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2010-03-21

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Sarkozy's UMP crashes in French regional elections

France’s President Sarkozy has kept well away from the campaigning in the regional elections, hoping they would be seen as votes on local issues

France’s President Sarkozy has kept well away from the campaigning in the regional elections, hoping they would be seen as votes on local issues

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UN chief Ban Ki-moon meets Benjamin Netanyahu

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has toured areas of the Gaza Strip where the blockade on building materials means homes destroyed by Israel’s three

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has toured areas of the Gaza Strip where the blockade on building materials means homes destroyed by Israel’s three

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Labour under pressure over BA strike

Who is winning the battle at British Airways? The union, or the company? Both are claiming victory over the weekend’s strike. The union, Unite, says

Who is winning the battle at British Airways? The union, or the company? Both are claiming victory over the weekend’s strike. The union, Unite, says

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Evacuations near erupting volcano in Iceland

A volvano that has been dormant since 1821 has erupted in southern Iceland. Hundreds of people have been evacuated from the area, which is close to

A volvano that has been dormant since 1821 has erupted in southern Iceland. Hundreds of people have been evacuated from the area, which is close to

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Democrats confident of healthcare vote success

In the US, the leader of the Democrat majority in the House of Representatives says they have enough votes to pass historic healthcare reform

In the US, the leader of the Democrat majority in the House of Representatives says they have enough votes to pass historic healthcare reform

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No mention of abuse scandal at weekly papal address

In his weekly address to pilgrims in St Peter’s Square, the Pope chose not to mention his apology for child sex abuse by priests in

In his weekly address to pilgrims in St Peter’s Square, the Pope chose not to mention his apology for child sex abuse by priests in

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50 years on from the Sharpeville Massacre

50 years after the Sharpeville Massacre changed the face of South African politics forever, thousands have gathered to remember and pay their

50 years after the Sharpeville Massacre changed the face of South African politics forever, thousands have gathered to remember and pay their

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UN chief condemns Israel's Gaza blockade

Israel’s blockade on Gaza has been condemned by the UN Secretary General, who says it is causing unacceptable suffering. Ban Ki-moon is in the

Israel’s blockade on Gaza has been condemned by the UN Secretary General, who says it is causing unacceptable suffering. Ban Ki-moon is in the

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Disagreement over impact of BA strike

There is disagreement over the impact of a three day strike by British Airways cabin crew. BA has retrained a thousand staff to stand in

There is disagreement over the impact of a three day strike by British Airways cabin crew. BA has retrained a thousand staff to stand in

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Heavy losses likely for Sarkozy in local vote

The final round in French regional elections today is expected to bring bad news for President Nicolas Sarkozy. His centre-right UMP party is

The final round in French regional elections today is expected to bring bad news for President Nicolas Sarkozy. His centre-right UMP party is

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Iraqi PM calls for election recount

The Iraqi Prime Minister is calling on the country’s electoral commission to recount the votes from elections earlier this month. Nuri al-Maliki

The Iraqi Prime Minister is calling on the country’s electoral commission to recount the votes from elections earlier this month. Nuri al-Maliki

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Tightrope walking competition in China

Two stuntmen failed at walking on the cable of the steepest section of the Tianmenshan Mountain cableway in the Hunan province in China.

Two stuntmen failed at walking on the cable of the steepest section of the Tianmenshan Mountain cableway in the Hunan province in China.

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"Clean Portugal"

Clean Portugal is a civic movement that aim to clean up the Portuguese countryside of all the illegal dumps. The President Cavaco Silva helped the

Clean Portugal is a civic movement that aim to clean up the Portuguese countryside of all the illegal dumps. The President Cavaco Silva helped the

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Protesters on Anger Day arrested by the Police in Russia

Opposition protestsrs across Russia demonstrated against Puting government. They called that day “Anger Day”. Protesters have been arrested by the

Opposition protestsrs across Russia demonstrated against Puting government. They called that day “Anger Day”. Protesters have been arrested by the

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Opposition supporters demonstrating in Togo

Following the elections in Togo, supporters of the opposition lead by Jean-Pierre Fabre, demonstrate against the official results of the elections.

Following the elections in Togo, supporters of the opposition lead by Jean-Pierre Fabre, demonstrate against the official results of the elections.

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Demonstration in support of Palestinian Territories in Jakarta

Thousands of people gathered and demonstrated against construction plans in East Jerusalem and in support of Palestinian Territories and people.

Thousands of people gathered and demonstrated against construction plans in East Jerusalem and in support of Palestinian Territories and people.

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Pope's letter fails to quell anger over sex abuse

In Roman Catholic churches throughout Ireland, Pope Benedict XVI’s unprecedented letter apologising for chronic child abuse within the Catholic

In Roman Catholic churches throughout Ireland, Pope Benedict XVI’s unprecedented letter apologising for chronic child abuse within the Catholic

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Obama prepares for crucial healthcare vote

President Barack Obama marched up capitol hill on Saturday to ensure his health care reforms would not fail, and it appears that with just hours to

President Barack Obama marched up capitol hill on Saturday to ensure his health care reforms would not fail, and it appears that with just hours to

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BA and unions at odds over impact of strike

British Airways is entering the second day of its three day strike. After the bitter arguments over pay and conditions that prompted the cabin crew

British Airways is entering the second day of its three day strike. After the bitter arguments over pay and conditions that prompted the cabin crew

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UN calls for immediate end to Mideast violence

In the cauldron of heated tension that is the Middle East, a group of Jewish settlers demonstrated on the West Bank. The focus of their protest was

In the cauldron of heated tension that is the Middle East, a group of Jewish settlers demonstrated on the West Bank. The focus of their protest was