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Pope names US head of conversions

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 0:03
related countries: United States United States

Pope Benedict appoints a married priest to head the first structure in the US for Anglicans converting to Roman Catholicism.
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Drive promotes cheap healthy food

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 0:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A new effort to convince families in England that they can eat healthily on a budget is beginning.
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'Drug dealer' killed in Colombia

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 0:35
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian police kill one of the leaders of a powerful drug trafficking gang in the north of the country.
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School language concerns raised

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 0:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Scottish government is to meet with foreign diplomats and Cosla to discuss the drop in school language assistants.
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VIDEO: Greek PM warns of future hardships

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 1:12
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has used his new year message to warn that 2012 will be "full of hardships".
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Jordan to host Mid-East meeting

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 1:29
related countries: Israel Israel, Jordan Jordan

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators agree to meet in Jordan this week, after more than a year of deadlock in peace talks.
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China factories get New Year lift

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 2:17
related countries: China China

Chinese factories get an end of year production boost as economic activity picks up around the Western and Chinese New Years.
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VIDEO: Italians brave chilly new year Tiber dive

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 2:18
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Hundreds of people turned out to watch six men honour an old tradition and dive from a bridge in Rome into the cold water of the River Tiber.
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VIDEO: Arab body urges Syria mission end

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 2:41
related countries: Syria Syria

An advisory body to the Arab League calls for the organisation's monitors to be withdrawn from Syria because of the continuing crackdown on protests.
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Indian internet seeks the masses

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 2:56
related countries: India India

Facing the challenge of getting 1.2 billion people online
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Fiji leader lifting martial law

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 3:39
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Fiji's military ruler Frank Bainimarama says he will lift martial law to pave the way for consultations on a new constitution.
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Two Koreas 'at a turning point'

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 4:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The Korean peninsula is at a "turning point" with opportunities for change, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak says in a new year address.
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India eases foreign stock rules

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 4:53
related countries: India India

India's government will open up its stock market to individual foreign investors in an attempt to boost demand and liquidity.
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China launches 3D TV channel

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 5:14
related countries: China China

China has launched its first 3D television channel on a trial basis and aims for a full launch in the Chinese New Year.
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Thefts from police 'astonishing'

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 5:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of equipment and personal belongings have been stolen from police stations across Britain, it is revealed.
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VIDEO: Science of Politics: Iowa Caucus

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 5:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Iowa

Why the small US state of Iowa plays a big role in presidential campaigns
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Australia warning over rare virus

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 6:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian officials warn of a possible outbreak of Murray Valley encephalitis, a potentially deadly disease, after it is found in chickens in New South Wales.
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VIDEO: S Korea's K-pop culture growing in Japan

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 6:32
related countries: Japan Japan

South Korea's K-pop music has overtaken Japanese music as the industry's most popular genre in the country.
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Activist Anna Hazare recovering

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 6:43
related countries: India India
related places: Pune

India's anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare recovers from bronchitis in hospital in Pune, with doctors advising him not to fast for a month.
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Aussies out to deny Tendulkar ton

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 6:54
related countries: India India, Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Mike Hussey says Australia are determined not to let Sachin Tendulkar score a historic 100th international century for India in the second Test in Sydney.
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India 'may reverse' rate policy

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 8:00
related countries: India India

India's central bank, which has raised interest rates 13 times in two years, tells the BBC it may ease monetary policy amid fears of a global slowdown.
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UK will get up to strength - PM

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 8:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

In a new year message, David Cameron acknowledges economic worries but says Britain must take advantage of the Olympics and Queen's Jubilee.
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VIDEO: Why football is on the rise in Kenya

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 8:56
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya, known for long-distance running, is now seeing a growth in the popularity of football.
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Iranian guards held in Pakistan

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 9:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Iran Iran

Pakistani police detain three Iranian border guards after they allegedly crossed the border killing one man and wounding another they had been pursuing, officials say.
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Serena wins in Brisbane comeback

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 9:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Fourth seed Serena Williams beats Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 6-2 6-3 in the first round of the Brisbane International.
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Live - Monday football

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 10:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Fulham, Chelsea

Fulham snatch a dramatic late win over Arsenal after earlier victories for Chelsea, Norwich, Stoke and Swansea on a busy day of action that featured full Scottish and Football League programmes.
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French Somme people pick new name

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 10:41
related countries: France France
related places: Somme

The inhabitants of the Somme region in northern France pick a new name for themselves - "Samariens".
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Greece sees first strike of 2012

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 11:00
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek doctors and pharmacists go on strike in the country's first walkout of 2012.
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Cruise's Mission stays the course

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 11:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mission

Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol tops the US box office chart for the second week running, according to studio estimates.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 11:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Dunfermline, Motherwell

Hearts beat Hibs 3-1 in the early kick-off before four games follow at 1500 GMT, including Rangers v Motherwell and Dunfermline v Celtic.
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Hamas PM tours Turkish aid ship

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 12:39
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Israel Israel

Gaza's Hamas PM Ismail Haniya continues his tour of Turkey by visiting the Mavi Marmara aid ship, stormed by Israeli troops in 2010.
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VIDEO: Iran test-fires further missiles

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 14:04
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran says it has successfully test-fired two more missiles, including a surface-to-sea missile, to end a 10-day naval exercise in the Gulf.
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VIDEO: Animals hosed down in Australia heat

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 14:26
related countries: Australia Australia

As temperatures soared across many of the southern states of Australia, animals at Melbourne Zoo were given a hose down.
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Unrest as China mosque torn down

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 15:03
related countries: China China

Reports from the Ningxia region of northern China say several hundred Muslim villagers fought with riot police who tore down a mosque.
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Surgeon urges removal of implants

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 15:08
related countries: France France

A senior plastic surgeon advising the government wants faulty breast implants removed, following a health scare in France.
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Leaders set first 2012 euro date

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 15:26
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicholas Sarkozy agree their first meeting of 2012 to discuss the eurozone debt crisis.
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Manhunt closes US national park

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 15:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Washington

A US police manhunt is under way for an Iraq war veteran wanted in connection with the killing of a ranger at a national park in Washington state.
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World's papers express hopes and fears for 2012

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 15:37
related countries: China China

World media's mixed expectations for 2012
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'Fuel additive in breast implant'

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 16:05
related countries: France France

A fuel additive untested in clinical trials was used in breast implants that have since been banned, French radio station RTL reports.
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Threat to cut Afghan jail's power

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 16:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan's national power company says it will cut the electricity supply to the central prison unless it pays its overdue bills soon.
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Bangladesh approves anti-porn law

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 16:17
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The Bangladeshi government approves a tough new anti-pornography law which would see offenders jailed for up to 10 years.
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Burma reduces prisoner sentences

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 16:28
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's government announces reductions in prison sentences, but makes no mention of the release of political detainees.
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Thousands flee South Sudan unrest

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 16:33
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Tens of thousands of South Sudanese flee their homes as some 6,000 fighters hunt down members of a rival ethnic group following deadly cattle raids.
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Arab call to end Syria shooting

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 16:51
related countries: Syria Syria

The Arab League calls for an end to shootings in Syria and warns snipers remain a threat, but says all signs of an army presence in cities have gone.
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Kenya boat capsize 'kills six'

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 17:34
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A passenger boat capsizes off the Kenyan tourist resort of Lamu Island, killing at least six people, aid workers and officials say.
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Iranians test-fire more missiles

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 18:15
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran says it has test-fired three more missiles in what is being seen as a show of strength on the final day of naval exercises near the Strait of Hormuz.
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VIDEO: Syrians still at risk from snipers

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 19:31
related countries: Syria Syria

The Syrian military has withdrawn heavy weapons from residential areas but gunfire is continuing and snipers are still a threat, according to the Arab League.
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Deadly Chile forest fires spread

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 20:09
related countries: Chile Chile

One man is killed as dozens of wildfires spread through southern and central parts of Chile during a heat wave.
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Venezuela to pay Exxon only $255m

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 22:12
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela says it will pay Exxon Mobil $255m in compensation for nationalised assets - less than a third of what was awarded to the oil giant.
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Shot governor's wife investigated

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 22:17
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Police in Argentina are investigating the wife of a governor who died of a gunshot to the head while celebrating the new year.
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'Psycho' murder accused remanded

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 22:23
related countries: India India

A man describing himself as "Psycho Stapleton" appears in court charged with murdering student Anuj Bidve who was shot dead on Boxing Day.
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Israelis and Palestinians to meet

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 22:30
related countries: Israel Israel, Jordan Jordan

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are due to meet in Jordan on Tuesday, after more than 15 months of deadlock in peace talks.
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Hungary rally over constitution

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 23:04
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Tens of thousands of people protest against Hungary's controversial new constitution introduced by the governing centre-right Fidesz party.
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Libya has 'right to judge' ex-PM

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 23:53
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia, Libya Libya

Tunisia's president promises to hand over former Libyan Prime Minister al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, detained in Tunisia, if he is guaranteed a fair trial in Libya.
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Dixon leaves Strictly for Talent

Monday 2nd of January 2012, 23:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Alesha Dixon leaves Strictly to join the judging panel on Britain's Got Talent.
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