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Chavez 'will step down in 2013'

Friday 7th of December 2007, 2:56
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez publicly states that he will step down when his term expires in 2013.
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Gujarat speech explanation sought

Friday 7th of December 2007, 4:52
related countries: India India

India's election authorities demand politician Narendra Modi explain comments allegedly justifying murder.
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Mugabe arrives at EU-Africa talks

Friday 7th of December 2007, 5:18
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Lisbon

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe arrives in Lisbon as leaders gather for an EU-African summit.
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105 die in China mine explosion

Friday 7th of December 2007, 6:19
related countries: China China

Chinese officials say 105 miners are now known to have died in a coal mine explosion in northern China.
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Three prisoners executed in Japan

Friday 7th of December 2007, 6:30
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan executes three convicted murderers, and, for the first time, discloses the hanged men's names.
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Cricket: Tharanga comes in

Friday 7th of December 2007, 6:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Upul Tharanga replaces the retired Sanath Jayasuriya for the second Test against England, starting on Sunday.
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Key media role for Murdoch son

Friday 7th of December 2007, 8:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rupert Murdoch's son, James, is to take control of News Corp's operations in the UK, Europe and Asia.
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Canada reactor slows cancer tests

Friday 7th of December 2007, 8:13
related countries: Canada Canada

Cancer patients worldwide face delayed tests after a Canadian reactor supplying vital isotopes shuts down.
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Australian Peter Foster jailed

Friday 7th of December 2007, 8:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Australian man who helped former UK PM's wife Cherie Blair buy property is jailed for fraud.
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Farc welcomes Sarkozy offer

Friday 7th of December 2007, 8:23
related countries: Colombia Colombia, France France

Colombian Farc rebels welcome French President Nicolas Sarkozy's offer to mediate prisoner exchange.
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UK urged to translate less

Friday 7th of December 2007, 8:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Councils are advised to "think twice" about spending money on translation, under new government guidelines.
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Somalia's leader leaves hospital

Friday 7th of December 2007, 9:41
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Somali President Yusuf is discharged from hospital in Kenya after three days' treatment.
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US lawmakers back energy bill

Friday 7th of December 2007, 9:46
related countries: United States United States

The US House of Representatives passes a bill requiring a 40% boost in vehicle fuel efficiency.
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DR Congo army shells rebel forces

Friday 7th of December 2007, 9:48
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The DR Congo army uses heavy artillery to continue its offensive against rebels loyal to dissident Gen Nkunda.
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Man detained over Paris bombing

Friday 7th of December 2007, 10:14
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Paris police detain a man following a parcel bomb blast which killed one person at law offices.
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Canoeist's wife 'to be arrested'

Friday 7th of December 2007, 10:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Panama Panama

The wife of "missing" canoeist John Darwin will be arrested on her return to the UK from Panama, police say.
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Oil spill after S Korea collision

Friday 7th of December 2007, 10:36
related countries: South Korea South Korea

An oil tanker collides with another vessel off the coast of S Korea, causing more than 10,000 metric tons to leak.
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Google co-founder 'to marry'

Friday 7th of December 2007, 10:49
related countries: United States United States

Google co-founder Larry Page is set to marry this weekend on a tiny private island in the Caribbean, US reports say.
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Cuba activists say arrests rising

Friday 7th of December 2007, 11:20
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban dissidents complain of increased police harassment ahead of world human rights day on 10 December.
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US military cyclone aid finishes

Friday 7th of December 2007, 11:26
related countries: United States United States, Bangladesh Bangladesh

The US military effort to bring help to victims of last month's cyclone in Bangladesh formally end their mission.
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'Millions missing' from Iraq fund

Friday 7th of December 2007, 11:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US military auditors say they cannot fully account for spending a $5.2bn (£2.6bn) Iraqi training and supply fund.
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Rice appeal to Ethiopia on Ogaden

Friday 7th of December 2007, 12:03
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, United States United States

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urges Ethiopia to ease conditions in the Ogaden region.
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Gaza farmer dies in Israeli fire

Friday 7th of December 2007, 12:22
related countries: Israel Israel

A Palestinian farmer has been killed by Israeli gunfire on his land near the border with Israel, Palestinian medics say.
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Lebanon president vote delayed

Friday 7th of December 2007, 12:23
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanese MPs again put off a vote on a president - they are now scheduled to hold the vote on 11 December.
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Kenya battles swarms of locusts

Friday 7th of December 2007, 12:40
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan authorities are battling swarms of locusts which are laying eggs in the north-east.
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Kite Runner boys exit Afghanistan

Friday 7th of December 2007, 12:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Film studio confirms that the child stars of The Kite Runner have left Afghanistan over concerns for their safety.
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Report details Burma violence

Friday 7th of December 2007, 13:00
related countries: Burma Burma

HRW says at least 20 people died during the Burma crackdown in September, but the toll could be far higher.
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Football: FA 'approach' Mourinho

Friday 7th of December 2007, 13:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Chelsea

The Football Association contacts Jose Mourinho's agent about the ex-Chelsea boss becoming England coach, BBC Sport understands.
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Life for Rwanda church killings

Friday 7th of December 2007, 14:40
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A Rwandan ex-official is given a life sentence over the 1994 killing of hundreds of people in a church.
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Nato-Russia tension over Kosovo

Friday 7th of December 2007, 14:54
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Kosovo

Nato and Russia fail to narrow their differences over Kosovo ahead of a UN deadline for an agreement.
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China firm cans toxic tinned meat

Friday 7th of December 2007, 15:16
related countries: China China

China's Maling Foods halts exports of all tinned food, after toxic chemicals were found in canned meat.
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Liberia police arrest ex-leader

Friday 7th of December 2007, 15:34
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Liberia's ex-leader Gyude Bryant is arrested over charges he embezzled more than $1m while in office.
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Mugabe 'new era' claims dismissed

Friday 7th of December 2007, 16:05
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's main opposition group dismisses President Mugabe's statement that talks were heralding "a new era".
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'Human-to-human' bird flu fears

Friday 7th of December 2007, 16:37
related countries: China China

The father of a Chinese man who died of bird flu is also infected, raising fears of human-to-human infection.
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India eyes World Bank rupee loan

Friday 7th of December 2007, 16:43
related countries: India India

The World Bank is considering whether to make a huge loan to India in rupees rather than dollars.
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Double bombing in Iraqi province

Friday 7th of December 2007, 16:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least 26 people die in two bombings in Iraq's Diyala province, one carried out by a female suicide bomber.
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Burma toll at least 31, UN says

Friday 7th of December 2007, 17:38
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's military killed at least 31 people while suppressing protests earlier this year, a UN rights envoy says.
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Battle to retake key Taleban town

Friday 7th of December 2007, 17:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

International and Afghan troops open a major offensive on the Taleban-held town of Musa Qala, Nato says.
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Barry Bonds pleads 'not guilty'

Friday 7th of December 2007, 18:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bonds

American baseball star Barry Bonds pleads not guilty to charges relating to performance enhancing drugs.
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Colombia head offers talks zone

Friday 7th of December 2007, 18:32
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe offers to create a zone for talks on exchanging hostages for rebel prisoners.
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US criticises Israeli homes plan

Friday 7th of December 2007, 18:38
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The US secretary of state criticises Israeli plans to build 300 new homes in occupied East Jerusalem.
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German composer Stockhausen dies

Friday 7th of December 2007, 18:39
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Stockhausen

Influential German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen has died at the age of 79, his foundation announces.
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Third Mexican musician is killed

Friday 7th of December 2007, 19:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Another Mexican musician is found killed amid worries that drug gangs are targeting mainstream performers.
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Bush 'cannot recall' CIA videos

Friday 7th of December 2007, 19:49
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush says he cannot recall being told of CIA interrogation tapes and plans to destroy them.
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Thaw in Russian-Polish relations

Friday 7th of December 2007, 23:52
related countries: Poland Poland, Russia Russia

Russia and Poland open a "new chapter" in their strained relationship, the Polish foreign minister says.
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