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Dutch feel the pinch as economic crisis bites

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 0:11
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch feel the pinch in eurozone debt crisis
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UN chief condemns Sudan air raid

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 0:40
related countries: Sudan Sudan

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemns Sudan's bombardment of a border area in an escalating dispute with South Sudan.
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India's hugging saint spreads love in in Australia

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 1:11
related countries: Australia Australia

India's hugging saint spreads her love in Australia
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VIDEO: Violence continues in Bahrain

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 1:59
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Protestors in Bahrain have clashed with police during the funeral of an activist found dead over the weekend.
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Australian inflation keeps easing

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 3:07
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian inflation slows more quickly than expected, falling to 0.1% in the first quarter, boosting hopes of a rate cut.
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Mexico-US migration on the slide

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 3:46
related countries: United States United States, Mexico Mexico

Decades of increasing Mexico-US immigration have come to an end, a report says, citing tough border control and economic conditions in both nations.
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Norway row children back in India

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 4:47
related countries: India India, Norway Norway
related places: Delhi

Two Indian children at the centre of a foster care dispute in Norway arrive in Delhi, after being handed over to their uncle.
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Court hears Bin Laden testimony

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 4:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A British man convicted of plotting to blow up an aircraft tells a court that Osama Bin Laden said his attack would bring down the US economy.
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VIDEO: Ireland loan pay back faltering

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 5:32
related countries: Ireland Ireland

One of Ireland's key plans to pay back its EU/IMF bailout loan appears to be faltering as a 100 euro levy tax is being fiercely resisted.
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Wukan village ex-heads 'punished'

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 5:40
related countries: China China

Former officials from a Chinese village that staged a high-profile rebellion over local corruption have been punished, Chinese media report.
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VIDEO: Battle to be new French leader steps up

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 6:11
related countries: France France

France is weighing the possibility of a new President after a narrow first round election victory by Socialist candidate, Francois Hollande.
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Animal cruelty convictions rise

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 6:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The number of people convicted of animal cruelty and neglect rose by nearly a quarter in England and Wales last year, the RSPCA says.
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China pledges N Korea friendship

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 6:40
related countries: United States United States, North Korea North Korea, China China
related places: Pyongyang

China's President Hu Jintao stresses friendship with Pyongyang, as the US asks China to explain the origins of North Korea's missile launcher.
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Novartis sees profit fall sharply

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 6:47
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

Swiss drugmaker Novartis reports a sharp fall in profits, due in part to manufacturing problems at a US plant and to currency moves.
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VIDEO: How oil is being stolen in Nigeria

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 7:06
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Niger Niger

Mark Doyle flies over the Niger Delta to see how much oil is being stolen.
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China football chief trial starts

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 7:56
related countries: China China

The former head of China's football league goes to trial over corruption charges, the latest in a series of cases to hit the sport, state media report.
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Ferguson confirms Hazard interest

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 9:36
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Lille

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson confirms his interest in Lille and Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard.
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Padilla appeals to Supreme Court

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 9:38
related countries: United States United States

Jailed American Jose Padilla, held an "enemy combatant" for three years, asks the US Supreme Court to reinstate his "torture" lawsuit against top officials.
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Israel authorises three outposts

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 10:22
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israel decides to make legal under Israeli law three settlement outposts in the occupied West Bank, drawing Palestinian condemnation.
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Government hits borrowing target

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 10:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: March

The UK government borrowed more than expected in March, official figures show, but still met its borrowing target for the year.
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Blatter supports Brazil's WC prep

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 10:45
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Sepp Blatter says Brazil's preparations to host World Cup 2014 are on course despite not following "exactly what they promised."
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Tough football draws for Team GB

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 10:46
related countries: Senegal Senegal, New Zealand New Zealand

Great Britain's women's football team will open the Olympic Games against New Zealand, while the men face Senegal in their first game.
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Five arrested in anti-terror raid

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 10:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Luton

Five men aged between 21 and 35 are arrested in Luton on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
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Europe: Things fall apart

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 10:54
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch turmoil threatens eurozone targets
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Rangers fans voice outrage at SFA

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 11:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rangers supporters groups are outraged by penalties imposed on their club by the Scottish Football Association.
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Saudis imprison Egyptian lawyer

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 11:12
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Egypt is trying to secure the release of an Egyptian human rights lawyer sentenced to prison and 20 lashes in Saudi Arabia for defaming King Abdullah.
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VIDEO: Girl rescued after freak pavement fall Watch

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 11:28
related countries: China China
related places: Xi'an

A teenage girl has had a remarkable escape after she fell into an underground cavern in northern China. The teenager was walking by a road in the city of Xi'an when she suddenly vanished through the pavement and had to be rescued.
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Tymoshenko 'is on hunger strike'

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 11:32
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Yulia Tymoshenko, the Ukrainian ex-PM serving a prison sentence for abuse of office, is on hunger strike, her lawyer says.
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Hollande appeals to Le Pen voters

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 12:05
related countries: France France

French Socialist presidential candidate Francois Hollande suggests that some leftists voted in the first round for the far right out of "social anger".
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In pictures: Beijing motor show 2012

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 12:11
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The car is the star at the Beijing motor show
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Leading Bahrain activist detained

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 12:24
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A prominent pro-democracy activist in Bahrain has been detained for seven days after being arrested for allegedly insulting police, rights groups say.
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Uganda suspends 'abuse' officer

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 12:43
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan authorities suspend a police officer accused of the alleged sexual assault of Ingrid Turinawe, the women's league leader of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change.
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What next for Le Pen's National Front?

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 12:43
related countries: France France

Why Marine Le Pen wants Sarkozy to lose French election
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VIDEO: Witness trauma at Breivik trial

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 12:51
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Breivik, Oslo

Witnesses in a Norway court have been describing the moments after a bomb went off outside the government headquarters in Oslo last July - killing eight people.
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Yemen air force chief 'concedes'

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 12:58
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemen's air force chief is reported to have finally agreed to give up his post after months of intense opposition pressure on him to go.
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American Psycho stage musical due

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 13:12
related countries: United States United States

Bret Easton Ellis' 1991 novel American Psycho is to be turned into a stage musical by the company that produced the play Enron.
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EU warns Argentina over oil move

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 13:35
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The European Commission warns Argentina that its nationalisation of the oil firm YPF will have a long-term impact and may put off investors.
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Witness trauma at Breivik trial

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 14:03
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: A, Breivik

A security guard at Norway's government headquarters describes the moment he saw Anders Behring Breivik's car bomb explode.
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Benetton boss hands reins to son

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 14:12
related countries: Italy Italy

Forty-seven years after founding the Italian fashion house in his own name, Luciano Benetton hands over the reins to his son Alessandro.
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Sudan accused of 'declaring war'

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 14:38
related countries: Sudan Sudan

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir says Sudan has "declared war" on his country, following weeks of fighting along their common border.
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Mourinho expects to stay at Real

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 14:54
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Real

Jose Mourinho says he is not planning to leave Real Madrid this summer as he closes in on a league title in a fourth country.
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UK police 'aim to find Madeleine'

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 15:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British detective leading the year-old UK review into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann tells BBC Panorama the "ultimate objective" is finding the girl.
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ICC to consider Mali 'atrocities'

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 15:12
related countries: Mali Mali

The International Criminal Court warns it is to consider allegations of atrocities in Mali and may open a war crimes investigation.
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VIDEO: Lethal booby traps on Utah trail

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 15:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Utah

Potentially deadly booby traps are found along a popular hiking trail in the United States.
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Italy deal over Indian fishermen

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 15:29
related countries: Italy Italy, India India

Italy agrees to pay compensation to the families of two Indian fishermen shot dead by Italian marines who allegedly mistook them for pirates.
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Pearce 'may name Euro 2012 squad'

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 15:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Caretaker boss Stuart Pearce could name England's Euro 2012 squad on or around 10 May if a new manager is not in place.
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Mubarak officials face poll ban

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 15:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's ruling generals approve an amendment to the electoral law that would bar senior officials from the Mubarak era from running for president.
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VIDEO: Increased landmine risk in Mogadishu

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 15:47
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

The Somali government is trying to raise the public's awareness of the increased dangers of landmines in the capital Mogadishu.
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Iran pulls 'pool abuse' diplomat

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 16:00
related countries: Iran Iran, Brazil Brazil
related places: Brasilia

Iran calls home a diplomat accused of molesting girls at a swimming pool in Brasilia.
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Dutch PM: Crisis must be tackled

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 16:05
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A day after the fall of his government, Dutch PM Mark Rutte urges MPs to react "responsibly" to the country's economic problems.
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Mali gunmen release Swiss woman

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 16:07
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Mali Mali

A Swiss woman abducted from her home in rebel-held northern Mali earlier this month has been freed, according to the Swiss government
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Nigeria reveals '$6bn fuel fraud'

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 16:11
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's parliament discusses a report said to reveal that $6bn (£4bn) has been defrauded from the country's fuel subsidy fund in the past two years.
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Lahore station bomb 'kills two'

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 16:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Lahore

At least two people are killed in a bomb blast at the main railway station in the Pakistani city of Lahore, police say.
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Romney eyes clean primary sweep

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 16:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney aims for a clean sweep in five US primaries, which could force dogged rival Newt Gingrich from the race.
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Disney opera to get UK premiere

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 16:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Philip Glass's opera about Walt Disney is to get its UK premiere at the English National Opera (ENO).
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Egypt comedian's sentence upheld

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 16:48
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A court in Egypt upholds a three-month prison sentence handed to leading comic actor Adel Imam, convicted of insulting Islam in his films and plays.
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More time for India telecoms sale

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 16:53
related countries: India India

India's Supreme Court gives the government more time to auction telecoms licences that were cancelled in the country's biggest corruption scandal.
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Driver 'parks' car in Paris metro

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 17:08
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A confused driver ends up trapping his car on the steps of a metro station in Paris, after mistaking it for the entrance to an underground car park.
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This could kill Rangers - McCoist

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 17:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Manager Ally McCoist warns that the Scottish FA's sanctions against Rangers could put the club out of business.
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VIDEO: Pakistan refugee camp 'now a town'

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 17:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool reports from the Jalozai refugee camp in the North West Frontier province of Pakistan.
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Spain breaks up trafficking ring

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 17:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Spain Spain

Spanish police arrest 22 people and break up a gang trying to smuggle Iranians into Britain through the Canary Islands.
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Row grows over 'social cleansing'

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 17:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Stoke, London

The government defends its housing benefit cap as it emerges a Labour-controlled London council is trying to house its families 160 miles away.
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First charges filed over BP spill

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 18:36
related countries: United States United States

A former BP engineer is accused in the US of obstruction of justice over the 2010 Gulf oil spill - the first criminal charge in connection with the disaster.
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Kenya mourns Ghanaian cartoonist

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 18:47
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Ghana Ghana

Tributes are being paid in Kenya to one of Africa's leading cartoonists, Ghanaian-born Frank Odoi, who has died in a traffic accident.
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US finds California mad cow case

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 19:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

The US Department of Agriculture confirms it has detected a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease, in a California dairy cow.
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Syria violence tests UN mission

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 19:31
related countries: Syria Syria

A sharp rise in the number of deaths in the Syrian uprising casts fresh doubt on the future success of a UN ceasefire monitoring scheme.
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Olympic torch wins design award

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 19:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The London Olympic torch wins the prestigious Design of the Year award 2012.
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Annan denounces violence in Syria

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 20:16
related countries: Syria Syria

UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan says Syria is still seeing unacceptable levels of violence, as dozens of people die despite a supposed ceasefire.
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Allen apologises for Cao remarks

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 20:56
related countries: China China

Mark Allen apologises for accusing Chinese opponent Cao Yupeng of failing to declare a foul in the World Championship.
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ANC upholds Malema's expulsion

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 21:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Firebrand youth leader Julius Malema has lost his appeal against expulsion from South Africa's ruling ANC, the party says.
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Lotus may sell to China, says MP

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 21:45
related countries: China China

The owners of car maker Lotus, which employs 1,200 staff, is in talks with a Chinese firm about a possible sale, an MP reveals in the House of Commons.
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European stocks regain composure

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 22:08
related countries: Greece Greece, Spain Spain

European shares recover slightly from Monday's sharp falls as investors shake off rising Spanish bond yields and worsening forecasts of Greek economic contraction.
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The terrible price of a Korean defection

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 23:03
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Losing a wife and family - the price of a Korean defection
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New UAE crematorium caters for expats

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 23:03
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Inside the United Arab Emirates' first crematorium
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Hard drives offer undeleted data

Tuesday 24th of April 2012, 23:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Many people are a "soft touch" for fraudsters because they fail to wipe data from old disks, says the UK's privacy watchdog.
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