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2010-02-20

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Polanski wins award at 60th Berlin Film Festival

Film maker Roman Polanski has won the Best Director award at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival for his political thriller “The Ghost

Film maker Roman Polanski has won the Best Director award at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival for his political thriller “The Ghost

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Reluctant Tymoshenko throws in the towel

The Ukrainian prime minister has abandoned her legal challenge of the recent presidential election but insists she was cheated of victory. Yulia

The Ukrainian prime minister has abandoned her legal challenge of the recent presidential election but insists she was cheated of victory. Yulia

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Dutch government collapses amid Afghan row

A row over troop deployments in Afghanistan has brought down the Dutch government. Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende’s ruling coalition fell

A row over troop deployments in Afghanistan has brought down the Dutch government. Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende’s ruling coalition fell

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Georgia buries Olympic luger as questions persist

He had hoped to be celebrating Olympic success. Yet today, 21-year-old Nodar Kumaritashvili was being buried in his home town. The Georgian luge

He had hoped to be celebrating Olympic success. Yet today, 21-year-old Nodar Kumaritashvili was being buried in his home town. The Georgian luge

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Dispute deepens over Falklands oil plans

The dispute over plans to drill for oil near the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic is deepening. Argentina says the British proposals amount

The dispute over plans to drill for oil near the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic is deepening. Argentina says the British proposals amount

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Niger rally hails military coup

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Niger in support of the military coup that overthrew the president on Thursday. The rally in the

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Niger in support of the military coup that overthrew the president on Thursday. The rally in the

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Severe storms kill dozens in Madeira

Torrential rain has brought tragedy to the Portuguese island of Madeira, where at least 30 people have been killed by floods and mudslides. Several

Torrential rain has brought tragedy to the Portuguese island of Madeira, where at least 30 people have been killed by floods and mudslides. Several

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Morocco minaret collapse kills at least 41

The number of people killed in the collapse of a mosque minaret in Morocco has risen to at least 41. Nearly 80 others were injured in the accident

The number of people killed in the collapse of a mosque minaret in Morocco has risen to at least 41. Nearly 80 others were injured in the accident

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Georgian Olympic luger buried

The Georgian luge competitor killed in an Olympic Games training crash was being laid to rest today. Far from the euphoria of events in Vancouver

The Georgian luge competitor killed in an Olympic Games training crash was being laid to rest today. Far from the euphoria of events in Vancouver

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Rain threat pours further pain on Haiti

Simmering frustration in Haiti is growing again, with the earthquake-hit population now facing up to another of Mother Nature’s tests. The rainy

Simmering frustration in Haiti is growing again, with the earthquake-hit population now facing up to another of Mother Nature’s tests. The rainy

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Ukraine's Tymoshenko drops poll legal appeal

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has asked to drop her legal challenge of presidential election results earlier this month, but insists the

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has asked to drop her legal challenge of presidential election results earlier this month, but insists the

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Space shuttle Endeavour undocks from ISS

The astronauts aboard the US space shuttle Endeavour have said their final farewells to the International Space Station after successfully completing

The astronauts aboard the US space shuttle Endeavour have said their final farewells to the International Space Station after successfully completing

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Several dead in Ivory Coast unrest

The political crisis in Ivory Coast is beginning to reach boiling point. Hospital sources say several people were killed and an undisclosed number

The political crisis in Ivory Coast is beginning to reach boiling point. Hospital sources say several people were killed and an undisclosed number

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Calm after Niger coup

Niger’s new leadership is said to be led by little- known platoon commander Salou Djibo. Self-named the Supreme Council for the Restoration of

Niger’s new leadership is said to be led by little- known platoon commander Salou Djibo. Self-named the Supreme Council for the Restoration of

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Morocco minaret collapse kills dozens

Dozens of people are now known to have died and many more are feared dead after a four century old Mosque minaret in Morocco collapsed. The

Dozens of people are now known to have died and many more are feared dead after a four century old Mosque minaret in Morocco collapsed. The

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Dutch government collapses in Afghan row

Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende has announced the collapse of his government amid a row over troop deployments in Afghanistan. The

Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende has announced the collapse of his government amid a row over troop deployments in Afghanistan. The