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2010-03-08

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Women march to stop gender-based violence

All over the world women are celebrating 100 years of International Women’s Day. In Bangladesh thousands joined a march in Dhaka to protest

All over the world women are celebrating 100 years of International Women’s Day. In Bangladesh thousands joined a march in Dhaka to protest

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White House: Israel and Palestinians agree to talks about talks

The political chess game that is Arab-Israeli relations is closer to getting underway again. The White House says both sides have agreed to

The political chess game that is Arab-Israeli relations is closer to getting underway again. The White House says both sides have agreed to

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Analyst Gordon Thomas: Dubai was a Mossad operation

Gordon Thomas is a journalist who specialises in the world of espionage. The Welsh writer has sold 45 million books, all written at a desk that once

Gordon Thomas is a journalist who specialises in the world of espionage. The Welsh writer has sold 45 million books, all written at a desk that once

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Head apologises in latest German school sex case

It is in a picture-postcard setting and it is one of Germany’s most celebrated places of learning. But the elite Odenwald boarding school is making

It is in a picture-postcard setting and it is one of Germany’s most celebrated places of learning. But the elite Odenwald boarding school is making

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US bomb disposal experts give thumbs-up to Hurt Locker

Iraq war drama “The Hurt Locker” blew away its rivals at the Oscars – taking six awards, including best picture. The film depicts life in the

Iraq war drama “The Hurt Locker” blew away its rivals at the Oscars – taking six awards, including best picture. The film depicts life in the

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Vote counting continues in Iraq amid warning of fraud

All day, hundreds of ballot boxes have continued to arrive at the main election centre in eastern Baghdad. Electoral commission staff are working

All day, hundreds of ballot boxes have continued to arrive at the main election centre in eastern Baghdad. Electoral commission staff are working

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Al Qaeda suspects' trial begins in Belgium

A major terrorism trial has got underway in Belgium, amid tight security. Nine people are suspected of involvement in a network of militants who

A major terrorism trial has got underway in Belgium, amid tight security. Nine people are suspected of involvement in a network of militants who

Business

Russia starts car scrappage scheme

A scrappage scheme has started in Russia to try to boost new car sales. The government is offering 200,000 vouchers – each worth 1,200 euros – to

A scrappage scheme has started in Russia to try to boost new car sales. The government is offering 200,000 vouchers – each worth 1,200 euros – to

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Sarkozy pushes nuclear for developing countries

Opening a Paris conference, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has urged a massive expansion of nuclear energy by emerging nations. European

Opening a Paris conference, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has urged a massive expansion of nuclear energy by emerging nations. European

Culture

Oscars: And the winner is...

It was the night of the independent film, with low-budget pictures trouncing the blockbusters for many of Hollywood’s top honours. The Hurt Locker

It was the night of the independent film, with low-budget pictures trouncing the blockbusters for many of Hollywood’s top honours. The Hurt Locker

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Hovering between boat and plane

It is a futuristic hybrid vehicle – a boat that flies or a plane that can cross the water. New Zealand mechanic Rudy Heeman developed and built the

It is a futuristic hybrid vehicle – a boat that flies or a plane that can cross the water. New Zealand mechanic Rudy Heeman developed and built the

Culture

Kahlo collection on show in Brussels

The world’s largest private collection of Frida Kahlo’s works is now on show in Brussels. Some 19 paintings, six drawings, an etching and various

The world’s largest private collection of Frida Kahlo’s works is now on show in Brussels. Some 19 paintings, six drawings, an etching and various

Business

Brussels considers euro zone crisis rescue fund

Spurred by Greece’s problems, the European Commission has said it is looking at creating an IMF-style European Monetary Fund to cope with future

Spurred by Greece’s problems, the European Commission has said it is looking at creating an IMF-style European Monetary Fund to cope with future

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Miliband makes low-key appearance before Iraq inquiry

Britain’s Foreign Secretary says the UK must ensure it remains a major international player, despite of political and financial constraints. David

Britain’s Foreign Secretary says the UK must ensure it remains a major international player, despite of political and financial constraints. David

Business

Sarkozy wants nuclear funding

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is pushing international development banks to fund nuclear power plants in emerging nations. At a nuclear energy

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is pushing international development banks to fund nuclear power plants in emerging nations. At a nuclear energy

Business

Shell and PetroChina target Arrow

Royal Dutch Shell and PetroChina have confirmed that they have formed a partnership to try to buy Australia’s Arrow Energy. The price would be the

Royal Dutch Shell and PetroChina have confirmed that they have formed a partnership to try to buy Australia’s Arrow Energy. The price would be the

Business

Japanese lending down again

Lending by Japanese banks to companies and individuals fell again in February from a year earlier. It was down by one and half percent. It was the

Lending by Japanese banks to companies and individuals fell again in February from a year earlier. It was down by one and half percent. It was the

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Israel backs new homes for West Bank settlement

Israel has sparked fresh Palestinian anger by approving the construction of more than 100 Jewish homes in the occupied West Bank. It says the

Israel has sparked fresh Palestinian anger by approving the construction of more than 100 Jewish homes in the occupied West Bank. It says the

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Hundreds die in Nigeria's sectarian clashes

Troops are patrolling the streets of the central Nigerian city of Jos as aid workers count the dead following clashes between Christians and

Troops are patrolling the streets of the central Nigerian city of Jos as aid workers count the dead following clashes between Christians and

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Counting underway in Iraq election

Counting is underway in Iraq’s second full national election since the fall of Saddam Hussein. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s coalition claims it

Counting is underway in Iraq’s second full national election since the fall of Saddam Hussein. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s coalition claims it

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'The Hurt Locker' triumphs at history-making Oscars

“It is the moment of a lifetime.” So said Kathryn Bigelow, making history as the first woman ever to win an Oscar for Best Director. Her Iraq war

“It is the moment of a lifetime.” So said Kathryn Bigelow, making history as the first woman ever to win an Oscar for Best Director. Her Iraq war

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51 dead in Turkey earthquake

At least 51 people have died in a strong earthquake in eastern Turkey. The magnitude six quake struck in the early hours of the morning causing

At least 51 people have died in a strong earthquake in eastern Turkey. The magnitude six quake struck in the early hours of the morning causing

Nocomment

Iraqis vote in key election

Millions of people defied the threat of terror, turning out to vote in Iraq’s second election since the war.

Millions of people defied the threat of terror, turning out to vote in Iraq’s second election since the war.

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Strong earthquake hits eastern Turkey

An earthquake with a magnitude of around six has struck eastern Turkey, shaking the ground for about a minute. At least 17 people are dead and more

An earthquake with a magnitude of around six has struck eastern Turkey, shaking the ground for about a minute. At least 17 people are dead and more

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Oscar glory for 'The Hurt Locker'

Hollywood can begin celebrating as the winners of the 82nd Academy Awards are announced. Beating James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’, ‘The Hurt Locker’ was

Hollywood can begin celebrating as the winners of the 82nd Academy Awards are announced. Beating James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’, ‘The Hurt Locker’ was

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Swiss reject pension cuts in referendum

Voters in Switzerland have overwhelmingly rejected a reform of the occupational pension scheme in a major upset for the government.   Nearly 73 per

Voters in Switzerland have overwhelmingly rejected a reform of the occupational pension scheme in a major upset for the government.   Nearly 73 per

Business

Sarkozy promises to help Greek economy

France has promised to help Greece get through its economic crisis.    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou was in Paris as part of his four-day

France has promised to help Greece get through its economic crisis.    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou was in Paris as part of his four-day

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Obama praises courage of Iraqi voters

President Barack Obama called it an “important milestone”. The US leader was among the first to praise the courage of Iraqi voters who turned out

President Barack Obama called it an “important milestone”. The US leader was among the first to praise the courage of Iraqi voters who turned out