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Seeing red

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 0:17
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The deep divisions right at the heart of Thai society
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Pakistan disorder 'global threat'

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 0:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the situation in Pakistan poses a "mortal threat" to the security of the world.
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Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 2:02
related countries: China China

China puts some of its most advanced warships on show
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Netanyahu invited to visit Egypt

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 2:44
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel
related places: Cairo

A top Egyptian envoy in Jerusalem for talks invites Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Cairo.
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Disputed Iraq

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 3:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Arabs and Kurds wait for a verdict on northern Iraq
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Bolivia leader backs plot probe

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 3:54
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales says he would welcome an international investigation into an alleged plot to assassinate him.
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Australia expects Sri Lanka boats

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 4:54
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, Aruba Aruba

Australian officials prepare for asylum seekers from Sri Lanka, where a civil war is causing heavy civilian casualties.
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On the move

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 6:05
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

How will Sri Lanka cope with the civilian exodus?
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Tamil Tigers urged to end fight

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 7:03
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A senior UN official urges Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels to lay down their arms and let trapped civilians leave the conflict zone.
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Malaysian blogger skips trial

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 7:04
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin has gone into hiding, or "self-exile", after failing to appear in court.
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US ramps up cybersecurity focus

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 7:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House should take direct control of US cybersecurity, the woman tipped to be internet security tsar says.
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Live score - Pakistan v Australia

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 7:37
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, Pakistan Pakistan, Australia Australia

Pakistan face Australia in the final match of their one-day series in the United Arab Emirates.
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Did you vote in South Africa's election?

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 8:08
related countries: South Africa South Africa

More than 23 million South Africans have voted in the country's general election. What could the result mean for the country?
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What do you think of SA election results?

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 8:08
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The ruling ANC has won South Africa's general election but failed to obtain a two-thirds majority. What are your hopes for the country?
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Bahrain F1 doctor was suspended

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 8:12
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The medic supervising this week's Bahrain Grand Prix was under suspension in the run-up to the race, the BBC learns.
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Japan's MPs back anti-piracy bill

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 8:16
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's lower house approves a controversial bill to allow its naval ships to take a bigger role in fighting pirates.
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China puts naval might on display

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 8:37
related countries: China China

China puts on show some of its most advanced warships at a military parade marking the 60th anniversary of its navy.
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Russian minister to appeal to N Korea

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 8:47
related countries: Russia Russia, North Korea North Korea

Russia's foreign minister is in North Korea, where he is expected to urge the leadership to return to disarmament talks.
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Turkey and Armenia set 'roadmap'

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 9:48
related countries: Armenia Armenia, Turkey Turkey

Turkey and Armenia agree on a "framework" to normalise their bilateral ties, putting decades of strained relations behind them.
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PM in waiting?

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 9:59
related countries: India India

Is Rahul Gandhi ready for India's top job
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Malaysia tackles child conversion

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 10:12
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia bans the religious conversion of children without both parents' consent, in a major step to ease ethnic tensions.
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Is Pakistan a threat to world security?

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 11:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the nation poses a "mortal threat". Is she right?
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Islamist leader back in Somalia

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 11:53
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Islamist cleric Sheikh Aweys returns to Somalia after two years in exile, in what analysts say is a highly significant move.
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Mara wildlife in serious decline

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 11:59
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Numbers of giraffe, impala and topi have halved since 1979 in Kenya's Masai Mara wildlife reserve, scientists estimate.
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India holds second election day

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 12:17
related countries: India India

Polls are held across India in the second of five stages of a marathon general election, with millions voting in 12 states.
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Colombo rejects UN civilian plea

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 12:29
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka rejects an appeal by the UN to allow aid agencies into the war zone to help civilians affected by heavy fighting.
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Rome wants G8 talks in quake town

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 13:05
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: L'Aquila

Italy's cabinet backs plans by PM Silvio Berlusconi to move a G8 summit to the earthquake-hit town of L'Aquila.
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German economy 'to shrink by 6%'

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 13:41
related countries: Germany Germany

The German economy will shrink by 6% this year according to a forecast from the country's leading economic think tanks.
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EU calls off talks with Croatia

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 14:02
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Slovenia Slovenia

The EU calls off the next round of Croatia's membership talks, over its continuing border dispute with Slovenia.
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Pakistan bid to stop Taleban push

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 14:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani security forces are sent to a region near the capital which has reportedly fallen under Taleban control in recent days.
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Film star

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 14:38
related countries: India India

On the campaign trail with Indian silver screen idol
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Funds to boost Somalia security

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 14:59
related countries: Somalia Somalia

International donors pledge more than $250m (£172m) to boost security in Somalia, the EU development commissioner says.
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Italian police find German couple

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 15:51
related countries: Italy Italy, Germany Germany

Italian police say they have found a German couple who vanished in northern Italy on Sunday, leaving three children behind.
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Racism conference groups expelled

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 16:01
related countries: Iran Iran

The UN expels three groups from an anti-racism conference in connection with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech.
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ANC leads in South African poll

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 16:16
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Early poll results give South Africa's ANC a big lead, paving the way for controversial leader Jacob Zuma to become president.
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Gandhi urges Tamil civilian help

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 16:18
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Priyanka Gandhi, the daughter of India's assassinated former PM, Rajiv Gandhi, calls on her country to help Sri Lankan Tamil civilians.
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New tricks

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 16:32
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Will the 'Somalia effect' encourage more piracy in Asia
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Lebanon general 'was Israeli spy'

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 17:42
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

A former Lebanese general and three other people, including two of his family members, are charged with spying for Israel.
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Shark 'dumped' on newspaper's doorstep baffles Australian police

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 17:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Police in Australia are "dumbfounded" by the dumping of a live shark on the doorstep of a local newspaper.
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Crew fears recapture by pirates

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 18:02
related countries: Philippines Philippines, Somalia Somalia

A Philippine crew freed after being held for five months by Somali pirates fear recapture after running out of fuel.
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France 'to shut down Calais camp'

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 18:57
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

French authorities are to close a migrant squatter camp outside Calais by the end of this year, the immigration minister says.
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France 'to shut down Calais camp'

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 18:57
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

French authorities are to close a migrant squatter camp outside Calais by the end of this year, the immigration minister says.
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Outrage over Chinese police guide

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 19:56
related countries: China China

Extracts from an apparent official manual on the use of violence by Chinese law enforcers cause outrage among netizens.
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Yad Vashem removes 'rogue guide'

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 20:11
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli Holocaust museum Yad Vashem fires a guide for making political statements about the Palestinians on his tours.
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GM to close factories for weeks

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 20:23
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

General Motors is to temporarily shut 13 factories in the US and Mexico as it tries to cut costs and control stock levels.
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Suicide bombs kill scores in Iraq

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 21:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Suicide attacks in Baghdad and Baquba kill at least 76, including Iranian pilgrims and homeless people, officials say.
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Pentagon chief in Taleban warning

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 21:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan's relations with the US could be in danger if it fails to combat the Taleban, the US defence chief says.
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Canada must press US for detainee

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 21:41
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

A Canadian judge rules that PM Stephen Harper must immediately press the US to send home a Canadian detainee being held at Guantanamo Bay.
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Cause for hope?

Thursday 23rd of April 2009, 22:29
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Donors offer rare optimism for Somalia future
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