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Moroccans rally over reforms plan

Monday 20th of June 2011, 0:14
related countries: Morocco Morocco

About 10,000 protesters rally in Casablanca against King Mohammed's proposed constitutional changes, which they say do not go far enough.
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Nato admits Tripoli target error

Monday 20th of June 2011, 0:23
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Nato admits "a weapons systems failure" may have caused casualties in Sunday's air raid in Libya's capital, as the rebels say they have run out of cash.
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Brazilian police occupy Rio slum

Monday 20th of June 2011, 1:02
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Security forces occupy one of Rio de Janeiro's biggest slums as part of a crackdown on organised crime ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
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Deadly China floods affect millions

Monday 20th of June 2011, 2:17
related countries: China China

More than five million people are now reported to have been affected by deadly floods in eastern China.
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VIDEO: Woman in Pakistan 'assaulted in village'

Monday 20th of June 2011, 4:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A woman has been stripped naked and paraded through her village in Pakistan. The people who assaulted her accused one of her sons of having an affair.
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VIDEO: Recreating the bloody US Civil War

Monday 20th of June 2011, 5:31
related countries: United States United States

Battle re-enactments are taking place across the United States as the country commemorates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War which killed more than 620,000 people.
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VIDEO: Recreating the bloody US Civil War

Monday 20th of June 2011, 5:31
related countries: United States United States

Battle re-enactments are taking place across the United States as the country commemorates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War which killed more than 620,000 people.
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Shanghai in power rationing move

Monday 20th of June 2011, 5:58
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

Some 3,000 non-industrial businesses in Shanghai will be urged to close on the hottest days this summer because of China's electricity shortages.
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Japan export dip to hurt recovery

Monday 20th of June 2011, 6:09
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese exports drop more than expected in May, underlining worries about the pace of the post-tsunami recovery.
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Soprano wins Singer of the World

Monday 20th of June 2011, 6:29
related countries: Moldova Moldova

Soprano Valentina Nafornita from Moldova wins the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2011, beating four other finalists.
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S Lanka and India in cricket row

Monday 20th of June 2011, 8:12
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A row breaks out between cricket authorities in India and Sri Lanka over a Sri Lanka Premier League Twenty-20 tournament starting next month.
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VIDEO: Syria: President Assad addresses nation

Monday 20th of June 2011, 8:34
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is addressing the nation for the first time in two months, as his security forces continue operations against protesters.
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VIDEO: Hopes for new orders at Paris air show

Monday 20th of June 2011, 8:35
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

More than 2000 companies from around the world have packed into an airport in Paris for six days of frenzied networking and selling.
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Stevens included in England squad

Monday 20th of June 2011, 9:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prop Matt Stevens is included in England's 45-man World Cup training squad.
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India woman raped and burnt alive

Monday 20th of June 2011, 9:01
related countries: India India

A woman has been gang raped and burnt alive in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the latest in a series of brutal but unrelated attacks on women there.
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Medvedev rules out Putin contest

Monday 20th of June 2011, 9:05
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev appears to rule out standing against Vladimir Putin in next year's presidential election, in a UK newspaper interview.
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Bold wins main Daytime Emmy award

Monday 20th of June 2011, 9:21
related countries: United States United States

US soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful wins best drama at the Daytime Emmys, while General Hospital's Laura Wright is named best actress.
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Militants raid anti-Taliban group

Monday 20th of June 2011, 9:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Insurgents attack the homes of two prominent anti-Taliban tribal elders in north-west Pakistan, while a US drone reportedly kills six suspected militants further along the volatile Afghan border.
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Nerves of steel

Monday 20th of June 2011, 9:24
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

The men making Berlin safe from WWII bombs
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Ex-Tunisian leader trial begins

Monday 20th of June 2011, 9:28
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

The trial in absentia of ousted Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali begins, a day after he denied all charges against him.
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Chinese migrants urged to inform

Monday 20th of June 2011, 10:14
related countries: China China

Chinese authorities are offering cash and residency permits to migrant workers who inform on colleagues involved in mass riots just over a week ago.
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China 'should clarify seas claim'

Monday 20th of June 2011, 10:18
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam, China China, Philippines Philippines, Singapore Singapore

Singapore calls on China to clarify the extent of its claims in the South China Sea following a series of confrontations with Vietnam and the Philippines.
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VIDEO: Boy trapped between walls rescued

Monday 20th of June 2011, 10:53
related countries: China China

Emergency workers have helped free a five-year-old boy who was trapped in a 20cm gap between two brick walls in northern China.
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British Library makes Google deal

Monday 20th of June 2011, 11:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of the world's biggest collections of historic books, pamphlets and periodicals is to be made available on the internet for the first time.
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Biswas on India

Monday 20th of June 2011, 11:04
related countries: India India, Burma Burma
related places: Delhi

The teenage refugees who fled Burma for Delhi
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G20 death case sent to Old Bailey

Monday 20th of June 2011, 11:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A police officer accused of killing newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson during the G20 protests in London in 2009 is sent for trial at the Old Bailey.
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Nadal v Russell as it happened

Monday 20th of June 2011, 11:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal begins the defence of his Wimbledon title against American world number 91 Michael Russell on Centre Court.
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McIlroy targets more major titles

Monday 20th of June 2011, 11:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy sets his sights on winning more majors after his triumph in the US Open at Congressional.
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VIDEO: Flood waters set to rise in China

Monday 20th of June 2011, 12:02
related countries: China China

The Chinese government has warned that more than ten rivers are on the verge of bursting their banks and more downpours are forecast.
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Green Lantern powers to the top

Monday 20th of June 2011, 12:15
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Costly superhero movie Green Lantern opened in the US and Canada with weekend takings of $52.7m (£32.6m), according to studio estimates.
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Accidents blight Airbus in Paris

Monday 20th of June 2011, 12:35
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Airbus' appearance at the Paris Air Show is blighted by a runway incident and a gearbox failure, grounding two key planes.
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VIDEO: Assad blames 'saboteurs' for unrest

Monday 20th of June 2011, 13:00
related countries: Syria Syria

The president of Syria has delivered a tough speech on state television blaming conspirators and "saboteurs" for the violence in the country.
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VIDEO: Power cut threat to Greek homes

Monday 20th of June 2011, 13:17
related countries: Greece Greece

Finance and foreign ministers from the Eurozone have been meeting for more talks on the economic crisis in Greece.
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Tunisia leader 'duped to leave'

Monday 20th of June 2011, 13:40
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

The lawyer representing former Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali claims the ousted leader was "deceived into leaving for Saudi Arabia".
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Stoning for Israeli dog denied

Monday 20th of June 2011, 13:55
related countries: Israel Israel

A Jewish rabbinical court has categorically denied that a dog was condemned to death by stoning, as was widely reported.
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Nadal opens defence with easy win

Monday 20th of June 2011, 14:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal begins the defence of his Wimbledon title with a straight-sets win over American Michael Russell.
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Nigerian Islamists 'kill nurse'

Monday 20th of June 2011, 14:57
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Maiduguri

A nurse is shot dead as he was playing cards in Nigeria's north-eastern city of Maiduguri, police say, blaming the attack on Boko Haram Islamists.
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Hungarian 'democracy is at risk'

Monday 20th of June 2011, 14:59
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Experts from the Council of Europe regret "shortcomings" in the new Hungarian constitution voted in by a single political party in April.
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Rival Sudanese 'to leave Abyei'

Monday 20th of June 2011, 15:40
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Abyei

Rival Sudanese leaders sign a deal for their forces to withdraw from the disputed border town of Abyei, mediator Thabo Mbeki says.
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England-Sri Lanka as it happened

Monday 20th of June 2011, 15:53
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara hits a century at the Rose Bowl as the final Test against England ends in a draw.
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Sangakkara denies England victory

Monday 20th of June 2011, 15:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kumar Sangakkara's maiden Test century in England denies Andrew Strauss's side victory on the final day of the third Test.
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Fragile consensus

Monday 20th of June 2011, 16:07
related countries: Libya Libya

Nato strikes may undermine Libya mission
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Eurozone 'will collapse' - Straw

Monday 20th of June 2011, 16:11
related countries: Greece Greece

Jack Straw predicts the collapse of the eurozone and urges the UK to consider the "alternatives" as the Greek debt crisis worsens.
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Mubarak 'has got stomach cancer'

Monday 20th of June 2011, 16:21
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Ex-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak - who is to face trial over the death of protesters - is suffering from stomach cancer, his defence lawyer says.
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Nuclear watchdog wants new checks

Monday 20th of June 2011, 16:39
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog calls for strengthened international safety checks to help prevent a repeat of Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident.
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Jackass star Dunn dies in crash

Monday 20th of June 2011, 16:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Philadelphia, Dunn

Ryan Dunn, star of hit MTV show Jackass, dies after a car crash in Philadelphia, USA.
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Tata is India's wealthiest group

Monday 20th of June 2011, 16:51
related countries: India India

India's Tata group becomes the country's wealthiest, with a market value higher than the combined wealth of the two Reliance conglomerates.
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Deportee 'tries to slash throat'

Monday 20th of June 2011, 16:54
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

An illegal immigrant being deported to Jamaica has been returned to immigrant custody after he tried to slash his throat on board a plane at Gatwick airport, it is understood.
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Volcano ash cloud hits Ethiopians

Monday 20th of June 2011, 16:58
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Eritrea Eritrea

An eruption by an Eritrean volcano has sent ash spewing over Ethiopia, leaving children ill, killing animals and polluting water, aid workers say.
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Kabul Bank crisis threatens aid

Monday 20th of June 2011, 17:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan says it is "running out of patience" with the IMF after it rejected a plan to deal with the troubled lender Kabul Bank.
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Live - Murray v Gimeno-Traver

Monday 20th of June 2011, 17:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain
related places: Wimbledon

Andy Murray goes two sets to one up against Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver under the Centre Court roof on a rain-hit first day at Wimbledon.
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VIDEO: Afghan saffron prices hit a low

Monday 20th of June 2011, 17:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world and yet the spice's value in Afghanistan has dropped 60% this year.
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Canadian province told to fund medical marijuana

Monday 20th of June 2011, 18:10
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian couple too poor to grow their own medical marijuana should have their growing operation funded by the province of Nova Scotia, reports say.
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'First gay wedding' held in Nepal

Monday 20th of June 2011, 18:17
related countries: Nepal Nepal, United States United States

A lawyer and a college professor - both from the US - celebrate what they say is Nepal's first public lesbian wedding ceremony.
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Eurozone delays Greek loan lifeline

Monday 20th of June 2011, 18:19
related countries: Greece Greece, Luxembourg Luxembourg

Eurozone ministers say Greece must impose new austerity measures before it gets its next 12bn euro loan.
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Women lose Wal-Mart lawsuit fight

Monday 20th of June 2011, 18:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mart

The US Supreme Court rules that women claiming sex discrimination may not seek a huge class action lawsuit against US retail giant Wal-Mart.
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Shares in Chile retailer fall 65%

Monday 20th of June 2011, 19:18
related countries: Chile Chile

Shares in Chilean retailer La Polar fall more than 65% as the company continues to be mired in an accounting scandal.
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France moves to extradite Noriega

Monday 20th of June 2011, 19:24
related countries: France France, Panama Panama

The French authorities say they are preparing to extradite the former Panamanian military ruler, Manuel Noriega, back to Panama.
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E Guinea making 'mass arrests'

Monday 20th of June 2011, 19:48
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
related places: Malabo

There has been a wave of arrests in Equatorial Guinea ahead of an African Union summit in the capital, Malabo, Amnesty International says.
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Murray battles through under roof

Monday 20th of June 2011, 20:01
related countries: Spain Spain

Andy Murray needs four sets to beat Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver as rain forces the Centre Court roof to close on day one at Wimbledon.
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New Libya raid 'kills civilians'

Monday 20th of June 2011, 20:27
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Libyan officials say 15 civilians were killed in a Nato attack, a day after the alliance admitted killing civilians in an air strike on Tripoli.
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Libya complex 'legitimate target'

Monday 20th of June 2011, 21:18
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Nato says its strike on a compound near Tripoli hit a command-and-control centre for Libyan government forces and was a "legitimate military target".
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Assad holds hard line on unrest

Monday 20th of June 2011, 22:05
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad maintains a tough line in the face of anti-government protests, but says a national dialogue on reform will begin.
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Tactics shift sealed win - Murray

Monday 20th of June 2011, 22:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wimbledon

British number one Andy Murray reveals that a mid-match change in tactics helped him recover from a set down to defeat Daniel Gimeno-Traver in his opening match at Wimbledon.
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Accused Bahrain medics 'tortured'

Monday 20th of June 2011, 22:58
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The families of 20 doctors on trial in Bahrain for taking part in protests say the defendants were tortured into making false confessions.
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Greek government to face key vote

Monday 20th of June 2011, 23:00
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece's government is facing a vote of confidence in its new cabinet, a crucial step towards gaining a 12bn euro eurozone loan.
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Raina knock saves India's blushes

Monday 20th of June 2011, 23:06
related countries: India India

An enterprising 146-run partnership between Harbhajan Singh and Suresh Raina spares India's blushes on day one of the first Test against West Indies.
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Crowded cities

Monday 20th of June 2011, 23:18
related countries: China China

How population pressures are spurring China to action
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Remains found of early Europeans

Monday 20th of June 2011, 23:22
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ancient remains uncovered in Ukraine represent some of the oldest evidence of modern people in Europe, experts say.
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N Russia plane crash 'kills 40'

Monday 20th of June 2011, 23:31
related countries: Russia Russia

At least 40 people have been killed after a plane crashed in north-west Russia, local media report.
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Court suspends Chile dam works

Monday 20th of June 2011, 23:51
related countries: Chile Chile

A court in Chile suspends construction work on a dam in the Aysen region of Patagonia, following objections by environmentalists.
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