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Oman uncovers UAE 'spy ring'

Monday 31st of January 2011, 1:03
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, Oman Oman

Omani authorities say they have uncovered a spy network working for the United Arab Emirates, though the UAE denies any knowledge of it.
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On the spot

Monday 31st of January 2011, 1:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato chief faces tough questions from Afghan audience
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Treasure hunt

Monday 31st of January 2011, 1:28
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Trying to recover the fortune of Tunisia's toppled first family
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Back to 'bomb alley'

Monday 31st of January 2011, 1:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Sangin

US marines take on British work in Afghanistan's Sangin district
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Colombia navy seizes cocaine boat

Monday 31st of January 2011, 1:59
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Choco

The Colombian navy says it has seized more than a tonne of cocaine, which was being smuggled on a speedboat from the jungle province of Choco.
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The supermarket of the future?

Monday 31st of January 2011, 2:46
related countries: Germany Germany

The Future Store in Germany tries out the latest retail technology on its staff and customers.
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Clinton: No freeze for Haiti aid

Monday 31st of January 2011, 3:03
related countries: Haiti Haiti, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States has no plans to suspend aid to Haiti despite the continuing crisis over the disputed presidential election in the Caribbean nation.
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Bangladeshi city buys off its beggars

Monday 31st of January 2011, 3:04
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Chittagong

Officials in Bangladesh's city of Chittagong say they will pay beggars a daily wage to keep them off the streets during next month's Cricket World Cup.
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Relieved Britons back from Cairo

Monday 31st of January 2011, 4:03
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Britons arriving back from Cairo speak of their "frightening" experiences and relief to be home from the protest-hit Egyptian capital.
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Islamist leader returns to Tunisia

Monday 31st of January 2011, 4:23
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

The leader of Tunisia's main Islamist movement has returned home after 22 years in exile following the ousting of President Ben Ali earlier this month.
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US tagging of students irks India

Monday 31st of January 2011, 4:42
related countries: India India, United States United States
related places: California

India condemns US authorities for radio-tagging hundreds of Indian students duped by a fake university in California.
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Indian police 'question' Karmapa

Monday 31st of January 2011, 5:02
related countries: India India

Police in India question the Karmapa Lama after a large amount of foreign currency is recovered at his monastery in Dharamsala.
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Dramatic drop in heroin in the UK

Monday 31st of January 2011, 5:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Supplies of heroin are drying up in the UK, intelligence from the Serious Organised Crime Agency shows, leading to users diluting the drug with other substances.
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Policeman dies in Pakistan attack

Monday 31st of January 2011, 6:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Police in north-west Pakistan say a senior police official has been killed in a suicide bomb attack.
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Firth wins again for King's Speech role

Monday 31st of January 2011, 6:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British movie The King's Speech is awarded the top honour at this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards.
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Honda profits hit by strong yen

Monday 31st of January 2011, 8:00
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Honda

Japan's Honda reports a 40% fall in third-quarter profits after the strong yen hits sales, but raises its full-year forecast.
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China TV 'fakes missile footage' in news report

Monday 31st of January 2011, 8:28
related countries: China China

China's state broadcaster uses footage that appears to be from the Hollywood film Top Gun in a news report about China's air force.
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King's Speech wins more US awards

Monday 31st of January 2011, 8:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: King, Los Angeles

Colin Firth is honoured at the Screen Actors Guild awards in Los Angeles, along with the ensemble cast of The King's Speech.
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Niger voting to end military rule

Monday 31st of January 2011, 8:43
related countries: Niger Niger

There are long queues for Niger's first presidential poll since a military coup ousted Mamadou Tandja a year ago.
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India 'approves' mega steel deal

Monday 31st of January 2011, 9:33
related countries: India India, North Korea North Korea

India's environment ministry gives conditional approval to South Korean company Posco's plan to build a steel plant in the eastern state of Orissa.
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Metres from Afghan bomb blast

Monday 31st of January 2011, 9:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Sangin

Panorama reporter Ben Anderson reports from Sangin, Afghanistan, where he witnesses a bomb explosion just metres away from where he is standing.
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Japan's Ozawa charged in scandal

Monday 31st of January 2011, 10:06
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Ozawa

Japan's Ichiro Ozawa, one of the governing Democratic Party's top figures, is charged in connection with a funding scandal.
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Park quits international football

Monday 31st of January 2011, 10:23
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Manchester United and South Korea midfielder Park Ji-Sung retires from international football.
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Rebels kill Somali 'spy cleric'

Monday 31st of January 2011, 10:26
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

A firing squad of al-Shabab militants in the capital, Mogadishu, kills a Somali man accused of spying for the CIA.
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Queensland warning over cyclone

Monday 31st of January 2011, 10:35
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian state of Queensland could be facing one of the worst cyclones in its history, its premier warns, as it works to recover from devastating floods.
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Khmer Rouge trio appear in court

Monday 31st of January 2011, 10:48
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Three of the most senior surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge appear in court in Cambodia to request release from pre-trial detention.
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Sri Lanka web offices set on fire

Monday 31st of January 2011, 10:53
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Unidentified attackers in Sri Lanka set fire to the offices of a website critical of the government.
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Colombia's president on talking to Farc

Monday 31st of January 2011, 11:27
related countries: Colombia Colombia

President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos tells HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) must demonstrate that they want peace before the government will engage in talks.
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In pictures

Monday 31st of January 2011, 11:38
related countries: Japan Japan

Residents evacuate as Japan's Shinmoedake volcano erupts
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Egypt eyewitness on 'vigilante' action

Monday 31st of January 2011, 11:48
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Tens of thousands of people have gathered across Egypt for a seventh day of protest, with residents setting up vigilante groups to protect the community.
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Kazakh court rejects referendum

Monday 31st of January 2011, 12:05
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev says he will call early elections, after a court rejects a proposal for a referendum on extending his rule until 2020.
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British actor lands Superman role

Monday 31st of January 2011, 12:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British actor Henry Cavill, who stars in television series The Tudors, lands the lead role in the next Superman movie.
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Wife in Chirac Alzheimer's denial

Monday 31st of January 2011, 12:09
related countries: France France

The wife of French former President Jacques Chirac denies he is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, a month before his corruption trial.
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Burmese parliament opens session

Monday 31st of January 2011, 12:28
related countries: Burma Burma

A new parliament opens in Burma for the first time in 22 years following elections last year, but a junta-linked party looks set to dominate proceedings.
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Clashes over Dhaka airport plans

Monday 31st of January 2011, 13:08
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

Police in Bangladesh fire tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse villagers protesting against government plans to build a new airport for Dhaka.
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Egypt protesters step up pressure

Monday 31st of January 2011, 13:57
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Tens of thousands gather in central Cairo for a seventh day of protest against President Hosni Mubarak, calling for a general strike.
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Australia awaits cyclone onslaught

Monday 31st of January 2011, 13:57
related countries: Australia Australia

North eastern Australia is battling with a tropical cyclone that is threatening to devastate Queensland, months after flooding caused over $5 billion worth of damage to the region.
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Mandela 'responding well' to care

Monday 31st of January 2011, 13:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa doctors say former President Nelson Mandela is continuing to recover after spending two nights in hospital last week.
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'Today Egypt will be free or we die here'

Monday 31st of January 2011, 14:04
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Tens of thousands of people have gathered in central Cairo for a seventh day of protest, but President Mubarak is showing no sign of stepping down.
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Minister reacts to Lahore deaths

Monday 31st of January 2011, 14:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Lahore

Pakistani Law Minister Babar Awan speaks out over the case of a US man who killed two men in Lahore last week.
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Exxon profit lifted by oil price

Monday 31st of January 2011, 14:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rising

Rising oil prices and higher demand for fuel pushes up profits at US oil firm Exxon Mobil to $9.25bn in the fourth quarter.
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Aguero agrees Atletico extension

Monday 31st of January 2011, 14:46
related countries: Spain Spain

Sergio Aguero, rumoured to be a target for Chelsea and Tottenham, signs a contract extension with his club Atletico Madrid.
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Monday 31st of January 2011, 14:46
related countries: Russia Russia

iTunes sells Russian movies without copyright holders' knowledge
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TNK-BP partners dispute heats up

Monday 31st of January 2011, 15:51
related countries: Russia Russia

BP's Russian partners in TNK-BP say they will not approve $1.8bn of dividend payments, a day before BP is expected to resume its shareholder dividends.
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EU sanctions on Tunisia ex-leader

Monday 31st of January 2011, 15:52
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

The EU freezes the assets of ousted Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben and his wife after a request from the country's new leaders.
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Somali 'pirates' held in Malaysia

Monday 31st of January 2011, 16:02
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Somalia Somalia

Seven Somali men arrested by the Malaysian navy and accused of being pirates have arrived in Malaysia to face possible prosecution.
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'Mysterious death' of Russian spy

Monday 31st of January 2011, 16:25
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian police investigate the suspicious death of a colonel in Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service, who apparently fell out of a window, media say.
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Move to help S Asians in Egypt

Monday 31st of January 2011, 16:35
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Efforts are being made to bring hundreds of Indians and Pakistanis stranded in Egypt back home, officials tell the BBC.
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Mladic son's apartment searched

Monday 31st of January 2011, 16:37
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade

An apartment belonging to the son of war crimes suspect Bosnian Serb Gen Ratko Mladic is searched in Belgrade.
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Somali forces clash, killing 16

Monday 31st of January 2011, 16:39
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

At least 16 people, mostly civilians, are killed and 56 injured when pro-government police and troops exchange fire in the Somalia capital, Mogadishu.
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US hiker called to Iran spy trial

Monday 31st of January 2011, 16:51
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tehran

An American woman who spent 14 months in an Iranian jail has been summoned to Tehran to stand trial for spying, an Iranian government official says.
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Driver faces German crash inquiry

Monday 31st of January 2011, 17:16
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Magdeburg

A German goods train driver is being investigated for alleged involuntary manslaughter after a rail crash in which 10 people died.
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'Risks remain' after Chile quake

Monday 31st of January 2011, 17:27
related countries: Chile Chile

Central Chile retains the conditions necessary to generate a major earthquake close to the site of last February's Magnitude 8.8 event, scientists say.
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Call for banks' £1m earners' data

Monday 31st of January 2011, 17:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

MPs ask the City watchdog to reveal data on the number of UK bank employees earning more than £1m a year.
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New images of remote Brazil tribe

Monday 31st of January 2011, 17:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil

New pictures have been released of an isolated tribe living in rainforest on the Brazil-Peru border.
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Stoke's Tuncay moves to Wolfsburg

Monday 31st of January 2011, 18:13
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Wolfsburg

Stoke City striker Tuncay joins German club Wolfsburg for £4.5m and signs a three-and-a-half-year contract.
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Canada and US in Egypt evacuation

Monday 31st of January 2011, 18:17
related countries: Canada Canada, Egypt Egypt, Turkey Turkey, United States United States

The Canadian and US governments begin evacuating citizens from Egypt on chartered flights to Europe and Turkey, as protests continue.
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Live - Transfer deadline day

Monday 31st of January 2011, 18:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chelsea complete the signings of Fernando Torres and David Luiz, while Liverpool sign Newcastle’s Andy Carroll in the closing stages of a remarkable transfer deadline day.
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Beleaguered Mubarak in reshuffle

Monday 31st of January 2011, 18:33
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak removes his widely despised interior minister in a cabinet reshuffle, as thousands protest again in Cairo.
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US spending 'best in three years'

Monday 31st of January 2011, 18:33
related countries: United States United States

Consumer spending in the US grew at its fastest pace in three years during 2010, official figures have shown.
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Afghan opium farming 'to spread'

Monday 31st of January 2011, 19:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

Opium poppy production in the Afghan provinces of Helmand and Kandahar is predicted to be down again this year, but elsewhere the news is more bleak.
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Chelsea offer for Luiz accepted

Monday 31st of January 2011, 19:40
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Benfica

Chelsea agree a deal with Benfica for Brazil international defender David Luiz thought to be worth about £21m.
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Torres set for talks with Chelsea

Monday 31st of January 2011, 19:49
related countries: Spain Spain

Liverpool give permission for striker Fernando Torres to hold talks with Chelsea after the clubs agree a transfer fee.
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Aston Villa sign US star Bradley

Monday 31st of January 2011, 20:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bradley

Aston Villa sign United States midfielder Michael Bradley on loan from Borussia Moenchengladbach until the end of the season.
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US toughens sanctions on Belarus

Monday 31st of January 2011, 20:49
related countries: Belarus Belarus, United States United States

The US joins the EU in widening its sanctions on Belarus leaders, following a crackdown on dissent after December's election.
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MPs told of Britons' Egypt exodus

Monday 31st of January 2011, 20:56
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The majority of Britons who wanted to leave Egypt amid widespread protests have managed to depart, Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt tells MPs.
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US gun show sells 'without check'

Monday 31st of January 2011, 20:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arizona

Undercover New York investigators bought pistols from an Arizona gun fair without undergoing a background check, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.
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Egypt needs 'orderly transition'

Monday 31st of January 2011, 20:58
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The EU calls for an "orderly transition" to a broad-based government in Egypt, in response to protests against President Mubarak.
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Sudan student 'killed by police'

Monday 31st of January 2011, 21:34
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A student has died from his injuries after clashing with Sudanese police during anti-government protests, activists say.
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Judge strikes down US health law

Monday 31st of January 2011, 21:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

A federal judge in Florida declares the US healthcare reform bill passed in 2010 unconstitutional, in a suit brought by 26 states.
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Cuba jails cold snap death medics

Monday 31st of January 2011, 22:03
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

A Cuban court sends 13 staff at a Havana psychiatric hospital to prison for up to 15 years over the death from hypothermia of 26 patients in 2010.
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Wary markets watch Egypt unrest

Monday 31st of January 2011, 22:16
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Uncertainty caused by the unrest in Egypt knocks stock markets, particularly shares in travel firms, and boosts the price of oil.
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Brent crude oil price hits $100

Monday 31st of January 2011, 22:23
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Brent crude oil hits $100 a barrel for the first time since 2008 on concerns about the political unrest in Egypt.
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Egypt army rules out using force

Monday 31st of January 2011, 22:45
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Egypt's army vows it will not use force against demonstrators, as the government says it is preparing to open talks with the opposition.
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Chelsea pay record fee for Torres

Monday 31st of January 2011, 23:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Liverpool

Chelsea break the British transfer record to sign striker Fernando Torres from Liverpool for a fee believed to be £50m.
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Cowen will not stand in election

Monday 31st of January 2011, 23:34
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen says he will not contest the upcoming general election.
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China's Baidu sees profits treble

Monday 31st of January 2011, 23:43
related countries: China China
related places: Baidu

Quarterly profits at Chinese internet search engine Baidu have more than trebled as its dominance in its homeland continues
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Carroll seals switch to Liverpool

Monday 31st of January 2011, 23:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Liverpool, Newcastle

Liverpool confirm the signing of Andy Carroll from Newcastle for a fee believed to be about £35m.
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Rehabilitating Yeltsin

Monday 31st of January 2011, 23:53
related countries: Russia Russia

Rethinking the legacy of Russia's former president
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