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Petraeus warns on Afghan security

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 0:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The man chosen to take charge of the US military in Afghanistan warns of an escalation of violence in the coming months.
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What next?

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 0:44
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The future of outgoing Philippine leader Gloria Arroyo
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Google in 'new approach' on China

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 1:56
related countries: China China

Google announces a "new approach" in China as it battles with Beijing over the censorship of internet search results.
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Illegal Ghana mine owner arrested

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 3:38
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Ghanaian police have arrested the owner of a gold mine which collapsed on Sunday, burying dozens of miners.
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India Maoists kill 26 policemen

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 3:48
related countries: India India
related places: At

At least 26 policemen are killed in a Maoist attack in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, police tell the BBC.
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Guatemala rejects prison demands

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 3:54
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

The Guatemalan government says it will not meet prison gangs' demands, after the murder of a prison official.
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Hurricane hits Gulf oil clean-up

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 6:02
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Oil clean-up activities like skimming and controlled burning are halted because of the arrival of Hurricane Alex in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Iran scientist 'flees US captors'

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 6:11
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

A man claiming to be a kidnapped Iranian nuclear scientist says he has escaped from US custody, in a video on Iranian TV.
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Italy seeks to end crucifix ban

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 6:15
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian government appeals to the European court of human rights to overturn a ban on crucifixes in Italy's classrooms.
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Kashmir minister defends police

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 6:46
related countries: India India
related places: Jammu

The chief minister of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir defends police accused of killing unarmed civilian protesters.
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Stolen identities

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 7:15
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

Why every Puerto Rican is getting a new birth certificate
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Putin fears 'spy' harm to US ties

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 7:27
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russian PM Vladimir Putin says he hopes arrests in the US over an alleged spy ring will not harm US-Russian relations.
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TV veteran Larry King to end show

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 8:14
related countries: United States United States

US chat show host Larry King announces he is to end his record-breaking nightly show in the autumn.
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UK 'to launch torture inquiry'

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 8:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is to announce an inquiry into claims its security services were complicit in torture, the BBC understands.
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'Mark of quality'

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 8:36
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Why would Estonia want to join the troubled euro?
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ICC rejects Howard presidency bid

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 8:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The International Cricket Council rejects former Australian Prime Minister John Howard as a candidate for its next president.
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Bodies found at China landslide

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 9:50
related countries: China China

Teams searching for about 100 people buried by a landslide in China find three bodies, as hopes of survivors fade.
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Struggling Torres backed by Villa

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 10:01
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay, Portugal Portugal, Spain Spain

David Villa defends his Spain team-mate Fernando Torres following criticism of the Liverpool striker's performances at the World Cup.
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Turkey inches forward in EU bid

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 10:34
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Cyprus Cyprus

Turkey is due to open a new chapter in its negotiations to join the EU, but a dispute over Cyprus means other chapters are blocked.
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Southern Mexico hit by earthquake

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 10:58
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Oaxaca

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca but no major damage is reported.
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Eight killed in Iraq bomb attacks

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 11:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Eight people are killed, including four policemen and a general, in a series of attacks around Iraq, officials say.
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French folly?

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 11:21
related countries: France France

Workers build medieval castle by hand, from scratch
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Israel 'to expand' flotilla probe

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 11:27
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel is ready to expand the powers of an inquiry into its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, PM Netanyahu says.
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G-Bissau mutineer made army head

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 11:52
related countries: Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Guinea

Guinea-Bissau's president inaugurates mutineer General Antonio Indjai as army chief, despite protests from donors.
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UK diplomat's Iraq 'discomfort'

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 12:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A former top UK diplomat says he felt "very uncomfortable" about going to war in Iraq without United Nations backing.
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Children of rape

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 12:09
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwandan mothers tell of mark left by genocide attack
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Police hurt in India bomb blast

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 12:31
related countries: India India

Police in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh are injured by a bomb a day after 26 die in a Maoist ambush.
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Rights laws don't apply to UK troops

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 12:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Supreme Court rules that troops are not protected by human rights laws on the battlefield.
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Russia plays down US spy arrests

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 13:01
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Washington

Russia insists the arrest of alleged Russian spies in the US will "not negatively affect relations" with Washington.
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South Korean star 'found hanged'

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 13:04
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

A popular South Korean actor and singer is found dead at his home in Seoul after an apparent suicide, police say.
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Lock of Napoleon's hair sold to mystery buyer

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 13:20
related countries: France France, New Zealand New Zealand

A lock of hair from former French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte sells for more than $13,000 at an auction of memorabilia in New Zealand.
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Injury sidelines Brazil ace Elano

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 13:22
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Brazil Brazil

Elano is ruled out of the World Cup quarter-final against Netherlands with an ankle injury - and could miss the rest of the tournament.
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England fan pays 'intruder' fine

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 13:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An England fan who walked into a dressing room after a World Cup match pays an "admission of guilt" fine in South Africa.
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Turtle egg rescue plan announced

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 13:28
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Scientists announce plans to protect sea turtle nests and eggs from potential impacts of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Obama film premieres in Jakarta

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 13:35
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, United States United States
related places: Jakarta

A film about US President Barack Obama's life as a child in Indonesia premieres in the capital Jakarta.
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Nepal PM quits in live TV address

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 14:00
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepalese Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal announces his resignation in a nationwide televised speech.
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Mueller blames England imbalance

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 14:33
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's two-goal hero Thomas Mueller believes the "alpha-male" culture in the England team will hinder their chances of becoming successful.
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France seeks 10 years for Noriega

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 14:33
related countries: France France, Panama Panama

French prosecutors demand the maximum sentence for Panama's former leader Manuel Noriega on money laundering charges.
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Federer stunned by super Berdych

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 14:50
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Six-time champion Roger Federer sees his defence of the Wimbledon title come to a shock end as he is stunned 6-4 3-6 6-1 6-4 by Czech 12th seed Tomas Berdych.
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Damaging row?

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 15:11
related countries: United States United States

Spy allegations 'won't derail US-Russia ties'
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Huge China bank flotation begins

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 15:24
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, China China

A share sale at Agricultural Bank of China - set to be the world's biggest initial public offering (IPO) - begins in Hong Kong.
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Bulgarians jailed over EU fraud

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 15:40
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

A Bulgarian businessman and accomplices are jailed for embezzling 7.5m euros of EU farm aid.
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Nigeria president suspends team

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 15:48
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria president Goodluck Jonathan suspends the national side from international competition for two years after a poor showing at the World Cup.
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Congo chaos

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 16:04
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Much to celebrate after 50 years of independent rule?
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Death penalty for Iran jail abuse

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 16:15
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Kahrizak

Two men are sentenced to death in Iran over the deaths of three anti-government protesters at Kahrizak jail, reports say.
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Outstanding 2010

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 16:16
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United States United States

South American teams outdo rivals in South Africa
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Haiti's President sets poll date

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 16:22
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Haitian leader Rene Preval sets November date for presidential and legislative elections.
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Naomi Campbell in war crimes case

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 16:37
related countries: Liberia Liberia

A war crimes court rules that model Naomi Campbell can be called to testify against former Liberian President Charles Taylor.
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'Hezbollah spies' held in Israel

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 17:04
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

Israel arrests a soldier and several civilians suspected of spying for Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, the army says.
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Burundi ex-rebel admits fleeing

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 17:25
related countries: Burundi Burundi

Burundi's main opposition leader and ex-rebel Agathon Rwasa confirms he has gone into hiding, in fear of his life.
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Murray wins to set up Nadal semi

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 17:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray battles past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals, where he will face world number one Rafael Nadal.
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German vote shows Merkel weakness

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 17:56
related countries: Germany Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel suffers the embarrassment of seeing her candidate for president forced into a crunch third round ballot.
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US group sues over 'no-fly' list

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 18:17
related countries: United States United States

The American Civil Liberties Union is to sue the US authorities over the "no-fly" list, saying it stops innocent people from travelling.
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Aguirre resigns as Mexico coach

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 18:47
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Mexico Mexico

Mexico coach Javier Aguirre quits just three days after his team fail to make the World Cup quarter-finals in South Africa.
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New Philippine president sworn in

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 19:23
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III is sworn in as the 15th president of the Philippines, promising to attack corruption.
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Aussies prevent England whitewash

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 19:29
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia win the fourth one-day international by 78 runs to end England's eight-match winning streak.
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Tony Blair to receive US peace medal

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 21:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to receive a prestigious US medal and $100,000 (£67,000) prize for his work in conflict resolution.
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Senate backs Petraeus war role

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 21:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US Senate confirms Gen Petraeus as the new commander in Afghanistan after his predecessor was sacked.
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Merkel candidate wins presidency

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 23:20
related countries: Germany Germany

Christian Wulff - Chancellor Angela Merkel's candidate - is elected German president after three rounds of balloting.
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You can do it!

Wednesday 30th of June 2010, 23:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States

Australian tips for US town aiming to ban bottled water
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