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Middle East Times

Egypt had the world's attention in 2005. That year witnessed the country's first ever contested presidential election in September, followed, two months later, by a landmark parliamentary election, in which the banned Muslim Brotherhood group

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BBC News

A Chinese man jailed over the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests has been released from jail but is severely mentally ill. Yu Dongyue was sentenced to 20 years in jail for throwing paint at a portrait of China's former leader Mao Zedong.

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BBC - Thursday, 23 February 2006

A gang of armed robbers has stolen at least £25m - £40m from a security depot in Kent. The BBC News website looks at the key events in what is thought to be Britain's biggest robbery.

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Agence France Presse

About 200 people were believed killed and 1,500 others were missing in the central Philippines when a landslide buried an entire village, with only a few houses left standing after the side of a mountain collapsed. A sea of mud 6 yards deep.

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Financial Times

After meeting with farmers disgruntled over confiscation of their land near Beijing, the middleman who engineered the encounter asked if the journalists were satisfied with the interview. If not, he had other stories to offer. "How about underg

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Associated Press

Britain's lower chamber of Parliament voted for now to require all citizens who want a passport to have a national identity card as well — a compromise on a measure that originally required all Britons to carry a national ID card. [We'll be b

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Daily Telegram

In the decade since they voted to join the European Union the islanders of the Aland archipelago in the Baltic Sea have been outvoted and overruled by Brussels, time and again. Now they'll teach Brussels a lesson in democracy it may never forget.

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UPI

The president of the Flemish Socialist Party, Johan Vande Lanotte, believes that in 10 years time the number of Belgian troops should be cut from 40,000 to 20,000, with the remaining soldiers integrated into a still-to-be-created European army at a l

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Sunday Herald

Prime Minister Blair held out a begging bowl towards dissenters in his own party, urging them to rethink their opposition towards ID cards and new laws which aim to ban the “glorification” of terrorism.

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Associated Press

U.S. missionaries accused by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez of espionage have been forced from their remote outposts among jungle tribes by a government order, the final pair leaving Thursday after years of evangelical work.

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The Scotsman

FURTHER evidence suggesting that British security forces were alerted in advance to the danger posed by the leader of the London suicide bombers emerged. Reports in the United States indicated American law enforcement officers had raised concerns wit

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Associated Press

[Interesting account of how well organized is al-Qaida.] An al-Qaida operative sentenced to death for plotting the USS Cole bombing that killed 17 sailors in 2000 was among a group of convicts who escaped from a Yemen prison last week, Interpol said

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Reuters

Protests against Chinese police erupted in the home village of a detained rights activist in Shandong province on Sunday, a week after Premier Wen Jiabao visited the province to promote "harmony" in the countryside.

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Associated Press

Cuban officials invited UScorporations to lobby against the US trade embargo and invest in the communist nation's energy sector, as they announced plans to double their drilling capacity and explore for oil in the island's Caribbean waters.

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The Guardian

The Russian military was facing growing public anger when, amid a flurry of high-profile cases of abuse, a senior officer was convicted of hiring his troops out as slave labour and pocketing the fees. A Russian military court fined him 60,000 roubles

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Associated Press

Australia needs to reintroduce the draft to address a shortfall in volunteer recruits, the country's former defence chief warned "... Australia should shift to a universal national service structure to train young people for our armed forces

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Daily Telegraph

If Osama bin Laden and the radical Islamist movement embodied by Hamas possess a pantheon of heroes, a Sudanese intellectual with a British education will be among them. Hassan al-Turabi built Africa's first Islamist state when he dominated Su

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