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Bernanke warning on US debt limit

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 0:13
related countries: United States United States

The head of the US Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, warns politicians that blocking a rise in the debt ceiling could put US and global finance at risk.
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VIDEO: UK aid making a difference in India

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 2:14
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC's Mark Dummett reports on the impact of UK aid in Orissa in eastern India.
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VIDEO: Syrians seek refuge in Turkey

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 2:23
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Syria Syria

Turkey says over 8,000 Syrians have sought refuge over the border, as Syrian tanks spread out around towns and villages near the border, widening a crackdown on 12 weeks of anti-government protests.
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Libya rebels edge west at Misrata

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 2:26
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia, Libya Libya

Libyan rebels fighting to topple Col Muammar Gaddafi edge west from the city of Misrata, while fresh explosions rock the capital Tripoli overnight.
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Australian dinosaur had UK double

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 2:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

A dinosaur found in Australia is almost identical to a well-known fish-eating one from the UK, suggesting northern and southern hemisphere dinos had a lot more in common than previously thought.
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Qantas cuts growth as service hit

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 2:50
related countries: Chile Chile, Aruba Aruba

Qantas airlines cuts its forecast for domestic growth as it grounds more flights due to ash from volcano in Chile.
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VIDEO: Big Society in Belgium?

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 3:27
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Newsnight's Stephen Smith has been investigating how David Cameron's Big Society's could turn out and visited Belgium during its volunteering day.
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Afghan women are 'most at threat'

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 5:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan is the most dangerous country for women, an international poll of experts on gender issues says.
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Indian anti-graft activist dies

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 5:03
related countries: India India

An Indian activist who went on a hunger strike in February to protest against illegal mining has died in a hospital in northern Uttarakhand state.
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Shearer will not be Cardiff boss

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 5:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Alan Shearer will not become Cardiff City's new manager after holding what he describes as "unsuccessful" talks with the club.
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China property rating downgraded

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 5:40
related countries: China China

Standard & Poor's downgrades its outlook for China's property market from stable to negative due to tightening credit policy
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VIDEO: Greek activists plan action

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 6:09
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

A general strike is due to take place in Athens where anti-government protesters are aiming to stop a debate on new austerity measures.
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VIDEO: New Che Guevara diaries published

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 6:14
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba has published the diaries that the revolutionary icon Ernesto Che Guevara kept during the guerrilla campaign that brought Fidel Castro to power in 1959.
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VIDEO: Belgium still without a government

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 6:22
related countries: Belgium Belgium

It has been over a year since Belgium's general election on 13 June 2010, but Belgium still has no official government.
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French bank ratings under review

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 6:55
related countries: Greece Greece, France France

Ratings agency Moody's warns it may downgrade the credit rating of three French banks because of their exposure to Greek debt.
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Woman's body in PNG leader's home

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 7:26
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Police in Papua New Guinea investigating the discovery of a woman's body at the home of acting prime minister Sam Abal arrest his adopted son.
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Nigeria's 'millionaire' pastors

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 7:55
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's pastors run multi-million dollar empires which rival that of oil tycoons, a Nigerian blogger who researches the issue tells the BBC.
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Chile volcano halts Perth flights

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 8:19
related countries: Chile Chile

Travel chaos spreads to Western Australia with flights into and out of Perth cancelled because of ash from the volcanic eruption in Chile.
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Obama calls for Sudan ceasefire

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 8:29
related countries: Sudan Sudan, United States United States

US President Barack Obama calls for a ceasefire in Sudan, amid claims by the UN that aid efforts in South Kordofan are being hampered.
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'Seven killed' by Afghan bomber

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 8:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A suicide bomber in a car laden with explosives kills himself and at least seven people in Kapisa, central Afghanistan, the interior ministry says.
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Brazil Amazon sees another murder

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 8:47
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A rural worker reportedly threatened by illegal loggers is shot dead in Brazil's Amazon, land rights campaigners say - the sixth murder there in a month.
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N Koreans defect to South by boat

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 9:09
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Nine North Koreans, including four children, land by boat in South Korea, according to Seoul's defence ministry and media reports.
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World Cup 2014 qualifying begins

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 9:24
related countries: Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago, Belize Belize, Brazil Brazil, Montserrat Montserrat

Qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil begins on Wednesday with Trinidad hosting a preliminary match between Montserrat and Belize.
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Astronaut tweets he is 'travel sick'

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 9:30
related countries: Japan Japan

A Japanese astronaut posts a message on his Twitter feed from the International Space Station telling followers space travel has given him motion sickness.
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Shrek debut defies West End blaze

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 9:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: West End, London

West End musical Shrek has its official opening in London, untroubled by a nearby fire that caused a show at a neighbouring theatre to be cancelled.
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Chechen leader loses libel case

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 9:58
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Chechen

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov loses a defamation case against the head of Russian human rights group Memorial in a verdict that surprises observers.
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Syria calls on refugees to return

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 10:02
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria calls on refugees to return to Jisr al-Shughour after an army attack to restore order, as troops reportedly prepare an assault on a nearby town.
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Thai general in election 'appeal'

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 10:29
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand's armed forces chief urges people to vote for "good people'" in what is seen as a swipe at the opposition ahead of a general election.
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UK jobless figure falls sharply

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 10:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK unemployment fell 88,000 in the three months to April to 2.43m, the biggest drop since the summer of 2000, data shows.
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VIDEO: Huge Syrian flag unfurled for Assad

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 11:00
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Supporters of President Assad have unfurled a 2,000ft flag in central Damascus to show their support for him.
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Russian moderate Muslims murdered

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 11:09
related countries: Russia Russia

Concern grows for moderate Islamic figures in Russia's Dagestan region after an imam is shot days after the killing of an academic.
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Rodriguez hints at Liverpool exit

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 11:17
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Liverpool winger Maxi Rodriguez could be on his way back to his boyhood club Newell's Old Boys in Argentina.
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Vargas Llosa slates dictatorships

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 11:52
related countries: Peru Peru, China China

Peruvian Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa criticises authoritarian governments while on an academic tour of China.
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UN defends Khmer Rouge tribunal

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 11:55
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

The UN rejects criticism of its Cambodia tribunal, amid claims that a case against mid-level Khmer Rouge officials was closed without being investigated.
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VIDEO: Rare earth: China's new gold rush

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 12:21
related countries: China China

What are rare earths, why are they so valuable and how did China end up taking control of 97% of the world's supply?
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Royal US tour staffing unveiled

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 12:26
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States
related places: Duke, Palace, Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will travel to the US and Canada with an entourage of seven staff, St James's Palace has said.
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Live - Royal Ascot day two

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 12:30
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

So You Think, the Aidan O'Brien-trained Australian import, suffers a shock defeat at the Prince of Wales's Stakes on the second day of action at Royal Ascot.
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Rape alarm

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 12:31
related countries: Iran Iran

Fear and fury in Iran over violent sex crimes
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Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 12:32
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Tijuana

Mexican prosecutors appeal after judges free Tijuana ex-mayor Jorge Hank Rhon from arrest on weapons charges and rule he cannot be held over a murder investigation.
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VIDEO: Threat to 1,400 year-old Buddhas

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 12:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, China China

A Chinese mining venture threatens an ancient Afghan Buddhist site.
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Ash disrupts East African flights

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 12:36
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Eritrea Eritrea

Flights to East Africa are severely disrupted as ash from an Eritrean volcano spreads across the region and heads towards Saudi Arabia.
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VIDEO: Berlin's cucumber eating contest

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 12:39
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Vegetarians in Berlin have done their bit to prove the safety of cucumbers after the vegetables were wrongly linked to an E. coli outbreak.
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China lead poisoning 'cover-up'

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 12:52
related countries: China China

Human Rights Watch says China is covering up the extent of lead poisoning among children and sending sick children back to contaminated homes.
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Gaddafi 'not attending Olympics'

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 13:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government confirms that Col Gaddafi will not be attending the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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VIDEO: Falkland man chooses Argentina

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 13:08
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Argentina Argentina

James Peck, born on the Falkland Islands, has become the first person from there to chose Argentine citizenship.
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UK banking faces major shake-up

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 13:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's biggest banks must be forced to ring-fence their retail operations from investment banking, Chancellor George Osborne is to say.
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Dhaka man held 'for beating wife'

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 14:09
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Police in Bangladesh arrest a husband whom they suspect of "mercilessly beating" his university lecturer wife.
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Gunmen attack southern Yemen town

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 14:17
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Dozens of gunmen attack government buildings in the southern Yemeni town of Houta, raising fears that the country is falling into the hands of al-Qaeda.
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Sudan: '60,000 flee air raids'

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 14:48
related countries: Sudan Sudan, United States United States

The UN estimates 60,000 people have fled bombing in Sudan's South Kordofan as US President Barack Obama calls for a ceasefire in the border region.
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Serena seeded seven for Wimbledon

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 14:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wimbledon

Defending champion Serena Williams is seeded seventh for Wimbledon, while Britain's Andy Murray is seeded fourth in the men's draw.
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Strauss anxious to recapture form

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 15:13
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England captain Andrew Strauss is confident of regaining form in the third Test against Sri Lanka at the Rose Bowl.
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Greek strikers clash with police

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 15:15
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek police fire teargas at protesters as state TV says the PM has proposed setting up a coalition government to pass austerity measures.
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VIDEO: Dalai Lama joke backfires on TV host

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 15:23
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian television presenter attempted to tell a Delai Lama joke to the man himself, but struggled to get a laugh.
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Somali militant's passport 'fake'

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 15:27
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Somalia Somalia

South Africa declares the passport found on the body of the senior African al-Qaeda militant Fazul Abdullah Mohammed a forgery.
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UN report condemns Syrian actions

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 15:38
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian troops trying to quash three months of protests are committing "alleged breaches of the most fundamental rights", says a UN report.
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UK Tamils fear forced deportation

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 15:47
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom

About 20 Tamil asylum seekers facing the prospect of being deported from Britain to Sri Lanka tell the BBC that their lives are in danger.
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EU 'has profound Greece concerns'

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 15:48
related countries: Greece Greece

EU commissioners have a "profound sense of foreboding" about Greece and the future of the eurozone, a leaked account of a meeting suggests.
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Whispers in Tripoli

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 16:00
related countries: Libya Libya

Daring to defy Gaddafi in Libya's dangerous capital city
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UK urges S Lanka war crimes probe

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 16:05
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK presses Sri Lanka to investigate alleged atrocities during its civil war after "horrific" video of apparent prisoner killings aired in a TV programme.
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VIDEO: Anti-Gaddafi activists speak out

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 17:18
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

The BBC has obtained rare interviews with members of the Libyan underground opposition in Tripoli where they have described their acts of secret resistance and their willingness to die for the anti-Gaddafi cause.
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Burma fighters 'destroy bridges'

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 17:23
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese rebels in Kachin state destroy bridges to prevent new attacks by the army, as the government arrests two ethnic Kachin political leaders.
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VIDEO: Police and protesters clash in Athens

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 17:35
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Greek PM George Papandreou is to form a new government as he tries to win support for austerity measures demanded by the EU and IMF.
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Live - Ukraine U21s v England U21s

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 17:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Denmark Denmark, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England Under-21s are held to a goalless draw by their Ukraine counterparts at the European Championship in Denmark, meaning they must win their last Group B game to reach the semi-finals.
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Pakistan arrests CIA informants

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 18:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: May

Pakistan arrests five alleged CIA informants who helped in the raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in May.
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VIDEO: Thousands flee northern Syria

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 18:45
related countries: Syria Syria

Thousands of people are reported to be fleeing the town of Maarat al-Numan in northern Syria, amidst fears that the army is preparing for a crackdown there.
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Tunisia defends 'heavy-handed' tourist adverts

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 19:15
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tunisia defends a controversial advertising campaign to attract tourists who deserted the country after its uprising in January.
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Pandora online music shares debut

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 19:42
related countries: United States United States

The US internet radio service Pandora Media rises sharply on its debut on the New York Stock Exchange, before falling back.
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Irish author wins lucrative award

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 19:53
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish author Colum McCann wins the International Impac Dublin Literary Award for his latest novel, Let The Great World Spin.
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Greek PM to form new government

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 19:54
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek PM George Papandreou says he is to form a new government as he tries to win support for austerity measures, amid riots in the capital Athens.
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Agents 'let cartels buy US guns'

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 20:17
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States

US firearms agents say they were ordered to step aside and watch as guns were purchased, illegally resold and sent to Mexican drug cartels.
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Bahrain cut from 2011 calendar

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 21:06
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The FIA confirms the Bahrain Grand Prix will not be part of the 2011 Formula 1 calendar.
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Milburn attacks NHS 'car crash'

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 21:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former Labour Health Secretary Alan Milburn calls the coalition's amended changes to the NHS in England the "biggest car crash" in the service's history.
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Giffords released from hospital

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 22:20
related countries: United States United States

Gabrielle Giffords, the US congresswoman shot in the head in January, is released from hospital after her cognitive abilities and strength improve.
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Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 22:33
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States
related places: Congress

The White House says President Barack Obama does not need congressional authorisation to engage in the Nato-led mission in Libya.
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Indonesia awaits Ba'asyir verdict

Wednesday 15th of June 2011, 23:42
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia mobilises more than 3,000 police in advance of a verdict in the terrorism trial of the radical Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir.
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