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Taking stock

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 0:01
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Uruguayan school plays the markets and win
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Colombia evacuates landslide area

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 0:04
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos urges people to leave a hillside neighbourhood where a landslide killed more than 30 people on Sunday.
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State of alert

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 0:22
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain welcomes military response to air dispute
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Face-off

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 0:26
related countries: China China

Why is China making a fuss about the Nobel Peace Prize?
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Deadly gas blast at Chinese mine

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 1:25
related countries: China China

Thirteen miners die in a gas explosion at a Chinese coal mine, state media reports.
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US drops settlement freeze demand

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 1:49
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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Russian spy claims shock father

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 3:28
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The father of a UK MP's assistant suspected of being a Russian spy has said he is shocked by the accusations against her, and efforts to deport her from the UK.
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Chinese Imperial robes on display

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 4:17
related countries: China China

The robes worn by the emperors and empresses of the last ruling dynasty of China are being shown for the first time in Europe.
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Wikileaks' Assange refused bail

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 4:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who faces rape allegations, is denied bail by a court in London.
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Russia 'blocks UN on Ivory Coast'

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 6:03
related countries: Russia Russia

UN diplomats say Russia is blocking a Security Council statement endorsing Ivory Coast opposition candidate Alassane Ouattara as president.
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Climate warning at Cancun summit

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 6:16
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Cancun

Ministers begin talks at the UN climate summit in Cancun, Mexico, amid warnings that time is running out to curb climate change.
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US drops Israel settlement freeze

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 6:37
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States, West Bank West Bank

The US has abandoned efforts to persuade Israel to halt settlement building in the occupied West Bank, in order to revive Middle East peace talks.
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Saudis 'seek anti-Hezbollah force'

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 6:48
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States
related places: `Arab

Saudi Arabia proposed an Arab-led military force to destroy Hezbollah, a leaked US diplomatic cable suggests.
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Protests at Italy's La Scala opening

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 6:52
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: La Scala

A highlight of the Italian social and cultural calendar, the gala opening of La Scala, has been overshadowed by protests against public spending cuts.
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Reprieve for India tobacco firms

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 7:19
related countries: India India

India's tobacco industry wins a reprieve after the government says they can retain the existing pictorial warnings on their packages for another year.
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EU backs Russia's bid to join WTO

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 7:24
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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India high alert after explosion

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 7:36
related countries: India India
related places: Varanasi

Indian cities are on high alert as police hunt for those responsible for the blast in the holy city of Varanasi, which killed a one-year-old girl and wounded at least 34 people.
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Kesa profits despite Comet losses

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 7:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Comet chain owner Kesa Electricals sees its profits rise almost fourfold after strong sales in Europe offset UK losses.
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US urges China on North Korea

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 8:16
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

China has a "unique responsibility" to tackle the issue of North Korea, the top US military commander says.
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UN caused Haiti epidemic - report

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 8:18
related countries: Haiti Haiti, France France

UN peacekeepers were the most likely source of the cholera epidemic sweeping Haiti, according to a leaked report by a French disease expert.
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Philippine court rules out probe

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 8:24
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippine Supreme Court rules out a probe into former President Gloria Arroyo - angering the new government.
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Haiti names two for poll run-off

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 8:43
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Protests erupt in Haiti after it is revealed governing party candidate Jude Celestin and ex-first lady Mirlande Manigat are through to the presidential run-off.
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A third of universities 'at risk'

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 8:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A union labels a third of universities in England at risk from government cuts, with the worst hit facing closures or mergers.
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Hockey's sleeping giant awakens

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 8:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

2010 has been a year of ups and downs for Pakistan's hockey team.
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Narrowing in German trade surplus

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 8:55
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's trade surplus shrank in October after exports fell and imports rose, official figures show.
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Actor Gus Mercurio dies aged 82

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 8:59
related countries: United States United States

US actor Gus Mercurio, who appeared in The Blue Lagoon and Crocodile Dundee II, dies aged 82.
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State of addiction

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 9:37
related countries: India India

The drug abuse crisis unravelling India's prosperous Punjab
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S Korean lawmakers blockade offices

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 9:57
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

South Korea's lawmakers spent Tuesday fighting and blockading government offices in a row over next year's budget.
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Fight over cuts outside La Scala

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 10:12
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: La Scala

Scuffles erupt outside Italy's La Scala opera house at a protest against planned cuts to the arts and education budget.
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Australia blames US for Wikileaks

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 10:28
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States

Australia's foreign minister says the US is to blame for the release of diplomatic cables on Wikileaks, not its Australian founder, Julian Assange.
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UK gender pay difference narrows

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 10:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The gender pay gap has narrowed as women have seen bigger pay increases in 2010, official figures show.
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'Force cannot stop' Somali piracy

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 10:36
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Pirates operating off the Somali coast and further afield cannot be defeated by force alone, a top officer of the EU's anti-piracy task force Navfor says.
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UK 'feared Megrahi prison death'

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 10:36
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

Britain feared Libya would take harsh action against UK interests if the Lockerbie bomber died in prison, latest Wikileaks cables allege.
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Private space capsule set to fly

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 11:08
related countries: United States United States

A private US capsule that could soon be hauling cargo and even astronauts to the space station is set to make its first demonstration flight on Wednesday.
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Husband arrested over SA murder

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 11:12
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The husband of a woman murdered on her honeymoon is arrested in the UK at the request of the South African authorities, police say.
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Iceland cuts rates again to 4.5%

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 11:20
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Iceland, which is emerging from a deep recession, cuts interest rates to 4.5%, the eighth cut this year.
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S Lanka 'opposition MP a traitor'

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 11:39
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's government calls a senior opposition leader a "traitor" for writing an article saying that the country should investigate "the many allegations against us".
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Cable insight into China leaders

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 12:15
related countries: United States United States, China China

Leaked US diplomatic cables reveal economic concerns, corruption fears and movie habits of China's leaders-in-waiting.
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Norway exonerates Bangladesh bank

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 12:17
related countries: Norway Norway, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Norway tells the BBC that there are "no more unanswered questions" into claims that the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh wrongly diverted aid cash.
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Questions over Varanasi security

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 12:42
related countries: India India
related places: Varanasi

India's home minister says there may have been "some lapses" in security before Tuesday's deadly blast in the northern holy city of Varanasi.
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France tries Pinochet officials

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 13:17
related countries: France France, Chile Chile

Fourteen officials from General Pinochet's military regime in Chile are being tried in their absence in a French court.
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Flower ponders Broad replacement

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 13:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England coach Andy Flower suggests he has an idea who will replace the injured Stuart Broad in the third Ashes Test.
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Salmond rejects new Megrahi claim

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 14:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

The Scottish government was neither threatened nor offered "treats" to free the Lockerbie bomber from jail, First Minister Alex Salmond says.
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Lowest vote for new Swiss leader

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 14:22
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Micheline Calmy-Rey wins the worst-ever endorsement for a Swiss president after criticism of her work as foreign minister.
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Coen film to open Berlin festival

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 14:34
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

True Grit, the latest film from Oscar winners Joel and Ethan Coen, will open the Berlin Film Festival in February, organisers announce.
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Suicide blast in Pakistan market

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 15:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A suicide bomber attacks a market in the troubled north-western region of Pakistan, killing at least 16 people, police say.
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Israeli PM raps rabbis' warning

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 15:18
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has criticised rabbis who issued a statement saying it is a "sin" for Jews to rent or sell property to non-Jews.
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Taliban video 'shows US soldier'

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 15:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The Taliban in Afghanistan releases a fourth video of Specialist Bowe Bergdahl, a US soldier captured in June 2009 in Paktika province.
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UN troops not tested for cholera

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 15:48
related countries: Haiti Haiti, Nepal Nepal

None of Nepal's soldiers serving with UN peacekeepers in Haiti was tested for cholera before they went, the Nepalese army's chief medical officer says.
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India ex-minister's homes raided

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 15:54
related countries: India India

India's top investigation agency carries out raids on homes of a former telecommunications minister suspected of an alleged scandal, reports say.
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Russia jets halt US-Japan drills

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 15:57
related countries: Russia Russia, Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Japanese officials say they had to abandon military drills with the US this week because Russian jets flew nearby, though Moscow denies any wrongdoing.
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Fans disrupt Moscow over killing

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 16:01
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Moscow football fans block a key city artery in protest at a killing which has put new pressure on Russian race relations.
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Blair recalled for Iraq questions

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 16:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is to be recalled to give evidence a second time to the Iraq Inquiry.
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Mid-East talks in crisis - Abbas

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 16:21
related countries: Israel Israel

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says Middle East peace talks are in crisis following Israel's refusal to stop building in settlements.
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Wikileaks boss features in Naples nativity scene

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 16:30
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Naples

Arrested Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is honoured in Italy as a feature in one of the city of Naples' traditional Christmas nativity scenes.
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Snow disruption hits Paris transport

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 16:39
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Paris has been covered in a blanket of snow which has led to disruption on the French capital's motorways and airports.
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Going nowhere?

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 16:47
related countries: United States United States

US policy on Mid-East peace talks in disarray
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Male models punished over make-up

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 16:57
related countries: Sudan Sudan, Maldives Maldives

Sudanese judges fine a group of male models for wearing make-up - considered indecent under north Sudan's Islamic laws.
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Private space capsule launched

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 17:39
related countries: United States United States

A private US capsule that could soon be hauling cargo and even astronauts to the space station has launched on its first demonstration flight.
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Egypt's ElBaradei criticises poll

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 17:45
related countries: Egypt Egypt

One of the leading campaigners for democratic reform in Egypt, Mohamed ElBaradei, condemns the recent parliamentary elections as a "farce".
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Blatter brands England bad losers

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 17:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fifa chief Sepp Blatter calls England bid team "bad losers" after Russia won the right to host the 2018 World Cup, while also rejecting allegations of corruption at football's governing body.
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Egypt fear for migrant 'hostages'

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 17:51
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The UN refugee agency expresses concern over 250 African migrants reportedly held hostage by people-smugglers in Egypt for up to six months.
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Eiffel Tower shut by Paris snow

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 18:00
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Heavy snow hits Paris, briefly closing Charles de Gaulle airport and bringing buses to a halt.
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PayPal cut Wikileaks on US letter

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 18:02
related countries: United States United States

PayPal says it cancelled Wikileaks' account following a letter from the US Statement Department saying the website's activities were illegal.
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Gunmen stage Guatemala jailbreak

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 18:07
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Armed men storm a prison in Guatemala and free a suspected murderer before shooting their way out and making their getaway.
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US Senate removes Louisiana judge

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 18:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Louisiana, Judge

The US Senate removes Judge Thomas Porteous, a Louisiana federal judge, from the bench after finding him guilty of corruption.
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Honeymoon death man bail opposed

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 18:24
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The husband of a woman who was murdered on their honeymoon in South Africa is kept in custody while a judge considers an appeal against his bail.
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Israel eases Gaza export blockade

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 18:24
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel says it will allow more exports out of Gaza, further easing its blockade of the Palestinian territory.
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Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 18:38
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States

The US authorities have discovered 20 tonnes of marijuana, worth tens of millions of dollars, in one of the most advanced illegal tunnels ever found.
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Live - Wednesday football

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 18:49
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Arsenal beat Partizan Belgrade to reach the last 16 of the Champions League but Chelsea lose their unbeaten record to Marseille in their final group game, while Brighton beat FC United of Manchester in the FA Cup.
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China urged to influence North Korea

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 18:55
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

China has a "unique responsibility" to tackle the issue of North Korea says a top US military commander.
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Brown warns of euro 'high noon'

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 19:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown tells the BBC he fears the euro will face a moment of reckoning in the New Year.
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Splashdown for private spacecraft

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 19:57
related countries: United States United States

A private US capsule that could soon be hauling cargo and even astronauts to the space station has successfully completed its maiden flight.
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Haiti protesters attack party HQ

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 20:10
related countries: Haiti Haiti

The headquarters of the ruling party in Haiti is set on fire by protesters angry about the results of presidential elections.
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Czech 'arousal test' under fire

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 20:13
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

An EU human rights agency criticises the Czech Republic for using a controversial test to verify the sexuality of gay asylum seekers.
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Scores die in Chile prison fire

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 20:26
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Santiago

A fire in a jail in Santiago, Chile kills at least 81 inmates, as the president describes the prison system as "inhumane".
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Man charged over US 'bomb plot'

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 20:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baltimore

A US man is charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction for allegedly plotting to blow up a military recruitment centre.
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Nervy Arsenal win to make last 16

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 21:36
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Arsenal scrape into the last 16 of the Champions League as a 3-1 victory over Partizan Belgrade sends them through as Group H runners-up.
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Stricken cruise ship limps to port

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 22:11
related countries: United States United States

American cruise ship heads for port after an engine fails in heavy Antarctic seas.
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China web stocks launch on NYSE

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 22:17
related countries: China China

Chinese internet companies Dangdang and Youku see their share prices rocket on their first day of trading on Wall Street.
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'Big Ben' sunk to highlight climate

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 22:23
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Greenpeace activists have sunk models of iconic structures from around the world into the Caribbean sea in Mexico to highlight the dangers of rising seas as a result of climate change.
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Leaders in angry clash over fees

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 23:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron accuses Labour leader Ed Miliband of "rank hypocrisy" during heated clashes over tuition fees - as fresh concessions are offered.
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Hard target

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 23:06
related countries: United States United States

US faces legal hurdles if it prosecutes Assange
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AIG to repay $21bn emergency loan

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 23:37
related countries: United States United States

Troubled insurer AIG is to repay a $21bn bail-out loan, paving the way for a share sale by the US Treasury.
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Obama struggling on climate change

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 23:45
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Cancun

Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations, is urging delegates from 200 countries to make meaningful progress at the climate conference in the Mexican city of Cancun.
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Sudan's voter registration ends

Wednesday 8th of December 2010, 23:46
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The much delayed period of voter registration ends in Sudan for January's referendum on possible southern independence.
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