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One person has been killed and 47 others injured during overnight protests in the northern Iraqi city of Sulaimaniyah, police and hospital officials said.

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Aggreko shot up to pole position as the blue chips shrugged off the weakness in the UK economy to stage a comeback last night.

Found vast acres of gas? Don't tell the markets

Some people are never satisfied, or so managers of Heritage Oil might feel after announcing a $2.7bn (£1.7bn) gas find yesterday – only to watch the firm's stock plummet nearly 30 per cent.

Condemned student granted a reprieve

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'Honour killing' pair jailed for life

Two cousins who became the first suspects ever extradited to Britain from Iraq were jailed for life today for the "honour killing" of a 20-year-old woman.

PKK denies suicide bombing

The outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) yesterday denied responsibility for a suicide bomb attack in Istanbul that wounded 32 people. The group said it was extending a ceasefire until Turkey's general elections in 2011.

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