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Cuba party considers term limits

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 1:28
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba's ruling Communist Party holds its first-ever national conference to consider changes in the way it runs the country and how to renew the ageing revolutionary leadership.
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Yemen's president arrives in US

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 1:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh arrives in the US to receive medical treatment for injuries he sustained in an assassination attempt last June.
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VIDEO: Peru rehab centre fire kills 26

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 2:11
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Lima

A fire at a drug rehabilitation centre in the Peruvian capital Lima kills at least 26 people and injures 10 others, officials say.
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VIDEO: African Union opens new £127m HQ

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 2:16
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Addis Ababa

The African Union has inaugurated its newly built headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
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VIDEO: Arab League halts Syria mission

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 4:22
related countries: Syria Syria

The Arab League says it is suspending its controversial monitoring mission in Syria because of the upsurge in violence.
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VIDEO: Spanair passengers left stranded

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 5:18
related countries: Spain Spain

Around 20,000 passengers across Europe and Africa have been left stranded or forced to find new flights after the collapse of Spain's fourth-largest airline, Spanair.
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Suu Kyi hits Burma campaign trail

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 6:16
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, draws crowds on a political tour ahead of by-elections in April.
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Syria condemns Arab League move

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 7:44
related countries: Syria Syria

The Syrian government condemns a decision by the Arab League to suspend its monitoring mission inside Syria, amid increasing violence.
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UN nuclear inspectors visit Iran

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 7:54
related countries: Iran Iran

Inspectors from the UN nuclear agency, the IAEA, are visiting Iran to try to determine the purpose of the country's nuclear programme.
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Live - Djokovic v Nadal

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 7:59
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 7-5 after five hours and 53 minutes - the longest-ever final in Grand Slam history - to retain the Australian Open.
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Ko becomes golf's youngest winner

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 8:27
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko makes history by winning the New South Wales Open at the age of 14.
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Crackdown on rebels in Damascus

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 9:16
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Syria's army moves to reassert control in rebellious suburbs of Damascus in the worst fighting around the capital in the 10-month uprising, activists say.
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Greeks reject EU 'budget control'

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 9:27
related countries: Greece Greece, Germany Germany

Greek officials reject German proposals for a eurozone budget commissioner to oversee spending, as agreement nears on a second bailout for Greece.
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Grief over Pakistan heart deaths

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 9:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Lahore

Feelings run high in Lahore as heart pill deaths mount
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Chinese held by Sudanese rebels

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 10:20
related countries: Sudan Sudan, China China

Some 29 Chinese construction workers are being held by rebels in Sudan's volatile South Kordofan region.
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VIDEO: Occupy protesters arrested in US

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 10:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Oakland

Police have arrested more than 100 protesters from the Occupy movement in the US city of Oakland.
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VIDEO: African Union opens new £127m HQ

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 10:47
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Addis Ababa

As the African heads of state meet for the African Union summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, they find themselves in new surroundings.
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Flower not afraid to drop batsman

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 11:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England coach Andy Flower is considering dropping a batsman for the third Test after their latest abject showing against spin.
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Bra tycoon in independence threat

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 12:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scottish lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone threatens to move to England if Scotland votes for independence.
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Rock holds off McIlroy and Woods

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 12:50
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

England's Robert Rock repels Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy to claim the biggest win of his career at the Abu Dhabi Championship.
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Mythical film toast of Sundance

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 13:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sundance

A father-daughter drama and a documentary about the US war on drugs clinch top prizes at the Sundance festival for independent film.
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Karzai 'plans talks with Taliban'

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 13:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai is planning to meet the Taliban in Saudi Arabia in an attempt to jump-start peace talks, the BBC learns.
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PNG failed mutiny leader arrested

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 14:17
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

A retired colonel who led a failed military revolt against Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill is arrested and charged with mutiny.
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Djokovic beats Nadal to win title

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 14:38
related countries: Aruba Aruba

World number one Novak Djokovic beats second seed Rafael Nadal in a five-set epic to retain his Australian Open title.
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Bangladesh signs India power deal

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 15:23
related countries: India India, Bangladesh Bangladesh

India and Bangladesh sign a deal to build a plant to address Bangladesh's power shortages, despite opposition from environmentalists.
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S Sudan shuts oil output amid row

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 15:50
related countries: Sudan Sudan

South Sudan says vital oil production has stopped amid a row with Sudan over transit fees that the UN warns threatens regional stability.
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Bloc ends Iraq parliament boycott

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 15:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's opposition Iraqiyya bloc ends a boycott of parliament begun last month over an arrest warrant issued for the country's most senior Sunni politician.
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What drives US entrepreneurship?

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 17:19
related countries: United States United States

What drives American entrepreneurship?
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Greece budget veto 'impossible'

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 17:30
related countries: Greece Greece, Germany Germany
related places: Athens

Athens rejects outright German proposals for an EU power of veto over the Greek budget, with a minister threatening to quit over the issue.
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Live - Africa Cup of Nations Day 9

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 17:33
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea, Gabon Gabon

All the action from the final Group A games as they happen at the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
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Exiled Hamas chief on Jordan trip

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 17:37
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal has talks with the King of Jordan as he makes his first official visit there since he was expelled in 1999.
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Wreck removal 'to take 10 months'

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 18:32
related countries: Italy Italy

It could take up to 10 months to remove the wreck of capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia, says Italy's civil protection agency chief.
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Emotional Djokovic hails epic win

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 19:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba

World number one Novak Djokovic describes his epic victory over Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final as the greatest moment of his career.
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Equatorial Guinea 0-1 Zambia

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 20:23
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

Zambia beat co-hosts Equatorial Guinea 1-0 to win Group A and book their place in the quarter-finals of this year's Africa Cup of Nations.
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Tennant wins award for Kafka role

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 21:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Former Doctor Who star David Tennant is among the winners at the inaugural BBC Audio Drama Awards in London.
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VIDEO: UN nuclear inspectors visit Iran

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 21:10
related countries: Iran Iran

Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are on a three-day visit to Iran, to try to determine the purpose of the country's nuclear programme.
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VIDEO: 'Tanks move towards central Damascus'

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 21:18
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Syrian tanks and troops are reported to have launched a fresh attack on anti-government activists in suburbs of Damascus. The BBC cannot verify this video, but the images are consistent with reports from the area.
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Libya 2-1 Senegal

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 21:21
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Libya exit the Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-1 consolation win over hapless Senegal, who go home pointless, after their final group A game.
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Saxons pair in Six Nations squad

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 21:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England bring Thomas Waldrom and Matt Banahan into their squad ahead of Saturday's opening Six Nations match against Scotland.
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Family guilty of 'honour' murders

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 22:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Canada Canada

Three members of an Afghan-Canadian family are found guilty of murdering four of their female relatives in a case of so-called honour killing.
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Spain demo for human rights judge

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 22:21
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Thousands of people protest in the Spanish capital, Madrid, in support of prominent human rights judge Baltasar Garzon, on trial for exceeding his powers.
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RBS boss Hester rejects £1m bonus

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 22:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Stephen Hester will not take his near-£1m bonus, the BBC has learned.
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Castro defends one-party system

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 23:18
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro says his country will keep its one-party system, allowing no competition to the ruling Communists.
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VIDEO: Karzai 'plans talks with Taliban'

Sunday 29th of January 2012, 23:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The Afghan government is planning to meet the Taliban in Saudi Arabia in an attempt to jump-start peace talks, the BBC has learned.
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