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2010-12-05

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Few surprises expected after Egyptian ballot

The outcome is being described as a foregone conclusion. Egyptians have been voting in a run-off parliamentary election, which President Hosni

The outcome is being described as a foregone conclusion. Egyptians have been voting in a run-off parliamentary election, which President Hosni

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Mbeki tries to mediate in tense Ivory Coast

Tens of thousands of supporters of Alassane Outarra have taken to the streets of Ivory Coast to back his claim to the presidency. Confusion reigns

Tens of thousands of supporters of Alassane Outarra have taken to the streets of Ivory Coast to back his claim to the presidency. Confusion reigns

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Iran declares nuclear 'self-sufficiency'

Iran has declared nuclear “self-sufficiency” ahead of talks with world powers aimed at convincing Tehran to suspend some parts of that

Iran has declared nuclear “self-sufficiency” ahead of talks with world powers aimed at convincing Tehran to suspend some parts of that

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Eight dead in Italian cycling tragedy

It was supposed to be a pleasant Sunday morning outing for a group of Italian amateur cyclists. But tragedy has struck on a country road in the

It was supposed to be a pleasant Sunday morning outing for a group of Italian amateur cyclists. But tragedy has struck on a country road in the

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Spain struggles to clear backlog of air passengers

The wildcat strike may be over, but the backlog of passengers will take time to clear. Spanish airspace is open again after the government called a

The wildcat strike may be over, but the backlog of passengers will take time to clear. Spanish airspace is open again after the government called a

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Egypt votes amid allegations of fraud

Egyptians went to the polls on Sunday in the second round of parliamentary elections amid allegations the contest has been rigged. President Hosni

Egyptians went to the polls on Sunday in the second round of parliamentary elections amid allegations the contest has been rigged. President Hosni

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Israeli officials hope to tame wildfire

Israel has said it hopes to have a deadly wildfire sweeping through its northern forests under control by late Sunday. The worst inferno in the

Israel has said it hopes to have a deadly wildfire sweeping through its northern forests under control by late Sunday. The worst inferno in the

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Seoul vows retaliation against North Korea

South Korea’s new defence minister on Saturday vowed to retaliate against North Korea if the communist nation carries out any future attacks. Kim

South Korea’s new defence minister on Saturday vowed to retaliate against North Korea if the communist nation carries out any future attacks. Kim

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Ivory Coast enters political nightmare

Ivory Coast seems to have two governments today after President Laurent Gbagbo had himself sworn in for a new term, while his rival Alassane

Ivory Coast seems to have two governments today after President Laurent Gbagbo had himself sworn in for a new term, while his rival Alassane

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Spanish airspace reopens after wildcat strike

Airspace in Spain has reopened with traffic controllers returning to work after a wildcat strike. The government was forced to declare its first

Airspace in Spain has reopened with traffic controllers returning to work after a wildcat strike. The government was forced to declare its first

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Six dead in China cafe blast

An explosion has killed six people and injured 37 at an Internet cafe in southwest China. The blast happened in Kaili in Guizhou province. Eleven

An explosion has killed six people and injured 37 at an Internet cafe in southwest China. The blast happened in Kaili in Guizhou province. Eleven

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"The Ghost Writer" wins big in Tallinn

British talent has done well at the European Film Awards, thanks to director Roman Polanski’s “The Ghost Writer”, which won six prizes including best

British talent has done well at the European Film Awards, thanks to director Roman Polanski’s “The Ghost Writer”, which won six prizes including best

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Pilots hailed as heroes in Russian crash

The latest aviation accident in Russia involving an ageing Tupolev airliner is raising questions about the airworthiness of Russia’s civil aviation

The latest aviation accident in Russia involving an ageing Tupolev airliner is raising questions about the airworthiness of Russia’s civil aviation