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Seven die in Italian avalanches

Monday 28th of December 2009, 3:45
related countries: Italy Italy, Germany Germany

Avalanches in the Italian Alps kill seven people including four rescuers and a German teenager, emergency services say.
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'Maoists' attack school in India

Monday 28th of December 2009, 4:55
related countries: India India
related places: Bihar

Police in the eastern Indian state of Bihar say suspected Maoist rebels have carried out an attack on a government school building.
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Iraqi forces 'defuse nine bombs'

Monday 28th of December 2009, 4:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Karbala'

Iraqi police say they defused nine bombs in Karbala as hundreds of thousands of Shia Muslims gather for the Ashura festival.
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China crew 'rescued' off Somalia

Monday 28th of December 2009, 5:28
related countries: Somalia Somalia, China China

The crew of a Chinese ship hijacked by pirates off Somalia have been rescued, officials say amid reports of a ransom.
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Live - South Africa v England

Monday 28th of December 2009, 7:14
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Paul Collingwood misses out on a century but England build a lead over South Africa in the final session in Durban.
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India uproar over abandoned match

Monday 28th of December 2009, 7:21
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

There is uproar in India after a cricket match between India and Sri Lanka was called off because the pitch was deemed unfit.
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Year in pictures

Monday 28th of December 2009, 8:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Striking pictures from the year's news in the UK
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New rise in Japan factory output

Monday 28th of December 2009, 9:08
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese factory output rose in November for the ninth month in a row, up 2.6% from October, official figures show.
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Iran protesters in fresh clashes

Monday 28th of December 2009, 9:17
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

New clashes take place in Tehran overnight after at least eight opposition protesters die in the worst violence for months in Iran.
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Vietnam dissident given jail term

Monday 28th of December 2009, 9:39
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

A Vietnamese court sentences pro-democracy activist Tran Anh Kim to five-and-a-half years in prison for subversion.
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Brazilians flee Suriname clashes

Monday 28th of December 2009, 10:22
related countries: Suriname Suriname, Botswana Botswana

At least 25 people were hurt during Christmas clashes between Brazilian migrants and locals in Suriname, Brazilian officials say,
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Relatives visit death row Briton

Monday 28th of December 2009, 10:40
related countries: China China

Akmal Shaikh's family visit him in China ahead of his planned execution for smuggling heroin into the country.
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What will calm the unrest in Iran?

Monday 28th of December 2009, 11:02
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Opposition leader Mr Mousavi says he is not afraid to die for the cause of reform. What's your reaction?
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Street stories

Monday 28th of December 2009, 11:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tulsa

On patrol in Tulsa with a podcasting US policeman
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Forest fires burn homes in Chile

Monday 28th of December 2009, 11:16
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Valparaiso

Authorities are still on alert in the Chilean port of Valparaiso as forest fires destroy at least 20 homes, forcing people to flee.
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Whales die on New Zealand beaches

Monday 28th of December 2009, 11:18
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

More than 120 beached whales die in two separate incidents on New Zealand beaches, conservation officials say.
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Turks want Santa's bones returned

Monday 28th of December 2009, 11:23
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Italy Italy

A Turkish archaeologist urges his government to demand that Italy return the bones of St Nicholas to their original resting place.
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Militants kill Afghan policemen

Monday 28th of December 2009, 11:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two policemen are killed when militants attack a checkpoint in north-western Afghanistan, police say.
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Live - Monday football

Monday 28th of December 2009, 11:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Fulham, Chelsea, Tottenham, West Ham, London

Roberto Mancini wins his first away game as Man City boss at Wolves after earlier victories for leaders Chelsea, Spurs, Everton and Birmingham.
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Saudis arrested in floods probe

Monday 28th of December 2009, 12:15
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

At least 40 Saudi officials are arrested in an investigation into the authorities' handling of fatal floods, local media say.
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'Jet bomber' family tell of shock

Monday 28th of December 2009, 12:48
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The Nigerian family of the man accused of attempting to blow up a plane says his actions are "completely out of character".
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Finland ski star in assault probe

Monday 28th of December 2009, 15:33
related countries: Finland Finland

A four-time Olympic ski jump champion is being investigated for an alleged Christmas Day attack on his wife, Finnish police say.
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Cook ton guides England into lead

Monday 28th of December 2009, 15:33
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Alastair Cook's patient century helps England move 43 ahead at 386-5 after three days of the second Test with South Africa.
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Afghan children 'die in fighting'

Monday 28th of December 2009, 15:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 10 Afghan civilians, most of them children, are killed during Western military operations, says President Hamid Karzai.
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China tells Briton he will be executed

Monday 28th of December 2009, 15:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China

A British man found guilty of drug smuggling in China has been told by his family he faces execution on Tuesday.
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Thai army deports Hmong to Laos

Monday 28th of December 2009, 15:41
related countries: Thailand Thailand, Laos Laos

Thailand begins deporting thousands of ethnic Hmong back to communist Laos, despite international objections.
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Russia dispute 'could cut EU oil'

Monday 28th of December 2009, 15:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia, Slovakia Slovakia

Russia has warned a price dispute with Ukraine could cause it to cut oil deliveries to three EU countries, Slovakia says.
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Suicide attack on Pakistan Shias

Monday 28th of December 2009, 15:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Karachi

At least 30 people are killed in a suicide attack on a Shia Muslim march in the Pakistani city of Karachi, officials say.
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China opens 'women only' car park, with wider parking bays

Monday 28th of December 2009, 16:15
related countries: China China
related places: Hebei

A shopping centre in China's Hebei province designs a women-only car park with wider spaces and bright colours.
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Children dead in US building fire

Monday 28th of December 2009, 17:23
related countries: United States United States

Nine people are killed, including six children, in a fire at a two-storey apartment block in the US state of Mississippi, officials say.
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More E Jerusalem homes planned

Monday 28th of December 2009, 17:56
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel announces plans for nearly 700 homes in mainly Arab East Jerusalem, despite demands that it freeze building there.
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Gaza marchers go on hunger strike

Monday 28th of December 2009, 18:22
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel

Groups trying to cross Egypt's border to Gaza to mark the anniversary of an Israeli offensive have gone on hunger strike.
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US asks why 'jet bomber' had visa

Monday 28th of December 2009, 19:14
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United States United States

The US homeland security chief asks how a Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a jet could have a visa.
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Ship released by Somali pirates

Monday 28th of December 2009, 19:53
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Singapore Singapore

Somali pirates have released a Singapore-flagged ship held for nearly 10 weeks, an EU naval force in the area says.
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Al-Qaeda claims US jet bomb plot

Monday 28th of December 2009, 20:02
related countries: United States United States

Al-Qaeda says it carried out the failed plot to bomb a US-bound jet, according to a US monitoring group.
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Russia-Georgia flights to resume

Monday 28th of December 2009, 20:46
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow, Tbilisi

Moscow allows the first direct flights from Georgia since the 2008 war, but Tbilisi says this is too late for the New Year holiday.
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Iran arrests opposition figures

Monday 28th of December 2009, 21:56
related countries: Iran Iran

A number of opposition figures are arrested in Iran, a day after at least eight people were killed in violent protests.
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Three Saudis die in Niger attack

Monday 28th of December 2009, 22:55
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Niger Niger

Three Saudi tourists are killed and three more wounded in an attack by unidentified gunmen in Niger, local officials say.
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