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Solar changes could prove 'fatal'

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 0:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government has handled changes to solar power subsidies "clumsily", and risks losing thousands of jobs, MPs say.
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Mexican police force disbanded

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 0:11
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Veracruz

Mexico disbands an entire municipal police force in Veracruz as part of a campaign to eliminate corruption and improve security in the face of drug-related violence.
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Powers behind N Korea's new 'general'

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 0:45
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The shadowy figures advising North Korea's new leader
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Colombia troops jailed for murder

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 1:00
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia jails 15 soldiers for the 2006 murders of five young footballers, whom they tried to pass off as armed militants killed in a firefight.
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Romania's 'Nokia City' hopes dashed

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 1:25
related countries: Romania Romania

Romania's 'Nokia City' hopes dashed as company moves east
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US jury awards $150bn for burning

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 1:30
related countries: United States United States

A jury awards a huge but symbolic $150bn (£96bn) to the family of a boy who died of skin cancer 12 years after being set on fire.
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US court jails boxer Mayweather

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 1:42
related countries: United States United States

US boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr is jailed for 90 days and fined $2,500 after pleading guilty to domestic assault and harassment.
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Jail over Indian student killing

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 1:58
related countries: India India, Aruba Aruba

An Australian teenager who stabbed an Indian student to death in an attack that sparked a diplomatic row with India is jailed for 13 years.
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O'Donnell warns of UK challenges

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 2:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's top civil servant Sir Gus O'Donnell uses a newspaper interview to raise what he sees as the "enormous challenges" facing the UK.
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DR Congo police 'kill civilians'

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 2:07
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, United States United States

At least 24 people have been killed by police in DR Congo since the results of disputed elections were announced, a US-based rights group says.
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VIDEO: Rugby boosts New Zealand economy

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 2:32
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The New Zealand economy is given a welcome boost by the rugby World Cup, after the devastating earthquake earlier this year.
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Malaysia opens up bank ownership

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 2:33
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia announces plans to allow more foreign investment in the banking sector in a bid to boost economic growth.
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US Navy women have first gay kiss

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 2:59
related countries: United States United States

Two women in the US Navy become the first gay couple to share the traditional "first kiss" on returning to shore, after a ban on gays in the military ended.
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VIDEO: Protesting China village nears deal

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 3:05
related countries: China China

Residents of a Chinese village have been locked in a stand-off over land seizures but now appear to be nearing a compromise with local authorities.
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China scientist sent to US prison

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 3:09
related countries: China China, United States United States

A Chinese scientist receives a seven-year prison sentence for stealing trade secrets from two US agricultural firms and delivering them overseas.
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NZ's economy gets World Cup boost

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 3:11
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand's economy expands at a faster-than-expected rate in the third quarter boosted by spending at the rugby World Cup.
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South Sudanese press-gang fears

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 3:32
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Young South Sudanese men living in Sudan's capital are being forcibly conscripted by militias to fight in South Sudan, sources tell the BBC.
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India graft bill 'in parliament'

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 4:15
related countries: India India

India's government is due to table a new anti-corruption bill in parliament, media reports say.
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China rebel village deal welcomed

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 4:56
related countries: China China
related places: Wukan

Chinese media welcome the end of a stand-off over land seizures in Wukan, blaming local officials and acknowledging villagers' "reasonable demands".
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Yahoo up on Alibaba sale reports

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 5:19
related countries: China China

Yahoo shares rise on reports that the internet company is looking to reduce its 43% stake in China's Alibaba Group.
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VIDEO: Debt crisis: What next for Europe?

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 5:43
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

While countries like Britain are resisting efforts to pool more sovereignty in economic terms, others like France and Germany are keen to press on with ever closer union. The BBC's Matthew Price looks at what's next for Europe.
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VIDEO: The cost of Thailand's floods

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 5:45
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand is still counting the cost of the terrible floods which swamped homes, business and killed hundreds of people.
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Toyota to boost production by 20%

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 7:47
related countries: Thailand Thailand, Japan Japan

Toyota says it plans to increase production by 20% next year as it tries to recover ground lost due to the earthquake in Japan and floods in Thailand.
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Libyan bomber in 'last' interview

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 8:01
related countries: Libya Libya

Abdelbaset al Megrahi gives what he describes as his "last interview" and again denies any involvement in the Lockerbie bombing.
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Morocco still provoking resistance in Western Sahara

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 8:43
related countries: Western Sahara Western Sahara, Morocco Morocco

Resistance to Moroccan rule in Western Sahara
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Tepco to raise electricity prices

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 8:52
related countries: Japan Japan

Tokyo Electric Power company (Tepco) looks to raise electricity rates for corporate consumers to offset higher fuel costs.
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Brazil police seek Chevron charge

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 9:07
related countries: United States United States, Botswana Botswana
related places: Janeiro, Chevron, Rio

Brazilian police seek charges against US oil company Chevron and drilling contractor Transocean for an oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.
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Editor resigns over Rihanna slur

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 9:14
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The editor of a Dutch fashion magazine criticised by Rihanna resigns.
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Japan downgrades growth forecasts

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 9:34
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's economy will shrink by 0.1% in the year to the end of March, according to the latest government forecast.
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Wimpy Kid author in zombie battle

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 9:38
related countries: United States United States

US author Jeff Kinney takes legal action against the publisher of a book he claims bears similarities to his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
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'Nature mourns' North Korea's Kim

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 9:50
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

Strange natural phenomena have been witnessed in North Korea since the death of Kim Jong-il, state news agency KCNA reports.
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UK sends Horn of Africa food aid

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 9:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK sends 9,000 tonnes of aid to the Horn of Africa, after warning that millions of people there remain in danger due to drought and famine.
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US Peace Corps cuts Honduras role

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 9:57
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador, United States United States, Honduras Honduras, Guatemala Guatemala

The US Peace Corps is to pull volunteers out of Honduras and review its role in El Salvador and Guatemala amid security concerns.
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Medvedev urges bold Russia reform

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 10:13
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Medvedev

Russia's President Medvedev calls for direct elections of regional governors, in a far-reaching plan for political reform.
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VIDEO: Multiple Iraq blasts kill dozens

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 10:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A wave of apparently co-ordinated bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, kills at least 63 people and injures around 200, say officials.
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Junk move hits Hungary debt costs

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 10:51
related countries: Hungary Hungary

The implied cost of borrowing for Hungary rises after ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgrades the country's debt to junk status.
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Saleh 'needs medical aid abroad'

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 10:58
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemen's president is expected to leave the country for further medical treatment after an assassination attempt in June, according to the UN's envoy to Yemen.
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VIDEO: Rescuing endangered gibbons in Vietnam

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 11:02
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

A rare opportunity to see rescued gibbons in their natural habitat in Vietnam as they are rehabilitated for a return to the wild.
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VIDEO: Kabul battles traffic chaos

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 11:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Afghan authorities struggle to tackle gridlock on the streets of the capital Kabul, as cars become more affordable for the city's expanding population.
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Twins have two heads, one heart

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 11:10
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Conjoined twins have been born in Brazil with two heads, two functioning brains and two backbones - but a single heart.
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UK economic growth revised up

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 11:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK economy grew by 0.6% between July and September, faster than previous estimates, but the economy failed to grow in the previous quarter.
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Arrest over Madonna song leak

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 11:21
related countries: Spain Spain

A man has been arrested and charged by Spanish police over allegedly leaking a version of Madonna's new song.
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New overhaul of adoption checks

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 11:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government is to overhaul the way people in England are checked to see if they are suitable to adopt children, as part of plans to speed up the process.
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Censorship row cancels art prize

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 11:59
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A Swiss art prize worth 25,000 euros (£21,000) is cancelled amid controversy the organisers censored one of the nominees.
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Singapore civil servant charged

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 12:00
related countries: Singapore Singapore

A civil servant in Singapore is accused of 455 charges of fraud and cheating the government of more than $460,000.
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Rare cats in Russia's wilderness

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 12:16
related countries: Russia Russia

Tracking rarest big cats in the forests of Russia
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Sierra Leone in nappy-drugs haul

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 12:37
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Sierra Leonean police seize drugs from Ecuador, hidden in a shipping container stuffed with nappies, and make five arrests.
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Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 12:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Edinburgh

The National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh has acquired a major Turner watercolour, which will go on display at the annual Turner in January exhibition.
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Vietnam makes China flag faux pas

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 13:05
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, China China
related places: Hanoi

Vietnam displays the wrong Chinese flag, with six stars instead of five, at a ceremony for Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping in Hanoi.
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Lufthansa sells BMI to BA owner

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 13:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Airways owner IAG agrees a binding deal to buy BMI from Lufthansa for £172.5m, but warns the deal could lead to job losses.
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VIDEO: Goalkeeper sent off for kicking pitch invader

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 13:52
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

AZ Alkmaar's goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado retaliates against a pitch invader during their Dutch Cup match against Ajax - and is sent off by referee Bas Nijhuis.
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VIDEO: Spanish lottery hands out millions

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 14:38
related countries: Spain Spain

A small Spanish town has become 720m euro richer after being awarded the top prize in the nation's Christmas lottery.
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Turkey recalls envoy from France

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 14:39
related countries: Armenia Armenia, France France, Turkey Turkey

Turkey recalls its ambassador to France in protest at a bill making it illegal to deny that the killing of Armenians in World War I was genocide.
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US growth revised down again

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 14:47
related countries: United States United States

The US economy grew at an annual pace of 1.8% between July and September, figures show, slower than previously estimated.
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Deadly floods hit Tanzanian city

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 14:50
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania
related places: Dar es Salaam

At least 20 people have died and hundreds made homeless in floods after unusually heavy rains in Tanzania's main city of Dar es Salaam.
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Italy senate backs austerity plan

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 15:08
related countries: Italy Italy

The government of Italy's new Prime Minister, Mario Monti, passes a senate confidence vote on its controversial austerity plan.
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Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 15:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pressure group UK Uncut begins legal proceedings to force banking giant Goldman Sachs to pay more to the UK tax authorities.
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UN asked to probe Kazakh clashes

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 16:05
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan has asked the UN to help investigate violence that left 16 dead in an oil town last week, after striking workers clashed with police.
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Lottery joy for Spanish badlands

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 16:19
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: El Gordo

The top prize in the world's biggest Christmas lottery, El Gordo, goes to people who bought tickets in a village in the badlands of the Spanish north-east.
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VIDEO: US Navy women have first gay kiss

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 16:28
related countries: United States United States

Two female US sailors have become the first same-sex couple to share the traditional dockside "first kiss" since the US ended a ban on gays in the army.
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More Med workers move to Germany

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 16:39
related countries: Germany Germany

Many more Greeks and Spaniards moved to Germany in the first half of this year than in the same period last year, official figures show.
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The 'Marxist Old Lady'

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 17:09
related countries: China China

Entrepreneurship is for all ages, says China businesswoman
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VIDEO: What does the future hold for Iraq?

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 17:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Doctor who treated those injured in Baghdad explosions speaks to the HUB about what she thinks the future holds for Iraq.
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Pakistan PM fears coup conspiracy

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 17:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani says there is a conspiracy to oust the civilian government, as he grapples with a damaging scandal.
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Royal Marine dies in Afghan blast

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 17:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A Royal Marine has been killed by an explosion near the Afghan capital Kabul, the Ministry of Defence announces.
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Turkey retaliates for French bill

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 17:57
related countries: Turkey Turkey, France France, Armenia Armenia

The Turkish prime minister announces punitive measures against France after its parliament passes a bill criminalising denial of the Armenian "genocide".
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VIDEO: 'I was beaten' by a soldier

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 18:00
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian activist Ghada Kamal told BBC Arabic that she was beaten and dragged by her hair by security forces in last week's clashes.
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Counting halted in Congo polls

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 18:13
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Vote counting in DR Congo's parliamentary polls is halted following allegations of widespread rigging, the election commission says.
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Monitoring team members in Syria

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 18:43
related countries: Syria Syria

An advance team for Arab League observers arrives in Syria under a plan to end the crackdown on anti-government protests that has left at least 5,000 killed.
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Obama renews pressure for tax cut

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 19:25
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner renew their calls for action on a payroll tax deal but refuse to change their positions.
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Multiple Iraq blasts kill dozens

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 19:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A wave of apparently co-ordinated bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, kills at least 68 people and injure scores, officials say.
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Lawyers wrap up Manning hearing

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 19:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Manning, Maryland

A hearing to decide whether to send Bradley Manning to court-martial for leaking US government files to anti-secrecy website Wikileaks ends in Maryland.
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VIDEO: US admits to air strike mistakes

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 19:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US military has admitted it bears significant responsibility for last month's air strike on the Afghan border that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.
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VIDEO: Turkey retaliates for French bill

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 20:00
related countries: Turkey Turkey, France France, Armenia Armenia

The Turkish prime minister has announced measures against France after MPs passed a bill criminalising denial of the 1915-16 Armenian "genocide".
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US admits to air strike mistakes

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 20:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US military admits bearing significant responsibility for last month's air strike on the Afghan border that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.
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Republicans 'agree' to tax vote

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 21:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate, House

Top US Republican John Boehner has agreed to a House vote on a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut passed by the Senate, US media reports.
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VIDEO: UN asked to probe Kazakh clashes

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 21:56
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

Months of strike action called by by oil workers in the central Asian nation of Kazakhstan finally boiled over into violence last week.
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Cavendish wins Sports Personality

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 22:04
related countries: France France

World champion and Tour de France green jersey winner Mark Cavendish wins the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, with Darren Clarke second and Mo Farah third.
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VIDEO: Medvedev urges bold Russia reform

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 22:12
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev has proposed reinstating direct elections of regional governors, in a far-reaching plan for political reform.
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Toure is Caf Player of the Year

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 23:01
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: Accra

Yaya Toure has been crowned the Confederation of African Football's Player of the Year at a ceremony in the Ghanaian capital Accra.
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US $10m bounty for 'al-Qaeda man'

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 23:22
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US offers a $10m reward for information leading to the arrest of a man they say is a key al-Qaeda facilitator and financier operating in Iran.
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Argentina takes newsprint control

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 23:28
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina's government wins control of newsprint supplies, amid a long-running feud between the president and a major media group.
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Colombia drug suspects surrender

Thursday 22nd of December 2011, 23:54
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The first members of a criminal gang said to control much of the drugs trade on Colombia's Eastern Plains hand themselves to the authorities.
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