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Kyrgyz president 'headed for win'

Friday 24th of July 2009, 2:49
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan's president appears headed for an overhwhelming victory in elections denounced by the opposition.
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Indonesian leader wins election

Friday 24th of July 2009, 2:55
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia's leader Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is confirmed as the winner of presidential polls, the election commission says.
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UK waste prompts Brazil complaint

Friday 24th of July 2009, 4:40
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Brazil is to lodge a formal complaint over an illegal shipment of 1,400 tonnes of UK toxic waste, its government says.
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Land struggle

Friday 24th of July 2009, 5:12
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli Arabs say discrimination chokes their towns
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Calcutta hit by transport strike

Friday 24th of July 2009, 6:14
related countries: India India
related places: Calcutta

Private buses and taxi operators in India's third most populous city, Calcutta, begin an indefinite strike over vehicle bans.
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US corruption probe nets dozens

Friday 24th of July 2009, 6:19
related countries: United States United States

More than 40 people including politicians, officials and several rabbis are arrested in a major FBI operation in the US.
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Four dead in US helicopter crash

Friday 24th of July 2009, 7:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Maryland

A helicopter crashes on to a highway in the US state of Maryland, killing all four people on board.
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Hello, I'm on the bike - Kenyans invent pedal-powered mobile phone charger

Friday 24th of July 2009, 7:18
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Two Kenyan university students hope to market a device that allows bicycle riders to charge their mobile phones.
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Live - Hungary Grand Prix practice

Friday 24th of July 2009, 7:30
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Lewis Hamilton is the quickest man in afternoon practice at the Hungaroring to complete an encouraging day for the McLaren team.
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Deadly clashes hit southern Yemen

Friday 24th of July 2009, 7:47
related countries: Yemen Yemen

At least eight people die as armed separatists and government forces clash in southern Yemen, officials say.
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Six NZ players to forgo IPL cash

Friday 24th of July 2009, 8:08
related countries: India India, New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand Cricket persuades its six Indian Premier League players to agree contracts with the board and forgo "significant sums of money".
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Indonesia 'tortured' Balibo Five

Friday 24th of July 2009, 8:42
related countries: East Timor East Timor

East Timor's President Ramos-Horta says Indonesia's army tortured and shot five journalists killed in the 1975 invasion.
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Honduras leader starts return bid

Friday 24th of July 2009, 8:47
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Honduran President Manuel Zelaya arrives at a Nicaraguan border town from where he plans to launch a bid to return home after nearly a month in exile.
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Monsoon wreaks havoc in Pakistan

Friday 24th of July 2009, 8:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 15,000 people are made homeless after heavy monsoon rains lash parts of Pakistan's Balochistan province
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Nepal probes elephant 'attacks'

Friday 24th of July 2009, 8:54
related countries: Nepal Nepal, India India

Nepalese officials go to the far east of the country to investigate attacks by elephants migrating from neighbouring India.
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Tainted history

Friday 24th of July 2009, 8:55
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia tries to rule version of past that dominates today
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Belgian convicts break out by air

Friday 24th of July 2009, 9:03
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Three inmates including a bank robber described as dangerous escape from a Belgian jail on board a hijacked helicopter.
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Iraq PM hints at longer US role

Friday 24th of July 2009, 9:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki hints that US forces could stay in Iraq beyond the current deadline of 2011, during a visit to the US.
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Climate change pact 'needs' China

Friday 24th of July 2009, 9:40
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

There can be no global climate change agreement without China on board, UN chief Ban Ki-moon says in Beijing.
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German court hears dispute over famous yodelling song

Friday 24th of July 2009, 9:41
related countries: Germany Germany

It features yodelling and is one of the most popular songs at German beer festivals - but the Kuftein Song is now at the centre of a court dispute over royalties.
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Troops crawl after Guinea attack

Friday 24th of July 2009, 9:43
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Members of Guinea's presidential guard beg forgiveness on their knees on national TV after roughing up a general.
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Kyrgyz poll 'marred' say monitors

Friday 24th of July 2009, 10:04
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

European monitors say Kyrgyzstan's presidential election was marred by "many problems and irregularities".
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Storms kill eight people in Poland

Friday 24th of July 2009, 10:17
related countries: Poland Poland

Severe storms kill at least seven people in Poland, uprooting trees in many areas and bringing down power lines.
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Zuma vows help for SA townships

Friday 24th of July 2009, 10:41
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma promises to deliver better services in a bid to end recent township protests.
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Live text - Tour de France

Friday 24th of July 2009, 10:44
related countries: France France
related places: Aubenas

Mark Cavendish clinches his fifth stage win of this year's Tour in stage 19, a 178km trek from Bourgoin Jallieu to Aubenas.
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Turkish police arrest 'Islamists'

Friday 24th of July 2009, 10:48
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish police arrest almost 200 people suspected of being members of the banned Islamist group Hizb al-Tahrir.
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China 'stumbling' in the Pacific

Friday 24th of July 2009, 11:11
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, China China

A new report analyses China's growing aid budget to Pacific nations and finds it wanting, due to focus on blocking Taiwan.
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New lizard species found in India

Friday 24th of July 2009, 11:45
related countries: India India

Scientists discover a new species of lizard in the lush Western Ghats mountain range in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
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Shanghai urges 'two-child policy'

Friday 24th of July 2009, 12:00
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

China's largest city is encouraging parents in some cases to have a second child, in a bid to balance its ageing population.
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Happiness politics

Friday 24th of July 2009, 12:13
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Exploring social well-being in Denmark
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UN warns over Lebanon arms cache

Friday 24th of July 2009, 12:22
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

An arms cache which exploded last week in Hezbollah-controlled territory in south Lebanon was "very active", a UN official says.
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Burma trial reaches final stages

Friday 24th of July 2009, 12:53
related countries: Burma Burma

Lawyers for Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi present closing arguments, as her trial nears its end.
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S Russia bus crash leaves 20 dead

Friday 24th of July 2009, 13:17
related countries: Russia Russia

At least 20 people have died in a collision between a bus and a petrol tanker in south Russia, officials say.
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Six die in Croatia train crash

Friday 24th of July 2009, 13:35
related countries: Croatia Croatia
related places: Split, Zagreb

A train in Croatia has crashed on the line between Zagreb and Split, killing at least six people and injuring 20, officials say.
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Hamilton top as McLaren set pace

Friday 24th of July 2009, 13:54
related countries: Hungary Hungary, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Lewis Hamilton pips McLaren team-mate Heikki Kovalainen to set the day's fastest practice lap in the second session for the Hungarian GP.
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Karzai 'to review foreign forces'

Friday 24th of July 2009, 14:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he will will review agreements with foreign forces in Afghanistan if re-elected.
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US car scrappage scheme unveiled

Friday 24th of July 2009, 15:29
related countries: United States United States

The US unveils its car scrappage scheme, aimed at persuading owners of "gas-guzzling" cars to buy greener ones.
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Chechen separatist in rare talks

Friday 24th of July 2009, 16:49
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Chechen

A Chechen separatist envoy and a regional government representative hold talks on bringing stability to the region.
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Berlusconi 'hid ancient graves'

Friday 24th of July 2009, 16:55
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy PM Silvio Berlusconi failed to declare 30 ancient tombs at his Sardinian villa, newly published recordings suggest.
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Iranian leader 'orders dismissal'

Friday 24th of July 2009, 17:25
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's supreme leader orders President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to dismiss his choice to serve as vice-president, state TV says.
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Iran plane fire kills at least 17

Friday 24th of July 2009, 17:45
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Mashhad

A plane catches fire as it lands in Mashhad, Iran, killing at least 17 people, the second airliner crash in the country this month.
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Decision time

Friday 24th of July 2009, 17:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Reformists shake up Iraqi Kurdistan elections
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Jamaican athletes fail drug tests

Friday 24th of July 2009, 18:05
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Five Jamaican athletes have tested positive for a banned substance, the IAAF confirms.
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India to set up school for rogue monkeys

Friday 24th of July 2009, 18:48
related countries: India India

Wildlife officials in India plan to build a special school to discipline delinquent monkeys.
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Obama regrets 'stupid' comments

Friday 24th of July 2009, 19:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Harvard

US President Barack Obama tells reporters he should not have described the arrest of a black Harvard professor as "stupid".
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Tough love

Friday 24th of July 2009, 19:15
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Georgia Georgia

Smiling Joe Biden chides Ukraine and Georgia
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Obama regrets 'stupid' comments

Friday 24th of July 2009, 19:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Harvard

US President Barack Obama tells reporters he should not have described the arrest of a black Harvard professor as "stupid".
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Bolt wins London 100m at a canter

Friday 24th of July 2009, 19:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Triple Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt blows away the field to win the 100m in style at the London Grand Prix.
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Obama regrets 'stupid' comments

Friday 24th of July 2009, 21:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Harvard

US President Barack Obama tells reporters he should not have described the arrest of a black Harvard professor as "stupid".
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Race tensions

Friday 24th of July 2009, 21:29
related countries: United States United States

Professor's arrest highlights US 'racial profiling'
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Afghan woman MP lists 'enemies'

Friday 24th of July 2009, 22:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A female member of the Afghan parliament, Malalai Joya, strongly criticises Nato forces in the country - and the Taliban and Afghan 'warlords'.
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Five ancient Roman shipwrecks offer unusually complete remains

Friday 24th of July 2009, 23:16
related countries: Italy Italy

Underwater archaeologists in Italy discover the wrecks of five ancient Roman ships, with their cargoes still largely intact.
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Silent guns

Friday 24th of July 2009, 23:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

What is Pakistan's army up to in South Waziristan?
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Afghan woman MP lists 'enemies'

Friday 24th of July 2009, 23:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A female member of the Afghan parliament strongly criticises Nato forces in the country - and the Taliban and Afghan "warlords".
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