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Ex-KGB spy shot dead in Russia

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 0:52
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

A Russian businessman who was convicted in Israel as a Soviet spy is shot dead in Moscow, according to police.
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EU awaits Czech verdict on Lisbon

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 1:38
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Lisbon

The Czech Constitutional Court is expected to deliver a verdict on objections to the European Union's Lisbon Treaty.
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Argentine ex-leader goes on trial

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 2:29
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The trial begins of Argentina's last military ruler and five other retired generals accused of human rights abuses.
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Shocking claims Melbourne Cup win

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 4:08
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Australian racehorse Shocking thwarts an historic British-trained victory as he edges out Crime Scene to win the Melbourne Cup.
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US diplomats seek facts in Burma

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 4:29
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

Two senior US diplomats visit Burma on a fact-finding tour as part of efforts to find a new approach to the junta.
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Top Indian judges disclose assets

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 4:54
related countries: India India

Judges at India's Supreme Court make public details of financial assets and publish them on the court's website.
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Online gambling boss jailed in US

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 5:09
related countries: United States United States

A US court jails the founder of an online gambling firm for more than four years and orders him to forfeit $43m in illicit earnings.
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Changing Tehran

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 6:00
related countries: Iran Iran

How do you move a country's capital out of a city?
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New Australia interest rate rise

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 6:39
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia, which managed to avoid recession, raises its main interest rate once again - this time from 3.25% to 3.5%.
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Xinjiang police to 'strike hard'

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 7:24
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

Police in the Chinese province of Xinjiang vow to "root out" crime after deadly ethnic riots earlier this year.
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Smoking mums have 'problem kids'

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 8:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Smoking during pregnancy significantly increases the risk of having a child with behavioural problems at three years old, according to UK and US researchers.
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Mardell's America

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 8:24
related countries: United States United States

Will US votes signal turn in Republicans' fortunes?
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Home from home

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 8:33
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Want to cook Nigerian food? Learn in London
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Home from home

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 8:33
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Want to cook Nigerian food? Learn in London
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Fiji bars NZ and Australia envoys

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 9:14
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand, Fiji Fiji

Fiji has ordered the envoys of New Zealand and Australia, its two biggest neighbours, to leave within 24 hours.
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Secret Jerusalem

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 9:58
related countries: Israel Israel

Palestinian artists go underground to dodge Israeli curbs
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N Korea 'produces weapons plutonium'

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 10:02
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea completes the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel rods to extract weapons-grade plutonium, state media say.
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China battles surge in swine flu

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 10:27
related countries: China China

China tries to control spread of swine flu inside country instead of stopping it at borders as more people fall sick
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DR Congo criticises UN army snub

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 10:38
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The UN was wrong to withdraw support from Congolese troops over claims soldiers had killed civilians, a minister says.
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Swine flu scuppers Haas Basle bid

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 10:39
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Germany Germany

Germany's Tommy Haas pulls out of the Davidoff Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basle after contracting swine flu.
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Chinese crime 'Godmother' jailed

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 11:21
related countries: China China
related places: Chongqing

A woman who ran gambling dens and bribed police is jailed for 18 years in the Chinese city of Chongqing.
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Eyes on the road! South Korea lets taxi drivers watch TV

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 11:25
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A court has ruled that mobile televisions in taxis are not illegal
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Czech court clears Lisbon Treaty

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 11:34
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Czech Republic Czech Republic

The Czech constitutional court rejects a complaint against the Lisbon Treaty, paving the way for its final approval.
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Irish minister's raw garlic habit

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 12:15
related countries: Ireland Ireland

An economist reveals Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan's unlikely fondness for munching on raw garlic.
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Australia oil well leak 'plugged'

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 12:18
related countries: Australia Australia

A leaking oil well in the Timor Sea off the north-west coast of Australia is plugged, the company running the well says.
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Bear kills militants in Kashmir

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 12:28
related countries: India India

A bear kills two militants who were hiding in its den in Indian-administered Kashmir, police say.
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Karzai's 'to do' list

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 12:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Challenges Afghan president must meet to be effective
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Cash crackdown in Nigerian banks

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 13:10
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's central bank orders banks to report suspicious cash transactions from people involved in politics.
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Express train kills six in India

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 13:11
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Six people are run over by an express passenger train while trying to cross a railway track near the Indian capital, Delhi.
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Karzai vows to battle corruption

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 13:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Newly re-elected Afghan President Hamid Karzai pledges to eradicate corruption, as the Taliban label him a "puppet".
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Saudi warning over Hajj politics

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 13:22
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Iran Iran

Saudi Arabia warns against any attempt to politicise the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage in an apparent challenge to Iran.
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Indonesian poisoning maid jailed

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 13:22
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Indonesia Indonesia

An Indonesian maid is jailed for six years in Malaysia for trying to kill her boss by putting weed killer in her coffee.
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Fatal train collision in Pakistan

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 13:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 10 people are killed when a passenger express hits a goods train in southern Pakistan.
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Zardari retreats on amnesty bill

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 14:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's President Asif Zardari retreats from plans to win parliamentary approval for an amnesty from graft charges for politicians.
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Sunni militant 'executed by Iran'

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 15:11
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran hangs a militant from the Jundullah rebel group accused of a number of attacks in the south-east of the country, say reports.
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Karadzic defiant at Hague hearing

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 16:05
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic appears at his war crimes trial for the first time and says it should be delayed.
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Elections test US voters' mood

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 16:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Ballots in New Jersey, Virginia and New York may give a snapshot of how voters feel, a year after Barack Obama was elected.
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Top Yemeni officers die in ambush

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 16:56
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Suspected al-Qaeda militants kill at least five security force members in Yemen, including three senior officers.
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Death toll rise in Vietnam floods

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 17:01
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

The death toll from tropical storm-induced floods in Vietnam is worse than initially thought, government officials say.
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E Guinea coup plotters 'freed'

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 17:32
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

A Briton and four South Africans jailed in Equatorial Guinea over a coup plot are to be freed, its government says.
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S Lanka opposition forms alliance

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 17:35
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Opposition parties in Sri Lanka unite to fight elections due by next April.
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Johnson finalises England squad

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 17:36
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Dylan Hartley eases England's injury concerns ahead of Saturday's Test against Australia as the hooker was included in their 22-man squad.
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Merkel makes historic US address

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 17:49
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

Angela Merkel receives standing ovations as she becomes only the second German chancellor to address US Congress in decades.
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EU reform treaty passes last test

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 18:07
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Czech Republic Czech Republic

The Czech Republic becomes the last country to ratify the EU's Lisbon Treaty, which is now set to become EU law within weeks.
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Pakistan make short work of Kiwis

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 18:37
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Abu Dhabi

Explosive batting from Shahid Afridi and Kamran Akmal helps Pakistan establish a 1-0 lead in the ODI series against New Zealand.
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Live - Tuesday football

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 18:46
related countries: Spain Spain

Man Utd and Chelsea seal their places in the last 16 of the Champions League with thrilling draws, as AC Milan and Real Madrid also draw 1-1.
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Anthropologist Levi-Strauss dies

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 19:05
related countries: France France

Anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss, one of the most influential French thinkers of the 20th Century, dies aged 100.
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Indonesian anti-graft pair freed

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 19:14
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian police release two top anti-corruption officials from prison - arrests that had sparked major protests.
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UK opposition faces EU treaty pressure

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 20:08
related countries: Portugal Portugal, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Conservatives say they will not hold a referendum on the EU treaty if the party wins the next general election.
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Eyes on Karadzic

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 20:48
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ex-Bosnian Serb leader makes first trial appearance
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Atletico Madrid 2-2 Chelsea

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 21:38
related countries: Spain Spain

Didier Drogba strikes twice to earn Chelsea a draw at Atletico Madrid and seal their progress from the Champions League group stages.
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Man Utd salvage draw to qualify

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 22:05
related countries: Russia Russia

Manchester United fight back to claim a 3-3 draw with CSKA Moscow to reach the Champions League knockout stages.
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General Motors cancels Opel sale

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 22:38
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Vauxhall

General Motors announces that it has cancelled plans to sell Opel and Vauxhall to Canadian car parts firm Magna.
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Italy school crucifixes 'barred'

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 22:47
related countries: Italy Italy

Europe's human rights court rules against hanging crucifixes in Italy's classrooms, saying it violates parents' rights.
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Honduras politicians defer vote

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 22:50
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Honduran Congress leaders defer a vote on reinstating ousted president Manuel Zelaya and ask the Supreme Court for its view.
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Ferguson wants freedom to appeal

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 23:29
related countries: Russia Russia

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says clubs should be free to appeal against Champions League bookings after seeing Darren Fletcher unjustly cautioned during the 3-3 draw with CSKA Moscow.
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Levi-Strauss - RIP

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 23:34
related countries: France France

The life and times of a French intellectual giant
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Ohio rapist charged with murder

Tuesday 3rd of November 2009, 23:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ohio

US police charge a convicted rapist with five counts of murder, as more human remains are found at his Ohio home.
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