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Canada gun registry survives vote

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 0:32
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's minority government loses a bid to end a rifle and shotgun registry which police say helps to trace guns used in crimes.
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Israel flotilla raid 'broke law'

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 0:34
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's military broke international law and showed "unacceptable" brutality in a raid on a Gaza aid flotilla, a UN human rights team says.
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Death row Briton's last hope for mercy

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 1:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

As Teresa Lewis is set to become the first woman to be executed in the US for five years, Briton Linda Carty continues to await the same fate for killing a young mother in Texas.
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Italian police find smuggled explosives

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 1:31
related countries: Italy Italy

Police in Italy have seized a shipment of high explosive, which they say was probably being smuggled on behalf of a terrorist group.
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Florida gay adoption ban rejected

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 1:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

A Florida court overturns the state's ban on gay adoption, the only one of its kind in the US, and the state's governor says he will no longer enforce it.
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New date for Guinea run-off vote

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 1:49
related countries: Guinea Guinea

The election commission in Guinea proposes 10 October as the revised date for the presidential election run-off.
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Bentleys recalled over 'Flying B'

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 4:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bentley

Bentley, the luxury car maker, is recalling almost 600 vehicles in the United States because of a fault with the iconic 'Flying B' bonnet ornament.
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Cambodian politician found guilty

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 5:01
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy is sentenced to 10 years in jail in his absence, after being found guilty of altering public documents and disinformation.
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Death row

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 6:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Why

Why is a woman being executed in the US such big news?
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Strike in France set to cripple services

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 6:30
related countries: France France

French trade unions have launched their second 24-hour strike in a month to try to halt President Sarkozy's attempt to increase the official retirement age from 60 to 62.
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Obama calls for new vision for world aid

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 6:37
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama has warned the world will miss ambitious anti-poverty goals if it does not change its approach to aid and development.
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Vampire bats kill child in Peru

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 7:09
related countries: Peru Peru

A fifth child dies in the remote Amazon region of Peru, in an outbreak of rabies spread by vampire bats, say health officials.
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Photographs expose Delhi concerns

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 7:51
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

The full extent of the poor conditions at the Commonwealth Games athletes' village in India has been exposed in photographs seen by BBC Sport.
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New American Idol judges revealed

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 8:25
related countries: United States United States

Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are to be the new judges on American Idol after Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres left the show, it is announced.
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North Korea reshuffles diplomats

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 8:38
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea promotes three senior diplomats in a reshuffle days before its biggest political meeting in decades.
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Would you holiday in Iraq?

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 8:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq

It may not be the first place you think of when planning a holiday, but Iraq is trying to lure back the tourists.
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Adventure holidays

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 9:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Can eco-tourism flourish in northern Iraq?
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Ribadu warning for Nigeria elite

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 9:38
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's former corruption fighter Nuhu Ribadu tells the BBC no-one will be safe from prosecution if he is elected president next year.
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Beckham takes action over 'lies'

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 10:22
related countries: United States United States

David Beckham is taking legal action against a US magazine that published allegations about his private life, his representatives announce.
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French couple missing in Bolivia

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 10:24
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, France France, Brazil Brazil

The French embassy in Bolivia expresses concern for a French couple who went missing more than three weeks ago in a Bolivian village on the border with Brazil.
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Chinese labour camps

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 10:27
related countries: China China

MEPs have alleged that many goods imported into the EU from China may have been made in forced labour camps.
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China typhoon death toll hits 54

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 10:39
related countries: China China

At least 54 people are now known to have died and 42 are missing after Typhoon Fanapi struck southern China, state media report.
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Blockbuster files for bankruptcy

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 10:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

DVD and games rental company Blockbuster files for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for its US business in a New York court.
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France asks al-Qaeda for demands

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 10:44
related countries: Niger Niger, France France

France wants to contact the al-Qaeda group which abducted five of its citizens in Niger, its defence minister says.
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'Virus targeted Iranian assets'

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 10:46
related countries: Iran Iran

One of the most sophisticated pieces of malware detected probably targeted "high value" infrastructure in Iran, experts tell the BBC.
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Row over NZ school dead possum-tossing contest

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 10:51
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

An animal cruelty group says it plans to talk to a school in New Zealand that held a possum-tossing contest.
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Manila clash over slum demolition

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 11:15
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila

Residents of a slum in Manila have clashed with police and demolition workers as their homes, deemed illegal, were torn down.
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Making human pyramids pay in India

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 11:30
related countries: India India

Human pyramids that climb 50 feet into the air are the centre piece of one of India's most spectacular religious festivals, Dahi Handi.
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Seven elephants killed by train

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 11:49
related countries: India India

Seven elephants are killed and one injured after being hit by a goods train in India as they attempted to rescue two young ones from the track.
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China stages hijack drill

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 12:00
related countries: China China

An anti-terrorism drill has been held in China to show how the armed forces could deal with a hostage taking situation.
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Putin says no battle over Arctic

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 12:19
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rejects talk of an impending battle for control of the Arctic's mineral resources.
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Irish economy contracts by 1.2%

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 12:57
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Irish Republic's economy shrank by 1.2% in the second quarter of this year, surprising analysts who had expected it to grow.
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Plea to find politician's killers

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 13:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The widow of an exiled Pakistani politician murdered outside his north London home makes an appeal for information to help find his killers.
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Panesar & Tremlett in Ashes squad

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 13:33
related countries: Australia Australia

Monty Panesar and Chris Tremlett win much-coveted places in the Ashes squad to tour Australia this winter.
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Iran ready to start 'fair' talks

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 13:35
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran says it is ready to resume talks on its nuclear programme if they are "fair", as major powers call for constructive dialogue.
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NZ adds to India's Games pressure

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 13:41
related countries: India India, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Delhi

New Zealand is the latest country to delay its arrival for the Commonwealth Games in India, where PM Manmohan Singh has called a crisis meeting.
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Somali radio boycotts Islamists

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 14:04
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Somali journalists refuse to obey the editorial orders of an Islamist group which seized their radio station, amid heavy fighting in the capital, Mogadishu.
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German police search CDU offices

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 14:38
related countries: Germany Germany

Police in Lower Saxony seize documents from the centre-right CDU party as part of an inquiry into election funding.
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US existing home sales rise 7.6%

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 14:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: August

Sales of previously-owned homes in the US rose 7.6% in August, but activity in the housing market remains at low levels.
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Republicans unveil policy pledges

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 15:20
related countries: United States United States

US House Republicans vow to cut taxes and government spending and repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare law if the party wins power.
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Burmese soldiers 'refusing tasks'

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 15:21
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese soldiers in many areas are refusing to carry out routine tasks to protest against short rations and no access to part of their pay.
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France protest numbers in dispute

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 16:15
related countries: France France

French unions report turnout of nearly three million people at rallies against pension reform but police figures are much lower.
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Deadly mine collapse in Burundi

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 16:26
related countries: Burundi Burundi

At least six people die after a cassiterite mine collapsed in Burundi, 120km (75 miles) north of the capital.
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Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 16:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The England cricket team demands a "full and unreserved apology" from Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt over match-fixing allegations.
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Russian train to serve French Riviera

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 16:45
related countries: Russia Russia, France France
related places: Moscow, Nice

Russia launches a rail service from Moscow to Nice, in an echo of the days when its nobility holidayed on the French Riviera.
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Top Colombian Farc rebel killed

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 16:56
related countries: Colombia Colombia

One of the top leaders of Colombia's Farc rebels, best known as Mono Jojoy, has been killed in combat, military sources say.
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Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 17:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Public sector union Unison has won the right to seek a judicial review on the consultation over plans for changes to the NHS in England, it says.
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Wen hits out over yuan criticism

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 17:54
related countries: United States United States, China China

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao says the yuan's exchange rate has no relation to the US trade deficit and should not be politicised.
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Mass horse airlift to US for Games

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 18:14
related countries: United States United States

The largest airlift of horses ever undertaken has begun ahead of this weekend's World Equestrian Games in the United States
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India PM holds Games crisis talks

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 19:05
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Indian ministers hold urgent talks over Delhi's beleaguered Commonwealth Games, a day before the first overseas competitors arrive.
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DNA test clears Paraguay leader

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 20:23
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

DNA tests show that Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo is not the father of a child whose mother is suing him in a paternity case.
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Pakistani scientist gets 86 years

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 20:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Aafia Siddiqui, the female Pakistani scientist convicted of attempting to kill US military personnel, is sentenced to 86 years in prison.
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Ahmadinejad speech sparks walk-outs

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 20:33
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

US and EU delegates have walked out of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's UN General Assembly address. The Iranian president's remarks about a US-backed conspiracy behind the 9/11 attacks triggered the protest.
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US frees 'super wi-fi' airwaves

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 20:45
related countries: United States United States

The US broadcasting regulator announces it will make unused television airwaves available for new "super wi-fi" technology.
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Obama urges peace talks support

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 20:51
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

US President Barack Obama urges world leaders at the UN General Assembly to support Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations currently under way.
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Bruegel painting found in Spain

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 21:45
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Prado

Picture restorers reveal a previously unknown painting by 16th Century master Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the Prado museum says.
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Nicaraguan envoy found dead in NY

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 21:55
related countries: Nicaragua Nicaragua

A Nicaraguan diplomat is found dead with knife wounds to his neck in his New York City apartment.
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Wheat price triggers food crisis fears

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 22:13
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

The UN FAO is to stage an emergency meeting in Rome on Friday over fears of a looming food crisis.
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Swiss politician overcome by giggles

Thursday 23rd of September 2010, 23:59
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss Finance Minister Hans-Rudolf Merz was discussing a parliamentary bill about meat imports when he was overcome by the need to laugh, apparently at the language he was using.
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