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Haitian candidate calls for calm

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 0:20
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Haiti presidential election candidate Michel Martelly calls for calm amid mass protests by his supporters after he narrowly misses out on the run-off.
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Express yourself

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 0:28
related countries: China China

How much freedom do Chinese people have?
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Justice call for Croatia victims

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 0:58
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Croatia has failed to provide many war crimes victims from the 1991-95 conflict with justice, Amnesty International says.
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Combustible mix

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 1:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Election results threaten Afghanistan's ethnic balance
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House bars Guantanamo transfers

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 2:22
related countries: United States United States

The US House of Representatives approves a bill that would prevent moving prisoners at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay to the United States.
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Private space capsule launched

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 2:33
related countries: United States United States

A private US capsule that could soon be hauling cargo and even astronauts to the space station makes its first demonstration flight.
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Chile prison fire kills dozens

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 3:09
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Santiago

A fire in a prison in the Chilean capital Santiago has killed at least 81 inmates, officials say.
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Haiti election protests continue

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 3:09
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Haitian leaders have appealed for calm after thousands of people took to the streets in anger about the results of the presidential election.
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EU hits S Korea and Taiwan cartel

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 4:22
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, North Korea North Korea

The European Union competition watchdog fines South Korean and Taiwanese firms for running a price cartel, but they say they might appeal.
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Japan actor in bar fight scandal

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 4:44
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese police are investigating a nightclub scuffle involving Ebizo Ichikawa, scion of the country's longest-lasting kabuki acting dynasty.
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Gates says Afghan strategy works

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 5:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates, on a visit to Afghanistan, says he is convinced that US strategy in the country is working.
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Thai court spares governing party

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 6:30
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's Constitutional Court dismisses a second case against the governing Democrat Party involving the alleged misuse of electoral funds.
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Cricketer Pietersen hit with speeding fine in Australia

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 7:13
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

England cricketer Kevin Pietersen is fined for speeding in a Lamborghini sports car along the Great Ocean Road near Melbourne in Australia.
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Bayer 'to double' Chinese sales

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 8:06
related countries: Germany Germany, China China

German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer announces plans to invest 1bn euros in China to more than double sales in the country by 2015.
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'Fair trial' in SA for Dewani

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 8:07
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The family of the woman who was killed on honeymoon in South Africa with her British husband has urged him to co-operate with the authorities.
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Latvian aid crew freed in Darfur

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 9:16
related countries: Latvia Latvia

Three Latvian helicopter crewmen working for the World Food Programme in Darfur in have been released after a month in captivity, the WFP says.
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Warne return talk boosts England - Swann

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 9:17
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Graeme Swann believes talk of Shane Warne returning to the Australia team for the Ashes is a boost for England.
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House prices 'fell in November'

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 9:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Halifax

UK house prices have continued to slip, the Halifax says, falling by 0.1% in November compared with the previous month.
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Chile's Pinera vows prison reform

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 9:26
related countries: Chile Chile

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera condemns the prison system as a disgrace and vows reform after a jail fire kills more than 80.
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Is Sweden really so squeaky clean?

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 9:54
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Sweden consistently tops surveys and polls as among the least corrupt places in the world to do business - but does it deserve that reputation?
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India 'to attend Nobel ceremony'

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 10:12
related countries: India India, Norway Norway, China China
related places: Oslo

India is expected to attend the Nobel Peace Prize presentation to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo in Oslo on Friday, official sources say.
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Calls to free Nobel prize winner

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 10:14
related countries: China China

A number of human rights groups are urging China to release Nobel Peace Prize winner, jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo, ahead of Friday's awards ceremony.
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Swedish court jails al-Shabab men

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 10:24
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Somalia Somalia
related places: A

A Swedish court has sentenced two members of the Islamist al-Shabab group to four years in prison for planning suicide attacks in Somalia.
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Thursday 9th of December 2010, 10:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hollywood

An ex-convict on a bicycle - who later killed himself - is probably the individual who shot dead a Hollywood publicist last month, police say.
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Roads in Paris region freeze over

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 10:41
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Snow and ice paralyse much of the region around Paris stranding thousands of motorists and air travellers for the night.
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US 'wary of China role in Africa'

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 10:46
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: Africa

The US is monitoring China's expanding role in Africa, and sees it as "aggressive," the latest US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks reveal.
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China hits back at US on N Korea

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 11:11
related countries: North Korea North Korea, China China
related places: Pyongyang

China has hit back at US comments criticising Beijing for not reining in its North Korean ally as tensions on the Korean peninsula rise.
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Asian body urges 2022 World Cup switch

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 11:19
related countries: Qatar Qatar

The Asian Football Confederation urges Fifa to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to January or February to avoid to desert state's summer heat.
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India envoy frisked at US airport

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 11:23
related countries: India India, United States United States

India's ambassador to the US Meera Shankar is pulled from an airport security line and frisked by a security agent in Mississippi.
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BAE planning to cut 1,400 UK jobs

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 11:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Defence firm BAE Systems says it may cut almost 1,400 UK jobs as a result of the government's Spending Review.
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German inflation at two-year high

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 11:28
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's inflation rate hit 1.5% in November, the fastest pace in more than two years, as food and energy costs rose.
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MIA special forces dog gets hero's welcome

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 11:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

An Australian special forces sniffer dog that went missing for almost 14 months after a battle in Afghanistan finally returns home to Australia.
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Prisoner denied vegetarian meals gets compensation

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 11:37
related countries: Poland Poland

European Court of Human Rights awards a Buddhist prisoner in Poland 3,000 euros in compensation for not being provided with vegetarian meals.
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French PM meets Russian president

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 11:39
related countries: Russia Russia, France France
related places: Moscow

France's PM visits Moscow amid press speculation about a move to allow a road to be built through a historic forest.
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Serbia defends its Nobel boycott

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 11:54
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, China China
related places: Beijing

Serbia rejects EU criticism of its decision to join a Beijing-led boycott of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony for Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
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Japan economic growth revised up

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 11:55
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's economy expanded faster than initially thought between July and September thanks to higher corporate spending, figures show.
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'Several sharks' in Egypt attacks

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 11:57
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

Sharks of different species are behind a series of attacks on tourists at Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, a US investigator says.
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Afghan women still suffer says UN

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 12:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Millions of Afghan women continue to suffer from violence and harmful practices despite a new law aimed at curbing such abuse, the UN says.
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Flooding hits Australian states

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 12:19
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Towns in three Australian states have been hit by flooding, causing damage to property and forcing some residents to flee their homes.
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US 'aware of' S Sudan arms deal

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 12:19
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United States United States
related places: Washington

Washington has known about secret Kenyan arms shipments to Southern Sudan for years, the latest US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks reveal.
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Off the record

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 12:38
related countries: Israel Israel

Frank views from officials on failed Mid-East talks
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UK interest rates remain at 0.5%

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 12:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Bank of England keeps UK interest rates on hold at 0.5%, and makes no new quantitative easing measures.
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Sri Lanka tsunami baby discovered

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 12:44
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan child protection officials say they have found a six-year-old girl previously believed to have been lost or killed during the 2004 tsunami.
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Panama Canal reopens for traffic

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 12:53
related countries: Panama Panama

The Panama Canal is open again after heavy rains forced a temporary closure for the first time in more than 20 years.
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Suu Kyi 'sympathy' for Nobel winner

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 13:20
related countries: Norway Norway, Burma Burma
related places: Oslo

Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi tells the BBC how she felt about her own Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, and holds out a "hand of sympathy" to this year's winner Liu Xiaobo, who is in prison and cannot travel to Oslo to collect the prize.
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China raises anti-Nobel rhetoric

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 13:46
related countries: China China

China steps up its campaign to discredit the Nobel committee, ahead of the Peace Prize ceremony for jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
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Russian aide arrest 'a PR stunt'

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 14:04
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia's top diplomat in the UK has suggested British officials might have "orchestrated" stories about the arrest of an MP's aide for allegedly spying to whip up ill-feeling.
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Latin America drug laws 'failure'

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 14:09
related countries: United States United States

Drug laws in eight Latin American countries have exacerbated their prison overcrowding problems and failed to curb trafficking, a study says.
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'Fight' over seat next to president costs mayor job

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 15:20
related countries: Armenia Armenia
related places: Yerevan

The mayor of the Armenian capital Yerevan, Gagik Beglarian, resigns following reports that he assaulted a presidential aide over a seat at a concert by opera star Placido Domingo.
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Russia honours UK spy Kim Philby

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 15:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia's foreign intelligence agency unveils a plaque to UK double agent Kim Philby, who defected to the Soviet Union in 1963.
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Man held over politician's murder

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 15:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A man is arrested on suspicion of the murder of a Pakistani politician who was stabbed to death in north London.
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Spain defends handling of strike

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 16:02
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's PM defends his use of the military to end a strike by air traffic controllers as the dispute takes a new turn.
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Iranian blogger temporarily freed

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 16:09
related countries: Iran Iran

A pioneering Iranian blogger jailed for anti-state activities is granted a temporary release but is expected back in prison in a few days.
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Nigeria election equipment stolen

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 16:12
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Armed robbers steal new voter registration equipment shortly after it arrives at Nigeria's main international airport, for use in elections next April.
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Struggle to end corruption in Kenya

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 16:30
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The Kenyan government has said it could be losing nearly one-third of the national budget to corruption. Finance ministry officials told a parliamentary committee the losses could be nearly $4bn (£2.5bn)
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Iceland 'repaying Icesave funds'

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 16:34
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iceland has reached a deal to settle the Icesave banking dispute with the UK and Netherlands, the Dutch government says.
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St Petersburg scraps tower plans

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 16:35
related countries: Russia Russia

Controversial plans to build a huge glass-and-steel skyscraper in the centre of the Russian city of St Petersburg are scrapped.
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Demand for Sri Lanka crimes probe

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 16:57
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

International rights groups join Tamil diaspora groups and the UN to call for a full investigation into possible Sri Lankan war crimes.
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Ouko 'died in Kenya State House'

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 16:59
related countries: Kenya Kenya

One of Kenya's most high-profile murders - of Foreign Minister Robert Ouko - was carried out in one of then President Moi's official residences, MPs are told.
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Swedish lawyer backs Assange

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 17:37
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Bjorn Hurtig, the Swedish lawyer for the Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, has said he believes his client may be the target of two vindictive former admirers.
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Ghana given 72-hour Fifa deadline

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 17:38
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Football's world governing body Fifa tells Ghanaian authorities to cease interference in the running of the Ghanaian FA.
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Kuwait MPs accuse PM over clash

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 20:13
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

Opposition MPs in Kuwait accuse the government of being behind a police crackdown on a rally that left five people injured, including one lawmaker.
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US police burn up 'bomb-factory'

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 20:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

The US authorities set fire to a house in California packed with homemade explosives allegedly assembled by the home's former occupier.
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Jail for ex-Parmalat boss Tanzi

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 20:44
related countries: Italy Italy

The former chief executive of Italian food conglomerate Parmalat is sentenced to 18 years in prison for his role in a fraud scandal.
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Nobel 'not a prize against China'

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 20:50
related countries: China China

The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to a Chinese dissident is not an attempt to enforce Western values on China, the organisers insist.
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Inside the Wikileaks server 'bunker'

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 22:00
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Stockholm

Stephen Evans goes inside the former nuclear bunker in Stockholm housing the servers that host whistle-blowing website Wikileaks.
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UK team claims Antarctic record

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 22:03
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK expedition to Antarctica says it has established a new record - the fastest land crossing of the southern-most continent.
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Croatia ex-PM leaves amid inquiry

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 22:25
related countries: Croatia Croatia

A former Croatian leader facing a corruption inquiry quits the country but reportedly denies he is fleeing prosecution.
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Repeal of ban on gay troops fails

Thursday 9th of December 2010, 22:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate

Attempts to repeal a ban on openly gay men and women serving in the US military receive a serious setback on Thursday as a key Senate vote fails.
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