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2009-12-24

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Migrants in France and Belgium still camping out

Despite the harsh weather conditions, migrants are still arriving at the site of the notorious Sangatte refugee camp in Calais. French authorities

Despite the harsh weather conditions, migrants are still arriving at the site of the notorious Sangatte refugee camp in Calais. French authorities

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Weather chaos continues on Christmas Eve

Weather conditions across Europe are continuing to wreak travel chaos on Christmas Eve. In the UK, snow, ice and freezing fog are hampering road and

Weather conditions across Europe are continuing to wreak travel chaos on Christmas Eve. In the UK, snow, ice and freezing fog are hampering road and

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Christmas in Bethlehem overshadowed by wall

In the place where Christians believe Jesus Christ was born, Christmas celebrations are taking place in the shadow of a concrete wall built by the

In the place where Christians believe Jesus Christ was born, Christmas celebrations are taking place in the shadow of a concrete wall built by the

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Eastern European writers assess EU integration 

Twenty years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, European authors are still trying to make sense of the impact. China may have been the guest of

Twenty years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, European authors are still trying to make sense of the impact. China may have been the guest of

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US Senate approves Obama's healthcare plans

The US Senate has approved President Barack Obama’s historic healthcare reforms, helping the proposals clear a major hurdle en route to becoming

The US Senate has approved President Barack Obama’s historic healthcare reforms, helping the proposals clear a major hurdle en route to becoming

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Pro-Kurdish politicians arrested in Turkey

In a series of dawn raids, Turkish police have arrested scores of members of a recently banned pro-Kurdish political party suspected of having links

In a series of dawn raids, Turkish police have arrested scores of members of a recently banned pro-Kurdish political party suspected of having links

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US clears the way for healthcare reform

In his efforts to reform healthcare, US President Barack Obama is succeeding in a task that has eluded other leaders since President Roosevelt first

In his efforts to reform healthcare, US President Barack Obama is succeeding in a task that has eluded other leaders since President Roosevelt first

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US Senate approves healthcare reform

US President, Barack Obama, is a step closer to reforming the American healthcare system. The US Senate has adopted the bill by 60 votes to 39

US President, Barack Obama, is a step closer to reforming the American healthcare system. The US Senate has adopted the bill by 60 votes to 39

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Arrest

Turkish police have arrested dozens of pro-Kurdish party members in a series of coordinated raids in the south-east of the country. Forty-two

Turkish police have arrested dozens of pro-Kurdish party members in a series of coordinated raids in the south-east of the country. Forty-two

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Bethlehem wall 'spoils Christmas' for Palestinians

It may be Christmas in Bethlehem but the marching bands – a legacy of British occupation in Palestine – parade in the shadow of a concrete wall

It may be Christmas in Bethlehem but the marching bands – a legacy of British occupation in Palestine – parade in the shadow of a concrete wall

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Philippines volcano to erupt 'anytime'

The most active volcano in the Philippines is rumbling and shooting ash columns high into the air as the authorities warn of a potential hazardous

The most active volcano in the Philippines is rumbling and shooting ash columns high into the air as the authorities warn of a potential hazardous

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Russia - Georgia Border to open

Russia and Georgia have agreed to re-open their land border which has been closed since 2006. After Swiss mediation, both countries have been able

Russia and Georgia have agreed to re-open their land border which has been closed since 2006. After Swiss mediation, both countries have been able

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30th anniversary of the Ariane rocket

The European space industry is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first launch of the Ariane rocket. On Christmas Eve, 1979, Europe finally

The European space industry is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first launch of the Ariane rocket. On Christmas Eve, 1979, Europe finally

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Elephant santas visit school in Thailand's ancient capital

Santa Claus paid a visit to a group of school children in Thailand’s ancient city of Ayutthaya, some 120 kilometres north of Bangkok on Wednesday

Santa Claus paid a visit to a group of school children in Thailand’s ancient city of Ayutthaya, some 120 kilometres north of Bangkok on Wednesday

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Air Comet passengers given alternative flights

Relief all round after the Spanish government agreed to spend over six million euros to transport around 7,000 passengers left stranded by the

Relief all round after the Spanish government agreed to spend over six million euros to transport around 7,000 passengers left stranded by the

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Court orders return of treasure to Spain

American treasure hunting company, Odyssey has been told it must return to Spain a fortune in old coins recovered from a 19th-century Spanish

American treasure hunting company, Odyssey has been told it must return to Spain a fortune in old coins recovered from a 19th-century Spanish

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Italy's tax authority gets early Christmas

The size of the stash of cash kept in overseas banks has long frustrated the Italian tax authorities. Now with the tax amnesty extended until April

The size of the stash of cash kept in overseas banks has long frustrated the Italian tax authorities. Now with the tax amnesty extended until April

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Greece backs budget cuts to rescue economy

Against a background of a spiralling budget deficit and a tumbling credit rating, Greece’s parliament has passed a new austerity budget designed to

Against a background of a spiralling budget deficit and a tumbling credit rating, Greece’s parliament has passed a new austerity budget designed to

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US healthcare reform heads for final Senate vote

It took three days of votes in the Senate but finally President Obama’s healthcare bill is set for its final passage in the upper house of Congress

It took three days of votes in the Senate but finally President Obama’s healthcare bill is set for its final passage in the upper house of Congress