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Blasphemy row

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 0:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan divided over Christian death row woman
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An elusive deal

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 0:39
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Negotiating peace with southern Philippine rebels
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N Korean behaviour 'must change'

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 0:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Washington

The US reiterates its demand for North Korea to cease its "provocative behaviour" before talks on Pyongyang's nuclear programme can resume.
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Extortionists burn Mexico nursery

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 1:03
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Unidentified assailants who apparently tried to extort money from the owners of a kindergarten set the building on fire.
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Deal reached on Bush era tax cuts

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 1:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bush

US President Barack Obama says a bipartisan agreement has been reached to extend soon-to-expire Bush era tax cuts to all Americans.
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A look at the world's 'most expensive' book

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 1:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A rare copy of what is billed as the world's most expensive book, Audubon's Birds of America, is being sold at auction in London on Tuesday.
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England complete Adelaide triumph

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 1:53
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Adelaide

England thrash Australia by an innings and 71 runs to win the second Test in Adelaide and take a 1-0 lead in the Ashes.
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Pakistan drone attack kills five

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 3:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Five suspected militants die in a US drone strike in north-western Pakistan, Pakistani officials say.
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Colombia mudslide engulfs homes

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 3:55
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Medellin

Rescue workers in Colombia say they have recovered at least 20 bodies following a landslide which engulfed some 30 houses near the city of Medellin.
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Strauss confident of Ashes series win

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 3:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England captain Andrew Strauss is confident his team can win the Ashes series after their innings and 71 run victory in the second Test in Adelaide puts them 1-0 up.
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Philippines eyes China arms deal

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 5:39
related countries: Philippines Philippines, United States United States, China China
related places: Beijing

China and the Philippines, a long-standing US ally, are set to sign a military logistics deal in Beijing.
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Budget woe

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 6:59
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Irish go from economic fears to weather worries and back again
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Senior US official visits Burma‎

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 7:11
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

A top US diplomat arrives in Burma to urge the country's senior government officials to free political prisoners and engage with the opposition.
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Key Iranian nuclear talks resume

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 8:06
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iran and key world powers begin a second day of talks in Geneva over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.
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Shark watch

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 8:22
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Red Sea attacks spark Egypt tourism fears
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Japanese stores to pull Nazi costume

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 8:22
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

A Japanese discount chain says it will remove a Nazi costume from its shelves after a complaint from a Jewish group in the US.
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Colombia mudslide 'buries dozens'

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 8:25
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Medellin, Antioquia

Colombian rescuers recover 24 bodies from a landslide near Medellin, but fear more than 100 may have been buried.
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Suicide bomb on minister's convoy

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 8:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A suicide bomber tries to kill the chief minister of Pakistan's southern province of Balochistan, blowing himself up near his motorcade.
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China urges dialogue on N Korea

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 8:39
related countries: North Korea North Korea, China China

China - North Korea's most important ally - says dialogue and co-operation are the only way to deal with tensions on the Korean peninsula.
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Tesco sees UK 'consumer recovery'

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 8:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tesco reports a rise in third-quarter sales, saying it is "continuing to see evidence of a steady consumer recovery" in the UK.
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Underwood wins country music gong

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 9:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Las Vegas

US singer Carrie Underwood is named artist of the year at the inaugural American Country Awards in Las Vegas.
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Wikileaks reveals US Baltic plan

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 9:19
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Baltic

The US and Nato have drawn up plans to defend Nato's Baltic members against Russia, US cables disclosed by Wikileaks show.
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'Da Vinci code' found in France

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 10:14
related countries: France France
related places: Nantes

A public library in the French city of Nantes discovers a coded manuscript by Leonardo da Vinci.
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Cameron and Karzai downplay leaks

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 10:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron and Hamid Karzai play down the impact of Wikileaks cables showing criticism of UK operations, as the UK PM visits Afghanistan.
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Wikileaks' Assange arrested in UK

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 10:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested and due to appear in court later on sexual assault charges.
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Iran considers Germans' release

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 11:09
related countries: Iran Iran, Germany Germany

Iran says it is considering a request to temporarily release two German journalists detained in connection with a controversial stoning case.
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UK banking sector 'competitive'

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 11:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's banking sector is "enormously competitive" and banks do not need breaking up, says the boss of Lloyds Banking Group.
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Helmut Schmidt bemoans leadership

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 11:28
related countries: Germany Germany

German ex-Chancellor Helmut Schmidt says his country's leaders fail to grasp economics and the EU lacks good leaders.
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Mubarak party sweeps Egypt poll

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 11:33
related countries: Egypt Egypt

President Hosni Mubarak's NDP party wins Egypt's parliamentary poll, as opposition groups boycott the second round of voting over alleged vote-rigging.
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Israel rejects shark plot claims

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 11:34
related countries: Israel Israel, Egypt Egypt

Israel dismisses Egyptian claims that shark attacks in the Red Sea could have been caused by its foreign intelligence agency, Mossad.
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Citigroup sale nets profit for US

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 11:44
related countries: United States United States

The US Treasury sells its remaining shares in bailed-out Citigroup, leading to a profit of $12bn for the US taxpayer.
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Suu Kyi film chat with Bond girl

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 12:09
related countries: Burma Burma

Former Bond girl Michelle Yeoh visits Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss Yeoh's plan to play Burma's pro-democracy leader in a film.
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Fraud squad raids Ghana FA base

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 12:29
related countries: Ghana Ghana

The headquarters of the Ghana Football Association are seized by officials from the country's Economic and Serious Crime Unit.
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Nobel faces Liu Xiaobo boycotts

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 12:33
related countries: China China

Nineteen countries will not attend Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, as China brands the Nobel Committee "interfering clowns".
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UK schools fall in global ranking

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 13:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Secondary school pupils in the UK are falling behind international competitors, according to a major survey.
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Arrest in mutilated Afghan case

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 13:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The father-in-law of an Afghan teenager whose nose and ears were hacked off after she fled her husband's abusive home is being questioned by police.
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Japan waits on Venus spacecraft

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 13:24
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's space agency is working to establish the status of its Akatsuki mission, which is trying to enter orbit around Venus.
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Georgia: 'Russia behind blasts'

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 13:40
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia
related places: Tbilisi

Georgia arrests six people suspected of carrying out a series of bomb attacks masterminded by the Russian military, the government in Tbilisi says.
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Irish preparing for tough budget

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 15:27
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Irish Republic will give more details of a severe austerity budget later, which is set to make deep spending cuts.
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Brazil goalie jailed for kidnap

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 15:36
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian football star Bruno Fernandes is sentenced to four years and six months in jail for kidnapping and assaulting a former lover who is presumed dead.
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SA honeymoon man 'plotted murder'

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 15:59
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cape Town

The husband of a woman murdered on her honeymoon in South Africa plotted his wife's death, a court in South Africa is told.
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China bishops to appoint leaders

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 15:59
related countries: China China

Chinese bishops are meeting to elect new leaders of the government-backed Catholic church, amid tensions with the Vatican.
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Jail for Saudi succession article

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 16:04
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A Saudi law professor is detained for writing an article about a possible power struggle over the royal succession, a rights group says.
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Mystery Ugandan illness kills 38

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 16:06
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Tests fail to identify an illness that has killed at least 38 people in northern Uganda.
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Finland loses top literacy rating

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 16:21
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Finland Finland

A world schools survey drops Finland from first place for the first time in a decade, putting it behind South Korea.
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My girl is no spy, insists father

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 16:37
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The father of an MP's aide suspected of spying for Russia says he is shocked by her detention and attempts to deport her from the UK.
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Fresh snow brings school closures

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 16:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Thousands of children enjoy a day off as heavy falls of fresh snow affect parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England.
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Error forces US to stockpile $110bn in new $100 notes

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 17:06
related countries: United States United States

A printing error forces the US to stockpile $110bn (£69.78bn) in new $100 notes until officials can sort and destroy the flawed bills.
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Somalia embassy 'sold illegally'

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 17:20
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia
related places: Nairobi

A Kenyan court rules that Somalia's embassy in Nairobi was illegally sold in 1994 and should be restored to the transitional government.
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Iranian students stage protests

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 17:21
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian students defy a security clampdown to stage anti-government protests throughout the country, reports say.
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'Capture or kill' lawsuit blocked

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 17:26
related countries: United States United States

A US judge throws out a lawsuit against the administration's alleged programme to capture or kill Americans who join militant groups abroad.
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Israel anger at S America moves

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 17:30
related countries: Israel Israel, Argentina Argentina, Brazil Brazil

Israel reacts angrily as Argentina joins Brazil in recognising a Palestinian state within 1967 borders.
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India holy city blast kills child

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 17:39
related countries: India India
related places: Varanasi

A one-year-old girl is killed and at least 34 other people are injured by a bomb explosion in the northern Indian holy city of Varanasi, officials say.
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EU to start new bank stress tests

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 17:55
related countries: Ireland Ireland

EU banks will face a new, tougher round of stress tests from February next year, European finance ministers agree.
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Rat in student's curry prompts Bangladesh cull

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 17:55
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

University officials in Bangladesh order a major rat extermination drive after rodent meat found its way into chicken curry served to students.
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Cantona cash protest fizzles out

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 18:15
related countries: France France

Few French people respond to a call by ex-footballer Eric Cantona for people to punish banks by withdrawing all their cash.
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Nigeria files Dick Cheney charges

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 18:30
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United States United States

Nigeria's anti-corruption agency files charges against US former VP Cheney over a bribery scandal involving a former subsidiary of energy firm Halliburton.
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Slow progress

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 18:42
related countries: Iran Iran

Decades of mistrust hamper talks on Iran's nuclear programme
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Fifa chief Warner blames UK media for failed 2018 bid

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 18:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fifa vice-president Jack Warner blames the UK media for England's failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup.
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SA honeymoon man 'plotted murder'

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 18:58
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The husband of a woman murdered on her honeymoon in South Africa plotted his wife's death, one of the men charged with her killing has told prosecutors.
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Fresh Iran nuclear talks agreed

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 19:07
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Key

Two days of talks on Iran's disputed nuclear programme end in Geneva, with a new round agreed for January in Istanbul.
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EU backs Russia's bid to join WTO

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 20:43
related countries: Russia Russia

The European Union has backed Russia becoming the last major economy to join the World Trade Organisation.
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US scraps settlements freeze bid

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 20:53
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The US is abandoning efforts to persuade Israel to renew a freeze on settlement-building as part of efforts to revive Middle East peace talks.
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Obama pushes tax cut deal passage

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 21:53
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama defends a proposed deal with Republicans to extend tax breaks for the wealthy, as well as middle class Americans, as the best option for the country.
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Irish budget passed in first vote

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 22:12
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The toughest austerity budget in the Republic of Ireland's history narrowly passes its first vote in parliament.
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US housing doldrums 'until 2013'

Tuesday 7th of December 2010, 23:31
related countries: United States United States

Most Americans expect the US housing market to remain depressed for at least another two years, a survey finds.
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