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Lula setback in Brazil city poll

Monday 27th of October 2008, 0:18
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Sao Paulo

The right-wing mayor of Brazil's largest city Sao Paulo is re-elected, in a blow to President Lula's ruling Workers' Party.
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Vital voters

Monday 27th of October 2008, 0:33
related countries: United States United States

US rivals eye Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
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Toxic atmosphere

Monday 27th of October 2008, 0:39
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Mood sours for Zimbabwe's political parties
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Lithuania centre-right claims win

Monday 27th of October 2008, 1:00
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

Lithuania's conservatives come first in the general election, after making gains in the second round of voting.
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IMF aid for Ukraine and Hungary

Monday 27th of October 2008, 3:09
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The International Monetary Fund agrees to offer a $16.5bn loan to Ukraine, hard-hit by fears over the global credit crisis.
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'US strike' kills Taleban leader

Monday 27th of October 2008, 4:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A suspected US missile strike kills 20 people, including a top Taleban leader, in NW Pakistan, witnesses and officials say.
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Meeting to discuss Afghan border

Monday 27th of October 2008, 4:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

A meeting to discuss the problems of the violent Afghan border is due to begin in the Pakistani capital Islamabad.
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Hong Kong widens China food tests

Monday 27th of October 2008, 4:47
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, China China

Hong Kong food and health authorities will test more food stuffs from China, including meat, fish and offal.
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Soaring Japanese yen unsettles G7

Monday 27th of October 2008, 4:49
related countries: Japan Japan

G7 states express concern at the "excessive volatility" in the exchange rate of Japan's currency, the yen.
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Reward offered in Hudson mystery

Monday 27th of October 2008, 4:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hudson

US actress Jennifer Hudson offers $100,000 for the safe return of her nephew, missing after a double murder.
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India to send food aid to S Lanka

Monday 27th of October 2008, 5:08
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

India says it is sending food to Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka caught up in a war between government forces and Tamil Tiger rebels.
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Australia probes Afghan killings

Monday 27th of October 2008, 6:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Australia Australia

Australia investigates a report that up to 20 deported Afghan asylum seekers were killed by the Taleban after returning home.
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'US helicopter raid' inside Syria

Monday 27th of October 2008, 7:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

US military helicopters kill eight people in an attack inside Syria along its border with Iraq, the Syrian authorities say.
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Tonga v Ireland as it happened

Monday 27th of October 2008, 7:39
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Tonga Tonga

A hat-trick from Damien Blanch is not quite enough as Ireland go down to a 22-20 defeat by Tonga in Parramatta.
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Rats swarm in India as bamboo blossoms

Monday 27th of October 2008, 8:22
related countries: India India

India's hill state of Mizoram is playing host to swarms of black rats, attracted by the flowering bamboo.
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'Militants die' in Kashmir battle

Monday 27th of October 2008, 8:41
related countries: India India

Indian troops say they have shot dead at least five militants in a fire fight in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Asian stock markets tumble again

Monday 27th of October 2008, 9:18
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Asian shares fall again at the start of the week with Tokyo's Nikkei index closing at its lowest level for 26 years.
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Outrage as cleric weds 12-year-old

Monday 27th of October 2008, 9:31
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A Muslim cleric sparks anger in Indonesia after marrying a 12-year-old girl in an unofficial religious ceremony.
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World's heaviest man weds his long-term girlfriend in Mexico

Monday 27th of October 2008, 10:07
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The world's heaviest man Manuel Uribe weds his long-term girlfriend Claudia Solis in front of 400 guests in Mexico.
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Fatal car bomb in Baloch capital

Monday 27th of October 2008, 10:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Quetta, Baloch

At least two people have been killed in a car bomb attack in Quetta, the capital of the Pakistani province of Balochistan, police say
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Tonga 22-20 Ireland

Monday 27th of October 2008, 10:20
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Tonga Tonga

Damien Blanch's hat-trick is not quite enough as Ireland suffer a heartbreaking defeat by Tonga in their World Cup opener.
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Mexico seizes top drugs suspect

Monday 27th of October 2008, 11:01
related countries: Mexico Mexico

An alleged leader of one of the world's most powerful drug cartels is arrested after a shootout in Mexico, officials say.
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US TV presenter dies after attack

Monday 27th of October 2008, 11:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arkansas

Tributes are paid to a TV newsreader in Arkansas who has died several days after she was brutally beaten in her home.
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Egypt arrests 'wife swap' couple

Monday 27th of October 2008, 11:18
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Police arrest an Egyptian couple for organizing and holding sex parties with other married couples, security officials say.
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Sliding down

Monday 27th of October 2008, 11:57
related countries: India India

Indian investors assess gloomy future
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US suffers losses in Afghanistan

Monday 27th of October 2008, 11:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A US helicopter is shot down in central Afghanistan and two US soldiers are reported killed in a Taleban attack in the north.
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Migrants surge into flooded Melilla

Monday 27th of October 2008, 12:27
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Melilla

As many as 30 migrants take advantage of flood damage to cross into the Spanish enclave of Melilla, in north Africa.
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Monday 27th of October 2008, 12:33
related countries: India India, United States United States

The American author Tony Hillerman, best known for crime novels featuring Navajo Indian police officers, dies at the age of 83.
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IMF European financial aid hailed

Monday 27th of October 2008, 12:56
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Hungary Hungary

A bank providing investment to Eastern Europe welcomes IMF assistance to Ukraine and Hungary.
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Syria condemns 'US village raid'

Monday 27th of October 2008, 14:12
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Syria reacts with outrage at what it says was a US helicopter raid on its territory that left eight people dead.
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Lebanese rivals hold rare meeting

Monday 27th of October 2008, 14:50
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah holds talks with western-backed Lebanese politician Saad Hariri, their first meeting for two years.
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Passenger's arm sucked down French train toilet

Monday 27th of October 2008, 14:58
related countries: France France

A man travelling on a French high speed train is rescued by firemen after having his arm sucked down the on-board toilet.
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Time to give up?

Monday 27th of October 2008, 15:22
related countries: China China

Dalai Lama says he has 'no hope' of a deal with China
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Body found in Hudson nephew hunt

Monday 27th of October 2008, 15:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hudson

Police hunting for US actress Jennifer Hudson's missing nephew say they have found the body of a boy.
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Osborne 'regrets' Deripaska meeting

Monday 27th of October 2008, 15:58
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK Conservatives' treasury spokesman George Osborne says he regrets his dealings with Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska.
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Ronaldo wins world players' award

Monday 27th of October 2008, 16:36
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Man Utd and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo is voted FifPro World Footballer of the Year.
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Niger ex-slave wins landmark case

Monday 27th of October 2008, 16:43
related countries: Niger Niger

A West African court finds Niger guilty of failing to protect a woman from slavery in a landmark case.
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Subject lives

Monday 27th of October 2008, 16:46
related countries: Niger Niger

Niger trial casts light on continuing W African slavery
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Peres sets Israel polls in train

Monday 27th of October 2008, 16:54
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli President Shimon Peres says no government can be formed, setting the country on the road to early elections.
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Forced marriage

Monday 27th of October 2008, 17:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Can cash hungry Pakistan resist the clutches of the IMF?
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Israel to probe settler threats

Monday 27th of October 2008, 17:05
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's attorney general's office asks police to investigate settlers who called for the deaths of Israeli troops.
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UN joins battle with Congo rebels

Monday 27th of October 2008, 17:41
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

UN forces are engaged in heavy fighting against rebels in eastern DR Congo, as at least 20,000 people flee.
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US new home prices at 2004 level

Monday 27th of October 2008, 17:53
related countries: United States United States

US new homes change hands at their lowest price in four years, as sales levels rise slightly.
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Georgia's PM fired by president

Monday 27th of October 2008, 18:01
related countries: Georgia Georgia

President Mikhail Saakashvili of Georgia announces he is replacing Prime Minister Lado Gurgenidze.
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Uganda police deploy bus 'spies'

Monday 27th of October 2008, 18:42
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan police officials to deploy undercover detectives on buses to try to curb the dangerous driving blamed for thousands of road-accident deaths each year.
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Regional plan

Monday 27th of October 2008, 19:52
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

A US raid on Syria fits into a wider Mid-East escalation
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China hostages 'killed in Sudan'

Monday 27th of October 2008, 20:07
related countries: Sudan Sudan, China China

Five of nine Chinese oil workers kidnapped in Sudan nine days ago have been killed, the Sudanese foreign ministry says.
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US Senator Stevens found guilty

Monday 27th of October 2008, 20:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Alaska, Republican

The longest-serving Republican senator, Alaska's Ted Stevens, is found guilty of corruption.
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China coal 'true cost' at $250bn

Monday 27th of October 2008, 20:35
related countries: China China

Chinese coal production has a "true" annual cost of $250bn in terms of damage to health and the environment, a report says.
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Drug unit 'corrupted' in Mexico

Monday 27th of October 2008, 20:47
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Members of a Mexican anti-drug unit passed information to a drug cartel in exchange for thousands of dollars, prosecutors say.
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Moroccan jailed for 'king insult'

Monday 27th of October 2008, 21:26
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A Moroccan schoolboy is jailed after replacing the king's name on a blackboard with that of his favourite football club.
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Body of Hudson nephew identified

Monday 27th of October 2008, 21:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hudson

US police say they have identified the body of a child found in a car in Chicago as the missing nephew of actress Jennifer Hudson.
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Testing ties

Monday 27th of October 2008, 22:11
related countries: Syria Syria

Border attack 'threat' to Syria-Europe relations
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Shares fall in volatile trading

Monday 27th of October 2008, 22:37
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Stock markets around the world have been hit again as fears of a protracted economic slowdown continue.
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Nepal to allow foreign adoptions

Monday 27th of October 2008, 22:50
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepal is to allow foreigners to adopt children from the country, a practice halted last year after reports of child trafficking.
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Somali woman executed by stoning

Monday 27th of October 2008, 23:41
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A woman in Somalia is stoned to death after an Islamic Sharia law court finds her guilty of adultery.
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Windies 'offered England series'

Monday 27th of October 2008, 23:57
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The West Indies have been lined up to play England if Sri Lanka scrap their 2009 tour, BBC Sport understands.
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