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Karzai's former rival claims his presidency 'has no legal basis'

FORMER foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah, who quit Afghanistan's troubled presidential election race this week, yesterday said Hamid Karzai's re-election had "no legal basis".

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Novice finds £1m treasure trove

A NOVICE metal-detecting enthusiast said yesterday he was "stunned" to unearth a £1 million (€1.12m) Iron Age hoard during his first outing with the machine.

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Baby returns home to 'fat' family

AN overweight couple who had all seven of their children taken into care have had their newborn baby returned.

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Martin and Baldwin Oscars hosts

HOLLYWOOD veterans Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin are to share hosting duties at the 82nd Academy Awards.

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Obama hit by Republican victories

REPUBLICANS won two key state elections, dealing a stinging blow to President Barack Obama and his Democrats 12 months after they swept to power.

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Israeli commandos seize arms ship 'from Iran bound for Hezbollah'

ISRAELI commandos have seized a ship that defence officials said was carrying hundreds of tonnes of weapons from Iran bound for Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas — the largest arms shipment Israel has ever commandeered.

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Milan judge convicts 23 Americans of kidnap

AN Italian judge yesterday convicted 23 Americans of the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric on a Milan street, in a landmark case involving the CIA's extraordinary rendition programme in the war on terrorism.

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Iran protesters beaten at anniversary rally

IRANIAN security forces beat anti-government protesters with batons yesterday on the sidelines of state-sanctioned rallies to mark the 30th anniversary of the US Embassy takeover.

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Lawmakers face strict allowance rules

DRAIN the moat, tear down the duck house, fire the housekeeper.

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