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Are the Republicans having an identity crisis?

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 0:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

What Republicans could learn from UK Tories' wilderness years
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Colombia deportee returns to US

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 0:06
related countries: Colombia Colombia, United States United States
related places: Texas

A 15-year-old runaway mistakenly deported to Colombia without any proof of residence finally returns home.
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Hong Kong Air makes Airbus deal

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 0:51
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong Airlines places order for 10 Airbus A380 aircraft worth about $3.8bn, easing concerns about an EU dispute with China.
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US rape definition to include men

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 1:24
related countries: United States United States

The FBI revises its definition of rape for the first time in 83 years, to recognise male victims and drop the need for victims to resist physically.
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Libya's ex-rebels reluctant to down arms

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 1:49
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya's revolutionary militias are reluctant to down weapons
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Syria rocked by fresh bloodshed

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 2:05
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Renewed violence across Syria leaves dozens dead, including up to 26 in what officials say was a suicide attack in the capital Damascus.
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VIDEO: UN makes amnesty plea to Yemen

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 2:33
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The UN's human rights chief, Navi Pillay, has warned Yemen not to grant amnesty to those who have committed war crimes, as part of a deal for President Saleh to step down.
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VIDEO: US Navy rescues Iranian fishermen

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 2:40
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US Navy has rescued 13 Iranian fishermen being held by pirates in the Arabian Sea, the Pentagon says.
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Mayweather jail term postponed

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 3:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Las Vegas

A judge rules that US boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr will be allowed to postpone his 90-day jail term for domestic abuse - so he can fight in Las Vegas.
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Mapuche blamed for Chilean fires

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 4:00
related countries: Chile Chile

Chile's government suggests an indigenous Mapuche group may have been responsible for a deadly wildfire that killed seven firefighters.
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UN warns Yemen over amnesty plans

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 5:10
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The UN's human rights chief Navi Pillay warns a Yemen proposal to grant asylum for crimes during recent unrest would break international law.
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Syria vows 'iron fist' after bomb

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 6:01
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Syria promises to "strike back with an iron fist" following a deadly bombing in Damascus, as opponents blame the government for the attack.
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Blackwater families settle case

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 7:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Blackwater

The families of four US citizens violently killed in Iraq in 2004 settle a long-running lawsuit with Blackwater, the US security firm that hired them.
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Nigeria hit by string of attacks

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 8:06
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Mubi

The Islamist militant group Boko Haram carries out a new wave of attacks in northern Nigeria, killing at least 17 people in one incident.
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VIDEO: Security tight for Coptic services

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 8:50
related countries: Egypt Egypt

There has been heavy security in Egypt for the traditional Coptic Christmas Eve services.
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The couple married for 86 years

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 9:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bradford

A couple from Bradford who tied the knot in 1925 could be the UK's longest married husband and wife.
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Eleven dead in NZ balloon crash

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 9:33
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A hot-air balloon bursts into flames and crashes after hitting a power line in New Zealand, killing all 11 people on board.
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VIDEO: Ice sculpture made from river water

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 10:37
related countries: China China

Sculptors from nine different countries are competing to carve art out of ice cut from the river at an annual festival in northern China.
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VIDEO: Ceremonies mark 100 years of ANC

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 10:58
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Bloemfontein

A ceremony in the South African city of Bloemfontein has taken place to bless the site where the African National Congress (ANC) was formed 100 years ago.
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Kremlin advised to heed protests

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 11:57
related countries: Russia Russia

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church says the Kremlin should heed the recent election protests and adjust its policies.
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Scottish Cup as it happened

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 12:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kilmarnock

The fourth round of the Scottish Cup provides 45 goals on Saturday, but no great upsets.
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In pictures: Venezuela's vertical gyms

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 12:21
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

How do you build a spacious gym in a crowded slum?
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Saturday 7th of January 2012, 12:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Birmingham, London

Ministers are "considering very seriously" building a controversial new high-speed rail line between London and Birmingham, the BBC understands.
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Iran acknowledges US Navy rescue

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 14:29
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran's foreign minister acknowledges the US Navy rescue of kidnapped Iranian fishermen as a "humanitarian act" which would not affect overall relations.
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Kenyans 'kill al-Shabab rebels'

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 14:55
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

The Kenyan army says it has killed 60 Somali al-Shabab militia fighters in air strikes and is determined to "break their spine completely".
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Israel vows hacking retaliation

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 15:15
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel says it will respond to cyber-attacks in the same way as "terrorist" acts, after thousands of citizens' credit card details are published online.
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Peru communities seek solar boost

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 15:21
related countries: Peru Peru

Solar energy boost for remote Peru communities
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Fernandez 'did not have cancer'

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 15:38
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner did not have thyroid cancer as feared, her operation last week has proved, the presidential spokesman says.
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Nigerians flee sectarian violence

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 15:56
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Hundreds of people flee violence in northeast Nigeria, after dozens die in a 24-hour wave of violence apparently targeting Christian communities.
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Unusually heavy snow hits Austria

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 16:46
related countries: Austria Austria

Heavier than usual snowfall in many parts of Austria has left villages and tourist resorts cut off, and part of a major railway route has also been shut.
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Syria government buries bomb dead

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 17:11
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Thousands of Syrians join a massive government-organised funeral procession for victims of Friday's bomb attack in the capital Damascus.
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VIDEO: Syrian government buries bomb dead

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 17:56
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Thousands of Syrians join a massive government-organised funeral procession for victims of Friday's bomb attack in the capital Damascus.
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Britons warned over Kenya threat

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 19:54
related countries: Kenya Kenya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British government has warned UK tourists in Kenya to take extra care, amid fears that a terrorist attack in Nairobi is imminent.
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US concern over Bahrain activist

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 21:42
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, United States United States

The US expresses concern to Bahrain government over the apparent beating of prominent rights activist Nabeel Rajab and calls for an investigation.
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Syria clashes 'kill at least 27'

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 21:54
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

At least 27 people die in clashes throughout Syria, the opposition says, as the government buries victims of Friday's bomb attack in Damascus.
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Sudan's Bashir offers Libya help

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 23:19
related countries: Libya Libya, Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

Sudan's President Bashir - who is accused of crimes against humanity - offers to help Libya disarm militia groups, during a visit slammed by rights groups.
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VIDEO: ANC celebrates 100 year anniversary

Saturday 7th of January 2012, 23:23
related countries: South Africa South Africa

African heads of state past and present, are gathering in South Africa to celebrate 100 years of the African National Congress.
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