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What happend on November 5th 2009

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Iran and Syria deny arms claims

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 0:02
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria, Iran Iran

Iran and Syria deny Israeli claims that a ship seized in the Mediterranean was carrying weapons for Hezbollah militants.
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In pictures

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 0:28
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Art bring Sri Lanka war orphans together
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New row over Colombia-US accord

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 2:25
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

Colombian opposition groups react angrily after details of a controversial military deal with the US are made public.
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US officers 'failed kidnap girl'

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 3:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Parole, California

Parole officers in California missed many chances to stop the alleged abductor of Jaycee Dugard, held captive for 18 years.
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GM plans to cut 10,000 Opel jobs

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 6:38
related countries: Germany Germany

General Motors confirms that it plans to cut 10,000 jobs across European car unit Opel, prompting German unions to call a strike.
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Assam rebels 'arrested in Dhaka'

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 8:06
related countries: India India, Bangladesh Bangladesh

A separatist group in India's troubled north-east says Bangladeshi police have arrested two of their top leaders.
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Tory EU stance will 'castrate' UK

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 8:13
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

The UK Conservative Party's new policy on the EU will "castrate" UK influence in Europe, a French minister says.
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Resignations in Indonesia scandal

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 8:43
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Two of Indonesia's senior law enforcement officials resign over an alleged plot to undermine the anti-corruption agency.
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Ocampo presses Kenya for justice

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 9:39
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor is in Kenya for talks on how to bring to justice those behind post-poll violence.
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Morocco expels Swedish diplomat

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 9:48
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Western Sahara Western Sahara, Morocco Morocco

Morocco expels a Swedish diplomat for allegedly passing documents to separatist groups in Western Sahara.
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Hezbollah denies arms ship claims

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 10:25
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Hezbollah rejects Israeli allegations that weapons on a seized ship were destined for the Lebanese militant group.
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Smart glasses 'will translate foreign languages'

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 10:27
related countries: Japan Japan

Glasses that can provide near real-time subtitles to translate foreign languages are being developed by Japan's NEC.
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Can Afghan security be improved?

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 10:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three ex-chiefs of defence have launched an attack on Gordon Brown's commitment to the war in Afghanistan. Has Gordon Brown convinced you that UK troops should stay in Afghanistan?
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China to ban beating web addicts

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 10:49
related countries: China China

China's internet boot camps should not use physical punishment to treat web addicts, the ministry of health says.
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ICC to investigate Kenya violence

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 10:59
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The ICC chief prosecutor says he will request ICC judges to open an investigation into Kenya's post-election clashes.
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AFP journalist detained in Iran

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 11:20
related countries: Iran Iran

A journalist for Agence France Presse has been detained by Iranian security forces, the news agency says.
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Fighting force

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 11:33
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Leader's jailbreak may reinvigorate Colombian rebels
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In search of French identity

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 11:47
related countries: France France

With the French government canvassing opinion about the country's patriotic spirit, Emma-Jane Kirby asks what makes the French so very... French.
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Thai envoy recalled from Cambodia

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 11:48
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, Thailand Thailand

Thailand recalls its ambassador from Cambodia after it appointed ousted Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra as an advisor.
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LRA rebel surrenders in Congo

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 13:03
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Charles Arop, believed to be behind a brutal attack last Christmas, hands himself in to the Ugandan military.
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UK 'must investigate Afghan raid'

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 13:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain must investigate a raid that freed a UK journalist from the Taliban but left his Afghan colleague dead, an NGO says.
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SA chief suspended in Semenya row

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 13:27
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Athletics South Africa president Leonard Chuene is suspended over his handling of the Caster Semenya gender row.
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'Robin Hood' thief who handed out stolen money baffles SA police

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 13:38
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African police are baffled by a modern-day "Robin Hood" who dished out a portion of his takings to servants at a mansion he robbed.
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US official defends Afghan wait

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 14:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US Homeland Security secretary defends the time it is taking for President Obama to decide on his Afghan strategy.
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Hague dismisses French 'outburst'

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 14:41
related countries: France France

William Hague defends the Tories' Europe policy after it is criticised by a French minister and two Tory MEPs quit frontbench posts.
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Opel U-turn sparks German strikes

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 15:01
related countries: Germany Germany

Opel workers in Germany are on strike in protest at parent firm GM's decision not to sell its European operations.
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Missiles 'kill four' in Pakistan

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 15:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

At least four suspected militants die as a US drone fires two missiles in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, officials say.
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Zimbabwe escapes diamond sale ban

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 15:10
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Mozambique Mozambique

Zimbabwe escapes suspension from the world diamond trade scheme over allegations of soldiers killing miners.
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Two arrested over Moscow deaths

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 15:13
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russian investigators detain a man and woman over the killings of a prominent human rights lawyer and journalist last January.
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Security fears force UN Afghan relocation

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 15:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UN says it is to temporarily move 600 of its foreign staff in Afghanistan, after last week's deadly Taliban hostel raid.
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Babysitter 'hid' missing US child

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 15:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

Police in the US state of Florida find a baby, reported missing on Saturday, alive under her babysitter's bed.
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Court imposes lawyer on Karadzic

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 16:31
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

The UN's war crimes court appoints a lawyer for ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and adjourns his trial until March.
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Obama pledge to Native Americans

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 16:53
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama vows not to forget American Indian tribes, as representatives gather for a White House conference.
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Saudi jets 'attack Yemen rebels'

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 17:03
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

Saudi aircraft have attacked Shia rebels in northern Yemen after the killing of a Saudi security officer, reports say.
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India lose despite Tendulkar ton

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 17:10
related countries: India India, Australia Australia

Sachin Tendulkar's dazzling 175 fails to stop Australia taking a 3-2 lead over India in their one-day international series.
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Saudi lifts Somali livestock ban

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 17:14
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia ends a nine-year ban on the import of animals from Somalia - a major industry in the war-torn country.
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Live text - Europa League

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 17:29
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Benfica

Everton go down at home to Portuguese giants Benfica, nine-man Fulham lose at Roma and Celtic are held at Hamburg.
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French minister bids to calm row

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 18:00
related countries: France France

French minister Pierre Lellouche says he would be able to work with the Tories on Europe after previously criticising them.
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Scientists seek clues to bare bears mystery

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 18:24
related countries: Germany Germany

Bears in an eastern German zoo have lost their fur, but international experts cannot work out why.
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Climate deal 'unlikely' this year

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 21:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government has admitted that a new legally binding global treaty on climate change is highly unlikely to be agreed this year.
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US insider trading case widened

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 22:14
related countries: United States United States

A further 14 people are charged in connection to the alleged $20m insider trading scheme at US hedge fund Galleon Group.
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UN backs Gaza war crimes report

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 22:17
related countries: Israel Israel

The UN General Assembly backs a resolution calling for independent inquiries by Israel and the Palestinians into war crime claims.
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Found US baby's mother is charged

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 22:45
related countries: United States United States

US police charge the mother of a baby, reported missing, after finding the child alive under her babysitter's bed.
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Baku mosque attackers sentenced

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 23:07
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
related places: Baku

A court in Azerbaijan sentences 26 people to lengthy terms in jail over a deadly attack last year on a mosque in Baku.
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US shares rise on business data

Thursday 5th of November 2009, 23:12
related countries: United States United States

US shares rise strongly after official figures show business productivity has risen at its highest rate in six years.
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