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DR Congo rape crisis 'spreading'

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 1:42
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The widespread problem of gang rape in DR Congo continues and is spreading into civilian life, an Oxfam report says.
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Syrian intentions

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 2:27
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US anxious at suspected arms sent to Hezbollah
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Hunt for South Asia storm victims

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 5:26
related countries: India India, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Rescuers look for survivors after a powerful storm kills 130 people in India and Bangladesh over the last two days, officials say.
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China growth points to yuan move

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 7:16
related countries: China China

China's economy grew at an annual rate of 11.9% in the first quarter, leading some to predict a revaluation of the yuan.
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World Cup tickets on sale in South Africa

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 7:46
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Some 500,000 World Cup tickets go on sale for cash in South African shopping malls and supermarkets.
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Shots fired near Kyrgyz ex-leader

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 8:29
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

Shots are fired when a rally by ousted Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev is reportedly disrupted by opponents.
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South Korea lifts sunken warship

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 9:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The South Korean navy raises the stern section of a warship which broke in half and sank three weeks ago.
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Mugabe denies company rule U-turn

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 9:17
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe President Mugabe denies a law forcing large firms to be majority-owned by "indigenous people", is being shelved.
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Protests follow Indonesia clashes

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 9:21
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

Protesters in Jakarta call for the city's public security force to be disbanded, after clashes over a Muslim tomb left three dead.
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Opposition disrupts India debate

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 10:17
related countries: India India

An opening session of the Indian parliament is disrupted by opposition parties protesting over a series of issues.
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Iraq airport shut over plane plot

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 10:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi officials say they have closed an airport in Najaf for a week amid reports of a hijack plot by Sunni insurgents.
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Building Bric

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 10:34
related countries: China China

Can Brazil, Russia, India and China unite forces?
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Call to end Senegal school abuse

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 10:48
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Pupils at Koranic schools in Senegal are "severely abused," says lobby group Human Rights Watch.
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Afghans 'abused at secret prison'

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 10:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Bagram

Afghan prisoners are being abused in a "secret jail" at Bagram airbase, witnesses tell the BBC.
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'Collaborators' executed by Hamas

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 11:28
related countries: Israel Israel

Hamas authorities in Gaza confirm they have executed two Palestinian men convicted of collaborating with Israel.
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North Europe hit by volcanic ash

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 12:11
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Flights are disrupted across northern Europe by volcanic ash drifting south and east from Iceland.
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Thai protesters settle into city

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 12:29
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's anti-government protesters settle into Bangkok's commercial heart, saying they fear another crackdown.
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Blasts rock Burmese city Rangoon

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 13:10
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Rangoon

Three bombs explode in the Burmese city of Rangoon killing at least nine people and injuring scores more, reports say.
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India's cryogenic launch fails

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 13:21
related countries: India India

India's bid to launch a satellite into orbit for the first time using a cryogenic engine fails, scientists say.
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Russia shuts plutonium arms plant

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 13:50
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia shuts down its last weapons-grade plutonium plant after a pledge by President Dmitry Medvedev earlier this week.
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Fans queue for World Cup tickets

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 14:00
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Thousands of South African fans queue overnight to buy 500,000 unsold World Cup tickets over the counter in shopping malls and supermarkets.
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Greece requests more rescue talks

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 14:26
related countries: Greece Greece

Debt-laden Greece asks for more talks about a eurozone and International Monetary Fund financial rescue plan.
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Ousted leader leaves Kyrgyzstan

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 14:30
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

Deposed Kyrgyzstan President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has left the country on a plane for Kazakhstan, the BBC learns.
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Gabon oil strike causes shortages

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 15:00
related countries: Gabon Gabon

Gabon's main oil workers' union begins a strike, causing fuel shortages and testing new President Ali Ben Bongo.
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BP faces down shareholder protest

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 15:53
related countries: Canada Canada

BP looks to have beaten a shareholder rebellion amid concerns over its project in Canada's oil sand reserves.
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Pakistan limits president powers

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 16:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's upper house votes unanimously in favour of measures which limit key presidential powers.
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Somali ban on 'Christian' bells

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 16:21
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Islamist group al-Shabab orders teachers in Somalia to stop using bells to signal the end of classes, saying they are "Christian".
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North Europe hit by volcanic ash

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 16:58
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Flights are severely disrupted across northern Europe by volcanic ash drifting south and east from Iceland.
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Ousted leader leaves Kyrgyzstan

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 17:05
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

Deposed Kyrgyzstan President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has flown to neighbouring Kazakhstan, officials say.
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Volcanic ash disrupts N European flights

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 18:36
related countries: Iceland Iceland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Airline passengers face huge disruption in the UK and Scandinavia as ash from an Icelandic volcano grounds planes.
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Polling ends in Sudan elections

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 18:47
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Polling ends in Sudan's first elections in more than two decades as presidential aide warns of riot risk.
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North and South

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 19:26
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Mood in Sudan after first multi-party polls since '86
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Obama sets Mars goal for America

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 19:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: America, Mars

US President Barack Obama says it should be possible to send astronauts to orbit the planet Mars by the mid-2030s.
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Russia 'suspends adoptions to US'

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 20:53
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Moscow says US adoptions of Russian children are suspended days after a child is sent back alone by his adoptive US mother.
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Ex-Israel PM named in bribe case

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 21:44
related countries: Israel Israel

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is named as a prime suspect in major corruption scandal.
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China steps up earthquake rescue

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 22:23
related countries: China China
related places: Qinghai

China pours rescue crews into Qinghai province, a day after a quake hit the mountainous region, killing at least 760 people.
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China and Brazil sign trade deals

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 22:49
related countries: Brazil Brazil, China China
related places: Brasilia

China and Brazil sign several trade deals on the sidelines of a shortened summit of Bric nations in Brasilia.
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Losing goodwill?

Thursday 15th of April 2010, 23:43
related countries: India India

Call for tough action against Indian Maoists
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