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What happend on October 21st 2010

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US soldier 'killed two comrades'

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 0:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US soldier is charged with murdering two comrades and wounding a third after an argument in Iraq, the US Army says.
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US military 'can ban gay troops'

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 0:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

An appeals court rules the US military can temporarily reinstate a ban on openly gay people serving, in a move adding to disarray around the issue.
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Stone Age door unearthed in Zurich

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 1:06
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Zurich

Archaeologists in the Swiss city of Zurich discover a 5100-year-old door that is one of the oldest ever found in Europe, they say.
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Iran and Venezuela deepen ties

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 1:14
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Iran Iran, United States United States

The presidents of Iran and Venezuela have promised to deepen their "strategic alliance" against US "imperialism".
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Two Ecuadorean miners found dead

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 3:46
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Rescuers in Ecuador find the bodies of the final two missing miners after a cave-in at a gold mine.
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Polls open in India's Bihar state

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 5:44
related countries: India India
related places: Bihar

Polls open amid tight security in the northern Indian state of Bihar
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Moscow mayor decision 'a formality'

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 5:59
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

After weeks of rumours and deliberations the Russian capital Moscow is about to get a new mayor.
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China 'opposes UN Darfur report'

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 6:03
related countries: China China

China is trying to prevent a report, which says Chinese bullets have been used against peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur region, from being published, diplomats say.
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Spain smoking law to be enforced

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 6:09
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain is famed for its smoke-filled bars, corner cafes and restaurants but a tough new anti-smoking law will rid the country of its dubious status as one of Europe's easiest places to light up.
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Malaria in India 'underestimated'

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 6:15
related countries: India India

The number of people dying from malaria in India has been hugely underestimated, according to new research.
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Markets hit Credit Suisse profits

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 6:53
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss bank Credit Suisse sees third quarter profits fall by 70% thanks to choppy stock markets hitting its investment bank.
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Health warning over Sumatra fires

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 7:21
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Indonesia Indonesia, Singapore Singapore

Schools close in Malaysia and warnings are issued there and in Singapore because of haze from forest fires in Indonesia.
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BAE resilient on UK defence cuts

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 7:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

BAE Systems says the impact on its business of the UK government's defence cuts will only be "modest".
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Mexican student made police chief

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 7:27
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A 20-year-old female criminology student has been made police chief for a Mexican town in a region plagued by drug-related crime.
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Deadly blast hits Philippine bus

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 7:32
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A bomb attack on a bus in the southern Philippines kills nine people and injures several others, security personnel say.
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Russian star scoops Chopin award

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 7:43
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian musician Yulianna Avdeeva is the first woman to win the prestigious Chopin Piano Competition in 45 years.
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Key Pakistan Taliban tribal talks

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 8:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Talks are taking place between the Taliban and the main tribe controlling a strategically important part of north-west Pakistan, tribal sources say.
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Players drugged during match claim

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 8:53
related countries: Peru Peru

Peruvian football players claim they were given sedatives in their water which caused them to faint in the middle of a match
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Hamilton 'excited' by title race

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 9:22
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, North Korea North Korea

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton aims to reignite his 2010 title challenge at the inaugural Korean Grand Prix on Sunday.
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Same-sex first for Israeli dancing show

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 9:35
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's version of Dancing With The Stars is to include the show's first same-sex couple.
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UK retail sales fall in September

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 9:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK retail sales fell again September, the second month in succession they have declined, official data shows.
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Scuffles as Brazil poll heats up

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 9:39
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana

Brazilian presidential candidate Jose Serra is hit on the head as a scuffle breaks out between rival supporters ahead of the 31 October election.
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Pakistan delay over judges' jobs

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 9:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's Supreme Court tells parliament to review a decision which gives the legislature a say in the appointment of top judges.
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China's rapid growth rate slows

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 9:49
related countries: China China

China's economic growth rate slows to just under 10%, as measures take effect to cool a consumer credit boom.
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Russia details privatisation plan

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 9:59
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia announces further details of plans for its biggest privatisation since the 1990s - which could raise about $60bn.
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Lady Gaga postpones French gigs

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 10:52
related countries: France France

Lady Gaga postpones her concerts in France until December because of the ongoing strikes over raising the retirement age.
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Pakistani denial

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 10:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Why a troubled nation is failing to confront its problems
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Falling tsar?

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 10:53
related countries: Russia Russia

Why Moscow may ditch huge statue of Peter the Great
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New ordeal?

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 11:13
related countries: Chile Chile

Tough times as Chile miners grapple with life above ground
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Landlocked Bolivia eyes own port

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 11:20
related countries: Peru Peru

Landlocked Bolivia eyes chance to have its own port on Pacific coast after a deal with Peru.
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Peruvian footballers' 'spiked rivals' drinks'

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 11:22
related countries: Peru Peru

A football team in Peru, who were battling for promotion, are demanding a probe after their drinks were allegedly spiked by rivals.
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New India aid for pregnant women

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 11:24
related countries: India India

The Indian government launches a major welfare scheme for pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers.
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33,000 'ghost' houses in Republic

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 11:24
related countries: Ireland Ireland

An audit by the Department of Environment in the Republic of Ireland shows 33,000 houses and apartments are lying empty.
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Nokia planning to cut 1,800 jobs

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 11:37
related countries: Finland Finland
related places: Nokia

Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia reports a profit for the third quarter but says it is cutting 1,800 jobs.
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Fiat profits on industrial sales

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 11:42
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian industrial group Fiat reports a jump in profits, after surging industrial equipment orders offset sluggish car sales.
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Mexican army burns 'largest' drug haul

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 11:48
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Tijuana

Around 134 tons of marijuana went up in smoke in Tijuana as authorities began burning what is believed to be Mexico's largest seizure of the drug
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Scottish actor Crowden dies at 87

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 12:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Crowden

Actor Graham Crowden, who appeared in numerous shows including sitcom Waiting For God and Doctor Who, has died at the age of 87, his agent says.
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French anger as strikes intensify

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 12:52
related countries: France France

Protesters are intensifying their strike action in France refusing to accept changes which will raise the retirement age from 60 to 62.
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Fifa begins World Cup bids probe

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 12:52
related countries: Qatar Qatar, Spain Spain

Spain, Portugal and Qatar are being investigated by Fifa in connection with collusion over voting for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, BBC Sport understands.
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McDonald's serves up big profits

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 13:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: McDonald

McDonald's reports a 10% rise in net profits for the July to September quarter after new menu items in the US and extended opening hours in Europe drove up sales.
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UN drops Equatorial Guinea award

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 13:35
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

After criticism from human rights groups, Unesco suspends plans to grant a prize sponsored by Equatorial Guinea President Teodor Obiang Nguema.
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New setback for Vedanta in India

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 13:36
related countries: India India

India's environment ministry orders Vedanta to stop expanding an aluminium plant in Orissa, in another blow for the mining group.
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Burma court to hear Suu Kyi case

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 13:39
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's highest court agrees to hear a final appeal against the house arrest of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Skydiver murderer gets 30 years

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 13:45
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A Belgian woman convicted of murdering her fellow skydiver and love rival by sabotaging her parachute is jailed for 30 years.
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Chinese make stand in online game

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 13:56
related countries: China China

A new online game that pits street vendors against officials trying to clear them is sweeping the internet in China.
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Putin ally becomes Moscow mayor

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 14:35
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Sergei Sobyanin, a close aide of Russian PM Vladimir Putin, is confirmed by Moscow's legislature as the capital's next mayor.
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Russia fined over gay parade ban

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 15:31
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The European Court of Human Rights has fined Russia for banning gay parades in Moscow, in a victory for the country's gay community.
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US mortgage bailout 'to double'

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 15:32
related countries: United States United States

The ultimate cost of rescuing US mortgage agencies Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae may double, their government regulator says.
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Freed UK aid worker meets family

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 15:58
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British aid worker Frans Barnard, released by Somali kidnappers, is reunited with his family in Kenya
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Sikhs urge Obama to visit temple

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 16:11
related countries: India India, United States United States

Sikh groups urge US President Barack Obama to tour the Golden Temple during his India trip, amid reports he is now unlikely to visit.
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Nigeria holds secret bomb hearing

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 16:20
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Charles Okah, brother of Nigerian militant Henry Okah, is charged at a secret hearing after his arrest on suspicion of aiding deadly car bombings.
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Attempt to break chess world record

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 16:30
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli grandmaster is hoping to break a world record for playing chess games simultaneously. Alik Gershon would need to win 80% of the 525 games to break the previous record of 500 games.
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Egypt's Mubarak 'will run again'

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 16:32
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A senior Egyptian official says President Hosni Mubarak will stand for re-election next year despite rumours about his health.
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Canada sex murder pilot gets life

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 16:47
related countries: Canada Canada

Senior Canadian air force officer Russell Williams gets a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years for two murders and sexual assaults.
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Democratic deficit?

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 17:15
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Bahrain's Shia majority face tough election battle
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Italian clashes over waste dumps

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 17:45
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Naples

Police and protesters clash near the Italian city of Naples over waste dumps aimed at easing the region's rubbish crisis.
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Chevron to drill Gulf of Mexico

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 18:25
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Chevron says it plans to drill new oil and gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico, days after a ban on deepwater drilling was lifted.
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US nuclear codes 'went missing'

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 18:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Clinton

The codes used by the US president to launch a nuclear strike were lost for months during the Clinton years, a former high-ranking US military officer says.
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Tajiks drawn into radical Islam

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 18:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato's campaign against the Taliban in Afghanistan is influencing Islamic groups in the surrounding countries in the region.
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Kremlin's candidate Moscow's Mayor

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 19:45
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The city legislature in Moscow has confirmed that Sergei Sobyanin will be the Russian capital's next mayor.
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Canada 'to jail human smugglers'

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 19:47
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian government officials put forward legislation setting out tougher penalties for those caught smuggling illegal migrants into the country.
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Bionic-armed driver in car crash

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 20:10
related countries: Austria Austria

A man thought to be the first person to drive a car using a bionic arm is badly hurt in a crash in Austria, according to local media.
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World blockade on Somalia urged

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 20:34
related countries: Somalia Somalia

There should be a complete naval and air blockade of Somalia, the African Union tells the United Nations Security Council.
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Mexican student made police chief

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 21:29
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A 20-year-old female criminology student has been made police chief for a Mexican town in a region plagued by drug-related crime.
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French unions announce new action

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 22:02
related countries: France France
related places: Marseille

French unions call two more days of action - on 28 October and 6 November - to protest at the government's pension reforms.
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Cuba dissident gets top EU award

Thursday 21st of October 2010, 23:21
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, who was on hunger strike earlier this year, gets the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for human rights.
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