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Mauritania fatwa bans mutilation

Monday 18th of January 2010, 0:01
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Islamic scholars in Mauritania sign a fatwa banning the practice of female genital mutilation, in a move welcomed by women.
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Tycoon's touch

Monday 18th of January 2010, 0:39
related countries: Chile Chile

Chile president-elect promises happy times ahead
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Guinea leader ends exile silence

Monday 18th of January 2010, 1:45
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Guinea's military leader Capt Moussa Dadis Camara speaks out for the first time since surviving an assassination attempt.
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Chavez seizes foreign supermarket

Monday 18th of January 2010, 4:34
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Venezuela Venezuela, France France

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez expropriates a French-Colombian supermarket, accusing it of raising prices.
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Somali pirates battle over ransom

Monday 18th of January 2010, 4:48
related countries: Greece Greece, Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates have been fighting over a huge ransom paid to free a Greek-flagged oil tanker, pirates and a maritime official say.
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Ukraine poll heading for run-off

Monday 18th of January 2010, 6:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Exit polls in Ukraine suggest no candidate has won outright in presidential elections, the first since the 2004-5 revolution.
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Japan Airlines shares just 5 yen

Monday 18th of January 2010, 7:01
related countries: Japan Japan

Shares in the troubled Japan Airlines plunge to a record low of 5 yen ( 6 cents, 3 pence) before an expected bankruptcy filing.
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In pictures

Monday 18th of January 2010, 7:16
related countries: Japan Japan

Dogs in Japan are fashion accessories as well as pets
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William opens NZ Supreme Court

Monday 18th of January 2010, 7:43
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Prince William delivers his first major speech as a senior member of the Royal Family, opening New Zealand's Supreme Court building.
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William opens NZ Supreme Court

Monday 18th of January 2010, 7:43
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Prince William delivers his first major speech as a senior member of the Royal Family, opening New Zealand's Supreme Court building.
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UN chief urges Haiti aid patience

Monday 18th of January 2010, 8:17
related countries: Haiti Haiti

The UN secretary general appeals to Haitians to be patient, as many quake survivors are left to fend for themselves.
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Israel PM's wife lawsuit 'false'

Monday 18th of January 2010, 9:24
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu attacks a slanderous a lawsuit filed against his wife by a former housekeeper.
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China allows texting in Xinjiang

Monday 18th of January 2010, 9:42
related countries: China China
related places: Xinjiang

Text messaging service is allowed in China's Xinjiang region, six months after nearly 200 people were killed in riots.
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Haiti quake: Aid workers' diaries

Monday 18th of January 2010, 10:01
related countries: Haiti Haiti, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Aid workers tells us about the relief operation
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Somali pirates free Greek tanker

Monday 18th of January 2010, 10:18
related countries: Greece Greece, Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates free a Greek-owned oil tanker, a day after one of the largest ransoms ever paid was dropped on board, the pirates and officials say.
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Renault to keep Clio in France

Monday 18th of January 2010, 10:36
related countries: Turkey Turkey, France France

Renault says some new Clio models will be built in France, calming fears that production would move to Turkey.
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Tributes to veteran Indian leader

Monday 18th of January 2010, 10:42
related countries: India India
related places: Calcutta

Thousands queue up in the Indian city of Calcutta to see the body of communist leader Jyoti Basu, who died aged 95 on Sunday.
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Pope gunman freed in Turkey

Monday 18th of January 2010, 10:49
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Mehmet Ali Agca, who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981, is freed from jail in Turkey, repeating his claim to be a messiah.
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Nigeria troops patrols riot city

Monday 18th of January 2010, 11:31
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Jos

Troops and riot police patrol the Nigerian city of Jos, after fighting between gangs of Muslim and Christian youths.
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N Korea says sanctions must end

Monday 18th of January 2010, 11:39
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea says it will not return to stalled international talks on its nuclear disarmament until sanctions are lifted.
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Dispute over Gulf's name halts Islamic Solidarity Games

Monday 18th of January 2010, 11:52
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: `Arab

The Islamic Solidarity Games, due to be held in Iran in April, are called off because of a dispute with Arab countries over what to call the Gulf.
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Palestinians urged on Gaza crimes

Monday 18th of January 2010, 12:25
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Palestinian groups call on the West Bank and Gaza authorities to investigate war crimes allegations.
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Hull sign Zaki for rest of season

Monday 18th of January 2010, 12:25
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Hull sign Egypt striker Amr Zaki on loan until the end of the season from Zamalek.
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IMF head in 'double-dip' warning

Monday 18th of January 2010, 12:26
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

The International Monetary Fund head warns of another downturn, even as German and French growth forecasts are raised.
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US men allege torture in Pakistan

Monday 18th of January 2010, 12:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Five US citizens being held in Pakistan on suspicion of plotting attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan allege they are being tortured.
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West Bank mosque attack arrests

Monday 18th of January 2010, 12:54
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israeli police arrest 10 people in a raid as part of investigations into an arson attack on a West Bank mosque.
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Essien ruled out of Nations Cup

Monday 18th of January 2010, 13:06
related countries: Angola Angola

Ghana and Chelsea's Michael Essien will miss the rest of the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola with a knee injury.
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Sharapova slumps to shock defeat

Monday 18th of January 2010, 13:10
related countries: Russia Russia, Aruba Aruba

Maria Sharapova is sent crashing out of the Australian Open at the first hurdle, losing 7-6 (7-4) 3-6 6-4 to fellow Russian Maria Kirilenko.
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Pope hunter

Monday 18th of January 2010, 13:18
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish gunman's motive may never be known
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SA condemns World Cup stab-vests

Monday 18th of January 2010, 13:29
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's authorities condemn a company for selling stab-vests in national colours to football fans for the World Cup.
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Ukraine's Orange leader voted out

Monday 18th of January 2010, 13:46
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Incumbent Viktor Yushchenko is defeated in Ukraine's presidential election as his two main rivals progress to a second round.
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EU aid for Haiti tops 400m euros

Monday 18th of January 2010, 14:04
related countries: Haiti Haiti

The EU pledges more than 400m euros (£354m) in emergency aid for Haiti, as rescuers battle to help earthquake survivors.
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Damascus scene

Monday 18th of January 2010, 14:49
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

In Syria's trendy capital, sexual equality is elusive
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Burma court hears Suu Kyi appeal

Monday 18th of January 2010, 14:53
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's Supreme Court hears a last appeal against the extended house arrest of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Blast wrecks Ukrainian hospital

Monday 18th of January 2010, 15:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Several people are thought missing after an explosion partly demolishes a hospital in Ukraine, killing at least five people.
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German and Israeli cabinets meet

Monday 18th of January 2010, 15:32
related countries: Israel Israel, Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Israel's leaders she is willing to back new sanctions on Iran.
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France in fresh Explorer warning

Monday 18th of January 2010, 15:42
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

France echoes calls by the German government for web users to find an alternative to Microsoft's Internet Explorer.
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Extradition for 'dirty war' pilot

Monday 18th of January 2010, 15:53
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Spain Spain

A Spanish court agrees to extradite a pilot held over "death flights" during the 1976-1983 rule of Argentina's junta.
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Two dead in S Lanka poll attacks

Monday 18th of January 2010, 16:17
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Two rival activists are killed in separate attacks in Sri Lanka ahead of a presidential election next week, officials say.
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Henry escapes ban over handball

Monday 18th of January 2010, 16:21
related countries: Ireland Ireland, France France

Thierry Henry will not be punished by Fifa for his handball in France's World Cup play-off against the Republic of Ireland.
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Iraq prepares to sue Blackwater

Monday 18th of January 2010, 16:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackwater

Iraq begins collecting signatures for a class action lawsuit for people killed in incidents involving US security firm Blackwater.
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Somali protest at Kenya arrests

Monday 18th of January 2010, 16:40
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia
related places: Nairobi

Somalia sends a letter of protest to Kenya after 12 MPs were arrested by police investigating Friday's riots in Nairobi.
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Deadly flash floods hit Mid-east

Monday 18th of January 2010, 17:26
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel

Heavy rain and flash floods in Egypt and Israel kill seven people and cause chaos.
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Poor DR Congo offers aid to Haiti

Monday 18th of January 2010, 17:39
related countries: Haiti Haiti, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo, beset by poverty and conflict, announces $2.5m of aid to help Haiti cope with a devastating earthquake.
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Haiti quake toll 'may be 200,000'

Monday 18th of January 2010, 17:57
related countries: Haiti Haiti, United States United States

A US general sounds a grim warning on the death toll from Haiti's quake, as many survivors' desperate wait for aid goes on.
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Militants attack Afghan capital

Monday 18th of January 2010, 18:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Taliban gunmen and suicide bombers attack buildings in Kabul, setting off explosions and sparking gun battles.
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Turkmenbashi's arch to be removed from centre of capital

Monday 18th of January 2010, 18:26
related countries: Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

A giant arch topped by a gold-plated statue of Turkmenistan's late leader, Saparmyrat Niyazov, is to be removed from the centre of the country's capital.
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Angola 0-0 Algeria

Monday 18th of January 2010, 18:38
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Hosts Angola and Algeria battle to a goalless draw as both sides reach the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.
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Fears over Indian rapist release

Monday 18th of January 2010, 18:53
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British journalist who was raped in India says she fears her attacker could be released without her knowledge.
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Obama campaigns in key Senate race

Monday 18th of January 2010, 19:23
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama campaigns in Massachusetts ahead of a hard-fought election to replace the late Ted Kennedy.
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Canada jails truck bomb plotter

Monday 18th of January 2010, 21:18
related countries: Canada Canada

A key figure in a plot to set off three truck bombs in eastern Canada is sentenced to life imprisonment.
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Live - Australian Open

Monday 18th of January 2010, 23:56
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Novak Djokovic is in action on day two of the Australian Open after wins for Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Britain's Katie O'Brien and Louk Sorensen of Ireland.
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