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Amnesty condemns Azeri crackdown

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 0:25
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

Amnesty International urges the world to act over what it says are continuing human rights violations and crackdown on dissent in Azerbaijan.
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Dell warns over Thai flood impact

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 1:06
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Computer firm Dell warns its revenues could be hit by a worldwide shortage of hard drives caused by the flooding in Thailand.
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Doctors call for car smoking ban

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 1:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

All smoking in cars should be banned across the UK to protect people from second-hand smoke, doctors say.
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Arab League mulls Syria response

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 1:25
related countries: Syria Syria

Arab foreign ministers are to hold talks on Syria, a day after one of the bloodiest crackdowns on protesters.
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Guatemala to extradite ex-leader

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 2:20
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, United States United States

Former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo will be extradited to the United States, after the current president granted the extradition order.
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Putin in China peace prize fiasco

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 4:43
related countries: China China

The organisers of China's so-called Confucius Peace Prize say they are determined to give the award to Vladimir Putin, despite official opposition.
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Four new Indian states proposed

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 4:56
related countries: India India

The chief minister of India's Uttar Pradesh state proposes the division of the populous and politically influential state into four parts.
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Cuts 'led to MoD cost increases'

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 5:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Cuts to defence spending contributed to a £466m rise in the cost of the UK's 15 largest military equipment projects in a year, the spending watchdog says.
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VIDEO: Ai Weiwei: 'I feel I have been robbed'

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 5:34
related countries: China China

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has said he feels like he has been 'robbed' after being handed a $2.4m tax bill.
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Bank of Japan in growth warning

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 5:39
related countries: Thailand Thailand, Japan Japan

The Bank of Japan warns that economic growth may be hurt by the eurozone debt crisis, flooding in Thailand and a strong yen.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 7:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sportsday Live featuring reaction to Martin Johnson leaving his England post, Fifa president Sepp Blatter's views on racism plus more.
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Alien rats take on prey's role

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 7:56
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Invasive rats can compensate for the loss of native pollinators in New Zealand, scientists report.
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Russia Soyuz rocket docks at ISS

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 8:11
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Soyuz

Russia's Soyuz spacecraft, with a three-man Russian and US crew, successfully docks with the International Space Station.
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Clark 'surprise' at May ignorance

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 8:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former UK border force head Brodie Clark says he was "surprised" ministers did not know passport checks had been relaxed.
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Monti aims to break Berlusconi mould

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 8:47
related countries: Italy Italy

New Italian PM aims to break Berlusconi mould of politics
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Epic journey of the soldier bear

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 9:15
related countries: Poland Poland

How a warrior bear boosted Polish morale in WWII
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Karzai supports US pact at talks

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 9:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has told a meeting of tribal elders that a security pact with the US is in the best interests of both nations.
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Adele 'positive' after surgery

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 9:27
related countries: United States United States

The singer says she is "on the mend" after having an operation on her throat which forced her to cancel her US tour last month.
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Trapattoni to aim high at finals

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 9:41
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Greece Greece

Giovanni Trapattoni says his Republic of Ireland team should aim to emulate Greece's shock 2004 triumph at next summer's Euro 2012 finals.
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Vivendi profits get games boost

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 9:51
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Profits at Vivendi, Europe's biggest telecom and entertainment group, are boosted by its games business and strong demand from Brazil.
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Mugabe thanks HK for 'protection'

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 9:58
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe praises Hong Kong's authorities for protecting his daughter from "harassment" by British journalists.
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Cameron's Aussie accent attacked

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 10:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba

David Cameron's attempt to impersonate Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been described as "so bad it could cause a diplomatic row".
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VIDEO: Iraq: Final US troops due to leave

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 10:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

There are still some 30,000 US troops in Iraq, by the end of the year they are expected to leave.
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VIDEO: Sri Lanka tries for reconciliation

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 10:30
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is still a country struggling to put decades of civil war behind it.
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US to send marines to Australia

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 10:52
related countries: Australia Australia, United States United States

The US is to begin deploying 2,500 military personnel to Australia to boost security in the Pacific region, President Obama says on a visit.
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South Africa 'halal pork' fury

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 10:59
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cape Town

South African Muslims react with outrage after a leading Cape Town-based meat importer is accused of labelling pork as halal.
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Bollywood royalty's new princess

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 11:35
related countries: India India

Will Aishwarya Rai's baby join India's top acting dynasty?
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China pollution 'has health toll'

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 11:43
related countries: China China

Chinese people are paying for the country's heavy pollution with their health, the head of the UN Environment Programme says.
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Argentina's Dirty War lessons for the world

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 11:52
related countries: Argentina Argentina

How the world can learn from Argentina's tortured past
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Chechen poet shot dead in Moscow

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 12:00
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

A prominent anti-separatist poet from Chechnya, Ruslan Akhtakhanov, is shot dead in Moscow in what police say appears to be a contract killing.
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'Foul' Jesus play divides French

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 12:24
related countries: France France, Spain Spain
related places: Toulouse, Jesus

Christians plan protests as a provocative Spanish play about Jesus called Golgota Picnic premieres in the southern French city of Toulouse.
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Hiddink parts company with Turkey

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 12:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Guus Hiddink steps down as Turkey coach after his side failed to qualify for Euro 2012.
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VIDEO: Clinton targeted in Philippines protest

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 12:46
related countries: Philippines Philippines, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been targeted by anti-US protesters during a visit to the Philippines.
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Almodovar honoured at MoMa event

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 13:03
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish writer and director Pedro Almodovar is honoured by the Museum of Modern Art at a benefit in New York.
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Portugal seeks Angolan investment

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 13:05
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Angola Angola

Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho is travelling to oil-rich Angola, which is boosting its investments in the cash-strapped former colonial power.
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Net giants fight US piracy bill

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 13:09
related countries: United States United States

Google, Facebook and others have written to the US government to voice opposition against new piracy legislation.
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Unemployment increases to 2.62m

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 13:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK unemployment rose by 129,000 in the three months to September to 2.62 million, as youth unemployment also rose above a million.
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Iraqi women 'afraid for country'

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 13:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Three women tell how their lives have changed in the new Iraq
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VIDEO: Footage 'shows Syrian beatings'

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 13:49
related countries: Syria Syria

Unverified pictures emerge which appear to show members of the Syrian security forces beating opposition supporters.
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Syrian military base 'attacked'

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 14:45
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Syrian army defectors attack a military intelligence base near Damascus, opposition groups say, in what would be their highest-profile attack so far.
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VIDEO: Inglis: 'I regret not going back'

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 15:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mountaineer Mark Inglis says he regrets not turning around and going back as a young British climber, David Sharp, was dying of hypothermia on Mount Everest in 2006 but says as a double amputee he could not have helped carry him down the mountain.
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'Worsened' economic outlook in UK

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 16:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King cuts UK growth predictions and says Britain's economy could stagnate until mid-2012.
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US inflation cut by cheaper fuel

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 16:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

US consumer prices fell by 0.1% in October, the first drop since June, helped by a fall in the cost of petrol.
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Italy unveils technocrat cabinet

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 16:22
related countries: Italy Italy

Mario Monti unveils a cabinet comprising experts, not politicians, to steer Italy through its debt crisis after the fall of Silvio Berlusconi.
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Johnson quits as England manager

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 16:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Martin Johnson says his decision to quit as England manager is in the best interests of the team and himself.
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Swaziland 'fails to pay' orphans

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 17:04
related countries: Swaziland Swaziland

Swaziland's government fails to pay more than $10m (£6.3m) in grants to Aids orphans because of an acute financial crisis, an IMF official says.
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Pakistan seizes 'royal' falcons

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 17:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Qatar Qatar

Pakistani customs officials seize 74 hunting falcons they say were being unlawfully brought into the country by a member of the Qatari royal family.
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Hague seeks court official arrest

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 17:33
related countries: France France

The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal issues a warrant for the arrest of its former spokeswoman, French national Florence Hartmann.
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New Greek PM wins confidence vote

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 18:14
related countries: Greece Greece

The new Greek government wins a confidence vote in parliament, amid an ongoing debt crisis threatening its membership of the eurozone.
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Germany plans neo-Nazi registry

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 18:37
related countries: Germany Germany

German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich calls for a registry of neo-Nazi extremists, after revelations of a series of murders.
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VIDEO: Barber shops go private in Cuba

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 18:39
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban government allows barbers to work privately in another economic reform in the country.
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VIDEO: Italian PM unveils new cabinet

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 19:09
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's incoming prime minister, Mario Monti, has formed a new government made up entirely of technocrats and no politicians.
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Eurozone crisis: The German solution

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 19:10
related countries: Germany Germany

What will Germany do to protect the eurozone?
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VIDEO: Karzai supports US pact at talks

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 19:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has told a meeting of tribal elders that a security pact with the US is in the best interests of both nations.
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Death for India 'honour killers'

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 19:31
related countries: India India

A judge in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh sentences eight men to death and 20 others to life imprisonment for so-called honour killings that took place 20 years ago.
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US race set for axe - Ecclestone

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 19:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Austin, Texas

Next year's inaugural United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, is on the brink of being axed, says Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.
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Mounties in sexual harassment row

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 21:15
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's famed Mounted Police will investigate the force's handling of sexual harassment claims, says new Commissioner Bob Paulson.
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VIDEO: Poppy crop crackdown in Mexico

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 21:26
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Security forces have been identifying and destroying poppy crops in rural Mexico.
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Ferdinand shocked by Blatter view

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 21:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says he is astonished by Fifa president Sepp Blatter's "condescending" and "laughable" view that football does not have on-field racism problems.
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VIDEO: Apollo 11 astronauts awarded medals

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 21:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

Apollo 11 astronauts receive the US Congressional gold medal, the first time it has been awarded to those involved in America's space programme.
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White House shooting suspect held

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 21:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

A man wanted in connection with a shooting near the White House is arrested, officials say, after bullet casings are found at the White House.
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Iraq report release to be delayed

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 22:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The publication of Iraq Inquiry report will be delayed by at least six months to the summer of 2012 due in part to a dispute over the release of secret documents.
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Brazil's Lula shaves iconic beard

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 22:22
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva has his hair and trademark beard shaved off ahead of his next session of chemotherapy for throat cancer.
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Benetton pulls pope-imam kiss ad

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 22:34
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Italy Italy

Italian clothing firm Benetton pulls an advertisement with a photo montage of Pope Benedict kissing an Egyptian imam after the Vatican complains.
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Arab League sets Syria ultimatum

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 22:35
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

The Arab League says it is giving Syria three days to "stop the bloody repression" of protesters and allow in observers or face economic sanctions.
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France drops 'Africa cash' probe

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 22:48
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Paris prosecutors drop an inquiry into claims that ex-French President Jacques Chirac and ex-PM Dominique de Villepin were given up to $20m by African leaders.
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Seven killed in Karachi shoot-out

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 22:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Karachi

At least seven people are killed in a shoot-out between militants and policemen in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, officials say.
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US uncovers 'major drug tunnel'

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 23:01
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

US police say they have seized 14 tons of marijuana after finding a major tunnel under the border with Mexico used to smuggle drugs.
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VIDEO: 'Thousands' of Syrian soldiers defect

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 23:06
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

There are reports from Syria that a group of army defectors has attacked a military base near Damascus.
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Kuwaitis storm parliament chamber

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 23:11
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

Dozens of Kuwaiti protesters briefly occupy parliament, as hundreds more demonstrate outside, demanding the prime minister step down.
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US banks tumble on euro warning

Wednesday 16th of November 2011, 23:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wall Street, Fitch

Shares in US banks tumble in late trading on Wall Street after ratings agency Fitch warns over their exposure to the eurozone.
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