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2010-03-20

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Democrats confident health bill will pass

The coming 24 hours will define the Obama presidency. It is as simple as that, because we are in the endgame of his centrepiece policy initiative

The coming 24 hours will define the Obama presidency. It is as simple as that, because we are in the endgame of his centrepiece policy initiative

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Berlusconi holds massive rally in Rome

Tens of thousands of supporters of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi have attended a giant rally in Rome, a week before key regional elections

Tens of thousands of supporters of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi have attended a giant rally in Rome, a week before key regional elections

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Massive countryside clean-up in Portugal

It is known as Clean Portugal – a massive campaign to clear away waste and litter from the countryside. Tens of thousands of people have taken part

It is known as Clean Portugal – a massive campaign to clear away waste and litter from the countryside. Tens of thousands of people have taken part

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Irish abuse victims say papal letter "not enough"

Reactions to Pope Benedict’s letter to the Irish church expressing “shame and remorse” at child abuse there have been flooding in. He has also

Reactions to Pope Benedict’s letter to the Irish church expressing “shame and remorse” at child abuse there have been flooding in. He has also

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Effects of BA strike felt across Europe

Travellers across Europe are beginning to feel the effects of a strike by one of the world’s biggest airlines. Cabin crew at British Airways have

Travellers across Europe are beginning to feel the effects of a strike by one of the world’s biggest airlines. Cabin crew at British Airways have

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Police break up "day of anger" protests in Moscow

Police in Moscow have broken up an opposition demonstration held as part of a so-called nationwide “Day of Anger”. Hundreds of officers blocked off

Police in Moscow have broken up an opposition demonstration held as part of a so-called nationwide “Day of Anger”. Hundreds of officers blocked off

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Firefighters depicted as ETA suspects consider lawsuits

French and Spanish authorities are facing lawsuits after a group of Spanish firefighters was wrongly depicted as suspected ETA terrorists

French and Spanish authorities are facing lawsuits after a group of Spanish firefighters was wrongly depicted as suspected ETA terrorists

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Pope feels "shame and remorse" over sex abuse

The Pope has made an unprecedented public statement addressing the abuse of children by Roman Catholic clergy in Ireland.   Pope Benedict apologised

The Pope has made an unprecedented public statement addressing the abuse of children by Roman Catholic clergy in Ireland.   Pope Benedict apologised

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Ban Ki-moon visits the West Bank

As people in Gaza survey the damage after further Israeli airstrikes, international efforts continue to push Israel and the Palestinians towards

As people in Gaza survey the damage after further Israeli airstrikes, international efforts continue to push Israel and the Palestinians towards

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Serbian PM: Kosovo agreement can be found

The status of Kosovo continues to overshadow Brussels’ efforts to speed up the EU integration of all the Balkan states. Kosovo unilaterally declared

The status of Kosovo continues to overshadow Brussels’ efforts to speed up the EU integration of all the Balkan states. Kosovo unilaterally declared

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Papal letter attempts to stem abuse scandal

Pope Benedict is making a fresh attempt to deal with a spreading scandal over child sex abuse by priests. He is distributing what is called a

Pope Benedict is making a fresh attempt to deal with a spreading scandal over child sex abuse by priests. He is distributing what is called a

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Hillary Clinton in Moscow

Hillary Clinton lays a wreath at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier near Kremlin Wall in Moscow.

Hillary Clinton lays a wreath at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier near Kremlin Wall in Moscow.

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Muslims praying on Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem

Muslims have been forced to pray outside of Al Aqsa mosque due to security measures. They pray surrounded by policemen.

Muslims have been forced to pray outside of Al Aqsa mosque due to security measures. They pray surrounded by policemen.

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Demonstration against Myanmar in India

About 50 protesters demonstrate in front of Myanmar ambassy in New Delhi, throwing rocks, spraying anti-junta graffiti and asking for Aung San Suu

About 50 protesters demonstrate in front of Myanmar ambassy in New Delhi, throwing rocks, spraying anti-junta graffiti and asking for Aung San Suu

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Aftermath of a missile attack on Gaza

Israel fired missiles aginast various targets in Gaza after a rocket attack in southern Israel damaging workshops and tunnels.

Israel fired missiles aginast various targets in Gaza after a rocket attack in southern Israel damaging workshops and tunnels.

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Guillotine attracts French crowds once again

An exhibition at Paris’ famed Musee D’Orsay is challenging the French to confront their past. The main exhibit is a guillotine; for over two hundred

An exhibition at Paris’ famed Musee D’Orsay is challenging the French to confront their past. The main exhibit is a guillotine; for over two hundred

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Thai opposition demonstrates with vehicles

The streets of Bangkok are full of anti-government protesters calling for new elections. They have mobilised convoys of motorcycles and pickup

The streets of Bangkok are full of anti-government protesters calling for new elections. They have mobilised convoys of motorcycles and pickup

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Clashes escalate in the Middle East

The night sky in Gaza has again been lit up as Israeli jets struck at least seven targets. It is reported five missiles were fired at Gaza’s now

The night sky in Gaza has again been lit up as Israeli jets struck at least seven targets. It is reported five missiles were fired at Gaza’s now

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Talks fail to avert British Airways strike

A three-day strike by British Airways cabin crew is now underway. Last-minute talks yesterday failed to resolve the 13 month dispute which led to

A three-day strike by British Airways cabin crew is now underway. Last-minute talks yesterday failed to resolve the 13 month dispute which led to

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ETA "suspects" revealed as firefighters on holiday

Suspected terrorists or holiday makers? French police yesterday released security camera footage of five men suspected of being members of ETA, the

Suspected terrorists or holiday makers? French police yesterday released security camera footage of five men suspected of being members of ETA, the

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Russia and US on "brink" of arms reduction treaty

It was a time for tributes in Moscow, a pause in talks between the US and Russia aimed at making progress in the strategic arms reduction

It was a time for tributes in Moscow, a pause in talks between the US and Russia aimed at making progress in the strategic arms reduction