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Many thousands at strike rallies

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 0:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tens of thousands attended rallies around the UK as a public sector strike over pensions disrupted schools, hospitals and other services.
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Artificial turf winning over South American football

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 0:13
related countries: United States United States

Artificial turf is winning over South American football
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Japan's carmakers apply talents to world's problems

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 0:13
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's carmakers apply talents to world's problems
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Sri Lanka row over coconut waste

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 0:47
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan government minister comes under fire after admitting that thousands of Indian coconuts were imported only to be dumped at sea.
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Russians tire of corruption spectacle

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 0:55
related countries: Russia Russia

How can a Russian official afford this mansion?
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Colombia jails soldier for murder

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 1:03
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A Colombian soldier is sentenced to 54 years in jail for murdering three civilians and then claiming the men were left-wing guerrillas.
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VIDEO: Anil Kapoor: Bollywood to Hollywood

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 1:42
related countries: India India

For many Indian actors making the move from Bollywood to Hollywood has been fraught with difficulty as Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.
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Dry months raise drought concern

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 2:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The drought affecting parts of England will last into next summer if there is insufficient winter rain, a new assessment from the Environment Agency warns.
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VIDEO: Tokyo Motor Show: Is hi-tech the answer?

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 2:41
related countries: Japan Japan

The Tokyo Motor Show is under way at the end of a dismal year for the Japanese car industry.
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Lingering stigma helps Aids epidemic ravage US South

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 3:24
related countries: United States United States

Enduring stigma helps Aids epidemic ravage US South
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VIDEO: What future for Afghan women?

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 3:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Women's Rights activists in Afghanistan say the international community is preparing to abandon them, in the rush to withdraw troops from the country.
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Belgium 'close to a government'

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 5:00
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A year-and-a-half after parliamentary elections in Belgium, a new government appears on the verge of being formed after six parties reach agreement.
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VIDEO: What action will be taken against Iran?

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 5:52
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brussels

EU foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels in the shadow of the crisis between Britain and Iran that has put further strain on relations with the Islamic state.
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VIDEO: Skopje Holocaust museum inaugurated

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 5:52
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia, Germany Germany
related places: Skopje, Berlin

The Macedonian capital, Skopje, has recently inaugurated a new Holocaust Memorial museum - only the fourth in the world after Washington, Jerusalem and Berlin.
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Iraqi market bomb attack kills 10

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 7:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A car bomb hits a market in the Iraqi town of Khalis, north of Baghdad, killing at least 10 people, security officials say.
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Foster's approves SABMiller sale

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 7:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Shareholders in brewer Foster's give the go ahead to a takeover by SABMiller worth $9.9bn Australian dollars.
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Asian shares jump in global rally

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 8:03
related countries: United States United States

Asian markets jump, following a rally in the US and Europe, after a group of central banks move to boost global lending.
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Iran likely to dominate EU talks

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 8:04
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Discussion of new moves against Iran is expected to dominate a meeting of EU foreign ministers, in the wake of the UK's expulsion of Iranian diplomats.
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Toyota and BMW in green agreement

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 8:04
related countries: Germany Germany, Japan Japan
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota and Germany's BMW are to work together on environmental-friendly motoring technology.
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Starbucks to create 5,000 UK jobs

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 8:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US coffee giant Starbucks plans to expand further in the UK creating 5,000 UK jobs over the next five years.
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Museums enjoy 10 years of freedom

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 8:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Who benefits most from free entry to UK museums?
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Lebanese split over draft law on violence against women

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 9:26
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Lebanon's family violence bill meets resistance
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China manufacturing falls further

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 9:28
related countries: China China

Chinese manufacturing activity falls to its lowest level in 32 months, hurt by a slowdown in the global economy.
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Lenny Kravitz gets French honour

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 9:33
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Rock star Lenny Kravitz is presented with one of France's highest cultural awards at a ceremony in Paris.
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VIDEO: Russia's business people on corruption

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 9:45
related countries: Russia Russia

Steve Rosenberg looks at the concerns of Russia's business community.
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English lessons for China pilots

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 9:48
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

China Eastern Airlines vows to improve the English of its pilots amid claims a plane took off despite protestations from traffic controllers.
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Amish case suspects denied bail

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 10:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ohio

Four men charged over hair-cutting attacks in a US Amish community are to remain in custody. a federal magistrate in Ohio rules.
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Hungary outlaws homeless people

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 10:17
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Hungary makes homelessness a crime punishable by a fine of around $600 (£384) or prison in a move condemned by charities.
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New Kyrgyz leader vows stability

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 10:42
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan swears in new President Almazbek Atambayev in the former Soviet nation's first peaceful transfer of power.
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US warns of Nigeria's Islamists

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 10:42
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United States United States

A US Congressional report says Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram is an "emerging threat" to the US.
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Capello could stay on - Brooking

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 10:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sir Trevor Brooking suggests Fabio Capello may remain as England manager after Euro 2012.
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Worry at Guyana vote count delay

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 11:13
related countries: Guyana Guyana

Electoral officials in Guyana urge patience as tensions mount amid the wait for results from Monday's election.
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Sudan 'stealing oil' from South

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 11:31
related countries: Sudan Sudan

South Sudan accuses Khartoum of stealing its oil amid a row about how to split revenues after southern independence.
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Strike test for new Greek premier

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 11:51
related countries: Greece Greece

Unions in Greece hold their first general strike in protest at austerity plans since technocrat Lucas Papademos took office as prime minister.
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VIDEO: Glowing surfers brave waves at night

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 12:56
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Sydney's Bondi Beach saw a glowing start of the Australian summer with glowing surfers braving the waves at night.
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Tobacco firm in Australia dispute

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 13:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia, United States United States
related places: Tobacco

Tobacco firm British American Tobacco begins a legal challenge to stop the Australian government from making plain packaging mandatory for cigarettes.
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Poet Parra wins Cervantes Prize

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 15:06
related countries: Chile Chile, Spain Spain

Chilean poet Nicanor Parra wins the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honour.
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US to reward further Burma reform

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 15:09
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledges improved ties if Burma continues current reforms, during a landmark visit to the country.
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SA court rejects Zuma prosecutor

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 15:12
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Zuma

A South African court rules that President Jacob Zuma has chosen a person unfit for office as chief prosecutor - a key job in the campaign against crime and corruption.
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Saudis accused of new repression

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 15:16
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Amnesty International accuses Saudi Arabia of reacting to the Arab Spring by launching a new wave of repression, with thousands of people arrested.
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EU agrees new sanctions on Iran

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 15:26
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The EU agrees new sanctions on Iranian officials and businesses over Tehran's nuclear programme and says future measures may target oil exports.
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Teams await Euro 2012 finals draw

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 15:30
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kiev

Final preparations are taking place in the Ukrainian capital Kiev as the likes of England and the Republic of Ireland await the draw for the Euro 2012 finals.
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Author Christa Wolf dies aged 82

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 15:32
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Christa Wolf, one of the best known authors from the former East Germany, dies in Berlin at the age of 82 after a long illness.
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India traders strike over reforms

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 15:44
related countries: India India

Traders in India observe a day-long strike in protest at the decision to open up the retail market to global chains.
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Thursday 1st of December 2011, 15:55
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Syria Syria

Syria's main opposition bloc and the Free Army rebels agree to co-ordinate their action against President Bashar al-Assad, after talks in Turkey.
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Bringing philanthropy to China

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 16:10
related countries: China China

The multi-millionaire at the forefront of Chinese philanthropy
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Saudis reject repression claims

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 16:10
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia says a report by Amnesty International, accusing the kingdom of launching a wave of repression, is based on 'inaccurate information'.
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Charges for Vancouver hockey riot

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 16:15
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Twenty-five people face a total of 61 charges over violence in Vancouver after the Stanley Cup ice hockey final in June.
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Jailed Afghan rape victim freed

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 16:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai pardons a woman who was jailed for adultery after being a victim of rape, on condition she marry her attacker.
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Taliban peace deal 'threat to women's future'

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 17:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban peace deal 'could reverse women's rights'
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Gambia woman to be ICC prosecutor

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 18:35
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

Fatou Bensouda from The Gambia is set to be named the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, diplomats say.
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Climate push from poorest nations

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 18:37
related countries: India India, China China

Countries most vulnerable to climate impacts ask that talks on a new climate deal covering all countries begin now, putting them on a collision course with giants such as China and India.
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German help plea in neo-Nazi hunt

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 19:03
related countries: Germany Germany

German authorities ask for help from the public as they investigate a neo-Nazi cell thought to have murdered 10 people.
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Bank warning over eurozone threat

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 19:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Banks

Banks should prepare to withstand an "extraordinarily serious" climate, with the eurozone crisis the main worry, the Bank of England chief says.
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Sarkozy backs closer German ties

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 20:25
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

The French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, says France and Germany must pull together to ensure stability at the heart of Europe.
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VIDEO: Opposition anger at Russian elections

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 21:02
related countries: Russia Russia

In Russia opposition parties claim that their campaigns are being blocked in favour of the pro-government United Russia party.
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Finmeccanica chairman steps down

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 21:38
related countries: Italy Italy

The chairman of Finmeccanica, Pier Francesco Guarguaglini, resigns amid a series of corruption allegations about the Italian aerospace group.
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Police corruption case collapses

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 22:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Wales Police says it has asked the police watchdog to investigate after the UK's biggest case involving alleged police corruption collapses.
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US manufacturing growth speeds up

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 22:23
related countries: United States United States

The pace of growth in US manufacturing, car sales, and construction accelerates, surveys indicate.
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Al-Qaeda says it has US citizen

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 22:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Lahore

Al-Qaeda's leader Ayman al-Zawahiri says they have a 70-year-old US citizen, Warren Weinstein, who was abducted in Lahore, Pakistan.
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VIDEO: Sarkozy backs closer Germany ties

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 22:41
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

The French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, says France and Germany must pull together to ensure stability at the heart of Europe.
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US pledges $50m in Aids funds

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 22:46
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama announces $50m of new domestic spending for HIV/Aids treatment, as a report shows that global funding fell in 2010.
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VIDEO: UN: Syria in state of 'civil war'

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 22:55
related countries: Syria Syria

The main opposition group in Syria has struck a deal with insurgents calling themselves the Free Syrian Army to work together against the government of President Assad.
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US banks sued over home seizures

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 23:44
related countries: United States United States

Massachusetts is suing five major banks alleging "illegal" and "deceptive" conduct in the way they seized homes during the financial crisis.
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Uruguay identifies army base body

Thursday 1st of December 2011, 23:48
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Forensic experts in Uruguay say the body found at a military base in October is that of trade unionist Julio Castro, who disappeared in 1977.
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