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Yossi Vardi, Israel's hi-tech guru

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 0:17
related countries: Israel Israel

Yossi Vardi, the investor behind Israel's hi-tech success
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Migrants workers flock to Qatar

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 0:30
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Qataris outnumbered in their own country
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What is Germany's vision for Europe?

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 0:30
related countries: Germany Germany

Ahead of a key European Union summit, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel sets out to remake the eurozone in her own image.
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'Rubbish Island' is 'overwhelmed'

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 0:36
related countries: Maldives Maldives

The government of the Maldives temporarily bans the depositing of rubbish from its hotels onto an island used almost entirely as a garbage dump.
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Sesame Street comes to Lahore

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 0:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Lahore

How Sesame Street will empower a new generation in Pakistan
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In pictures: Pearl Harbor remembered

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 1:53
related countries: United States United States

The US remembers Pearl Harbor 70 years on
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Colombian paramilitary surrenders

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 2:28
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A Colombian former paramilitary leader and key witness to a 1997 massacre hands himself in to the authorities five years after demobilising.
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UK border staff in Eurostar row

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 2:41
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lille

British border staff have faced threats of arrest by Belgian police for trying to tackle the "Lille loophole" which allows people to enter the UK illegally.
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Panama prepares Noriega's return

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 2:42
related countries: France France, Panama Panama

Panama's jailed former ruler Manuel Noriega will be extradited from France to his homeland on Sunday, Panama's foreign minister says.
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Gang boss murderer gets 32 years

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 2:57
related countries: Australia Australia

A serving prisoner who beat to death one of Australia's most notorious criminals, Carl Williams, is sentenced to 32 years without parole.
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No US-Canada deal on Keystone XL

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 3:20
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

A controversial oil pipeline linking Canada and the US must be assessed for environmental impact, the US president tells Canada's prime minister.
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Rates on hold on eurozone worries

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 3:22
related countries: South Korea South Korea, New Zealand New Zealand

Central banks in New Zealand and South Korea keep interest rates on hold on Thursday, citing fears of the impact of the debt crisis in Europe.
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China clears Nestle takeover deal

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 3:48
related countries: China China

Chinese regulators approve Nestle's offer for snack and sweet maker Hsu Fu Chi International.
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US man 'took Pakistan spy money'

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 3:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Kashmiri

A Kashmiri-born American citizen pleads guilty to secretly receiving millions of dollars from Pakistan's spy agency in violation of US federal laws.
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US man jailed in Thai royal case

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 5:22
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States

Thailand jails US citizen Joe Gordon after he admitted posting links to a banned biography of King Bhumibol, in a case that has drawn global criticism.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 7:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: York

Sportsday Live features news of Wayne Rooney's reduced ban at Euro 2012, updates from the UK Championship in York, Stuart Lancaster's appointment as Interim Head Coach of England, plus more.
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Mash star Harry Morgan dies at 96

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 8:59
related countries: United States United States

US actor Harry Morgan, best known for playing Colonel Sherman Potter in the popular series Mash, dies at the age of 96.
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In pictures: Kenya drought changes Turkana way of life

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 9:17
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Images of the Kenyan nomads forced to change their diet
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Shenzhen factory workers striking

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 9:18
related countries: China China
related places: Shenzhen

Nearly 1,000 workers strike for a fifth day in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, fearing a factory sell-off deal could hit their pay.
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Police boss jailed for drug plot

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 9:43
related countries: Australia Australia

A former senior policeman is jailed for 22 years after being convicted of trying to smuggle banned substances into Australia.
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Rooney ban reduced to two games

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 10:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England striker Wayne Rooney's Euro 2012 ban is reduced to two matches from three after an appeal to Uefa.
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VIDEO: Thailand jails US man for royal insult

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 10:20
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States

Thailand has jailed a US citizen for two and a half years after he admitted posting web links to a banned biography of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
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Brazil to tackle 'crack epidemic'

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 10:26
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The Brazilian government launches a $2bn plan to tackle the spread of crack cocaine in the country.
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Modern Family up for US honours

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 11:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

Modern Family - winner of best comedy at both the 2011 Writers Guild of America and Producers Guild Awards - is a leading contender for next year's honours.
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Bank holds interest rates at 0.5%

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 12:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee holds UK interest rates at 0.5% and no new quantitative easing measures are announced.
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Baldwin's Twitter account offline

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 12:50
related countries: United States United States

TV star Alec Baldwin's Twitter account is deactivated after a row with American Airlines over his use of his mobile phone.
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Council tax rises referendum plan

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 12:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Any local authority in England wanting to raise council tax by more than 3.5% next year must consult the public in a referendum, the government has said.
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Somali militants turn to Twitter

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 13:16
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab launches a Twitter account, possibly to counter Kenya's army spokesman.
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AUDIO: Former stalker: 'It was like an impulse'

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 13:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia

A former stalker from Australia speaks about her experience of stalking and why she thinks the new National Stalking Clinic for England and Wales is a good idea.
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VIDEO: Leibovitz's 'voyage of discovery'

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 13:29
related countries: United States United States

Annie Leibovitz's new book and exhibition Pilgrimage looks at places associated with the historical American figures which fascinate her.
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Putin accuses US over poll unrest

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 14:08
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accuses the United States of encouraging protests over the results of parliamentary elections.
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Lancaster to take England reins

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 14:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Stuart Lancaster will head up England's interim coaching team for the Six Nations, supported by Graham Rowntree and Andy Farrell.
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Indian police charge Karmapa Lama

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 14:28
related countries: India India

Police in India charge Tibetan Buddhism's third most important leader with conspiracy after seizing $1.4m in cash from his headquarters in Dharamsala.
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Big search for Australia fugitive

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 14:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australian police step up their search for a fugitive, Malcolm Naden, who has been on the run for seven years after allegedly killing a woman.
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In pictures: Scotland's storm

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 14:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland is battered by huge winter storm
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Attack damages Syria oil pipeline

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 14:53
related countries: Syria Syria

A major pipeline carrying oil to a refinery in Syria's restive Homs province is attacked, activists and the state-run news agency say.
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Fierce clashes in Somali capital

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 15:10
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

The Somali capital Mogadishu is hit by some of the fiercest fighting in the city in months, in a major setback for the government.
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Remains of 274 US troops 'dumped’

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 15:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

Incinerated remains of at least 274 US troops were reportedly disposed of at landfill over several years by America's largest military mortuary.
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VIDEO: Pakistan salt workers' harsh lives

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 15:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Karachi

Pakistan produces around 330,000 tons of salt per year, but workers at salt pans in the coastal city of Karachi say conditions are tough.
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Malawi reviews homosexuality law

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 16:17
related countries: Malawi Malawi

Malawi will review a series of controversial laws, including a ban on homosexual acts, Justice Minister Ephraim Chiume says, following donor criticism.
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Report charts lost India children

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 16:32
related countries: India India

Nearly 11 children go missing in India every hour and at least four of them are never found, says a landmark study by a child rights organisation.
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Bid to avert Congo poll clashes

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 16:37
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mediators try to calm tensions in DR Congo ahead of the release of complete election results due shortly, as riot police clash with opposition supporters.
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Two killed in Israeli air strike

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 16:38
related countries: Israel Israel

Two Palestinians are killed and several others wounded in an Israeli air strike in Gaza, the second so far this week.
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Veena was topless but 'not nude'

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 16:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

Pakistani actress Veena Malik defends pictures in an Indian men's magazine, saying she was "topless" but not "nude" in the controversial shoot.
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Sehwag hits record one-day score

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 17:03
related countries: India India
related places: Indore

India opener Virender Sehwag breaks the record one-day international score after hitting a double century against West Indies in Indore.
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VIDEO: Officer hangs on to speeding car

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 17:34
related countries: China China

An illegal taxi driver in China's Sichuan province hit a police officer and sped around the city with him hanging on to the bonnet for 5km (3.1 miles).
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Sarkozy warns of disintegration

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 17:41
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

French President Nicolas Sarkozy warns of the risk of Europe "disintegrating" if a solution is not found to the eurozone debt crisis at a summit in Brussels.
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'CIA prison' found in Bucharest

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 17:47
related countries: Romania Romania, Germany Germany
related places: Bucharest

The CIA operated a secret prison in the Romanian capital Bucharest where terrorism suspects were interrogated, a German media investigation claims.
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Bank boss bomb was 'operational'

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 17:49
related countries: Germany Germany

German police say initial investigations show that an item sent to Deutsche Bank chief executive Josef Ackermann was an "operational bomb".
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Reform call over exam cheat claim

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 18:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government is calling for a reform of the exam system after inquiries were launched in England and Wales into allegations of cheating.
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VIDEO: Bounty offered for fugitive capture

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 19:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police have stepped up their hunt for a fugitive, Malcolm Naden, who has been on the run since 2005 after allegedly killing a woman.
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VIDEO: Compromise proposal for eurozone

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 19:49
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

EU leaders are preparing for a key summit in Brussels, where they will be trying to clinch a deal on how to tackle the eurozone debt crisis.
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Storm blackout hitting thousands

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 19:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police tell people in Scotland not to travel, as severe winds of up to 165mph hit the country, leaving more than 50,000 people without power.
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Obama backs morning-after ruling

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 20:36
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama describes a decision to restrict access to the morning-after pill for girls aged under 17 as "common sense".
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PM's veto warning over EU talks

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 20:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron says he will have "no hesitation" in vetoing a proposed new European Union treaty if it does not offer a "good deal" for the UK, ahead of a crucial summit.
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British soldier dies of injuries

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 20:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Birmingham

A British soldier has died in hospital in Birmingham from injuries sustained in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the Ministry of Defence says.
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VIDEO: Guatemalans 'burn the devil'

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 21:09
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

"Burning of the devil" festivities kick off traditional Christmas celebrations in Guatemala, despite concerns about air pollution.
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DR Congo results delayed further

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 21:17
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election results are delayed again, until Friday, the head of the electoral commission says.
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Campaigner found dead in Mexico

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 21:47
related countries: Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico Mexico
related places: Cruz

The authorities in Mexico say they have found the body of indigenous rights campaigner Jose Trinidad de la Cruz, who had been kidnapped on Tuesday.
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Iran displays captured US drone

Thursday 8th of December 2011, 23:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tehran

Iranian TV shows the first video footage of an advanced unmanned US drone aircraft that Tehran says it downed near the Afghan border.
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