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2009-07-25

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Paris holds anti-Iran demo

In Paris, a crowd of about two hundred demonstrators gathered near the Eiffel tower, holding placards carrying images of those detained or dead

In Paris, a crowd of about two hundred demonstrators gathered near the Eiffel tower, holding placards carrying images of those detained or dead

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Kurds fight for freedom

Modern Kurdish history starts with their hopes of a separate autonomous state as the Ottoman Empire was dismantled at the end of the First World War

Modern Kurdish history starts with their hopes of a separate autonomous state as the Ottoman Empire was dismantled at the end of the First World War

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Kurds go to the polls

Iraqi Kurds have been voting in regional presidential and parliamentary elections to a backdrop of tension between Kurds and the national government

Iraqi Kurds have been voting in regional presidential and parliamentary elections to a backdrop of tension between Kurds and the national government

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Wildfires ravage southern Europe

Thousands of firefighters are battling to bring summer wildfires under control that are ravaging parts of southern Europe. Five French firemen were

Thousands of firefighters are battling to bring summer wildfires under control that are ravaging parts of southern Europe. Five French firemen were

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Karoubi accuses Iranian leadership of torture

Defeated presidential candidate Mehdi Karoubi has accused Iran’s government of torturing political prisoners being held in jail. On his internet

Defeated presidential candidate Mehdi Karoubi has accused Iran’s government of torturing political prisoners being held in jail. On his internet

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Protests held against Iran leadership

Rallies have been taking place in around eighty cities to protest against the Iranian leadership. In the German capital Berlin hundreds of activists

Rallies have been taking place in around eighty cities to protest against the Iranian leadership. In the German capital Berlin hundreds of activists

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British WW1 Veteran Harry Patch dies

The last surviving British soldier to have fought in the trenches of the First World War, Harry Patch, has died. He was 111 and outlived his two

The last surviving British soldier to have fought in the trenches of the First World War, Harry Patch, has died. He was 111 and outlived his two

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Former Honduran president makes brief return

Ousted president Manuel Zelaya has taken a few steps – briefly - back into his homeland Honduras in defiance of the military. Accompanied by a crowd

Ousted president Manuel Zelaya has taken a few steps – briefly - back into his homeland Honduras in defiance of the military. Accompanied by a crowd

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Channel crossing repeated 100 years to the day

A plane that crossed the English Channel a 100 years ago has repeated the historic feat again today. In 1909, French aviation pioneer Louis Bleriot

A plane that crossed the English Channel a 100 years ago has repeated the historic feat again today. In 1909, French aviation pioneer Louis Bleriot

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Fires in Southern Europe coming Under Control

Fires which have been ravaging southern Europe are being brought under control with countries left to count the cost in deaths and destruction. Spain

Fires which have been ravaging southern Europe are being brought under control with countries left to count the cost in deaths and destruction. Spain

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Iran's vice-president quits

Iran’s vice president has stepped down following pressure from hardliners. Yesterday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had demanded the head of Esfandiar Rahim

Iran’s vice president has stepped down following pressure from hardliners. Yesterday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had demanded the head of Esfandiar Rahim

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Iraqi Kurds go to the polls

Iraqi Kurds have been voting to elect a new parliament and president for their autonomous region. President Masoud Barzani is expected to be

Iraqi Kurds have been voting to elect a new parliament and president for their autonomous region. President Masoud Barzani is expected to be

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Ousted president steps back onto Honduran soil

Ousted president Manuel Zelaya has stepped back briefly into his homeland Honduras in defiance of the military. Accompanied by a pack of

Ousted president Manuel Zelaya has stepped back briefly into his homeland Honduras in defiance of the military. Accompanied by a pack of

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Obama backtracks on "stupid" remark

A race row involving a black Harvard scholar, a white policeman and the US president has provoked a media frenzy in America. When Henry Louis Gates

A race row involving a black Harvard scholar, a white policeman and the US president has provoked a media frenzy in America. When Henry Louis Gates

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Oil-rich Kirkuk at centre of Iraqi Kurds election

Iraqi Kurds get the chance today to elect a new parliament and president for their autonomous region. Although the incumbent leader Masoud Barzani is

Iraqi Kurds get the chance today to elect a new parliament and president for their autonomous region. Although the incumbent leader Masoud Barzani is

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Bleriot Centenary

One hundred years ago today and a little-known French pioneer took his courage in both hands and made the world’s first air journey across the

One hundred years ago today and a little-known French pioneer took his courage in both hands and made the world’s first air journey across the