find a new prime minister, and the news from the royal palace is that talks will resume this

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Mauritanian military frees Abdallahi

The president of Mauritania, Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, has been freed from house arrest by the military junta that overthrew him in August

The president of Mauritania, Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, has been freed from house arrest by the military junta that overthrew him in August

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Belgian King continues government deliberations

In Belgium, the rumour mills are already buzzing about who might be the next Prime Minister, even before the country’s King has decided about the

In Belgium, the rumour mills are already buzzing about who might be the next Prime Minister, even before the country’s King has decided about the

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Belle of the Bolshoi Ballet dies - aged 92

The Russian ballerina Olga Lepeshinskaya, who is said to have been Joseph Stalin’s favourite dancer, has died in Moscow. She was 92. Lepeshinskaya

The Russian ballerina Olga Lepeshinskaya, who is said to have been Joseph Stalin’s favourite dancer, has died in Moscow. She was 92. Lepeshinskaya

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Riots in Greece head into third week

Rioting in Greece entered its third week with more running battles between hundreds of youths and police in Athens. There had been a vigil to

Rioting in Greece entered its third week with more running battles between hundreds of youths and police in Athens. There had been a vigil to

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Ariane 5 comes up trumps again

For the sixth time this year Europe’s flagship spacelauncher, Ariane Five, has successfully put a double payload into orbit. Ariane was carrying

For the sixth time this year Europe’s flagship spacelauncher, Ariane Five, has successfully put a double payload into orbit. Ariane was carrying

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Canada follows US with car bailout-plan

Canada is following the lead of the United States in providing emergency aid for the car industry. The Prime Minister Stephen Harper and government

Canada is following the lead of the United States in providing emergency aid for the car industry. The Prime Minister Stephen Harper and government