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2009-12-26

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Ashura fervour builds for world's Shiite Muslims

The seventh-century martyrdom of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson brings Shiite Muslims into public places to show their devotion across the Islamic

The seventh-century martyrdom of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson brings Shiite Muslims into public places to show their devotion across the Islamic

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Iranian opposition website reports Tehran violence

In Tehran, according to an Iranian opposition website, violent clashes between security forces and opposition demonstrators are said to have been

In Tehran, according to an Iranian opposition website, violent clashes between security forces and opposition demonstrators are said to have been

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Plane passengers foil terror attempt

A “world-wide alert” has been sounded after passengers on a plane coming into Detroit overpowered a man who was trying to ignite an explosive device

A “world-wide alert” has been sounded after passengers on a plane coming into Detroit overpowered a man who was trying to ignite an explosive device

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Tsunami victims remembered on the fifth anniversary

India was one of the 13 countries affected by the 2004 tsunami. Many fishing nets and boats lay idle along the country’s coast to mark the fifth

India was one of the 13 countries affected by the 2004 tsunami. Many fishing nets and boats lay idle along the country’s coast to mark the fifth

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Corruption issue central to Croatian presidential poll

Croatia will elect a new head of state tomorrow. The economic crisis and concerns over high-level corruption have dominated a campaign in which a

Croatia will elect a new head of state tomorrow. The economic crisis and concerns over high-level corruption have dominated a campaign in which a

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Tehran protests repressed - opposition website

In Tehran, according to an Iranian opposition website, violent clashes between security forces and opposition demonstrators are said to have been

In Tehran, according to an Iranian opposition website, violent clashes between security forces and opposition demonstrators are said to have been

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Philippines volcano calmer, still dangerous

Just when they thought it was safe to go back to their homes… the people of the Philippines displaced by Volcano Mayon are not being allowed to

Just when they thought it was safe to go back to their homes… the people of the Philippines displaced by Volcano Mayon are not being allowed to

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Israel kills six Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza

In one of the most deadly outbreaks of Middle East violence in months, Israeli soldiers have killed six Palestinians in two separate

In one of the most deadly outbreaks of Middle East violence in months, Israeli soldiers have killed six Palestinians in two separate

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London police probe after US airline terror alert

An intensive police search is underway in London after an apparent bid to blow up a US passenger plane as it approached Detroit. A mixture of

An intensive police search is underway in London after an apparent bid to blow up a US passenger plane as it approached Detroit. A mixture of

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Strong quake in eastern Indonesia

A powerful earthquake has struck Indonesia, five years to the day since the country was devastated by a tsunami. With a magnitude of at least 6

A powerful earthquake has struck Indonesia, five years to the day since the country was devastated by a tsunami. With a magnitude of at least 6

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Islamic world gets ready to mark Ashura

Shi’ite Muslims are preparing to mark their holy day of Ashura this Sunday. This commemorates the martyrdom of the grandson of the Prophet

Shi’ite Muslims are preparing to mark their holy day of Ashura this Sunday. This commemorates the martyrdom of the grandson of the Prophet

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Vatican plans to review security procedures

The Vatican says it plans to review its protection procedures in light of the recent breach during this year’s Christmas Eve Mass. The outer

The Vatican says it plans to review its protection procedures in light of the recent breach during this year’s Christmas Eve Mass. The outer

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Passenger thwarted in 'bid to blow up' plane

Security sources in the US say a man linked to al Qaeda has unsuccessfully tried to blow up a transatlantic flight. White House officials claim a

Security sources in the US say a man linked to al Qaeda has unsuccessfully tried to blow up a transatlantic flight. White House officials claim a

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Tsunami victims remembered, five years on

Tributes are being paid to victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on the fifth anniversary of the day a giant wall of water claimed more than 230,000

Tributes are being paid to victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on the fifth anniversary of the day a giant wall of water claimed more than 230,000