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2009-04-12

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American cargo ship skipper freed

The captain of an US cargo vessel taken hostage off Somalia has been freed and three of the pirates who were holding him killed and one captured

The captain of an US cargo vessel taken hostage off Somalia has been freed and three of the pirates who were holding him killed and one captured

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ETA threatens new campaign of violence

The Basque separatist group ETA is threatening to target the north-eastern Spanish region’s incoming government.   Announcing its intention to launch

The Basque separatist group ETA is threatening to target the north-eastern Spanish region’s incoming government.   Announcing its intention to launch

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Sombre Easter in L'Aquila

It has been a sombre Easter for the thousands of people made homeless by the earthquake centred on L’Aquila in central Italy despite the

It has been a sombre Easter for the thousands of people made homeless by the earthquake centred on L’Aquila in central Italy despite the

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Thailand on the brink amid street stand-off

With tanks and anti-government protesters vying for control of Bangkok’s streets, Thailand appears on the brink of civil war. A state of

With tanks and anti-government protesters vying for control of Bangkok’s streets, Thailand appears on the brink of civil war. A state of

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Recount in Moldova as court backs president

There are fears of renewed disturbances in Moldova after the constitutional court backed the president’s call for a recount of the disputed election

There are fears of renewed disturbances in Moldova after the constitutional court backed the president’s call for a recount of the disputed election

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Pope's Easter message

Pope Benedict XVI has called in his Easter message for a renewed push for Israeli-Palestinian peace.   It comes just weeks before the 81 year old

Pope Benedict XVI has called in his Easter message for a renewed push for Israeli-Palestinian peace.   It comes just weeks before the 81 year old

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Thai government warns protesters of tough response

The Thai government has warned protesters to leave the streets or face tough measures. Troops have been mobilised after demonstrators attacked

The Thai government has warned protesters to leave the streets or face tough measures. Troops have been mobilised after demonstrators attacked

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Sri Lankan ceasefire called

The Sri Lankan government has called a temporary halt to fighting against the Tamil Tigers. It said that is to allow tens of thousands of trapped

The Sri Lankan government has called a temporary halt to fighting against the Tamil Tigers. It said that is to allow tens of thousands of trapped

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Quake victims mark Easter

Thousands of people living in tents after the deadly earthquake in central Italy have celebrated Easter Sunday at open-air Masses or in temporary

Thousands of people living in tents after the deadly earthquake in central Italy have celebrated Easter Sunday at open-air Masses or in temporary

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Regrouped leftists blamed for Peru attacks

Security forces in Peru are battling a renewed campaign by leftist rebels. The Shining Path movement is suspected of being behind two recent ambushes

Security forces in Peru are battling a renewed campaign by leftist rebels. The Shining Path movement is suspected of being behind two recent ambushes

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Georgian opposition maintain their protests

Thusands have marched through the streets of the Georgian capital Tbilisi for the third straight day demanding President Saakashvili should

Thusands have marched through the streets of the Georgian capital Tbilisi for the third straight day demanding President Saakashvili should

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Real IRA plans mainland campaign

The Irish nationalist group which claims to have carried out the recent attack at Massereene Baracks in Northern Ireland, says it is planning a

The Irish nationalist group which claims to have carried out the recent attack at Massereene Baracks in Northern Ireland, says it is planning a

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UN prepares to rap North Korea

North Korea’s recent long range missile launch has being condemned by key members of the United Nations.   A draft Security Council resolution says

North Korea’s recent long range missile launch has being condemned by key members of the United Nations.   A draft Security Council resolution says

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ETA to target new Basque government

While socialist leader Paxti Lopez prepares to become regional prime minister of the Basque region, the Basque separatist group ETA says the new

While socialist leader Paxti Lopez prepares to become regional prime minister of the Basque region, the Basque separatist group ETA says the new