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Army 'failed' in Wikileaks case

Monday 19th of December 2011, 0:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lawyers

Lawyers defending a US soldier accused of handing government secrets to Wikileaks say his supervisors failed to recognise his troubled emotional state.
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Somali piracy takes heavy toll on Philippine sailors

Monday 19th of December 2011, 0:36
related countries: Philippines Philippines, Somalia Somalia

Somali piracy takes a heavy toll on Filipino mariners
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Tributes paid after Havel's death

Monday 19th of December 2011, 1:02
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Havel

Tributes have been flooding in from around the world following the death of the Czech Republic's first President, Vaclav Havel.
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China home prices ease amid curbs

Monday 19th of December 2011, 1:21
related countries: China China

House prices in most Chinese cities are falling as government policies aimed at cooling the property market start to take effect.
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Mass burial for Philippines dead

Monday 19th of December 2011, 1:53
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Mindanao

A mass burial is being organised in the Philippines for scores killed by flash floods, which left at least 650 dead on the southern island of Mindanao.
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VIDEO: 'My husband chopped off my fingers'

Monday 19th of December 2011, 2:24
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladeshi woman Hawa Akther Jui, whose husband is accused of cutting off her fingers after she began a college course without his permission, has spoken to the BBC about her determination to carry on with her studies.
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VIDEO: Israel frees last swap prisoners

Monday 19th of December 2011, 2:26
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel frees 550 Palestinian prisoners, in the second and final phase of the deal which secured the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
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VIDEO: Third day of clashes in Cairo

Monday 19th of December 2011, 2:28
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Protesters have stoned security forces in Cairo as the death toll for three days of anti-military unrest in the Egyptian capital reaches 10.
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VIDEO: North Korea's Kim Jong-il dies

Monday 19th of December 2011, 4:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korean television has announced the death of Kim Jong-il, who has led the communist nation since the death of his father in 1994.
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Monday 19th of December 2011, 4:45
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, Australia Australia

Australia sends rescue vessels to help search for scores of people believed missing after a boat carrying asylum-seekers sank off Indonesia.
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VIDEO: Son 'not ready' to lead North Korea

Monday 19th of December 2011, 5:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

Former US Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, who led the delegation of the six-party nuclear talks on North Korea, says he believes Kim Jong-un is ''not ready'' to take over from his father, Kim Jong-il, who has died at the age of 69.
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Many die in north India cold wave

Monday 19th of December 2011, 7:41
related countries: India India
related places: At

At least 26 people die in a cold wave sweeping through northern India, the country's state broadcaster Doordarshan News says.
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Twitter gets Saudi cash injection

Monday 19th of December 2011, 8:06
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his Kingdom Holding Co announce a $300m investment in social media site Twitter.
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Riot operation 'flawed' say MPs

Monday 19th of December 2011, 8:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The way police tried to tackle the summer's riots in towns and cities across England was flawed, a report by the Home Affairs Committee says.
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Holmes sequel leads US box office

Monday 19th of December 2011, 9:24
related countries: United States United States

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows tops the North American box office in a slow weekend of takings.
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VIDEO: Heli-hiking in the remote Canadian Rockies

Monday 19th of December 2011, 10:06
related countries: Canada Canada

Brandy Yanchyk takes an adrenaline filled trip into the remote reaches of the Canadian Rockies - only accessible by helicopter.
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Tshisekedi orders DR Congo army

Monday 19th of December 2011, 10:36
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi calls on the security forces to stop obeying orders from President Joseph Kabila, as he declares himself president again.
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Premature to judge form - Thorpe

Monday 19th of December 2011, 10:59
related countries: Italy Italy

Five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe says it is "premature" to judge his comeback despite more disappointing results in Italy.
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Nigeria arrests 'Islamist leader'

Monday 19th of December 2011, 11:37
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Kano

One of the leaders of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram is arrested after a shoot-out in the northern city of Kano, security sources say.
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Jail death strike paralyses Nepal

Monday 19th of December 2011, 11:38
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A national strike in Nepal over the death in prison of a youth leader brings life to a standstill with schools, shops and businesses closed.
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AUDIO: Woman ran 54 marathons in 57 days

Monday 19th of December 2011, 12:34
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A 27 year-old woman from Cheshire ran 1,500 miles in South Africa to raise money for charity. She told Radio 5 live about her challenge.
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Nigeria praised by IMF's Lagarde

Monday 19th of December 2011, 12:35
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

IMF head Christine Lagarde praises Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's efforts to transform his country's economy during a visit to Africa.
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N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies

Monday 19th of December 2011, 12:53
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies after a heart attack, state media say, sparking off scenes of grief in the streets of the capital.
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Monday 19th of December 2011, 13:06
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian rescue officials say they are still hoping for a miracle, a day after an oil rig with 67 people on board capsized in icy seas.
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Ex-Italy midfielder Doni arrested

Monday 19th of December 2011, 13:13
related countries: Italy Italy

Former Italy midfielder Cristiano Doni is arrested by Italian police in a match-fixing investigation.
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AUDIO: Cesaria Evora - the voice of Cape Verde

Monday 19th of December 2011, 13:26
related countries: Cape Verde Cape Verde

Cape Verde is mourning the death of its legendary singer Cesaria Evora who passed away, aged 70, on Saturday.
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VIDEO: The life of N Korea's Kim Jong-il

Monday 19th of December 2011, 13:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The BBC looks at the life of North Korea's Kim Jong-il and the possible future for the country.
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Spain PM aims for big deficit cut

Monday 19th of December 2011, 14:00
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's incoming conservative Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, promises deep public spending cuts while offering companies tax breaks.
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Crucial week for corruption bill

Monday 19th of December 2011, 14:17
related countries: India India

A key week begins for India's controversial anti-corruption bill, with the cabinet expected to approve it on Tuesday, reports say.
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VIDEO: Rare pygmy hippo caught on camera

Monday 19th of December 2011, 14:26
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Scientists catch a rare glimpse of the elusive pygmy hippo in Liberia.
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S Korea markets down on Kim death

Monday 19th of December 2011, 14:44
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean markets fall after North Korea's state media announces the death of the country's leader Kim Jong-il.
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India ire at Russia book-ban case

Monday 19th of December 2011, 15:09
related countries: India India, Russia Russia

Indian MPs express anger at a court case in Russia that could see Hindu holy book the Bhagvad Gita banned.
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Kenyan policeman killed in blast

Monday 19th of December 2011, 15:27
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

An explosion near the world's largest refugee camp in Kenya kills at least one policeman, with officials blaming Somali militants.
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Pakistan want home series in 2012

Monday 19th of December 2011, 15:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistan Cricket Board is hoping international cricket will return to the country in 2012.
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Germany wants UK as 'EU partner'

Monday 19th of December 2011, 16:03
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Germany's foreign minister suggests differences with the UK over the future of EU integration can be resolved, after talks with William Hague.
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Czech mourning for Vaclav Havel

Monday 19th of December 2011, 16:08
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

Mourners pay final respects to late Czech leader Vaclav Havel, signing condolence books and laying roses on his coffin.
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VIDEO: Is Kim Jong-un ready to lead North Korea?

Monday 19th of December 2011, 16:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died at the age of 69, state-run television has announced.
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Cairo clashes go into fourth day

Monday 19th of December 2011, 16:58
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

At least two people die in fresh clashes between protesters and troops in the Egyptian capital Cairo, bringing the death toll since Friday to 13.
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A Philippine Christmas to forget

Monday 19th of December 2011, 17:21
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Filipinos struggle to attend to both living and dead in flood aftermath
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Glastonbury founder to get honour

Monday 19th of December 2011, 17:21
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis will receive a lifetime achievement prize at the European Festival Awards in the Netherlands in January.
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Thousands need aid in Philippines

Monday 19th of December 2011, 17:23
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Disaster agencies in the Philippines attempt to provide help to thousands of survivors of flash floods in which at least 972 people died.
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Saab owner files for bankruptcy

Monday 19th of December 2011, 17:38
related countries: Sweden Sweden, China China

Troubled Swedish carmaker Saab files for bankruptcy after failing to secure fresh funds from potential Chinese investors.
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Warrant for Iraq vice president

Monday 19th of December 2011, 17:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An Iraqi judicial committee has issued an arrest warrant for Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi, security officials say.
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Syria signs Arab League agreement

Monday 19th of December 2011, 18:33
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria signs an agreement to allow observers to monitor its implementation of an Arab League initiative to end the crackdown on anti-government protests.
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Libyan military leader to sue UK

Monday 19th of December 2011, 18:54
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Libyan military leader Abdel Hakim Belhaj is suing the UK government over his rendition and torture by Gaddafi regime.
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House objects to payroll tax deal

Monday 19th of December 2011, 19:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

US House Republicans signal they will reject a bipartisan deal on a short-term tax break for workers, in Congress' latest budget stand-off.
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Obama voices Venezuela concerns

Monday 19th of December 2011, 19:50
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Iran Iran, Cuba Cuba, United States United States

US President Barack Obama accuses Venezuela of threatening democratic values ahead of elections next year and criticises its ties to Cuba and Iran.
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Cairo clashes reveal deep divisions

Monday 19th of December 2011, 20:32
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Shocking images of beaten woman reveal Egypt's bitter divide
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VIDEO: Thousands need aid in Philippines

Monday 19th of December 2011, 20:41
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Mindanao

Aid agencies in the Philippines are trying to reach more than 120,000 people affected by flash flooding on the island of Mindanao.
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Ex-Miss Venezuela dies of cancer

Monday 19th of December 2011, 20:54
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan ex-beauty queen Eva Ekvall dies of breast cancer aged 28 after a long battle that helped raise awareness of the disease.
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Syria army deserters 'shot dead'

Monday 19th of December 2011, 21:09
related countries: Syria Syria

Dozens of army deserters are shot dead by Syrian troops as they tried to flee their bases and join anti-government protests, activists say.
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VIDEO: Paying respects to Czech leader

Monday 19th of December 2011, 21:11
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Mourners have paid final respects to the Czech Republic's first President, Vaclav Havel, signing condolence books and laying roses on his coffin.
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North Koreans mourn Kim Jong-il

Monday 19th of December 2011, 21:18
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Scenes of public grieving greet news of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's death at the age of 69, reportedly of a heart attack.
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Manning computer's 'secret files'

Monday 19th of December 2011, 21:29
related countries: United States United States

Thousands of classified cables were found on alleged Wikileaks source Bradley Manning's computer, day four of his pre-trial hearing has heard.
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Villa set to miss rest of season

Monday 19th of December 2011, 21:39
related countries: Japan Japan, Spain Spain
related places: Villa, Barcelona

Barcelona and Spain striker David Villa has only a "slim" chance of playing again this season after breaking his leg, says surgeon.
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AT&T ends bid to buy T-Mobile USA

Monday 19th of December 2011, 22:05
related countries: United States United States

US telecoms giant AT&T has said it will not pursue its $39bn bid to buy T-Mobile USA after running into government objections.
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US cellar prison's 'death stench'

Monday 19th of December 2011, 22:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Philadelphia

A stench of death filled a Philadelphia basement where four adults were held captive in an alleged benefits scam, a policeman tells a court.
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Britain boycotts IMF euro scheme

Monday 19th of December 2011, 23:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

European countries agree to provide 150bn euros to an IMF scheme which could help eurozone countries in debt, but Britain refuses to take part.
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