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Secret colonial papers released

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 0:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Secret files on British colonial rule - once thought lost - have been released by the government, one year after they came to light.
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'Poison attack' hits Afghan girls

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 0:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

More than 100 schoolgirls in northeastern Afghanistan are taken to hospital after falling ill, with deliberately poisoned water the suspected cause.
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US Secret Service scandal widens

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 1:02
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States
related places: Cartagena

A prostitution scandal involving US Secret Service agents in Cartagena, Colombia, involved as many as 20 women, US Senator Susan Collins says.
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VIDEO: Manila tries 'purifying paint'

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 2:34
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila

In the Philippines capital, Manila, which is one of the most polluted cities in the world, a paint which it is claimed can purify the air is being used.
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VIDEO: Sudans 'locked in logic of war'

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 2:34
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan and South Sudan are "locked in a logic of war", the UN Security Council (UNSC) has been told.
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Pyongyang 'not bound by US deal'

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 3:08
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: February

North Korea says it is no longer bound by a moratorium on missile and nuclear tests agreed with the US in February in return for food aid.
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Citigroup pay increase voted down

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 3:38
related countries: United States United States

Citigroup shareholders vote against giving top executives a bigger pay deal in a rare show of investor discontent.
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VIDEO: Nato to discuss Afghan funding

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 5:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Nato foreign and defence ministers are set to meet in Brussels to discuss how to fund security forces in Afghanistan once international troops leave.
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VIDEO: Australia tobacco case in court

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 5:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The world's biggest tobacco firms are challenging the Australian government in court over a law on mandatory plain packaging for cigarettes.
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China vows Bo Xilai scandal probe

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 5:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China

China promises a "thorough" investigation into a top politician linked to the death of a UK businessman, after PM David Cameron holds talks with envoy.
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China new home prices dip further

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 7:09
related countries: China China

Property prices in China fall for a sixth consecutive month amid government efforts to control prices and curb speculation.
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Toshiba buys IBM unit for $850m

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 7:21
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese electronics maker Toshiba Corporation agrees to buy IBM's point-of-sale business in a $850m (£534m) deal.
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Tesco to spend £1bn on UK revamp

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 8:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tesco unveils details of a plan to invest £1bn to try to improve its UK business, as it announces a 5.3% rise in profits in the past financial year.
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Obama's father among secret files

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 8:05
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Obama's father features in files on UK's Kenya fears
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Petty theft leads to guard arrest

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 8:29
related countries: United States United States

A security guard is arrested following the theft of five of US musician Tom Petty's guitars from a rehearsal space.
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California ends kangaroo reports

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 8:42
related countries: Australia Australia

Reports on Australia's kangaroo harvest should be among those no longer required by law, California Governor Jerry Brown says.
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VIDEO: Russian punk band to appear in court

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 8:54
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Three women detained for singing a political punk song in Moscow's main cathedral will appear in court later this week.
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Events mark 100 days to Olympics

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 9:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The official London Olympic motto is revealed as events are held to mark 100 days to the 2012 Games opening ceremony.
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China dam may affect 100,000 more

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 9:14
related countries: China China

Another 100,000 people may be moved from the area around China's huge Three Gorges Dam because of landslides and bank collapses, state media say.
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UN wives ask Mrs Assad for peace

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 9:38
related countries: Syria Syria

The wives of two UN ambassadors make a video urging Bashar al-Assad's wife Asma to pressure him to end the suppression of Syria's uprising.
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GB 'will win 27 golds at Games'

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 9:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A study released exclusively to the BBC claims Team GB is on track for its biggest gold-medal haul in a century at London 2012.
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Burma's Suu Kyi to visit Europe

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 10:35
related countries: Norway Norway, Burma Burma

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to travel abroad for the first time in 24 years, suggesting she has growing confidence in reforms.
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UK unemployment falls by 35,000

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 10:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK unemployment has fallen by 35,000 to 2.65 million, the first fall since last spring, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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Museum burns art in cuts protest

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 10:49
related countries: Italy Italy

A museum in Italy has started burning its artworks in protest at budget cuts which it says have left cultural institutions out of pocket.
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Taliban leader claims arrest cash

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 10:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan Taliban commander is captured after giving himself up and demanding the $100 reward for his own arrest, officials say.
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Saudi court 'convicts activist'

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 10:59
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A prominent human rights campaigner has been sentenced to four years in prison by a state security tribunal in Saudi Arabia, campaigners says.
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Hollande threatens to veto pact

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 12:12
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

Francois Hollande, the Socialist tipped to win France's presidential election, says he will not endorse the EU fiscal compact unless it promotes growth.
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'New front' in Sudan border clash

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 12:37
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan and South Sudan accuse each other of opening up a new front along the disputed border, raising fears of all-out war.
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VIDEO: Rio's Maracana stadium facing delays

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 12:38
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Maracana

There are concerns in Brazil that the $470m renovation of Rio's Maracana stadium may not be ready in time for the 2013 Confederations Cup.
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Italy slashes 2012 growth outlook

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 13:01
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian government slashes its forecast for the economy in 2012 and admits it will not be able to balance the budget in 2013.
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Afghan Taliban call for donations

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 13:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Taliban in Afghanistan make an online appeal for donations in what analysts believe to be a propaganda move.
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VIDEO: Breivik quizzed on extremist ties

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 13:19
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Oslo

The man who admits killing 77 people in Norway last summer has been telling a court in Oslo about the far-right network to which he says he belongs.
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ICC prosecutor arrives in Libya

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 13:57
related countries: Libya Libya

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor arrives in Libya to discuss the case of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, indicted for crimes against humanity.
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New Bangladesh 18-party alliance

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 14:24
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh's main opposition party, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), announces the formation of a new, 18-party coalition.
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Spain king sorry for hunting trip

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 14:30
related countries: Spain Spain

King Juan Carlos apologises to the Spanish people for going on a hunting trip in Africa while his country was in economic crisis.
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Roche abandons bid for Illumina

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 14:57
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Roche

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche abandons its hostile $6bn takeover bid for gene sequencing firm Illumina.
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Button 'trusts' Bahrain decision

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 14:58
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Jenson Button says he trusts the FIA's decision to go ahead with the Bahrain Grand Prix, despite concern over civil unrest.
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Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 15:00
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Syria Syria, Germany Germany

A German-owned ship is to be searched by Turkish port authorities after claims that it is carrying arms destined for Syria.
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Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 15:03
related countries: Libya Libya

A Libyan military commander is taking legal action against Jack Straw, to find out if the former foreign secretary signed papers allowing his rendition.
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India postpones missile test-fire

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 15:08
related countries: India India

India postpones the test launch of a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads deep into China.
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HSBC to sell yuan bond in London

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 15:24
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China
related places: London

HSBC is to issue benchmark bonds in London in the Chinese currency, the first time it has been done outside mainland China or Hong Kong.
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Bahrain struggles to get Grand Prix back on track

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 15:26
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Bahrain struggles to get Grand Prix back on track amid protests
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US condemns Afghan bodies 'abuse'

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 15:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US condemns the conduct of several American soldiers shown apparently abusing the corpses of suspected Afghan insurgents in 2010.
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Bashir: 'Liberate' South Sudanese

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 16:21
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Sudan's president says his goal is to liberate South Sudan's people from their government
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Breivik: Jail term 'ridiculous'

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 16:35
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Oslo

The man who killed 77 people in Norway last July tells an Oslo court there can be only two "just" outcomes to his trial - acquittal or the death penalty.
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Give a 'hoodie' a job - Grayling

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 16:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The employment minister says firms should hire young British people "from a poor background" rather than more experienced foreign workers.
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Audi buys Italian motorcycle firm

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 16:54
related countries: Italy Italy

Volkswagen's Audi arm has bought Italian motorcycle firm Ducati for an undisclosed sum, it has said.
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Ex-Mali leader in Senegal embassy

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 16:56
related countries: Senegal Senegal, France France, Mali Mali
related places: Paris

Mali's former President Amadou Toumani Toure, whose whereabouts had been unknown since being ousted in a coup last month, is in the Senegalese embassy in Bamako, President Macky Sall of Senegal says.
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Spain threatens Argentina on YPF

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 17:08
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Spain threatens retaliation against Argentina over the nationalisation of oil firm YPF, raising the prospects of a trade war.
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'Porn' halts Thailand parliament

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 17:30
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A session in Thailand's parliament is halted after an image of a naked woman appears on monitors during a debate.
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Clashes near Bahrain F1 exhibit

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 17:36
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain
related places: Manama

Bahraini security forces fire stun grenades at protesters gathered outside a cultural exhibition in Manama for Sunday's Formula 1 Grand Prix.
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US couple claim $111m lottery win

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 17:51
related countries: United States United States

A retired couple from southern Illinois are the third and final winners to claim a share of a record $656m (£409m) Mega Millions lottery jackpot.
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Bin Laden widows face deportation

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 18:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan is preparing to deport three widows of former al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden and their children 'as early as possible', officials say.
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US reassures Kabul of its support

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 18:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

US seeks to reassure Kabul that it will not abandon Afghanistan after the withdrawal of troops in 2014.
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Cuba hails 'anti-US rebellion'

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 18:18
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Cuba hails a Latin American "rebellion" against US dominance at the Summit of the Americas last weekend.
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Doubt over Abu Qatada deportation

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 18:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The radical cleric's deportation is in doubt after an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights, which the home secretary calls a "delaying tactic".
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VIDEO: Worst crackdown on Tibet claim

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 18:51
related countries: China China

Over the past year, 32 Tibetans have set fire to themselves as a protest against what they say is China's worst crackdown on the region since the Cultural Revolution.
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VIDEO: UN wives ask Asma for Syria peace

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 19:04
related countries: Syria Syria, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The wives of the British and German ambassadors to the UN have released a four-minute video urging President Assad's wife Asma to help end the violence in Syria.
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White House condemns Afghan abuse

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 19:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US President Barack Obama wants the American soldiers behind the "reprehensible" abuse of Afghan corpses to be held accountable, the White House says.
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Egyptian transition 'in danger'

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 19:28
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The Muslim Brotherhood candidate barred from standing in Egypt's presidential election has warned the country's progress towards democracy is in danger.
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US publisher demands piracy trial

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 19:35
related countries: United States United States

John Wiley & Sons, publisher of the "For Dummies" guide books, demands the trial of four suspected file-sharers.
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Syria 'gunfire' as UN team visits

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 19:38
related countries: Syria Syria

Shooting breaks out during a visit to a Damascus suburb by UN observers, activists say, as the UN prepares plans to expand the mission.
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Art thieves in museum Ming raid

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 20:05
related countries: China China

Thieves steal 18 "valuable and culturally significant" items of Chinese art, thought to be worth millions of pounds, from a Cambridge University museum.
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Horror at South Africa rape video

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 20:13
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africans have expressed outrage over the spread of a video that allegedly shows a teenaged girl being raped by a group of men.
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Swiss impose immigration limits

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 20:49
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland says it will re-impose quotas on workers from central and eastern EU countries, cutting the number of residency permits issued by two-thirds.
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Pakistan urges glacier pull-out

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 21:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan's army chief says his and India's troops should leave a contested glacier in Kashmir, where a recent avalanche killed scores of troops.
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US TV presenter Dick Clark dies

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 21:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

One of America's best-known veteran television personalities, Dick Clark, has died aged 82, after suffering a heart attack, his agent says.
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In pictures: Machines De L'Ile

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 22:19
related countries: France France

Mechanical animals park hopes to regenerate French city
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Mass land invasions in Honduras

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 22:32
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Thousands of rural workers in Honduras join land invasions as a part of a dispute with large landowners and the government.
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VIDEO: The American who quit money to live in a cave

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 23:04
related countries: United States United States

In 2000 Daniel Suelo gave away all his cash and began living in caves in Utah. Mark Sundeen, author of "The Man Who Quit Money", explains what his story tells us about modern America.
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Mexico captures huge bullet haul

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 23:35
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

Mexican police seize more than 250,000 rifle bullets on a trailer being driven across the border from the US.
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Nazi-looted art returns to heirs

Wednesday 18th of April 2012, 23:56
related countries: Italy Italy, France France, United States United States
related places: Paris

A 474-year-old painting stolen by Nazis during World War II has been returned by US officials to the heirs of its Paris-based Italian Jewish owner.
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