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2009-11-08

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Anticipation grows ahead of Berlin Wall anniversary

Anticipation is growing in Berlin ahead of Monday’s 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall. At least 100,000 people are set to party around the

Anticipation is growing in Berlin ahead of Monday’s 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall. At least 100,000 people are set to party around the

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Andorran bridge collapse kills five

Five workers are now known to have died in the collapse of a road bridge being built in Andorra. The construction site is to remain closed until

Five workers are now known to have died in the collapse of a road bridge being built in Andorra. The construction site is to remain closed until

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Abbas urged to run for re-election

Thousands of Palestinians have turned out in Hebron in the West Bank to urge President Mahmoud Abbas to run for re-election. On Friday, Abbas

Thousands of Palestinians have turned out in Hebron in the West Bank to urge President Mahmoud Abbas to run for re-election. On Friday, Abbas

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Saudi army retakes border area from rebels

Saudi Arabia says it has seized back a border zone captured by Yemeni rebels in an incursion last week. The announcement by the Saudi government

Saudi Arabia says it has seized back a border zone captured by Yemeni rebels in an incursion last week. The announcement by the Saudi government

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China boosts African aid

Beijing has promised to boost aid to African countries including more than 6.5 billion euros worth of low interest loans over the next three years

Beijing has promised to boost aid to African countries including more than 6.5 billion euros worth of low interest loans over the next three years

Environment

Lighting the way

Old style light bulbs – incandescent or filament bulbs – are disappearing from the shelves. In France, bulbs like that of more than 100 watts have

Old style light bulbs – incandescent or filament bulbs – are disappearing from the shelves. In France, bulbs like that of more than 100 watts have

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Berlin border guard recalls the Wall's fall

A former East German border guard has spoken about the night his checkpoint in Berlin was swarmed by people trying to cross to the west of the city

A former East German border guard has spoken about the night his checkpoint in Berlin was swarmed by people trying to cross to the west of the city

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Probe launched into deadly bridge collapse

Andorra’s government has launched an investigation after a road bridge collapsed killing five workers. Rescue teams worked throughout the night

Andorra’s government has launched an investigation after a road bridge collapsed killing five workers. Rescue teams worked throughout the night

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US healthcare reform moves closer

President Barack Obama has won a big victory on US healthcare reform.    The vote was close — 220 to 215 — but the lower house of the US Congress

President Barack Obama has won a big victory on US healthcare reform.    The vote was close — 220 to 215 — but the lower house of the US Congress

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Dalai Lama on controversial visit near Tibet

Thousands of Buddhist monks and supporters have welcomed the Dalai Lama to a remote Indian region, in what is being seen as an act of provocation by

Thousands of Buddhist monks and supporters have welcomed the Dalai Lama to a remote Indian region, in what is being seen as an act of provocation by

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Israelis mark Rabin assassination

The 14th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin has been marked by a demonstration in the Tel Aviv square where he

The 14th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin has been marked by a demonstration in the Tel Aviv square where he

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Swiss Muslims open up mosques ahead of minaret vote

Muslims in Switzerland have held open days in mosques across the country ahead of a controversial vote on whether to ban the construction of

Muslims in Switzerland have held open days in mosques across the country ahead of a controversial vote on whether to ban the construction of

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Money ministers reject Brown's bank tax at the G20

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s bid to impose a new tax on global financial transactions has been rejected by the United States at the G20

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s bid to impose a new tax on global financial transactions has been rejected by the United States at the G20

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Obama wins landmark vote on healthcare overhaul

The House of Representatives has backed President Obama’s sweeping overhaul of the US healthcare system. It was a close call with 220 in favour

The House of Representatives has backed President Obama’s sweeping overhaul of the US healthcare system. It was a close call with 220 in favour