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2009-08-20

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Sporadic violence as Afghans go to the polls

Despite the high security surrounding the elections, militants still managed to carry out a string of assaults across Afghanistan. Rockets fell

Despite the high security surrounding the elections, militants still managed to carry out a string of assaults across Afghanistan. Rockets fell

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UN optimistic about turnout of Afghan vote

The UN says it is “cautiously optimistic” of a high turnout in Afghanistan’s presidential and provincial elections. Millions of Afghans cast

The UN says it is “cautiously optimistic” of a high turnout in Afghanistan’s presidential and provincial elections. Millions of Afghans cast

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Ahmadinejad awaits approval on new cabinet

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has unveiled his new cabinet, but looks set for an uphill struggle to get it endorsed. Under Iran’s

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has unveiled his new cabinet, but looks set for an uphill struggle to get it endorsed. Under Iran’s

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Eight charged but Arctic Sea enigma unresolved

Eight men suspected of hijacking the Arctic Sea cargo ship are being questioned by Russian investigators after their mysterious ocean odyssey came to

Eight men suspected of hijacking the Arctic Sea cargo ship are being questioned by Russian investigators after their mysterious ocean odyssey came to

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Wildfires sweep northern Portugal and Spain

Hundreds of firefighters are battling wildfires in Portugal and Spain. In northern Portugal strong winds are hampering efforts to bring the

Hundreds of firefighters are battling wildfires in Portugal and Spain. In northern Portugal strong winds are hampering efforts to bring the

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Lockerbie bomber freed on compassionate grounds

The man convicted for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing is heading home. Angry crowds outside Scotland’s Greenock prison saw him off. With terminal

The man convicted for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing is heading home. Angry crowds outside Scotland’s Greenock prison saw him off. With terminal

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Lockerbie bomber heads home

The only man ever convicted for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing has been granted compassionate release from his prison in Scotland. The man judged in the

The only man ever convicted for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing has been granted compassionate release from his prison in Scotland. The man judged in the

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Afghanistan polls close

Voting has finished in Afghanistan’s presidential elections. Millions have turned out across the country to cast their ballots, in defiance of the

Voting has finished in Afghanistan’s presidential elections. Millions have turned out across the country to cast their ballots, in defiance of the

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Afghans brave Taliban to vote

Officials in Afghanistan say voting has been going smoothly. This was in spite of reports of a fire fight in the capital Kabul between police and

Officials in Afghanistan say voting has been going smoothly. This was in spite of reports of a fire fight in the capital Kabul between police and

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Relatives anger over Lockerbie release

The possible imminent release of the Lockerbie bomber is straining relations between Britain and the US. Scottish authorities are expected to

The possible imminent release of the Lockerbie bomber is straining relations between Britain and the US. Scottish authorities are expected to

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Afghans brave Taliban to vote

Officials in Afghanistan say voting has been going smoothly. This was in spite of reports of a fire fight in the capital Kabul between police and

Officials in Afghanistan say voting has been going smoothly. This was in spite of reports of a fire fight in the capital Kabul between police and

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Arctic Sea 'hijackers' jailed

The suspected hijackers of the Arctic Sea cargo ship have been flown to Russia. Most of the all-Russian crew were repatriated by military plane as

The suspected hijackers of the Arctic Sea cargo ship have been flown to Russia. Most of the all-Russian crew were repatriated by military plane as

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Conference discusses next stage in swine flu pandemic

With just a couple of weeks before before schools go back around the northern hemisphere the International Swine Flu conference has convened in

With just a couple of weeks before before schools go back around the northern hemisphere the International Swine Flu conference has convened in

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US Governor hosts "productive" North Korean talks

After Kim Jong-il’s meeting with former President Bill Clinton, there has been another high-profile get-together between North Korea and a senior

After Kim Jong-il’s meeting with former President Bill Clinton, there has been another high-profile get-together between North Korea and a senior

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Scots to reveal Lockerbie bomber decision

The Scottish government will reveal later today whether it will release Abdul Basset Al Megrahi – a Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing. Al

The Scottish government will reveal later today whether it will release Abdul Basset Al Megrahi – a Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing. Al

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French supermarket apologises for fake shoppers

A French supermarket chain has been forced to apologise after it admitted using fake shoppers during a ministerial visit. Suspicions were raised

A French supermarket chain has been forced to apologise after it admitted using fake shoppers during a ministerial visit. Suspicions were raised

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Swiss agree to hand over bank details to US

Switzerland will hand over bank account details to US authorities, settling a tax dispute that has threatened Swiss banking secrecy. Thousands of

Switzerland will hand over bank account details to US authorities, settling a tax dispute that has threatened Swiss banking secrecy. Thousands of

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Voting begins in tense Afghan elections

He has urged Afghans to defy Taliban threats and vote and President Hamid Karzai led by example, casting his ballot early today in Kabul. Karzai

He has urged Afghans to defy Taliban threats and vote and President Hamid Karzai led by example, casting his ballot early today in Kabul. Karzai