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What happend on November 20th 2009

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It's quiz time!

Friday 20th of November 2009, 0:14
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

What did Gaddafi offer the ladies of Rome this week?
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'Foiled shooting' teenager bailed

Friday 20th of November 2009, 0:44
related countries: France France

A teenager in France suspected of planning to shoot his teachers is charged with attempted murder and released on bail.
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Defector's tale

Friday 20th of November 2009, 1:19
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A North Korean describes life in the secret state's army
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Russia gives Ukraine new gas deal

Friday 20th of November 2009, 3:55
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia agrees to ease the terms under which it supplies gas to Ukraine, in a deal which Moscow says should prevent disruption.
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Belgian PM named as EU president

Friday 20th of November 2009, 4:04
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Belgian PM Herman van Rompuy is named as the new EU president and the UK's Baroness Ashton becomes foreign policy chief.
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China 'steps up US cyber-spying'

Friday 20th of November 2009, 4:17
related countries: United States United States, China China

Chinese spies are aggressively stealing secrets to help build up China's military and economic power, a US advisory panel says.
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Bardot appeal over Nepal festival

Friday 20th of November 2009, 6:12
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Former film star Brigitte Bardot urges Nepal's president to stop a ritual slaughter of animals in an upcoming religious festival.
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Pacquiao returns to Manila a hero

Friday 20th of November 2009, 6:38
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila

Philippine boxing champion Manny Pacquiao returns home to Manila after his latest win, and eyes a political future.
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India train 'derailed by Maoists'

Friday 20th of November 2009, 7:02
related countries: India India

A passenger train in India derails, killing at least two people, after Maoist rebels blow up a railway track, police say.
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Policemen die in Pakistan blast

Friday 20th of November 2009, 7:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

At least three policemen have died in an explosion in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say.
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Militants' grip

Friday 20th of November 2009, 7:50
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States

US Somali youths recruited by homeland radicals
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Top South Korean model found dead

Friday 20th of November 2009, 7:55
related countries: France France, North Korea North Korea
related places: Paris

South Korean model Daul Kim is found dead at her apartment in Paris, amid speculation she took her own life.
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Pakistan drone attack kills eight

Friday 20th of November 2009, 8:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

At least eight suspected militants are killed in a US drone attack in north-western Pakistan, officials say.
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Generation game

Friday 20th of November 2009, 9:54
related countries: India India

India's unusual record-breaking cricketers
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Student leader on trial in China

Friday 20th of November 2009, 10:03
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, China China

A former leader of the Tiananmen democracy protests, handed over by Hong Kong to China, goes on trial in what his supporters call political persecution.
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Fifa turns down Irish replay plea

Friday 20th of November 2009, 10:17
related countries: Ireland Ireland, France France

Fifa rejects the Football Association of Ireland's request for a replay of France's World Cup play-off win over the Republic of Ireland.
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Sierra Leone police enlist youths

Friday 20th of November 2009, 10:17
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: Freetown

Sierra Leone is to enlist youths as crime-fighting volunteers in the crime-ridden capital, Freetown, police say.
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Peru arrests 'human fat killers'

Friday 20th of November 2009, 10:18
related countries: Peru Peru

Police in Peru arrest members of a gang accused of killing dozens of people to sell their fat for use in cosmetics.
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US father 'shot child abuse son'

Friday 20th of November 2009, 10:23
related countries: United States United States

A US man is charged with murder for allegedly shooting his teenage son dead on suspicion he had inappropriate contact with a three-year-old girl.
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Five shot dead on Pacific island

Friday 20th of November 2009, 10:45
related countries: Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands

At least five people are killed in a shooting incident on Saipan, one of the Northern Mariana Islands in the Pacific.
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Profile: Herman van Rompuy

Friday 20th of November 2009, 10:59
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A profile of Belgian PM Herman van Rompuy, the European Union's first permanent president.
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Japan says deflation has returned

Friday 20th of November 2009, 11:12
related countries: Japan Japan

The Japanese government warns that deflation has returned to the country's economy for the first time since 2006.
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EU gives Nigeria $1bn 'for peace'

Friday 20th of November 2009, 11:13
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

Europe signs a $1bn deal with Nigeria, aimed at tackling corruption and promoting peace in the troubled Niger Delta.
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India v Sri Lanka latest score

Friday 20th of November 2009, 11:13
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

India take on Sri Lanka in the second match of a three-Test series.
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Total cleared over France blast

Friday 20th of November 2009, 11:24
related countries: France France

A court acquits a subsidiary of energy giant Total over a 2001 explosion at a French chemical plant which killed 30 people.
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Roy Keane has no sympathy for Irish

Friday 20th of November 2009, 11:48
related countries: Ireland Ireland, France France

Roy Keane lambasts the Republic of Ireland's attempts to get their World Cup play-off match against France replayed.
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EU foreign head dismisses critics

Friday 20th of November 2009, 11:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Herman

The new EU foreign affairs chief dismisses criticism of her appointment, saying she is the "the best person for the job".
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Priest shot dead in Moscow church

Friday 20th of November 2009, 12:31
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

A masked gunman enters a church in Russia's capital Moscow and shoots dead a Russian Orthodox priest, police say.
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In pictures

Friday 20th of November 2009, 12:57
related countries: Belize Belize

Celebrations as Belize marks settlement day
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Parents' plight

Friday 20th of November 2009, 13:09
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian concerns on children taken from families
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UN condemns SA vineyard attacks

Friday 20th of November 2009, 14:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The UN condemns violent attacks against Zimbabweans seeking work in South African vineyards, which has left many homeless.
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Afghan ex-warlord escapes attack

Friday 20th of November 2009, 14:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

MP and former Afghan warlord Abdul Rasul Sayyaf narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in which five bodyguards die.
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Italian sex scandal woman 'dead'

Friday 20th of November 2009, 14:35
related countries: Italy Italy

A transsexual prostitute linked to a sex row involving an Italian politician is believed to have been burned to death, media report.
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Vietnam denies blocking Facebook

Friday 20th of November 2009, 14:51
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnamese officials deny blocking access to Facebook for the site's million users, instead blaming a technical fault.
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'Many flee' Congo fishing clashes

Friday 20th of November 2009, 15:41
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

More than 50,000 people flee DR Congo amid deadly ethnic clashes over fishing rights in the north-west, the UN says.
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East Africa in historic trade pact

Friday 20th of November 2009, 15:43
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Uganda Uganda, Tanzania Tanzania, Burundi Burundi

East African leaders sign a common market trade agreement, allowing the free movement of people and goods.
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Mercedes want Schumacher - Jordan

Friday 20th of November 2009, 15:54
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Michael Schumacher will race in Formula 1 for Mercedes' new team in 2010, BBC Sport's Eddie Jordan believes.
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India plans surge in solar power

Friday 20th of November 2009, 16:34
related countries: India India

India backs plans for a massive increase in the amount of electricity it generates from solar power.
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Mussolini brain 'stolen by criminals keen to sell it on the web'

Friday 20th of November 2009, 16:48
related countries: Italy Italy

The granddaughter of Italy's fascist dictator Benito Mussolini says criminals have stolen part of his brain and blood to sell on the internet.
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Iran criticised over nuclear deal

Friday 20th of November 2009, 16:57
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The six major powers say they are disappointed with Iran's apparent rejection of a deal over its nuclear programme.
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Riot over Egypt football defeat

Friday 20th of November 2009, 17:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Algeria Algeria

Police are injured as Egypt fans' anger over reported violence after a World Cup game erupts in Cairo.
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Sani Abacha son 'must pay $350m'

Friday 20th of November 2009, 17:03
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Switzerland Switzerland

A Swiss court orders the seizure of $350m in assets from the son of Nigeria's ex-ruler Sani Abacha after a 10-year investigation.
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Drug-resistant swine flu hits UK

Friday 20th of November 2009, 17:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Health officials in Cardiff say a Tamiflu-resistant strain of swine flu has spread between hospital patients.
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Is the EU President a good choice?

Friday 20th of November 2009, 17:19
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Belgian PM Herman van Rompuy is the EU president and the UK's Baroness Ashton is foreign policy chief. Are they the best choices?
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European match-fix probe targets 200 games

Friday 20th of November 2009, 17:29
related countries: Germany Germany

About 200 football ties are under investigation in what one Uefa official calls Europe's biggest match-fixing scandal.
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Easyjet sorry for Holocaust error

Friday 20th of November 2009, 18:14
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Easyjet apologises after fashion photographs shot at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin were published in its in-flight magazine.
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French jail mail escapee caught

Friday 20th of November 2009, 19:04
related countries: France France

A French murder suspect who hid in a cardboard box and escaped in a delivery van is recaptured after weeks on the run.
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Can Iran nuclear deal be reached?

Friday 20th of November 2009, 19:16
related countries: Iran Iran

Six major powers say they are disappointed with IranÂ’s response to the offer of a nuclear power deal.
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Galileo's fingers and a tooth found, Italian museum says

Friday 20th of November 2009, 19:52
related countries: Italy Italy

Fingers and a tooth cut from the body of famed astronomer Galileo Galilei have been found, an Italian museum says.
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Dangerous seas

Friday 20th of November 2009, 20:23
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Can EU's taskforce defeat pirates off Somalia coast?
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France reject Irish replay hopes

Friday 20th of November 2009, 20:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland, France France

The French Football Federation turns down the Republic of Ireland's request for a replay of their controversial World Cup play-off game.
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Coaxing Karzai

Friday 20th of November 2009, 21:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Will Clinton's approach to Afghan leader pay off?
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Israel halts stadium construction

Friday 20th of November 2009, 22:26
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israel orders construction work on an internationally financed football stadium for Palestinians in the West Bank to halt.
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