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Bangladesh's most famous hangman

Friday 30th of December 2011, 0:02
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh's most famous executioner
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Will China's rise shape Malaysian Chinese community?

Friday 30th of December 2011, 0:12
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, China China

How China's rise is shaping diaspora in Malaysia
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Chile education minister resigns

Friday 30th of December 2011, 0:20
related countries: Chile Chile

Chilean Education Minister Felipe Bulnes resigns for "personal reasons" after less than six months, during which he faced mass student protests.
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Recession 'to return' to Europe

Friday 30th of December 2011, 0:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Most economists polled by the BBC say recession will return to Europe next year, while UK interest rates will stay at 0.5%.
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VIDEO: Samoa dateline move 'will stop confusion'

Friday 30th of December 2011, 3:18
related countries: Samoa Samoa, Tokelau Tokelau

The tiny Pacific Islands of Samoa and Tokelau are going to miss out an entire day when they move across the international dateline.
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S Korea inflation exceeds targets

Friday 30th of December 2011, 3:28
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's inflation rate stays above the central bank's target range in December, despite attempts to slow price growth.
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North Korea: 'Expect no change'

Friday 30th of December 2011, 4:36
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea tells the international community not to "expect any change" in the wake of Kim Jong-il's death, as the US sends a top diplomat to the region.
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China paper sets out space plan

Friday 30th of December 2011, 4:39
related countries: China China

China white paper spells out space plans for the next five years, including the use of cleaner fuel and steps to building its space station.
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Japan delays sales tax increase

Friday 30th of December 2011, 5:20
related countries: Japan Japan

A key panel of Japan's ruling party agrees to postpone a planned sales tax increase amid rising opposition to the move.
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India graft bill delay condemned

Friday 30th of December 2011, 6:11
related countries: India India

India's opposition parties bitterly criticise the government for its failure to put a controversial anti-corruption bill to a vote in the upper house of parliament.
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Consulate standoff ends in arrest

Friday 30th of December 2011, 6:23
related countries: China China

Police arrest a man suspected of attempting to rob a pub in Sydney after a six-hour stand-off that saw him flee to the grounds of the nearby Chinese consulate.
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Cavendish backs ‘redeemed’ Millar

Friday 30th of December 2011, 6:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Cycling superstar Mark Cavendish believes David Millar has paid the price for his doping past and deserves a second chance at London 2012.
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VIDEO: Syria activists plan more protests

Friday 30th of December 2011, 6:46
related countries: Syria Syria

Activists in Syria are planning more demonstrations during the day as Arab League observers continue to visit towns which have seen some of the worst violence against anti-government protesters.
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VIDEO: Jamaica's PNP claims clear poll win

Friday 30th of December 2011, 7:04
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Jamaica's opposition People's National Party has won national elections, preliminary results show, after a campaign dominated by the economy.
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Japan stocks end year at 1982 low

Friday 30th of December 2011, 7:21
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's main share index, hit by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March, closes at its lowest year-end level since 1982.
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Jamaican opposition wins election

Friday 30th of December 2011, 7:35
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Jamaica's opposition PNP, led by veteran politician Portia Simpson Miller, triumphs in an election dominated by the economy.
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Venezuela tanker blaze kills 13

Friday 30th of December 2011, 8:16
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

A petrol tanker crashes in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, engulfing other vehicles in flames and killing at least 13 people.
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Lloyd Webber predicts 'bloodbath'

Friday 30th of December 2011, 10:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The Olympics will cause "a bloodbath of a summer" for London theatres in 2012, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber warns.
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Ukraine's Tymoshenko in new jail

Friday 30th of December 2011, 10:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev, Kharkiv

Ukraine transfers former PM Yulia Tymoshenko from Kiev to a jail in the eastern city of Kharkiv.
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Israeli raid kills Gaza militant

Friday 30th of December 2011, 10:53
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli air strike to the east of Gaza City killed the leader of an Islamic militant group, the Israeli military says.
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US singer Kaye Stevens dies at 79

Friday 30th of December 2011, 11:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

Kaye Stevens, the US singer and actress known for her appearances with the Rat Pack and on Johnny Carson's chat show, dies in Florida.
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Samoa and Tokelau skip dateline

Friday 30th of December 2011, 11:23
related countries: Samoa Samoa, Tokelau Tokelau

Samoa and Tokelau skip a day and jump to the other side of the international dateline to align with trade partners.
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Russia nuclear submarine fire out

Friday 30th of December 2011, 11:30
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Murmansk

A fire that engulfed a nuclear submarine undergoing repairs in Russia's northern Murmansk region is now out, the emergency minister says.
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VIDEO: 2012: A year of austerity for Spain

Friday 30th of December 2011, 11:42
related countries: Spain Spain

2012 is set to be a year of austerity for Spain as its new government struggles to bring down one of Europe's highest budget deficits and avoid an EU/IMF bailout
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Japan quake: 'I'm not worried about the radiation'

Friday 30th of December 2011, 12:10
related countries: Japan Japan

Reflections on one of Japan's biggest disasters
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VIDEO: Battling to be heard in Benghazi

Friday 30th of December 2011, 12:21
related countries: Libya Libya

The uprising that brought an end to the 42-year rule of Col Muammar Gaddafi began in the city of Benghazi, but some residents feel they are already being left behind in the new Libya.
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China combats hi-tech crimewave

Friday 30th of December 2011, 12:25
related countries: China China

A series of hack attacks on Chinese net users have prompted action by the government to help keep web users safe.
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Hungary threat to central bank

Friday 30th of December 2011, 12:33
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Hungary passes a controversial new law that critics say could undermine the independence of its central bank.
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Mandela hospital tweet apology

Friday 30th of December 2011, 13:16
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African newspaper apologises after tweeting an inaccurate report about Nelson Mandela being hospitalised.
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Fears over Maldives spa closures

Friday 30th of December 2011, 13:24
related countries: Maldives Maldives

Tourism operators in the Maldives express concern over a government order to shut down spas in resorts amid claims they are used for prostitution.
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UK encourages offshore drilling

Friday 30th of December 2011, 13:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government awards new exploratory drilling licenses to firms looking for oil and gas - including in the English Channel.
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Sri Lanka 'wheelchair tax' slated

Friday 30th of December 2011, 13:40
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The head of a UK charity that supplied a big consignment of wheelchairs to Sri Lanka attacks the decision to impose customs duties of over $8,000.
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Somalia fears end to US banking

Friday 30th of December 2011, 13:50
related countries: United States United States

The largest bank which lets Somalis in the US send money back home is due to close this service, raising fears for the famine-hit country.
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Ancelotti named new PSG manager

Friday 30th of December 2011, 14:10
related countries: France France

Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is confirmed as the new coach of Paris Saint-Germain.
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Swiss FA docks FC Sion 36 points

Friday 30th of December 2011, 14:19
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

FC Sion are deducted 36 points by the Swiss Football Association for fielding ineligible players, ending the prospect of a Champions League reprieve for Manchester United.
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Turkey regrets air strike deaths

Friday 30th of December 2011, 14:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Turkey Turkey

Turkey expresses regret over the deaths of 35 young Kurdish civilians in an air strike near the border with Iraq.
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Pakistan court probes 'memogate'

Friday 30th of December 2011, 14:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan's Supreme Court sets up an inquiry into a controversial unsigned memo that asked for US help in curbing the powers of the military.
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Yemen protests demand Saleh trial

Friday 30th of December 2011, 15:21
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Mass demonstrations in Yemen have called for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to face trial for the deaths of anti-government protesters.
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Spain sets out new spending cuts

Friday 30th of December 2011, 15:23
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's new conservative government announces 8.9bn euros in austerity measures in order to lower the country's borrowing.
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Beckham may sign new Galaxy deal

Friday 30th of December 2011, 15:53
related countries: France France

David Beckham is more likely to extend his spell with Los Angeles Galaxy than sign for Paris Saint-Germain, BBC Sport understands.
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China suspect 'admits smuggling'

Friday 30th of December 2011, 16:16
related countries: Canada Canada, China China

The suspected head of a massive smuggling ring in China, Lai Changxing, has confessed after his extradition from Canada, Chinese media say.
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VIDEO: Family dispute tragedy in Pakistan

Friday 30th of December 2011, 17:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

14 people from the same family have been killed in a dispute over land in central Pakistan, most of them were burned alive in their own homes.
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Chinese heritage 'disappearing'

Friday 30th of December 2011, 17:45
related countries: China China

China says about 44,000 ancient ruins, temples and cultural sites have disappeared, after its first heritage census for 20 years.
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Djokovic too strong for Federer

Friday 30th of December 2011, 18:00
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

Novak Djokovic continues his 2012 preparations with victory over Roger Federer at the World Tennis Championship exhibition in Abu Dhabi.
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Killed Somalia aid workers named

Friday 30th of December 2011, 18:03
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Somalia Somalia, Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Mogadishu

Two aid workers shot dead in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, are identified as Belgian and Indonesian nationals.
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Iran ex-leader's website blocked

Friday 30th of December 2011, 19:38
related countries: Iran Iran

The website of Iran's ex-President Rafsanjani has been blocked for carrying material critical of the government, his brother says.
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Kings of Leon star to be a father

Friday 30th of December 2011, 19:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Leon

The US band's frontman reveals he and wife Lily Aldridge are expecting their first child.
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Chile nature park ravaged by fire

Friday 30th of December 2011, 19:56
related countries: Chile Chile

The Chilean government declares the Torres del Paine National Park a disaster area as firefighters struggle to control a huge blaze.
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Brand files for split from Perry

Friday 30th of December 2011, 20:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Perry

British comedian Russell Brand files for divorce from American singer Katy Perry after 14 months of marriage.
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Mass Syria rallies prompt clashes

Friday 30th of December 2011, 21:13
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian troops fire on tens of thousands of protesters as they hold rallies in front of visiting Arab League monitors, killing 35, activists say.
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VIDEO: Chinese octuplets spark debate

Friday 30th of December 2011, 21:33
related countries: China China

A debate on surrogacy and equality has arisen in China after it emerged that a wealthy couple in Guangdong are being investigated for having eight babies - five by surrogate mothers.
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Deadly attack hits Nigerian city

Friday 30th of December 2011, 21:50
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Maiduguri

An attack blamed on the Islamist Boko Haram group hits the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, reports say, killing at least two people.
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Egypt reassures US on NGO raids

Friday 30th of December 2011, 23:53
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

Officials in Egypt reassure the United States that police raids on the offices of pro-democracy groups will stop, after coming under strong criticism.
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