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Bolt relishing shot at four golds

Friday 18th of November 2011, 0:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Usain Bolt says he wants to try and become a "legend" by winning four gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics.
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VIDEO: Protesters cross Brooklyn Bridge

Friday 18th of November 2011, 0:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Thousands of demonstrators crossed Brooklyn Bridge in New York after a day of protest that has seen solidarity rallies across the US.
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Venezuela troops to fight crime

Friday 18th of November 2011, 1:26
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez orders thousands of National Guard troops on to the streets to tackle widespread violent crime.
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VIDEO: IAEA: Iran has to answer nuclear case

Friday 18th of November 2011, 2:10
related countries: Iran Iran, Germany Germany

The five permanent members of the UN Security Council, and Germany, have expressed their "increasing concern" over Iran's nuclear programme.
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Boeing bags $21.7bn Lion Air deal

Friday 18th of November 2011, 3:10
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Boeing bags its biggest commercial order as it signs a deal worth $21.7bn with Indonesian airline Lion Air.
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Verdict for Sri Lanka army chief

Friday 18th of November 2011, 3:58
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The verdict is due in the third and most serious case brought by Sri Lankan authorities against former army chief Sarath Fonseka.
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Mexico appoints interior minister

Friday 18th of November 2011, 4:08
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico's intelligence chief Alejandro Poire is appointed interior minister to replace Francisco Blake Mora, who died in a helicopter crash last week.
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Australia rejects China concerns

Friday 18th of November 2011, 4:15
related countries: United States United States, Aruba Aruba, China China

Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd dismisses concerns that deepening military ties with the US could anger China.
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Obama meets Indian PM at summit

Friday 18th of November 2011, 4:35
related countries: India India, Indonesia Indonesia, United States United States

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama meet on the sidelines of the Asean summit in Indonesia.
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VIDEO: Tornadoes claim lives in US

Friday 18th of November 2011, 5:12
related countries: United States United States

At least six people have been killed in powerful storms in the United States.
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US panel to probe Chinese firms

Friday 18th of November 2011, 5:22
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Huawei

US legislators launch a probe into Chinese telecom firms including Huawei and ZTE amid growing concerns over cyber espionage.
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Indian elephant move put on hold

Friday 18th of November 2011, 5:36
related countries: India India

The Indian authorities put on hold a plan to relocate wild elephants in the southern state of Karnataka, prompted by attacks on farmers.
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VIDEO: Police collar escaped motorway dog

Friday 18th of November 2011, 5:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arizona

A dog created chaos in the US state of Arizona when it jumped out of a car window following an accident.
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Hillary Clinton will visit Burma

Friday 18th of November 2011, 7:26
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

The US is to send Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Burma next month, in an historic move following years of isolation of the repressive Asian state.
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VIDEO: Footage shows Bolivia tornado

Friday 18th of November 2011, 7:28
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia
related places: Cochabamba

A tornado tore metal sheeting from roofs, demolished buildings and uprooted trees in the city of Cochabamba in central Bolivia on Wednesday.
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Markets slide further on euro woe

Friday 18th of November 2011, 7:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

Share prices in the US and Asia slip further as anxiety over the continuing eurozone debt crisis picks up.
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World film gong for Iranian movie

Friday 18th of November 2011, 9:00
related countries: Iran Iran

A movie about the break up of an Iranian married couple is named the winner of this year's BBC Four World Cinema Awards.
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Why hunger looms in aid-rich Afghanistan

Friday 18th of November 2011, 10:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Why hunger looms once again in aid-rich Afghanistan
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VIDEO: 'Horrific situation' at Sydney fire

Friday 18th of November 2011, 10:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Three elderly people have died in a nursing home fire in Sydney, Australian officials have confirmed.
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VIDEO: Spain: Socialist party facing defeat

Friday 18th of November 2011, 10:42
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain: Almost five million unemployed, cost of government borrowing hitting new highs, and a growth forecast of zero.
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Wen warns US on South China Sea

Friday 18th of November 2011, 11:09
related countries: United States United States

China has warned "external forces" not to get involved in its maritime disputes with neighbouring countries over the South China Sea.
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France urges new Syria sanctions

Friday 18th of November 2011, 11:22
related countries: Syria Syria, France France
related places: Damascus

France calls for tougher sanctions against Syria and urges the UN Security Council to act to stop violent repression of protesters by Damascus.
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Data spies raid Norwegian firms

Friday 18th of November 2011, 11:24
related countries: Norway Norway

Norwegian energy and defence firms suffer the country's biggest ever wave of hacking attacks.
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Mallinder for England - Edwards

Friday 18th of November 2011, 11:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Shaun Edwards believes Jim Mallinder and Ian McGeechan could be the ideal double act to replace Martin Johnson.
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Angola offers to assist Portugal

Friday 18th of November 2011, 11:29
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Angola is prepared to help out its former colonial power Portugal with its financial crisis, the oil-rich nation's President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos says.
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Arroyo arrested on fraud charges

Friday 18th of November 2011, 11:57
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Philippines former President Gloria Arroyo is arrested on her hospital bed in Manila, accused of electoral fraud.
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Spain election: Metro eyesore blights Granada

Friday 18th of November 2011, 12:17
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Granada

Spanish voters fear decay as jobs and cash dry up
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VIDEO: Eruption attracts tourists in DR Congo

Friday 18th of November 2011, 13:01
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tourists in the Democratic Republic of Congo view Nyamulagira volcano's spectacular eruption from a tented camp in Virunga National Park.
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VIDEO: 'Show of discontent' in Cairo

Friday 18th of November 2011, 13:17
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Thousands of people have gathered in Cairo's Tahrir square to voice their anger about a lack of change in Egypt since the downfall of Hosni Mubarak in February.
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World's 'lightest material' claim

Friday 18th of November 2011, 13:23
related countries: United States United States

A team of US-based engineers unveil a metallic micro-lattice which they claim is lighter than aerogels and strong for its size.
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Somalia famine zones downgraded

Friday 18th of November 2011, 13:31
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Famine no longer exists in three of the worst-affected areas of Somalia after the intervention of aid agencies, the UN says but warns the situation is still critical.
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On the trail of Libya's missing missiles

Friday 18th of November 2011, 13:36
related countries: Libya Libya

On the trail of lost weaponry in post-revolutionary Libya
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Sri Lanka court jails ex-general

Friday 18th of November 2011, 13:51
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan court jails former army chief Sarath Fonseka for three years for making false allegations of war crimes against the government.
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Mass arrests at Occupy protests

Friday 18th of November 2011, 14:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

More than 200 protesters are arrested after a series of rallies across the US to support Occupy Wall Street activists pressing for economic equality.
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Monti wins Italy confidence votes

Friday 18th of November 2011, 15:15
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian PM Mario Monti wins a confidence vote on his economic policies in the lower house of parliament, a day after getting the Senate's support.
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Greek budget will 'cut deficit'

Friday 18th of November 2011, 15:26
related countries: Greece Greece

The new Greek government submits its plans for next years budget, promising to almost halve the deficit.
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ECB's Draghi urges swift action

Friday 18th of November 2011, 15:30
related countries: Italy Italy

The new president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi, calls for "urgent action" by EU leaders as the new government is approved in Italy.
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Apologetic Blatter will not quit

Friday 18th of November 2011, 15:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fifa president Sepp Blatter tells the BBC he is sorry for causing offence with his statements on racism but says he will not resign.
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ABN Amro writes off Greek loans

Friday 18th of November 2011, 15:42
related countries: Greece Greece, Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch bank ABN Amro reports a 54m euros ($73m; £46m) three month loss due to exposure to Greek corporate loans.
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Steyn checks Australia progress

Friday 18th of November 2011, 15:45
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Australia Australia

South Africa's bowlers prevent Australia building a healthy lead after the tourists make an impressive start to day two of the second Test.
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Hungary seeks new IMF agreement

Friday 18th of November 2011, 15:48
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Hungary expects to sign a new agreement with the IMF and the EU early next year, the Economy Ministry says.
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Anti-military rally held in Cairo

Friday 18th of November 2011, 15:48
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Tens of thousands of Egyptians rally in the centre of Cairo to protest against constitutional changes proposed by Egypt's military rulers.
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Suu Kyi party to rejoin politics

Friday 18th of November 2011, 16:04
related countries: Burma Burma

Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD party agrees to re-enter Burma's political process and contest parliamentary elections.
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UK probes Pakistan 'drone deaths'

Friday 18th of November 2011, 16:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Reports that two British terror suspects died in a US drone strike in Pakistan are being investigated, the Foreign Office says.
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Haiti's leader unveils army plan

Friday 18th of November 2011, 16:25
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Haitian President Michel Martelly says a commission will study plans for the restoration of the army, which was disbanded 16 years ago.
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New abuse scandal at US college

Friday 18th of November 2011, 16:38
related countries: United States United States

An assistant coach for Syracuse University's basketball team, Bernie Fine, is put on administrative leave amid accusations he molested young boys.
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Pope arrives in 'home of Voodoo'

Friday 18th of November 2011, 17:46
related countries: Benin Benin

Huge crowds greet Pope Benedict XVI in Benin, widely seen as the home of Voodoo, on his second visit to Africa which has the world's fastest-growing Roman Catholic population.
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VIDEO: Libya weapons 'unaccounted for'

Friday 18th of November 2011, 18:14
related countries: Libya Libya

Almost a month after Libya was declared "liberated", the international community is concerned about the number of weapons still unaccounted for.
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Breivik 'planned to kill leaders'

Friday 18th of November 2011, 18:28
related countries: Norway Norway

The man who confessed to killing 77 people in Norway in July wanted to kidnap and execute three leaders of the ruling Labour party, a newspaper reports.
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Pentagon tests hypersonic weapon

Friday 18th of November 2011, 18:29
related countries: United States United States

The US test-fires a weapon that can travel at five times the speed of sound, as part of plans to develop a new long-range rapid strike force.
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Brazil truth commission approved

Friday 18th of November 2011, 18:38
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signs a law creating a truth commission on abuses, including those committed under past military governments.
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Germany reviews neo-Nazi threat

Friday 18th of November 2011, 18:54
related countries: Germany Germany

German ministers meet in Berlin, in response to allegations that a neo-Nazi cell went undetected for a decade and killed 10 people.
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Syria 'to accept' League mission

Friday 18th of November 2011, 19:06
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Syria conditionally accepts an Arab League mission to observe the implementation of peace proposals aimed at ending violence, a Damascus source tells the BBC.
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Bulgaria fined over fan behaviour

Friday 18th of November 2011, 19:25
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Bulgarian Football Union have been fined £34,230 by Uefa for 'discriminatory behaviour' during the Euro 2012 qualifier against England on 2 September.
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VIDEO: Cameron and Merkel stress unity

Friday 18th of November 2011, 19:40
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Cameron and Merkel have failed to agree on new measures to tackle the European debt crisis but stressed their strong friendship after a meeting in Berlin.
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VIDEO: Dalai Lama questions immolations

Friday 18th of November 2011, 20:04
related countries: China China

Tibet's spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has told the BBC he is worried about a possible backlash in China against monks and nuns protesting about Chinese rule in Tibet. This report contains disturbing images.
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Cameron and Merkel stress unity

Friday 18th of November 2011, 20:17
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Berlin

UK PM David Cameron and Germany's Angela Merkel acknowledge differences over the eurozone crisis but stress their determination to work together to boost growth.
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VIDEO: Former Sri Lankan army chief jailed

Friday 18th of November 2011, 20:19
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A court in Sri Lanka has sentenced the former army chief Sarath Fonseka to three years in jail after he accused the government of committing war crimes.
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Natalie Wood death case reopened

Friday 18th of November 2011, 20:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Los Angeles

Los Angeles police say they are reopening an inquiry into the death of film star Natalie Wood, who died in mysterious circumstances in 1981.
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VIDEO: How Japan looks after the tsunami

Friday 18th of November 2011, 20:36
related countries: Japan Japan

Aerial footage shows how areas affected by the tsunami that hit Japan in March look now.
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US brands cancer drug ineffective

Friday 18th of November 2011, 22:03
related countries: United States United States

The US drug regulator has withdrawn approval for a popular breast cancer treatment, saying Avastin is not effective enough to justify the risks of taking it.
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VIDEO: Syria 'to accept' League mission

Friday 18th of November 2011, 23:01
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria has conditionally accepted an Arab League plan to send a mission to observe the implementation of proposals aimed at ending violence, a Syrian diplomatic source has told the BBC.
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UN 'concern' at Iran nuclear plan

Friday 18th of November 2011, 23:22
related countries: Iran Iran

The UN's nuclear watchdog expresses "deep and increasing concern" over Iran's nuclear plans, but stops short of referring Tehran to the Security Council.
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VIDEO: UN passes Iran nuclear resolution

Friday 18th of November 2011, 23:29
related countries: Iran Iran

The UN's nuclear watchdog has passed a resolution expressing its "deep and increasing concern" over Iran's nuclear programme.
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Hague set to meet Syrian rebels

Friday 18th of November 2011, 23:38
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

British Foreign Secretary William Hague is to meet Syrian rebel leaders in London on Monday, the Foreign Office says.
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Pakistani derision at 'obscene text' ban

Friday 18th of November 2011, 23:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Why Pakistanis are laughing at 'monkey crotch' and 'athlete's foot'
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