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2009-02-15

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Belgium opens zero emissions polar base

Belgium has opened a “zero emissions” polar station in Antarctica, more than four decades after closing its first base there. Named after the

Belgium has opened a “zero emissions” polar station in Antarctica, more than four decades after closing its first base there. Named after the

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Chavez seeks to end term limits in referendum

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez could win the right to be re-elected indefinitely if he wins a referendum to change the constitution. It is his

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez could win the right to be re-elected indefinitely if he wins a referendum to change the constitution. It is his

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Turkish police battle with Kurdish protestors

In Turkey, police have clashed with demonstrators as they marked the 10th anniversary of the capture of a Kurdish separatist leader. The crowd

In Turkey, police have clashed with demonstrators as they marked the 10th anniversary of the capture of a Kurdish separatist leader. The crowd

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Emotional reunion for Afghanistan veterans

A mixture of pride and painful memories were evoked in Moscow on Sunday as Russia marked the 20th anniversary of the the Soviet withdrawal from

A mixture of pride and painful memories were evoked in Moscow on Sunday as Russia marked the 20th anniversary of the the Soviet withdrawal from

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Prisoner dispute holding up Middle East truce deal

Just when a ceasefire deal seemed within striking distance talks between Israel and Hamas have faltered over the timing of a prisoner exchange

Just when a ceasefire deal seemed within striking distance talks between Israel and Hamas have faltered over the timing of a prisoner exchange

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Venezuelans vote on re-election reform

Voting is underway in Venezuela in a referendum which could allow President Hugo Chavez to run for re-election indefinitely. It is Chavez’s second

Voting is underway in Venezuela in a referendum which could allow President Hugo Chavez to run for re-election indefinitely. It is Chavez’s second

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Medvedev seeks to reassure Russians over economy

President Dmitry Medvedev has said he is confident Russia will overcome the global economic crisis. He made the comments in what is set to become

President Dmitry Medvedev has said he is confident Russia will overcome the global economic crisis. He made the comments in what is set to become

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Trial to revisit Khmer Rouge terror in Cambodia

The terror of the Khmer Rouge’s reign in Cambodia will be revisited this week when the first of several trials of former leaders of the regime

The terror of the Khmer Rouge’s reign in Cambodia will be revisited this week when the first of several trials of former leaders of the regime

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Gaza talks falter over prisoner issue

Talks on a lasting ceasefire in Gaza have run into trouble after the Israeli leadership insisted on the release of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit

Talks on a lasting ceasefire in Gaza have run into trouble after the Israeli leadership insisted on the release of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit

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Russian veterans mark Afghanistan anniversary

Russia has been commemorating soldiers who died in Afghanistan, 20 years after the withdrawal of troops from the last great military campaign of the

Russia has been commemorating soldiers who died in Afghanistan, 20 years after the withdrawal of troops from the last great military campaign of the

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Protectionism must be avoided - G7

There have been pledges and promises to avoid protectionism but has the G7 meeting in Rome produced any thing specific? Few details have emerged

There have been pledges and promises to avoid protectionism but has the G7 meeting in Rome produced any thing specific? Few details have emerged

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Rival groups mark Dresden bombing with clashes

Riot police have clashed with demonstrators in the German city of Dresden. Despite attempts to keep supporters from opposing political groups

Riot police have clashed with demonstrators in the German city of Dresden. Despite attempts to keep supporters from opposing political groups

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Rival leaders in Madagascar hold rallies

One week after police fired on opposition supporters, rival politicians in Madagascar have held simultaneous rallies in the capital. Despite calls

One week after police fired on opposition supporters, rival politicians in Madagascar have held simultaneous rallies in the capital. Despite calls

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Chavez expels EU deputy over "dictator" remark

Final opinion polls before today’s referendum in Venezuela over whether to remove all term limits on elected officials, give the country’s president

Final opinion polls before today’s referendum in Venezuela over whether to remove all term limits on elected officials, give the country’s president

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Peruvian outsider wins at Berlin Film Festival

“The Milk of Sorrow” or “La Teta Asustada” has won the Golden Bear award for best picture at the Berlin Film Festival. The mournful

“The Milk of Sorrow” or “La Teta Asustada” has won the Golden Bear award for best picture at the Berlin Film Festival. The mournful