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Boots agrees deal with China firm

Monday 17th of September 2012, 2:07
related countries: China China

Alliance Boots, one of Europe's biggest pharmacy chains, agrees a deal to buy a stake in a Chinese pharmaceutical wholesaler.
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China's Xi 'to attend Asean expo'

Monday 17th of September 2012, 3:41
related countries: China China

China's Vice-President, Xi Jinping, will attend a China-Asean trade event, state media say, after he emerged from a two-week absence.
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Aleppo's deadly aerial warfare

Monday 17th of September 2012, 4:00
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The BBC's Paul Wood sees the deadly assault on Syria's second city, Aleppo
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Soyuz capsule returns to Earth

Monday 17th of September 2012, 4:27
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Russia Russia

A Russian Soyuz space capsule successfully lands in Kazakhstan with its three-man crew after they spent 123 days at the International Space Station.
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India party ministers may quit

Monday 17th of September 2012, 4:52
related countries: India India

A key political ally is to consider whether to withdraw from the Indian government over a decision to open up the retail sector to global supermarkets.
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Fiennes in Antarctica trek bid

Monday 17th of September 2012, 4:54
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes unveils plans to set a new world record by leading the first team on foot across Antarctica during the southern winter.
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VIDEO: Soyuz spacecraft returns to Earth

Monday 17th of September 2012, 6:09
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

After 123 days in space, three astronauts have landed back on earth. Their Soyuz spacecraft landed safely in central Kazakhstan.
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China claims island boat success

Monday 17th of September 2012, 6:22
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

After a weekend of anti-Japanese protests across China, Beijing says six boats sent to patrol disputed islands at the centre of the row completed their task.
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Oil price nears four-month high

Monday 17th of September 2012, 6:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Brent

Oil prices rise for the eighth session in a row, with Brent crude near a four-month high, boosted by the Fed's move last week to stimulate the US economy.
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Violent film protests in Kabul

Monday 17th of September 2012, 6:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Kabul

More than 1,000 people stage an angry protest near US and Nato buildings in the Afghan capital, firing guns and setting police vehicles alight.
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India makes move to boost lending

Monday 17th of September 2012, 7:18
related countries: India India

India's central bank lowers the amount of money that banks need to keep in reserve, in a bid to boost lending and spur domestic demand.
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Verses 'would not be printed now'

Monday 17th of September 2012, 7:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British author Sir Salman Rushdie says he does not think his 1988 novel The Satanic Verses would be published today because of a climate of "fear and nervousness".
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Sky stint may be over - Cavendish

Monday 17th of September 2012, 7:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cavendish

World champion Mark Cavendish admits he may have ridden for Team Sky for the final time after victory in the final stage of the Tour of Britain.
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New US-Japan missile defence plan

Monday 17th of September 2012, 8:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Japan Japan, United States United States

The US and Japan agree to set up a second missile defence system on Japanese soil to defend against missile threats from North Korea, officials say.
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Baghdad car bombing kills seven

Monday 17th of September 2012, 8:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

At least seven people are killed in a suicide car bomb attack near the heavily-guarded International Zone in Iraq's capital, Baghdad.
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England beat Australia in warm-up

Monday 17th of September 2012, 8:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia

England beat Australia by nine runs in Colombo in a World Twenty20 warm-up ahead of the tournament starting on Tuesday.
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Kenya village massacres raise fears of election violence

Monday 17th of September 2012, 8:43
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya village massacres raise fears of another bloody election
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AUDIO: Blair call to 'ramp up' on Syria

Monday 17th of September 2012, 9:05
related countries: Syria Syria

Tony Blair, former prime minister and currently Middle East "quartet" representative, said he would be advocating "ramping up where we are" in Syria.
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Resident Evil tops US film chart

Monday 17th of September 2012, 9:18
related countries: United States United States

The fifth Resident Evil film debuts at number one on the US box office chart, taking $21.1m (£13m), according to early estimates.
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Libya 'arrests' over US deaths

Monday 17th of September 2012, 9:30
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

Libya's leader says some 50 people have been arrested over the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, but a minister says far fewer people have been detained.
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VIDEO: Anti-Japan protests hit China

Monday 17th of September 2012, 9:50
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

Protesters in China have targetted Japanese car manufacturers and electronics firms.
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Hezbollah urges new film protests

Monday 17th of September 2012, 10:33
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

The leader of Lebanese Shia Muslim militants Hezbollah calls for fresh protests over an amateur video produced in the US which mocks Islam.
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'Tougher GCSE' set to be unveiled

Monday 17th of September 2012, 10:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

School qualifications face a shake-up in England, with end-of-course exams and single exam boards.
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VIDEO: Warning over SA mine strikes

Monday 17th of September 2012, 10:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A union affiliated with South Africa's ruling ANC has called for striking miners to return to work.
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UN adds to Syria war crimes list

Monday 17th of September 2012, 11:06
related countries: Syria Syria

A UN commission investigating human rights abuses in Syria says it has drawn up a new secret list of Syrians and units suspected of war crimes.
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Hamilton '100% focused' on title

Monday 17th of September 2012, 11:21
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton insists he is "100% focused" on winning the title with McLaren this season, despite speculation surrounding his future.
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Uganda frees man over gay play

Monday 17th of September 2012, 11:38
related countries: Uganda Uganda, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British theatre producer David Cecil is released on bail in Uganda, where he was charged over a play about the condition of gay people in the country.
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VIDEO: Holmes fans make Reichenbach pilgrimage

Monday 17th of September 2012, 11:44
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Meiringen, Reichenbach

More than 70 Sherlock Holmes fans have just completed a pilgrimage to Meiringen in Switzerland, home of the Reichenbach Falls, and scene of the final struggle between Holmes and his arch enemy, the evil Moriarty.
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Four jailed over Italian's murder

Monday 17th of September 2012, 11:48
related countries: Italy Italy

A Hamas-run military court in Gaza convicts four Palestinians over the abduction and murder of Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni last year.
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Burma frees hundreds of prisoners

Monday 17th of September 2012, 12:09
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's government releases more than 500 prisoners, raising hopes that political detainees may be among them.
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AUDIO: 'Lessons learned' from Bastion attack

Monday 17th of September 2012, 13:00
related countries: United States United States

Anders Rasmussen, secretary general of Nato, says procedures have been strengthened after the recent Taliban attack on Camp Bastion which resulted in the death of two US marines.
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Turkey says many PKK rebels dead

Monday 17th of September 2012, 13:09
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Some 500 Kurdish rebels have been "rendered ineffective" by Turkish security forces in the space of a month, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
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Illegal rat meat 'sold to public'

Monday 17th of September 2012, 13:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Cane rats and "shocking" quantities of illegal and "potentially unsafe" meat have been sold in London, a BBC investigation reveals.
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Bo Xilai scandal: Trial 'starts'

Monday 17th of September 2012, 13:35
related countries: China China

The trial begins in secret of an ex-police chief at the heart of China's biggest scandal in years involving the politician Bo Xilai, lawyers say.
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China protests hit Japanese firms

Monday 17th of September 2012, 14:13
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

Some of Japan's biggest firms - Panasonic, Canon and Honda - suspend operations at some factories in China amid violent anti-Japan protests.
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Silva signs new Man City contract

Monday 17th of September 2012, 14:25
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain international David Silva signs a new five-year deal to keep him at the Etihad Stadium until 2017.
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Top militant 'killed in Nigeria'

Monday 17th of September 2012, 14:30
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The spokesman for Islamist militant group Boko Haram is killed by Nigeria's military, reliable sources tell the BBC.
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VIDEO: Fiennes to attempt Antarctica trek

Monday 17th of September 2012, 14:32
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes is to lead the first team on foot across Antarctica during the southern winter.
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UK film 'worth £4.6bn in 2011'

Monday 17th of September 2012, 14:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK film industry contributed more than £4.6bn towards the UK GDP (Gross Domestic Product) in 2011, an independent report suggests.
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Afghan insider attacks downplayed

Monday 17th of September 2012, 14:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta describes insider attacks on coalition troops in Afghanistan as the "last gasp" of the Taliban.
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Malema barred from mines address

Monday 17th of September 2012, 15:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Firebrand politician Julius Malema is barred by police from addressing striking miners near South Africa's Marikana mine.
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G20 PC fired for gross misconduct

Monday 17th of September 2012, 15:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A police officer cleared of killing Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests is sacked for gross misconduct, but the dead man's widow calls it a "whitewash".
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Real Madrid v Man City (Tue)

Monday 17th of September 2012, 15:08
related countries: Spain Spain

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's game between Real Madrid and Man City in the Champions League.
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IAEA 'infiltrated by terrorists'

Monday 17th of September 2012, 15:23
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's nuclear chief warns that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) may have been infiltrated by "terrorists and saboteurs".
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VIDEO: Volcanic ash covers Pacific island

Monday 17th of September 2012, 15:29
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Mount Gamalama, which is in the Moluccua islands to the east of Indonesia, has erupted spewing lava and thick clouds of ash.
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Paypal scaled back in Argentina

Monday 17th of September 2012, 15:30
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United States United States

Following government restrictions on currency sales, people in Argentina have been using Paypal to exchange US dollars.
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World T20 to start in Sri Lanka

Monday 17th of September 2012, 16:00
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The fourth ICC World Twenty20 begins on Tuesday when Sri Lanka take on Zimbabwe in Hambantota (15:00 BST).
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VIDEO: Expelled ANC leader barred from mine

Monday 17th of September 2012, 16:29
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African firebrand politician Julius Malema has been banned from addressing striking workers at the Marikana Platinum mine.
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Hamleys sold to French toy group

Monday 17th of September 2012, 16:36
related countries: France France

The 250-year old toy chain Hamleys has been taken over by a French toy retailer for a reported £60m.
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Handshakes row 'like mafia feud'

Monday 17th of September 2012, 17:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British football must stop the current handshake row from becoming a "mafia feud", says the PFA's Gordon Taylor.
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Burma frees hundreds of prisoners

Monday 17th of September 2012, 17:20
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma releases more than 500 prisoners, including some of the country's remaining political detainees and a number of foreigners.
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Both sides blamed for Thai unrest

Monday 17th of September 2012, 17:40
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thai security forces and "red-shirt" protesters were to blame for escalating violence that left 92 people dead in 2010, an independent commission says.
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Lift-off for Metop weather sat

Monday 17th of September 2012, 17:47
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

Europe's Metop-B satellite, which will acquire data critical for weather forecasting, launches from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
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Delay fears on EADS and BAE deal

Monday 17th of September 2012, 17:55
related countries: France France

France's finance minister says the planned merger of BAE and EADS needs close scrutiny raising fears of delays through political wrangling.
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France and UK 'close' on banks

Monday 17th of September 2012, 18:02
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

France says it is in agreement with the UK on the EU plan to centralise supervision of eurozone banks.
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GCSEs scrapped for 'English Bac'

Monday 17th of September 2012, 18:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A shake-up of school qualifications will mean GCSE exams in England are going to be replaced in core subjects by a qualification called the English Baccalaureate Certificate.
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Royals seek to ban topless images

Monday 17th of September 2012, 19:31
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Lawyers for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge begin civil proceedings in a French court to halt further publication of topless images of the duchess.
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Bolivia's coca production drops

Monday 17th of September 2012, 19:40
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

The United Nations' drugs agency finds the production of coca leaves, the raw ingredient for cocaine, has fallen significantly in Bolivia.
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Fresh protests erupt over film

Monday 17th of September 2012, 19:46
related countries: United States United States

Protests over an anti-Islam video continue worldwide, with an influential Lebanese cleric calling it the "worst attack ever on Islam".
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VIDEO: Cambodians map malaria with mobiles

Monday 17th of September 2012, 20:35
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Cambodia has created a pilot project to help diagnose and treat cases of malaria in remote villages using mobile phone technology.
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Obama and Romney duel over China

Monday 17th of September 2012, 20:51
related countries: United States United States, China China

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney spar over Chinese trade relations, as the White House accuses Beijing of illegally subsidising car exports.
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Young Asians making their mark on Australia

Monday 17th of September 2012, 21:05
related countries: Australia Australia

How Australia's Asians are subtly changing the country
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Bahrain charges police officers

Monday 17th of September 2012, 21:22
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A court in Bahrain charges seven police officers over the torture and mistreatment of people arrested after last year's anti-government protests.
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Affectionate dog shoots huntsman

Monday 17th of September 2012, 21:40
related countries: France France

A dog inadvertently shoots his master in the hand on a hunt in France but the huntsman blames himself for not applying the gun's safety catch.
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Brokerage boss admits $100m fraud

Monday 17th of September 2012, 22:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Iowa

The founder of US futures broker Peregrine Financial Group pleads guilty to a massive fraud involving 24,000 customers in the US state of Iowa.
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Hezbollah leads anti-film rally

Monday 17th of September 2012, 22:41
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Hassan Nasrallah. the leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah party, denounces an anti-Islam film in a rare public appearance, as protests continue in many countries.
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Will the rich flee France's 75% tax rate?

Monday 17th of September 2012, 23:05
related countries: France France

Will high taxes make the rich leave and never come back?
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South Korean host bars - for women

Monday 17th of September 2012, 23:13
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The wealthy South Korean women who pay for men
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Gibraltar apes QR code tourism plan

Monday 17th of September 2012, 23:23
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar

Will Gibraltar help QR codes take off?
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Kate topless pictures ruling due

Monday 17th of September 2012, 23:35
related countries: France France

A French court is to rule later on a bid by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to stop the sale and distribution of topless pictures of the duchess.
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Romney 'disparages Obama voters'

Monday 17th of September 2012, 23:47
related countries: United States United States

A video emerges showing US Republican presidental candidate Mitt Romney appearing to disparage Obama voters at a private donor dinner.
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