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2008-12-24

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Bethlehem's Christmas celebrations well underway

Later he will lead Midnight Mass in the famous Church of the Nativity. But the Vatican’s most senior representative in the Holy Land has already got

Later he will lead Midnight Mass in the famous Church of the Nativity. But the Vatican’s most senior representative in the Holy Land has already got

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Belgian King wants a new government for Christmas

The man trying to break the political gridlock in Belgium is continuing his talks with party leaders, and is even hopeful of success before the end

The man trying to break the political gridlock in Belgium is continuing his talks with party leaders, and is even hopeful of success before the end

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Tourism boom offers glimmer of hope

The joy of celebrating Christmas in the Holy Land is back. 2008 has already been bumper year with figures predicting 2009 will be even better after

The joy of celebrating Christmas in the Holy Land is back. 2008 has already been bumper year with figures predicting 2009 will be even better after

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Russia expected war with Georgia

Russia was already preparing for a war with Georgia before it broke out in August, President Dmitry Medvedev said in a televised interview, being

Russia was already preparing for a war with Georgia before it broke out in August, President Dmitry Medvedev said in a televised interview, being

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Junta in Guinea names its leader

The coup leaders who say they are now in power in Guinea have named Captain Moussa Dadis Camara as head of the junta, and plan to install him as

The coup leaders who say they are now in power in Guinea have named Captain Moussa Dadis Camara as head of the junta, and plan to install him as

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Russia and Serbia sign energy deals

Russia and Serbia have signed a series of energy agreements that are being hailed as historic. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev put pen to paper

Russia and Serbia have signed a series of energy agreements that are being hailed as historic. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev put pen to paper

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Countdown to Christmas

Christmas is coming, and what’s that noise? No, it is not Santa’s sleigh, it is the pounding of feet as shoppers across Europe dash for last-minute

Christmas is coming, and what’s that noise? No, it is not Santa’s sleigh, it is the pounding of feet as shoppers across Europe dash for last-minute

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Russia and Serbia sign energy deals

Russia and Serbia have signed a series of energy agreements that are being hailed as historic. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev put pen to paper

Russia and Serbia have signed a series of energy agreements that are being hailed as historic. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev put pen to paper

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Coup leaders denounce presence of mercenaries

The military junta that says it now holds power in Guinea has accused a rival faction of bringing in foreign mercenaries. The coup leaders said

The military junta that says it now holds power in Guinea has accused a rival faction of bringing in foreign mercenaries. The coup leaders said

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Israel bombarded by fresh rocket barrage from Gaza

Southern Israel has been hit by a fresh round of rocket and mortar fire from the Gaza Strip. Despite the damage, there were no immediate reports

Southern Israel has been hit by a fresh round of rocket and mortar fire from the Gaza Strip. Despite the damage, there were no immediate reports

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Security tight in Bethlehem

Security was extremely heavy across the West Bank town of Bethlehem as Christmas celebrations got underway in Jesus’ birthplace. Palestianians are

Security was extremely heavy across the West Bank town of Bethlehem as Christmas celebrations got underway in Jesus’ birthplace. Palestianians are

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Record budget unveiled to revive Japan's economy

Battling the global downturn, Japan’s government has approved the country’s biggest ever annual budget. Prime Minister Taro Aso presented the

Battling the global downturn, Japan’s government has approved the country’s biggest ever annual budget. Prime Minister Taro Aso presented the

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Baby sold on internet returned to home country

A six-month-old baby boy, sold on the internet at birth by his Belgian parents to a Dutch couple, has been returned to Belgian foster care.   The

A six-month-old baby boy, sold on the internet at birth by his Belgian parents to a Dutch couple, has been returned to Belgian foster care.   The

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Police probe violent attacks on violinists in Moscow

Police in Russia are investigating possible links between violent attacks on two of the city’s most accomplished musicians. Gregory Tsai, an ethnic

Police in Russia are investigating possible links between violent attacks on two of the city’s most accomplished musicians. Gregory Tsai, an ethnic

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'Difficult but not hopeless':Martens' verdict on Belgian politics

Facing a chronic political and economic crisis, King Albert II of Belgium has urged his country’s warring politicians to begin talks on forming a new

Facing a chronic political and economic crisis, King Albert II of Belgium has urged his country’s warring politicians to begin talks on forming a new

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Madoff victim thought to have killed himself

A French finance chief who stood to lose more than one billion euros of clients’ money as a result of the Madoff fraud has apparently killed himself

A French finance chief who stood to lose more than one billion euros of clients’ money as a result of the Madoff fraud has apparently killed himself

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Guinea government denies power grab

A power vacuum in Guinea has apparently sparked an attempted coup, but the prime minister insists he is still in office.   The government has not

A power vacuum in Guinea has apparently sparked an attempted coup, but the prime minister insists he is still in office.   The government has not