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2009-08-15

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Mystery ship-owners receive ransom demand

A ransom demand for the missing cargo ship, the Arctic Sea, has been received by the vessels owners according to police in Finland. But like most

A ransom demand for the missing cargo ship, the Arctic Sea, has been received by the vessels owners according to police in Finland. But like most

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Vienna grounds SkyEurope

Vienna airport has stopped servicing SkyEurope planes because the Slovak budget airline hit hard by the economic slowdown has not paid its bills. The

Vienna airport has stopped servicing SkyEurope planes because the Slovak budget airline hit hard by the economic slowdown has not paid its bills. The

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US Senator secures release of Myanmar prisoner

American John Yettaw, the man who swam across a lake to visit Myanmar’s opposition leader, will be released on Sunday. It follows a visit to Rangoon

American John Yettaw, the man who swam across a lake to visit Myanmar’s opposition leader, will be released on Sunday. It follows a visit to Rangoon

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Taliban strikes at NATO Kabul HQ

The Taliban says it was behind a suicide car bomb attack on Afghanistan’s most secure district that has left seven people dead. Nearly 100 others

The Taliban says it was behind a suicide car bomb attack on Afghanistan’s most secure district that has left seven people dead. Nearly 100 others

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Japan marks end of WWII

Japan is commemorating the end of World War Two 64 years ago, tens of thousands of Japanese visiting the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. The name of the

Japan is commemorating the end of World War Two 64 years ago, tens of thousands of Japanese visiting the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. The name of the

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Hamas defends "drastic security measures" in Gaza

When Hamas police raided the mosque attended by Warrior of God group members, 20 people were killed in the ensuing clashes and up to 120 others were

When Hamas police raided the mosque attended by Warrior of God group members, 20 people were killed in the ensuing clashes and up to 120 others were

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Radical Islamist leader killed in Gaza clashes

The leader of an Islamist group linked to al-Qaeda, the Jund Ansar Allah group (Warriors of God), is among 22 people who have been killed in clashes

The leader of an Islamist group linked to al-Qaeda, the Jund Ansar Allah group (Warriors of God), is among 22 people who have been killed in clashes

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Taliban carbombs NATO Kabul HQ

A suicide car bomb attack outside NATO headquarters in Afghanistan shows the gravity of the Taliban’s vow to disrupt elections five days away. At

A suicide car bomb attack outside NATO headquarters in Afghanistan shows the gravity of the Taliban’s vow to disrupt elections five days away. At

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Colombia agrees US troop deal

The Colombian government has confirmed it has signed a deal to increase the presence of American troops in its territory. A number of South American

The Colombian government has confirmed it has signed a deal to increase the presence of American troops in its territory. A number of South American

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Triumphs and tragedies in aftermath of typhoon

Medics examined a new born baby saved with its mother from the flooding and mud slides which have swept across Taiwan. It was a rare moment of relief

Medics examined a new born baby saved with its mother from the flooding and mud slides which have swept across Taiwan. It was a rare moment of relief

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Gun battle at Gaza mosque kills 16

The leader of a radical Islamist group in Gaza has been blamed by Hamas for triggering a gun battle between his followers and police after he

The leader of a radical Islamist group in Gaza has been blamed by Hamas for triggering a gun battle between his followers and police after he

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Woodstock remembered

Woodstock, described by Rolling stone magazine as one of the 50 moments that changed the history of Rock `n` Roll and defined a generation, is

Woodstock, described by Rolling stone magazine as one of the 50 moments that changed the history of Rock `n` Roll and defined a generation, is