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2011-12-18

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More bloodshed at Cairo protests

After three straight days and nights of clashes between protesters and soldiers in the Egyptian capital Cairo, the death toll is now at least 10 and

After three straight days and nights of clashes between protesters and soldiers in the Egyptian capital Cairo, the death toll is now at least 10 and

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Last US troops leave Iraq

From Mission Accomplished to Mission Over – American troops have completed their withdrawal from Iraq into Kuwait after almost nine years. They

From Mission Accomplished to Mission Over – American troops have completed their withdrawal from Iraq into Kuwait after almost nine years. They

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Migrant boat sinks off Indonesia's East Java

A boat carrying asylum seekers sunk off Indonesia’s East Java province on Sunday, leaving more than 200 people missing, presumed dead. The

A boat carrying asylum seekers sunk off Indonesia’s East Java province on Sunday, leaving more than 200 people missing, presumed dead. The

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Tributes paid to Vaclav Havel

Tributes have been pouring in to Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who helped overthrow Communism and became President of the Czech Republic

Tributes have been pouring in to Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who helped overthrow Communism and became President of the Czech Republic

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American troops leave Iraq

The last convoy of U.S. soldiers pulled out of Iraq on Sunday, ending nearly nine years of war that cost almost 4,500 American and tens of thousands

The last convoy of U.S. soldiers pulled out of Iraq on Sunday, ending nearly nine years of war that cost almost 4,500 American and tens of thousands

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Lisbon : candles for making dreams come true

Fifty thousand candles were lit in Praca do Comercio, Lisbon’s downtown square, as part of an attempt by non-governmental organization Terra dos

Fifty thousand candles were lit in Praca do Comercio, Lisbon’s downtown square, as part of an attempt by non-governmental organization Terra dos

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French airport security staff continue strike

A strike by security staff slowed outgoing traffic at the main airports in the French cities of Paris and Lyon as the walkout over pay and conditions

A strike by security staff slowed outgoing traffic at the main airports in the French cities of Paris and Lyon as the walkout over pay and conditions

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Russia's communists rally

Fresh from nominating veteran leader, Gennady Zyuganov as their candidate for next year’s presidential vote, Russia’s Communist party has been

Fresh from nominating veteran leader, Gennady Zyuganov as their candidate for next year’s presidential vote, Russia’s Communist party has been

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Philippines storm claims more than 600 lives

The search for survivors goes on in the southern Philippines after floods and landslides claimed more than six hundred lives, according to the

The search for survivors goes on in the southern Philippines after floods and landslides claimed more than six hundred lives, according to the

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Vaclav Havel - from pensmith to president

Vaclav Havel, the man who was to become the symbol of the struggle against Soviet domination, was born into the Prague bourgoisie in 1936 just before

Vaclav Havel, the man who was to become the symbol of the struggle against Soviet domination, was born into the Prague bourgoisie in 1936 just before

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Vaclav Havel dies

Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who was to become the first President of the post-communist Czech Republic, died this morning.   The

Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who was to become the first President of the post-communist Czech Republic, died this morning.   The

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Fresh Cairo protests call for end to military rule

Egyptian activists protested for a third straight day on Sunday to demand an immediate end to military rule. At least ten people have died since

Egyptian activists protested for a third straight day on Sunday to demand an immediate end to military rule. At least ten people have died since

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American troops leave Iraq after nine years

Nearly nine years after George W. Bush launched Operation Iraqi Freedom to topple Saddam Hussein, the last US troops have left the country for

Nearly nine years after George W. Bush launched Operation Iraqi Freedom to topple Saddam Hussein, the last US troops have left the country for

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Last US troops leave Iraq

The last US troops left Iraq on Saturday. The remainder of the 5,500 soldiers crossed into Kuwait on Sunday, ending nearly nine years of American

The last US troops left Iraq on Saturday. The remainder of the 5,500 soldiers crossed into Kuwait on Sunday, ending nearly nine years of American

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Two dead as Russian oil rig capsizes

A floating oil rig capsized in storms in the Sea of Okhotsk, eastern Russia with 67 people onboard on Sunday. Rescuers have managed to save 14

A floating oil rig capsized in storms in the Sea of Okhotsk, eastern Russia with 67 people onboard on Sunday. Rescuers have managed to save 14

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Philippines typhoon death toll tops 600

In the Philippines where the death toll from Typhoon Washi is now more than 600, rescue workers are concentrating their efforts on reuniting

In the Philippines where the death toll from Typhoon Washi is now more than 600, rescue workers are concentrating their efforts on reuniting

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Kazakh president blames clashes on 'hooligans'

An investigation will be carried out into clashes that left at least 11 people dead in Kazakhstan’s western oil city of Zhanaozen on Friday

An investigation will be carried out into clashes that left at least 11 people dead in Kazakhstan’s western oil city of Zhanaozen on Friday

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Hundreds missing after boat sinks near Indonesia

More than 300 people are missing after a boat carrying illegal migrants sank off the coast of east Java in Indonesia. According to an official from

More than 300 people are missing after a boat carrying illegal migrants sank off the coast of east Java in Indonesia. According to an official from

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Turkey warns France over Armenian 'genocide' law

Turkey’s prime minister is warning France to examine its own history before making laws about Turkey’s in a row over the deaths of Armenians during

Turkey’s prime minister is warning France to examine its own history before making laws about Turkey’s in a row over the deaths of Armenians during

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Anti-Kabila riots rock Brussels

Opponents of the re-election of Joseph Kabila as President of the Democratic Republic of Congo have clashed with police in the Belgian capital

Opponents of the re-election of Joseph Kabila as President of the Democratic Republic of Congo have clashed with police in the Belgian capital

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10 years on: Germany remembers introduction of euro cash

It has been 10 years since euro starter kits were first handed out to people in Germany, ahead of the introduction of the single currency. Twenty

It has been 10 years since euro starter kits were first handed out to people in Germany, ahead of the introduction of the single currency. Twenty