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Official quits over Colombia row

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 0:07
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Colombia Colombia

Senior OAS official Francisco Proana resigns a day before he was due to convene a special meeting of the grouping involving Venezuela and Colombia.
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Chad rules out arresting Bashir

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 0:21
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

Chad says there can be no question of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir being arrested during a visit to the country.
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Schools and museums vie for prize

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 0:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two schools and three major museums are among the buildings up for this year's Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) Stirling Prize.
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Chile bishops seek army pardons

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 1:12
related countries: Chile Chile

The Chilean Bishops' Conference urges the government to pardon people convicted for crimes committed under military rule in the 1970s and 80s.
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Senate passes unemployment bill

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 1:52
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate votes 59 to 39 to restore unemployment benefits, a move expected to help some 2.5 million Americans.
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IMF cancels Haiti's $268m debts

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 2:03
related countries: Haiti Haiti

The International Monetary Fund agrees to cancel Haiti's $268m debt and lend the impoverished Caribbean nation a further $60m.
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Conrad Black released from prison

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 2:20
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Canadian-born newspaper tycoon Conrad Black is released from a US prison on $2m bail, pending an appeal.
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G20 'ringleader' held in Canada

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 3:32
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Toronto

Canadian police arrest a 21-year-old Ontario woman, who they allege was a ringleader for trouble and vandalism at Toronto's G20 summit.
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Conrad Black freed on bail in US

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 4:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

Former media tycoon Conrad Black is spending his first night at home after being released from prison in Florida.
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Credit Suisse profits hit $1.5bn

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 6:14
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss bank Credit Suisse reports higher-than-expected profits of 1.6 billion Swiss francs for the three months to the end of June.
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Fiji leader opens Pacific meeting

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 6:24
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Fiji's military leader Frank Bainimarama opens a hastily-arranged Pacific meeting, after a larger gathering was called off.
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Button seeks improved qualifying

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 6:38
related countries: Germany Germany

McLaren's Jenson Button says he must improve in qualifying to boost his chances of retaining his world title - starting at this weekend's German Grand Prix.
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China vote-buying 'costing more'

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 6:40
related countries: China China

The cost of buying a vote in China's village elections has increased by up to 100 times, an official newspaper reports.
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Why Russian tourists are returning to Cuba

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 6:58
related countries: Russia Russia, Cuba Cuba

For the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union almost 20 years ago, large numbers of Russians are heading back to their former Cold War ally, Cuba.
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US economic prospects 'uncertain'

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 7:02
related countries: United States United States

Shares fall on Wall Street after the US Federal Reserve's Ben Bernanke says the US economic outlook is "unusually uncertain".
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Wagah border ceremony toned down

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 7:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Wagah

Indian and Pakistani border guards agree to drop some of the aggressive gestures during the daily, colourful sunset ceremony on the border at Wagah.
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Ajax boss Jol turns down Fulham

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 8:58
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Martin Jol turns down the chance to become Fulham manager and will stay with Dutch club Ajax.
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Kosovo faces independence ruling

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 9:29
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

International judges are to rule on the legality of Kosovo's secession from Serbia, setting a possible precedent for other breakaway regions.
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Two soldiers die in Afghan rescue

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 9:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British soldiers are shot dead in Afghanistan while trying to rescue a wounded colleague in a "courageous and selfless act".
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North Korea anger at US war games

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 9:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

The US and South Korea's plans to hold joint military exercises pose a major danger to the region, Pyongyang says.
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Taliban leader 'dies making bomb'

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 10:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

A Taliban commander and his assistant died when a bomb they were assembling blew up, Pakistani officials say.
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Germans hot and bothered by sizzling trains

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 10:10
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's high-speed trains may be known by the acronym ICE but stifling heat has sparked a furore over Deutsche Bahn's national rail services.
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Live - Tour de France stage 17

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 10:10
related countries: France France

Alberto Contador battles Andy Schleck to keep hold of the yellow jersey in stage 17 of the Tour de France, which ends with a potentially decisive mountain-top finish on the legendary Col du Tourmalet.
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Home truths for Japan's PM in book by his wife

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 10:37
related countries: Japan Japan

The wife of Japan's prime minister writes a book publicly questioning her husband's ability to lead the country.
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ICC accused of anti-African bias

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 10:55
related countries: Chad Chad, Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

Chad accuses the International Criminal Court of only targeting African leaders, as it welcomes wanted Sudan's Omar al-Bashir.
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Magic Murali takes 800th wicket

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 11:18
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Galle

Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan becomes the first bowler to take 800 Test wickets on the final day of his Test career against India in Galle.
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Major Da Vinci display is planned

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 11:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A major Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition is to be staged in the UK for the first time next year.
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Finland's Nokia profits slump 40%

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 11:50
related countries: Finland Finland
related places: Nokia

Profits at Finnish mobile phone handset company Nokia slump by 40% in the second quarter compared with 2009.
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US drops Indonesia military ban

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 11:53
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, United States United States

The US has announced it will re-establish links with Indonesia's special forces after a 12-year break over their human rights record
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China accused over Tibet unrest

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 12:02
related countries: China China

Chinese security forces used both brutal beatings and lethal force against protesters during unrest in Tibet in 2008, a rights group says.
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Oil firms fund deepsea spill unit

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 12:22
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Four oil firms agree to pool $1bn to fund a new deepsea response unit in the wake of BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Assam halts registration process

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 12:31
related countries: India India

Authorities in India's northeastern Assam state temporarily suspend a registration project after Wednesday's violence.
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Rwanda almost 'corruption free'

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 12:49
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Unlike its neighbours Rwanda has negligible corruption, anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International says.
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DR Congo mine to displace 15,000

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 13:17
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mining firm Randgold says it is to begin mining Africa's largest undeveloped gold deposit, but will have to move 15,000 villagers in eastern DR Congo.
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Servicemen's bodies repatriated

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 13:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The bodies of four servicemen who were killed in four separate incidents in Afghanistan are being repatriated.
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Nato helicopter in Afghan crash

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 14:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two Nato personnel die as their helicopter crashes in southern Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force says.
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Tutu to withdraw from public life

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 14:11
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a leading figure in South Africa's struggle against apartheid, says he is to withdraw from public life.
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Fighting in Yemen leaves 24 dead

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 14:14
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Fighting in Yemen leaves 24 people dead as government forces battle rebels in the north and come under militant attack in the south.
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Cracknell suffers skull fracture

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 14:17
related countries: United States United States

Olympian and TV adventurer James Cracknell is in hospital with a skull fracture after being knocked off his bike in the US.
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US companies in surprising health

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 14:23
related countries: United States United States

A string of US companies announce surprisingly strong second quarter profits, belying fears of an economic slowdown.
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Paramilitary admits 1992 murder

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 14:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A former paramilitary admits murdering a British Army recruitment officer in Derby 18 years ago.
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Contador resists Schleck to retain lead

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 15:45
related countries: France France

Alberto Contador stays with yellow jersey rival Andy Schleck, who wins the 17th stage, all the way up the Col du Tourmalet to remain on course to retain his Tour de France crown.
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Colombia recalls Venezuela envoy

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 15:53
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Venezuela Venezuela

Colombia's ambassador to Venezuela is recalled for talks as the row deepens over accusations Venezuela tolerates Colombian guerrillas on its soil.
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Asean nations 'should go nuclear'

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 15:56
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam calls on its neighbours in the Asean regional group to adopt nuclear power to meet energy demands.
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Plea for release of US hikers held in Iran

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 15:58
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The mothers of two of the three US hikers arrested in Iran have made an emotional plea for their release
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US house sales decline 5% in June

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 16:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: May, June

Sales of existing homes in the US fell in June for the second month running, down a seasonally adjusted 5% from May.
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Del Potro 'expected' at US Open

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 16:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Usta

Defending champion Juan Martin del Potro is 'expected' to return from injury at the US Open, says the USTA.
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China 'main source of EU fakes'

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 16:20
related countries: China China

An EU report says 64% of fake or pirated goods seized in the 27-nation bloc last year came from China - a 10% increase on 2008.
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Kosovo independence 'not illegal'

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 17:05
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Judges at The Hague say Kosovo's secession from Serbia in 2008 was not illegal, as Belgrade insists it will never recognise the territory's independence.
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America's 'secret war'

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 17:06
related countries: United States United States

Mapping strikes by US drones and Islamic militants
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Muralitharan reaches 800 landmark

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 17:06
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan reaches the landmark of 800 Test wickets on the final day of his Test career.
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Ex-conjoined twins reunited with mother

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 17:13
related countries: Australia Australia, Bangladesh Bangladesh

The mother of formerly-conjoined Bangladeshi twins Trishna and Krishna has visited her daughters in Australia for the first time since their separation.
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Baghdad rocket attack kills three

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 17:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A rocket attack on Baghdad's Green Zone has killed three foreign security contractors, the US Embassy says.
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US sanctions three senior Taliban

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 17:22
related countries: United States United States

The US says it is applying sanctions to three Taliban leaders and financiers, which will freeze their assets and travel, officials say.
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Ponting leads Australia fightback

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 17:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Australia Australia

Ricky Ponting passes 12,000 Test runs as Australia recover to close 34 behind at 136-2 after two days of the final Test with Pakistan at Headingley.
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UK to end 'political prosecution'

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 18:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK plans to make it harder for private individuals to secure arrest warrants against visiting foreign dignitaries accused of serious crimes.
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US plane lands despite burst tyre

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 19:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Portland, Atlanta

A Delta Air Lines flight bound for Portland, Oregon has landed safely in Atlanta, Georgia after bursting a tyre on takeoff.
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Oliver fails in 110m hurdles record bid

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 20:13
related countries: Monaco Monaco, United States United States

American David Oliver misses out on the world record as he wins the 110m hurdles in 13.01 seconds in Monaco.
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Maradona backed to stay as coach

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 20:26
related countries: Argentina Argentina

President of Argentina's Football Association Julio Grondona believes Diego Maradona should carry on as manager.
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Kosovo independence 'not illegal'

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 21:06
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia in 2008 did not break international law, top UN judges have ruled in a non-binding decision.
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Rwanda has 'negligible corruption'

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 21:16
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

The anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International has just found Rwanda to be the least corrupt country in East Africa.
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Storm could hit site of BP oil spill

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 21:37
related countries: Mexico Mexico

BP workers in the Gulf of Mexico have stopped drilling a relief well and are preparing to evacuate the oil spill site as a tropical depression nears.
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BP 'buying silence' over oil leak

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 21:52
related countries: Mexico Mexico

BP has sought to 'buy' the best scientists to aid its defence against litigation in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the head of an academic group says.
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Pakistan extends army chief term

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 22:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's prime minister extends the term of the country's army chief by three years, despite him being due to retire in November.
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Spy swap Russian wants to go home

Thursday 22nd of July 2010, 22:42
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Russian nuclear expert freed from prison and sent to the UK in a spy swap says he wants to return home.
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