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2009-12-12

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400 arrests made on fringes of climate summit

Some 400 demonstrators have been arrested by Danish police on the fringes of the climate summit in Copenhagen. Those arrested were allegedly

Some 400 demonstrators have been arrested by Danish police on the fringes of the climate summit in Copenhagen. Those arrested were allegedly

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Marching for jobs in Madrid

Tens of thousands of members of Spain’s two biggest trade unions have marched in Madrid to protest at the level of unemployment there – currently

Tens of thousands of members of Spain’s two biggest trade unions have marched in Madrid to protest at the level of unemployment there – currently

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Ban on Kurdish politicians triggers strife in Turkey

Clashes have erupted between protesters and police in Turkey after Kurdish politicians resigned en masse from parliament over a Constitutional Court

Clashes have erupted between protesters and police in Turkey after Kurdish politicians resigned en masse from parliament over a Constitutional Court

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French rocker's doctor attacked in Paris

The French surgeon accused of carrying out a botched operation on the French rock legend Johnny Hallyday has been attacked by two hooded men in

The French surgeon accused of carrying out a botched operation on the French rock legend Johnny Hallyday has been attacked by two hooded men in

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Tens of thousands march for climate change action

“There is no planet B” was the rallying cry in Copenhagen as tens of thousands of climate activists marched through the Danish capital to call for

“There is no planet B” was the rallying cry in Copenhagen as tens of thousands of climate activists marched through the Danish capital to call for

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German/Afghan airstrike scandal grows

New claims are emerging in Germany that the country’s troops in Afghanistan ordered an airstrike specifically to kill Taliban fighters, even though

New claims are emerging in Germany that the country’s troops in Afghanistan ordered an airstrike specifically to kill Taliban fighters, even though

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Italy remembers 'Years of Lead'

Today is the 40th anniversary of the beginning of Italy’s “Years of Lead”. On December the 12th 1969 a bomb blast ripped through a bank in Milan

Today is the 40th anniversary of the beginning of Italy’s “Years of Lead”. On December the 12th 1969 a bomb blast ripped through a bank in Milan

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Abkhazia chooses president

Voters in the breakaway Black Sea region of Abkhazia are choosing a president in a ballot that is only being recognised by three countries

Voters in the breakaway Black Sea region of Abkhazia are choosing a president in a ballot that is only being recognised by three countries

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Climate protests gain momentum in Danish capital

Several thousand anti global warming protesters have filled the streets of central Copenhagen, as a pre-cursor to a massive turnout expected to lobby

Several thousand anti global warming protesters have filled the streets of central Copenhagen, as a pre-cursor to a massive turnout expected to lobby

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Oil wealth on the Iraqi horizon

It is the second day of an oil contract auction being held in Baghdad. Two big oilfield deals were clinched yesterday – depending on how much the

It is the second day of an oil contract auction being held in Baghdad. Two big oilfield deals were clinched yesterday – depending on how much the

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Woods admits infidelity and takes a break

Disgraced golfer Tiger Woods has confessed to cheating on his wife and says he is taking a break from the sport to repair his shattered marriage

Disgraced golfer Tiger Woods has confessed to cheating on his wife and says he is taking a break from the sport to repair his shattered marriage

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'Angel of Death' on trial in Argentina

The trial has begun of a former navy captain known as the “Blond Angel of Death” over his alleged crimes against humanity. Alfredo Astiz, 57

The trial has begun of a former navy captain known as the “Blond Angel of Death” over his alleged crimes against humanity. Alfredo Astiz, 57

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Woods admits infidelity and takes a break

The shamed golfer Tiger Woods has admitted cheating on his wife and is taking an indefinite break from the game. On his website, Woods

The shamed golfer Tiger Woods has admitted cheating on his wife and is taking an indefinite break from the game. On his website, Woods

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DTP party ban sparks Kurd anger

A pro-Kurdish political party has hit out over a decision to ban it by Turkey’s Constitutional Court. Chairman of the Democratic Society Party

A pro-Kurdish political party has hit out over a decision to ban it by Turkey’s Constitutional Court. Chairman of the Democratic Society Party

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Climate summit: Rich nations 'must do better'

Funding the fight against global warming threatens to dominate the second week of the climate change summit in Copenhagen. The European Union’s

Funding the fight against global warming threatens to dominate the second week of the climate change summit in Copenhagen. The European Union’s

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Obama's financial reforms clear first hurdle

America’s biggest financial reforms since the Great Depression are still on track, with victory for President Obama in the House of Representatives

America’s biggest financial reforms since the Great Depression are still on track, with victory for President Obama in the House of Representatives