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Dutch on course for split result

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 0:19
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

With most Dutch election votes counted, the Christian Democrats are ahead but lack a clear mandate to govern.
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EU expansion 'boosts UK'

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 0:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Immigration from new EU countries has helped the UK economy cope with growing pressures from Asia, peers say.
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British hostage killed in Nigeria

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 1:21
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Italy Italy, Niger Niger

A British oil worker is killed and an Italian is wounded during an attempt to free those seized by Nigerian militants.
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US and Colombia sign trade deal

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 1:46
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

The US signs a multi-billion dollar trade deal with Colombia aimed at lowering the countries' trade barriers.
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UN agrees to probe Lebanon murder

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 2:24
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The UN Security Council agrees to help investigate the murder of Lebanese politician Pierre Gemayel.
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Funds cloud Africa migrant talks

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 2:59
related countries: Libya Libya

Funding issues cloud talks between European and African ministers on stemming illegal African migrants.
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US 'may need to increase marines'

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 3:12
related countries: United States United States

The new commandant of the US marines says the force may need to increase to meet commitments.
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Afghan drug crop to flood Europe

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 3:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A record Afghan opium poppy crop means more will die of heroin overdoses in European cities, the UN warns.
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Live - Australia v England

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 5:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia are well on top on day one of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.
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Qantas suitors face bid hurdles

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 7:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Shares in Australian airline Qantas dip on worries that unions and the government could block a takeover.
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Opposition leads Mauritania race

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 7:33
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

The opposition wins the first stage of Mauritania's first poll since a coup ended 20 years of authoritarian rule.
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Cricket: Australia shine

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 7:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia

Ricky Ponting hits an unbeaten century as Australia dominate the opening day of the first Test against England.
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Java mud leak blamed for blast

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 7:53
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

At least seven people are killed in a gas pipeline blast near a massive mud leak in Indonesia's Java island.
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No survivors in Polish mine blast

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 8:14
related countries: Poland Poland

Rescuers at a Polish mine find the bodies of 15 missing miners, ending hopes of finding survivors.
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Cheney in Iraq for surprise visit

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 8:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Thanksgiving, Baghdad

US Vice-President Dick Cheney arrives in Baghdad to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with US troops.
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Former spy tests reveal 'objects'

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 8:58
related countries: Russia Russia

X-rays on former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko show up unusual objects, as his condition deteriorates.
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NZ opposition leader quits

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 9:21
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The leader of New Zealand's main opposition party, Don Brash, quits after weeks of mounting speculation.
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More violence in east Sri Lanka

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 9:49
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's military says seven soldiers have been wounded in fresh fighting with Tamil Tiger rebels in the east.
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Ethiopia 'ready for Islamist war'

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 10:22
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

Ethiopia makes preparations for a conflict with Somalia's Islamist group, the prime minister says.
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Sudan's Darfur 'close to abyss'

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 10:37
related countries: Sudan Sudan

UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland accuses Sudan of fuelling the conflict in the western Darfur region.
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'US troops kill four' on Iraq bus

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 11:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US troops shoot dead four Iraqis on a minibus in Baghdad's Sadr City district, security sources say.
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Dutch face tough coalition talks

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 11:53
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The ruling Christian Democrats emerge on top in the Dutch election, but difficult coalition talks lie ahead.
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DR Congo leader issues ultimatum

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 11:55
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila gives the forces of his rival 48 hours to leave the capital or face removal.
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Brazil orange juice probe goes on

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 12:02
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's orange juice producers fail to persuade anti-trust watchdogs to stop accusing them of price-fixing.
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Clerics mull female circumcision

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 12:32
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's top Muslim clerics say Islam does not regard the practice of female genital mutilation as mandatory.
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Bemba forces leave Congo capital

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 12:41
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Kinshasa

Forces loyal to a DR Congo presidential candidate start to leave Kinshasa, following an ultimatum.
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Gaddafi: Migration 'inevitable'

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 13:39
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya's leader tells a conference on migration that the world should not try to restrict international migration.
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Gunmen raid Iraq health ministry

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 13:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Gunmen attack the health ministry in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, sparking heavy gun battles with guards.
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Ex-spy's condition deteriorates

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 13:54
related countries: Russia Russia

The condition of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko is dramatically deteriorating, doctors say.
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Hostage killed in Nigeria named

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 14:09
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police identify a British oil worker killed during an attempt to free seven men seized by Nigerian militants.
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UN refuses Iran help with reactor

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 15:01
related countries: Iran Iran

The UN nuclear agency, the IAEA, rejects Iran's request for help in building a heavy-water nuclear reactor.
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Poles stick to Russia talks veto

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 15:13
related countries: Poland Poland, Russia Russia

EU diplomats fail to persuade Poland to lift a veto on the start of talks on an EU-Russia co-operation pact.
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Thousands attend Beirut funeral

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 15:37
related countries: Syria Syria, Lebanon Lebanon

Anger at Syria surfaces as the funeral of murdered Lebanese politician Pierre Gemayel takes place in Beirut.
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Calls to end Vietnam road chaos

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 16:32
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Health officials call on Vietnam to improve road safety, amid a rising death toll on the country's roads.
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Iran offers UN new nuclear access

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 16:59
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran offers inspectors access to records and equipment from two nuclear sites, the UN atomic agency says.
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SA court boosts gay inheritance

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 17:00
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's highest court rules that gay people can inherit the property of their partners who die without a will.
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Tonga king in democracy vow

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 17:09
related countries: Tonga Tonga, China China

Tonga's king has appealed for calm and promised political reforms as 200 Chinese nationals leave the country.
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Swift breached EU data law

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 17:33
related countries: United States United States

A money transfer firm broke EU privacy laws by secretly giving information to the US authorities, an inquiry finds.
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Pakistan senate backs rape bill

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 18:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The upper house of Pakistan's parliament approves a bill amending an Islamic law on rape and adultery.
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Israel permit 'too short' for PhD

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 18:54
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli allows a Palestinian PhD student to begin her studies at Hebrew university but only for six months.
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France issues Rwanda warrants

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 20:55
related countries: France France, Rwanda Rwanda

A French judge issues arrest warrants for nine aides of Rwanda's president, sparking protests in the capital Kigali.
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Baghdad car bombings 'kill 160'

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 21:55
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's capital suffers its worst casualties since the US-led invasion as 160 die in the Shia Sadr City area, police say.
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Ex-Russian spy dies in hospital

Thursday 23rd of November 2006, 23:22
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, who was apparently poisoned in London, has died.
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