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Women take prominent role in Iraqi vote (AP)
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AP - The minute Friday prayers are over, a crowd of women worshippers clothed in long black cloaks swarm around parliament member Maha al-Douri, peppering her with questions and requests. She is their access to power.
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Australian home rigged like "Die Hard" movie: police (AFP)
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AFP - An Australian recluse fortified his home with so many improvised explosive devices it resembled something out of a Hollywood action movie, police said Wednesday.
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Bank of England to keep lending rate low: analysts (AFP)
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AFP - The Bank of England is set to keep its key lending rate at a record low 0.50 percent when it meets on Thursday despite Britain emerging from a record recession stronger than expected, analysts said.
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South Africa's Zuma starts British state visit (AFP)
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AFP - South African President Jacob Zuma officially kicks off a state visit to Britain on Wednesday which will mix lavish pomp and ceremony with sporting trips and talks on Zimbabwe.
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Killer of famed Australian surgeon deported (AFP)
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AFP - A man convicted of killing one of Australia's top heart surgeons was Wednesday on his way back to Malaysia after serving an 18-year prison term.
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Greece awaiting EU 'solidarity' after deeper cuts (AP)
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AP - Prime Minister George Papandreou says Greece is "awaiting European solidarity" after ordering new austerity cuts which government officials say are worth an euro4.8 billion ($6.5 billion).
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Royal welcome for S.African president (AFP)
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AFP - South African President Jacob Zuma prepared for a royal welcome in London on Wednesday as he left his political troubles at home for his first state visit to Britain.
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James Bulger killer back in jail (AFP)
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AFP - A notorious child killer who abducted a toddler and murdered him on a railway track was back behind bars Wednesday after breaching the conditions of his release from prison, officials said.
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Shell reports attack on Nigerian flowstation (AFP)
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AFP - Anglo-Dutch oil group Shell on Wednesday reported an attack on its flowstation in southern Nigeria, but said the facility was not producing at the time of the incident.
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Beijing on alert as annual political session opens (AP)
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AP - Black-clad SWAT teams patrolled downtown Beijing on Wednesday and an AIDS group was ordered to cancel a seminar as part of China's security clampdown ahead of this week's opening of the national legislature's annual session.
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Malaysian opposition hit by spate of defections (AFP)
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AFP - Malaysia's opposition is putting a brave face on a spate of defections and in-fighting that has hit just as its leader Anwar Ibrahim fights sodomy charges that could end his career.
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14 die in mortar, gun battle in Somali capital (AP)
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AP - Somali government forces attacked insurgent-controlled areas in the capital, setting off a gunbattle and mortar fire that killed at least 10 civilians and four militants, witnesses said Wednesday. Almost 40 people were wounded.
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Officer suspected of stealing ivory in Philippines (AP)
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AP - A Philippine wildlife officer is suspected of stealing more than 1,500 pounds (700 kilograms) of smuggled elephant tusks seized last year, an embarrassing setback for the country's anti-poaching efforts, an official said Wednesday.
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China's space station plan delayed (AFP)
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AFP - China has postponed the next step in its ambitious space station programme until 2011 for technical reasons, state media said Wednesday.
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Mitsubishi, Peugeot scrap capital tie-up talks (AFP)
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AFP - Japan's Mitsubishi Motors and France's Peugeot Citroen Wednesday scrapped an ambitious capital tie-up that would have created the world's sixth-largest auto alliance, after reports of financial discord.
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