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2009-04-25

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Flu strain outbreaks worry WHO

Health officials are trying to establish whether outbreaks of a new flu strain could spread around the world and turn into a pandemic. The strain

Health officials are trying to establish whether outbreaks of a new flu strain could spread around the world and turn into a pandemic. The strain

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Centre-left poised for victory in Icelandic elections

Voting in Iceland’s General Election closes at midnight Saturday – with caretaker prime minister Johanna Sigurdardottir widely expected to be given a

Voting in Iceland’s General Election closes at midnight Saturday – with caretaker prime minister Johanna Sigurdardottir widely expected to be given a

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Spotlight on Sochi mayoral race

The Russian city that will host the 2014 Winter Olympics is getting ready for a controversial ballot for a new mayor. Government critics claim the

The Russian city that will host the 2014 Winter Olympics is getting ready for a controversial ballot for a new mayor. Government critics claim the

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S.Africa's ANC wins big poll victory

South Africa’s ANC is celebrating a resounding victory in the country’s general election, clearing the way for its leader Jacob Zuma to become

South Africa’s ANC is celebrating a resounding victory in the country’s general election, clearing the way for its leader Jacob Zuma to become

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Clinton urges Iraqis to overcome splits

Hillary Clinton has called on Iraqis to settle their differences amid fears a series of suicide bombings is reigniting a sectarian war. Speaking

Hillary Clinton has called on Iraqis to settle their differences amid fears a series of suicide bombings is reigniting a sectarian war. Speaking

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Final election results confirm huge ANC win

Final election results in South Africa confirm a huge victory for the African National Congress. However, the party does not have the two-thirds

Final election results in South Africa confirm a huge victory for the African National Congress. However, the party does not have the two-thirds

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Iceland votes in early elections

Iceland looks set to get its first ever socialist majority government. The country is going to the polls today, three months after a long-standing

Iceland looks set to get its first ever socialist majority government. The country is going to the polls today, three months after a long-standing

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Battle of Gallipoli remembered

The 94th anniversary of the disastrous First World War Battle of Gallipoli is being marked today. Thousands of people gathered for a dawn service

The 94th anniversary of the disastrous First World War Battle of Gallipoli is being marked today. Thousands of people gathered for a dawn service

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Clinton in surprise visit to Iraq

The US Secretary of State has made an unannounced visit to Iraq following the deadliest attack in nearly a year. Hillary Clinton said she saw no

The US Secretary of State has made an unannounced visit to Iraq following the deadliest attack in nearly a year. Hillary Clinton said she saw no

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Strict measures to fight deadly flu in Mexico

Mexico has introduced strict safety measures to combat a new flu strain that has killed 20 people and is suspected of claiming up to 40 others

Mexico has introduced strict safety measures to combat a new flu strain that has killed 20 people and is suspected of claiming up to 40 others

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Parents of "Tug of love" Elise reach agreement

A Russian mother currently held in a Hungarian jail charged with the attempted kidnap of her own daughter has agreed to be tried under French law in

A Russian mother currently held in a Hungarian jail charged with the attempted kidnap of her own daughter has agreed to be tried under French law in

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ANC win absolute majority of votes in SAfrica parliamentary poll

South Africa’s ruling ANC have been celebrating a landslide victory in the general election. With most ballots counted, the mood was buoyant on just

South Africa’s ruling ANC have been celebrating a landslide victory in the general election. With most ballots counted, the mood was buoyant on just

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Concern grows over spread of Mexico flu virus

Protective measures are being stepped up in Mexico and neighbouring states as more cases of a deadly flu strain are reported. More than 1,000

Protective measures are being stepped up in Mexico and neighbouring states as more cases of a deadly flu strain are reported. More than 1,000

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UN sanctions over N.Korean rocket launch

Three major North Korean companies have been put on a UN blacklist for aiding Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programmes. The decision by the

Three major North Korean companies have been put on a UN blacklist for aiding Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programmes. The decision by the

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Iceland expects to lean to the left after poll

Voters in Iceland are about to elect their first ever left-wing government, if opinion polls are borne out, when they choose a new government this

Voters in Iceland are about to elect their first ever left-wing government, if opinion polls are borne out, when they choose a new government this