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New corruption scandal in Brazil

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 0:10
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana

Brazilian Sports Minister Orlando Silva denies accusations he helped embezzle millions of dollars in public funds and promises to clear his name.
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Deaths 'after church HIV claims'

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 0:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

At least three people with HIV have died after they stopped taking life saving drugs on the advice of their Evangelical Christian pastors, BBC London learns.
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Kidnapped Colombian girl released

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 0:47
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A Colombian girl, Nohora Valentina Munoz, whose kidnapping shocked the nation, has been released, President Juan Manuel Santos says.
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VIDEO: Thai flooding: The picture from above

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 1:25
related countries: Thailand Thailand

As floods in Thailand continue to wreak havoc across much of the country the BBC's Rachel Harvey has flown over some of the worst-affected areas to see the extent of the damage.
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Weather halts NZ oil ship pumping

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 1:47
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

More stormy weather forces another halt to efforts to pump oil off a leaking cargo ship grounded off New Zealand's coast.
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Call for advanced IT in hospitals

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 2:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Some 16,000 deaths a year in England could be prevented by using advanced information technology in NHS hospitals, a report says.
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China's economic growth slows

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 3:58
related countries: China China

China's economic expansion slows during the third quarter of the year as government measures to control inflation hurt growth.
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HTC loses Apple patent case in US

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 4:01
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan, United States United States
related places: Apple

Taiwan's HTC is dealt a big blow as the US International Trade Commission says Apple did not violate its patents.
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Moody's warns on France's rating

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 7:10
related countries: France France

Moody's, one of the main rating agencies, warns France that it may put a negative outlook on the country's top AAA credit rating.
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'No warning' as GPs cut patients

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 7:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Some GPs are striking badly behaved patients off practice lists without the warning required by the NHS, the Health Service Ombudsman says.
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Wales debated cheating - Gatland

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 7:31
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Coach Warren Gatland admits he thought about asking one a forward to fake an injury during Wales' World Cup semi-final defeat by France.
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N Korea to discuss US war remains

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 8:42
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea and the US hold talks on restarting efforts to recover the remains of US troops killed during the Korean War, after a six-year halt.
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UN's Amos assesses N Korea crisis

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 9:00
related countries: North Korea North Korea

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos is in North Korea to assess food shortages, amid concern the country could be exaggerating its needs.
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India row over Hindu epic essay

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 9:26
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

A row breaks out in the Indian capital over whether Delhi university should teach a controversial essay about the Hindu epic, the Ramayana.
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Malaysia raids human traffickers

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 9:27
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Uganda Uganda

Malaysian police say they have broken up a ring of human traffickers who forced Ugandan women into prostitution.
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Spain's stolen babies

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 9:31
related countries: Spain Spain

The 'dead' children who lived - Spain begins to learn the truth
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Afridi announces Pakistan return

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 9:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Shahid Afridi comes out of international retirement and will be available for selection for Pakistan's one-day team.
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UK seizes Iranian accused assets

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 9:46
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The UK Treasury says it has frozen the assets of five men suspected of an Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States.
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Storm-ravaged festival to return

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 9:55
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The Belgian festival hit by violent storms which killed four music fans and injured more than 70 others will return in 2012.
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Tibet nun 'dies in fire protest'

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 10:04
related countries: China China

A Tibetan nun sets herself on fire near a restive monastery in western China, in the ninth such incident in recent months, reports say.
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Taliban 'must disarm for talks'

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 10:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Pakistan will hold peace talks with the Taliban only if the militants lay down their weapons first, Interior Minister Rehman Malik says.
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Bangkok flood threat 'not over'

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 10:40
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Soldiers and civilians reinforce floodwalls in northern Bangkok, after a warning Thailand's worst floods in decades still pose a threat to the capital.
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Facebook riot appeals rejected

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 11:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Court of Appeal has rejected appeals by two men jailed for using Facebook to try to incite disorder during August's riots in England.
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Ex-warlord backs Liberia leader

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 11:39
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Former rebel leader Prince Johnson, who came third in Liberia's election, says he will back President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in the second round.
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IRB to assess Gatland cheat claim

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 12:02
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The International Rugby Board is to review Warren Gatland's claim he considered cheating in Wales' World Cup semi-final defeat by France.
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Olympus ex-boss takes case to SFO

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 12:02
related countries: Japan Japan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sacked Olympus boss Michael Woodford says he has contacted the UK's Serious Fraud Office about the Japanese firm's accounting practices.
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VIDEO: Netanyahu: Deal cost high price

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 12:07
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says meeting freed soldier Gilad Shalit and returning him to his family was a "very exciting moment".
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UK inflation rate rises to 5.2%

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 12:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The rate of Consumer Prices Index inflation rose to 5.2% in September from 4.5% the month before, matching the record level set in September 2008.
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Strike-hit Papua mine 'producing'

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 12:35
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Operators say production has resumed at the Freeport-McMoran mine in Papua, Indonesia, but at reduced levels amid a blockade and alleged sabotage by striking workers.
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Kenya troops 'advance in Somalia'

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 13:51
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Kenyan troops with aerial support continuing their advance into Somalia, as a suspected suicide car bomb kills at least three civilians in Mogadishu.
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Kosovo Serbs resist Nato demands

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 15:01
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Serbs in northern Kosovo defy demands by Nato to remove blockades, amid continuing tensions over border crossings between Serbia and Kosovo.
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Kenyan terror police hold men, 18

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 15:15
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Two 18-year-old men from Cardiff are being questioned by anti-terror police in Kenya after being arrested crossing the border into Somalia.
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Yemen forces fire on protesters

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 15:37
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

Medical officials in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, say at least seven people were killed when government forces opened fire on protesters demanding that President Saleh step down.
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VIDEO: Pakistan's one rupee school

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 15:40
related countries: United States United States

A school in one of Karachi's poorest areas charges fees of one rupee (US$0.01) in order to preserve its pupils' dignity.
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EU postpones Ukraine leader visit

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 16:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The European Union delays a visit by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to Brussels following the jailing of his main political rival last week.
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VIDEO: 'Hand to hand fighting' in Sirte

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 17:19
related countries: Libya Libya

Col Muammar Gaddafi's forces are still holding out in the former Libyan leader's hometown, Sirte. The BBC's Wyre Davies reports from the frontline.
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VIDEO: Noam Shalit: 'We won our son back'

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 17:24
related countries: Israel Israel

The father of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Noam, has spoken about his son arriving back at the family home in Mitzpe Hila.
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S&P downgrades 24 Italian banks

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 17:44
related countries: Italy Italy

Standard & Poor's downgrades the credit ratings of 24 Italian banks and financial institutions.
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Somali suicide attack near talks

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 18:01
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

A suicide car bomb kills five civilians in Somalia's capital as Kenyan ministers hold talks nearby, two days after Kenyan troops enter southern Somalia.
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Shares fall on France rating fear

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 18:19
related countries: France France, China China

European shares fall after Moody's warns about France's credit rating and figures show a slowdown in the rate of China's economic growth.
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VIDEO: Shalit back in Israel after swap

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 18:25
related countries: Israel Israel

Cheering crowds have greeted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit as he arrived back in his northern hometown of Mitzpe Hila after five years in captivity in Gaza.
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Clinton in unannounced Libya trip

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 18:51
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton makes an unannounced visit to Libya aimed at showing support for the Libyan people and building ties as fierce fighting breaks out in Sirte.
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Obama road trip kit truck stolen

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 19:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Virginia

A truck containing $200,000 worth of audio equipment used by US President Barack Obama is stolen in Virginia, US media report.
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Shalit back in Israel after swap

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 20:31
related countries: Israel Israel

Cheering crowds greet Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in his hometown, after he is released from five years' captivity as part of a deal that sees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners freed.
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Swiss far-right mascot goat found

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 20:39
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The Swiss far-right party SVP says its mascot, a goat which was reported missing over the weekend, has been found safe but painted black.
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Huge fine for anti-Chavez channel

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 20:54
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

Venezuela media regulators impose a huge fine on opposition TV channel Globovision, which says the government is trying to shut it down.
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VIDEO: Bangladeshi ship breaking deaths

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 20:54
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Police in Bangladesh say four workers have died and two others are ill after inhaling toxic gas while dismantling a vessel at a ship breaking yard.
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Mid-East joy at prisoner exchange

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 21:22
related countries: Israel Israel

Jubilant crowds gather in Israel and the Palestinian territories to celebrate Gilad Shalit's historic swap for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners.
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Moody's cuts Spain's debt rating

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 21:46
related countries: Spain Spain

Moody's follows other ratings agencies in downgrading Spanish government debt, in response to the eurozone debt crisis.
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VIDEO: Bahrain poised for rights report

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 21:46
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

After eight months of clashes that have claimed close to 40 lives, the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain is bracing itself for the findings of a major investigation into alleged human rights abuses, including torture.
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VIDEO: Toddler rescued from China well

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 21:59
related countries: China China

A rescue team in eastern China have pulled a three-year-old boy from a well shaft to safety.
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Real Madrid romp to win over Lyon

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 22:07
related countries: Spain Spain

Real Madrid remain unbeaten in the Champions League group stages following a 4-0 win over Lyon.
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Murali concern over Test finances

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 22:22
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

International cricket's leading wicket-taker Muttiah Muralitharan says the five-day game is only surviving because of money made from the limited-overs version.
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US captor 'had 50 ID documents'

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 22:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Philadelphia

Police find the ID documents of as many as 50 people with a woman suspected of imprisoning four mentally disabled adults in Philadelphia.
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Senate blocks school potato limit

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 22:28
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate blocks a proposal by President Barack Obama's administration to limit potatoes and other starchy vegetables in school lunches.
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Beauty queen denies drug charges

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 22:58
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Argentina Argentina

Former Colombian beauty queen Angie Sanclemente denies drug smuggling, at the start of her trial in Argentina.
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Sri Lanka lagoon set for tourist development

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 23:07
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Hotels eye a beautiful and remote Sri Lankan lagoon
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Andrew Holness to be Jamaica PM

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 23:45
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Jamaica's Education Minister Andrew Holness is set to become the next prime minister on Sunday after Bruce Golding said he would step down early.
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Chile students clash with police

Tuesday 18th of October 2011, 23:57
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Santiago

Fresh protests by students demanding education reform descend into violence in the Chilean capital Santiago.
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