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First US woman into space dies

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 0:55
related countries: United States United States

Sally Ride, the first US woman to travel into space, has died aged 61 after suffering from pancreatic cancer, her foundation announces.
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MPs urge rethink on aid to Malawi

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 1:45
related countries: Malawi Malawi, United Kingdom United Kingdom

MPs call for the suspension of direct UK aid to Malawi to be lifted after the change of leadership in the African country earlier this year.
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UK 'faces science skill shortage'

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 2:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Universities are failing to produce enough science graduates with the skills needed for economic growth, a House of Lords committee report finds.
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TPG makes fresh bid for Billabong

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 3:18
related countries: Aruba Aruba

TPG Capital makes a fresh takeover bid for Billabong just months after the Australian surfwear maker rejected its earlier offer.
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VIDEO: Four killed in Spain wildfires

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 3:44
related countries: France France, Spain Spain

Hundreds of firefighters from Spain and France are struggling to contain a wildfire which has destroyed thousands of hectares of land on both sides of the border.
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Cuban dissident 'forced off road'

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 3:48
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Relatives of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya, who died in a crash on Sunday, say they believe his car was forced off the road, but authorities say the driver lost control.
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Australia drops Hicks book case

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 4:00
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks can profit from his memoir after Australian prosecutors drop a case to freeze income.
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Peru's leader reshuffles cabinet

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 4:22
related countries: Peru Peru

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, facing a series of simmering social conflicts as he prepares to mark his first year in office, reshuffles his cabinet.
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Celebrating and hating graffiti in London

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 4:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Banksy and his fellow street artists are reflecting the Olympics in their latest works - but some complain their art is being removed by authoriries.
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Strong typhoon lashes Hong Kong

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 4:45
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A powerful typhoon hits Hong Kong, leaving scores injured, hundreds of trees felled and many flights cancelled.
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VIDEO: Markets jumpy over Spain bail out fears

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 5:30
related countries: Spain Spain

Fears grow that Spain will need a bail out after its borrowing costs reach 7.5%.
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China manufacturing 'picking up'

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 5:45
related countries: China China

China's manufacturing activity slows less quickly in July, than in the previous month, a preliminary survey by HSBC has shows.
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Mariah Carey joins American Idol

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 5:45
related countries: United States United States

The star will join the show's judging panel for its next series after Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez quit earlier this month.
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'Shoot on sight' orders in Assam

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 6:06
related countries: India India

Security forces in India's Assam state are given "shoot on sight" orders amid violence that has killed at least 21 people.
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VIDEO: First US woman into space dies

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 6:24
related countries: United States United States

Sally Ride, the first US woman to travel into space, has died aged 61, 17 months after she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
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DNA race to unlock ageing secrets

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 6:28
related countries: United States United States

A race to unlock genetic clues behind living to 100 will begin next year, with a US team announcing its intention to compete for the $10m genetics X Prize.
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French diplomats see Bo architect

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 7:02
related countries: France France, China China

An architect with alleged links to scandal-hit Chinese politician Bo Xilai has met French diplomats and is in "good shape", a spokesman says.
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S Korea's Lee in national apology

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 7:24
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak apologises to the nation over corruption investigations involving his brother and former aides.
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Pakistan drone strike 'kills 10'

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 7:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A US drone kills at least 10 suspected militants in Pakistan's north-west, officials say.
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Rosneft eyes BP's stake in TNK-BP

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 7:38
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russian state oil company Rosneft says it is considering buying BP's stake in TNK-BP and will start talks with the UK oil firm.
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VIDEO: US hotel gone in 10 seconds

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 8:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Orleans

It took just 10 seconds to reduce the 17-storey Grand Palace Hotel in New Orleans to rubble.
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China president calls for unity

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 8:59
related countries: China China

Chinese President Hu Jintao calls for party unity in the face of "unprecedented challenges", in a speech ahead of a leadership change this year.
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Cuban activists pay tribute to Oswaldo Paya

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 9:38
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Deep emotions as tributes paid to Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya
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VIDEO: US couple pack for Olympic trip

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 9:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Idaho, Scott

Scott and Kathy Cleveland from the US state of Idaho are coming to the Olympics
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VIDEO: Strong typhoon hits Hong Kong

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 9:45
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A strong typhoon, Typhoon Vicente, has hit Hong Kong, leaving scores of people injured, hundreds of trees felled and many flights cancelled or delayed.
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Everton's Cahill to move to MLS

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 9:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Everton agree terms with Major League Soccer for the transfer of Australian midfielder Tim Cahill to the New York Red Bulls.
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VIDEO: Syria: '12 hour queues for bread'

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 9:50
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

People in Syria's capital Damascus say they are facing difficulties to buy basic amenities, apparently queuing for up to 12 hours to buy bread.
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Germany's AAA rating under threat

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 10:09
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's economic outlook is worse due to the likelihood that Greece will leave the euro and Spain will need more help, a credit ratings agency says.
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Spain hopes to tame wildfire

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 10:17
related countries: Spain Spain

More favourable weather conditions raise Spanish hopes of bringing a deadly wildfire burning in Catalonia since Sunday under control.
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Third bank executive is arrested

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 10:35
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

The former head of Anglo Irish Bank, Sean FitzPatrick, is arrested at Dublin airport in connection with alleged financial irregularities at the bank.
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India in tiger zone tourism ban

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 10:44
related countries: India India

India's Supreme Court bans tourism in "core zones" of more than 40 government-run tiger reserves.
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Ex-Anglo Irish Bank boss in court

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 10:46
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

The former head of Anglo Irish Bank, Sean FitzPatrick, appears in court in Dublin over alleged financial irregularities at the failed bank.
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VIDEO: Top chef for Brazil's Olympic athletes

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 10:56
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Botswana Botswana

Renowned chef Roberta Sudbrack is giving the Brazilian Olympic team a taste of home, with a menu designed to make them remember their 'grandmother's cooking'.
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Stuxnet thwarted by code update

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 11:01
related countries: Germany Germany

German engineering giant Siemens has issued a fix for the software loopholes used by the notorious Stuxnet worm.
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Spain debt fuels German angst

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 11:08
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain

Are German pockets deep enough to rescue Spain?
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VIDEO: DRC faces crisis as rebels advance

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 11:25
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing its most serious crisis for years, as a growing band of mutinous soldiers advances in the east of the country.
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Uneasy calm inside Congo's rebel-held territory

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 11:29
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Why Congolese soldiers are defecting to the rebels' cause
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Afghan police defect to Taliban

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 11:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan police commander and 13 officers join the Taliban in western Afghanistan, in what is thought be the biggest defection yet by the country's police.
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Egypt minister to form government

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 11:38
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi asks the minister of water resources and irrigation, Hisham Qandil, to form a new government, state TV says.
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Cull and drought hit feral camels

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 12:41
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's feral camel population has fallen by about 250,000 in recent years because of drought conditions and culling, a wildlife survey shows.
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Congo rebels allow gorilla survey

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 12:46
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Fighting groups in DR Congo allow a survey to go ahead to find endangered mountain gorillas not seen since clashes began several months ago.
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Deadly floods in central Nigeria

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 13:16
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Jos

At least 39 people die in flooding in central Nigeria after heavy rainfall caused a dam to overflow near the city of Jos, the Red Cross says.
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Fierce battles in Syria's Aleppo

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 13:45
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo, Damascus

Fierce fighting is reported in Syria's commercial centre, Aleppo, as rebels launch a major offensive to try to capture the city.
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'No sign' of Amelia Earhart wreck

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 13:58
related countries: United States United States

An expedition to find out what happened to celebrated US woman pilot Amelia Earhart is returning to Hawaii without the evidence it was looking for.
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Survey reveals key to happiness

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 14:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The first national well-being survey reveals the key factors behind happiness, and lists the most and least contented parts of the UK.
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Human foetuses dumped in Russia

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 14:57
related countries: Russia Russia

Police in Russia are investigating the discovery of 248 human foetuses in a forest in the Urals, believed to have come from nearby hospitals.
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VIDEO: Crackdown on Afghan cash smuggling

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 15:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan government has imposed a restriction on the amount of money Afghan citizens can take abroad in an effort to stop billions of dollars from leaving the country.
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Willis sci-fi to launch Toronto

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 15:13
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Toronto

Time-travel thriller Looper, starring Bruce Willis, will launch this year's Toronto International Film Festival in Canada on 6 September.
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VIDEO: Strange case of the 'airlifted teddies'

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 15:19
related countries: Belarus Belarus

An independent photographer has been detained in Belarus after posting images of teddy bears dropped into the country by political protesters.
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VIDEO: Wedding rescue amid China floods

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 15:33
related countries: China China

Two wedding cars plunged into a river after the bridge collapsed in China following the heavy rain.
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Bulgaria bomber 'part of group'

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 15:36
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

The suicide bomber who killed six including five Israelis in Bulgaria last week was part of a skilled group, the Bulgarian prime minister says.
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Greek recession 'will be deeper'

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 16:06
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece will suffer a much deeper recession than thought this year, its prime minister says, as international lenders arrive in Athens to assess its progress.
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'Many dead' in Tajikistan clashes

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 16:09
related countries: Tajikistan Tajikistan

At least 42 people including 12 soldiers and 30 rebels are killed in fighting in the Tajik region of Gorno-Badakhshan, state television reports.
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Oprah attacked for India special

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 16:32
related countries: India India

Oprah Winfrey is branded "ignorant" by India's media after the broadcast of a two-part TV special about her trip to the country.
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Playboy 'not easy' - India model

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 16:48
related countries: India India

Bollywood starlet Sherlyn Chopra, who will be the first Indian to appear nude in Playboy, tells the BBC it was "not easy" to pose for the magazine.
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Canada crime at lowest since 1972

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 17:20
related countries: Canada Canada

The rate of police-reported crime in Canada in 2011 dropped by 6% in 2011, reaching its lowest since 1972, according to data from Statistics Canada.
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Fighting in Sudan's Darfur region

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 17:20
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Fresh clashes break out in Sudan's Darfur region between government forces and rebel fighters, with conflicting reports from both sides.
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Berkeley joins online course race

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 17:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Harvard

Online university courses gather more momentum as another major US institution signs up for MIT and Harvard's edX project.
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Cuba activists 'held at funeral'

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 18:30
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban police are reported to have arrested leading dissidents after the funeral mass of prominent activist Oswaldo Paya.
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US clergyman sentenced over abuse

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 18:34
related countries: United States United States

US Roman Catholic Monsignor William Lynn has been sentenced to three to six years in jail for enabling a priest to carry on abusing.
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Opening ceremony role for Beckham

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 19:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former England captain David Beckham will have a role in Friday's London 2012 opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium.
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Idowu 'incredibly disappointed'

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 20:05
related countries: Portugal Portugal, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Phillips Idowu is "disappointed" after the British Olympic Association made public a request to see his medical records.
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Warplanes hit Syria's second city

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 20:19
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Fighter jets have bombed eastern areas of Syria's second city of Aleppo, a BBC reporter nearby says, in a significant escalation of the conflict.
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Ghana president Atta Mills dies

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 20:56
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: Accra

Ghanaian President John Atta Mills dies in hospital in Accra, and is replaced by the former vice-president, John Dramani Mahama.
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Chavez unveils Bolivar's 3-D face

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 21:07
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, United States United States
related places: Bolivar

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez unveils a 3-D reconstruction of the face of Simon Bolivar, the South American liberation hero who died in 1830.
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UK to release data on recession

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 21:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gross domestic product figures released on Wednesday are expected to confirm that the UK economy has contracted for a third quarter in a row as the recession continues.
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Spain finances under new pressure

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 21:20
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain and Germany sought to reassure investors that Spain would not need to seek a full international bailout, after the country's borrowing costs hit a record high.
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VIDEO: FGM reconstructive surgery made me 'complete'

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 22:04
related countries: France France

In her second report, Sue Lloyd Roberts travels to France to see how the authorities deal with Female Genital Mutilation and speaks to a woman who has had reconstructive surgery.
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US health ruling to save billions

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 22:26
related countries: United States United States

The Supreme Court ruling upholding President Obama's healthcare law will save the government $84bn (£54bn) over 11 years, US auditors say.
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Syrian troops hit back in Aleppo

Tuesday 24th of July 2012, 22:44
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Syrian pro-government forces launch a counter-attack after rebels seize parts of Aleppo, and a former Assad aide confirms he has defected.
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