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Ancients 'had heart disease too'

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 0:03
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Hardening of the arteries has been detected in Egyptian mummies - suggesting the risk factors for heart disease may be ancient, researchers say.
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Africa agrees climate demand bill

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 0:19
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Copenhagen

African leaders agree a compensation demand for the impact of climate change, ahead of the UN summit in Copenhagen.
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Afghans 'blame poverty for war'

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 1:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Poverty and unemployment are seen as the main factors fuelling conflict in Afghanistan, according to a survey in that country.
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Pipe dream

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 3:10
related countries: Russia Russia

EU hoping Russia will stabilise energy supplies
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'I did talk to him' - Lincoln's letter to schoolboy on sale

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 6:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lincoln

A letter written by former US President Abraham Lincoln to a schoolboy nearly 150 years ago is to go on sale for thousands of dollars.
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Soviet lessons

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 6:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Echoes for Nato in the Soviet exit from Afghanistan
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Safe haven?

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 6:40
related countries: Japan Japan

Asylum seekers face a cool reception in Japan
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Australia mulls Scientology probe

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 7:44
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's PM is to consider an inquiry into Scientology after a senator alleges it is a criminal organisation.
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Japanese man still held in Yemen

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 8:32
related countries: Yemen Yemen, Japan Japan

A last-minute dispute leads to Yemeni tribesmen refusing to release a kidnapped Japanese engineer, officials say.
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Wrong turn results in 600km trip for lost Australian grandfather

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 9:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An 81-year-old Australian takes a wrong turn on the way to the shops and keeps driving for 600km.
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Iraq VP vetoes new election law

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 9:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq

One of Iraq's vice-presidents vetoes part of the new election law, putting the parliamentary polls due in January in doubt.
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Trade talks end Obama China trip

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 10:10
related countries: United States United States, China China

US President Barack Obama meets Premier Wen Jiabao on the last day of his much-watched visit to China.
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Intel in Jerusalem 'Sabbath deal'

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 11:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jerusalem

Intel will stop employing Jewish workers at its Jerusalem plant on Saturdays, following a large protest rally by Orthodox Jews.
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Germany in 'credit card recall'

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 11:18
related countries: Germany Germany

Thousands of German credit cards are being replaced as banks fear data theft, German press reports say.
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Credit card security breach fear

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 11:53
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain

Visa and Mastercard alert banks to a suspected credit card security breach in Spain amid a recall of cards in Germany.
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Protests against India land bill

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 11:55
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Hundreds of Indian farmers gather to protest against plans they say will make it easier for their land to be used by industry.
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HK unveils 'democracy blueprint'

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 12:09
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong's government proposes election reforms that opponents say do not go far enough towards a universal vote.
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Ramzi stripped of Olympic title

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 12:16
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, China China

Bahrain's Olympic 1500m champion Rashid Ramzi is stripped of his gold medal after testing positive for doping at the 2008 Beijing Games.
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India English growth 'too slow'

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 12:18
related countries: India India, China China

India is falling behind countries such as China in its attempts to teach more of its people to speak English, a report says.
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False alarm?

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 12:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Little evidence to support Iraqi claims of border infiltration
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Israeli settlement plan denounced

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 12:47
related countries: Israel Israel

The US and UN criticise Israel's approval of 900 extra housing units at a Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem.
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Button joins Hamilton at McLaren

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 13:05
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

World champion Jenson Button signs for McLaren in a move that makes him part of an all-English team with Lewis Hamilton.
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Obama 'close' to Afghan decision

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 13:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Barack Obama says he is "close" to a decision on whether to send more troops to Afghanistan and will announce it within "weeks".
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The long arm

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 13:30
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Is this feared militia in DR Congo run from Europe?
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Rwanda seeks rebels' extradition

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 15:06
related countries: Germany Germany, Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda says two rebel leaders arrested in Germany on Tuesday, accused of war crimes, should be sent home to face trial.
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Man beaten by sheikh sues Swiss

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 15:07
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A man who claims he was whipped by a UAE sheikh is taking Switzerland to the European Court of Human Rights after Swiss courts acquitted his attacker.
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Tamils end asylum ship stand-off

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 15:08
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, Indonesia Indonesia, Aruba Aruba

Fifty-six Sri Lankan asylum seekers leave an Australian ship in Indonesia after a stand-off of more than a month.
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EU concern at Russia human rights

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 15:22
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Sweden's PM describes Russia's human rights situation as a "cause for concern" after an EU-Russia summit in Stockholm.
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Lockdown for Algeria-Egypt clash

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 15:29
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Algeria Algeria, Sudan Sudan
related places: Khartoum

Sudan throws a tight security cordon around Khartoum ahead of Egypt and Algeria's crunch World Cup football play-off.
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Israel razes Palestinian building

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 15:40
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli authorities bulldoze a Palestinian-owned building in occupied East Jerusalem reported to have been home to two Palestinian families.
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Iran seeks to amend nuclear deal

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 16:17
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Tehran casts doubt on whether it will accept a deal which offers it the opportunity to continue uranium enrichment.
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Sudan cattle clashes kill dozens

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 16:26
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Violence breaks out in southern Sudan, where officials are registering voters for the first full elections in 24 years.
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On the take

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 16:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

How corruption permeates life in Afghanistan
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Obama admits delay on Guantanamo

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 16:46
related countries: United States United States

President Obama admits the US will miss the January 2010 deadline he set for closing the Guantanamo Bay prison.
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Cuban conditions 'remain harsh'

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 16:56
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba continues to breach human rights and uses draconian laws to repress its citizens, a new Human Rights Watch report says.
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Obama warns Israel on settlements

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 17:20
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Jerusalem

US President Barack Obama says Israel's approval of new homes at a settlement in Jerusalem could lead to a "dangerous" situation.
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Somali woman stoned for adultery

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 17:36
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A 20-year-old woman is stoned to death by Somali Islamists, accused of adultery after giving birth to a still-born baby.
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Hijacked tanker's captain 'dies'

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 17:36
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States

The captain of a tanker seized on Monday off the Seychelles has died of his injuries suffered during the attack, Somali pirates say.
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Row over Russia lawyer jail death

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 17:38
related countries: Russia Russia

The death in prison of a Russian lawyer leads to claims of maltreatment and neglect of inmates.
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Meredith killer 'heard argument'

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 17:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A man jailed for murdering British student Meredith Kercher says he heard her arguing with another defendant before she died.
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Poland seeks EU jobs transparency

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 17:56
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland says rivals for the new top jobs of EU president and foreign affairs chief should "present their visions" to EU leaders.
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Iran doctor 'committed suicide'

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 18:31
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's police chief says a doctor who died at a detention centre shut in July after the deaths of several opposition supporters committed suicide.
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Semenya tests not complete - IAAF

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 18:50
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Gender tests on South African athlete Caster Semenya are yet to be completed, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) reveal.
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Yahia sends Algeria to World Cup

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 19:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Algeria Algeria

Antar Yahia scores the only goal of the game as Algeria beat Egypt 1-0 to clinch Africa's final spot at next year's World Cup.
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Iraq VP vetoes new election law

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 20:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

One of Iraq's vice-presidents vetoes part of the new election law, putting the parliamentary polls due in January in doubt.
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Portugal, Slovenia & Greece reach World Cup

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 21:55
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Greece Greece, South Africa South Africa

Portugal, Slovenia and Greece win their respective play-off ties to book their places at the 2010 World Cup.
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Dubious goal ends Irish World Cup dream

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 22:37
related countries: Ireland Ireland, France France

The Republic of Ireland are left heartbroken as William Gallas' contentious extra-time goal takes France to the World Cup finals.
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Election in doubt

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 22:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Will political rows derail Iraq's January polls?
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World Cup qualifying as it happened

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 22:58
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Egypt Egypt, France France, Algeria Algeria, Sudan Sudan

France beat Republic of Ireland after extra time after a hugely controversial goal to reach the World Cup, as Egypt, Portugal, Slovenia and Greece also qualify.
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Court backs Battisti extradition

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 23:02
related countries: Italy Italy, Brazil Brazil

Brazil's Supreme Court approves the extradition of former left-wing militant Cesare Battisti to Italy.
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'Too big to fail' US banking law

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 23:50
related countries: United States United States

A key US House committee has voted to allow the government to take apart banks that are "too big to fail".
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