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N'Dour seeks Senegal presidency

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 0:15
related countries: Senegal Senegal

World-famous musician Youssou N'Dour announces he is running in February's presidential elections in Senegal.
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VIDEO: Iraq flora project revived after 25 years

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 0:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kew, London

Project to catalogue Iraq's flora revived after 25 years on hold
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Singapore's economic growth slows

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 1:04
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Singapore's economic growth slows in the last quarter of 2011 as slowing demand and supply chain disruptions hurt manufacturing.
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Mount Rainier gunman found dead

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 1:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An Iraq war veteran wanted over the killing of a park ranger in Washington state is found dead in a national park, officials say.
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VIDEO: Hungary protests over constitution

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 1:47
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Budapest

Tens of thousands of people have been protesting in Budapest over Hungary's controversial new constitution, a day after it came into force.
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VIDEO: US ranger shooting: Suspect found dead

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 2:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Washington

The body of an Iraq war veteran wanted over the killing of a park ranger in Washington state has been found, officials have said.
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VIDEO: Nigeria ethnic clashes kill 50

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 2:55
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

At least 50 people are killed in clashes between rival ethnic groups in the state of Ebonyi in south-eastern Nigeria.
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Iran rial falls against US dollar

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 3:10
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran's currency the rial slides 12% against the US dollar after the US imposed fresh sanctions targeting Iran's central bank.
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Republicans in final push in Iowa

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 3:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Iowa

US Republican presidential candidates make a final push with voters in Iowa ahead of the first statewide nominating contest.
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VIDEO: Augmented reality takes off in US

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 4:13
related countries: United States United States

How you may soon be living in a virtual city
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Fire warnings amid Australia heat

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 4:18
related countries: Australia Australia

Fire bans are declared and bushfire warnings issued in South Australia and Victoria, amid soaring temperatures and wind.
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Commonwealth calls for Fiji polls

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 4:21
related countries: Australia Australia, Fiji Fiji

The Commonwealth calls for credible elections in Fiji and Australia urges more action, after its military ruler announced an end to martial law.
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Disease in flood-hit Philippines

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 4:28
related countries: Philippines Philippines

At least five people die of leptospirosis and dozens are diagnosed with the illness in the aftermath of Typhoon Washi in the southern Philippines, officials say.
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Egypt votes in third round poll

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 6:23
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian voters cast their ballots in the third and final round of elections to the lower house of parliament, part of the first democratic elections in 60 years.
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Arrest over pig heads in Malaysia

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 7:13
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Police arrest four people over pig heads found outside a mosque in Malaysia, in a case which officials fear will escalate religious tensions.
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VIDEO: Republicans ready for Iowa test

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 7:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Iowa, Republican

Republican presidential hopefuls have toured Iowa on the last full day of campaigning before the Hawkeye State's caucuses kick-off the US election year.
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Aussies take charge against India

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 7:46
related countries: India India, Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting leave Australia in a strong position on day one of the second Test against India in Sydney, after Sachin Tendulkar misses out on his 100th international century again.
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Row probed in India 'sacrifice'

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 7:52
related countries: India India

Police in India's Chhattisgarh state investigate a row between families, after a seven-year-old girl was reportedly sacrificed for a bumper harvest.
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Sportsday Live - latest updates

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 7:56
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sportsday Live - featuring build-up to Tuesday's Premier League action and updates from the Qatar Open tennis in Doha.
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German held over LA arson attacks

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 8:13
related countries: Germany Germany

A German national, believed to have lived in southern California for some years, is arrested over the spate of arson attacks in Los Angeles.
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Deadly bug in new Hong Kong HQ

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 8:23
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong's brand-new government headquarters is disinfected after bacteria that cause Legionnaires' disease are found in multiple locations.
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Five injured in Cyprus base demo

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 8:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Cyprus Cyprus

Five people are injured during a demonstration against the presence of British military bases in Cyprus.
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Indian internet seeks the masses

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 8:56
related countries: India India

Facing the challenge of getting 1.2 billion people online
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Berlin set to honour Meryl Streep

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 8:59
related countries: Germany Germany

Meryl Streep is to be honoured at this year's Berlin Film Festival, which takes place next month.
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Save care system, say campaigners

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 9:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A letter signed by leading health bodies and charities urges politicians to transform England's "failing" social care system.
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Hungary rally over constitution

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 10:12
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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BP seeks damages from Halliburton

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 10:15
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Oil giant BP asks its contractor Halliburton to pay all costs and damages arising from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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France urges new Iran sanctions

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 10:20
related countries: France France, Iran Iran, United States United States

France says the EU should follow the US in imposing stricter sanctions on Tehran, as Iran's currency falls again amid worries over their impact.
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German president in loan furore

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 10:20
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's President Christian Wulff comes under intense pressure to explain his conduct over a controversial home loan he received.
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VIDEO: Bush fires spread in Australia

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 10:25
related countries: Australia Australia

Temperatures have risen to 40C (104F) sparking a wave of fires.
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Afghan suicide attack kills five

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 10:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

At least five people have died and some 16 others have been hurt in a suicide attack in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, police say.
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Bajaj unveils rival to Tata Nano

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 10:41
related countries: India India

Indian manufacturer Bajaj Auto unveils a low-cost car expected to go up against the world's cheapest - the Tata Nano.
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Iran jails Rafsanjani's daughter

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 11:07
related countries: Iran Iran

The daughter of the former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is sentenced to six months in prison for producing anti-regime propaganda.
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Wardrobe show to open in London

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 11:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A stage production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is to open in London in May, it is announced.
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Beckham 'rules out' move to PSG

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 12:26
related countries: France France

David Beckham decides not to join Paris Saint-Germain for family reasons, according to reports in France.
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Trinian's cartoonist Searle dies

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 12:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British cartoonist Ronald Searle, best known for creating the fictional girls school St Trinian's, dies aged 91.
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Greece warns on euro membership

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 13:23
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece may have to leave the euro if it does not pass austerity measures and secure its latest bailout, a government spokesperson warns.
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Safety demand for French reactors

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 13:42
related countries: France France

France's nuclear watchdog wants the country's 58 power plants to improve safety quickly but says none needs to be shut down.
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India 'John Terry' tobacco gaffe

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 13:45
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

John Terry's agency takes legal advice after an image resembling the England football captain appears on cigarette packs in an Indian anti-smoking campaign.
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Fleeing South Sudanese 'killed'

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 13:50
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Scores of people are slaughtered after fleeing attacks by fighters from a rival ethnic group in South Sudan, according to numerous reports.
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Germany's jobless rate at new low

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 14:06
related countries: Germany Germany

German unemployment falls to its lowest rate in December since 1991, official figures show.
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'Spam capital' India arrests six

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 14:10
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, India India

Indian authorities arrest six suspected email scammers just days after the country was named spam capital of the world.
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Burma frees 32 political inmates

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 14:33
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma frees 32 political prisoners to mark independence celebrations, but activists express frustration at the limited scale of the releases.
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Afghan unit to hunt bride husband

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 15:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A special police unit has been set up, Afghan officials say, to hunt down the husband and others responsible for the torture of a 15-year-old bride.
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'Gold' found on Paris train fake

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 15:20
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Twenty gold-coloured bars found in a case on a suburban Paris train have turned out not be be made of gold, police say.
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VIDEO: Egyptian film tackles HIV stigma

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 15:47
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A controversial film shows now in Egypt about patients living with HIV
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Burkina Faso customs chief sacked

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 15:51
related countries: Burkina Faso Burkina Faso

The head of customs in Burkina Faso, Ousmane Guiro, is sacked after $4m cash is found in suitcases reportedly belonging to him.
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Chile still battling forest fires

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 16:21
related countries: Chile Chile

Chilean firefighters are still battling to control some 24 forest fires in southern and central parts of Chile during a heat wave.
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Taiwan election surveillance row

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 16:36
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Taiwan's opposition party demands a probe into alleged surveillance by security and intelligence units on its presidential candidate.
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US manufacturers beat forecasts

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 16:48
related countries: United States United States

US manufacturing activity hit a six-month high in December according a much-watched survey, adding to a run of positive economic indicators.
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Syrian army deserters 'kill 18'

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 17:15
related countries: Syria Syria

At least 18 members of President Bashar al-Assad's security forces are killed by army deserters in Syria, a human rights group says.
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Coke urged to abandon Swazi king

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 17:39
related countries: Swaziland Swaziland

Pro-democracy activists in Swaziland call on Coca-Cola - a major investor in the country - to withdraw its support for King Msawti III.
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Two killed as high winds hit UK

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 18:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two men are killed as storms cause damage and result in power cuts across many parts of the UK, with gusts of up to 100mph in Scotland.
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Militias clash in Libyan capital

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 18:37
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Four people are killed and at least five injured in a firefight in the centre of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, as militiamen tried to free prisoners held there.
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Iran sanctions 'starting to bite'

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 19:35
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Gulf

The US says threats by Iran to restrict Gulf shipping in the event of further sanctions shows international pressure is 'beginning to bite'.
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VIDEO: Olympic dreams for Afghan women

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 19:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Afghan female boxers are training to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games in London
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Pair convicted of Lawrence murder

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 20:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Two men are convicted of the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence, 18 years after the attack in south-east London.
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VIDEO: Taliban back Qatar office plans

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 21:33
related countries: Qatar Qatar

The Taliban say they have reached a preliminary agreement to set up a political office, possibly in Qatar, as part of Western plans to end the war.
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Taliban back plan on talks office

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 22:04
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Afghanistan's Taliban say they have "an initial understanding" to set up an office overseas, possibly in Qatar.
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Yemeni soldiers killed in clashes

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 22:44
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Zinjibar

At least two Yemeni soldiers have died in clashes with Islamist militants in the restive southern city of Zinjibar, officials say.
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Man confesses to US mosque attack

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 22:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Year, Day

New York City police say a man has confessed to a string of arson attacks on an Islamic cultural centre and four other sites on New Year's Day.
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VIDEO: Iran sanctions 'starting to bite'

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 22:51
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Gulf

The US has said threats by Iran to restrict Gulf shipping in the event of further sanctions shows international pressure is having an effect
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VIDEO: Iowa vote begins 2012 campaign

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 23:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Iowa

Republicans in the US state of Iowa are preparing to cast their ballots in the first vote of the 2012 Presidential contest, making their choice for their party's nominee.
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Chile police seek 'fire starters'

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 23:09
related countries: Chile Chile

Some of the forest fires raging in Chile may have been started intentionally, the government says, as firefighters battle to extinguish multiple blazes.
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Republicans set for Iowa caucuses

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 23:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Iowa, White House

Six contenders for the Republican presidential nomination make frantic final appeals to voters ahead of Tuesday's Iowa caucuses.
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Man uses iPad to cross US border

Tuesday 3rd of January 2012, 23:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Christmas

A Canadian man who forgot his passport says that he used a scanned copy on his iPad to cross the US border to deliver Christmas presents.
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