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Cuba launches debate on economy

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 0:11
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba launches a public debate on plans to transform its socialist economy, saying everyone should be able to voice opinions on the future of the country.
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Tornado sweeps through US town

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 0:13
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States
related places: Buford

A tornado has swept through the town of Buford in the US state of Georgia, damaging more than 50 homes.
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Rocking back Brazilian style

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 0:27
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana

Os Mutantes was one of Brazil's biggest bands in the 1960s, their leader Sergio Dias reveals what it was like playing under a dictatorship and the band's comeback.
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Foo Fighters to headline festival

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 0:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Park

American rockers Foo Fighters will headline next year's T in the Park festival, organisers confirm.
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Powell joins push on nuclear pact

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 1:14
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell presses the US Senate quickly to ratify a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia.
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More misery

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 1:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani flood victims must now brace for winter
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Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 1:59
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has promised to stop the infiltration of drug money into the country's professional football clubs.
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Tense time

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 2:15
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Flawed elections leave Haiti in political limbo
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8,000-year-old chewed coca leaves found in Peru

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 2:20
related countries: Peru Peru

The earliest known medicinal use of the coca plant - from which cocaine is made - has been pushed back by thousands of years.
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Shark attacks hit Red Sea resort

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 2:48
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Three tourists have been injured by a shark in three separate attacks at the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
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American Indian murder case opens

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 3:14
related countries: Canada Canada, India India, United States United States

A murder trial begins for a Canadian man accused of shooting an American Indian Movement activist 35 years ago in the US state of South Dakota.
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NZ silence to mourn mining tragedy

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 3:40
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A memorial service has taken place in New Zealand for the 29 miners who were killed in the Pike River coal mine.
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Bordering on a crisis

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 4:20
related countries: Greece Greece

Bleak scenes in Greek detention centres for illegal migrants
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Philippine communists in HK talks

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 5:17
related countries: Philippines Philippines, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Representatives of the Philippines government and the long-running communist insurgency are meeting in Hong Kong to find a way to reopen peace talks.
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Sri Lanka turns war zone into wildlife sanctuary

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 5:42
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is turning jungle formerly used as a base by Tamil Tiger rebels into a wildlife sanctuary.
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US soldier jailed for Afghan attacks

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 7:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A US Army staff sergeant is jailed for nine months over attacks on Afghan civilians after he agrees to give evidence against other soldiers.
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Russia 'mafia state' - Wikileaks

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 7:47
related countries: United States United States, Russia Russia, Spain Spain

Russia has become a virtual "mafia state" with widespread corruption, bribery and protection rackets, US diplomatic cables revealed by Wikileaks say.
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UN visits Pakistan flood victims

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 9:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos is visiting Pakistan to refocus attention on those still suffering as a result of the flood disaster earlier this year.
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Australians drop paceman Johnson

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 10:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia drop left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson from their side to face England in the second Ashes Test at Adelaide.
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Confidence vote ousts Vanuatu PM

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 10:27
related countries: Vanuatu Vanuatu

The prime minister of Vanuatu, Edward Natapei, is ousted by a vote of no confidence in parliament while out of the country.
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China charges for Australian CEO

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 10:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China
related places: Guangzhou

An Australian citizen of Chinese origin is charged with embezzlement amid a business dispute in China's southern city of Guangzhou.
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Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 10:38
related countries: Australia Australia

Qantas begins legal action against the engine supplier Rolls-Royce following the explosion of an engine on one of the airline's Airbus A380s.
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UK 'permitted US cluster bombs'

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 11:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The UK Foreign Office kept quiet about a loophole that allows the US to store cluster bombs on British territory despite a ban, a classified US diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks suggests.
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Two arrested for Delhi gang rape

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 11:09
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Two men are arrested in connection with the abduction and gang rape of a call centre worker last week in the Indian capital, Delhi.
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Brazil changes oil drilling rules

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 11:33
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A legal overhaul of Brazil's oil sector is approved which could increase development of offshore oil fields.
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New Zealand wins pavlova battle

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 11:42
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand

A long-running dispute between New Zealand and Australia over who invented the pavlova dessert may be over after the Oxford English Dictionary lists its origins.
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RBS cleared of wrongdoing by FSA

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 11:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland is cleared of any wrongdoing in the years running up to the financial crisis by the UK's City watchdog.
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Jackson father refiles death case

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 12:06
related countries: United States United States

Michael Jackson's father refiles a wrongful death claim against the late singer's doctor an a US court
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India tycoon's $2bn charity gift

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 12:07
related countries: India India

Indian software tycoon Azim Premji donates nearly $2bn (£1.3bn) to fund rural education and development programmes.
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Pompeii damage inspected by UN

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 12:17
related countries: Italy Italy

After a series of wall collapses at Italy's ancient city of Pompeii, experts from Unesco arrive to examine the site.
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Venezuela floods kill at least 25

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 12:19
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Widespread flooding and mudslides caused by days of torrential rain in Venezuela leave at least 25 dead and destroy thousands of homes.
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Drug mules 'enticed on Facebook'

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 12:20
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia expresses concern about drug syndicates using social networking websites like Facebook to recruit young Malaysian women as drug mules.
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Leaks blame killings on Rajapaksa

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 12:41
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United States United States

A US envoy believed Sri Lanka's president bore responsibility for an alleged 2009 massacre of Tamils, suggests a classified report obtained by Wikileaks.
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Hungary sees blank page protest

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 12:53
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hungarian newspapers publish blank front pages or cartoons in protest at a bill they say would restrict media freedom.
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Pepsi buys stake in Russian firm

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 12:53
related countries: Russia Russia

Soft drinks maker PepsiCo says it is buying a 66% stake in Russian dairy and fruit juice maker Wimm-Bill-Dann for $3.8bn.
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Eminem leads Grammy nominations

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 13:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rap star Eminem heads the Grammy Awards shortlist with 10 nominations including album of the year, while UK acts including Susan Boyle are recognised.
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UN fear over N Korea atomic plant

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 13:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog expresses "great concern" over reports that North Korea has built a new uranium enrichment plant.
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New warrant for Wikileaks founder

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 13:25
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Swedish authorities issue a new detention order for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange following a procedural error with the first.
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$3.5bn pledged for eastern Sudan

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 14:33
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait, Sudan Sudan

Donors and investors have promised $3.5bn (£2.2bn) for Sudan's impoverished east at a donors' conference in Kuwait.
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Suicide in publicist murder probe

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 14:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hollywood

A man sought for questioning over the murder of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen shot himself dead as investigators called on him, police say.
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Excitement mounts over World Cup votes

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 14:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Twenty

Bidders for the 2018 World Cup make their final presentations, as Fifa prepares to vote on the venues for 2018 and 2022.
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Lethal cold weather grips Europe

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 15:02
related countries: Poland Poland, Germany Germany

Snow brings more disruption to northern Europe, with 18 deaths in Poland and thousands sleeping in trains in Germany.
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Confusion over Egypt shark claim

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 15:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt

There is confusion over whether a shark which attacked four tourists off Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh has been captured.
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Israel hit by deadly forest fire

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 15:06
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Haifa

At least 10 people have been killed by a forest fire raging in the Carmel Mountains near the northern Israeli city of Haifa.
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Live - World Cup decision day

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 16:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia beats England, Spain/Portugal and Holland/Belgium for right to host 2018 World Cup, while Qatar will stage the 2022 tournament.
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Live - Steaua v Liverpool

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 17:29
related countries: Romania Romania

Liverpool travel to Europa League Group K rivals Steaua Bucharest in a bid to secure their qualification for the last 32.
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Bangladesh Grameen aid is probed

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 18:05
related countries: Norway Norway

Norway examines allegations that Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus diverted millions of dollars of aid money from a bank.
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England bid boss fumes at voting

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 18:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England 2018 bid chief Andy Anson says the results of the votes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups shows the need for changes to the Fifa bidding process.
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Canada brothel ban stays in place

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 18:15
related countries: Canada Canada

An Ontario court delays the overturn of the Canadian province's anti-prostitution laws pending a government appeal.
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Russia & Qatar to host World Cups

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 19:05
related countries: Qatar Qatar, Russia Russia

Russia are chosen to host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar will stage the tournament in 2022.
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England miss out in 2018 Cup vote

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 19:12
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Belgium Belgium, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain

England miss out on the right to host the 2018 World Cup after football's governing body Fifa picks Russia to stage the event for the first time.
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Spain art thieves steal 28 works

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 19:51
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Spanish police reveal that 28 works of art, including one by Picasso, have been stolen from a warehouse near Madrid.
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Liverpool progress despite draw

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 19:52
related countries: Romania Romania

Liverpool secure their passage to the last 32 of the Europa League, despite a blunder from goalkeeper Pepe Reina in a draw at Steaua Bucharest.
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Snow brings further travel misery

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 20:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Travellers are facing further misery as airports, roads and rail continue to be badly hit by snow in parts of the UK.
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US prisoners 'may have to make own toilet paper'

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 20:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Iowa

Prisoners in the US state of Iowa could soon be making their own toilet paper, in what officials describe as a bid to save taxpayers money.
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Norgrove was killed by US grenade

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 20:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Aid

Aid worker Linda Norgrove was killed by a grenade thrown by a US soldier sent to rescue her, a joint US-UK investigation finds.
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Putin honoured to host World Cup

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 21:24
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian Prime Minister Valdimir Putin has said how honoured that his country has been picked to host the 2018 World Cup.
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News Corp may revise BSkyB terms

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 21:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is prepared to modify the terms of its takeover bid for satellite broadcaster BSkyB.
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Memorial held for New Zealand miners

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 22:17
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A memorial service has been held in New Zealand for the 29 men killed in the Pike River coal mine.
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Nigeria 'to charge Dick Cheney'

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 22:34
related countries: United States United States

Nigeria's anti-corruption agency is to charge US former Vice-President Dick Cheney over a bribery scandal involving a former subsidiary of energy firm Halliburton.
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Envoy branded Karzai 'paranoid'

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 22:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Kabul

The US envoy to Kabul viewed Afghan President Karzai as "paranoid" and "weak", fresh disclosures of US diplomatic cables by Wikileaks show.
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New oil find in Falkland Islands

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 22:49
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A second British company finds oil off the Falkland Islands, where exploration has angered Argentina.
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Putin thanks Fifa for 2018 vote

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 22:57
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian PM Vladimir Putin thanks Fifa "from the bottom of my heart" for choosing Russia to host the 2018 World Cup
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Wikileaks exposes Helmand operations

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 23:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The latest US cables revealed by Wikileaks expose Afghan and American criticism of British forces and strategy in Helmand in 2008.
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Live Ashes: Australia v England

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 23:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Jimmy Anderson takes four wickets as England dismiss Australia for 245 on day one of the second Test in Adelaide.
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Rangel censured for ethics breach

Thursday 2nd of December 2010, 23:47
related countries: United States United States

The US House of Representatives votes to censure veteran New York Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel for ethics violations.
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