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US summons Syrian envoy over arms

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 1:36
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US summons Syria's top diplomat to review "provocative behaviour" over the potential transfer of weapons to Hezbollah.
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Toyota agrees to pay $16.4m fine

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 3:35
related countries: United States United States

Toyota agrees to pay a record $16.4m (£10.7m) to US safety regulators following recent safety concerns.
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Indonesia blocks faith law change

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 3:53
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia's constitutional court rejects efforts to review a controversial blasphemy law, offending rights activists.
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In pictures

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 4:55
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela marks 200 years of independence
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US man jailed for funding terror

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 6:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

An US businessman is sentenced to 10 years in prison for trying to funnel money to an Afghan militant training camp.
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Indian central bank raises rates

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 6:37
related countries: India India

The Reserve Bank of India raises key interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point in an attempt to curb inflation.
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Repeat vote in two Sri Lanka seats

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 7:29
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Repeat votes for Sri Lanka's parliamentary polls are being held in two areas where ballots were annulled because of violence.
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Kenya farmers hit by flight ban

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 8:12
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Thousands of farm workers in Kenya are temporarily laid off because of the volcanic ash that has grounded flights over Europe.
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Ash flight ban hits Zambia farms

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 8:56
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Zambia's flower and vegetable industry suffers big losses because of the volcanic ash that has grounded flights over Europe.
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US Haiti troops mission nears end

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 9:16
related countries: Haiti Haiti, United States United States
related places: June

The US military will end its relief mission in Haiti at the start of June, nearly six months after the quake struck.
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India ex-minister 'conscience clear'

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 9:28
related countries: India India

Indian ex-minister Shashi Tharoor says he did nothing "improper" in his first comments since quitting over a cricket scandal.
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Australia probes gang jail death

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 9:32
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia officials investigate how gangland boss Carl Williams came to be killed while serving time in a high security prison.
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Abbas to fight W Bank removals

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 9:34
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says he will oppose Israeli orders allowing Palestinians to be deported from the West Bank.
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Huge Brazil dam auction halted

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 10:19
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Bidding for contracts to build a huge hydroelectric dam in Brazil is halted again amid environmental oppposition.
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Thai army 'will use live rounds'

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 10:22
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The Thai army says it will act "decisively" against red-shirt protesters, as the military stand-off in the capital intensifies.
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Sudan poll observer 'beaten up'

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 10:55
related countries: Sudan Sudan

An election observer tells the BBC he suspects one of his agents was kidnapped and beaten by security agents in south Sudan.
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Quakes blamed on 'immodest women'

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 11:06
related countries: Iran Iran

A senior Iranian cleric has said women who wear revealing clothes are responsible for earthquakes.
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Kandahar deputy mayor shot dead

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 11:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

The deputy mayor of the southern Afghan city of Kandahar has been shot dead while praying at a mosque, officials say.
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Somali pirates seize Thai ships

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 11:40
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Thailand Thailand

Somali pirates seize three Thai fishing vessels in what the EU Naval Force says is the furthest off-shore attack to date.
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Explosion in Iran city kills two

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 12:29
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Ilam

Two people were killed and several wounded when a car blew up in the western city of Ilam, reports say.
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Air crisis hits S Asia businesses

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 12:46
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Businesses and tourism across South Asia are hit by airline inactivity caused by the spread of volcanic ash from Iceland.
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Touchdown for Discovery shuttle

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 13:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Discovery, Earth

The space shuttle Discovery lands back on Earth after a two-week mission to the International Space Station.
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Ousted Kyrgyz leader 'in Belarus'

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 13:44
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
related places: Minsk

The ousted leader of Kyrgyzstan, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, is staying in the Belarus capital Minsk, the country's president says.
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Profits at Goldman Sachs top $3bn

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 14:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Goldman Sachs sees its first quarter profit double - as a UK financial watchdog probes fraud allegations at the US bank.
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German bishop issues an apology

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 15:32
related countries: Germany Germany

A German bishop accused of physically abusing children under his care, issues an apology and asks for forgiveness.
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Court challenge to Egypt barrier

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 15:41
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A group of Palestinian supporters file a lawsuit trying to stop Egypt building a steel barrier across its border with Gaza.
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Turkey offers to mediate on Iran

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 16:08
related countries: Iran Iran

Turkey offers to mediate between Iran and the West in the dispute over Iran's nuclear programme as sanctions loom.
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Uruguay paper mill 'can continue'

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 16:14
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Uruguay Uruguay

Uruguay should have told Argentina about a pulp mill on their shared river but it can continue working, a court rules.
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Rwanda arrests top military men

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 16:33
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Two top officers have been suspended from Rwanda's military and charged with corruption and immoral conduct.
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Chaplin town

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 17:13
related countries: India India

Silent movie star's biggest fans celebrate in India
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Half of European flights 'to fly'

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 17:29
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Airlines in Europe are flying about half their scheduled flights on Tuesday, officials say, as airlines try to cope with the ash cloud.
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Two killed in Nigeria jail-break

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 17:29
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Kaduna

Two prisoners are shot dead during an attempted jail break in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna, officials say.
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Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 17:57
related countries: United States United States

Texting has eclipsed mobile phone calls among young people in the US for the first time, research indicates.
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Third Iraq al-Qaeda leader killed

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 18:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Officials say US and Iraqi troops kill an al-Qaeda leader in northern Iraq, the third leading insurgent to be killed in 24 hours.
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Polls apart

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 21:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq wrangling leaves post-election stalemate
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Sudan video 'shows poll rigging'

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 21:44
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudanese activists say a video which apparently shows election officials stuffing ballot boxes proves their claims of rigging.
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Former Argentina dictator jailed

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 23:02
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina's Gen Reynaldo Bignone is sentenced to 25 years in jail for ordering killings before his presidency in the 1980s.
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Triple treat - New Caledonian crows extend tool-using tricks

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 23:13
related countries: New Caledonia New Caledonia

New Caledonian crows can use three tools in succession in order to attain a treat, scientists say.
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Amazon dam contracts awarded

Tuesday 20th of April 2010, 23:43
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A consortium of nine companies wins the right to build a controversial dam on a tributary of the Amazon in Brazil.
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