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In pictures

Friday 11th of December 2009, 0:20
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

The US and Canada suffer with heavy snowfalls
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UK in Palestinian food label dispute

Friday 11th of December 2009, 0:28
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK sparks a dispute by recommending food labels must distinguish Palestinian goods from Israeli settlement produce.
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New rules drawn up to unify Spanish language worldwide

Friday 11th of December 2009, 1:01
related countries: Spain Spain

A new grammar book aims to draw up joint rules for Spanish, spoken by some 500 million people around the globe.
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Rights marches broken up in Cuba

Friday 11th of December 2009, 1:09
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Hundreds of Cuban government supporters drown out opposition marches in Havana being held to mark Human Rights Day.
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Khmer Rouge victims 'seek voice'

Friday 11th of December 2009, 1:30
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Cambodian Khmer Rouge victims discuss their role at a UN-backed tribunal amid frustration at the handling of their evidence.
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N Korea agrees US 'co-operation'

Friday 11th of December 2009, 2:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea says it will co-operate with the US on its nuclear programme and agrees stalled talks need to resume.
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Pakistanis top UK visa rejections

Friday 11th of December 2009, 2:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistanis are more likely to be turned down for visas to visit the UK than any other nationals, Home Office figures show.
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'US backed' Ecuador camp attack

Friday 11th of December 2009, 4:44
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Ecuador Ecuador, United States United States

A Colombian attack on a rebel camp in Ecuador was carried out with support from US forces in Ecuador, a new report alleges.
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China recovery gathers strength

Friday 11th of December 2009, 5:48
related countries: China China

China shows further signs of economic recovery with industrial output surging and its export slump easing.
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China recovery gathers strength

Friday 11th of December 2009, 8:04
related countries: China China

China shows further signs of economic recovery with industrial output surging and its export slump easing.
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Philippine hostage talks continue

Friday 11th of December 2009, 8:30
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Talks are continuing in an attempt to free dozens of hostages held by an armed group in the southern Philippines.
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'Time close' for Iran sanctions

Friday 11th of December 2009, 8:35
related countries: France France, Iran Iran

The UN has no reason to delay new sanctions on Iran if it does not answer concerns over its nuclear programme, France says.
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Taking strides

Friday 11th of December 2009, 8:45
related countries: Albania Albania

Albania's journey from dictatorship to EU accession
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Turkey mine blast kills nineteen

Friday 11th of December 2009, 9:12
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Nineteen miners are killed in a suspected methane blast at a coal mine in western Turkey, officials say.
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Body count

Friday 11th of December 2009, 9:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The politics of counting the Iraqi victims of violence
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Should food labels make political points?

Friday 11th of December 2009, 9:29
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Should UK food labels distinguish between goods from Palestinians and produce from Israeli settlements?
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US threatens tough Iran sanctions

Friday 11th of December 2009, 9:47
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US Defense Secretary says he expects "significant" new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Every third Indian 'in poverty'

Friday 11th of December 2009, 9:52
related countries: India India

Every third Indian is living below the poverty line, a new government study has found.
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Scala interested in Scotland job

Friday 11th of December 2009, 9:56
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italian coach Nevio Scala reveals he has applied to become Scotland's next manager.
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Australia blitz on drink violence

Friday 11th of December 2009, 10:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Thousands of police are to flood Australian cities and towns in a two-night blitz on alcohol-related violence.
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Praying Eritrean women 'arrested'

Friday 11th of December 2009, 10:56
related countries: United States United States, Eritrea Eritrea
related places: Thirty

Thirty elderly women have been arrested in Eritrea while praying, one of their relatives living in the US tells the BBC.
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Cambodia's king pardons Thai spy

Friday 11th of December 2009, 11:13
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, Thailand Thailand

Cambodia's king has pardoned a Thai man sentenced to seven years in jail for spying, a government spokesman says.
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Policeman jailed for Kremlin critic's death

Friday 11th of December 2009, 11:40
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian court sentences a policeman to two years in jail for the 2008 killing of the owner of a website critical of the Kremlin.
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UN Afghan envoy to leave in March

Friday 11th of December 2009, 11:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UN envoy to Afghanistan, Kai Eide, will not continue in his role once his current term expires in March, the UN says.
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Romania void vote recount ordered

Friday 11th of December 2009, 12:45
related countries: Romania Romania

Romania's constitutional court orders a recount of void votes from last weekend's presidential election.
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On-the-run killer dies in Gambia

Friday 11th of December 2009, 13:12
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A convicted murderer who escaped from a UK open prison is found dead in the West African holiday resort of The Gambia.
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Mugabe anger at Zanu-PF fighting

Friday 11th of December 2009, 13:46
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe hits out at members of his own party for weakening their rule over the country.
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Pope shares Irish 'abuse outrage'

Friday 11th of December 2009, 14:27
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Pope says he shares the "outrage" felt by the Irish people in the wake of decades of child abuse cover-ups.
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India reaffirms new state pledge

Friday 11th of December 2009, 15:21
related countries: India India

India's home secretary says the process for creating the new state of Telangana will go ahead, with Hyderabad its capital.
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Fire attack on West Bank mosque

Friday 11th of December 2009, 15:27
related countries: West Bank West Bank

A mosque in the north of the West Bank is damaged in an arson attack, blamed by eyewitnesses on Jewish settlers.
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'Diplomatic spat' angers Tanzania

Friday 11th of December 2009, 15:46
related countries: Canada Canada, Tanzania Tanzania

Tanzania's foreign ministry summons the Canadian High Commissioner after a diplomat allegedly spat at a policeman.
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Cyprus ex-leader's remains stolen

Friday 11th of December 2009, 15:52
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Thieves steal the remains of Tassos Papadopoulos, the former president of the Republic of Cyprus, police say.
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EU makes 7bn euro climate pledge

Friday 11th of December 2009, 16:12
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

EU leaders agree to pay 7.2bn euros over three years to a global warming fund, in a deal they hope may boost world efforts.
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Kenya sued over terror detention

Friday 11th of December 2009, 16:12
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The family of a man held at Guantanamo Bay sues Kenya's government for $30m, their lawyer tells the BBC.
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Shifting sands

Friday 11th of December 2009, 16:27
related countries: Mali Mali

Villagers in Mali seek to hold back Sahara's advance
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Ukraine wants $2bn IMF loan

Friday 11th of December 2009, 16:35
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine makes an urgent appeal to the International Monetary Fund, calling for about $2bn in emergency loans.
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Shell wins Iraq oil field rights

Friday 11th of December 2009, 16:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A consortium led by Shell wins the rights to develop Iraq's giant Majnoon oil field, and other contracts are awarded.
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UK bans Kenyans over corruption

Friday 11th of December 2009, 17:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: More

More than 20 Kenyans accused of corruption are banned from visiting the UK, the High Commissioner announces.
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Blackwater denies covert CIA help

Friday 11th of December 2009, 17:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Blackwater

US security firm Blackwater denies a New York Times report that it took part in CIA raids in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Argentina tries 'Angel of Death'

Friday 11th of December 2009, 18:12
related countries: Argentina Argentina

A former naval captain and 18 others go on trial accused of kidnap and murder during military rule in Argentina.
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Benitez hits back at Reds critics

Friday 11th of December 2009, 18:31
related countries: Germany Germany

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez hits back at Jurgen Klinsmann and Graeme Sounness over their criticism of his record and the quality of the Reds' squad.
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Clinton warning for Latin America

Friday 11th of December 2009, 19:24
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges Latin American countries to "think twice" before getting too close to Iran.
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Outrage in Cyprus at tomb raiders

Friday 11th of December 2009, 19:33
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Politicians in the Republic of Cyprus voice outrage after tomb raiders steal the corpse of ex-leader Tassos Papadopoulos.
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Russian ice hockey star returns to the fray at age of 51

Friday 11th of December 2009, 20:06
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Former NHL star turned politician Slava Fetisov plays for his old team in Moscow at the age of 51.
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Trial over L'Oreal heiress gifts

Friday 11th of December 2009, 22:01
related countries: France France

A French celebrity photographer is to stand trial over allegations he took millions of euros from a L'Oreal heiress.
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Turkish court bans pro-Kurd party

Friday 11th of December 2009, 22:06
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's highest court bans the country's largest pro-Kurdish party over alleged links with Kurdish separatist rebels.
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US House backs financial reform

Friday 11th of December 2009, 22:13
related countries: United States United States

The US House of Representatives approves the most sweeping reforms to the financial sector since the 1930s.
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'Key militant killed' in Pakistan

Friday 11th of December 2009, 22:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A suspected key al-Qaeda figure is thought to have been killed in a drone strike in Pakistan last week, US officials say.
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Senegal imams condemn statue

Friday 11th of December 2009, 22:40
related countries: Senegal Senegal
related places: Dakar

Imams in Senegal begin a concerted campaign against a controversial giant statue being built in Dakar.
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US woman of 98 'choked roommate'

Friday 11th of December 2009, 23:29
related countries: United States United States

A Massachusetts jury charges a woman of 98 with suffocating her 100-year-old roommate after complaining about visitors.
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