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Hundreds die as quake hits Turkey

Monday 24th of October 2011, 2:25
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Van

A strong quake shatters buildings near the eastern Turkish city of Van, killing more than 200 people and trapping an unknown number under rubble.
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China must curb prices, Wen says

Monday 24th of October 2011, 2:44
related countries: China China

China's Premier Wen Jiabao says the country must control food and property inflation, in order to ensure social stability.
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Japan 'ready' to act on yen

Monday 24th of October 2011, 3:22
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan is prepared to take action in the foreign exchange market to stem the rising yen, says its finance minister.
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VIDEO: Poll jolt for Swiss right wingers

Monday 24th of October 2011, 5:30
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland's right-wing People's Party has seen its share of the vote fall at parliamentary elections, defying forecasts of an historic result.
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VIDEO: Russian police investigate baby mix-up

Monday 24th of October 2011, 5:43
related countries: Russia Russia

Two families in Russia are suing their local maternity hospital for giving them the wrong babies 12 years ago.
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China jails two for leaking data

Monday 24th of October 2011, 5:50
related countries: China China

China jails officials from the People's Bank of China and National Bureau of Statistics for leaking economic data.
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VIDEO: Race against time after Turkey quake

Monday 24th of October 2011, 5:55
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Van

Rescue teams are desperately searching for people trapped under rubble after a strong earthquake hit Turkey's eastern Van region on Sunday.
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VIDEO: Tunisia awaits result of historic poll

Monday 24th of October 2011, 6:01
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tunisian election officials are counting votes after Sunday's election, the first free poll of the Arab Spring.
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VIDEO: Third fatal shark attack off Australia

Monday 24th of October 2011, 6:13
related countries: Australia Australia, United States United States

A hunt is under way off the coast of Western Australia for a Great White shark which killed a US diver.
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Tough term for Argentine leader

Monday 24th of October 2011, 6:22
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Re-election may have been the easy part for Cristina Fernandez
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Plans to lose '1,500 Tube jobs'

Monday 24th of October 2011, 6:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

London Underground plans to axe more than 1,500 jobs and close all but 30 ticket offices, a union claims.
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Fernandez sweeps to Argentine win

Monday 24th of October 2011, 6:59
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez secures re-election with a landslide victory, polling nearly 54% and far ahead of her nearest rival.
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Floods creeping into Thai capital

Monday 24th of October 2011, 8:01
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Floodwaters creep further into the Thai capital, Bangkok, with residents of six more districts told to move to higher ground.
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Flooding across Northern Ireland

Monday 24th of October 2011, 8:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Met Office issues a severe weather warning for Northern Ireland for Monday as flooding affects various parts of the region.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Monday 24th of October 2011, 8:27
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Sportsday Live featuring Leicester's reported dismissal of manager Sven Goran Eriksson, Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez's contract extension and France captain Thierry Dusautoir winning the IRB Player of the Year award, plus more.
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Hague warning ahead of EU vote

Monday 24th of October 2011, 8:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

William Hague compares calls by Conservative MPs for a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union to "a piece of graffiti".
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India MP Amar Singh freed on bail

Monday 24th of October 2011, 8:39
related countries: India India

Indian MP Amar Singh, arrested in connection with an alleged cash-for-votes scandal, is freed on bail on health grounds.
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Epic wolf hunt caught on camera

Monday 24th of October 2011, 8:59
related countries: Canada Canada

The extraordinary endurance hunting of grey wolves has been recorded by BBC filmmakers in Alberta, Canada.
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Paranormal film scares off rivals

Monday 24th of October 2011, 9:14
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

The third film in the Paranormal Activity franchise took $54m (£33.8m) in the US and Canada at the weekend - a record debut for a horror film.
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Queen praises Australia on floods

Monday 24th of October 2011, 9:16
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Brisbane

The Queen praises the "resilience and courage" of Australians facing floods in January as her tour reaches Brisbane.
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VIDEO: How to attract Chinese tourists

Monday 24th of October 2011, 9:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China

The number of Chinese tourists coming to the UK has risen hugely over the last few years - so how can our shops and hotels take advantage?
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Australia killer's relative kills

Monday 24th of October 2011, 9:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A teenage relative of notorious Australian serial killer Ivan Milat admits carrying out a brutal axe murder.
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VIDEO: Confusion amid Thai flood crisis

Monday 24th of October 2011, 9:53
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Floodwaters are creeping further into the Thai capital, Bangkok, with residents of six more districts told to move to higher ground.
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Brutal murders spark death penalty debate

Monday 24th of October 2011, 10:00
related countries: United States United States

Brutal killings spark execution debate in US
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Grenade attack on Kenya nightclub

Monday 24th of October 2011, 10:14
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Kenya police say a grenade attack on a nightclub in the centre of the capital, Nairobi, which injured 12 people, has no links to Somali militants.
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US Iraqi police funding condemned

Monday 24th of October 2011, 10:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US government watchdog harshly criticises a programme to train Iraqi police, saying it could become a "bottomless pit" for American money.
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Mongolian herder killed in China

Monday 24th of October 2011, 10:40
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia, China China

A truck knocks down and kills an ethnic Mongolian herder in China in an incident similar to one in May which sparked protests, reports say.
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India 'close to wiping out polio'

Monday 24th of October 2011, 10:50
related countries: India India

India has "never been closer" to wiping out polio, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad declares as he marks World Polio Day.
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Berlin arrest over torched cars

Monday 24th of October 2011, 11:09
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

A jobless man confesses to burning more than 100 luxury cars over a period of three months in the German capital Berlin, police say.
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Barbie to buy tank engine Thomas

Monday 24th of October 2011, 11:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Thomas

US toy maker Mattel announces a deal to buy HIT Entertainment, owner of Thomas the Tank Engine and other popular children's brands.
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Tunisia counts votes in key poll

Monday 24th of October 2011, 11:39
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tunisia counts votes in the first free election of the Arab Spring, nine months after the fall of former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.
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Dusautoir wins player of the year

Monday 24th of October 2011, 11:48
related countries: France France

France captain Thierry Dusautoir is named the International Rugby Board's player of the year.
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Pick-up in Chinese manufacturing

Monday 24th of October 2011, 11:52
related countries: China China

Manufacturing activity in China hits a five-month high in October despite the global economic turmoil, a survey indicates.
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VIDEO: Jibril: I wish Gaddafi was alive

Monday 24th of October 2011, 12:02
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan Prime Minister Jibril tells Stephen Sackur that he wishes Gaddafi were alive to answer questions.
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Somali protest at Kenya incursion

Monday 24th of October 2011, 12:40
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Somalia's president says his transitional government is opposed to Kenya's military incursion into Somalia last week in pursuit of Islamist militants.
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Adele scoops double at Q awards

Monday 24th of October 2011, 13:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Singer Adele wins best female artist and best track at Q magazine's music awards in London, while Tinie Tempah is named best male.
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Zimbabwe PM in gay rights U-turn

Monday 24th of October 2011, 13:36
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai reverses his position on gay rights, telling the BBC he now wants them enshrined in a new constitution.
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Gaddafi death to be investigated

Monday 24th of October 2011, 14:57
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya's new authorities have announced an investigation into the killing of former leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi last week.
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Pakistan mourns former first lady

Monday 24th of October 2011, 15:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan declares a public holiday and flags are flying at half-mast to mourn the death of former first lady Begum Nusrat Bhutto at 82.
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Saudi envoy 'plotter' in US court

Monday 24th of October 2011, 16:07
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: New York

An Iranian-American charged over a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the US appears in a New York court and pleads not guilty to terror charges.
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SA leader fires top ministers

Monday 24th of October 2011, 16:28
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma fires two government ministers and suspends the police chief after they are implicated in corruption scandals.
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Frantic search after Turkey quake

Monday 24th of October 2011, 16:30
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Van

Rescuers search for those trapped under rubble after an earthquake in eastern Turkey kills 265 people, with the death toll expected to rise.
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Wikileaks halts file publishing

Monday 24th of October 2011, 17:13
related countries: United States United States

The whistle-blowing group Wikileaks says it is suspending its publication of classified files due to financial problems.
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Flood complacency evaporates in Bangkok

Monday 24th of October 2011, 17:18
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Bangkok suburbs struggle to cope with the floods
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Vidic quits Serbia national team

Monday 24th of October 2011, 17:21
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic retires from international football, claiming the principal reason was criticism of his attitude.
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England rioters 'poor and young'

Monday 24th of October 2011, 17:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Comprehensive statistics on the England riots show those charged with offences were poorer, younger and of lower educational achievement than average.
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Switched at birth, then meeting aged 12

Monday 24th of October 2011, 17:47
related countries: Russia Russia

Pain of a Russian baby mix-up, 12 years on
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Second blast in Kenya's capital

Monday 24th of October 2011, 18:04
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

A second blast rocks Kenya's capital, Nairobi, killing at least one person at a bus stop, police say.
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VIDEO: People start to return to Sirte

Monday 24th of October 2011, 18:11
related countries: Libya Libya

The bodies of 53 Gaddafi loyalists have been found at a hotel in the Libyan city of Sirte after apparently being executed, a human rights group says.
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VIDEO: Turkey quake: Family hunt for missing brother

Monday 24th of October 2011, 18:14
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Rescue teams in Turkey have managed to pull more people alive from the rubble after the strong earthquake that hit the east of the country on Sunday.
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Torrential rain causes flooding

Monday 24th of October 2011, 18:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Torrential rain hits several parts of the UK, with flooding in south-west England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
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Chandlers criticise rescue effort

Monday 24th of October 2011, 19:07
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Paul and Rachel Chandler criticise the government for putting the Foreign Office in charge of securing their release from Somali pirates, rather than police.
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Egypt to free alleged Israeli spy

Monday 24th of October 2011, 19:35
related countries: Israel Israel, Egypt Egypt, United States United States

Israel says it has reached a deal for Egypt to swap a US-Israeli citizen held on suspicion of spying for 25 Egyptian prisoners.
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US ambassador pulled out of Syria

Monday 24th of October 2011, 19:41
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US pulls out its ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, because of concerns for his safety, after he angered authorities by visiting activists.
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Tunisian Islamists claim victory

Monday 24th of October 2011, 19:56
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tunisia's moderate Islamist party claims victory in the first free poll of the Arab Spring, but first results suggest it will not have an overall majority.
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US probes Syria's web block kit

Monday 24th of October 2011, 20:08
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US government is investigating claims that Syria is using American made equipment to restrict access to the web.
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Refinancing plan for US mortgages

Monday 24th of October 2011, 20:55
related countries: United States United States

The US housing regulator will allow more homeowners whose mortgages are worth more than their properties to refinance loans.
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Cold night for Turkish survivors

Monday 24th of October 2011, 21:08
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Thousands of people are spending a second night outside in freezing temperatures after Sunday's earthquake that killed at least 279 people.
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Syrians 'tortured' in hospitals

Monday 24th of October 2011, 21:12
related countries: Syria Syria

Patients in state-run hospitals in Syria are subjected to torture and mistreatment, a report by Amnesty International says, amid continuing unrest.
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Florida welfare drug test blocked

Monday 24th of October 2011, 21:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

A US judge has temporarily blocked a Florida law that prevents individuals from receiving welfare benefits if they fail a drug test.
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Bee swarm escapes from US lorry

Monday 24th of October 2011, 21:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Utah

A lorry carrying at least 20m bees overturns in the US state of Utah, temporarily closing a highway as its cargo escapes.
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Gaddafi loyalists 'were executed'

Monday 24th of October 2011, 21:35
related countries: Libya Libya

The bodies of 53 Gaddafi supporters are found outside a hotel in the city of Sirte after apparently being executed, a rights group says.
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VIDEO: Final stage in Ireland's presidential election

Monday 24th of October 2011, 22:03
related countries: Ireland Ireland

On Thursday Ireland goes to the polls in the country's presidential election.
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Philippine military bombs rebels

Monday 24th of October 2011, 22:19
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Military forces in the Philippines have carried out their first air strikes for three years on Muslim separatist rebels in the south.
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Hurricane Rina forms in Caribbean

Monday 24th of October 2011, 22:38
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Hurricane Rina forms in the western Caribbean, threatening to bring heavy rain to southern Mexico and Central America, a region already struggling to recover from deadly floods.
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Floods bring Dublin to standstill

Monday 24th of October 2011, 22:41
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Flooding caused by the severe weather brings much of Dublin city to a standstill.
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Satire with a bite in Pakistan

Monday 24th of October 2011, 23:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

How potato and egg curry inspired Pakistan's most daring satire
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Customers drop film firm Netflix

Monday 24th of October 2011, 23:22
related countries: United States United States

The US video rental firm Netflix loses subscribers in the third quarter of 2011, as it reels from a customer backlash over price increases.
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