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VIDEO: Millions displaced after floods in India

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 0:06
related countries: India India

Floods in north-eastern Indian state of Assam have displaced nearly two million people, many of whom blame the government for failing to strengthen embankments.
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VIDEO: Music piracy: Google under fire

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 0:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British music trade body, BPI has requested the deletion of more illegal online music files in the six months of this year so far than in the whole of 2011.
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Team tackling contraception myths

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 1:19
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Spreading the word about contraception in southern Nigeria
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Texas debuts one-drug execution

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 1:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

The US state of Texas executes its first death row inmate with a single dose of the sedative pentobarbital, after switching from a three-drug cocktail.
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VIDEO: Iceberg breaks off from glacier

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 1:57
related countries: Greenland Greenland

The Petermann Glacier in northern Greenland has calved an iceberg twice the size of Manhattan, scientists say.
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Crews battle Tenerife wildfire

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 2:19
related countries: Spain Spain

Firefighters try to put out forest fires on the Spanish island of Tenerife which have caused hundreds of people to be evacuated from a nearby town.
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VIDEO: America's fascination with the apocalypse

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 2:39
related countries: United States United States

The BBC spoke to the co-author of The Last Myth to find out what a rise in apocalyptic thinking says about the US today.
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Five charged with terror offences

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 2:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Five people from London who were arrested earlier this month have been charged with terrorism offences.
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VIDEO: Tanzania ferry sinks off Zanzibar

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 3:56
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania
related places: Zanzibar

A ferry carrying at least 250 people has sunk off the coast of Tanzania near the island of Zanzibar.
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Viewpoints: Is it time to intervene in Syria?

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 3:59
related countries: Syria Syria

Analysts debate the case for intervention in Syria
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UK and Pakistan PMs meet in Kabul

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 4:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kabul

Afghan President Karzai is holding meetings with the prime ministers of Britain and Pakistan, hoping to secure support for efforts to bring peace.
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Yum Brands dented by China costs

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 4:42
related countries: China China

Yum Brands, which runs the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurant chains, sees its profit growth capped by higher costs in China.
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VIDEO: 'Celebrations' after Syria officials killed

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 6:08
related countries: Syria Syria

There have been clashes throughout the night in many parts of Syria, after the deaths on Wednesday of three top regime figures in a suspected suicide attack.
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US sees Assad 'losing control'

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 6:16
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: White House

The killing of three top figures at the heart of Syria's defence establishment shows President Bashar al-Assad is losing control, the White House says.
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Mizuho pays $128m to end CDO case

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 6:31
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japanese bank Mizuho Financial will pay $128m (£82m) to settle claims that a US subsidiary inflated the value of financial instruments.
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Central banks to discuss Libor

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 6:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bank of England head Sir Mervyn King has proposed to central bank counterparts that they discuss alternatives to Libor at a meeting in September.
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Mexico arrests over camp attack

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 7:50
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican authorities detain 17 people on suspicion of involvement in last week's attack on a Christian youth camp, during which five girls were raped.
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Burma TV airs Aung San memorial

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 8:15
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese state television shows live footage of a ceremony honouring the father of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in another sign of change.
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Campbell cancels Antipodean tour

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 8:17
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Australia Australia, United States United States
related places: Glen Campbell, August

US country music star Glen Campbell cancels scheduled visits to Australia and New Zealand in August, citing health reasons.
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Batman finale premieres in London

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 8:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Christian Bale joins co-stars Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway at a double premiere for Batman sequel The Dark Knight Rises in London.
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VIDEO: Missing boy rescued from sewer

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 9:20
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A three-year-old boy has been rescued after falling into a sewer shaft in Colombia.
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'Money laundered' in Mexico poll

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 9:22
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico's presidential runner-up Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says laundered money funded the campaign of winner Enrique Pena Nieto, a charge he rejects.
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Can a Gabonese director cure the Albert Schweitzer hospital?

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 9:34
related countries: Gabon Gabon

Gabon's famous Schweitzer hospital needs help to reach 100
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US Gulf build-up 'signal to Iran'

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 9:43
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Gulf

Bolstering of US forces in Gulf sending a message to Iran
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Russian Muslim leaders attacked

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 9:47
related countries: Russia Russia

Two leading Muslim clerics, seen as moderates, are attacked separately in Russia's Tatarstan region, with one killed and the other injured.
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Spain's borrowing costs increase

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 9:59
related countries: Spain Spain

Debt-laden Spain raises 2.98bn euros (£2.3bn) on the financial markets, but is forced to pay higher interest rates.
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Stolen Matisse 'recovered in US'

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 10:03
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States
related places: Miami

A Matisse painting stolen from a Venezuelan museum around 10 years ago may have been recovered in a police operation in Miami, it is reported.
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Iceberg breaks off from Greenland

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 10:35
related countries: Greenland Greenland

An iceberg twice the size of Manhattan has broken away from the Petermann Glacier in northern Greenland, scientists say.
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AUDIO: China's social media revolution

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 10:43
related countries: China China

More than 300m people in China are now signed up to Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter, and the service is heralding a new wave of self expression. Duncan Hewitt travelled around China to meet the people using social media.
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Fans pay last respects to Khanna

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 10:51
related countries: India India
related places: Khanna, Mumbai

Relatives and thousands of fans say farewell to India's "first superstar" Rajesh Khanna, who has been cremated a day after he died at the age of 69.
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VIDEO: Simpson returns to Tiananmen Square

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 10:59
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The BBC's World Affairs editor John Simpson returned to Tiananmen Square in Beijing to reflect on how China has changed in the last 10 years.
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India voting for new president

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 10:59
related countries: India India

Voting is under way in India to elect a new president, with Pranab Mukherjee widely tipped to win the poll.
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Swansea close in on Michu signing

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 11:02
related countries: Spain Spain

Swansea City have bid for midfielder Michu accepted by Spanish club Rayo Vallecano as Michael Laudrup hopes to seal his third signing.
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Co-op to buy Lloyds bank branches

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 11:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Co-op agrees terms to buy 632 branches from Lloyds Banking Group, in a deal that could create a new force in UK High Street banking.
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Nokia loss deepens to 1.4bn euros

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 11:03
related countries: Finland Finland
related places: Nokia

Nokia posts losses of 1.41bn euros in the last three months as the Finnish mobile phone continues to lose market share to Samsung and Apple.
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VIDEO: CCTV released of suspected bomber

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 11:16
related countries: Israel Israel, Bulgaria Bulgaria

The Bulgarian government has released CCTV images of a man suspected of targeting Israeli tourists in a bus bomb attack.
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Germany faulted in suicide case

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 11:18
related countries: Germany Germany

European Court judges rule against Germany in an assisted suicide case, saying a widower's rights were infringed.
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Homicide rate down to 30-year low

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 11:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The number of homicides in England and Wales has fallen to the lowest level since 1983, crime data from the Office for National Statistics shows.
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'Suicide bomber' killed Israelis

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 11:40
related countries: Israel Israel, Bulgaria Bulgaria, United States United States

The bombing of an Israeli tourist bus in eastern Bulgaria was probably carried out by a male suicide bomber with fake US documents, officials say.
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VIDEO: Arrests after car factory riot

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 11:52
related countries: India India
related places: At, Delhi

At least 80 people have been arrested after violent clashes between workers and managers at a Maruti Suzuki factory near the Indian capital, Delhi.
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VIDEO: Meet China's booming middle class

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 12:03
related countries: China China

China has become the driving force of the world's economy, creating a middle class now estimated at 300 million people.
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Looted art back in Afghan museum

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 12:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British Museum assists in the return of 843 artefacts to Afghanistan, almost 20 years after they were stolen or smuggled abroad.
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Syria: Hunting for President Assad's assets

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 12:23
related countries: Syria Syria

The complexities of trying to find and freeze Syrian leader's fortune
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Aid groups warn of Yemen 'catastrophe'

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 13:02
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemen's hunger crisis at catastrophic levels, agencies warn
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Ease Zimbabwe sanctions, says UK

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 13:43
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK backs EU moves to lift more sanctions on Zimbabwe to encourage "free and fair" elections, a Foreign Office minister tells BBC News.
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Former Egyptian spy chief dies

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 14:04
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

Omar Suleiman, Egypt's former intelligence chief and a close ally of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, dies in hospital in the United States.
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Mobile overtakes desktop in China

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 14:05
related countries: China China

China's rural population flocks to the web as mobile becomes the most popular way to get online in the country, a report says.
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India arrests after factory riot

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 14:12
related countries: India India
related places: At, Delhi

At least 90 people are arrested after one person dies in violent clashes between workers and managers at a Maruti car plant near the Indian capital, Delhi.
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Morgan Stanley's revenues tumble

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 14:16
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Morgan Stanley's revenues in the three months to the end of June fall 24%, hit hard by a decline in investment banking activity.
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Wimbledon date to move from 2015

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 14:25
related countries: France France

Wimbledon will start a week later from 2015 to allow players a three-week rest period after the French Open.
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VIDEO: Charities warn over Yemen's food crisis

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 14:41
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemen is suffering from a food crisis so severe that over a quarter of a million children could die.
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Jewry mourn major Israeli rabbi

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 15:10
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pays tribute to a highly respected rabbinical scholar, Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, who died in Israel aged 102.
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Wiggins closes in on Tour victory

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 15:16
related countries: France France

Bradley Wiggins strikes a decisive blow in his quest to win the Tour de France as he retains the overall lead after Stage 17.
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Troops go in for Damascus battle

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 15:22
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian troops mobilise for a new offensive around Damascus, after the deaths of three top regime figures in a suspected suicide attack.
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Muslims allowed to use US mosque

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 17:02
related countries: United States United States

A US judge rules that a Muslim congregation has the right to occupy their newly built mosque, overturning a lower court order.
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Somalia: 10 things we've learnt this week

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 17:08
related countries: Somalia Somalia

And nine other things we have learnt about the chaos of Somalia
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Hopes fade after Zanzibar sinking

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 17:08
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania
related places: Zanzibar

Hopes are fading for more than 80 people still missing after a Tanzanian ferry sank near Zanzibar's main island, officials say.
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German MPs back Spanish bailout

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 17:14
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain

German lawmakers approve by a large majority a eurozone bailout of up to 100bn euros (£78bn; $122bn) for Spanish banks.
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VIDEO: Google tours the Antarctic

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 17:32
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

Google adds new 360-degree images of Antarctica to Street View, Microsoft redesigns its Office suite and other tech news.
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The dangers of the mob in India

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 17:40
related countries: India India

Why India needs more than headline-grabbing histrionics
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Cook ton puts England in control

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 17:52
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Alastair Cook's 20th Test hundred helps England dominate the opening day of the series against South Africa at The Oval.
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Nadal withdraws from London 2012

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 18:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Defending Olympic champion Rafael Nadal pulls out of London 2012, saying he is "not in condition" to compete.
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Vienna monument yields Nazi text

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 18:28
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

A pro-Nazi text is found under a statue at a war memorial in the Austrian capital Vienna, officials say.
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VIDEO: Can Italy recover from Bunga Bunga slur?

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 18:51
related countries: Italy Italy

Nick Higham meets former editor of The Economist, Bill Emmott, who has written a book all about Italy, Good Italy Bad Italy.
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Australian Scott sets Open pace

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 19:32
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Adam Scott equals the Royal Lytham & St Annes course record for the Open as he shoots 64 to lead after Thursday's first round.
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Germany MPs defend circumcision

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 19:56
related countries: Germany Germany

German lawmakers pass a motion to protect religious circumcision, after a court ruled it amounted to bodily harm.
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West 'appalled' by UN Syria veto

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 19:59
related countries: Syria Syria, Russia Russia, China China
related places: Damascus

Russia and China reject a UN resolution proposing sanctions on Syria, as President Assad appears in public for the first time after a Damascus bomb.
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Bulgaria releases 'bomber' video

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 20:46
related countries: Israel Israel, Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: Burgas

Bulgaria releases CCTV footage of a man suspected of carrying out a deadly suicide bombing against a bus carrying Israeli tourists at Burgas airport.
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Guyana probes fatal protest clash

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 20:53
related countries: Guyana Guyana
related places: Linden

At least three people are killed during protests against rising electricity prices in Guyana's second town, Linden.
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GB lose to US in Olympic warm-up

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 21:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Great Britain's men's basketball team endure a 118-78 defeat against a star-studded US side in their London 2012 warm-up.
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Mali hostage release 'was swap'

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 22:08
related countries: Mali Mali

A prisoner exchange enabled Wednesday's release of three European aid workers held hostage in Mali, negotiators reveal.
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Republicans attack Bachmann claim

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 22:10
related countries: United States United States

Senior US Republicans strongly condemn former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann for attacks on a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin.
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Arrests in Brazil tribal murder

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 22:39
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Eight months after indigenous leader Nisio Gomes was shot in Brazil, police arrest 18 people in connection with his murder.
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Successes and failures: Hu Jintao's legacy

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 23:27
related countries: China China

Highs and lows of Chinese leader's decade in power
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US army allows gay march uniforms

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 23:39
related countries: United States United States

US service personnel can wear uniform at a gay pride march for the first time, after last year's ending of a ban on openly gay people in the military.
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The French view of Bradley Wiggins

Thursday 19th of July 2012, 23:47
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France learns to love British cycling hero
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