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Chad man released from Guantanamo

Friday 12th of June 2009, 0:00
related countries: Chad Chad, United States United States

A Chadian held at Guantanamo Bay aged 14 is transferred to his home country, the US Justice Department says.
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Row erupts over Guantanamo deal

Friday 12th of June 2009, 1:05
related countries: United States United States, Bermuda Bermuda, United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China

The UK raises objections over Bermuda's acceptance of four Chinese Muslim Uighurs released from Guantanamo by the US.
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US set for TV digital switchover

Friday 12th of June 2009, 3:08
related countries: United States United States

Analogue TV signals will be switched off in one go across the US, with more than 2m households still unprepared.
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China warning on 'little coffers'

Friday 12th of June 2009, 4:35
related countries: China China

China warns party officials to empty out "little coffers", the hidden caches of cash often siphoned from public funds.
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Burma trial adjourned to end of June

Friday 12th of June 2009, 4:39
related countries: Burma Burma

The trial of Burma's jailed democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is postponed until 26 June, officials say.
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Switching over

Friday 12th of June 2009, 6:55
related countries: United States United States

The US goes digital, but not all TV viewers are ready
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Russian PM Putin tells top artist how to paint

Friday 12th of June 2009, 7:08
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian PM Vladimir Putin raises eyebrows by reportedly telling one of the country's most famous artists how to paint better.
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Greece 'would refuse Marble loan'

Friday 12th of June 2009, 7:51
related countries: Greece Greece, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Greece would not accept a short loan of the Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum, saying it would "legalise their snatching".
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Japan PM loses key cabinet ally

Friday 12th of June 2009, 7:54
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's internal affairs minister Kunio Hatoyama resigns, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Taro Aso ahead of elections.
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Ronaldo confident of Real switch

Friday 12th of June 2009, 8:18
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Real

Cristiano Ronaldo says he expects his "historic" £80m move from Man Utd to Real Madrid to go ahead, despite a minor hernia injury.
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UK soldier dies in Afghan blast

Friday 12th of June 2009, 8:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier has been killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Sudan 'allows aid agencies back'

Friday 12th of June 2009, 8:46
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan has allowed four foreign aid agencies that were expelled in March to go back to Darfur, says a senior UN official.
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West Bank 'collaborator hanged'

Friday 12th of June 2009, 9:21
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Police in the West Bank say a boy has been found hanged by family members alleging he collaborated with the Israeli army.
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Latvia is 'saved from bankruptcy'

Friday 12th of June 2009, 9:30
related countries: Latvia Latvia

Latvia's prime minister says a range of deep spending cuts agreed with unions and employers will save it from bankruptcy.
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Bin Laden 'is still in Pakistan'

Friday 12th of June 2009, 9:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden is still hiding in Pakistan, according to CIA director Leon Panetta.
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F1 teams granted entry for 2010

Friday 12th of June 2009, 10:07
related countries: United States United States

All 10 current Formula 1 teams are included on the list of entrants for the 2010 season, alongside new teams Campos Grand Prix, Manor and US F1.
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Thousands march over Peru clashes

Friday 12th of June 2009, 10:10
related countries: Peru Peru

Thousand of Peruvians march in support of native Amazonians trying to stop development of their ancestral lands.
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Flu hits Canada's native peoples

Friday 12th of June 2009, 10:18
related countries: Canada Canada

Health officials in Canada consider whether Inuit communities are being particularly badly hit by swine flu.
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Australia dismisses mining spat

Friday 12th of June 2009, 10:33
related countries: Australia Australia, China China

Australia dismisses threats of sanctions from China against its two largest mining firms Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.
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Moldova court calls for election

Friday 12th of June 2009, 10:44
related countries: Moldova Moldova

Moldova's constitutional court says outgoing President Vladimir Voronin must dissolve parliament and call early elections.
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India wants Kashmir troops move

Friday 12th of June 2009, 10:48
related countries: India India

The Indian government wants to withdraw troops from inhabitant areas of Indian-administered Kashmir, the federal home minister says.
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Indian factory output up in April

Friday 12th of June 2009, 11:25
related countries: India India

India's industrial output rose unexpectedly in April, figures show, fuelling hopes that a recovery may be in sight.
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Environment fears halt China dams

Friday 12th of June 2009, 11:28
related countries: China China

China suspends construction of two hydro-electric dams on a tributary of the Yangtze River over environmental concerns.
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Live text - ICC World Twenty20

Friday 12th of June 2009, 12:03
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

West Indies chase 154 to beat India at Lord's as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 19 runs in the the World Twenty20 Super Eights.
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Police killed in Dagestan attacks

Friday 12th of June 2009, 12:12
related countries: Russia Russia

Two police officers are killed in a series of attacks in the troubled southern Russian republic of Dagestan, officials say.
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Ministers' luxury cars to be sold off to help Kenya's refugees

Friday 12th of June 2009, 14:10
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan ministers are ordered to sell their plush cars to fund the resettlement of those displaced in post-poll clashes.
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Tamil jailed for supplying Tigers

Friday 12th of June 2009, 14:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The founder of the British Tamil Association is jailed for two years for supplying the militant Tamil Tiger group.
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Iraq Sunni leader assassinated

Friday 12th of June 2009, 14:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The head Iraq's main Sunni parliamentary bloc is killed at a mosque in Baghdad, leaving at least four others dead.
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Live - Murray v Fish

Friday 12th of June 2009, 14:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Queen, Fish

Britain's Andy Murray beats American Mardy Fish in the quarter-finals of the Aegon Championships at Queen's.
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Ryan Jones makes swift Lions exit

Friday 12th of June 2009, 15:23
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales skipper Ryan Jones is declared unfit for duty a day after joining the Lions in South Africa as a tour replacement.
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Madonna 'ecstatic' over adoption

Friday 12th of June 2009, 15:38
related countries: Malawi Malawi

Madonna says she is "ecstatic" at winning permission to adopt a second Malawian child after challenging an earlier ruling.
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Cosmetic change

Friday 12th of June 2009, 15:39
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Why one Jamaican woman chose to bleach her skin
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Sri Lanka too strong for Pakistan

Friday 12th of June 2009, 15:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Sri Lanka get their World Twenty20 Super Eights campaign off to a fine start with a convincing 19-run win over Pakistan.
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Tax cuts to boost Kenya broadband

Friday 12th of June 2009, 15:53
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Tax cuts and incentives give a boost to Kenyan broadband and mobile phone users as a new fibre optic cable is launched.
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In pictures

Friday 12th of June 2009, 16:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Grief in Pakistan after anti-Taliban cleric is killed
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Bosnian Serb jailed for massacre

Friday 12th of June 2009, 16:35
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Tuzla, Sarajevo

A Sarajevo court jails an ex-Bosnian Serb officer for 25 years for ordering the 1995 shelling of Tuzla, in which 71 people died.
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Kercher police beat me, Knox says

Friday 12th of June 2009, 16:58
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The woman accused of killing UK student Meredith Kercher tells her trial she was hit by police who wanted her to name a suspect.
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US 'to protect Afghan civilians'

Friday 12th of June 2009, 17:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The incoming US general in Afghanistan says his priority will be to review Nato operations in a bid to reduce civilian casualties.
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First swine flu case in Morocco

Friday 12th of June 2009, 17:18
related countries: Canada Canada, Morocco Morocco

Morocco becomes the second African country to confirm a case of swine flu - a student who returned from Canada.
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UN toughens North Korea sanctions

Friday 12th of June 2009, 17:48
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The United Nations Security Council votes unanimously to impose new sanctions on communist North Korea.
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China mulls Afghan border request

Friday 12th of June 2009, 18:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, China China

Chinese and Afghan foreign ministry officials may open up a strategically important and beautiful border area, officials say after a meeting.
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Robust message

Friday 12th of June 2009, 18:27
related countries: Russia Russia, North Korea North Korea, China China

China and Russia on board for North Korea sanctions
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Bomb kills senior Pakistan cleric

Friday 12th of June 2009, 18:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nowshera, Lahore

A leading Islamic scholar who called the Taliban "un-Islamic" is killed in one of two bomb attacks on religious targets in Pakistan.
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Growth in Zimbabwe 'may reach 6%'

Friday 12th of June 2009, 18:49
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's economy could grow by between 4% and 6% this year according to the country's finance minister.
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Growth in Zimbabwe 'may reach 6%'

Friday 12th of June 2009, 18:49
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's economy could grow by between 4% and 6% this year according to the country's finance minister.
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Gaddafi no-show angers Italians

Friday 12th of June 2009, 19:25
related countries: Italy Italy, Libya Libya

The Italian parliament calls off a conference with visiting Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi after he failed to turn up after two hours.
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India stunned by brilliant Bravo

Friday 12th of June 2009, 19:40
related countries: India India

Dwayne Bravo produces a stunning all-round display as West Indies beat holders India in their World Twenty20 match at Lord's.
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Huge turnout in Iran presidential poll

Friday 12th of June 2009, 19:41
related countries: Iran Iran

A huge turnout is reported in Iran's presidential poll, as both incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his reformist challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi claim victory.
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'Rockefeller' kidnapper is jailed

Friday 12th of June 2009, 20:26
related countries: Germany Germany

A German who calls himself Clark Rockefeller is jailed for five years for kidnapping his seven-year-old daughter.
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'Rockefeller' kidnapper is jailed

Friday 12th of June 2009, 20:26
related countries: Germany Germany

A German who calls himself Clark Rockefeller is jailed for five years for kidnapping his seven-year-old daughter.
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Saudi princess 'pays up in Paris shopping row'

Friday 12th of June 2009, 21:37
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, France France
related places: Paris

A Saudi princess who allegedly owed thousands of dollars in unpaid shopping bills in Paris, agrees to pay up, lawyers say.
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Nigeria rebels free UK oil worker

Friday 12th of June 2009, 21:42
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Briton held hostage in southern Nigeria has been released , the UK government confirms.
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Congress backs tobacco clampdown

Friday 12th of June 2009, 21:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate

The US House of Representatives approves a strict tobacco bill, sending it to the president to be signed into law.
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Obama pledges aid for Zimbabwe

Friday 12th of June 2009, 22:27
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama announces $73m (£44m) in aid for Zimbabwe after meeting Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai at the White House.
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US Guantanamo deal 'kept from UK'

Friday 12th of June 2009, 22:57
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US deliberately decided not to consult the UK over a deal to resettle Guantanamo detainees in Bermuda, a US official says.
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Pirates expand to Oman's waters

Friday 12th of June 2009, 23:28
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Oman Oman

A cargo vessel is hijacked by suspected Somali pirates off Oman - the first such attack in the area, Nato says.
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