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Expulsions over US 'hazing' death

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 0:01
related countries: United States United States

Florida A&M University expels four students following a marching band member's death that is thought to be linked to an abusive ritual known as hazing.
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Europe crisis 'threatens Africa'

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 0:02
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, South Africa South Africa

The crisis in Europe is damaging African economies, according to the South African and Nigerian finance ministers.
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Hospital regulator 'struggling'

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 0:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The regulator which inspects hospitals and care homes in England has "struggled" since its creation two years ago, a report says.
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Silk Smitha: South India's ill-starred film siren

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 1:04
related countries: India India

New biopic recalls India's ill-fated film siren Silk Smitha
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VIDEO: Icelandic volcano flood warning

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 1:05
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Iceland's volcano Katla could cause severe flooding if it erupts a scientist warns
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New Icelandic volcano eruption could have global impact

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 2:16
related countries: Iceland Iceland

New Icelandic volcano eruption could have global impact
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Yahoo shares up on Alibaba report

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 2:23
related countries: United States United States, China China

Shares in Yahoo rise on reports that China's Alibaba Group is preparing a takeover bid for the US internet firm.
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VIDEO: US to consider easing Burma sanctions

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 3:28
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, will meet the pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, for a second time to discuss the pace of reform in Burma.
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US Senate passes Iran sanctions

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 3:53
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US Senate unanimously approves tougher economic sanctions targeting Iran's central bank, but some fear the measures could backfire.
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Pakistan kidnappings on the rise

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 4:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The number of British Asians being kidnapped in Pakistan for ransom payments is increasing every year, official figures show.
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Tibet 'in first monk immolation'

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 4:43
related countries: China China

A former monk sets himself on fire in Tibet, reports say, the first such protest in that region against Chinese rule, but the 12th in total.
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Ranbaxy gets US Lipitor approval

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 5:21
related countries: India India, United States United States

India's Ranbaxy wins an approval from authorities to sell its version of the world's best selling drug, Lipitor, in the US.
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Jailed Afghan rape victim freed

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 5:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai pardons a woman jailed for adultery after being a victim of rape, after she apparently agrees to marry her attacker.
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VIDEO: Argentina enjoying economic boom

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 6:35
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Whilst many countries are suffering from an economic downturn there are some which are growing rapidly, including Argentina. But only a decade ago Argentina defaulted on its foreign debts.
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SABMiller clear to buy Foster's

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 7:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian state court approves the sale of Foster's to SABMiller, meaning the deal worth $9.9bn Australian dollars can now go ahead.
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Governing party wins Guyana poll

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 8:02
related countries: Guyana Guyana

Donald Ramotar of Guyana's governing People's Progressive Party wins the presidency but his party loses its parliamentary majority, officials say.
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Beijing to target 'black jails'

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 9:02
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Beijing police announce a crackdown on underground jails, which are operated by private security firms and used to silence petitioners.
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Scorsese's Hugo wins movie prize

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 9:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hugo

Film director Martin Scoresese's 3D family tale Hugo is named best film by the National Board of Review in the US.
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India Dalit boy 'killed for name'

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 9:27
related countries: India India

A low-caste Dalit boy is killed in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh for sharing a name with a man of a higher caste, police say.
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Thaksin 'to have Thai passport'

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 9:40
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's government may return the passport of fugitive ex-leader Thaksin Shinawatra within a month, the foreign minister says.
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Colombia uncovers 'ghost pupils'

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 10:23
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's government paid millions of dollars in education subsidies for students who never attended class, an audit finds.
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Nando's axes Mugabe 'dictator' ad

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 10:58
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Fast food chain Nando's withdraws a TV advert in South Africa which pokes fun at Zimbabwe's President Mugabe as "the last dictator standing".
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Lost Rembrandt portrait revealed

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 11:08
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

An unfinished self-portrait by the Dutch master Rembrandt is discovered under another painting using advanced scientific techniques.
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VIDEO: Inside Warsaw's Euro 2012 stadium

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 11:35
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Poland Poland
related places: Warsaw

BBC News went to look inside the national stadium in Warsaw which is one of the venues hosting Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.
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SA ex-police chief loses appeal

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 12:21
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Jackie Selebi, South Africa's ex-police chief, is taken to hospital after losing his appeal against his conviction for taking bribes from a drug dealer.
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Kremlin 'gagging' poll monitors

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 12:41
related countries: Russia Russia

Human rights activists accuse the Russian authorities of trying to gag the country's main non-government election watchdog days before polls.
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Airbag worry prompts Honda recall

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 12:45
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States
related places: Honda

Honda says it is recalling 313,000 vehicles, mainly in the US and Canada, due to concerns about potentially faulty airbags.
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Author sues over Cowboys movie

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 13:09
related countries: United States United States

A US writer takes legal action against the makers of Cowboys and Aliens, claiming he had the idea prior to a comic book series produced in 2006.
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Bahrain hires US ex-police chief

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 13:15
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, United States United States
related places: Miami

Bahrain is recruiting a former police chief from the US city of Miami to help reform law enforcement, says the country's interior ministry.
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Merkel pushes euro fiscal union

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 13:51
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe is working towards setting up a "fiscal union", in an effort to resolve the eurozone's debt crisis.
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Suu Kyi hopeful on Burma progress

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 13:56
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

Aung San Suu Kyi says she is hopeful that Burma can get on to "the road to democracy", after talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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Jail for 'stupidest bank robber'

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 14:33
related countries: Germany Germany

A man who tried to hold up a bank in northwest Germany that had been shut for years and robbed a passer-by is jailed.
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Unemployment in US falls to 8.6%

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 14:43
related countries: United States United States

The US unemployment rate drops sharply to 8.6% in November, its lowest level in two-and-a-half years, from 9% the month before, figures show.
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PM and Sarkozy in eurozone talks

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 14:48
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Prime Minister David Cameron discusses the eurozone debt crisis with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris.
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Bhopal protesters burn Coe effigy

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 14:56
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bhopal

Survivors of India's Bhopal gas disaster burn an effigy of London 2012 Olympics organiser Lord Coe in protest at Dow Chemical's role in the Games.
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German steelmaker posts huge loss

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 15:07
related countries: Germany Germany

German steel-maker Thyssen Krupp reports huge losses for the year to the end of November, caused by write-downs in two of its divisions.
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Afghan rape victim case clarified

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 15:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan rape victim jailed for adultery does not have to marry her attacker to be freed as some reports suggested, her lawyer has told the BBC.
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Live - Euro 2012 draw

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 15:31
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England are drawn against Ukraine, Sweden and France in Group D while Republic of Ireland get Spain, Italy and Croatia in the Euro 2012 draw in Kiev.
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Iranian diplomats set to leave UK

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 15:37
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Tehran

Diplomats at the Iranian embassy in London must leave by Friday afternoon, after being expelled following an attack on the British embassy in Tehran.
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Europe ends calls to Mars probe

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 16:09
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Mars

The European Space Agency says it is ceasing efforts to try to contact Russia's wayward Mars probe, Phobos-Grunt, after a week-and-a-half of silence.
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ICC seeks Sudan minister's arrest

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 16:19
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor requests an arrest warrant for Sudan's defence minister for alleged atrocities in Darfur.
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VIDEO: Mexico faces worst drought in 80 years

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 16:46
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica, Mexico Mexico
related places: San Jose, Gonzalez

Residents of San Jose de los Gonzalez town in Mexico are running out of water amid severe drought.
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Iranians 'may regret' UK tensions

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 17:18
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Some within Iran's ruling regime may have underestimated the UK's response to diplomatic tensions, the British ambassador to the country says.
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Guinea Bissau head seriously ill

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 17:22
related countries: France France, Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Guinea
related places: Paris

The president of Guinea Bissau, Malam Bacai Sanha, is in hospital in Paris after becoming seriously ill, the BBC has confirmed.
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AUDIO: Campaigning to recognise Effin

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 17:42
related countries: Ireland Ireland

A woman from a small rural parish in Ireland has begun an online campaign to get her village recognised by the social media site, Facebook.
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Roeg awarded film critics' honour

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 17:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British director Nicolas Roeg is to be awarded with the London Film Critics' Circle's highest honour for his contribution to film-making.
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Syria 'bans iPhones' amid unrest

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 17:51
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria bans iPhones, reports say, in apparent effort to stop images of anti-Assad protests and the government's violent crackdown from getting out of the country.
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England to face France at Euros

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 17:59
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kiev

England face France, Sweden and co-hosts Ukraine in their opening games of Euro 2012, while Republic of Ireland are drawn against Spain, Italy and Croatia.
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Pakistan nude 'ISI' photo furore

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 18:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A row erupts over an image of Pakistani actress Veena Malik sporting the initials ISI on her arm, with FHM India saying it is not fake.
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UN passes tough Syria resolution

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 18:29
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN Human Rights Council is to appoint a special investigator on Syria as part of a strongly-worded resolution condemning the violence there.
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US hands Camp Victory to Iraqis

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 19:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US military hands over control of its former Iraq HQ Camp Victory to the authorities there, as troops prepare to leave by the end of the year.
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New US call to Cuba to free Gross

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 20:31
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States
related places: Gross

The US authorities appeal for the immediate release from a Cuban jail of US contractor Alan Gross, two years to the day after his arrest.
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Rwandan journalist dead in Uganda

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 20:40
related countries: Uganda Uganda, Rwanda Rwanda

Charles Ingabire, a Rwandan journalist critical of President Paul Kagame, is shot dead in Uganda where he lived as a political refugee.
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England opt against changing base

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 20:42
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Poland Poland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fabio Capello insists England will not change their choice of training base in Poland despite the Euro 2012 draw which gave his team two matches in Ukraine.
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US House seeks Corzine testimony

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 21:41
related countries: United States United States

A US House of Representatives committee votes to subpoena the former head of collapsed brokerage firm MF Global, Jon Corzine.
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Egypt announces 62% poll turnout

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 21:52
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Election officials in Egypt say 62% of voters participated in the first democratic elections in 60 years, and give the first few results.
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Spain on verge of Davis Cup win

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 22:00
related countries: Monaco Monaco, Argentina Argentina, Spain Spain

Spain are on the verge of winning the Davis Cup after opening day wins for Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer.
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Saudi cleric in virginity warning

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 22:18
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A report in Saudi Arabia warns that if Saudi women are given the right to drive, it would spell the end of virginity in the country.
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Hugo Chavez hosts summit minus US

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 22:20
related countries: Canada Canada, Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States

Venezuela's President Chavez hosts a summit creating a new regional bloc, bringing together 33 Latin American and Caribbean countries without the US or Canada.
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Mladic charges cut to speed trial

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 22:47
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

The number of war crimes charges against former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic is to be reduced because of fears about his health.
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Global stock markets climb again

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 23:39
related countries: United States United States

Global stock markets gain - with the US having its best week in two years - as Europe's leaders call for closer integration and US unemployment drops.
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US uproar over Israeli expat ads

Friday 2nd of December 2011, 23:42
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The Israeli government orders adverts that urge Israelis in the US to return home to be pulled amid outcry from the American Jewish community.
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