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2010-04-03

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Kohl takes pop at CDU on 80th birthday bash

Germany’s former Chancellor, Helmut Kohl, has been celebrating his 80th birthday. He appeared briefly in front of his home in Ludwigshafen as

Germany’s former Chancellor, Helmut Kohl, has been celebrating his 80th birthday. He appeared briefly in front of his home in Ludwigshafen as

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Ten police officers hurt in clothes sale scrum

How far would you go to get your hands on some cut-price clothes? That is the question many shoppers in London were left asking themselves after

How far would you go to get your hands on some cut-price clothes? That is the question many shoppers in London were left asking themselves after

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Sadr's PM referendum fails to impress

Supporters of the anti-American radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have been voting on who should be Iraq’s prime minister. The two-day poll, which

Supporters of the anti-American radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have been voting on who should be Iraq’s prime minister. The two-day poll, which

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Former insurgents targeted in deadly strike

Gunmen disguised as US soldiers are believed to have killed at least 24 people in an attack on a Sunni Muslim village near Baghdad. It is reported

Gunmen disguised as US soldiers are believed to have killed at least 24 people in an attack on a Sunni Muslim village near Baghdad. It is reported

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German peace marchers focus on Afghan war

The deaths of three German soldiers in a Taliban ambush has brought a new intensity to the Easter peace marches that take place in German cities

The deaths of three German soldiers in a Taliban ambush has brought a new intensity to the Easter peace marches that take place in German cities

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Apple's iPad hits stores in US

The latest in-thing in the world of computing has gone on sale in the United States amid a whirl of publicity. The iPad from Apple hit the shelves

The latest in-thing in the world of computing has gone on sale in the United States amid a whirl of publicity. The iPad from Apple hit the shelves

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NATO probes German killing of Afghan soldiers

NATO is launching an investigation into the allegedly accidental killing of six Afghan soldiers on Friday by German troops. It came hours after the

NATO is launching an investigation into the allegedly accidental killing of six Afghan soldiers on Friday by German troops. It came hours after the

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Easter procession in Spain

Processions, in various Spanish cities, commemorating Christ’s Passion are the high point of Holy Week.

Processions, in various Spanish cities, commemorating Christ’s Passion are the high point of Holy Week.

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Vatican denies link between abuse and Jewish suffering

The Vatican has launched another damage limitation exercise after the pope’s personal preacher compared sex abuse scandals to Jewish

The Vatican has launched another damage limitation exercise after the pope’s personal preacher compared sex abuse scandals to Jewish

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African Renaissance statue causes a storm

The inauguration of a controversial monument to the “African Renaissance” in Senegal is going ahead amid a storm of protest. In the latest blow to

The inauguration of a controversial monument to the “African Renaissance” in Senegal is going ahead amid a storm of protest. In the latest blow to

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German troops kill five Afghan soldiers

At least five Afghan soldiers have been killed by German troops in a case of so-called “friendly fire.” It came hours after the Germans lost three

At least five Afghan soldiers have been killed by German troops in a case of so-called “friendly fire.” It came hours after the Germans lost three

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At least 28 killed in Peru mudslides

Landslides caused by heavy rains have engulfed two towns in northeastern Peru, killing at least 28 people.   Rescue workers say another 25 people

Landslides caused by heavy rains have engulfed two towns in northeastern Peru, killing at least 28 people.   Rescue workers say another 25 people

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German troops 'mistakenly' kill six Afghan soldiers

German troops are said to have mistakenly killed six Afghan soldiers hours after losing three of their own troops in a firefight with

German troops are said to have mistakenly killed six Afghan soldiers hours after losing three of their own troops in a firefight with

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Gunmen shoot dead 25 people in Baghdad

Twenty five people have been shot dead in a village in southern Baghdad by gunmen wearing Iraqi army uniforms say authorities there. Between 10 and

Twenty five people have been shot dead in a village in southern Baghdad by gunmen wearing Iraqi army uniforms say authorities there. Between 10 and

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Pope's preacher says Church attacks like anti-semitism

The Pope’s personal preacher has angered Jews worldwide by likening sex abuse allegations made against the Catholic Church to anti-Semitsm. Father

The Pope’s personal preacher has angered Jews worldwide by likening sex abuse allegations made against the Catholic Church to anti-Semitsm. Father

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French police on Paris buses after drivers attacked

President Sarkozy has ordered new security measures in a troubled Paris suburb after a series of attacks of buses. Drivers have been refusing to

President Sarkozy has ordered new security measures in a troubled Paris suburb after a series of attacks of buses. Drivers have been refusing to

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The actor John Forsythe has died at the age of 92

Forsythe made his name as oil baron Blake Carrington in US drama Dynasty for which he won two Golden Globe awards. He was also the voice of Charlie

Forsythe made his name as oil baron Blake Carrington in US drama Dynasty for which he won two Golden Globe awards. He was also the voice of Charlie

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Pilgrims gather for Good Friday

Thousands of Catholic pilgrims gathered in the Vatican’s St Peter’s Square for the traditional Good Friday celebration known as the Way of the

Thousands of Catholic pilgrims gathered in the Vatican’s St Peter’s Square for the traditional Good Friday celebration known as the Way of the

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Debate over abortion pill erupts again in Italy

In Italy, a row has broken out over the availability of the abortion drug, known as RU 486. Two newly elected conservative regional officials say

In Italy, a row has broken out over the availability of the abortion drug, known as RU 486. Two newly elected conservative regional officials say

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Putin and Chavez ink oil deal

Russian Prime Minister Vladmir Putin has met President Hugo Chavez on his first official visit to Venezuela to deepen miltary and commerical ties

Russian Prime Minister Vladmir Putin has met President Hugo Chavez on his first official visit to Venezuela to deepen miltary and commerical ties

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US economy turning the corner, says Obama

President Barack Obama has said that the US economy is “beginning to turn the corner” after the publication of a government report showing the most

President Barack Obama has said that the US economy is “beginning to turn the corner” after the publication of a government report showing the most

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Teenage widow named as Moscow bomber

Officials in Russian have identified a 17-year-old as one of the two female suicide bombers who struck in Moscow. Dzhanet Abudrakhmanova is the

Officials in Russian have identified a 17-year-old as one of the two female suicide bombers who struck in Moscow. Dzhanet Abudrakhmanova is the