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2009-01-02

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Rage in West Bank over Gaza attacks

Across the Palestinian territories there have been protests against the Isreali air strikes that have claimed around 420 lives in Gaza. They were

Across the Palestinian territories there have been protests against the Isreali air strikes that have claimed around 420 lives in Gaza. They were

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Iraqi suicide bomber hits tribal meeting

At least 23 people are reported to have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in Iraq. The explosion is said to have happened at a gathering of

At least 23 people are reported to have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in Iraq. The explosion is said to have happened at a gathering of

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Russia accuses Ukraine of stealing EU gas

Russia has accused Ukraine of stealing gas destined for the rest of Europe in a sign of deepening acrimony over a payment dispute. Ukraine

Russia has accused Ukraine of stealing gas destined for the rest of Europe in a sign of deepening acrimony over a payment dispute. Ukraine

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Harder for Britons to get loans

People in Britain are being warned to expect a worsening credit squeeze this year. Despite government efforts to try to free up the credit market

People in Britain are being warned to expect a worsening credit squeeze this year. Despite government efforts to try to free up the credit market

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Three Palestinian children killed in air strike

Israel has continued its relentless pounding of the Gaza Strip. In Khan Younis in southern Gaza three young children were killed as they played in

Israel has continued its relentless pounding of the Gaza Strip. In Khan Younis in southern Gaza three young children were killed as they played in

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Foreigners leave Gaza amid land offensive fears

Israel has allowed around 400 foreigners to leave the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip as the Jewish state continues its military assault on the

Israel has allowed around 400 foreigners to leave the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip as the Jewish state continues its military assault on the

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New air strikes and rocket fire in Gaza conflict

Israel’s conflict with Hamas has intensified with more attacks on both sides. Palestinian militants have warned of even greater bloodshed following

Israel’s conflict with Hamas has intensified with more attacks on both sides. Palestinian militants have warned of even greater bloodshed following

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EU to stay out of gas row unless supplies affected

Despite concerns about gas supplies to western Europe the EU says it will not get involved in the row between Russia and Ukraine until deliveries are

Despite concerns about gas supplies to western Europe the EU says it will not get involved in the row between Russia and Ukraine until deliveries are

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Sri Lanka close to overunning Tamil stronghold

Sri Lanka says its troops have fought their way into the Tamil Tigers’ de facto capital of Kilinochchi and that it will soon be under government

Sri Lanka says its troops have fought their way into the Tamil Tigers’ de facto capital of Kilinochchi and that it will soon be under government

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Killing of Hamas leader escalates Gaza conflict

Yesterday’s killing by Israel of Hamas leader Nizar Rayyan has escalated the conflict, with the militant group vowing to avenge his death. Two of

Yesterday’s killing by Israel of Hamas leader Nizar Rayyan has escalated the conflict, with the militant group vowing to avenge his death. Two of

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Hamas rockets continue to hit Israel

Israeli authorities say seven rockets fired from northern Gaza hit Ashkelon and Sdot Negev Regional Council limits, which borders western Gaza. One

Israeli authorities say seven rockets fired from northern Gaza hit Ashkelon and Sdot Negev Regional Council limits, which borders western Gaza. One

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Foreigners exit Gaza as ground attack fears grow

Israel has allowed 443 foreigners to leave the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip as it continues its military assault on the territory. Many of those

Israel has allowed 443 foreigners to leave the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip as it continues its military assault on the territory. Many of those

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Cuba marks 50 years of Castro's revolution

Cubans marking 50 years of their communist revolution have been warned the next half century will bring just as many problems. The New Year of 1959

Cubans marking 50 years of their communist revolution have been warned the next half century will bring just as many problems. The New Year of 1959

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Turkey launches tv channel in Kurdish

In what seems to be a major shift of policy, Turkish state television has launched a channel broadcasting only in Kurdish. TRT-6 went on air with

In what seems to be a major shift of policy, Turkish state television has launched a channel broadcasting only in Kurdish. TRT-6 went on air with

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Sarkozy slams car vandals

The burning of more than a thousand cars on the streets of France on New Year’s Eve has prompted President Nicolas Sarkozy to launch a nationwide

The burning of more than a thousand cars on the streets of France on New Year’s Eve has prompted President Nicolas Sarkozy to launch a nationwide

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Ukraine optimistic of Russian gas deal

An official Ukrainian delegation is beginning a tour of Europe today, looking for support in its fight with Russia over gas supplies. Moscow cut

An official Ukrainian delegation is beginning a tour of Europe today, looking for support in its fight with Russia over gas supplies. Moscow cut

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Belgian MPs to vote on new leadership

The new Belgian Prime Minister will put his political future on the line later today, as parliament is called upon to give its vote of confidence in

The new Belgian Prime Minister will put his political future on the line later today, as parliament is called upon to give its vote of confidence in

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Israel refuses to back down on Gaza offensive

The Israeli government insists it is not at war with Gaza, but is simply taking an iron fist approach. That iron fist destroyed what it called a war

The Israeli government insists it is not at war with Gaza, but is simply taking an iron fist approach. That iron fist destroyed what it called a war