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2009-02-12

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Bangladesh hardship better than Myanmar

Muslims treated brutally under Myanmar’s military dictatorship for years are still fleeing to Bangladesh. Life as unrecognised refugees is hard

Muslims treated brutally under Myanmar’s military dictatorship for years are still fleeing to Bangladesh. Life as unrecognised refugees is hard

Europe

Europe's green mayors think globally, act locally

Eckart Wurzner is the Mayor of Heidelberg, and he is a Mayor with a Mission. He wants to cut Heidelberg’s CO2 emissions beyond the 20 percent

Eckart Wurzner is the Mayor of Heidelberg, and he is a Mayor with a Mission. He wants to cut Heidelberg’s CO2 emissions beyond the 20 percent

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Israeli election results confirm stalemate

Israel’s political leaders are continuing their struggle to form a coalition government after Tuesday’s election results. With no clear winner

Israel’s political leaders are continuing their struggle to form a coalition government after Tuesday’s election results. With no clear winner

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Ukraine's finance minister quits amid loan row

Ukraine’s Finance Minister Viktor Pynzenyk has quit, claiming he had become a “hostage to politics”. The announcement was made amid a row over a

Ukraine’s Finance Minister Viktor Pynzenyk has quit, claiming he had become a “hostage to politics”. The announcement was made amid a row over a

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Dutch anti-Islam politician held at Heathrow

Geert Wilders, the Dutch politician who is being prosecuted over anti-Islam remarks, has been prevented from entering Britain. He was arrested at

Geert Wilders, the Dutch politician who is being prosecuted over anti-Islam remarks, has been prevented from entering Britain. He was arrested at

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Greek workers protest against job cuts

The economic winter of discontent sweeping much of Europe, has started to take effect in Greece . Thousands of metal workers and shipbuilders took to

The economic winter of discontent sweeping much of Europe, has started to take effect in Greece . Thousands of metal workers and shipbuilders took to

Science_technology

Malaria: tracking a serial-killer

Every year, there are approximately 500 million cases of malaria around the world. The disease kills one child every minute in Sub- Saharan

Every year, there are approximately 500 million cases of malaria around the world. The disease kills one child every minute in Sub- Saharan

Science_technology

Archaeologists unearth new Egyptian mummies

Archaeologists have found 30 mummies in a burial chamber at the vast necropolis of Saqqara in Egypt, which are thought to be at least 2,600 years old.

Archaeologists have found 30 mummies in a burial chamber at the vast necropolis of Saqqara in Egypt, which are thought to be at least 2,600 years old.

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Rabbis hear Pope condemn holocaust denial

Pope Benedict has spoken out against holocaust denial in a bid to repair relations with Jews damaged by recent comments from a controversial bishop

Pope Benedict has spoken out against holocaust denial in a bid to repair relations with Jews damaged by recent comments from a controversial bishop

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Experts track satellite crash space debris

A cloud of debris has been sent spinning into space after a collision that destroyed two orbiting satellites. An American communications

A cloud of debris has been sent spinning into space after a collision that destroyed two orbiting satellites. An American communications

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Israel relaxes Gaza blockade for flower exports

In a sign that Israeli/Palestinian negotiations may be starting to blossom flower growers in Gaza have been temporarily allowed to export their

In a sign that Israeli/Palestinian negotiations may be starting to blossom flower growers in Gaza have been temporarily allowed to export their

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EU and US urge Israel to pursue peace

The United States and Europe are urging Israel to continue its efforts to forge peace with Palestinians in the aftermath of its gridlocked election

The United States and Europe are urging Israel to continue its efforts to forge peace with Palestinians in the aftermath of its gridlocked election

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Renault to make further cost cuts

Renault’s announced more strict cost-cutting measures which could add to Spain’s massive jobless figures. Its factory in Valladolid is under

Renault’s announced more strict cost-cutting measures which could add to Spain’s massive jobless figures. Its factory in Valladolid is under

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Obama praises Lincoln's legacy

President Barack Obama has recalled Abraham Lincoln’s conviction that a divided nation could be made whole again as the US Congress prepares to vote

President Barack Obama has recalled Abraham Lincoln’s conviction that a divided nation could be made whole again as the US Congress prepares to vote

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On the origin of Charles Darwin

The man who gave the world the theory of evolution by natural selection was born 200 years ago today. Born in Shrewsbury, England in 1809, Charles

The man who gave the world the theory of evolution by natural selection was born 200 years ago today. Born in Shrewsbury, England in 1809, Charles

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Abkhazia says it will have a decisive say in any new UN deployment

With the mandate for the United Nations observer mission expiring this weekend in the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia, the government there

With the mandate for the United Nations observer mission expiring this weekend in the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia, the government there

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Israeli election spells problems for Mideast peace

With Israel headed for negotiating gridlock after inconclusive elections, the US fears restrictive alliances could leave its middle east policy in

With Israel headed for negotiating gridlock after inconclusive elections, the US fears restrictive alliances could leave its middle east policy in

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Congress agrees simulus compromise

A deal has been reached between both houses of Congress over US President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan. The package, now worth 611

A deal has been reached between both houses of Congress over US President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan. The package, now worth 611

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Sir James Crosby, deputy chairman of City Watchdog, resigned

British financial regulator Sir James Crosby has resigned as deputy chairman of City Watchdog, the Financial Services Authority. The move came

British financial regulator Sir James Crosby has resigned as deputy chairman of City Watchdog, the Financial Services Authority. The move came

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Spanish opposition leader accuses socialists of smear campaign

In what is being dubbed as PP-gate, Spain’s opposition, the Popular Party is reeling after accusations of internal spying were levelled at some

In what is being dubbed as PP-gate, Spain’s opposition, the Popular Party is reeling after accusations of internal spying were levelled at some

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Flower growers pin hopes on Valentine's Day

“Say it with flowers” – please! That is the message from growers the world over in the lead up to this year’s Valentine’s day. Traditionally the

“Say it with flowers” – please! That is the message from growers the world over in the lead up to this year’s Valentine’s day. Traditionally the