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2009-11-28

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Swiss image at stake in controversial vote

Switzerland is voting in a double referendum that is likely to have a significant effect on the country’s image abroad. The first measure to be

Switzerland is voting in a double referendum that is likely to have a significant effect on the country’s image abroad. The first measure to be

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Influx of patients to Russian hospital after train disaster

Russian medical services are dealing with an influx of patients following the train crash on Friday evening. The train was travelling on one of

Russian medical services are dealing with an influx of patients following the train crash on Friday evening. The train was travelling on one of

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H1N1 precautions at annual hajj

Vast crowds of pilgrims have turned out for the fourth day of the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia. This despite fears about the spread of the H1N1

Vast crowds of pilgrims have turned out for the fourth day of the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia. This despite fears about the spread of the H1N1

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Geneva ravaged by anti-capitalism protestors

Anti-capitalism protesters have brought havoc to central Geneva during a demonstration against the World Trade Organisation. They burned cars and

Anti-capitalism protesters have brought havoc to central Geneva during a demonstration against the World Trade Organisation. They burned cars and

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Slovenians demand higher minimum wage

Thousands of Slovenians have taken to the streets of the capital to demand a higher minimum wage and the scrapping of plans to raise the retirement

Thousands of Slovenians have taken to the streets of the capital to demand a higher minimum wage and the scrapping of plans to raise the retirement

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Ferry tragedy off Bangladesh

The official death toll after the sinking of a passenger ferry in Bangladesh has risen to 33, with dozens more missing. Twelve of the bodies found

The official death toll after the sinking of a passenger ferry in Bangladesh has risen to 33, with dozens more missing. Twelve of the bodies found

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Russian officials believe train disaster caused by bomb

Russian officials believe the train disaster that killed dozens and injured nearly 100 was caused by a bomb. In a televised meeting, the head of

Russian officials believe the train disaster that killed dozens and injured nearly 100 was caused by a bomb. In a televised meeting, the head of

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Overcrowded ferry sinks in Bangladesh

Around 30 people have died and many more are still missing after an overcrowded ferry sank in Bangladesh. 1,500 passengers were aboard, 3 times

Around 30 people have died and many more are still missing after an overcrowded ferry sank in Bangladesh. 1,500 passengers were aboard, 3 times

Europe

Barroso's new team to focus on economy

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has named the 26 people for his new executive. He chose his new team of nine women and 18 men

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has named the 26 people for his new executive. He chose his new team of nine women and 18 men

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Rally in Paris against homelessness

A night of solidarity to send out an SOS about France’s homeless problem. Some 30 associations organised a rally in Paris to call for urgent

A night of solidarity to send out an SOS about France’s homeless problem. Some 30 associations organised a rally in Paris to call for urgent

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Russian train disaster "caused by bomb"

Authorities in Russia say a train crash that killed at least 39 people and injured nearly 100 was caused by a bomb. The intelligence service has

Authorities in Russia say a train crash that killed at least 39 people and injured nearly 100 was caused by a bomb. The intelligence service has

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New diplomatic push for UN climate deal

Despite doubts about the chances of a UN climate deal in Copenhagen next month, some world leaders have launched a new diplomatic effort to lobby for

Despite doubts about the chances of a UN climate deal in Copenhagen next month, some world leaders have launched a new diplomatic effort to lobby for

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Winds of change in Nagorno Karabakh

‘‘I am on the border of the territory Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan. It is still a dangerous region following the 1990s conflict. However, there is

‘‘I am on the border of the territory Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan. It is still a dangerous region following the 1990s conflict. However, there is

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Nobel prize institute criticises Iran

The diplomatic row over Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi and her medal continues as Norway and Iran summon each others ambassadors.   Tehran has

The diplomatic row over Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi and her medal continues as Norway and Iran summon each others ambassadors.   Tehran has

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Dozens die in Russian train crash

At least 39 people have been killed and over 80 injured in a Russian passenger train derailment near St. Petersburg.    Emergency crews were quickly

At least 39 people have been killed and over 80 injured in a Russian passenger train derailment near St. Petersburg.    Emergency crews were quickly

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Commonwealth "positive" ahead of Copenhagen

A deal for a climate treaty is within reach - that was the up-beat message as Britain’s Queen Elizabeth opened the Commonwealth’s biennial summit

A deal for a climate treaty is within reach - that was the up-beat message as Britain’s Queen Elizabeth opened the Commonwealth’s biennial summit