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2009-02-07

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Cold comfort as Europe battles the elements

With Europe in the grip of one of the severest winters in years authorities across the continent are waging a battle against the elements. In

With Europe in the grip of one of the severest winters in years authorities across the continent are waging a battle against the elements. In

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Obama praises senate deal on stimulus package

US president Barack Obama has praised lawmakers for reaching agreement on an economic stimulus package due to go before the Senate on Monday

US president Barack Obama has praised lawmakers for reaching agreement on an economic stimulus package due to go before the Senate on Monday

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Deadly anti-government protests in Madagascar

At least 25 people have been killed in an opposition protest in Madagascar. Opposition supporters had joined in a march through the capital

At least 25 people have been killed in an opposition protest in Madagascar. Opposition supporters had joined in a march through the capital

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Biden outlines new era of US foreign policy

US Vice-president Joe Biden has said America is determined to establish a new tone in its relations with the rest of the world. Delivering the

US Vice-president Joe Biden has said America is determined to establish a new tone in its relations with the rest of the world. Delivering the

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Israel: opposition Likud's lead in polls narrows

With three days to go before a general election, the gap is narrowing between Israel’s ruling Kadima party and the Likud’s right-wing opposition

With three days to go before a general election, the gap is narrowing between Israel’s ruling Kadima party and the Likud’s right-wing opposition

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Australia hit by fire and flooding

At least fourteen people have been killed in deadly bush fires in south eastern Australia with fears the number is set to rise. Police say the

At least fourteen people have been killed in deadly bush fires in south eastern Australia with fears the number is set to rise. Police say the

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Senate backs stimulus

US senators have agreed a large stimulus package aimed at kick-starting the US economy. After intense negotiations, the Senate backed a plan

US senators have agreed a large stimulus package aimed at kick-starting the US economy. After intense negotiations, the Senate backed a plan

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UN continues aid distribution

The UN is continuing to distribute reserve aid and food to the people of Gaza despite halting the import of supplies to the territory. Yesterday

The UN is continuing to distribute reserve aid and food to the people of Gaza despite halting the import of supplies to the territory. Yesterday

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Swiss to vote on foreign workers

The Swiss are preparing to vote on whether Romanians and Bulgarians should be allowed to live and work in Switzerland without a visa. The

The Swiss are preparing to vote on whether Romanians and Bulgarians should be allowed to live and work in Switzerland without a visa. The

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American jobless say outlook is bleak

For the millions of Americans looking for a job, the situation is dire. Many of those in a job are being forced to go part-time and in

For the millions of Americans looking for a job, the situation is dire. Many of those in a job are being forced to go part-time and in

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Berlin film festival opens

Germany`s 59th Berlinale film festival has opened with a slew of world stars stepping out on the red carpet. Kate Winslett was promoting her new

Germany`s 59th Berlinale film festival has opened with a slew of world stars stepping out on the red carpet. Kate Winslett was promoting her new

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Italian Government moves to save coma girl

Italy’s government has issued an emergency decree to prevent Eluana Englaro, who has been in a coma for 17 years, from having her feeding tubes

Italy’s government has issued an emergency decree to prevent Eluana Englaro, who has been in a coma for 17 years, from having her feeding tubes

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US stimulus package approved

Senators in Washington say they have reached agreement on a huge economic stimulus package designed to revitalise the US economy. Senior

Senators in Washington say they have reached agreement on a huge economic stimulus package designed to revitalise the US economy. Senior