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The clue in the coin

Monday 18th of October 2010, 0:07
related countries: China China

The find that could re-write Chinese and African history
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France 'warned of terror threat'

Monday 18th of October 2010, 0:19
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, France France

Saudi Arabia has warned France it is the target of an imminent al-Qaeda attack, French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux says.
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'Key time' to solve nature crisis

Monday 18th of October 2010, 2:26
related countries: Japan Japan

A major UN biological diversity meeting, aimed at finding solutions to the world's nature crisis, opens in Japan.
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Three killed in Haiti prison riot

Monday 18th of October 2010, 2:27
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Three Haitian prisoners are killed during a riot put down by UN peacekeepers and Haitian police.
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Japan laments China rally damage

Monday 18th of October 2010, 4:02
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

Japan's prime minister, Naoto Kan, expresses regret over anti-Japanese protests in China during the last two days.
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French PM brands strikes 'illegal'

Monday 18th of October 2010, 5:37
related countries: France France

France's Prime Minister has warned that he will not let strikers who have blockaded the country's oil refineries hold the nation to ransom.
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Australia expands asylum centres

Monday 18th of October 2010, 5:39
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian government unveils plans for two more detention centres to accommodate an increasing number of asylum seekers.
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Coin questions history of Africa

Monday 18th of October 2010, 5:41
related countries: Kenya Kenya, China China

A joint team of Kenyan and Chinese archaeologists have found a coin that suggests early Chinese explorers reached East Africa about 80 years before the first Europeans.
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Coin questions history of Africa

Monday 18th of October 2010, 5:43
related countries: Kenya Kenya, China China

A team of Kenyan and Chinese archaeologists have found a coin that seems to confirm a legendary Chinese explorer reached East Africa almost 80 years before the first Europeans.
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Commonwealth Games probe launched

Monday 18th of October 2010, 6:18
related countries: India India

A group of Indian ministers meets later to begin investigating corruption claims at the Commonwealth Games.
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'Ten years' to solve nature loss

Monday 18th of October 2010, 6:41
related countries: Japan Japan

A UN biodiversity meeting opens in Japan with warnings that the loss of nature is hurting human societies as well as the natural world.
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Service of thanks at Chile mine

Monday 18th of October 2010, 6:53
related countries: Chile Chile

About a dozen of the 33 miners freed after 69 days trapped underground in Chile return to the mine for a service of thanksgiving.
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Fifa row 'will not hurt England'

Monday 18th of October 2010, 7:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A senior Fifa member says the claims over vote selling ahead of the contest to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups wiill not damage England's bid.
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Thai PM defends party in court

Monday 18th of October 2010, 7:53
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's prime minister appears in court to defend his party against corruption allegations, which - if found guilty - could lead to the collapse of the government.
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No foreign media for Burma poll

Monday 18th of October 2010, 8:23
related countries: Burma Burma

Election observers and foreign journalists will not be allowed into Burma for its first polls in two decades, officials say.
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Queen of the Andes

Monday 18th of October 2010, 8:45
related countries: Peru Peru

Why conservationists are trying to protect this towering plant in Peru
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Jackass 3D makes $50m chart debut

Monday 18th of October 2010, 8:52
related countries: United States United States

Jackass 3D, the third film outing for stunt master Johnny Knoxville and friends, tops the US box office with takings of $50m (£31.4m).
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India prices record share offer

Monday 18th of October 2010, 9:01
related countries: India India

The Indian government announces plans to raise up to 155bn rupees ($3.5bn) through the country's largest initial public offering.
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Is France about to run out of fuel?

Monday 18th of October 2010, 9:08
related countries: France France

Fears of petrol shortages are mounting in France, with the petroleum industry admitting it cannot hold on forever as strikes against pension reform intensify ahead of another wave of mass protests.
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Eurostar services to Brussels hit

Monday 18th of October 2010, 9:22
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Thousands of Eurostar passengers have had to change their travel plans because of industrial action on Belgium's rail network.
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Business backing for Osborne cuts

Monday 18th of October 2010, 9:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Osborne

The leaders of some of the UK's biggest companies express support for government plans for billions of pounds of public spending cuts.
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Actress Barbara Billingsley dies

Monday 18th of October 2010, 9:23
related countries: United States United States

US actress Barbara Billingsley, who starred in the popular 1950s TV show Leave It To Beaver, dies at the age of 94.
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Truck drivers join French strike

Monday 18th of October 2010, 10:32
related countries: France France

French truck drivers join a growing strike movement against pension reform plans, as hundreds of petrol stations run out of fuel after days of blockades.
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BP sells assets to pay for spill

Monday 18th of October 2010, 10:42
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Vietnam Vietnam

BP says it will sell some business interests in Vietnam and Venezuela for $1.8bn, as the oil giant raises funds to pay for the Gulf oil spill.
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Kenya's largest forest under threat

Monday 18th of October 2010, 11:01
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Japan Japan

As environment ministers meet in Japan to discuss targets for conservation, David Shukman travels to Kenya's Mau Forest to see how it is under threat.
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Somalia 'leads ship hijack rise'

Monday 18th of October 2010, 11:40
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Ship hijackings have hit a five-year high, says a maritime watchdog, with Somali pirates responsible for the vast majority of cases.
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Pakistani man marries twice in 24 hours

Monday 18th of October 2010, 11:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani man's solution to the age-old dilemma of whether to embark on an arranged or a love marriage captivates the country's media.
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Mumbai attacker launches appeal

Monday 18th of October 2010, 12:21
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

The sole surviving gunman of the 2008 Mumbai attacks is launching an appeal against his death sentence.
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Chile vows to boost work safety

Monday 18th of October 2010, 12:46
related countries: Chile Chile

Chile's President Sebastian Pinera tells the BBC he wants to protect mine workers and encourage them to speak out over safety concerns.
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C4 defends Harry kidnapping drama

Monday 18th of October 2010, 13:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Channel 4 defends a docu-drama depicting Prince Harry being captured in Afghanistan following concerns from the head of the armed forces.
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Trial of Kurdish activists starts

Monday 18th of October 2010, 13:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The trial begins in south-east Turkey of 151 people, including 12 elected mayors, who are accused of links to the Kurdish rebel PKK.
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Post points to next China leader

Monday 18th of October 2010, 14:00
related countries: China China

China's Vice-President Xi Jinping is named vice-chair of a powerful military body, in a move widely seen as a boost to his leadership chances.
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Somali phone cash transfer banned

Monday 18th of October 2010, 14:15
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali Islamist group al-Shabab orders mobile phone companies to stop their popular money transfer services, saying they are "unIslamic".
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Russian spies 'get state honours'

Monday 18th of October 2010, 14:39
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

President Dmitry Medvedev hands top state honours to Russian spies deported from the US earlier this year, reports say.
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Indonesia 'torture video' inquiry

Monday 18th of October 2010, 14:53
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian police are investigating whether or not a video allegedly showing Indonesian soldiers torturing indigenous Papuans is authentic.
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Israel arrests Hamas MP in W Bank

Monday 18th of October 2010, 15:06
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israeli soldiers detain an MP from the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas in the West Bank for "security questioning".
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Iraq premier Maliki in Iran talks

Monday 18th of October 2010, 15:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran

The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki is in Iran on one of several visits to neighbouring countries as he tries to secure a second term.
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Charges over Zambia mine shooting

Monday 18th of October 2010, 15:36
related countries: Zambia Zambia, China China

Police in Zambia charge two Chinese mine managers with attempted murder for allegedly shooting 11 miners protesting over pay and conditions.
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Pakistan launch new conduct code

Monday 18th of October 2010, 15:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistan Cricket Board announces a new code of conduct for its players, following recent recommendations by the International Cricket Council.
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UK facing cyber security threat

Monday 18th of October 2010, 15:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Computer attacks are among the biggest emerging threats to the UK, the government says in its new national security strategy.
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Belgium fails to break deadlock

Monday 18th of October 2010, 15:57
related countries: Belgium Belgium, France France

The latest attempt to form a government in Belgium appears to have failed, with divisions remaining between French-speaking and Flemish parties.
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Floods in Benin kill 43 people

Monday 18th of October 2010, 16:18
related countries: Benin Benin

UN officials say 43 people have been killed in heavy floods in the West African state of Benin, which is two-thirds under water.
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Al-Shabab lose Somali border town

Monday 18th of October 2010, 16:26
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Pro-Somali government forces seize the town of Bulo Hawo on the border with Kenya and Ethiopia from al-Shabab - a major victory for the UN-backed authority.
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Mike Leigh cancels trip to Israel

Monday 18th of October 2010, 16:32
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British director Mike Leigh has cancelled a trip to Israel, in protest against controversial plans to compel non-Jewish new citizens to swear loyalty to Israel as a Jewish state.
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Minister's 'genital prints' slip of tongue is internet hit

Monday 18th of October 2010, 16:59
related countries: France France

A slip of the tongue by France's interior minister becomes an internet hit after he mistakenly spoke of "genital prints".
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Super typhoon lashes Philippines

Monday 18th of October 2010, 17:09
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A "super typhoon" strikes the northern Philippines with heavy rain and winds of up to 260km/h (162mph), leaving at least three people dead.
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Iran joins US for Afghan meeting

Monday 18th of October 2010, 17:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran takes part in high-level discussions on Afghanistan for the first time after the US said it had "no problem" with its participation
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French petrol stations 'run dry'

Monday 18th of October 2010, 17:24
related countries: France France

Some 1,500 petrol stations in France have run dry or are about to close as fuel supplies are hit by strikes, officials say.
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Bangladesh police arson arrests

Monday 18th of October 2010, 17:38
related countries: India India, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Police in Bangladesh arrest 11 people over an arson attack on a village in an Indian enclave.
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Israel warns over Hamas missiles

Monday 18th of October 2010, 17:53
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Hamas militants in the Gaza strip have obtained anti-aircraft missiles, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says.
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Canadian pilot admits two murders

Monday 18th of October 2010, 17:58
related countries: Canada Canada

The commander of Canada's largest air force base pleads guilty to the murder of two women and the sexual assault of two others.
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Guards held over deportee's death

Monday 18th of October 2010, 18:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Angola Angola
related places: London

Three security guards are arrested over the death of an Angolan man at London's Heathrow Airport, as he was being deported.
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Assange denied Swedish residency

Monday 18th of October 2010, 18:09
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The founder of the Wikileaks whistle-blowing website, Julian Assange, is denied residency in Sweden, the country's migration board officials say.
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Flooding in Haiti leaves 10 dead

Monday 18th of October 2010, 19:18
related countries: Haiti Haiti
related places: Port-au-Prince

Flooding has killed at least 10 people in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, and surrounding areas, officials say.
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Can Afghan fashion break Europe?

Monday 18th of October 2010, 19:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

London hosts an Afghan fashion show featuring Zolaikha Shirzad's designs.
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China firms 'evade Iran embargo'

Monday 18th of October 2010, 20:59
related countries: United States United States, Iran Iran, China China

The US asks China to do more to stop Chinese companies helping Iran with its nuclear programme and missile technology.
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Citigroup reports $2.2bn profit

Monday 18th of October 2010, 21:18
related countries: United States United States

US bank Citigroup reports a $2.2bn profit between July and September as the level of provisions made for bad debts falls.
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Greek scandal probe seeks trials

Monday 18th of October 2010, 21:45
related countries: Greece Greece

A Greek parliamentary committee recommends five former conservative ministers should stand trial over a land swap scandal which shocked the country.
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Mob storms TV station in Kuwait

Monday 18th of October 2010, 21:45
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

A mob storms the office of a private television station in Kuwait after it broadcast programmes critical of the country's ruling family.
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BoA restarts home repossessions

Monday 18th of October 2010, 22:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

Bank of America, the biggest bank in the US, says it will restart legal proceedings to repossess over 100,000 homes.
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Russian troops leave Georgia town

Monday 18th of October 2010, 23:31
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

Russian troops withdraw from a Georgian town which they have occupied since a brief war between the two countries in 2008.
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Girl power

Monday 18th of October 2010, 23:51
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

The Mongolian women taking the sumo world by storm
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