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American manufacturers come back home

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 0:07
related countries: United States United States

American factory jobs return from abroad
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Uncovering the past

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 1:04
related countries: Russia Russia

The Russian revolution and WWI France uncovered
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US attacks Morsi 'Zionist slurs'

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 2:18
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

The US calls on Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi to clarify 'deeply offensive' anti-Semitic remarks he made during TV interviews in 2010.
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Tory group wants EU powers back

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 2:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A group of Conservative backbench MPs is to publish a report later calling for a substantial return of powers to the UK from the European Union.
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Recruiting Tajik drug couriers

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 2:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Tajik villages on lucrative Afghan drugs route to West
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Your questions to Kim Ghattas

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 2:33
related countries: United States United States

The BBC's Kim Ghattas answers questions on US foreign policy
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US House approves $51bn Sandy aid

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 2:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sandy

The US House approves $51bn in aid to areas struck by 'super-storm' Sandy, despite opposition from conservatives criticising the spending.
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VIDEO: 'It can't get worse than Sandy Hook'

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 2:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Newtown

The parents of a British-born boy killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting have said they plan to stay in Newtown despite the death of their son.
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Alibaba boss Jack Ma to step down

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 4:37
related countries: China China

One of China's best-known businessmen, Jack Ma, will quit as chief executive of Alibaba, the hugely successful e-commerce firm he founded.
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VIDEO: Sri Lanka Chief Justice fears for life

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 4:37
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's first ever female Chief Justice has said her life is in danger after President Mahinda Rajapaksa's government evicted her from office and swore in a replacement.
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Dylan's parents recall US shooting

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 5:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Newtown

The mother of a British boy shot in the Newtown school massacre weeps as she recalls his death, and his father urges greater US gun controls.
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PNG cuts ministers' foreign trips

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 5:50
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

The prime minister of Papua New Guinea curbs ministers and officials from travelling overseas, in a move he says will cut costs and ensure government productivity.
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Hong Kong leader in housing vow

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 6:37
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

In his first major policy speech, Hong Kong's Chief Executive CY Leung promises to tackle housing woes in the city and address pollution.
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VIDEO: Deaf twins end lives as sight fails

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 7:12
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

A hospital in the Belgian capital Brussels has helped identical twin brothers to die by lethal injection, reopening the debate on euthanasia.
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Guardiola targets job in England

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 7:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola speaks for the first time of his desire to manage in England.
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VIDEO: Protesters urge Pakistan leaders to go

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 7:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Crowds of Pakistani protesters have braved bitter cold conditions overnight in the capital, Islamabad, to demand the immediate resignation of the government they see as corrupt and inept.
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India 'kills Pakistan soldier'

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 7:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Kashmir

Pakistan's military accuses the Indian army of killing one of its soldiers with "unprovoked firing" across the Line of Control in Kashmir.
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Children 'may grow out of autism'

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 7:52
related countries: United States United States

Some children accurately diagnosed as autistic early in life lose their symptoms as they get older, say US researchers.
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Yen concerns spark Nikkei fall

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 8:04
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's stock market suffers its biggest one-day fall in eight months after government ministers expressed concerns about the weak yen.
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Australian Open day three round-up

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 8:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Novak Djokovic, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova and David Ferrer all win on day three of the Australian Open.
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Suicide bombing kills 10 in Iraq

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 9:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq

At least 10 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a bomb attack on a Kurdish political office in the disputed northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, officials say.
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Al-Shabab 'to kill' French agent

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 9:31
related countries: Somalia Somalia, France France

Al-Shabab militants in Somalia say they will kill French agent, Denis Allex, who France said had already died in a failed rescue attempt.
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EU car sales fell 8.2% in 2012

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 9:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

New car registrations in the EU fell by 8.2% in 2012 and the UK was the only major market to grow, carmakers say.
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VIDEO: Recruiting drug couriers in Tajikistan

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 9:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Russia Russia, Tajikistan Tajikistan

The BBC's Rustam Qobil travels to a remote village in Tajikistan where Afghan drug dealers are trying to recruit couriers to help transport their contraband into lucrative markets in Russia and Europe.
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Murray set to face extreme heat

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 9:53
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Andy Murray could face temperatures close to 40C when he plays Joao Sousa in the Australian Open on Thursday.
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Stoppard saluted by Writers Guild

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 10:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British playwright and screenwriter Sir Tom Stoppard is to be honoured by the Writers Guild of America at its awards ceremony in Los Angeles next month.
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Leak shuts up to 27 UK oil fields

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 11:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A pipeline system servicing up to 27 oil fields is shut down after a leak on the Cormorant Alpha platform, north-east of Shetland.
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Les Miserables tops UK box office

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 11:53
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The film version of Les Miserables had box office tills singing a happy tune over the weekend, recording three-day takings of £8.13 million in the UK and Ireland.
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Japan PM in South East Asia push

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 12:03
related countries: Japan Japan, China China

Japan's Shinzo Abe is in South East Asia on his first overseas visit as PM, in what is seen as a diplomatic push amid strained China ties.
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Sharapova to face Venus Williams

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 12:17
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Former champion Maria Sharapova will meet Venus Williams in the third round of the Australian Open.
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Germany brings gold reserves home

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 12:27
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, United States United States

Germany's central bank will bring back some of the gold it currently holds overseas, so that half of its reserves will be in its vaults by 2020.
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Campaigns struggle to impress as Israeli elections loom

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 13:21
related countries: Israel Israel

Israelis mull choices as elections loom, but excitement fails to ignite
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Kenya seizes illegal ivory haul

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 13:47
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Mombasa

Officials in the Kenyan port of Mombasa seize more than 600 ivory pieces worth an estimated $1m (£700,000), destined for Indonesia.
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US employee 'outsourced job to China'

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 13:50
related countries: United States United States, China China

A US software developer was revealed to have outsourced his job to China, instead spending his workdays surfing the internet.
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Inquiry into horsemeat in burgers

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 14:20
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Investigations are under way to try to discover how horsemeat got into some beefburgers on sale in UK and Irish supermarkets, including Tesco.
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Spain creates Plaza de Joe Strummer

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 14:36
related countries: Spain Spain

Legendary punk rocker Joe Strummer is to have a city square named after him in Spain following a Facebook campaign.
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Obama to unveil gun control plan

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 14:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

US President Barack Obama is set to unveil measures aimed at curbing gun violence, a day after New York's passage of tough firearms restrictions.
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Afghan security offices attacked

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 14:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomb attack on the Afghan National Directorate of Security building in Kabul leaves seven dead, including six attackers, and many injured.
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Reprieve for Vietnam bear centre

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 15:02
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam abandons plans to close a bear sanctuary at the heart of a land dispute in a national park.
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US to electrocute inmate-killer

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 15:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Virginia

The US state of Virginia is set to use the electric chair to put to death a man who killed two fellow prisoners to speed up his own execution.
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S Africa mining firm 'arrogant'

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 15:10
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A South African minister calls the world's biggest platinum miner, Amplats, "arrogant" after it reveals plans to cut 14,000 jobs and close four shafts.
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SA police in strike death probe

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 15:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's police are being investigated after a man allegedly being shot by rubber bullets during the on-going farmer workers' strike died.
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Multiple blasts kill 20 in Syria

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 15:41
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Idlib

More than 20 people have been killed in near-simultaneous car bomb blasts in the Syrian city of Idlib, government officials and activists say.
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UK soldier dies of Afghan wounds

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 16:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier has died in a UK hospital from wounds suffered in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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'De-escalation' agreed in Kashmir

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 16:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

India and Pakistan agree to "de-escalate" military tensions in Kashmir after a spate of deadly shootings in the disputed territory, officials say.
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Pakistan 'dead bodies' protest

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 16:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Hundreds of protesters in north-west Pakistan display bodies outside government offices - victims, they say, of extra-judicial killings.
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Pussy Riot jail plea turned down

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 16:39
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian court refuses to defer the jail term of a member of the punk protest group Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina, over concerns for her young child.
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EU quizzes Bulgaria on pop grant

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 16:40
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: Brussels

Brussels asks the Bulgarian government for an explanation after it awards an EU grant of 1m euros to a broadcaster of sexually-charged pop music.
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Iraq admits prison system errors

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 16:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's prisons tarnished by miscarriages of justice
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Israeli man convicted of murders

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 17:03
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Jerusalem

A court in Jerusalem convicts a US-born Israeli man of the murder of two Palestinians in 1997.
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US banks see profits rise sharply

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 17:09
related countries: United States United States

Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan report higher profits after strong performances in investment banking, but JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon sees his pay halved.
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VIDEO: New stoves improving health in India

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 17:27
related countries: India India

An initiative of India's Self Employed Women's Association to replace traditional stoves with more energy efficient ones is aiming to reduce the number of women and children affected by respiratory illnesses.
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Blockbuster enters administration

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 17:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

DVD rental firm Blockbuster becomes the latest UK High Street firm to go into administration after struggling to compete against internet-based rivals.
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Russian 'godfather' gunned down

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 17:52
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

A man described as Russia's top gangster is shot dead leaving a restaurant in central Moscow, reportedly by a sniper.
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US plants hit by USB stick malware

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 18:10
related countries: United States United States

Two power plants in the US suffered from malware attacks in 2012, a security report reveals.
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Mali crisis: 'Timbuktu joy after life of fear'

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 18:24
related countries: Mali Mali

Freedom to smoke without fear after Mali Islamists flee
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VIDEO: Endangered penguins breed in Peru

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 19:01
related countries: Peru Peru

Conservationists in Peru hope a breeding program will help increase the numbers of Humboldt penguins.
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Jailed Taylor 'demands pension'

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 19:10
related countries: Liberia Liberia

A letter purporting to be from Liberia's ex-President and war criminal Charles Taylor is sent to MPs demanding he receive an annual state pension.
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Two die in helicopter crane crash

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 19:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Two people are killed and 12 are injured when a helicopter crashes into a crane at the top of a building in Vauxhall in central London.
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VIDEO: The independent parts of Damascus

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 19:43
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Syrian officials say there are no opposition forces in the capital city - but in some parts of Damascus the guns are not the only things in rebel hands.
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Kurd activists' bodies sent home

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 19:44
related countries: Turkey Turkey, France France
related places: Istanbul, Paris

Thousands of Kurds gather in Istanbul as the bodies of activists shot dead in Paris return, amid reports of a third day of Turkish air strikes on the PKK.
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Deadly shooting in eastern Kenya

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 20:21
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Garissa

At least five people have been killed and four others wounded in a shooting at a restaurant in the town of Garissa in eastern Kenya, police say.
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Girls' murders shock Guatemalans

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 20:37
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Guatemalan police are investigating the deaths of four females, including two girls aged six and 12, whose bodies were found in the capital.
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Obama unveils gun control plan

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 20:42
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama unveils the most sweeping gun control proposals in two decades, which are swiftly rejected by firearm rights advocates.
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US economic activity 'increasing'

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 20:50
related countries: United States United States

The US Federal Reserve's latest report on the economy says activity has picked up slightly in the past two months.
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US to recognise Somali government

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 21:32
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States
related places: Mogadishu

The US will on Thursday officially recognise Somalia's government in Mogadishu after more than 20 years, says a US official.
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Pakistan seeks end to protest

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 21:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik says the government is considering action to end the protest by charismatic cleric Tahirul Qadri.
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Block of flats collapses in Egypt

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 22:01
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo, Alexandria

At least 25 people die as a block of flats collapses in Alexandria, Egypt, a day after a fatal train crash near Cairo led to criticism of safety standards.
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Foreign workers seized in Algeria

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 22:11
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Islamist militants have attacked and occupied a gas facility in Algeria, killing two people, one of them British, and seizing some 20 foreign workers.
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Crash pilot was 'highly skilled'

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 22:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Tributes are paid to a pilot who died when a helicopter crashed into a crane in London.
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Japan emergency hits Dreamliners

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 22:53
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's two main airlines ground their Boeing 787 Dreamliners after one was forced to make an emergency landing because of battery problems.
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French 'fighting in Mali town'

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 22:55
related countries: France France, Mali Mali
related places: Bamako

French troops engage Mali's Islamist rebels in fighting in the town of Diabaly, sources say, the first major ground operation in the conflict.
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US regulator grounds Dreamliner

Wednesday 16th of January 2013, 23:43
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

The US aviation regulator orders US airlines to temporarily ground Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, following a battery fault on one of the aircraft in Japan.
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