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2009-10-17

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Civilians flee Pakistani army offensive

Some 100000 people have fled the South Waziristan region of Pakistan as the army continues its offensive against Taliban militants in the region

Some 100000 people have fled the South Waziristan region of Pakistan as the army continues its offensive against Taliban militants in the region

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Power-sharing 'option' for Afghanistan

As the world awaits the results of an investigation into allegations of fraud during Afghanistan’s presidential election – the two main candidates

As the world awaits the results of an investigation into allegations of fraud during Afghanistan’s presidential election – the two main candidates

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Wildfires rage in Australia

A state of emergency has been declared in central, eastern Queensland where wildfires have forced residents to flee for their lives, abandoning their

A state of emergency has been declared in central, eastern Queensland where wildfires have forced residents to flee for their lives, abandoning their

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Lada cars: 'nationalise or die' say unions

Workers at the troubled Russian carmaker AvtoVAZ which make Ladas have renewed their call for the government to nationalise the company. After a

Workers at the troubled Russian carmaker AvtoVAZ which make Ladas have renewed their call for the government to nationalise the company. After a

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O Abortion reform protest in Spain

According to the organisers, more than one million people gathered in Madrid to protest against the proposed liberalisation of the abortion law

According to the organisers, more than one million people gathered in Madrid to protest against the proposed liberalisation of the abortion law

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O Three Thousand Fans Gather at Stephen Gately's Funeral

Grief-stricken Boyzone bandmates have carried Stephen Gately coffin into a Dublin church. They had held an all night vigil alongside his body

Grief-stricken Boyzone bandmates have carried Stephen Gately coffin into a Dublin church. They had held an all night vigil alongside his body

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Thousands gather in Madrid for anti-abortion rally

Thousands of people are marching through the Spanish capital Madrid to protest against government plans to liberalise abortion laws. A similar

Thousands of people are marching through the Spanish capital Madrid to protest against government plans to liberalise abortion laws. A similar

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Pakistan army launches ground assault

Pakistan’s army has launched a ground operation against Taliban militants in the South Waziristan region on the Afghan border. As many as 28,000

Pakistan’s army has launched a ground operation against Taliban militants in the South Waziristan region on the Afghan border. As many as 28,000

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Maldives cabinet holds underwater conference

The president of the Maldives and his 12 cabinet ministers have been holding a government meeting five metres underwater to highlight the threat of

The president of the Maldives and his 12 cabinet ministers have been holding a government meeting five metres underwater to highlight the threat of

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German Government defends Opel Deal

The German government is confident it can resolve the European Union’s doubts on the Opel deal. Eyebrows have been raised in Brussels over 4.5

The German government is confident it can resolve the European Union’s doubts on the Opel deal. Eyebrows have been raised in Brussels over 4.5

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32 die in Indian fireworks blast

At least 32 people have been killed and 10 others injured in a blaze that led to an explosion at a fireworks warehouse in southern India. The

At least 32 people have been killed and 10 others injured in a blaze that led to an explosion at a fireworks warehouse in southern India. The

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Pakistan army launches ground assault

Pakistan’s army has launched a ground operation against Taliban militants in the South Waziristan region on the Afghan border. Some 28,000

Pakistan’s army has launched a ground operation against Taliban militants in the South Waziristan region on the Afghan border. Some 28,000

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N.Korean official to visit USA

A senior North Korean official has been given the green light to visit the United States later this month, a trip which may spark a breakthrough on

A senior North Korean official has been given the green light to visit the United States later this month, a trip which may spark a breakthrough on

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EU questions German state aid for Opel

The German decision to offer state aid to ailing car-maker Opel has raised eyebrows in Brussels, which says there are “significant indications” that

The German decision to offer state aid to ailing car-maker Opel has raised eyebrows in Brussels, which says there are “significant indications” that

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Wire taps help arrest billionaire US investor

A billionaire investor and executives from some of America’s most prestigious companies have been arrested and charged with insider trading. Hedge

A billionaire investor and executives from some of America’s most prestigious companies have been arrested and charged with insider trading. Hedge

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Britain ordered to release 'torture' papers

The British government has failed in its legal attempt to prevent the release of details of the alleged torture of a former UK resident. The papers

The British government has failed in its legal attempt to prevent the release of details of the alleged torture of a former UK resident. The papers