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Sea change

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 0:11
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Can a new public awareness save Taiwan's endangered species?
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Peace dividend

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 0:16
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka sees tourism boost after end of conflict
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N Korea 'has more nuclear sites'

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 0:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea has at least one hidden nuclear site and should face tougher sanctions, a UN report says, according to diplomats.
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Chelsea complete signing of Luiz

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 0:44
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Benfica

Chelsea sign Brazil international defender David Luiz from Benfica in a five-and-a-half-year deal worth about £21.3m.
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Haiti to give Aristide passport

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 1:05
related countries: Haiti Haiti
related places: Jean

Officials in Haiti say they are ready to issue ex-president Jean-Bertrand Aristide with a diplomatic passport, paving the way for his possible return to the Caribbean nation.
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Canada investigates husky deaths

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 2:22
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian police are investigating reports that 100 husky dogs, used by an outdoor-adventure company for sled rides, were killed inhumanely when business declined.
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Cause for concern

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 2:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian-Americans anxious as turmoil strikes home
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US hospital finds unknown remains

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 3:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Oregon

A mental hospital in the US state of Oregon is trying to identify the cremated remains of 3,500 patients which were hidden in a storage room for decades.
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Honduras urged on LGBT killings

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 3:27
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Pressure group Human Rights Watch urges Honduras to investigate a spate of killings they say is targeting the country's transgender, gay and lesbian community.
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Debt advice stops as funding ends

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 3:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hundreds of debt advisers in England and Wales stop taking on new cases because their funding is to be axed next month.
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Pakistan flood alert 'not shared'

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 4:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A study suggests that the effects of last year's floods in Pakistan could have been less catastrophic if European weather forecasts had been shared with Pakistan.
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'Congo fever' claims another life

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 5:02
related countries: India India, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

A rare deadly virus claims its four victim in India, health officials say.
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An alien invasion

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 5:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The massive mission to eradicate the American mink from Scotland
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Pakistan blocks US man's release

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 7:19
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Lahore

A Pakistani court orders the authorities not to free a US citizen arrested for killing two men in Lahore last week and moves to stop him leaving the country.
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Concern over Russia protest arrests

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 7:32
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The United States is expressing concern about the way Russia is treating opposition protesters following the arrest of dozens of demonstrators who had been demanding the ousting of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
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World's oldest woman dies

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 7:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

The world's oldest woman, Eunice Sanborn, has died in Texas, US, at the age of 114.
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New Bible belt

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 7:42
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Churches help integrate Hungary's struggling Roma
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Smartphones boost Infineon profit

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 8:02
related countries: Germany Germany

The continuing boom in smartphone sales helps German chipmaker Infineon to report strong first quarter profits.
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MPs support plans to overhaul NHS

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 8:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Controversial proposals to overhaul the NHS in England pass their first hurdle after six hours of debate in the House of Commons.
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Rehabilitating Yeltsin

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 8:14
related countries: Russia Russia

Rethinking the legacy of Russia's former president
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Koreas agree date for joint talks

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 8:15
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

North and South Korea agree to hold preliminary military talks on 8 February, in an attempt to defuse tensions on the peninsula.
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South Japan volcano in new blast

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 8:47
related countries: Japan Japan

Windows 8km away are smashed by the largest blast yet from Shinmoedake, a volcano erupting in southern Kyushu, Japan.
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Discovery rolls out to launch pad

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 9:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Discovery

The US space shuttle Discovery is moved back to its launch pad in preparation for what should be its final mission.
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Actor Omar Sharif on Egypt crisis

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 9:39
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian actor Omar Sharif discusses the crisis in his homeland of Egypt.
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Bhutan monk is first to fall foul of anti-smoking law

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 9:47
related countries: Bhutan Bhutan

A Buddhist monk is likely to face five years in prison for violating strict anti-smoking laws in the tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan.
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Africa backs ICC Kenya case delay

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 9:50
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The African Union endorses Kenya's request to delay the ICC trial of those accused of organising post-election violence.
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Statue of Yeltsin to be unveiled

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 9:52
related countries: Russia Russia

A giant statue of former Russian President, Boris Yeltsin, will be unveiled in his birthplace, Ekaterinburg.
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Mexico's Slim to invest $8.3bn

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 10:06
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, considered the world's richest man, unveils plans to invest $8.3bn (£5bn) in 19 countries.
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'James Bond volcano' erupts again

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 10:58
related countries: Japan Japan

A violent blast from Shinmoedake, a volcano erupting in Kyushu, Japan, has broken windows 8km (five miles) away.
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S Africa plea to Somali pirates

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 11:01
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Somalia Somalia

The families of a South African couple captured by Somali pirates in October plead for their release, after a ransom demand of $10m (£6m).
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Malawi 'ghost workers' deadline expires

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 11:25
related countries: Malawi Malawi

The deadline passes for Malawi's civil servants to open a bank account or risk not being paid, as the government tries to tackle "ghost workers".
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Thorpe tipped to announce return

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 11:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Five-times Olympic champion Ian Thorpe is to hold a news conference on Wednesday amid speculation he is planning a comeback ahead of London 2012.
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Picasso muse painting up for sale

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 11:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A portrait of the muse who transformed painter Pablo Picasso's life and art is to go under the hammer at Sotheby's in London next week.
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Jail over China protester's death

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 11:39
related countries: China China

A Chinese court jails a truck driver over the death of a village chief in a case which triggered a campaign over allegations that he was murdered.
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Kashmir insurgents 'kill sisters'

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 11:42
related countries: India India
related places: Srinagar

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir accuse separatist militants of killing two sisters in the town of Sopore, north of Srinagar.
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Sailor dies in clash with pirates

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 12:36
related countries: Germany Germany, Seychelles Seychelles

A German ship-owner confirms the death of a sailor in a failed bid to free a cargo ship seized by pirates off the Seychelles.
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Street-level crime maps launched

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 12:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

New online crime maps for England and Wales are being launched which allow users to see what offences have been reported in their local streets.
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Afghan deaths hit 'record levels'

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 13:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan since the US-led invasion a decade ago hit record levels last year, according to a new report.
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Than Shwe 'not on president list'

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 13:20
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's new parliament nominates candidates for the posts of president and two vice-presidents - but Than Shwe, the top general, is not on the list.
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Spain agrees 'grand social pact'

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 13:25
related countries: Spain Spain

Government, unions and business in Spain agree a "grand social pact" to allow for an overhaul to boost the economy.
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Children's screen habits revealed

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 13:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Children in the UK watch an average of more than two and a half of television a day and spend an hour and 50 minutes online a day, a poll suggests.
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Eurozone jobless rate still 10%

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 14:10
related countries: Germany Germany

Unemployment in the eurozone has remained unchanged at 10% in December 2010, official figures show.
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Germany cuts back terror measures

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 14:23
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany is relaxing security measures imposed in November last year in response to fears of terrorist attacks.
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US orders Egypt staff evacuation

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 14:27
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

The US government orders all non-emergency personnel to evacuate Egypt amid continuing political unrest there.
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Ireland expels Russian diplomat

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 15:28
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Ireland expels a Russian diplomat after it finds Moscow's intelligence service faked Irish passports for Russian spies living in the US.
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John Simpson in Cairo's Tahrir Square

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 15:30
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Thousands have gathered in the centre of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, amid calls by protest leaders for a million people to rally in support of demands for the removal of President Hosni Mubarak.
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Pyramids deserted in Egypt unrest

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 16:09
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Egypt's famous pyramids have been closed as mass demonstrations continue in Cairo.
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Irish set for 25 February ballot

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 16:15
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Irish Republic is to hold an early general election on 25 February, the country's first national vote since the bail-out.
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Top Gear sparks Mexico complaints

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 16:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Mexico Mexico
related places: London

Mexico's ambassador in London complains to the BBC over "offensive, xenophobic and humiliating" comments made about his country on Top Gear.
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Millions clog crime map website

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 16:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A new crime-mapping website for England and Wales is experiencing a "temporary problem" as millions log on every hour, the Home Office says.
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BP reports annual loss of $4.9bn

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 16:46
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The cost of cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill pushes BP into its first annual loss since 1992, but the firm restores dividend payments.
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Taliban seek guarantees for talks

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 16:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Taliban commanders in Afghanistan tell the BBC that they are willing to explore peace talks if their security is guaranteed.
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Tanzania probes mass baby grave

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 16:56
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania
related places: Dar es Salaam

Police in Tanzania investigate the discovery of a mass grave in Dar es Salaam containing the bodies of 10 newborn babies.
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Indians youths die in train fall

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 17:07
related countries: India India
related places: At, Lucknow

At least 14 young men are killed and 14 seriously injured after falling from the roof of a train near the Indian city of Lucknow.
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Thais guilty of Cambodia spying

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 17:10
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, Thailand Thailand

A Cambodian court finds two Thai nationalists guilty of espionage, in a case highlighting increasing tensions along the countries' border.
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US braces as winter storm grows

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 17:18
related countries: United States United States

The US braces for another onslaught of bitter winter weather as a storm expected to hit a third of the country gathers in the mid-west.
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Nigeria's Jonathan seeks one term

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 17:28
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria says he will not seek a second term in office if he wins elections in April.
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Srebrenica suspect held in France

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 17:47
related countries: France France

Serbian ex-paramilitary Milorad Momic, suspected of involvement in the Srebrenica massacre in 1995, is arrested in the French Alps.
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Game changer?

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 18:01
related countries: India India

Software tycoon's $2bn grant could transform Indian education
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Swiss man 'sexually abused 114'

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 18:07
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A Swiss male care worker confesses to abusing 114 children and disabled adults over three decades, prosecutors say.
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Kerry urges Mubarak to step aside

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 18:20
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

Leading US Democratic senator John Kerry calls on Egypt's president to "step aside gracefully" and pledge not to run in this year's election.
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France holds Ben Ali 'family jet'

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 18:22
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia, France France

French prosecutors seize a jet said to belong to the family of ousted Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.
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On a march with Alexandria protesters

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 18:43
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Protests in Egypt have not just focused on the capital Cairo.
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UK to send charter plane to Egypt

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 18:43
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Foreign Office is sending a charter aircraft to Egypt to provide additional capacity for Britons who may want to leave the country.
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Container ships 'avoiding' Egypt

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 18:44
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The unrest in Egypt leads to some container ships being re-routed as vessels look to bypass Egyptian ports.
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Tunisia protests 'left 200 dead'

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 18:49
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

At least 219 people died during the protests that toppled Tunisia's President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali last month, a UN team says.
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People power on the streets of Cairo

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 18:59
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

President Hosni Mubarak has announced he will stand down at the country's next election in September - following another day of massive protest across Egypt.
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Citigroup takes ownership of EMI

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 19:36
related countries: United States United States

UK music company EMI falls into the hands of US bank Citigroup - ending a disastrous purchase by Guy Hands' private equity group Terra Firma.
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Reporter meets Tahrir Square protesters

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 19:41
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

George Alagiah meets protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square holding protests to try to force President Hosni Mubarak from power.
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'Jihad Jane' admits terror role

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 20:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pennsylvania

A US woman who allegedly called herself "Jihad Jane" pleads guilty in Pennsylvania to involvement in an overseas terrorism plot.
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Jordan names new PM amid protest

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 20:13
related countries: Jordan Jordan

King Abdullah of Jordan sacks his government and appoints a new PM charged with carrying out reform, as protests continue.
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US 'urged Mubarak to step aside'

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 20:30
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

The Obama administration has told Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak not to stand for re-election in the September, the BBC learns.
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Mass protest fills central Cairo

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 20:39
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo, Alexandria

Egyptian protesters hold a massive rally in the capital, Cairo, as President Hosni Mubarak prepares to make a TV statement.
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Jordan names new PM amid protests

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 22:04
related countries: Jordan Jordan

King Abdullah of Jordan has dismissed his cabinet and appointed a new prime minister amid large street protests.
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US shares at highest since 2008

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 23:13
related countries: United States United States

US shares close at their highest level in more than two years as upbeat corporate earnings and manufacturing data add to confidence in recovery.
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'Deadly' storm nears Queensland

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 23:17
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian officials warn Cyclone Yasi, approaching Queensland with winds of up to 295 km/h (183 mph), could be the deadliest storm in living memory.
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Switzerland blocks Duvalier funds

Tuesday 1st of February 2011, 23:54
related countries: Haiti Haiti, Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Jean

Swiss bank accounts held by Haiti's ex-leader Jean-Claude Duvalier are blocked as a new law takes effect in Switzerland.
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