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VIDEO: China's influence on Australia

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 0:12
related countries: Australia Australia, China China

Australia's economy gets boost from tourism as well as from mineral sales on the back of Chinese economic growth.
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VIDEO: The goats with spider genes added

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 0:14
related countries: United States United States

Genetically modified goats at a farm in the US are being farmed to produce large quantities of spider silk, one of the strongest known substances.
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Kvitova powers into second round

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 1:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Second seed Petra Kvitova serves notice of her Australian Open title credentials with a 6-2 6-0 first-round victory over Vera Dushevina.
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London planning yuan trading hub

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 1:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, China China
related places: London

The UK Treasury announces plans to make London the leading international centre for trading the Chinese currency, the yuan.
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China in iron ore trading launch

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 1:26
related countries: China China

China, the world's biggest iron ore consumer, has launched an iron ore trading platform.
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In pictures: British settlers in Argentina

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 1:26
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The life of British settlers in early 20th Century Argentina
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Live - Australian Open 2012 day two

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 3:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States

Serena Williams and Lleyton Hewitt bid to follow Britain's Andy Murray into the second round of the Australian Open.
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Foshan hit-and-run woman honoured

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 3:28
related countries: China China

China names Chen Xianmei, a rubbish collector who helped a toddler injured in a hit-and-run incident in October, a "national role model".
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Clinton has talks in Ivory Coast

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 3:35
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Ivory Coast on a visit intended to show US support for the country's reconciliation process.
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VIDEO: Ice sculptures dazzle for Chinese new year

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 4:13
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Celebrations are under way in Beijing to mark the Chinese Year of the Dragon, which starts next week.
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Live - Pakistan v England

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 5:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan close on 42-0 to underline their dominance on day one of the Test series against England having dismissed Andrew Strauss's side for 192 thanks to Saeed Ajmal's career-best 7-55.
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China urban dwellers pass rural

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 5:33
related countries: China China

City dwellers in China now outnumber rural dwellers for the first time, as more people seek better economic opportunities.
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Samsung eyes $42bn expansion plan

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 5:54
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's Samsung Group says it will invest 47.8tn won ($41.7bn; £27bn) this year to expand its various businesses.
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Chinese economy slows at year end

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 6:45
related countries: China China

China's economy, the world's second-largest, grew at its slowest pace in more than two years, latest government figures show.
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Tepco raises electricity prices

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 6:57
related countries: Japan Japan

Tokyo Electric Power Company raises electricity prices for the first time in thirty years as it seeks to offset higher costs.
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VIDEO: Clinton praises Ali courage

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 7:03
related countries: United States United States

Bill Clinton praises the courage, spirit and determination of Muhammad Ali ahead of the legendary boxer's 70th birthday on Tuesday, with the former United States President describing Ali as "a ballerina in the boxing ring".
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RBS sells aviation arm for $7.3bn

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 7:18
related countries: Japan Japan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland agrees to sell its aircraft leasing division to Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group for $7.3bn.
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Burberry sales up as China excels

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 7:35
related countries: China China

Upmarket fashion retailer Burberry announces a 21% rise in fourth-quarter sales as Chinese growth continues.
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Sportsday Live - Ali at 70 special

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 7:56
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Sportsday Live on the BBC Sport website featuring tributes to Muhammad Ali on his 70th birthday, updates on Pakistan v England, reaction from the Australian Open, the latest football transfer news plus more.
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Ruling on cleric Qatada's removal

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 8:16
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Radical cleric Abu Qatada finds out later whether he will be sent back to Jordan, where he has been convicted in his absence of terror offences.
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Ofsted planning tougher language

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 8:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Education watchdog Ofsted wants to toughen the language of inspections in England - changing the "satisfactory" rating to "requires improvement".
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Nepal ex-minister held for kidnap

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 8:30
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Police in Nepal detain a former cabinet minister on suspicion of masterminding the kidnap for ransom of a prominent businessman.
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Labour 'being led to destruction'

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 9:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ed Miliband has set Labour on a path towards destruction and election defeat with his public sector pay stance, the head of the UK's biggest union warns.
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El Salvador recalls 1981 massacre

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 9:28
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador

El Salvador's President Mauricio Funes uses the 20th anniversary of peace accords to apologise for a 1981 massacre that left some 1,000 people dead.
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Wikipedia in anti-Sopa 'blackout'

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 9:37
related countries: United States United States

The online encyclopedia joins other websites planning to go offline for 24 hours in protest against plans for new US anti-piracy laws.
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VIDEO: What now for Gaddafi loyalists?

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 9:52
related countries: Libya Libya

Will the new Libyan regime treat Gaddafi loyalists fairly?
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War Horse charges to top of chart

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 10:05
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Steven Spielberg's War Horse gallops to the top of the UK and Ireland box office chart in its opening weekend.
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Iraqi police killed at checkpoint

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 10:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Jordan Jordan, Syria Syria

Five policemen are killed in an attack on a checkpoint in Iraq, close to the Jordanian and Syrian borders.
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Metro postpones sale of Kaufhof

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 10:10
related countries: Germany Germany

German retailing giant Metro suspends plans to sell its Kaufhof department stores and reports "disappointing" Christmas sales.
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Radical cleric cannot be deported

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 10:33
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Radical cleric Abu Qatada wins his appeal against deportation from the UK to Jordan to face terror charges, at the European Court of Human Rights.
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UK inflation rate falls to 4.2%

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 11:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Inflation fell sharply in December on the back of lower fuel and clothing prices, backing Bank predictions of a large drop in 2012.
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Indian TB cases 'can't be cured'

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 11:02
related countries: India India

Tuberculosis which appears to be totally resistant to antibiotic treatment is reported for the first time by Indian doctors.
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Polish appeal over Leith murder

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 11:10
related countries: Poland Poland

Lothian and Borders police make a fresh appeal for information about the murder of a Polish man found dead at a flat in Edinburgh.
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Beirut collapse rescue called off

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 11:24
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

The rescue operation at a collapsed building in the Lebanese capital Beirut is called off after the authorities rule out the possibility of finding more survivors.
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Table Mountain base jumper hurt

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 11:36
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United States United States
related places: Cape Town

US base jumper Jeb Corliss is in hospital in South Africa after crashing during a freefall drop from Cape Town's Table Mountain.
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VIDEO: Radical cleric wins deportation appeal

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 11:37
related countries: Jordan Jordan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Radical cleric Abu Qatada has won his appeal against deportation from the UK to Jordan, at the European Court of Human Rights.
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Maldives army arrests top judge

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 11:56
related countries: Maldives Maldives

The Maldivian military arrests the chief justice of the criminal court for alleged corruption, but opposition activists say his arrest is politically motivated.
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VIDEO: Captain made 'reckless manoeuvre'

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 11:58
related countries: Italy Italy

The captain of the capsized Costa Concordia made a "reckless manoeuvre" before the accident, according to Italian prosecutor Francesco Verusio.
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Murderers lose whole life appeal

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 12:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Murderers, including Jeremy Bamber, can be imprisoned for the rest of their lives in Britain, European Court of Human Rights judges rule.
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Nepal 'police butcher shop' probe

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 12:08
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Officials in Nepal say they are investigating allegations that police officers operated an unofficial butchery service from their station.
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Yemen unrest 'may delay election'

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 12:11
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemen's foreign minister warns that the presidential election scheduled for next month may have to be postponed, amid fears of growing instability.
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Nigeria fraud agents in fuel raid

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 12:12
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Anti

Anti-corruption officers in Nigeria raid the agency that regulates the sale of fuel, as people return to work after a week-long strike sees the petrol price cut.
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Food aid sent to Mexico Indians

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 12:18
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Tarahumara

Mexico mobilises aid for Tarahumara indigenous communities suffering a food crisis amid a drought in the north of the country.
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Murray grinds out four-set win

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 12:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States
related places: Harrison

Britain's Andy Murray fights back from a set down to beat unseeded American Ryan Harrison and reach round two of the Australian Open.
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Lebanon air crash report 'wrong'

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 12:36
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Lebanon Lebanon

Ethiopian Airlines officials bluntly reject an official Lebanese report into the crash of flight ET409 in January 2010, which blames pilot error for the disaster.
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Researchers praise Scott's legacy

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 12:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The science background of Britain's doomed expedition.
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Race to rescue Concordia missing

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 12:50
related countries: Italy Italy

Rescue crews blast holes in a capsized cruise ship off the Italian coast as a desperate search for 29 missing people continues.
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Indonesia combats 'train surfing'

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 13:18
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Railway staff in Indonesia hang concrete balls above train tracks to try to prevent commuters from riding on carriage roofs.
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Inspired Ajmal punishes England

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 13:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England endure a torrid first day of their Test series against Pakistan as they are bowled out for 192, with off-spinner Saeed Ajmal taking a career-best 7-55.
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Norway seen as close to EU as UK

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 13:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Norway has seen "extensive Europeanisation" in the past 20 years despite being outside the EU, a government-commissioned report says.
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Murder suspect to be extradited

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 13:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A Scottish man who is wanted for murder in the United States loses a nine-year legal battle to avoid extradition.
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Scots team turning weed to carbon

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 14:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

BBC Scotland's Ken Macdonald reports on how Scottish researchers are turning a useless weed into high-quality carbon.
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Superb Djokovic sees off Lorenzi

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 14:50
related countries: Italy Italy, Aruba Aruba
related places: Lorenzi

Novak Djokovic starts his Australian Open title defence with a crushing win against Paolo Lorenzi of Italy.
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Citigroup annual profits increase

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 15:35
related countries: United States United States

US banking giant Citigroup saw annual profits rise 6% to $11.3bn in 2011, but fourth quarter figures disappoint.
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Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 15:40
related countries: Hungary Hungary

The EU Commission threatens to take Hungary to court over controversial reforms to its central bank, data protection and judiciary.
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Ajmal the key to series - Vaughan

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 16:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former captain Michael Vaughan suggests that unless England quickly learn how to play Pakistan spinner Saaed Ajmal they will lose the series.
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Turkish general kept in custody

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 16:30
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Turkish court rejects a request to free ex-military chief Gen Ilker Basbug as he awaits charges over an alleged coup plot, state media report.
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Oil exploration starts in Somalia

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 16:54
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Oil exploration begins in the arid north-east ast of war-torn Somalia - the first drilling in 21 years.
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Syria rejects intervention call

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 16:55
related countries: Syria Syria, Qatar Qatar

Syria's government rejects a call from Qatar for Arab troops to be deployed in the country to end the deadly crackdown on protesters.
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VIDEO: Pakistani Hindus fear forced conversion

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 17:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Hindu community in Pakistan says their girls are being kidnapped, converted to Islam and forcibly married to Muslim men.
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Seattle braces for huge snowfall

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 17:23
related countries: United States United States

States in the US Pacific Northwest are bracing for a blizzard that could bring the heaviest snowfall seen in a generation.
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VIDEO: Centenary of Scott's arrival at Pole

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 17:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

It is 100 years since the British explorer Captain Scott reached the South Pole only to discover that the Norwegians had beaten him to it.
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Move to ease tension in Romania

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 17:49
related countries: Romania Romania

The Romanian government is reinstating a popular health official after days of protests over privatisation plans.
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Gambia 'coup': Ex-minister jailed

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 17:56
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

A former Gambian information minister is sentenced to life in prison for plotting to overthrow the government of President Yahya Jammeh.
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Pinochet judge on trial in Spain

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 18:00
related countries: Chile Chile, Spain Spain

Baltasar Garzon, the Spanish judge who famously indicted late Chilean leader Augusto Pinochet, goes on trial for the first time.
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Mubarak lawyers open defence case

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 18:27
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Lawyers for Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak begin arguing the case for the defence, as the trial reopens in Cairo.
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RC midwives in abortion dispute

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 18:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland's largest health board is taken to court by Catholic midwives who claim conscientious objections over abortion procedures were disregarded.
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Mujuru fire death: 'Police slept'

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 18:47
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

An inquest into the death of Zimbabwe's ex-military chief Solomon Mujuru is told a policeman guarding his farm was asleep when the fire broke out.
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Five bodies found in cruise wreck

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 19:33
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian rescuers find five more bodies in the wreck of the cruise ship Concordia, as a phone call allegedly incriminating the captain is released.
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Charges over Obama shooting bid

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 20:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Whitehouse

A man arrested in connection with gunshots fired at the White House in November is formally charged with the attempted assassination of the US president.
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Top Gear defends India programme

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 20:18
related countries: India India

The BBC's Top Gear programme has said a special edition of the show in India was not insulting, after it sparked a complaint by the Indian High Commission.
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'Five tourists dead' in Ethiopia

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 20:52
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Five foreign tourists are killed in an attack by gunmen in the northern Afar region of Ethiopia, according to state TV.
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Newcastle swoop for striker Cisse

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 21:58
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Freiburg

Senegal international striker Papiss Demba Cisse signs for Newcastle United from German side Freiburg for an undisclosed fee.
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VIDEO: Bullfighting divides Colombians

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 22:05
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Bogota

The mayor of Bogota wants to ban bullfighting saying it is an out of date practice that glorifies animal abuse.
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VIDEO: Pinochet judge on trial in Madrid

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 22:09
related countries: Chile Chile, Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

The Spanish judge who famously indicted late Chilean leader Augusto Pinochet has gone on trial charged with illegally authorising police to bug lawyers' conversations with clients.
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Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 22:29
related countries: Hungary Hungary

The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, has opened legal proceedings against Hungary over reforms to its central bank, data protection and judiciary.
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Turkey jails man for Dink murder

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 22:35
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Armenia Armenia

A Turkish court has sentences a man to life in prison for instigating the 2007 killing of prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink.
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VIDEO: Concrete balls to deter 'train surfers'

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 22:37
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Railway staff have begun hanging concrete balls above train tracks in Indonesia to try to stop commuters from riding for free on carriage roofs.
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Cruise captain under house arrest

Tuesday 17th of January 2012, 23:50
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian judges put under house arrest the captain of a cruise ship that ran aground on rocks on Friday, killing at least 11 people.
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