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US 'broadly ready' for Iran talks

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 0:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran, United States United States

The US government confirms its willingness, in principle, to discuss the conflict in Iraq with Iran.
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C America targets corruption

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 1:38
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, United States United States

Central American leaders sign an anti-corruption pact as a summit begins in Guatemala.
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French Socialists pick candidate

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 1:46
related countries: France France

France's Socialists will vote to choose who will represent the party in next year's presidential election.
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Bush set to deliver policy speech

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 4:13
related countries: Singapore Singapore

George W Bush starts an Asian tour in Singapore, where he is expected to speak on his foreign policy.
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Afghan violence 'likely to rise'

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 4:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A top American defence official warns that the level of violence in Afghanistan will continue to increase.
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Death sentence 'lifted on Briton'

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 5:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Briton due to be hanged in Pakistan has had his sentence commuted to life imprisonment, officials say.
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Pakistan tests 'nuclear' missile

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 6:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

Pakistan successfully tests a nuclear-capable missile, a day after it concludes peace talks with neighbour India.
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Cricket: Australia pick Test squad

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 6:30
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia name Mitchell Johnson and Shaun Tait in their 13-man squad for the first Ashes Test.
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Tongan riots after reforms delay

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 6:35
related countries: Tonga Tonga

Riots break out in Tonga, in the South Pacific, over government delays in passing democratic reforms.
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Climbers missing on Nepal peak

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 6:39
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Six climbers, including two Swedes and a Briton, go missing on a mountain in north Nepal, officials say.
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Japan interest rates kept on hold

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 7:22
related countries: Japan Japan

The Bank of Japan keeps interest rates on hold at 0.25%, but analysts still expect a rise in near future.
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Japan patriot bill clears house

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 8:17
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's lower house passes a controversial bill encouraging teachers to instil patriotism in their students.
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Moroccan convicted over 9/11 plot

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 9:40
related countries: Germany Germany, Morocco Morocco

A German court finds a Moroccan guilty of being accessory to murder in the 9/11 terror attacks on America.
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US marine jailed over Iraq death

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 9:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US marine receives an 18-month sentence for his part in killing an Iraqi civilian, under a plea bargain.
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S Korea to condemn North record

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 10:16
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says it will back a UN resolution criticising the North's human rights record, in a big reversal of policy.
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Turkey ends French military ties

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 10:21
related countries: Turkey Turkey, France France
related places: Ankara

Turkey's army chief says Ankara has cut military ties with France in a row over an Armenian "genocide" bill.
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World Cup site threat to swallows

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 10:42
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The RSPB is worried over plans to build a South African airport in an area used by the swallow population in winter.
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Cuba aid money 'wasted' by exiles

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 10:49
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Congressional auditors say there are serious flaws in a USAID programme for promoting democracy in Cuba.
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Zim offers farm compensation

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 10:59
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe invites more than 1,000 white farmers to collect compensation for property seized during land reforms.
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Bush vows strong support for Asia

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 11:13
related countries: Singapore Singapore

George W Bush vows to maintain strong US engagement in Asia as he begins a key regional tour.
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Israelis kill W Bank 'militant'

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 11:45
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli troops in the West Bank say they killed a militant, a day after rockets from Gaza killed an Israeli.
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Questions over Morocco jail death

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 12:17
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Human rights activists demand an inquiry after a man held over 2003 terror attacks dies in a Moroccan prison.
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Michael Jackson returns to stage

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 12:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Singer Michael Jackson makes a rare appearance on stage at the World Music Awards at London's Earl Court.
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Russia tightens rules on migrants

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 13:30
related countries: Russia Russia

A top Russian migration official calls for limits on the concentration of ethnic minorities.
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Kabila calls for calm in DR Congo

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 13:40
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

President Joseph Kabila appeals for calm in DR Congo as his supporters celebrate his run-off election victory.
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Spain unveils Mid-East peace plan

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 14:45
related countries: France France, Spain Spain

Spain, Italy and France are to launch a Middle East peace initiative, Spain's PM says.
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Death row man's 'nightmare ends'

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 15:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The brother of a British man who spent 18 years on death row in Pakistan says the family hope he will be home soon.
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France searches N Korean vessel

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 15:25
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, India India, France France, North Korea North Korea

France stops a North Korean ship in the Indian Ocean, under UN sanctions imposed after the North's nuclear test.
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'Mad' Indian man's life in chains

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 15:28
related countries: India India

A 56-year-old Indian man has spent 26 years chained up by his family because doctors say he is mad.
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Nepalese peace treaty is delayed

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 15:53
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The Nepalese government and Maoist rebels delay signing a peace deal to end the 10-year insurgency.
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Doctor to pay for unwanted baby

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 15:59
related countries: Germany Germany

A doctor who carried out a failed contraceptive operation in Germany is ordered to support the child.
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Kenya could halt BBC broadcasts

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 16:05
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Foreign radio stations in Kenya, including the BBC, may be prevented from broadcasting, an official says.
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Stars fly in for Cruise wedding

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 16:19
related countries: Italy Italy

Stars including Jim Carrey and Jennifer Lopez arrive in Italy for Tom Cruise's marriage to Katie Holmes.
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UK troops kill Afghan civilians

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 16:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British forces in Afghanistan have shot dead two civilians and injured a child, say military officials.
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US condemns Nepal's Maoist rebels

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 16:48
related countries: Nepal Nepal, United States United States

The US says Nepal's Maoists will stay listed as terrorists despite peace moves, a senior US diplomat says.
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Football: Legend Puskas 'critical'

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 17:00
related countries: Hungary Hungary, Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Budapest

Hungarian legend Ference Puskas is in critical condition in a Budapest hospital, according to reports.
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DR Congo's Bemba rejects result

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 17:15
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo presidential challenger Jean-Pierre Bemba rejects election results that gave victory to Joseph Kabila.
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Pelosi picked for House speaker

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 17:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: House

Democrats choose Nancy Pelosi to be the first female speaker of the US House of Representatives.
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Senate debates India nuclear deal

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 18:29
related countries: India India, United States United States

The US Senate debates amendments to the US-India nuclear deal with concerns over proliferation.
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Seven die in US tornado

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 18:35
related countries: United States United States

Seven people are killed in the US after a tornado sweeps through a mobile home park in a North Carolina town.
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Islamists debate rape law moves

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 18:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's opposition Islamic alliance threatens countrywide protests over changes to the rape laws.
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Somali khat protester shot dead

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 19:43
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Somali Islamists fire on people in Mogadishu protesting about a khat shortage, killing one, say eyewitnesses.
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UK 'ignored spy's al-Qaeda fear'

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 21:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Intelligence services were warned of the al-Qaeda threat in the mid 1990s but failed to act, an agent says.
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Iraq ministry hostages 'tortured'

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 21:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

An Iraqi minister says he fears some government workers kidnapped by gunmen have been tortured and killed.
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Iran hints at new nuclear talks

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 21:51
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iran's chief nuclear negotiator suggests Tehran is prepared to resume negotiations over its nuclear programme.
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Economist Friedman dies aged 94

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 22:12
related countries: United States United States

Lady Thatcher leads tributes to US Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman who has died aged 94.
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Iraq rape soldier jailed for life

Thursday 16th of November 2006, 23:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US soldier who admitted raping an Iraqi girl and helping to kill her family is jailed for life by a court martial.
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