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2009-01-17

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Gazans 'desperate' for ordeal to end

As diplomatic efforts to end the fighting continued the people of Gaza know it will take more than words to restore the coastal enclave to what it

As diplomatic efforts to end the fighting continued the people of Gaza know it will take more than words to restore the coastal enclave to what it

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Hamas vows to fight on

Hamas leaders-in-exile vowed to fight on until Israel met their demands: a truce in return for Israeli troops pulling out, and an end to a crippling

Hamas leaders-in-exile vowed to fight on until Israel met their demands: a truce in return for Israeli troops pulling out, and an end to a crippling

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Tsvangirai back in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has arrived back in his country after two months away. He has returned to see if new talks –

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has arrived back in his country after two months away. He has returned to see if new talks –

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Ceasefire in Gaza "imminent"

Sources in Israel say a ceasefire in Gaza is imminent. It is reported that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called the Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak to

Sources in Israel say a ceasefire in Gaza is imminent. It is reported that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called the Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak to

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Obama's train ride to history

Barack Obama has warned Americans they face a great challenge, as he prepares to become President in three days’ time. He will take office during

Barack Obama has warned Americans they face a great challenge, as he prepares to become President in three days’ time. He will take office during

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"Last-ditch" gas talks continue in Moscow

So-called “last-ditch” talks to resolve the gas row between Russia and Ukraine are continuing in Moscow, with freezing Europe hoping a solution can

So-called “last-ditch” talks to resolve the gas row between Russia and Ukraine are continuing in Moscow, with freezing Europe hoping a solution can

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"War tourists" watch Gaza fighting

The fighting in Gaza spawned an unlikely industry – war tourism. Dozens of people travelled to the northern border of the enclave to watch the

The fighting in Gaza spawned an unlikely industry – war tourism. Dozens of people travelled to the northern border of the enclave to watch the

Europe

Green gold: investing in reforestation in Costa Rica

Can you reap financial reward from protecting the environment? A new breed of investors believe so. A sustainable forest project, backed by an

Can you reap financial reward from protecting the environment? A new breed of investors believe so. A sustainable forest project, backed by an

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"Last-ditch" gas talks in Moscow

The Ukrainian Prime Minister Iulia Timoshenko has flown to Moscow, for what are being called ‘last-ditch talks’ to solve Europe’s mid-winter gas

The Ukrainian Prime Minister Iulia Timoshenko has flown to Moscow, for what are being called ‘last-ditch talks’ to solve Europe’s mid-winter gas

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Merkel focused on Hesse election

Campaigning is drawing to an end in the regional election for the German region of Hesse. Chancellor Angela Merkel has been on the campaign trail on

Campaigning is drawing to an end in the regional election for the German region of Hesse. Chancellor Angela Merkel has been on the campaign trail on

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Palestinians die as Israeli shells hit UN-run school

As Israel’s three-week-old offensive against Hamas militants continues there have again been deaths from Israeli shell fire at a United Nations run

As Israel’s three-week-old offensive against Hamas militants continues there have again been deaths from Israeli shell fire at a United Nations run

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South Americans to be able to vote in Spain

South Americans living in Spain will be allowed to vote in local elections within the next two years. Madrid’s decision applies initially to people

South Americans living in Spain will be allowed to vote in local elections within the next two years. Madrid’s decision applies initially to people

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Israel likely to declare unilateral Gaza ceasefire

The war in Gaza is expected to end within hours. Israeli leaders are planning to end their bombardment without any agreement with Hamas, after more

The war in Gaza is expected to end within hours. Israeli leaders are planning to end their bombardment without any agreement with Hamas, after more

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Israel to vote on Gaza ceasefire

Israeli ministers are expected to vote and approve a unilateral ceasefire in the Gaza Strip later today but Hamas’s demands are unlikely to be a

Israeli ministers are expected to vote and approve a unilateral ceasefire in the Gaza Strip later today but Hamas’s demands are unlikely to be a

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Obama warns worse to come

America is optimistic with a new president about to take over – but Barack Obama has warned that more economic woes lie ahead. The US Senate has

America is optimistic with a new president about to take over – but Barack Obama has warned that more economic woes lie ahead. The US Senate has

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Palestinian doctors accuse Israel of using phosphorous

After twenty one days of Israeli bombardments, pressure on Palestinian medical staff and facilities is mounting. Doctors in Gaza City point to the

After twenty one days of Israeli bombardments, pressure on Palestinian medical staff and facilities is mounting. Doctors in Gaza City point to the

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Glimmer of light in Russia-Ukraine gas row

A flickering flame of hope that Russian gas supplies could soon be back on stream to a freezing Europe has been lit in Berlin. A proposal to allow

A flickering flame of hope that Russian gas supplies could soon be back on stream to a freezing Europe has been lit in Berlin. A proposal to allow