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Turkey quake aid lorries looted

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 0:38
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Turkish Red Crescent says 17 lorries carrying aid for survivors of Sunday's deadly earthquake have been looted.
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VIDEO: Turkey PM admits quake aid errors

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 3:02
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has admitted there have been failures in the distribution of aid supplies during the first 24 hours after Sunday's earthquake.
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VIDEO: Merkel: We made strong decision

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 3:53
related countries: Greece Greece

EU leaders have agreed a "three-pronged" deal to tackle the eurozone debt crisis, including the writing-off of 50% of Greek debts.
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VIDEO: Bernard Madoff 'attempted suicide'

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 3:59
related countries: United States United States

The wife of jailed US financial swindler Bernard Madoff has said the couple attempted suicide after his $65bn (£41bn) fraud scheme was exposed.
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'Unequal' US sees Occupy clashes

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 4:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Atlanta, Oakland

Occupy protesters in Atlanta and Oakland face police crackdowns, as data shows confidence in government and economic equality falling.
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South Korea economic growth slows

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 4:49
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's economic growth slows to 0.7%, due to less corporate investment in sectors such as semiconductors.
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US sees 'power struggle' in Iran

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 5:04
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells the BBC efforts to reach out to Iran have been hurt by confusion over who is ultimately running the country.
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VIDEO: Black leader would be 'milestone'

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 5:13
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Politicians in South Africa are being urged to elect Lindiwe Mazibuko to be the first black leader of the official opposition in Parliament.
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Australian exchange resumes trade

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 6:17
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian Securities Exchange restarts trading after a technical glitch forced a four-hour halt earlier in the day.
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Row over 12 India infant deaths

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 6:53
related countries: India India
related places: Calcutta

Some of the parents of 12 children who died over the last two days in a hospital in the Indian city of Calcutta accuse it of negligence.
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Colombia communities caught in crossfire

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 7:00
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The Colombians living in the middle of fighting
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Argentina jails 'Angel of Death'

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 7:11
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentine ex-naval officer Alfredo Astiz - known as the "Blond Angel of Death" - and 11 others are jailed for life for torture and murder during military rule.
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Sony buys whole of Sony Ericsson

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 7:12
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Japan Japan

Japanese tech giant Sony buys full control of mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson from its Swedish partner.
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Q&A: Greek debt crisis

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 7:17
related countries: Greece Greece

Why is Greece so reliant on international help to pay its bills?
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New Egypt asserts itself over Israeli 'spy'

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 7:21
related countries: Israel Israel, Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Israel-Egypt prisoner swap boosts Cairo's new rulers
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5,000 criminals avoid deportation

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 7:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: More

More than 5,000 foreign criminals who should have been deported remain in the UK, including almost 4,000 who are not in custody, says a report
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Bank of Japan increases stimulus

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 7:35
related countries: Japan Japan

The Bank of Japan expands its asset purchase programme by 5tn yen ($66bn; £40bn) in a bid to boost growth.
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Deaths from Turkey quake top 500

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 8:16
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The number of people who died in Sunday's earthquake in Turkey rises to 523 as a teenager is pulled alive after being trapped for over 90 hours.
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Kevin movie wins festival award

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 8:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

We Need To Talk About Kevin, a film about a mother's troubled relationship with her son, has won best movie at the BFI London Film Festival awards.
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Bangkok residents flee flooding

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 8:43
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Bangkok residents crowd buses and clog roads as they flee flooding predicted for the weekend, as Thailand battles its worst flooding in decades.
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Henry interested in role with RFU

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 8:56
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand's World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry says he would be interested in working with the Rugby Football Union.
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Leaders reach eurozone debt deal

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 9:30
related countries: Greece Greece

EU leaders agree a deal to ease the eurozone crisis, including losses for banks holding Greek debts, and European shares jump following the news.
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Uruguay revokes military amnesty

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 9:43
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Uruguay's Congress votes after a tense debate to revoke an amnesty that shielded officers during military rule from prosecution.
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Deadly floods hit Ghana capital

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 9:55
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: Accra

Nine people are killed in heavy floods in Ghana's capital, Accra, as President John Atta Mills visits affected areas, officials say.
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Top militants 'dead' in Pakistan

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 10:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Taliban

A US drone strike in north-west Pakistan kills two top commanders of one of Pakistan's most influential Taliban groups, officials say.
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Brit bobsleigher fractures spine

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 10:35
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British bobsleigher Serita Shone fractures her back during a serious training crash in Germany.
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Australia unveils huge gold coin

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 10:41
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

Australia unveils the world's largest gold coin, weighing one tonne, in time for Queen Elizabeth's visit to Perth for the Commonwealth summit.
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Brazil creates truth commission

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 10:44
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's Senate approves a truth commission to examine human rights abuses, including those committed during the 1964-85 military government.
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More serious offenders face life

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 10:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Plans for mandatory life sentences for crimes other than murder in England and Wales are set out by the government.
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Honours for Arab Spring activists

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 10:57
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Europe awards its Sakharov prize to Mohamed Bouazizi, whose self-immolation triggered Tunisia's uprising, and four other Arab Spring activists.
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Militants attack Afghan compound

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 12:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

A small group of militants is attacking a compound that houses Western officials and military personnel in the Afghan city of Kandahar.
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Taiwan pays for execution error

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 12:04
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan's defence ministry is to pay compensation to the relatives of an air force private who was executed in 1997 for a murder he did not commit.
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VIDEO: Queen samples Aboriginal culture

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 12:39
related countries: Australia Australia

The Queen has experienced some traditional Aboriginal culture on the latest leg of her tour of Australia.
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China internet rumours crackdown

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 12:51
related countries: China China

Chinese state media says three people have been arrested for "spreading false rumours" online, warning authorities will quash all such activity.
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Oil majors profit from high price

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 13:13
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Higher gas and oil prices push up profits at ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell during the third quarter.
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US economic growth up on spending

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 13:14
related countries: United States United States

The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 2.5% in the third quarter of this year, according to figures from the US Commerce Department.
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SA opposition elects black leader

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 13:40
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, elects its first black parliamentary leader.
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Taliban make rare public tribute

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 13:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

The Taliban in Afghanistan issue an unprecedented condolence statement on the death of a top right-wing Pakistani politician.
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Facebook sets up shop in Lapland

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 14:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lapland

Facebook is locating its first non-US data centre in a place with an inhabitant even more famous than Mark Zuckerberg.
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Thousands mourn rider Simoncelli

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 15:27
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Italy Italy
related places: Coriano

The small east Italian town of Coriano swells with mourners for the funeral of MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli, killed at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
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VIDEO: Mazibuko wins historic victory

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 15:33
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, have elected a new leader - the first black leader of the official opposition.
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South Africa protest over economy

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 15:54
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

Thousands of protesters in South Africa's main city, Johannesburg, demand greater economic power for black people, including nationalisation.
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Rina weakens to tropical storm

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 16:11
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Hurricane Rina is downgraded to a tropical storm as it approaches Mexico's Caribbean coast, where resorts are braced for its arrival.
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VIDEO: Man pulled alive from rubble

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 16:50
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Rescue workers on Thursday pulled a man alive from the rubble more than 100 hours after an earthquake in eastern Turkey.
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'New' Velazquez portrait unveiled

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 16:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain
related places: Silva, London

A previously unknown portrait by Spanish artist Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez is unveiled in London.
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Clinton: Al-Qaeda is 'devastated'

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 16:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Congress

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells Congress the US has made significant progress in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but warns that challenges remain.
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Attack near Kenya-Somalia border

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 17:17
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Armed men launch a rocket-propelled grenade attack on a vehicle near Kenya's border with Somalia, killing four people, reports say.
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Tax argument sparks riot in China

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 17:24
related countries: China China
related places: Huzhou

Hundreds of business owners clash with riot police in the eastern Chinese city of Huzhou after a row over taxation, official media say.
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Candidates cast presidential vote

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 17:29
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Several candidates in the Irish presidential election cast their vote in the poll to choose the country's ninth head of state.
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Freed Ilan Grapel lands in Israel

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 17:39
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

US-Israeli citizen Ilan Grapel, who was detained by Egypt on spying charges, arrives in Israel after being freed as part of a prisoner exchange.
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St Paul's chancellor steps down

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 17:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Church of England should do nothing which could "lead to violence" against anti-capitalism protesters, the canon chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral says after resigning from his post.
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Deadly bomb attacks hit Baghdad

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 17:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Twin bomb blasts kill 18 people in Baghdad, amid a resurgence of attacks in the Iraqi capital.
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Low growth forecast for Hershey

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 18:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Reece, Hershey

The US chocolate maker Hershey, which makes Reece's chocolates, has forecast low growth and sales in 2012.
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Occupy Oakland calls for strike

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 18:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

Occupy Oakland calls for a general strike after a man is critically injured, as several cities around the US march in solidarity with the California protesters.
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Poland reopens Auschwitz probes

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 19:36
related countries: Poland Poland

Polish authorities reopen investigations into crimes committed at Auschwitz and its satellite Nazi death camps during World War II.
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Pakistan denies Taliban support

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 19:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

The Pakistan army strongly denies claims made in a BBC documentary that it is secretly backing the Taliban in the war in Afghanistan.
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US shares join in eurozone rally

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 20:52
related countries: United States United States

Shares in the US join Europe's market rally after eurozone leaders agree a deal to help resolve the debt crisis.
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UN votes to end Libya operations

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 21:28
related countries: Libya Libya

The UN Security Council votes to end seven months of international military action in Libya, carried out under a mandate to protect civilians.
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VIDEO: Joy at overturn of amnesty in Uruguay

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 21:34
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Uruguay's Congress has voted to revoke an amnesty law that protected officers from prosecution for crimes committed during military rule from 1975 to 1983.
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US tariff on South Korean fridges

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 21:53
related countries: Mexico Mexico, South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The United States puts preliminary anti-dumping duties on some fridge freezers from South Korea and Mexico.
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Euro for Greece 'was a mistake'

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 22:02
related countries: Greece Greece, France France
related places: Athens

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says allowing Greece into the eurozone was a "mistake" at the time, while Athens denies causing the debt crisis.
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Wozniacki bows out of WTA event

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 22:44
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Seychelles Seychelles

Caroline Wozniacki fails to qualify for the semi-finals of the year-ending WTA Championships in Turkey but Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka go through.
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Islamists win Tunisia's elections

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 22:57
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tunisia's moderate Islamist Ennahda party has won the country's post-Arab Spring elections, say officials, but protests break out in Sidi Bouzid.
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Directors' pay "up 50% in year"

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 23:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pay for directors of the UK's top businesses rose 50% over the past year, a report suggests.
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Campaigners occupy Amazon dam

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 23:22
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Indigenous rights activists in Brazil occupy the site of what is set to become the world's third largest hydro-electric dam project.
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Cancer cases 'up by 45% by 2030'

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 23:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The number of new cancer cases in the UK could rise by 45% by 2030 to more than 430,000 a year, research suggests.
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Saudi Arabia names crown prince

Thursday 27th of October 2011, 23:40
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia names long-time interior minister Prince Nayef as the heir to the throne of King Abdullah, following his brother's death last week.
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