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2009-04-07

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Küng: Catholicism heading back to Middle-Ages

A small town in southern Germany was the scene of a meeting of minds between two members of the Catholic church in the 1960s. Theologian Hans Küng

A small town in southern Germany was the scene of a meeting of minds between two members of the Catholic church in the 1960s. Theologian Hans Küng

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Former Peruvian president found guilty

Peru’s former President Alberto Fujimori has been jailed for 25 years having been found guilty of ordering kidnappings and two massacres in which 25

Peru’s former President Alberto Fujimori has been jailed for 25 years having been found guilty of ordering kidnappings and two massacres in which 25

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Obama makes unannounced visit to Iraq

In a surprise final stop on his long overseas tour, US leader Barack Obama has flown to Baghdad. American forces gave their Commander in Chief a

In a surprise final stop on his long overseas tour, US leader Barack Obama has flown to Baghdad. American forces gave their Commander in Chief a

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New Nato members call for further Balkan expansion

Nato has officially welcomed its two new members, Croatia and Albania. At a ceremony in the Belgian capital Brussels, both nations agreed that the

Nato has officially welcomed its two new members, Croatia and Albania. At a ceremony in the Belgian capital Brussels, both nations agreed that the

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Spain's Economy Minister sacked in anti-crisis move

Veteran economy minister Pedro Solbes has been cast out of Spain’s cabinet in a reshuffle aimed at reviving a government struggling with the

Veteran economy minister Pedro Solbes has been cast out of Spain’s cabinet in a reshuffle aimed at reviving a government struggling with the

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Moldovan authorities agree to vote recount after protests

Violent protests in Moldova are reported to have pushed authorities to agree to a vote recount from Sunday’s disputed parliamentary election. But

Violent protests in Moldova are reported to have pushed authorities to agree to a vote recount from Sunday’s disputed parliamentary election. But

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Uncertain future for Italian earthquake survivors

Shell shocked survivors of Italy’s devastating earthquake are finding the strength to recall their ordeal. Aid has not reached everyone yet but most

Shell shocked survivors of Italy’s devastating earthquake are finding the strength to recall their ordeal. Aid has not reached everyone yet but most

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More than 200 dead in Italian quake

Death and destruction stalk the city of L’Aquila as the number killed in Monday’s earthquake continues to rise. The latest figures stand at 207

Death and destruction stalk the city of L’Aquila as the number killed in Monday’s earthquake continues to rise. The latest figures stand at 207

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Berlusconi says "no" to international quake aid

As the hours tick by the chances of more survivors being plucked from the rubble diminish as the full horror of Monday’s earthquake begins to dawn

As the hours tick by the chances of more survivors being plucked from the rubble diminish as the full horror of Monday’s earthquake begins to dawn

Business

Tuesday 7th April

European shares finished down 0.66 percent. Investors reacted to the euro zone GDP contraction figures as well as a report that the International

European shares finished down 0.66 percent. Investors reacted to the euro zone GDP contraction figures as well as a report that the International

Business

Euro zone GDP performance revised down

The euro zone economy shrank more than previously estimated in the final three months of last year. The latest revised data shows it was the

The euro zone economy shrank more than previously estimated in the final three months of last year. The latest revised data shows it was the

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RBS to cut 9,000 jobs

The partly nationalised British lender Royal Bank of Scotland has said it could cut its workforce by up to 9,000 over the next two years. That would

The partly nationalised British lender Royal Bank of Scotland has said it could cut its workforce by up to 9,000 over the next two years. That would

Business

Ireland unveils latest emergency budget

With its once booming economy in tatters, the Irish government has come up with yet another emergency budget. It is the second time in six months

With its once booming economy in tatters, the Irish government has come up with yet another emergency budget. It is the second time in six months

Europe

Predicting same left-right balance in next EU parliament

The colouring of the European Parliament is not expected to change much after this June’s voting. An online prediction of the results

The colouring of the European Parliament is not expected to change much after this June’s voting. An online prediction of the results

Culture

Van Gogh: Brush With Genius

Vincent Van Gogh has been given the IMAX treatment. Now you can lose yourself in his wild, passionate paintings, as Francois Bertrand’s Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh has been given the IMAX treatment. Now you can lose yourself in his wild, passionate paintings, as Francois Bertrand’s Van Gogh

Culture

Henry VIII's huge armour on show

One of the best known of England’s kings, Henry VIII is remembered for his six wives, his break with the Catholic church and his gargantuan size.

One of the best known of England’s kings, Henry VIII is remembered for his six wives, his break with the Catholic church and his gargantuan size.

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Difficult first night for Italy's quake survivors

They must have hoped it was a bad dream. But, as survivors of Italy’s earthquake woke up after their first bitterly cold night out in the open, the

They must have hoped it was a bad dream. But, as survivors of Italy’s earthquake woke up after their first bitterly cold night out in the open, the

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Onna: the flattened village close to quake epicentre

They are saying the village of Onna has been “wiped off the map.” Close to the epicentre of central Italy’s devastating earthquake, it has paid a

They are saying the village of Onna has been “wiped off the map.” Close to the epicentre of central Italy’s devastating earthquake, it has paid a

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Hopes dim of finding earthquake survivors in Italy

Toiling through the night and now into the day rescue workers have been combing through a sea of rubble after a violent earthquake hit Italy

Toiling through the night and now into the day rescue workers have been combing through a sea of rubble after a violent earthquake hit Italy

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Courthouse shooting in Germany

A gunman in Germany has killed two people. Police say the attacker and a woman are dead. It is believed the female vicitm was the gunman’s

A gunman in Germany has killed two people. Police say the attacker and a woman are dead. It is believed the female vicitm was the gunman’s

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Demonstrators in Moldova storm government buildings

Thousands of demonstrators denouncing a Communist victory in Moldova’s parliamentary election have stormed the President’s offices and the

Thousands of demonstrators denouncing a Communist victory in Moldova’s parliamentary election have stormed the President’s offices and the

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Obama visits Blue Mosque at end of marathon tour

Before heading home after a marathon tour, Barack Obama has further signalled America’s wish to engage with Muslims and the rest of the world. In

Before heading home after a marathon tour, Barack Obama has further signalled America’s wish to engage with Muslims and the rest of the world. In

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After the grief, the anger in Abruzzo

Rescuers have been scrambling through the debris all night, after a day of finding survivors and bodies; now it is feared few more survivors will be

Rescuers have been scrambling through the debris all night, after a day of finding survivors and bodies; now it is feared few more survivors will be

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Obama reaches out to Muslim world in trip to Turkey

US President Barack Obama used his first official visit to a predominantly Muslim country to tell the world his country was not at war with Islam

US President Barack Obama used his first official visit to a predominantly Muslim country to tell the world his country was not at war with Islam