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2010-11-21

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Ireland will take bail-out

Ireland will apply for a bail-out from international lenders. Ending weeks of speculation, the country’s finance minister said formal negotiations

Ireland will apply for a bail-out from international lenders. Ending weeks of speculation, the country’s finance minister said formal negotiations

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New Zealand mine survivor:"I couldn't breathe"

Hopes of a renewed effort to try to reach 29 miners trapped underground in New Zealand have been frustrated by more delays. Rescuers have been

Hopes of a renewed effort to try to reach 29 miners trapped underground in New Zealand have been frustrated by more delays. Rescuers have been

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Russian summit tries to save tigers from dying out

Sunday saw the start of a summit aimed at saving the tiger from extinction. Russia is hosting the event, which is expected to welcome Prime Minister

Sunday saw the start of a summit aimed at saving the tiger from extinction. Russia is hosting the event, which is expected to welcome Prime Minister

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Israeli soldiers convicted over 'human shield' boy

Two former Israeli soldiers have been given three-month suspended jail sentences for using a Palestinian boy as a human shield as they searched for

Two former Israeli soldiers have been given three-month suspended jail sentences for using a Palestinian boy as a human shield as they searched for

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Support for Pope's comments about condoms

Many Catholics have reacted positively to the Pope’s comments on the use of condoms. In a book due to be published on Tuesday, Pope Benedict, says

Many Catholics have reacted positively to the Pope’s comments on the use of condoms. In a book due to be published on Tuesday, Pope Benedict, says

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How realistic is NATO-Russia missile shield deal?

What will Saturday’s agreement between NATO and Russia on missile defence mean in practice? Moscow has agreed to co-operate on a programme to

What will Saturday’s agreement between NATO and Russia on missile defence mean in practice? Moscow has agreed to co-operate on a programme to

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Gas and heat obstruct New Zealand mine rescue

Poisonous gases and smouldering heat are still preventing rescuers in New Zealand from trying to reach 29 men trapped in a coal mine after an

Poisonous gases and smouldering heat are still preventing rescuers in New Zealand from trying to reach 29 men trapped in a coal mine after an

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Pope says use of condoms can be justified

Pope Benedict XVI has condoned the use of condoms in exceptional cases in a move described as an historic shift for the Roman Catholic Church. In a

Pope Benedict XVI has condoned the use of condoms in exceptional cases in a move described as an historic shift for the Roman Catholic Church. In a

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The EU and the US patch up differences

The first top-level summit between the European Union and the United States in a year has resulted in declarations of friendship all

The first top-level summit between the European Union and the United States in a year has resulted in declarations of friendship all

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Haiti cholera cases underestimated: expert

Haiti’s cholera epidemic could be more severe than figures indicate, according to a European doctor advising the country’s health

Haiti’s cholera epidemic could be more severe than figures indicate, according to a European doctor advising the country’s health

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NATO agrees on Afghan exit plan by end of 2014

NATO has agreed to hand control of security in Afghanistan to Afghan forces by the end of 2014. But Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed a

NATO has agreed to hand control of security in Afghanistan to Afghan forces by the end of 2014. But Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed a

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Nuremberg trials exhibition opens in courthouse

Some 65 years after some of Hitler’s leading henchmen were tried for war crimes, an exhibition is being inaugurated in the German city of

Some 65 years after some of Hitler’s leading henchmen were tried for war crimes, an exhibition is being inaugurated in the German city of

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NATO and Russia agree on missile defence

NATO and Russia have agreed to work together on missile defence. They announced the news after the NATO summit in Lisbon. It has been hailed as a

NATO and Russia have agreed to work together on missile defence. They announced the news after the NATO summit in Lisbon. It has been hailed as a

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Miners' families visit site of New Zealand blast

They have been briefed on the latest developments, then taken to the scene of the explosion. But for relatives of the 29 miners missing underground

They have been briefed on the latest developments, then taken to the scene of the explosion. But for relatives of the 29 miners missing underground

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North Korea shows US expert new nuclear plant: report

North Korea’s nuclear programme may have developed dramatically. A huge new uranium enrichment plant has reportedly been shown to a

North Korea’s nuclear programme may have developed dramatically. A huge new uranium enrichment plant has reportedly been shown to a