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French mourn Virgin's 'funeral march'

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 0:01
related countries: France France

French mourn the downfall of Virgin's megastores
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VIDEO: Is US trillion dollar coin 'nuts'?

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 0:05
related countries: United States United States

A campaign is gathering pace on the American left to mint a single platinum coin and assign it a face value of a thousand billion dollars as a way of resolving the impending row over the US debt ceiling.
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The girls stolen from the streets of India

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 0:12
related countries: India India

The girls who are stolen from the streets of India
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Health regulator problems 'persist'

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 1:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The health and care regulator for England has yet to win the public's confidence, according to a highly critical report by a committee of MPs.
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Diet drinks 'linked' to depression

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 1:23
related countries: United States United States

Experts question whether diet drinks might increase depression risk after a large US study finds a link.
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VIDEO: Would more guns save more American lives?

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 1:52
related countries: United States United States

The US gun owners who say weapons save lives
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Nokia's India factory in tax raid

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 2:34
related countries: India India, Finland Finland
related places: Chennai, Nokia

Finnish phone maker Nokia becomes the latest foreign telecom company to face tax issues in India as its factory in Chennai is raided by tax officials.
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UK hosts Syrian experts gathering

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 2:44
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK hosts a conference of experts on Syria to plan for the possibility of the collapse of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
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US firm pays out over Abu Ghraib

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 2:57
related countries: United States United States

A US defence firm settles with former inmates of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison for $5m (£3m), after a subsidiary is accused of conspiring to torture prisoners.
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Briton awaits arms case sentence

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 3:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Texas

Retired British businessman Christopher Tappin, who pleaded guilty to arms dealing in a US court, will be sentenced later in Texas.
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'Hate speech' politician remanded

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 3:55
related countries: India India

A court in India remands a prominent Muslim legislator in Andhra Pradesh state in custody over alleged anti-Hindu speeches.
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Hamas and Fatah to meet in Cairo

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 4:18
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Egypt's President Morsi is to mediate talks between the leaders of Fatah and Hamas to help implement a unity pact between the Palestinian rivals.
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Barrick calls off China gold deal

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 6:17
related countries: China China

Barrick Gold ends talks to sell a controlling stake of its African business to China's state-owned miner, China National Gold Group.
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VIDEO: Cubans await news on Chavez

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 6:46
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The news about Hugo Chavez's health is being followed particularly closely in Cuba, where many worry about the future should President Chavez not be able to return to office.
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Japan eyes military spend boost

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 6:52
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's defence ministry seeks more funds for military spending, amid news the defence budget will increase for the first time in 10 years.
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Wikileaks suspect's sentence cut

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 6:53
related countries: United States United States

Alleged Wikileaks source Bradley Manning will have 112 days taken off any prison sentence if he is convicted, a US military judge rules.
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Italian sailors freed by pirates

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 9:08
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Italy Italy, Niger Niger

Pirates free three Italians kidnapped by gunmen off the coast of Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta region last month, says Italy's foreign ministry.
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'Deal' in China censorship row

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 9:14
related countries: China China

Reports from China suggest journalists at a newspaper embroiled in a censorship row are returning to work after an agreement was reached.
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Cool relief for blazing Australia

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 9:15
related countries: Australia Australia

Cooler weather bring some short relief to south-east Australia as fire crews battle to control bushfires across several states.
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Transformers 4 announces new star

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 9:16
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Unknown Irish actor Jack Reynor will star opposite Mark Wahlberg in the franchise's next instalment, confirms Michael Bay.
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Tate Modern scores record visitors

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 9:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A record 5.3 million people visit Tate Modern in London in 2012, up 9.5% on 2011, the gallery says.
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VIDEO: South Africa's new rhino orphanage

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 9:50
related countries: South Africa South Africa

2012 was a brutal year for the rhino population in South Africa. 633 deaths were recorded, a record number that has alarmed conservationists.
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Poland probes 'Holocaust ash art'

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 9:54
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Poland Poland
related places: Majdanek

Prosecutors in Poland open an investigation into reports that a Swedish artist used ashes from the Nazi death camp at Majdanek in a painting.
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Bahrain rights activist in court

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 10:20
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A leading human rights activist in Bahrain, who was arrested at an illegal gathering in December, makes his first appearance in court.
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VIDEO: Australia heat sparks chart change

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 10:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology explains why it has added new colours to its weather charts.
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PM urged not to 'risk' EU membership

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 10:44
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Brussels

Ten UK business leaders warn David Cameron not to put membership of the European Union "at risk" in negotiations over relationships with Brussels.
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AU calls for Nato troops in Mali

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 10:48
related countries: Mali Mali

The African Union's chairman Thomas Boni Yayi calls for Nato to send forces to Mali to help fight militant Islamists who have captured the north.
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Colombian ex-leader investigated

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 11:20
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia's attorney general's office reopens a preliminary criminal investigation against former president Alvaro Uribe for alleged links with paramilitaries.
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Could America get a $1tn coin?

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 11:20
related countries: United States United States

Could the US get a new $1tn coin?
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Prison footballs cost 40k euros

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 11:42
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Razor wire security nets are to blame for the average 40,000 euros a year being spent on footballs for Irish prisoners.
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US oil production 'to jump 25%'

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 11:50
related countries: United States United States

US oil production will jump by a quarter by 2014 to its highest level in 26 years, figures suggest.
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Picasso 'vandal' hands himself in

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 12:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

A man accused of vandalising a Picasso painting, an act caught last June on mobile phone video, surrenders to authorities at the US-Mexico border.
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VIDEO: Four die as Lebanon hit by snow

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 12:13
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Four people in Lebanon have died as a snow storm and heavy rains hit parts of the country. Officials say the country is facing the worst weather conditions in a decade.
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German Church drops abuse inquiry

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 12:16
related countries: Germany Germany

The Roman Catholic Church in Germany terminates an independent inquiry it commissioned into sexual abuse by clergy, citing a breakdown in trust.
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Beckham to base family in London

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 12:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

David Beckham will live in London, but considers playing offers from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America.
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Hugo Chavez swearing-in postponed

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 12:51
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela, Cuba Cuba

Venezuela's National Assembly delays President Hugo Chavez's inauguration, due on 10 January, to give him time to recover from cancer surgery.
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VIDEO: Brahimi laments Syria's 'lost opportunity'

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 13:03
related countries: Syria Syria

The international envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi has said the recent speech by President Bashar al-Assad was a lost opportunity to resolve the crisis in Syria.
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Brazil lawmakers' details exposed

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 13:20
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A hacker in Brazil reveals sensitive emails, addresses and phone numbers of politicians convicted by a major corruption trial known as the "Mensalao".
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India soldier 'beheaded' in Kashmir

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 13:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Kashmir

India says one of two of its soldiers allegedly killed in Kashmir was beheaded by the Pakistani army, but Pakistan rejects the accounts.
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England pick Twelvetrees & Clark

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 14:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Uncapped pair Billy Twelvetrees and Calum Clark are included in England's 33-man squad for the Six Nations.
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VIDEO: Poaching fears rise in Kenya

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 14:12
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya's Wildlife Service is hunting poachers who killed a family of 11 elephants.
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Explosion in Nigeria's Lagos port

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 14:16
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Lagos

An oil depot in the port area of the Nigerian city of Lagos is hit by a major explosion and fire.
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Lincoln leads Bafta nominations

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 14:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Argo

A film about US President Abraham Lincoln receives 10 Bafta nominations, including best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis but director Steven Spielberg is snubbed.
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Vietnam convicts 'plot' activists

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 14:28
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

A court in Vietnam convicts 14 political activists, most of them Catholics, of plotting to overthrow the communist state.
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Why Vaclav Klaus divides Czechs

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 14:49
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

How Vaclav Klaus made his mark on Czech politics
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Government defends probation plans

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 15:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government defends an overhaul of the probation service in England and Wales which would see low-risk offenders supervised by the private sector.
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Iranians held in Syria released

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 16:04
related countries: Syria Syria, Iran Iran

Forty-eight Iranians held hostage by Syrian rebels since August are freed, reportedly in exchange for 2,130 prisoners held by the Syrian authorities.
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Bowie 'not eligible' for UK chart

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

The first new track from David Bowie to be released in a decade is not eligible for the UK singles chart, the Official Charts Company confirms.
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India moves to cool Kashmir row

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 16:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, India India
related places: Kashmir

India rebukes Pakistan over the alleged killing of two soldiers in the disputed territory of Kashmir but warns against escalation.
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SA wine region hit by violence

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 16:22
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's police fire rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse striking workers in the wine-producing Western Cape region.
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Lance Armstrong to go on Oprah

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 16:52
related countries: United States United States

US cycling star Lance Armstrong will be interviewed by talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, amid reports that he will publicly admit to doping.
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Court in Gaza imprisons militant

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 17:09
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A Hamas-run court in the Gaza Strip has sentenced a leader of a militant group associated with the rival Fatah movement to 15 years in jail.
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Russia probes 'zorb' ride death

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 17:09
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia launches an investigation after a man is killed during a ride down a ski slope inside a giant inflatable ball, known as a zorb.
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UBS working to 'recover honour'

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 17:15
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss bank UBS is focused on recovering its past honour after being fined $1.5bn (£940m) for attempting to rig the Libor rate, an executive says.
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Beyonce for Obama inauguration

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 17:18
related countries: United States United States

Pop stars Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Clarkson and folk veteran James Taylor will perform at Barack Obama's inauguration as he officially begins his second term as US president.
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Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 17:36
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's Supreme Court rules that the postponement of President Hugo Chavez's inauguration for a new term in office is legal.
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Fresh trial for Polish soldiers

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 17:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Poland Poland

Four Polish soldiers acquitted of killing eight civilians in Afghanistan go on trial for a second time in Warsaw after a judge questioned conflicting evidence.
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Togo call up Tottenham's Adebayor

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 17:47
related countries: Togo Togo

Emmanuel Adebayor is included in Togo's Africa Cup of Nations squad after the Spurs player has a change of heart.
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Green issues Rangers quit warning

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 17:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rangers will consider leaving Scottish football if plans to restructure the leagues are pushed through.
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Syrian refugee's astonishing story of survival

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 18:29
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian refugee's astonishing story of survival
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South Georgia to cull reindeer

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 19:15
related countries: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

The world's mostly southerly herd of reindeer is to be culled in an attempt to save the environment of the tiny island of South Georgia.
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Sri Lankan maid beheaded in Saudi

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 19:25
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Saudi Arabia beheads a Sri Lankan domestic worker for killing a baby in her care in 2005 in a case that is widely condemned by rights groups.
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Armstrong interview irks Millar

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 19:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British cyclist David Millar says he believes Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey will be "stage-managed".
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VIDEO: Lincoln leads Bafta nominations

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 19:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lewis, Lincoln

US civil war drama, Lincoln has led this year's Baftas with 10 nominations including best film and best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis.
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VIDEO: Clinton 'thrilled to be back'

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 19:47
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said she is "thrilled to be back" at work after spending a month recuperating from a series of ailments.
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Obama 'wants action' on gun crime

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 20:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama is "determined" to curb gun violence, Vice-President Joe Biden says, as high-profile White House talks on the issue begin.
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UK degrees cut in Uganda gay row

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 21:05
related countries: Uganda Uganda, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK university is suspending accreditation for courses at a Ugandan university, in response to proposed legislation against homosexuality.
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VIDEO: Fresh safety fears for Dreamliner 787

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 21:34
related countries: Japan Japan

Two fresh setbacks have hit Boeing's 787 Dreamliner plane, days after an electrical fire broke out on board a Japan Airlines Dreamliner on Monday.
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VIDEO: Giant squid filmed in natural habitat

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 21:57
related countries: Japan Japan

A giant squid measuring 3m (9ft) has been filmed in its natural habitat for the first time by a team of scientists and broadcasters working off the coast of Japan.
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AIG will not sue US government

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 21:58
related countries: United States United States

Insurer AIG says it will not join a $25bn (£16bn) lawsuit against the US government, which alleges that the terms of its rescue deal were unfair.
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Lew 'picked to lead US Treasury'

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 22:00
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama is expected to name White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to replace Timothy Geithner as US treasury secretary, US media report.
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Inter accept bid for Sneijder

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 22:00
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Turkey Turkey

Inter Milan accept a bid of around £8.2m from Turkish club Galatasaray for Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder.
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UK soldier killed in shooting named

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 22:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier shot dead by a rogue member of the Afghan National Army is named by the Ministry of Defence as 23-year-old Sapper Richard Walker.
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Tappin jailed in US for arms deal

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 22:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Texas

Extradited British businessman Christopher Tappin is handed a 33-month prison sentence by a court in Texas after admitting selling weapon parts to Iran.
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Top US church to hold gay unions

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 22:17
related countries: United States United States

The Washington National Cathedral, one of the top Episcopal churches in the US, will host same-sex weddings, a cathedral official says.
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US concerns over UK vote on EU

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 22:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The Obama administration publicly expresses concern about the impact of a UK referendum on its future relationship with the EU.
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VIDEO: More scorching weather for Australia

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 22:42
related countries: Australia Australia

Weather forecasters in Australia say the weekend will see the return of the scorching temperatures which have added to the ferocity of bushfires in the south-east of the country.
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VIDEO: Spitfire hunters discover crate

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 22:45
related countries: Burma Burma, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British experts looking for a cache of World War II Spitfire planes believed to be buried in Burma say they have discovered a crate.
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VIDEO: 'I survived a Syrian firing squad'

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 22:55
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

A Syrian refugee who claims he was the only survivor of a group that faced a firing squad near the city of Aleppo has been speaking about the incident.
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VIDEO: Piers Morgan: US gun lobby 'stupid'

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 23:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: America, More

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the British TV host Piers Morgan to be deported after he criticised America's gun control laws.
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Australia races to control fires

Wednesday 9th of January 2013, 23:43
related countries: Australia Australia

Fire crews in south-east Australia work around to clock to tackle bushfires ahead of a new hot spell forecast for the weekend.
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