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2009-04-18

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Belgian ship and 10 crew seized by Somali pirates

A Belgian ship with ten crew members has become the latest vessel to be seized by pirates off Somalia. The Pompei was reportedly heading for a

A Belgian ship with ten crew members has become the latest vessel to be seized by pirates off Somalia. The Pompei was reportedly heading for a

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Iranian-US journalist in hunger strike threat

The parents of an Iranian-American journalist jailed for spying in Iran says the woman was coerced into making statements that led to her conviction

The parents of an Iranian-American journalist jailed for spying in Iran says the woman was coerced into making statements that led to her conviction

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Chavez offers a gift with a sting at the Americas summit

It was a gift with a sting in it: Hugo Chavez’s idea of breaking the ice at the Americas summit was to Barack Obama with a book denouncing

It was a gift with a sting in it: Hugo Chavez’s idea of breaking the ice at the Americas summit was to Barack Obama with a book denouncing

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Tourism in Antartica to be curtailed

Sightseers are about to get the cold shoulder in Antarctica under a new environmental protection plan proposed by the US. Countries signed up to

Sightseers are about to get the cold shoulder in Antarctica under a new environmental protection plan proposed by the US. Countries signed up to

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Opponents of GM crops protest in Spain

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Spanish city of Zaragoza calling for a ban on the use of genetically modified crops. They

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Spanish city of Zaragoza calling for a ban on the use of genetically modified crops. They

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Journalist case tests Iran-US rapprochement

The jailing of an Iranian-American journalist is threatening to set back relations between the two countries just as they had begun to show signs of

The jailing of an Iranian-American journalist is threatening to set back relations between the two countries just as they had begun to show signs of

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Red Cross man's Philippines hostage ordeal ends

A Swiss Red Cross worker who had been held hostage for three months by rebels in the Philippines has been released. Andreas Notter was seized

A Swiss Red Cross worker who had been held hostage for three months by rebels in the Philippines has been released. Andreas Notter was seized

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Alleged Palestinian attack at Israeli checkpoint

Two Israeli police officers have been injured, one seriously, after a vehicle was reportedly rammed into a security checkpoint. The incident

Two Israeli police officers have been injured, one seriously, after a vehicle was reportedly rammed into a security checkpoint. The incident

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US says foreign aid to Pakistan "not enough"

Thanks for the pledge of five billion, but actually that is not going to be enough. That is the message from Washington today after Pakistan secured

Thanks for the pledge of five billion, but actually that is not going to be enough. That is the message from Washington today after Pakistan secured

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New US pitch at Summit of the Americas

At a Summit of the Americas, Barack Obama has left no doubt that Washington has changed its tune when it comes to foreign relations. As well as

At a Summit of the Americas, Barack Obama has left no doubt that Washington has changed its tune when it comes to foreign relations. As well as

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Concern over Pirate Bay verdict 

The conviction of four men behind the Pirate Bay file-sharing website for breach of copyright raises fears it could lead to the “criminalisation of

The conviction of four men behind the Pirate Bay file-sharing website for breach of copyright raises fears it could lead to the “criminalisation of

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Obama extends hand of friendship to Cuba

US President Barack Obama has pledged to seek a “new beginning” in ties with communist-ruled Cuba as part of a new era of US engagement with Latin

US President Barack Obama has pledged to seek a “new beginning” in ties with communist-ruled Cuba as part of a new era of US engagement with Latin

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UK policeman in manslaughter probe 

A British police officer has been questioned on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of a man during demonstrations at the G20 summit in London

A British police officer has been questioned on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of a man during demonstrations at the G20 summit in London

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UK singer becomes Internet sensation

Last week she was an unknown charity worker from Scotland who dreamed one day of being a professional singer.   But thanks to the Internet and a

Last week she was an unknown charity worker from Scotland who dreamed one day of being a professional singer.   But thanks to the Internet and a