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2009-12-06

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Millions flock to see Lyon's lights

An estimated four million people have descended on the streets of Lyon in central France this weekend for the city’s annual light festival. The

An estimated four million people have descended on the streets of Lyon in central France this weekend for the city’s annual light festival. The

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Bolivia's Morales tipped for a second term

Evo Morales is being tipped to win a second term as Bolivia’s president. The last opinion polls before Sunday’s election suggest the country’s first

Evo Morales is being tipped to win a second term as Bolivia’s president. The last opinion polls before Sunday’s election suggest the country’s first

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UN climate chief confident over Cop 15 deal

There is an undoubted air of optimism in the Danish capital. The reason for the calm is because global warming talks may well result in a deal

There is an undoubted air of optimism in the Danish capital. The reason for the calm is because global warming talks may well result in a deal

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Riots in Greece on shooting annniversary

Rioting has broken out in Greece on the first anniversary of the police shooting of a teenage boy. In Athens shops and banks were vandalised and

Rioting has broken out in Greece on the first anniversary of the police shooting of a teenage boy. In Athens shops and banks were vandalised and

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Fury after deadly Russian nightclub fire

Residents in the Russian city of Perm have begun the grim task of identifying and burying the dead after Friday’s devastating nightclub fire. Some

Residents in the Russian city of Perm have begun the grim task of identifying and burying the dead after Friday’s devastating nightclub fire. Some

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UN warns of inaction over global climate change

There have been demonstrations across Europe calling for urgent action on climate change. Thousands of people protested in Brussels, London

There have been demonstrations across Europe calling for urgent action on climate change. Thousands of people protested in Brussels, London

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Thousands attend reburial of Chilean folk singer

Thousands of people have lined the streets of Santiago for the reburial service of popular Chilean folk singer, Victor Jara. He was among more

Thousands of people have lined the streets of Santiago for the reburial service of popular Chilean folk singer, Victor Jara. He was among more

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Greece braced for wave of protests

Authorities in Greece are preparing for a wave of protests on the first anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a 15-year old boy. More than

Authorities in Greece are preparing for a wave of protests on the first anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a 15-year old boy. More than

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Romanians choose their president

Romanians are voting for a president today in a ballot expected to unseat incumbent Traian Basescu.   Leftist challenger Mircea Geoana, the Social

Romanians are voting for a president today in a ballot expected to unseat incumbent Traian Basescu.   Leftist challenger Mircea Geoana, the Social

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Bolivia's Morales set for re-election

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales is expected to easily win re-election today. Opinion polls predict the leftist leader will take more than 50

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales is expected to easily win re-election today. Opinion polls predict the leftist leader will take more than 50

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Romanians to choose their president

Romanians are voting for a president today in a ballot expected to unseat incumbent Traian Basescu.   Leftist challenger Mircea Geoana, the Social

Romanians are voting for a president today in a ballot expected to unseat incumbent Traian Basescu.   Leftist challenger Mircea Geoana, the Social

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Lyon switches on its Festival of Light

The central French city of Lyon has opened its annual “Festival of Light”. Glow sticks were handed out to the thousands of onlookers ensuring

The central French city of Lyon has opened its annual “Festival of Light”. Glow sticks were handed out to the thousands of onlookers ensuring

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Sicilian mafia 'number two' held in Palermo

There were scenes of celebrations at the Italian police headquarters in Palermo following the arrest of Gianni Nicchi, the alleged “number two” of

There were scenes of celebrations at the Italian police headquarters in Palermo following the arrest of Gianni Nicchi, the alleged “number two” of

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Rail against the machine

An express train load of environmental activists has arrived in Copenhagen intent on making sure the United Nations climate summit does not hit the

An express train load of environmental activists has arrived in Copenhagen intent on making sure the United Nations climate summit does not hit the

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Russia grieves for nightclub blaze victims

Hundreds of red carnations and candles have been placed outside the smoking ruins of a Russian nightclub where 109 people died and 140 were injured

Hundreds of red carnations and candles have been placed outside the smoking ruins of a Russian nightclub where 109 people died and 140 were injured

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Anti-Islamic protesters clash with police

Police have clashed with anti-Islamic protesters in the city of Nottingham in the UK. Eleven people were arrested as police officers came between

Police have clashed with anti-Islamic protesters in the city of Nottingham in the UK. Eleven people were arrested as police officers came between