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Travel chaos as big freeze bites

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 0:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Travellers face chaotic journeys as heavy snow falls across the UK, although some outgoing Heathrow flights are expected to resume from 0600 GMT.
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Australia poised to square series

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 0:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Perth

England face a monumental task to avoid defeat in the third Ashes Test in Perth after slumping to 81-5 in their pursuit of 391 to win.
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Paris chic

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 0:51
related countries: France France

Super-deluxe hotels defy French austerity
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Sky's the limit

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 0:54
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The squatters in one of Venezuela's tallest office buildings
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Obama urges nuclear pact passage

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 1:03
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

President Barack Obama urges senators to ratify a nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, saying the "safety and security of America" is at stake.
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DR Congo unrest as Mazembe lose

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 1:47
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Mazembe

Police fire shots to disperse disgruntled fans in DR Congo, after TP Mazembe lose 3-0 to Inter Milan in the Club World Cup final.
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Castro asks Cubans to back reforms

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 1:57
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The president of Cuba, Raul Castro, has warned that the island's revolution is at stake if his proposed economic reforms are not adopted.
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Ashes live - Australia v England

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 2:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia

Australia take just 50 minutes on the fourth morning to wrap up a 267-run victory over England in the Perth Ashes Test, to tie the series at 1-1.
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Many dead in Bangladesh sinking

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 2:49
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

At least 37 people - mostly women and children - die after a boat capsizes on a river in north-eastern Bangladesh.
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Israeli strike kills five in Gaza

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 2:53
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

An Israeli air strike kills five people in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian and Israeli sources say.
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Controversial election stirs Belarus tensions

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 3:09
related countries: Belarus Belarus

People in Belarus are casting their ballots in the country's presidential election, with the incumbent Alexander Lukashenko widely expected to win.
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England crash to heavy Ashes loss

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 3:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia

Australia wrap up a 267-run win in the third Ashes Test as England's last five wickets tumble in 50 minutes on the fourth day.
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US Senate scraps gay military ban

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 4:30
related countries: United States United States

The United States Senate has voted to scrap the ban on gay men and women openly serving in the military.
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Strauss will not rule out changes

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 5:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Melbourne

England captain Andrew Strauss has not ruled out making changes to the team for the vital fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne.
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Venezuela and US in envoy dispute

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 5:35
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States

Venezuela reiterates its opposition to the man likely to become the next US ambassador and vows to send him home.
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Luxury Paris hotels aim to woo super rich

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 7:48
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A number of new luxury hotels are opening in Paris, with some charging up to 20,000 euros per night.
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Bombers target Afghan army bases

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 10:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Suicide attacks have targeted Afghan military bases in two cities, leaving 13 members of the security forces dead, along with at least five assailants.
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Iran cuts fuel and food subsidies

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 10:57
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran cuts energy and food subsidies, risking a repeat of angry protests which followed fuel rationing in 2007.
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US tourist killed near Jerusalem

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 11:08
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Jerusalem

The body of a American tourist has been found bound and stabbed near Jerusalem hours after another woman was found alive nearby, according to Israeli police.
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Bombers target Afghan army bases

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 12:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Suicide attacks on army bases in the Afghan capital Kabul and a northern city leave at least 13 security personnel dead, with one gun battle raging for hours.
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China PM hails Pakistan in speech

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 13:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, China China

Chinese Prime Minster Wen Jiabao praises Pakistan's efforts against international terrorism, in a speech to a joint session of parliament.
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Euro 'architect' dies at 70

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 13:25
related countries: Italy Italy

Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, Italian politician and one of the architects of the single European currency, dies aged 70.
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Tensions build ahead of S Korea drill

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 13:48
related countries: Russia Russia, South Korea South Korea, China China

South Korea has insisted it will go ahead with a controversial live-fire military exercise, despite serious concern expressed by Russia and China.
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Philippines hotel fire kills 15

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 13:53
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A fire at a budget hotel in the northern Philippines has killed 15 people and injured 12, officials say.
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Tendulkar hits landmark 50th ton

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 14:51
related countries: South Africa South Africa, India India
related places: Centurion

Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar becomes the first player in history to hit 50 Test match centuries after scoring a ton in the the first Test against South Africa in Centurion.
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Sacked Iranian minister hits out

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 14:53
related countries: Iran Iran

Former Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki calls his sacking last week during a tour of Africa "un-Islamic" and "offensive".
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Bangladesh riot over stock slide

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 15:20
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

Hundreds of small investors throw bricks and march in the streets of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, after the stock exchange saw its steepest ever fall in a day.
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South Africa close on India win

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 15:34
related countries: South Africa South Africa, India India
related places: Centurion

South Africa are on the brink of victory over India in the first Test at Centurion, despite being held up by Sachin Tendulkar's magnificent 50th Test hundred.
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'Stricter Sharia if Sudan splits'

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 16:11
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

Sharia law will be reinforced in northern Sudan if the country splits after next month's referendum, President Omar al-Bashir says.
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S Korea defiant over army drill

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 16:24
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Russia Russia

South Korea says it will go ahead with a military drill on a disputed island, despite Russian and Chinese objections and a North Korean vow to respond.
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Deadly blast on Mexico pipeline

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 16:28
related countries: Mexico Mexico

At least 10 people are killed and 12 injured after an explosion on an oil pipeline in central Mexico, local officials say.
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Inter chief slams Benitez request

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 16:34
related countries: Italy Italy

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti criticises comments made by coach Rafa Benitez in the wake of the Italian side's Club World Cup victory.
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Austria holds child porn suspects

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 16:39
related countries: Austria Austria

More than 100 people are charged with child sex abuse offences in Austria after police seize material from computers across the country.
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Facebook for farmers

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 17:40
related countries: China China

Farmers in China will get data via mobiles and meet investors online
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Air travellers halted after snow

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 18:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Gatwick, Heathrow

Heathrow Airport is all but shut as snow disrupts flights across the UK, creating a backlog of hundreds of thousands of passengers just days before Christmas.
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Guatemala moves against drug gang

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 21:48
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, Mexico Mexico

Guatemala gives the army special powers to combat a Mexican drug gang which officials say controls the northern province of Alta Verapaz.
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South Korea exercise set to begin

Sunday 19th of December 2010, 23:54
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

South Korea will begin a military exercise on an island close to the border with North Korea in the coming hours, Yonhap news agency reports.
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