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Barenboim gets ovation in Cairo

Friday 17th of April 2009, 1:18
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Argentina Argentina, Israel Israel

Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim receives a warm reception as he gives his first concert in Egypt.
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Live - Chinese GP practice

Friday 17th of April 2009, 1:35
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

Second practice for the Chinese Grand Prix begins at 0700 BST, with Lewis Hamilton looking to repeat his first practice performance.
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China 'to increase naval power'

Friday 17th of April 2009, 2:16
related countries: China China

China is planning to boost the size and sophistication of its naval power, the head of the Chinese navy says.
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Cuba is 'willing to talk to US'

Friday 17th of April 2009, 4:12
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro says he is ready to talk to Washington about anything, including human rights.
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Deadly quakes strike Afghanistan

Friday 17th of April 2009, 6:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two earthquakes hit eastern Afghanistan leaving at least 22 people dead and dozens injured, reports say.
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Button best as Hamilton improves

Friday 17th of April 2009, 7:50
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, China China

England's Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton are quickest in the first two practice sessions for the Chinese Grand Prix.
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Friday 17th of April 2009, 8:09
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese electronics giant Toshiba is to cut a further 3,900 temporary jobs to cope with the global downturn.
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Palestinian 'knife man' shot dead

Friday 17th of April 2009, 8:55
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

A Palestinian man is shot dead after he tries to stab residents of a West Bank settlement, the Israeli military says.
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Australia PM furious at smugglers

Friday 17th of April 2009, 9:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba

People-smugglers are 'scum', says Australia PM Kevin Rudd, a day after a deadly blast on an asylum-seekers' boat.
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Somali 'pirate' to be tried in US

Friday 17th of April 2009, 9:58
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States
related places: New York

A Somali man captured by the US navy during a confrontation with pirates is to be tried in New York, US officials say.
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Should CIA 'torture' staff be prosecuted?

Friday 17th of April 2009, 9:59
related countries: United States United States

CIA staff who used harsh interrogation techniques will not be prosecuted, US President Obama says. Do you agree?
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Media applaud India's elections

Friday 17th of April 2009, 10:01
related countries: India India

Indian newspapers applaud the first phase of general elections on Thursday, despite disruption caused by Maoist rebels.
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Togo displays 'coup plot arsenal'

Friday 17th of April 2009, 10:08
related countries: Togo Togo

An arms cache allegedly found at the house of the Togo's president's brother as part of a coup plot is put on display.
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Chinese woman in $57m fraud trial

Friday 17th of April 2009, 10:33
related countries: China China

A Chinese entrepreneur faces the death penalty for allegedly running a multi-million dollar pyramid scheme.
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More Turks in 'coup plot' charges

Friday 17th of April 2009, 10:36
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Eight people are charged in Turkey over an alleged plot to topple the government - making 150 in total.
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Botswana slashes diamond output

Friday 17th of April 2009, 11:23
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Falling demand for precious stones forces Botswana, a major diamond producer, to cut output by more than half this year.
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New pet airline bids passengers a 'bone voyage'

Friday 17th of April 2009, 11:24
related countries: United States United States

A new pets-only airline will transport animals in creature comfort between five major US cities.
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A pirate's world

Friday 17th of April 2009, 11:59
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Mapping the global effects of Somalia's sea-raiders
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Donors pledge $5bn for Pakistan

Friday 17th of April 2009, 12:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Tokyo

International donors pledge more than $5bn to Pakistan to support its economy and fight off Islamic extremism.
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Nato exercises 'a dangerous move'

Friday 17th of April 2009, 12:42
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russia's president condemns Nato's "dangerous decision" to hold military exercises in Georgia next month.
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Dollar Bill: Hillary Clinton offers her husband as a lottery prize

Friday 17th of April 2009, 13:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bill

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offers the chance to spend a day with her husband Bill in exchange for help to pay off her campaign debt.
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Glamour game

Friday 17th of April 2009, 13:40
related countries: South Africa South Africa

IPL cricket contest set to boost South African economy
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Guilty verdict for UK Tamil head

Friday 17th of April 2009, 13:43
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The founder of the British Tamil Association is convicted of two terrorism charges at Kingston Crown Court.
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Thai 'yellow shirt' leader shot

Friday 17th of April 2009, 13:44
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

The leader of the movement which helped bring down former Thai PM Thaksin in 2006 is shot and injured in Bangkok.
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Dozens dead in Russian insurgency

Friday 17th of April 2009, 13:58
related countries: Russia Russia

New figures show dozens of people have died in unrest in Russia's Ingushetia region just as peace is declared in neighbouring Chechnya.
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Delhi girl 'left in sun to die'

Friday 17th of April 2009, 14:06
related countries: India India

An Indian schoolgirl dies in hospital after allegedly being made to stand in the sun for not doing her homework.
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Cricket crazy

Friday 17th of April 2009, 14:18
related countries: India India

South Africans embrace role as Indian league hosts
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Court jails Pirate Bay founders

Friday 17th of April 2009, 14:29
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The founders of Pirate Bay, the world's most famous file-sharing site, are given jail terms in Sweden for copyright offences.
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Netanyahu 'no partner for peace'

Friday 17th of April 2009, 15:05
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Israel's PM must back Palestinian statehood if peace talks are to resume, the Palestinian Authority says as a US envoy visits.
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US nuclear monitors leave N Korea

Friday 17th of April 2009, 15:18
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

US nuclear monitors follow UN inspectors in leaving North Korea, which has quit nuclear talks after UN criticism of its rocket launch.
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West Bank man killed at protest

Friday 17th of April 2009, 15:34
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A Palestinian dies after he is hit by a tear gas canister during a demonstration in the West Bank, protesters and medics say.
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Belarus gets EU summit invitation

Friday 17th of April 2009, 15:50
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Czech Republic Czech Republic

The Czech Republic invites Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to an EU summit, despite criticism of his record on human rights.
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Troops sent for South Africa poll

Friday 17th of April 2009, 15:55
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: KwaZulu

South Africa's army is called in to the KwaZulu-Natal province to prevent violence flaring up over next week's polls.
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Every inch counts for new contender as world's tallest man

Friday 17th of April 2009, 15:56
related countries: China China

A new contender for world's tallest man has been discovered in China, after the 27-year-old attended hospital for surgery.
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Millions for malaria drug scheme

Friday 17th of April 2009, 16:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government is donating £40m to a new global effort which aims to bring down the price of malaria drugs.
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Chinese 'bought French degrees'

Friday 17th of April 2009, 16:06
related countries: France France, China China

France investigates an alleged scam in which Chinese students offered bribes in return for fake degrees.
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Live text - Murray v Davydenko

Friday 17th of April 2009, 16:35
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Davydenko

Andy Murray takes on Russia's Nikolay Davydenko for a place in the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals.
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Mumbai confession 'was coerced'

Friday 17th of April 2009, 17:00
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

The leading suspect in the Mumbai attacks trial retracts his confession, saying it was coerced by the authorities.
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France charges suspected pirates

Friday 17th of April 2009, 17:16
related countries: Somalia Somalia, France France

Three suspected Somali pirates held by France are charged with hijacking and false imprisonment, French prosecutors say.
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Obama to regulate 'pollutant' CO2

Friday 17th of April 2009, 17:29
related countries: United States United States

The US government is to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, having decided they pose a danger to human health and well-being.
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Tsvangirai crash cause questioned

Friday 17th of April 2009, 17:53
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe PM Morgan Tsvangirai's wife's death in a car crash may not have been accidental, an MDC inquiry suggests.
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At loggerheads

Friday 17th of April 2009, 18:41
related countries: India India

Soft-spoken Indian leaders in election slanging match
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Clinton admits Cuba policy failed

Friday 17th of April 2009, 19:15
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States
related places: Washington

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says US policy on Cuba has failed and welcomes a Cuban offer of wide-ranging talks.
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Warrant for Madagascar ex-leader

Friday 17th of April 2009, 19:53
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

The new leader of Madagascar issues an arrest warrant for the president he ousted last month, Marc Ravalomanana.
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Female soldiers

Friday 17th of April 2009, 20:12
related countries: United States United States

Threat of sexual violence for US women in combat
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Viagra boost for Bolivian footballers playing at altitude

Friday 17th of April 2009, 21:46
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

A Bolivian football team's former physiotherapist says he gave players the sex drug Viagra to help them play at high altitude.
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Tiananmen legacy

Friday 17th of April 2009, 23:23
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong students debate the 1989 protests
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