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2010-11-14

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Taliban attacks mark anniversary of fall from power

Several tankers transporting fuel to coalition troops in eastern Afghanistan caught fire after a mine placed in one of them exploded. The blast in

Several tankers transporting fuel to coalition troops in eastern Afghanistan caught fire after a mine placed in one of them exploded. The blast in

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Dozens injured in Bangladesh clashes

Dozens of people have been injured in Bangladesh in clashes between police and supporters of the main opposition leader, also a former prime

Dozens of people have been injured in Bangladesh in clashes between police and supporters of the main opposition leader, also a former prime

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Lebanon arrests convicted Islamist cleric

The radical Muslim preacher Omar Bakri Mohammed has been arrested in Lebanon, days after being sentenced to life in prison by a military court

The radical Muslim preacher Omar Bakri Mohammed has been arrested in Lebanon, days after being sentenced to life in prison by a military court

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Hajj pilgrims follow Prophet's path to Mina

Millions of Muslims – at least two and a half million say some reports – have begun the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca. Some are travelling by

Millions of Muslims – at least two and a half million say some reports – have begun the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca. Some are travelling by

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Israel ponders new settlement freeze incentives

The Israeli cabinet is considering a new US proposal aimed at breaking the deadlock in stalled peace talks with the Palestinians. Israel would

The Israeli cabinet is considering a new US proposal aimed at breaking the deadlock in stalled peace talks with the Palestinians. Israel would

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Freed Suu Kyi urges Burmese opposition to unite

Newly-freed Aung San Suu Kyi says she is ready to work with other pro-democracy parties in Myanmar, signalling her return to the political

Newly-freed Aung San Suu Kyi says she is ready to work with other pro-democracy parties in Myanmar, signalling her return to the political

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Suu Kyi urges democracy in Myanmar

Newly-freed Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has urged her supporters to seek democracy in military-ruled Myanmar.

Newly-freed Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has urged her supporters to seek democracy in military-ruled Myanmar.

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Seven killed in blaze at French immigrant hostel

Seven people have been killed in a fire at a hostel housing immigrants in France. Four others were seriously injured in the blaze which quickly

Seven people have been killed in a fire at a hostel housing immigrants in France. Four others were seriously injured in the blaze which quickly

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Spotlight on Greek debt woes in key local polls

Greeks are voting in the second round of local elections, that are widely seen as a referendum on the government’s tough austerity programme. The

Greeks are voting in the second round of local elections, that are widely seen as a referendum on the government’s tough austerity programme. The

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Suu Kyi urges democracy in army-ruled Myanmar

Newly-freed Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has urged her supporters to seek democracy in military-ruled Myanmar.   Thousands greeted the

Newly-freed Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has urged her supporters to seek democracy in military-ruled Myanmar.   Thousands greeted the

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Muslims begin annual Hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslims have begun the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca. One of the world’s biggest religious gatherings, it brings

More than two million Muslims have begun the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca. One of the world’s biggest religious gatherings, it brings

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Sarkozy reappoints Fillon as French prime minister

The political suspense in France is over, at least in part. After months of speculation, Francois Fillon has been reappointed Prime Minister by

The political suspense in France is over, at least in part. After months of speculation, Francois Fillon has been reappointed Prime Minister by

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'World's largest clock', symbol of Mecca's 'Manhattan'

Thousands of Muslim pilgrims are arriving in the holy city of Mecca for this year’s Hajj, which begins on Monday. Many are camping out in Saudi

Thousands of Muslim pilgrims are arriving in the holy city of Mecca for this year’s Hajj, which begins on Monday. Many are camping out in Saudi

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Pirates release British couple

Somali pirates have released a British couple held hostage for more than a year. It is believed a ransom was paid. Paul and Rachel Chandler were

Somali pirates have released a British couple held hostage for more than a year. It is believed a ransom was paid. Paul and Rachel Chandler were

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World welcomes Suu Kyi release

The release of Suu Kyi has been welcomed around the world. The British government described it as “long overdue” while pro democracy supporters

The release of Suu Kyi has been welcomed around the world. The British government described it as “long overdue” while pro democracy supporters

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Berlusconi faces new challenge

Embattled Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi may have to reckon with a third political force in Italy. His arch nemesis, Gianfranco Fini, joined two

Embattled Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi may have to reckon with a third political force in Italy. His arch nemesis, Gianfranco Fini, joined two

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APEC wraps up with currency deal

The APEC forum in Japan wraps up today with Asia Pacific leaders reaching agreement on refraining from currency devaluations, echoing commitments

The APEC forum in Japan wraps up today with Asia Pacific leaders reaching agreement on refraining from currency devaluations, echoing commitments