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US shops fear weak Black Friday

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 0:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Christmas

As US retailers prepare for Black Friday and the start of the Christmas season, festive cheer seems limited.
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Lebanon 'needs interim president'

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 0:05
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanese opposition leader Michel Aoun proposes an interim president as a way of breaking the deadlock.
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Chirac vows to 'fight for honour'

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 0:20
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

French ex-President Chirac says he will fight for his "honour" against charges he misused funds as Paris mayor.
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Five Nigerians on terror charges

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 2:03
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Five suspected Islamic militants are charged in Nigeria with a plot to attack government buildings.
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Bus found under China landslide

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 5:13
related countries: China China

Workers find a bus buried under a landslide near China's Three Gorges dam, with 30 people feared dead.
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Rivals ready for Australia polls

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 6:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australian rivals John Howard and Kevin Rudd set out final campaign pitches, with a general election hours away.
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China Railway in $3bn flotation

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 7:45
related countries: China China

China's state-owned railway builder raises 22.44bn yuan in a share sale on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
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Sinking cruise liner is evacuated

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 8:54
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Passengers and crew members are being rescued from a sinking cruise liner off Argentina's coast.
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Chavez plea for Colombia hostages

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 9:32
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Colombia Colombia

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez urges Colombian rebels to push on with a hostage swap deal as his mediation is ended.
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Deadly blast hits Baghdad market

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 9:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A bomb kills at least 13 people and wounds dozens at a popular pet market in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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Bakassi handover ruled 'illegal'

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 10:01
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Cameroon Cameroon

Nigeria's senate approves a motion declaring the handover of the oil-rich Bakassi peninsula to Cameroon illegal.
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Pakistan suspension 'unjustified'

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 10:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan says its suspension from the Commonwealth because of emergency rule is "unreasonable".
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Brazil shock at woman's jail rape

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 10:18
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Investigators look into reports that a young Brazilian woman was left in a cell with 20 men and repeatedly abused.
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Anniversary appeal for Litvinenko

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 10:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The family of a former KGB officer murdered in London renew their appeal for justice one year on from his death.
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Turks in Christian murder trial

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 10:47
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Five young men are to go on trial in eastern Turkey, accused of killing three Christians earlier this year.
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Cricket: India close in on Pakistan

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 11:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

VVS Laxman and Mahendra Dhoni take India to 228-6 in reply to Pakistan's 231 in the Delhi Test
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Samsung in new corruption probe

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 11:55
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean MPs vote to allow an independent investigation into allegations of bribery at Samsung.
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Pig farmer trial hears summing up

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 11:55
related countries: Canada Canada

The prosecution deliver closing arguments in the trial of a pig farmer accused of being Canada's worst serial killer.
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Lebanese fail to elect president

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 12:04
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Feuding Lebanese MPs fail to convene to elect a president as the term of the incumbent, Emile Lahoud, expires.
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Fatal triple bomb attack in India

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 12:06
related countries: India India
related places: At

Three bombs kill 13 people in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the state government says.
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France train services near normal

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 12:11
related countries: France France

Services on many French rail lines are getting back to normal after a nine-day strike over pension reforms.
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Torture 'unpunished in Indonesia'

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 12:24
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Ill-treatment of detainees by the police in Indonesia is widespread and goes unpunished, a UN envoy says.
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Sri Lanka navy in rebel clash

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 12:37
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's navy battles with boats belonging to the Tamil Tigers off the north west of the island.
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Israeli 'tried to spy for Iran'

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 12:57
related countries: Israel Israel, Iran Iran

An reserve officer in the Israeli army, David Shamir, is charged with offering to spy for Iran, Russia and Hamas.
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Senegal U-turn after hawkers riot

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 13:37
related countries: Senegal Senegal
related places: Dakar

The Senegal authorities allow street vendors to remain in the capital, Dakar, after two days of riots.
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Tanzania surgery error man dies

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 15:26
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

The Tanzanian man who had a knee operation when he required brain surgery, dies in hospital.
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UK miner's Indian project barred

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 16:08
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Indian Supreme Court has barred the British company Vedanta Resources from mining bauxite in the forests of the eastern state of Orissa.
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No EU rights charter for Poland

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 16:25
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland's new PM says he will honour a deal exempting the country from the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
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Saudis to attend Mid-East summit

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 16:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arab

Saudi Arabia says its foreign minister will go to next week's key Middle East peace conference in the US.
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Uganda summit marred by clashes

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 18:33
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Clashes between protesters and police in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, mar the Commonwealth summit.
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DR Congo threatens war on rebels

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 19:35
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The head of the DR Congo army says he has given up all hope of a peaceful solution to the conflict in the east.
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New Somali PM 'wants talks'

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 19:42
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The Somali president names a new prime minister, three weeks after his predecessor left office.
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Denmark convicts men in bomb plot

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 20:38
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: A, Copenhagen

A court in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, sentences three men convicted of planning bomb attacks.
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Lebanon presidency ends in chaos

Friday 23rd of November 2007, 22:50
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The term of Lebanon's president ends with no successor and a bitter row over who is now in power.
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Friday 23rd of November 2007, 23:06
related countries: Angola Angola

The World Health Organization believes contaminated salt may be behind an outbreak of bromide poisoning in Angola.
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