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2010-02-21

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Israeli PM implicated in Dubai spy hit

Israel’s prime minister has been implicated in the murder of a Hamas leader in Dubai last month. British and Israeli media are reporting that

Israel’s prime minister has been implicated in the murder of a Hamas leader in Dubai last month. British and Israeli media are reporting that

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Dutch PM confirms Afghanistan troop exit likely

The prime minister of the Netherlands has confirmed that his country is likely to end its involvement in the Afgan war as planned. Jan Peter

The prime minister of the Netherlands has confirmed that his country is likely to end its involvement in the Afgan war as planned. Jan Peter

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Strike looming at Lufthansa

German airline Lufthansa is bracing itself for a tough week as its pilots stage a four-day strike. It’s expected the majority of the flag carrier’s

German airline Lufthansa is bracing itself for a tough week as its pilots stage a four-day strike. It’s expected the majority of the flag carrier’s

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Tales of survival from flood-hit Madeira

It is known in the tourist trade as the ‘Pearl of the Atlantic.’ But no holiday brochure is likely to show Madeira looking as it has done over the

It is known in the tourist trade as the ‘Pearl of the Atlantic.’ But no holiday brochure is likely to show Madeira looking as it has done over the

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Topless tobogganing

In Harz moutains, Germany, 30 topless tobogganers braved the elements.

In Harz moutains, Germany, 30 topless tobogganers braved the elements.

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San Remo Song Festival wows Italian TV viewers

It is the song contest that inspired Eurovision! And, while Italy’s legendary San Remo Music Festival may be dismissed as ‘Trash TV’ by

It is the song contest that inspired Eurovision! And, while Italy’s legendary San Remo Music Festival may be dismissed as ‘Trash TV’ by

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Taliban reject latest Karzai peace moves

The Taliban has rejected Hamid Karzai’s latest call for peace, branding the Afghan President a “puppet” who is “bogged down in corruption.” Reports

The Taliban has rejected Hamid Karzai’s latest call for peace, branding the Afghan President a “puppet” who is “bogged down in corruption.” Reports

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Madeira floods kill at least 38

At least 38 people are now known to have died in violent floods and mudslides on the Portuguese island of Madeira. More than 100 others are

At least 38 people are now known to have died in violent floods and mudslides on the Portuguese island of Madeira. More than 100 others are

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Gordon Brown denies bullying claims

Gordon Brown has had to defend himself from claims he is a bully who intimidates his staff, sometimes even physically. The allegations, published

Gordon Brown has had to defend himself from claims he is a bully who intimidates his staff, sometimes even physically. The allegations, published

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Weather threatens Endeavour return to Earth

The space shuttle Endeavour is preparing its return from the International Space Station to Earth, where terrestrial weather is keeping Ground

The space shuttle Endeavour is preparing its return from the International Space Station to Earth, where terrestrial weather is keeping Ground

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Haiti 'orphans' taken by US Baptists had parents

They say their children had been promised a better life – a new start over the border in the Dominican Republic. Families in earthquake-hit Haiti

They say their children had been promised a better life – a new start over the border in the Dominican Republic. Families in earthquake-hit Haiti

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Brazil's ruling party picks presidential successor

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s ruling Workers Party has endorsed his handpicked successor for October’s upcoming presidential

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s ruling Workers Party has endorsed his handpicked successor for October’s upcoming presidential

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Polanski wins Berlin's Best Director award

Filmmaker Roman Polanski was not present to receive a Best Director Silver Bear award at the 60th Berlinale Film Festival. Friends picked up the

Filmmaker Roman Polanski was not present to receive a Best Director Silver Bear award at the 60th Berlinale Film Festival. Friends picked up the

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Demonstrations spread across Ivory Coast

Violent unrest in Ivory Coast appears to be spreading. Thousands of protesters have marched through the central city of Bouake, some setting fire to

Violent unrest in Ivory Coast appears to be spreading. Thousands of protesters have marched through the central city of Bouake, some setting fire to

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Madeira reels after deadly downpour

It is being described by some as the worst natural disaster to hit the Portuguese holiday island of Madeira in 100 years. Huge torrents of mud and

It is being described by some as the worst natural disaster to hit the Portuguese holiday island of Madeira in 100 years. Huge torrents of mud and

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Dutch leaders to hold talks after coalition collapse

Political leaders in the Netherlands will hold talks on Monday as the country seeks a way out of its current internal crisis. Prime Minister Jan

Political leaders in the Netherlands will hold talks on Monday as the country seeks a way out of its current internal crisis. Prime Minister Jan