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2009-01-18

World

Hamas joins ceasefire

Israel had already declared an unilateral truce in Gaza when Hamas said on Sunday it would join the ceasefire, but there was condition: Israeli

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Merkel ally wins Hessen poll

The first step towards Germany’s general election in September started today . Roland Koch, a close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel faced the

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Obama prepares for inauguration

US President-elect Barack Obama has attended a ceremony at Arlington National cemetery on his first official engagement since arriving in Washington

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Egypt host post-Gaza summit

Diplomatic moves to shore up the fragile ceasefire in Gaza are underway hosted by Egypt, but Israel has declined an invitation to attend

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Hamas announces Gaza ceasefire

The Palestinian militant group Hamas has announced an immediate ceasefire, giving the Israeli forces a week to withdraw from the Gaza Strip. The

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Merkel boost from Hesse poll

Voters in Germany’s western state of Hess go to the polls today in a vote which is expected to boost German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Opinion