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VIDEO: Chemical fire at US plant in Texas

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 1:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

Schoolchildren and residents were forced take cover indoors to avoid possible exposure to dangerous gases after a fire at a chemical plant in Texas.
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VIDEO: Chile volcano: Four months on

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 2:18
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Chile Chile
related places: Puyehue

The ash cloud released after the Puyehue eruption in Chile is still causing problems in Argentina.
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Australia's trade surplus widens

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 4:59
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's trade surplus surges in August as exports of coal and other minerals jump despite concerns of a global slowdown.
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VIDEO: Kercher trial: Pair acquitted

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 5:06
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

An Italian appeals court has overturned the murder convictions of American Amanda Knox and Italian Raffaele Sollecito, jailed for the killing of UK student Meredith Kercher in 2007.
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VIDEO: Return to Norway's Utoeya island

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 5:15
related countries: Norway Norway

Journalists have been given their first access to the island of Utoya since Anders Breivik killed 69 people at a youth camp on 22 July.
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US Senate backs currency debate

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 5:27
related countries: United States United States, China China

The US Senate votes in favour of debating currency laws in a bid to pressure China to allow the yuan to appreciate.
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VIDEO: Syria must 'respect human rights'

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 5:41
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Damascus

US ambassador in Damascus, Robert Ford, says the Syrian government's ''repression'' against its own people is stirring up violence in Syria.
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Japan sends N Korea nine to South

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 6:36
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

Japan flies nine North Korean refugees found floating off its west coast three weeks ago to South Korea for resettlement.
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S Korea drops plan to aid North

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 6:50
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korea says it has dropped a plan to send aid to North Korea because it has received no response to its offer.
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Visiting Norway's massacre island

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 6:51
related countries: Norway Norway

Norway opens massacre island to the media
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Chavez foe to be buried at home

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 7:10
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States

The body of Venezuela's ex-president Carlos Andres Perez is being repatriated from the US, after a long family feud over his final resting place was settled.
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NHS plans 'risk irreparable harm'

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 7:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The overhaul of the NHS in England will cause irreparable harm, according to leading public health doctors.
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UBS set to make 'modest profit'

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 7:13
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The Swiss bank UBS says it will make a small profit in the third quarter despite losing $2.3bn through rogue trading.
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Why Saudi rulers feel under siege

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 7:26
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The Arab Spring is forcing Saudi rulers to consider change
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Jo Yeates murder trial to begin

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 7:34
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The trial of a 33-year-old Dutch engineer accused of murdering landscape architect Jo Yeates is to begin later.
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South Pacific water woes increase

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 8:07
related countries: Tuvalu Tuvalu, Tokelau Tokelau

Tokelau in the South Pacific follows Tuvalu in declaring a state of emergency in a drought crisis blamed on La Nina.
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Japan whaling fleet to sail again

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 9:42
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan confirms it will go ahead with its annual whale hunt in the Antarctic and says it will increase security to protect its fleet.
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UK construction activity 'stalls'

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 10:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Activity in the UK construction sector slowed to "near stagnation" in September, a closely-watched survey suggests.
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US Palestinian aid block censured

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 10:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

Senior US and Palestinian officials criticise a Congress freeze on $200m US aid to the Palestinians imposed in response to their UN membership request.
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Deutsche will miss profit target

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 10:42
related countries: Greece Greece

Deutsche Bank says it will miss its profit target for the year as it takes Greek debt charges of 250m euros (£215m, $330m).
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Kim Jong-il grandson on Facebook

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 10:48
related countries: South Korea South Korea, North Korea North Korea

A Facebook account thought to belong to the North Korean leader's 16-year-old grandson causes a stir in South Korea.
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Fiennes to receive BFI Fellowship

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 11:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Actor Ralph Fiennes and director David Cronenberg will receive BFI Fellowships at the London Film Festival later this month.
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Ceasefire by West Bengal Maoists

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 11:15
related countries: India India

Maoist rebels in India's West Bengal begin a month-long ceasefire, the rebels say in a statement made public on Tuesday.
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Players let England down - Hape

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 11:17
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England centre Shontayne Hape says some of his team-mates' behaviour has let the squad down but urges them to focus on beating France in the World Cup quarter-finals.
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Blackburn to discuss action plan

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 11:48
related countries: India India

Blackburn's Indian owners say they will come up with a "plan of action" this week, following the club's poor start to the season.
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Rwanda leader 'sparked genocide'

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 11:53
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A former close ally of Rwandan leader Paul Kagame accuses him of complicity in the death of a former president which sparked the 1994 genocide.
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Abramovich's Russia 'lacked law'

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 11:55
related countries: Russia Russia

Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich operated his businesses in a Russian state where the "rule of law" had disappeared, a court was told.
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Concern for jailed Egypt blogger

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 12:18
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The family of a jailed Egyptian blogger say his health is seriously at risk, as a military tribunal adjourns a court hearing for three weeks.
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Hundreds of Peru sex slaves freed

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 12:33
related countries: Peru Peru

Police in Peru say they have rescued almost 300 women from sexual exploitation in a three-day operation in the country's Amazon region.
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VIDEO: Revisiting Hungarian town hit by sludge

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 12:42
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Last October a toxic waste spill from an aluminium factory swallowed homes in Western Hungary in what was the country's worst environmental disaster.
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VIDEO: Eurozone delays Greece decision

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 13:05
related countries: Greece Greece

Eurozone finance ministers have delayed making a decision on giving Greece its next instalment of bailout cash.
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World economy in danger - Cameron

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 13:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron says the world economy is at "a moment of danger" as a result of the eurozone crisis and urgent action is "absolutely vital".
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Russian tycoon punch investigated

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 13:34
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russian media mogul Alexander Lebedev, who owns two UK newspapers, is to be investigated after punching a fellow guest during a TV debate.
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Attack on Pakistan bus kills 13

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 13:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Gunmen attack a bus carrying Shia Muslims in south-western Pakistan, killing 13 people and injuring six others, police say.
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Namibians flock to welcome skulls

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 14:00
related countries: Germany Germany

Hundreds of Namibians celebrate as Germany returns the skulls of tribespeople removed a century ago for use in discredited racial experiments.
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Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 14:08
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A Bahrain security court sentences a further 27 people - including some opposition party members - for their role in anti-government protests.
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Putin calls for 'Eurasian Union'

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 14:35
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian PM Vladimir Putin calls for the formation of a "Eurasian Union" of former Soviet republics, but says it will not be like the defunct USSR.
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Jacksons defend Michael concert

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 14:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cardiff, Michael

Three of Michael Jackson's brothers defend the decision to stage a tribute concert in Cardiff while the trial of his doctor is underway in the US.
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Deadly attack hits Somali capital

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 14:58
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

A huge suicide attack near government buildings in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, kills at least 70 people and injures many more, officials say.
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US factory orders drop slightly

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 15:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: New, August

New orders at US factories decline slightly in August, adding to concerns over the health of the world's largest economy.
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France warns Syria over activists

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 15:30
related countries: Syria Syria

France warns Syria after reports its agents have intimidated activists protesting against President Bashar al-Assad in Paris.
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'Pants bomber' in court outburst

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 15:52
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Nigerian man accused of attempting to blow up a Detroit-bound plane using explosives sewn into his underwear makes another courtroom outburst.
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Dalai Lama cancels S Africa trip

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 16:15
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The Dalai Lama, invited to South Africa by fellow Nobel Peace laureate Desmond Tutu, cancels his visit as he has not been granted a visa.
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Dexia shares in new Greece slump

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 16:33
related countries: Greece Greece, Belgium Belgium

Shares in the Franco-Belgian bank Dexia fall for the second day running as fears over its exposure to Greece continue.
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Clashes in eastern Saudi region

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 16:42
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Fourteen people are reported to have been injured in clashes in eastern Saudi Arabia, home to many Shia and the scene of protests earlier this year.
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Ford strikes deal with union

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 17:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ford

Ford and the United Auto Workers union agree a four-year pay deal, including the creation of 5,750 new US jobs.
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Kercher family still seek answers

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 17:24
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

The search will go on to find out what happened to Meredith Kercher four years ago in Italy, her family says, as Amanda Knox - cleared of her murder - flies home to the US.
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Pakistan Taliban play down talks

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 17:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Islamabad

A senior Pakistan Taliban leader says talks with the government in Islamabad cannot succeed until after US forces withdraw from Afghanistan in 2014.
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VIDEO: Libyan rebels 'find new Gaddafi home'

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 18:39
related countries: Libya Libya

National Transitional Council fighters have entered a house they claim belongs to the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's birth village of Abu Hadi.
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VIDEO: Karzai holds talks with India

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 19:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, India India

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has arrived in India for talks about security and development.
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Debt-hit Spain fears youth brain-drain

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 20:21
related countries: Spain Spain

Struggling Spanish youth are seeking jobs abroad
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Eurozone delays Greek loan choice

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 20:33
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

Markets tumble again as Eurozone finance ministers delay a decision on giving Greece the next instalment of bailout cash.
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Bernanke: US economy 'faltering'

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 20:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke tells Congress that the US economy is "close to faltering" and more action may be needed.
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Mexico police held in drugs probe

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 20:42
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Veracruz

Eighteen municipal police officers are arrested in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz on suspicion of working for an infamous drug cartel.
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Italy's credit rating is slashed

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 21:02
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian government's credit rating is slashed by ratings agency Moody's from Aa2 to A2 with a negative outlook.
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VIDEO: Youth unemployment rise in Eurozone

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 21:07
related countries: Greece Greece

European markets have fallen sharply today amid new fears about the exposure of the banks to the debt crisis in Greece.
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VIDEO: Dalai Lama cancels SA trip over visa

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 21:12
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The Dalai Lama has cancelled his trip to South Africa, where he had been invited by fellow Nobel Peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
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VIDEO: Suicide blast kills 70 in Mogadishu

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 21:18
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

At least 70 people have been killed by a huge suicide blast near a government compound in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, say officials.
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'We can turn UK around' - Cameron

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 21:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cameron

David Cameron will urge the UK not to become 'paralysed by gloom and fear' in his big speech to the Tory conference.
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VIDEO: 'We will leave Spain to find good job'

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 21:59
related countries: Spain Spain

The unemployment rate in Spain, the highest in Europe, rose slightly to 21.2%, with youth unemployment hitting 46.2%.
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No end to my potential - Welbeck

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 22:01
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Manchester United's Danny Welbeck insists he is putting "no limits" on his progress as he joined the England squad for their decisive Euro 2012 qualifier in Montenegro.
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VIDEO: Eurozone crisis sparks fears for Dexia

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 22:15
related countries: Belgium Belgium, France France

The Eurozone debt crisis is turning into a banking crisis as a large European bank, Dexia, is in talks with France and Belgium about a rescue, amid fears it will run out of cash.
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VIDEO: Kercher family still seek answers

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 22:21
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

The American student, Amanda Knox will touch down on American soil within the next few hours, after her dramatic release from an Italian prison last night.
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Senate currency bill 'dangerous'

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 22:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate

House Speaker John Boehner criticises a Senate move to debate a currency bill that would let the US take action against trade partners deemed to be undervaluing their currency.
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'Bad bank' plan for Dexia assets

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 22:46
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The Belgian government approves the creation of a "bad bank" for risky assets held by the troubled Franco-Belgian bank Dexia.
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Karzai agrees alliance with India

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 22:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, India India

The leaders of Afghanistan and India agree a strategic partnership aimed at boosting security and cooperation, on a visit by President Karzai to Delhi.
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UN resolution on Syria is vetoed

Tuesday 4th of October 2011, 23:19
related countries: Syria Syria, Russia Russia, China China

China and Russia veto a UN Security Council resolution condemning Syria over its crackdown on anti-government protesters.
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