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2009-08-21

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Anger as Lockerbie bomber gets hero's welcome

The British government has condemned celebrations in Tripoli to mark the release and return of the Lockerbie bomber. More than a thousand young

The British government has condemned celebrations in Tripoli to mark the release and return of the Lockerbie bomber. More than a thousand young

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Grozny bicycle bombers

A wave of Islamist-inspired violence continues in Russia’s mainly Muslim North Caucasus. In the Chechen capital Grozny, suicide bombers on

A wave of Islamist-inspired violence continues in Russia’s mainly Muslim North Caucasus. In the Chechen capital Grozny, suicide bombers on

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Muslims prepare for Ramadan

Ramadan begins this weekend for more than one billion Muslims around the world. The holiest month of the Islamic calendar sees Muslims unite in a

Ramadan begins this weekend for more than one billion Muslims around the world. The holiest month of the Islamic calendar sees Muslims unite in a

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Deadly rockslide kills as many as five in Portugal's Algarve

A rockslide at a beach in the Algarve in Portugal has killed as many as five people and injured three others, three more are thought to be missing

A rockslide at a beach in the Algarve in Portugal has killed as many as five people and injured three others, three more are thought to be missing

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politics

The end may be in sight for thousands of British motorists who have had to endure having their car clamped unfairly The government wants to

The end may be in sight for thousands of British motorists who have had to endure having their car clamped unfairly The government wants to

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Leading candidates claim victory in Afghanistan election

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his main rival Abdullah Abdullah have both claimed victory in the country’s second post-Taliban election. Both

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his main rival Abdullah Abdullah have both claimed victory in the country’s second post-Taliban election. Both

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Ramadan dawns as Muslims prepare to fast

Muslims across the globe are preparing for the holy month of Ramadan. In the Iraqi capital Baghdad people are going about their business under the

Muslims across the globe are preparing for the holy month of Ramadan. In the Iraqi capital Baghdad people are going about their business under the

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Check on runner's gender angers supporters

Intersexuality has thrust its way to world attention with runner Caster Semenya. Her gold medal win in the 800 metre event in Berlin on Wednesday has

Intersexuality has thrust its way to world attention with runner Caster Semenya. Her gold medal win in the 800 metre event in Berlin on Wednesday has

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Deadly bombings in Grozny

Early reports of a series of explosions in the capital of Chechnya say at least five people have been killed, policemen among them, according to a

Early reports of a series of explosions in the capital of Chechnya say at least five people have been killed, policemen among them, according to a

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North Korea honours South Korea's late Kim Dae-jung

A delegation of senior North Korean officials is in South Korea to pay their respects to the late former President Kim Dae-jung, who worked to

A delegation of senior North Korean officials is in South Korea to pay their respects to the late former President Kim Dae-jung, who worked to

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UN praises ordinary Afghans after tense election

The UN Security Council congratulated the Afghan people for their participation in Thursday’s election. The capital Kabul was relatively quiet as

The UN Security Council congratulated the Afghan people for their participation in Thursday’s election. The capital Kabul was relatively quiet as

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Karzai, Abdullah both claim supremacy

The two top contenders to be president of Afghanistan are both claiming they have won the election in the first round, and will not need a run-off

The two top contenders to be president of Afghanistan are both claiming they have won the election in the first round, and will not need a run-off

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Afghan election "a success" despite low turnout

The presidential elections in Afghanistan are being hailed a success, despite reports of a poor turnout and widespread fraud. NATO, the United

The presidential elections in Afghanistan are being hailed a success, despite reports of a poor turnout and widespread fraud. NATO, the United

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Spotlight on ETA after huge arms find in France

Large amounts of hidden weapons and explosives believed to belong to ETA have been unearthed in southern France. Since Wednesday, three separate

Large amounts of hidden weapons and explosives believed to belong to ETA have been unearthed in southern France. Since Wednesday, three separate

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Hero's homecoming for Libyan Lockerbie bomber

Far from his prison cell in Scotland, the convicted Lockerbie bomber has been given a hero’s welcome as he arrived back home in Libya. At Tripoli

Far from his prison cell in Scotland, the convicted Lockerbie bomber has been given a hero’s welcome as he arrived back home in Libya. At Tripoli

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Switzerland 'sorry' for Gaddafi son's arrest

Libya has won a formal apology from Switzerland for the arrest last year of Colonel Gaddafi’s son. President Hans-Rudolf Merz flew to Tripoli

Libya has won a formal apology from Switzerland for the arrest last year of Colonel Gaddafi’s son. President Hans-Rudolf Merz flew to Tripoli

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African boat people tell of death trip

Five African boat people rescued by the Italian coastguard have claimed they were lost at sea for three weeks, ignored by passing ships, and that 75

Five African boat people rescued by the Italian coastguard have claimed they were lost at sea for three weeks, ignored by passing ships, and that 75