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New Iraqi election law approved

Monday 7th of December 2009, 2:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's parliament unanimously approves a new electoral law, paving the way for elections early next year.
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Morales claims Bolivia poll win

Monday 7th of December 2009, 2:59
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

President Evo Morales claims victory in Bolivia's election, with exit polls suggesting a resounding win over conservative rivals.
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Protest clashes continue in Athens

Monday 7th of December 2009, 3:43
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Clashes continue overnight in Athens as it marks the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy.
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Emergency water for Queensland

Monday 7th of December 2009, 3:56
related countries: Australia Australia

Emergency water supplies are delivered to Australia's Queensland state, with reservoirs feared to be running dry.
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In pictures

Monday 7th of December 2009, 5:09
related countries: Greece Greece

Violence in Greece on the anniversary of a boy's killing
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US envoy on North Korea mission

Monday 7th of December 2009, 7:25
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Seoul

US envoy Stephen Bosworth stops in Seoul on his way to North Korea to try to resume nuclear disarmament talks.
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Guinea chief 'well' after surgery

Monday 7th of December 2009, 8:27
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Guinea's military leader is in a "favourable" condition after surgery for injuries sustained in an assassination bid, doctors say.
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Gayle ton keeps Australia at bay

Monday 7th of December 2009, 8:28
related countries: Australia Australia

Chris Gayle's 11th Test century gives West Indies a 296-run lead over Australia with one day remaining in the second Test.
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Chanting back

Monday 7th of December 2009, 8:57
related countries: Iran Iran

How protesters inverted Iran's political slogans
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Taiwan polls hint at China unease

Monday 7th of December 2009, 9:14
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

Local elections in Taiwan suggest unease at President Ma Ying-jeou's policies, including closer ties with China.
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Romania president 'heads for win'

Monday 7th of December 2009, 9:26
related countries: Romania Romania

Romania's centre-right President Traian Basescu heads for re-election after Sunday's run-off, near-complete results suggest.
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In pictures

Monday 7th of December 2009, 9:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Jordan Jordan

Young refugees from Iraq explore a new life in Jordan
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'I don't go out'

Monday 7th of December 2009, 10:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Living in fear in Pakistan's most bombed city
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Athens braced for more protests

Monday 7th of December 2009, 10:21
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Athens is braced for more protests as Greece marks the first anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a teenager.
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Manila pursues 3,000 clan rebels

Monday 7th of December 2009, 10:53
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Philippine forces say they are pursuing at least 3,000 armed clansmen in a province now under martial law.
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China car sales hits record 12 million

Monday 7th of December 2009, 11:10
related countries: China China

Chinese annual car sales and production both exceeded 12 million units in the first 11 months of the year, state media say.
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Balancing act

Monday 7th of December 2009, 12:16
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Can Obama still count on Turkey as the ally he needs?
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Israeli shot dead entering Gaza

Monday 7th of December 2009, 12:19
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli troops have shot dead a man caught trying to climb into the Gaza Strip.
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Silverstone deal saves British GP

Monday 7th of December 2009, 13:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Silverstone agrees a 17-year deal to host the British Grand Prix from 2010, ensuring the race remains on the Formula 1 calendar.
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Deadly bombing at Baghdad school

Monday 7th of December 2009, 13:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A bomb blast has killed at least seven students, and injured 30, at a school in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, reports say.
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'Saved by drink'

Monday 7th of December 2009, 13:32
related countries: Russia Russia

Lucky escape of witness to deadly Russian blaze
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India in nuclear deal with Russia

Monday 7th of December 2009, 13:54
related countries: India India, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia will build nuclear reactors in India and increase atomic fuel exports to it, under a deal signed in Moscow.
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Day of mourning over Russia fire

Monday 7th of December 2009, 15:05
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Perm'

Russia is holding a day of mourning for the 113 people killed when fire ripped through a nightclub in the city of Perm.
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Turkish soldiers killed in attack

Monday 7th of December 2009, 16:24
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Tokat

At least seven soldiers are shot dead in an attack by gunmen on a military unit in northern Turkey, officials say.
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Kabul mayor guilty of corruption

Monday 7th of December 2009, 16:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

An Afghan court sentences the mayor of Kabul to four years in prison on corruption charges and issues a warrant for his arrest.
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Sudan arrests spark south unrest

Monday 7th of December 2009, 17:00
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Khartoum

Southern Sudanese protesters burn down an office of President al-Bashir's party after three southern politicians are detained.
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Romanian opposition alleges fraud

Monday 7th of December 2009, 17:06
related countries: Romania Romania

Romania's opposition Social Democrat party says Sunday's presidential election was rigged and plans to contest the result.
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Tata makes water filter for poor

Monday 7th of December 2009, 17:11
related countries: India India

The Indian industrial conglomerate Tata launches a new low-cost water purifier, aimed at the rural poor.
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US man charged over Mumbai attack

Monday 7th of December 2009, 17:23
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: Mumbai, Chicago

US prosecutors charge a Chicago man with involvement in the deadly attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai last year.
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Monday 7th of December 2009, 17:58
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, Netherlands Netherlands

The EU agrees to upgrade links with Serbia after the Netherlands lifts its opposition to closer ties, officials say.
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Bottle of cognac from 1788 and more up for grabs at Paris auction

Monday 7th of December 2009, 18:17
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

One of the French capital's most famous restaurants prepares to auction some 18,000 bottles from its cellar.
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Japan 'fake fingerprints' arrest

Monday 7th of December 2009, 18:27
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

Japanese police say a Chinese woman managed to enter the country illegally by having plastic surgery to alter her fingerprints.
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Bomber attacks court in Peshawar

Monday 7th of December 2009, 18:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Ten people are killed in a suicide bomb attack in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials say.
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US Secret Service report reveals 91 security breaches since 1980

Monday 7th of December 2009, 19:07
related countries: United States United States

An internal US Secret Service document reveals there have been 91 breaches of security since 1980.
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Act now on climate, summit urged

Monday 7th of December 2009, 19:20
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Copenhagen

Denmark's PM describes the UN climate summit in Copenhagen as an "opportunity the world cannot afford to miss".
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Pakistan graft amnesty challenged

Monday 7th of December 2009, 20:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's Supreme Court begins hearing challenges to a law granting politicians amnesty from corruption charges.
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Brazil thieves steal $6m 'during football finale'

Monday 7th of December 2009, 20:29
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Sao Paulo

Thieves in Brazil steal $6m from a cash delivery firm in Sao Paulo, taking advantage of the nation's passion for football, police say.
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Economic recovery in US 'fragile'

Monday 7th of December 2009, 20:44
related countries: United States United States

Although the US economy is improving, it is too early to say that the recovery will last, Fed chairman Ben Bernanke says.
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US to regulate greenhouse gases

Monday 7th of December 2009, 21:53
related countries: United States United States

The US declares greenhouse gases harmful to human health, paving the way to regulating emissions for the first time.
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Chile probes ex-president's death

Monday 7th of December 2009, 21:56
related countries: Chile Chile

A Chilean judge charges six people in connection with the 1982 death of former President Eduardo Frei Montalva.
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Iran protesters clash with police

Monday 7th of December 2009, 21:59
related countries: Iran Iran

Dozens of people are reportedly arrested across Iran after confrontations between security forces and demonstrators.
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US bail-out fund could boost jobs

Monday 7th of December 2009, 22:54
related countries: United States United States

President Obama says money not spent under the US bank bail-out package could be used to cut the US deficit and boost jobs.
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