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2008-12-26

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Sunset on Slovakia's koruna

Slovakians have little time left to spend the last of their national korunas. When the clocks strike midnight on New Year’s Eve, the euro will step

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Guinea says goodbye to Conté

Near-silent crowds lined the streets of Conakry, Guinea, on Friday to say farewell to their ruler of a quarter-century, Lasana Conté. The national

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Election fever in Bangladesh

Three days before elections in Bangladesh, the two leading candidates are making last-minute pleas for votes. Begum Khaleda Zia is a former prime

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Gaza supplies in, rockets out

Israel’s reopening of border crossings with the Gaza Strip may be short-lived. Even as it let supplies into the territory of 1.5 million people

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Eartha Kitt dies of cancer

American jazz singer and actress Eartha Kitt has died. Perhaps best-known for her role as Catwoman in the 1960s series ‘Batman’, the 81-year-old