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India's richest shrine goes green

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 0:09
related countries: India India

India's richest shrine goes into carbon credit trade
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Why Greece won't go away

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 0:10
related countries: Greece Greece

A Greek debt deal won't resolve the country's real problems
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Czechs and UK refuse EU agreement

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 0:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Czech Republic Czech Republic

Twenty-five of the 27 EU states agree to sign a fiscal pact for stricter rules to try to prevent future debt crises, with the UK and Czech Republic refusing.
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Policeman who became a pole-dancer

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 0:19
related countries: China China

Chinese police officer makes startling career change
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Gaddafi compound nurtures new freedom

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 0:37
related countries: Libya Libya

Families make homes in compound of former Libyan leader
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Bolivia protest revives road row

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 0:53
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia
related places: La Paz

Hundreds of Bolivian protesters arrive in La Paz to demand the government resume work on a controversial road through an Amazon rainforest reserve.
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Japan firms to pay antitrust fine

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 0:58
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan's Yazaki Corporation and Denso Corporation agree to plead guilty for fixing prices of auto parts supplied to US manufacturers.
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Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 2:15
related countries: Burma Burma

Non-native Burmese pythons are the likely cause of a severe decline in mammals living in Florida's Everglades region, a study suggests.
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Seven held in China cadmium spill

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 2:40
related countries: China China

Seven chemical company officials are detained over industrial waste that polluted a river in China's southern Guangxi region, state media reports.
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How 'Europe' became a dirty word in US election

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 3:30
related countries: United States United States

How Europe became a dirty word in the US election
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New team to probe Florida crash

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 4:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida, Federal

Federal investigators are sent to the scene of a deadly US highway crash that killed 10 people and injured 18 in the state of Florida.
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Peru rehab centre owner charged

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 4:53
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Lima

The owner of a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in the Peruvian capital Lima where a fire killed 27 people is charged with murder.
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VIDEO: Calls to tackle Somalia problems

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 5:08
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK has called for a stronger international approach to tackle the root causes of the problems in Somalia.
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Chinese to seek workers' release

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 6:29
related countries: Sudan Sudan, China China

China has sent a team of officials to Sudan to secure the release of 29 Chinese workers held by rebels in South Kordofan, its foreign ministry says.
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VIDEO: UN to debate Syria resolution

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 6:30
related countries: Syria Syria

Western powers are increasing the pressure on the UN Security Council to take action in Syria, where violence continues to rage.
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India censors block Dragon film

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 6:31
related countries: India India

Hollywood's remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is unlikely to screen in India after local censors called for the removal of "explicit" scenes.
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VIDEO: EU agrees pact to balance budgets

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 6:32
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

At the EU summit in Brussels, 25 of the 27 member states have agreed to sign a new pact designed to force eurozone countries to balance their budgets.
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VIDEO: Spanish court to decide on judge trial

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 6:35
related countries: Spain Spain

The supreme court in Spain is due to decide later today whether to proceed with the prosecution of the country's most prominent judge for abuse of power
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Bollywood star 'in party bust-up'

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 6:52
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

An Indian filmmaker alleges he was roughed up by Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan at a party in Mumbai on Monday.
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China steps up security in Tibet

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 7:43
related countries: China China

A senior Chinese official orders tighter security in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and main roads following deadly protests in Sichuan.
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UK 'not bound' by EU treaty - PM

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 7:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prime Minister David Cameron says a new treaty paving the way for closer fiscal co-operation among the majority of EU members will "not place any obligations" on the UK.
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Honda sees sharp drop in profit

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 7:47
related countries: Thailand Thailand, Japan Japan
related places: Honda

Honda, announces a 41% drop in quarterly profit, as it continues to feel the impact of Japan's natural disasters and the floods in Thailand.
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Sportsday Live - Transfer Deadline Day

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 7:59
related countries: Russia Russia

Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko is in talks with Lokomotiv Moscow and QPR look to wrap up a £4m deal for Fulham striker Bobby Zamora as the clock ticks down to the end of the January transfer window at 2300 GMT.
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Has America fallen out of love with wealth?

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 8:05
related countries: United States United States

Has wealth become a liability in the US Republican race?
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VIDEO: Romney looks for win in Florida

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 9:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

Republicans in Florida are due to vote for who they want to stand in November's US presidential election, with Mitt Romnney ahead of his biggest rival, Newt Gingrich.
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Spain property woes hit Santander

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 9:30
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Santander

Santander reveals a 35% fall in annual profits after the group took extra provisions for deteriorating real estate assets in Spain.
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Average water bills to rise 5.7%

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 9:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Water and sewerage bills in England and Wales will rise on average by 5.7% to £376 from April, with some customers paying 8.2% more.
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Tunisia's Jews shun 'migrate to Israel' idea

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 9:41
related countries: Israel Israel

Jews reject call to migrate to Israel despite Islamist poll victory
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Mumbai gunman launches new appeal

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 9:43
related countries: India India

Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab appeals in India's Supreme Court against his death sentence for his role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
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Opera singer Williams dies at 92

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 9:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Williams

Camilla Williams, the first black woman to appear in a leading role with a major US opera company, dies aged 92.
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Europeans hit by deadly cold snap

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 9:45
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Poland Poland

At least 30 people have died in Ukraine and 10 in Poland after a sudden drop in temperatures across much of central and eastern Europe.
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Ford honoured by cinematographers

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 9:58
related countries: United States United States

US actor Harrison Ford is to be presented with an outstanding achievement award by the American Society of Cinematographers.
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Pakistan forces killed in ambush

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 10:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least eight soldiers are killed and 25 injured in a militant attack on a checkpoint in a volatile tribal area of north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Scherzinger to leave US X Factor

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 10:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Fox

Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger are to leave the US X Factor, a spokesman for Fox television confirms.
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Yemen air strike 'hits al-Qaeda'

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 10:29
related countries: Yemen Yemen

At least 13 people have been killed in an air strike on al-Qaeda militants in southern Yemen, residents say.
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French honour for singer Shakira

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 10:37
related countries: France France
related places: Cannes

Singer Shakira receives the French culture medal in Cannes for her contribution to the world of fine arts.
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Ethiopians face Saudi deportation

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 11:03
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A group of imprisoned Ethiopian Christians face deportation from Saudi Arabia for "illicit mingling" of the sexes, Human Rights Watch says.
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Ex-MI6 man sued over rendition

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 11:08
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two men who say they were rendered to Libya with the help of the UK begin an action to sue one of Britain's most senior former MI6 officers.
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Iran launches Spanish TV channel

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 11:38
related countries: Iran Iran, Spain Spain

The Iranian government launches a Spanish-language satellite TV channel, as it seeks warmer ties with Latin America.
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VIDEO: Bolivia protest resurrects road row

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 12:13
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia
related places: La Paz

Hundreds of protesters have arrived in Bolivia's main city, La Paz, to demand the government resume the construction of a controversial road through an Amazon reserve.
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Czechs split by EU pact rejection

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 12:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Czech Republic Czech Republic

The Czech prime minister's decision to join the UK in refusing to back an EU fiscal treaty prompts an angry response from government colleagues.
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Senegal opposition activist freed

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 12:20
related countries: Senegal Senegal

Leading Senegalese activist Alioune Tine is released without charge after two days in detention, as the opposition plans more protests on Tuesday.
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Pair barred from US after tweet

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 12:51
related countries: United States United States

Tweeting travellers are being told to be extra cautious after two tourists were refused entry to the US due to a "threatening" message.
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Germany returns Afghan sculpture

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 12:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Germany Germany

Germany returns an ancient pre-Islamic sculpture looted during Afghanistan's civil war, officials say.
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Sudan win sparks Khartoum party

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 13:08
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Khartoum

Impromptu celebrations break out all over the Sudanese capital - and further afield - as the national team qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
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Murray will miss Davis Cup match

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 13:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Slovakia Slovakia, Aruba Aruba

British number one Andy Murray will miss next month's Davis Cup match against Slovakia because of injury concerns following the Australian Open.
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Somalia hostages returning home

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 13:27
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Somalia Somalia, United States United States

Danish aid worker Poul Thisted and his American colleague Jessica Buchanan, held hostage in Somalia for three months, are on their way home.
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Genocide bill faces court hurdle

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 13:46
related countries: France France

A French bill that makes it a criminal offence to deny that genocide was committed against Armenians has been referred to France's highest court.
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VIDEO: Brazil's super rich grow richer

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 14:11
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Silva

The former President of of Brazil Lula da Silva was feted across the world for bringing millions of Brazilians out of poverty - but the rich also did very well under his left-wing government.
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Spanish court upholds Garzon case

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 14:20
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Franco, Garzon

The supreme court in Spain refuses a request to throw out a case against its most famous judge, Baltasar Garzon, accused of overstepping his authority.
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Why Czechs rejected Euro pact

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 14:31
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Why Prague refused to join the eurozone pact
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Senegal police deploy over rally

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 15:19
related countries: Senegal Senegal
related places: Dakar

A large number of Senegalese police are deployed in central Dakar ahead of a rally against President Abdoulaye Wade's re-election bid.
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Search of cruise ship abandoned

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 15:38
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian divers abandon their search for bodies inside the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia after conditions underwater deteriorate.
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Arsenal's Miyaichi joins Bolton

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 16:00
related countries: Japan Japan

Arsenal's Japan youth international midfielder Ryo Miyaichi joins Bolton on loan for the rest of the season.
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Scotland select Jones and Denton

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 16:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Winger Lee Jones and flanker David Denton are selected for Scotland's Six Nations opener against England.
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Obama backs Pakistan drone raids

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 16:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

US President Barack Obama defends the use of unmanned drone aircraft to kill suspected militants in Pakistan's tribal areas.
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Former Nigerian speaker cleared

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 16:41
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A judge in Nigeria drops fraud charges against one of Nigeria's most powerful politicians, former House of Representatives speaker Dimeji Bankole.
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Dozens dead in European cold snap

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 16:44
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, Poland Poland

At least 30 people have died in Ukraine and 21 in Poland after a sudden drop in temperatures across much of central and eastern Europe.
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Abacha aide appeals over hanging

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 16:53
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A close aide to former Nigerian military ruler Sani Abacha appeals against his hanging sentence for killing the wife of politician Moshood Abiola.
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Self-steering bullet researched

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 16:57
related countries: United States United States

US researchers are developing a bullet that guides itself to a laser-illuminated target. But an expert is concerned it may be sold to the public.
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Isolated Peruvian tribe pictured

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 17:00
related countries: Peru Peru, Spain Spain

A Spanish archaeologist has snapped the most-detailed pictures ever seen of an "uncontacted" tribe in the Amazon.
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UK box office takes £1bn in 2011

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 17:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK cinema box office takings passed the £1bn mark for the first time last year, according to the British Film Institute (BFI).
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Live - Africa Cup of Nations Day 11

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 17:40
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea, Gabon Gabon

All the action from the final Group C games as they happen at the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
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Chinese workers seized in Egypt

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 17:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt, China China

Bedouin tribesmen have kidnapped 25 Chinese workers in Egypt's Sinai peninsula to press for the release of five jailed relatives, officials say.
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Pakistan braces itself for 'game changer' elections

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 18:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan braces itself for crucial elections
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Crash SUV lands on US man in bed

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 18:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Haven

A man in New Haven, Connecticut, is injured after an SUV crashes through his home and lands on top of him during a police car chase.
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French close in on India jet deal

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 18:12
related countries: India India, France France

French firm Dassault emerges as preferred bidder for a $10bn contract to supply jet fighters to India, in a major setback for Eurofighter.
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Yemeni minister 'survives attack'

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 18:16
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

Yemeni Information Minister Ali al-Amrani has escaped an assassination attempt in the capital, Sanaa, witnesses and officials say.
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Dowson in line for England debut

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 18:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Uncapped back-rower Phil Dowson looks set to make his England debut in their Six Nations opener against Scotland.
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Acquitted Rwandans seek sanctuary

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 19:14
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

The tribunal trying Rwandan genocide suspects appeals for countries to come forward to provide homes for those acquitted, the court's spokesman tells the BBC.
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AUDIO: Flight recording of JFK's death

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 19:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington, Dallas

The US National Archives has released audio recorded from the Air Force One flight from Dallas back to Washington on the day of President John F Kennedy's assassination.
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VIDEO: Tensions as UN debates Syria crisis

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 19:26
related countries: Syria Syria, Russia Russia

The Western-Arab drive to adopt a UN resolution on Syria is a "path to civil war", Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov has warned.
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Austria row at 'new Jews' remark

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 19:35
related countries: Austria Austria

Austria's President withdraws an award from a far-right leader who allegedly likened his supporters to Jews under the Nazis.
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Iran nuclear talks 'constructive'

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 19:42
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran says three days of talks with UN nuclear inspectors have been "positive and constructive".
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Bahrain inmates on hunger strike

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 19:52
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Fourteen jailed opposition figures in Bahrain have begun a hunger strike ahead of the first anniversary of the pro-democracy uprising, activists say.
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New tapes from day Kennedy died

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 19:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington, Kennedy, John F Kennedy

The US National Archives releases long-lost recordings of the Air Force One flight back to Washington on the day of John F Kennedy's assassination.
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US home prices continue to drop

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 20:17
related countries: United States United States

Single-family home prices in the US dropped by 0.7% in November, amid weaker consumer confidence.
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Gabon 1-0 Tunisia

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 20:27
related countries: Gabon Gabon, Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Franceville

Co-hosts Gabon finish top of Group C at the Africa Cup of Nations after beating Tunisia 1-0 in Franceville.
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Goodwin stripped of knighthood

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 20:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Fred Goodwin, heavily criticised over the bank's near collapse, loses his knighthood.
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Ten missing as Turkey ship sinks

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 20:38
related countries: Turkey Turkey

At least 10 people are missing after a cargo ship sinks off the Turkish coast, officials say.
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UN action 'could spur Syria war'

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 20:53
related countries: Syria Syria

The Western-Arab push for a UN resolution on Syria could put the country on a "path to civil war", warns Russia's deputy foreign minister.
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Gabon 1-0 Tunisia

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 21:42
related countries: Gabon Gabon, Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Franceville

Co-hosts Gabon finish top of Group C at the Africa Cup of Nations after beating Tunisia 1-0 in Franceville.
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Pakistan security 'helps Taliban'

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 22:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban, Nato

The Taliban in Afghanistan are being directly assisted by Pakistani security services, according to a secret Nato report seen by the BBC.
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How should you brand South Korea?

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 22:22
related countries: South Korea South Korea

How to tackle economic powerhouse's branding problem
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VIDEO: UN debates Syria crisis response

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 22:38
related countries: Syria Syria

The United Nations Security Council is meeting to debate whether to adopt a draft resolution on Syria.
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VIDEO: Cruise shipwreck search halted

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 22:58
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian divers have abandoned their search for bodies inside the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia after conditions underwater deteriorated.
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Bismarck voice recording released

Tuesday 31st of January 2012, 23:53
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Bismarck

A wax cylinder recording of German statesman Otto von Bismarck is released - the first time his voice has been heard for over 100 years.
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