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Two times six

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 0:40
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan woman brings up six 'cursed' sets of twins alone
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Stanford 'unfit for fraud trial'

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 0:45
related countries: United States United States

A US judge rules Texan billionaire Allen Stanford is unfit to stand trial at present over accusations he led a $7bn (£4.5bn) fraud scheme.
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Cost of UK fraud '£38bn a year'

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 0:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fraud costs the UK economy £38bn a year, with more than half of that suffered by the public sector, new figures suggest.
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Scarred childhood

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 0:54
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

Lithuanian Tatar recalls witnessing Holocaust murders
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Afghan pledge on Taliban stoning

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 1:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The men who stoned a couple to death in north Afghanistan will be brought to justice, say officials, after footage of the killings comes to light.
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South Korea battles freak cold spell

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 1:22
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea is so concerned about power blackouts during a freak spell of cold weather that the government has told some businesses to start limiting their heating.
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Canadian's G20 charges dropped

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 1:41
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Toronto

Charges are dropped against a Canadian artist who had been accused of possessing explosives and dangerous weapons in connection with Toronto's G20 summit.
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Ice hockey anti-Semitism lawsuit

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 2:03
related countries: United States United States

US Jewish ice hockey player Jason Bailey sues his former club saying he was subjected to a "barrage of anti-Semitic" abuse and prevented from playing.
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Live - Federer v Djokovic

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 2:20
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Defending champion Roger Federer takes on Novak Djokovic in the opening men's semi-final at the Australian Open.
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Coca-chewing Bolivians protest ban

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 2:54
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Indigenous activists in Bolivia have been holding a mass coca-chewing protest as part of campaign to end an international ban on the practice.
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NZ inquest: Miners 'died quickly'

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 3:54
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The 29 workers killed in New Zealand's Pike River mine disaster in November died in the first blast or shortly after, an inquest finds.
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Hundreds of arrests in Egypt crackdown

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 6:37
related countries: Egypt Egypt

About 700 people have been arrested throughout Egypt in a crackdown against anti-government protests, security officials have said.
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Poland chooses its first black MP

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 6:40
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Poland Poland

A Nigerian, John Abraham Godson, has become the first black man to become a member of parliament in Poland.
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Belarus activists to go on trial

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 6:46
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Belarus is pushing ahead with plans to put on trial more than 30 political activists, including four opposition leaders, arrested in December during protests over the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko.
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Li & Clijsters reach Aussie final

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 6:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba, China China

Li Na makes history at the Australian Open as she becomes the first Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam singles final, where she will meet third seed Kim Clijsters.
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Australia unveils new flood tax

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 7:14
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's PM Julia Gillard unveils a new tax to help pay the estimated $5.6bn reconstruction bill from the nation's devastating floods.
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Davos 2011: Day 2 as it happened

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 8:09
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Full coverage of day two of the world's most exclusive networking event in Davos. The key issues concerning leaders and business chiefs, plus analysis from BBC correspondents.
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Murray targets Aussie Open final

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 9:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Andy Murray will attempt to reach a second consecutive Australian Open final and close on a first Grand Slam title when he faces David Ferrer on Friday live on BBC Two and the BBC Sport website.
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Amazon dam build given go-ahead

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 9:36
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's environment agency approves the start of building work for a controversial dam on a tributary of the Amazon but there may be further legal challenges.
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Colombian mine blast kills 21 men

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 10:02
related countries: Colombia Colombia

An explosion at a coal mine in Sardinata in north-eastern Colombia kills 21 workers - the second deadly blast there in three years.
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EU urges Albania to defuse crisis

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 10:06
related countries: Albania Albania

The EU urges Albania's rival politicians to restore respect for state institutions after three died in an opposition protest.
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Deep freeze

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 10:27
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Belarus faces isolation after a crackdown on the opposition
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Egypt braces for further protests

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 10:29
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Authorities in Egypt brace for more demonstrations, following two days of unrest that have left at least four people dead.
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Karachi attack suspects released

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 10:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Karachi

A court in the Pakistani city of Karachi orders the release of nine men arrested in connection with a deadly attack on a market last year.
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Cuba briefly holds top dissident

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 10:47
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Leading Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas is taken into custody for several hours after taking part in a protest in the city of Santa Clara.
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Roma appeal marks Holocaust Day

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 11:21
related countries: Germany Germany

The first Roma guest of honour at Germany's official Holocaust remembrance day ceremony says his people face new threats.
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Egyptian protester on Cairo unrest

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 11:24
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Thousands of people in Egypt have been taking part in demonstrations, demanding an end to President Mubarek's regime. Gigi Ibrahim is a protestor.
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Kolkata not ready for World Cup

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 11:25
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kolkata

The International Cricket Council must find a new venue for England's World Cup game with India after deciding that Kolkata's Eden Gardens will not be ready in time.
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Djokovic defeats champion Federer

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 11:42
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Novak Djokovic claims his second successive Grand Slam semi-final win over defending champion Roger Federer to set up an Australian Open final against Andy Murray or David Ferrer.
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'Second minor' in Berlusconi case

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 11:53
related countries: Italy Italy

Prosecutors allege that a second 17-year-old girl attended sex parties held at Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi's villas, Italian media reports say.
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More elderly Japanese shoplifting

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 12:03
related countries: Japan Japan

A quarter of shoplifters arrested in Japan in 2010 were over 65, police say, as the number of pensioners committing the crime hits a record high.
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US Utah army base 'locked down'

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 12:15
related countries: United States United States

A US military base that carries out tests to protect troops against biological attacks was locked down on Wednesday over a "serious concern", officials say.
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Small blast at Davos forum hotel

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 12:29
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss police investigate after a small explosion occurs in a hotel store room during the Davos economic forum.
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Moscow bomb 'linked to Islamists'

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 13:10
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Bomb investigators believe a member of an Islamist group in southern Russia may be behind Monday's Moscow airport attack, which killed 35 people.
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Yemenis rally against president

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 14:48
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

Tens of thousands of Yemenis demonstrate in the capital, Sanaa, calling on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down after more than 30 years in power.
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Gun battle breaks out in Dagestan

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 14:49
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian police exchange fire with suspected militants after cornering them in the southern region of Dagestan, reports say.
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Sarkozy 'will not let euro fail'

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 15:00
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he will never let the euro fail and those who bet against it should "watch out for their money".
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West End theatre has buoyant 2010

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 15:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

London's theatreland remains buoyant with box office revenues in 2010 rising for a seventh consecutive year - up 1.5% to £512.3m
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Volcano ash diverts Bali flights

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 15:08
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali

Ash spewing from Indonesia's Mount Bromo volcano has forced the diversion or cancellation of several flights to and from the island of Bali.
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Scrapping Nimrod fleet 'perverse'

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 15:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Leading military figures warn that scrapping the £4bn fleet of new RAF Nimrods will create a "massive gap" in British security.
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Settlers 'shoot Palestinian teen'

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 15:38
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

An 18-year-old shepherd has died after being shot by Israeli settlers near the West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinian officials say.
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Germany halts Aids fund payment

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 15:50
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany suspends its annual payments to the UN-backed Global Fund against Aids, tuberculosis and malaria, following claims of corruption.
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Car bomb at Iraq funeral kills 48

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 16:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A car bomb rips through a funeral tent in a mainly Shia area of Baghdad, killing 48 people and wounding dozens more.
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Water in the desert

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 16:20
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Botswana's Kalahari bushmen win legal battle
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Mandela in hospital for second day

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 16:23
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Former South African President Nelson Mandela stays in hospital for a second day under medical supervision.
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Botswana Bushmen win court battle

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 16:24
related countries: Botswana Botswana

An appeals court in Botswana says indigenous Bushmen can drill wells for water in the Kalahari desert, overturning a previous court ruling.
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EU presses London to improve air

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 16:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The UK government has just weeks to convince the EU that it will meet European clean air standards in London, if it is to avoid a court case.
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Micro-loans 'helped 10 million'

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 16:41
related countries: United States United States

Microcredit lifted 10 million Bangladeshis out of poverty between 1990 and 2008, according to a report by a US-based group.
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India officials protest at murder

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 16:54
related countries: India India

Tens of thousands of government workers in India protest at the brutal killing of an official investigating a fuel racket in Maharashtra.
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JP Morgan boss warns of debt risk

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 17:02
related countries: United States United States

Forcing eurozone countries to restructure their debt would be "far too risky", the head of US bank JP Morgan Chase warns.
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Pakistan ban for Slackistan film

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 17:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Islamabad

Slackistan, a British-made movie about young people living in Islamabad, is banned in Pakistan because of scenes showing swearing and drinking.
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UK promoted failed bomb detectors

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 17:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Newsnight uncovers evidence that the UK government helped sell so-called "bomb detectors", which are now subject to a government export ban because they do not work, around the world and that the devices are still being sold.
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Yemenis rally against president

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 17:21
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

Thousands of Yemenis demonstrate in the capital, Sanaa, calling on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down after more than 30 years in power.
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Gabon politician seeks UN refuge

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 17:33
related countries: Gabon Gabon
related places: Libreville

Gabon opposition leader Andre Mba Obame takes refuge in the UN compound in Libreville after declaring himself the country's legitimate president.
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Author boycotts S Lanka book fair

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 17:39
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan book festival is marred by a South African writer's withdrawal because of concerns over the country's human rights record.
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Chile to look into Allende death

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 18:01
related countries: Chile Chile

Chile is to launch the first inquiry into socialist President Salvador Allende's death in the 1973 coup which brought Gen Pinochet to power.
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US financial crisis 'avoidable'

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 18:34
related countries: United States United States

Regulators, politicians and bankers were to blame for the 2008 financial meltdown in the US, a report has claimed.
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Japan's credit rating downgraded

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 18:51
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

Rating agency Standard & Poor's downgrades Japan's credit rating from AA to AA-, citing Japan's worsening debt situation.
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US official kills two Pakistanis

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 19:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Lahore

An American consular worker in the Pakistani city of Lahore has shot and killed two Pakistanis on a motorcycle, police say.
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Lukashenko to face EU travel ban

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 19:38
related countries: Belarus Belarus

The EU is to announce a visa ban and an asset freeze on Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and 160 officials, diplomats say.
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Met pledges robust hacking probe

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 19:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police will leave "no stone unturned" in their investigation into allegations of phone hacking at the News of the World, the head of Scotland Yard says.
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Eastern US digs out of snow storm

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 19:57
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

The eastern US begins digging out from a storm that dumped 19in (48.3cm) of snow in places, while Canada braces for more snowfall.
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Spain call to probe 'baby thefts'

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 20:49
related countries: Spain Spain

Alleged victims of a baby-trafficking network in Spain begun under General Franco have begun legal action demanding an investigation.
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Obama 'to name press secretary'

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 21:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama will name Jay Carney, the vice president's communications director, to be the White House press secretary, US media report.
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Charlie Sheen 'taken to hospital'

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 21:51
related countries: United States United States

US actor Charlie Sheen has been taken to hospital in Los Angeles suffering from severe abdominal pains, his publicist says.
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Stuck in jail: Dutch 'giant' too big for his cell

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 22:10
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A Dutch prisoner described as a giant goes to court over the size of his cell, arguing that he is literally stuck in jail.
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Billiards sparks Nigeria clashes

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 22:14
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A dispute over a game of billiards sparks sectarian clashes in Nigeria that leave four people dead and dozens of buildings on fire, police say.
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Uganda gay rights activist killed

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 22:31
related countries: Uganda Uganda

A Ugandan gay rights campaigner who last year sued a local newspaper which outed him as homosexual is beaten to death, activists say.
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Tunisia in big cabinet reshuffle

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 22:59
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tunisian PM Mohammed Ghannouchi announces a reshuffle of the interim government in which he stays but many allies of the ousted president leave.
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Google hints at China ambitions

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 23:03
related countries: China China

Google's Eric Schmidt explains his new role as executive chairman and tells the BBC about his ambitions in China.
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ElBaradei returns to Egypt unrest

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 23:20
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei arrives in Cairo calling for change and pledging to join escalating protests.
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Catapult used to smuggle drugs into US

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 23:26
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

Drug smugglers in Mexico have been caught on video using a device to catapult drugs over the border and into the US.
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Brazil wife eight years in cellar

Thursday 27th of January 2011, 23:31
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A Brazilian man is accused of keeping his wife locked in a cellar for at least eight years while he lived upstairs with another woman.
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