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VIDEO: Praise for low budget Wall St film

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 0:08
related countries: United States United States

A small low budget US thriller set amid the world of high finance, Margin Call, has been earning some recognition as movie awards season gets under way.
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Rwandan rebels 'kill 26 in Congo'

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 0:20
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda Rwanda

At least 26 people have been killed in recent attacks by Rwandan FDLR rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Congolese army says.
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'Strong case' for assisted dying

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 0:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

There is a "strong case" for allowing assisted suicide for people who are terminally ill in England and Wales, a group of experts says.
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Paypal's Thompson to head Yahoo

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 0:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Thompson

US web portal Yahoo names Scott Thompson, president of online payments firm Paypal, as its new chief executive.
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Deadly floods hit southern Brazil

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 1:05
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Floods and landslides caused by heavy rain in south-eastern Brazil kill at least six people and force thousands from their homes.
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Bachmann ends bid for White House

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 2:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Iowa, White House

Iowa loser Michele Bachmann ends her presidential bid, while caucus winner Mitt Romney rolls out an endorsement from Senator John McCain.
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Pinochet textbook row in Chile

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 2:12
related countries: Chile Chile

A political row breaks out in Chile as it emerges that school textbooks will no longer refer to Gen Pinochet's 1973-1990 rule as a dictatorship.
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Saudi men in lingerie sales ban

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 2:19
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is to finally enforce a decree allowing only women to work in lingerie shops, despite disapproval from senior clerics.
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Huawei feels US pressure on Iran

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 2:24
related countries: China China, Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Huawei

Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei is under pressure from the US because of its business links with Iran.
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VIDEO: UK's Hague urges more Burma reform

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 2:55
related countries: Burma Burma, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Foreign Secretary William Hague will call on Burma's leaders to release more political prisoners during his visit to the country.
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VIDEO: Deadly floods hit southern Brazil

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 3:07
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Floods and landslides caused by heavy rain in south-eastern Brazil have killed at least six people and forced thousands from their homes.
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Ransom sought for Australian man

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 3:32
related countries: Philippines Philippines, Aruba Aruba

Kidnappers holding an Australian man in the southern Philippines demand $2m (£1.3m) in ransom for his release, in a video message sent to his wife.
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Kodak tumbles 28% on future fears

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 3:57
related countries: United States United States

Shares in Eastman Kodak dip 28% on speculation the photography firm is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection in the US.
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US rivals focus on New Hampshire

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 4:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Hampshire, Iowa, Republican

The six hopefuls vying for the Republican nomination focus on the New Hampshire primary, as Michele Bachmann steps aside after Iowa's caucuses.
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Virat Kohli fined for finger sign

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 4:55
related countries: India India, Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Indian batsman Virat Kohli is fined 50% of his match fee for making an obscene gesture to fans at Sydney on the second day of the second Test with Australia.
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Philippines landslide 'kills 25'

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 7:09
related countries: Philippines Philippines

At least 25 people die and 150 more are missing after a landslide triggered by rains hits a mining village in the southern Philippines, officials say.
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Clarke hits landmark triple ton

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 7:10
related countries: India India, Australia Australia

Captain Michael Clarke scores the first triple century at the Sydney Cricket Ground as Australia continue to dominate the second Test against India.
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Fight in Mexican prison kills 31

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 7:34
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Altamira

A fight between prisoners armed with makeshift weapons at a jail in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas leaves 31 inmates dead, authorities say.
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Japan tuna fetches record price

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 7:53
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo, Tsukiji

A new sale record of $736,000 is set for a bluefin tuna at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market, almost doubling last year's price.
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Police deny closing Lawrence team

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 8:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland Yard denies it is planning to disband the dedicated team of detectives investigating the murder of Stephen Lawrence.
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VIDEO: Pakistan's school of hockey stars

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 8:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's hockey team is indebted to one school in the Punjab.
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Climate changes outlook for seals

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 9:02
related countries: Canada Canada

Warming oceans and melting sea ice may have a major impact on harp seals, the doe-eyed animals that are the prime target for Canada's annual seal hunt.
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US sales fall at Toyota and Honda

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 9:05
related countries: Thailand Thailand, Japan Japan, United States United States
related places: Honda, Toyota

Toyota and Honda saw US sales fall sharply in 2011 as production was hit by natural disasters in Japan and Thailand, figures show.
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Marie Antoinette to open Berlin

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 9:15
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

A drama set around the French Revolution, in which German-born Diane Kruger plays Marie Antoinette, will launch the Berlin Film Festival next month.
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Burma 'to release more prisoners'

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 9:22
related countries: Burma Burma, United Kingdom United Kingdom

William Hague says his Burmese counterpart has vowed to free more political prisoners at talks during the first visit by a UK foreign secretary in 55 years.
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China 2011 trade surplus shrinks

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 10:07
related countries: United States United States, China China

China's trade surplus narrows for a third straight year in 2011 after demand for its products weakened in the US and Europe.
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VIDEO: New tuna sale record in Japan

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 10:14
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

A bluefin tuna has been sold for three quarters of a million dollars in Tokyo - a price almost double last year's record sale.
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Service sector growth 'buoyant'

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 10:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Activity in the UK service sector grew in December at its fastest rate since July, according to the purchasing managers' index.
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Kidnapped Pakistan police killed

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 10:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

At least 15 members of a tribal security force are found shot dead in the Taliban stronghold of North Waziristan in north-west Pakistan.
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MPs urge foreign aid conditions

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 11:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Aid given by the UK to countries with a history of fraud and corruption should be conditional on them improving their governance, MPs say.
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In pictures: Species in the US-Mexico borderlands

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 11:10
related countries: United States United States

Animal life in the US-Mexico borderlands
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China 'angry dragon stamp' outcry

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 11:21
related countries: China China

A Chinese postage stamp to mark the upcoming Year of the Dragon sparks uproar because the dragon is thought to look "too fierce".
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New corruption charges for Olmert

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 11:22
related countries: Israel Israel

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is charged with taking bribes in a Jerusalem property scandal.
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Hungary's forint falls to new low

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 11:38
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The Hungarian forint drops to a new record low against the euro as the country scales back a debt sale and continues talks over a bailout.
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US spaceplane 'spying on China'

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 11:46
related countries: United States United States, China China

Is America's secret space plane spying on China?
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US music sales increased in 2011

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 11:52
related countries: United States United States

US music sales increased last year for the first time since 2004, according to figures released by Nielsen Soundscan.
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Storms prompt Dutch evacuations

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 11:55
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch villagers have been asked to leave their homes as high winds and flooding hit several countries across Western Europe.
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Naked man embarrasses French firm

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 12:03
related countries: France France

A French fashion label's photo gaffe showing a naked man behind a group of children goes viral on the internet.
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VIDEO: Burma makes promise of progress

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 12:35
related countries: Burma Burma

British Foreign Secretary William Hague is making a landmark visit to Burma - the first such since 1955 - marking a new phase in relations between the country and the outside world.
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Los Angeles arson suspect charged

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 13:49
related countries: Germany Germany

A German man is charged in Los Angeles with 37 counts of arson as it emerges he has also been linked to a fire in his home country, prosecutors say.
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Sweden's file-sharing 'religion'

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 13:49
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: An

An organisation dedicated to file-sharing is officially recognised as a religion in Sweden.
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China airlines shun EU carbon tax

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 13:51
related countries: China China

China's biggest airlines will not pay a new European Union tax aimed at cutting carbon emissions, their trade body says.
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Somali MPs in punch-up over vote

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 14:09
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Somalia's government launches an investigation after a punch-up in the parliament in the capital, Mogadishu, over the election of a new speaker.
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Winds cause disruption around UK

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 15:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gusts of up to 112mph cause damage and disruption across much of the country and leave thousands of homes without power.
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US service sector growth quickens

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 15:40
related countries: United States United States

The pace of the US service sector's growth picks up in December, according to the Institute of Supply Management.
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Pentagon review 'will axe troops'

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 15:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

President Obama is to unveil a major review of US military priorities likely to see tens of thousands of troops cut and a focus on security in Asia.
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Ban on 12 settlers in West Bank

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 16:02
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Israeli police issue restraining orders banning 12 settlers from entering the occupied West Bank for up to nine months.
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Nigeria fuel protest tear-gassed

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 16:04
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Kano

Police fire tear gas to break up an overnight fuel subsidy protest at a roundabout in Nigeria's northern city of Kano.
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Mercedes-Benz sees sales record

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 16:14
related countries: Germany Germany

German carmaker Daimler says that it sold a record number of Mercedes-Benz cars in 2011.
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Hackers take on German far-right

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 16:17
related countries: Germany Germany

Hackers claiming to be part of Anonymous launch a Wikileaks-style site targeting the German far-right.
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Pakistan Taliban free 17 hostages

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 16:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

The Taliban have freed 17 young men from north-west Pakistan who they seized four months ago, officials say.
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Death penalty sought for Mubarak

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 16:35
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Prosecutors demand the death penalty for Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak if he is found guilty of ordering the killings of demonstrators.
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Swiss bank head denies wrongdoing

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 16:39
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss National Bank head, Philip Hildebrand, denies any "legal breaches" resulting from his wife's currency trades and says he will not resign.
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In pictures: The work of Eve Arnold

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 17:14
related countries: United States United States

The work of US photographer Eve Arnold, who has died aged 99
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Thousands flee Brazil dam burst

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 17:27
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian officials try to evacuate several thousand people after a dam bursts in the north of Rio de Janeiro state, amid continuing heavy rains.
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German president's loan row grows

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 17:52
related countries: Germany Germany

German President Christian Wulff rejects a request to allow publication of a voicemail at the heart of a home loan scandal.
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Malawi vendors go on the rampage

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 18:45
related countries: Malawi Malawi
related places: Lilongwe

Some 30 people are arrested after clashes between police and illegal street traders in Malawi's capital Lilongwe - forcing the army to intervene.
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Suu Kyi foresees democratic Burma

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 18:58
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi tells the BBC she is optimistic Burma will hold "full democratic elections" in her lifetime.
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Federer & Nadal make Qatar semis

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 19:23
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Doha

Defending Qatar Open champion Roger Federer and world number two Rafael Nadal are through to the semi-finals in Doha.
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Syria opposition leader looks to future

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 19:37
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian opposition plan for a future without Assad
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Barnes & Noble eyes Nook options

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 19:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Nook

US bookseller Barnes & Nobel says it is considering options for its Nook e-book division and predicts it will make a bigger than expected loss.
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Ugandan city enforces litter ban

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 19:54
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The new authorities in Uganda's capital begin to enforce a 10-year-old law banning litter - sentencing more than 40 people to community service.
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Scotland defend Shingler call-up

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 20:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland insist they have a right to include Steven Shingler in their Six Nations squad despite a challenge from Wales.
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Obama unveils smaller US military

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 20:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pacific, Asia

The US military will become "leaner" while maintaining superiority as it switches focus to the Asia-Pacific, US President Barack Obama announces.
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US girl escapes raid death charge

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 20:43
related countries: United States United States

A US woman who shot dead an intruder after asking the emergency services for permission will not be charged, but the man's alleged accomplice will.
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Probe into film on Bin Laden raid

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 20:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Laden, Oscar

US officials are investigating if classified information about the killing of Osama bin Laden was given to Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow.
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UK warns Iran over trading route

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 21:16
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Any attempt by Iran to close a vital trade route would fail, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond tells the Atlantic Council think tank in the US.
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Iraq bombings leave scores dead

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 21:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least 72 people are killed after attacks on Shia Muslims in southern Iraq and the capital Baghdad, the deadliest since the last US troops pulled out.
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Syria monitors 'must act or quit'

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 22:56
related countries: Syria Syria

The leader of the main Syrian opposition group says the Arab League observer mission should either prove itself or leave Syria.
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Deadly shooting at Nigeria church

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 23:22
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A pastor in north-eastern Nigeria says gunmen have killed six people in an attack on his church, amid renewed sectarian violence in the country.
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Chile firefighters die in blaze

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 23:37
related countries: Chile Chile

Six Chilean firefighters die battling the latest in a series of forest fires to ravage the south of the country.
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Euro declines over banking fears

Thursday 5th of January 2012, 23:50
related countries: France France

The euro drops to its lowest rate against the dollar and pound in 16 months as concerns continue over the health of Europe's banks.
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