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2009-05-16

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36 dead in separate attacks in Pakistan

At least 36 people have been killed in two separate attacks in Pakistan. A suspected car bomb exploded in the northern town of Peshawar. It destroyed

At least 36 people have been killed in two separate attacks in Pakistan. A suspected car bomb exploded in the northern town of Peshawar. It destroyed

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Riot police smash Moscow gay rights march

Dozens of people were arrested when riot police broke up a gay march in Moscow. Campaigners had gathered in defiance of an official ban on homosexual

Dozens of people were arrested when riot police broke up a gay march in Moscow. Campaigners had gathered in defiance of an official ban on homosexual

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Congress celebrates Indian election win

India’s ruling Congress Party is celebrating an ‘overwhelming’ election victory, and the prospect of four more years running the world’s biggest

India’s ruling Congress Party is celebrating an ‘overwhelming’ election victory, and the prospect of four more years running the world’s biggest

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Massive Fiat demo

Fiat workers from all over Italy have converged on Turin – the headquarters of the giant car maker. They were protesting at possible factory closures

Fiat workers from all over Italy have converged on Turin – the headquarters of the giant car maker. They were protesting at possible factory closures

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Sri Lanka claims victory over Tigers

Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapakse has declared that the island’s Tamil Tiger fighters have been “defeated.” Earlier, the Sri Lankan military

Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapakse has declared that the island’s Tamil Tiger fighters have been “defeated.” Earlier, the Sri Lankan military

Europe

Europe's role in corporate lending

“Hello, I’m Jesus. I’m a businessman. I’m 50 years old and I want to know what the EU is doing to free-up credit for businesses.” “I am Gerhard

“Hello, I’m Jesus. I’m a businessman. I’m 50 years old and I want to know what the EU is doing to free-up credit for businesses.” “I am Gerhard

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Jobs at risk as GM and Chrysler close dealerships

America’s struggling car giants General Motors and Chrysler are taking drastic action to avoid collapse. The pair have announced that more than 2,300

America’s struggling car giants General Motors and Chrysler are taking drastic action to avoid collapse. The pair have announced that more than 2,300

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Moscow cops break up gay protest

Police in Moscow have broken up a march by gay rights activists. Several dozen campaigners had gathered near a university in defiance of a ban on gay

Police in Moscow have broken up a march by gay rights activists. Several dozen campaigners had gathered near a university in defiance of a ban on gay

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Lanka troops rout Tigers

The Sri Lankan army says it has seized the last piece of coastline occupied by the rebel Tamil Tigers. It is the first time the government in Colombo

The Sri Lankan army says it has seized the last piece of coastline occupied by the rebel Tamil Tigers. It is the first time the government in Colombo

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Car bomb kills ten in Pakistan

At least ten people were killed and dozens more injured in an explosion in northern Pakistan. The suspected car bomb went off in the city of

At least ten people were killed and dozens more injured in an explosion in northern Pakistan. The suspected car bomb went off in the city of

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Obama slammed for restarting Guantanamo trials

Human rights groups in the US have accused President Barack Obama of backtracking on his reform agenda. The criticism comes after he announced he is

Human rights groups in the US have accused President Barack Obama of backtracking on his reform agenda. The criticism comes after he announced he is

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Russia clinches gas link deal

Russia has sealed a deal to speed up its controversial Southstream gas link. Italy, Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia have signed up to a plan which will

Russia has sealed a deal to speed up its controversial Southstream gas link. Italy, Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia have signed up to a plan which will

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Georgia makes music in challenge to Eurovision

A camp feste of over-the-top music and nationalist politics may be how some see the modern Eurovision Song Contest, but Georgia has an alternative

A camp feste of over-the-top music and nationalist politics may be how some see the modern Eurovision Song Contest, but Georgia has an alternative

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Possible criminal inquiry into MP expenses scandal

A turbulent week for UK members of parliament embroiled in a scandal over their expenses has ended with Scotland Yard now considering whether to

A turbulent week for UK members of parliament embroiled in a scandal over their expenses has ended with Scotland Yard now considering whether to