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2009-10-24

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Worldwide protests highlight need for climate pact

Tens of thousands of climate change activists have been out in force all over the world to raise awareness of the dangers of global warming

Tens of thousands of climate change activists have been out in force all over the world to raise awareness of the dangers of global warming

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Iran accuses the West of nuclear 'trickery'

Iran has accused the international community of cheating in the long-running row over its atomic ambitions. The former nuclear negotiator, now

Iran has accused the international community of cheating in the long-running row over its atomic ambitions. The former nuclear negotiator, now

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Hamas rejects Abbas' election call

The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has pledged to press ahead with elections in the New Year, despite warnings from Hamas it could lead to an

The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has pledged to press ahead with elections in the New Year, despite warnings from Hamas it could lead to an

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Victims' relatives head for war crimes trial

The man accused of ordering Europe’s worst atrocities since the Second World War – Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic – finally faces a war crimes

The man accused of ordering Europe’s worst atrocities since the Second World War – Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic – finally faces a war crimes

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Germany's new coalition agrees tax cuts

Almost a month after the federal election, Germany’s coalition government is ready to take office next week. During a late-night meeting, Chancellor

Almost a month after the federal election, Germany’s coalition government is ready to take office next week. During a late-night meeting, Chancellor

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Climate Change and Development: what global response?

Two year ago, Rajendra Kuma Pachauri received the nobel peace prize alongside Al Gore for his work at the head of the international group of experts

Two year ago, Rajendra Kuma Pachauri received the nobel peace prize alongside Al Gore for his work at the head of the international group of experts

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Pakistan claims crucial Waziristan prize

The first pictures have emerged of what is thought to be Taliban fighters preparing to attack the Pakistan army in Waziristan. Independent

The first pictures have emerged of what is thought to be Taliban fighters preparing to attack the Pakistan army in Waziristan. Independent

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Tunisian president dominates election coverage

The presidential election campaign in Tunisia winds up this weekend with the outcome already beyond doubt. Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has been in power

The presidential election campaign in Tunisia winds up this weekend with the outcome already beyond doubt. Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has been in power

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German coalition agrees tax cuts

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU party has sealed a coalition deal with the Free Democrats, the FDP. The agreement paves the way

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU party has sealed a coalition deal with the Free Democrats, the FDP. The agreement paves the way

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Taliban orders Afghan run-off boycott

The Taliban is calling on the people of Afghanistan to boycott next month’s presidential election run-off. Election officials are busy trying to

The Taliban is calling on the people of Afghanistan to boycott next month’s presidential election run-off. Election officials are busy trying to

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Velvet generations

Czech sculptor David Cherny’s Trabant adorns the German embassy garden in Prague, a tribute to the days leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall and

Czech sculptor David Cherny’s Trabant adorns the German embassy garden in Prague, a tribute to the days leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall and

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Malta, immigration and xenophobia

Crossing the sea to a stormy welcome, African immigrants strike Malta. The Maltese feel stretched to their limits, sensitive to allegations of

Crossing the sea to a stormy welcome, African immigrants strike Malta. The Maltese feel stretched to their limits, sensitive to allegations of

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Two sides of the wall

Twenty years after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, two families reflect on the changes they have seen since the reinforced concrete that divided a

Twenty years after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, two families reflect on the changes they have seen since the reinforced concrete that divided a

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Chan defends WHO's record in fighting H1N1

As the H1N1 virus rears its head again with the approach of the Northern winter it is a timely moment for the Asturias prizes committee to honour the

As the H1N1 virus rears its head again with the approach of the Northern winter it is a timely moment for the Asturias prizes committee to honour the

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Yelena Isinbayeva, Prince of Asturias Award for Sports

18 years after Sergei Bubka, another pole-vaulter has won the prestigious Prince of Asturias Sports Award – Yelena Isinbayeva from Russia. Like Bubka

18 years after Sergei Bubka, another pole-vaulter has won the prestigious Prince of Asturias Sports Award – Yelena Isinbayeva from Russia. Like Bubka

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Spain honours the world's great achievers.

The Prince of Asturias Awards, the Spanish equivalent of the Nobel prizes, have been presented in Oviedo by the heir to the Spanish throne, Prince

The Prince of Asturias Awards, the Spanish equivalent of the Nobel prizes, have been presented in Oviedo by the heir to the Spanish throne, Prince

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Merkel seals deal in German coalition talks

Talks dragged on into early this morning but Angela Merkel has finally sealed a deal with her coalition partners to form a new German government

Talks dragged on into early this morning but Angela Merkel has finally sealed a deal with her coalition partners to form a new German government

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Cheesed-off farmers fling boots at Swiss minister

Flinging footwear has again emerged as a popular form of protest. This time the throwers were angry Swiss farmers who hurled their boots over what

Flinging footwear has again emerged as a popular form of protest. This time the throwers were angry Swiss farmers who hurled their boots over what

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Police held for blackmail in Italian political sex row

Four policemen have been arrested for allegedly blackmailing the Governor of Lazio in the latest political sex scandal to rock Italy. A video

Four policemen have been arrested for allegedly blackmailing the Governor of Lazio in the latest political sex scandal to rock Italy. A video

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Abbas calls Palestinian polls for January 24

Mahmoud Abbas has announced presidential and parliamentary polls in the Palestinian territories on January 24. It applies not only to the West

Mahmoud Abbas has announced presidential and parliamentary polls in the Palestinian territories on January 24. It applies not only to the West