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What happend on October 16th 2011

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In pictures: Berlin's Festival of Lights

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 0:24
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Berlin transforms its landmarks with illuminations
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Drought aid appeal reaches £72m

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 1:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British public has donated £72m for victims of the devastating drought in East Africa, the most ever for a food crisis, UK aid agencies say.
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Berlusconi vows to punish rioters

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 1:52
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi promises to punish rioters after a peaceful mass rally against austerity in Rome descends into street battles.
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VIDEO: Wrecks litter Nigeria's coastline

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 2:21
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

There is growing concern in Nigeria that the multi-billion dollar oil industry is impacting the environment, as its ships end up abandoned along the coast.
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VIDEO: Sochi 2014: Russia's Olympic city

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 2:22
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Sochi

Preparations are in progress in the southern Russian city of Sochi, a favourite holiday destination, which will be hosting the Winter Olympics in 2014.
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VIDEO: Tight security after Tripoli unrest

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 3:35
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Forces of the new Libyan government have stepped up security in the capital Tripoli, a day after clashes with armed supporters of Colonel Gaddafi.
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VIDEO: Bangkok bolsters flood defences

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 3:36
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Thai military and civilian volunteers are continuing their efforts to try and stop Thailand's worst floods in decades from inundating the capital, Bangkok.
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Live - Korean Grand Prix

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 4:31
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, North Korea North Korea

World champion Sebastian Vettel wins the Korean Grand Prix ahead of McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and the fellow Red Bull of Mark Webber.
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Police consider Fox friend probe

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 6:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

City of London Police are considering whether to investigate Adam Werritty, the close friend of former Defence Secretary Liam Fox, for possible fraud.
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Warburton banned for three weeks

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 7:14
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sam Warburton will miss Wales' World Cup third-place play-off match after receiving a three-week ban for his "dangerous tip tackle" in the semi-final defeat by France.
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Live text: New Zealand 20-6 Australia

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 7:15
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Tasman

Hosts New Zealand beat trans-Tasman rivals Australia to reach their first World Cup final since 1995.
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AUDIO: 'Amazing' seeing Bolt break my record

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 7:26
related countries: China China

The sprinter Michael Johnson tells Desert Island Discs it was "amazing" seeing Usain Bolt take his 200m world record at the Beijing Olympics.
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Hong Kong's harbour swim revived

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 9:37
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong revives its iconic cross-harbour swim, suspended for 33 years because of pollution concerns.
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New Zealand 20-6 Australia

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 9:46
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Australia Australia

The All Blacks storm to their first World Cup final since 1995 with a ruthless 20-6 victory over great rivals Australia in Auckland.
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Imperious Vettel beats Hamilton

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 9:53
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, North Korea North Korea

Sebastian Vettel wins the Korean Grand Prix from McLaren's Lewis Hamilton to help Red Bull wrap up the constructors' championship.
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Protesters 'shot' in Yemen march

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 10:58
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Security forces in Yemen have opened fire on protesters for a second day, killing four people and wounding several, witnesses say.
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Israel publishes prison swap list

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 11:19
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel publishes the names of 477 Palestinian prisoners who are to be released in the first phase of an exchange for captured Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit.
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Henry hails 'heroic' All Blacks

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 12:36
related countries: France France, New Zealand New Zealand, Australia Australia

New Zealand coach Graham Henry describes his side's performance as "heroic" after they book a World Cup final against France by defeating Australia 20-6.
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Liberia challenger backs run-off

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 14:06
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Winston Tubman, one of the main contenders in Liberia's presidential poll, says he is prepared to take part in any second-round run-off vote.
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Flood fears ease for Thai capital

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 14:14
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

The Thai government says Bangkok should escape the worst of the floods, after days of shoring up the capital's defences.
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Shock over 'Iran plot' suspect

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 14:15
related countries: Iran Iran

Texas friends in shock at 'Iran plot' suspect's arrest
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Royal honour for Wootton Bassett

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 14:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wootton Bassett

A ceremony to rename Wootton Bassett with the prefix "Royal" takes place in the Wiltshire town.
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Dernbach wary of India star Dhoni

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 15:13
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Jade Dernbach says containing India captain Mahendra Dhoni is crucial to England's hopes of winning the one-day international series, which continues on Monday.
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Bolivia judges' election tests Morales

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 15:14
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Key test for Bolivia's President Morales as judges elected
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VIDEO: Pakistan floods aid dwindling

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 15:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Aid agencies are warning that the sluggish international response to the flooding in southern Pakistan could cost more lives.
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Backpackers' guide to the eurozone crisis: Brussels

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 16:48
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Our tour of the eurozone in crisis ends in its heartland
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Second day of London City protest

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 16:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

An anti-capitalist protest in London's financial district is continuing for a second day, with protesters gathered outside St Paul's Cathedral.
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Rome counts protest violence cost

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 16:57
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Rome recovers from its worst violence in years, which erupted on a day of global protest over austerity measures and banking practices.
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Steps claim UK number one album

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 18:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Reunited pop group Steps are number one in this week's UK album chart with their greatest hits package The Ultimate Collection.
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S Africa comeback shocks Aussies

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 18:25
related countries: Australia Australia

South Africa produce an astonishing comeback to beat Australia by three wickets and tie the Twenty20 international series 1-1.
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Mexico troops free kidnap victims

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 19:28
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

Mexican soldiers free 61 men who were being held captive by a drugs gang near the US border, the army says.
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Nigeria's coast 'threatened by shipwrecks'

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 20:05
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

How shipwrecks are threatening Nigeria's coastline
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Hollande elected to face Sarkozy

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 21:02
related countries: France France

Francois Hollande is elected the French Socialist Party's candidate for the 2012 presidential election when he is expected to challenge Nicolas Sarkozy.
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Bulldozers raze Gaddafi compound

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 21:21
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Bulldozers begin demolishing the fortress-like Bab al-Aziziya compound of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in the capital Tripoli.
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Statue dedicated to Luther King

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 21:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

US President Barack Obama says Americans should draw strength from the example of Martin Luther King, as he unveils a monument to the civil rights leader in Washington, DC.
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VIDEO: Fighters wreak revenge on Sirte

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 22:08
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

The battle for Colonel Gaddafi's home town of Sirte is intensifying, nearly two months after the fall of the Libyan capital Tripoli.
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Dream start for French Socialist hopeful

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 22:50
related countries: France France

Fight for French presidency gets harder from now on
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Arab League calls for Syria talks

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 23:30
related countries: Syria Syria

The Arab League has called for talks between the government and opposition in Syria to be held within 15 days under its supervision, following months of unrest.
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Calderon sparks Mexico drugs row

Sunday 16th of October 2011, 23:40
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican President Felipe Calderon sparks a political row by suggesting the opposition PRI party might do a deal with drugs gangs if it wins power in 2012.
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