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VIDEO: Should Canada run for US president?

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 0:20
related countries: United States United States

Would America's northern neighbour run the US better?
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Aung San Suu Kyi given US honour

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 0:33
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is presented with America's highest civilian award, as the US lifts sanctions on Burma's president.
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School in a time of war

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 0:53
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Damascus children return to their classrooms in war-torn city
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Music in post-Olympic sales boost

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 1:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The music featured in the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics sparks a big surge in sales.
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'Popcorn lung' man in $7m payout

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 1:18
related countries: United States United States

A US man diagnosed with "popcorn lung" after inhaling too much of the artificial butter smell of microwave popcorn, wins $7.2m (£4.4m) in damages.
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VIDEO: India set for major strikes

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 1:42
related countries: India India

Trade Unions and opposition parties in India will hold nationwide demonstrations on Thursday over a threat to millions of the country's small shop-keepers.
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VIDEO: US aid agency expelled from Russia

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 1:43
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced it will close its offices in Russia following an order from the authorities there to cease operations.
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VIDEO: Syrian life amid violent conflict

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 1:46
related countries: Syria Syria

Amnesty International has warned that the civilian population in many parts of Syria is in a desperate state, with the conflict in the country in its eighteenth month.
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VIDEO: China's Wen set for last EU summit

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 1:51
related countries: China China

China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao is due to attend his final EU summit on Thursday, ahead of an imminent change of leadership in the country.
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Japan data raises growth concerns

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 2:24
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

Japan's exports and imports dip in August, raising fears about the impact of a global slowdown on its economy.
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France issues alert over cartoons

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 2:36
related countries: France France

Security is being stepped up at some French embassies after a satirical magazine publishes obscene cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
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VIDEO: Litvinenko widow's hope for truth

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 3:30
related countries: Russia Russia

The widow of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko tells the BBC she hopes an inquest will find out the truth about what happened to him.
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Engineer admits to US data theft

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 4:28
related countries: United States United States

Chunlai Yang, a former engineer for CME Group, the largest US futures exchange operator, admits to stealing trade secrets from the firm to aid a Chinese rival.
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'No military solution' in Syria

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 5:08
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN secretary general says there may not be a military solution to Syria's conflict, though both sides seem intent on defeating the other by force.
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VIDEO: Litvinenko review set to open

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 5:46
related countries: Russia Russia

The widow of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko has told the BBC she hopes an inquest will find the truth about what happened to him.
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Sudan opens first gold refinery

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 5:48
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir opens the country's first gold refinery, which officials say is one of Africa's largest plants.
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VIDEO: Aung San Suu Kyi given US honour

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 5:49
related countries: Burma Burma, United States United States

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has finally received in person the US Congressional Gold Medal she was awarded under house arrest in 2008.
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Olympic horse sold to Springsteen

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 6:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Olympic gold medallist Peter Charles' London 2012 horse Murka's Vindicat W sold to the daughter of rock star Bruce Springsteen.
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VIDEO: Paraguay storm kills five

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 8:12
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

A powerful storm in Paraguay has killed five people and left dozens injured.
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VIDEO: US ambassador's car attacked in China

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 8:40
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: Beijing

The US ambassador's car was surrounded by protesters at the gates of the American embassy in Beijing. The demonstrators chanted anti-American slogans, and threw small objects at the vehicle.
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VIDEO: Lightning sparks oil refinery blaze

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 8:43
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: El Palito

A lightning strike has caused a fire at Venezuela's El Palito refinery.
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'Lost' Hopper prints go on show

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 9:30
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

More than 400 rediscovered prints by Easy Rider actor Dennis Hopper are exhibited in Berlin.
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Spain in successful bond auction

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 9:55
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's borrowing costs ease as the country raises 4.8bn euros (£3.84bn) in an auction of three and 10-year bonds.
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Karzai sacks governor of Helmand

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 10:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai sacks Helmand Governor Gulab Mangal as part of a series of sweeping political changes.
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UK retail sales hit by Olympics

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 10:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Retail sales in the UK fell in August as people put off shopping online to watch the Olympics, official figures show.
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Japan seeks China damages payment

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 10:37
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

Japan will seek compensation from China for damages to its diplomatic missions there during protests over disputed islands, officials say.
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Law bans cybersex in Philippines

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 10:44
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines outlaws cybersex and online sex video chat, as part of the new Cybercrime Prevention Act
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Palestinians die in Gaza air raid

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 10:52
related countries: Israel Israel, Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

An Israeli air strike on Gaza kills two Palestinian border guards, whom Israel says belonged to a "terrorist group".
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Poor pupils 'lose out on funding'

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 11:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

More than half of schools in England given money to support poor pupils say it is having little or no impact on the way they provide for them, Ofsted claims.
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VIDEO: Inside Mexico's 'jail break tunnel'

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 11:24
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Piedras Negras

Authorities in Mexico are continuing to search for more than 130 prisoners who escaped from the Piedras Negras prison on Monday.
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BBC comedy producer Hurll dies

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 11:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Michael Hurll, who produced The Two Ronnies and established the British Comedy Awards, has died aged 75.
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British Museum to show Roman life

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 11:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: More

More than 250 archaeological remains from the buried Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum will feature in a new exhibition at the British Museum.
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TNK-BP Rosneft deal edges closer

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 11:49
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

BP, the British oil giant, is reportedly close to selling its 50% stake in Russian joint venture TNK-BP to Rosneft, the state-owned oil company.
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Russian spy report 'to be secret'

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 11:57
related countries: Russia Russia

A police report into the death of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko will be redacted to omit a section about his alleged links to British intelligence.
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AUDIO: MP: 'Why I voted for gay marriage'

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 11:59
related countries: Australia Australia

Stephen Jones, the backbencher who put forward the bill for same sex marriage in Australia, spoke to 5 live Up All Night.
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Complaint over French cartoons

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 12:02
related countries: France France

A complaint is filed against a French satirical magazine which published obscene cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, accusing it of inciting hatred.
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Wen urges end to EU arms embargo

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 12:06
related countries: China China

China's premier Wen Jiabao urges the EU to lift its arms embargo on Beijing at his last EU-China summit before handing over power this year.
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Hodgson wants TV scheduling help

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 12:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England boss Roy Hodgson wants television companies to stop staging Sunday games between top teams before international weeks.
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Marikana miners return to work

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 12:11
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Workers are returning to South Africa's Marikana platinum mine, which was the scene of protests in which 46 died, following a deal on pay.
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'Mass graves' mystery in Kenya

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 12:12
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Police call off the exhumation of two alleged mass graves in Kenya's Tana River Delta, saying they only found one human foot.
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Soldier has baby in Afghanistan

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 12:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A team of doctors has flown out to Afghanistan after a British servicewoman gave birth to a boy at Camp Bastion, having not realised she was pregnant.
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Joko Widodo leads Jakarta polls

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 12:42
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

Joko Widodo is set to win the gubernatorial elections in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta based on unofficial, quick count results.
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VIDEO: British soldier has baby at Camp Bastion

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 12:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier who did not realise she was pregnant has given birth to a baby boy at Camp Bastion field hospital in Helmand Province.
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Fears over deported Sri Lankans

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 13:24
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A group of 25 Sri Lankans deported from the UK arrive in Sri Lanka, amid warnings that Tamils among them may be tortured.
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US manufacturing growth 'modest'

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 13:39
related countries: United States United States

Growth in the US manufacturing sector remained "modest" during September, according to a closely-watched survey.
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Pakistan anti-film protest ends

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 14:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Islamabad

Demonstrators outside the US embassy in Islamabad disperse peacefully, after clashes earlier at a protest over an anti-Islam film.
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Syrian helicopter 'clipped plane'

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 14:22
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

A Syrian helicopter reportedly crashes after clipping the tail of a plane and an air strike is said to have caused heavy casualties near a petrol station.
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VIDEO: Manila slum residents evicted

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 14:30
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila

One hundred families in a shanty town in eastern Manila, in the Philippines have been evicted to make way for a commercial development.
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Sky 'fit and proper', rules Ofcom

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 14:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK media regulator Ofcom says BSkyB is "fit and proper" to hold a broadcasting licence but criticises ex-chairman James Murdoch for "ill-judged" conduct.
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UK's dilemma in balancing the Gulf

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 15:27
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Bahrain Bahrain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Turmoil prompts UK review of Bahrain and Saudi ties
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Burma 'corruption' libel charges

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 16:24
related countries: Burma Burma

The editor and publisher of an independent journal in Burma are charged with defamation after publishing a story about alleged corruption.
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Swinney unveils 'stimulus' budget

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 16:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney announces his spending plans aimed at stimulating Scotland's economy.
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Spanish premier rebuffs Catalonia

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 16:47
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

The Spanish prime minister rejects a call from Catalonia's leader for fiscal independence, days after a big pro-autonomy rally in Barcelona.
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SA thrash Zimbabwe to go through

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 16:49
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

South Africa thump Zimbabwe by 10 wickets to book their place in the World T20 Super Eights and knock their opponents out.
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VIDEO: Fears over deported Sri Lankans

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 17:28
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A group of 25 Sri Lankans deported from the UK has arrived in Sri Lanka, amid warnings that Tamils among them may be tortured.
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Nigeria airline ends most flights

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 18:25
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Lagos

Nigeria's largest carrier Arik Air cancels all domestic flights after the company says aviation officials disrupted a flight in Lagos.
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Is US an empire in decline?

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 18:27
related countries: United States United States

Is the end of the American Imperium nigh?
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Cook hopeful on Pietersen future

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 18:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England Test and one-day captain Alastair Cook is hopeful that Kevin Pietersen will return to the side as talks continue.
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Georgia scandal minister resigns

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 18:38
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia's Interior Minister Bacho Akhalaia steps down amid uproar over video footage showing prison guards abusing inmates.
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Syrian plane 'bombs petrol queue'

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 18:52
related countries: Syria Syria

A Syrian warplane attacks a petrol station in the north-east of the country, killing at least 30 people and wounding dozens more, opposition activists say.
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'Defeat Jihad' ads for NY subway

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 18:53
related countries: Israel Israel

Controversial pro-Israel ads are to appear next week in New York subway stations, after city transport officials failed to block the posters.
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Bank boss says economy recovering

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 18:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Bank of England governor, Sir Mervyn King, says economic growth is on its way and the next three months should show a pick up in activity.
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US anti-film ads on Pakistani TV

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 19:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistani TV airs adverts showing President Obama condemning an anti-Islam film made in the US, on the same day as a protest at the US embassy.
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Suicide bombers strike Mogadishu

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 20:06
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Two suicide bombers blow themselves up in a restaurant in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, killing at least 14 people, officials say.
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Microsoft beats Google in court

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 20:16
related countries: Germany Germany

Microsoft wins a third patent victory against Google's Motorola unit in Germany.
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One killed in Peru mining protest

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 20:28
related countries: Peru Peru

Pressure group Human Rights Watch demands that Peru's president rein in police after a protester is killed during a demonstration against a gold mine.
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VIDEO: Georgia prison scandal minister resigns

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 20:37
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia's Interior Minister Bacho Akhalaia has stepped down amid uproar over video footage that showed prison guards abusing inmates.
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VIDEO: Kremlin 'will silence its critics'

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 20:45
related countries: Russia Russia

An inquest into former spy Alexander Litvinenko's death will examine claims the Russian government was involved.
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Microsoft rapped over tax havens

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 21:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hewlett

The US Senate criticises Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard for their use of tax avoidance schemes, which it says is rampant in the tech sector.
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India strike over retail reforms

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 21:24
related countries: India India

India's opposition parties and trade unions stage a strike over government plans to allow in global supermarket chains and other reforms.
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US deserter held at Canada border

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 22:17
related countries: Canada Canada, Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US soldier who fled to Canada to avoid serving in Iraq is arrested as she crosses back into the US after losing her deportation case.
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Treasury blamed over care funding

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 22:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Treasury is to blame for a failure to reform care funding in England, according to Lib Dem former care services minister Paul Burstow.
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Russia's time switch set to end

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 22:40
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia is expected to restore the practice of changing clocks back in the autumn, reversing a reform brought in by ex-president Dmitry Medvedev.
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Mexico gas blast death toll rises

Thursday 20th of September 2012, 23:47
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Tamaulipas

The number of people who died as a result of an explosion at a gas plant in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas rises to 30.
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