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Clashes in Israel segregation row

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 0:17
related countries: Israel Israel

Ultra-Orthodox Jews and police clash in the Israeli town of Beit Shemesh in a dispute over the segregation of the sexes in the town.
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Exploding recipe payout in Chile

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 1:09
related countries: Chile Chile

A Chilean newspaper is ordered to pay compensation to 13 readers who were injured by exploding pastries when they followed a recipe it published.
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Medellin gets outdoor escalator

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 1:48
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Medellin

Medellin in Colombia opens a giant outdoor escalator to connect a poor hillside neighbourhood with the city centre.
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VIDEO: Prayers held for Nigeria bomb victims

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 2:49
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Abuja

Prayers have been held in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, for those who died in a series of Christmas Day bomb attacks.
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VIDEO: Fukushima report highlights failures

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 2:54
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

A lack of preparedness for a disaster and failures in the response to it exacerbated the effects of the nuclear accident at Japan's Fukushima plant in March, a new report says.
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Indian anthem Jana Gana Mana turns 100

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 3:06
related countries: India India

India's Jana Gana Mana anthem turns 100
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China wins Afghanistan oil deal

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 3:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, China China

China gains potential access to millions of barrels of oil as it wins a key approval for oil exploration in Afghanistan.
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Train derailed in Australia flood

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 3:32
related countries: Australia Australia

A train is derailed and two people are swept from their car in Australia's flood-affected Northern Territory, hit by Tropical Cyclone Grant.
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Queen's Irish tour 'game-changer'

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 3:33
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Prime Minister David Cameron tells Irish state television that the Queen's visit to the Republic of Ireland earlier this year was a "game-changer" in Anglo-Irish relations.
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VIDEO: Palm oil 'threat to orangutans'

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 4:15
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Orangutans are believed to be increasingly under threat from palm oil plantations in Indonesia.
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Mexico rehab poisoning kills five

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 4:24
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Guadalajara

Five patients at a drug clinic in Mexico's Guadalajara die after eating contaminated sausage, sparking an inquiry into possible deliberate poisoning.
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Rescuers reach Antarctic vessel

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 4:28
related countries: Russia Russia

Repairs are underway on the Russian fishing vessel stricken in the Antarctic sea with a hole in its hull after hitting an iceberg.
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VIDEO: Fires blaze in Italy's Liguria region

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 4:47
related countries: Italy Italy

The fire service in north-west Italy has evacuated hundreds of people from their homes as smoke from forest fires chokes the air.
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S Korea's consumer sentiment dips

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 4:47
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's consumer confidence posts its biggest fall in nine months on growth concerns due to the eurozone debt crisis.
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Japan and India eye currency pact

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 6:47
related countries: India India, Japan Japan

Japan and India are set to unveil a new currency swap agreement aimed at easing potential short-term liquidity problems.
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VIDEO: Inside the hidden corners of Sacre Coeur

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 7:37
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

It is one of Paris's most famous and most photographed buildings, the basilica of Sacre Coeur. And for France, the basilica is both a political and religious monument.
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VIDEO: S Koreans meet Kim Jong-un

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 7:52
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

Two prominent South Koreans have met North Korea's incoming leader, Kim Jong-un, in Pyongyang.
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Tendulkar short of landmark ton

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 8:08
related countries: India India, Australia Australia

India's Sachin Tendulkar is still seeking a historic 100th international century after being dismissed for 73 on the second day of the first Test against Australia.
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Cape Verde: African good news story

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 8:35
related countries: Cape Verde Cape Verde

Does tiny Cape Verde offer hope for the rest of the continent?
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Palm oil threat to Indonesia's orangutans

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 8:37
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Palm oil plantations hit Indonesia's orangutans
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VIDEO: Train derailed in Australia flood

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 8:46
related countries: Australia Australia

A freight train has been derailed and two people were swept from their car in flooding that struck Australia's Northern Territories.
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Mission takes US box office crown

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 10:24
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States
related places: Christmas

The fourth instalment of the Mission Impossible films, starring Tom Cruise, takes the Christmas box office number one spot in the US and Canada.
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World 'unprepared' for disasters

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 11:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rich countries are failing to contribute to a emergency fund leaving the world "dangerously unprepared" for future disasters, the UK warns.
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Japan set to ease arms export ban

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 11:59
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan is to ease an arms export ban that has been in place since 1967, the top government spokesman confirms.
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Putin rejects election review

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 12:04
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin dismisses calls for a review of disputed parliamentary election results, despite mass demonstrations.
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Arab monitors begin Syria mission

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 12:19
related countries: Syria Syria

Thousands of Syrian anti-government protesters gather in Homs, activists say, as Arab League peace monitors arrive in the volatile city.
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Philippine flood toll rises again

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 12:26
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A total of 1,249 people are now known to have died in the flash floods in the Philippines triggered by Typhoon Washi more than a week ago, officials say.
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China's GPS rival is switched on

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 12:33
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing, Beidou

Beijing's Beidou service begins offering location, navigation and timing data offering an alternative to the US's GPS network.
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Egypt court ends virginity tests

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 13:29
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

A court in Cairo blocks forced virginity tests on female detainees in military prisons after a case brought by a Tahrir Square protester.
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Italy fines Apple over guarantees

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 13:48
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's competition watchdog fines Apple 900,000 euros for failing to publicise shoppers' right to two-year guarantees.
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Guinea-Bissau makes coup arrests

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 14:18
related countries: Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Guinea

Guinea-Bissau's navy chief Jose Americo Bubo Na Tchuto is arrested after an attempted coup, the West African nation's army and government say.
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Eleven held over West End murder

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 15:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: West End, London

Police are questioning 11 people over the murder of a teenager on London's Oxford Street, and they are investigating a second stabbing nearby.
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Iran court begins 'CIA spy' trial

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 15:11
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran puts on trial an American man of Iranian descent who "confessed" to working as a CIA spy on state TV, local media say.
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Further fall for US house prices

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 15:51
related countries: United States United States

US house prices fell further in October despite record low mortgage interest rates, according to new figures.
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Jail for man who stabbed family

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 15:52
related countries: Israel Israel

A man who killed his former employer and five members of his family in the Israeli town of Rishon Lezion is jailed for life.
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West End victim 'knifed in heart'

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 15:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

An 18-year-old man who was murdered on Oxford Street in central London was stabbed in the heart, Scotland Yard says.
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Malaria: Eastern DR Congo’s other battle

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 16:20
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo's battle against killer malarial mosquitos
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NHS private patient limit '49%'

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 16:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

NHS hospitals in England will be free to use almost half their hospital beds and theatre time for private patients under government plans.
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Ethiopia jails Sweden journalists

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 16:26
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Ethiopia Ethiopia

Two Swedish journalists are sentenced by an Ethiopian court to 11 years each in jail for entering the country illegally and supporting terrorism.
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Japan urges nuclear rescue plan

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 17:11
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan asks nuclear operator Tokyo Electric Power Company to consider temporary state control, as the company seeks extra funds to compensate disaster victims.
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Hack victims face repeat attacks

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 17:23
related countries: United States United States

Victims of a hack on US security think-tank Stratfor are warned not to offer public support to the company due to threats of further attacks.
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Indian MPs pass corruption bill

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 18:33
related countries: India India

India's lower house of parliament passes a new anti-corruption bill amid a fresh protest fast by campaigner Anna Hazare, who wants a stronger law.
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Zardari criticises chief justice

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 18:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has said the country's top judge has ignored the murder of his wife, former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
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Israeli president backs protests

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 19:00
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli President Shimon Peres urges Israelis to rally against ultra-Orthodox Jewish extremism in what he says is a fight for the "soul of the nation".
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Artist Helen Frankenthaler dies

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 19:55
related countries: United States United States

Helen Frankenthaler, the US abstract expressionist painter, has died aged 83 after a long illness, her nephew says.
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Israel rally against segregation

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 19:56
related countries: Israel Israel

Thousands rally in the Israeli town of Beit Shemesh against ultra-Orthodox Jewish extremism, prompted by attacks on "immodestly" dressed women.
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Profile: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 20:00
related countries: Syria Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
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Sears and Kmart to axe 120 stores

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 20:15
related countries: United States United States

Shares in US retail giant Sears fall 23% as it announces plans to close up to 120 Sears and Kmart stores amid poor sales.
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Exiles rush for Spanish passports

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 22:11
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Franco

People queue outside Spanish consulates in Latin America in a last rush to apply for citizenship as descendants of exiles who fled Spain during the 1936-39 Civil War and Franco dictatorship.
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Monitors confronted in Syria city

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 23:31
related countries: Syria Syria

Angry protesters in Syria's restive city of Homs demand protection from visiting Arab League monitors as tanks are reportedly withdrawn.
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US consumer sentiment rises again

Tuesday 27th of December 2011, 23:36
related countries: United States United States

Consumer confidence in the US increased for the second month in a row in December to an eight-month high, new data suggests.
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