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What happend on November 2nd 2011

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Russia and China 'worst bribers'

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 0:04
related countries: Russia Russia, China China

Companies from Russia and China are most likely to pay bribes when doing business abroad, a survey suggests.
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Cain 'recalled' harassment case

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 0:36
related countries: United States United States

US Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain explains how he began to remember allegations of sexual harassment made against him in the 1990s.
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UK hand transplant search begins

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 0:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Leeds

Surgeons in Leeds are searching for a patient to take part in the UK's first hand transplant, following successful operations around the world.
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'Love Post' tackles China's rising divorce rate

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 0:41
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Chinese post office tackles rising divorce rates
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Painkiller abuse 'epidemic' in US

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 2:12
related countries: United States United States

Abuse of prescription painkillers is now at epidemic levels, an official report says, with more deaths caused by the drugs than heroin and cocaine combined.
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Icelandic rocks 'steered Vikings'

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 2:39
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Vikings used rocks from Iceland to navigate the high seas, suggests a new study.
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Israel to rush settler expansion

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 2:54
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israel says it will speed up the construction of Jewish settlements, after the Palestinians won membership of the UN cultural organisation Unesco.
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Toyota and Honda see US sales dip

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 3:04
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Honda, Toyota

Japanese carmakers Toyota and Honda continue to struggle in the US as they report weaker-than-expected sales for October.
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Royal couple in Denmark aid visit

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 4:04
related countries: Denmark Denmark

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will travel to Denmark later to learn more about the work of Unicef in starvation-hit East Africa.
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Indian rebels kidnap 15 workers

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 4:05
related countries: India India
related places: Bihar

Maoist rebels kidnap 15 employees and contract workers of a construction company in the eastern Indian state of Bihar.
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Five things Scott found in Antarctica

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 4:44
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

Five strange things Captain Scott found in the Antarctic
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China urges tough atomic watchdog

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 5:08
related countries: Japan Japan, China China
related places: Fukushima

China wants the UN's nuclear watchdog to be much tougher and apply rules stringently, to rebuild confidence after Japan's Fukushima accident.
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VIDEO: Emergency talks on Greek debt crisis

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 6:31
related countries: Greece Greece, France France

Emergency talks are to be held France in a desperate attempt to resolve the Greek debt crisis.
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Australia shock at asylum tragedy

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 7:00
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Australians are shocked after a boat filled with asylum seekers capsizes on its way from Indonesia, and at least eight people die.
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VIDEO: Netherlands divided over asylum seeker

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 7:18
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Angola Angola

The case of an 18-year-old Angolan asylum seeker has proved tricky for the Dutch parliament, as politicians debate whether Mauro Manuel should be given the right to remain in the Netherlands.
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Cricket verdict 'hurts' Pakistan

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 7:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Pakistani media say Tuesday's London court verdict finding two of the country's cricketers guilty in a "spot-fixing" scam tarnishes the game and the nation.
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Greek cabinet endorses referendum

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 7:57
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek PM George Papandreou gets cabinet backing for a referendum on a EU bailout, despite shocked reactions from eurozone partners.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 8:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Latest updates from the Pakistan cricketers' spot-fixing trial, plus the build-up to Wednesday's Champions League matches.
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US man denies celebrity hacking

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 8:31
related countries: United States United States

A man pleads not guilty to hacking into the email accounts of celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson, whose nude photos ended up on the internet.
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China schools closed after blast

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 9:01
related countries: China China

Chinese authorities send 6,000 schoolchildren home a day after two trucks exploded, damaging buildings and killing eight people, state media says.
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Sony warns of fourth annual loss

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 9:19
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese electronics giant Sony warns it will make its fourth annual loss in a row, as it unveils a $346m second-quarter loss.
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Al-Shabab attacks Kenyan convoy

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 9:45
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Somalia's government says its forces, backed by Kenyans, have repulsed an Islamist ambush as Kenya's military warns via Twitter of attacks.
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VIDEO: Somali famine 'a crisis without end'

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 10:19
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

Hundreds of Somalis continue to cross the border to seek help Ethiopia, three months after famine was declared in the region.
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Israeli army tests rocket system

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 10:28
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel tests a rocket propulsion system, the defence ministry said, with local media reporting that a ballistic missile was fired.
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Attack on French satirical paper

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 11:13
related countries: France France

A petrol bomb guts the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo after it printed a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad on its front cover.
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Karzai warning at Afghan summit

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 11:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai tells a summit in Turkey his country will have no peace without strong regional co-operation on "terror groups".
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Anger of Pakistan drone victims

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 12:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistanis take on CIA over drone strikes
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Croat held over Tito-era deaths

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 12:02
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Croatia's first post-independence interior minister is arrested at the age of 89 in connection with mass killings shortly after World War II.
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Ghana club denies 'racist' policy

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 13:13
related countries: Italy Italy, Ghana Ghana

An Italian worker at a restaurant in Ghana under investigation for allegedly operating a "whites only" policy tells the BBC it was a misunderstanding.
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'Pilot error' caused Russia crash

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 13:19
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian plane crash that killed 44 people, including an entire ice hockey team, in September was caused by pilot error, say investigators.
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VIDEO: Poland blooms as eurozone crumbles

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 13:34
related countries: Poland Poland

As the eurozone crisis rumbles on, Poland is reaping the rewards of its position as a European nation that does not use the single currency.
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Zimbabwe diamond sales approved

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 13:34
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

An international ban on Zimbabwe selling diamonds from several of its rich Marange mines is lifted by the watchdog which polices "blood diamonds".
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Teacher scoops French book prize

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 14:18
related countries: France France

A biology teacher wins France's top literary prize with his debut novel about the country's colonial wars.
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Assange loses extradition appeal

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 14:45
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange loses his appeal to be extradited to Sweden over allegations of rape and sexual assault.
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Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 15:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India

Pakistan's cabinet unanimously approves the award of "most favoured nation" trading status to India, in a move seen as a further thawing of ties.
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Philippines in worker country ban

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 15:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Philippines Philippines, India India

The Philippines orders a ban on the deployment of its workers to 41 countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq and India.
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Eritrea denies arming al-Shabab

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 16:10
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Eritrea denies reports that it delivered weapons by air this week to the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab which is battling Kenyan troops in Somalia.
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Germany warns Greece over rescue

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 16:30
related countries: Greece Greece, Germany Germany

The eurozone plan to save Greece from bankruptcy is not up for renegotiation, Germany has warned, ahead of emergency talks with Greece.
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Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 16:32
related countries: Ghana Ghana, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ghana's President John Atta Mills rejects the UK prime minister's threat to cut aid if the West African nation refuses to legalise homosexuality.
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Syria accepts Arab peace proposal

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 17:18
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria has accepted a peace plan proposed by the Arab League to end more than seven months of violence, the League says.
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Pistorius 2012 spot not confirmed

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 17:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Oscar Pistorius is not guaranteed a place at the 2012 Olympics in London, South Africa's Olympic Committee confirms.
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'Big move' on pensions unveiled

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 17:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The government says revised proposals for public sector pensions are a "deal for a generation" but unions say preparations for strikes continue.
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Chinese spacecraft dock in orbit

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 17:42
related countries: China China
related places: Tiangong

China's unmanned Shenzhou 8 craft joins up with the Tiangong-1 space laboratory - the country's first in-orbit docking.
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French PM condemns journal attack

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 17:54
related countries: France France

The French prime minister condemns a petrol-bomb attack on a satirical magazine which named the Prophet Muhammed as its "guest editor".
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Anger at Israeli settlement plan

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 18:04
related countries: Israel Israel, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US joins international criticism of an Israeli plan to speed up settlement building after the UN's Unesco grants Palestinians full membership.
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Arab film makers look to uprisings for material

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 18:13
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Doha

Doha film festival crowd gripped by Arab Spring
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'Witches' lynched in Mozambique

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 18:32
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique

Two elderly people are lynched in Mozambique after they are accused of witchcraft, state radio quotes a police spokesman as saying.
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VIDEO: Polish pilot: I'm no national hero

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 18:40
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Warsaw

Captain Tadeusz Wrona, the pilot who landed a Boeing 767 carrying 231 people at Warsaw airport after its landing gear failed, has said any pilot would have done the same.
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Fed slashes US growth forecasts

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 19:01
related countries: United States United States

The US Federal Reserve slashes its forecast for US growth and ups its forecast for unemployment, but keeps its policies on hold.
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VIDEO: Can China save the world economy?

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 19:39
related countries: France France, China China

As the G20 leaders gather in the south of France and Europe's economies slide towards another crisis, the search for a solution has led many to look towards China.
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New player linked to cricket scam

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 19:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A further Pakistan cricketer was involved in arranging a spot-fixing plot, according to the lawyer acting for a sports agent who has admitted corruption.
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Viktor Bout guilty of arms deal

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 20:39
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A former Soviet military officer is convicted in a New York court of attempting to sell heavy weapons to a Colombian rebel group.
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Shares rise despite Greek worries

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 20:46
related countries: Greece Greece

Global stock markets rise, despite continued fears about Greece's decision to hold a referendum on the eurozone bailout deal.
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Gaddafi son Saif 'trying to flee'

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 21:08
related countries: Libya Libya

International prosecutors say Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, may be trying to flee Libya with the help of mercenaries.
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Syrian army defectors 'kill 15'

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 21:53
related countries: Syria Syria

Soldiers who have defected to the opposition have killed 15 security personnel in Homs, activists say, as Syria agrees a plan to end the violence.
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Remains are 'earliest Europeans'

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 21:56
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two ancient teeth and a jaw fragment unearthed in Italy and the UK are found to be the earliest remains of modern humans in Europe.
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VIDEO: Italy's cabinet holds emergency meeting

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 22:15
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's cabinet is holding an emergency meeting to try and push through measures aimed at calming the markets, and bringing down the country's borrowing costs.
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Elderly US 'ricin plotters' held

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 22:26
related countries: Georgia Georgia, United States United States

Four elderly men from the US state of Georgia appear in court charged with plotting to murder officials using explosives and the lethal toxin ricin.
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Bailout loan withheld from Greece

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011, 23:23
related countries: Greece Greece, France France, Germany Germany

The next tranche of rescue loans for Greece will be withheld until after the country's bailout referendum, expected in early December, European leaders warn.
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