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UN condemns North Korean missiles

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 0:37
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The UN Security Council condemns North Korea's recent missile tests as a threat to international security.
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Reynolds' China

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 1:02
related countries: China China

Looking back at the end of three years in China
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Top of the pops

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 1:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Afghan singing star working the London Tube
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Nine held in Tunisia terror plot

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 2:12
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia, United States United States

Tunisian police charge nine men with plotting to kill American servicemen during joint military exercises.
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Mass arrests over China violence

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 3:33
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

Chinese police arrest 1,434 people over rioting in Xinjiang province, state media says, as new protests erupt in Urumqi.
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Pakistan seeks 'militant' re-arrest

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 5:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani court rejects on technical grounds appeals lodged by the government seeking the re-arrest of a "militant leader".
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Clerics divided

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 6:09
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian election dispute moves to the seminary
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More bombs in south Philippines

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 7:01
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Jolo

A bomb on the island of Jolo in the southern Philippines has killed at least six people, a week after a similar attack.
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Nigerian scoops African 'Booker'

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 7:15
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian writer EC Osondu wins this year's Caine Prize for African Writing for his story Waiting, about displaced people.
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Israel deports Gaza campaigners

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 7:22
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel has deported eight pro-Palestinian activists detained at sea while trying to bring relief aid to Gaza last week.
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Nato troops killed in Afghan crash

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 7:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier and two Canadian troops are killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan, officials say.
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No rubber stamp

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 8:03
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's TV puppeteers tackle politics head on
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Obama lauds Putin at Russia talks

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 8:10
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

US President Barack Obama praises Russian PM Vladimir Putin's "extraordinary work" as the pair meet outside Moscow.
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Sri Lanka stun Pakistan in opener

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 8:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Galle

Spinner Rangana Herath takes four wickets as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 50 runs in the first Test in Galle.
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Rio probes police 'death squad'

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 9:04
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian prosecutors seek the arrest of 30 police officers in Rio suspected of killing innocent civilians in operations meant to be targeting crime.
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'US strike' on Pakistan militants

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 9:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

At least 12 militants are killed in a missile attack by a suspected US drone in north-west Pakistan, officials and residents say.
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MEPs postpone vote on Barroso bid

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 9:07
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Euro MPs block Sweden's efforts to get European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso reappointed this month for a new five-year term.
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Angry Uighurs defy Chinese police

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 9:08
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang, Urumqi

About 200 Uighur protesters rally against the arrest of 1,434 people in western China after recent clashes.
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US serial killer 'shot dead by police'

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 9:21
related countries: United States United States

A gunman who has killed five people in South Carolina in recent days is shot and killed in North Carolina, police say.
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Mousavi blasts Iran 'security state'

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 9:39
related countries: Iran Iran

Poll runner-up Mir Hossein Mousavi and other opposition leaders criticise the "security state" imposed by after Iran's election.
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Obama urges shift in Russia ties

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 9:57
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

US President Barack Obama urges former Cold War rival Russia to abandon the "great game" of the past and realise common goals.
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Karachi residents assail police

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 9:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Karachi

Police in the Pakistani city of Karachi fire teargas to disperse residents protesting over their handling of a double murder, officials say.
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Move over Moscow - Tokyo now most expensive city for expats

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 10:00
related countries: Russia Russia, Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo, Moscow

Tokyo has knocked Moscow off the top spot as the most expensive city for expatriates, a survey suggests.
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Greece fined over airline subsidy

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 10:35
related countries: Greece Greece

European Court of Justice orders Greece to pay 2m euros for failing to recover illegal state aid granted to Olympic Airways.
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Sudan rebels 'use Chad's camps'

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 10:36
related countries: Chad Chad, Sudan Sudan

A BBC reporter in Chad sees armed Sudanese rebels openly driving through a camp for Darfur refugees.
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Thai FM 'won't resign' over siege

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 10:50
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya refuses to resign after police question his involvement in last year's Bangkok airport siege.
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Liberia's leader 'should resign'

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 11:03
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Liberia's opposition calls on Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to resign after a commission said the president should be barred from office.
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Iraq bans visits to Saddam grave

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 11:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Saddam

The Iraqi government blocks all organised visits to the site of former leader Saddam Hussein's grave.
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Assam flooding 'strands 500,000'

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 11:20
related countries: India India

Half a million people have been stranded as rivers burst their banks in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam, officials say.
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Live text - Tour de France

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 11:52
related countries: France France
related places: Montpellier

Seven-time champion Lance Armstrong hopes to claim the yellow jersey in stage four's 39km team time trial in Montpellier.
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Best friends

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 12:14
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Why fate of the Honduran leader matters to Chavez
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Egypt reassures Israel on Shalit

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 12:26
related countries: Israel Israel

Egypt's President Hosni Murbarak tells Israel's Shimon Peres that a captured soldier in Gaza is in good health.
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Top Indian court upholds hangings

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 12:29
related countries: India India

India's Supreme Court refuses to replace hanging with lethal injection as the country's sole method of execution.
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SA strike 'to halt 2010 building'

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 12:30
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Unions in South Africa are preparing for Wednesday's strike, which they say will halt work on 2010 World Cup stadiums.
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Mumbai faces acute water shortage

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 12:33
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

The Indian city of Mumbai faces water rationing for the first time in living memory as supplies are hit by poor monsoon rain.
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Appeal on Bashir genocide charges

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 12:47
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

Prosecutors in The Hague challenge the judges' decision not to indict Sudan's leader Omar al-Bashir for genocide.
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Kyrgyz-US airbase deal made law

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 13:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev signs into law a deal letting the US continue using an airbase to support international forces in Afghanistan.
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Riots engulf Chinese Uighur city

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 13:30
related countries: China China
related places: Urumqi

Han Chinese take to the streets of Urumqi city following an earlier protest by Uighur women, amid rising ethnic tensions.
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UK unveils London bombing memorial

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 14:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A permanent memorial to the victims of the 7 July 2005 London bombings is unveiled in the British capital.
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Yemenia 'may cancel Airbus order'

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 15:00
related countries: Comoros Comoros

The airline Yemenia says it may cancel an order for 10 Airbus planes, saying Airbus gave it no support over the Comoros crash.
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Iran hit by sandstorm pollution

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 15:17
related countries: Iran Iran

Offices, businesses and education establishments close in Iran because of high pollution levels caused by desert storms.
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Sarah Palin still coy on future

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 16:00
related countries: United States United States

Former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin refuses to respond to speculation she may stand for president.
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Sri Lanka dengue fears - clean up your puddles or face jail

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 16:07
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government threatens to jail people who do not clean up water puddles as part of a drive against dengue fever.
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UK plans new powers on genocide

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 16:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Rwanda Rwanda

War crime suspects from Rwanda and the Balkans could be tried in the UK, under plans outlined by Justice Secretary Jack Straw.
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Former Nazi 'fit to stand trial'

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 17:18
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Germany Germany

An 88-year-old former Nazi who admitted killing three Dutch civilians is fit to stand trial, a German court rules.
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Police parade Kenya 'kidnappers'

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 18:36
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Police in Kenya parade 13 suspects accused of involvement in a recent wave of kidnappings for ransoms.
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US may limit energy speculation

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 18:51
related countries: United States United States

A US regulator announces it is to begin to hold hearings about whether it should clamp down on energy speculators.
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Al Franken sworn in as US senator

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 19:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Minnesota

Democrat Al Franken is sworn in as US senator for Minnesota, potentially giving his party a crucial 60 votes in the chamber.
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Emotional farewell to King of Pop

Tuesday 7th of July 2009, 22:04
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Michael Jackson's daughter Paris makes a poignant tribute at the end of a memorial service for the pop star in Los Angeles.
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