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2009-02-10

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Obama keeps up pressure on Capitol Hill

The United States Senate has approved its version of the Obama economic stimulus plan. Now it and the House of Representatives must thrash out a

The United States Senate has approved its version of the Obama economic stimulus plan. Now it and the House of Representatives must thrash out a

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Obama keeps up pressure on Capitol Hill

The United States Senate has approved its version of the Obama economic stimulus plan. Now it and the House of Representatives must thrash out a

The United States Senate has approved its version of the Obama economic stimulus plan. Now it and the House of Representatives must thrash out a

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Iran looks back with eyes on the future

Iran marked the 30th anniversary of the overthrow of the Shah and the creation of the Islamic state of Iran with a day of parades and speeches. As

Iran marked the 30th anniversary of the overthrow of the Shah and the creation of the Islamic state of Iran with a day of parades and speeches. As

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Australian police search for arsonists

Victoria state police have launched a huge murder hunt as the death toll from Australia’s devastating bushfires looks set to top 200. The

Victoria state police have launched a huge murder hunt as the death toll from Australia’s devastating bushfires looks set to top 200. The

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Coma case prompts Italy to rethink right-to-die-law

Italy looks set to frame new right-to-die legislation after Eluana Englaro died following 17 years in a coma. Doctors stopped feeding the

Italy looks set to frame new right-to-die legislation after Eluana Englaro died following 17 years in a coma. Doctors stopped feeding the

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Traffic returns to normal in Straits of Dubai

The worst seems to have been avoided after a tanker collision off Dubai, in which two sailors were thrown into the sea suffered minor injuries

The worst seems to have been avoided after a tanker collision off Dubai, in which two sailors were thrown into the sea suffered minor injuries

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Israelis heed the call to the ballot box

Turnout in Israel’s elections has exceeded expectations despite bad weather and fears over voter apathy. A total of 30 parties are vying for 120

Turnout in Israel’s elections has exceeded expectations despite bad weather and fears over voter apathy. A total of 30 parties are vying for 120

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Imagina showcases 3D technology

Despite the financial crisis, the 27th edition of 3D industry trade show Imagina was bigger than ever.

Despite the financial crisis, the 27th edition of 3D industry trade show Imagina was bigger than ever.

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30 years on, Iran still makes headlines

Three decades after its tumultuous revolution, the world is still trying to come to terms with the religious theocracy in Iran. Throughout the spring

Three decades after its tumultuous revolution, the world is still trying to come to terms with the religious theocracy in Iran. Throughout the spring

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Hamas hands missing aid back to UN

The United Nations says Hamas has returned all the aid supplies it seized in the Gaza Strip last week clearing the way for it to resume its work

The United Nations says Hamas has returned all the aid supplies it seized in the Gaza Strip last week clearing the way for it to resume its work

Europe

Tough times for German temps

Deepening economic recession brings along very tough times for German temporary workers: companies do not prolonge their contracts, no jobs for ten

Deepening economic recession brings along very tough times for German temporary workers: companies do not prolonge their contracts, no jobs for ten

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Iran's president welcomes "real change" from US

Tehran and Iran are celebrating 30 years of the Islamic republic, with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad taking the opportunity to respond to the recent

Tehran and Iran are celebrating 30 years of the Islamic republic, with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad taking the opportunity to respond to the recent

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Crunch week for Obama stimulus plan

While President Obama is certainly gearing up for talks with Iran in the coming months, it is the economy that is taking up most of his first 100

While President Obama is certainly gearing up for talks with Iran in the coming months, it is the economy that is taking up most of his first 100

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Israel shifts to the right

As Israelis weigh up their vote today, election posters fail to show what seems to be the new reality. Binjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak have been

As Israelis weigh up their vote today, election posters fail to show what seems to be the new reality. Binjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak have been

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Italian euthanasia row deepens after coma girl death

The death of a long-term coma victim has further inflamed the heated euthanasia debate in Italy. Eluana Englaro died last night, four days after

The death of a long-term coma victim has further inflamed the heated euthanasia debate in Italy. Eluana Englaro died last night, four days after

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Israel at a turning point as election promises upheaval

Israelis are today voting for the party they want to lead a new government. The campaign has been dominated by the most recent conflict in Gaza

Israelis are today voting for the party they want to lead a new government. The campaign has been dominated by the most recent conflict in Gaza

Europe

Tackling tax evasion

The European Commissioner for Taxation has adopted two directives intended to more effectively fight the very sensitive subjects of fraud and tax

The European Commissioner for Taxation has adopted two directives intended to more effectively fight the very sensitive subjects of fraud and tax

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Euro finance chiefs meet over crisis

Meeting in Brussels, the 16 Finance Ministers of the Eurogroup discussed Monday the impact of the economic crisis in the eurozone. Eurogroup chairman

Meeting in Brussels, the 16 Finance Ministers of the Eurogroup discussed Monday the impact of the economic crisis in the eurozone. Eurogroup chairman

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Controversy goes on after death of "right to die" coma victim

Even after the death of Italian coma victim Eluana Englaro, the political furore continues. The 38-year-old passed away on Monday evening, four days

Even after the death of Italian coma victim Eluana Englaro, the political furore continues. The 38-year-old passed away on Monday evening, four days

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Israelis give their verdict at the polls

Israelis are out in force voting in a snap election called by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert who will stand down due to corruption charges. Some 5.3

Israelis are out in force voting in a snap election called by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert who will stand down due to corruption charges. Some 5.3

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Storms shut Paris airports

Air traffic at Paris’s three airports has been cancelled because of a severe windstorm. No flights will take off or land from Charles de Gaulle, Orly

Air traffic at Paris’s three airports has been cancelled because of a severe windstorm. No flights will take off or land from Charles de Gaulle, Orly

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Obama seeks support for stimulus package, in first press conference

US President Barack Obama has urged Congress to move swiftly to pass an economic stimulus package before the current financial crisis worsens. He

US President Barack Obama has urged Congress to move swiftly to pass an economic stimulus package before the current financial crisis worsens. He

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US Senate a step closer to passing stimulus bill

The US Senate has voted to cut off debate on an economic stimulus bill sought by President Barack Obama. The vote passed with a razor-thin margin

The US Senate has voted to cut off debate on an economic stimulus bill sought by President Barack Obama. The vote passed with a razor-thin margin