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2010-02-13

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US Marines spearhead Afghanistan offensive

US-led NATO troops have stormed the Taliban stronghold of Marjah in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. Spearheading a 15,000 strong force of

US-led NATO troops have stormed the Taliban stronghold of Marjah in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. Spearheading a 15,000 strong force of

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Dresden on edge as neo-Nazis march

Anti-Nazi protesters blocked streets and rail lines into Dresden and hurled missiles and insults at far-right demonstrators on the 65th anniversary

Anti-Nazi protesters blocked streets and rail lines into Dresden and hurled missiles and insults at far-right demonstrators on the 65th anniversary

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Dresden marks anniversary of allied bombing.

Mainstream political parties and other democratic institutions formed a human chain to symbolically protect their restored city from the neo-Nazis

Mainstream political parties and other democratic institutions formed a human chain to symbolically protect their restored city from the neo-Nazis

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New veranda for the International Space Station

The fitting of a new bay window for the International Space Station is set to be completed tonight, when astronauts Robert Behnken and Nicholas

The fitting of a new bay window for the International Space Station is set to be completed tonight, when astronauts Robert Behnken and Nicholas

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At least eight killed in terror attack in India

At least eight people have been killed in a bomb blast in a packed restaurant in the Indian city of Pune. The explosion happened in the evening

At least eight people have been killed in a bomb blast in a packed restaurant in the Indian city of Pune. The explosion happened in the evening

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'Here to stay' says Afghan government

The Afghan government has pledged to hold any territory seized in the Taliban heartland during the assault, codenamed operation Moshtarak. Combat

The Afghan government has pledged to hold any territory seized in the Taliban heartland during the assault, codenamed operation Moshtarak. Combat

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Bill Clinton back at work after heart scare

Former US President Bill Clinton is back at his desk working on the Haiti relief programme two days after a successful heart procedure to open a

Former US President Bill Clinton is back at his desk working on the Haiti relief programme two days after a successful heart procedure to open a

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Massive military offensive launched in Afghanistan

As many as 15,000 US, British and Afghan soldiers have launched a massive military offensive in Afghanistan. Helicopter borne attack troops are

As many as 15,000 US, British and Afghan soldiers have launched a massive military offensive in Afghanistan. Helicopter borne attack troops are

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Chinese celebrate the Year of the Tiger

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao is warning his people to keep a “sober mind” as the country enters the Year of the Tiger.   Priority should be given to

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao is warning his people to keep a “sober mind” as the country enters the Year of the Tiger.   Priority should be given to

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Haitians mark moment earthquake struck

In Haiti earthquake survivors have marked the exact moment when the earthquake struck a month ago killing more than 200,000 people. In Port au

In Haiti earthquake survivors have marked the exact moment when the earthquake struck a month ago killing more than 200,000 people. In Port au

Europe

Financial crisis, burden or opportunity

Conservatives are in power now in most EU countries. Two economists, one alternative, the other in conventional investment, debate the political

Conservatives are in power now in most EU countries. Two economists, one alternative, the other in conventional investment, debate the political

Culture

The films that escaped the censor's scissors

Hungary’s most famous film studio, Balazs Bala, is celebrating 50 years of experimental movie making, with an exhibition in Budapest. In the

Hungary’s most famous film studio, Balazs Bala, is celebrating 50 years of experimental movie making, with an exhibition in Budapest. In the

Culture

Polanski's The Ghost Writer shown at Berlinale

As the snow fell, the 60th edition of the Berlin Film Festival got underway, with 26 movies in competition, including 18 world premieres. In a nod

As the snow fell, the 60th edition of the Berlin Film Festival got underway, with 26 movies in competition, including 18 world premieres. In a nod

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Olympic dream ends in death for Georgian luger

The skies over Vancouver illuminated by spectacular pyrotechnic display. But a black cloud has crept across the 2010 Winter Olympics following the

The skies over Vancouver illuminated by spectacular pyrotechnic display. But a black cloud has crept across the 2010 Winter Olympics following the

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Three killed in US university shooting

A shooting at a university campus in the United States has left three people dead and several others injured. A female member of staff was arrested

A shooting at a university campus in the United States has left three people dead and several others injured. A female member of staff was arrested

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Polanski absent as new film premieres at Berlin

Roman Polanski’s latest production ‘The Ghost Writer’ has premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. But while its stars like Pierce Brosnan and Ewan

Roman Polanski’s latest production ‘The Ghost Writer’ has premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. But while its stars like Pierce Brosnan and Ewan

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NATO launches huge Afghanistan offensive

US-led NATO forces have launched what is being dubbed their biggest offensive in Afghanistan since the Taliban were overthrown in 2001. The first

US-led NATO forces have launched what is being dubbed their biggest offensive in Afghanistan since the Taliban were overthrown in 2001. The first

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Winter Olympics are waste of money say protesters

Not all Canadians are keen on welcoming the world, amid claims the Winter Olympics are a massive waste of money. Anti-povery and anti-globalisation

Not all Canadians are keen on welcoming the world, amid claims the Winter Olympics are a massive waste of money. Anti-povery and anti-globalisation

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Georgian death casts shadow over Winter Olympics

The 2010 Winter Olympics are beginning under a black cloud after a young luge competitor died in a high-speed practice crash. Georgian Nodar

The 2010 Winter Olympics are beginning under a black cloud after a young luge competitor died in a high-speed practice crash. Georgian Nodar