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2010-01-01

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Palestinian Fatah movement marks 45th anniversary

Palestinian have been celebrating across the West Bank today marking the 45th anniversary of the Fatah political movement. Although opinions differ

Palestinian have been celebrating across the West Bank today marking the 45th anniversary of the Fatah political movement. Although opinions differ

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Europe sees in the New Year and decade in style

Partygoers across Europe having been marking the turn of the decade and arrival of 2010. In the Eternal City, Romans did it with a splash when four

Partygoers across Europe having been marking the turn of the decade and arrival of 2010. In the Eternal City, Romans did it with a splash when four

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Russian vodka drinkers pay the price

Heavy drinkers in Russia face a new headache – a financial one this time – in an attempt to cure the country’s chronic alcohol problem. Vodka is the

Heavy drinkers in Russia face a new headache – a financial one this time – in an attempt to cure the country’s chronic alcohol problem. Vodka is the

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Mousavi "ready to die" for Iran reforms

The Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi has said he is ready to lay down his life to bring about change in the Islamic Republic. Demanding

The Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi has said he is ready to lay down his life to bring about change in the Islamic Republic. Demanding

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Spain takes up the reins of the EU presidency

The dawn of a New Year and with it comes a new head of the EU’s rotating presidency. This time it is Spain at the helm and Madrid has made fighting

The dawn of a New Year and with it comes a new head of the EU’s rotating presidency. This time it is Spain at the helm and Madrid has made fighting

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Dozens killed in Pakistan suicide bombing

It’s now known at least 75 people died in a suicide bombing in northwest Pakistan. A car packed with explosives blew up at a volleyball match, where

It’s now known at least 75 people died in a suicide bombing in northwest Pakistan. A car packed with explosives blew up at a volleyball match, where

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New EU president enjoys being low-key

Europe’s first permanent president is enjoying his last few days of relative obscurity before Monday’s first day in the job. Herman van Rompuy was

Europe’s first permanent president is enjoying his last few days of relative obscurity before Monday’s first day in the job. Herman van Rompuy was

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The road ahead for Spain's EU presidency

Six months to put the shine back on the Socialists is the big challenge facing Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero this year. Taking

Six months to put the shine back on the Socialists is the big challenge facing Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero this year. Taking

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New EU President prepares to take office

The EU’s first permanent president is enjoying his last few days of relative obscurity, before Monday’s first day at work. Belgium’s Herman van

The EU’s first permanent president is enjoying his last few days of relative obscurity, before Monday’s first day at work. Belgium’s Herman van

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N.Korea calls for peace with South and US

Reclusive North Korea has used its annual new year message to call for peace with America and a nuclear-free future with its southern neighbour. The

Reclusive North Korea has used its annual new year message to call for peace with America and a nuclear-free future with its southern neighbour. The

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Karachi shuts down in protest at violence

The commercial capital of Pakistan has been paralysed by a city-wide strike in protest at a suicide attack that killed 43 people earlier this week

The commercial capital of Pakistan has been paralysed by a city-wide strike in protest at a suicide attack that killed 43 people earlier this week

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Spain takes reins of EU presidency

The 1st of January has also ushered in the Spanish presidency of the EU and there was an impressive light show in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol to mark the

The 1st of January has also ushered in the Spanish presidency of the EU and there was an impressive light show in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol to mark the

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End of the road for dirty old German cars

The new year has dawned in Germany with a new green drive against dirty, inefficient cars. Old smokers are to be banished from town centres to

The new year has dawned in Germany with a new green drive against dirty, inefficient cars. Old smokers are to be banished from town centres to

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The world welcomes 2010

Revellers around the world have been marking the arrival of 2010. Rio de Janeiro made a late bid for the planet’s best show with the city’s famous

Revellers around the world have been marking the arrival of 2010. Rio de Janeiro made a late bid for the planet’s best show with the city’s famous

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Finland mourns Espoo shooting victims

There were muted New Year celebrations in the Finnish town of Espoo as people struggle to come to terms with the country’s third mass shooting in two

There were muted New Year celebrations in the Finnish town of Espoo as people struggle to come to terms with the country’s third mass shooting in two

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New York smooches and Rio sambas into 2010

New York’s Time Square and the iconic New Year’s Eve Ball descended marking the final seconds of the decade and welcoming in the new. With hugs and

New York’s Time Square and the iconic New Year’s Eve Ball descended marking the final seconds of the decade and welcoming in the new. With hugs and

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North Korea's New Year's resolution

North Korea’s Kim Jong Il has issued what sounds like a New Year’s message of peace and hope. Pyongyang has called for an atomic-free peninsula and

North Korea’s Kim Jong Il has issued what sounds like a New Year’s message of peace and hope. Pyongyang has called for an atomic-free peninsula and

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US judge throws out Blackwater case

A federal judge in the US has thrown out all charges against five employees of security firm Blackwater accused of killing 14 Iraqi civilians in

A federal judge in the US has thrown out all charges against five employees of security firm Blackwater accused of killing 14 Iraqi civilians in

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European capitals welcome in 2010

Berlin’s Brandenburg gate made a more than apt setting for Germany’s celebrations. Only a few weeks ago the same venue attracted thousands to mark

Berlin’s Brandenburg gate made a more than apt setting for Germany’s celebrations. Only a few weeks ago the same venue attracted thousands to mark

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Spain marks 2010 as it takes up the EU presidency

The clock in Madrid’s famous Puerta del Sol formed the focal point as Spain welcomed in 2010. Thousands turned out for the the traditional eating

The clock in Madrid’s famous Puerta del Sol formed the focal point as Spain welcomed in 2010. Thousands turned out for the the traditional eating

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Finland reels from shopping centre shooting

Finland is in shock after the country’s third shooting rampage in just over two years. A gunman shot dead his former girlfriend and four workers at

Finland is in shock after the country’s third shooting rampage in just over two years. A gunman shot dead his former girlfriend and four workers at

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CIA investigates Afghan attack

The CIA has opened an investigation into the killing of seven agents in Afghanistan, while one US intelligence official vowed the agency would

The CIA has opened an investigation into the killing of seven agents in Afghanistan, while one US intelligence official vowed the agency would