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2009-02-13

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US House approves stimulus plan

The US House of Representatives has easily passed a 600 billion euro stimulus plan aimed at rescuing the struggling economy. However, a week of

The US House of Representatives has easily passed a 600 billion euro stimulus plan aimed at rescuing the struggling economy. However, a week of

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UN extends Abkhazia observer mission

The UN has extended its current observer mission in Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia. All 15 Security Council members, including Russia, passed

The UN has extended its current observer mission in Georgia’s breakaway region of Abkhazia. All 15 Security Council members, including Russia, passed

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France fears overseas protests will hit mainland

Protests over the cost of living that have paralysed the Carribbean island of Guadaloupe have spread to other overseas French territories. Long

Protests over the cost of living that have paralysed the Carribbean island of Guadaloupe have spread to other overseas French territories. Long

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Freed piracy victims tell of ordeal

Twenty sailors held captive by Somali pirates for five months have been speaking about their ordeal as on their return home to Kiev. In one of the

Twenty sailors held captive by Somali pirates for five months have been speaking about their ordeal as on their return home to Kiev. In one of the

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Spanish regional election campaign heats up

Election campaigning in Spain’s Basque and the Galicia regions has started to gather pace. In the north of Spain, polls show the ruling Basque

Election campaigning in Spain’s Basque and the Galicia regions has started to gather pace. In the north of Spain, polls show the ruling Basque

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G7 finance leaders greeted with protests in Rome

Finance minister from the G7 industrialised nations are meeting in Rome to discuss the global economic crisis. The G7, whose economies are all in or

Finance minister from the G7 industrialised nations are meeting in Rome to discuss the global economic crisis. The G7, whose economies are all in or

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Black boxes from Buffalo crash plane found

Emergency teams have recovered the flight recorders of the plane that crashed on the outskirts of Buffalo in the the US, killing 49 people on board

Emergency teams have recovered the flight recorders of the plane that crashed on the outskirts of Buffalo in the the US, killing 49 people on board

Culture

Goldblum shines in Adam Resurrected

Adam Stein was once a great entertainer and magician in Berlin – loved by audiences and Nazis alike – until he finds himself with his family, in a

Adam Stein was once a great entertainer and magician in Berlin – loved by audiences and Nazis alike – until he finds himself with his family, in a

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Female suicide bomber kills dozens in Iraq

At least 32 people have been killed by a female suicide bomber in the Iraqi city of Isknadirya. Around 90 others were wounded in the blast. The

At least 32 people have been killed by a female suicide bomber in the Iraqi city of Isknadirya. Around 90 others were wounded in the blast. The

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 Africa

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

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Freed Ukrainian sailors return home

The sailors of a Ukrainian ship freed by Somali pirates have arrived back in Kiev. The MV Faina was seized in September, but was released last

The sailors of a Ukrainian ship freed by Somali pirates have arrived back in Kiev. The MV Faina was seized in September, but was released last

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Irish government paying price for recession

The Irish government is on course to become another casualty of the global financial crisis. Prime Minister Brian Cowan’s Fianna Fail party has

The Irish government is on course to become another casualty of the global financial crisis. Prime Minister Brian Cowan’s Fianna Fail party has

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German lower house adopts stimulus

Germany’s worst slump since 1990 has forced the government to find more money to kick start the economy. In the biggest spending package since

Germany’s worst slump since 1990 has forced the government to find more money to kick start the economy. In the biggest spending package since

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Australian police charge man with arson

Australian authorities have charged a man over deadly bushfires that have killed more than a 180 people in the country. Whisked into custody for

Australian authorities have charged a man over deadly bushfires that have killed more than a 180 people in the country. Whisked into custody for

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Cabinet blow for Obama as Congress votes on plan

On the day Congress is due vote on Barack Obama’s recovery plan, the US President has been undermined by the withdrawal of another nominee for his

On the day Congress is due vote on Barack Obama’s recovery plan, the US President has been undermined by the withdrawal of another nominee for his

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49 killed as passenger plane crashes near Buffalo

A plane has crashed into a residential area in the US city of Buffalo, killing all 48 people on board and at least one on the ground. The

A plane has crashed into a residential area in the US city of Buffalo, killing all 48 people on board and at least one on the ground. The

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Students spearhead "Stop Chavez" campaign in Venezuela

Both pro and anti Venezuelan government demonstrators have held rallies in central Caracas ahead of a referendum on Sunday. The vote is on whether

Both pro and anti Venezuelan government demonstrators have held rallies in central Caracas ahead of a referendum on Sunday. The vote is on whether

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Pope Benedict condemns anti-Semitic comments

Keen to disfuse controversy over a Holocaust-denying bishop, Pope Benedict XVI has said that the Catholic Church was commited to stamping out

Keen to disfuse controversy over a Holocaust-denying bishop, Pope Benedict XVI has said that the Catholic Church was commited to stamping out

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Task force captures more pirate suspects

A multi-national naval force has seized nine alleged pirates in the Gulf of Aden after answering a distress call from an Indian merchant vessel

A multi-national naval force has seized nine alleged pirates in the Gulf of Aden after answering a distress call from an Indian merchant vessel

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Egypt set to announce Gaza truce

After the 22-day military offensive against the Gaza strip, Israeli and Hamas negotiators have almost reached agreement on a long-term ceasefire

After the 22-day military offensive against the Gaza strip, Israeli and Hamas negotiators have almost reached agreement on a long-term ceasefire

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Fifty killed in New York plane crash

Up to 50 people have died after a plane crashed into a house in New York. US news sources are reporting that one person also died on the ground

Up to 50 people have died after a plane crashed into a house in New York. US news sources are reporting that one person also died on the ground