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Australia debates citizens' tests

Friday 18th of September 2009, 3:12
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian MPs debate changes to controversial citizenship tests said to discriminate against non-English speakers.
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'Time against' Afghanistan forces

Friday 18th of September 2009, 4:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Troops in southern Afghanistan do not have time on their side, but success remains possible, a British major general says.
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China rejects US military fears

Friday 18th of September 2009, 5:31
related countries: United States United States, China China

Chinese defence officials reject a US description of China's military modernisation programme as a threat.
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Iran 'does not need' nuclear arms

Friday 18th of September 2009, 6:53
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's president says his country does not need nuclear weapons, while insisting Iran will continue efforts for nuclear power.
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Indian leader in statue warning

Friday 18th of September 2009, 8:18
related countries: India India

The chief minister of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh warns of violence if statues of her and her mentors are demolished.
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Japan upbeat on economic recovery

Friday 18th of September 2009, 8:21
related countries: Japan Japan

The Bank of Japan hints it may soon withdraw some emergency support as the economy shows more signs of recovery.
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UK 'must accept jungle migrants'

Friday 18th of September 2009, 8:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees says Britain should accept some migrants from the illegal camp in Calais known as "the jungle".
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Ex-tea boss took part in genocide

Friday 18th of September 2009, 8:52
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

The former head of Rwanda's tea industry pleads guilty to complicity in the 1994 genocide after a deal with prosecutors.
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Business legend's suit praise sends tailor's shares soaring

Friday 18th of September 2009, 9:27
related countries: China China

Shares in Chinese suit maker Dayang Trands rocket after Warren Buffet, the world's second richest man, said he liked the cut of their cloth.
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Australian man goes on run with 'death row' dog

Friday 18th of September 2009, 9:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian man who freed his dog from an animal pound's "death row" and then went on the run, offers to surrender, police say.
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Zuma immunity claims challenged

Friday 18th of September 2009, 10:06
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's opposition challenges a claim by President Jacob Zuma's legal team that he cannot be prosecuted.
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Brazil eyes Amazon sugar cane ban

Friday 18th of September 2009, 10:19
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's government unveils proposals to ban sugar cane and ethanol production in environmentally sensitive areas.
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HK banker jailed for insider deal

Friday 18th of September 2009, 11:01
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Hong Kong Hong Kong

A Hong Kong court sentences a former senior banker at Morgan Stanley to seven years in prison for insider trading.
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UK officers train Libyan police

Friday 18th of September 2009, 11:06
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Northern Irish officers have been travelling to Libya over the past two years to help to train its police, the BBC has learned.
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Suu Kyi appeal ruling next month

Friday 18th of September 2009, 11:08
related countries: Burma Burma

A Burmese court will rule next month on opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's appeal against her house arrest, her lawyers say.
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Threats for breaking Morocco fast

Friday 18th of September 2009, 11:30
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A Moroccan man campaigning to end the ban on public eating during the Ramadan fast says he has had 100 death threats.
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Canada anger at 'flu body bags'

Friday 18th of September 2009, 11:51
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's health minister orders an inquiry after body bags are sent to aboriginal communities as part of swine flu preparations.
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N Korea 'ready for nuclear talks'

Friday 18th of September 2009, 12:12
related countries: North Korea North Korea, China China

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il says he is ready for talks on his country's nuclear programme, Chinese media report.
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Carnage in Pakistan market attack

Friday 18th of September 2009, 13:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 33 people are killed and many injured as a suicide car bomb hits a village market in north-west Pakistan.
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Messi signs new deal at Barcelona

Friday 18th of September 2009, 14:16
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina forward Lionel Messi pens a new contract which will keep him at Barcelona until 2016.
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Polish coal mine blast kills 12

Friday 18th of September 2009, 14:59
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Kochlowice, Ruda Slaska

At least 12 miners die in a methane gas explosion at a coal mine in Ruda Slaska-Kochlowice, southern Poland.
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Indian Maoists in fierce battle

Friday 18th of September 2009, 15:06
related countries: India India
related places: At

At least eight die in a fierce gun battle between Maoist insurgents and security forces in central India, police say.
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Russia hails US missile overhaul

Friday 18th of September 2009, 15:26
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev welcomes the US move to shelve controversial missile defence bases in Europe.
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China vows to crack down on separatists

Friday 18th of September 2009, 15:45
related countries: China China

China's Communist Party ends its annual meeting with a pledge to combat separatism but no hint about President Hu's successor.
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Key Kercher evidence criticised

Friday 18th of September 2009, 16:09
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A defence witness in the Italian trial over the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher discounts key evidence.
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Eurovision changes privacy rule

Friday 18th of September 2009, 16:14
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

The Eurovision Song Contest acts to protect voters after people in Azerbaijan were questioned by police for backing a rival entry.
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AU urges weapons for Somalia

Friday 18th of September 2009, 16:31
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The African Union calls for more weapons to be sent to the UN-backed Somali government to fight Islamist militants.
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Deadly bomb hits Iraqi shoppers

Friday 18th of September 2009, 17:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq

At least seven people are killed and several wounded in an explosion in the Iraqi town of Mahmudiya, say reports.
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Clashes erupt at Iran mass rally

Friday 18th of September 2009, 18:22
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Thousands of Iranian opposition supporters clash with security forces in Tehran during a pro-Palestinian rally.
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'No agreement' in Mid-East talks

Friday 18th of September 2009, 19:00
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

US envoy George Mitchell's latest round of diplomacy in the Middle East ends without agreement, US and Palestinian officials say.
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UN warning over displaced Tamils

Friday 18th of September 2009, 19:10
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A senior UN envoy says the plight of Tamils displaced by the recent war is putting Sri Lankan reconciliation at risk.
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New US vein execution bid halted

Friday 18th of September 2009, 20:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ohio

A court in the US state of Ohio halts a second bid to execute an inmate after officials failed to find a vein in the first attempt.
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On target?

Friday 18th of September 2009, 20:43
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Obama missile plan 'better protects Iran's neighbours'
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Fury at Lockerbie bomber's claim

Friday 18th of September 2009, 21:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

Scotland's top law officer fiercely criticises a move by the convicted Lockerbie bomber to protest his innocence.
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Nato chief reaches out to Russia

Friday 18th of September 2009, 21:44
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Russia Russia
related places: Brussels

Nato's new Secretary General Rasmussen calls for a new strategic partnership with Russia, in a major foreign policy speech.
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UK firm ends Congo tin purchases

Friday 18th of September 2009, 21:47
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British metals giant AMC suspends tin ore purchases from DR Congo over concerns sales are financing conflict.
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Anger at Iranian Holocaust denial

Friday 18th of September 2009, 23:04
related countries: Iran Iran

The Iranian president's latest denial of the Nazi Holocaust provokes strong condemnation from Western powers.
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Italian police seize Maradona's earrings to pay taxes

Friday 18th of September 2009, 23:47
related countries: Italy Italy, Argentina Argentina
related places: Napoli

Italian police seize earrings from Argentina football coach Diego Maradona in an effort to recover unpaid taxes from his time at Napoli.
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