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Hewitt on Europe

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 2:32
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Brussels pout, as three UK leaders clash over Europe
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Polanski extradition moves closer

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 3:40
related countries: United States United States

A US court rejects a bid by director Roman Polanski to be sentenced in absentia for his child sex case.
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Buenos books

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 4:38
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina aims to rediscover a love of literature
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Obama attacks bank reform critics

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 4:50
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama attacks critics of his banking reforms, warning that without change the financial crisis will be repeated.
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Two US airlines end merger talks

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 6:06
related countries: United States United States

Merger talks between two large US airlines, United Airlines and US Airways, end without any agreement.
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Tax officials question IPL chief

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 6:17
related countries: India India

Investigators grill the chief of the Indian Premier League (IPL) over allegations of corruption linked to the lucrative cricket tournament.
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India state clashes over quarry

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 6:42
related countries: India India

Clashes erupt between people in Muslim villages and tribespeople amid tension over quarrying in India's West Bengal state.
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Obama's vow over oil rig disaster

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 7:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico

President Obama says tackling an oil rig disaster that has prompted fears of a major spillage in the Gulf of Mexico is a "priority".
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Netanyahu says no freeze in Jerusalem

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 8:01
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Jerusalem

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu again rejects US calls to halt construction in East Jerusalem, as the US envoy arrives.
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On the march

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 8:06
related countries: Austria Austria

Austria spooked by Nazi past in election campaign
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Cameroonian editor dies in prison

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 8:40
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon

Cameroonian editor Germain Ngota dies in prison in the capital after allegedly being denied medical treatment.
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N Korea 'to seize resort assets'

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 9:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea is to seize five properties owned by the South at the Mount Kumgang tourist resort, reports say.
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Beijing wages war on smelly rubbish dumps

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 9:34
related countries: China China

The Chinese capital is using water cannons to fire deodorants on to its foul-smelling dumps in a bid to make life sweeter for nearby residents.
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French tourist 'seized in Niger'

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 9:46
related countries: Niger Niger, France France, Algeria Algeria

A French man and his Algeria driver are reportedly kidnapped in Niger's desert, where al-Qaeda's North African branch operate.
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Monks 'asked to leave quake zone'

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 9:56
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Qinghai

Beijing confirms it has asked Tibetan monks to leave Qinghai's quake-hit region so as not to hinder relief efforts.
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Bakiyev denies Kyrgyz return plan

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 10:06
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Ousted Kyrgyzstan President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, in exile in Belarus, says he does not intend to return home as president.
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Kashmir strike over death penalty

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 10:15
related countries: India India

A strike in Indian-administered Kashmir is called after the death penalty was awarded to two Kashmiris for a 1996 Delhi blast.
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Pakistan troops killed in ambush

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 10:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least seven soldiers are killed in an ambush by militants in the Pakistani tribal region of North Waziristan, officials say.
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What next for Thailand?

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 11:00
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's PM has threatened to retake a fortified encampment set up by protesters in Bangkok. What is your reaction?
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Thai protest deadlock intensifies

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 11:04
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The Thai government blames "terrorists" for deadly grenade blasts, amid deadlock with protesters in the capital.
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Rock solid?

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 11:09
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Korean woman climber's record bid in dispute
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Full face transplant 'a success'

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 11:36
related countries: Spain Spain

A team of 30 Spanish doctors claim to have successfully performed the world's first full face transplant.
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Chile rattled by 6.1 earthquake

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 11:50
related countries: Chile Chile

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hits central Chile in the same region that was badly damaged in a huge quake on 27 February.
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Lift-off for military spaceplane

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 12:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

A prototype spaceplane developed for the US military has been launched into orbit from Florida.
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Dozens killed in Iraq bomb blasts

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 12:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A series of bombings in Baghdad and attacks in other parts of Iraq kill scores of people and injure many others.
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Thai protesters in new talks bid

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 13:23
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Thailand's red-shirt protesters issue a conditional offer of talks with the government, amid ongoing deadlock in Bangkok.
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US fears ease over oil rig spill

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 13:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Louisiana

The oil rig that caught fire and sank off the Louisiana coast does not appear to be leaking oil, the US Coast Guard says.
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US push to renew Mid-East talks

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 13:29
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

US Mid-East envoy George Mitchell meets Israeli and Palestinian leaders to try to end a row over Israeli settlements.
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Mugabe backs Iran's nuclear power

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 13:48
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Iran Iran

President Robert Mugabe backs Iran's "just cause" on seeking nuclear power, as President Ahmadinejad visits Zimbabwe.
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In pictures

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 14:23
related countries: India India

The Indian temple town bidding for UN heritage status
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Vatican rejects US Pope lawsuit

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 14:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Vatican, Pope

The Vatican says a lawsuit filed against the Pope by a US man allegedly abused by a priest is "without merit".
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Nato plans Afghanistan transfer

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 14:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato foreign ministers discuss a framework to hand over responsibility in Afghanistan to the government there.
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Perilous business

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 15:11
related countries: United States United States

Oil rig fire off US highlights drilling's dangers
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'Risks taken'

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 15:26
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Mourning reporters who died covering Cambodia's war
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Dozens die in Baghdad blasts

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 15:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least 58 people are killed in Baghdad in what the government describes as a wave of revenge attacks by al-Qaeda.
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Bangkok voices

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 15:47
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Are the divisions in Thailand too big to heal?
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Banana gin 'kills 80' in Uganda

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 16:01
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Some 80 people have died in Uganda after drinking illegal home-made banana gin laced with methanol, officials say.
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Tanzania anger at teacher caning

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 16:54
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

Tanzania's teaching union says it will sue the government after four teachers were publicly caned by a local militia.
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Remote state in vanguard of India's mobile phone love affair

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 17:08
related countries: India India

More than half the population of the tiny north-eastern state of Mizoram is now using a mobile phone, officials say.
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Algerian pilot wins UK compensation

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 17:20
related countries: Algeria Algeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

An Algerian pilot wrongly accused over the US 9/11 attacks wins his legal battle for compensation in the UK.
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Dispute over Korean woman's climb

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 17:21
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The 2009 ascent of a Himalayan peak by a Korean climber is disputed as she attempts to claim a mountaineering world record.
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Face-veil driver fined in France

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 17:28
related countries: France France

French police fine a Muslim woman for wearing a full-face veil while driving, saying it posed a safety risk.
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Palin testifies against 'hacker'

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 17:41
related countries: United States United States

US politician Sarah Palin testifies against an ex-student charged with hacking her e-mail account in the last election campaign.
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Belgian bishop quits over abuse

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 17:47
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Belgium's bishop of Bruges admits sex abuse and resigns, the latest in a series of Catholic bishops to step down.
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Amnesty says UAE abused Indians

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 18:15
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, India India

Rights group Amnesty International says authorities in the United Arab Emirates abused 17 Indian murder suspects.
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Greece calls on emergency loans

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 21:42
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece asks Europe and the IMF to start paying billions of euros in emergency loans to help rescue its debt-ridden economy.
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US man chooses firing squad death

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 21:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Utah

A convicted murderer in the US state of Utah opts to be executed by firing squad, rejecting lethal injection.
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Seven killed in Mexico shoot-out

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 21:56
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Six police officers and a civilian die in a shoot-out with suspected gang hitmen in Mexico, officials say.
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Arizona tightens immigration law

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 22:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arizona

The governor of the US state of Arizona signs a tough immigration bill, despite criticism from President Barack Obama.
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'Holocaust' tax dodger is jailed

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 22:46
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A watchmaker who said he hid his earnings in a Swiss bank account because of his Holocaust legacy is jailed for tax evasion.
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Opposition backers shot in Sudan

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 23:13
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Two supporters of a defeated state candidate are killed by police during post-election protests, officials say.
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Street anger

Friday 23rd of April 2010, 23:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Fury over moves to rename Pakistan's northern province
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