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2009-06-21

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Iranian protests spark religious rift

The Iranian dissident cleric Hossein Ali Montazeri has lent his support to opposition protests. The grand ayatollah says it is anti-Islamic to resist

The Iranian dissident cleric Hossein Ali Montazeri has lent his support to opposition protests. The grand ayatollah says it is anti-Islamic to resist

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Brutal scenes of unrest in Tehran

Images of Saturday’s clashes in Tehran appear to justify claims that it was the bloodiest day in more than a week of unprecedented popular unrest

Images of Saturday’s clashes in Tehran appear to justify claims that it was the bloodiest day in more than a week of unprecedented popular unrest

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Greenland officially granted self-rule

The Queen of Denmark has handed over a new law on self-rule to the head of Greenland’s parliament. The nation has today been celebrating what it has

The Queen of Denmark has handed over a new law on self-rule to the head of Greenland’s parliament. The nation has today been celebrating what it has

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Deadlock in Iran as details of violence emerge

Officially there have been no organised protests in Tehran today but rallies and unrest continue over Iran’s disputed presidential election. With

Officially there have been no organised protests in Tehran today but rallies and unrest continue over Iran’s disputed presidential election. With

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Italian polls watched closely by PM

In Italy they are going to the polls, the results of which will be watched closely by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his supporters. The

In Italy they are going to the polls, the results of which will be watched closely by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his supporters. The

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Iranian exiles protest in Berlin and Paris

Further pro-opposition demonstrations against the Iranian election results have taken place in numerous cities around the world. In Germany, Iranians

Further pro-opposition demonstrations against the Iranian election results have taken place in numerous cities around the world. In Germany, Iranians

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Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari

Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari has been in Brussels for the first summit between the European Union and Islamabad. The EU pledged millions of

Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari has been in Brussels for the first summit between the European Union and Islamabad. The EU pledged millions of

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MPs' expenses row in UK rages on

The row over MPs expenses in Britain rages on, a day after police said they would investigate some cases. Parliament chooses a new Speaker tomorrow

The row over MPs expenses in Britain rages on, a day after police said they would investigate some cases. Parliament chooses a new Speaker tomorrow

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Iran criticises Western countries

Iran’s foreign minister has attacked Britain and other Western countries for their statements on the Islamic Republic’s presidential election. In an

Iran’s foreign minister has attacked Britain and other Western countries for their statements on the Islamic Republic’s presidential election. In an

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Deadly explosion hits EU monitors in Georgia

An explosion has hit a patrol of European Union monitors in Georgia, leaving one person dead and another wounded. Local authorities say the victims

An explosion has hit a patrol of European Union monitors in Georgia, leaving one person dead and another wounded. Local authorities say the victims

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Greenland celebrates Self Government Day

Greenland is celebrating what it has declared Self Government Day. The country has officially brought in self-rule, which many see as its latest step

Greenland is celebrating what it has declared Self Government Day. The country has officially brought in self-rule, which many see as its latest step

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Iran blames "terrorists" for Tehran deaths

Iranian authorities have blamed “terrorists” and rioters for yesterday’s clashes in Tehran. State television says ten people were killed and more

Iranian authorities have blamed “terrorists” and rioters for yesterday’s clashes in Tehran. State television says ten people were killed and more

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Mousavi wants Iran "purged of lies"

Iran’s defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi has sent out a direct challenge to Iran’s conservative rulers by calling on the Islamic

Iran’s defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi has sent out a direct challenge to Iran’s conservative rulers by calling on the Islamic

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Iran's "people reporting" praised

News organisations are relying heavily on amateur video and photographs coming out of Tehran. The New York-based International Campaign for Human

News organisations are relying heavily on amateur video and photographs coming out of Tehran. The New York-based International Campaign for Human

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Greenland celebrates Self Government Day

Greenland is celebrating what it has declared Self Government Day. The country has officially brought in self-rule, which many see as its latest step

Greenland is celebrating what it has declared Self Government Day. The country has officially brought in self-rule, which many see as its latest step

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Greece demands return of Elgin Marbles

Greece has opened its long-delayed Acropolis Museum – with a message to Britain: it wants the Elgin marbles back. Greece has been waging a campaign

Greece has opened its long-delayed Acropolis Museum – with a message to Britain: it wants the Elgin marbles back. Greece has been waging a campaign

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Nearly 70 killed in Iraq truck bomb

The search for more bodies continues today in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk where a truck bomb exploded killing up to 70 men, women and children

The search for more bodies continues today in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk where a truck bomb exploded killing up to 70 men, women and children

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Euro demos call for Iran freedom

While the political crisis plays out in Iran, demonstrators have been gathering in European cities to protest at the re-election of President Mahmoud

While the political crisis plays out in Iran, demonstrators have been gathering in European cities to protest at the re-election of President Mahmoud

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Fears grow of more Iran violence

There are fears of more violence on the streets of Iran after yesterday’s running battles between Iranian security forces and demonstrators

There are fears of more violence on the streets of Iran after yesterday’s running battles between Iranian security forces and demonstrators