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2009-05-10

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Sarkozy and Merkel say united we stand ahead of European poll

At an orchestrated joint forum in Berlin, the leaders of France and Germany have put on an up-beat show of support for each other ahead of next

At an orchestrated joint forum in Berlin, the leaders of France and Germany have put on an up-beat show of support for each other ahead of next

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Lawyers optimistic over jailed journalist appeal

Lawyers in Iran defending the jailed US born journalist Roxana Saberi have said they are optimistic that her sentence will be fundamentally changed

Lawyers in Iran defending the jailed US born journalist Roxana Saberi have said they are optimistic that her sentence will be fundamentally changed

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Electronic metro-guide wins Prix Lepine

Finding your way around the metro is tough at the best of times, but if you’re blind it’s impossible. Hence, Easymetros! The hand-held device

Finding your way around the metro is tough at the best of times, but if you’re blind it’s impossible. Hence, Easymetros! The hand-held device

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Pope visits site of Jesus' baptism

On the last full day of his visit to Jordan, the Pope has visited the place where tradition says Jesus was baptised by John. Accompanied by King

On the last full day of his visit to Jordan, the Pope has visited the place where tradition says Jesus was baptised by John. Accompanied by King

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Top-level talks after Portuguese riots

Urgent talks involving politicians, local groups and the police are underway in Portugal, after a third night of rioting outside Lisbon. At least

Urgent talks involving politicians, local groups and the police are underway in Portugal, after a third night of rioting outside Lisbon. At least

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Sarkozy and Merkel join forces ahead of EU poll

In a marked up-beat spirit of cooperation the leaders of France and Germany have staged a joint forum in Berlin. The get-together between

In a marked up-beat spirit of cooperation the leaders of France and Germany have staged a joint forum in Berlin. The get-together between

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Curfew pause allows more to flee fighting in Swat

More terrified civilians have taken advantage of a relaxing of a curfew by Pakistan’s military to flee the Swat Valley. In the intensifying offensive

More terrified civilians have taken advantage of a relaxing of a curfew by Pakistan’s military to flee the Swat Valley. In the intensifying offensive

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Pope celebrates Mass in Amman

The Pope has celebrated Mass for thousands of worshippers at an open-air service in Amman, on the last full day of his visit to Jordan. 50,000

The Pope has celebrated Mass for thousands of worshippers at an open-air service in Amman, on the last full day of his visit to Jordan. 50,000

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Italy repatriates African immigrants

Italy has stepped up its campaign against illegal immigration by sending more boat people back to Libya. The group, more than 160-strong, were picked

Italy has stepped up its campaign against illegal immigration by sending more boat people back to Libya. The group, more than 160-strong, were picked

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Gas pipe fire lights up Moscow

Terrorism has all-but been ruled out as the cause of a huge fire in a gas pipe in Moscow. Flames more than 100 metres high lit up the night sky above

Terrorism has all-but been ruled out as the cause of a huge fire in a gas pipe in Moscow. Flames more than 100 metres high lit up the night sky above

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Sri Lanka military accused of bombing hospital

Sri Lanka’s military has been accused of  killing over 2,000 civilians after a night of shelling in the country’s northern war zone. The aerial

Sri Lanka’s military has been accused of  killing over 2,000 civilians after a night of shelling in the country’s northern war zone. The aerial

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Violence erupts over illegal immigration in Greece

An anti-immigration protest has sparked violent scenes in Athens. Far-right activists clashed with police, attacking a former courthouse where

An anti-immigration protest has sparked violent scenes in Athens. Far-right activists clashed with police, attacking a former courthouse where

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Pope to visit traditional site of Christ's baptism

On his last full day in Jordan, Pope Benedict will celebrate an open-air Mass and pray at the site where Christians believe Jesus was baptised. It

On his last full day in Jordan, Pope Benedict will celebrate an open-air Mass and pray at the site where Christians believe Jesus was baptised. It

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Gas explosion causes massive fire in Moscow

It is being described as the biggest fire in Moscow for decades. A gas pipeline has exploded in the Russian capital, sending flames more than 100

It is being described as the biggest fire in Moscow for decades. A gas pipeline has exploded in the Russian capital, sending flames more than 100

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EU-Pakistan summit envisaged as conflict rages

As Pakistan’s humanitarian emergency intensifies, the European Union is reportedly planning its first summit with the trouble-torn country

As Pakistan’s humanitarian emergency intensifies, the European Union is reportedly planning its first summit with the trouble-torn country