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2009-05-09

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Widows from Italy's era of civil conflict shake hands

Two widows from the years of bitter civil conflict in Italy have shaken hands in a moving memorial ceremony in Rome. Licia Rognini is the widow of

Two widows from the years of bitter civil conflict in Italy have shaken hands in a moving memorial ceremony in Rome. Licia Rognini is the widow of

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EU celebrates anniversary of Schuman speech

Today is Europe Day and Commission President José Manuel Barroso has been leading celebrations in Brussels. Europe Day commemorates a speech in

Today is Europe Day and Commission President José Manuel Barroso has been leading celebrations in Brussels. Europe Day commemorates a speech in

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Zuma sworn in as new South African president

Jacob Zuma has been sworn in as the new president of South Africa. The 67-year-old took the oath of office in front of jubilant supporters this

Jacob Zuma has been sworn in as the new president of South Africa. The 67-year-old took the oath of office in front of jubilant supporters this

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Refugees trapped by Pakistan fighting

Thousands of refugees are feared to be caught up in the fighting as Pakistan steps up its assault on Taleban militants in the Swat Valley. The small

Thousands of refugees are feared to be caught up in the fighting as Pakistan steps up its assault on Taleban militants in the Swat Valley. The small

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Clashes at Cologne Anti-Islamic conference

Minor clashes broke out as leftist protesters tried to gatecrash an anti-Islamic congress in Cologne. The demonstrators turned up hoping to disrupt a

Minor clashes broke out as leftist protesters tried to gatecrash an anti-Islamic congress in Cologne. The demonstrators turned up hoping to disrupt a

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Pope denounces religious 'manipulation'

Pope Benedict XVI has denounced what he called ‘religious manipulation’ as he attempted to build bridges with the Muslim world on his tour of the

Pope Benedict XVI has denounced what he called ‘religious manipulation’ as he attempted to build bridges with the Muslim world on his tour of the

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Four main candidates in Iranian elections

Next month’s elections in Iran will pit the current President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad against three main opponents – from both ends of the political

Next month’s elections in Iran will pit the current President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad against three main opponents – from both ends of the political

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Zuma sworn-in as South African president

Jacob Zuma has been sworn in as the new President of South Africa. The 67-year-old took the oath of office in front of 30,000 people at the Union

Jacob Zuma has been sworn in as the new President of South Africa. The 67-year-old took the oath of office in front of 30,000 people at the Union

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Pope reiterates calls for religious respect

The Pope has reiterated his vision of a peaceful future, visiting an important Biblical site and urging people of all religions to find their place

The Pope has reiterated his vision of a peaceful future, visiting an important Biblical site and urging people of all religions to find their place

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Wildfires threaten Santa Barbara

The wildfire season has arrived early this season in California, with firefighters now going into their fourth day of battle against the so-called

The wildfire season has arrived early this season in California, with firefighters now going into their fourth day of battle against the so-called

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Russia marks WW2 Victory Day

Bathed in sunshine, Moscow’s Red Square hosted the commemorations for the end of World War Two. May 9th is traditionally seen here as the final

Bathed in sunshine, Moscow’s Red Square hosted the commemorations for the end of World War Two. May 9th is traditionally seen here as the final

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Police called in over UK ministers' expenses leaks

As a British newspaper published a second day of disclosures about ministers’ expenses, police have been asked to investigate how the details were

As a British newspaper published a second day of disclosures about ministers’ expenses, police have been asked to investigate how the details were

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Pope to visit mosque on sensitive Holy Land tour

For the second time since becoming head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict will visit a mosque today, as his delicate trip to the Middle

For the second time since becoming head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict will visit a mosque today, as his delicate trip to the Middle

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Canada reports first H1N1 flu death

It may not seem as virulent as first feared but the new strain of flu has proved fatal in another country. After Mexico and the United States

It may not seem as virulent as first feared but the new strain of flu has proved fatal in another country. After Mexico and the United States

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Spain to remove advertising from state TV

The Spanish government has taken the first steps towards removing advertising from the country’s public TV channels. At the moment, almost half of

The Spanish government has taken the first steps towards removing advertising from the country’s public TV channels. At the moment, almost half of

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Chavez seizes foreign oil assets

Venezuela has tightened its grip on its oil industry, seizing the assets of more foreign companies. President Hugo Chavez led his red-shirted

Venezuela has tightened its grip on its oil industry, seizing the assets of more foreign companies. President Hugo Chavez led his red-shirted