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2009-03-16

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El Salvador chooses ex-Marxist party

Voters in El Salvador have turned their backs on the conservatives who have run the country for nearly two decades. The party of the former marxist

Voters in El Salvador have turned their backs on the conservatives who have run the country for nearly two decades. The party of the former marxist

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Pakistani chief justice reinstated; tensions ease

Pakistan’s government has caved in to popular pressure and agreed to re-instate the sacked chief justice in the hope of easing growing street

Pakistan’s government has caved in to popular pressure and agreed to re-instate the sacked chief justice in the hope of easing growing street

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World water forum opens in Istanbul

Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink. With apologies to the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, that was the warning facing

Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink. With apologies to the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, that was the warning facing

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Fritzl pleads guilty in Austria's incest case

A court in Austria has heard a man, who had seven children with his daughter, admit incest while he kept her locked in a secret underground dungeon

A court in Austria has heard a man, who had seven children with his daughter, admit incest while he kept her locked in a secret underground dungeon

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World water shortages: no quick-fix solution

Turning the tide on the planet’s water problems will be enormous. It is estimated that one in six people in the world do not have access to safe

Turning the tide on the planet’s water problems will be enormous. It is estimated that one in six people in the world do not have access to safe

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Israeli rightwingers accused of racism

Israel’s anticipated next government has been accused of flirting with racism, with a far-right winger expected to become the new foreign minister

Israel’s anticipated next government has been accused of flirting with racism, with a far-right winger expected to become the new foreign minister

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Power at last for ex-Salvadoran rebels

The FMLN, or Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, went from rebel group to political party in 1992. This is when the country’s 12-year civil

The FMLN, or Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, went from rebel group to political party in 1992. This is when the country’s 12-year civil

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Brown against price rise in UK booze battle

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has rejected a proposal for a minimum alcohol price as a way of combatting excessive drinking. In line with

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has rejected a proposal for a minimum alcohol price as a way of combatting excessive drinking. In line with

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Clashes at world water crisis summit

A looming global water crisis and how to avert it is the big talking point at a conference of government ministers and leaders from around the world

A looming global water crisis and how to avert it is the big talking point at a conference of government ministers and leaders from around the world

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Israel moves towards forming a coalition

Israel has taken a step towards forming a coalition government. The Prime Minister designate, Benjamin Netanyahu, has struck a provisional deal with

Israel has taken a step towards forming a coalition government. The Prime Minister designate, Benjamin Netanyahu, has struck a provisional deal with

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Austrian incest father denies murder

Prosecutors claim Fritzl was responsible for the baby boy’s death because he neglected to seek help. They say he disposed of the body in a furnace

Prosecutors claim Fritzl was responsible for the baby boy’s death because he neglected to seek help. They say he disposed of the body in a furnace

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El Salvador turns left after 20 years on the right

Leftists in El Salvador are celebrating after the candidate of former Marxist guerrillas won the country’s presidential election. Mauricio Funes

Leftists in El Salvador are celebrating after the candidate of former Marxist guerrillas won the country’s presidential election. Mauricio Funes

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Fritzl stands trial for murder and incest in Austria

A man accused of imprisoning his daughter for 24 years, and fathering seven children by her, is standing trial in Austria. Josef Fritzl denied a

A man accused of imprisoning his daughter for 24 years, and fathering seven children by her, is standing trial in Austria. Josef Fritzl denied a

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Ex-Marxist rebel party leader claims victory

The leader of the former Marxist rebel FMLN party has claimed victory in El Salvador’s presidential election. With most of the votes counted

The leader of the former Marxist rebel FMLN party has claimed victory in El Salvador’s presidential election. With most of the votes counted

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Pakistan rally called off as government gives ground

Pakistan’s political crisis has been defused – for now at least. Oppostion leader Nawaz Sharif has called off a mass protest due to culminate

Pakistan’s political crisis has been defused – for now at least. Oppostion leader Nawaz Sharif has called off a mass protest due to culminate

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EU is briefed on Palestinian unity talks

EU leaders in Brussels have been given a first-hand briefing on how Palestinian power-sharing talks are progressing. They met key figures involved

EU leaders in Brussels have been given a first-hand briefing on how Palestinian power-sharing talks are progressing. They met key figures involved

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Space Shuttle Discovery blasts-off for ISS

After a month of delays, the US space shuttle Discovery has successfully blasted off on a two-week mission. It left the Kennedy Space Center in

After a month of delays, the US space shuttle Discovery has successfully blasted off on a two-week mission. It left the Kennedy Space Center in

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Fritzl trial due to start in Austria

The world’s media has gathered outside a court in Austria, ahead of the start of the trial of Josef Fritzl – the man accused of holding his daughter

The world’s media has gathered outside a court in Austria, ahead of the start of the trial of Josef Fritzl – the man accused of holding his daughter

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Rallies in support of feuding Madagascar factions

The feuding political factions in Madagascar have held separate demonstrations to rally support as tensions on the island rise even further

The feuding political factions in Madagascar have held separate demonstrations to rally support as tensions on the island rise even further