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2009-07-18

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World's oldest man dies at 113

The world’s oldest man and one of the last surviving veterans of the First World War, Henry Allingham, has died. He was 113. Seen last November

The world’s oldest man and one of the last surviving veterans of the First World War, Henry Allingham, has died. He was 113. Seen last November

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Mandela fans do good on his 91st birthday

On his 91st birthday, Nelson Mandela is still making a difference. The anti-apartheid icon celebrated his big day in the company of loved ones at

On his 91st birthday, Nelson Mandela is still making a difference. The anti-apartheid icon celebrated his big day in the company of loved ones at

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Turkey gets set for smoking ban

Turks are gearing up to join the club of countries banning smoking inside bars, cafes and restaurants. Turkey’s prime minister has compared

Turks are gearing up to join the club of countries banning smoking inside bars, cafes and restaurants. Turkey’s prime minister has compared

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Tension on Bali after Jakarta bomb blasts

Friday’s suicide attacks in Jakarta have revived fears of terrorism on Bali, where security has been tightened. Indonesia’s tourist island has

Friday’s suicide attacks in Jakarta have revived fears of terrorism on Bali, where security has been tightened. Indonesia’s tourist island has

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Indonesian President visits hotel blast scene

As Indonesians struggle to come to terms with Friday’s deadly hotel bombings, the country’s President has visited the scene of the suicide attacks

As Indonesians struggle to come to terms with Friday’s deadly hotel bombings, the country’s President has visited the scene of the suicide attacks

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Iraq faces solo test during pilgrimage

Iraqi forces are facing their first real test since last month’s withdrawal of US troops, with a largescale security operation underway for a major

Iraqi forces are facing their first real test since last month’s withdrawal of US troops, with a largescale security operation underway for a major

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US TV legend Walter Cronkite dies

Known to millions as ‘‘the most trusted man in America’‘, the former US TV news anchor Walter Cronkite has died aged 92. For nearly 20 years

Known to millions as ‘‘the most trusted man in America’‘, the former US TV news anchor Walter Cronkite has died aged 92. For nearly 20 years

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Malaysian suspected over Indonesia blasts

As Indonesia tries to identify those behind Friday’s deadly hotel blasts, the finger of blame is being pointed at a Malaysian-born militant

As Indonesia tries to identify those behind Friday’s deadly hotel blasts, the finger of blame is being pointed at a Malaysian-born militant

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Turkish smokers prepare to go "cold Turkey"

Turks are readying themselves for a drastic smoking ban that aims to curb the habit inside bars, cafes and restaurants. Turkey’s prime minister

Turks are readying themselves for a drastic smoking ban that aims to curb the habit inside bars, cafes and restaurants. Turkey’s prime minister

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Mauritanians vote in first post-coup poll

The self-styled “candidate of the poor” is favourite to win Mauritania’s first presidential election since last summer’s bloodless coup. Mohamed

The self-styled “candidate of the poor” is favourite to win Mauritania’s first presidential election since last summer’s bloodless coup. Mohamed

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Croatia tightens law on fertility treatment

A controversial law on assisted fertility has been approved by Croatia’s parliament, though the opposition claims it sends the country back to the

A controversial law on assisted fertility has been approved by Croatia’s parliament, though the opposition claims it sends the country back to the

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UN condemns Indonesia blasts

Police say the bombers who struck at two hotels in the Indonesian capital Jakarta had checked in as guests. That’s how they managed to breach

Police say the bombers who struck at two hotels in the Indonesian capital Jakarta had checked in as guests. That’s how they managed to breach

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Rafsanjani defies Iranian leadership

New amateur footage has emerged showing opposition demonstrators protesting against the re-election of Iran’s President Ahmadinejad. Plainclothed

New amateur footage has emerged showing opposition demonstrators protesting against the re-election of Iran’s President Ahmadinejad. Plainclothed

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Pants museum opens

Is it art or is it just….pants? Whatever your take on the underpants museum in Brussels, Belgium…the artist hopes visitors will stop by for at

Is it art or is it just….pants? Whatever your take on the underpants museum in Brussels, Belgium…the artist hopes visitors will stop by for at