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VIDEO: Petraeus on Afghanistan progress

Friday 29th of July 2011, 0:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The outgoing Nato commander in Afghanistan, Gen David Petraeus, speaks to Newsnight's Mark Urban about America's longest war.
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N Korea nuclear talks 'serious'

Friday 29th of July 2011, 0:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US says a first of two days of exploratory talks with North Korea on the country's nuclear programme were "serious and business-like".
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VIDEO: From street to studio

Friday 29th of July 2011, 0:22
related countries: Romania Romania

The Romanian artist who started at the very bottom
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Vodafone to get Verizon dividend

Friday 29th of July 2011, 0:28
related countries: United States United States

Vodafone shareholders will receive a return on the investment in Verizon Wireless after the US telecoms firm approved a $10bn dividend.
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Spartan lives

Friday 29th of July 2011, 0:46
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Austerity-hit middle-class Greeks vent anger at Athens
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VIDEO: Challenges from Pakistan floods

Friday 29th of July 2011, 1:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool speaks to the UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator for Pakistan, Mengesha Kebede, a year after deadly floods hit the country.
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Learning to cope

Friday 29th of July 2011, 1:08
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya's children struggle to continue their education
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Japan data shows further recovery

Friday 29th of July 2011, 2:15
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's economy continues to recover from the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami, latest government data shows.
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Key US House vote on debt delayed

Friday 29th of July 2011, 3:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: House

A vote on a Republican bill to raise the US debt ceiling, cut spending and avert default on US debt is delayed amid reports of conservative resistance.
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VIDEO: Pakistan floods: One year on

Friday 29th of July 2011, 4:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool looks at the impact of the floods that hit Pakistan one year ago
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India activist rejects graft law

Friday 29th of July 2011, 4:18
related countries: India India

Indian activist Anna Hazare rejects a proposed new anti-corruption law which has been approved by the government.
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Off-course penguin gets NZ health clearance

Friday 29th of July 2011, 4:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A young emperor penguin found washed up on a New Zealand beach gets a health clearance after tests and enjoys a first swim.
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Ukraine mine blast leaves 16 dead

Friday 29th of July 2011, 4:52
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Lugansk

An explosion at a mine in the Ukraine's eastern Lugansk region leaves at least 16 people dead, with 10 others unaccounted for.
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Canberra probes refugee self-harm

Friday 29th of July 2011, 5:11
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's officials are to investigate into rising rates of self-harm and suicide attempts by asylum seekers in detention.
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Sabella named as Argentina coach

Friday 29th of July 2011, 5:56
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Alejandro Sabella is the new head coach of Argentina, replacing Sergio Batista.
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VIDEO: US House debt limit vote delayed

Friday 29th of July 2011, 5:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

A vote on a Republican bill to raise the US debt ceiling, cut spending and avert default on US debt is delayed amid reports of conservative resistance.
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VIDEO: What went wrong on Air France Rio flight?

Friday 29th of July 2011, 6:09
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Investigators are to reveal the circumstances of the deadly crash of an Air France jet travelling from Rio de Janeiro to Paris in 2009.
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VIDEO: Swiss tourism hit by strong franc

Friday 29th of July 2011, 6:41
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland's franc is riding high but this combined with a shaky Euro spells trouble for the country's tourism industry.
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Mountain militia

Friday 29th of July 2011, 6:55
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Pictures from Sudan's new southern battleground
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Breaking sports news as it happens

Friday 29th of July 2011, 6:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England bowled out for 221 by India, Usain Bolt races in the Diamond League in Stockholm, plus more.
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Nintendo shares slump after loss

Friday 29th of July 2011, 7:17
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

Nintendo shares tumble on the Tokyo stock exchange a day after the company reported a loss in the first quarter.
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Top Libyan rebel commander killed

Friday 29th of July 2011, 7:53
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan rebel military chief Abdel Fattah Younes is killed after being called for questioning over alleged Gaddafi links, rebel leaders announce.
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Premium travellers boost BA group

Friday 29th of July 2011, 8:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

IAG, formed by the merger of BA and Iberia, has swung to a first-half profit of 39m euros (£34m), boosted by a rise in premium travellers.
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Live - Hungarian GP practice

Friday 29th of July 2011, 8:51
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Lewis Hamilton posts the fastest time in both of Friday's free practice sessions for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.
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VIDEO: Dramatic footage of S Korea landslide

Friday 29th of July 2011, 9:04
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea
related places: Seoul

At least 71 people are dead or missing after torrential rains lashed the South Korean capital Seoul and surrounding areas, Seoul's National Emergency Management Agency has said.
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Jay Z album deal irks retailers

Friday 29th of July 2011, 9:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jay

Scores of independent US music stores write an open letter to Jay-Z and Kanye West over exclusive release deals for their upcoming album, Watch the Throne.
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US film producer Polly Platt dies

Friday 29th of July 2011, 9:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Oscar, Hollywood, New York

Hollywood producer Polly Platt, who was nominated for an Oscar for art direction for Terms of Endearment, dies aged 72 in New York.
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Living in fear

Friday 29th of July 2011, 9:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Millions dread return of Pakistan's deadly floods
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S Korea deluge hits weapons dumps

Friday 29th of July 2011, 10:16
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Days of torrential rain causes chaos in South Korea, killing at least 50 people and washing away weapons, including landmines from a munitions depot.
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Tunisia's ex-leader found guilty

Friday 29th of July 2011, 10:21
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tunisia's ousted President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, his daughter and son-in-law are given jail terms in absentia over corrupt property deals.
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Plays help West End bounce back

Friday 29th of July 2011, 11:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: West End, London

London's theatreland recovers from a disappointing first quarter, with box office receipts for April to June up 2% on the same period last year.
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China media criticise US on debt

Friday 29th of July 2011, 11:21
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: Xinhua

China's state-run news agency Xinhua labels US domestic politicians as "dangerously irresponsible" for wrangling over debt policy.
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VIDEO: Norway remembers 22 July victims

Friday 29th of July 2011, 12:15
related countries: Norway Norway

Services are being held in Norway to remember those who lost their lives in the bomb and gun attacks that took place one week ago.
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China mourns rail crash victims

Friday 29th of July 2011, 12:18
related countries: China China

Relatives of victims of a train crash which killed 40 people in China visit the scene of the accident and mourn their loved ones, amid widespread public anger.
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Mongolian spy chief loses appeal

Friday 29th of July 2011, 12:34
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Mongolian spy chief who claimed he was tricked into coming to the UK so he could be arrested can be extradited, after his High Court appeal failed.
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Apple has more cash than US government

Friday 29th of July 2011, 12:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Apple

Apple now has more cash to spend than the United States government.
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Army action angers Nigeria sultan

Friday 29th of July 2011, 12:58
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Sokoto

The sultan of Sokoto, the spiritual leader of Nigeria's Muslims, condemns the military crackdown against the militant Islamist Boko Haram sect.
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Mystery over Libyan rebel's death

Friday 29th of July 2011, 13:34
related countries: Libya Libya

Key questions about the death of Libyan rebel military commander Abdel Fattah Younes remain unanswered, a day after he and two aides were shot.
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Loyalties questioned

Friday 29th of July 2011, 14:01
related countries: Libya Libya

Death of Libyan rebel leader may signal splits
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Merck cutting up to 13,000 jobs

Friday 29th of July 2011, 14:13
related countries: United States United States

US drugmaker Merck & Co is to cut a further 12,000 to 13,000 jobs by 2013, despite announcing profits of $2bn.
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Moody's warns over Spanish rating

Friday 29th of July 2011, 14:48
related countries: Spain Spain

Moody's warns it may downgrade the credit rating of Spanish government bonds, saying concerns continue about eurozone debt.
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US growth much worse than thought

Friday 29th of July 2011, 14:57
related countries: United States United States

US economic growth is much weaker than first thought, figures from the Commerce Department show.
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Spanish PM calls early election

Friday 29th of July 2011, 14:58
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero calls a general election for November, four months earlier than expected.
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Billionaire wins UK libel action

Friday 29th of July 2011, 15:13
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Ethiopian-born billionaire has won £175,000 in libel damages over allegations he had hunted his daughter down so she could be stoned to death.
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Hamilton heads Alonso in practice

Friday 29th of July 2011, 15:31
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Germany Germany, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Lewis Hamilton is fastest in Friday practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and McLaren team-mate Jenson Button.
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UN tribunal names Hariri suspects

Friday 29th of July 2011, 15:36
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A UN-backed tribunal releases the names of four suspects - all linked to Hezbollah - indicted in the assassination of Lebanese ex-PM Rafik Hariri.
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Civilians killed in Afghan blast

Friday 29th of July 2011, 15:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Eighteen Afghan civilians are killed as their bus is struck by a roadside bomb in the southern province of Helmand, police say.
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Mumbai gunman contests sentence

Friday 29th of July 2011, 16:02
related countries: India India

The sole surviving gunman from the deadly 2008 attacks in Mumbai (Bombay) appeals against his death penalty in India's Supreme Court.
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New deal for F1 rights announced

Friday 29th of July 2011, 16:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC and Sky Sports will broadcast Formula 1 in the UK between 2012 and 2018 under a new rights deal.
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Poland blames Russia over crash

Friday 29th of July 2011, 16:44
related countries: Poland Poland, Russia Russia

A Polish report finds that Russia was partly to blame for the air crash last year which killed then-Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others.
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Hamilton eyes victory in Hungary

Friday 29th of July 2011, 17:18
related countries: Hungary Hungary, Bermuda Bermuda, Germany Germany

Lewis Hamilton is confident he can follow up his triumph at the German Grand Prix by challenging for another victory in Hungary on Sunday.
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Mass protests held across Syria

Friday 29th of July 2011, 17:21
related countries: Syria Syria

Tens of thousands of Syrians turn out for Friday protests against the rule of President Assad, while a blast damages an oil pipeline in the west.
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Broad inspires England fightback

Friday 29th of July 2011, 17:35
related countries: India India

Stuart Broad's swashbuckling innings helps England recover to 221 all out before India reach 24-1 at the close of an eventful opening day to the second Test at Trent Bridge.
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VIDEO: First funerals of Breivik victims

Friday 29th of July 2011, 17:46
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Breivik

The first funerals for victims of Norway's gun and bomb attacks have been held, a week after the attacks.
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Bodies recovered from Congo ferry

Friday 29th of July 2011, 17:50
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

At least 80 bodies are recovered from a river in the north-west of the Democratic Republic of Congo after a ferry collided with a cargo boat.
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Klinsmann named as new US coach

Friday 29th of July 2011, 17:55
related countries: United States United States

Former Germany manager Jurgen Klinsmann is named as the new head coach of the United States national team following the sacking of Bob Bradley.
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Yahoo and Alibaba agree on Alipay

Friday 29th of July 2011, 18:04
related countries: China China

Yahoo and Chinese internet company Alibaba reach an agreement over its online payment service Alipay.
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England v India day one as it happened

Friday 29th of July 2011, 18:07
related countries: India India

India reach stumps on day one of the second Test on 24-1 after bowling out England for 221 at an overcast Trent Bridge.
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Distrusted rebel

Friday 29th of July 2011, 18:37
related countries: Libya Libya

John Simpson recalls meeting Libya's Gen Younes
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First funerals for Norway victims

Friday 29th of July 2011, 18:54
related countries: Norway Norway

The first funerals for victims of Norway's gun and bomb attacks are held, as the remaining names of the dead are released by police.
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US to double vehicle fuel economy

Friday 29th of July 2011, 19:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Major

Major carmakers agree new fuel efficiency standards proposed by the Obama administration in an effort to end the dominance of gas guzzlers.
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Fort Hood 'plot' soldier charged

Friday 29th of July 2011, 20:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

An Awol US soldier accused of plotting an attack on a Texas military base shouts in court as he is charged with illegal possession of a firearm.
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Judge approves Watergate release

Friday 29th of July 2011, 20:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Watergate

A US federal judge orders the release of former US President Richard Nixon's secret grand jury testimony in the Watergate scandal.
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VIDEO: Is Cuba ready for reform?

Friday 29th of July 2011, 21:27
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba remains the only communist run country in the Western hemisphere and this weekend marks five years since Raul Castro took over power from his ailing elder brother Fidel.
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Turkey's military chiefs resign

Friday 29th of July 2011, 21:29
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The chief of the Turkish armed forces, Isik Kosaner, resigns along with the heads of the army, navy and air force.
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VIDEO: Will US reach deal over debt in time?

Friday 29th of July 2011, 21:32
related countries: United States United States

In the United States there is still no deal on raising the country's borrowing limit with Tuesday's deadline looming.
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Egypt Islamists lead Cairo rally

Friday 29th of July 2011, 21:40
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Tens of thousands pack Cairo's Tahrir Square, after Islamists make their first call for nationwide demonstrations since President Mubarak's ousting.
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VIDEO: Mystery over Libyan rebel's death

Friday 29th of July 2011, 21:41
related countries: Libya Libya

Mystery surrounds the circumstances of the killing of Libya's rebel military commander, Gen Abdel Fattah Younes, a day after he and two aides were shot.
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Obama stresses debt-plan urgency

Friday 29th of July 2011, 21:56
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama urges compromise as a new vote is scheduled to break a congressional debt impasse, with the US inching towards a potential default.
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Boehner urges Congress over debt

Friday 29th of July 2011, 22:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress, Republican

US House Speaker John Boehner makes an impassioned speech urging Congress to pass a Republican bill and end an impasse over the debt ceiling.
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Taking the heat

Friday 29th of July 2011, 23:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Top US soldier arrives in Afghanistan for front-line tour
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Honduras finds submarine cocaine

Friday 29th of July 2011, 23:26
related countries: Honduras Honduras, United States United States

Naval forces from the US and Honduras recover 2.5 tonnes of cocaine from a semi-submersible craft intercepted off the Honduran coast.
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Saying sorry

Friday 29th of July 2011, 23:41
related countries: China China

Does Australia need to apologise to its Chinese population?
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Friday 29th of July 2011, 23:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The court wrangles left behind by the Pakistan flood
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