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UN vote condemns Syria crackdown

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 0:05
related countries: Syria Syria, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The United Nations human rights committee condemns Syria's crackdown on opposition protests, calling on it to implement an Arab League plan to end the violence.
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Pakistan releases 'royal' falcons

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 0:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Qatar Qatar
related places: Karachi

Custom officials in the Pakistani city of Karachi release 52 falcons they say were unlawfully transported into the country from Qatar.
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Entrepreneurs 'upbeat' for 2012

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 0:12
related countries: United States United States

Many more entrepreneurs in Europe and the US are optimistic than pessimistic about the year ahead, despite the debt crisis, a survey suggests.
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Sowing literacy in remote Zambia

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 0:12
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Remote Zambian farmers gain a written language for first time
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VIDEO: Crash pilot avoids serious injury

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 0:53
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A New Zealand pilot has escaped without serious injury after an accident where his helicopter's blades appeared to get caught in cables attached to scaffolding.
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132 councils 'lost private data'

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 2:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Private data has been lost by or stolen from UK local councils more than 1,000 times since 2008, a campaign group's report says.
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Australia's mining tax wins vote

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 2:38
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian government's plan to impose a 30% tax on big mining companies has cleared a major hurdle, passing through parliament's lower house.
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S Korea remembers island attack

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 4:12
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea holds ceremonies to remember an attack by the North on Yeonpyeong island a year ago, which sparked an international crisis.
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K-pop firm rallies on trade debut

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 4:43
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's music company YG Entertainment rallies on its first day of trading on the stock exchange, doubling its share price.
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VIDEO: How a Midwestern town reinvented itself

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 5:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Dubuque

The story of Dubuque, the US town that reinvented itself
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VIDEO: Egypt protesters reject army offer

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 7:00
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An offer from Egypt's military rulers to hand over power more quickly has been rejected by protesters, who are demanding the leaders step down.
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VIDEO: Bahrain 'did violate human rights'

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 7:12
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A report into the suppression of pro-democracy protests in Bahrain earlier this year is expected to confirm widespread violations of human rights.
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Millions spent on Mumbai gunman

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 7:16
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

India has spent $3m in the past three years to keep Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab, the sole surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, in jail.
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China dominates smartphone market

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 8:02
related countries: United States United States, China China

China overtakes the US to become the world's largest smartphone market by volume with 24m smartphones shipped during the period.
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Home care 'breaches human rights'

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 8:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The standards of basic home care for the elderly in England are so bad in some cases that they breach human rights, an inquiry says.
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Merkel urges changes to EU treaty

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 8:17
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that EU treaty changes rather than eurobonds will help solve the eurozone debt crisis.
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Chinese manufacturing output dips

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 8:37
related countries: China China

Chinese manufacturing output shrinks to its lowest level for 32 months in November, preliminary figures compiled by HSBC indicate.
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Stranded Mars probe sends signal

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 8:50
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Mars

Contact has finally been made with Russia's troubled Mars mission, Phobos-Grunt, says the European Space Agency.
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Thai jailed for monarchy insults

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 9:12
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A Thai man is jailed for 20 years for sending text messages to an aide of ex-PM Abhisit Vejjajiva that were deemed offensive to the royal family.
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Honduras student murders highlight crime concerns

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 9:33
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Gangs and police corruption give Honduras unenviable record
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Kimono culture - a dying art?

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 9:34
related countries: Japan Japan

Is the traditional Japanese kimono dying out?
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Egypt protest rejects army offer

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 9:40
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Protesters continue to occupy Cairo's Tahrir Square despite Egypt's military rulers promising to speed up the transfer to democratic rule.
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Venezuela extends price controls

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 9:40
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A new price control law takes effect in Venezuela as President Hugo Chavez's government steps up efforts to curb inflation, set to be 27% this year.
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Yemen leader 'to sign power deal'

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 10:20
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is in Saudi Arabia to sign a deal which will see him stand down after months of unrest, Yemen's state media say.
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Critics praise England riot drama

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 10:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A play based on eyewitness accounts of this summer's riots in England receives praise for shedding light on the underlying causes of the unrest.
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Deadly landslide hits Sicily town

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 10:38
related countries: Italy Italy

Torrential rain in southern Italy causes landslides which kill three people in one small Sicilian town and derail a train in Calabria.
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VIDEO: Fatal mudslide in Sicily

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 10:47
related countries: Italy Italy

A mudslide caused by torrential rain has killed at least three people in Sicily, Italian authorities say.
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England fifth in world rankings

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 11:07
related countries: Sweden Sweden, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain

England climb to fifth in the Fifa world rankings on the back of victories over Spain and Sweden.
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VIDEO: Oz X Factor winner on Scunthorpe gig

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 11:36
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A teenager from Scunthorpe, who won the Australian version of The X Factor, says he wants to return to the town to perform.
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Observers boycott Gambia election

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 12:01
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

The Gambia does not have an environment conducive for free and fair presidential elections to be held, the West African regional body Ecowas says.
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VIDEO: Film portrait of Benghazi wins award

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 12:09
related countries: Libya Libya

This year's Rory Peck Award for Features, has been given to a Abdullah Omeish for his Benghazi film, Libya: Through the Fire - a portrait of the city.
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Qantas Twitter contest backfires

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 12:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A Twitter competition draws thousands of angry responses after Australian airline Qantas launches it in the middle of a major labour dispute.
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Opera performer Sena Jurinac dies

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 13:22
related countries: Germany Germany

Opera singer Sena Jurinac, one of the most celebrated sopranos of the post-war period, has died in Germany at the age of 90.
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Defendants slam Khmer Rouge court

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 13:26
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Two Khmer Rouge leaders on trial for the 1975-79 Cambodian genocide tell the UN-backed court it has no authority to hold the trial.
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Stars may attend Berlusconi trial

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 13:26
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian court rules that Silvio Berlusconi may call the actor George Clooney and footballer Cristiano Ronaldo as witnesses at his sex trial.
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VIDEO: Mariachis celebrate their day in Mexico

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 13:50
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Hundreds of mariachi musicians gather to celebrate their patron saint
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Live - Tipsarevic v Berdych

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 13:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: London

World number nine Janko Tipsarevic, a replacement in the event for the injured Andy Murray, takes on in-form Czech Tomas Berdych in the ATP World Tour Finals at London's O2.
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France clears Noriega extradition

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 14:01
related countries: France France, Panama Panama

Panama's former strong man Gen Manuel Noriega is to be sent back to serve sentences there, after a French court grants an extradition request.
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VIDEO: Pressure on Egypt to end crackdown

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 14:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt

There is mounting pressure on Egypt to end violence against activists protesting against military rule.
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Mini-boom: DR Congo's volcanic tourism

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 14:22
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Hopes for DR Congo's volcanic tourism
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I was not driven by money - Moody

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 14:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lewis Moody says success on the field was his motivation, not money, as he defends his reign as England captain in the wake of critical reports.
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'Excessive force used' in Bahrain

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 14:28
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The Bahraini authorities used "excessive force" during a crackdown on protests earlier this year, an independent commission says.
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Tata Group announces new chairman

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 15:08
related countries: India India

Tata Group has announced that Cyrus Mistry will succeed Ratan Tata when he retires as chairman of the Indian giant next year.
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Turkey apology for 1930s killings

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 15:09
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, apologises for the killing of more than 13,000 Kurds by the Turkish military in the late 1930s.
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Afghan Rabbani probe in Pakistan

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 15:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

An Afghan team investigating the assassination of former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani arrives on a fact-finding mission in the Pakistani city of Islamabad.
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EU unveils eurobond consultation

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 16:34
related countries: Germany Germany

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso unveils consultation plans for eurobonds as financial powerhouse Germany fails to attract enough buyers to a bond auction.
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VIDEO: Bahrain report: Detainees tortured

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 17:10
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The king of Bahrain has promised reforms to prevent abuses by security forces, after an independent report about a crackdown on protests said authorities had used "excessive force".
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UN condemns Egypt protest deaths

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 17:19
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay condemns "excessive use of force" by Egypt's security forces as clashes between protesters and police resume.
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Yemen leader signs deal to quit

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 17:52
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh signs a Gulf Arab-brokered deal, which will see him stand down after months of unrest.
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Clashes over French nuclear train

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 18:06
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

Riot police in north-western France battle protesters trying to stop a final trainload of treated nuclear waste leaving for Germany.
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Pakistan appoints new envoy to US

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 18:08
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan appoints Sherry Rehman as its new US ambassador, after the previous envoy quit over a controversial memo.
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Pitfalls ahead despite Yemen deal

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 18:23
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemen deal on president's power could yet fail
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Live - Wednesday football

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 18:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Chelsea

Chelsea lose out to a late Bayer Leverkusen winner but Arsenal earn a win over Borussia Dortmund to earn Champions League progression on a busy night of European, FA Cup and Scottish football.
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Sportsday Live - Wednesday 23 November

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 18:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sportsday Live - featuring the latest on the appeals of the Pakistan cricketers, details of some strong player criticism of England's Rugby World Cup campaign, plus more.
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Press left McCanns 'distraught'

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 18:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The parents of missing girl Madeleine McCann have told a judge-led inquiry into UK media practices they were left distraught by press suggestions they were responsible for their daughter's death.
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Russia in Europe missile threat

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 19:09
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says missiles could be deployed on the EU's borders if the US pursues its missile defence plans.
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Nigeria corruption chief sacked

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 19:10
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The head of much-criticised Nigeria's anti-corruption agency, Farida Waziri, is sacked by the president.
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Gaddafi son's trial to test Libya

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 19:57
related countries: Libya Libya

How will a post-Gaddafi Libya handle Saif al-Islam in the dock?
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Live - Djokovic v Ferrer

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 20:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

World number one Novak Djokovic takes on David Ferrer in Wednesday evening's singles match at London's O2 knowing that victory would secure his place in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals.
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Seven held for Amish hair attacks

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 20:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ohio, Amish

Seven men are charged over hair-cutting attacks in a US Amish community, as bizarre details emerge of the alleged ringleader's rule of fear.
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VIDEO: 'Rage against the system' in Cairo

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 20:13
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

"Rage against a system they believe was built to benefit others" motivated clashes that erupted in Cairo on Wednesday, according to the BBC's Jeremy Bowen.
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VIDEO: Deal signed for power shift in Yemen

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 20:56
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has signed a deal under which he will step down after months of unrest.
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Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 Chelsea

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 21:40
related countries: Germany Germany

Chelsea's hopes of qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League are in the balance after a late winner gives Bayer Leverkusen a 2-1 win in Germany.
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VIDEO: Iraq veteran wins US dancing show

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 22:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

An Iraq War veteran who was badly disfigured in a landmine explosion has become the surprise winner of the TV programme, "Dancing With the Stars".
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Bahrain king vows rights reforms

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 22:27
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Bahrain's king promises reforms to prevent abuses by security forces after a report says authorities used "excessive force" against protesters.
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VIDEO: Saif al-Islam case 'huge responsibility'

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 23:22
related countries: Libya Libya

The International Criminal court has accepted that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi will be tried on Libyan soil and not at The Hague.
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Brazil bans Chevron from drilling

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 23:24
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States
related places: Janeiro, Chevron, Rio

Brazil is temporarily banning the US oil company Chevron from drilling in its territory after a spill at its field off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.
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Ill George Michael cancels shows

Wednesday 23rd of November 2011, 23:27
related countries: Austria Austria

George Michael has postponed a series of concerts, including two weekend shows in Cardiff, after being taken to hospital in Austria with pneumonia.
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