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2009-03-07

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Talks underway between USA and Syria

The US Secretary of State has wrapped up her tour of Europe and the Middle East with talks with her Turkish counterpart in Ankara. Hillary Clinton

The US Secretary of State has wrapped up her tour of Europe and the Middle East with talks with her Turkish counterpart in Ankara. Hillary Clinton

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Salam Fayyad - a different Palestinian politician

Salam Fayyad has become a key figure in the Palestinian political elite, an independent, international figure who has a Texas University Economics

Salam Fayyad has become a key figure in the Palestinian political elite, an independent, international figure who has a Texas University Economics

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Zimbabwe's MDC calls for better security for PM

Zimbabwe’s MDC party has called for better security for the prime minister who was hurt in a horrific road accident which killed his wife, Susan

Zimbabwe’s MDC party has called for better security for the prime minister who was hurt in a horrific road accident which killed his wife, Susan

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Anti-Israeli protests mar Swedish Davis Cup match

Sweden’s Davis Cup tie with Israel is being played behind closed doors but that has done nothing to quell anti-Israeli sentiment outside the stadium

Sweden’s Davis Cup tie with Israel is being played behind closed doors but that has done nothing to quell anti-Israeli sentiment outside the stadium

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More job cuts at Opel

The spectre of wide ranging job cuts is looming at the German car giant Opel as politicians and its American owner General Motors struggle to work

The spectre of wide ranging job cuts is looming at the German car giant Opel as politicians and its American owner General Motors struggle to work

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Three killed in a Algerian suicide bombing

Islamic rebels are being blamed for an attack in eastern Algeria that’s left two people dead. A suicide bomber killed himself and two others at

Islamic rebels are being blamed for an attack in eastern Algeria that’s left two people dead. A suicide bomber killed himself and two others at

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BNP secures Fortis deal

The French bank BNP Paribas has taken a seventy five per cent share in the ailing Belgian bank Fortis. It is the third time the two banks have

The French bank BNP Paribas has taken a seventy five per cent share in the ailing Belgian bank Fortis. It is the third time the two banks have

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Russia calls for new era in nuclear relations

Russia wants a definitive end to the Cold War. In an address to the United Nations-sponsored Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, Foreign Minister

Russia wants a definitive end to the Cold War. In an address to the United Nations-sponsored Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, Foreign Minister

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China warns about hosting Dalai Lama

It is calm in Tibet at the moment but tensions are set to rise as two sensitive anniversaries approach.   It is almost a year since the region was

It is calm in Tibet at the moment but tensions are set to rise as two sensitive anniversaries approach.   It is almost a year since the region was

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Palestinian PM resigns but Abbas wants him to stay on

The Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has announced he will step down at the end of this month. His decision could help bolster unity talks

The Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has announced he will step down at the end of this month. His decision could help bolster unity talks

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NASA launches probe for new Earths

The American space agency NASA has launched a new telescope its mission: to probe the farthest corners of our galaxy to look for planets like The

The American space agency NASA has launched a new telescope its mission: to probe the farthest corners of our galaxy to look for planets like The

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BNP Paribas reaches a deal for Fortis

Marathon overnight talks between the French bank BNP Paribas and the Belgian government have reached a deal on the stricken financial group Fortis

Marathon overnight talks between the French bank BNP Paribas and the Belgian government have reached a deal on the stricken financial group Fortis

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Mugabe visits injured Tsvangirai

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has visited his rival Morgan Tsvangirai in hospital, after a car crash which injured the Prime Minister and killed

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has visited his rival Morgan Tsvangirai in hospital, after a car crash which injured the Prime Minister and killed

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Switzerland defends bank secrecy

The secretive world of Swiss banking says it will co-operate with international regulators, but insists its traditional closed-mouth policy will

The secretive world of Swiss banking says it will co-operate with international regulators, but insists its traditional closed-mouth policy will

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Is there life out there?

The search for another Earth has taken a big step forward, with the successful launch of NASA’s Kepler telescope. Riding a Delta 2 rocket, the

The search for another Earth has taken a big step forward, with the successful launch of NASA’s Kepler telescope. Riding a Delta 2 rocket, the