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2009-12-20

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Putin offers himself for Russia's judo team

Russia’s action man Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been reinforcing his image with country’s judo team. At a coaching session in St Petersburg

Russia’s action man Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been reinforcing his image with country’s judo team. At a coaching session in St Petersburg

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'New horizons' between Syria and Lebanon

The newfound closeness between Lebanon and Syria was cemented on the second day of talks between the countries’ leaders in Damascus. The Lebanese

The newfound closeness between Lebanon and Syria was cemented on the second day of talks between the countries’ leaders in Damascus. The Lebanese

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Calls for 'national unity' over Greek debt

The Greek prime minister has called for national unity to fight a financial crisis caused by the crushing public debt. George Papandreou addressed

The Greek prime minister has called for national unity to fight a financial crisis caused by the crushing public debt. George Papandreou addressed

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Iran braced for reformist cleric's funeral

Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri was widely recognised as the spiritual father of Iran’s reform movement. Initially the Iranian press played

Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri was widely recognised as the spiritual father of Iran’s reform movement. Initially the Iranian press played

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Europe shivers as winter strikes

The freezing weather has not just hit the Channel Tunnel. Airports, railways and roads across much of Europe have ground to a standstill. In Belgium

The freezing weather has not just hit the Channel Tunnel. Airports, railways and roads across much of Europe have ground to a standstill. In Belgium

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Iranian riot police 'deployed' after cleric's death

A reformist website in Iran says riot police are being deployed in the holy city of Qom after the death of Iran’s top dissident cleric Grand

A reformist website in Iran says riot police are being deployed in the holy city of Qom after the death of Iran’s top dissident cleric Grand

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Agora sees out 2009

2009 has been a memorable year for the EU, studded with successes and failures, subjected to global tensions and internal growing pains in equal

2009 has been a memorable year for the EU, studded with successes and failures, subjected to global tensions and internal growing pains in equal

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Eurostar services still not back on track

Eurostar rail services remain suspended as investigations continue into why six trains carrying more than 2,500 passengers broke down, five of them

Eurostar rail services remain suspended as investigations continue into why six trains carrying more than 2,500 passengers broke down, five of them

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US 'concerned' at Iran's Iraqi oil incursion

America’s most senior soldier has expressed concerns about an Iranian military incursion into Iraq, but said only Baghdad and Tehran could resolve

America’s most senior soldier has expressed concerns about an Iranian military incursion into Iraq, but said only Baghdad and Tehran could resolve

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Philippines eruption expected 'within days'

The alert level around the most active volcano in the Philippines has been raised, as vulcanologists warn of a possible eruption within days.

The alert level around the most active volcano in the Philippines has been raised, as vulcanologists warn of a possible eruption within days.

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Macau bets all on a diverse future

The one-time Portuguese colony Macau is marking the 10th anniversary of its return to China, with ambitious plans to break free from its

The one-time Portuguese colony Macau is marking the 10th anniversary of its return to China, with ambitious plans to break free from its

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Iran's leading dissident cleric has died

Thousands of opposition protestors are reported to be gathering in cities in Iran, following the death of one of the most prominent critics of the

Thousands of opposition protestors are reported to be gathering in cities in Iran, following the death of one of the most prominent critics of the

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Big boost for Obama's healthcare reform plans

Wintry weather may have engulfed Washington DC but political developments there are enough to warm the heart of the US President. Barack Obama’s

Wintry weather may have engulfed Washington DC but political developments there are enough to warm the heart of the US President. Barack Obama’s

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Europe shivers in pre-Christmas cold snap

The extreme weather hitting much of Europe is having deadly repercussions. A train derailed in Sardinia, killing the driver. Heavy rain on the

The extreme weather hitting much of Europe is having deadly repercussions. A train derailed in Sardinia, killing the driver. Heavy rain on the

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Two former Popes move closer to sainthood

Enthusiasm and outrage. Two very different reactions as two former Popes move closer to Roman Catholic sainthood. John Paul II’s successor, Pope

Enthusiasm and outrage. Two very different reactions as two former Popes move closer to Roman Catholic sainthood. John Paul II’s successor, Pope

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Travel misery as freezing weather halts Eurostar

The Channel Tunnel nightmare continues for pre-Christmas travellers. No Eurostar passenger services will run today in the underwater rail link

The Channel Tunnel nightmare continues for pre-Christmas travellers. No Eurostar passenger services will run today in the underwater rail link