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Anne Frank helper dies aged 100

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 0:32
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The last surviving member of the group who helped hide Anne Frank from the Nazis dies in the Netherlands, aged 100.
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Airbase angst

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 0:43
related countries: United States United States

US-Japan ties tested over Okinawa facility
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Key gay marriage case opens in US

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 1:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

The first US federal court case to determine whether states are allowed to ban same-sex marriages opens in California.
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Brown urges NI politicians to focus

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 1:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK PM Gordon Brown urges Northern Ireland politicians to stay focused after First Minister Peter Robinson stands down.
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Indonesia army reforms 'failed'

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 5:26
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian reforms have failed to dismantle the armed forces' business empire, a Human Rights Watch report says.
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China announces interceptor test

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 7:41
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, United States United States, China China

China says it has successfully tested a missile interceptor, soon after objecting to a US missile sale to Taiwan.
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Hong Kong 'milkshake' appeal

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 9:00
related countries: United States United States, Hong Kong Hong Kong

A US woman in Hong Kong convicted of killing her husband after lacing his milkshake is beginning her final appeal.
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dot.Maggie

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 9:06
related countries: China China

Who will win in the Google v China face-off?
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Fiji and New Zealand rift thaws

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 9:17
related countries: Fiji Fiji, New Zealand New Zealand

After months of diplomatic tension, New Zealand and Fiji are making efforts to improve bilateral ties.
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Soldiers close shops in Venezuela

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 9:23
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Inspectors backed by soldiers shut some 70 shops in Venezuela accused of trying to cash in on the bolivar's devaluation.
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World Cup risk?

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 9:48
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Angola Angola

Angola attack turns spotlight on South Africa tournament
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Japan Airlines shares plunge 45%

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 10:04
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan Airlines shares drop to a new low amid bankruptcy fears - despite an improved offer from American Airlines.
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Australia city has hottest night

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 10:18
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

The city of Melbourne has had its hottest night since 1902 as a heatwave hits parts of southern Australia.
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'Iran cyber army' hits China site

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 10:23
related countries: Iran Iran, China China
related places: Baidu

The hackers who took Twitter offline last year have now targeted China's most popular search engine, Baidu.
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Hutus 'killed Rwanda president'

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 10:41
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

An official report says Hutu extremists killed Rwanda's president in 1994 sparking the genocide, contradicting other inquiries.
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Sri Lanka president woos Tamils

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 11:01
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa proposes power-sharing arrangements for minority Tamils ahead of elections.
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UK to ban Islamist group

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 11:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wootton Bassett

An Islamist group that planned a protest march against the war in Afghanistan will be banned under counter-terrorism laws, a British minister says.
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Yemen 'starts talks on hostages'

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 11:26
related countries: Yemen Yemen, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Germany Germany

Yemen has started negotiations with kidnappers holding one British and five German hostages, the Yemeni foreign minister says.
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Bangladesh and India sign accords

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 11:59
related countries: India India, Bangladesh Bangladesh

India and Bangladesh sign five agreements including treaties on tackling cross-border crime and combating terrorism.
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Ancient map with China at the centre goes on show in the US

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 12:09
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: Congress, Washington

A historic map of the world, with China at its centre, has gone on display at the Library of Congress in Washington.
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World Cup boss hits back at Brown

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 12:22
related countries: South Africa South Africa

World Cup boss Danny Jordaan says Hull boss Phil Brown is "ill-informed" to doubt South Africa's ability to stage the event.
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Palin's progress

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 12:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Alaska

US media on ex-Alaska governor's new career move
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Indian soldier killed in Kashmir

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 12:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Kashmir

An Indian soldier is killed in firing from the Pakistani side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, Indian officials say.
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Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 12:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Netherlands Netherlands

A Dutch inquiry into the Iraq war says that military action was not justified by UN resolutions on Iraq.
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Charges over Thai-Saudi jewel row

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 12:55
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Thailand Thailand

Five Thai police officers are charged with the murder of a Saudi businessmen in a case sparked by a jewel theft.
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Biswas on India

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 13:06
related countries: India India, Australia Australia

Why there is anger over student attacks in Australia
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Second group admits Togo attack

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 13:48
related countries: Togo Togo, Angola Angola

A second separatist group claims responsibility for a machine-gun attack on Togo's football team in Angola.
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Nigeria's leader breaks silence

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 14:36
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Nigeria's president, not seen since going into hospital in Saudi Arabia in November, tells the BBC he hopes to resume his duties.
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Iran bomb blamed on US and Israel

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 14:39
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iran's state media accuse Israel and the US of being involved in a bomb attack which killed an Iranian physicist in Tehran.
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Bashir starts Sudan election bid

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 14:53
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir is officially nominated to stand for re-election - a post his southern deputy is unlikely to contest.
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Deadly shooting at Japanese bar

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 14:58
related countries: Japan Japan

At least two people are killed and two others injured after a gunman opens fire at a bar in western Japan, officials say.
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Record profit for US central bank

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 15:00
related countries: United States United States

The Federal Reserve books profits of $52.1bn in 2009, allowing the US central bank to pay a record to the Treasury.
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Kamran dropped for final Test

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 15:40
related countries: Australia Australia

Pakistan vice-captain Kamran Akmal is dropped for the third and final Test of the series against Australia after his nightmare display in the second Test.
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Israel-Turkey TV series row grows

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 16:05
related countries: Israel Israel, Turkey Turkey

Israel rebukes Turkey's ambassador over a TV series which depicts Israeli intelligence agents as baby-snatchers.
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Shock jock ban 'to stay in place'

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 16:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The ban on US shock jock Mike Savage entering the UK will remain in place, the British government says.
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Shock jock ban 'to stay in place'

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 16:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The ban on US shock jock Mike Savage entering the UK will remain in place, the British government says.
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Piquet Jr makes switch to Nascar

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 16:14
related countries: United States United States

Nelson Piquet Jr gives up hope of a return to Formula 1 by racing in the American Nascar series in 2010
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Baghdad is gridlocked after raids

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 16:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Chaos in the Iraqi capital as security forces carry out a anti-terror raid, seizing explosives and making multiple arrests.
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China moves to curb economic boom

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 16:46
related countries: China China

China's central bank has stepped in to curb lending in its economy, raising the amount of money banks must set aside as reserves.
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Gunmen seize Britons in Nigeria

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 17:05
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Colombia Colombia
related places: Port Harcourt

Three Britons and a Colombian are kidnapped near Nigeria's oil hub Port Harcourt - the first such attack in many months.
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Bahais go on trial in Iran

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 17:16
related countries: Iran Iran

The trial of seven members of the Bahai faith begins in Iran.
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Witness U-turn boosts Roy Bennett

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 17:39
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The key prosecution witness in the trial of Zimbabwe politician Roy Bennett contradicts much of the state's case in his testimony.
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Schumacher pleased by test return

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 17:49
related countries: Spain Spain

Michael Schumacher says he felt "comfortable" on his track return in a GP2 car before his Formula 1 comeback
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Saudi forces 'oust Yemeni rebels'

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 17:52
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

Saudi troops regain control of a border village occupied by Yemeni rebels, the kingdom's deputy defence minister says.
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Church attacks

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 17:55
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

'Allah' controversy upsets Malaysia religious harmony
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Italy 'to open transgender jail'

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 18:08
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy is to open one of the world's first prisons for the exclusive use of transgender inmates.
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Campbell defends Iraq war dossier

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 18:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Tony Blair's ex-spokesman Alastair Campbell says he defends "every word" of the September 2002 dossier on Iraq's weapons.
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Explosives alert closes US port

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 18:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Morehead City

A major US port in North Carolina is closed after containers carrying explosive material are found to be punctured.
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UK minister's niece guilty of murder

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 18:26
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

The niece of UK junior defence minister Quentin Davies is jailed for 15 years for murdering a man at her flat near Paris.
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India-Bangladesh telephone deal

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 18:33
related countries: India India, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Indian telecommunications firm Bharti Airtel agrees to buy about 70% of the fourth largest mobile company in Bangladesh.
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One dead in Sri Lanka poll attack

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 18:51
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Gunmen in Sri Lanka fire on a bus in the south of the island, killing a supporter of opposition candidate Sarath Fonseka.
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UK minister's niece guilty of murder

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 18:55
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

The niece of UK junior defence minister Quentin Davies is jailed for 15 years for murdering a man at her flat near Paris.
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Fit for the job?

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 18:58
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian president's absence continues to rankle
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Pair charged over 'occult death'

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 19:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Karachi

A couple in the Pakistani city of Karachi are charged with murdering their baby as part of an alleged "black magic" ritual.
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Egypt beat Nigeria at Nations Cup

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 19:21
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Egypt Egypt

Egypt come from behind to beat Nigeria 3-1 in the opening game of Group C in the Africa Cup of Nations.
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Nigeria lawmakers to see Yar'Adua

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 19:34
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Nigeria's parliament votes to send a delegation to Saudi Arabia to check on absent President Umaru Yar'Adua's health.
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UN child-death campaign 'failed'

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 19:41
related countries: Mali Mali, Benin Benin

A Unicef scheme to cut the rate of child deaths in West Africa failed in Benin, Ghana and Mali, a study claims.
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Top Mexican 'drug baron' arrested

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 21:19
related countries: Mexico Mexico

One of Mexico's most-wanted alleged drug traffickers, Teodoro "El Teo" Garcia Simental, has been arrested, officials say..
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UN probe clears Guatemala leader

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 21:30
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

A UN investigation clears Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom of involvement in the murder of a prominent lawyer.
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US denies killing Iran scientist

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 22:15
related countries: Israel Israel, Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tehran

The US dismisses allegations by Iran that US and Israeli agents killed physicist Massoud Ali Mohammadi in Tehran.
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Indigenous Chileans get apology

Tuesday 12th of January 2010, 22:42
related countries: Chile Chile

Chile's president apologises to the descendants of a group of indigenous people exhibited as human curiosities in Europe.
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