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2012-12-09

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Exit polls tip Romania's governing alliance for election victory

Romania’s leftist governing Social Liberal Union appears set for victory in the country’s parliamentary election. Exit polls suggest it has won

Romania’s leftist governing Social Liberal Union appears set for victory in the country’s parliamentary election. Exit polls suggest it has won

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EU says Nobel Peace Prize will help restore hope

The European Union’s three presidents are in Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on Monday for its transformation from a continent in war to one in

The European Union’s three presidents are in Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on Monday for its transformation from a continent in war to one in

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Ukraine: Azarov on course to be PM again

Ukraine’s president has nominated the country’s last prime minister for another term in the job. Mykola Azarov has served as premier ever since

Ukraine’s president has nominated the country’s last prime minister for another term in the job. Mykola Azarov has served as premier ever since

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French family in video appeal to al-Qaeda captors

The brother of a French hostage, snatched in Niger more than two years ago, has made a video appealing directly to the kidnappers. Clément Legrand

The brother of a French hostage, snatched in Niger more than two years ago, has made a video appealing directly to the kidnappers. Clément Legrand

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It's Steinbrück versus Merkel next year

In Germany the opposition Social Democrats have formally named Peer Steinbrück as their candidate to challenge Angela Merkel as Chancellor next

In Germany the opposition Social Democrats have formally named Peer Steinbrück as their candidate to challenge Angela Merkel as Chancellor next

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Tina Maze wins giant slalom to extend World Cup lead

Tina Maze won her third straight World Cup giant slalom on Sunday to extend her lead in the overall standings.   The Slovenian clocked a time of

Tina Maze won her third straight World Cup giant slalom on Sunday to extend her lead in the overall standings.   The Slovenian clocked a time of

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Hirscher takes giant slalom victory

Marcel Hirscher dominated the World Cup giant slalom on Sunday giving the Austrian Alpine Ski men’s team their first win of the season.   The overall

Marcel Hirscher dominated the World Cup giant slalom on Sunday giving the Austrian Alpine Ski men’s team their first win of the season.   The overall

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Pro and anti-Syrian regime militants clash in Lebanon

Fighting has continued in Lebanon between pro and anti-Syrian regime militants in Tripoli. At least two people are said to have been killed on

Fighting has continued in Lebanon between pro and anti-Syrian regime militants in Tripoli. At least two people are said to have been killed on

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Italy awaits market reaction to weekend upheaval

Financial markets will have their say on Italy’s latest political upheaval that has been simmering over the weekend. Months of growing confidence

Financial markets will have their say on Italy’s latest political upheaval that has been simmering over the weekend. Months of growing confidence

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Israel casts doubts over Palestinian reconciliation efforts

The Israeli prime minister has expressed concerns over Palestinian peace efforts amid a visit to the region by Hamas leader Khaled

The Israeli prime minister has expressed concerns over Palestinian peace efforts amid a visit to the region by Hamas leader Khaled

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Germany's Stollen Festival : Christmas giant cake

Thousands of visitors were on hand for the 19th annual Dresden Stollenfest to watch the three ton city’s famous Christmas cake.

Thousands of visitors were on hand for the 19th annual Dresden Stollenfest to watch the three ton city’s famous Christmas cake.

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Protesters call for early elections in Bangladesh

Protesters march and burn tyres on the streets of the Bangladeshi capital calling for early polls and a neutral caretaker government.

Protesters march and burn tyres on the streets of the Bangladeshi capital calling for early polls and a neutral caretaker government.

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Bopha heads back to the Philippines

In the Philippines rescuers are still finding bodies in the devastation brought by Typhoon Bopha last week. Officials say the number of dead is now

In the Philippines rescuers are still finding bodies in the devastation brought by Typhoon Bopha last week. Officials say the number of dead is now

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Romania's choice might not be picked as PM

It looks like Romanian voters might re-ignite an unsettling struggle at the pinnacle of the country’s power structure. Polls suggest the left-wing

It looks like Romanian voters might re-ignite an unsettling struggle at the pinnacle of the country’s power structure. Polls suggest the left-wing

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Thailand celebrates King's 85th birthday

The Thai government organized a gala reception for foreign dignitaries and senior officials to honor King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the occasion of His

The Thai government organized a gala reception for foreign dignitaries and senior officials to honor King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the occasion of His

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Exiled Tibetans protest in solidarity with self-burnings

Hundreds of exiled Tibetan students march on the streets of northern hill town of Dharamsala in India, expressing solidarity with those in Tibet who

Hundreds of exiled Tibetan students march on the streets of northern hill town of Dharamsala in India, expressing solidarity with those in Tibet who

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Egypt's opposition consider Mursi's backtrack

The main opposition coalition in Egypt is drawing up its response to President Mohamed Mursi’s partial u-turn on power. The National Salvation

The main opposition coalition in Egypt is drawing up its response to President Mohamed Mursi’s partial u-turn on power. The National Salvation

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Schlierenzauer tests Sochi to the max

Sochi hosts the 2014 Winter Olympics and has now made its debut as a World Cup ski Jumping venue. And the Austrian Gergor Schlierenzauer flew as

Sochi hosts the 2014 Winter Olympics and has now made its debut as a World Cup ski Jumping venue. And the Austrian Gergor Schlierenzauer flew as

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Seventy River Rhine cruise ship passengers down with bug

In Germany, nearly 70 people aboard a River Rhine cruise ship have fallen ill with the highly contagious Norovirus. The affected passengers are all

In Germany, nearly 70 people aboard a River Rhine cruise ship have fallen ill with the highly contagious Norovirus. The affected passengers are all

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Fiat cuts 500 jobs at Poland plant

Excess production capacity among European carmakers is now affecting plants in the East of the continent. Fiat is laying off a third of its

Excess production capacity among European carmakers is now affecting plants in the East of the continent. Fiat is laying off a third of its

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Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital

Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital for tests. The government says there is “no cause for alarm” about the

Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital for tests. The government says there is “no cause for alarm” about the

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Vietnamese stage anti-China rallies

Demonstrators in Vietnam have staged rare protests against China in a long-running dispute over who owns parts of the South China Sea. In Hanoi

Demonstrators in Vietnam have staged rare protests against China in a long-running dispute over who owns parts of the South China Sea. In Hanoi

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Chavez set for new cancer operation in Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will undergo another cancer operation in Cuba today after doctors said more malignant cells had been found. The

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will undergo another cancer operation in Cuba today after doctors said more malignant cells had been found. The

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Egypt president annuls decree to quell protests

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has cancelled his contentious decree which widened the powers of the head of state. The u-turn comes after more

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has cancelled his contentious decree which widened the powers of the head of state. The u-turn comes after more

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Ukraine anti-gay activists release gas at LGBT protest

Hundreds of Ukrainian lesbian and gay activists have joined a rally in the centre of Kiev, defying a court order. Protesters denounced a proposed

Hundreds of Ukrainian lesbian and gay activists have joined a rally in the centre of Kiev, defying a court order. Protesters denounced a proposed

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Italy Prime Minister is set to quit

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has told the president he’ll step down as soon as the government’s budget and financial stability law receives

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has told the president he’ll step down as soon as the government’s budget and financial stability law receives

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Egypt President Mursi cancels controversial decree

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has annulled a controversial decree which granted himself sweeping powers, according to the AFP news agency.

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has annulled a controversial decree which granted himself sweeping powers, according to the AFP news agency.