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2009-08-29

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Presidents and family remember Teddy Kennedy

The funeral service of Senator Teddy Kennedy has taken place in Boston. Among the 1,500 guests at the mass were dozens of senators, four living

The funeral service of Senator Teddy Kennedy has taken place in Boston. Among the 1,500 guests at the mass were dozens of senators, four living

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Iraqi Shi'ite power-broker buried in Najaf

Thousands of mourners have attended the funeral of Iraq’s leading Shi’ite power-broker. The Imam Ali mausoleum in Najaf was packed with followers of

Thousands of mourners have attended the funeral of Iraq’s leading Shi’ite power-broker. The Imam Ali mausoleum in Najaf was packed with followers of

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Brown makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

The British prime minister has paid a surprise visit to troops in Afghanistan. Gordon Brown’s show of support comes amid criticism at home that his

The British prime minister has paid a surprise visit to troops in Afghanistan. Gordon Brown’s show of support comes amid criticism at home that his

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Oasis: What's the story, Morning Glory?

The music world has been rocked by the latest crisis to hit the band Oasis. They failed to appear at a concert in Paris last night, and then

The music world has been rocked by the latest crisis to hit the band Oasis. They failed to appear at a concert in Paris last night, and then

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Merkel's CDU faces local election upset

Election-watchers in Germany will be analysing three separate state ballots tomorrow, for an indication of how the country itself will vote in next

Election-watchers in Germany will be analysing three separate state ballots tomorrow, for an indication of how the country itself will vote in next

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Teddy Kennedy to be buried today

The man described as the “Lion of the Senate,” Teddy Kennedy, will be laid to rest today. The 77-year-old veteran politician lost his battle with

The man described as the “Lion of the Senate,” Teddy Kennedy, will be laid to rest today. The 77-year-old veteran politician lost his battle with

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Tracing the evolution of Darwin's theory.

A crew of scientists and historians has left the Belgian port of Ostend aboard a clipper that will copy the expedition that inspired Charles Darwin’s

A crew of scientists and historians has left the Belgian port of Ostend aboard a clipper that will copy the expedition that inspired Charles Darwin’s

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Iraqi power-broker to be buried today

Thousands of people have flooded the centre of the Iraqi city of Kerbala, ahead of the funeral of the Shi’ite powerbroker Abdul Aziz al-Hakim. He

Thousands of people have flooded the centre of the Iraqi city of Kerbala, ahead of the funeral of the Shi’ite powerbroker Abdul Aziz al-Hakim. He

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Japan ready for political sea-change

Japan is gearing up for what promises to be an historic election. The ruling Liberal Democrat Party has held power for all but 10 months in the

Japan is gearing up for what promises to be an historic election. The ruling Liberal Democrat Party has held power for all but 10 months in the

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Bongo Jnr favourite for Gabon election

A crowded pack of challengers is lined up for tomorrow’s presidential elections in the west African state of Gabon. The race is on to succeed Omar

A crowded pack of challengers is lined up for tomorrow’s presidential elections in the west African state of Gabon. The race is on to succeed Omar

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Shake-up for French Socialists in bid to beat Sarkozy

France’s opposition Socialist leader has pledged a radical shake-up of the divided party, with US-style primaries to pick its next presidential

France’s opposition Socialist leader has pledged a radical shake-up of the divided party, with US-style primaries to pick its next presidential

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Rocker Noel Gallagher says he is quitting Oasis

Noel Gallagher says he is quitting British rock group Oasis because he can no longer work with his brother Liam. The volatile pair have fallen out

Noel Gallagher says he is quitting British rock group Oasis because he can no longer work with his brother Liam. The volatile pair have fallen out

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Couple deny Jaycee Lee kidnapping

He and his wife deny kidnapping a little girl and keeping her as a sex slave for nearly two decades. But Phillip and Nancy Garrido are now also at

He and his wife deny kidnapping a little girl and keeping her as a sex slave for nearly two decades. But Phillip and Nancy Garrido are now also at

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Michael Jackson's death treated as 'homicide'

The death of Michael Jackson is now being officially treated as homicide. The Los Angeles County Coroner made the ruling, adding the singer was

The death of Michael Jackson is now being officially treated as homicide. The Los Angeles County Coroner made the ruling, adding the singer was

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Germany's last test at polls before general election

German leader Angela Merkel faces a tricky test at the ballot box tomorrow, in regional polls seen as setting the tone for next month’s general

German leader Angela Merkel faces a tricky test at the ballot box tomorrow, in regional polls seen as setting the tone for next month’s general