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2009-02-01

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Israel hits back at Gaza after more rocket attacks

Israel has hit back against this attack on its territory from the Gaza Strip, with an airstrike on a Hamas position, according to the Palestinian

Israel has hit back against this attack on its territory from the Gaza Strip, with an airstrike on a Hamas position, according to the Palestinian

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Iceland's new government unveiled

Iceland has announced its new government. Iceland’s president unveiled the country’s new government and Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir

Iceland has announced its new government. Iceland’s president unveiled the country’s new government and Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir

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Signs of big Maliki victories in Iraqi elections

Early indications from the count in Iraq’s provincial elections appear to show the prime minister Nuri al-Maliki on course for big victories. If that

Early indications from the count in Iraq’s provincial elections appear to show the prime minister Nuri al-Maliki on course for big victories. If that

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World Economic Forum ends amid gloom

Life is getting back to normal in the Swiss ski resort of Davos now that the world’s movers and shakers have packed up their things and gone. For

Life is getting back to normal in the Swiss ski resort of Davos now that the world’s movers and shakers have packed up their things and gone. For

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Israel's electoral campaign gathers pace

With Israel gearing itself up for a general election, political events both in and outside the country are influencing the campaign. Since the

With Israel gearing itself up for a general election, political events both in and outside the country are influencing the campaign. Since the

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Australia swelters in deadly heatwave

Despite experts predicting a drop in temperatures in parts of Australia, the country remains in the grip of one of its worst heatwaves on record

Despite experts predicting a drop in temperatures in parts of Australia, the country remains in the grip of one of its worst heatwaves on record

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Israel vows "disproportionate" response to rockets

Amid fresh rocket attacks by militants in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, Israel’s Prime Minister has threatened a “disproportionate” reponse. There

Amid fresh rocket attacks by militants in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, Israel’s Prime Minister has threatened a “disproportionate” reponse. There

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Madagascar's President says he is still in charge

Madagascar’s President has said he is still running the country, despite a declaration by the island’s opposition leader that he was in charge

Madagascar’s President has said he is still running the country, despite a declaration by the island’s opposition leader that he was in charge

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Kirill enthroned as Russian Orthodox Church leader

Kirill has been enthroned as the 16th Patriarch of Moscow and of all Russia and as the primate of the Russian Orthodox Church. The 62-year-old was

Kirill has been enthroned as the 16th Patriarch of Moscow and of all Russia and as the primate of the Russian Orthodox Church. The 62-year-old was

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Fire devastates Russian nursing home

A nursing home fire in northwest Russia has claimed the lives of more than 20 of its residents. The blaze, in the Komi region, swept through the

A nursing home fire in northwest Russia has claimed the lives of more than 20 of its residents. The blaze, in the Komi region, swept through the

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Kenya petrol tanker blaze kills more than 100

At least 111 people have been confirmed dead from an oil spill blaze in central Kenya. The fire broke out when a lorry crashed, spilling petrol

At least 111 people have been confirmed dead from an oil spill blaze in central Kenya. The fire broke out when a lorry crashed, spilling petrol

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Davos ends with calls for global trade deal

The world economic forum in Davos wound up having produced a consensus on the need to achieve a new global trade deal and to avoid destructive

The world economic forum in Davos wound up having produced a consensus on the need to achieve a new global trade deal and to avoid destructive

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US financial plan delayed

Despite the worsening US economy, a financial rescue plan promised by President Barack Obama has been delayed until the second week of February

Despite the worsening US economy, a financial rescue plan promised by President Barack Obama has been delayed until the second week of February