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Clinging on

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 0:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The challenges facing baby born at height of Pakistan's floods
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Wind-win situation

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 0:30
related countries: Italy Italy

How one Italian town fell in love with renewable energy
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US House votes to keep tax cuts

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 2:10
related countries: United States United States

The US House of Representatives passes a bill that would extend tax cuts for middle-class Americans while letting them lapse for the wealthy.
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Israeli forest fire 'a disaster'

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 2:29
related countries: Israel Israel

About 40 people have died in what is thought to be Israel's largest ever forest fire, police have said.
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Iran arrests over scientist death

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 2:45
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iran's intelligence minister says the country has made a number of arrests following attacks on nuclear scientists in Tehran on Monday.
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Qatar's winning World Cup bid

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 5:11
related countries: Qatar Qatar, South Korea South Korea, Japan Japan, United States United States

Thousands celebrated in the streets of Qatar after it defeated bids from South Korea, Japan, Australia and the United States to host the World Cup in 2022.
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US-Japan military exercises begin

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 5:29
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: North

Japan and the US begin their biggest ever joint military exercises, amid growing tension between North and South Korea.
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Dream over

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 5:38
related countries: Spain Spain

Disappointment in Spain as World Cup bid fails
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Israel forest fire kills dozens

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 6:16
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Haifa

About 40 people - mostly prison guards - are killed in a massive forest fire out of control near Haifa in northern Israel, police say.
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Envoy branded Karzai 'paranoid'

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 6:23
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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Month-old giant panda cub at US zoo

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 7:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Atlanta

A one-month old giant panda cub has his weekly medical check-up at a Zoo in Atlanta.
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Leaks reveal US Mexico concerns

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 7:32
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States

Secret diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks reveal US concerns that the Mexican army is failing in its fight against drugs cartels.
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China to tighten monetary policy

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 7:39
related countries: China China

China's Politburo says the country will shift its monetary policy in 2011 from "relatively loose" to "prudent".
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England dominate in Adelaide Test

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 7:48
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Adelaide

James Anderson takes 4-51 as England dismiss Australia for 245 on day one of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.
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Iraqi rowing on river of death

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 8:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

World Olympic Dreams finds out how Iraq's Olympic rowers are managing to prepare for the 2012 Games in London.
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Anson leads calls for Fifa reform

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 9:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England 2018 bid chief executive Andy Anson warns his country against bidding for the World Cup until Fifa reforms its voting process.
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Anderson praises England bowling

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 9:11
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

James Anderson says all the England bowlers deserve credit after dismissing Australia for 245 on day one of the second Ashes Test.
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Rio Tinto in China mineral tie-up

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 9:38
related countries: China China

Mining giant Rio Tinto agrees a tie-up with Chinese state-owned firm Chinalco to explore for mineral deposits in China.
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China stops artist from leaving

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 10:03
related countries: China China

China prevents Chinese artist Ai Weiwei from travelling abroad, amid an apparent crackdown on supporters of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo.
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India tobacco firms halt output

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 10:31
related countries: India India

Two leading tobacco companies in India halt production in a row over new health warnings they are required to put on their packaging.
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Protest hits Sri Lanka UK embassy

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 10:37
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Colombo

Demonstrators try to storm the British high commission in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo over Tamil protests which marred President Mahinda Rajapaksa's UK visit.
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Guinea court confirms Conde win

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 10:59
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Guinea's Supreme Court overturns fraud allegations and confirms Alpha Conde as the winner of last month's presidential run-off.
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Spain 'considers new tobacco tax'

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 11:11
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's government is considering increasing tax on tobacco as it seeks to tackle its high budget deficit, reports suggest.
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Emergency as floods hit Balkans

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 11:23
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro declare flood emergencies as the River Drina reaches its highest level in 100 years.
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Italy set for Eurovision return after 13-year break

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 11:23
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy is poised to make a comeback to the Eurovision Song Contest after a break of 13 years, event officials say.
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Olympic racer launches Ghana ski slope bid

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 11:31
related countries: Ghana Ghana

An Olympic skier from Ghana is launching a bid to build a ski slope in the tropical West African country.
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Military spaceplane touches down

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 11:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Earth

A prototype spaceplane built for the US military returns to Earth after seven months in orbit.
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Journalism ethics row grips India

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 12:14
related countries: India India

Senior editors in India consider putting in place systems to ensure ethical practices in journalism after well-known journalists are caught on tape talking to a lobbyist.
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Leaks criticise UK in Afghanistan

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 12:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The latest US diplomatic documents released by Wikileaks contain harsh criticism of the British military effort in Afghanistan.
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Foreign fire crews to help Israel

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 12:54
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Haifa

Foreign firefighting crews begin to arrive in Israel to help it combat a massive forest fire out of control near Haifa.
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India court okays Dalit icon park

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 13:14
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

India's Supreme Court says work can resume at a memorial park being built by low-caste Dalit icon Mayawati in the Delhi suburb of Noida.
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India seeks double Bhopal damages

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 13:29
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: Bhopal

India's government launches a court case to more than double the compensation paid by a US chemical company for the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster.
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World Cup win celebrations in Qatar

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 13:54
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Street celebrations take place in Qatar after the Muslim country becomes the surprise choice to host the 2022 World Cup.
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Israel fights worst forest fire in 10 years

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 14:29
related countries: Israel Israel

A huge forest fire in northern Israel has killed at least 41 people and is forcing more than 15,000 others to leave the area.
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Guinea rival concedes poll defeat

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 14:50
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Guinea's ex-prime minister Cellou Dalein Diallo concedes defeat to his election rival Alpha Conde, urging his supporters to remain calm.
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US urged to recall Germany envoy

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 15:01
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

MPs from Germany's junior coalition party urge the US to recall its ambassador over comments released by Wikileaks.
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Manila agrees talks with rebels

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 15:07
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Negotiators from the Philippines government and the country's communist movement agree to resume formal peace talks next year.
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Wikileaks reveals Egypt Nile fear

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 15:39
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

A leaked US embassy cable reveals Egypt's fears that possible independence for Southern Sudan could threaten its access to the River Nile.
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Poorer nations 'need carbon cuts'

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 15:50
related countries: Maldives Maldives

Poorer countries, like the rich, should look to cut emissions, says The Maldives' president, as a major new report maps climate vulnerabilities across the world.
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Indonesia lowers volcano threat

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 16:11
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia downgrades the alert level for volcano Mount Merapi, more than a month after it began erupting, killing more than 350 people.
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Wikileaks warrant 'issued to UK'

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 16:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Swedish authorities make a fresh request to UK police to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange following sex crime allegations.
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Mexico arrests 'hitman' aged 14

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 16:43
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

The Mexican military arrests a 14-year-old boy suspected of being a hitman for a drug cartel, as he tries to catch a plane to the US.
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S Korea vows air strike response

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 16:49
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

South Korea's incoming defence minister, Kim Kwan-jin, promises a tougher response, including air strikes, if North Korea attacks again.
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Kenya admits cost of corruption

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 17:10
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The Kenyan government admits it could be losing nearly one-third of the national budget to corruption.
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WTO blocks EU duties on screws

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 17:21
related countries: China China

The EU duties on Chinese metal fasteners, such as screws, nuts and bolts, are illegal, according to the WTO
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Cross-party nod for US cuts plan

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 17:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

Republicans and Democrats both back a Congress committee's deficit reduction plan, but not enough to put it to a vote.
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Djokovic win brings Serbia level

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 18:11
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, France France
related places: Belgrade

Novak Djokovic beats Gilles Simon to ensure Serbia end day one of the Davis Cup final in Belgrade level with France at 1-1.
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Grameen Bank denies cash claim

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 18:16
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladeshi micro-credit pioneer Grameen Bank denies claims the institution diverted nearly $100m of aid cash.
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Spanish airports forced to close

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 18:21
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain closes several airports because of what it says is a shortage of air traffic controllers.
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Southern discomfort

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 18:50
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

How will Seoul now deal with North Korea?
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Venice and Rome suffer from floods

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 18:57
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Venice, Rome

Venice has been hit by unusually high levels of water causing flooding around the city.
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Ice warnings for many parts of UK

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 19:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Warnings of widespread ice are in place across the UK, as the severe weather continues to cause havoc for roads, trains, flights and schools.
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Haiti cholera 'threatens 650,000'

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 19:35
related countries: Haiti Haiti

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the cholera epidemic in Haiti could affect as many as 650,000 people over the next six months, with current case numbers underreported.
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Violinist to play for Nobel winner

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 21:32
related countries: United States United States, Norway Norway, China China
related places: Friday, Oslo

A Chinese American violinist will play in tribute to Nobel Peace Prize winner, Liu Xiaobo, at the award ceremony in Oslo next Friday.
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Obama hails US Afghan 'progress'

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 21:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Bagram

President Barack Obama tells US troops in Afghanistan they are making "important progress" against the Taliban, during an unannounced visit.
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Colombia cuts massacre sentence

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 22:07
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian paramilitary Jorge Ivan Laverde is sentenced to eight years in prison as part of an amnesty programme for paramilitaries willing to give up arms.
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Burden to leave FA chairman role

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 22:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Acting Football Association chairman Roger Burden withdraws his application for the permanent post over England's 2018 World Cup vote failure.
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Iran urged to engage with talks

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 22:32
related countries: Iran Iran

Hillary Clinton calls on Iran to engage in nuclear talks in good faith, adding that the country could one day enrich its own uranium for civilian purposes.
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Clinton 'regrets' criticism of UK troops

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 22:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said she "regrets" suggestions by US officials that British troops were not up to the job in Afghanistan.
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US jobless hits seven-month high

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 22:46
related countries: United States United States

The US unemployment rate rose to 9.8% in November, the highest rate since April, the Labor Department says.
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Can Cancun reach climate deal?

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 22:57
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Cancun

Delegates from nearly two hundred countries are gathering in Cancun in Mexico this weekend for UN talks on climate change.
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Saudi king has second operation

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 23:02
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has a second, successful back operation in a New York hospital, according to the Saudi royal court.
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Ashes live - Australia v England

Friday 3rd of December 2010, 23:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

Alastair Cook hits an unbeaten 136 as England close day two of the second Test against Australia on 317-2 - a lead of 72.
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