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Canada pig farmer trial nears end

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 2:00
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Vancouver

Closing arguments are heard in the trial of a Vancouver pig farmer accused of being Canada's worst serial killer.
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Chavez given Farc talk deadline

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 2:26
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

Colombia tells Venezuela's Hugo Chavez to reach a prisoner deal with left-wing rebels by the end of the year.
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Foreigners held for Iraq shooting

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 4:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq detains at least 32 foreigners, possibly including US private security guards, over a shooting incident.
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Japan ups checks for foreigners

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 5:33
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan begins fingerprinting all arriving foreigners, an anti-terror measure that some criticise as discrimination.
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India cinema owners found guilty

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 7:17
related countries: India India

A court in the India finds the owners of a cinema hall and officials guilty for a fire which killed 59 people.
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First hearing for Cambodia court

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 8:01
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

A UN-backed genocide tribunal set up to try surviving Khmer Rouge leaders holds its first public hearing.
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Bangladesh makes fresh aid plea

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 8:04
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh calls for more aid, amid reports that 30% of affected coastal villages are yet to receive supplies.
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Asean nations sign first charter

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 8:08
related countries: Burma Burma

Leaders from Asean countries sign a historic charter, but critics say it will not rein in Burma's military regime.
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Pakistan confirms early poll date

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 8:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan is to hold general elections on 8 January 2008, the chief election commissioner confirms.
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Australia wrap up series victory

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 8:35
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, Australia Australia
related places: Hobart

Australia clinch a 2-0 series win against Sri Lanka despite a superb 192 from Kumar Sangakkara in Hobart.
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Insurgents disrupt Indian trains

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 9:24
related countries: India India
related places: Bihar

Insurgents in the eastern Indian state of Bihar blown up a section of railway track, disrupting regional services.
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Dollar declines to fresh euro low

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 11:06
related countries: United States United States

The dollar falls to a fresh all-time low against the euro, hit by further fears over the state of the US economy.
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FBI details US hate crimes rise

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 11:18
related countries: United States United States

Incidents of hate crime in the US rose by more than 7% last year, annual figures from the FBI show.
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Ghana gold mine 'eco-devastation'

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 11:26
related countries: Ghana Ghana

The company that owns one of Ghana's biggest gold mines is accused of polluting rivers and intimidating locals
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'Incest man' saved from mob

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 11:29
related countries: India India

Police in the Indian state of West Bengal rescue from angry villagers a Muslim man who married and made his 15-year-old daughter pregnant.
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'Thousands freed' in Pakistan

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 11:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Gen Musharraf's government says it has freed some 3,400 people jailed under Pakistan's emergency.
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Europe shares brush off US woes

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 12:04
related countries: United States United States

Europe's main share indexes rise as investors snap up bargains following Monday's share price falls.
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'One million' Somalis homeless

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 12:27
related countries: Somalia Somalia

One million people are now living rough in Somalia, following recent fighting, the UN refugee agency says.
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Journalists arrested in Pakistan

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 12:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

More than 100 journalists protesting against media restrictions are arrested in Pakistan, eyewitnesses say.
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Chaos mars Kenyan party primaries

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 13:29
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan police use tear gas during clashes over the outcome of party primaries across the country.
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Vietnam arrests foreign activists

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 14:23
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Six activists - including four foreigners - are arrested in Vietnam as it continues to crack down on dissent.
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Policeman hijacks payroll plane

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 14:43
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Police in Papua New Guinea kill a man after he hijacks a plane carrying payroll cash he was meant to guard.
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Dalai Lama 'may pick successor'

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 15:02
related countries: China China

Tibet's spiritual leader considers naming his own successor, in an effort to block Chinese interference.
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France gripped by massive strike

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 15:22
related countries: France France

French teachers and civil servants hold a 24-hour walkout, as the transport strike enters its second week.
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China wins major Afghan project

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 15:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, China China

A Chinese mining company has won a tender to develop one of the world's largest copper mines in Afghanistan.
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Chavez upbeat on hostages' fate

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 15:54
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Colombia Colombia

Colombian rebels promise to prove that their hostages are alive, says Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
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Ukraine's mine death toll rises

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 16:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

At least 90 people are now known to have died in the worst mining accident in Ukraine's history.
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Thousands flee Pakistan fighting

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 17:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Swat

Thousands of people flee fighting between government troops and pro-Taleban militants in Pakistan's northern Swat district.
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Iraq reporter faces terror charge

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 17:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US military says it will press charges against an Iraqi photographer it accuses of working with insurgents.
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Ghanaian jailed for London bombs

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 17:43
related countries: Ghana Ghana, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Manfo Kwaku Asiedu, from Ghana, is jailed for 33 years over the 2005 bombings in London.
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Sarkozy defiant against strikers

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 17:53
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy vows to see through controversial reforms despite crippling industrial action.
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Olmert optimism on peace chance

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 17:56
related countries: Israel Israel, Egypt Egypt

The Israeli and Egyptian leaders hold rare talks to prepare for a regional conference due next week.
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Israel signs Liberia diamond deal

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 19:35
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Israel Israel

Israel signs an agreement with Liberia to help search for diamonds in the West African nation.
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UK loses 25m sensitive records

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 19:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The confidential details of 25m child-benefit recipients have been lost, the UK government admits.
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Fed cuts US 2008 growth forecast

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 19:59
related countries: United States United States

The US Federal Reserve cuts its 2008 economic growth forecast amid credit and housing woes.
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Supreme Court to debate gun law

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 22:21
related countries: United States United States

The US Supreme Court is to discuss an American's right to bear arms for the first time in nearly 70 years.
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Afghan civilian deaths alarm UN

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 23:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UN human rights chief says she is dismayed at casualties caused by Nato-led forces in Afghanistan.
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US polygamy sect leader jailed

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 23:19
related countries: United States United States

A US polygamist sect leader is sentenced to five years to life in jail for forcing a 14-year-old girl into marriage.
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Watchdog to monitor Russian poll

Tuesday 20th of November 2007, 23:59
related countries: Russia Russia

The OSCE grouping reverses a decision not to send observers to next month's elections in Russia.
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