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2009-03-22

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Forum fails to declare clean water "a human right"

In Istanbul, the fifth World Water Forum has ended amid controversy. Despite demands from campaigners and several countries, its closing statement

In Istanbul, the fifth World Water Forum has ended amid controversy. Despite demands from campaigners and several countries, its closing statement

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Pakistan's senior judge resumes work

Pakistan’s government and opposition have pledged to work together to ease tensions following the re-instatement of the sacked chief justice. Iftikar

Pakistan’s government and opposition have pledged to work together to ease tensions following the re-instatement of the sacked chief justice. Iftikar

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Protests in Paris over Pope's condom stance

The Pope’s public rejection of condoms in the fight against AIDS has sparked passionate confrontation at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Worshippers

The Pope’s public rejection of condoms in the fight against AIDS has sparked passionate confrontation at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Worshippers

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Uniting the Right: Italy's political revolution

Hoping to move fully into the political mainstream, Italy’s right wing National Alliance party has officially called it a day. The second biggest

Hoping to move fully into the political mainstream, Italy’s right wing National Alliance party has officially called it a day. The second biggest

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Tributes for UK tv reality star Jade Goody

Tributes have been flooding in for reality tv star Jade Goody, who has died after losing her battle with cancer. The British Prime Minister Gordon

Tributes have been flooding in for reality tv star Jade Goody, who has died after losing her battle with cancer. The British Prime Minister Gordon

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Macedonian elections "crucial"

Macedonia has voted in what has been called the former Yugoslav republic’s last chance of a place in the international community. Seven candidates

Macedonia has voted in what has been called the former Yugoslav republic’s last chance of a place in the international community. Seven candidates

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Tibetan monks held after "riot" in China

Nearly 100 monks have been detained after a riot in northwest China, according to state-run media. A police station was reportedly attacked in an

Nearly 100 monks have been detained after a riot in northwest China, according to state-run media. A police station was reportedly attacked in an

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Macedonia holds crucial elections

Macedonia has been warned that today’s presidential election is its last chance to prove it is worthy of a place in the international community

Macedonia has been warned that today’s presidential election is its last chance to prove it is worthy of a place in the international community

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Second round for Slovakia presidential poll

Slovakia’s presidential election is to go to a second round. Amid a low turnout, no one candidate managed to win more than half the votes cast in

Slovakia’s presidential election is to go to a second round. Amid a low turnout, no one candidate managed to win more than half the votes cast in

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Pakistan's top judge formally back at work

Amid jubilant scenes outside his home, Pakistan’s newly-reinstated top judge has formally returned to his post. Pomp and ceremony were supreme as

Amid jubilant scenes outside his home, Pakistan’s newly-reinstated top judge has formally returned to his post. Pomp and ceremony were supreme as

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Reality TV star Jade Goody dies in UK

After battling cancer in the media spotlight, British Reality TV star Jade Goody has died in her sleep. The 27-year-old’s plight dominated

After battling cancer in the media spotlight, British Reality TV star Jade Goody has died in her sleep. The 27-year-old’s plight dominated

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Macedonia's elections "a crucial test"

Today’s elections are seen as a crucial test of democracy in Macedonia, with its aspirations of joining the European Union. It is one of Europe’s

Today’s elections are seen as a crucial test of democracy in Macedonia, with its aspirations of joining the European Union. It is one of Europe’s

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Russian troops end Dagestan anti-rebel operation

Russian security forces have ended an operation against suspected separatist rebels in the southern region of Dagestan. At least 21 people are

Russian security forces have ended an operation against suspected separatist rebels in the southern region of Dagestan. At least 21 people are

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Macedonia elections key to EU candidacy

Macedonia goes to the polls today in presidential and local elections that are being seen as a test of the country’s ability to qualify as a

Macedonia goes to the polls today in presidential and local elections that are being seen as a test of the country’s ability to qualify as a

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Three-year-old girl missing in tug-of-love

A hunt is on across Europe for a missing three-year-old girl at the centre of an international tug-of-love kidnapping case. Jean-Michel Andre, a

A hunt is on across Europe for a missing three-year-old girl at the centre of an international tug-of-love kidnapping case. Jean-Michel Andre, a

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AIG bonuses 'showered like confetti'

It has been revealed that the stricken American insurance giant AIG paid out 40 million euros more in bonuses than had previously been stated

It has been revealed that the stricken American insurance giant AIG paid out 40 million euros more in bonuses than had previously been stated