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2009-10-25

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Tunisia's presidential vote a forgone conclusion

Tunisians have voted in an election almost certain to extend the rule of President Zine al’Abidine Ben Ali. The 73-year-old has run the North African

Tunisians have voted in an election almost certain to extend the rule of President Zine al’Abidine Ben Ali. The 73-year-old has run the North African

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Afghan protest over Koran burning claims

Campaigning in Afghanistan is well underway for November’s run-off presidential election with the opposition candidate to President Karzai, Dr

Campaigning in Afghanistan is well underway for November’s run-off presidential election with the opposition candidate to President Karzai, Dr

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Over 130 dead and many more wounded in Baghdad bombings

One hundred and thirty two people are now thought to have been killed and more than 500 wounded in a dual car bomb attack in Baghdad. The blasts

One hundred and thirty two people are now thought to have been killed and more than 500 wounded in a dual car bomb attack in Baghdad. The blasts

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Maliki visits site of Baghdad atrocity

Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has visited the site of the twin bomb atrocity in Baghdad. He has issued a statement blaming al Qaeda and

Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has visited the site of the twin bomb atrocity in Baghdad. He has issued a statement blaming al Qaeda and

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Italian left chooses a new leader

The increasingly demoralised Italian left is back at the polls, choosing its latest leader to take on the seemingly-untouchable Sivio Berlusconi

The increasingly demoralised Italian left is back at the polls, choosing its latest leader to take on the seemingly-untouchable Sivio Berlusconi

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Israeli police clash with Arab youths near Jerusalem mosque

Israeli police fired stun grenades at Arab youths during clashes in the compound of Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque in the Old City. Twelve

Israeli police fired stun grenades at Arab youths during clashes in the compound of Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque in the Old City. Twelve

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Uruguay vote pits one-time rebel vs ex-president

Uruguay votes today in an election pitting a former rebel leader against a conservative ex-president in one of South America’s most stable economies

Uruguay votes today in an election pitting a former rebel leader against a conservative ex-president in one of South America’s most stable economies

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Fireworks in Ukraine election campaign

The frontrunners in the race to be the next president of Ukraine have launched their campaigns for January’s election. Prime Minister Yulia

The frontrunners in the race to be the next president of Ukraine have launched their campaigns for January’s election. Prime Minister Yulia

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132 killed and hundreds wounded in Baghdad attacks 

A dual car bomb attack has killed as many as 132 people and left at least 512 more wounded in Baghdad according to medical officials there.    The

A dual car bomb attack has killed as many as 132 people and left at least 512 more wounded in Baghdad according to medical officials there.    The

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62 dead in twin car bombs in Baghdad

The number of people killed in this morning’s twin car bombings in Baghdad has risen steeply. It is now known at least 62 people died, with 158 more

The number of people killed in this morning’s twin car bombings in Baghdad has risen steeply. It is now known at least 62 people died, with 158 more

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Tunisia's president poised for re-election

One of Africa’s longest-serving leaders is poised to extend his 22-year rule as Tunisia goes to the polls today. There is little doubt the winner

One of Africa’s longest-serving leaders is poised to extend his 22-year rule as Tunisia goes to the polls today. There is little doubt the winner

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Italy's opposition holds primary for new leader

Italy’s main opposition party is holding a countrywide primary today to elect a new leader. An eve-of-poll sex scandal involving one of its

Italy’s main opposition party is holding a countrywide primary today to elect a new leader. An eve-of-poll sex scandal involving one of its

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Egypt train collision kills 25

A train crash in Egypt has killed at least 25 people and injured dozens more. Security sources say a packed passenger train slammed into a

A train crash in Egypt has killed at least 25 people and injured dozens more. Security sources say a packed passenger train slammed into a

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UN inspectors in Iran to visit nuclear plant

International inspectors have arrived in Iran to visit a newly-revealed nuclear plant that has heightened fears about Tehran’s atomic intentions

International inspectors have arrived in Iran to visit a newly-revealed nuclear plant that has heightened fears about Tehran’s atomic intentions

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Swine flu vaccine shortfall amid US 'emergency'

As Americans queue for a vaccine that is still in short supply, President Obama has declared swine flu a national emergency. For some, standing in

As Americans queue for a vaccine that is still in short supply, President Obama has declared swine flu a national emergency. For some, standing in