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2009-02-16

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Hugo Chavez: Profile of a political survivor

Hugo Chavez has waited a long time for this result. After failing in a first referendum in 2007, he has finally got what he wants – the possibility

Hugo Chavez has waited a long time for this result. After failing in a first referendum in 2007, he has finally got what he wants – the possibility

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Chavez wins vote to scrap presidential term limits

The fiesta was in full swing among President Hugo Chavez’s supporters, following the Venezuelan leader’s referendum victory to remove presidential

The fiesta was in full swing among President Hugo Chavez’s supporters, following the Venezuelan leader’s referendum victory to remove presidential

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Sharia law deal in Pakistan worries West

Muslim leaders and the Pakistani government have agreed to restore strict Islamic law to a northern region in a bid to counter a Taliban insurgency

Muslim leaders and the Pakistani government have agreed to restore strict Islamic law to a northern region in a bid to counter a Taliban insurgency

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Migrants perish off Canary Islands

At least 21 North African migrants have drowned in full view of sunbathers after their boat overturned off the Canary Islands. The overcrowded vessel

At least 21 North African migrants have drowned in full view of sunbathers after their boat overturned off the Canary Islands. The overcrowded vessel

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Italian anger at attacks on women

Italian police believe they are close to arresting the gang who raped a teenage girl in a Rome park on Saturday. Cross-checks with known suspects and

Italian police believe they are close to arresting the gang who raped a teenage girl in a Rome park on Saturday. Cross-checks with known suspects and

Europe

EU's next enlargement: Croatia or Iceland?

Just when Croatia though it would be the next country to join the EU, Iceland shows an interest. Which will become the EU’s 28th member state?

Just when Croatia though it would be the next country to join the EU, Iceland shows an interest. Which will become the EU’s 28th member state?

Europe

The Council of Europe at 60

The Council of Europe was set up 60 years ago to help build a united and democratic Europe. Its main focus is defending and promoting human rights

The Council of Europe was set up 60 years ago to help build a united and democratic Europe. Its main focus is defending and promoting human rights

Science_technology

Come Fry With Me - Jumbo Jet powered by veg oil

A Japanese airline has become the first Asian carrier to fly using biofuel.The Jumbo Jet took off on a 90-minute demonstration flight from Tokyo

A Japanese airline has become the first Asian carrier to fly using biofuel.The Jumbo Jet took off on a 90-minute demonstration flight from Tokyo

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Kosovo's PM on one year in power

It is a year since Hashim Thaci became the first Prime Minister of a self-declared independent Kosovo. Foreign peace keepers still feature large in

It is a year since Hashim Thaci became the first Prime Minister of a self-declared independent Kosovo. Foreign peace keepers still feature large in

Culture

South America shines at Berlinale

The jury at the Berlin Film Festival have handed out their prestigious awards giving their Golden Bear prize for best film to a Peruvian movie –

The jury at the Berlin Film Festival have handed out their prestigious awards giving their Golden Bear prize for best film to a Peruvian movie –

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'Serbia will recognise Kosovo soon,' Thaci tells EN

Albanians in Kosovo are preparing to celebrate the first anniversary of their declaration of independence, despite it not being recognised by the

Albanians in Kosovo are preparing to celebrate the first anniversary of their declaration of independence, despite it not being recognised by the

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Collision of British and French subs confirmed

Naval commanders in London and Paris have confirmed that two of their nuclear-armed submarines collided earlier this month in the Atlantic Ocean.

Naval commanders in London and Paris have confirmed that two of their nuclear-armed submarines collided earlier this month in the Atlantic Ocean.

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British and French nuke subs reportedly collide

Two nuclear-armed submarines are said to have collided in the Atlantic Ocean. The British and French boats were on separate missions when the

Two nuclear-armed submarines are said to have collided in the Atlantic Ocean. The British and French boats were on separate missions when the

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Italy gets tough with rapists

A wave of attacks on women in Italy has prompted calls for harsh measures against suspected rapists. Three women have been raped in the past few

A wave of attacks on women in Italy has prompted calls for harsh measures against suspected rapists. Three women have been raped in the past few

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Space debris falls on Texas

Debris believed to be that of a recent satellite collision in space has been seen falling across Texas in the US. TV crews captured a fireball

Debris believed to be that of a recent satellite collision in space has been seen falling across Texas in the US. TV crews captured a fireball

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N.Korea celebrates as Kim turns 67

North Korea has launched patriotic celebrations for its leader’s 67th birthday, amid continuing rumours of his failing health. Some reports claim Kim

North Korea has launched patriotic celebrations for its leader’s 67th birthday, amid continuing rumours of his failing health. Some reports claim Kim

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Japan's economy sees sharp dive

Japan’s economy has seen its biggest slump since the oil crisis of the 1970s. Latest figures show its economy contracted by 3.3 percent in the last

Japan’s economy has seen its biggest slump since the oil crisis of the 1970s. Latest figures show its economy contracted by 3.3 percent in the last

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Venezuela says 'Yes' to no presidential limits

Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez has won a referendum allowing him to stand for re-election beyond a second term. With most votes now counted

Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez has won a referendum allowing him to stand for re-election beyond a second term. With most votes now counted

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Clinton heads to Asia on symbolic mission

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has started her first overseas mission as President Obama’s chief diplomat. Her destination: Asia. Previous

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has started her first overseas mission as President Obama’s chief diplomat. Her destination: Asia. Previous

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Israel: Lasting ceasefire conditional

Israel is ruling out a truce in Gaza unless Hamas agrees to release a captured Israeli soldier. Outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pledged to

Israel is ruling out a truce in Gaza unless Hamas agrees to release a captured Israeli soldier. Outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pledged to

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Support grows in Ireland for Lisbon treaty

Support is growing in the Irish Republic for the Lisbon Treaty, according to a poll for the Irish Times newspaper. The big turnaround is due to

Support is growing in the Irish Republic for the Lisbon Treaty, according to a poll for the Irish Times newspaper. The big turnaround is due to

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Chavez wins term limit vote

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has won a referendum vote which will allow him to stand for re-election as many times as he likes. With 94 per

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has won a referendum vote which will allow him to stand for re-election as many times as he likes. With 94 per

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Japan economy nose-dives

New figures show the Japanese economy has taken the biggest dive for thirty five years. Japan has not suffered directly from the crash in the

New figures show the Japanese economy has taken the biggest dive for thirty five years. Japan has not suffered directly from the crash in the