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Pistorius given five years in jail

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 14:44
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Pretoria

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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Hong Kong officials meet students

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 14:39
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong officials end a first round of talks with student leaders to try to resolve an impasse that sparked weeks of pro-democracy protests.
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McDonald's and Coke see profits fall

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 14:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: McDonald, Coke

McDonald's and Coca Cola post profits down sharply in the three months to the end of September, with both seeing sales under pressure in the US.
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Swedish sub search focuses on bay

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 14:03
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Stockholm

Naval vessels scouring Swedish waters for a suspected foreign submarine focus on a bay near Stockholm on the fifth day of their search.
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Woman dies after being hit by tree

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 13:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A woman dies and another man is in hospital after they were hit by trees blown over in separate incidents in high winds in London.
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VIDEO: Gibraltar future with Spain 'not realistic'

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 13:59
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain

Fabian Picardo says the people of Gibraltar see their future with the UK, and being part of Spain is "not realistic".
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Bashir seeks to extend 25-year rule

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 13:57
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir will stand for re-election next year, an aide says, despite previous claims that he would quit after 25 years in power.
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India suspend tours to West Indies

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 12:57
related countries: India India

India suspend all future tours to the Caribbean following the West Indies' decision to abandon their tour of India last week.
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Turtles attack UK box office

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 12:53
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has topped the UK and Ireland box office, ending Gone Girl's two week run at the top.
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Pair retract Thai murder confessions

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 12:40
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two Burmese men accused of killing two British tourists in Thailand retract their confessions, lawyers say.
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Somalia orders UK passport seizure

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 12:32
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A court in Somalia orders the seizure of a local radio station owner's UK passport after he is accused of threatening national security.
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UK spy drones to fly over Syria

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 12:21
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK will fly unmanned drones over Syria in the battle against Islamic State militants, the government says.
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'Negligence' behind Total boss death

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 12:21
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian investigators say "criminal negligence" caused the crash that killed the chief executive of oil firm Total and the three crew members of his private jet.
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Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 11:44
related countries: Germany Germany

German airline Lufthansa fails in a court bid to force its pilots to call off their strike, while union leaders warn of more action.
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Canada hit-and-run man 'radicalised'

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 11:33
related countries: Canada Canada

A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car before he was shot dead by police had been "radicalised", Canada's PM says.
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Nepal plans tighter rules on treks

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 11:20
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Officials in Nepal plan to introduce tougher controls of the country's trekking industry, a week after 41 people died in blizzards.
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Pakistan Taliban sack spokesman

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 11:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistan Taliban sack their spokesman Shahidullah Shahid after he pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS).
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Islamic State: The US volunteers who fight with Syria's Kurds

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 11:01
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The Americans who have joined the Kurds in the fight against IS
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Singing nun releases 'Like a Virgin'

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 11:00
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Madonna

Italian nun who won the The Voice releases Madonna's 1984 hit as her debut single.
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Real's Bale misses Liverpool game

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 10:52
related countries: Spain Spain

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale misses Wednesday's Champions League game at Liverpool because of a thigh injury.
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VIDEO: Doctor on sister's Ebola death

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 10:48
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: Freetown

Dr Olivet Buck died after contracting Ebola while treating patients in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
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Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 10:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Oscar

Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies like Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 82, says his family.
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Rewards for Mexico missing students

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 10:38
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Guerrero

The Mexican government offers rewards totalling $4.75m (£3m) for information leading to the whereabouts of 43 missing students from Guerrero state.
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Total boss dies in Moscow air crash

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 10:28
related countries: Russia Russia, France France
related places: Moscow, Vnukovo

Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died after his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow.
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Ukraine faces cluster bomb claim

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 10:15
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine attacked populated areas of Donetsk with cluster bombs, banned by many states, a leading human rights group says.
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Australian teen surfaces in IS video

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 9:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, Aruba Aruba, United States United States

An Australian teenager who joined IS militants in Iraq and Syria surfaces in a video addressing PM Tony Abbott and US president Barack Obama.
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Oscar de la Renta: Life and work in pictures

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 9:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Oscar

The life and work of US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta
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Chechen leader demands horse apology

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 9:12
related countries: Germany Germany

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov wants Germany to say sorry to his horses after freezing their prize money.
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VIDEO: British medics head to Sierra Leone

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 8:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: Gatwick

Some 80 army medics are travelling to Sierra Leone as part of UK efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, as screening begins at Gatwick.
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Indian woman set on fire in train

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 8:18
related countries: India India

A woman dies of her injuries after being set on fire on a train in the Indian state of Kerala, reportedly after an argument with an unidentified man.
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VIDEO: Baghdad: Where one bomb is a quiet day

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 8:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The regularity of bombings in Baghdad makes fire-fighting a busy and dangerous profession.
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Five ways Whitlam changed Australia

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 7:49
related countries: Australia Australia

Five ways that late PM Gough Whitlam reformed his country
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Former Australian PM Whitlam dies

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 7:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.
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Fresh fighting in key Syrian town

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 6:36
related countries: Syria Syria

Fierce fighting breaks out in the Syrian town of Kobane, ending two days of relative calm after defenders pushed back Islamic State militants.
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VIDEO: Man guilty of fake-girl webcam sex

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 6:31
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real.
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More UK medics travel to Ebola area

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 5:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: Gatwick

About 100 army medics are travelling to Sierra Leone as part of UK efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, as screening begins at Gatwick.
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VIDEO: 'Nazis' who left US still got benefits

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 5:04
related countries: United States United States

The US government has paid dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in Social Security benefits after forcing them to leave the US.
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VIDEO: Bodies of seven women found in US

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 5:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Indiana

The bodies of seven women have been recovered in the US state of Indiana as a man confessed to a recent murder and led authorities to more.
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Asia stocks fall after China data

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 4:28
related countries: China China

Asian stocks fall after data shows China's economy grew 7.3% in the third quarter, its slowest pace in more than five years.
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China growth slows to five-year low

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 4:20
related countries: China China

China's economy grows at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, causing speculation the government may introduce more stimulus measures.
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Flights axed due to weather warning

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 4:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Heathrow, London

Heathrow cancels about 10% of flights on Tuesday, as strong winds and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo hit the UK.
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VIDEO: Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 3:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Oscar

US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.
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Man guilty of fake-girl webcam sex

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 3:29
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real.
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'No closure' for Pistorius family

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 2:07
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Oscar Pistorius' siblings describe their heartache and criticise media coverage of his trial, on the eve of the South African athlete's sentencing.
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'Balibo Five' deaths probe dropped

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 1:46
related countries: East Timor East Timor, Aruba Aruba

Australian police abandon a war crimes investigation into the deaths in East Timor in 1975 of the "Balibo Five" journalists, citing insufficient evidence.
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Ebola-hit nations get key supplies

Tuesday 21st of October 2014, 0:55
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone, Ghana Ghana, Guinea Guinea

Vital supplies to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the worst-hit countries, Ghana's president says.
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