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Life ruined

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 0:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Trauma of Pakistani woman forced to parade naked
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Murder mystery

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 0:16
related countries: United States United States

Ten theories on why US crime rates have fallen
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Moody's cuts Tepco credit rating

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 0:51
related countries: Japan Japan

Moody's Investor Service sharply cuts Tokyo Electric Power's (Tepco) credit rating to junk status.
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Tunisian ex-president sentenced

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 1:43
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

A Tunisian court sentences ousted President Ben Ali and his wife in absentia to 35 years in prison for embezzlement and misusing public funds.
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VIDEO: Is Singapore a model megacity?

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 1:50
related countries: Singapore Singapore

When Singapore gained independence in the 1960s, its government foresaw the need for strict planning, which has helped it cope with becoming the second most densely populated city in the world.
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Rival Sudanese 'to leave Abyei'

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 2:14
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Abyei

Rival Sudanese leaders sign a deal for their forces to be replaced in the disputed border town of Abyei by Ethiopian peacekeepers, mediator Thabo Mbeki says.
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Stradivarius sold to raise money for Japan victims

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 4:26
related countries: Japan Japan

A well-preserved Stradivarius violin is sold in an online auction for a record £9.8m ($15.9m) to raise money for disaster relief in Japan.
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Girl raped and murdered in India

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 5:05
related countries: India India

A 12-year-old girl is raped and killed in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the latest in a series of brutal attacks on women there.
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VIDEO: Marching from Sparta to Athens over cuts

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 5:34
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Sparta, Athens

Ahead of a vote of confidence in Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on Tuesday evening, thousands are gathering from across Greece to protest against further spending cuts.
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VIDEO: Crackdown on 'Nigeria's Taliban'

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 5:42
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The Nigerian government has pledged to crack down on radical Islamist group Boko Haram, saying they will be history within a few months.
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Top Libya rebel holds China talks

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 5:46
related countries: Libya Libya, China China
related places: Beijing

The top foreign affairs figure in Libya's opposition, Mahmud Jibril, arrives in China for talks, as Beijing lifts its profile in the Libya crisis.
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North Korea 'buys anti-riot gear'

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 6:12
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea, China China

North Korea has bought large amounts of anti-riot equipment from China in recent months, South Korea's main news agency reports.
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Japan car firms hire to up output

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 6:17
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese car firms will boost production by hiring thousands of contract workers in the aftermath of the March earthquake and tsunami.
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VIDEO: Airbus damaged at Paris Air Show

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 7:04
related countries: France France
related places: Le Bourguet

An A380 superjumbo has been taken out of the Paris Air Show after it struck a building at Le Bourget airport venue during taxiing.
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Pakistani child 'forced into suicide vest'

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 7:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A nine-year-old girl in Pakistan says she was abducted and forced to wear an explosive vest in what police say was a planned militant attack.
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Live - Wimbledon day two

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 7:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wimbledon

John Isner beats Nicolas Mahut in straight sets as their match fails to live up to last year's epic, while there are wins for Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Serena Williams on day two at Wimbledon.
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'China's Evian' seeks stock list

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 7:59
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

A Chinese mineral water company based in Tibet is looking to raise $205m by listing in Hong Kong.
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Mexico reporter and family killed

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 8:03
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Veracruz

Mexican columnist Miguel Angel Lopez Velasco, who wrote about corruption and drug violence, is shot dead along with his wife and son in Veracruz.
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England drop Collingwood & Prior

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 8:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former captain Paul Collingwood and wicketkeeper Matt Prior are omitted from the England one-day squad, with Craig Kieswetter and Samit Patel recalled.
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RAF chief in warning over Libya

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 8:54
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The RAF's ability to deal with future emergencies is under threat if British intervention in Libya continues beyond September, MPs are warned.
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Simmering Sanaa

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 9:23
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Can President Saleh return to power in Yemen?
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French sex case minister arrested

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 9:23
related countries: France France

French police detain former minister Georges Tron to question him over allegations of sexual assault, the local prosecutor says.
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Corsican killer to stay in jail

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 9:32
related countries: France France

A French court upholds a life sentence for the Corsican separatist who shot dead France's top official on the island in 1998.
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'Crisis' over Aborigine jailings

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 9:34
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia is in a "national crisis" over the number of Aborigines being put in jail, a report by a parliamentary committee says.
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Google Street View halts in India

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 9:50
related countries: India India
related places: Bangalore

Google stops collecting images for its Street View service in the southern Indian city of Bangalore after objections from police citing security concerns.
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India 'mystery illness' kills 28

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 10:29
related countries: India India
related places: Bihar

At least 28 children in the northern Indian state of Bihar have died in the past week from an unidentified illness, officials say
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VIDEO: Ash cloud returns to Australia

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 10:35
related countries: Chile Chile, Australia Australia

Flights in Australia are again facing a number of cancellations as the ash cloud from a volcano in Chile returns.
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Wrong turn leads Antarctic penguin to New Zealand

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 10:45
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A young emperor penguin takes a wrong turn from the Antarctic and arrives on a New Zealand beach, said to be the first such visit since 1967.
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Scarlet fever hits Hong Kong

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 10:50
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Officials are warning of an outbreak of scarlet fever in Hong Kong, linked to two deaths.
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Villas-Boas resigns as Porto boss

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 10:55
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Porto

Chelsea target Andre Villas-Boas resigns as Porto coach, according to reports in Portugal.
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China defends Omar al-Bashir trip

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 11:19
related countries: Sudan Sudan, China China
related places: Bashir

China says it has every right to invite Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir to the country, despite an international arrest warrant for genocide.
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Russia crash 'may be pilot error'

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 11:36
related countries: Russia Russia

Investigators try to find the cause of a plane crash in north-west Russia in which 44 people died, as Deputy PM Sergey Ivanov blames pilot error.
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VIDEO: Major floods hit Tennessee

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 11:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tennessee

One person is feared dead and many others trapped in their homes due to flooding in the US state of Tennessee
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Kenyan MPs face massive tax bill

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 12:02
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's tax office is demanding that MPs pay tax on their full salary and perks, accusing them of breaching the constitution by failing to do so.
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Nato loses Libya drone helicopter

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 12:24
related countries: Libya Libya

Nato says it has lost an unmanned helicopter drone over Libya, as state TV shows images of what it describes as a downed attack helicopter.
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Venezuela prison siege continues

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 12:35
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan authorities escort 36 inmates out of a riot-hit jail where a group of armed prisoners is resisting attempts by troops to retake control.
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Green Lantern tops UK box office

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 12:47
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Action adventure movie Green Lantern, based on the comic book hero of the same name, tops the UK and Ireland box office.
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Saudi in Indonesia beheading row

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 12:49
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

Indonesian politicians and the public are protesting against Saudi Arabia's decision to execute an Indonesian maid without informing Jakarta.
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Man, 19, held over website hacks

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 12:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A 19-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of hacking into websites in a joint investigation involving Scotland Yard and the FBI.
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SA's Mandela meets Michelle Obama

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 12:58
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United States United States

US First Lady Michelle Obama and her mother and daughters meet South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela during a two nation-tour of southern Africa.
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New ash cloud chaos for Australia

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 13:12
related countries: Chile Chile, Australia Australia
related places: Sydney, Canberra

Australia's two major airports in Sydney and Melbourne face up to 48 hours of disruption as the ash cloud from a Chilean volcano hits again.
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Behind Jisr al-Shughour

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 13:41
related countries: Syria Syria

Investigating the infamous 'massacre' in northern Syria
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VIDEO: Greece set for confidence vote

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 14:09
related countries: Greece Greece

The Greek government faces a vote of confidence later, a crucial first step towards gaining a vital 12bn euro ($17bn; £10bn) loan.
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Deadly bombings hit central Iraq

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 14:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

At least 25 people are killed and dozens wounded in twin car bomb attacks on a provincial governor's compound in central Iraq, officials say.
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PM criticises comments over Libya

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 14:19
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prime Minister David Cameron expresses irritation over comments from some military chiefs about the UK's role in the Nato-backed Libya mission.
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Dame Judi given Freedom of London

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 14:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: City of London, London

Dame Judi Dench receives the Freedom of the City of London in honour of her contribution to acting.
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GB football deal angers nations

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 14:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland react angrily to claims that their players could take part in a united Great Britain football team at the 2012 Olympics.
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Double attack in northern Nigeria

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 14:33
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Katsina

Men armed with guns and explosives attack a bank and police station northern Nigeria state of Katsina, killing seven people.
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Death sentence in Mongolia case

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 14:54
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia, China China

A court in China sentences a coalmine worker to death for killing a protester, in an incident that fuelled Inner Mongolia's worst unrest in years.
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VIDEO: Refuge for Mexico's elderly sex workers

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 15:27
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Casa Xochiquetzal, located in the historic centre of Mexico City, provides refuge for 23 elderly sex workers.
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Losing hope?

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 15:52
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Zlitan

Libya's Zlitan rebels struggle to inch forward
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Berlusconi wins vote on stimulus

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 16:01
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi wins a parliamentary vote on economic reform on the eve of a vote of confidence for his troubled coalition.
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Iraq hostages 'unlawfully killed'

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 16:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three British security guards were shot dead by their captors in Iraq about a year after being seized by an armed gang in 2007, an inquest hears.
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VIDEO: Riot police circle Greek parliament

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 17:13
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

In Greece, thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Athens on Wednesday evening as the future of the country's economy hangs in the balance.
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Bank help for Greece 'is default'

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 17:22
related countries: Greece Greece

Fitch ratings agency says if private debtors roll over Greek debts "voluntarily", it will cut Greece's rating to default.
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Japan and US delay Okinawa plan

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 17:26
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Okinawa

Japan and the US drop a 2014 deadline to move a controversial airbase on Okinawa, saying it will be moved as soon as possible.
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Huntsman announces White House run

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 17:30
related countries: China China

Former Utah governor and ambassador to China Jon Huntsman announces his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination for 2012.
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Ethiopians evacuated from Yemen

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 18:05
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Yemen Yemen

Nearly 2,000 Ethiopian migrants trapped in violence-hit Yemen are being evacuated, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says.
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Pro-Assad rallies end in clashes

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 18:05
related countries: Syria Syria

At least seven people are killed as violence breaks out amid rallies held by supporters and opponents of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
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US home re-sales down 15% in May

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 18:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

Sales of previously occupied US homes fell by 15% in May from the previous year, an indication the economic recovery remains weak, analysts say.
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Clinton backs 'brave' Saudi women

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 18:41
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praises "brave" women in Saudi Arabia who are campaigning for the right to drive.
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VIDEO: On the ground with rebel forces in Libya

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 18:44
related countries: Libya Libya

In Libya, the fight near the port city of Misrata is continuing to rage as forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi fired a rocket attack into the centre of the city.
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IMF warns of Spanish economy risk

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 19:18
related countries: Spain Spain

The Spanish economy is still facing "considerable" risks and needs to keep up the momentum on reform, the International Monetary Fund warns.
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In pictures

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 19:29
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United States United States

US First Lady Michelle Obama proves a hit in South Africa
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Pakistan holds 'radical' officer

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 19:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A senior officer serving in the Pakistani army has been detained for alleged contacts with a banned extremist group.
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Picasso painting sells for £13.5m

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 21:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A rarely seen painting Pablo Picasso sells for just under £13.5m at Christie's auction house in London.
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Clegg seeks greater Brazil trade

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 21:23
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nick Clegg says the UK should aim to double the value of exports to Brazil as he seeks to develop trade links on a visit to the country.
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Greek MPs begin confidence vote

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 21:30
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek MPs begin voting on a motion of confidence as the government battles to win support for new austerity measures.
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Mexican Hurricane Beatriz weakens

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 21:36
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Acapulco

Hurricane Beatriz weakens to a tropical storm, after threatening popular tourist resorts, including Acapulco, with winds of up to 150km/h (90mph).
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'World's oldest woman', 114, dies

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 21:40
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A woman thought to be the world's oldest person has died in Brazil just a few weeks shy of her 115th birthday.
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'Cartel boss' arrested in Mexico

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 22:22
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican officials say they have arrested the alleged leader of the La Familia drugs cartel, one of the top drug gangs in the country.
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India handily placed in Kingston

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 22:43
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Kingston

India extend their lead over West Indies to 164 after reaching 91-3 in their second innings on day two of the first Test in Kingston.
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Senate approves US defence chief

Tuesday 21st of June 2011, 22:50
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate unanimously approves the nomination of CIA chief Leon Panetta to succeed Robert Gates as US defence secretary.
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