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Rollercoaster

Monday 26th of January 2009, 4:39
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Where's Malaysia's Anwar going after turbulent year?
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Republicans cool on economy plan

Monday 26th of January 2009, 5:30
related countries: United States United States

Prominent Republicans threaten to vote against US President Barack Obama's $825bn economic stimulus plan.
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Australia Day change rejected

Monday 26th of January 2009, 5:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd rejects a proposal to change the date of the country's national day.
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NBA eyes global expansion

Monday 26th of January 2009, 6:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The NBA moves into new European headquarters in London as it seeks to spread the game around the world.
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Irish brides

Monday 26th of January 2009, 7:14
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Weak pound means big savings for the big day
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Vietnam halts boat rescue mission

Monday 26th of January 2009, 7:35
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

The search for survivors from a Vietnamese ferry that sank on Sunday is postponed for the New Year holiday.
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Murray sent crashing by Verdasco

Monday 26th of January 2009, 8:02
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Spain Spain

Andy Murray's Australian Open hopes end with a five-set defeat by Spain's Fernando Verdasco in round four.
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Iceland commerce minister resigns

Monday 26th of January 2009, 9:37
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Iceland's commerce minister resigns, saying he wants to take responsibility for the country's economic crisis.
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New bid to ease Zimbabwe crisis

Monday 26th of January 2009, 9:45
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Southern African leaders hold an emergency meeting to resolve Zimbabwe's political deadlock.
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South Africa seal one-day triumph

Monday 26th of January 2009, 10:25
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

South Africa complete a magnificent Test and one-day double over Australia with an eight-wicket win in Adelaide.
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In pictures

Monday 26th of January 2009, 10:33
related countries: China China

Millions welcome in Chinese Year of the Ox
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EU tightens sanctions on Zimbabwe

Monday 26th of January 2009, 10:43
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The EU expands its sanctions targeting people and firms with links to Zimbabwe's President Mugabe, EU officials say.
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US troops die in Iraq air crash

Monday 26th of January 2009, 10:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Two US military aircraft have crashed in northern Iraq, killing four soldiers, the US army says.
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In pictures

Monday 26th of January 2009, 11:04
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

High security for India's Republic Day parade in Delhi
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EU discusses Guantanamo move

Monday 26th of January 2009, 11:11
related countries: United States United States

EU foreign ministers discuss whether to take in detainees from the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay.
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Bolivian battle

Monday 26th of January 2009, 11:12
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

A new constitution, but nation as split as ever
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Mixed football causes scandal for Iran's leading club

Monday 26th of January 2009, 11:28
related countries: Iran Iran

A leading Iranian football club apologises for allowing a male versus female game, contrary to Islamic law.
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Nigerian director's home attacked

Monday 26th of January 2009, 11:35
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A mob attacks the family of a Nigerian film director jailed for defying Islamic censors.
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Murray offers no excuses for exit

Monday 26th of January 2009, 11:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Andy Murray refuses to make excuses after his fourth-round exit from the Australian Open at the hands of Fernando Verdasco.
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New clashes 'kill 12' in Swat

Monday 26th of January 2009, 11:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Swat

At least 12 people die in fighting between troops and militants in Swat in north-west Pakistan, officials and militants say.
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New Zealand reptile becomes a father, at 111

Monday 26th of January 2009, 12:06
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A rare New Zealand tuatara lizard become a dad aged 111, possibly for the first time.
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Somalia may delay president vote

Monday 26th of January 2009, 12:11
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali lawmakers vote overwhelmingly to expand parliament and will now decide whether to delay electing a new president.
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France eyes airline stimulus plan

Monday 26th of January 2009, 12:35
related countries: France France

The French finance ministry is set to provide 5bn euros in credit guarantees to encourage lending to the airline industry.
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Parties see in Chinese New Year

Monday 26th of January 2009, 12:42
related countries: China China

Chinese people around the world celebrate the start of the Lunar New Year with parties, incense and prayers.
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India honours Mumbai dead

Monday 26th of January 2009, 12:55
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai, Delhi

India marks its 60th Republic Day with the traditional Delhi parade and honours for security personnel killed in Mumbai.
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Witchdoctors flout Tanzania ban

Monday 26th of January 2009, 13:03
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

Witchdoctors in Tanzania defy a ban, intended to stop the killings of albinos for ritual medicine.
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Belgian 'linked to fourth murder'

Monday 26th of January 2009, 13:09
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The man charged with killing two babies and a nurse at a Belgian creche is also suspected of killing an elderly woman, officials say.
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Likud allow settlement expansion

Monday 26th of January 2009, 13:16
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's right-wing Likud party leader Binyamin Netanyahu says he will allow expansion of Jewish settlements but not build new ones.
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Pfizer acquires Wyeth for $68bn

Monday 26th of January 2009, 13:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wyeth

US drugmaker Pfizer is to buy rival Wyeth in a deal worth $68bn (£50bn), the two companies announce.
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Thailand bans the Economist

Monday 26th of January 2009, 13:58
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The latest edition of the Economist magazine is banned in Thailand, apparently because of its coverage of the monarchy.
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'Civilians die' in S Lanka battle

Monday 26th of January 2009, 14:18
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The UN in Sri Lanka says dozens of civilians have been killed or injured in recent fighting in the north-east.
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Third Fiji publisher 'expelled'

Monday 26th of January 2009, 15:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Fiji Fiji

Fiji's military rulers move to deport an Australian newspaper publisher on the eve of a regional summit.
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Taleban fears

Monday 26th of January 2009, 16:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Militants terrorise Pakistani former tourist resort
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Islamists seize Somali MPs' base

Monday 26th of January 2009, 16:27
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Baidoa

Islamist forces capture most of the Somali city of Baidoa - one of the last government strongholds.
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US home sales see surprise rise

Monday 26th of January 2009, 17:07
related countries: United States United States

US home sales unexpectedly rose in December as buyers took advantage of much lower house prices, industry figures show.
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Israel 'must sack' military rabbi

Monday 26th of January 2009, 17:12
related countries: Israel Israel

A rights group in Israel calls for the military's chief rabbi to be dismissed over allegations of incitement.
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Darfur sees 'fresh air strikes'

Monday 26th of January 2009, 17:23
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The Sudanese military launches an air and ground assault on insurgents' positions in South Darfur, according to a rebel group.
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Tamil Tiger rebels 'to fight on'

Monday 26th of January 2009, 17:31
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Reports that the leader of the Tamil Tigers has fled Sri Lanka are false, the rebels say as they vow to continue fighting.
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Congo warlord denies war crimes

Monday 26th of January 2009, 17:53
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A militia leader pleads not guilty to using child soldiers in DR Congo, in the first case before a permanent war crimes court.
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Steel firm Corus cuts 3,500 jobs

Monday 26th of January 2009, 18:16
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Indian-owned steelmaker Corus confirms it is cutting 3,500 jobs, including 2,500 in the UK, as it responds to falling global demand.
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Crisis claims Icelandic cabinet

Monday 26th of January 2009, 18:34
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Icelandic PM Geir Haarde announces the resignation of his government in the wake of the country's economic crisis.
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US to have 'vigorous' Iran talks

Monday 26th of January 2009, 18:58
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The new US envoy to the UN says Barack Obama's administration would make Iran's nuclear programme a diplomatic priority and pursue "vigorous diplomacy".
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Anger at priest kidnap in Nigeria

Monday 26th of January 2009, 19:24
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

The head of Nigeria's Roman Catholic Church condemns the kidnap of a priest in Nigeria's Niger Delta
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Medic charged in Travolta 'plot'

Monday 26th of January 2009, 19:54
related countries: United States United States

A paramedic is charged over an alleged plot to extort money from US actor John Travolta, after the death of his son.
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Illinois impeachment trial opens

Monday 26th of January 2009, 20:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate

The impeachment trial of US Governor Rod Blagojevich, accused of trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat, gets under way.
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Waking to reality

Monday 26th of January 2009, 20:33
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Inexperience and hubris cost Iceland its government
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Hong Kong rebel

Monday 26th of January 2009, 20:57
related countries: China China

The Chinese tycoon taking a stand for democracy
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Nato strains

Monday 26th of January 2009, 21:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Obama's US wants allies to do their bit in Afghanistan
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EU envoy lays Gaza blame on Hamas

Monday 26th of January 2009, 22:32
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A senior European Union figure touring the war-torn Gaza Strip blames the ruling Hamas group for the humanitarian crisis.
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Obama aims for oil independence

Monday 26th of January 2009, 22:47
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama calls for US energy independence, saying global warming and relying on foreign oil posed threats.
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Panesar shines as England stroll

Monday 26th of January 2009, 23:07
related countries: Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Monty Panesar claims four wickets as injury-depleted England take charge against St Kitts and Nevis.
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Australian Open day nine as it happened

Monday 26th of January 2009, 23:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Second seed Roger Federer thrashes Argentine Juan Martin del Potro to book an Australian Open semi-final against Andy Roddick.
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Bolivians 'back new constitution'

Monday 26th of January 2009, 23:24
related countries: India India

Bolivians support a new constitution that aims to empower the indigenous majority, partial results of a referendum show.
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Good news for DR Congo mountain gorillas, as numbers start to grow

Monday 26th of January 2009, 23:48
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The population of threatened mountain gorillas is eastern DR Congo is now growing, local officials say.
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