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Obama appoints unconfirmed envoys

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 0:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate

US President Barack Obama bypasses the Senate to name four new ambassadors and two other appointments during the recess period.
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Denmark holds 'cartoon plotters'

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 1:06
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Five men are arrested for planning a gun attack on the offices of a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of Muhammad in 2005, police say.
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UK migration 'unlikely to plunge'

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 3:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's net migration rate is unlikely to fall significantly in 2011, partly because of a low emigration rate, a think tank says.
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Fire damages centuries old abbey

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 3:34
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A Belgian abbey that has survived seven centuries is badly damaged by fire.
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SAS 'for hire' after 1980 siege

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 4:08
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Foreign Office expected countries to ask for the loan of the SAS in a siege or hijack after the London Iranian Embassy rescue, newly-released files show.
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Jazz composer Billy Taylor dies

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 4:36
related countries: United States United States

The US musician, composer and jazz advocate Billy Taylor dies of heart failure at the age of 89.
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Sudan calls time on Darfur talks

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 5:56
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan will withdraw from peace talks with Darfur rebels if no deal is reached by Thursday, President Omar Bashir says.
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Identity crisis

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 5:56
related countries: Germany Germany

Why integration is still an uphill struggle in modern Germany
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Road to reform

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 5:57
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's anti-graft drive scratches surface of corruption culture
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N Korea 'steps up special forces'

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 6:36
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

A defence paper from South Korea says North Korea has trained 20,000 more special forces over the past two years.
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Shamans make predictions for 2011

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 6:53
related countries: Peru Peru

Peruvian faith healers gathered for their annual ritual aimed at assisting deserving world leaders and predicting fortunes for 2011.
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Act of faith: A church made of junk

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 7:22
related countries: Spain Spain

A man in Spain has spent almost 50 years building a church entirely from scrap, after he was expelled from a monastery after he contracted TB.
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Notorious Indian murder case shut

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 7:55
related countries: India India

The investigation into the 2008 murder of a well-known dentist's schoolgirl daughter is closed by authorities in India for lack of evidence.
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US 'revokes Venezuela envoy visa'

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 8:16
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States
related places: Washington

The US revokes the visa of the Venezuelan ambassador after President Hugo Chavez rejects the US envoy to Caracas.
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Act of devotion

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 8:17
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

A Madrid man has spent decades building a cathedral from junk
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Indian Citibank 'fraudster' held

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 8:26
related countries: India India

Police in India arrest a Citibank employee accused of defrauding clients out of millions of dollars.
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Boy in NZ thermal pool fall dies

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 9:23
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

An eight-year old boy dies after falling into a pool at the famous Rotorua geothermal region in northern New Zealand.
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City watchdog 2010 fines treble

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 9:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fines imposed by the UK city regulator almost tripled during 2010 to £89m, figures compiled by the Financial Times show.
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Trappist monks escape Belgian beer abbey fire

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 9:49
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A fire ravages a 13th-Century Belgian abbey famous for its brewery but the monks escape unhurt and the vats are intact.
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Pakistan seal consolation T20 win

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 10:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, New Zealand New Zealand

Pakistan secure a 103-run victory in the third and final Twenty20 against New Zealand, but lose the series 2-1.
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'Slower fall' in Iraqi killings

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 11:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The number of Iraqi civilians killed by violence this year fell to its lowest since 2003, a rights group says, but the decline is slower and the level may not drop further.
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'14 die' in Afghan roadside blast

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 11:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Fourteen Afghan civilians, including women and children, have died as their minibus hit a roadside bomb in Helmand province, Afghan officials say.
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No quick fix for NI water crisis

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 11:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

NI Water have said it could be next week before all homes and businesses in Northern Ireland are reconnected.
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Fate of sentenced Iran woman unclear

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 11:44
related countries: Iran Iran

Despite growing international condemnation, the fate of an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning is still unclear.
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Anywhere but home

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 11:49
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Zimbabweans rush to avoid deportation from South Africa
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Israel's Katsav guilty of rape

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 12:33
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv

Israel's former President Moshe Katsav faces jail after being found guilty of rape and other sexual offences by a court in Tel Aviv.
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Thai court jails 'yellow' group

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 12:38
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A Thai court jails 79 members of the "yellow shirt" movement over the invasion of a television station in 2008.
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Danes charge 'cartoon plotters'

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 13:04
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Three men are charged in Denmark for attempting to carry out an act of terrorism, in connection with a plot to attack a newspaper's office.
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Sri Lanka bans BBC again at panel

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 13:08
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The BBC is banned for the third time from covering an official panel's investigation into the final phase of the Sri Lankan civil war.
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Spain to increase minimum wages

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 13:37
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's minimum wage will increase by 1.3% in 2011, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero announces.
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Australia floodwater still rising

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 14:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Water levels are continuing to rise in some parts of the Australian state of Queensland as it battles its worst floods in decades.
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Guinea purges top civil servants

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 14:46
related countries: Guinea Guinea

All civil servants in the office of Guinea's president and prime minister are to be replaced, Alpha Conde orders, nine days after being sworn in.
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'No anorexia' model Isabelle Caro dies

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 15:46
related countries: France France

A French model who posed nude for an anti-anorexia campaign while suffering from the illness herself has died at the age of 28.
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Russians jailed over Somali arms

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 15:46
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Six Russians are jailed in the breakaway northern Somali territory of Somaliland for supplying military equipment to a rival neighbouring region.
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US worker freed from Haitian jail

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 16:08
related countries: Haiti Haiti, United States United States

A US aid worker is released from a prison in Haiti after a judge declines to charge him over allegations he kidnapped an infant from a hospital.
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Israel's Katsav guilty of rape

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 16:16
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv

Israel's former president Moshe Katsav has been convicted of rape by a court in Tel Aviv and could go to jail.
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Swede jailed for Auschwitz theft

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 16:28
related countries: Sweden Sweden

A Polish judge jails a Swedish man for 32 months for plotting the theft of the "Arbeit macht frei" Auschwitz entrance sign.
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Jailed Shia rebels freed by Yemen

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 16:37
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The Yemeni government begins freeing hundreds of northern Shia rebels as part of a peace deal, officials say.
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Olympic runner on assault charges

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 16:42
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Olympic Marathon champion Samuel Wanjiru is charged with threatening to kill his wife by a court in Kenya.
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N Korean TV broadcasts 'first' Western-made film

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 16:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United Kingdom United Kingdom

North Korea broadcasts British film Bend It Like Beckham, in what the UK ambassador to the South says is the first ever Western-made film to air on state television.
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Fall in violent deaths in Iraq

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 16:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The number of civilians killed by violence in Iraq in the past year was the lowest since the 2003 US-led invasion, a rights group has said.
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Jailed US sisters may be freed if one donates kidney

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 17:24
related countries: United States United States

Two US women convicted of armed robbery can be freed if one donates a kidney to the other, the governor of Mississippi says.
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Executive meets over water crisis

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 17:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

More than 6,000 homes remain without any water in Northern Ireland and NI Water is rotating supply to some 60,000 customers.
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Nigeria attackers target police

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 18:34
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Suspected Islamists kill at least five people, including three police officers, in attacks in northern Nigeria
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Khodorkovsky jail term extended

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 18:47
related countries: Russia Russia

Imprisoned former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man, has been sentenced to six more years in jail for fraud.
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Spanish police jailed for torture

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 19:10
related countries: Spain Spain

A Spanish court sentences four civil guard police officers to prison for torturing two members of the armed Basque separatist group, Eta.
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Colombia drug lord died 'drunk'

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 20:26
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian police say one of the country's top drug traffickers, Pedro Guerrero, who fell into a river while fleeing from police was drunk.
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Russian ex-oil tycoon gets new jail term

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 20:29
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian ex-oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky is jailed for six more years in a verdict criticised internationally as politically motivated.
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Christians killed in Iraq attacks

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 21:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least two people are killed and 14 wounded in a series of attacks targeting Christians in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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Canada plans new smoking warnings

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 21:44
related countries: Canada Canada

The Canadian government introduces new rules that will force tobacco companies to place larger, more graphic warning labels on cigarette packs.
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West attacks Khodorkovsky 'abuse'

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 22:26
related countries: Russia Russia, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US, UK and Germany deplore the sentencing of former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky to six more years in jail for fraud.
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Flooded Colombians get drugs land

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 22:57
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The Colombian government passes a decree allowing it to move thousands of people left homeless by floods to lands seized from drug traffickers.
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Cubans stock up on soap as state raises cost of hygiene

Thursday 30th of December 2010, 23:52
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Shoppers in Cuba are stocking up on soap, toothpaste and detergent ahead of a price rise on the first of January, when state subsidies are removed.
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