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2009-11-21

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Romania ponders new president ahead of poll

Romania is gearing up for perhaps its most important vote since the fall of Communism in 1989. The first round of the presidential election sees

Romania is gearing up for perhaps its most important vote since the fall of Communism in 1989. The first round of the presidential election sees

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Williams conciliatory during Vatican visit

The head of the Anglican church, Archbishop Rowan Williams, has had his first meeting with Pope Benedict the 16th since the head of the Catholic

The head of the Anglican church, Archbishop Rowan Williams, has had his first meeting with Pope Benedict the 16th since the head of the Catholic

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Agricultural anger: Spanish capital besieged by irate farmers

As many as 100,000 Spanish farmers have thronged in the capital Madrid in a mass protest against the depressed market for agricultural produce

As many as 100,000 Spanish farmers have thronged in the capital Madrid in a mass protest against the depressed market for agricultural produce

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Meredith murder: Prosecution calls for life

Italian prosecutors have called for a life sentence for American student Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, accused of the

Italian prosecutors have called for a life sentence for American student Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, accused of the

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CERN restarts its "God machine"

Europe’s blue ribbon nuclear research project at the CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is back up and running and has already begun circulating particle

Europe’s blue ribbon nuclear research project at the CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is back up and running and has already begun circulating particle

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Brown visits displaced in Cockermouth: More rain forecast

Parts of the north west of England devastated by floods are bracing themselves for yet more rain. Forecasters predict Cumbria, the county hardest

Parts of the north west of England devastated by floods are bracing themselves for yet more rain. Forecasters predict Cumbria, the county hardest

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200 Eritrean migrants brought ashore in Sicily

Italian coastguard have intercepted a vessel carrying some 200 Eritrean migrants. The boat, 15 meters in length, was picked up at midnight

Italian coastguard have intercepted a vessel carrying some 200 Eritrean migrants. The boat, 15 meters in length, was picked up at midnight

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Martens returns to find new Belgian premier

Belgium’s King Albert has moved swiftly to ensure the loss of his prime minister to the European presidency does not also rob him of a viable

Belgium’s King Albert has moved swiftly to ensure the loss of his prime minister to the European presidency does not also rob him of a viable

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Ordeal over: Hijacked Spanish crew back home

The crew of the Spanish tuna trawler freed by Somali pirates are back home after their seven week ordeal. The 36 sailors spoke of their fear while

The crew of the Spanish tuna trawler freed by Somali pirates are back home after their seven week ordeal. The 36 sailors spoke of their fear while

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Uncertainty reigns ahead of Romanian election

Romanians go to the polls tomorrow in a closely- fought presidential election amid fears it may not resolve a government crisis that is stalling

Romanians go to the polls tomorrow in a closely- fought presidential election amid fears it may not resolve a government crisis that is stalling

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Death toll rises in Chinese mine explosion

At least 42 miners are now known to have died in a gas explosion in a coalmine in north-eastern China. Another 66 are missing, believed trapped

At least 42 miners are now known to have died in a gas explosion in a coalmine in north-eastern China. Another 66 are missing, believed trapped

Europe

Iceland and the EU - a lasting affair?

Iceland has always been fiercely independent but after the collapse of their banks, and in the face of a global recession, Iceland applied for

Iceland has always been fiercely independent but after the collapse of their banks, and in the face of a global recession, Iceland applied for

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UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

On the 20th November 1989, the UN adopted The Convention on the Rights of the Child. This was a legally binding text aimed at protecting the most

On the 20th November 1989, the UN adopted The Convention on the Rights of the Child. This was a legally binding text aimed at protecting the most

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Debate rages over Swiss minarets

This edition of Agora took us to Switzerland, where amongst the Alpine tranquility a controversy is raging over the construction of minarets around

This edition of Agora took us to Switzerland, where amongst the Alpine tranquility a controversy is raging over the construction of minarets around

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First transatlantic flight for superjumbo jet

An Air France A380 has touched down at Kennedy airport. The Paris to NewYork journey was the world’s largest airliner’s inaugural transatlantic

An Air France A380 has touched down at Kennedy airport. The Paris to NewYork journey was the world’s largest airliner’s inaugural transatlantic

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Floods devastate NW England

People in the northwest of England are counting the cost of the devastation to their homes after record rainfalls caused widespread flooding

People in the northwest of England are counting the cost of the devastation to their homes after record rainfalls caused widespread flooding

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Swine Flu virus begins to mutate

Health officials at a hospital in Wales are investigating a possible person-to-person spread of a drug resistant strain of H1N1 flu. Five patients

Health officials at a hospital in Wales are investigating a possible person-to-person spread of a drug resistant strain of H1N1 flu. Five patients

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Big bang machine back in action

The world’s largest atom smasher has been re-started again after more than a year of repairs. The European Organisation for Nuclear Research has

The world’s largest atom smasher has been re-started again after more than a year of repairs. The European Organisation for Nuclear Research has