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MPs join attack on NHS shake-up

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 0:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The scale of reforms in England has taken the NHS by "surprise", a committee of MPs says as it adds to the criticism of the changes.
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Argentine farmers in grain strike

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 0:55
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Farmers in Argentina are halting wheat, maize and soy sales for seven days in protest at government export limits.
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Brazil rescue effort stepped up

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 1:25
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Brazil's military steps up rescue and supply operations in areas affected by devastating floods and landslides that have killed at least 655 people.
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Hariri tribunal issues indictment

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 1:54
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon says its prosecutor has submitted an indictment for the 2005 murder of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
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India bombing accused seek bail

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 4:15
related countries: India India

Lawyers for nine Indian Muslim men accused of a bombing apply for bail following the reported confession of a Hindu holy man to the crime.
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Bank pay too high, says RBS boss

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 4:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A large number of bankers are paid more than they are worth, the chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland, Sir Philip Hampton, concedes.
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China's Hu to make US state visit

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 5:09
related countries: China China, United States United States

Chinese President Hu Jintao is to begin a four-day visit to the US, which will include the first state dinner there for a Chinese leader in 13 years.
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Power slide?

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 5:11
related countries: United States United States, China China

China has mistaken belief in US decline, argues Joseph Nye
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China lends more than World Bank

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 5:34
related countries: China China

Two Chinese state controlled banks lend more to developing countries than the World Bank, according to a report.
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Murray opens with Melbourne win

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 5:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Britain's Andy Murray reaches round two of the Australian Open after opponent Karol Beck retires through injury while trailing 6-3 6-1 4-2.
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Silence please! This is classic album club

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 6:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A number of groups are gathering to listen to classic albums - in full and uninterrupted. The London club is run by Colleen Murphy and this month's album was by David Bowie.
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Epiphany assembly on Jordan banks

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 6:47
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Thousands of Orthodox Christian pilgrims gather for Epiphany on the banks of the River Jordan, a sensitive military and environmental site.
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Unity government formed in Tunisia

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 6:52
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tunisia names opposition figures alongside sitting ministers in a national unity government, days after a popular revolt toppled the president.
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Time capsule mansion unlocked

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 7:14
related countries: France France

A French mansion house that was kept locked up for 100 years has just been opened to the public, in accordance with its owner's last wishes.
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Quick march

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 7:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan's make-or-break year ahead and a to-do list from hell
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China attracts record investment

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 7:55
related countries: China China

China attracted a record level of foreign direct investment in 2010, figures show, recovering sharply from the previous year.
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Taiwan in live-fire missile tests

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 8:17
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, United States United States, China China

Taiwan's military holds live-fire exercises, as Chinese President Hu Jintao travels to the US for a state visit.
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Pakistan poised for NZ series win

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 8:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, New Zealand New Zealand

Pakistan need 274 runs on the final day of the second test against New Zealand to wrap up a 2-0 series win
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Briton's Got Talent?

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 8:30
related countries: United States United States

How did Piers Morgan fare on US chat show debut?
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Morgan makes US talk show debut

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 8:30
related countries: United States United States

Former newspaper editor Piers Morgan makes his debut as presenter of US talk show Tonight with Oprah Winfrey as his first guest.
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Indian CEOs' 'rising graft' alert

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 8:51
related countries: India India

A group of eminent Indians, including industrialists and judges, warns that rising corruption is "corroding the fabric" of the nation.
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Accused UK man dies in Pakistan

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 9:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An elderly British man dies in hospital in north-western Pakistan after being detained by police for alleged arson.
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Minimum alcohol pricing planned

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 9:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ministers plan a minimum price level for alcohol in England and Wales, but campaigners say it will have little impact on binge drinking.
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US singer James to pay for care

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 9:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: James

The husband of US singer Etta James can use some of her savings to pay for her health care, a judge rules.
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Olazabal named Ryder Cup captain

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 9:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal is named Europe's 2012 Ryder Cup captain, taking over from Scotland's Colin Montgomerie.
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Sudan 'detains opposition leader'

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 9:54
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The Sudanese Islamist opposition leader, Hassan al-Turabi, has been arrested by security forces at his home in the capital, his party says.
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Rwandan genocide trial in Germany

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 10:11
related countries: Germany Germany, Rwanda Rwanda

The trial of a former Rwandan mayor accused of ordering the massacres of Tutsis during the country's 1994 genocide opens in Germany in the first such case in the country.
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Tunisia 'took France by surprise'

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 10:41
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia, France France

The French foreign minister defends her handling of the Tunisian crisis, saying France was as surprised as anyone else.
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Tunisia's PM defends new regime

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 10:42
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tunisia's PM Mohammed Ghannouchi defends the inclusion of members of the old government in his new unity administration, amid lingering tensions following weeks of street protests.
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N Korea 'hit by foot-and-mouth'

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 10:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

North Korea is hit by an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, reports say, as South Korea works to contain the disease.
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EU scolds Sweden over wolf hunt

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 11:05
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The European Commission plans to take legal action against Sweden for hunting endangered wolves
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After Hitler

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 11:30
related countries: Germany Germany

How German intelligence kept in touch with fugitive war criminals
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Rwanda warrant for dissent exiles

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 12:00
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda issues international arrest warrants for four former top officials who live in exile since falling out with the government.
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Restoring Eden out of Iraq's desert

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 12:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Mesopotamian Marshes in southern Iraq were once home to thousands of marsh Arabs, millions of birds and rebels fighting against Saddam Hussein.
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'Road train' trials get rolling in Sweden

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 12:13
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Technology that links vehicles together into semi-autonomous 'road trains' undergoes its first real world tests in Sweden.
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Role of social media in Tunisia

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 12:14
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Newsnight's David Grossman reports on whether social media tools such as Twitter are fuelling the Tunisian protests, or whether the concept of a Twitter revolution has become the lazy and dangerous cliché of Western media.
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Spain holds 10 in anti-Eta raids

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 12:22
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish police arrest 10 people in the first operation against the Basque separatist group Eta since its ceasefire.
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Japan graduate jobs hit new low

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 12:37
related countries: Japan Japan

The percentage of Japanese university students finding jobs before graduation has dropped to a record low, a government report says.
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Grameen chief in defamation case

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 12:38
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus appears briefly in a Bangladesh court accused of defamation.
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Pregnant Indian police dogs in bosses' bad books

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 12:50
related countries: India India

Life is ruff for two star Indian police sniffer dogs who are now in disgrace after having puppies.
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Banks 'must be allowed to fail'

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 13:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Capitalism cannot work unless banks are allowed to go bust, Paul Tucker, the deputy governor of the Bank of England, says.
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S Africa declares flood disaster

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 13:58
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa declares a state of national disaster, after the deaths of 41 people in a month of floods.
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UN inspects Iran arms to Nigeria

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 14:07
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Iran Iran

UN weapons experts are in Nigeria to inspect an arms shipment from Iran amid a possible violation of sanctions.
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UK inflation rate rises to 3.7%

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 14:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK inflation jumped to 3.7% in December, its highest rate for eight months, increasing pressure for an interest rate rise.
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Husband hails Giffords 'progress'

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 14:31
related countries: United States United States

The husband of shot US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords says she is making progress and was able to give him a neck massage from her hospital bed.
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India aims for tidal power first

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 15:05
related countries: India India

The Indian state of Gujarat plans to build Asia's first commercial-scale tidal power facility.
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Australia floods menace Victoria

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 15:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Floodwaters in Australia's Victoria state split the town of Horsham in two as the body of a young boy is found in another flood-hit town.
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Egyptian kills himself with fire

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 15:08
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

A man dies after setting himself on fire in Egypt's northern port city of Alexandria, in the latest such incident in North Africa.
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Spain raids 'largest cocaine lab'

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 15:16
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish police say they have raided Europe's "largest and most sophisticated" cocaine lab, seizing 300kg of the drug and 2m euros in cash.
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Russia firm on Palestinian state

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 16:00
related countries: Russia Russia, West Bank West Bank

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, on a rare visit to the West Bank, reaffirms Moscow's recognition of an independent Palestinian state.
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Dozens of Taliban 'switch sides'

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 16:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

At least 40 Taliban have surrendered and joined pro-government forces in the north of Afghanistan after a military operation, say police.
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Israeli tanks in deadly Gaza raid

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 16:12
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli tanks enter the northern Gaza Strip, sparking fighting that kills one Palestinian and injures two more.
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Iraq inquiry criticises secrecy

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 16:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The chairman of the Iraq inquiry criticises the government for refusing to release the details of comments between George Bush and Tony Blair.
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Bomb kills Iraqi police recruits

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 16:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Tikrit

A suicide bomber kills at least 60 people and injures more than 100 outside a police recruitment centre in Tikrit, Iraqi officials say.
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Husband on Gabrielle Giffords' progress

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 16:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arizona, Tucson

The husband of US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in an attack in Tucson, Arizona, has said she is making good progress, in an interview with ABC.
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Tunisia ministers quit amid anger

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 16:55
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Four ministers leave Tunisia's national unity government just a day after it was unveiled, as angry protesters take to the streets in several cities.
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Air stewardess' mid-flight proposal

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 16:57
related countries: Portugal Portugal

A Portuguese air stewardess was caught off guard when her boyfriend proposed mid-flight, after booking himself a seat on the plane.
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TV host Regis Philbin to retire

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 17:09
related countries: United States United States

Veteran US broadcaster Regis Philbin announces he is retiring from his weekday talk show, which he has hosted for more than 25 years.
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Ukraine launches corruption battle

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 17:19
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Ukrainian authorities are launching what they describe as a programme to battle corruption.
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Can Vietnam sustain economic growth?

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 17:28
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam leadership has a challenge on its hands as Vietnam faces high inflation and the difficulty of sustaining the economic growth of recent years.
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Polish crash plane 'not warned'

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 17:34
related countries: Russia Russia, Poland Poland

Polish experts say Russian air traffic controllers gave their president's jet poor advice before it crashed in thick fog.
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Villa confirm record Bent signing

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 17:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sunderland

Aston Villa smash their transfer record in signing Sunderland and England striker Darren Bent in a deal which could eventually cost them £24m.
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French boy 'sets himself alight'

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 17:47
related countries: France France
related places: Marseille

A teenage French boy is rushed to hospital after setting himself on fire at his school, officials in Marseille say.
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Holiday family killed in M4 crash

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 17:53
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Three members of a family who died in a crash on the M4 near Cardiff were returning from a holiday to Morocco.
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Bangladesh torture report denied

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 18:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Bangladesh Bangladesh

The British High Commissioner in Bangladesh strenuously denies allegations in a UK newspaper that it condoned the likely use of torture.
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Israel in Srebrenica extradition

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 18:18
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel launches extradition proceedings against an immigrant from the former Yugoslavia accused of involvement in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
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Russian bank staff investigated

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 18:34
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK police and Russian authorities investigate alleged criminal activities of four Russian officials assigned to the EBRD.
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Pienaar picks Spurs over Chelsea

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 18:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Everton

Everton' midfielder Steven Pienaar joins Tottenham after the two clubs agreed a fee of about £2.5m.
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Colombia police nab narco-pigeon

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 20:00
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian police catch a pigeon being used to smuggle drugs into a prison after it fell to the ground because of excess weight.
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Pupils hurt in US school gun raid

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 20:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Los Angeles, California

At least two students are taken to hospital after a shooting at a high school in the US city of Los Angeles, the authorities say.
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Beheading trial opens for TV boss

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 20:24
related countries: United States United States

A prosecutor says the founder of a US Muslim TV network, accused of decapitating his wife, stabbed her 40 times before killing her.
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TV giant looms with NBC clearance

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 20:31
related countries: United States United States

A new television powerhouse looks set to be created after US regulators clear Comcast's proposed $13.8bn takeover of NBC Universal.
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India take lead in one-day series

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 21:07
related countries: South Africa South Africa, India India
related places: Cape Town

Harbhajan Singh stars with bat and ball as India reinforce their World Cup credentials by beating South Africa at their hosts' Cape Town fortress.
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Deal ends Chile gas price protest

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 22:08
related countries: Chile Chile

Chile's government reaches a deal to end a week of protests over gas prices in the far south that trapped hundreds of tourists.
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Irish premier Cowen survives vote

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 22:24
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish PM Brian Cowen survives a secret confidence vote on his leadership in the economic crisis, after a key minister questions his judgment.
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Strong earthquake hits Pakistan

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 22:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, Iran Iran, United States United States

An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 has hit south-western Pakistan, the US Geological Survey says, but reports from the area suggest limited damage.
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Hu Jintao in US for trade talks

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 23:26
related countries: China China, United States United States

Chinese President Hu Jintao has arrived in the US where some predict he will sign a series of trade and investment agreements.
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Peace Corps founder Shriver dies

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 23:27
related countries: United States United States

Sargent Shriver, the first US Peace Corps director, Democratic vice-presidential candidate and brother-in-law to President John F Kennedy, dies aged 95.
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Mexico arrests Zetas gang suspect

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 23:27
related countries: Chile Chile, Mexico Mexico

Mexican police arrest a suspected founding member and regional chief of the notorious Zetas drugs cartel, Flavio Mendez Santiago.
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China's power-play to become superpower

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 23:31
related countries: China China

Damian Grammaticas explains China's determination to overtake America as the world's superpower.
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Tunisia leaders quit ruling party

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 23:44
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tunisia's interim president and prime minister quit the RCD party, in an apparent bid to defuse anger over its continued involvement in running the country.
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Tunisia's new government in tatters

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 23:46
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tunisia's new National Unity government looks to be in tatters just a day after it was set up, as the streets erupted in violence.
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Hariri tribunal issues indictment

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 23:54
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The chief prosecutor of the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon has defended the indictment that he has just issued for the murder of former Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri, in 2005.
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Live text - Australian Open day three

Tuesday 18th of January 2011, 23:56
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Roger Federer beats Gilles Simon in a classic five-set match, while Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams also go through but Anne Keothavong and Elena Baltacha lose out on day three at the Australian Open.
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