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2010-11-19

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Vatican holds crisis meeting after scandals

For the first time Cardinals from all over the world have been invited by the Pope himself to participate in a reflection and prayer day at the

For the first time Cardinals from all over the world have been invited by the Pope himself to participate in a reflection and prayer day at the

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Catalan election campaign videos cause a stir

Just under two weeks to go before Catalonia goes to the polls and the electoral race has been thrown into controversy by a series of campaign videos

Just under two weeks to go before Catalonia goes to the polls and the electoral race has been thrown into controversy by a series of campaign videos

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Federal Reserve chief hits out at China

The US Federal Reserve’s plan to buy 600 billion dollars worth of government bonds has come under the spotlight in Frankfurt. The Fed’s chairman

The US Federal Reserve’s plan to buy 600 billion dollars worth of government bonds has come under the spotlight in Frankfurt. The Fed’s chairman

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Afghanistan tops Nato pre-summit agenda talks

The importance of Afghanistan was highlighted within minutes of President Obama’s arrival in Lisbon. He began his visit by holding talks with

The importance of Afghanistan was highlighted within minutes of President Obama’s arrival in Lisbon. He began his visit by holding talks with

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Afghans eager to take command of security

On the streets of Kabul, there has been a mixed response to the news that Nato leaders want to set a 2014 target for handing over leadership of

On the streets of Kabul, there has been a mixed response to the news that Nato leaders want to set a 2014 target for handing over leadership of

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NATO summit dominated by Afghan pullout

NATO leaders are in Lisbon for a two-day summit dominated by the planned withdrawal from Afghanistan although, behind the scenes, there are worries

NATO leaders are in Lisbon for a two-day summit dominated by the planned withdrawal from Afghanistan although, behind the scenes, there are worries

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Afghanistan: on the road to transition?

The Friendship gate: never was a crossing so ill-named for two nations whose relationship is far from being cordial, Pakistan and

The Friendship gate: never was a crossing so ill-named for two nations whose relationship is far from being cordial, Pakistan and

Culture

Mixed fare at Cologne Art and Antiques Fair

Melding the modern with the traditional, the Cologne Art and Antiques Fair has opened its doors. It brings together a rich mix of rare and

Melding the modern with the traditional, the Cologne Art and Antiques Fair has opened its doors. It brings together a rich mix of rare and

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European financial crisis: Ireland and Greece

Ireland is still no closer to a decision about accepting a bail-out, despite continued pressure from other countries in the euro-zone. On

Ireland is still no closer to a decision about accepting a bail-out, despite continued pressure from other countries in the euro-zone. On

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Rioting in Haiti threatens cholera treatment

Doctors in Haiti are warning the recent violent unrest in the devastated nation is preventing cholera victims from getting treatment. On Monday

Doctors in Haiti are warning the recent violent unrest in the devastated nation is preventing cholera victims from getting treatment. On Monday

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German security stays high despite 'fake' bomb

A suspect airline bag found in Namibia and destined for Germany has been called a false alarm, an American-inspired test of airport safety. The

A suspect airline bag found in Namibia and destined for Germany has been called a false alarm, an American-inspired test of airport safety. The

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Former French president sued over 2002 bomb

The former French President Jacques Chirac is being sued for manslaughter by the families of French naval contractors killed by a bomb in Pakistan

The former French President Jacques Chirac is being sued for manslaughter by the families of French naval contractors killed by a bomb in Pakistan

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China increases reserve ratio to cut inflation

The Chinese central bank is raising banks’ reserve requirements for the second time in two weeks. This takes the reserve ratio for big banks up to a

The Chinese central bank is raising banks’ reserve requirements for the second time in two weeks. This takes the reserve ratio for big banks up to a

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AstraZeneca to sell non-core part of business

Pharmaceutical firm, Astra Zeneca, will sell off the Astra Tech part of the company. The Anglo-Swedish drug-maker has confirmed they are looking

Pharmaceutical firm, Astra Zeneca, will sell off the Astra Tech part of the company. The Anglo-Swedish drug-maker has confirmed they are looking

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Protests at bluefin tuna conference

Eight days to save bluefin tuna – that’s the dramatic message environmentalists are trying to drive home as talks opened on the future of the

Eight days to save bluefin tuna – that’s the dramatic message environmentalists are trying to drive home as talks opened on the future of the

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Afghanistan pullout dominates NATO summit

NATO leaders at their summit in Lisbon will hear that security in Afghanistan will be progressively handed over to local forces, with the aim of

NATO leaders at their summit in Lisbon will hear that security in Afghanistan will be progressively handed over to local forces, with the aim of

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Chilean mine ordeal turned into TV film

Spanish director Antonio Recio has made the first film about the 33 miners trapped deep underground in a Chilean mine for 69 days.

Spanish director Antonio Recio has made the first film about the 33 miners trapped deep underground in a Chilean mine for 69 days.

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German 'state of emergency' til 2011: official

The unprecedented level of security in Germany is expected to last until at least the end of the year.   Armed police were deployed at stations and

The unprecedented level of security in Germany is expected to last until at least the end of the year.   Armed police were deployed at stations and

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Breakthrough in great antimatter mystery

It is one of the biggest mysteries of the universe, what exactly happened at the time of the Big Bang. Scientists at CERN, the European Centre for

It is one of the biggest mysteries of the universe, what exactly happened at the time of the Big Bang. Scientists at CERN, the European Centre for

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Madagascan army rebels warned to surrender

People living in and around a mutinous army base in Madagascar have been warned to leave, as the government prepares to crush a putative

People living in and around a mutinous army base in Madagascar have been warned to leave, as the government prepares to crush a putative

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Colombia suffers 'worst rainy season in 60 years'

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos has declared a state of emergency across most of the country, amid what he says is the worst rainy season in

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos has declared a state of emergency across most of the country, amid what he says is the worst rainy season in

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Protests in Sri Lanka over rising prices and low pay

Hundreds of Sri Lankan opposition activists take to the streets of Colombo to protest against rising prices and low pay as President Rajapaksa

Hundreds of Sri Lankan opposition activists take to the streets of Colombo to protest against rising prices and low pay as President Rajapaksa

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Vukovar remembrance day in Croatia

In Croatia, thousands of people have taken part in a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the day Vukovar fell to Serbia forces in 1991. The killing

In Croatia, thousands of people have taken part in a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the day Vukovar fell to Serbia forces in 1991. The killing

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Up to 30 missing in New Zealand mine blast

As many as 30 miners are unaccounted for after a huge explosion at a coal mine in New Zealand. The blast happened at the Pike River coal mine on

As many as 30 miners are unaccounted for after a huge explosion at a coal mine in New Zealand. The blast happened at the Pike River coal mine on

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Bangladesh still waiting for climate relief

The road from the Copenhagen to Cancun climate talks later this month has been a long and potholed one. Money promised for the most vulnerable

The road from the Copenhagen to Cancun climate talks later this month has been a long and potholed one. Money promised for the most vulnerable

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"Dayton is still the root of what is wrong with Bosnia."

- Muhamed Sacirbey, Dayton Accords Signatory Fifteen years ago, on the 21st of November 1995, in the relatively unknown American city of

- Muhamed Sacirbey, Dayton Accords Signatory Fifteen years ago, on the 21st of November 1995, in the relatively unknown American city of

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Scuffles break out in Ukraine's parliament

The Ukrainian parliament might not have descended into the egg-pelting chaos it witnessed earlier this year, but to say its politicians got hot under

The Ukrainian parliament might not have descended into the egg-pelting chaos it witnessed earlier this year, but to say its politicians got hot under

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Argentine MP smacks colleague in the mouth

Is it a sign of the tough economic times we are living in? Possibly, but the budget debate in Argentina’s parliament took a turn for the worse

Is it a sign of the tough economic times we are living in? Possibly, but the budget debate in Argentina’s parliament took a turn for the worse

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UN faces more unrest in Haiti as cholera spreads

Get out of Haiti and take cholera with you! That is the message some are sending to the United Nations as the epidemic shows no sign of slowing

Get out of Haiti and take cholera with you! That is the message some are sending to the United Nations as the epidemic shows no sign of slowing

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Ireland looks poised to accept rescue package

Ireland’s Central Bank Chief expects the Republic to accept tens of billions of euros in loans to bolster its shattered banks and stabilise the

Ireland’s Central Bank Chief expects the Republic to accept tens of billions of euros in loans to bolster its shattered banks and stabilise the