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Afghanistan hit by multiple raids

Monday 16th of April 2012, 0:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

At least 17 insurgents and two Afghan security force members are killed as the Taliban stage attacks across Afghanistan at the start of a "spring offensive".
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Temasek to buy $2.3bn ICBC shares

Monday 16th of April 2012, 2:52
related countries: China China, Singapore Singapore

Singapore's Temasek Holdings agrees a deal to buy $2.3bn worth of Goldman's shares in Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.
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Australia eases Burma sanctions

Monday 16th of April 2012, 2:59
related countries: Burma Burma, Australia Australia

Australia says it is lifting travel and financial restrictions against more than 200 Burmese nationals, including President Thein Sein.
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E Timor votes in president poll

Monday 16th of April 2012, 3:33
related countries: East Timor East Timor

East Timor votes for a new president in a run-off between two former freedom fighters, ahead of a decade of independence next month.
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'Many trapped' in India collapse

Monday 16th of April 2012, 4:50
related countries: India India
related places: Jalandhar

Several people are feared trapped under the debris of a blanket factory which collapsed in the Indian city of Jalandhar late on Sunday night.
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VIDEO: Fighting 'over' in Afghan capital Kabul

Monday 16th of April 2012, 5:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

All fighting in the Afghan capital Kabul, where insurgents staged a wave of co-ordinated gun and rocket attacks, has ended, officials say.
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VIDEO: Norway prepares for Breivik trial

Monday 16th of April 2012, 5:28
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Breivik, Oslo

Anders Behring Breivik, who admits carrying out mass killings in Norway, goes on trial in the capital Oslo
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US and Philippines in sea drills

Monday 16th of April 2012, 5:39
related countries: Philippines Philippines, China China, United States United States
related places: Manila, Beijing

Joint US-Philippine military exercises get under way in the South China Sea, with Manila locked in a stand-off with Beijing over a disputed shoal.
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VIDEO: Village that predicts French elections

Monday 16th of April 2012, 5:54
related countries: France France

Ahead of the French presidential elections, BBC correspondent Christian Fraser visits the village that predicts which way the political winds are blowing.
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UK economy 'to stall until 2013'

Monday 16th of April 2012, 6:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK may have avoided a double-dip recession, but the economy will stall for the rest of the year, an independent forecasting group says.
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French poll rivals rally faithful

Monday 16th of April 2012, 6:31
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The front-runners in France's presidential election, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, hold rival rallies in Paris one week before the polls.
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'Chin-job' fever takes hold in US

Monday 16th of April 2012, 6:58
related countries: United States United States

Chin implants are the fastest growing type of cosmetic procedure in the US according to plastic surgeons.
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Little change in Indian inflation

Monday 16th of April 2012, 7:29
related countries: India India

India's inflation rate was little-changed in March, making a decision on interest rate cuts more complicated for the central bank.
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Water proves a prize asset

Monday 16th of April 2012, 7:48
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan water campaigner nets environmental prize
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Taliban assault in Kabul 'ended'

Monday 16th of April 2012, 8:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Fighting in the Afghan capital has ended, officials say, some 18 hours after the siege by Taliban militants began.
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AUDIO: Syria: 'Assad does not understand peace'

Monday 16th of April 2012, 8:27
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Idlib

The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from Idlib province in northern Syria as UN observers arrive to monitor the fragile ceasefire
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International Power in GDF deal

Monday 16th of April 2012, 8:52
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

French utility firm GDF Suez agrees to take full ownership of International Power in a deal that values the UK company at £22.8bn.
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VIDEO: Breivik murder trial begins in Norway

Monday 16th of April 2012, 8:54
related countries: Norway Norway

Anders Behring Breivik carried out a bomb and gun attack in Norway last year that left 77 people dead.
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Repsol urges Argentina oil talks

Monday 16th of April 2012, 8:57
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Spain Spain

The head of Spain's oil giant Repsol, Antonio Brufau, calls for dialogue with Argentina amid tension over the future of Repsol's subsidiary, YPF.
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Blanchett 'mesmerising' on stage

Monday 16th of April 2012, 9:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Critics hail Cate Blanchett as "mesmerising", "magnificent" and "beyond terrific" for her latest role on stage at The Barbican in London.
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VIDEO: University ban for Iran protesters

Monday 16th of April 2012, 9:32
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's minister for science, research and technology says those students who demonstrated after the disputed presidential elections in 2009 are not allowed to get university educations.
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France murders: Two suspects held

Monday 16th of April 2012, 9:37
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

French police hold two suspects over four similar murders in a suburb of Paris, believed to be the work of a serial killer.
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VIDEO: Woman on frontline in Bangladesh

Monday 16th of April 2012, 9:43
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Ten years after women were allowed into the Bangladesh army, one officer talks about the challenges of daily life as a female soldier.
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UN monitors begin work in Syria

Monday 16th of April 2012, 9:51
related countries: Syria Syria

The United Nations ceasefire monitoring mission in Syria gets under way, as government forces reportedly continue to shell the central city of Homs.
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Morosini club 'to support' sister

Monday 16th of April 2012, 10:10
related countries: Italy Italy

The club of Italian footballer Piermario Morosini is to take care of his disabled sister after he died during a game on Saturday.
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Law quitting as Bangladesh coach

Monday 16th of April 2012, 10:23
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Former Australia batsman Stuart Law quits as Bangladesh coach after just nine months, citing family reasons.
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World Bank president to be named

Monday 16th of April 2012, 10:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: President

The World Bank is poised to announce its next president, with the US nominee, Jim Yong Kim the favourite of the two candidates.
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Dutch prince buys villa in Greece

Monday 16th of April 2012, 10:47
related countries: Greece Greece, Netherlands Netherlands

The heir to the Dutch throne, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, buys a villa in southern Greece where Vladimir Putin is said by Dutch media to own a home.
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Hamilton 'reveals' Tindall's exit

Monday 16th of April 2012, 10:48
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Gloucester

Gloucester lock Jim Hamilton lets slip that former England captain Mike Tindall will leave Kingsholm at the end of the season.
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VIDEO: Crucial question: Is he sane or not?

Monday 16th of April 2012, 10:51
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Oslo

The man who carried out bomb and gun attacks in Norway last year, which left 77 people dead, has pleaded not guilty at the start of his trial in Oslo.
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Malian gunmen abduct Swiss woman

Monday 16th of April 2012, 10:57
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Mali Mali

A Swiss woman is abducted from her home in the rebel-held northern Malian city of Timbuktu, officials and residents say.
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Tata makes £800m steel investment

Monday 16th of April 2012, 11:01
related countries: India India

The Indian steel giant Tata is set to spend £800m at its Welsh plants over the next five years, with the first minister calling it a "tremendous vote of confidence".
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Belarus release brings EU praise

Monday 16th of April 2012, 11:33
related countries: Belarus Belarus
related places: Minsk

The EU's foreign affairs chief welcomes the early release of two dissidents in Belarus but urges Minsk to free "all other remaining political prisoners".
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Hunger Games continues chart run

Monday 16th of April 2012, 11:37
related countries: United States United States

The Hunger Games tops the North American box office for the fourth week in a row.
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Italy's Swiss gold exports soar

Monday 16th of April 2012, 12:07
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Italy Italy

Italian exports of gold ingots to Switzerland have soared in recent months, data shows.
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Citigroup quarterly profits fall

Monday 16th of April 2012, 12:32
related countries: United States United States

US banking giant Citigroup says its quarterly profits have declined amid "uncertainty" over the global economy.
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Syrian ceasefire leads to new challenges

Monday 16th of April 2012, 12:49
related countries: Syria Syria

Getting the guns to fall silent in Syria may be the easy part
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Corruption 'main threat' to China

Monday 16th of April 2012, 13:00
related countries: China China

An influential Chinese journal reprints comments from China's premier calling for tougher anti-corruption rules, as a political scandal intensifies.
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UK aid 'linked to Nigeria fraud'

Monday 16th of April 2012, 13:36
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A fund which invested UK aid money is being investigated for financing Nigerian firms alleged to be fronts for money laundering and fraud, BBC Newsnight learns.
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Israel suspends 'gun hit' soldier

Monday 16th of April 2012, 13:51
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel has suspended a soldier who hit a pro-Palestinian activist in the face with a gun, after video was put online.
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Clashes mar Indian beef festival

Monday 16th of April 2012, 13:56
related countries: India India

Violence breaks out at a beef-eating festival at a university in southern India between rival sets of Hindu students, police say.
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Guinea-Bissau junta reports deal

Monday 16th of April 2012, 13:57
related countries: Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Guinea

The junta in Guinea-Bissau says it is setting up a transitional government along with some political parties as condemnation of last week's coup continues.
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Sixth death from Midwest twisters

Monday 16th of April 2012, 14:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Oklahoma, Midwest

A spate of tornadoes in the US Midwest leave six people dead including three children in one Oklahoma town, after warning sirens failed to sound.
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VIDEO: Cuba's 'Harlistas' rev up for convention

Monday 16th of April 2012, 14:08
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Varadero

Motorcycle enthusiasts gather in Varadero for Cuba's first ever Harley Davidson convention.
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Berlusconi 'hosted nun strippers'

Monday 16th of April 2012, 14:25
related countries: Italy Italy

A witness at the trial of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he paid women for sex and had strippers dressed as nuns at one of his parties.
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Spain bond yields jump above 6%

Monday 16th of April 2012, 14:49
related countries: Spain Spain

The cost of borrowing for Spain jumps above 6% ahead of two key auctions, raising again the prospect of a bailout.
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Muamba discharged from hospital

Monday 16th of April 2012, 15:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba pays tribute to the London Chest Hospital staff after being discharged.
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US retail sales beat expectations

Monday 16th of April 2012, 15:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: March

US retail sales grew at a faster-than-expected pace in March, raising hopes that the economy has not slowed as much as feared.
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Hunting row besets Spanish king

Monday 16th of April 2012, 15:26
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Spain Spain

Spain's ruling Popular Party calls for an end to criticism of a hunting trip to Botswana during which King Juan Carlos broke his hip.
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Anders Breivik pleads not guilty

Monday 16th of April 2012, 15:50
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Breivik, Oslo

Anders Behring Breivik, who carried out bomb and gun attacks in Norway last year which left 77 people dead, pleads not guilty on the first day of his trial.
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South Sudan branded 'enemy' state

Monday 16th of April 2012, 16:00
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan's parliament votes unanimously to brand the government of South Sudan "an enemy" in the wake of the seizure of a disputed oil field.
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VIDEO: US Midwest to face more tornadoes

Monday 16th of April 2012, 16:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Oklahoma

A sixth person has died in Oklahoma after tornadoes tore through large parts of the US Midwest over the weekend, emergency officials say.
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UN condemns North Korea launch

Monday 16th of April 2012, 16:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The UN Security Council condemns last week's failed rocket launch by North Korea and says it will impose further sanctions.
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Would-be bomber has sentence cut

Monday 16th of April 2012, 16:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A British would-be suicide bomber jailed for plotting to blow up an aircraft has his sentence cut after assisting prosecutors in the US.
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VIDEO: Inside Syria with rebel forces

Monday 16th of April 2012, 16:52
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Idlib

As UN observers within Syria report that some shelling is still occurring in the country, BBC correspondent Ian Pannell managed to get inside Idlib province and joined rebels fighting Assad's troops.
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VIDEO: Exhibition on Iran's executed prisoners

Monday 16th of April 2012, 16:52
related countries: Iran Iran

'Hope is my name', an exhibition of intimate mementos left behind by political prisoners executed by Iran in 1980's, opens in Frankfurt.
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Iron Man 3 gets Chinese partners

Monday 16th of April 2012, 16:54
related countries: China China

The next Iron Man film will be co-produced in China, Disney announces.
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US choice is new World Bank chief

Monday 16th of April 2012, 17:08
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United States United States

American Jim Yong Kim is chosen to take over as the new president of the World Bank, after a strong challenge from Nigeria's finance minister.
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SFA mulls Football League change

Monday 16th of April 2012, 17:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Scottish FA is considering setting up a National Football League to replace the SPL and the SFL.
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Panorama: Glencore mines probe

Monday 16th of April 2012, 17:31
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Glencore, the multi-billion pound commodity giant, stands accused of profiting from child labour in a mine in the Congo, and paying the associates of paramilitary killers in Colombia.
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Fear and defiance amid Syria ceasefire

Monday 16th of April 2012, 17:43
related countries: Syria Syria

BBC finds fear and defiance in war-torn Syrian province
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Cameron set to raise China death

Monday 16th of April 2012, 17:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China

The death of British businessman Neil Heywood is set to be discussed when UK Prime Minister David Cameron meets a senior Chinese official.
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Inmates take over jail in Brazil

Monday 16th of April 2012, 18:03
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Prisoners at a jail in north-eastern Brazil take about 100 people hostage during a riot as they demand better conditions.
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Africa's World Bank hopes dashed

Monday 16th of April 2012, 18:52
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

What does decision to overlook Nigerian mean for World Bank?
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Jet in Gatwick emergency landing

Monday 16th of April 2012, 19:21
related countries: United States United States

A plane bound for the United States is forced to make an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport, leaving 14 people with suspected fractures.
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We've nothing to lose - Mourinho

Monday 16th of April 2012, 20:03
related countries: Spain Spain

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho insists his team have "nothing to lose" in Tuesday's Champions League tie at Bayern Munich.
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Karzai chides Nato over attacks

Monday 16th of April 2012, 20:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai links Sunday's co-ordinated militant attacks to intelligence failures, especially on the part of Nato.
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Maldives probe comes under attack

Monday 16th of April 2012, 20:42
related countries: Maldives Maldives

The Commonwealth's human rights watchdog criticises an investigation set up by the Maldives to investigate a recent alleged coup.
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Senate weighs Obama Buffett Rule

Monday 16th of April 2012, 20:43
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate debates the Buffett Rule, President Barack Obama's proposal to raise tax rates for top earners to at least 30%.
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Colombia scandal 'embarrasses' US

Monday 16th of April 2012, 21:43
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States

Allegations that US Secret Service agents consorted with prostitutes in Colombia have "let the boss down", says the US military's top officer.
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VIDEO: British forces in Kabul fight back

Monday 16th of April 2012, 22:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kabul

British special forces were involved in the fight back against the Taliban's assault on the city of Kabul on Sunday, Afghan security sources have told the BBC.
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Israel's Iranian Jews caught in middle

Monday 16th of April 2012, 23:42
related countries: Israel Israel, Iran Iran

Israel's community of Iranian Jews on drumbeat of war
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'Pushy parent' syndrome in ancient Rome

Monday 16th of April 2012, 23:47
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Were Roman children under too much pressure to succeed?
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Recognition finally for a warrior priest's heroics

Monday 16th of April 2012, 23:51
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Korea

An American priest's holy death in the Korean War
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Argentina to seize Repsol oil arm

Monday 16th of April 2012, 23:59
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Spain Spain

Argentina says it is to take a controlling interest in oil company YPF, a subsidiary of Spanish firm Repsol, despite objections from the EU.
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