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2009-02-08

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Germany's Economy Minister to hand in resignation

Germany’s economy minister says he will submit a request to resign to Chancellor Angela Merkel, even though a previous request was turned down

Germany’s economy minister says he will submit a request to resign to Chancellor Angela Merkel, even though a previous request was turned down

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Iran's ex-president Khatami to stand in election

Iran’s former president Mohammed Khatami has said he will run in the country’s presidential election in June.   Khatami, who is seen as a moderate

Iran’s former president Mohammed Khatami has said he will run in the country’s presidential election in June.   Khatami, who is seen as a moderate

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Reports of progress in Mideast ceasefire talks

Security and the Gaza conflct have been the overriding themes of the Israeli election, which takes place against the backdrop of a fragile truce

Security and the Gaza conflct have been the overriding themes of the Israeli election, which takes place against the backdrop of a fragile truce

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Swiss say 'Yes' to extending worker access

Swiss voters have backed a referendum giving Bulgarians and Romanians the same rights to work in the country as other EU citizens. Official

Swiss voters have backed a referendum giving Bulgarians and Romanians the same rights to work in the country as other EU citizens. Official

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Russia-US ties show signs of thaw

Strained ties between the US and Russia could be warming after Moscow welcomed what it called a strong signal on cooperation from Washington. The

Strained ties between the US and Russia could be warming after Moscow welcomed what it called a strong signal on cooperation from Washington. The

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Israeli electoral candidates out to capture undecided

With two days before Israel’s general election, opinion polls show some 20 percent of Israelis still remain undecided. Most of the campaign has

With two days before Israel’s general election, opinion polls show some 20 percent of Israelis still remain undecided. Most of the campaign has

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No let-up in deadly fires in southeast Australia

Violent bushfires tearing through southeastern Australia have left close to 100 people dead and another 100 missing. Thousands of firefighters are

Violent bushfires tearing through southeastern Australia have left close to 100 people dead and another 100 missing. Thousands of firefighters are

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Polls close in Swiss free labour market vote

Voting in Switzerland on a referendum to allow more EU citizens into its labour market has ended. The Swiss were deciding on whether to extend

Voting in Switzerland on a referendum to allow more EU citizens into its labour market has ended. The Swiss were deciding on whether to extend

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Morocco hit by extreme floods

Severe flood waters and storms in Morocco have claimed the lives of at least 24 people since the beginning of the month. Last week, four family

Severe flood waters and storms in Morocco have claimed the lives of at least 24 people since the beginning of the month. Last week, four family

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Madagascar opposition vows to fight until victory

Madagascar’s opposition leader has vowed to continue protests against the president “until final victory” a day after violence in the capital

Madagascar’s opposition leader has vowed to continue protests against the president “until final victory” a day after violence in the capital

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Death toll rises in Australian wildfires

Close to 100 people have been killed and hundreds of homes have been burnt down in Australia’s worst wildfires in more than three decades, and

Close to 100 people have been killed and hundreds of homes have been burnt down in Australia’s worst wildfires in more than three decades, and

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As the south burns, northern Australia is flooded

While southeastern Australia is engulfed by fire, the tropical northeast is under water following a week of heavy rain. At least two people are

While southeastern Australia is engulfed by fire, the tropical northeast is under water following a week of heavy rain. At least two people are

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Polls close in Swiss free labour market vote

Voting in Switzerland on a referendum to allow more EU citizens into its labour market has ended. The Swiss were deciding on whether to extend

Voting in Switzerland on a referendum to allow more EU citizens into its labour market has ended. The Swiss were deciding on whether to extend

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Venezuela opposition says no to ending term limits

Tens of thousands of protestors have taken to the streets of Caracas to protest against a second attempt by Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez to

Tens of thousands of protestors have taken to the streets of Caracas to protest against a second attempt by Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez to

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At least 25 dead in Madagascar demo

At least 25 people are dead after violence erupted at an anti-government protest in Madacascar. Security forces opened fire on demonstrators

At least 25 people are dead after violence erupted at an anti-government protest in Madacascar. Security forces opened fire on demonstrators

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Right to die: Italy PM accused of politiking

Demonstrators have been showing their support for an Italian woman’s right to die. Eluana Englaro has been in a coma after a traffic accident in

Demonstrators have been showing their support for an Italian woman’s right to die. Eluana Englaro has been in a coma after a traffic accident in

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Australian bushfires kill 35

Australian bush fires have killed dozens of people and burnt hundreds of homes in the worst fire disaster in three decades. It is the speed of the

Australian bush fires have killed dozens of people and burnt hundreds of homes in the worst fire disaster in three decades. It is the speed of the

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Swiss vote whether to allow more immigration

Swiss voters are deciding whether to allow more European Union citizens into its labour market. Voters are deciding whether to extend an existing

Swiss voters are deciding whether to allow more European Union citizens into its labour market. Voters are deciding whether to extend an existing