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2009-08-30

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Gabon votes for new leader

Voters in Gabon have been electing a successor to President Omar Bongo who died in June after leading his country for 41 years. The late leader’s

Voters in Gabon have been electing a successor to President Omar Bongo who died in June after leading his country for 41 years. The late leader’s

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Former Israeli PM charged with corruption

The former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been formally charged with corruption. He is accused of taking cash from an American businessman

The former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been formally charged with corruption. He is accused of taking cash from an American businessman

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Merkel's CDU suffers setback

In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party has suffered losses in regional elections in three states. Exit polls show the Christian Democrat

In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party has suffered losses in regional elections in three states. Exit polls show the Christian Democrat

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Japan opposition crushes ruling LDP

Voters in Japan have swept the opposition to a landslide victory in an election that has ousted the long-ruling conservative Liberal Democratic Party

Voters in Japan have swept the opposition to a landslide victory in an election that has ousted the long-ruling conservative Liberal Democratic Party

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Berlusconi visits Libya

Italy has renewed its ties with its former colonial vassal Libya, just days before celebrations for the anniversary of the coup which brought Colonel

Italy has renewed its ties with its former colonial vassal Libya, just days before celebrations for the anniversary of the coup which brought Colonel

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Bomber freed for oil, UK government letters raise suspicions

The rapturous reception in Tripoli for Lockerbie bomber Adel Basset al-Megrahi sparked outrage and was condemed by the US Government. Questions

The rapturous reception in Tripoli for Lockerbie bomber Adel Basset al-Megrahi sparked outrage and was condemed by the US Government. Questions

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Hatoyama puts 'family values' first

Yukio Hatoyama’s party video puts family values first. He comes from a political family, he says family values are important, and he wants to help

Yukio Hatoyama’s party video puts family values first. He comes from a political family, he says family values are important, and he wants to help

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Exit polls say landslide victory for Japan opposition

Japan’s opposition is headed for a landslide victory according to exit polls – indicating an election win that would oust the long-ruling

Japan’s opposition is headed for a landslide victory according to exit polls – indicating an election win that would oust the long-ruling

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Gabon tense as nation votes for new leader

Voters in Gabon are electing a successor to President Omar Bongo who died in June after leading his country for 41 years. The late leader’s son is

Voters in Gabon are electing a successor to President Omar Bongo who died in June after leading his country for 41 years. The late leader’s son is

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Suicide bomber kills police cadets in Pakistan

Pakistan’s offensive against Taliban insurgents in the northern Swat Valley has been hit by renewed violence. A suicide bomber killed himself and at

Pakistan’s offensive against Taliban insurgents in the northern Swat Valley has been hit by renewed violence. A suicide bomber killed himself and at

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Iran parliament debates new cabinet

The parliament in Iran has begun three days of debates on the cabinet put forward by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Fresh from the controversy over

The parliament in Iran has begun three days of debates on the cabinet put forward by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Fresh from the controversy over

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German left hopes to unsettle Merkel

Voters in three German states are going to the polls in regional elections. Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Conservative Christian Democrats, the

Voters in three German states are going to the polls in regional elections. Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Conservative Christian Democrats, the

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'Thriller' breaks records on Jacko's birthday

Despite his death, Michael Jackson’s music continues to break records and inspire fans around the world. On what would have been the star’s 51st

Despite his death, Michael Jackson’s music continues to break records and inspire fans around the world. On what would have been the star’s 51st

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Senator Ted Kennedy buried near brothers

Brought to Arlington National Cemetery to be buried close to his slain brothers, Edward Kennedy has completed his final journey. For the late

Brought to Arlington National Cemetery to be buried close to his slain brothers, Edward Kennedy has completed his final journey. For the late

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Japan votes in poll that could make history

If the opinion polls are correct, today’s election in Japan will be long remembered in the history books. The winds of change look to be blowing

If the opinion polls are correct, today’s election in Japan will be long remembered in the history books. The winds of change look to be blowing

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Local test for Merkel ahead of Germany's election

Apparently cruising towards re-election as German Chancellor, Angela Merkel knows a poor showing in regional polls could still give her rivals a

Apparently cruising towards re-election as German Chancellor, Angela Merkel knows a poor showing in regional polls could still give her rivals a

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Media row strains Berlusconi's relations with church

Relations between Silvio Berlusconi and Italy’s Catholic Church have been strained by a war of words in the press. Il Giornale, a national

Relations between Silvio Berlusconi and Italy’s Catholic Church have been strained by a war of words in the press. Il Giornale, a national