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UN attacks Chile's action on Mapuche

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 0:04
related countries: Chile Chile

A senior United Nations official has criticised the Chilean government for using anti-terrorist legislation against the Mapuche indigenous minority.
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Kuwait emir pardons insult convicts

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 1:14
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

The emir of Kuwait Sabah al-Sabah announces a pardon for all those convicted of insulting him on the occasion of the last 10 days of Ramadan.
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Pfizer in $491m drug case settlement

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 1:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wyeth

US drugmaker Pfizer agrees to pay $491m (£320m) to settle a probe into illegal marketing of a drug by Wyeth, a firm it acquired in 2009.
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Anderson best in the world - Wasim

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 5:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England's James Anderson is the best bowler of his generation, says legendary Pakistan paceman Wasim Akram.
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In pictures: Heat hits China

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 7:11
related countries: China China

Record-high temperatures prompt China alert
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US man 'forgotten' in jail gets $4m

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 7:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: San Diego

A university student in San Diego receives more than $4m from the US government after he is abandoned for four days in a prison cell, his lawyer says.
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Fourth S Korean climber found dead

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 7:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Japan Japan

The body of a fourth South Korean climber is found in Japan's central Alps, after three bodies were recovered on Tuesday.
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Profits rise at British Gas owner

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 7:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Gas owner Centrica reports a rise in half-year profits, boosted by increased gas consumption over the unusually cold winter.
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China issues alert for Shanghai heat

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 7:46
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

Temperatures in parts of China have hit record highs, leading to the "hottest July" in Shanghai on record, state media say.
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VIDEO: Afrobeats: London's latest craze

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 8:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Young African artists in the diaspora are mixing the best sounds from the continent with anything from hip-hop, to reggae and even house, in a style they call Afro-beats. Lebo Diseko reports.
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Charges sought in Australia probe

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 8:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Two Australian state lawmakers should be charged with corruption, a probe finds, in a move that could hit Labor ahead of an imminent election.
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How French secretly filmed prison camp life in WWII

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 8:15
related countries: France France

How French prisoners made a secret film of their camp
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Mali's ex-PM Keita leads in poll

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 9:10
related countries: Mali Mali

Mali's ex-Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubakar Keita has a clear lead over his rivals in presidential elections intended to restore democratic rule, the government says.
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VIDEO: Meat fries in Shanghai heat

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 9:12
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

People in the Chinese city of Shanghai have been frying meat on the pavement as the city is gripped by a heatwave.
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Honduras declares dengue emergency

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 9:35
related countries: Honduras Honduras

The authorities in Honduras declare a state of emergency as cases of dengue fever, a viral infection spread by mosquitoes, continue to mount.
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Artificial human ear grown in lab

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 9:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Plastic

Plastic surgeons in the US say they have moved a step closer to being able to grow a complete human ear from a patient's cells.
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Bank of England aided Nazi gold sale

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 9:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Bank of England helped in the sale of gold stolen by Nazis after the 1939 invasion of Czechoslovakia, new documents show,
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Assange condemns Manning verdicts

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 10:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Manning

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says the conviction of US Army Private Bradley Manning on spying charges sets a "dangerous precedent".
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Protests over Indian Telangana state

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 10:18
related countries: India India

Protests are being held in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, a day after the announcement that it will be split to form a new state of Telangana.
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VIDEO: Fastest high-wire record broken

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 10:27
related countries: China China

Chinese tightrope walker Aisikaier Wubulikaisimu breaks high-wire walk record by completing an 18 metre (59ft) walk between two air balloons 100 metres off the ground in just 38.35 seconds.
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German smoker faces flat eviction

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 10:29
related countries: Germany Germany

A court in Germany rules that a man who smokes in a rented flat can be evicted if the smoke gets into public areas of an apartment block.
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VIDEO: Hollywood special effect on US GDP

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 10:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hollywood

Historic changes are being made to the way US growth is measured, to include output from film and television. Michelle Fleury reports on the US economy's "Hollywood ending".
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Spain driver 'cannot explain' crash

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 11:16
related countries: Spain Spain

A transcript emerges of the driver of a train that fatally derailed in Spain telling authorities he does not know why he going at twice the speed limit.
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Hollywood studios 'not paid' by China

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 11:23
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: Hollywood

China is not paying Hollywood its share of the profits from some of this year's big box office films, according to US media reports.
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Domestic abusers facing gun ban

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 11:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

People with a history of domestic violence should be prevented from having guns, new Home Office guidelines for England, Wales and Scotland say.
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Uruguay to vote on marijuana bill

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 12:08
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Lawmakers in Uruguay are set to vote on a bill which would allow the state-controlled sale of marijuana in an attempt to curb drug trafficking.
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Strauss-Kahn: 'Politics over for me'

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 12:10
related countries: Russia Russia, France France

Scandal-hit French Socialist and ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn says he is now an economic advisor to Russian firms and his political career is over.
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Pietersen Test chances 'pretty good'

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 12:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia

Kevin Pietersen's chances of being fit to face Australia in the third Ashes Test are "pretty good", says England captain Alastair Cook.
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Livni urges Israel support for talks

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 13:29
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's peace negotiator, Tzipi Livni, calls on parties in its coalition government to support the latest round of direct talks with the Palestinians.
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Clarke says Ashes win still possible

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 13:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia

Australia captain Michael Clarke insists the tourists can still win the Ashes despite heading into the third Test 2-0 down to England.
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Injured Ennis-Hill out of Worlds

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 13:45
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Jessica Ennis-Hill withdraws from the Great Britain team for next month's World Championships in Moscow.
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Third dead Brecon SAS soldier named

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 13:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A third soldier who died from injuries sustained during SAS selection training in mid Wales amid high temperatures is named as Cpl James Dunsby.
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Cambodian opposition claims poll win

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 14:36
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

Cambodia's opposition party says it narrowly won Sunday's general election, challenging the ruling party's earlier declaration of victory.
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Snowden's father 'approached by FBI'

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 14:37
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

The father of US fugitive Edward Snowden says the FBI asked him to travel to Moscow and see his son, who he advises to "stay in Russia".
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New Siemens boss 'to return order'

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 14:44
related countries: Germany Germany

The new boss of the German engineering firm Siemens says his priority is to stabilise the company after its former chief executive was dumped this week.
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Last chance for Berlusconi defence

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 14:51
related countries: Italy Italy

Lawyers for Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi make final appeals to a top criminal court over his tax fraud conviction.
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Fish quotas sanction move agreed

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 15:00
related countries: Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

European sanctions will be brought in against Faroese herring and mackerel imports from the end of August.
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Luxury watch store robbed in Cannes

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 15:06
related countries: France France
related places: Cannes

Two armed men rob a luxury watch store in Cannes, days after gems worth 103m euros were stolen from a nearby hotel in the French Riviera town.
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IMF says Greece must deliver reforms

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 15:15
related countries: Greece Greece

The IMF says Greece must deliver long-promised reforms and promote growth, but says the nation is on course to exit recession.
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VIDEO: Snowden 'should stay in Russia' - Dad

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 15:35
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The father of US fugitive Edward Snowden said he believed the best option for his son was to stay in Russia.
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Taliban jailbreakers 'rearrested'

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 15:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 47 out of 252 Taliban militants who escaped from a prison on Tuesday in north-west Pakistan have been rearrested, police say.
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VIDEO: Corruption row puts heat on Rajoy

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 15:43
related countries: Spain Spain

Tom Burridge reports on the sense of crisis in Spanish politics amid allegations of illegal payments made to the ruling party
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US declassifies phone-snooping order

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 15:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate

The Obama administration releases documents on its phone-snooping, as a Senate panel questions intelligence officials about the programme.
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US economic growth beats forecasts

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 16:02
related countries: United States United States

The US economy grew at an annualised pace of 1.7% in the second quarter of the year, more than expected, official figures show.
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Police ordered to end Cairo sit-ins

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 16:28
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Egypt's military-backed cabinet orders police to end sit-ins by supporters of ousted President Morsi, saying they are a national security threat.
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Tunisia cabinet hit by resignation

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 16:41
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tunisia's Education Minister Salem Labyedh has resigned following the assassination of opposition MP Mohamed Brahmi, the prime minister's office has said.
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Rwanda 'recruiting' for Congo rebels

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 16:55
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Four Rwandans tell the BBC the army forcibly recruited them to fight for the M23 rebel group in neighbouring eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
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VIDEO: The Afghans too scared to go outside

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 16:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The United Nations has reported an increase in the number of Afghan civilian deaths this year, compared with the same period last year.
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US central bank predicts more growth

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 18:31
related countries: United States United States

The Federal Reserve maintains its bond-buying programme and predicts a pick-up in growth in the US economy.
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Le Clos takes gold in Barcelona

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 18:36
related countries: Chad Chad

Olympic champion Chad Le Clos wins gold in the men's 200m butterfly at the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona.
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Longer vote for queuing Zimbabweans

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 19:27
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean electoral officials allow people to vote after the official end of elections, as a high turnout led to long queues at polling stations.
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Manning sentencing hearing begins

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 19:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Maryland

A sentencing hearing begins at a US military court for Bradley Manning, who faces up to 136 years in prison for passing secret files to Wikileaks.
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UN to probe Syria chemical weapons

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 20:56
related countries: Syria Syria

United Nations inspectors will go to Syria to visit three sites where chemical weapons are suspected of being used, a spokesman says.
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England wary of past mistakes - Cook

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 21:00
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Cook

England must not think about winning the Ashes when they face Australia at Old Trafford, says captain Alastair Cook.
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Toxic Cuba 'rum' leaves seven dead

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 21:11
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Seven people die and more than 40 others are admitted to hospital in the Cuban capital, Havana, after drinking a toxic liquid sold as rum.
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British Gas plans free power offer

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 21:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Gas says it is planning to offer free electricity on Saturdays to some of its customers to encourage more power use at weekends.
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Counting begins in Zimbabwe polls

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 21:46
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Vote counting begins after Zimbabwe's hard-fought presidential and parliamentary elections, which monitors say were "orderly and peaceful".
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US 'booze switch' restaurants fined

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 22:18
related countries: United States United States

The owner of several New Jersey TGI Friday's chain restaurants is fined for substituting cheap liquor in customers' orders of premium spirits.
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Russia brings in anti-net piracy law

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 23:01
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's new net piracy law sparks controversy
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'Oil threat' to Africa's oldest park

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 23:01
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Conservation group WWF calls on a company to abandon plans to explore for oil in Africa's oldest national park, the Virunga in DR Congo.
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VIDEO: 'Zimbabwe is keen for change'

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 23:01
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

As the world awaits the results of Zimbabwe's elections, BBC journalist Lewis Machipisa talks about the country he was forced to leave behind.
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Real Madrid in Bale talks - Ancelotti

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 23:16
related countries: Spain Spain

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says the club are now in talks to sign Tottenham forward Gareth Bale.
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States deal with gay marriage aftermath

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 23:16
related countries: United States United States

What's next for gay marriage in the US?
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Gaddafi minister sentenced to death

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 23:30
related countries: Libya Libya

A Libyan court sentences a minister in the government of Muammar Gaddafi to death for inciting violence during the country's 2011 civil war.
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The US Navy Seal living as a woman

Wednesday 31st of July 2013, 23:50
related countries: United States United States

The elite US Navy Seal now living as a woman
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