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2009-12-27

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US investigating Al Qaeda to attempt to blow up an aeroplane

The US is investigating whether Al Qaeda was involved in the Christmas day attempt to blow up an aeroplane. So far, there is no evidence to link the

The US is investigating whether Al Qaeda was involved in the Christmas day attempt to blow up an aeroplane. So far, there is no evidence to link the

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Croatian election lifts hope for less corrupt future

In Croatia’s voting for a new president, the opposition Social Democrat candidate appears to have come out ahead in the first round. But exit polls

In Croatia’s voting for a new president, the opposition Social Democrat candidate appears to have come out ahead in the first round. But exit polls

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Israel's Netanyahu to visit Egypt on Tuesday

Benjamin Netanyahu is to visit Egypt on Tuesday, with talks on a prisoner swap and Middle East peace set to dominate the agenda. The Israeli Prime

Benjamin Netanyahu is to visit Egypt on Tuesday, with talks on a prisoner swap and Middle East peace set to dominate the agenda. The Israeli Prime

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Islamic Ashura festival reaches its climax

Around the world, the Islamic Ashura festival has reached its climax.Across Iraq, millions of Shi’ite Muslims gathered at shrines and mosques. As a

Around the world, the Islamic Ashura festival has reached its climax.Across Iraq, millions of Shi’ite Muslims gathered at shrines and mosques. As a

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Gaza's sombre remembrance of Israeli offensive

The people of Gaza observed a minute’s silence today in memory of the Palestinians killed in the Israeli offensive one year ago, which hurt but

The people of Gaza observed a minute’s silence today in memory of the Palestinians killed in the Israeli offensive one year ago, which hurt but

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Iran reform protests claim lives

Opposition sources in Iran say at least eight people have been killed in fierce clashes between pro-reform protesters and security forces. It marks

Opposition sources in Iran say at least eight people have been killed in fierce clashes between pro-reform protesters and security forces. It marks

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Uzbekistan parliamentary vote has no opposition parties

The people of Uzbekistan have been voting in parliamentary elections described by their president as ‘a test of democracy’. But, with all four

The people of Uzbekistan have been voting in parliamentary elections described by their president as ‘a test of democracy’. But, with all four

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Airline counter-terrorism net tightens on passengers

Passengers flying to US destinations or within the United States have been warned to allow extra time for check-in and additional security, following

Passengers flying to US destinations or within the United States have been warned to allow extra time for check-in and additional security, following

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Croatians casting votes for new president

Croatians are voting in a presidential election today, including Croats in neighbouring Bosnia, with official results due late tonight. Among the

Croatians are voting in a presidential election today, including Croats in neighbouring Bosnia, with official results due late tonight. Among the

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Iraq's Shi'ite Muslims mark climax of Ashura

Millions of pilgrims have gathered across Iraq, with security tight for the climax of the Shi’ite Muslim religious festival of Ashura. Karbala is

Millions of pilgrims have gathered across Iraq, with security tight for the climax of the Shi’ite Muslim religious festival of Ashura. Karbala is

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New ferry disaster in Philippines

The Philippines has suffered its second ferry disaster in less than a week. Anxious relatives can only wait – and hope for a miracle – with more than

The Philippines has suffered its second ferry disaster in less than a week. Anxious relatives can only wait – and hope for a miracle – with more than

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Four killed in Tehran protests says Iran website

Protesters demanding change have clashed with Iran’s security forces for the second day running. At least four demonstrators were shot dead in

Protesters demanding change have clashed with Iran’s security forces for the second day running. At least four demonstrators were shot dead in

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Nigerian charged over US passenger plane plot

A Nigerian man suspected of trying to blow up a passenger jet arriving into the US has been formally charged. Authorities say Umar Farouk

A Nigerian man suspected of trying to blow up a passenger jet arriving into the US has been formally charged. Authorities say Umar Farouk

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Beirut bomb targets Hamas car

A bomb has exploded in the Lebanese capital Beirut, in what appears to be a targeted attack on a car used by members of the Palestinian Islamist

A bomb has exploded in the Lebanese capital Beirut, in what appears to be a targeted attack on a car used by members of the Palestinian Islamist

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Trauma still raw a year after Gaza offensive

It is exactly one year ago today that Israel launched its three week offensive against Gaza. The people in the coastal territory paid a high

It is exactly one year ago today that Israel launched its three week offensive against Gaza. The people in the coastal territory paid a high