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2008-12-25

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Egypt hopes to avoid Israel-Hamas escalation

Egypt says it is committed to brokering a new truce between Israel and the Hamas rulers of Gaza. The Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni met the

Egypt says it is committed to brokering a new truce between Israel and the Hamas rulers of Gaza. The Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni met the

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Queen Elizabeth's Christmas message

Queen Elizabeth II has acknowledged the growing economic worries facing families this festive season. She celebrated Christmas at church on the Royal

Queen Elizabeth II has acknowledged the growing economic worries facing families this festive season. She celebrated Christmas at church on the Royal

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Guinea ministers defer to junta

Guinea’s government ministers have declared they are ready to serve under the army officers who seized power in a coup on Tuesday, when the West

Guinea’s government ministers have declared they are ready to serve under the army officers who seized power in a coup on Tuesday, when the West

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Palestinian militant chief jailed

The leader of a Palestinian militant group has been sentenced to 30 years in prison by an Israeli military court. The Israeli army says Ahmed

The leader of a Palestinian militant group has been sentenced to 30 years in prison by an Israeli military court. The Israeli army says Ahmed

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Nobel-winning playwright Harold Pinter dies

The man regarded as Britain’s finest contemporary playwright, Harold Pinter, has died at the age of 78. He had been suffering from cancer; his

The man regarded as Britain’s finest contemporary playwright, Harold Pinter, has died at the age of 78. He had been suffering from cancer; his

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Ukraine continues search for survivors

Rescue teams are desperately continuing their search for survivors buried under an apartment block in Ukraine. At least 19 people are known to

Rescue teams are desperately continuing their search for survivors buried under an apartment block in Ukraine. At least 19 people are known to

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Nobel-winning playwright Harold Pinter dies

The man regarded as Britain’s finest contemporary playwright, Harold Pinter, has died at the age of 78. He had been suffering from cancer; his

The man regarded as Britain’s finest contemporary playwright, Harold Pinter, has died at the age of 78. He had been suffering from cancer; his

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Georgia to sign strategic deal with US

Relations between America and Russia look set to worsen when the US and Georgia sign a strategic co-operation agreement in the new year. The deal

Relations between America and Russia look set to worsen when the US and Georgia sign a strategic co-operation agreement in the new year. The deal

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Pope's plea for peace

Pope Benedict 16th has used his traditional Christmas day message in Rome to call for world peace. The 81 year-old pontiff said he hoped

Pope Benedict 16th has used his traditional Christmas day message in Rome to call for world peace. The 81 year-old pontiff said he hoped

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Obama's Christmas note of courage and hope

US President-elect Barack Obama has placed a personal stress on hope, peace and possibility. He has taken time out from an end-of-year holiday in

US President-elect Barack Obama has placed a personal stress on hope, peace and possibility. He has taken time out from an end-of-year holiday in

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Coup grip tightens on Guinea government

Member’s of Guinea’s government, led by the prime minister, have turned themselves in at a military camp. This came after the junta that seized

Member’s of Guinea’s government, led by the prime minister, have turned themselves in at a military camp. This came after the junta that seized

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Pope's plea for peace

Pope Benedict XVI has used his traditional Christmas day message in Rome to call for peace across the world. Wishing the world a ‘Merry Christmas’

Pope Benedict XVI has used his traditional Christmas day message in Rome to call for peace across the world. Wishing the world a ‘Merry Christmas’

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Ukraine rescuers probe for survivors

Eighty people could be buried in the remains of an apartment block that collapsed in southern Ukraine overnight. National television carried the

Eighty people could be buried in the remains of an apartment block that collapsed in southern Ukraine overnight. National television carried the

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Rocket fire pushes Israel to the brink

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has warned that the Jewish state will not continue to tolerate attacks by Hamas along its border. Livni’s

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has warned that the Jewish state will not continue to tolerate attacks by Hamas along its border. Livni’s

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Hamas fighter dies in Israeli retaliatory air strike

As the World’s Christians prayed for peace in the Middle East, a Hamas fighter was killed in an Israeli airstrike on the southern Gaza Strip

As the World’s Christians prayed for peace in the Middle East, a Hamas fighter was killed in an Israeli airstrike on the southern Gaza Strip

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Rwandan accused allowed home for Christmas

A Rwandan government official who is facing possible trial in France, in connection with the death of the former Rwandan president, has been allowed

A Rwandan government official who is facing possible trial in France, in connection with the death of the former Rwandan president, has been allowed

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Christmas Mass celebrated in Rome and Bethlehem

Pope Benedict XVI has ushered in Christmas at the Vatican as he led the celebration of Midnight Mass in St Peter’s Basilica. The service was sold

Pope Benedict XVI has ushered in Christmas at the Vatican as he led the celebration of Midnight Mass in St Peter’s Basilica. The service was sold

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Guinea junta promise elections in two years

The military junta now in charge in Guinea is promising to hold democratic elections, but not for another two years. Army officers acted swiftly

The military junta now in charge in Guinea is promising to hold democratic elections, but not for another two years. Army officers acted swiftly

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Belgian gives away half his Christmas lottery win

It is official. Father Christmas does exist and he is Belgian. A man who won 7.5 million euros on the Euromillions lottery is giving half of it

It is official. Father Christmas does exist and he is Belgian. A man who won 7.5 million euros on the Euromillions lottery is giving half of it