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Afghan women strike blow for equality

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 1:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan women step into the ring to strike blow for equality
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UK 'could over-borrow by £100bn'

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 1:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government could borrow £100bn more than it planned up to 2015, according to claims by Labour based on its comparison of economic forecasts.
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VIDEO: Obama: US is Pacific power here to stay

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 1:31
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States
related places: America, Pacific, Asia

Addressing the Australian House of Representatives, President Barack Obama has said he wants to strengthen America's military presence in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Brazil whites no longer majority

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 1:48
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Non-whites make up a majority of Brazil's population for the first time in its history, results of the 2010 census show.
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Thursday 17th of November 2011, 1:51
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, United States United States
related places: Guardian

An investigation by Newsnight and the Guardian has discovered that an American so-called vulture fund is planning to extract a small fortune from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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India's love affair with flowers

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 2:20
related countries: India India

India's love affair with flowers unites all corners of society
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Chinese man sets himself on fire

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 2:39
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

A Chinese man set himself on fire in a protest in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in October, officials confirm.
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Young professionals hit hard by Spain crisis

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 2:52
related countries: Spain Spain

Cathedral protest highlights plight of Spain's jobless youth
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Wood wins top TV writing honour

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 2:59
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Victoria Wood wins the top accolade for a TV writer at the Writers' Guild Awards - the first time a woman receives the top prize.
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NHS long waits crackdown ordered

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 4:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ministers order a crackdown on the 250,000 people "languishing unnecessarily" on hospital waiting lists for more than the 18-week target.
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White House suspect 'obsessed'

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 4:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

A man arrested on suspicion of shooting at the White House had become obsessed with President Barack Obama, US officials tell US media.
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India blast accused freed on bail

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 5:02
related countries: India India

Seven Muslim men accused of carrying out a deadly attack in India are freed on bail - five years after they were arrested.
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'Illegal tapes' row erupts in NZ

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 5:02
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand police are demanding four media groups hand over material related to an alleged illegal recording of the prime minister.
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VIDEO: Will Burma become Asean chair?

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 5:07
related countries: Burma Burma

The ten member states of the Association of South East Asian Nations are meeting in Bali this week for their annual summit. During the summit they will decide whether to allow Burma to host their meeting in 2014.
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Airline probes '£20k fuel demand'

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 5:23
related countries: Austria Austria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An airline is to launch an investigation after reports it asked passengers stranded in Austria to pay £20,000 to buy fuel to fly back to the UK.
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Apple looks to polish China image

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 5:59
related countries: China China

Apple meets with environment groups in China in a bid to quell concerns about pollution caused by its Chinese manufacturers.
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US committee warns of yuan threat

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 6:21
related countries: United States United States

The yuan could threaten the US dollar's dominance as an international reserve currency a committee warns the US congress.
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Contaminated rice found in Japan

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 7:12
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

Radioactive caesium above safety levels is found in rice in Japan for the first time since the nuclear crisis began at the Fukushima plant.
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Anger over deadly China bus crash

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 7:17
related countries: China China

There is anger in China following a crash involving a kindergarten minibus that left 18 young children and two adults dead.
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VIDEO: Loincloth man distracts Clinton

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 7:23
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hillary Clinton was busy with a press photo call with the chief executive of Hong Kong at a hotel in Hawaii, when she was distracted by a man running past in a loincloth.
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What next for Iraq after US troop pullout

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 7:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

What state is Iraq in as the last US troops prepare to depart?
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Call to scrap Air Passenger Duty

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 7:45
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Four of the largest airlines in the UK and Irish Republic call for Air Passenger Duty to be scrapped.
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'Piccadilly' Lowry fetches £5.6m

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 7:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Salford, London

A painting of London's Piccadilly Circus by Salford painter LS Lowry fetches £5.6m at auction, matching a world record price for the artist.
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Sportsday Live - Thursday 17 November

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 7:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sportsday Live featuring reaction to Fifa president Sepp Blatter's views on racism, the search for a new England rugby union boss plus more.
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Portugal seeks Angolan investment

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 8:28
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Angola Angola

Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho arrives in oil-rich Angola, which is boosting its investments in the cash-strapped former colonial power.
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VIDEO: Rise in violence against Palestinians

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 9:17
related countries: West Bank West Bank

There's been a big rise in Jewish Settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank.
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Mothercare hit by weak UK sales

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 9:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mothercare reports a half-year loss after weak UK sales and says it is launching a review of its UK business.
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Obama vows Asia-Pacific priority

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 9:28
related countries: Australia Australia, United States United States
related places: Pacific, Asia

US President Barack Obama tells Australia's parliament he has made the Asia-Pacific region a "top priority", in comments seen as aimed at China.
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Abbot hits out over immolations

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 9:37
related countries: China China

The exiled abbot of a Tibetan monastery that has seen a wave of self-immolations this year says China's repressive policies are to blame.
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Ferdinand shocked by Blatter view

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 9:37
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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Nigerian tops African rich list

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 9:39
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Nigerian construction mogul, Aliko Dangote, tops a Forbes magazine list of Africa's richest people.
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Unexpected rise in retail sales

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 9:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK retail sales unexpectedly rose 0.6% month-on-month in October, the Office for National Statistics says.
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VIDEO: Suu Kyi party 'to re-enter politics'

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 9:46
related countries: Burma Burma

The Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to announce on Friday that her party will stand in forthcoming by-elections.
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Rockets 'aimed at Kabul meeting'

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 9:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Two rockets fired at a meeting of elders in the Afghan capital Kabul missed their target, officials say, just days after the Taliban said they had security plans for the gathering.
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Record matchplay loss for Woods

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 9:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Woods

Tiger Woods suffers the biggest matchplay defeat of his career but the United States lead 4-2 after day one of the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne.
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Kenya offers troops for Somalia

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 9:56
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Kenya is prepared to send troops to bolster the African Union (AU) force in Somalia to tackle the militant Islamist group al-Shabab, Foreign Minister Moses Wetangula tells the BBC.
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Katrina novel wins US book award

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 9:59
related countries: United States United States

A novel about a black community in Mississipi confronting Hurricane Katrina has won the US National Book Award for fiction.
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Anger at Hotel Rwanda hero award

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 10:52
related countries: United States United States, Rwanda Rwanda

A Rwandan genocide survivors' group criticises the awarding of a US human rights prize to a Rwandan hotelier who sheltered people during the genocide.
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Afghan elders bar 'pimp's number'

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 11:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Officials at a meeting of elders in Kabul are forced to form a 41st committee, after delegates rejected number 39 because of an Afghan belief the number is associated with pimps.
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Mexican boxer's shorts stir row

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 11:10
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A row erupts in Mexico after boxer Juan Manuel Marquez wore shorts with a political logo during his bout with Manny Pacquiao a day before an election.
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Row over nuclear power in France

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 11:18
related countries: France France

France's government accuses the opposition Socialists of planning to undermine the French nuclear industry in return for electoral support from the Green party.
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VIDEO: Major drug tunnel found in Mexico

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 11:19
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

US officials say they have uncovered a major drug-smuggling tunnel under the border with Mexico and seized an estimated 14 tons of marijuana.
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India crush Windies to win series

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 11:42
related countries: India India
related places: Kolkata

India take an unassailable 2-0 series lead against the West Indies with an innings and 15-run victory in Kolkata.
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'Ghost mountains mystery solved'

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 11:49
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

Scientists think they can now explain the existence of what are perhaps Earth's most extraordinary mountains - the ice-entombed Gamburtsevs of Antarctica.
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Burma to chair Asean bloc in 2014

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 12:16
related countries: Burma Burma

Asean leaders agree Burma can chair the regional bloc in 2014, amid signs of reform and with Suu Kyi's party poised to rejoin the political process.
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India jobs funds 'spent on toys'

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 12:26
related countries: India India

Funds meant to provide work to India's rural poor have been siphoned off by corrupt officials in Uttar Pradesh state, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh says.
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Rising settler violence in West Bank

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 13:17
related countries: West Bank West Bank

Concerns over increasing settler violence in the West Bank
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Syria conflict 'like civil war'

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 13:21
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Syria Syria, France France
related places: Damascus

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the situation in Syria resembles civil war, after defecting soldiers attacked a government base.
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No trial for Khmer Rouge minister

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 13:30
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Ieng Thirith, a top Khmer Rouge leader charged with genocide, is unfit to stand trial, judges at Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal rule.
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Chinese capsule returns to Earth

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 13:30
related countries: China China

China's unmanned Shenzhou 8 craft returns to Earth after completing the nation's first docking manoeuvres in orbit.
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Fifa lobbied over Qatar labourers

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 13:31
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Trade union activists warn Fifa they will campaign to stop the 2022 football World Cup being held in Qatar unless workers' rights there improve.
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Survey finds police visibility up

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 14:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The visibility of police in England and Wales is increasing but a quarter of people have never seen an officer on patrol in their area, figures suggest.
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Teacher butchered in SA classroom

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 14:38
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African man is charged with murder after his brother was hacked to death in front of a class of primary school pupils.
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Spain's borrowing costs at record

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 15:10
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's borrowing costs hit a 14-year high, nearing the 7% danger level, as elections loom and eurozone fears persist.
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Tension rises between UK and Germany

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 15:40
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gavin Hewitt on how euro crisis is souring UK-German ties
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What will Burma's economic future look like?

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 16:19
related countries: Burma Burma

What will Burma's economic future look like?
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Greece protesters rally in Athens

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 16:19
related countries: Greece Greece

Thousands of people take part in an annual march in the Greek capital, with numbers swelled by anti-austerity demonstrators.
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Scuffles at New York Occupy march

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 16:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Police arrest dozens of protesters in New York's financial district as scuffles break out at a rally to mark two months since the start of Occupy Wall Street.
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SA collapse puts Aussies on top

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 16:25
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Australia Australia

Jacques Kallis passes 12,000 runs before South Africa collapse to 266 all out on day one of the second Test against Australia
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BA and Virgin face Nigerian fine

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 16:26
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nigeria's civil aviation authority fines British Airways and Virgin Atlantic in a row over ticket prices.
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Ferdinand in fresh Blatter swipe

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 16:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England defender Rio Ferdinand makes a fresh swipe at Sepp Blatter over the Fifa president's comments on racism in football.
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VIDEO: Occupy protests 'still supported'

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 16:59
related countries: United States United States

As police arrest dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters, a spokesman says the movement remains strong and continues to receive support from across the US.
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Fears grow over Iran nuclear plan

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 16:59
related countries: Iran Iran

World powers agree a draft resolution expressing their "increasing concern" that Iran may be seeking to build nuclear weapons.
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Sharpest ever Moon elevation map

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 17:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moon

The US space agency (Nasa) has released the sharpest ever elevation map of the Moon.
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Italy PM sets out plan for crisis

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 17:17
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's new PM Mario Monti outlines plans to tackle the country's debt crisis as students stage protests in several Italian cities.
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Pakistan blocks 'obscene' texts

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 18:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority sends mobile phone operators a list of hundreds of "obscene" words to be banned from text messages.
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Lawrence friend in tears in court

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 18:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The best friend of Stephen Lawrence weeps at the Old Bailey as he describes the final moments of the black teenager's life.
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Pakistan ambassador in memo row

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 18:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The Pakistani ambassador to the US offers to resign after being accused of playing a role in seeking US help against his country's powerful army.
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'Pay for fuel' airline grounded

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 19:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An airline accused of asking passengers to pay extra for fuel to fly home has cancelled UK flights at the weekend.
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Egyptian animal mummy industry unwrapped

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 19:17
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Ancient Egypt's animal mummy industry
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VIDEO: Coffee science to cope with weather

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 20:07
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Coffee growers in the Colombian Andes have resorted to modified beans to cope with change in weather.
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Obama 'assassination bid' charge

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 20:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday, White House

The man suspected of shooting at the White House last Friday is charged with attempting to assassinate US President Barack Obama.
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Swiss allowed to ban naked hiking

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 21:25
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland's highest court rules that local authorities can impose fines on people hiking naked in the Alps.
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UBS to shed further banking posts

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 21:31
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss bank UBS is to reduce its number of investment bankers by another 425, bringing the total to 2,000 losing their jobs over the next five years.
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Italian PM wins confidence vote

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 21:33
related countries: Italy Italy

New Italian PM Mario Monti's government of technocrats wins a vote of confidence in the senate after outlining reforms aimed at cutting debt.
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Mass arrests at Occupy protests

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 21:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Demonstrators prepare to march on New York's Brooklyn Bridge to top a day of protest that has seen solidarity rallies across the US.
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New call for UN action on Syria

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 22:31
related countries: Syria Syria, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Germany, France and the UK table a UN resolution calling for an end to human rights violations in Syria, and receive the backing of four Arab states.
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US fugitive 'to stay in Portugal'

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 22:51
related countries: Portugal Portugal, United States United States
related places: Lisbon

A Lisbon court denies a US request to extradite American fugitive George Wright, his lawyer says, on the grounds he is a Portuguese citizen.
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Brazilian police probe oil spill

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 23:03
related countries: United States United States, Botswana Botswana
related places: Chevron

Brazilian police investigate an oil spill in an offshore field operated by US firm Chevron, amid conflicting reports about the size of the leak.
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VIDEO: Syria protest becoming armed uprising

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 23:18
related countries: Syria Syria, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Germany, France and Britain have tabled a United Nations resolution calling for an end to human rights violations in Syria.
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Fatal nursing home fire in Sydney

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 23:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Three people died and 50 were injured when a fire ripped through a nursing home in Sydney, Australian officials say.
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RFU let Johnson down - Woodward

Thursday 17th of November 2011, 23:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sir Clive Woodward says freshly departed England boss Martin Johnson was not given enough support by the Rugby Football Union.
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