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Fed delivers second US rate cut

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 0:22
related countries: United States United States

The US Federal Reserve cuts interest rates from 4.75% to 4.5% to help kick start housing and credit markets.
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Knesset move irks Israeli Arabs

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 1:42
related countries: Israel Israel

The early passage of Israeli legislation seeking to ban lawmakers from visiting "enemies" sparks a row.
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Huge fine for anti-gay US church

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 2:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

A US church which cheered a soldier's death as retribution for homosexuality is told to pay $11m in damages.
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Turkey urged to speed up reforms

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 5:16
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The European Commission calls on Turkey to move faster on reforms if it is to gain membership of the EU.
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Madrid victims attack 'leniency'

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 5:27
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Victims of the Madrid train bombs are angry at what they see as the court's lenient treatment of some accused.
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Australia name squad for new era

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 7:37
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, Australia Australia
related places: Brisbane

Australia name Phil Jaques, Shaun Tait and Brad Hogg in a 13-man squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka in Brisbane.
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S Leone rape victims 'not helped'

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 8:29
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone's government must do more for women raped during the country's civil war, says Amnesty.
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Cricket: Asif to miss series

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 8:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

Pakistan paceman Mohammad Asif is ruled out of their one-day series in India with a chronic elbow injury.
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Russia rebuffs West over election

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 10:11
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia rejects Western criticism for reducing the number of foreign observers at December's polls.
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N Korea disablement to begin

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 10:30
related countries: United States United States

Work to disable N Korea's nuclear complex will begin by early next week, US officials overseeing the process say.
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China cracks down on shoddy toys

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 10:33
related countries: China China

More than 700 toy factories are banned from exporting as China tries to reassure overseas markets.
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Suicide bomb hits Pakistani bus

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 11:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A suicide bomber rams a motorcycle into a bus carrying air force staff in Pakistan, killing eight officials.
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Musharraf court ruling 'delayed'

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 12:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's Supreme Court says it is unlikely to rule on the legality of the president's re-election before mid-November.
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Chad case children 'not orphans'

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 12:10
related countries: Chad Chad

Aid agencies reject the "war orphan" label given to 103 children at the centre of a Chad abduction scandal.
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Police hunt for Taleban fighters

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 12:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

Afghan police in the Kandahar province search houses for Taleban fighters after three days of clashes.
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Pressure increases on PKK rebels

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 12:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey, United States United States

Turkey, Iraq and the US take steps to combat the threat of Kurdish fighters based in northern Iraq.
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UK councils seek migrant funds

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 13:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The "widespread perception" migrants jump housing queues is to be the subject of an equality commission inquiry.
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Saudi's difficult journey to reform

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 14:23
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The BBC's Frank Gardner considers the challenges Saudi's King Abdullah faces bringing changes to the royal kingdom.
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Deaths in Iraq 'continue to fall'

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 14:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The number of violent civilian and military deaths in Iraq is continuing to drop, statistics for October suggest.
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Mugabe signs in a successor law

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 14:51
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's leader Robert Mugabe approves a law that allows him to choose a successor if he retires.
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Japan ends Afghan naval mission

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 15:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan ends its naval support for the US-led mission in Afghanistan, after it is scuppered by a political row.
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Lavish lifestyles of Paris's top dogs

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 15:16
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The BBC's Emma Jane Kirby investigates the Parisians' love affair with their four-legged friends.
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Sweden aide quits over bar furore

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 15:30
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Sweden's top civil servant quits following reports of an apparently drunken evening in a bar with a TV reporter.
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Rapist's 'spider' defence fails

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 15:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian rapist is jailed after an attempt to blame his actions on a toxic spider bite fails to convince a judge.
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Nigerian MPs elect new speaker

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 16:07
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's parliament elects a new speaker to replace Patricia Etteh who resigned this week over a corruption scandal.
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Bosnian PM resigns over reforms

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 16:08
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian PM Nikola Spiric quits over an international envoy's introduction of EU-backed reforms.
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S Africans riot over bad services

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 16:50
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Police near South Africa's capital fire rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse a crowd angry over services.
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Tennis: Hingis fails drugs test

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 17:34
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Martina Hingis reveals she tested positive for cocaine at this year's Wimbledon but claims she is "100% innocent".
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Clashes 'kill many' in Sri Lanka

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 17:57
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan troops and Tamil rebels say they have inflicted heavy casualties on each other in the north.
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Saudis behead more convicts

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 18:04
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi authorities execute three prisoners for murder, bringing the number of beheadings to eight in two days.
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Uganda rebels release peace dove

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 18:20
related countries: Uganda Uganda

A Uganda rebel representative releases a dove on the group's first visit to the capital as a symbol of peace.
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Gulf states 'offer Iran uranium'

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 18:42
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Iran Iran

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister reportedly says Gulf states could offer to provide enriched uranium to Iran.
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Italy crackdown on foreign crime

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 19:34
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy gives local officials power to expel EU citizens in response to a crime wave blamed on foreign nationals.
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Oil retreats after breaching $96

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 21:20
related countries: United States United States

Oil prices retreat after breaching the $96-a-barrel mark and analysts expect volatility ahead.
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Tear gas used at Venezuela rally

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 22:20
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

Venezuelan troops disperse students protesting in Caracas against proposed constitutional changes.
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Lavigne takes MTV awards double

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 22:27
related countries: Germany Germany

Pop star Avril Lavigne and band Muse each win two honours at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Germany.
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Police guilty over Menezes case

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 22:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Botswana Botswana
related places: London

London's police force broke health and safety laws over the shooting dead of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes.
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Caribbean storm deadliest so far

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 22:47
related countries: Haiti Haiti, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, Dominica Dominica
related places: Noel

More than 100 people are killed by Tropical Storm Noel - making it this year's deadliest Atlantic storm.
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Mexico flooding affects '700,000'

Thursday 1st of November 2007, 23:49
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Tabasco

As many as 700,000 people are affected by heavy rains and severe flooding in the state of Tabasco in Mexico, authorities say.
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