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Turning west

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 1:08
related countries: Russia Russia

Georgians choose to learn English ahead of Russian
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Canadian Afghan plan under fire

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 1:20
related countries: Canada Canada, Afghanistan Afghanistan

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's proposed extension of Canada's mission in Afghanistan comes under attack from some opposition parties.
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Muffins for militants

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 2:00
related countries: United States United States

'Rebranded' prison where US tries to reintegrate Taliban men
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Mexico rescues kidnapped migrants

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 2:09
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

The Mexican navy rescues 10 migrants who had been kidnapped, allegedly by police officers, as they headed towards the US.
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Man United owners to repay loans

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 2:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Payment

Manchester United's American owners are to pay off their high interest Payment-in-Kind (PIK) loans, estimated to be worth around £220m.
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Morocco defends protest camp raid

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 5:13
related countries: Western Sahara Western Sahara, Morocco Morocco

Morocco defends its security forces following a raid at a protest camp in Western Sahara last week in which at least 12 people were killed.
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Singapore sends UK author to jail

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 5:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Singapore Singapore

A Singapore court sentences UK author Alan Shadrake to six weeks in prison for insulting the judiciary in a book on Singapore's death penalty.
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Alpha Conde wins Guinea elections

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 6:27
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Opposition leader Alpha Conde is declared the winner of Guinea's presidential run-off, the election commission says.
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Accolades for ancient city museum

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 6:44
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Cordoba

The southern Spanish archaeological museum known as the Madinat Al Zahra, just outside Cordoba, has been nominated for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
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South Korea raises interest rates

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 7:00
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's central bank raises interest rates to 2.5% from 2.25% in an attempt to cool inflation.
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Pakistan drone strike 'kills 15'

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 7:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Fifteen suspected militants die in a US drone strike in north-western Pakistan, intelligence officials say.
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Young carers 'deserve more help'

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 8:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

There are four times as many young carers in the UK than previously officially recognised, figures published by the BBC suggest.
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Ampatuans in new atrocity claims

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 8:18
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Ampatuan

Human Rights Watch urges the Philippine government to investigate new claims of killings and abductions against the powerful Ampatuan family.
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In pictures

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 8:40
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The scrabble for gems in a Colombian emerald mine
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Douglas earnings case dismissed

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 9:05
related countries: Isle of Man Isle of Man

A New York judge dismisses a demand by the ex-wife of Michael Douglas for half his earnings from this year's sequel to 1987 film Wall Street.
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Man Utd owners set to repay loans

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 9:05
related countries: United States United States

Manchester United's American owners will reduce the financial pressure on the club by paying off high-interest loans, estimated to be worth £220m.
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Asteroid dust picked up by probe

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 9:22
related countries: Japan Japan

A deep-space probe that returned to earth in June managed to bring back dust from an asteroid, Japanese scientists confirm.
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McGovern drama 'fails soldiers'

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 9:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A BBC drama about British troops in Afghanistan "fails the soldiers on the front line", a prominent Iraq war veteran claims.
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Bullish Gooch backs bowling call

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 9:41
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England batting coach Graham Gooch defends the decision to rest all four front line bowlers for the final Ashes warm-up game against Australia A.
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Iran charges Germans with spying

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 9:57
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran has charged two Germans with spying after they interviewed the son of a woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, reports say.
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Colombian troops kill 13 rebels

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 10:10
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Ecuador Ecuador

Colombian military officials say air and ground forces targeted a rebel camp near the Ecuador border, killing at least 13 rebels.
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Gayle falls for 333 in Galle Test

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 10:43
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Chris Gayle hits 333 - the joint 12th highest Test innings of all time - as West Indies amass 580-9 against Sri Lanka, who close day two 526 behind at 54-1.
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Suspected arms dealer flown to US

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 11:13
related countries: Russia Russia, Thailand Thailand, United States United States

After months of legal wrangling, alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout is flown out of Thailand to face trial in the US.
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Changing face of Sudanese capital

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 11:28
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Will Ross reports on the changing face of the Sudanese capital
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UK inflation rate rises to 3.2%

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 11:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK inflation rate rose unexpectedly to 3.2% in October, prompting another letter from the Bank of England governor.
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New hope?

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 11:48
related countries: China China

What Aung San Suu Kyi's release means for China's jailed dissidents
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Murray to face Federer in London

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 11:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Andy Murray will play world number two Roger Federer in the round-robin stage of the ATP World Tour Finals in London, which start on Sunday.
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Argentina-Uruguay mill row ends

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 11:56
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Uruguay Uruguay

Argentina and Uruguay both voice satisfaction as an accord is reached to end their long-running dispute over a paper mill.
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First orders for Chinese jetliner

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 12:01
related countries: China China

Chinese firm Comac takes its first orders for C919 passenger jets as it seeks to take on Airbus and Boeing.
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Pirate pressure

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 12:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

How British Somalis helped bring the kidnapped Chandlers their freedom
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China crowned supercomputer king

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 12:25
related countries: China China
related places: Tianhe

China's Tianhe-1A supercomputer has been confirmed as the most powerful in the world running at a peak speed of 2.57 petaflops.
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Payout for ex-Guantanamo inmates

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 12:27
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Around a dozen men, who accused British security forces of colluding in their torture overseas, are to get millions of pounds in compensation.
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Carroll to start against France

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 12:31
related countries: Jordan Jordan, France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wembley, Sunderland

Newcastle striker Andy Carroll will make his England debut against France at Wembley on Wednesday, along with Sunderland's Jordan Henderson.
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Suspected arms dealer flown to US

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 12:36
related countries: Russia Russia, Thailand Thailand, United States United States

After months of legal wrangling, alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout is flown out of Thailand to face trial in the US.
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Nigeria reports seized Iran arms

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 13:06
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Iran Iran

Nigeria says it has reported its seizure of a shipment of Iranian weapons to the United Nations Security Council.
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'Billions lost' in India sell-off

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 13:22
related countries: India India

Federal auditors accuse India's former telecommunications minister of underselling mobile phone licences worth billions of dollars.
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'Anger and fear turn into violence in Haiti'

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 13:23
related countries: Haiti Haiti

A cholera outbreak in Haiti has led to violent clashes between locals and UN troops.
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Egypt 'police abuse' probe urged

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 13:33
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Rights group Amnesty International demands a full investigation into claims that a second young man was tortured to death at a police station in Egypt.
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Eight held over deadly China fire

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 13:51
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

Chinese police detain eight people after a fire in a Shanghai tower block that killed at least 53 people, with unlicensed welders blamed for the blaze.
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Oil workers seized in Niger Delta

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 13:52
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger, United States United States

Armed militants in Nigeria seize seven local oil workers in an attack on an oil rig run by US firm ExxonMobil in the Niger Delta.
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Overseas sales boost for Wal-Mart

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 14:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mart

The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, reports a 9% rise in quarterly profits as overseas growth offsets falling US sales.
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Does Dublin need an EU bailout?

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 14:32
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The European Union is facing a "survival crisis" if the single currency fails because of the debt faced by some of the euro zone countries.
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Election losers protest in Guinea

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 14:38
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Guinea's security forces fire tear gas at protesting supporters of Cellou Dalein Diallo, the defeated candidate in presidential election.
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Habana out of South Africa tour

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 14:41
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Winger Bryan Habana will miss the remainder of South Africa's European tour after breaking a bone in his hand in training for the game with Scotland.
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Austrian trial of Chechens opens

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 14:51
related countries: Austria Austria

The trial is taking place in Austria of three Chechens accused of being linked to the killing of a former bodyguard of the Chechen president.
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French cuisine on UN culture list

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 15:11
related countries: Colombia Colombia, France France, Mexico Mexico

UN cultural organisation Unesco adds France's traditional gastronomic meal to the world's intangible heritage list along with Mexican food and Colombian songs.
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Taiwan passes law after landslide

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 15:32
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

After a series of deadly landslides, Taiwan's legislature backs a law requiring all land to be assessed for possible dangers.
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Obama releases book for children

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 15:34
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama releases a children's book entitled Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to my Daughters, a 31-page work celebrating Americans.
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Sectarian violence in south Egypt

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 16:23
related countries: Egypt Egypt

At least 10 houses have been burnt down in a confrontation between Christians and Muslims in southern Egypt.
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UN troops kill Haitian protester

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 16:38
related countries: Haiti Haiti

A man is killed in clashes with UN peacekeepers in Haiti, where some people accuse Nepalese peacekeepers of causing a deadly cholera epidemic.
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Delhi rescue bid goes into night

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 16:56
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Police in the Indian capital Delhi continue their search for survivors of Tuesday's building collapse which so far has killed at least 66 people.
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Prince William to marry next year

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 17:17
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Prince William is to marry long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton next year after the couple became engaged in Kenya, Clarence House says.
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US defence chief sees Iran rift

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 17:23
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US defence secretary Robert Gates says hard-hitting UN sanctions have created a rift between the country's supreme leader and president.
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French envoys 'attacked in Iran'

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 18:04
related countries: Iran Iran, France France
related places: Tehran

France accuses Iranian security services of "unacceptable acts of violence" on diplomatic personnel at the ambassador's residence in Tehran.
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Rangel guilty on 11 ethics counts

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 18:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: House, New York

An eight-member House ethics panel finds Democratic Representative Charles Rangel of New York guilty on 11 counts of breaking House rules.
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Live - Scotland v Faroe Islands

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 19:33
related countries: Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

Scotland take on the Faroe Islands in an international friendly at Pittodrie.
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GM share offer could raise $18bn

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 20:07
related countries: United States United States

US car giant General Motors says its offer of shares to the public could raise $18bn - $5bn more than first hoped.
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Colombia to extradite 'drug lord'

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 20:18
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Colombia Colombia, United States United States

Colombia's president promises to extradite an alleged Venezuelan drugs lord to Venezuela rather than the US, where he is also wanted.
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Soldier awarded US Medal of Honor

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 20:20
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, United States United States
related places: Hiawatha, America, Iowa, Honor

A soldier from a small town in Iowa becomes the first living recipient of America's highest military decoration since the Vietnam War.
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England 2018 bid rated 'low risk'

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 20:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's 2018 World Cup bid is viewed as low risk by Fifa, though the world governing body raises concerns over training camp and hotel provision.
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Indonesia condemns maid torture

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 20:35
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has demanded justice for the "extraordinary torture" of an Indonesian maid in Saudi Arabia.
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Foetuses found in Thai temple

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 20:55
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Police in Thailand find the remains of more than 300 human foetuses hidden in a Buddhist temple in the capital, Bangkok.
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Haiti cholera deaths pass 1,000

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 21:08
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Health officials in Haiti say more than 1,000 people have died from cholera, as the outbreak spreads there.
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Sudan 'to hold independence poll'

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 21:26
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Rival officials from Sudan underline to the UN Security Council their commitment to hold a referendum on independence for Southern Sudan.
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Scotland overpower Faroe Islands

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 21:48
related countries: Faroe Islands Faroe Islands, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Aberdeen

Manager Craig Levein gives debuts to seven players as Scotland ease to victory over the Faroe Islands in Aberdeen.
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Freed Chandlers arrive back in UK

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 21:48
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Heathrow

Paul and Rachel Chandler have landed at Heathrow after being held hostage by Somali pirates for more than a year.
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Eurozone must 'resist alarmism'

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 21:56
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The European Commission warns against "alarmism" as it confirms talks with the Irish Republic over its "serious banking problems".
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Rare pink diamond sells for £29m

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 22:21
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

One of the world's rarest diamonds sells for the record price of $46 million (£29m) after going under the hammer in Switzerland.
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Lessons learned in Afghanistan?

Tuesday 16th of November 2010, 23:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Has the coalition learned the lessons from previous foreign interventions in Afghanistan?
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