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2009-02-09

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Woman in Italian right-to-die case dies

Eluana Englaro, the woman at the centre of a right-to-die controversy in Italy, has died in hospital. Her case had deeply divided the country

Eluana Englaro, the woman at the centre of a right-to-die controversy in Italy, has died in hospital. Her case had deeply divided the country

Europe

New deal on climate change

This December the international community must agree on new climate protection measures. What is the European Union’s position?

This December the international community must agree on new climate protection measures. What is the European Union’s position?

Europe

Taking the pulse of Europe’s consumers

The European Union’s Annual Consumer Scoreboard Report checks out in which areas consumers are getting a good deal and those where they are not. So

The European Union’s Annual Consumer Scoreboard Report checks out in which areas consumers are getting a good deal and those where they are not. So

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Obama urges it's now or never for stimulus

President Barack Obama has held his first press conference since taking the White House. The primetime speech set out his case for the huge economic

President Barack Obama has held his first press conference since taking the White House. The primetime speech set out his case for the huge economic

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German economy has a new man at the wheel

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is set to become the country’s youngest ever Economy Minister after Chancellor Angela Merkel was forced into a cabinet

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is set to become the country’s youngest ever Economy Minister after Chancellor Angela Merkel was forced into a cabinet

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Obama urges it's now or never for stimulus

President Barack Obama has held his first press conference since taking the White House. The primetime speech set out his case for the huge economic

President Barack Obama has held his first press conference since taking the White House. The primetime speech set out his case for the huge economic

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ETA bomb protest at outlawing of two parties

Although no-one was hurt in this morning’s ETA bombing of the Ferrovial headquarters in northern Madrid, it is the first time in over two years the

Although no-one was hurt in this morning’s ETA bombing of the Ferrovial headquarters in northern Madrid, it is the first time in over two years the

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Israel gears up for cliff-hanger election

In Israel, voting has started for the army on the eve of a general election, which is expected to see the right return to power. However, the

In Israel, voting has started for the army on the eve of a general election, which is expected to see the right return to power. However, the

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Australia stunned by southern firestorm

Australia is mourning victims of the worst wildfires the country has ever witnessed. On Monday members of parliament stood in silence, many with

Australia is mourning victims of the worst wildfires the country has ever witnessed. On Monday members of parliament stood in silence, many with

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Euthanasia battle in Italy goes to the Senate

The battle continues in Italy between those in favour and those against letting a woman, who has been in a coma for 17 years, die. The Senate is

The battle continues in Italy between those in favour and those against letting a woman, who has been in a coma for 17 years, die. The Senate is

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Israeli right dominates elections

On the eve of Israel’s election, the new right is enjoying a surge in support. Much of that comes from a perhaps unexpected source: Russia. More

On the eve of Israel’s election, the new right is enjoying a surge in support. Much of that comes from a perhaps unexpected source: Russia. More

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What is Israel voting for?

Elie Barnavi is an Israeli historian and political scientist based in Brussels. He is the former Israeli ambassader to Paris and the author of

Elie Barnavi is an Israeli historian and political scientist based in Brussels. He is the former Israeli ambassader to Paris and the author of

Science_technology

"Primordial soup" captured on camera

Pictures from the famous Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson show what scientists from the University of Stockholm believe the origins of life could

Pictures from the famous Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson show what scientists from the University of Stockholm believe the origins of life could

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Police say some fires in S.Australia "arson"

Now officially Australia’s worst ever bushfire the flames have claimed over 130 lives, wreaked untold ecological damage and show no signs of ending

Now officially Australia’s worst ever bushfire the flames have claimed over 130 lives, wreaked untold ecological damage and show no signs of ending

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ETA blamed for latest Madrid bomb

A car bomb has exploded in a business park in Madrid, without causing any casualties or injuries according to emergency services. The blast

A car bomb has exploded in a business park in Madrid, without causing any casualties or injuries according to emergency services. The blast

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Aid organised for burned-out Victoria survivors

Hundreds of former residents of the Melbourne suburb of Kingslake have gathered at refugee shelters that have hurriedly been set up to look after

Hundreds of former residents of the Melbourne suburb of Kingslake have gathered at refugee shelters that have hurriedly been set up to look after

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Merkel forced into economic reshuffle

Germany has a new man at the helm of its economy after a forced cabinet reshuffle. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is a 37-year old rising star in the

Germany has a new man at the helm of its economy after a forced cabinet reshuffle. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is a 37-year old rising star in the

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Madagascar protests go on as death toll rises

There is no let up in the flow of bodies to Madagascar’s mortuaries, and after two weeks of bloody civil unrest more protests are planned. The

There is no let up in the flow of bodies to Madagascar’s mortuaries, and after two weeks of bloody civil unrest more protests are planned. The

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Israeli election "too close to call"

In the final run-up to the Israeli election on Tuesday, many analysts believe the race is too close to call. With up to one-third of the

In the final run-up to the Israeli election on Tuesday, many analysts believe the race is too close to call. With up to one-third of the

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Swiss say 'Yes' to extending worker access

It was a deeply divisive issue but in the end Swiss voters backed giving Romanian and Bulgarians the right to work in their country by a big

It was a deeply divisive issue but in the end Swiss voters backed giving Romanian and Bulgarians the right to work in their country by a big

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Australia bush fires ease but death toll rises

Firefighters in Australia are continuing to battle scores of blazes across a huge swathe of the country. Scorching weather, combined with tinder dry

Firefighters in Australia are continuing to battle scores of blazes across a huge swathe of the country. Scorching weather, combined with tinder dry

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Slum Dog triumphs at UK film awards

There was a touch of Hollywood style glitz and glamour in London last night at the British film awards also known as the BAFTAS. One movie has

There was a touch of Hollywood style glitz and glamour in London last night at the British film awards also known as the BAFTAS. One movie has