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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

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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Iranians march in support of shoe protester

There has been a wave of protests in Iraq and other countries, and now people in Iran have made their feelings known. Scores of demonstrators have

There has been a wave of protests in Iraq and other countries, and now people in Iran have made their feelings known. Scores of demonstrators have

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Fourth tsunami anniversary marked

On the fourth anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, ceremonies have been held in memory of the 230,000 people who lost their lives. Half of the

On the fourth anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, ceremonies have been held in memory of the 230,000 people who lost their lives. Half of the

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Palestinian rocket kills own people

A Palestinian rocket that missed its target has killed two Palestinian children. Four other members of their family were wounded in Beit Lahya, in

A Palestinian rocket that missed its target has killed two Palestinian children. Four other members of their family were wounded in Beit Lahya, in

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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

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

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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Ukraine explosion death toll rises

The body count at the building collapse in Yevpatoria, south Ukraine, has risen to 27 and a national day of mourning has been declared. Twenty-one

The body count at the building collapse in Yevpatoria, south Ukraine, has risen to 27 and a national day of mourning has been declared. Twenty-one

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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

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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China joins anti-piracy force off Somalia

Global efforts against Somali pirates are raising questions about regional influence and power. Three Chinese warships armed with missiles have set

Global efforts against Somali pirates are raising questions about regional influence and power. Three Chinese warships armed with missiles have set

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Chinese contaminated milk trial opens

A trial has opened in China against two men arrested in connection with the scandal over contaminated baby formula. They are accused of making and

A trial has opened in China against two men arrested in connection with the scandal over contaminated baby formula. They are accused of making and

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Mourning in Ukraine after apartment blast

Ukrainians are holding a national day of mourning to remember the victims of an explosion that tore apart a block of flats two days ago. Up to 24

Ukrainians are holding a national day of mourning to remember the victims of an explosion that tore apart a block of flats two days ago. Up to 24

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Police give more details on LA's Santa Claus killer

Police in California have been giving more details about a murderous rampage at a Christmas party in a suburb of Los Angeles, which claimed at least

Police in California have been giving more details about a murderous rampage at a Christmas party in a suburb of Los Angeles, which claimed at least

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German patrol fights off Somali pirates

The foreign offensive against Somali pirates appears to be paying off. The latest quick action by a German warship in the Gulf of Aden appears to

The foreign offensive against Somali pirates appears to be paying off. The latest quick action by a German warship in the Gulf of Aden appears to

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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

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

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Guinea junta talks cooperation with civilian leaders

The leaders of this week’s coup in Guinea have said they might be willing to work with the former civilian leaders. Their comments come in the wake

The leaders of this week’s coup in Guinea have said they might be willing to work with the former civilian leaders. Their comments come in the wake

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Israeli PM warns Hamas: 'We have enormous power'

Israel’s Prime Minister has called on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to turn their backs on their Hamas leaders, and stop the rocket attacks which

Israel’s Prime Minister has called on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to turn their backs on their Hamas leaders, and stop the rocket attacks which