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In pictures

Monday 4th of January 2010, 0:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Italy Italy

Afghan amputees and the Italian who helps them
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Hewitt's Europe

Monday 4th of January 2010, 0:43
related countries: Spain Spain

The pitfalls of the EU presidency for Spain's PM
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India student killing condemned

Monday 4th of January 2010, 5:02
related countries: India India, Aruba Aruba

The Indian and Australian governments condemn the killing of an Indian student in Melbourne on Saturday night.
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US lifts HIV/Aids immigration ban

Monday 4th of January 2010, 5:06
related countries: United States United States

The US lifts a 22-year immigration ban that stopped anyone with HIV/Aids from entering the country.
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Solomon Islands struck by quakes

Monday 4th of January 2010, 5:44
related countries: Solomon Islands Solomon Islands

Two earthquakes strike the Solomon Islands, prompting a tsunami warning but causing no significant damage.
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Mardell's America

Monday 4th of January 2010, 5:52
related countries: United States United States

Is senator's lone stand US politics at its worst, or best?
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US toughens air screening rules

Monday 4th of January 2010, 8:13
related countries: United States United States

Passengers flying to the US from or via 14 nations deemed a security risk face tougher screening, under new measures.
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'Dozens die' in India cold wave

Monday 4th of January 2010, 9:01
related countries: India India

Dozens of people die in a cold wave sweeping through northern India, the country's state broadcaster Doordarshan says.
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'Many dead' in India boat capsize

Monday 4th of January 2010, 9:10
related countries: India India
related places: At

At least 19 people are feared drowned after a boat capsized in a river in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal.
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Bloody fighting hits Somali town

Monday 4th of January 2010, 9:12
related countries: Somalia Somalia

At least 47 people are killed and 100 injured in fighting in the Somali town of Dhuusa Marreeb, a human rights worker says.
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Gabon workers lose long lunches

Monday 4th of January 2010, 9:57
related countries: Gabon Gabon

New working hours are introduced for civil servants in Gabon, with lunch-breaks slashed from three hours to 30 minutes.
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US 'plotters' in Pakistan court

Monday 4th of January 2010, 10:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Five US nationals suspected of plotting attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan appear in a Pakistani court.
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South African president to marry third wife

Monday 4th of January 2010, 10:24
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is set to get married to his third wife, two years after his second, officials say.
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Burma leader in election warning

Monday 4th of January 2010, 10:37
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's military leader Than Shwe urges people to make "correct choices" this year, in the nation's first poll for two decades.
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Somali axeman 'was held in Kenya'

Monday 4th of January 2010, 10:55
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Denmark Denmark, Somalia Somalia

A man accused of trying to kill Danish Muhammad cartoonist Kurt Westergaard was previously held by Kenyan police, reports say.
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Monday 4th of January 2010, 10:57
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea suggests a joint search with the North, for the remains of soldiers killed in the war nearly 60 years ago.
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German anti-Nazi leader dies aged 98

Monday 4th of January 2010, 11:16
related countries: Germany Germany

A prominent member of the anti-Nazi resistance in Germany during World War II, Freya von Moltke, dies, aged 98.
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Beijing hit by record snowfall

Monday 4th of January 2010, 11:41
related countries: China China

Beijing officials close schools and mobilise residents to clear roads after the heaviest snowfall for nearly 60 years.
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Philippines orders piracy classes

Monday 4th of January 2010, 11:58
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines is to start mandatory anti-piracy classes for its many sailors deployed internationally.
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Live - South Africa v England

Monday 4th of January 2010, 12:00
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cape Town

Matt Prior hits an unbeaten fifty as England reach 241-7 at stumps in reply to South Africa's 291 on day two of the third Test in Cape Town.
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Egyptian-Palestinian leaders meet

Monday 4th of January 2010, 12:16
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas meets Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak to discuss efforts to restart peace talks.
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China oil spill hits Yellow River

Monday 4th of January 2010, 13:04
related countries: China China

An oil spill in northern China reaches the Yellow River, which supplies millions of people with drinking water.
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Afghan blasts kill five soldiers

Monday 4th of January 2010, 13:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Five servicemen from the US and UK are killed in Afghanistan - the first deaths blamed on hostile action in 2010.
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Dubai to open world's tallest tower

Monday 4th of January 2010, 13:43
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Dubai

The world's tallest building, standing at over 800m (2,625ft), is due to open in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
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Indian police chief to lose medal

Monday 4th of January 2010, 14:04
related countries: India India
related places: Haryana

The former police chief of the northern Indian state of Haryana, SPS Rathore, is to be stripped of his police medal.
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Effigy of Obama hanged in US town

Monday 4th of January 2010, 14:15
related countries: United States United States

The US Secret Service investigates as an effigy of Barack Obama is found hanging in the home town of ex-President Jimmy Carter.
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India police 'attend crime party'

Monday 4th of January 2010, 14:24
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Five police officers in India's Mumbai city are suspended after reports that they attended a party hosted by a notorious criminal.
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Karzai orders MPs to cancel break

Monday 4th of January 2010, 14:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan president suspends a parliamentary recess until a new cabinet is approved after MPs reject most nominated ministers.
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India v Sri Lanka live score

Monday 4th of January 2010, 14:42
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

Scorecard from the triangular one-day international match between India and Sri Lanka in Dhaka.
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Greece prepares 2010 economy plan

Monday 4th of January 2010, 14:46
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece is to tell the European Commission how it plans to control its public finances and turn round its economy.
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US screening unfair, says Nigeria

Monday 4th of January 2010, 14:52
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United States United States

Nigeria says the US has acted unfairly by singling out Nigerian air passengers for screening after an attempt to bomb a jet.
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Foreigners in Iran protest seized

Monday 4th of January 2010, 15:23
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iran says it detained several foreign nationals during violent anti-government demonstrations in Tehran a week ago.
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Hotel raids net unmarried couples

Monday 4th of January 2010, 15:39
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Dozens of unmarried couples in Malaysia could face charges and jail terms after being caught in hotel rooms by the Islamic morality police.
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'Missing arms spark Yemen alert'

Monday 4th of January 2010, 16:00
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Embassy closures in Yemen followed Yemeni forces losing track of six trucks of arms and explosives, say reports.
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South Africa make England fight

Monday 4th of January 2010, 16:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cape Town

England's batsmen are guilty of playing some poor shots to end day two of the third Test on 241-7 in reply to South Africa's 291.
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US screening unfair, says Nigeria

Monday 4th of January 2010, 16:40
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United States United States

Nigeria says the US has acted unfairly by singling out Nigerian air passengers for screening after an attempt to bomb a jet.
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Kenya holds 'rhino poaching gang'

Monday 4th of January 2010, 16:49
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan authorities arrest a gang suspected of killing a white rhino and cutting off its horns for sale on the black market.
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France armed gang steals millions

Monday 4th of January 2010, 17:05
related countries: France France

An armed gang steals several million euros from an armoured van transporting the cash to a bank in southern France.
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Dubai opens world's tallest tower

Monday 4th of January 2010, 17:33
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Dubai

Dubai opens the world's tallest building - towering 828m (2,716ft) - in a dramatic fireworks ceremony.
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Third Western Yemen embassy shuts

Monday 4th of January 2010, 17:59
related countries: Yemen Yemen, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

France follows the US and UK in shutting its Yemen embassy, after threats by a group linked to an alleged plane bomb plot.
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'Vast' tomb found south of Cairo

Monday 4th of January 2010, 18:38
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Archaeologists in Egypt say they have found the largest known tomb in the ancient necropolis of Sakkara, to the south of Cairo.
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US 'debating next steps' on Iran

Monday 4th of January 2010, 19:23
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US says it has begun talks with "like-minded nations" on what steps to take next against Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Yemen instability 'a wide threat'

Monday 4th of January 2010, 20:12
related countries: Yemen Yemen, United States United States

The US says Yemen instability is a global threat, as embassies close after threats by a group behind an alleged plane bomb.
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Moussaoui loses 9/11 appeal case

Monday 4th of January 2010, 21:58
related countries: United States United States

A US appeals court upholds the conviction and life sentence of 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui.
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Hacker pokes fun at Spanish PM with image of Mr Bean

Monday 4th of January 2010, 22:47
related countries: Spain Spain

In a dig at the Spanish prime minister, a computer hacker replaces a picture of him on the EU presidency site, with one of the hapless Mr Bean.
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US charges over tattooed children

Monday 4th of January 2010, 23:36
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States

A man and woman in the US state of Georgia face charges for using a modified guitar string to tattoo six of their children.
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Third Obama gatecrasher revealed

Monday 4th of January 2010, 23:49
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: White House

A third uninvited guest attended a White House dinner for India's prime minister in November, the US secret service says.
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