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UN concern about Ecuador killings

Friday 16th of July 2010, 0:28
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

A UN investigator raises concerns about the number of extrajudicial killings in Ecuador, and how few perpetrators are caught.
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BP says oil has stopped leaking

Friday 16th of July 2010, 1:34
related countries: Mexico Mexico

BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well for the first time since 20 April.
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Inside the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Friday 16th of July 2010, 2:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The BBC has been given exclusive access to film the world's most advanced fighter jet - the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, built by Lockheed Martin for the US and UK military.
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Policeman challenges migrant law

Friday 16th of July 2010, 2:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arizona

An Arizona policeman asks a federal court to overturn a state immigration law he says will force him to use racial profiling.
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S Asia rivals to remain in touch

Friday 16th of July 2010, 4:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Islamabad

India and Pakistan agree to remain in touch after wide-ranging talks between their foreign ministers in Islamabad.
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Mexico offers Argentines free gay honeymoon

Friday 16th of July 2010, 7:37
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico City has invited the first Argentinian gay couple to marry under a new law to spend their honeymoon in Mexico with all expenses paid.
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Parliament protesters lose appeal

Friday 16th of July 2010, 8:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Peace protesters camping in London's Parliament Square Gardens lose a Court of Appeal battle against eviction.
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Stunt error throws Pink off stage

Friday 16th of July 2010, 8:55
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Pink

US singer Pink is taken to hospital during a gig in Germany after an on-stage stunt goes wrong.
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Fortress Europe

Friday 16th of July 2010, 8:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

EU deal with Pakistan may hit scores of migrants
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Pakistan market bombing kills six

Friday 16th of July 2010, 9:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Khyber

Six people die in an explosion at a bazaar selling second-hand cars in Pakistan's tribal region of Khyber, on the Nato supply route into Afghanistan.
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BP shares rise on oil leak news

Friday 16th of July 2010, 9:31
related countries: Mexico Mexico

BP shares open more than 5% higher after the group confirms it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico.
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Zimbabwe gets diamond agreement

Friday 16th of July 2010, 9:32
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The body overseeing the trade in "blood diamonds" agrees Zimbabwe can resume limited exports after weeks of deadlocked negotiations.
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Live text - Tour de France stage 12

Friday 16th of July 2010, 9:44
related countries: France France, Luxembourg Luxembourg
related places: Mende, Bourg, Peage

Katusha's Joaquin Rodriguez wins in Mende as defending champion Alberto Contador closes the gap on race leader Andy Schleck to 31 seconds.
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Burberry buys back China stores

Friday 16th of July 2010, 10:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China

British luxury fashion retailer Burberry says it will take direct control of its franchised stores across mainland China.
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Man held over Rwisereka killing

Friday 16th of July 2010, 10:11
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwandan police investigating the murder of opposition politician Andre Kagwa Rwisereka arrest a man.
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Venezuela 'harbours' rebel groups

Friday 16th of July 2010, 10:44
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Venezuela Venezuela

The Colombian government says it has evidence rebel leaders are in Venezuela and it knows where guerrilla camps are located.
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China braced for typhoon and flooding

Friday 16th of July 2010, 10:50
related countries: China China

China is bracing itself for more flooding, as Typhoon Conson heads for the south coast.
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US judge overturns banana ruling

Friday 16th of July 2010, 10:58
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua, United States United States
related places: Dole

A US judge overturns a judgement that ordered food company Dole to pay compensation to six Nicaraguan men.
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Snapped: Bizarre deep-sea creatures of Barrier Reef

Friday 16th of July 2010, 11:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Images of bizarre deep-sea marine life caught on camera by Australian scientists on the Great Barrier Reef.
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No fleeing euro, says China's Wen

Friday 16th of July 2010, 11:42
related countries: China China

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao says his country intends to continue buying euro assets despite recent fears over Europe's debts.
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France holds Chechen 'plotters'

Friday 16th of July 2010, 11:54
related countries: Russia Russia, France France
related places: Moscow, Chechen

Three Chechens charged in France may be linked to the Moscow metro suicide bombings, officials say.
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British teen gets Neighbours role

Friday 16th of July 2010, 11:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British teenager wins a competition to land a dream role in Australian soap opera Neighbours.
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Pakistan and India ministers row

Friday 16th of July 2010, 12:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Islamabad, New Delhi

Pakistan's foreign minister criticises the behaviour of his Indian counterpart during their first talks in two years, while Delhi's man labels the claims "extraordinary".
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Goldman Sachs agrees record fine

Friday 16th of July 2010, 12:09
related countries: United States United States

US banking giant Goldman Sachs agrees to pay $550m to settle civil fraud charges of misleading investors.
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OSCE agrees Kyrgyz police mission

Friday 16th of July 2010, 12:10
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

OSCE member states agree to send a police force to southern Kyrgyzstan, the scene of deadly inter-ethnic violence last month.
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Guinea frees ex-president's son

Friday 16th of July 2010, 12:16
related countries: Guinea Guinea

The eldest son of Guinea's late leader is freed on bail after spending 16 months in jail for alleged drug trafficking.
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BP awaits crucial well test data

Friday 16th of July 2010, 12:16
related countries: Mexico Mexico

BP is awaiting test results from the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, a day after it staunched the flow.
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Fighting on

Friday 16th of July 2010, 12:19
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Freed Cuban dissidents tell of time in jail
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Bangladesh bans radical author

Friday 16th of July 2010, 12:32
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The Bangladeshi government orders mosques and libraries across the country to remove all books written by a controversial Islamic scholar.
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Amiri 'spied for US inside Iran'

Friday 16th of July 2010, 12:33
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US officials say the Iranian scientist who claims to have been tortured by the CIA was a willing and paid spy for years.
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'Suicide bombers' hit Iran mosque

Friday 16th of July 2010, 12:57
related countries: Iran Iran

At least 27 people are killed and 160 injured after suspected Sunni suicide bombers attack a Shia mosque in Iran, officials say.
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US prices fall for a third month

Friday 16th of July 2010, 13:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

The US consumer prices index fell for the third consecutive month in June, raising fears of deflation.
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North inspires Australia to win

Friday 16th of July 2010, 13:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Australia Australia

Part-time spinner Marcus North takes six wickets as Australia complete a resounding 150-run victory over Pakistan in the first Test at Lord's.
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Afridi calls time on Test career

Friday 16th of July 2010, 15:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Australia Australia

Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi is to quit Test cricket after the second game of their series against Australia.
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Funeral service for NZ dolphin

Friday 16th of July 2010, 15:07
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Hundreds of people in New Zealand have attended a funeral service for one of the country's most famous residents - Moko the bottlenose dolphin.
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Iraq hotel fire kills 30 people

Friday 16th of July 2010, 15:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A fire at a hotel in the northern Iraqi city of Suleimaniya kills 30 people, including 14 foreigners, hospital officials say.
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Contador cuts Schleck's Tour lead

Friday 16th of July 2010, 15:26
related countries: France France

Alberto Contador comes second in stage 12 of the Tour de France to reduce Andy Schleck's overall lead to 31 seconds.
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Clooney testifies in fraud trial

Friday 16th of July 2010, 15:59
related countries: Italy Italy

Hollywood star George Clooney appears in court in Italy to testify in the fraud trial of three people accused of using his name to set up a fashion label.
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US banks profit on loans recovery

Friday 16th of July 2010, 16:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

Bank of America and Citigroup report profits boosted by better loan repayments, but sapped by poor revenues.
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'Dozens dead' in Iraq hotel fire

Friday 16th of July 2010, 16:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A fire in a hotel in northern Iraq has killed 30 people, including 14 foreigners, hospital officials say.
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Row over Canada fighter jet order

Friday 16th of July 2010, 16:38
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Canada's government announces the purchase of 65 new fighter jets in a multi-billion dollar order, sparking a row with the opposition.
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US judge jails Cuba spying couple

Friday 16th of July 2010, 16:50
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

A US judge sentences a former State Department worker to life in prison without the possibility of parole for spying for Cuba.
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UK robbery cash found in Africa

Friday 16th of July 2010, 17:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three men are jailed for a series of cash van robberies in which money and a getaway car turned up in South Africa.
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Nigeria football passports taken

Friday 16th of July 2010, 17:13
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Fraud police in Nigeria seize the passports of four top football officials sacked after the World Cup.
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Agencies row over N Korea health

Friday 16th of July 2010, 17:19
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The World Health Organization says Amnesty's report on North Korea's health system is unscientific and outdated.
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German bishop resigns over abuse

Friday 16th of July 2010, 17:24
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Lutheran

The world's first female Lutheran bishop, Maria Jepsen, resigns in Germany over the handling of an alleged sex abuse case.
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Pakistan accused over Swat deaths

Friday 16th of July 2010, 17:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Swat

The Pakistani army has carried out 238 extrajudicial killings of people in the Swat Valley since September 2009, says a report from Human Rights Watch.
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Oil stoppage going well, BP says

Friday 16th of July 2010, 17:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico

BP says it is encouraged by the first test data following its stoppage of the oil from its leaking Gulf of Mexico well.
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Venezuela rejects Bogota charges

Friday 16th of July 2010, 18:27
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Bogota, Caracas

Venezuela recalls its ambassador to Colombia as it rejects Bogota's accusation of sheltering Colombian rebels in its territory.
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Orange Mass gets red card for Dutch priest

Friday 16th of July 2010, 18:52
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A Catholic priest in the Netherlands is suspended for holding an orange-themed Mass in support of the Dutch football team.
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George Clooney in court appearance

Friday 16th of July 2010, 20:06
related countries: Italy Italy

Actor George Clooney has appeared in court in Italy to testify in the fraud trial of three people accused of using his name to set up a fashion label.
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Live - The Open Championship

Friday 16th of July 2010, 20:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen leads after a curtailed second day of the Open Championship, with English pair Paul Casey and Lee Westwood six shots back in third.
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Mexico drug gang 'use car bomb'

Friday 16th of July 2010, 20:28
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A deadly attack blamed on a Mexican drugs gang was a car bomb, officials say, the first of its kind in the country's battle with cartels.
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US stocks down on recovery fears

Friday 16th of July 2010, 20:55
related countries: United States United States

Leading US stock markets tumble more than 2.5% as poor company results and fresh economic data hit investor confidence in the economic recovery.
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Bolt beats rival Powell in Paris

Friday 16th of July 2010, 21:22
related countries: France France, Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Paris

World record holder Usain Bolt beats his fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell to win the 100m at the Diamond League event in Paris in a time of 9.84 seconds.
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Obama cautious on spill progress

Friday 16th of July 2010, 21:29
related countries: Mexico Mexico

President Obama says there is much work to do, despite no oil leaking from BP's Gulf of Mexico well for 24 hours.
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US cleric put on terror blacklist

Friday 16th of July 2010, 21:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Washington puts US-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki on a terror blacklist for allegedly planning attacks on the US.
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Clinton voices Lockerbie concerns

Friday 16th of July 2010, 21:49
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton raises concerns over the Lockerbie bomber's release with Foreign Secretary William Hague.
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AIG agrees to $725m fraud payout

Friday 16th of July 2010, 22:50
related countries: United States United States

US insurance giant AIG agrees to pay $725m (£474m) to settle a long-running fraud case against it brought by pension funds.
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'Transfer bid' for Paul, the octopus oracle

Friday 16th of July 2010, 23:25
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain
related places: Paul

A German zoo rejects a "transfer" request from Spain for its star performer at the World Cup - Paul the "psychic" octopus.
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New influences

Friday 16th of July 2010, 23:49
related countries: China China

Young Chinese artists forging connections online
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