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China in huge Venezuela oil deal

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 0:55
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, China China
related places: Orinoco

Venezuela announces a $16bn deal with China for oil exploration in the Orinoco river, after a similar agreement with Russia.
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US folk singer Mary Travers dies

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 3:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mary, Peter, Folk

Folk singer Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary, and a voice of the 1960s protest movement, dies aged 72 after battling leukaemia.
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Piggy Park guy?

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 6:30
related countries: United States United States

Mark Mardell on how racism row is playing in US South
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Many dead in north Yemen air raid

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 8:05
related countries: Yemen Yemen

More than 80 people are killed in an air raid on a camp for displaced people in northern Yemen, reports say.
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UN envoy touring Sri Lanka camps

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 8:09
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A top United Nations envoy is touring camps holding hundreds of thousands of displaced Tamils in northern Sri Lanka.
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Rio massacre police sentenced

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 8:19
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Two ex-police officers in Brazil are jailed for around 500 years each for a massacre of of 29 people on Rio's outskirts four years ago.
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US folk singer Mary Travers dies

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 8:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mary, Peter, Folk

Folk singer Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary, and a voice of the 1960s protest movement, dies aged 72 after battling leukaemia.
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Somali demands for French hostage

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 8:43
related countries: Somalia Somalia, France France

Somali Islamists issue a set of demands for the release of a French security adviser seized in July.
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Murdoch and Berlusconi in ad spat

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 8:55
related countries: Italy Italy

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp is suing two units of Silvio Berlusconi's Italian broadcaster Mediaset.
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Kenya corruption fighter rejected

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 8:56
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan MPs throw out a proposal by the president to reappoint much-criticised anti-corruption chief Aaron Ringera.
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Aeroflot plans to cut 2,000 jobs

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 9:36
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian airline Aeroflot says it is ready to "thin" its workforce after profits plunge amid fewer passengers and higher fuel costs.
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Is the US right to cut missile defence plan?

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 9:51
related countries: United States United States

The US is to reportedly scrap its plan to develop a missile defence system in eastern Europe. Is it the right decision?
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Japan central bank eyes recovery

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 9:59
related countries: Japan Japan

The Bank of Japan expresses a more upbeat outlook on the future of the world's second largest economy.
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Egypt closes schools to curb flu

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 11:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The Egyptian government orders all schools and universities to close until October in an attempt to slow the spread of swine flu.
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Australia father faces rape trial

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 11:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police charge a man with sex offences that media reports say relate to the rape of his daughter over decades.
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Firebomb attack on German school

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 12:40
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Ansbach

German police arrest a teenager who attacked pupils at his Bavaria school with petrol bombs and an axe.
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Taliban 'kill' Mehsud relatives

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 12:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Militants in Pakistan are accused of killing two relatives of top Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud, who died last month.
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Lisbon 'fine by us' says bishop

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 12:49
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Portugal Portugal

A senior Irish bishop says Catholics can vote "Yes" to the Lisbon Treaty because it does not warrant rejection on ethical grounds.
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Live - England v Australia

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 13:04
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England lose their seventh wicket as they edge closer to a humiliating defeat by Australia in the sixth match at Trent Bridge.
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M Factor

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 13:05
related countries: Germany Germany

Merkel's popularity key as German election nears
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Fears as Uganda players abscond

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 13:10
related countries: Canada Canada, Uganda Uganda

Seven Ugandan cricketers go missing in Canada, raising fears that future sportsmen and women may not get visas.
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Blood price

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 13:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Italy Italy

Italy absorbs news of deadliest day in Afghanistan
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China jails four over stabbings

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 13:36
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

Four more people are jailed over attacks with hypodermic needles in western China's Xinjiang region, state-run TV says.
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Kenya MPs agree big cabinet cuts

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 14:25
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's parliament passes a bill with an overwhelming majority to nearly halve the number of ministries in a bid to cut costs.
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Yale worker charged with murder

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 15:10
related countries: United States United States

A laboratory technician from Yale University is charged with murdering student Annie Le, US police say.
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Intrepid Nepalese cyclist announces Everest ambitions

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 15:11
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A Nepalese cyclist who has pedalled around 150 countries since 1998 to promote world peace announces the next stage of his odyssey.
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Karzai defends vote 'integrity'

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 15:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he believes in the integrity of last month's election, despite allegations of fraud.
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Egypt jails US 'adoption' couples

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 15:17
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States
related places: Christian

Two US couples are jailed in Egypt for two years for trying to illegally adopt children from a Christian orphanage.
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Airline in $1bn air mile sell-off

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 16:08
related countries: United States United States

The parent of American Airlines raises $2.9bn of new financing - part of it by selling air miles in advance to a credit card group.
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Live text - Europa League

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 16:29
related countries: Greece Greece, Bulgaria Bulgaria

Everton take on AEK Athens in the Europa League after Hapoel Tel-Aviv beat Celtic and Fulham draw with CSKA Sofia.
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Bali suspect killed in Java raid

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 16:58
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia's most-wanted Islamist militant, Noordin Mohamed Top, has died in a raid in central Java, says the national police chief.
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Obama shelves Europe missile plan

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 16:58
related countries: United States United States, Poland Poland, Czech Republic Czech Republic

President Barack Obama shelves controversial US missile defence plans for Europe, in a major foreign policy shift.
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Iraq and Syria at talks in Turkey

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 16:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey, Syria Syria

The foreign ministers of Iraq and Syria meet for talks in Turkey to defuse tensions following a diplomatic row.
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Key Pakistan militants 'killed'

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 17:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Missiles fired by a US drone are believed to have killed an al-Qaeda chief and a top Uzbek militant in Pakistan, officials say.
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History repeats

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 18:13
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemeni conflict has roots in 1960s Cold War politics
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Ivory Coast deal is 'not enough'

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 18:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Ivory Coast toxic waste victims say an initial compensation deal agreed with a London-based oil firm does not go far enough.
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'Many killed' in Yemen air raid

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 19:22
related countries: Yemen Yemen

More than 80 people are killed in an air raid on a camp for displaced people in northern Yemen, reports say.
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Italians killed in Afghan bomb

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 19:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Italy's defence ministry says six Italian soldiers have been killed in a bomb attack on a military convoy in Afghanistan.
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Adidas and Puma end 60-year feud begun by founding brothers

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 20:02
related countries: Germany Germany

The German sportswear companies Adidas and Puma are to end a 60-year feud started by the brothers who founded them.
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Australia humiliate sorry England

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 20:47
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's batsmen fail again as Australia stroll to a 111-run win in the sixth one-day international and remain on course for a 7-0 whitewash.
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Suicide blasts hit Somalia base

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 20:49
related countries: Somalia Somalia

At least 16 people are killed after two suicide attacks on an African Union peacekeepers' base in the Somali capital.
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EU agrees on bonus claw-back call

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 20:57
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

EU leaders meeting Brussels agree to seek a global deal for bankers' bonuses to be clawed back if profits fall.
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Everton 4-0 AEK Athens

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 20:59
related countries: Greece Greece

Everton open their Europa League Group I account by putting four past outclassed AEK Athens at Goodison Park.
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Bid to halt US 'vein' execution

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 21:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lawyers

Lawyers for a US man whose lethal injection was halted as officials failed to find a vein will try to block a second attempt.
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We were not good enough - Strauss

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 22:00
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Captain Andrew Strauss criticises yet another abject England display following their sixth successive one-day defeat by Australia.
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Israel warns of threats to India

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 22:08
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Israel is warning that Islamist militants are preparing attacks in India similar to those in Mumbai last year, media and officials say.
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Space station grabs Japanese freighter

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 22:41
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's new unmanned space freighter loaded with supplies is safely berthed to the International Space Station.
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Generals warn of high Afghan stakes

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 22:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two senior Western generals in near simultaneous speeches warn of the dangers of failure in Afghanistan.
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Hearts and minds

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 23:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Why

Why the US army is going face to face with Afghans
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Royal riots

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 23:27
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan tensions between state and traditional kings
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Empty promise?

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 23:36
related countries: China China

China officials shy of media despite openness pledge
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Growing despair

Thursday 17th of September 2009, 23:59
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Land disputes threaten Brazil's indigenous groups
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