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2009-09-06

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Merkel goes on election offensive

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has launched the final phase of her re-election campaign with a rousing speech to the CDU party faithful. Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has launched the final phase of her re-election campaign with a rousing speech to the CDU party faithful. Merkel

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Xinjiang tense as officials are axed

It is still a far cry from normality. But, amid heavy security after days of ethnic unrest left at least five people dead, China’s restive city of

It is still a far cry from normality. But, amid heavy security after days of ethnic unrest left at least five people dead, China’s restive city of

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Socialists ahead in Greek campaign

The latest opinion polls in Greece show Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis may regret his decision to call an early election. Facing some grim figures

The latest opinion polls in Greece show Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis may regret his decision to call an early election. Facing some grim figures

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Afghan election results annulled after fraud claims

Results from more than 400 Afghan polling stations have been annulled after continuing opposition allegations of ballot-rigging. However, the latest

Results from more than 400 Afghan polling stations have been annulled after continuing opposition allegations of ballot-rigging. However, the latest

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Hopes fade for Philippines ferry victims

Rescuers continue to scour the waters off the southern Phillipines for around 30 people still missing after a ferry sank with 964 passengers and crew

Rescuers continue to scour the waters off the southern Phillipines for around 30 people still missing after a ferry sank with 964 passengers and crew

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Israel affirms plans for more settler homes

Shrugging off a rebuke from Washington, Benjamin Netanyahu is standing firm. He is set to announce the building of hundreds of new settler homes in

Shrugging off a rebuke from Washington, Benjamin Netanyahu is standing firm. He is set to announce the building of hundreds of new settler homes in

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Uneasy calm after Gabon elections

The new president of Gabon has appealed for calm after looting and riots greeted his controversial election. Ali Ben Bongo appeared relaxed at a

The new president of Gabon has appealed for calm after looting and riots greeted his controversial election. Ali Ben Bongo appeared relaxed at a

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Hundreds saved as Philippines ferry sinks

In what is being hailed as a maritime miracle, 900 people have been rescued from a ferry that sank in the southern Philippines. At least five people

In what is being hailed as a maritime miracle, 900 people have been rescued from a ferry that sank in the southern Philippines. At least five people

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Lake Ohrid boat captain arrested

The president of Bulgaria has flown to Macedonia to visit survivors of the tourist boat sinking which killed 15 of his countrymen. Georgi Parvanov

The president of Bulgaria has flown to Macedonia to visit survivors of the tourist boat sinking which killed 15 of his countrymen. Georgi Parvanov

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NATO military chief visits Afghan air strike victims

The commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan has seen for himself the aftermath of Friday’s deadly air strike in Kunduz. General Stanley

The commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan has seen for himself the aftermath of Friday’s deadly air strike in Kunduz. General Stanley

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G20 ministers plan to get tough with banks

G20 finance ministers have agreed a series of measures to curb the bankers’ bonus culture And, at the end of a two-day meeting in London, they also

G20 finance ministers have agreed a series of measures to curb the bankers’ bonus culture And, at the end of a two-day meeting in London, they also

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Bulgaria and Macedonia mourn tourist dead

Amateur film footage captured the moments just after a sightseeing boat sank at a popular tourist resort in Macedonia, killing 15 people. The

Amateur film footage captured the moments just after a sightseeing boat sank at a popular tourist resort in Macedonia, killing 15 people. The

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Rival demonstrators clash in British city

Right-wing nationalists and anti-fascist protesters have clashed in the British city of Birmingham. A group calling itself the English Defence

Right-wing nationalists and anti-fascist protesters have clashed in the British city of Birmingham. A group calling itself the English Defence